Podere San Gimignano is a lovely property located among the hills of San Gimignano; the famous historic centre is under UNESCO protection for its medieval stone towers. Only 8 km distant from this enchanting Tuscan town, Podere San Gimignano is a complex of three independent villas plus one cottage, located all about 30 meters one from the other, immersed in a lush green park of more than 40.000 square meters of private land.
The three independent villas, all built in the 16th century, share a stunning super sized swimming pool, a tennis court and all the surrounding park, with its local vegetation composed of pine trees, cypresses, chestnut tree, lavender, rosemary, sage and many other Mediterranean plants and herbs. Each villa has its own private garden with a stone built barbecue structure where to have delicious outdoor dinners.
The whole complex together offers 10 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms, ideal for a large family reunion, celebrations or other kinds of groups who prefer in the same time have their own privacy but staying together in a lovely place with many activities to do. Each one of the three villas, called Acazium, Ginestrum, Glicine and Lilum, has 3 double bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms. In the annex located only 30 meters from the villas, there is one double bedroom and one full bathroom.
Acazium: Charming and comfortable, this villa is composed of two floors and two separated entrances: from the frontal opened terrace on the ground floor, it is possible to access the living room and the kitchen. The spacious living room with apparent stone walls offers a charming place for relaxing with a glass of wine in front of the cosy fireplace.
In the fully equipped kitchen, there is a large table with a wooden bench and more seats for up to 10 people. On the ground floor there is also a full bathroom with shower. The first floor holds the bedrooms, all three of them furnished with double beds and en-suite bathrooms. One of the bedrooms has direct access from the outdoor loggia on the uphill side of the house.
Ginestrum: With private open terrace equipped for outdoor meals, this villa is composed of two communicating apartments on two floors. On the ground floor Ginestrum offers a flat with a double bedroom, kitchenette and full bathroom, which has access through an arched door with the main apartment which opens to a large dining room and fully equipped kitchen.
One step up, you reach the living room with a charming open fireplace and great view of the swimming pool area. The internal staircase leads to the hall of the first floor which has also a second access directly from the garden area, uphill. On the ground floor you find the 2 double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms.
The charm of the villa Ginestrum is certainly its veranda covered with glass windows and furnished with sofas and armchairs, ideal for a chat among friends with a glass of Vernaccia di San Gimignano (local white wine of good quality). The ground floor open terrace is located close to the third villa, Lilum.
Lilum: composed of two floors. Its most interesting feature is certainly the living room, which is really spacious and preserves the original vaulted ceilings built with local “terracotta” (handicraft fired bricks). The living room has two environments, one with a long comfortable sofa and the other with charming armchairs for a relaxing chat with friends and family by the open fireplace.
The archway leads to the dining room, with a large table and enough seats for 10 people, (it is possible to add another table to accomodate up to 20 people, when the weather is nice, it is possible to have the table outside) which has also direct access from the garden area. The kitchen is located on the left side of the main room, and is fully equipped with all necessary to prepare a delicious Tuscan menu, including the open fireplace which originally was used to make a wonderful grill – and keep doing it!
The internal staircase leads from the living room to the first floor, where all 3 bedrooms are located. Each bedroom has its own en-suite bathroom, fully equipped with shower boxes. There are two double bedrooms and one twin bedroom that can be made as a double by joining the two beds together.
All three villas have been recently renovated but preserving the original characteristics of a typical Tuscan farmhouse, especially the apparent stone walls, vaulted ceilings or wooden beamed ceilings, fire bricked floors and archways. The furniture respects this style, with many pieces of antiques, original beds, dressers and wardrobes joined with modern bathroom equipments and all comforts.
A short distance from all villas is located an independent 1 room apartment, Glicine, 45 sq meters, with fully equipped bathroom with shower, sink, wc. There is a fully equipped area with fridge, hob and antique furniture. Glicine was an old barn and old furnace, you can still see its original wooden ceiling. Outside there is a private pergola with table and chairs, perfect to enjoy meals al fresco. Private barbecue.
Podere San Gimignano offers quality accommodations for a group of up to 20 people, in three charming Tuscan farmhouses and an independent cottage. The location, in the centre of a triangle between Volterra, San Gimignano and Colle Val D’Elsa, is ideal for day trips and activities.
The property offers for the guests the equipped swimming pool area and a tennis court and the surrounding park with many trails for hiking and relaxing walks. Only 10 km from the villa is the 18 hole golf course Castelfalfi. Besides, the villa is surrounded by good restaurants, wine shops and groceries which sell all kinds of local typical products.