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Beautiful Apartment in Restored Medieval Tuscan Village

Overview

Property

Updated: 23-Jun-2016
Apartment near Saline di Volterra, Volterra, Pisa Province, Tuscany - 7km from Volterra

This is the fourth season for renting this beautiful 3 bedroom property in a small complex of 19 units in a newly restored 17th century Tuscan villa. The buildings are furnished with traditional copper piping, oak beams, terracotta tiling and old Tuscan brickwork, while furnishing all modern conveniences. With a commanding position, the panoramic views are breathtaking. Our apartment comprises 2 floors with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and open plan living area. It comes with beautiful outside space comprising a huge tiled terrace covered by a pergola and a grass area including herb garden. The views from the terrace are uninterrupted and stunning, encompassing the rolling hills of Tuscany and historic hilltop town of Volterra. The complex has a large, private, communal swimming pool. The apartment is fully air conditioned. The property is only a 50 mins drive from Pisa airport, 30 mins from Siena and the Coast and 70 mins from Florence.

  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"A beautifully, relaxing holiday. The perfect spot with everything we could need. When can we go back ?" Ryans, Dublin, Ireland

"We had a wonderful time and will look back on our time there with many happy memories. The apartment and facilities were fabulous and I don’t think you could get a better location. It was right in the centre of things and we got to visit all the main sites, Florence, Siena, San Gimignano etc. You also have some or the best views I’ve every seen" D Canning Scotland.



"what can i say? the place was fantastic. great base to explore beautiful tuscany or just chill at the pool reading. had a fantastic time and got to see lots of places...." R Ellisson England
May 2009
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4 Reviews

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based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

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What an Awesome Place to Stay!!

  • 5 of 5

Staying here made our trip to Volterra - Tuscany wonderful. It is in a location that is a convenient drive to Pisa, Siena and Florence. It also sits at the bottom of Volterra - What a wonderful view.

It is located in a quite area but with all the conveniences of home. The place was very clean and well maintained. We were met and greeted by a host who got us settled and made sure all of our questions were answered.

The most amazing part was the view every morning when we woke up.

If you are in this part of Italy this is a must stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A Holiday to Remember!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this amazing apartment while on our honeymoon and had the most amazing holiday. The views from the apartment were absolutely spectacular. The apartment itself is very clean and has everything you would need. There is a large terraced area, just perfect for dining Al fresco or enjoying a glass of the wonderful local vino! There is plenty to see and do nearby. We spent our days strolling along the medieval streets of Volterra, eating in the numerous wonderful restaurants or visiting the many picturesque hilltop villages that are situated close by. Siena, San Gimignano and Lucca are a short distance away and Florence is easily accessible by train or car. We would most definitely stay here again! Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful apartment

  • 5 of 5

We can highly recommend this apartment and would be happy to return. It was clean and well equipped with everything that we needed for our stay. The location is very convenient for visiting Florence, Pisa, Siena, Volterra and the coast. The views from the apartment are stunning. Our sons enjoyed the pool which was well maintained. The owners ensured that the arrangements for collecting the keys and getting to the apartment were smooth and their communication prior to arrival was excellent.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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What a place!

  • 5 of 5

I visited this beautiful part of Tuscany in August and we had the best holiday. The apartments location is fantastic, set close to Pisa, San Gimignano and Sienna and a train ride away from Florence. It is on a raised site with beautiful views over the rolling Tuscan hills and nearby Volterra which has beautiful restaurants and lots to see. When we wanted to chill out we had a lovely, large terrace and garden, well furnished and safe for the children. And to cool down, a few steps away is the gorgeous pool. The apartment has 3 good sized bedrooms and has the compulsory air conditioning. It was plenty big for the 7 of us. The nearby restaurants have great food and are very reasonable. All in all it is the perfect location for a family holiday and we will definitely go back next summer.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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Location

Activity and Interests

Coast/Beach:

Beaches of the Tuscan coast are 30 minutes by car. Cecina is the nearest resort with sandy private and public beaches. Bibbona Mare is to the south and the lovely seaport of Livorno is about 45 mins away. From here you can take a ferry trip to Elba.

Travel:

Pisa airport is a mere 50 min drive away with regular Ryanair flights from all over Europe. For Irish visitors there are daily and very affordable flights to Pisa. There is local public transport but we recommend you hire a car.

Distances:

Nearest village: Saline di Volterra, 3 mins.

Nearest big town: Volterra, 10 mins.

Nearby attractions: San Gimignano, 25 mins; Siena, 30 mins; Coast, 30 mins; Chianti region, 40 mins; Florence, 70 mins; CinqTerre, 90 mins; Rome 150 mins.

Further Details:

Podere le Volpaie is situated central to the 3 historic Tuscan towns of Pisa, Sienna and San Gimignano. It is in a quite rural location, yet only a 10 minute drive to the beautiful hilltop town of Volterra. Therefore it affords the visitor every luxury - tranquillity, beauty and convenience. The nearest village is Saline di Volterra. At a 2 min drive away it is very convenient and hosts a small supermarket, a wine shop selling delicious direct from vineyard wines, numerous restaurants, bakers, butchers and cafes. The surrounding hilltop villages host some amazing restaurants, loaded with true Tuscan character and taste. Volterra is the nearest big town which hosts all amenities including many restaurants, banks, supermarkets, museums, speciality shops, park with playground, indoor swimming pool and historic sites. Local food and wine is very cheap and excellent quality. Podere le Volpaie is the perfect base from which to explore the many beauties of Tuscany and beyond.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 5
2 Oct 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
1 night minimum stay
£72
for 1 night
£505
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
To make a booking please contact the owners. A 20% deposit will be required upon confirmation of booking. Full settlement will be within six weeks of arrival. We will require a security deposit of 100 euros which will be refunded within two weeks of your return.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in euros.

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Facilities

Property Type

  • apartment

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Child's Highchair

Entertainment

  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Large downstairs bathroom with double shower, WC, bidet. Upstairs bathroom with shower, WC and bidet.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 (downstairs) with kingsize bed and double doors onto terrace. Bedroom 2 with kingsize bed. Bedroom 3 with twin beds. Large landing with day bed.

Outside

  • Garden

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: All rooms are air-conditioned and there is also central heating. All external doors and windows have heavy shutters to keep the property cool during the summer months. The property is child friendly and one set of stairs are safely railed. A child's cot is available on request. This is a non-smoking property & pets are unfortunately not allowed. Outside: The accommodation comprises 2 stories of a semi-detached house within the complex. It comes with beautiful outside space comprising a huge tiled terrace covered by a pergola and a grass area including herb garden. There is an outdoor dining table and chairs for 6. The steps up to the house are lined with fragrant lavender plants and the top recreation area is safeguarded by a wooden fence and gate. To the side of the house are steps leading to the upper courtyard of the complex and onto the large communal swimming pool for use by residents only. This staircase is again guarded by a gate and is for private use by the residents of our house. The pool is open from late May to September. The views from the terrace are uninterrupted and stunning, encompassing the rolling hills of Tuscany and historic hilltop town of Volterra. There is private parking for 2 cars. The complex is very quiet and private, with electronic entry gates. Access is easy. Utility Room: Utility area encompassing washing machine and dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Cleaning at end of rental but can be arranged during visit if required. Linen and towels supplied but pool towels not included. Other: Large storage room off living area with cleaning equipment, supplies etc Large south facing terrace with commanding views of the surrounding countryside covered with pergola to provide shade. Large outside table with seating for 6. Secure garden area.

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