We spent one week in October, 2007 at Fattoria La Sciolta. It is in a lovely spot, very secluded. It is far enough from the main road so that it's really quiet. When we were there, there were no other visitors, and the owners very kindly put us (there were two couples) in a little bit larger cottage which was in a more open area. In October the sun is low, and the cottage we had booked was in a more shaded area. We ate dinner and breakfast there every day, and it all worked very well (I recommend the Pam store in Montaiano). The bedrooms in our cottaage I found to be a little dark, but thre were lots of windows. The bathrooms were functional, etc., but not luxurious. In October the pool (which is a substantial walk downhill) was no longer in use.
If you're looking for luxurious Italian accommodation, this probably isn't it. If you're looking for a place for families to go so you can have some down time in a private setting, it would likely work. The location is great - close to San Gimignano and Volterra, and not too far too Siena. The towns of Montaiano and Gambassi Terme were also interesting. Nothing is really that far in Tuscany!
Would we stay there again? Probably not, just because we would want different experience in a different area - La Sciolta, and the owners were very nice.
If you're going with a big group, I think it would be ideal, especially if you're using the whole space.
- Also Known As:
- Fattoria La Sciolta Tuscany/Gambassi Terme, Italy
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The farm holiday estate Fattoria La Sciolta is made of 3 villas all surrounded by the green hills of Tuscany and the typical Chianti countryside.Thanks to its central position in the heart of Tuscany, between Florence (55km) and Siena (50km)is perfectly located to visit all the main cultural sites of interests and cities of arts in Tuscany.Staying inside this uncontaminated countryside is very easy to enjoy eno-gastronomic itineraries to discover the tastes and typical products of the original and generous Tuscan tradition ... more less