If you've got a baby, a cot can be provided at this villa
If you've got a baby, a highchair can be rented at this villa
Stay cool with the free air-conditioning
Don't take dirty laundry home - use the washing machine at Podere Coiano
You have a dishwasher at Podere Coiano
Watch some DVDs during your stay at Podere Coiano
Watch satellite TV during your stay at Podere Coiano
5 kilometres to the bar
5 kilometres to the restaurant
5 kilometres to the supermarket
35 kilometres to the beach
Podere Coiano, Italy
The holiday villa of "Podere Coiano" can be found in Volterra, Tuscany - Italy. This villa sleeps 2 people , and has 1 bedroom. The villa has the following bedrooms: bedroom with en suite: double bed, A/C unit, satellite TV, shower, WC, single washbasin, bidet. Podere Coiano has 2 bathrooms.
Podere Coiano would make a good holiday cottage for a couple. For food and drink, the shop, bar and restaurant are all 5 kilometres from Podere Coiano. The beach is 35 kilometres.
Podere Coiano in Volterra, Tuscany - sleeps 2 people
Reviews of Podere Coiano
These are the reviews for Podere Coiano. There are 42 reviews.
Good location; just a few niggling items. Terence from Hampshire (08 September 2018)
A beautiful destination for a couple wanting quality time alone with an outstanding vista. Insect repellent and bite creams, however, are a must. Highly recommend at least one visit to volterra. A beautiful location with many options for eating, drinking and meeting very friendly local people. Roy from Portsmouth (12 August 2018)
A charming villa in a wonderful setting with lovely views across the valley towards volterra - and, looking westwards, spectacular sunsets. Very peaceful and relaxing, and great fun watching the swallows swooping down to the pool to take airborne sips of water - while we took ground-based sips of wine! captivating, idyllic and a great way to unwind. Sarah from London (30 June 2018)
Fantastic setting, stunning views, great pool area, location very convenient. Downsides : very unreliable electricity supply,sparse decoration and furnishings Mark from Volterra (09 June 2018)
This is a lovely villa for two people,very clean and comfortable,the pool was pristine!. just a little sparse with some minor things eg. One tea towel(needed more). no cafetiere,we love filter coffee. It was a little cold in sitting room in the evenings,but there was heating for the bedroom,if needed. Previous james villas have had some basic essentials provided on arrival but not even a bottle of water was in the fridge. All in all though we had a fabulous holiday in this super little villa with amazing views. Bee-eaters all around and fire flies at night!. we would still highly recommend this place John from Lancaster (19 May 2018)
A little less penny pinching would make this villa outstanding, few essentials missing from the kitchen, power points are a miss-match of standard european and narrow 3 pin italian, coffee "machine" is a small 2 cup stove top pot and the free wifi is hit and miss. . on the plus side the views blow away any thoughts of the negatives, it's very spacious for a one bedroomed villa, the pool could not be better (ok ok it could be heated but hey that would add £200 plus a week) Andrew (28 April 2018)
A lovely hideaway with fantastic views. Outside area was good with lots of seating. Pool was lovely. Interior was comfortable & clean but needed some updating especially the shower cubicle. Overall a lovely villa. Deborah from Yorkshire (21 April 2018)
The directions to the villa were flawed at the end and did not correctly describe where it was. That being said it is in a lovely undisturbed spot not overlooked by the neighbours and close to the fabulous town of volterra. The furniture in the villa is a little on the basic side - so whilst more than sufficient could do with upgrading, especially in the lounge. The provision of electric sockets was very limited and I was forced to use one of the three pin adaptors most of the time as those sockets that did exist were not ideally located. The heating bill locally came to €30 for the week. The wi-fi was exceedingly good and sufficient to live stream hd tv. The weather was not good enough for me to be outside so I can't comment on the outside except it was we'll maintained. The lighting in the pool came on at random and I never worked out how that happened. Whilst the bathroom was we'll kitted out it did not come with any form of toiletry. Neil from Kenilworth (14 April 2018)
The villa is in a good location with great views. There is ample comfortable seating outside and the pool was clean and well looked after. The air conditioning in the bedroom was efficient and quiet. The furnishings indoors were basic but it was clean and comfortable. Rhydian from Cheltenham (16 September 2017)
