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bedrooms: 5

bathrooms: 4

available for: 10 people

Pool type: Private Pool

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Ragnaia
Location address: San Gimignano  - Siena   Show on map
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Ragnaia is located about 500 metres walk from San Gimignano. It's the ideal villa to enjoy the medieval Tuscan town and has great access to the Chianti and other sights in Tuscany. The old stone villa has the most spectacular views.

At the property there is a lovely pool surrounded by olive groves. It's in a perfect position to enjoy the Tuscan sun while admiring the stunning views across to San Gimignano and off across the hills into the Chianti.

Ragnaia is a typical old Tuscan farm building. It is set up as two independent apartments over two floors, so is great for family groups. Also on the property is a stone barn where the owner lives.
The top floor apartment is entered up a typical flight of external stairs, with a small loggia at the top. From here the is a single step into the large, spacious and wonderfully luminous living area. This large room with wooden floors and a lovely ceiling with terracotta tiles and wooden beams, is comfortably furnished with a double sofa and a couple of armchairs. Against one wall is a large wooden table seating up to 10 people, to one side is a fireplace and a TV with satellite.
To the left of the room you pass into a large kitchen, also with a wooden floor and tastefully furnished. The kitchen has a large fridge with freezer, gas hobs, an oven and dishwasher. It is well equipped and also has a TV in one corner. There is a table with chairs for 6 people. From the room there are great views.
On the other side of the lounge is the sleeping area, which is composed of two bedrooms and bathrooms. One of the bathrooms is accessed from the lounge, through a laundry room with washing machine and ironing facilities. This bathroom has a Victorian bathtub with clawed feet and a handheld shower. It's bedroom is a spacious twin room, also with direct access to the lounge. The room is furnished with a large wardrobe, chest of drawers and has a beautiful view through the arched window.
The second bedroom is down some terracotta steps. It has a large en-suite bathroom has a sloped roof, it has a shower, sink with Victorian style fittings. The room is a double bedroom. The lovely warm room is furnished with a comfortable bed, big wardrobe, dresser and bedside tables. From the window there are breathtaking views.
The downstairs part of the villa Ragnaia is entered through a large arched door from a small terrace. The door leads into the main living area which was originally the stables. The room has a high ceiling and has a beautiful traditional stone column with terracotta arches. The spacious room is simply furnished with a three seat sofa, a couple of antique sideboards and a lovely fireplace.
Access to the kitchen is through a terracotta arch. The kitchen has a warm wooden floor, with a wooden table and chairs for 6 people. Along the back wall is the cooking area which has gas hobs, oven and dishwasher. There is also a large fridge with freezer, and an open fireplace perfect to barbeque indoors. There is access to the garden from the kitchen.
The sleeping area is to the other side of the living area. From here there is a small hall, off which to the left some steps lead down to the biggest double bedroom in the villa. On one wall it has large picture window decorated by traditional protective terracotta, while a second wall has two big arched windows. These provide the room with lots of light and amazing views, however there are no shutters or heavy curtains on the windows so there is light in the room from early morning. The room has a large wardrobe and a fireplace. The bathroom is next to the bedroom. It has garden access and wooden floors. Inside there is a freestanding travertine bath with Victorian taps and handheld shower.
Returning to the little hall there is a bathroom with a shower. This was once the bread oven of the farmhouse, and has an unusual feature of the toilet and bidet under a little private arch. Two bedrooms use this bathroom. The first is a double bedroom up 7 steep steps. It is a room with a sloping ceiling, which is approximately 1.6 metres at the lowest point. There is a low window providing the room with enough light. In the room is a wardrobe and through a low door, about 1.5metres high, there is a walk-in wardrobe, an average height person can stand in this room.

The second bedroom is down some stairs from the little hall. This is a spacious double bedroom with a high wooden bed and access to the garden. There is a large window providing lots of light. The room is furnished with a wardrobe, chest of drawers and TV.
The garden is simply outfitted with pretty lawns and trees. It has some children’s swings and is completely fenced. The property does continue after the fence down to a little stream. In the garden, behind the villa steps lead to a terrace with a table and chairs to seat 10 people for dining al fresco. This area is dotted with citrus trees and has excellent views all the way across the Chianti and down to the south of Siena and Montalcino.


