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Restored stone built villa near San Gimignano

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Collinella 14 sitting on top of a hill in the rolling Tuscan countryside
Front covered patio with dining table and chair
1 of 19Collinella 14 sitting on top of a hill in the rolling Tuscan countryside
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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
1 night minimum
Villa
Podera collinella is ideally situated in a beautiful rural location with fabulous panoramic 360 degree views. The villa is a newly renovated 16th century converted farmhouse with a light & open feel. It has all 21st century amenities with well equipped bathrooms & kitchen and bespoke locally made furniture. The large shared pool is a 30 metres walk away and boasts stunning views over classic Tuscan landscape. There are 2 sun terraces attached to the property which are perfect for enjoying the peace & tranquillity over a glass of Chianti wine & delicious local food. The medieval hill towns of Volterra & San Gimignano are both 20 minutes by car and are perfect for sight seeing, shopping or dining out. The nearest village Il Castagno is only a 5 minute drive away and provides a local restaura...Podera collinella is ideally situated in a beautiful rural location with fabulous panoramic 360 degree views. The villa is a newly renovated 16th century converted farmhouse with a light & open feel. It has all 21st century amenities with well equipped bathrooms & kitchen and bespoke locally made furniture. The large shared pool is a 30 metres walk away and boasts stunning views over classic Tuscan landscape. There are 2 sun terraces attached to the property which are perfect for enjoying the peace & tranquillity over a glass of Chianti wine & delicious local food. The medieval hill towns of Volterra & San Gimignano are both 20 minutes by car and are perfect for sight seeing, shopping or dining out. The nearest village Il Castagno is only a 5 minute drive away and provides a local restaurant. Siena, Pisa, Florence and sandy Mediterranean beaches are all just 1 hour away by car. The farmhouse is surrounded by olive groves & woodland and accessed along its own private road. Bedroom 1 is a ground floor bedroom with a double bed & an adjoining shower room.Bedroom 2 is upstairs with a double bed and stunning views.Bedroom 3 has 2 single beds and a cot bed is also available. All bedrooms are modern & comfortable.Bathrooms: There is a downstairs shower room with a sink, shower, toilet and bidet. Upstairs is a family bathroom with a sink, toilet and shower. Kitchen: The kitchen is light, modern and well equipped. There is a large fridge freezer, hob, oven, dishwasher, kettle and toaster. All crockery, cutlery, pots and pans are provided. A high chair is available for infants.Utility Room: Washing machine, iron and ironing board are all provided in the upstairs bathroom.Living Rooms: The living room has an Italian leather sofa and chairs surrounding an open log fireplace (non functioning). There is also a flat screen TV/DVD and a selection of books to relax with after a hard day by the pool! The villa has WIFI but is supplied via satellite so encounters occasional but infrequent interruptions to service. Whilst we are unable to accept any liability arising from a loss of service we will take immediate steps to restore the service as soon as we are made aware of any interruption. Other: All rooms have been finished to the standard you would expect featuring traditional chestnut beamed ceilings and Italian terracotta tiled floors. All windows and doors are double glazed & gas central heating is provided (though rarely required).Bed linen and bathroom towels are provided together with 'an end of stay' cleaning service: The property is fully cleaned for all our guests before arrival. A welcome pack is provided for you on your arrival with local Tuscan produce and locally sourced wines. Amenities/Facilities: WIFI, Barbecue, Shared Pool, Parking, Garden. Dishwasher, Fridge, Fridge/Freezer, Hob/Stove, Iron, Oven, Washing Machine. Central Heating, Cot, High Chair, Room Fans, TV.Changeover day is Saturday though this is usually flexible in off peak times. Guests are requested to vacate the property by 10am on the day of departure. Arrival time is anytime after 3pm. The property is accessed along a 3km private gravelled driveway which opens out onto spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. Car hire is essential. The property is one of 13 on this large former farm site and is attached to one other property. Only a few are used as holiday rents so the site rarely gets busy. The house has its own large private gardens to front, side and rear. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
The property is on a small condominium. No loud music or noise that could disturb other residents after 11.00pm. Pool rules must be adhered to - children under 14 must be supervised, no loud music around the pool, no glassware, all garbage must be removed. There is no facility to discard glass bottles on site - these must be taken to roadside recycling bins nearby. Gates to car park must be closed at all times to prevent entry by wild animals that can cause damage to gardens.
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About the Owner
Steve P
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2015
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Reviewed August 2, 2019

Our family of 5 spent a week here. There was plenty of space. Gorgeous scenery and we loved the pool. Very relaxing. Clean and unique. If you like quiet and rustic, this place is perfect. Beautiful patio to sip coffee at sunrise or wine at...More

Date of stay: July 2019
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SteveLeicestershire, VR Owner at Restored stone built villa near San Gimignano, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and found the house met your needs. Thank you also for your kind comments about communication with me. I know how important it is for you to have...More

Reviewed July 15, 2019

We just spent 5 nights in this beautiful home and wished we had spent our entire two week vacation here! The 360 degree views are absolutely breathtaking and stunning, the home was perfect for 5 adults, the pool was so refreshing after a day of...More

Date of stay: June 2019
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SteveLeicestershire, VR Owner at Restored stone built villa near San Gimignano, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2019

