Tolly 2 is a pretty apartment on a lovely wine producing estate immersed in the countryside yet only a short distance from the famous medieval town of San Gimignano. Nicely furnished in country style, the apartment retains all the original characteristics yet is complete with today's modern comforts and has its' own area in the garden for dining al fresco. The swimming pool is framed by gorgeous views of the countryside and glimpses of the towers of San Gimignano.
The Tolly estate has over 70 hectares of farmland including vineyards and olive groves and produces a variety of excellent wines, olive oil and other local produce, all of which can be tasted during the optional dinners the owners usually organise twice a week. At the centre of the estate is the beautiful rambling 19th Century farmhouse, which has been completely restored and now forms seven lovely apartments. Original characteristics such as beamed ceilings, and terracotta floors have all been retained whilst modern facilities including air conditioning, flat screen satellite television, ensuite bathrooms and internet connection ensure your comfort.
Close to the farmhouse is a large beautifully positioned swimming pool (12m x 6m) complete with a round children's section. From the pool, and indeed from all corners of the estate, are stunning views of the countryside and amazing San Gimignano perched on the hillside.
Tolly 2, situated on the ground floor, consists of a living area with dining table and chairs, settee (which can convert to a single bed on request), satellite television and fully equipped kitchen area. There are two lovely bedrooms, one with double bed, the other with single bed and both with ensuite shower rooms. The patio doors of the living room open onto the apartments terrace area in the garden which is furnished with table and chairs and enjoys gorgeous views of the countryside. There is a large communal barbeque in the grounds for guests use and smaller portable ones are available on request.
With the sun setting silhouetting San Gimignano, and the unique view, it's tempting to dine alfresco with a good bottle of the estate's wine, or try one of the excellent selection of restaurants in the town. Tolly estate is a perfect location from which to explore the area. San Gimignano is just over 2 kms down the road, and the rest of Tuscany's many beautiful sights such as Florence and Siena easily accessible by road or by bus and rail links from Poggibonsi. The estate provides a variety of extra services (on request, payable locally) (see details below)
Living area with dining table and chairs, settee (which converts to a single bed on request), satellite television, and kitchen area with ceramic hob (4 electric ceramic rings), microwave/grill, fridge with icebox, and dishwasher > Double bedroom with ensuite shower room with shower cubicle, basin, bidet, and w.c. > Single bedroom with ensuite shower room with shower, basin, bidet and w.c.
Central heating > Air conditioning > Internet connection (Wi Fi in grounds, via cable in apartments > Swimming pool > Patio area > Barbeques > Hairdryer > Flat screen television with satellite channels > An extra person can be accommodated on the settee which converts to a single bed on request > Parking > Local produce available for tasting and purchase > 2km approx to the town of San Gimignano.
Services on request payable locally: Telephone* > Laundry facilities with washer/dryer* > Breakfast available on request* > Twice weekly optional dinners usually arranged* (Facilities marked * are payable locally)
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