• All Private Pools Barriered
  • FREE 20+ Items Of Baby & Toddler Kit
  • 30 Point Child Safety Check
A physical barrier in place at every private pool, guaranteed.
We include extensive kit for Under 5s at no extra cost so you can travel light.
Tots carry out a special child safety check during an on the ground inspection for your peace of mind.
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£1,640 - £2,735 per week

Two bedroom apartment on stunning Tuscan estate
Character features plus modern facilities
Outdoor patio area with dining facilities
On-site shop selling homegrown produce
Outdoor kids' play area
Shared pool with easy access steps
Adult and child Italian cooking classes
On-site gym and laundry room, spacious gardens to explore
Easy drive to nearby villages, towns and family activities
35 minute drive to Florence

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Pool protected by separate gated outdoor space

The Property

Double bedrooms Two
Twin bedrooms One double room can be made up into a twin if required
Bathrooms One
Living room One

Local Information

Nearest village/town Barberino val D'Elsa, 5 minutes' drive
Nearest supermarket Tavarnelle val di Pesa, 15 minutes' drive
Nearest doctor Poggibonsi, 20 minutes' drive
Nearest A&E Tavarnelle val di Pesa, 15 minutes' drive
Nearest beach Viareggi/Forte dei Marmi, 1 hour 15 minutes' drive
Nearest restaurant 20 minutes' walk


Home cooked food Menu on request
Babysitting On request
Swimming Towels available Yes
Bikes No
Local Bike hire Yes
Local assistance/housekeeper Yes
Welcome pack No
Internet access Yes
Restaurant on site There is a dining/eating area with breakfast served in the morning, starting from 8.30-9 am. Evening meals also available. Both must be requested in advance and are payable locally.
Shopping Service No
Swimming towels yes
Flights included No


Pool Protection Yes
Central heating Yes
Open fire No
Enclosed Garden No
Garden shade Yes
Heated Pool No
Walking Distance to Village/Restaurant Yes
Dogs Allowed No
Suitable for Multiples Yes
Suitable for Wheelchair Users No
Home Cooked Food Yes
Babysitting Yes
Kids Club No
Restaurant on Site No
Additional Cleaning available Yes
Wifi Yes
Shopping Service No
Swimming towels Yes
Golf available locally No
Less than 1 hour from Nearest Airport Yes
Bikes No
Local Bike hire Yes
Air Con or Cooling System Yes
Car required? Required
Swimming Pool Yes
Private Pool No
Self Catering Yes
Creche No

Essential Kit Guarantee

Cots Available
Highchairs Available
Booster seat Yes
Bed guards Yes, only the baby bed has bed guards, it is not possible to fit to the single or double beds.
Potty Yes
Steriliser Yes
Baby monitor Yes
Plastic crockery Yes
Plastic step Yes
Changing mat Yes
Stairgate(s) Yes
Non slip bath mat Yes
Indoor toys and books Yes
Microwave Yes
Food blender (hand held) Yes
DVD player Yes
Children's DVDs Yes
Child's loo seat Yes
Bath toys Yes
Blackout blinds or curtains/shutters Yes
Night light Yes
Cot linen Yes

Additional Equipment

Changing table No
Socket guards No
Baby den No
Baby bath Yes
Washing Machine Yes
Dishwasher Yes
Tumble dryer Yes
Garden equipment (slide etc) No
Hairdryer Yes
TV Yes
Sound system Yes
UK satellite TV channels No
Barbeque Yes

Extra Information

Other information The communal pool is not enclosed by a fence but is surrounded by thick hedgerows and a gate.

For additional information and the individual Terms and Conditions, please see the 'Need to Know' section for this property.
Essential Kit Guarantee Info Some terms and conditions apply so please read our complete Terms and Conditions before booking.

As this is a cluster property, not all equipment is stored within the property. It is therefore important that the items you require are requested using your booking form before arrival, so that the items can be placed in your property.


Set across two floors, this two-bedroom apartment is ideal for four people, but can sleep up to five or six, thanks to a sofa bed.

The ground floor comprises a kitchen, a king-sized bedroom and a showerroom.  The airy kitchen is equipped with a dining table and doors out onto a large patio, which has netted railings and outdoor furniture, ideal for al fresco dining.

The gated stairs lead up to a beautiful open living room with beamed ceilings, the perfect spot to play family games or snuggle up by the fireplace on colder days.

