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bedrooms: 6

bathrooms: 6

available for: 12 people

Pool type: Private Pool

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Il Chicchero
Location address: San Gimignano - Siena   Show on map
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Il Chicchero sits in an elevated position with views across farmland, forest, olive groves and vineyards to the hills beyond.  With six double bedrooms on two levels the villa is perfect for groups of friends or families wishing to holiday together.
Outside the garden wraps around the villa which has several paved terraces furnished with tables and chairs. The largest of these paved terraces runs along the rear of the building; from here you overlook the pool area and have wonderful views of the rolling Tuscan countryside.To one side of the house is a flight of steep steps leading down to the pool area which has wonderful views over the surrounding Tuscan countryside.(Please note that the owner has stated that due to the steepness of these steps the property is not suitable for children under twelve years of age). The pool has a paved surround furnished with sun loungers, tables and parasols.

The main entrance on the ground floor leads directly into a comfortable lounge furnished with three sofas and flat screen TV.  To the left of the lounge four steps take you down to the large kitchen which has a dining table and chairs which would easily accommodate twelve people. 

The kitchen is fitted to professional standards, and has fridge, freezer, dishwasher, oven 7 burner gas hob and microwave oven.  Double doors lead out onto a furnished terrace overlooking the pool which would be a lovely place to sit with a glass of local wine in the evening.


To the right of the lounge is a small corridor leading to all three ground floor bedrooms.  To the right is the first bedroom which has a double bed with ensuite bathroom with shower and doors opening to the front of the house. 
The second bedroom next door is a very pretty room with hand painted furniture, a four poster bed and doors to the rear of the house where there is a small furnished terrace that runs along the rear of the property.  The bathroom with shower, basin, WC and bidet is located next door.  The final bedroom is also located at the rear of the house and has a double bed with ensuite bathroom with shower and doors leading out onto the furnished terrace.
An external flight of stairs on the right of the house takes you up to the first floor which has been newly fitted and decorated.  The front door opens directly into the lounge/kitchen/diner which has two sofas, dining table and chairs for six people a wood burner and fitted units along one wall with fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave oven and gas hobs.
Please note that there is no conventional oven.  This is also where the TV and CD player are located.  From the lounge, doors lead off to the three bedrooms one to the front of the house and two at the rear.  All of the bedrooms are a good size and have double beds with ensuite bathrooms with shower, WC, basin and bidet.




The house is perfect for groups of friends and families wishing to holiday together.
Il Chicchero is an ideal base to visit San Gimignano, Volterra, Pisa, Siena and the Chianti, it’s also well positioned for day trips to the coast.

A cot can be hired for an extra daily cost.
Small pets are allowed however there is a daily charge.
 
Please note that the owners have two pet cats.  Whilst they are often around the grounds, they are not allowed into the Villa and we would discourage clients from feeding the cats so they remain outside of the Villa.

Pool Info

The pool has a paved surround furnished with sun loungers, tables and chairs. Sitting poolside you have a commanding view over the surrounding countryside.  The pool has internal steps leading down into the refreshing waters at the shallow end and ladder access at the deep end.
The pool is rectangular in shape and measures ten metres by five metres and has a depth of 1.20 metres increasing to 1.70 metres at the deepest point.  Please note that the pool is reached via a flight of steep steps and the owner has requested due to this that no children under the age of twelve should be in the party.  The pool is open from the 1st May until 30th October.

In House: Facilities
  • The size of the villa is 240 sqm
  • TV
  • TV Sat (news only)
  • Barbecue
  • DVD player (Euro)
  • CD player
  • Fire place (open)
  • Fire place (stove)
  • Furnished terrace
  • Small dogs allowed
  • Microwave oven
  • Washing Machine Inhouse
  • Kettle
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • No smoking
  • Electric fans
  • Hairdryer
  • Mosquito screens in every room
  • 2 dishwashers
  • Internet WI-FI Inhouse
Onsite: Facilities and Local Services
  • Swimming pool - The pool is 10x5mtr and 1.20-1.70mtr deep. Open from May to October (weather permitting).
  • Babysitter - available on request
  • Cook on request - available on request (breakfast and/or dinner)
  • Barbecue Onsite - available at the villa
  • Beach - 58km away at Cecina
  • House Maid - book in advance, paid extra
  • Parking - shady parking for 5 cars available
  • Local Leisure - wine tasting, olive oil tasting, walking, mountain biking, hot air ballooning
  • Railways - nearest station is in Poggibonsi about 20km away
  • Approach road - last 1km unpaved good condition road
  • Distances – Castellina in Chianti 32 km, Sienne 36 km, San Gimignano 14 km, Volterra 17km, Cecina 58km, Florence 65 km, Pise 78 km, Rome 280 km

