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Old Wonderful Medieval Farmhouse with Pool in the Heart of Tuscany

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Last updated: 04/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Ideal for one or two families, a family gathering or a group of friends.

The exclusive farm Spicchiaiolona, now restored, with its two houses “Acasa” and “Il Castelletto”, of which its ancient stone-walls tell you a secular history, lies in the heart and in one of the most beautiful regions of Tuscany 12 km east of Volterra, 20 km west of San Gimignano on the road between Colle di Val D’Elsa and Volterra on top of a hill with a wide panorama including the Monte Amiata and Corsica. All around you’ll see cornfields, vineyards, woods and olive groves. The house is situated on a 10.000 sqm property accessible only by a private street.
The hamlet is 1 km from the closest and very recommendable restaurant, 15 minutes from Volterra and 30 minutes from San Gimignano, an hour from the cultural art-centers of Florence, Pisa, or Siena and also from the refreshing sea.
Acasa on two floors offers you comfortably room for 8-10 adults and is perfect for families or bigger groups. Acasa has 4 big king-size rooms, 1 room (with two separated beds), a terrace, a living room and a big modern eat-in kitchen with a chimney. There is a diaper changing table, highchairs and cots, if needed. Wood, electricity, warm water, 2 bathrooms with shower (and on demand, central heating in every room) are at your complete disposal. The beds are made up and towels are in the rooms.

Whose choice? Acasa is perfect for a family gathering or befriended families. It has as much space as you want to relax, to play, to hike, to go sightseeing or whatever. Enjoy Acasa’s private terrace, where you eat, chat, read or relax or enjoy a glass of wine. With unfriendly weather you can stay in the eat-in kitchen or the living room to play, write, read, discuss, chat or watch TV.

With the guests of Il Castelletto (six at most) you share the pool zone with its big swimming pool of 20 m length and 4 m width, which invites you to bathe, and its pool border of 85 sqm. Above the pool there is a pool terrace and veranda (150 sqm) with a wood-burning pizza oven, a barbeque, a little kitchen and a toilette, which completes our offer. You will either swim and play in the water or sunbath, read, chill out, have a drink, play and dance on the terrace or prepare your pizzas (children love it), cook and eat in the veranda, while admiring an unforgettable view.

The beautiful location and generous hospitality in a relaxing atmosphere, peace and silence, a lot of room for children, a parking space, which is only accessible by a private road, a refreshing swimming pool, the Tuscan landscape with its hills, cypresses, olive-trees, vineyards, cornfields and woods, the sunshine, the brightness, the fragrance, the sound of nature - all this will give you a wonderful holiday, perhaps even a moment of excellence.

Winter in Tuscany: The house is lovely during the winter for a longer stay for guests who are studying the Italian language, art, cultural history or just want to take a timeout. Ask for special conditions.
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Member since: 1999

Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 180 m²

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    Traffic free - open nature with meadows, fields, forests and caves - pool - prepare your pizza yourself, light the pizza oven, choose the ingredients, bake and eat pizza in an casual way...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    In the wild, you will find a cozy place where you can smoke your cigarette, pipe or cigar....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Should you like to have a car service, private chef, a cooking course, a Wine Tasting escort, a local guide or other, please let us know. We will look for suitable options....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


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


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    The dining area is either on the private terrace or within the open spacious kitchen with its cozy chimney, unless you prefer to dine at the pool....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    The tumbler fees are included in the laundry....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    In mid-season and winter cozy, warm and full of atmosphere....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    The floor heating in the kitchen warms cool feet rapidly despite the clay tiles....moreless

  • Internet:

    Acasa has its closed Wi-Fi Subnet...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    The car park is only accessible by private road....moreless

  • Telephone:

    On arrival we will give you a prepaif cellular phone for urgencies, reservations, etc....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    We charge the use of the washing machine: 4 € per load. All other services are included in the rent....moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    The entrance of Acasa into the kitchen is a beautiful private terrace where you can barbeque, eat, relax and watch the dreamlike landscape....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Two big refrigerators...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    Bring your bicycles with you or we rent bicycles specially tailored to you (type, size etc) Note that the Tuscan hills are tough¨!...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    The private terrace of Acasa is exposed to the morning and evening sun, just in front of the kitchen, so you can dine either inside or on the terrace, preferring privacy to the pool terrace....moreless

  • Golf:

    within 1 hour's reach you have the choice of several golf courses....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    You can freely use the spices, vegetables and fruits in the garden for your kitchen....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda:

    Veranda of Pool zone: it covers the pizza oven, a marble table and a very large wooden table. It opens to the large terrace for sunbathing, reading, playing or dancing (total 150 sqm)....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    The pool is 20 x 4 m tall. The fenced, brick panels covered pool terrace with veranda, pizza oven, barbeque, kitchen and toilet is 110 meters from Acasa and 60m from Il Castelletto away....moreless

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Shared with the guests of the other house. (Max. 6 persons.)...moreless

