Gambassi Terme, Tuscany
Private villa set in the grounds of 6th century convent – Tenuta Sant’Ilario, with swimming pool and the added bonus of a restaurant within the estate.
Arrival day: Saturday Car hire: Recommended
Villa Montagnola is set in the grounds of Tenuta Sant’Ilario which was originally a Convent dating back to the 6th Century. The estate covers over 62 hectares which include an ancient oak wood, olive groves and a lake, all of which offer guests splendid walking opportunities. The estate also offers small B&B accommodation (Tenuta Sant’Ilario B&B) in 8 double bedrooms and 6 self-catering apartments (Tenuta Sant’Ilario apartments) which have a large shared pool within the grounds. Gambassi Terme is just 1.3 kilometres away along a ‘white road’ where you’ll find a selection of shops, restaurants and bars. The villa is extremely well positioned for exploring the hilltop towns of Chianti and slightly further afield to Siena, Florence and Arezzo for day trips.
Villa Montagnola is situated close to the entrance of the estate and offers privacy with a splendid view of the surrounding countryside from the terrace and pool area. On the ground floor, there is a well-equipped kitchen, dining area, lounge and a twin room with en-suite shower room. Stairs lead up to 2 additional double bedrooms with 2 shower rooms. There is an external dining area and barbecue under a covered portico. There is also private parking for the villa.
There is also a larger pool on the estate which residents of the villa are very welcome to use – this pool is shared between the apartments and the B&B residents.
The estate has a restaurant ‘Trattoria Toscana Sant’Ilario’, just a 2-minute walk from Villa Montagnola, it’s open 6 days a week to residents on the estate and the general public, offering lunch and dinner. The restaurant serves wonderful local cuisine and many of the vegetables and fruit are sourced directly from the grounds of the estate. Breakfast can be booked within the B&B, which is also just a short walk from the villa.
Villa Montagnola offers extremely comfortable accommodation for family and friends alike, and for those of you wanting the privacy of a villa but the convenience of a superb restaurant within a short stroll, we suggest you look no further.
WiFi is only available in reception and the restaurant. Minimum stay 5 nights. Nightly rates upon request.
Please email or phone +44 1223 460100 for prices.
Security deposit: €300
Tourist tax: €1 per person per day, max. of 6 days (payable locally). Not applicable to children under 14yrs.
Additional pricing notes: air-conditioning/heating €10 per day, payable locally.
Please email or phone +44 1223 460100 for availability.
Susan Hodgson, Darlington
The accommodation was perfect for a relaxing holiday in beautiful surroundings... perfect location in a beautiful part of Tuscany. Very private and suited our needs perfectly. Would thoroughly recommend for those wishing to do self-catering with the option of dining in the very good restaurant which we visited several times. We had a wonderful holiday at Villa Montagnola and would recommend booking with Essential Italy.