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2015 availability
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Important booking info
Important booking info
  • Price: price per villa, per week
  • Arrival/Departure day: Saturday
  • Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract
  • The Security Deposit is 500 Euro or equivalent in your own currency, is collected on your arrival and held by the owner for the duration of your stay. Should you or your party cause any damage at the property contact us straight away so that we can help agree a reasonable settlement. Damage does not mean normal usage or wear and tear.
    Payment method for security deposit: Credit Card
  • Weekly linen and bathroom towels: included - service provided by local supplier
  • Heating, if used: by consumption
  • Final clean: included - service provided by local supplier
  • Tourist tax: 1,50 Euro per person, per night some exemptions apply
  • Baby cot: 1 available on request, no extra cost
  • High chair: 1 available on request, no extra cost
  • Optional extra costs: - High-speed wireless internet access available for an additional small fee per week. Please bring your own laptop.

    A cot can be hired for an extra daily cost.

    Small pets are allowed however there is a daily charge.
 
2014 availability
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December
20. - 27.
2708 US Dollar
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Important booking info
  • Price: price per villa, per week
  • Arrival/Departure day: Saturday
  • Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract
  • The Security Deposit is 500 Euro or equivalent in your own currency, is collected on your arrival and held by the owner for the duration of your stay. Should you or your party cause any damage at the property contact us straight away so that we can help agree a reasonable settlement. Damage does not mean normal usage or wear and tear.
    Payment method for security deposit: Credit Card
  • Weekly linen and bathroom towels: included - service provided by local supplier
  • Heating, if used: by consumption
  • Final clean: included - service provided by local supplier
  • Tourist tax: 1,50 Euro per person, per night some exemptions apply
  • Baby cot: 1 available on request, no extra cost
  • High chair: 1 available on request, no extra cost
  • Optional extra costs: - High-speed wireless internet access available for an additional small fee per week. Please bring your own laptop.

    A cot can be hired for an extra daily cost.

    Small pets are allowed however there is a daily charge.
The guest reviews published below represent the personal opinions of To Tuscany customers who completed a questionnaire after their stay at the villa or apartment. These opinions do not necessarily represent the view of To Tuscany. For help with translation we recommend http://translate.google.com/
Cheryl
Group of friends
Greensboro, United States of America

Review date:
Stay: September 2013
Pros We really liked the separate bathrooms for each bedroom. We loved the views, and the close proximity to several good restaurants. The villa was clean.
Cons 1. The screens on the sliding doors were ripped and disconnected, allowing bugs in constantly. 2. Several burners on the stove in the downstairs did not work properly. 3. The coffee pot in the upstairs did not work at all, leaving 10 adults to use 1 12 cup pot. NOT ENOUGH! 4. There was a horrible smell upstairs, coming from the bedroom that we did not use (thankfully.. because no one could have stayed in there.) We mentioned it to Piero. He said he knew about it; that someone before us had messed up the system. He told US to go in there and run the shower water and flush the toilet many times. Sorry, not what I want to do on vacation, when I have paid for this villa. 5. There was only one set of keys for upstairs, and one for down. This meant the first person awake(it was someone upstairs) could not get in to the lower level to make coffee in the one working coffee pot, until someone downstairs awoke, or unless they left it unlocked all night. 6. The mattresses were hard and uncomfortable. 7. There needs to be instructions posted on how to use the dishwasher and clothes washer. 8. We were charged for a mid stay cleaning, which we really did not understand. If we had been leaving on that day, someone would have come in and cleaned it anyway and it would have been included.
Local attractions We enjoyed the restaurant that was very close, just down the road. I can't remember the name. We really enjoyed Tre Arches, and a restaurant that was in a winery nearby. Can't remember it's name either. It was run by a delightful woman named Monica.
To Tuscany team comments for this review:

22.10.2013
The owner apologies for any inconveniences and will make sure all is corrected, the clients were charged tourist tax 10 people € 150,00 and Internet use for 2 weeks 30,00 € instead of 40,00 €
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Dirk
Family with older children
Tampa, United States of America

Review date:
Stay: September 2013
Pros Pool, wenn auch nicht sauber: nur einmal gereinigt nach starkem Regen

Lage des Hauses
Cons Der Verwalter Service war katastrophal; das Fuettern der Katzen war wichtiger als Pool cleaning, Shower cleaning. Verstopftes Zimmerwaschbecken seit Anreise wurde nach 6 Tagen gefixt. Die gesamte Kueche benoetigt eine Generalreinigung und Instandsetzung. Hier wurde vom Eigentuemer viel investiert, aber der Service ist nicht akzeptabel. Das Abflusssystem riecht stark im ueberdachten Seitenteil.
To Tuscany team comments for this review:

