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Last updated: 07/27/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Sovicille apartment description

Podere La Castellina Farmhouse Holidays ex mediaeval convent ' Winner of Certificate of Excellence 2014 ' Is situated in the national park of La Montagnola just 18 km west of Siena.

cottages and apartments - situated in the beautiful countryside of Sovicille area and within easy reach of S:Gimignano 28 km, Monteriggioni 22km, S.Galgano ,Volterra 32 and Florence 55 km, sandy beach 65 km.

The Anglo-Italian owners Silvio and Joy manage this small complex in a very personal way where every body get attention especially children and elderly, live on site and are a good source of information about where to eat or where to go in a very friendly atmosphere, just a lovely place to relax

The property has a lovely 12 x 6 - 1.50 mt. deep swimming pool surrounded by sun terrace which boast breath taking panoramic views and sun chairs. (open May-September)

There is a large panoramic terrace with B B Q; there is no better way to relax than sipping a glass of Chianti o Brunello wine while admiring the beautiful gentle hills of Tuscany and its sunsets.


Podere 'La Castellina' is set in 100 acres in the national Park of La Montagnola Senese with breathtaking panoramic views, ideal for walks and tranquility. Strategically positioned to visit most places of interest in Tuscany and around within a short drive- take a day trip to Rome & Venice, lay back around the swimming pool or terrace and enjoy a glass of wine in the panoramic terrace. Explore the local restaurants and enjoy the delicious variety and inexpensive Tuscan cuisine.
FREE WI-FI internet connection. FREE car park inside our structure. The apartments are non smoking (inside)

The Castellina is dated approx 1200 Dc & was originally a convent with nuns of the order of S.Prospero (still functioning in Siena) till 1504 when the famous Tolomei family of Siena converted it into a farm. The very helpful presents owners live on site: bought the very derelict farm in 1988 and converted into the present charming ”Holiday Farmhouse Residence” taking much care to retain the original features.

Bella Vista 4+2/3 in Podere La Castellina: Sovicille Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 58595ha

Bella Vista (4 + 2 or 3) This spacious apartment of nearly 140 sq meters is located on the upper floor of the farmhouse with panoramic views, the unit is a former two bedrooms apartments been unified but still retaining the advantage of space and privacy of the two apartments. ( if required) Contains: two main bedrooms, two living room/kitchenette, two bathrooms, two double sofa bed for one or two children in each living room, two fridges, deep freezer, two TV sets, the apartment is furnished with adequate cooking utensils On the side of apartment there is the panoramic terrace with b-b-q. to enjoy your wine, meals, beautiful scenery and lovely sunset.

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 140 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Concierge

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                They enjoy this structure situated in the national park exploring the wild life environment. ...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Designated areas only...moreless

              • Events Allowed
              • Low Allergen Environment
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 4-7

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 baby crib, 1 sleep sofa /futon

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              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

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              • These two bedroom have old style furniture, a window in each one over looking the green valley. Early Booking Discounts: 10% off all 2014 bookings if you book before 28/02/2014...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, bidet

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              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, bidet

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              • These full two bathrooms contains shower box, bidet, sink and WC in each one...moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • Podere 'La Castellina' - Farmhouse Holidays in the National.Park of Siena - regenerate yourself in the many interesting walks guided and not, immerse yourself in the nature full of wild life facilities nearby,Mountain bike, Golf, Horse riding, Water park,Tennis etc. Is situated in the beautiful countryside near Sovicille, just 18 km west of Siena and S:Gimignano 30km, famous for the numerous towers connected to the war between Siena and Florence, Monteriggioni 22km a Crown Castle with shops, S.Galgano linked to King Arthur, Volterra 32 km, Florence the art world center is 49 km away and Assisi 110km. The property has a lovely 12 x 6 - shared swimming pool surrounded by sun terrace which boast breath taking panoramic views and sun chairs. There is also a large terrace with bar.b.q. and further panoramic Early Booking 10% Discounts off if you book before 28/02/142014 FREE WI-FI wireless internet available all around the premises ...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Television:

                    two TV sets one in each living room...moreless

                  • Books:

                    A selection of English and Italian books are available...moreless

                  Theme

                  • Historic
                  • Farm Holidays
                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Spa
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Churches
                  • Duty Free Shops
                  • Museums
                  • Pond
                  • Water Parks
                  • Forests
                  • Coin Laundry
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Autumn Foliage

