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Farmhouse With Private Pool Near Volterra And San Gimignano

Overview

Property

Updated: 13-Sep-2016
Farmhouse Apartments near Volterra and San Gimignano Italy - Peaceful Location, 10 Minutes Walk To The Village

Agriturismo La Fonte is a quiet place situated between Volterra and San Gimignano, 1 Km far from the village called Villamagna, in a valley where are olive grooves and a little lake surrounded by a wood. The swimming pool is in front of the olive groove. It' s also surraunded by 5 hectares of country with a little wood and a nice little lake. There is also a parking area.

The farmhouse is the ideal way to spend a quiet holiday and pets are welcome. Outside there is a swimming pool with hydromassage system on one of the corner and there is a big olive grove all around. There's also a nice barbeque area with space for eating and a children's play-ground.If you've your own pc you can use for free or wi-fi connection.

There are three indipendent apartments: Spiga at the first floor, Ginestra and Papavero at the groundfloor. .Spiga: is located at the first floor:

living room with cooking corner

n.2 double bedrooms with double bed where we can add a single bed or a baby-cot

n.1 bedroom with a bunkbed

bath with shower cubicle

covered balcony with table and chairs

Independent entrance.

The terrace is covered from a ceiling of chestnut beams including table and chairs for relaxing times.

The ceiling is made of chestnut beams and the chandeliers and the lamps are in handmade "terracotta" and alabaster of Volterra.

.Ginestra and Papavero: they're similar, each one is downstairs, each one has 1 kitchen-livingroom equipped where is located a double sofa-bed, 1 double bedroom with double bed where we can add a single bed or a baby cot, a bathroom with shower cubicle and a covered porch with table and chairs.

More Details

Details for holiday apartment Apartment Papavero (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2/4), 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

In front of the independent entrance there is a wide veranda with table and chairs. The veranda has wooden beamed ceiling. The apartment includes a living-room kitchen very equipped,with double-sofa bed, a boxroom, a complete bathroom, and one double bedroom. The light fixtures and the lamps are made of terracotta handycraft and Volterra’s alabaster.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 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

About the Owner

I'm Katia Di Nardo and I am responsible for managing agriturismo La fonte since 2005. Ours is a family farmhouse. I always enjoy meeting people and families who come from all over the world. Our guests leave the farm with the feeling of having left own home!

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Speaks English, Italian

6 Reviews

4.2
based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

5

A wonderful peaceful location with fabulous views

  • 5 of 5

We had a really wonderful holiday in August - my husband and 2 children (boy 16 and girl 14). The location is so tranquil set in the rolling Tuscan countryside with beautiful views to wake up to and sunsets to send us in to a peaceful sleep at the end of the day. There is a lovely pool shared by 3 families - plenty big enough for us all - and the accommodation is very private.

The location of the farmhouse is very quiet with only a tiny village close by. It is perfectly central for exploring the surrounding area - 20 minutes from the beautiful village of Volterra. We also visited San Gimignano, Pisa, Lucca, Florence, Sienna and a couple of other little villages as well as a trip to the beach. To be honest, after venturing out for busy days, on our days at the farmhouse we enjoyed nothing more than to rest by the pool and take in the fabulous view so didn't need the beach!

Katia and her lovely family were wonderful hosts. We spent 2 weeks at the farmhouse and we really enjoyed joining them for pizza on 2 occasions - those evenings were so relaxed and such fun for us all. Katia was also so helpful and kind. A really super holiday - thank you, Katia - the memories will stay with us x

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect Choice

  • 4 of 5

We have been visiting Tuscany for some year and love it. We have not stayed near Volterra before, but next time we will! La Fonte is a perfect choice, simple and nice appartments in a peaceful area, surrounded by a lovely landscape. The only "noise" we heard was... the calls of the pheasants from the hill nearby.

The spot is in the middle of many important locations, so with few kilometers every day we had the chance to visit many of the places that we wanted to see, from Pisa to San Gimignano and from Volterra to Certaldo etc.

Katia, the owner, was very friendly and gave us very useful instructions for places to visit etc.

Our next visit to Tuscany will definitely include a stay at La Fonte.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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5

Nice stay

  • 5 of 5

Nice cosy apartment. Excellent for couple or family with childrens. Pool is in perfect condition.

Owners are fiendly and helpful.

PIzza party was great. I strongly recommend

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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5

Tuscan beauty

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our time here. It was perfectly located for our sightseeing. Katia is very friendly and helpful. Really enjoyed fun evening with her family and delicious pizzas. Unfortunately the range hood in kitchen did not work for us. Kids loved open space and pool. Thanks Katia.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
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Beautiful apartment with amazing views.

