A winding avenue of cypress trees leads apartment Gina on the 'La Fattoria estate'. Situated in a fantastic elevated position above San Gimignano, there are lovely views of the countryside and the medieval town across the valley. Gina has a large private balcony shaded by a pergola, where you can relax and enjoy the marvellous panorama and a short walk through the grounds lead to the beautiful swimming pool.
Gina is situated in beautiful stone farmhouse on an estate in a magnificent position on top of a hill facing the towers of San Gimignano just 4.5km away. The estate has 180 hectares of pasture, agricultural land and woods. It produces excellent wine and olive oil which are available for purchase, and guests are free to wander the estate, which, rich in flora and fauna is the most delightful location for enjoying country walks and admiring the magnificent landscape. Gina is a bright and comfortably furnished apartment with all of its windows enjoying splendid views. The french windows in the living room open on to a large private balcony (44 sqm) where you can relax and enjoy the most marvellous panorama of the surrounding countryside. The balcony which is partially covered by a pergola is furnished with table, chairs, and sunloungers. There is a barbecue in the grounds close by. A path leads to the beautiful swimming pool (14m x 7m) which looks out across sunflower fields, vineyards and olive groves to the distant hills. The pool is furnished with sunbeds and sun umbrellas and there is a handy changing room with shower and w.c. La Fattoria 'The Plateau Estate' composed of the owner's manor house, with its own chapel, two traditional Tuscan farmhouses which have been restored to offer very comfortable apartments, and a panoramic swimming pool. Our farmhouse has been divided into four apartments, three of which are rented (Nos 34 Vanda, 35 Gina, 36 Marina), all of which are most comfortably furnished in traditional Tuscan style. The farmhouse is surrounded by the estate's vineyards and olive groves and commands the most stunning views of the countryside, with the medieval hamlet of Montauto and the towers of the city of San Gimignano clearly visible over the valley. There is a utility room with washing machine for communal use, Wi Fi internet connection and parking is in the grounds of the estate close to the farmhouse. La Fattoria is only 4.5 kms from San Gimignano. Known as 'The City of Towers' it is a fascinating place to explore, with many craft shops, local art galleries, and historic monuments, as well as an excellent selection of restaurants. 15km away is the town of Poggibonsi which has road, rail and bus links to Florence and Siena making both of these towns easily accessible, and Volterra with its amphitheatre and interesting Etruscan museum is only 30 minutes drive away. DETAILS Living room with kitchen area with cooker (4 gas rings electric oven), fridge, dishwasher, dining table and chairs, sitting area with settee (which converts to a bed on request, alternatively an extra bed can be provided in one of the bedrooms), armchair and satellite television > Double bedroom > Twin bedroom (which on request will be converted into a double) > Bathroom with small bath with hand shower, basin, bidet and w.c. > Shower room with shower, basin and w.c. > Fly screens > Central heating* > Use of washing machine > Wi Fi internet connection > Telephone for making calls only* > Large panoramic balcony > Barbecue > Swimming pool > Parking > 4.5km to the town of San Gimignano > Wine and olive oil available for tasting and purchase. (facilities marked * are payable locally)
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Left on 09/19/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | JasonReviewed Sep 19, 2013Stayed Aug 2013
Our stay at the Gina unit was amazing. It's too bad we were there only a week. The unit was perfect with a view that we couldn't get enough of. We loved the vineyard and enjoyed walking the property. The fruit trees were nice and in season. The wine tour was great and the wine cave is stunning. We definitely would return on our next trip to Italy which can't be soon enough. Thank you so much!
Left on 11/05/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Nov 5, 2012Stayed Sep 2012
Perfect place in the heart of Tuscany.
Apartment is ideal for 4 people, surrounding is very nice, the medieval city of San Gimignano is an hour walk in the countryside.
Hard to find any deficiency, if you find one the owners will solve it in no time in a most friendly way. We spent a weak in Gina during the harvest when everyone worked around the clock, but Maurizio, Mara and Claudia were always devoted to give help whenever we needed.
Do not forget to get a bottle of their Vernaccia for each evening!
Left on 08/16/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 16, 2012Stayed Jun 2012
This was our third stay at La Fattoria il Piano. The holiday itself wasn't without complications, but staying at La Fattoria made up for them. We were even invited to La Fattoria manager Maurizio's 50th birthday party. His friendliness, and that of his wife Mara is what La Fattoria is all about. There are other agritourismo holidays - maybe they've also got a lovely pool, stunning location, wonderful views, peaceful atmosphere, old barns tastefully converted into lovely apartments with antique furniture, wine tasting experiences - but they haven't got Mara and Maurizio. They haven't got Paulo and Paula, the estate owners, or their wondeful daughter Claudia who simply cannot do enough to help. They certainly haven't got Molly the dog! These are the main reasons we'll keep returning.
Left on 02/02/2012 for a stay in August 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Feb 2, 2012Stayed Aug 2011
Nous avons reçu un accueil excellent, des personnes très agréables et sympathiques. La piscine est superbe, la vue magnifique et la proximité de San Giminiano font de cet endroit un lieu paradisiaque.
Notre préference va à la terrasse qui donne sur la Toscane !
Left on 11/24/2011 for a stay in September 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Nov 24, 2011Stayed Sep 2011
We loved our time at Gina - fantastic views over the vineyard and towards San Gimignano. Well appointed apartment with great balcony and superb pool - wow, the views from the pool - great relaxing way to spend the afternoon! Lovely owners too!
Left on 11/16/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Nov 16, 2011Stayed Oct 2011
Nous avons passé un séjour magnifique et avons eu un service exceptionnel c'était un endroit de rêve avec une vue panoramique à couper le souffle sur les vignobles et le village de San Gimignano. J'espère avoir la chance d'y retourner
Left on 08/17/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | Pierre & MariseReviewed Aug 17, 2011Stayed Jul 2011
We stayed there for 2 wonderful weeks with another couple. The apartment was perfect for 4 adults. The surroundings are amazing. The owners are welcoming and always ready to tell us more about Italy. The manager, Maurizio, is a very nice man and the Manageress is full of nice attentions. The view is superb and the pool area so relaxing. Longing to return!
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