RECEPTIVE STRUCTURE. This magnificent historical convent in the Val D'Era, full of the charm of another age, dating probably to the 18th century, stands in the vicinity of the church of San Biagio. Thanks to its dominant position, the large garden offers a view of the hills interspersed with the colours of the different cultivations.
The interior has been tastefully restructured in respect of the rural tradition, maintaining the terracotta tiled floors and wooden beamed ceilings. The large living room on the ground floor is an invitation to conviviality: a billiard table, comfortable divans and, in the dining room, a large table for leisurely meals.
Situated a few kilometres from Volterra, jewel of Etruscan, Roman, Medieval and Rennaissance art, which dominates, from a 550 m high hill, the valley of the river Cecina as far as the sea, San Biagio is the ideal spot for a Tuscan holiday, exploring one of the most uncontaminated areas of the region, not far from the sea and the beautiful art cities like Florence, Pisa, Siena, Lucca and San Gimignano.
The house consists of two floors. The main entrance on the ground floor leads into a big entrance hall with fireplace and then to the large living room with dining area and oven room ideal per pizzas. On this floor is a big kitchen subdivided into cooking area, dining area, pantry and verandah and also a double bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower, the laundry and a service bathroom. All the rooms on the ground floor have outside access through French windows. A tiled staircase in the entrance hall leads up to the top floor composed of one twin bedroom with joinable beds with ensuite bathroom with shower, one double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower and one double bedrooms with en suite bathroom
with whirlpool tub.
The house is surrounded by 1,500 sq m of lawn and 2 hectares of olives and woodland, facing a terraced terrain with a splendid view, with a swimming pool and solarium area with gazebo, table and chairs. Every corner of the garden is provided with tables, chairs and open air lounges, allowing guests to enjoy the tranquillity of this magical place.
Open from the last Saturday in April until the first Saturday in October, the pool is situated in a splendid panoramic position overlooking the Volterra hills. The swimming pool, totally fenced and situated lower down than the house and only a few metres from it, it is reached by 11 easy steps or else, for those wanting to avoid the steps, by a little road going round the house. The rectangular pool measures 11 x 5 m with a depth varying from 1.35 to 1.50 m and has a ladder to enter the water. It is lined with PVC with a border in stone. The tiled solarium area is provided with sun beds, deckchairs and chairs. On one side of the pool is a large gazebo furnished with chairs and a small wooden table. There is a cold water outdoor shower.
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To be paid at the time of booking: 30% as DEPOSIT (non-refundable) calculated on the listed price (and not on the possible discounted price), plus 5,9% of the total of the reservation for the EV Commissions (which include costs for opening and management of the practice, customer assistance service 7 days per week, agency commission, Europ Assistance insurance policy for Cancellation expenses of the booking). The deposit payment can be paid bank transfer or credit card: no extra commission is required for the deposit payment by credit card;
To be paid within 60 days prior to the beginning of lease: 70% as BALANCE to be paid by bank transfer or credit card. Balance payment by credit card is accepted with a charge of 2% on the amount of the balance for VISA/MASTERCARD circuit and of 3% for AMEX Circuit.TripAdvisor property ID 1832295...Read more
The town of Volterra, and its splendid territory is, probably, one of the most varied and rich parts of Tuscany. Its undisputed historical tradition joins with the splendid natural surroundings which offer, from the landscape to the vegetation and fauna, an imposing patrimony.
Situated in the heart of Tuscany, about 40 km from the sea and not far from the most important art cities of the region (Florence: 70 km; Siena: 47 km; San Gimignano: 29 km), Volterra is a tourist destination not to be missed as well as the ideal spot for relaxing holidays in very evocative countryside.
Airport: Pisa 57 km, Firenze 73 km, Bologna 163 km, Roma 325 km
Train station: Pontedera 36 km
Highways: A1 exit Firenze Impruneta 75 km
Shops and services: Villamagna 5 km (for emergencies) Volterra 13 km
Beaches: Tyrrhenian Sea 35 km
Access roads: 1,5 km of gravel road
Attractions within 100 km: Pisa, Firenze, Lucca, Siena, Volterra, San Gimignano
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