03.10.2013
The owner informs that violent storms during the client's stay meant the pool needed extra cleaning and the drainage system was strained, the sink was fixed as soon as possible and the kitchen is thoroughly cleaned at each change over.
Michael
Group of friends
Carlsbad, United States of America

Review date:
Stay: June 2012
Pros Ambience, location to Tuscany hill top communities and Piero, Federica, Leonardo, cats and dogs
Cons Little hard to find but once there it was heaven
Local attractions Siena, Volterra, San Gimignano
10
Anonymous
Group of friends
Moers, Germany

Review date:
Stay: May 2012
Pros Exponierte Lage - Großzügigkeit des Hauses
Küchenausstattung, Einrichtung der Zimmer
Außenbereich
sehr nette Betreuung durch den Vermieter
Local attractions San Gimignano, Florenz, Siena, Chianti, Pisa, Pienza, Montalcino, Montopulciano, Colle de Val D'Elsa, Monteregioni, Bagno Vingnoni Fahrt mit dem treno natura Restaurant Tre Archi und Mura
8

Nearest town

The nearest town to Il Chicchero is the little village Castel San Gimignano. It is found about 2km away. It’s possible to walk to the village as most of the road is a quiet country road, only the last part is on the main road.
In the village there is a bar/cafè, restaurant and small grocery shop.  Within 10km there is San Gimignano which has all amenities. There are many restaurants in the area within a few minutes drive.
A local bus stops twice a day in Castel San Gimignano.

Hospital - Poggibonsi - 17 Km
Tennis courts - 9 Km
Horse riding - 4 Km
Bank - Colle di Val d'Elsa - 7 Km
Grocery shop -  2 Km
Large supermarket - 9 Km
Petrol station - Colle di Val d'Elsa - 7 km
Train Station -  Poggibonsi - 18 Km
Bus Station - Colle di Val d'Elsa - 7 Km
Golf course 9 holes - 7 km

FAQ

- What time can we arrive? By what time must we vacate the property?
Check in is from 17.00-20.00.
Checkout by: 10.00

- Can we arrive earlier than 17.00-20.00?
No it is not possible to arrive early, this is to ensure the villa is fully prepared for your arrival.
To ensure the villa can be prepared for the next guest please depart by 10.00

- Are pool towels supplied?
not included

- Is there Internet in the villa?
WI-FI available with extra charge

- Can we bring an extra person / child that can sleep on an air mattress or not the couch?
No, for fire and safety regulations, and insurance purposes, the maximum number of people indicated on the description cannot be exceeded.
NB: anyone aged 2 or above counts towards the occupancy of the house.

- Can we order a cot and / or high chair?
Please see here if it is possible in your villa. You can order these while completing your booking online, or at a later date by logging into you account.

- Where do I find information about the final cleaning, security deposit and other extra charges?
For complete details about what costs are included and excluded see here

- How much does heating cost in Italy?
Heating is very expensive in Italy. Most properties charge heating by consumption. Please make sure on arrival you are shown the meter so that you can check your spending. Here you can see how heating is charged at your villa.

- Is there a local bike hire place?
For bike hire shops see here, this is not an exhaustive list. On arrival you can check with the property owner for the closest shop.

- Where is the nearest grocery shop?
Click here for information about the nearest village/town and grocery shop.

- Is it possible to have a Welcome Hamper? if yes, how can we order one?
Yes, a Welcome Hamper can be provided. To order a Welcome Hamper please login into your account and place the order for one Welcome Hamper

- Where is the nearest recommended restaurant?
Click here for information about the nearest village/town and restaurant.

- How far are the airports? Distances and driving time
Aeroporto Pisa: 77km - 1h 17m
Florence Airport: 79km - 1h 08m
Aeroporto Perugia: 152km - 1h 53m

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- Can you assist with travel information?
Click here to view information we have put together to assist you with your travel plans

- When do I get the directions and keyholder contact?
After paying the balance you will receive the directions. They will also be accessible in your account.
You will also be supplied with a contact number for To Tuscany in case you should have any queries about the property on arrival

- Where do I find the directions?
Once your balance payment has been received you can access the directions from your account.

- Can we book a weekly stay not arriving on Saturday?
From June to end September, it is not possible to change the arrival/departure days. In other seasons it can be considered only for last minute bookings and at the owners discretion. Please contact us for more information or if you have a specific request.

- What is there for children to do in Tuscany?
Click here for some ideas of what to do with children while on holiday

- What is there to do in Tuscany?
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- Are pets allowed?
Villas which allow pets have an icon with a dog. Please check the description page of your villa for the icon. If pets are accepted this is normally limited to ONE dog per booking, please contact your agent for any questions. Some properties have extra charges for pets, make sure you check the extra charges here for pet charges.

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