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Last updated: 04/03/2014

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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Gambassi Terme apartment description

The ' Borgo'- on the old Roman ' Via Volterrana 'has been rebuilt from ruins. Italian heritage laws are very strict and the whole village has been reconstructed on the same footprint as the original. Now we have a wonderful place for visitors to come and enjoy the Tuscan countryside within easy reach of all that Tuscany has to share with the world. 'Casa Bartoli' is part of what was a large farm building and is now a modern spacious 2 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment. The bathrooms are beautifully tiled in travertine marble.Terracotta tiled floors and ceilings with huge wooden beams supporting the roof are typical of the area. The main bedroom has a double bed and the second -which is a larger room-has two single beds which can be used as a double bed... Bathrooms have no baths-but showers are excellent with plenty of hot water supplied from the solar system. All kitchen utensils and appliances are new- dishwasher,2 small fridges (one with freezer), gas stove and oven.A new fully automatic washing machine is also provided.The dining area inside seats 6 people comfortably-or dine outside at the 'al fresco' table under the trees... The swimming pool and spa are just wonderful for a dip after a hot days touring. Here you are central to all that Tuscany has to offer.There are many good restaurants nearby- just up the road- the nearest is ' Il Castagno':a great little local restaurant. For grocery shopping if you prefer to dine under the trees at home- there is the big PAM supermarket in Poggibonsi, the COOP in San Gimignano or the smaller Despar in Gambassi Terme... You may have already seen in a previous box that the 'Borgo' is down a gravel road in the countryside between San Gimignano and Volterra...here you will find your sanctuary ...please come and enjoy the tranquility of the Tuscan countryside in a very central location...

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 100 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Limited Accessibility:

            Entry up 6-8 steps to front door...apartment is all on one level....moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 double

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          • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

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          • 2 bedrooms -one with double bed, the other 2 singe beds that can be used a a double or moved apart if necessary.Both bedrooms have a wardrobe with good sized hanging space and drawers. Each bedroom has its own bathroom. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, bidet

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          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, bidet

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          • 2 modern travertine tiled bathrooms with shower/toilet/bidet -no baths... All new plumbing - everything works....plenty of solar hot water. ...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Great place to come home to in the heart of Tuscany. Out of the way-yet very close to all the attactions that have brought you to this region. ...moreless

              Entertainment

                  • Television:

                    Many channels of free TV and radio...moreless

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Historic
                  • Tourist Attractions
                  • Family

                  Attractions

                  • Churches
                  • Festivals
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • Winery Tours

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Photography
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Scenic Drives

                  local services and businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Laundromat

                  Location Type

                  • Village:

                    The 'Borgo' has been rebuilt from an old abandoned farming village. The ruins have been rebuilt by very dedicated people to restore the buildings to a very high standard under strict heritage laws......moreless

                  • Rural:

                    Located in the countryside between San Gimignano and Volterra this is a great central position to access all of Tuscany as Siena, Pisa, Arezzo, the Chianti area are all only a day trip from here ...moreless

                  • Near The Ocean:

                    The Mediterranean is just over an hours drive away..numerous places by the sea to visit on a day trip ...moreless

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Hiking
                  • Swimming

                  Arrival Day

                      • Flexible

                      catering options

                          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                          Dining

                          • Dining Area
                          • Seating for 6 people

                          forms of payment

                              • Accept Credit Card

                              General

                              • Washing Machine:

                                Small front loading washine machine... ...moreless

                              • Parking:

                                Drop bags off at the end of the road inside the Borgo-but park your car in the car park back up the access road. ...moreless

                              • Living Room:

                                Comfortable sofa and 2 lounge chairs near the fireplace. ...moreless

                              • Towels Provided
                              • Fireplace:

                                Huge fireplace...please use it......moreless

                              • Iron & Board
                              • Air Conditioning
                              • Heating
                              • Linens Provided

