Roccaforte is an elegant 120 sq. m. apartment, on several levels, and is the restoration of a medieval tower house, capable of holding up to 4 persons with 2 double bedrooms and a bathroom. The house has modern furniture as well as Wi-Fi, air conditioning and central heating. Outdoors, you will find a private garden with a charming raised pool, a furnished pergola and a barbecue. Ideal for those looking to relax or for couples.
Outdoor Areas and Swimming Pool
The outdoor area is a small, enclosed corner of paradise, private and completely enclosed. You will find a small kitchen shaded by the pergola, which has a curious marble table, wrought-iron chairs, a barbecue for outdoor meals and a small bathroom. The small but charming raised pool 3x1.80 m and 0.55 m deep, is perfect for hot summer days. From the garden you can reach a small washing room and a small bathroom.
The house is on three floors and has been restored with a fresh, modern style, in contrast with the classic feel of the hamlet, whilst maintaining some traditional Tuscan aspects like the stone facade and wood-beamed ceilings. The main entrance leads to the modern kitchen, completely equipped, as well as to the living/dining room with accessories and some renovated antique furniture, like the refurbished majolica stove. A modern iron staircase leads up to the loft, with a double bed, closet and bookcase. From the loft you can reach the lower floor, where you will find a large bathroom with shower, in marble with an old stonework wall (original wall of the ancient castle) , as well as a double bedroom with access to the garden.
The apartment is in the medieval Castle of Tignano, a small treasure immersed in Chianti’s hills. Access is only on foot, via the ancient porta which leads to the small square with a handful of houses, a small church and an ancient water tank. Public parking is 100 metres from the property.
Roccaforte has air conditioning in the living room and in the first floor bedroom, Wi-Fi, central heating, baby bed, high chair and hairdryer.
The price includes: bathroom, bedroom and kitchen linen (changed weekly), water, electricity and air conditioning, gas, internet. Upon request and to be paid for at the house are dinners, cookery courses, hired help and babysitter.
The house is only accessible by foot from the public car parking 100 metres away, but the access for loading/unloading is allowed at any time. The staircase leading to the loft is not suitable for small children. The small pool is available from May 1st to September 30th.
Activities and Distances
The house is perfect for alternating relax and trips to the famous surrounding towns and cities like San Gimignano, Volterra, Florence and Siena. The small square next to the apartment has a great partial views of the surrounding countryside between Florence and Siena, which in the month of July hosts the Siena Festival with many cultural events like classical music concert, shows, theatre, open air dinners. You can also visit and taste the products of Chianti’s best wine cellars, as well as go horse riding, hiking and take cookery courses.
5 km Tavarnelle Val di Pesa/Barberino Val d’Elsa (all kinds of shops and supermarkets), 25 km San Gimignano, 33 km Florence, 44 km Siena, 48 km Volterra.
Groceries: Barberino Val d’Elsa, 5 km
Restaurant: La Capannina di Tignano, 150 metres ( open only during the summer)
Golf Course: Circolo Golf dell’Ugolino, 29 km
Airport: Firenze Peretola, 46 km
Railway: Poggibonsi, 20 km
Shopping centre: Coop Valdelsa (Poggibonsi), 14 km
- Air conditioning
- Hair dryer
- Ironing board
- Portable barbecue
- Bath linen supplied
- Kitchen linen supplied
- Bed linen supplied
- Electric oven
- Private garden
- Completely fenced-in garden
- Internet free
- Washing machine
- Baby bed
- American coffee-making machine
- Italian Moka coffee-making machine
- Parking outside the property
- Above-the-ground pool
- Private pool
- Central heating
- Dining room
- Deck chairs
- Garden chair
- Living room
- Juice maker
- Garden table
- Satellite TV
- Accommodation for non-smokers
- Car Needed
- Horse-riding 15km
- Golf course 30Km
- Tennis 5Km