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Restored Tuscan farmhouse with pool and views

Plenty of space for dining al fresco on the terrace
20 reviews
Plenty of space for dining al fresco on the terrace
Independent entrance
Swing seat on the terrace
Swimming pool
The kitchen
Dining room viewed from the kitchen
Kitchen viewed from the dining room
Kitchen window
The kitchen viewed from the dining room
The dining room
The dining table seats 10.
The living room and staircase
The living room
The living room
Bedroom 2 (double)
Bedroom 2
Bedroom 2
The upstairs bedrooms all have a ceiling fan with remote control.
Bathroom 2
Bathroom 2
Bathroom 2
Bedroom 3 (1 double + 1 single beds or 3 singles)
Bedroom 3
Bedroom 3 with 3 single beds
Bathroom 3
Bathroom 3
Bedroom 4 (double or twin beds)
Bathroom 4
Bathroom 4
Bathroom 4
Bathroom 4
View of the Elsa valley
Mist in the Elsa valley
Sunset in Val d'Elsa
Ground floor plan
Living room and staircase
Living room
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4 Bedrooms , 4 Bathrooms , Sleeps 10
Certaldo, Tuscany
L'Antica Cisterna is an authentic traditional Tuscan farmhouse in San Donnino, Certaldo, and has been tastefully converted into a residential villa for holiday lets.
The accommodation comprises four bedrooms (including one triple), four bathrooms, a kitchen, large dining room and living room. It sleeps 8 or 9 people in comfort and measures 200 square metres.
At a dream location in Chianti mid-way between Florence and SIena, the house is tucked away in the rolling hills overlooking the Elsa valley, with San Gimignano in the distance.
The owners are British and live on site. We are fluent in Italian and at your disposal for advice and assistance with your stay in Tuscany, e.g. reservations, tourist recommendations and activities.
The property has the following facilities:
- tastefully furnished and decorated rooms with original beamed...
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About the Owner, Ann and Charly F
Languages spoken: German, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish, Dutch
Response Rate: 92 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : Feb 2012
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 20 reviews and 1 property
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English first
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1 review
Reviewed September 12, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

took the family [14 of us] including 5 children, to villa Avanella for a week as we had a wedding to attend. on arrival we were all amazed at the space of the villa with all bedrooms an average 18x18 a living room the size of a small barn -with enough seating for 14, as was the kitchen. the grounds...

Ontario, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed May 22, 2016 for a stay in May 2016
person found this review helpful

Just finished up an amazing stay at Charley and Anne's farmhouse in Tuscany and I can't say enough about how great this place is! Charley and Anne were both amazing hosts, the house itself is spotless and full of character, and the view alone is worth the price of the rental. We stayed with a group of 6 and had...

Tullamore, Ireland
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80 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed March 9, 2016 for a stay in June 2015
person found this review helpful

This was an opportunity to get together with family from 3 different countries. The house itself had character, its thick walls betraying its age. Nice views from the outside table where we ate our evening meals and breakfasts. The owners live in the adjoining house and were usually available to assist with various small matters, and were always helpful. House...

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Many thanks for your kind review. We have taken note of your comments and have improved the wifi coverage by adding a new router. We have also applied for permission to build a pool on the property in the next few months.


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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (10)
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (3)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(4)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Shared Yard
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
We are animal lovers and welcome pets, but if you wish to bring any pets, please consult us before booking so that we can explain the situation regarding other animals on the...
    1 Shower
    3 Attached (ensuite)
    4 Kings
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Mar 24, 2018 -
Apr 30, 2018
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Sep 30, 2018
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Nov 4, 2018
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About the neighborhood
San Donnino is a perfect starting point for visits to Tuscany's Unesco heritage sites and other nearby historic centres and market towns, and affords plenty of opportunities for discovering and enjoying the stunningly beautiful surrounding countryside.
Distances: Florence (40 km), Siena (40 km), San Gimignano (18 km), Certaldo Alto, birthplace of Boccaccio (10 km) Volterra (48 km), Lucca (110 km), Pisa (82 km).
The house dates back to the 17th century at least and some parts, such as the underground granary and stone foundations, may be mediaeval. Indeed, it is within the conservation area of Semifonte, the fortified city that was razed to the ground in 1202 by the Florentines.
The village is home to a small but welcoming and cosmopolitan community.
The nearest shops, banks, chemi...
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Florence / Pisa: 32.3 mi
Railway: Certaldo: 6.8 mi
Since the house is not so easy to find, we recommend using Gougle Maps to search for the Point of Interest 'Antica Cisterna' (Certaldo). Otherwise, please ask for our driving directions.
Please specify which direction you'll be coming from. We supply directions from Florence, Genoa/Pisa or Rome. We can do other routes on request.
The directions include instructions for getting here by GPS, as otherwise it may take you to Sciano, which is the wrong village.
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