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Walking
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Bird Watching

                  local services and businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Laundromat
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Fitness Center

                  Location Type

                  • Rural
                  • Village

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Golf
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Dining:

                        There is a tables in each living room seating 5-6 people each...moreless

                      • Seating for 8 people

                      General

                      • Clothes Dryer:

                        On the back of farmhouse there is drying facilities for washed clothes...moreless

                      • Parking:

                        Free car parking inside our structure ...moreless

                      • Living Room:

                        2 living rooms of 65-70 sq meters each with two dining tables seating 4 people each, Two sofa bed, two armchairs, two TV sets ...moreless

                      • Air Conditioning:

                        Window unit...moreless

                      • Heating:

                        Central heating charged at cost by the hours...moreless

                      • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                        A gym is available in the near by village...moreless

                      • Linens Provided:

                        Beds linen, pillows and pillow cases provided. ...moreless

                      • Internet:

                        FREE WI-FI connection around the whole structure...moreless

                      • Towels Provided:

                        Bath towels provided Pool towels are not ...moreless

                      • Iron & Board
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Sofa Bed

                      Kitchen

                      • Freezer:

                        One deep freezer...moreless

                      • Grill
                      • 4 Ring Stove
                      • Kitchenette

                      Outside

                      • Bicycles
                      • Deck / Patio:

                        An outdoor panoramic terrace of 100 sq meters with BBQ for dining and recreation is attached to the Farmhouse - Fabulous views and sunsets...moreless

                      • Tennis:

                        Available in the near by Hotel...moreless

                      • Golf:

                        Public and private golf course available 12 and 20 km away...moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        In the terrace using charcoal...moreless

                      • Beach Chairs
                      • Barbecue
                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Terrace

                      Pool / Spa

                      • Outdoor Pool
                      • Communal Pool:

                        Our outdoor shared pool is open from 9.30 am to 7.30 pm - is 1.50 meters deep all round very safe and strictly supervised by the owner....moreless

                      property descriptor

                          • Semi-Detached
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          High season
                          Jun 14 - Aug 29, 2014
                          5 night min stay
                          €180
                          €1,190

                          Changeover Day: Saturday

                          Medium season
                          Aug 30 - Oct 4, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          €170
                          €1,090

                          Changeover Day: Saturday


                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Refundable Damage Deposit €100
                          • Taxes Not included

                          Notes:

                          Bella Vista (4 + 2 )

                          This spacious apartment of about 135 sq mt is located on the above floor of the farmhouse with panoramic views, this unit is a former two apartments been unified.

                          Contains: two main bedrooms, two living room/kitchen, two bathrooms, two double sofa bed, four electric rings, two fridges and a Freezer, 2 Television sets,

                          10% Discount if you book before 28 February 2014.

                          Payments: approximately 25% deposit to be paid on booking confirmation and the balance four (4) weeks before arrival by bank transfer unless otherwise arranged.


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                          Location

                          50 Kilometres
                          Nearest Airport
                          Florence/Pisa
                          52 Kilometres
                          Nearest Ferry
                          Piombino/Isle Elba
                          18 Kilometres
                          Nearest Train
                          Siena
                          39 Kilometres
                          Nearest Motorway
                          Sinalunga Milano/Roma
                          55 Kilometres
                          Nearest Beach
                          Follonica
                          7 Kilometres
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Rosia and Speranza Bar
                          98 Kilometres
                          Nearest Ski
                          Monte Amiata
                          12 Kilometres
                          Nearest Golf
                          Bagnaia
                          4 Kilometres
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Pieviscola, Rosia and Speranza

                          Car: Necessary

                          'Podere La Castellina' Farmhouse Holiday

                          in the National Park La Montagnola of Siena.

                          Geographic Coordinates N 43.26005859516863,11.166793944900519

                          SS-541.Turn left for Palazzo al Piano and right to La Castellina by passing the farm on your right / you are in the Castellina road in the park, wild life crossing, after 1 km you are there.

                          Ex convent. Situated in the beautiful countryside just 3 km before Tonni village, 18km west of Siena and within easy reach of Florence 55 km, S:Gimignano famous for the numerous towers, Monteriggioni 22km a medioeval Crown Castle with shops, church and Hotel . S.Galgano linked to King Arthur with sword in the stone. Volterra 32 km known for the Alabaster marble and Assisi 110km. Water Park 18km away.