                              Kitchen

                              • Oven
                              • Refrigerator:

                                2 small fridges..one with small freezer ...moreless

                              • Kitchen:

                                Fully equipped kitchen...moreless

                              • Stove
                              • Dishes & Utensils:

                                Hopefully everything you need ...moreless

                              • Pantry Items:

                                Let me know if something is missing......moreless

                              Outside

                              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                                Great outdoor dining area under the trees......moreless

                              Pool / Spa

                                  • Communal Pool:

                                    Beautiful huge swimming pool with spa.... ...moreless

                                   

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                                  Rental basis: Per property
                                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                                  High Season
                                  Jul 1 - Aug 28
                                  5 night min stay
                                  €160
                                  €1,120
                                  late Summer/Autumn
                                  Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2014
                                  5 night min stay
                                  €150
                                  €980
                                  My Standard Rate
                                  5 night min stay
                                  €150
                                  €980

                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                  Fees:

                                  • Cleaning €100
                                  • Refundable Damage Deposit €300
                                  • Taxes Not included

                                  Cancellation policy:

                                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                                  Location

                                  70 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Airport
                                  Florence
                                  20 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Train
                                  Certaldo
                                  25 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Motorway
                                  Poggibonsi
                                  60 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Beach
                                  About an 80 minute drive to the coast
                                  3 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Barpub
                                  Il Castagno
                                  3 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Restaurant
                                  Il Castagno

                                  Car: Necessary

                                  Borgo Mummialla is a little off 'the beaten track' down a gravel road between San Gimignano and Volterra, near the ancient Bagni Di Mommialla hot springs on the Roman ' Via Volterrana'. Sounds a bit pompous-but this once abandoned 'Borgo' has been rebuilt under strict Italian heritage laws to retain the original external dimensions and materials. Internally all is new and modern-but we have tried to keep the 'country' feel as much as possible. Environmental considerations include solar hot water and energy efficient appliances including a small washing machine. There is a dedicated outdoor 'al fresco' dining area with table and chairs under the trees for 'Casa Bartoli' guests ...The large swimming pool is wonderful....It is available to all visitors at the 'Borgo' -some rules apply so please check these and park your car in the carpark back up the entry road after dropping off your baggage..This is a great central location to explore all of Tuscany. Florence,Siena,Pisa and the coast are a day trip away.San Gimignano and Volterra are just down the road. The ' Gallo Nero' Chianti region is within easy reach. Florence is also an easy day trip by catching the train from Certaldo-saves all the driving/parking problems. Even if you want to spend a night in Florence-leave the car in Certaldo and pick it up next day... There are many cheaper places around-but if you stay at ' Casa Bartoli ' you will have the unique experience of staying in a once deserted farming village brought back to life by local people who see the value in their heritage.... there are several good restaurants nearby and for grocery shopping there is a large 'PAM' supermarket in Poggibonsi,Coop in San Gimignano or a smaller-but still very good 'Despar' in Gambassi Terme. After a big day touring and sight seeing there is nothing better than to return to the tranquility of Borgo Mummialla,away from the crowds,have a swim in the pool and just relax with only the sounds of nature..( and a glass of vino), under the trees....

                                   

                                  Owner info

                                  Year Purchased: 2010

                                  About the owner: I am an Australian, my wife is Japanese and we live in Sydney.Both of us have been very interested in travel from an early age, having met in the late 1960's working for an airline. We have travelled to many parts of the world-but Florence and Tuscany have become our favourite holiday destination. We both still work in the airline industry,but retirement is on the horizon.