  • 1 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday, the location was excellent close to Volterra and within easy access to many beautiful cities & towns (Siena, Florence,Luca). The apartment was excellent the ground were beautiful and the pool was great. Katia and her family were so welcoming we were invited to a pizza night which was lots of fun with delicious pizza. Anna, another family member, was great fun and made delicious food - I would definitely go back, especially as it was extremely pet friendly for our 2 dogs! Thanks for making our holiday so special x

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Eleanor and danny. I hope we'll meet again!
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5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from la fonte and will definitely go back. We stayed in papavero but hope to go back with family next year and want to stay in the bigger apartment upstairs. The farmhouse " la fonte" is split into 3 apartments, 2 smaller apartments downstairs, and a big one upstairs. All were comfortable, clean and well equipped. Katia, fernando and Anna were super friendly and very helpful, they really helped to make our holiday. There is also an outdoor swimming pool, spotlessly clean, with a jacuzzi, and a little kids playground.

La fonte is really central, the closest village is villamagna, with lovely little Italian shops, we also visited Volterra which was lovely and maybe a 20 minute drive away.its also handy for pisa, certaldo , San gimignano and sienna. We have been to Italy many times, we used to stay nearer San gimignano but la fonte is incredibly good value, we will definitely return!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Alison & Simon! I hope we'll met again!
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Location

From the Owner

The build is new: we build it on 2005. The location is great and very quite, with a wonderful landscape. I love this area because I was born here and I want that a lot of people discovers these lands. Volterra is an Etruscan, roman and medieval town with a lot of things to see.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Pisa at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Villamagna at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Livorno at 60 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Castelfalfi at 15 Kilometres Nearest Train : Pontedera Casciana Terme at 29 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Pontedera at 25 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Molino d'Era at 5 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Abetone at 127 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Bibbona at 55 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

You can assist and to take part in the olive's harvesting. Sometimes the owner organize home made pasta lessons (from April to May, for minimum 3 days stay, on request we offer for free one home made pasta lesson) and sometimes organize a dinner (for free) with the guestes (pizza or something else).

Coast/Beach:

The cost is 45 minutes by car (Cecina, Bibbona or Tirrenia)

Travel:

The nearest airport is the international airport "Galileo Galilei" in Pisa. It's 45 minutes by car.

Distances:

Agriturismo La Fonte is situated in the heart of Tuscany hills, between Volterra (10 minutes by car), famous Etruscan and medieval city, and San Gimignano (20 mins by car), famous all over the world for its characteristic towers. You can easly visit the most important towns of Florence (60 mins by car), Siena (60 minus by car), Pisa (45 mins by car), Lucca (60 minutes by car). The sea is at just 45 mins by car and a riding track is at just 5 mins.

Further Details:

Volterra's area is very interesting for it's etruscan, roman and medieval history. There are museums, art galleries, typical shops, and typical restaurants where traditional tuscan meals are cooked.San Gimignano is a medioeval bourg , famous in all the world, for its high medioeval towers.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Lowest season
24 Sep 2016 - 9 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£101
for 2 nights
From
£51
£278
 
 
Low season
10 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£329
for 7 nights
£329
 
 
Medium season
24 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£371
for 7 nights
£371
 
 
High season
8 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£489
for 7 nights
£489
 
 
Medium season
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£371
for 7 nights
£371
 
 
Low season
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£329
for 7 nights
£329
 
 
Lowest season
16 Sep 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£101
for 2 nights
From
£51
£278
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£101
for 2 nights
From
£51
£278
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0

Changeover Day:
Arrivals must be between 4.00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., but we acept also late arrivals. Rooms must be left at least at 09:30 a.m. Weekly stays go from Saturday to Saturday. In low season is possible stay from every day of the week (at least 2 nights).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

My farmhouse offers a very quite holiday in the middle of Tuscany's hills. It's OK for children, for families but also for young or old couple. We're a family and the guests feel like at their home.

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic

General

  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool

Suitability

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

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 60 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon, we can add a single bed or a baby cot.

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Each apartment has satellite TV, a kitchen equipped with fridge with freezer, oven and cooker, microwave. Wi-Fi access. It's a very suitable place for the children. Outside: Agriturismo La Fonte is surrounded by 5 hectares of country with a little wood and a nice little lake. Outside there is a swimming pool (6x 12 mt) with hydromassage system on one of the corner and there is a big olive grove all around. The swimming pool is shared. There is also a barbeque-area where you can eat. The parking-area is covered.There's a children's play-ground. Pets are wellcome.

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