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“Peaceful farmhouse minutes from great places”
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restored farmhouse 8 minutes outside San Gimignano
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restored farmhouse 8 minutes outside San Gimignano
large south-facing pool set in Tuscan countryside, wooded valleys, hilly vineyards
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21 reviews
restored farmhouse 8 minutes outside San Gimignano
large south-facing pool
set in Tuscan countryside, wooded valleys, hilly vineyards
set on a quiet wooded hill-side, on the road between San Gimignano and Volterra
child-friendly, comfortable and clean - with fireplace, WiFi and TV/DVD
dining area seats 8 people indoors, and another 6 outdoors...
shaded outdoor eating area, overlooking the pool...
2 double bedrooms, plus day-bed
the day-bed in the larger of the two bedrooms, and some complimentary holiday reading...
one king-sized bed, a queen-sized bed and a day-bed...
modern bathroom and shower-room - one is ensuite, both have bidets
tableware for 6
locally made 'vernaccia' under the shady pergola on your own terrace
kitchen with stove, dishwasher, toaster, kettle and small oven
the pantry, off the kitchen - all clean, bright and charming...
pool with showers, solarium and BBQ pits
set on 10 acres of wooded hillside with paths for children to explore
Located on SP47, nestled on a wooded hillside between SanGimignano and Castel SanGimignano
less than 10 minutes' drive from San Gimignano, and 25 minutes from Volterra...
wide range of family-friendly affordable local restaurants, only minutes away
San Gimignano Farmers' Market every Saturday morning
view from walls of San Gimignano towards LeFontanelle
30 minute drive from beautiful Volterra, of 'Twilight' vampire fame
a good selection of family DVDs
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Farmhouse -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
San Gimignano, Tuscany

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Very good - based on 21 reviews
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Pat F
1 review
“Peaceful farmhouse minutes from great places”
Reviewed August 15, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Perfect place to stay for a vacation in Tuscany. We enjoyed returning to our great house after visiting nearby San Gimignano, Siena, Florence, Voltera and other beautiful places. The pool is terrific and the grounds are well maintained. House has everything you will need and the owner is amazingly responsive!

Your age range 65+
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Michael M
Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
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“Well-located, beautiful, clean vacation rental in the heart of Tuscany!”
Reviewed August 11, 2017 for a stay in July 2017
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We spent a week at Le Fontanelle in July 2017. It was the perfect spot for our family of 5: easy drives for day trips to Sienna, Florence, Volterra and the Chianti region, this place was our favourite spot during our whole holiday. It has a large pool overlooking a lush green valley, lots of privacy, good wifi, lots of comfortable beds, located near a well stocked Coop supermarket and a short drive from San Gimignano. We will definitely be back to the Fontanelle!

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BillBlues
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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“Excellent base for discovering Tuscany”
Reviewed September 26, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

The arrival could be tricky without sat nav as, unless you are familiar with Italian road signs, it is easy to get confused. Although we appeared to be getting a strong wifi signal we failed to connect but this was a minor inconvenience. The property was roomy and comfortable with its own shaded outside space. It was equipped with plenty of cooking utensils and having a dishwasher was a bonus.
All round excellent value for money.

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Liked best: peace and out of town position
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Bryony M
1 review
“Beautiful setting, peaceful and well cared for”
Reviewed September 2, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Idyllic spot, lovely swimming in the pool and perfect base for exploring this wonderful part of Tuscany

Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
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Matt G
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Fantastic rental in the heart of Tuscany.”
Reviewed August 16, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

A lovely base for exploring in Tuscany. The farmhouse was close to many spots for day trips (Volterra, San Gimignano, Sienna, the Mediterranean) but was also pleasant enough to relax at by the pool. Helpful groundskeeper recommended a great restaurant to us, and while there are other residents in the complex, it is quiet, well-maintained and a charming get-away.

Traveling group: Young Children
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Reviewed May 27, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Traveling group: Extended Family
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Jennifer...
2 reviews
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“Relaxing Honeymoon”
Reviewed March 31, 2015 for a stay in July 2014

We spent 7 days of our honeymoon at La Fontanelle relaxing in the comfortable apartment after spending our days and evening exploring the Tuscan countryside. We loved the central location, so close to San Gimignano and other hilltop towns. We adored spending our early evenings sipping wine overlooking the lush valley before heading out to dinner in one of the nearby towns. The beds were completely comfortable and the apartment was clean and well stocked with everything we might need. We will definitely stay at La Fonatenelle again next time we are in Tuscany! A second honeymoon maybe? We have recommended the location to many of our friends, without hesitation!

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Your age range 35-49
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