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Peaceful farmhouse close to Tuscany 's best treasures - Rondine

Overview

Property

Updated: 02-Dec-2016
holiday apartments in two independent villas with air conditioning & pool

The landscape surrounding the little hamlet of Gavignano is completely quiet and unspoiled, making a perfect setting for a country holiday, ideal for gentle walks and picnics. The towers of S. Gimignano are just visible across the valley. Podere OLiveta which translates as 'Olive grove Farm' consists of 5 different apartments which enjoy a pretty location up in the hills .Each apartment has its own independent entrance and own garden area with barbecue. Much careful thought has gone into decoration, furnishing and ensuring the apartments are equipped down to the last detail. There is a swimming pool surrounded by a sun terrace which has stunning views overlooking the rolling olive clad hills, the sprinkling of cypresses trees and the majestic towers of S. Gimignano in the distance. Local wine and olive oil can be bought nearby. Podere Oliveta enjoys a location with easy access to the main routes to Florence and Siena.

Podere Oliveta is a good choice for exploring central Tuscany. The main attractions of the region can be reached very easily. The highway which connects Florence to Siena is only 3 km distant. And the villa's location only 3 km from the railway station of Poggibonsi is a good base to visit Florence and Siena even without a car: You can park your car in Poggibonsi (free parking behind the railway station) and take the train in both directions. During the week, trains to Florence/Siena and back go regularly (approx. every 1. hour). The train ride takes about 30 minutes to Siena and 1. hour to Florence. In Florence the train will take you to the main train station which is right in the centre of Florence - it is just a short walk from the station 'Santa Maria Novella' to the Cathedral or the Uffizi. In Siena the railway station is located approx. 1 km from centre, and you may have to take a bus to reach the old town on top of the hill or take the escalator.

Tuscany/Siena Province : visit the world famous Piazza del Campo , for centuries has been the centre stage of the Palio,theindisputable symbol of Siena. Ancients medieval cities like San Gimignano,Lucca ,Arezzo,Firenze ,and many unknown villages,chapels,castles,museum. There are thousands of masterpieces to be discovered. Throughout the year there are a lot of exhibitions,festivals,markets,and sporting events involving residents as well as tourists.

See the official web site from the Sienese Tourist Board ,Terre di Siena, and enjoy exploring.

nearest travel links:

airport : Florence : 40 Km.

railway : Poggibonsi : 3 Km.

Tuscany has 2 international airports , one near Pisa (also low cost flights) the other in Florence.

Checkout for flights on www.ryanair.com ,www.easyjet.com , www.britishairways.com as well as Lufthansa, swissair an so on .

Contact us for further details on the best way to reach the property .

sports and leasure : La Badia Golf Club ( 8 holes) is only 7 km. from the property

Castelfalfi golf club (18 holes) is 25 km. far

Pleasure and relaxation are guaranteed by the treatments with thermal sring water at:

Gambassi Terme ( 15 km.)

Rapolano Terme with beautiful outdoor hot sring water ( 40 km .)

Play tennis at the tennis club ( 1,8 km . )

Walk freely for miles from the property through the hills of chianti passing by vineyards, woods and stunning views .

You can taste our wine directly from the producers nearby .

During your stay you may have cooking lessons nearby (please book in advance)

restaurants: Several of Italy's top reastaurants are within close driving distance including the two Michelin stars 'Arnolfo' Restaurant, in Colle val d'Elsa where you can enjoy renowned chef Gaetano Trovato's delicacies, and famous fish restaurants like ' Alcide ' and 'La Galleria' in Poggibonsi .

the area is full of small ' Trattoria ' where you can enjoy typical tuscan food .

More Details

Details for holiday apartment Rondine, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, 1 Bathroom

Looking out over the valley towards the skyline of S.Gimignano, Rondine is approached by an outside stone staircase at the side of the house. A little hallway opens into the double bedroom with pretty prints and good traditional furniture, (the keynote is green); and into a good shower room. The attractive living room, with its efficient kitchen corner, has a view over the valley. The garden is provided with garden furniture and its own barbecue.

To reserve the apartment please connect to our website : www.podereolveta.it and make the reservation

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

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Guestbook comments from the manager

It's ideal for a quiet family holiday . The girl loved the pool and the tranquillity of the surroundings. We will certainly recommend it to our family and friends.
Jul 2010
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5 Reviews

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based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

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Lovely little place in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time in Poggibonsi. Rondine is part of a small group of buildings with serveral being hired out. It was comfortable and the hose, Fabio, very welcoming.

Rondine is far enough out of Poggibonsi to be in the countryside, but near enough to easily access the facilities in the town, which include a great market on Tuesday mornings, as well as good public transport links to Florence and Siena. You will need a car, but with that you can explore the wonderful countryside.

We had a lovely time - I only have 1 criticism - it was far too short!

