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The biggest apartment of 170 square meters. Large and luminous living room with double sofa bed, beautiful view with access to a large terrace, dining room, furnished kitchen, double bedroom, bathroom with shower.
On the first floor there is a double bedroom with panoramic view, bathroom with shower, a second double bedroom with balcony and a splendid view. Dishwasher and air conditioning.
Holiday Villa Il Borraccio is a unique and beautiful if you are looking for a relaxing holiday or want to discover Tuscany. The family - owned Holiday Complex is located at a short distance between two of the most important historical cities in Tuscany, Florence and Siena, and from its windows you can see the hills up to the towers of S. Gimignano. The whole structure is surrounded by Mediterranean plants and a green lawn. It consists of two comfortable apartments in the main building and a third apartment derived from the restoration of another building located about 10 meters from the villa. Each Holiday Apartment has got independent access.
Upon request, you can book other services such as private chef, extra cleaning, guided visits of the City of Florence, car rental with driver.
For these and other additional services contact the owner.
From March to October is required to pay a tax for all guests over the age of 14 years, amounting to € 1.50 per day for the first 7 days. That fee must be paid in cash upon departure.
We spent a week in July at the Begonia apartment/ holiday home at Villa Il Borraccio. The friendly owner Gabriella spoke no English but we managed to communicate with our little bit of italian. There are 3 rental properties on the site, 2 having 2-3 bedrooms and the Begonia, a small bungalow with one double bedroom, lounge, kitchen an bathrooom plus a terrace. It overlooks vineyards and hills and the view from the kitchen window was to die for. There is a sizable swimming pool with loungers and large umbrellas which we had to ourselves most of the time. Villa il Borraccio is situated in very large and beautiful grounds on the main road between the small town of Tavarnelle val di Pesa and Barbarino Val D'Elsa. There is a pedestrian footpath aongide the road in both directions with superb vistas of the Tuscan hlls and valleys. To Barbarino it took about 10 minutes to walk. This is a very well preserved very traditional Tuscan village with beautiful buildings and church and fantastic views. There is a panoramic terrace in front of the church with a restaurant and pizzeria, both very good, but you may need to book in advance.In the small village square is another very good pizzeria.The weather the week we were there was extremely hot and the first night we got bitten by mosquitos outside on the terrace but we bought mosquito repellent devices and citronella candles the next day which seemed to work. The nearest large supermarket is just past Barbarino near Poggibonsi on the road to San Gimignano and is called PAM. It's open on Sundays too. The location of the property is excellent for visiting Florence, San Gimignano and Siena plus the Chianti villages. There is a bus to Florence and Siena from Tavrnelle and Barbarino, which passes the house. We decided to drie to Florence and parked at a free car park immediately after the motorway junction just before Certosa, then caught to bus to the centre. It cost 1.20 euros and you buy tickets at the cafebar just past the car park. The journey to the centre takes about 20 mins and stops at Florence main railway station. i would defintitely recommend this property if you like peace and quiet, apart from just the sound of birds and cicadas.
We just returned from a great two-week stay in the Azalea apartment.
-- great location, convenient for touring throughout Chianti. We even went as far as Lucca and the Val di Orcia.
- clean, spacious layout, well-equipped kitchen and dining room, lovely terrace for al fresco dining, reliable wi-fi, fantastic views, secure parking
- friendly, helpful owner (doesn't speak English but tries hard to communicate)
- upstairs layout is awkward for sharing...with ensuite bathroom located where it cannot be comfortably reached by the second bedroom (meaning a trek downstairs to reach a bathroom in the middle of the night); in addition, the bed in the master bedroom is unbelievably hard! I like a hard bed, but it was impossible to sleep on this one.
- some of the advertised amenities did not exist..no hair dryer or microwave, for example. While there was air conditioning, the owner did not provide access, indicating that cross-ventilation was enough. It would have been fine except for mosquitoes and street noise at night.
- we knew we would pay extra for gas but were surprised to learn that also meant hot water...thus we paid extra to take a shower or wash dishes
- we also learned that we would have to pay to do laundry (no problem) but found out that the owner would do it for us...4.50€ per load but we were surprised when it came back wet, washed but not dried.
- there was also an extra charge for towels for the pool.
Overall, we had a pleasant holiday. We simply wish the owner included more of the extras in the basic price so we had a better expectation up-front of the total cost.
Nous avons passé une semaine dans l'appartement Cyclamen et celle ci fut très agréable. Nous avons été très bien accueillis par la propriétaire Gabriella, qui nous a donné toutes les explications nécessaires et utiles pour visiter la région. Le gîte en lui même est impeccable, très propre et bien aménagé, une seule suggestion, rajouter un lave linge, et une cafetière, car la cafetière italienne était petite et quand on aime le café ça n'est pas très pratique. La piscine est super et lorsque nous y étions il y avait toujours peu de monde. Le gîte est entouré d'oliviers et de vignes. Si on le souhaite Gabriella propose du Chianti et de l'huile d'olive de sa propre production. Nous sommes repartis avec 6 litres et nous en profitons tous les jours!!
La situation géographique est idéale pour visiter Florence, Sienne, San Gimignano, Volterra, qui se trouvent à peu de kms ce qui permet de faire les visites sur une journée.
Pour conclure nous avons passé un excellent séjour et recommandons sans aucune restriction ce gîte.
Isabelle et Eric.
La Villa Il Borraccio est très bien située, au cœur du Chianti, entre Florence et Sienne et à mi-chemin entre deux villages et leurs commerces, ce qui était très pratique. Le cadre, avec son point de vue sur les oliveraies et les ciprès des coteaux de Toscane, est encore plus beau en réel que sur les photos. La piscine est très bien entretenue. La location est parfaitement tenue. Le logement est spacieux et clair. Pas de four micro-ondes, mais y en a-t-il vraiment besoin pour cuisiner à l'Italienne ? Gabriella, la propriétaire, est très chaleureuse et serviable. Nous avons passé une excellente semaine de vacances !
We warmly advice the Villa Il Borraccio as a vacation's house rent. The landscape is wonderful, the location very easy to live, the house is clear and spacious and the owner really friendly!
Einfach wunderbar dieser Urlaub. Die Unterkunft und der Garten mit Pool ein Traum. Alles sehr gepflegt, ruhig, romantisch und die Besitzer herzlich und zuvorkommend.
Wir (Paar 32 J.) hatten dort einen der schönsten Urlaube überhaupt. Danke Gabriella! Wir kommen sicher wieder!!
Gerald + Isabel
Situation idéale pour apprécier Florence, Sienne et les environs. La propriété est calme ; extérieur très bien entretenu, intérieur très confortable et accueillant, la vue est imprenable et petits et grands peuvent s'y reposer agréablement et profiter de se rafraîchir dans la piscine. Nous recommanderions volontiers cette location à un ami.
Located midway between Florence and Siena, which has always breathed art and culture, nestled in the green hills of Chianti, Tavarnelle in the centuries has preserved all its natural beauty and attachment to their land, and has been able to accomplish over time balanced development through a wise use of local resources and all their landscape heritage, architecture, art and culture. Tavarnelle is part of the circuit of Chianti Museums: Museum of Sacred Art Museum Emilio Ferrari, and the peasant culture. The position on the border between Florence and Siena, a city known throughout the art world, has allowed Tavarnelle to promote its territory, dotted with villas, farms, castles, abbeys and churches of great value to a qualified international tourism.