Most of the villa is paved with wood, the majority of the windows of the bedrooms have mosquito screens and safety bars.


There are other villas not far from Ragnaia however they do not overlook.

There is the owner's friendly dog roaming freely onsite.

Pool Info



The pool is located above the villa, to the right as you enter the property. It is a pretty area surrounded by a pretty lawn and olive trees and with excellent views of San Gimignano to one side and off into the Chianti to the other side.


The pool has a small stone paving around it with sun-beds and umbrellas on the surrounding lawn.
The pool is 9x5 metres and about 1.2 metres deep. It is open from May to September.

In House: Facilities
  • The size of the villa is 320 sqm
  • Flat screen TV
  • DVD player (Euro)
  • Fire place (open)
  • Furnished terrace
  • Pets welcome
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine Inhouse
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Hairdryer
  • Baby cot
  • Stove top espresso machine
  • 1 highchair
  • American coffee machine
  • Fans
  • Mosquito screens
  • Toaster
  • Microwave oven
Onsite: Facilities and Local Services
  • Swimming pool - 9x5 mtrs, 1.2mtrs deep. Open May to September (weather permitting)
  • Babysitter - book in advance
  • Private Chef - available on request
  • Leisure - hot air ballooning, tennis, wine tasting, olive oil tasting, cycling, walking
  • Parking - available on site
  • Wine Tastings - available throughout the year, book in advance. In October nouveau wine tasting. During November and December olive oil tasting also possible.
  • Railways - Poggibonsi, 12km away
  • Approach road - 500 mtrs very good unpaved road
  • Distances - Siena 40km, Florence 56km, Pisa 77km, Rome 300km, Volterra 31km, Castellina in Chianti 32km, Colle val d'Elsa 15km, Poggibonsi 13km
  • House Maid - 2 days of extra cleaning on Wednesdays and Fridays included in the price

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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: Cash or Cheque
  • 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 for the first 5 nights, some exemptions apply
  • Baby cot: 1 available on request, no extra cost
  • High chair: 1 available on request, no extra cost
 
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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: Cash or Cheque
  • 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 for the first 5 nights, some exemptions apply
  • Baby cot: 1 available on request, no extra cost
  • High chair: 1 available on request, no extra cost
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/
Anonymous
Group of friends
BRISBANE, Australia

Review date:
Stay: May 2014
Pros Location, plenty of room to spread out for a large group, privacy . Easy access to public bus to Poggibonsi and beyond. Handy being near cooperative for supplies.
Cons Linen needs to be updated. Possibly brighter lights in cooking area. More efficient washing machine. Roadway to property needs improving. Sign needed on property.
Local attractions A good base to explore the regions of Tuscany,, especially Volterra, Sienna and the Chianti region.
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Brett
Group of friends
Tamworth, Australia

Review date:
Stay: September 2013
Pros The villa was a good size and had an excellent out look. The closeness to San Gimignano was an asset. The owner was pleasant and accommodating and obliging.
Cons For a large group using both levels there needed to be more comfortable seating upstairs which is where the larger kitchen and eating area is located. A lounge for two is not enough. Beds hard and towels old but not a big issue. Kitchen items need a refresh and toaster should be thrown out. Be warned you pay for all electricity and gas and not just for heating/cooling. Lights are all low wattage and we had to use head torches to read, but we saved cost of electricity.
Local attractions The town of San Gimignano has everything you need and more. Too many good shops, attractions and restaurants to name. We were among the grape vine and olive groves and really nice to witness the picking and general work by locals.
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Markus
Family with older children
Neutstadt / Donau, Germany

Review date:
Stay: August 2013
Pros Hervorragende Lage
Liebevoll eingerichtetes Haus
Freundliche Vermieterin
Cons Habe WLAN vermisst
Local attractions War waren in San Gimignano, Volterra, Pisa, Lucca, Florenz und Siena. Alles sehenswert.
10
Roger
Family with young children
Ely, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: August 2013
Pros The location and views are fabulous and having San Gimignano within walking distance is a bonus as parking there is impossible in August. The outside dining area and swimming pool are excellent. The owner was very helpful and made us feel welcome. A good Co-op, open every day, is located within walking distance A thoroughly enjoyable time was had by adults and children.
Cons The biting insects. The fitting of insect screens to the windows is work in progress.
Local attractions San Gimignano has historic buildings, shops and panoramic views. There are restaurants and menus to suit all tastes and don't forget the gelato. It is very busy at times. The Galleria Gagliardi is well worth a visit.
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Alexandra
Adult family group
Köln, Germany

