This ancient and historic construction which dates back before 1200 was a chapel and then, during the centuries, transformed in a watchtower and later a place where farmers kept their farming implements. The house is located in the heart of Tuscany, between Poggibonsi and San Gimignano, in a land full of history, tradition and culture but also ideal for going in search of typical craftwork and gastronomy and farming products. The present owner has refurbished the property fully respecting the architectural and landscape requisites of the facility and surrounding landscape: all the original stones have been used for the renovation and the floor is made from the original flat bricks from the ancient complex of the “Santa Maria della Scala” hospital in Siena. The ceiling is that of typical Tuscan country houses with terracotta flat bricks, wooden beams and joists. Even the small belfry has been reconstructed and a bronze bell acquired from an antique shop was installed. The villa is surrounded by cypress trees creating a shady area and especially ideal for relaxing and the garden is equipped with tables, chairs and a stone barbeque for outdoor lunches and dinners. At the back of the villa, on a small hillock, there is the swimming pool (15x6, 1.5 deep)(open from May to October) for the exclusive use of the guests, with a comfortable entrance hall overlooking the countryside and the towns of the Val d’Elsa. The poolside has umbrellas, deck chairs and sunbeds, a table and a shower with warm water heated with solar panels. Comfortably furnished in Tuscan style. A baby bed and high chair are available included in the price but to be requested at the moment of booking. Wi-fi Internet connection included in the price. It is possible to have a maid service. Private car park in the garden of the villa.
ACCOMMODATION: (100 m2) Gr. Fl. living room/kitchen ( satellite TV, dishwasher, oven, freezer, microwave oven, American coffeemaker, toaster) with access to the garden, a double room with access to the garden, bathroom with shower, small utility room with a washing machine, iron and ironing board.
A wooden stairway leads to an overhead sleeping area, which includes a double room, a bathroom with shower and a bedroom with two beds. The bedrooms have air conditioning.
LOCATION: 5.5 km Poggibonsi (all kinds of shops), 13 km San Gimignano, 35 km Siena, 40 km the Chianti area, 45 km Florence.