We stayed in the apartment in April 2018, using it as our home base while we explored Tuscany. The apartment is absolutely charming. It included everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The views are absolutely stunning! Our favorite moments were spent sitting outside in the evenings, drinking wine while watching the sunset. The long gravel road used to get to the apartment is quite rough, but only a minor inconvenience. The location is perfect for driving to various Tuscan cities or taking the train for further day trips. Our time here was a highlight of our wonderful Italian holiday. Grazie, Mary Ann!
We stayed in the villa back in August 2017. From the moment we arrived It was just heaven. Perfect location, stunning villa and the views are outstanding. We will definitely be returning!!
Our family of five really enjoyed our stay. Although it takes a bit of effort to reach the apartment - it's not on a main road and the gravel drive is about 2.5km long - it's definitely worth it. To watch the sun set over the Tuscan hills from the side yard with only the cows lowing nearby to disturb you is amazing, as are the views of the Milky Way overhead after dark. The owner, Mary Anne, provides very detailed instructions on everything from getting to the apartment to running the washer and dryer to reaching the best restaurants nearby, and arranged for the property manager to greet us on our arrival just to make sure we were comfortable. Mary Anne also arranged for a local chef, Chef Laura to prepare a meal for us at the apartment our first night there, which was wonderful. Big thanks to Mary Anne for sharing her piece of heaven with us!
Located in the Tuscan countryside is this beautiful farmhouse style apartment built in traditional Tuscan style. It has a good sized terrace where we spent many evenings breathing in the lavender, sipping a glass of wine and watching the sun set. There are 3 good sized bedrooms (One upstairs and two down), all with air-conditioning and lovely comfortable beds made up with quality linen. The kitchen is very well equipped with good quality utensils. We enjoyed swimming in the pool which is shared with the other 12 apartments in the complex. One day I lay reading my book on the sun lounger by the pool and watched a group of swallows dipping in and out of the pool for a drink - it was magical! Location wise it is quite rural with a long drive down an unsealed road to reach the apartment. However we enjoyed trips to Volterra, San Gimignano, and Siena. We loved staying here and it was the perfect relaxing end to a busy sightseeing holiday.
We absolutely loved our stay here. It was exactly as Mary Ann described and probably better. The pictures were accurate. We were about an hour to Siena, half hour to both Volterra and San Gimignano and an hour twenty to Florence. We loved being in the country, but close enough to day trip to all these destinations. The house is beautifully decorated. Mary Ann emailed me pages and pages of instructions and recommendations, which I loved. My kids loved the pool and we loved sitting outside after a long day looking at the view. I would rent this property again in a heartbeat!
The farmhouse is definitely off the beaten track, on one of Tuscany's many rolling hillsides. In the early morning all you can hear waking up are birds and insects. Every afternoon there was a warm breeze that helped with the temperature, and we were greeted by the fragrance of the lavender as we arrived back at the farmhouse or made our way to the pool.
We chose this property to have some 'chill' time in the middle of our holiday, and it delivered. We made two short trips to nearby Volterra and Sam Gimignano, and a longer trip to Pisa and Lucca, but also spent a day at the property just relaxing and swimming in the pool. We booked a local chef through the property owner who came to us and spent four hours cooking up a feast - so much food we had left overs the following evening!
The property is well equipped and comfortable, although the living area would be a little cramped with six adults it was fine for us as a family of 4. Note it is one of about a dozen within the complex, but apart from at the pool we only saw the gardeners.
The owner provides excellent information about the property prior to arrival, and we were met by the local representative who explained all the necessary information about the property.
We spent one fabulous week in the house! The house is situated in the center of Tuscany and offered all that we needed: Great infrastructure (especially a perfect pool), calm surroundings and a beautiful landscape and view. The housekeeper was very kind and the owner's help was simply perfect. We will be very happy to return as soon as possible!