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SOSTA DEL DUCA - Abbaino
SAN GIMIGNANO - Chianti region - Tuscany
Property ID: 6582
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Sleeps: 4


 
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- Premium selection
- Air conditioning
- Washing machine
- Swimming pool

- 2 bedrooms
- 1 bath

- Golf less than 15 km away
- Panoramic view
- Telephone at complete disposal
- Dishwasher
- Central heating
- Clothes dryer
- Baby bed available
- Cable TV
- Domestic help available
- Horse riding school less than 15 km away
- Particular charm
- Tennis less than 15 km away
- Typical regional dinner available on request
- Fireplace
- Great for hiking and biking
- Internet
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Located just 3 kilometers from San Gimignano and its famed Medieval towers, Sosta del Duca is an ancient complex with an impressive history. Its story can be traced to the 1300’s when it belonged to an aristocratic feudal family. Subsequent owners included the noble Acciaiuoli family and the Royal House of the Savoy family. The present owners are architects and have lovingly restored the estate in just the past decade. Much attention has been paid to maintaining the integrity and character of the original structure. At the same time, the Bimbi family has done an outstanding job of tastefully furnishing the apartments and equipping them with the most recent amenities. Modern conveniences include air conditioning, wireless internet and shared laundry facilities (washer and dryer). On site dinners are offered three times per week. They are prepared with traditional Tuscan recipes using local produce and ingredients. The wines are regional and of excellent quality. The outside dining area is a lovely covered pergola with beautiful views over the countryside. The inside dining area is called the “La Stanza del Duca” (The Duke’s Room) and is warm and welcoming with its brick interior and characteristic arches.

This accommodation is available for short stays (minimum three nights) during low and mid seasons.  Contact us for details!

The hillside setting amid the olive orchards and vineyards provides lovely the views. San Gimignano is easy to reach, either by the main road, which takes about 10 minutes by car or by the original back road, which also leads to the town. Hardy walkers can take this lane and reach the town in about 45 minutes. As you walk through the countryside, the views of the famous towers take you back to another time.

The estate comprises the manor villa and several of its annexes. The main building houses 14 guest accommodations and there is also an independent guest cottage with garden (CAPANNA DI SOPRA).  Sosta del Duca is open in 2017 from April 15 until October 28.  Wireless Internet access is possible near the reception area and in the front courtyard.

Sport and nature enthusiasts may take excursions on foot, on horseback or on mountain bike and wander through woods and vineyards, ruins of old churches, castles and lovely old farm buildings. Golf Club (18 holes) is 12 km away , tennis-courts and horse-riding are 4 km away

Accommodation (100 sq meters):

FIRST FLOOR:  The Abbaino apartment is graced with an “abbaino” window in one of the twin bedrooms. This is a skylight window typically found in many Tuscan villas. This apartment has a living/dining room with fireplace and kitchen area (microwave, grill and dishwasher), 1 double bedroom with small balcony that faces the main courtyard, 1 twin bedroom (the beds cannot join together), 1 bathroom with shower.

Equipment: Satellite TV, telephone, air conditioning, freezer, microwave/grill, shared laundry room (washing machine, dryer).
Outdoors: Garden and shared furnished outdoor areas and swimming pool (8x6m)
Services included in the price: Gardener, consumption of water, electricity, gas for the kitchen and hot water production, heat, final cleaning and air conditioning (June 10 - Sept 9). Luggage transport from the parking lot at check-in and check-out
Paid on site in cash: Telephone
On request for an additional fee:  Maid service, extra linen change, extra cleaning, swimming pool towels, laundry facilities (washing machine and dryer), baby-bed, dinners, mountain bikes, guided tours of the cities of art and gastronomic cities, cooking and pottery lessons.
Pool open: Apr 15, 2017 to Oct 28, 2017
Final cleaning: Included
Security deposit: 300 EUROS - paid to the owner
Heating: Included in price - available until April 29
Electricity
: Included
Air conditioning: Included and available from June 10 to September 9
Parking:  On site
Access: 2 km on gravel road
Tourism tax paid on site:  1.5 Euros per person for the first 5 consecutive nights, excluding children under 12.

Distances: Florence and Siena can easily be reached in about 30 minutes by car.  3 km San Gimignano, 5 km Poggibonsi, 30 km Siena, 40 km Florence, Pisa 90 km, Lucca 100 km , the Chianti region 30 km and the Tyrrhenian sea 90 km
Airports: Firenze Peretola 50 km, Pisa Galileo Galilei 80 km.

2017 Weekly Prices

Note:  This property is priced in Euros

15 Apr - 6 May
7 - 28 Oct
6 May - 10 Jun
23 Sep - 7 Oct
10 Jun - 1 Jul
19 Aug - 23 Sep
1 Jul - 19 Aug

Euros € 900

Euros € 1045

Euros € 1310

Euros € 1510

Plus Euros 35 booking fee


The owners would like to let you know about the restaurant at Sosta del Duca:

Three times a week at dinner – on Saturday, Tuesday and Friday – our restaurant is open for our guests to enjoy our home made dishes from the most typical Tuscan tradition the patio (in the garden) or in the cellar.
We always offer a fixed menu for dinner and it is different every evening, made up of assorted starters, a first course of pasta, a second course of meat and vegetables, and dessert.
We please ask to let us know of food allergies or food intolerances so that we can be organized to prepare the right meal.
We cook gluten free and also vegetarian food but we should know in advance, not last minute please.
As regarding the wines, there is a vast assortment in our wine list.
The price is 30.00 euros per person, beverage and wine not included.

 

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