Dear Guest Thank you for your very comprehensive review of your stay in Collinella 14. I am pleased that you had such a good time and especially the meal cooked by Laura. I have passed on your compliments. I am glad that I was able...More

Reviewed July 9, 2019

We had been travelling around Italy and booked into this stone villa for a week, it was everything we imagined, lovely stone villa, beautiful surroundings, peaceful and a terrific base to drive around and tour this perfect part of the world. The local town of...More

Date of stay: June 2019
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SteveLeicestershire, VR Owner at Restored stone built villa near San Gimignano, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2019

Dear Guest Thank you for you lovely review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and the house and location met your expectations. The views are truly wonderful, especially the spectacular sunsets - as you say 'perfect'! Best Wishes Steve

Reviewed November 19, 2018

We were expecting a country setting with spectacular views, and we weren’t disappointed. The villa is very nicely appointed, with heavy wood beam ceilings and fully tiled floors. The three bedrooms, two with king-sized beds and one with twin beds, are of decent size and...More

Date of stay: November 2018
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SteveLeicestershire, VR Owner at Restored stone built villa near San Gimignano, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2019

Dear Guest Thank you for your review, I am glad that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you also for your understanding when you had a problem with the coffee maker and light. The hard water does take its toll on kettles and coffee makers. Your...More

Reviewed August 10, 2018

Found this property when searching for a suitable place to stay with my partner and our four children (boys aged, 9, 10, 12 and 13). We flew into Pisa and hired a car, intending to explore Tuscany. From the moment we had booked, Steve sent...More

Date of stay: July 2018
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SteveLeicestershire, VR Owner at Restored stone built villa near San Gimignano, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2019

Dear Guest Thank you for your fantastic review- to say that this was the best holiday ever says everything about what a lovely location this is. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay so much and I look forward to welcoming you back. Best...More

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Reviewed June 2, 2018

Just spent four days in this lovely old farmhouse, it is one of only a few privately owned villas, totally peaceful and relaxing, we only saw one other person there so had the pool to ourselves the whole time. The views are amazing and the...More

Date of stay: May 2018
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SteveLeicestershire, VR Owner at Restored stone built villa near San Gimignano, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2018

Dear Guest Thank you for your great review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay - the Tuscan landscape is at its best at this time of the year and the towns are not too busy. I am glad that the house was...More

Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

A comfortable home in a beautiful part of the world.Tuscany is really special. The images of hills covered in wheat, vineyards, olive groves, cypress trees and spring flowers stick to your memory. We stayed in this well equipped villa for five days, exploring towns like...More

Date of stay: May 2018
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SteveLeicestershire, VR Owner at Restored stone built villa near San Gimignano, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2018

Dear Guest Thank you for your review. You visited at probably the best time of the year to enjoy the green of the countryside and the spring wild flowers. These are so characteristic of Tuscany and are at their best in early May. I am...More

Reviewed October 8, 2017

Great place ; thanks to Steve who made booking an absolute breeze, very helpful. Directions perfect. Views from all areas fantastic. Villa is semi detached but still very private , we saw 1 other person during a week at the end of September. Within a...More

Date of stay: September 2017
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SteveLeicestershire, VR Owner at Restored stone built villa near San Gimignano, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you for your lovely review of your stay at Collinella 14. I am glad to hear that you had a good time and enjoyed the fantastic views from the property. Thank you also about your comments about the support I provided, its...More

Reviewed June 27, 2017

We spent a super relaxing week here, and it is ideally located near (like 20-30 mins) Volterra, San Gimignano, Colle d'Elsa, and Sacromonte di San Vivaldo. You definitely need a car if you are staying here. The room downstairs was nice for my mom, and...More

Date of stay: June 2017
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SteveLeicestershire, VR Owner at Restored stone built villa near San Gimignano, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review of your stay at Collinella 14. Thank you for also for your tips for future guests, I always appreciate you sharing these. I am glad you had a great time, thank you for being such great guests. Warm...More

Reviewed June 13, 2017

Idyllic Tuscany setting with 360 degree panoramic views. Really enjoyed the tranquility. Comfortable villa ideal for up to 6 people and set up with absolutely everything one would need. The welcome package was a very nice touch and happily consumed. We made constant use of...More

Date of stay: June 2017
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SteveLeicestershire, VR Owner at Restored stone built villa near San Gimignano, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2017

Thank you for you review of your recent stay in Collinella 14. I am aware that you had a very long drive so arrived late in the evening. I agree that the entry road is not as easily visible at night, unfortunately we have no...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Books
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Outdoor Dining Area
Patio
Porch
Private Yard
Secure Parking
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Stove
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Water Park Nearby
Cycling Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighborhood
Podera Collinella is located 5 minutes drive from Il Castagno which has a pizzeria and also a restaurant. 20 minutes drive away are the hilltop towns of Certaldo, Volterra and San Gimignano these all have a selection of bars and restaurants.The villa is located down a private road with beautiful views across the Tuscan countryside. The villa is part of a converted farmhouse and barn and is one of 13 villas which are all privately owned (our villa is at the front of the picture on the main photo). Most of the villas are not rented out to holiday makers and are kept for private use as second homes. The large pool is shared between all the villas but is rarely busy even at peak times. All villas have their own pool furniture. The villa has a large private garden and BBQ area along with 2 priv...
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