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Traditional Tuscan-style country house with beautiful pool area, lush gardens and great views, sleeps 4

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Casa Florio - a beautifully tasteful restored ancient farm building with shared swimming pool
1 of 17Casa Florio - a beautifully tasteful restored ancient farm building with shared swimming pool
Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
San Gimignano, Tuscany
Casa Florio' is a 2 bedroom apartment (upstairs apartment) incorporated into an ancient farm comprising 12 beautifully renovated stone buildings . Designed in traditional Tuscan country style with chestnut beamed ceilings and terraccota tiled floors. It is light and spacious with doors leading from the well equipped kitchen/lounge to Master bedroom with 4 poster king-size wrought iron bed, bedroom 2 has 2 single wrought iron beds and fully equipped shower room with power shower, sink, bidet and washing machine.. There is also a double sofa bed in the lounge.

The shared swimming pool has its own sunbathing terrace, lawns and gazebo with breathtaking views. The hillside breezes offer a refreshing respite from the heat - ideal after a day of sightseeing.

The apartment's private garden has a brick built BBQ and patio area for al...
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Listing #HL161123
About the Owner
Kathy J
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2011
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The villa is adorable. All the things you need plus a lovely pool with stunning views. Make sure you have mapped it out beforehand. Not easy to find but well worh it once you are there.

Thank Debbie N
kathyjustice1, VR Owner at Traditional Tuscan-style country house with beautiful pool area, lush gardens and great views, sleeps 4, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind comments. We are pleased that you enjoyed your Tuscan experience and would welcome you back at any time in the future.

Reviewed August 22, 2018

Amazing views, comfortable holiday home which makes an excellent base for visiting this area of Italy. Florence, Siena, Pisa, Lucca, Volterra and San Gimignano all within easy reach. Very rural location, so a car is essential. Use of a shared pool, which was so welcome...More

Thank Catherine C
kathyjustice1, VR Owner at Traditional Tuscan-style country house with beautiful pool area, lush gardens and great views, sleeps 4, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

Thank you very much for your review of Casa Florio. We are pleased you enjoyed your holiday and found the apartment comfortable. It certainly is a good base for visits to other areas. We hope you return again.

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Reviewed October 26, 2017

Beautiful Casa, stunning scenery, perfect quiet location but within easy reach of two amazing hilltop towns SAN Gimangino and Volterra. Our first time in Italy and fell in love with Tuscany. Great food, drink ,wine and people I can,t recommend it enough although you will...More

Thank mblayt
kathyjustice1, VR Owner at Traditional Tuscan-style country house with beautiful pool area, lush gardens and great views, sleeps 4, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2017

Many thanks for your review. We are so pleased to hear that you had a good time and fell in love with Tuscany as most people do! We would be happy to welcome you back any time.

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Private Yard
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
Traditional Tuscan farmhouse decorated with beamed ceilings and & cotto style tiled floors. Corner log fireplace. Full gas CH.The fully fitted, fully equipped luxury kitchen has integrated appliances, granite work surfaces, a dining area with exposed stone wall and a dining table and chairs to seat six people. Spacious living/dining area, open corner fireplace, leather double sofa bed and chair, a 32inch flat screen TV and CD player. Each bedroom is luxuriously furnished with a comfortable 4 poster wrought iron King size bed, wardrobes and bedside table and chair. The second bedroom has two wrought iron single beds with large wardrobe. Bedding and towels are provided are high quality Egyptian cotton. (will accommodate 4 persons comfortably). Marble shower room has power shower, WC and... more
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Shower
    1 Sofa
    1 Queen
    2 Twins
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
Payments accepted by cheque or bank transfer in GB Sterling. A deposit of 25% of the total rental cost is payable on booking. The balance is payable a month from the date of arrival. The sofa bed can also sleep two more people, at a weekly cost of £60.
No Smoking Please.
No Pets.
The pool is open from 1st May - 1st October.
Arrivals and departures on any day of the week, minimum stay is 5 days. During peak season (30 June - 31 August) minimum stay is 7 days.
The apartment is fully cleaned prior to arrival and on departure - for stays over 7 days a change of linen is included.
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About the neighborhood
The beautiful medieval village of San Gimignano (20 mins away) is well known all over the world as one of Tuscany treasures. It is the only example of a medieval city which has preserved through the centuries many of its ancient and beautiful imposing stone towers. San Gimignano can always amaze the visitor with its charm, beauty and the unique atmosphere of its historical centre, which is almost intact. There are many cobbled streets and pathways that wind through the centre of this charming Tuscan town offering magical glimpses and unforgettable corners. Set on the top of a hill, San Gimignano dominates the surrounding Tuscan countryside. There are plenty of signposted parking areas. Within the city walls there are beautiful little shops selling local food specialities and wines, cloth... more
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Pisa: 34.2 mi
Railway: Certaldo: 9.3 mi
Ferry: Livorno: 43.5 mi
Podere Torricchi is situated between the beautiful hilltop towns of Volterra and San Gimignano.The nearest airport is Pisa (approx one hour drive). Pisa is served by many airlines from the UK and Europe. There are also direct flights from New York JFK 5 days per week. You can also fly to Florence airport (about 1 hour by car). Visitors from outside Europe will usually arrive at Rome (Leonardo Da Vinci) airport which is 2.5 - 3 hours travel time. Full detailed driving directions to the property from your point of arrival in Italy are provided by the owner. Car Hire is essential available at Pisa, Florence and Rome airports.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Nearest Beach: 34.2 mi.
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