The upstairs bedroom has a king-sized bed, which can be made up as a twin, and there is a separate showerroom.  If little ones sleep in the upstairs bedroom, then you can unwind in the living room, knowing that you are close by.

Parent Point:

  • The apartment is split over two levels with the sitting room on the first floor


Il Gelso is set in the heart of an agricultural estate that produces authentic Italian products such as Chianti wine, extra virgin olive oil, Grappa and Vin Santo dessert wine, so there are plenty of olive groves and vineyards to explore.

There is a swimming pool in the grounds, which has walk-in steps that little ones can splash on.  There is lots of lawn to play on and an outdoor playground, which has equipment for toddlers and older children.

There is an onsite gym, if you fancy a holiday workout, or you could enjoy the sauna and a massage for a well-earned chance to unwind.

There is also a communal laundry room, so you don’t have to worry about the little ones getting messy.

If you can’t get enough of the local Tuscan food, check out the Tuscan menu cooking classes and homemade pasta cooking classes that Il Gelso run, where you can learn all about some delicious dishes and enjoy a meal afterwards.  Do book the classes before arrival, and take your pick of a morning or afternoon session.

For the little ones, there are also pizza and cake classes, ending in a snack, which you can join them for.

If you would like to cook up some authentic dishes when you get back home, Il Gelso has a shop onsite selling some of their olive oils and wines.


Il Gelso is set in the beautiful Chianti area of Tuscany, and the nearest town is Barberino Val d’Elsa, a delightful medieval town, where there is a pharmacy, bakery, small supermarket, newsstands, a beauty parlour and post office.

It is just a 15 minute drive to Sam Gimignano, which is famous for its local wines and beautiful towers; if you take a trip to the top of one of the towers, you may be able to spot your apartment.

Head to the restaurant Cum Quibus, which serves a range of delicious Tuscan dishes with a modern flair.  They are closed Tuesdays, and if you’re visiting in peak season, make sure you book.

Don’t miss Gelateria Dondoli, which is known all over the world for its original and unusual flavours, such as sorbets flavoured with aromatic herbs.  The top quality ingredients are specially selected, and there is a lot of regional produce.

It is also a 35 minute drive to Florence from Il Gelso, where you can explore the famous sights.  The capital of the Tuscany region, there is loads to do and lots of delicious restaurants to discover; there are stunning gardens to explore and, of course, high-fashion shops.

If you are visiting Florence in the busier months and want to avoid busy crowds, head to Oltrarno, which is also much easier to reach by car than most areas in Florence.  The area is more authentic, and not filled with tourists, so there are more local Tuscan restaurants, or you can visit the Boboli Gardens to play games and enjoy a family picnic.

Before booking, please read our Terms and Conditions.

Prices displayed are for 4 people, any additional occupants over the age of 5yrs will pay an additional supplement of £17 per week per head.

Price Includes:

  • All Tots Essential kit items
  • Air conditioning, heating, gas and water consumption
  • Linens, bathroom and kitchen towels for the week
  • Use of swimming pool and swimming pool towels
  • Gym, Finnish sauna, barbecue area
  • Wi-Fi fast internet connection
  • Change of linen and indoor towels every 7 days (change of pool towels at additional charge)

Additional Charges:

  • Municipal tax at this property - 1.50€ per person per day (for 14yrs and over) for a maximum of 7 nights - payable in cash locally
  • Change of pool towels - 5€ each extra pool towel
  • Extra change of linens and towels - upon request, please ask for price
  • Extra cleaning - 60€ (+ 15€ per each extra guest)
  • Bathrobe - 15€ (upon request and depending on availability)
  • Washing machine - 5€ each
  • Dryer - 5€ each
  • Box of wood - 10€


Babysitting is available upon request directly with owners. 15€ per hour - 2 or more children 20€ per hour. 2hours minimum.


Italian Breakfast - served in the apartment:

  • 10€ per person/day

Private Chef:

  • Adult 60€ per person - up to 5 adults and 50€ for the 6th or more adults
  • 6 -13 years old 30€ per person
  • 0-5 years old FREE

Please note wine is not included in the cost.

Tuscan Lunch:

  • 45€ per person
  • 6 – 13 years old 25€ per person
  • 0-5 years old FREE

Pasta Lunch:

  • 35€ per person
  • 6 – 13 years old 20€ per person
  • 0-5 years old FREE

Cooking Classes:

There are some cooking classes available and prices vary - please enquire for more detail.

Security Deposit:

There is no security deposit payable at this property. However, should the need arise any payments for damage or breakages will need to be settled directly with your host.

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