Picture perfect villa for the 2 of us. Only a couple of grumbles. We didn't sleep well as the mattress was very firm and thin, and we woke with aching hips and shoulders. Also although the night temperature outside was relatively low, it was hot in the bedroom and to get a through draught we needed the small window in the bathroom open, and this didn't have a net. As a result we were bitten ++. we tried the air conditioning once but this was too noisy, blowy and cold. There were instructions on when to put rubbish out and when,but we couldn't find any of the replacement blue bags to use in the bins. Only one dishcloth and teatowel was a bit measly. The house comes with its own 2 cats that seem to expect feeding, which we enjoyed as were missing our own animals, but if you don't like cats this isn't the place for you! (they don't sleep inside, but are generally waiting on the doormat in the morning) the covered outside eating is perfect as it catches the sun for breakfast lunch and dinner with great views of the surrounding hills and valleys. The pool area is also very nice although round pebbles might have been a better choice than the harsh gravel. Pool cleaned twice to our knowledge whilst we were there. We used the bbq twice with good results. Overall this is an idyllic quiet base for a couple looking to get away from it all. It is half way up the hill to volterra - getting there is a 10min drive round a series of bends; the conan supermarket is just at the top of the hill (we shopped at the co-op, which has slightly more choice, for our initial shop, but conan was perfectly adequate for fresh fruit/veg meat and a good selection of bread). had one daytrip to siena (1 1/2 hrs drive max) and an afternoon in san grimignano (30mins drive). both strongly recommended. Nigel from York (09 September 2017)
As described. Peaceful rural setting with stunning views which suited us but maybe not everybody. It was clean & tidy & everything worked. Richard from East Sussex, Uk (19 August 2017)
A lovely little villa in a beautiful setting. The facilities are though very basic and limited. Richard (29 July 2017)
Beautiful gardens and vista. poor cutlery supply & a dishwasher that never cleaned properly - probably down to no rinse aid or salt. . we were unable to stop the air conditioner unit in the bedroom. it came on every night at different times being temperature controlled, was noisy, and the bedroom was far too cold with a resultant sleep disturbance. Graham (01 July 2017)
Lovely place great location . only issue is states there is air con however it's set at 24 degrees and is on a timer only coming on early morning and late evening and with no way of adjusting so in my opinion don't advertise as having air con as 24 degrees is no more than just a fan !! which can't be adjusted Pierre from Sherborne (27 May 2017)
Lovely little villa, equipped with everything you might need, in nice location. Very peaceful and quiet. Lynda from Accrington, Lancashire (01 October 2016)
The furnishings were tired and need updating/renewal. The oven, hob and cooker hood were very dirty, greasy and some pans were also not clean. Some thought needs to be given to the air con, or at least ventilation system. We were fortunate in that our temperatures were low 20s in september, but upstairs still gets very hot. If the air con has to be on a timer and not guest controlled (which it should be) - then some mesh/barrier need to be put on all windows, so at least they can be opened to let air through. With the amount on mosquitoes, flies, wasps and endless other bugs, there was no way any window or door was going to be left open for anything more than a nano second Adrian from Witney (24 September 2016)
Wonderful villa in idyllic and convenient setting Barry from Redhill (27 August 2016)
We had a magic week at podere coiano. Overall impression is that it's a nice villa in a very secluded and picturesque setting that's ideal for a romantic getaway from it all, but that it's slightly spoiled by a bit of "penny-pinching". . if you want bustling night life, or somewhere for all the family, then this is not it. If you want somewhere very secluded and private, that’s a little bit of a drive from everywhere, then this could be ideal. . we had a week in august 2016 and it was very good weather. Outside air temperature while we were there was around 30c in the shade during the day, not falling below 20c overnight. One day it nearly touched 40c. The villa itself is charming. It’s not high luxury, but has everything that you need including large fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, multiple tv’s (we never turned them on), satellite broadband (with reasonable speed), air-conditioning (sort of), secure parking and a fabulous swimming pool – which was around 24c for the week we were there. . the comment about penny-pinching relates to three things. . firstly, and it’s our biggest criticism is the air conditioning. The bedroom is upstairs, effectively in the roof. Undoubtedly, mosquitoes are a problem in the area and only one of the three windows upstairs has an insect screen, so during the day there’s no airflow upstairs. As a consequence, the bedroom heated up to well over 30 degrees c during the day. The bedroom has an air-conditioning unit (which works well), which is on a timer and comes on at around 8:00pm. It will regulate the room down to a very sensible temperature during the night, until it switches off (by timer) at around 3:30am. By 4:30am, you have to get up and start opening windows as the temperature in the bedroom escalates rapidly and then you run the risk of being eaten alive… the sun comes up into the bedroom at about 6:00am. Why not programme the air-con to come on two hours later and then at least allow people to sleep until 6:00’ish undisturbed? better yet, for what must be a relatively small additional cost, just leave it on between 9:00pm and (say) 7:00am – this feature genuinely spoiled the experience for us. I guess if it really is costing a fortune to run the air-con, at least provide an electric fan in the bedroom to keep the air moving around. (in context, I suspect that the extra electricity to run the air-con for 11 hours instead of 7 hours would be less than 1% of the overall holiday cost, or a fan would be a one time purchase of a similar amount). . second, the outside furniture was just bizarre. The best feature of the