Myself and my fiancee had a three night stay here to plan for our wedding in September of this year.
We were absolutely delighted with the views of the surrounding countryside on our arrival by car from Pisa (which takes roughly an hour). Upon driving into Guardastelle the beautiful vista's are 360 degrees of Tuscan vineyards, views to the medieval town of San Gimignano and the beautiful landscape.
We met Fausto upon arrival and he provided a very warm welcome and proceeded to tell us all about the history of Guardastelle estate. We were shown to our room for the stay... Teresa. All the accomodation here is of an exceptional standard. Teresa has a picture postcard view from the bedroom and everything was spotlessly clean and fresh.
The location is perfect...walking distance into San Gim less than 20 mins down a quiet pathway, which Guardastelle provide flashlights for walking at night. There is also a restaurant (Da Pode) just at the end of the driveway. We ate here on the first night and enjoyed the rustic Tuscan food. Next time we will try the Fiorentina steak, 2.2lbs was too large for only two of us!!
Breakfast was well prepared and there was a good choice of bread, pastries, fresh fruit, cereals yoghurt, salami & cheese plus the option of eggs & bacon. Also a varied selection of teas and coffee.
We didn't get to do the wine tour on this occasion as we just didn't have time but I shall look forward to this on our next visit.
Overall I can highly recommend Guardastelle for your holiday in Tuscany. Fausto & Susanna are very obliging hosts and go the extra mile to ensure guests needs are attended to. The location is stunning and the prices are very reasonable for the standard of accomodation and service you receive.
Thank you Fausto & Susanna for being the perfect hosts and looking after us so well. We are really looking forward to coming back with our family and friends for our wedding in September. Very best wishes for the new addition to your family.
Jacqui & Michael xx