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your words. We are very happy to know you had a nice holiday in our property . All the best for your future Fabio
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Perfect country rental in Italy

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Podere Oliveta was amazing. We didn't know what to expect and it was perfect for our needs spending a month in Italy. April is certainly the month to go with cool nights warm days and no crowds. The accommodations were exactly as described and work great for two people for 28 days. You certainly need a car if you will be staying here but we loved the town of Poggibonsi and being able to get away from the crowds in the tourist towns. It is centrally located and we were able to see everything in Tuscany and all the way up to Venice by train that we wanted to see. Fabio was a great help to us and we would certainly rent this property again and or recommend it to friends or family.

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Diane and Greg, thank you for your kind review . It has been a great pleasure to have you as our guests . Any other of your friends who would like to come to visit us will receive two complimentay bottles of Chianti classico wine . I wish you all the best Fabio
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séjour exceptionnel

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un excellent séjour. Des propriétaires très sympathique. Le gîte très propre et très bien équipé. Nous retenons l'adresse pour notre prochain séjour en Toscane.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup, à bientòt. Fabio
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FANTASTIQUE

  • 5 of 5

Propriété superbe. Piscine merveilleuse dans un cadre naturelle idyllique avec les oliviers. Gîte très très propre et de très bon goût.

Mme et Mr Cantini sont des gens très très sympathiques et présents en cas de coup dur (panne véhicule). Et de très bon conseils.

Nous ne pouvons que recommander cette location.

Tous les petits villages médiévaux à proximité sont à visiter. La campagne est superbe. Et les restaurants sont bons (Village de Certaldo)

Paule et Daniel Barbier

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: merci beaucoup pour votre gentillesse. Fabio
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Tolle Unterkunft!

  • 5 of 5

Schöne, gepflegte Unterkunft in toller Landschaft. Gut gelegen für diverse Ausflüge, Siena, Florenz (am besten mit dem Zug), Volterra, San Gimignano etc.

Sehr kinderfreundlich!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Florence at 40 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : mangia musica at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Livorno at 80 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Colle di val d'Elsa at 5 Kilometres Nearest Train : Poggibonsi at 3 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Poggibonsi Nord at 3 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Bocca d'Elsa at 2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Cecina at 80 Kilometres Car: recommended

Podere Oliveta is located 200m from the hamlet to Gavignano. Set on the top of the hill which overlooks the whole country side. It is in the center of Tuscany with easy access to main routes towards Florance (30min by car), Siena (20min), Volterra, San Gimignano, the villages and castles of Chianti. In the area you can find good restaurants and shops.

Arriving by car from the north: leave the highway A1 'Autostrada del Sole' at the exit Firenze Certosa and take the motorway Firenze-Siena. Drive along (34km) this road as far as Poggibonsi Nord. At the roundabout folow the directions to Poggibonsi centre and drive for about 500m. Turn left in to the first road on your left towards Gavignano and drive for other 1,8km. Pass the little hamlet of Gavignano and the end of the asphalted road you'll see a sign Oliveta on your right. Coming from the South: drive until Siena and then follow the direction towards Firenze. Take the motorway Siena-Firenze till the exit of Poggibonsi Nord.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
low season
25 Mar 2017 - 6 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
£252
for 5 nights
From
£50
£353
£1,009
 
 
mid season
7 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
£315
for 5 nights
From
£63
£429
£1,345
 
 
high season
1 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£521
for 7 nights
£521
£1,682
 
 
mid season
27 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£315
for 5 nights
From
£63
£429
 
 
low season
1 Oct 2017 - 11 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
£252
for 5 nights
From
£50
£353
£1,177
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£341
for 7 nights
£341
£1,135
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 10.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 40 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Linen Matching bedlinen in every bedroom , plain and white 2 sheets per bed per weekly change 1 pillowcase per person per weekly change + 1 emergency pillowcase in house 1 heavy ,1 light blanket per bed- minimum 1 bedspread per bed 1 matress cover 1 large bathtowel and 1 handtowel per person per weekly change + 1 emergency towel 1 bathmat per shower to be changed weekly Paper napkins Oven gloves/squares

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Fridge with freezer compartment and ice trays Cooker-minimum 3 flames/plates Oven- either separate or part of the cooker Iron and ironing board Toaster Portable clothes dryer/rack Broom Dustpan and brush Mop/long-handled hard brush and floorcloth,and bucket Plastic bowl Rubbish bin Good quality pots and pans 1 large, 1 small frying pan 1 large pasta saucepan,lid 2 medium saucepans,1lid 1 small saucepan Oven tins/pyrexes for roasting Kettle Espresso coffee machine, large size Pyrex or china mixing bowls, 1 large,1 medium Wooden spoons Metal/plastic spoon,slice,spatula Kitchen cutlery for cooking use Kitchen knives Kitchen scissors Tea strainer Colander Grater Lemon sqeezer Garlic press Funnel Tin opener Bottle opener Corkscrew Nutcracker Salad dryer Bread basket Storage jars,tins,plastic boxes Microwave oven

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