villa is the outside area. There are three sun loungers (two quite nice, aluminium frames with comfy bases and one all plastic). there is one smallish umbrella (not big enough if both people on sunbeds want shade). there are then 6 metal chairs and 4 plastic chairs, all with un-comfy solid seats (ten chairs for a single bedroom villa?), which share 4 very skinny cushions between them. What’s really needed is something comfy to sit on, ideally add an outdoor settee with some cushions (again, very little cost compared to the cost of the holiday). . there were none of the ‘basics’ in the villa. Maybe this is because we didn’t pay for the welcome pack, but it was disappointing to find that there was no salt & pepper, only 2 dishwasher tablets, an egg-cup (literally) of washing up liquid, two toilet rolls and that was pretty much it. Whilst I clearly wouldn’t expect a full fridge, most places i’ve stayed at previously had at least left things like those described above from previous occupants. It may be that the people who stayed before us judged everything perfectly on all consumables and that was why nothing was left, or more likely the cleaners that came in at the end just cleared out everything as a bit of a bonus. Strikes me if this is the case that they must have a lot of disposable salt & pepper pots at home!. . the other two things to mention are electricity and mosquitoes – neither is a criticism, just be aware. . mosquitoes are a problem, but not necessarily any worse than most places in tuscany at this time of year. We took all the precautions, including plug-in devices and spray repellent. The villa is well blessed with several plug-in devices from previous occupants. Both of us got bites whilst at the villa (4 each), none of which were especially nasty and all of which were in places not covered by repellent. So, the answer is take plenty of insect repellent and actually use it!. . the electricity supply at the villa is rated for very low current and if you have 3 large power consumers on at once, the main breaker (outside the gate) trips out and all power goes off. We had this happen twice and it seems to be if you have 3 of any of the following on at the same time it happens – dishwasher, washing machine, iron, oven, fridge, air-con, pool pump. As the fridge motor, pool and to a certain extent air-con aren’t within your control, the basic rule of thumb is only one of the first 4 can be used at any time unless you’re feeling lucky! Mark from Warwick (06 August 2016)
Villa perfectly situated 5km from volterra and should have been ideal. We stayed at this villa in 2009 and were so pleased with it then, we looked no further when booking to re-visit the region. Unfortunately this time our enjoyment was seriously eroded by the mosquitos and the temperature of the pool. The mozzies attached constantly and sitting by the pool was unbearable. Jumping into the pool gave temporary relief but the water so cold it was impossible to stay in there beyond a quick splash. We don't remember these issues from our last stay but sine this was in august '09 maybe the mozzie conditions were different and the pool had had longer in the season to warm up or had been heated) it's a shame, we love tuscany but we won't return to this villa. Peter from Hull (11 June 2016)
Podere coiano was very comfortable and met all of our needs. certainly two bathrooms helped and the kitchen was fairly well equipped. the swimming pool was lovely!! the secluded location was great too - just what we wanted. that said, local amenities were still within easy reach. the setting was beautiful. James from Heathfield (21 May 2016)
Beautiful villa with beautiful views Helen from Surrey (26 September 2015)
Fantastic in every way great location and views were much better than apparnt from wesite but mosquitos were are real problem (small pond 100m away and got eaten alive. Confirmed Guest (22 August 2015)
Lovely location, breathtaking scenery and perfect for away from it all break. Local town 10 min drive away with plenty of shops and restaurants. Directions to villa were a little vague and misleading. Airconditioning being on a pre-set timer was not ideal and not what we expected. the poolside furniture was basic and not comfortable, again not what we would expected. That said we had a fabulous stay and certainly would return to the villa. Stuart from Birmingham (08 August 2015)
The villa was in a beautiful location, very private but accessible and close to volterra. Very difficult to find a villa for two persons with a private pool. Air conditioning was on a timer and in the high temperatures we experienced, particularly at night, was not operable after 3.00am. For the price one would have expected far better garden furniture than was offered. There were no lounger cushions and one lounger was broken and the others not much better. For example the parasol was held up by a screw. Everything was ok but for the price we paid we would expect better than ok Geoff from York (11 July 2015)
We stayed here in june and the villa/location is absolutely beautiful. Perfect for a couple wanting to get away from everything yet be close to volterra town. The villa itself was very clean and comfortable. I've read some reviews say some of the furniture is outdated but it's absoutly fine. Everything in the kitchen worked fine to! . we would recommend visiting san gimignano which was about a 40 minute drive away. Really beautiful town with tones of history and shops to look around. Also had the best gelato shop in the square. Overall this villa was perfect for us. Not over looked at all and the views are breath taking so remember our camera! Emma from Essex (27 June 2015)
