6 of us rented house in May this year. Its in a great location at the top of a hill with great views of the countryside. It is a perfect base to use to discover Tuscany. The access road to the house however was our only negative. It is in disrepair and needs urgent attention. Please check with owner to make sure your car can make it to the top.
I booked Podere Il Ruscello for my 60th birthday celebration holiday with my family. There were 10 of us including 2 toddlers and the villa proved to be the perfect location. Set in the mountains amidst stunning views, we had the place to ourselves. The villa is very spacious & comfortable and the grounds are beautiful. The swimming pool is amazing!
We were greeted by Sabina who welcomed us and then took us up the mountain track to the villa. We had an unexpected treat: instead of us dining at her restaurant in the village, she brought the food to us & cooked it at the villa! It was an amazing Tuscany banquet and so good that we could relax with plenty of vino after our day's travelling.
Although the weather was very mixed (very unusual for September in Italy) we were in the pool every time the sun was out and we packed loads in to the week with visits to San Gimignano, Volterra & Siena. The thermal spa in Casciana Terme is wonderful. We would like to return to Podere Il Ruscello again & would definitely recommend it.
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