Immersed in the greenery and set in a 16th-century farm house, Azienda Agricola La Ripa offers a seasonal pool and free BBQ in the garden. Apartments have rustic furniture and a fireplace. Wi-Fi throughout is free. Set 4.7 miles from San Gimignano, this stone-walled property produces and sells it own extra-virgin olive oil. La Ripa Azienda Agricola’s spacious apartments have terracotta floors and walls with parts of the original brickworks. Overlooking the garden, they include a kitchen with dishwasher, living area with sofa and colourful rugs. Some apartments boast a four-poster bed and handmade blankets while all feature a cable TV. Guests can sunbathe by the pool lying on 1 of the free sun loungers or prepare their own grills in the garden. On-site parking spaces are free of charge. The property is a good starting point for visiting the Val d’Elsa villages, and stop by 1 of the local cellars.