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Pleasant Tuscan Apartment on Large Hillside Estate

Il Cortile del Borgo 14

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About The Experience

Between Poggibonsi and San Gimignano, this holiday accommodation in Tuscany provides the benefits of a large Tuscan estate without the necessity of having to travel with a large group. This Tuscany holiday accommodation is an apartment within a villa, with plenty of space for outdoor relaxation, walks, and swimming. In addition to having your own rental accommodation near San Gimignano, which is where the movie "Tea with Mussolini" starring Maggie Smith, Cher, and Judi Dench was filmed, you'll find yourself in the perfect location for winery-hopping and day trips to Florence, Siena, and more.

Location Description

This estate is located down a 2 km/1 mi private, unpaved road and is 3 km/2 mi from the medieval hilltop town of San Gimignano, which dates back to the 10th century. San Gimignano is one of the most visited towns in Tuscany and is full of life and things to do. From the property, you’ll be able to see the town’s famous towers, the 12th century Duomo. Be sure to visit the People's Palace, and the museums dedicated to artwork and archeology. There are also plenty of wine tasting, art galleries, shops, and delicious restaurants. Numerous celebrations and gatherings are held every year including a music festival featuring theater, ballet, and opera performances, and a Medieval Harvest festival where the people of San Gimignano dress up as knights and play medieval games and have tournaments. If you’d like to explore bigger cities in Italy, a local bus can take you to the town of Poggibonsi where there is a train station that can connect you to destinations like Siena, Florence, or Pisa.

Arezzo: 90 km/56 mi
Pisa Galileo Galilei Airport: 80 km/50 mi
Florence Peretola Airport: 50 km/31 mi
Florence: 40 km/25 mi
Pisa: 30 km/19 mi
Volterra: 30 km/19 mi
Siena: 30 km/19 mi
Golf Course: 12 km/7 mi
Tennis Courts and Horse Stables: 4 km/2 mi
San Gimignano: 3 km/2 mi
Exterior Description

This estate on a hillside, right on what was once the old country road leading to the town of San Gimignano, and boasts a stupendous view of the town’s famous towers. Set magnificently within the splendid Tuscan countryside, the property is surrounded by olive groves and vines that produce oil of superb quality and the excellent white wine, Vernaccia. There’s also a large park with cypress trees and flowers. The property was recently renovated, but dates back to the Middle Ages. The villa has been divided into independent apartments. Guests can make use of the pergola for al fresco meals, or enjoy the shared pool (8m x 16m, open Apr 24 - Oct 30). There’s parking on the property.

Interior Description

(95 m2/1022 ft2)
Ground Floor: This apartment has a combined living and dining room with a sofa and a dining table with chairs. There is a kitchen corner equipped with a microwave oven and grill, dishwasher, and freezer. The first bedroom has a set of twin beds and there is a bathroom with a shower. From the living room, a small staircase leads to an open split-level with a sofa bed (140 cm), comfortable for one. The double bedroom is off of this level and includes an ensuite bathroom with a bath. This apartment has a private veranda equipped for dining al fresco.

Features Description

Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash.

  • Cook Service: 29 Euros per person
  • Breakfast Basket: 7 Euros per person; generally includes coffee, tea, marmalade, honey, Nutella, biscuits, milk, and sugar.
  • Cooking Classes: 85 Euros per person
  • Extra Housekeeping: Upon request
  • Laundry Facilities: 6 Euros per washing machine cycle and 6 Euros per dryer cycle
  • Pool Towels: 6 Euros per week
  • Portable Baby Crib: 30 Euros per week
  • High Chair: Upon request
  • Hair Dryer: Upon request

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Features and Amenities

  • Free Parking on Premises
  • Outside Area - Shared
  • Pool Towels
  • Swimming Pool - Shared
  • TV - English Channels Available
  • Internet - Wireless
  • Telephone - Incoming & Outgoing
  • Clothes Dryer - Shared
  • Dishwasher
  • Hair Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Washing Machine - Shared
  • Air Conditioning - Whole House
  • High Chair
  • Portable Baby Crib/Play Pen - Upon Request
  • Cook Service Available - Extra Cost
  • Housekeeping Available - Extra Cost
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Arrival Times

Please note: Official Arrival Times:

  • Sun 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Mon 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Tue 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Wed 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Thu 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Fri 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Sat 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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  • 4.0 Star Rating Overall
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Based on 7 Reviews

Customer Reviews

Enjoyed my stay at the villa. Management ia very friendly and helpful.
Surrounding Area:
Beautiful scenery.
Nearby Events or Locales:
San Gimignano is the nearest town, but is not within driving distance.
The GPS didn't pick up the exact location of the property.

Sharon, October

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We could not have been more satisfied with our stay at Il Cortile del Borgo 14!
Enjoyed Most:
Del Borgo 14 is extremely comfortable, quiet and private. The private patio has a storybook view over the Tuscan hills. With one bedroom and bath upstairs and one bedroom and bath downstairs the villa affords very comfortable accommodations.
Enjoyed Least:
The property was wonderful, but the rough road and the driveway leading to the property were a challenge for vehicle and driver.
Surrounding Area:
Beautiful Tuscan views and the closeness to San Gimignano as well as several other Tuscan hill towns.
Nearby Events or Locales:
San Gimignano was nearest, but not within practical walking distance. It would be a dusty walk.
Tips or Restaurants:
Kitchen supplies are more than sufficient. Any needed paper products or food you want can easily be obtained at the PAM in Poggibonsi. In addition to the recommendations in the travel guides, we found two other outstanding restaurants, Peruca and Le Vecchie Murre in San Gimignano.
We did not use a GPS and had no trouble locating the property.
Check In Out:
Property owners greeted us in the parking lot to transport our luggage. Check-in and check-out were quick and easy.

Joseph, October

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The owners-hosts were wonderful and VERY helpful with everything!!!!!!
Enjoyed Most:
I think my favorite part of our villa was our beautiful veranda where the view and the setting were so relaxing.
Enjoyed Least:
If I had to say something, it would be the size of the kitchen, only because we enjoy doing our own cooking.
Surrounding Area:
San Gimignano was beautiful and Siena and Florence were just a short drive away.
Nearby Events or Locales:
San Gimignano was the closest town and you could definitely walk it with comfortable shoes.
Tips or Restaurants:
Remember to do your grocery shopping before you check in on Saturday as Pam does close at 8:00pm and is also closed Sunday. I had compiled a list of ingredients from other comments on your website which made it nice and simple so we could enjoy our first meal in Tuscany.
Check In Out:
The owners-hosts couldn't have been more welcoming.

Sherry, October

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