Overall very nice private, quiet location with wonderful views. could have done with insect screens on the bedroom window as the air con was only part-time and due to the location of a nearby pond, the mozzies were a problem. lovely pool! Shirley from Alloa (13 June 2015)
A lovely little villa set in the most gorgeous landscape with outstanding views. The only issue was the hot water running out a couple of times but it didn't spoil our enjoyment at all. Also no welcome pack was provided as advertised. David from Swindon (25 April 2015)
Wonderful setting, lovely swimming pool, secluded but not remote, close to town. Martin from Shoreham By Sea (28 September 2014)
Beautiful view from the terrace and pool. Excellent position for exploring. Really nice and private. . the rep ali was very helpful. . any problems we had in the villa were sorted very quickly. Lorraine from Little Kingshill (05 July 2014)
Excellent amenities and absolutely wonderful location. The living room was a little disappointing as regards seating - the sofa was not particularly comfortable, and there was no other seating available. It was great to have the luxury of two bathrooms - a good idea to have the downstairs one for convenience after being in the pool - but I personally would have liked a bath! Kitchen really well-equipped although it would have been useful to have had access to extra bin bags. The cleaning staff we met were really friendly and every efficient. Rep. great. Mrs Weeks from Warrington (September 2012)
We had been to the Volterra region previously, so knew pretty well what to expect, although we were not expecting to be in quite such a spectacular and convenient location. The photos. really did not do it justice! (I have some photos that you are welcome to have copies of, if you like!) Mrs Weeks from Warrington (September 2012)
Already booked a trip back next year! I have emailed your customer service team with some feedback about this trip too - we both absolutely loved it! Mr Cook from Horley (September 2012)
The villa was in the most amazing location with stunning views across the valley. To find a villa with such a large pool for two was a real find. The sunloungers had seen better days and we didn't attempt to use the electric barbeque as the thought of cleaning an electrical element seemed daunting. Minor niggles aside - we fell in love with Volterra and Tuscany. The drive to the village in the evening to eat - only 5km- was so easy once you became familar with the twists and turns of the road. We ate very well! Mrs Lambert from Leicester (August 2012)
Isolated and quiet but close enough to Volterra for access for food shops etc. Mr Maddock from Cheltenham (July 2012)
This villa was beautifully rustic and very true to form of the area - a wonderfully peaceful setting in a prime location for exploring Tuscany. Mr McInroy from Grays (April 2012)
Just returned from our Honeymoon, had this Villas as our second week in Italy. The perfect place to relax & unwind after sightseeing in Rome! Shame that the hedge and olive trees restrict the views of surrounding Tuscan countryside when you are poolside, but a minor point really. Would definitely go back. Mr Connolly from Nottingham (June 2011)
beautiful and relaxing villa Mr Byron from Stockport (June 2011)
The pool could have been a bit cleaner. There was quite a lot of scum marks around the edges. Mr Doherty from Wirral (September 2010)
Good location near Volterra overlooking an attractive valley. Mr James from London (September 2009)
Podere Coiano was a very attractive villa - but its big selling point was that it is one of the few detached, private villas with private pool for use by singles or a couple. I think there is a definite niche for this. Honeymoons, romantic getaways or singles wanting privacy and not having to pay a premium for unused rooms. The owner was very friendly and discreet. Welcome Pack was not worth having.No kettle.Having a DVD player was great - except it had no remote control and no ability to select (so couldn't watch episodes if more than 1 one on the disc).Would have been nice to have pool heating option.Sunloungers were all broken and there were no cushionsBut the view was stunning, the area stunning and the villa was very attractive and a great size for 1 or 2 people. I would definitely recommend it. It would be perfect if minor gripes above could be addressed.Flights were disappointing - on way out the flight was delayed as a different plane had to be used and there was 2 hour delay on the way back. Was upgraded from Fiesta to Fusion but did not feel like an upgrade as the Fusion was a 1.4 diesel and drove like a tank, it was dirty and the handbrake was not very reliable, especially on steep Tuscan hills! Would have preferred a nippy Fiesta to be honest. I don't do many S/C holidays - would be nice to have a bit more guidance as to what to bring along, i.e. a few dishwasher tablets, small bottle of washing up liquid etc so as to avoid the expense of having to buy a whole thing locally. I ended up buying washing up liquid, foil, hand soap etc and leaving most behind. Miss Daubney from Swindon (September 2008)
The most wonderful villa in a magical setting, providing us with a fantastic relaxing holiday. Mrs Drummond from Northampton (July 2008)
Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Wanted to book the same villa again for September but sadly it was already fully booked! Mr Eades from London (May 2008)
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