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Traditional Tuscan House In Medieval Village - Full Of Character - Close To Pisa

People5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,506 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 bathroom and garden area for private sunbathing.

Casa del Pretorio is a charming traditional Tuscan house nestled on hillside in the heart of the Medieval village of Vicopisano. The house is the perfect location for those looking for a typically Tuscan ambiance, an ideal base for exploring Tuscany or a peaceful retreat for families and friends. Situated down cobbled lane under the watchful eye of a Medieval Palace and Ancient Tower, the house dates back to the 1800s and has lovely views over the Medieval village and surrounding hills. Casa del Pretorio's unique position nestled in the hillside does mean that it may not be suitable for those with mobility problems (please see accessibility details). The property has been furnished with modern living in mind however Casa del Pretorio retains traditional features such as beamed ceilings, exposed stone walls and terracotta pavements. Modern conveniences include as Wifi internet connection, satellite TV and play station. Casa del Pretorio is situated close to the village amenities all of which are within walking distance. There is a restaurant within walking distance plus a pizzeria, and 3 traditional bars serving breakfast pastries, snacks, cold drinks, tea, coffee, wine, beers and other alcoholic beverages. The sleepy town of Vicopisano is full of character especially in its Medieval center where Casa del Pretorio is situated. The house is just a stone’s throw away from Brunelleschi's Medieval Fortress and the 12th Century Praetorian Palace both of which are open to the public at the weekends. Vicopisano is the ideal base for exploring Tuscany being close to Pisa, Lucca and Florence and many other must see sites within the region. The immediate area is also perfect for discovering a more authentic traditional Tuscany, visitors to the area may visit an organic olive farm and see how extra virgin oil is made, there is also a ceramics workshop where an artisan potter still sits at the wheel. For those who love outdoor activities Vicopisano has a perfect terrain for walking, trekking, cycling and mountain biking. There are nearby stables for those who would like to ride. Within 30 minutes you can visit the coast and beaches, thermal spa's and golf courses.

<Accessibility> PLEASE NOTICE

The property is situated on a hillside in the centre of the Medieval village. To access the front door from the car park it is approximately 300 meters. From the car park you will negotiate a village lane with a small ramp and a series of 5 steps after the steps there is approx 50 meters of lane then 12 steps up to the lane where the house is. There are 7 steps to the front door.

Outside

There is a large ground floor patio and an upper terrace garden to dine alfresco or just relax. The ground floor patio faces south west and is a complete suntrap, there is a table and seating for 6 and bench's to relax on. The upper terrace garden has the shade of some tress and a summer gazebo and can be accessed by 33 steps. A BBQ and summer gazebo can be found on the upper level garden. Both the outside areas have wonderful views.

More Details

Owner
Carlo
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Italian
Calendar last updated:
15 June, 2017

Why Carlo chose Valdarno Inferiore

Sleeps 5. 3 bedroom house. A Traditional Tuscan Home - in the heart of the Medieval Village of Vicopisano. The house retains original features such as beamed ceiling, exposed stone walls and terracotta floors. The property has been furnished with modern living in mind and has traditional tasteful interiors. Ideally situated close to the village square and all its amenities. Vicopisano is an ideal base for exploring the region of Tuscany close to the cities of Pisa, Lucca and Florence.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Vicopisano in Pisa area

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1506 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Bath with a shower attachment, washbasin, WC & bidet.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • FIRST FLOOR FAMILY BATHROOM The good sized bathroom is situated between the master and single bedroom. The room has a bath with a shower attachment, washbasin, WC & bidet. There is a cute little window with views to the top of the Brunelleschi tower. The second bathroom is in the second floor with direct and private acces from the 2^ bed room. The room has a a shower washbasin, WC & bidet.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , FIRST FLOOR MASTER BEDROOM - Sleeps 2 in queen size (USA)
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , SECOND FLOOR TWIN ROOM - Sleeps 2 in twin beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , FIRST FLOOR SINGLE ROOM - Sleeps 1 in single bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes:
ESSENTIALS FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE For your convenience we provide a starter pack which includes bathroom hand soap and shower gel, toilet paper, washing machine detergent & washing up liquid. WELCOME PACK We provide a welcome pack on arrival including a bottle of chilled Prosecco, fresh seasonal fruit a selection of tea, coffee, fresh milk & sugar.

Reviews

5/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)

5

We had a fantastic week in this Traditional House

  • 5 of 5

The description in the listing was very accurate. We found the house to be very clean, comfortable, well equipped and in a great location. The village had all of the day to day essentials available. The walks/runs from the house were fantastic with incredible views.

We would recommend a trip out to Lucca as this is a great historic town. Carlo, Giuseppe & Barbara were very friendly, welcoming and informative.

We were very impressed with the house, it's facilities, it's well kept pretty gardens and stunning views from the bedrooms and patio.

There was 4 of us staying and found it very spacious with 3 downstairs reception rooms, and could easily accommodate a 5th person. The wifi was great as we could keep up with the "Tour de France" too!

We would thoroughly recommend this house to anybody considering a holiday in the Tuscan Hills.....

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Perry, thank you for your kind words and for the feedback you have given us about your holiday in Vicopisano. I am happy you found the house comfortable and that you appreciated it's special position just in the center of the old Vicopisano and close to all the facilities a traveller needs. We are all looking forward to have you and your family once again as our welcome guest. Why not in time for the next "Tour the France"? We could follow it not only on the internet but also on Casa del Pretorio's satelite television.... Best regards Carlo
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
high
15 Jun 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£328
for 3 nights
From
£109
£707
£2,021
 
 
mid
16 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£303
for 3 nights
From
£101
£665
£1,474
 
 
low
1 Nov 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
£505
£1,053
 
 
Xmas & new year
21 Dec 2017 - 9 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£316
for 3 nights
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£105
£568
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
£707
£2,021
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £168.44

MINIMUM STAY 3 nights.

DEPOSIT.
We require a 25% deposit to confirm a reservation FINAL BALANCE PAYMENT Final balance payment required 45 days before arrival. If the booking is within 45 days from the commencement of the rental period full payment is required at time of booking.

SECURITY DEPOSIT.
A refundable security and accidental damage deposit of 200.00 RATES DO NOT INCLUDE Rates do not include heating which will be charged at between 5 – 8 Euro a day.

CHANGEOVER DAY
Flexible changeover days. Arrival from 4pm - 11pm Departure from 9am – 11am. If you are expecting arrival or departure outside the above times please let us know at the time of booking and we may be able to organise appropriate arrangements.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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