                                  Why the Owner Chose Gambassi Terme:
                                  My wife and I first visited Florence and San Gimignano in 1995.We then came back numerous times as we loved this part of Tuscany. We made friends with the owners of the Agriturismo we always stayed near San Gimignano and they introduced us to this development at 'Borgo Mummialla' where they and some dedicated local people were going to rebuild the 'Borgo' from total ruins. The village was abandoned many years ago and all the buildings had to be rebuilt from the ground up.Strict heritage laws ensured the reconstruction retained as much of the stone and terracotta etc from the original buildings as possible. Having had dreams of owning a house in Tuscany and knowing the people involved reassured us that this was a top quality development and we took the plunge....in the deep end...we now hope we can share this unique development with other visitors to our house....

                                  The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                                  The original farmhouse buildings have been reconstructed from the ground up using a lot of the old materials,but everything inside is new including a washing machine,beds and all the kitchen appliances and equipment.Hotwater is supplied by a solar system ( with gas heater backup) as much thought went into enviromental best practice. The two bathrooms are beautifully tiled in travertine marble and the plumbing is all new...There are about 6-8 steps up from ground level to the front door-but once inside the apartment all is on one level. Most of the other apartments at 'Borgo Mummialla' are 2 storey,The swimming pool with spa is wonderful and great to come home to after a hot days touring as is the outdoor 'al fresco' dining area under the trees.The outdoor area is for use of 'Casa Bartoli' guests only-unless you invite the neighbours over of course. There is a great view across the valley,with Volterra on the horizon, from the kitchen and also the main bedroom..This is our 'dream come true' home in the heart of Tuscany... .


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                                  Speaks: english

                                   

                                  Photos

                                  • Casa Bartoli -your home in Tuscany !

                                    Casa Bartoli -your home in Tuscany !

                                  • Even in summer-great place for an indoor BBQ

                                    Even in summer-great place for an indoor BBQ

                                  • two bathrooms. both travertine tiled

                                    two bathrooms. both travertine tiled

                                  • Two single beds-can be moved apart if required

                                    Two single beds-can be moved apart if required

                                  • Outdoor dining-lovely spot under the trees.

                                    Outdoor dining-lovely spot under the trees.

                                  • Poppies in Spring.

                                    Poppies in Spring.

                                  • The swimming pool...just the best spot to relax after a day on the road...

                                    The swimming pool...just the best spot to relax after a day on the road...

                                  • San Gimignano risimg from the mist....

                                    San Gimignano risimg from the mist....

                                  • Vineyards/San Gimignano.....just a wonderful part of the world...

                                    Vineyards/San Gimignano.....just a wonderful part of the world...

                                  • Can't beat this..sunny morning in Borgo Mummialla

                                    Can't beat this..sunny morning in Borgo Mummialla

                                  • How it looked in the beginning....one of the old farmhouse buildings...

                                    How it looked in the beginning....one of the old farmhouse buildings...

                                  • from lounge to kitchen - dining area

                                    from lounge to kitchen - dining area

                                  • Modern kitchen with new appliances -travertine bench top

                                    Modern kitchen with new appliances -travertine bench top

                                  • Double bed-great view over the valley towards Volterra

                                    Double bed-great view over the valley towards Volterra

                                  • Catch the morning sun...

                                    Catch the morning sun...

                                  • Outdoors under the trees..'al fresco' -solar hot water heater 'balls' behind..

                                    Outdoors under the trees..'al fresco' -solar hot water heater 'balls' behind..

                                  • .Spring....a beautiful time in Tuscany

                                    .Spring....a beautiful time in Tuscany

                                  • San Gimignano-about 15 minutes drive from Borgo Mummialla

                                    San Gimignano-about 15 minutes drive from Borgo Mummialla

                                  • Autumn colours near San Gimignano

                                    Autumn colours near San Gimignano

                                  • Swimming pool looking out towards Volterra....great to come home to...

                                    Swimming pool looking out towards Volterra....great to come home to...

                                  • View from bedroom/kitchen..

                                    View from bedroom/kitchen..

                                  • Your home in Tuscany...!!!

                                    Your home in Tuscany...!!!

                                  €150 - €160 per night (EUR)
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                                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                                  Sleeps 4

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