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Wonderful self catering apartment in Tuscany

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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
3 nights minimum
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Apartment Rosmarino / La Fonte: ( Details below) Price for 2 guests Euro 119,00 per day Price for 4 guests Euro 198,00 per day Rosmarino is a comfortable apartment on the ground floor of the villa. The sitting room/dining room has comfortable arm chairs and sofa. The dining table seats four. The kitchen is just off the sitting/dining room. It has a three ringed electric cooker, a fridge/freezer, microwave and electric kettle and toaster. La Fonte does not have central heating so if guests book in early spring or late autumn, they may need electric heaters which we provide. There are two bedrooms which lead off the sitting room. One has a queen size double bed with the bathroom (bath with overhead shower) en suite, the second bedroom has two single beds and bathroom (bath with overh...Apartment Rosmarino / La Fonte: ( Details below) Price for 2 guests Euro 119,00 per day Price for 4 guests Euro 198,00 per day Rosmarino is a comfortable apartment on the ground floor of the villa. The sitting room/dining room has comfortable arm chairs and sofa. The dining table seats four. The kitchen is just off the sitting/dining room. It has a three ringed electric cooker, a fridge/freezer, microwave and electric kettle and toaster. La Fonte does not have central heating so if guests book in early spring or late autumn, they may need electric heaters which we provide. There are two bedrooms which lead off the sitting room. One has a queen size double bed with the bathroom (bath with overhead shower) en suite, the second bedroom has two single beds and bathroom (bath with overhead shower) en suite. This bedroom has double glass doors which lead onto a large private terrace with spectacular views of the surrounding valleys. La Fonte is a traditional Tuscan country villa standing on the top of a hill overlooking olive groves, vineyards and the gentle rolling hills that stretch into the distance. Having spent nearly two years looking for somewhere we could call 'home', we discovered La Fonte. The house was still part of a large estate belonging to one of the oldest noble families of Tuscany and by pure chance the owners were thinking of selling the property. We have been offering hospitality to visitors from all over the world for nearly 30 years and the villa which is also our home, has become a second home to many of the super guests who have returned over the years. The house was a farm house designed in the tradtional Tuscan style with a 'tower' perched on the roof called the 'colombaia'. We completely renovated the interior creating four self catering apartments of varying sizes which all retain all their traditional features. On the ground floor there are two apartments both with original brick vaulted ceilings and on the first floor two more apartments which have ceilings of terracotta tiles supported by huge cypress beams. The walls are very thick which helps keep the apartments cool in the summer. San Gimignano can be seen perched on the hill 8 km from the villa from the avenue of cypress trees which leads the visitor to La Fonte. Certaldo is the nearest town where there is a great train service, good local shopping, a car hire service and restaurants to suit all tastes and pockets The furnishings have been carefully chosen with soft colours to create a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. There is a large, well cared for garden, a swimming pool ( 6 x 12 metres ) with sun beds an umbrellas, a barbeque and many quiet areas for guests to relax or have alfresco meals. All the major tourist attractions are within easy reach of this very centrally located apartment . We live on the property and are more than happy to help guests with any information they may need, book restaurants, museum tickets, wine tours, cooking classes, organise a taxi or car hire service, shopping trips, guided tours of major cities or train timetables. Dinners can be arranged on request. Credit cards accepted. Insect screens are on one window of each room in each apartment for guests’ comfort. Wi-Fi and satelite TV are available free of charge. A laundry service is offered to guests who require their washing to be done and a breakfast basket can be brought to the apartment for a small extra charge but must be booked 24 hours in advance. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 16252More
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maria b
Languages spoken:English, Italian, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2013
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Reviewed September 8, 2018

We enjoyed a week at this stunning location. We had views towards San Gimignano over vineyards from lovely grounds and a spotless and very welcome pool. Pictures very accurate, representative. Maria the owner couldn’t have been more helpful, the neighbour’s tomatoes were delicious too. It...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank 765CraigM
Venture746150, VR Owner at Wonderful self catering apartment in Tuscany, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2018

Thank you so very much for your kind review Craig and Cheryl. You were wonderful guests and it was a pleasure to have you stay at our villa. We try to stay in touch with our guests and I forgot to ask you for your...More

Reviewed June 25, 2018

The location is stunning with amazing views and very convenient for San Gimignano, Florence and Siena (trains to the last two easily boarded at Certaldo, just 5/10 minutes away. The pool and accommodation are great and the hostess delightful and extremely helpful. We stayed in...More

Date of stay: June 2018
1  Thank colywolly
Management response:Responded June 26, 2018

Thank you so much for taking the trouble to write a review Colin and Marilyn, it was very kind of you. We are very much looking forward to welcoming you back to La Fonte. Tante belle cose. Maria

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Reviewed May 31, 2015

We stayed at La Fonte for 5 nights at the end of a 3 week trip to Italy. It was the perfect end to our holiday. The accommodation was spacious and well set up for two couples with ensuites for each bedroom. Whilst the kitchen...More

Date of stay: May 2015
Thank Kelly M
Reviewed September 26, 2014

We stayed 5nights/4days, wish it had been longer, beautiful country estate with accessibility by car or train to Florence, Siena, and various other towns. Plenty of scope for walking treks also. Felt like home, wonderful experience, wouldn't hesitate to stay here again in fact we...More

Date of stay: August 2014
Thank Barbara W
Reviewed September 16, 2014

Don't get me wrong the location is great and the owner is very nice but there was some quirks. I find paying the power separate to the room charge odd, a toasted sandwich maker as a toaster as only Australians ask for toasters (huh?). The...More

Date of stay: September 2014
1  Thank DavidVR84
Management response:Responded October 8, 2014

Thank you for staying at La Fonte and for taking the trouble to send this review of our apartment Rosmarino. We go to enormous trouble to try and make sure the apartments are absolutely clean for each guest and it is very unfortunate that you...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Stove
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Refrigerator
Alarm Clock
Safe
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Freezer
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Cable/satellite TV
Books
TV
Hiking Trips
Parking
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Balcony
City Getaway
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Terrace
Toaster
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About the neighborhood
La Fonte is set on the top of a hill which overlooks, rolling valleys, vineyards and olive groves. The villa is in a large 'English' style, well kept garden and is approached along an avenue of cypress trees which are over 100 years old. This traditional Tuscan villa is ideally situated for guests to discover Tuscany and all it has to offer. All the major tourist attractions,cities and monuments are within a half or whole day car trip. Very good local shopping is nearby ( 4 km ) a great train service, restaurants to suit all pockets and tastes and a car hire are all available in Certaldo ( 4 km from La Fonte ) Parking is on the property and free. Wine tasting, horse riding,cooking courses, walking trails, an 18 hole gold course and the coast where there is a huge choice of public ...
How to get there
How to get to “ La Fonte “ ** FROM PISA AIRPORT ** Exit Airport direction FLORENCE. On the Fi Pi Li Highway. After 40 Km. Exit Highway at EMPOLI OVEST & proceed direction SIENA / POGGIBONSI. Proceed South thro’ villages & thro’ Castelfiorentino Direction Certaldo. Before you reach Certaldo the Road curves sharply to the right & then goes thro’ several tunnels & arrives at a roundabout. Take the FOURTH exit direction GAMBASSI.- Proceed for 1/2 Km and take the SECOND exit a sharp LEFT Direction PANCOLE . After 2 ,5Km, you pass a small church on the Left. After 200 metres you enter an Avenue of cypress trees & “ LA FONTE” is immediately on your RIGHT
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