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LE PUPILLE 6+2 sleeps, holiday villa with large park and private pool near San Gimignano, in Tuscany



Updated: 10-Oct-2016
Sleeps: 6 + 2. Bedrooms: 3. Bathrooms: 3

RECEPTIVE STRUCTURE. Le Pupille is a charming country house in stone which, towards the end of the 19th century, was an outbuilding of the nearby farmhouse and used as barn and stable. The recent renovations, making use of materials salvaged from the original roofs, drew inspiration from the typical Tuscan farmhouses, with the wooden-beamed ceilings, terracotta floors and simple furnishing enriched with original details, such as the hand-finished furniture: all this creating a warm and welcoming house for guests to enjoy a comfortable holiday. An exciting and complete vacation, involving all the senses, discovering the heady scents of nature, the inviting flavours of good food and wine, the charming scenery immersed in the tranquillity of the countryside, the important artistic and cultural heritage that permeates every corner of this part of Tuscany. Situated not far from San Vivaldo and from Montaione, Le Pupille is an excellent departure point, thanks also to a good road system, for short trips into the heart of Tuscany with the numerous medieval villages in the vicinity, the beautiful little towns of San Gimignano and Volterra, the principal Tuscan art cities like Siena and Florence, Lucca and Pisa, but also the wine route traversing Chianti which, with its castles and villages, forms a bridge from Siena to Florence. The house is located at about 50 m from that of the owners who spend only a few periods of the year there and who can be a useful reference point for the guests to whom, however, complete privacy is guaranteed.


The house has two floors. The entrance on the ground floor leads to the dining room with open plan kitchen and from here to the sitting room with satellite TV; both rooms have access to the outside through French windows. The sitting room leads to a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower. On the other side of the entrance is the study with two single beds, a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower (with direct access to the outside through a French window) and the laundry room. A staircase leads from the entrance hall to the first floor composed of a large double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower.


The property is completely fenced-in and covers an area of about 1 hectare. The inner park, planted mainly with lawn with some terracotta-tiled areas, has a variety of tall trees such as the typical cypresses, fragrant eucalyptus and lime trees, chestnut trees and oaks. It is also enriched by a lush flower garden with roses, peonies, irises and lavender bushes which brighten up the atmosphere and fill it with intoxicating perfumes. In front of the kitchen French window, shaded by a large horse chestnut, is an relaxation area, furnished with table and chairs. A few metres away is the outdoor dining area with table, chairs and large umbrella, the ideal setting for alfresco meals in a relaxing, serene atmosphere.

Swimming Pool

The pool is situated in the inner garden of the property and is completely enclosed by wire netting and a laurel hedge. 5 meters from the house, it is situated on the same level and is reached through a passage covered by a romantic wrought-iron archway surrounded by climbing roses. It measures 14 x 7 m with a depth varying from 0,60 to 2,20 m. The pool is lined in PVC, it has a ladder for access to the water and a diving board. The purification plant is chlorine and there is internal lighting. The 160 sq m solarium area surrounding the pool is paved in Florentine terracotta and is provided with sunbeds and umbrella; for those seeking the shade, a wrought-iron gazebo covered in climbing roses stands at one side of the pool. The pool is equipped with an outdoor cold water shower and is open from the last Saturday in April until the first Saturday in October.

(Emma Villas reminds that the herein contained information and any possible updates are to be attested on www.emmavillas.com)

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

About the Manager

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Emma Villas srl Unipersonale
Emma Villas
Via Duccio di Buoninsegna, 22
00142 Roma Roma Italy
L.R.T 51/1986, N.178974
OPERATORE TURISTICO ITALIANO Autorizzato dalla provincia di Siena N. 178974 L.R.T 51/1986
VAT Reg No01188760522

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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Firenze at 56 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : San Vivaldo at 1 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Castelfalfi at 6 Kilometres Nearest Train : Castelfiorentino at 16 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : From north: A1 exit Firenze Scandicci at 57 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Cecina at 63 Kilometres Car: necessary


Le Pupille is located approximately 1 km from the small village of San Vivaldo and about 8 km from Montaione, two villages rich in history and culture, where guests can go for their basic needs. Both villages are immersed in the beautiful setting of the Florentine Val d’Elsa, an area facing out over the valley of the river Elsa which extends to the northern area of Siena, winding through old villages and castles and characterized by meandering green hills alternating with ordered stretches of olive groves and vineyards along roads framed by rows of cypresses. The area, crossed by a vast network of paths, allows sports enthusiasts to explore by bike, on horseback or on foot the many historical and artistic attractions of the area which can also be easily reached by car thanks to the excellent road system. The house is easily accessible from the airports, not only those of the region but also those further away, thanks to the motorways. The airports of Florence and Pisa are about 60 km away. For those wishing to use public transport, the railway station of Castelfiorentino, about 16 km away, provides quick and easy transport to Florence, Siena and Pisa.

Airports: Firenze 56 km, Pisa 60 km, Bologna 150 km, Roma 323 km

Train Station: Castelfiorentino 16 km

Highway: From south: A1 exit Valdichiana 111 km From north: A1 exit Firenze Scandicci 57 km

Attractions within 100 km: San Gimignano 16 km, Volterra 30 km, Firenze 57 km, Greve in Chianti 54 km, Radda in Chianti 58 km, Siena 60, Pisa 61 km, Lucca 63 km, Montalcino 100 km, Viareggio 100 km

Services and shops: San Vivaldo 1 km, Montaione 8 km

Beach: Cecina 63 km, Castiglioncello 64 km

Access road: paved till the entrance gate


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
25 Sep 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
17 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Jan 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
16 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 5.9%

- To be paid at the time of booking: 25% as DEPOSIT (non-refundable) calculated on the listed price;
- To be paid within 60 days prior to the beginning of lease: 75% as BALANCE to be paid by bank transfer or credit card.

5,9% Emma Villas Commissions INCLUDED in the final price of the reservation: this includes costs for opening and management of the practice, customer assistance service 7 days per week, agency commission, EUROP ASSISTANCE POLICY to cover penalties in case of cancellation of the stay).

At your arrival will be requested (by the property owner) the damage deposit (totally refundable in case of no damages at the end of the stay).
Damage Deposit: 500,00€

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Groups
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - With Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - With Shower
  • Bathroom 3 - With Shower
  • 3 with shower. En suite bathroom: 3


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • studio - 2 Twin Beds
  • 3 doubles, 2 twin beds in the studio


  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Yard


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Suitable for elderly. Babycot, mosquito screens. fans, wood oven; Fenced: Yes; Height above sea level: 436 m.

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