The podere offers every modern comfort yet retains all the period charm of the original 17th century buildings and the flavour of agrarian Tuscan life. From behind the thick stone walls, it provides a quiet and peaceful refuge, a place in which to retire to, from the heat and noise of city life in an atmosphere of old world tranquility.
The magnificent views of the surrounding countryside, where olive groves, woods, fields and the towers of San Gimignano mingle together in a patchwork of colours and sunlight will enchant you, leaving an indelible impression for years to come.
The apartments are spacious (approximately 80 m2) and beautifully furnished with antique Tuscan furniture in keeping with the style of the property. They all have fully equipped modern kitchens, comfortable sofas in the sitting areas and satellite T.V.; central heating, telephone and burglar alarms. Washing machines are included in the bathrooms and a high level of security is maintained throughout. Wi-Fi connection throughout the property, allowing guests to use their laptops in all the outdoor communal areas (gardens, swimming pool area) and in apartments.
The ground floor flats open onto their own private gardens while those on the first floor have access to the spacious grounds surrounding the complex with a designated and secluded private area for each one, well furnished for out door dining and relaxing.
Each apartment is colour coordinated to reflect the beautiful vibrancy of the Tuscan countryside; the views from the windows are superb. The owners have succeeded in creating a pleasant and romantic atmosphere beautifully furnishing the apartments with antique Tuscan furniture in keeping with the style of the property.
GARDEN & SWIMMING POOL
The swimming pool (7 x 14 meters, 0.90 - 1.70 meter deep) is situated in an area of natural beauty above the house, where it has commanding views of the surrounding countryside.
It is in a very open, sunny spot so the water in the pool is always pleasantly warm. The rectangular shaped pool has a circular stair case for entering and exiting the water. The sun terrace surrounding the pool is paved in natural stone interspersed with areas of greenery to meld in a simple and elegant way with the surroundings.
There are sun chairs and loungers on the terrace with umbrellas to provide shade even during the hottest hours of the day.
Podere Montauto is only 3 km from the historic centre of San Gimignano and its characteristic restaurants, and bars where one can dine inside and out.
The Mediaeval City of San Gimignano is one of the great centers of the lovely region of Tuscany. Famous for its unique tall towers, the richness and history of its architecture and art treasures, it is also a place where, since Etruscan times, people have known “how to live” and where every season culminates in joyful celebrations, the Sagre, the Saint’s Days, the grape-harvest and the picking of the olives, the wine festivals. These local traditions are part of everyday life. Every day brings its own joy and pleasure-from dining outdoor in the evening (alfresco) to taking a siesta under the leafy branches of an old oak.
Other lovely cities well worth visiting in Tuscany are easily reached, Florence is only 55 km away, Siena 40 km, Volterra 30 km and Pisa 75 km. The Tuscan coast is 70 km, if anyone fancies a day at the seaside.
The staff and Management of Podere Montauto welcome you to Tuscany and hope you will enjoy your holiday with them!
- Nearest town: San Gimignano km 3
- Restaurants: San Gimignano km 3
- Supermarket: San Gimignano km 2
- Grocery: San Gimignano km 3
- Shops: San Gimignano km 3
- Outlets: Outlet Barberino di Mugello km 80
- Bank: San Gimignano km 3
- Post office: San Gimignano km 3
- Chemistry: San Gimignano km 3
- Tennis court: San Gimignano km 2.5
- Golf: Colle Val d’Elsa km 12
- Horse riding: Monteriggioni km 25
- SPA: Gambassi Terme km 20
- Train station: Poggibonsi km 12
- Florence - Amerigo Vespucci: 60 km
- Pisa - Galileo Galilei: 75 km
- Roma Fiumicino - Leonardo da Vinci: 305 km
- Roma Ciampino - Giovan Battista Pastine: 285 km
- Milano Malpensa - Città di Milano: 400 km
- Venezia - Marco Polo: 310 km
- Perugia - Sant'Egidio: 155 km
- Bologna - Guglielmo Marconi: 150 km
- Firenze: 55 km
- Pisa: 75 km
- Siena: 40 km
- Lucca: 80 km
- Arezzo: 120 km
- Perugia: 150 km
- San Gimignano: 3 km
- Volterra: 30 km
- Montalcino: 80 km
- Forte dei Marmi: 125 km
- Pienza: 95 km
- Montepulciano: 105 km
- Cortona: 115 km
- Assisi: 170 km
- Seaside: 70 km
RATES & CONDITIONS
These prices do not include booking fees: Euro 20 per reservation
electricity, gas, water; final and weekly cleaning; towels and bed linens with weekly change; Wi-Fi internet connection.
city tax (which applies to stays after 1 March): Euro 1,50 per person per night (up to 5 nights - the tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age); heating (if used): Euro 4 / m³.
Extra services (upon request)
from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
open from 10 May to 30 September (flexible depending on the weather)
within 10 a.m.
Euro 200.00 in cash
|3 nights minimum stay, flexible check-in and check-out dates.|
DEPOSIT: A deposit of 20% of the total letting price is payable at the time of booking. It may be paid by credit card or wire transfer. Upon receipt of your deposit you will be sent notice confirming your payment with contact and arrival information.
BALANCE: The balance is due upon arrival.
CANCELLATION: In the unfortunate event of you needing to cancel all or part of your holiday we will have to charge either:
a) deposit + 30% of the remaining balance - if the cancellation is received from the point of reservation to 51 days before arrival; or
b) deposit + 50% of the remaining balance - if cancellation is received 50 to 31 days before arrival, or
c) deposit + 70% of the balance - if cancellation is received 30 to 11 days before arrival, or
d) Total rent - if cancellation is received less than 10 days before arrival and in case of no show.
INSURANCE: All tenants are advised to consider insurance needs in relation to travel, accident, medical and personal cover; 'In Tuscany' can not accept liability for any accident, injury, loss or damage sustained by tenants.
IN THE EVENT OF DISPUTE: all disputes will be heard in the court of Montepulciano.