Light and airy, this pretty cottage enjoys a delightful atmosphere. Il Granaio has all its accommodation on the ground floor below there is only a basement floor and at the rear a storage barn. The cottage is comfortably furnished and has a large private terrace shaded by a pergola which to one side enjoys a lovely view across the beautiful countryside to the towers of San Gimignano. The terrace is furnished with table and chairs for dining outside whilst there are sunbeds around the lovely swimming pool (14m x 6m )which also enjoys a fine view. The living room has a traditional wood burning fireplace, glass doors opening on the terrace and a large window also enjoying the splendid view towards the medieval town. A barbecue and a utility room with washing machine are available for communal use and parking is in the grounds near to the cottage. The owner and his family, who are present most of the time, are friendly and helpful whilst not intruding on your privacy. Composed of two traditional Tuscan farmhouses and a cottage, Il Casolare is divided into seven apartments including the owner's apartment, Il Granaio described here, and No 29 Le Volte. Although immersed in beautiful countryside the estate is only 3 km from San Gimignano, and within walking distance of the historic Romanesque Church of Cellole and its stately cypress trees. Only 20 minutes drive away are the Castelfalfi country club with its splendid golf course and San Vivaldo where you will find in the woods ‘Jerusalem in Tuscany’ a medieval reproduction of the sanctuaries of Jerusalem. Just 14km away is the town of Poggibonsi with its rail and road links to Florence and Siena making these famous Tuscan towns easy to visit. DETAILS Living room with fully equipped kitchen area with cooker (4 gas rings electric oven), fridge, dining table and chairs, sitting area with fireplace, satellite television and settee (which converts to a double bed on request) > Double bedroom > Shower room with shower cubicle, basin, bidet and w.c. > Fly screens > Use of washing machine > Wi FI internet connection > Central heating* > Terrace > Barbecue> Swimming pool > Parking > 3.5km to the town of San Gimignano. (facilities marked * are payable locally)
- House409 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay7 nights
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 18, 2018
Pool / Spa
Nice apartment with great view
Dear Staff, Wij (2 personen) hebben Il Granaio bezocht. Het landgoed is op een 3km afstand van San Gimignano gelegen. Het huis en de appartementen zijn in een prachtige tuin aangelegd en de tuin is goed onderhouden, er is veel aandacht aan besteed. Het zwembad ziet er prima uit. De aangelegde tuin rondom het zwembad is een plaatje. De huisjes zijn divers, ons appartement is prima gelegen en vanaf de eettafel heb je een prachtig uitzicht op de stad waarbij de torens een plaatje zijn. De eigenaar en zijn vrouw zijn erg vriendelijk en staan je volledig ten dienste. Een must is de eigengemaakte rode wijn een echte aanrader. Cijfermatig zou ik de locatie een 9 geven, de uitrusting een 8 en de eigenaar en zijn vrouw een 9. Met vriendelijke groet,
Lovely cottage near San Gimignano
We stayed at the property Il Granaio for 1 week and added two days because we fell in love with it the moment we saw it. First of all, the booking was done very professionally from beginning right up to the point when we phoned from San Gimignano for directions and were guided right to the gate. Guiseppe an Rosina welcomed us warmly and showed us the cottage we had booked. We loved it the minute we set foot into it. The view over vineyards and olive groves to the towers of San Gimignano on the hill was breathtaking. The cottage itself was well appointed, clean and comfortable. The living room-kitchen was well appointed and had everything one would need. The bedroom was spacious and the bed very comfortable. The cottage was advertised for 2 to 4 people. I would say that it is perfect for a couple and maybe a couple with 1 child. I would find it to be too small for 4. The grounds were immaculately kept, the pool sparkled and the relaxed atmosphere made for a perfect Tuscan experience, especially because the towers of San Gimignano were always visible and the landscape all around was lovely. The property is only minutes from a supermarket for grocery shopping and from the town of San Gimignano. It is also located close enough to visit such places as Siena, Pisa, Voltera, ect. But what made it even more special for me was that I am mobility challenged and there were three steps to get into the cottage. Guiseppe, without having to ask, immediately brought boards and built a ramp which made it possible for me to enter the cottage with my scooter. This was far beyond the call of duty and very much appreciated. Rosina had offered a unit that had no steps but once I had seen the cottage I didn't want to give it up, so Guiseppe's ramp was a real gift. Because we loved our stay so much, we added 2 more days. While we had to vacate the cottage for the next guests, Rosina offered the accessible unit, which we were able to enjoy for these last two days. It was a dream vacation and I can only recommend this lovely property to anybody who likes a peaceful, relaxed vacation in Tuscany. Our thanks to the wonderful hosts Guiseppe and Rosina.
We rented "Il Granaio" in the middle of August. Opening the french balcony doors in the combined kitchen/living room, sitting on the big table, we had a great view over vineyards and olive trees to the skyline of San Gimignano - bella Italia! Le Case is only for people comes by car. The rooms was big and very clean. A nice pool was still to use if we came back from sight seeing. Close to the main road but very quiet. All interesting spots in Toscana 1-2 hour around. The favoured of my wife was the Prada Outlet in Montevarchi, of course. Everything was perfect!
The property we rent was perfect
The property we rent was perfect. Even better than on the pictures. Everything was very clean and refreshed, it was roomy and we had all the necessary tools in the house. Big size bed was also really appreciated. Exterior was also great and beautiful, with an exceptional view on San Gimignano. Great terrasse in shade with a little nice garden. Lovely pool also. Great to have access to the washing machine. Owners are lovely but speak almost no English. Difficult to be understood sometimes. Best regards
Le plus bel endroit de la Toscane
Nous avons été très satisfaits de notre séjour à Il Granaio...Encore mieux que ce qu'on s 'attendait... Maison super propre et hôtes très gentils...Le plus bel endroit de la Toscane....Paysages exceptionnels...Avons adoré...Merci pour votre professionnalisme.
Peaceful Tuscan Paradise
Only minutes away from San Gimignano, this cottage was everything we hoped for. It was spacious, well equipped and the view was to die for. Every morning when we opened the shutters, looking out over vineyards and olive groves towards the Towers of San Gimignano we were in awe of the breathtaking landscape all around us. But it was not only the landscape that made our stay special, it was also the lovely, well kept grounds of this beautiful estate which made it so enjoyable. It was obvious that the owners took great care of their property. The attention to detail could be seen everywhere.
I need to mention that I am mobility challenged and that even the 2 steps into the Cottage would have been very difficult for me. The owner immediately created a ramp so that I could enter the Cottage with my scooter. This was beyond the call of duty and much appreciated. Many thanks to the owners for their help and caring.
Stayed with friends - Recommended to friends and family
Accommodation tax indicated is per day per person. The costs for each extra bed is max € 50.00
Damage deposit: EUR50.00