House :Three Bedroom Three Storey Tower House in Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Over a thousand years old, La Porta delle Fonti was originally the gatekeeperâ??s abode. It is now been transformed into a unique three storey house situated in a tranquil position on the edge of the historical town of San Gimignano just a few minutes walk from the centre. It has a sloping garden area ideal for dining al fresco and there is also a much coveted parking space.
This unusual house, with beamed ceilings in all of its rooms, is comfortably furnished in traditional Tuscan style and has a cosy atmosphere. The owners have retained two lovely fireplaces, one in the ground floor lounge and the other in the pretty country style kitchen which is perfect for grilling meats over glowing embers in true Tuscan style.
The main historic centre of San Gimignano, and its wealth of monuments, craft shops and restaurants is only 5 minutes walk away via the medieval lanes, or via a panoramic walkway along the walls lined with umbrella pines, and dotted with benches. The famous medieval towers can be viewed above the house and from some of its windows, as well as on looking up from the houseâ??s garden. The rustic garden, just a few steps from the house on the other side of the archway is slightly sloping and runs along the edge of the walls. It is furnished with table and chairs and is an ideal spot for relaxing and dining al fresco.
There is a parking space for one car at the bottom of the garden. Access to this is up a slope and not recommended for low lying cars. Alternatively you may drop off your luggage at the house, and cars can then be parked in one of the pay car parks outside the town walls. A permit to enter the historic centre will be provided on collecting the apartment keys.
Note: Properties in historic town centres may not be as modernized as other holiday rentals, due to strict renovation regulations to retain the original charm and characteristics of the buildings and their interiors.
Ground Floor: Entrance hall > Bathroom with small bath with hand shower, basin, bidet and w.c > Living room with sitting area with 2 settees and fireplace.
Middle Floor: Kitchen with hob (4 gas rings), fridge, fireplace, dining area with table, chairs and bench seating > Washing machine > Single bedroom.
Top Floor: Double bedroom > Single bedroom (an extra person can be accommodated on another bed that pulls out from the single bed on request) > Shower room with shower cubicle, basin, bidet and w.c.
Central heating > Rustic garden > Parking space for one car...Read more
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