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Pretty self catering apartment / private terrace:

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
3 nights minimum
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Apartment Gelsomino Gelsomino: This bright, two roomed apartment has a private terrace which runs the length of the apartment which also has beautiful, original brick vaulted ceilings. One end of the terrace overlooks the garden, the other overlooks the rolling hills of the surrounding valleys. There is a large sitting room/dining room where there are two sofas and a dining table which seats 4. The kitchen has a two ringed electric cooker, a fridge/freezer, a microwave, an electric kettle and toaster. We do not serve breakfast but we do provide a BREAKFAST BASKET for our guests which we deliver to their apartment if they would like this service. La Fonte does not have central heating so if guests book in early spring or late autumn, they may require electric heaters which we provi...Apartment Gelsomino Gelsomino: This bright, two roomed apartment has a private terrace which runs the length of the apartment which also has beautiful, original brick vaulted ceilings. One end of the terrace overlooks the garden, the other overlooks the rolling hills of the surrounding valleys. There is a large sitting room/dining room where there are two sofas and a dining table which seats 4. The kitchen has a two ringed electric cooker, a fridge/freezer, a microwave, an electric kettle and toaster. We do not serve breakfast but we do provide a BREAKFAST BASKET for our guests which we deliver to their apartment if they would like this service. La Fonte does not have central heating so if guests book in early spring or late autumn, they may require electric heaters which we provide. The bedroom is spacious with a queen sized bed and shower room en suite. French doors lead onto the terrace from both of these rooms. The apartment is self catering but we do serve a continental breakfast in May, June and September. La Fonte is a traditional Tuscan country villa standing on the top of a hill overlooking olive groves, vineyards and the gentle rolling hills that stretch into the distance. Having spent nearly two years looking for somewhere we could call 'home', we discovered La Fonte. The house was still part of a large estate belonging to one of the oldest noble families of Tuscany and by pure chance the owners were thinking of selling the property. We have been offering hospitality to visitors from all over the world for nearly 30 years and the villa which is also our home, has become a second home to many of the super guests who have returned over the years. The house was a farm house designed in the traditional Tuscan style with a 'tower' perched on the roof called the 'colombaia'. We completely renovated the interior creating four self catering apartments of varying sizes which all retain all their traditional features. On the ground floor there are two apartments both with original brick vaulted ceilings and on the first floor two more apartments which have ceilings of terracotta tiles supported by huge cypress beams. The walls are very thick which helps keep the apartments cool in the summer. San Gimignano can be seen perched on the hill 8 km from the villa from the avenue of cypress trees which leads the visitor to La Fonte. Certaldo is the nearest town where there is a great train service, good local shopping, a car hire service and restaurants to suit all tastes and pockets The furnishings have been carefully chosen with soft colours to create a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. There is a large, well cared for garden, a swimming pool ( 6 x 12 metres ) a barbeque and many quiet areas for guests to relax or have alfresco meals..All the major tourist attractions are within easy reach of this very centrally located apartment . We live on the property and are more than happy to help guests with any information they may need, book restaurants, museum tickets, wine tours, cooking classes, organize a taxi or car hire service, shopping trips, guided tours of major cities or train timetables. Dinners can be arranged on request. Credit cards accepted. Insect screens are on one window of each room in each apartment for guests’ comfort. Wi-Fi and satelite TV are available free of charge. A laundry service is offered to guests who require their washing to be done and a breakfast basket can be brought to the apartment for a small extra charge but must be booked 24 hours in advance. Parking is on site and free. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 16252More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
maria b
Languages spoken:English, French, Italian
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2013
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Reviewed 20 January 2019

This is a great place to stay. It is so easy to get to all the main attractions from La Fonte. It is near the charming town of Certaldo where there is an excellent train service to Florence and Siena - a real help if...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Road46672309412
Venture746150, VR Owner at Pretty self catering apartment / private terrace:, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2019

Thank you so very much for taking the time and trouble to write a review of La Fonte. We appreciate your kind words very much and are so happy to have made your stay in Tuscany a great experience. We certainly look forward to seeing...More

Reviewed 24 December 2017

It was our first trip to Tuscany. La Fonte was perfect place to stay. Its charm , the pool, the location and views were fabulous! What made our trip the ideal vacation was mostly due to Maria - owner of La Fonte. From the night...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank Pendograss
Management response:Responded 29 December 2017

Thank you Maureen. You were all such wonderful guests. It was such fun having you stay at La Fonte and I do hope we will have the pleasure of seeing you agian. There are lots more lovely places to visit and restaurants to enjoy on...More

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Joel and Lynda
N. Y.
Reviewed 27 October 2013

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Date of stay: October 2013
Reviewed 28 September 2013

We stayed a week at this beautiful villa in the Tuscan countryside. La Fonte met all our expectations and was ideally located for day trips to Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Siena, the Chianti area, and the various Tuscan hill towns. Maria, our host, is a very...More

Date of stay: September 2013
1  Thank Jim G
Reviewed 7 September 2013

We stayed for a week at La Fonte and it was everything we imagined it would be - dream location, away from it all, but near enough to amenities. All local sights are charming and the area was less expensive than we imagined. Maria the...More

Date of stay: July 2013
Thank Lynn M
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Alarm Clock
Balcony
Suitable For Children Under 5
Freezer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Parking
Safe
Cable/satellite TV
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Shared Garden
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Wi-Fi
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
La Fonte is set on the top of a hill which overlooks, rolling valleys, vineyards and olive groves. The villa is in a large 'English' style, well kept garden and is approached along an avenue of cypress trees which are over 100 years old. This traditional Tuscan country villa is ideally situated for guests to discover Tuscany and all it has to offer. All the major tourist attractions,cities and monuments are within a half or whole day car trip. Very good local shopping is nearby ( 4 km ) a great train service, restaurants to suit all pockets and tastes and a car hire are all available in Certaldo ( 4 km from La Fonte ) Parking is on the property and free. Wine tasting, horse riding,cooking courses, walking trails, an 18 hole gold course and the coast where there is a huge choice of...
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