Property Descriptor

  • Detached


Write a review 4.9
from 37 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late spring
Apr 29 - May 26, 2017
5 night min stay

Changeover Day: Saturday

Early summer
May 27 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay
Jul 1 - Jul 28, 2017
7 night min stay
Jul 29 - Aug 25, 2017
7 night min stay
Late summer
Aug 26 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay

Changeover Day: Saturday

Early autumn
Sep 2 - Sep 29, 2017
5 night min stay
Late autumn
Sep 30 - Oct 27, 2017
5 night min stay
Winter 17/18
Oct 28 - Dec 16, 2017
4 night min stay
Dec 23 - Jan 13, 2018
4 night min stay
Jan 15 - Mar 23, 2018
4 night min stay
Mar 24 - Apr 6, 2018
7 night min stay
Apr 7 - Apr 27, 2018
5 night min stay
Late Spring
Apr 28 - May 25, 2018
5 night min stay
Early Summer
May 26 - Jun 29, 2018
7 night min stay

Changeover Day: Saturday

Jun 30 - Jul 27, 2018
7 night min stay

Changeover Day: Saturday

Jul 28 - Aug 24, 2018
7 night min stay

Changeover Day: Saturday

Late summer
Aug 25 - Aug 31, 2018
7 night min stay

Changeover Day: Saturday

Early autumn
Sep 1 - Sep 28, 2018
5 night min stay
Sep 29 - Oct 26, 2018
5 night min stay
Oct 27 - Dec 14, 2018
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Not included


Die Preise schließen Reinigung, Pool, Licht, Gas, warmes Wasser, Geschirrspülmaschine, Bettwäsche, Bad-Küchentücher, Chemineeholz und bei Bedarf die Heizung in allen Zimmern ein. Bettwäsche - Handtücher - Kochgeschirr, Gläser etc. sind vorhanden. Da alles im Wochenpreis inbegriffen ist,gibt es also keine Nebenkosten.Nur der eventuelle Gebrauch der Waschmaschine wird nach Inanspruchnahme verrechnet

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Last updated: 04/27/2017
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70 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Florence, Pisa
1 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
a few of minuts
30 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Bagnaia (50 km), Castelfalfi (30 km)
23 Kilometres
Nearest Train
22 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Cecina 33 miles, Pisa 45 miles
800 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
a few of minuts, Pizzeria (4 km), Volterra
50 Kilometres
Nearest Beach

Car: Recommended

San Gimignano and Volterra, cities that need no description, are located in one of the most beautiful and distinctive locations in Tuscany. Walks in the streets give the feeling to be in another time. One can only fall in love with these places: the soft landscape, the sun, the cypresses, the olives, the wine, the excellent cuisine, the spontaneous life of the people and much more ... Volterra, the city of the winds and the Rocks ', and San Gimignano are always surprising: they are rich in culture, arts and crafts houses. Etruscan, Roman and medieval walls, city gates and tombs, the Roman theater in Volterra, the tower houses of San Gimignano, medieval architecture and a rich selection of museums pamper the art lovers; Alabaster and goldsmith's art tempt you to purchase; Zuppa Volterrana, and wild boar are cooked with the same care as an Aragosta, and you can drink an open table wine as an alternative to a Vernaccia di San Gimignano or Tignanello.

Other activities: bird watching

Horse riding: in the immediate vicinity accompanied riding excursions.

Tennis: in Volterra

Golf: Two exclusive golf courses can be found in Castelfalfi (30 km) and in Bagnana (close to Siena, 50 km)

Cycling: Be aware that the gentle hills of Tuscany are not really gentle!

Climbing: bring your equipment and we'll show you where.

Mountainbike: if you are unlucky, you land in a wild boar herd.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1989

About the owner: I am very pleased that you are interested in our home. I myself grew up near Florence and am Italian, a classical philologist. I spent with our four children 17 years in the German-speaking part of Switzerland. By now I am a retired grandmother of three grandchildren. Tuscany's historic towns, its friendly people, its simple and tasty cuisine, its intense smells and colors had already captivated me as a child and now back to my roots, I am pleased again and over again when I see that guests can share this experience. I want to promise in no case more than I can hold. Michael, my husband and I appreciate your rays, when you arrive after a long and tiresome journey and look forward to spend your vacation at our just discovered home and property. I would be extremely pleased to be allowed to get to know you personally, your Eleonora

Why the Owner Chose Volterra, Pisa, Italy:
You are looking for a well-kept vacation house off the main stream of tourism for your family or friends. You appreciate details, love authenticity and enjoy the cultural richness of Tuscany, nature’s air and fragrance as well as the Mediterranean way of life.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We are most of the time on site and speak Italian, German, French and English. We listen to what you have to say and through the years we have learned what you appreciate and what you expect. You are our client and we want you to feel safe and well and to find the calm, the recreation, your fun or inner strength to dare new.

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Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

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