Tulip is a very pretty apartment in a restored farmhouse on a beautiful estate immersed in the undulating hills of the Tuscan countryside. The apartment is nicely furnished and has a lovely terrace for dining al fresco. Close by is the swimming pool which is surrounded by lawns and enjoys a magnificent view across vineyards towards San Gimignano in the distance.
Tulip is a charming apartment furnished in Tuscan country style. Original features such as beamed ceilings and terracotta floors have all been retained, whilst satellite television and air conditioning (payable locally if required) provide modern comforts. The living room and the twin bedroom both have patio doors that open out onto the terrace, which is furnished with table and chairs for dining alfresco, or enjoying a glass of the local Vernaccia wine that the farm produces along with olive oil, fruit and honey, all of which can be purchased locally. Close to the house is the beautiful swimming pool (12m x 6m), which is surrounded by lawns and enjoys a magnificent view across vineyards and olive groves towards the medieval towers of San Gimignano in the distance. The estate which is in a lovely position close to San Gimginano consists of the main house which now forms four apartments, one in which the owner lives and the others which he rents, and a small detached building. Tulip is very conveniently situated just over 1km from an excellent restaurant and halfway between the towns of Certaldo and San Gimignano both only about ten minutes drive away. At San Gimignano there are many historical monuments to visit, a good choice of restaurants, and lots of local craft shops whilst Certaldo has a supermarket, railway station and an interesting medieval quarter, birthplace of the famous poet Boccaccio and home of the important ‘Mercantia’ craft fair. Just 12km down the road is Poggibonsi with its rail and road links to both Siena and Florence making it very easy to visit Tuscany’s most important sights. Parking is in the grounds close to the apartment. Breakfast is available on request. Breakfast must be requested at the time of booking and is payable locally.DETAILSLiving room with kitchen area with hob (4 gas rings), small electric oven, fridge, dining table and chairs, settee (which converts to a double bed on request, or if you prefer one single bed can be provided in the double bedroom), satellite television > Double bedroom > Shower room with shower cubicle, basin, bidet and w.c. > Twin bedroom (which on request will be converted into a double) with ensuite shower room with shower cubicle, basin, bidet and w.c. > Use of washing machine* > Central heating* > Air conditioning* > Terrace > Barbecue > Swimming pool > Wi Fi internet connection > Parking > Walking distance of 1.5km to nearest restaurant > 5km to the town of Certaldo and 6km to the town of San Gimignano > Wine and olive oil available for tasting and purchase > Breakfast available on request* Facilities marked * are payable locally.
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Left on 11/03/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Nov 3, 2012Stayed Aug 2012
We stayed in Tulip. It was very clean, very quiet and had a good view on San Gimignano. When we arrived we got a lot of information and a welcome drink. The apartment was very clean, and also the estate was very clean. It was a big three rooms apartment. The location was excellent, close to San Gimignano and halfway between Florence and Siena. The children liked the animals; a rabbit,a dog and two turtles. We liked the quietness and the view on the wineyards most.
Left on 08/30/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | DonaldoReviewed Aug 30, 2012Stayed Jul 2012
July 2012, after 3 days in Venizia, 4 days in La Spezia(Les Cinque Terre) we finally arrived at Tulip. Peace, breakfast on the terasse every morning,fresh eggs from Franca,Marcello with is wine and services, the pool, the BBQ with grape wood,everything was more that we expected. San Gimignano 6 km away, Florence and Sienna 1hr 1/2 ,Cecina and the beach 2hrs, Brunello in Montalcino same 2 hrs. One word...Heaven on earth.
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