Review date:
Stay: July 2013
Pros Der Blick, das Ambiente, die Größe/Geräumigkeit, die Lage, die Räumlichkeiten, die Ausstattung, der Garten, die Freundlichkeit der Besitzerin
Cons Die Stechmücken (gegen die man leider nichts machen kann) Die Kleinkinderschaukel ist schon etwas porös und Wespen kriechen in den Innenraum
Local attractions San Gimignano, Siena, Volterra, Monterriggioni, die Weinstraße, Colle di Val d'Elsa, Florenz
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Anonymous
Group of friends
IJmuiden, Netherlands

Review date:
Stay: October 2012
Pros Ligging, uitzicht, voldoende kamers en badkamers, openhaard, rustige omgeving, zwembad, ruime (eet-)keuken, prijs/kwaliteit.
Cons Hygiene bij binnenkomst
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mark
Group of friends
preston, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: July 2012
Pros Great location, within walking distance of San Gimiginano - albeit up an un-made road (10 minutes walk into the city walls). Secluded spot away from neighbours. Excellent external eating/BBQ area. Lovely pool. Accomodation spacious.
Cons Nothing really - would prefer more of a modern interior - but understand that what is provided, is authentic Tuscan style
Local attractions Had day trips out to Florence and Siena - both excellent
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David
Group of friends
Whitby, Canada

Review date:
Stay: May 2012
Pros The proximity to San Gimignano, ten minute walk to town centre, was great. There is a Co-op supermarket a five minute walk from the villa with parking nearby if using a vehicle. The views from the villa were amazing and the grounds around the villa were neatly kept. There is a pool but we never used it but it would have been nice in hotter weather. It was also centrally located for day trips to Florence, Siena and other Tuscany villages such as Volterra. Ornella, property owner, lived next door and was extremely helpful but never in the way. Fantastic lady!
Cons It has two kitchens but neither one is completely outfitted we only used one so we were able to use pots and pans etc. from both. There are not screens on all the windows and there are biting insects, so just be aware. One of the five bedrooms has two single beds that are better suited for children, they weren't very comfortable for two adults. You are only given one towel each but you have access to a washer or Ornella said she would do laundry for us. Also the driveway and the road into San Gimignano is quite steep which would be a problem for people with mobility issues, not a problem for our group. But you can always drive into town. These are very very minor issues but I thought people should be aware none the less.
Local attractions San Gimignano is filled with tourists during the day but early morning or in the evening the bus tours are not around and the town is delightful. There is plenty of shopping and restaurants to choose from. Our favorite meal was at Le Vecchie Mura. If you want to sit outside, wonderful views, you should make a reservation. Ornella, property owner, recommended a restaurant next to the Co-op supermarket, sorry can't remember the name, that was also very good. I can't say we had a bad meal anywhere in San Gimignano. There are plenty of wineries to choose from within an easy drive of the villa. The nearby hill town of Volterra is a nice day trip and is less touristy. We had a wonderful 4 hr. cooking class at Il Vicario a five minute drive on the other side of San Gimignano from the villa. Katia and Fulvio were fantastic. I also enjoyed "San Gimignano 1300" a scale model of San Gimignano in the 14th century with the 72 original towers. It was very interesting.
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Nearest town

San Gimignano centre is about 1km walk away. The town limits are within about 500m, so it is possible to walk into the town for dinner or just for the day. San Gimignano is a lovely town with all amenities, and a fantastic ice-cream shop in the main square.

FAQ

- What time can we arrive? By what time must we vacate the property?
Check is in from 16.00-19.00.
Checkout by: 10.00

- Can we arrive earlier than 16.00-19.00?
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?
no internet available

- 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 starter pack? if yes, how can we order one?
No, it's not possible to have a starter pack at this property

- Where is the nearest recommended restaurant?
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- How far are the airports? Distances and driving time
Florence Airport: 66km - 0h 57m
Aeroporto Pisa: 73km - 1h 13m
Aeroporto Bologna: 149km - 1h 42m

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- 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?
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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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