                          The Mediterranean coast with sandy beaches and further Water Park and amusements approx. 60 km away.

                          The property has a lovely 12 x 6 - swimming pool surrounded by sun terrace which breathtaking panoramic views and sun chairs.

                          There is also a large terrace with bar.b.q. and further panoramic views, there is no better way to relax than sipping a glass of Chianti o Brunello wine while admiring the beautiful gentle hills of Tuscany.

                          Other Activities: Golf, Thermal SPA, Air Bolloon, Flying, Bike, walks, museum

                          Golf course 9 km away. Public 9 hole golf 18 km away

                          Horse riding

                          Bikes rental shop - and scooters

                          Health Spa

                          Lots of interesting walking (Guided at request)

                          Sandy beach 55 km.

                          *The Anglo-Italian owners Silvio and Joy manage this small complex of eight apartments in a very personal way where every body get attention especially the children, live on site and are a good source of information about where to eat or where to go, efficient with a very friendly atmosphere, just a lovely place to stay!

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 1989

                          About the owner: My Italian husband Silvio and myself (Joy English, born in Windsor live on site all the year round enjoying the place, sun, wine and the beauty of Tuscany, our main concern is to look after all our old and new guests creating a very charming and friendly atmosphere in a beautiful spot.

                          Why the Owner Chose Sovicille:
                          Tuscany has always been in my mind for years and meeting Silvio in England made this adventure to come true what is better than an Italian in Italy!

                          The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                          ' Winner of Certificate of Excellence 2014 ' We are situated on the top of a hill and the views around the property is breathtaking no matter from which corner the pool, the terrace, our patio etc. We spend hours admiring the spectacular sunsets with a nice glass of Chianti of course which often share with our guests.


                          Contact us

                          Speaks: italian, english, Open from 1 June to 30 September

                           

                          Photos

                          • Podere La Castellina - Farmhouse

                            Podere La Castellina - Farmhouse

                          • Podere La Castellina - Hill view

                            Podere La Castellina - Hill view

                          • Podere la Castellina - panoramic terrace

                            Podere la Castellina - panoramic terrace

                          • Podere la Castellina - Lecceto apt

                            Podere la Castellina - Lecceto apt

                          • Podere La Castellina - Caminetto apt 5 p

                            Podere La Castellina - Caminetto apt 5 p

                          • Podere La Castellina - Cypress entrance

                            Podere La Castellina - Cypress entrance

                          • Podere La Castellina - outdoor area

                            Podere La Castellina - outdoor area

                          • La Castellina - Terrace sunset

                            La Castellina - Terrace sunset

                          • Cipresso

                            Cipresso

                          • Podere La Castellina - Barn

                            Podere La Castellina - Barn

                          • Castellina - corner

                            Castellina - corner

                          • Podere La Castellina - Pool view

                            Podere La Castellina - Pool view

                          • Podere la Castellina farmhouse holiday ex convent (1200 DC)

                            Podere la Castellina farmhouse holiday ex convent (1200 DC)

                          • podere La Castellina - terrace sunset

                            podere La Castellina - terrace sunset

                          • Podere La Castellina - pool

                            Podere La Castellina - pool

                          • Podere La Castellina - Porcilaia cottage area

                            Podere La Castellina - Porcilaia cottage area

                          • Podere La Castellina - Casina cottage 2 p

                            Podere La Castellina - Casina cottage 2 p

                          • Podere La Castellina - Barn

                            Podere La Castellina - Barn

                          • Podere La Castellina - outdoor area

                            Podere La Castellina - outdoor area

                          • Podere la Castellina - porcilaia cottage

                            Podere la Castellina - porcilaia cottage

                          • Castellina - porcilaia cottage area

                            Castellina - porcilaia cottage area

                          • Castellina - Porcilaia liv.r./fire place

                            Castellina - Porcilaia liv.r./fire place

                          • Podere La Castellina - Aia view

                            Podere La Castellina - Aia view

                          €170 - €180 per night (EUR)
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                          2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 7

                          View calendar: Updated 07/27/14
                          Minimum stay: 3-5 nights
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