Three Bedroom Split Level Terraced House San Gimignano
Casa di Gloria is a lovely house on a beautiful estate near San Gimignano. It has a pretty secluded garden area, the perfect spot for relaxing, or dining al fresco whilst enjoying the fantastic view both of the large swimming pool and of the countryside with San Gimignano's medieval famous towers visible in the distance.
Casa di Gloria is a lovely terraced house situated in the century old Fattoria Scopeto. Originally a group of traditional Tuscan farmhouses, Scopeto has recently been restored and divided into traditional terraced houses and a few apartments; some like Casa di Gloria which are rented, and others owned by Italians families who enjoy them as weekend country retreats. The enclosed grounds of the estate are full of mature trees and a large swimming pool (15m x 8m) enjoying lovely views of the surrounding countryside has been added.
Its entrance leads to the lovely living room with original terracotta vaulted ceiling and a characteristic fireplace surrounded by settees and an armchair. The owner who has artistic flair has added lots of homely touches to make the house very comfortable and welcoming. There is a pleasant dining area in the living room, a separate fully equipped kitchen, and just off the kitchen is a handy second shower room. Upstairs, a corridor lined with pretty pictures, leads to three nicely furnished bedrooms, a master bedroom with a large double bed where an extra bed can be added on request, another with a slightly smaller double bed and a third with single bed, as well as the main bathroom with bath tub.
San Gimignano with its medieval towers, wealth of monuments, craft shops and excellent restaurants is only 5km away and a joy to explore. Casa di Gloria is in a convenient location for visiting all of Tuscany's major sights, with Siena and Florence both easily accessible via the road, bus and rail links at nearby Poggibonsi 13km away and Certaldo with its interesting medieval quarter and home of the famous 'Mercantia' craft fair is only 7km down the road. A parking space is in the grounds of the estate.
Ground Floor: Living room with sitting area with two settees, armchair and fireplace, dining area with table and chairs > Kitchen with cooker (4 gas rings electric oven) and fridge/freezer > Shower room with shower cubicle, basin, and w.c.
First Floor: 2 double bedrooms > Single bedroom > Bathroom with bath with hand shower, basin, and w.c.
Fly screens (bedrooms only) > Washing machine > Central heating* > Large garden > Barbecue > Swimming pool > Parking > 5km to the town of San Gimignano.
(facilities marked * are payable locally)
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Left on 03/04/2014 for a stay in September 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Mar 4, 2014Stayed Sep 2013
The property is located approximately 4km outside of San Gimignano on the road to Certaldo and was quite easy to find using the directions that were supplied. Although the property is not within easy walking distance of San Gimignano it only take about 5 minutes by car, so it's ideally located for those who want a quiet countryside location yet within close distance to the town.
On arrival we were very warmly greeted by the owners who were keen give us a tour of the property and to let us know how everything was, in fact, they even took us to show us where the local supermarket was. The villa itself is much larger inside that it looks from outside and is very well tastefully furnished, and is full of character. We had two children with us, aged 3 and 6, and the private garden opposite the front door was a perfect area for them play, though the pool was definitely their favourite area. Although there are a few other cottages there, we virtually had 'private' use of the pool for the week that we there.
In summary, we had a fantastic stay there and would definitely go back and recommend it to others, without hesitation.
I'd also like to say how impressed I was with the help given by La Bella Toscana who were more than willing to help with every single question/request that I had, this was very refreshing and gave me confidence to use them.
Left on 09/16/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 16, 2013Stayed Jul 2013
Me and my family had a very very nice time at Casa di Gloria. Everything was great, there was nothing to criticize about. Very good house, nice pool, friendly landlord. Casa di Gloria is very recommendable, particularly for families like us with three children. Since we have been often in Italy, we are experienced enough to evaluate that.
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