Ambra 6

Tuscan apartment in a historic building

Nice little touches

  • The pool area is really well laid out, with plenty of space for children to play, a shallow end to the pool, and fabulous views of the medieval town of San Miniato
  • The owner is excellent at providing extra services, from cooking courses to babysitting.

Good to know

  • The thick walls mean that the wifi can be spotty

Set in the midst of truffle country, this first floor apartment in the San Miniato villa offers generous space for a family holiday. Located in what was once a border tower, then a rich Florentine's family country getaway, and finally a large lovingly restored villa of which Ambra is a part.

The military memories are still there in the enormously thick lower walls, while the elegance of its later life is apparent as you drive up to it. Ambra is one of the four generous apartments created out of the large villa. San Miniato, the medieval village seen from the shared swimming pool, is one of many sites that will draw guests seeking a Tuscan experience.

Accommodation

From the entrance hall at the back of the villa two short stairways lead up to this first floor apartment and the landing which connects to living and sleeping quarters. To the left are doors to the living room and a large country kitchen with a dining table for 8, marble sink and counter top and an open fireplace, a feature much appreciated by late Autumn or early Spring guests.

A wide arch leads from the kitchen to a comfortable living room furnished with armchairs and a sofa set against a brick-faced wall. While there is a shower room off the landing, there are two other showers rooms in the sleeping accommodations, one ensuite to a twin bedroom, and another, equipped with twin sinks and a washing machine, adjacent to the large double bedroom.

The largest of the estate apartments, Ambra offers further accommodation in the large furnished attic, which is accessed via a stairway from the central landing. Contrary to most attics, this space is generous, partially lit by natural light and beautifully restored, with terracotta flooring and oak beams overhead. Furnished with a sofa for TV viewing, a table for 4 and two double beds, as well as two shower rooms, this may be an ideal spot for family group or teenage friends.

Features

Villa Details

  • Air conditioning
  • Shared pool
  • Fireplace
  • Free wifi
  • Insect screens
  • Barbecue

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

  • 1 twin bedroom
  • 1 king-size double bedroom
  • Hairdryer
  • 3 shower rooms.

Kitchen equipment

  • Coffee maker (american and italian)
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven

Amenities

  • Baby bed and high chair on request
  • Barbecue
  • Dvd player
  • Fans
  • Washing machine
  • Television
  • Computer, printer and scanner available in estate office
  • Cd player & radio

What's included

  • Pool towels provided
  • Final cleaning included

Extras on request

  • Arrival groceries available on request
  • Extra single bed available on request
  • Babysitting available on request
  • Catering catering and breakfast available in on-site restaurant, on request
  • Cooking lessons on request
  • Home-produced olive oil available
  • Transport and tours airport transfers on request
  • Wine tasting on site, w/ snacks or combined w/ pizza night or local wine-tasting tour

Outdoors

  • Swimming pool dim: 12.5 x 8 m; depth: 40 cm - 1.5 m. - the shallow end is a wading pool for children with a divider from main pool - open: 31 may to 30 september
  • Furnished outdoor areas and poolside deck chair and sun beds
  • Children's playground

Nearby

  • Restaurant nearby in walking distance - "bottega genovini", 1.3 km
  • Canoeing canoeing at nearby lake
  • Fishing fishing at nearby lake
  • Golf course 18 hole golf course nearby -golf club san miniato
  • Tennis court nearby - at tennis club san miniato

Photos

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Where is Ambra ?

Getting here

  • Pisa Airport: 30 mins
  • Florence Airport: 30 mins
  • Closest Bus stop 5 mins walk
  • Closest Train Station in San Miniato 10 mins drive

Around Ambra

Very likely a first outing will be to the charming medieval town you can spot from the estate pool. Once famous for its position on the Via Francigena, the ancient road to Rome, scenic San Miniato now draws pilgrims in search of the prized white truffle. Being halfway between Pisa and Florence may have put you in harm's way in the Middle Ages, but it is a definite plus for the modern adventurer and visitors can hop aboard a nearby train or drive to the heart of these Tuscan cities quite worthy of the many pages in their guidebooks.

Other day trips include ventures to the skyscrapers of the Middle Ages in San Gimignano, the beautiful shell-shaped Piazza del Campo in Siena or the beaches of the Versilia sea coast. Yet staying at Castrum Moriori means having wonderful staff on hand to help set up local wine tasting, truffle hunting or canoeing on a nearby lake. At this property you won't be at a loss for something to do, though don't be surprised if a poolside sunbed and a gentle breeze in the olive trees persuade you to put off that doing to another day.

Nearby

  • Nearest restaurant & bar at Bottega Genovini, 1.3 km
  • Supermarkets, restaurants and train station in San Miniato 5 km, Castelfiorentino 16 km and Empoli 20 km
  • San Gimignano 35 km, Pisa, Lucca and Florence 48 km
  • Siena and Greve in Chianti 1hr 15mins

From € 234 per day

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Booking Notes

  • This property is subject to a cautionary deposit of € 200, which should be handed over in cash to the owner or his representative at the start of your holiday.
  • The attic room has space for extra beds, please ask your agent if interested.

Worth knowing

Many local administrations now charge a “Tourist Tax” for people staying in rented accommodation and these vary from town to town. The charges are generally per person per night with a maximum number of nights, usually around 5 but sometimes 7, beyond which they will not charge. The charges range between 50 cents to 3 euro. Children are sometimes included, sometimes not and these charges should be collected by the property owners.

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