Tolly 5 is a lovely apartment on a delightful wine producing estate immersed in the countryside yet only a short distance from the famous medieval town of San Gimignano. Prettily furnished in country style, the apartment retains all the original characteristics yet is complete with today's modern comforts and has its' own patio area 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 and olive oil as well as 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 and the apartments are furnished in keeping with Tuscan tradition 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 San Gimignano perched on the hillside.
Tolly 5 is a pretty apartment on the ground floor of the farmhouse. It consists of a living area with characteristic archway, dining table and chairs, settee (which converts to a bed on request), satellite television and fully equipped kitchen area. On the same floor are two bedrooms each with double bed and ensuite bathroom, one with shower, the other with hydromassage bathtub. The patio doors of the living room open onto the apartments terrace area in the garden which is furnished with table and chairs and there is a large communal barbeque in the grounds for guests use. With the sun setting behind the hills, and the lovely view, it's tempting to dine alfresco in the garden 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 with San Gimignano being 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 services to enhance your stay (on request, payable locally), such as breakfast, bike hire, telephone, internet access (wifi in the grounds, cable connection in the apartments), laundry facilities with washer/dryer and optional twice weekly dinners featuring the estates produce are usually arranged.
Living area with dining table and chairs, settee, 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. > Double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with hydromassage bathtub, shower attatchment, basin, bidet and w.c.
Central heating > Air conditioning > Internet connection > Swimming pool > Patio area > Barbeque > Hairdryer > Flat screen television with satellite channels throughout > Extra person/s accommodated on request on settee which converts to a double/single bed > 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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