Voltaire is a gorgeous apartment, part of a beautifully restored farmhouse on a large estate in the heart of the Tuscan countryside. Furnished in classic Tuscan style, beautiful original brick archways have been retained creating a unique and welcoming atmosphere. There is air conditioning throughout and the apartment has its own garden area for relaxing and dining al fresco. Close by is a large swimming pool enjoying a lovely view.
The apartment is all on the ground floor and is spacious and comfortably furnished retaining many of the original characteristics of the building whilst being complete with all modern comforts. Its entrance leads to a large living room, which retains the original stone walls and brick archways, and opens onto the apartments garden area where there is a barbecue and table and chairs for dining al fresco. The living room has a comfortable sitting area with settees and satellite television, dining area with table and chairs, and fully equipped kitchen area, There are two pretty bedrooms, one with double bed and the other with twin beds and two shower rooms.Close to the apartment is a large swimming pool (16m x 8m) which is the perfect spot for relaxing and taking a cooling dip. There are extensive views of the beautiful landscape dotted with vineyards and olive groves from every corner of the estate, and lovely country walks can be enjoyed. Apartment Voltaire is situated on a large estate just over 2km from the pretty Tuscan town of Gambassi Terme which has a selection of shops and restaurants. Situated in the farmhouse are a further four apartments and in other secluded positions in the grounds of this immense estate there are two private villas, and the main building, originally a convent, where there are some rooms and a handy reception. Extra services such as cleaning, and breakfast can be arranged via the reception which also has an internet connection*. Inside the property the owner created a restaurant where you can taste Tuscany's typical products. Meals are served on request.Many of the regions famous sights such as medieval San Gimignano, and Volterra are within easy driving distance and the famous cities of Florence and Siena can also be easily reached via nearby road and rail links.DETAILS Large living room with sitting area with settees and satellite television, dining table and chairs and 2 steps to kitchen area with cooker (4 gas rings electric oven), fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine > Double bedroom > Twin bedroom > 2 Shower rooms each with shower cubicle, basin, bidet and w.c. > An extra single bed can be added to a bedroom on request. Central heating* > Air conditioning* > Garden area > Barbecue > Swimming pool > Parking > Washing machine > Internet access at reception > Satellite television > 2km from Gambassi Terme with its shops and restaurants. *Extra services are all payable locally.
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"Voltaire Great modern apartment in a wonderful private setting"
Left on 08/08/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 8, 2012Stayed Jun 2012
We recently stayed a week at the Voltaire, an apartment at the Tunta Sant'llario just outside Gambassi Terme. The Voltaire was very modern, had great light and a private patio and grass area. The grounds were really lovely. There was large magnificent swimming pool. There were 3 or 4 other apartments that shared the pool and grounds but it was not crowded and felt very private and serene. We loved the Voltaire and would stay there again.
One thing to note is this rental is not in San Gimignano as advertised, but rather about 30 minutes of a picturesque car ride away. The downside of the location is that it is about 45 minutes to an hour away from the Chianti highway (rt 222) 9 Rada, Greve). And the first half hour of this ride is through Poggibonsi which is not picturesque at all.
Left on 08/06/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 6, 2011Stayed Jun 2011
We had two glorious weeks staying at the Votaire. The views and the scenery were breathtaking and it was wonderfully quiet. A great pool with shade where you could relax.Great accommodation. Especially the BBQ which we used on a number o f occasions. Food and veg from the local coop !!! A great restaurant at the top of the lane again excellent food and well presentated. But do book in advance. as very popular.
Just a little nigley thing could have done with a decent hairdryer!!
But apart form that a brilliant two weeks were had by me and our other two friends. Would recommend this to anyone. More english need to know about this!!!
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