Restored Old Olive Oil Mill in Grounds of Stately Home with Shared Pool
Charming 2 Storey Cottage with Extensive Views, 4 minutes walk to Village Centre
Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)
Beautifully converted old olive oil mill (frantoio) within the grounds of a recently restored 18th century property, Villa Ceuli, on the edge of the small village of Cevoli, 30 minutes form the sea. The whole of the ground floor of the mill with twin arches has been kept intact to give a large generous living space incorporating sitting, dining and a large fully equipped modern kitchen. The situation above the surrounding rolling Tuscan hills gives views across the valley in both North and South directions to hilltop villages. The castled medieval town of Lari is only 5 minutes by car and the nearest supermarket is at the bottom of the hill. There is a large shared swimming pool with magnificent views to the South and well cared gardens. Grocer, bank, bar and florist are only a short walk from the cottage.
Bedroom 1 with double bed.
Bedroom 2 with twin beds (can be double).
Bathroom 1 en-suite with bedroom 1 with bath/walk-in shower/wc/bidet.
Bathroom 2 exclusive to bedroom 2 with walk-in shower/wc with hand shower.
Large hob unit with 5 gas rings and 1 electric plate. Large electric oven. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer.
Washing machine in cloakroom.
Living/dining/kitchen incorporated in the original frantoio floorspace of 60sq.m retaining twin brick arches and other original features with wood burning stove and french windows onto terrace. Satellite TV/DVD/Internet/Telephone and music center.
Large entrance hall with cloakroom and stairs to 1st floor - can double up as TV room/study. Cloakroom with washing machine/hand basin/wc with hand shower.
Linen and towels provided and changed once per week. Maid service twice per week. Cook service available on request.
Swimming pool/beach towels are not provided.
Barbecue, Shared Pool, Parking, Garden.
Dishwasher, Fridge/Freezer, Hob/Stove, Iron, Oven, Washing Machine.
Central Heating, Internet Access, Room Fans, Satellite, Telephone, TV.
Not suitable for wheel chairs.
Access is by steps through the landscaped gardens from the parking below. The entrance and french windows open on to a large outdoor furnished terrace with a 'blind' mulberry tree and bordered by a hedge with views to Tuscan rolling hills, fields, farmhouses and villages. Beyond is a large gravelled communal piazza, with the villa and courtyard to the right, below which steps lead through landscaped gardens to the shared swimming pool, 6x12m, with extensive views over the Tuscan countryside to the hill top villages beyond.
Important notes on accommodation
Underfloor heating on ground floor and radiators 1st floor.
|Rental Period||Per Night||Per Week||Per Month||Min. Stay (Nights)|
|29 March 2014 - 12 April 2014||€ 900.00||7|
|12 April 2014 - 26 April 2014||€ 1250.00||7|
|26 April 2014 - 5 July 2014||€ 900.00||7|
|5 July 2014 - 30 August 2014||€ 1500.00||7|
|30 August 2014 - 20 December 2014||€ 900.00||7|
|20 December 2014 - 3 January 2015||€ 1250.00||7|
Notes on prices
Prices include, all linen and towels (except for the swimming pool) changed weekly, and Cinzia to come in twice per week for general cleaning.
Changeover days will be Saturday unless a calendar month is booked.
25% deposit with returned confirmed order with balance 9 weeks before departure. Cancellation - If cancelled up to 63 days before departure only the deposit is forfeited. If cancelled 63-43 days before departure refund of 70%. 42-29 refund of 40%. 28-15 refund of 20%. 14-0 nil.
Cottage in Cevoli, Lari, Pisa Province, Italy
About the area
The nearest beaches are at Tirrenia - 30 minutes - large extensive sandy beaches with a large selection of beach clubs. Forte di Marmi - 40 minutes - an exclusive resort with sandy beaches. For more rocky coastline there is Lerici - 60min - just before La Spezia or south of Livorno - Castiglioncello - 60min - with rocky coves.
Golf - there are two courses at the seaside resort of Tirrenia - only 30 minutes away and two courses at Castelfalfi - 30 minutes - 18 hole championship course and a 9 hole 'Lakeside' course.
How to get there
Pisa International Airport - 25min - with daily flights to New York and all major European cities. Florence Airport - 60 min. Train station - Pontedera - 20 min - regular trains to Florence and Pisa/Pisa Airport.
Casciana Terme - 10 min.
Casciana Alta - 8 min.
San Gimignano - 45 min.
Pontedera - 20 min.
Ponsacco - 10 min.
Volterra - 2 min.
Florence - 60 min.
Livorno - 30 min.
Sienna - 90 min.
Lucca - 55 min.
Lari - 5 min.
Pisa - 30 min.
Cevoli - grocer, bank, bar, florist in village. 2 supermarkets, chemist, bar, post office on main road 4 minutes away.
Lari - all major services including 3 restaurants. Market day Monday.
Casciana Terme - elegant Spa town with vast thermal swimming pool and water games. Also 4 very good restaurants. Market day Thursday.
Ponsacco - slightly larger town with large Coop supermarket. Market day Wednesday.
Pontedera - the main shopping town with excellent shops. No need to go to Florence. Market day Friday.
Sightseeing - all the major Tuscany attractions are within an hour's drive although Assisi would be 2 hours as other Umbrian towns.
Horse riding - within 15 min. Tennis - 8 min. Flying/microlight - 15 min. Walking/trekking/biking - right outside the door - excellent extensive well signed walking.
Swimming - Casciana Terme and the whole 150 mile Tuscan coast.
Guided tours/wine tasting/Cooking/Massage - all available on request.
About the Owner
We, Jon and Astrid Parker, have lived in Italy for the past 22 year. We fell in love with Tuscany when on holiday in 1986 and the day before returning home we signed the contract to buy a ruin near Monteriggioni in the Wimpy Bar in Sienna...very romantic! Having sold my business in 1987 we decided in 1988 to come out and personally supervise the restoration: we never returned - the life was too good and stimulating. Since then we have restored and lived in houses near Florence, returned to Monteriggioni into a larger house, and then to two houses in the Pisan hills at Soiana and now Lari. We are very keen gardeners, travel to all corners of Italy, love finding new restaurants and in between times manage a round of golf or two.
Year property purchased: 2008
Why this location?
We came across this beautiful restoration project of Villa Ceuli in the next door village of Cevoli and could not resist investing in the magnificent old olive oil mill - Il Frantoio. We have lived in most parts of Tuscany and have found this area to be the most beautiful, the people the most welcoming and the restaurants more varied, added to its ideal location being only 30 min from the the sea and the International Airport at Pisa: 10 minutes from the motorway network of Europe and between 30 and 60 minutes from most of the major attractions - Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Volterra, San Gimgnano, Sienna. Furthermore it boasts an idyllic macro climate with few extremes and always a pleasant cooling sea breeze in the steamy summer months and cool at night.
What are the unique benefits of the property?
Having fallen in love with the building we ended up buying what was to be two apartments in order to make a comfortably spacious two bedroomed cottage. We retained the original character of the mill by leaving it entirely open on the ground floor with a state of the art large kitchen area with two windows looking out to the view, french windows on to the pergolated terrace, still leaving spacious sitting and dining areas with a wood burning stove. There is a spacious separate entrance hall which also serves as a study. Two charming bedrooms with original exposed beam ceilings complete the 1st floor. Being the end house the large terrace is totally private with sweeping views of the surrounding countryside and the villages on the hills beyond.
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Property Ref IT2797
Jon and Astrid
(AUSTRALIA) +61 54785305
Languages spoken: English, French, Italian.
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