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Traditional Tuscan Stone Village House in the Delightful Village of Valdottavo

Overview

Property

Updated: 17-Oct-2016
Village House in Valdottavo, Nr. Lucca, Tuscany

Our traditional Tuscan stone house is tucked away in the delightful village of Valdottavo. Is situated in the foothills of the Apennine mountains in Tuscany but only 20 minutes from Lucca and 40 minutes from the nearest airport at Pisa. The house has been fully restored and with full central heating can also be used to take advantage of the ski resort of Abetone which is less than an hour's drive. The house is only 200 yards from the centre of the village which has many amenities including 2 bars, a pizzeria, grocer shops and a wonderful butcher/delicatessen. In addition, a small theatre has also been restored which is located in the centre of the village. The property itself is on 3 floors; has 2 double bedrooms (1 en-suite) sleeping a maximum of 4 people. Kitchen/dining area is fully equipped and lounge has TV & DVD plus stereo. On the ground floor is a large modern bathroom. Outside there is space to park and a delightful patio area with sun loungers & large parasol, BBQ and lighting

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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3 Reviews

5
based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

5

Fantastic Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week in May and had a wonderful holiday. The weather was kind to us and we had mainly dry and sunny days which makes what is a beautiful area truly spectacular.

The house is very clean and well equipped with a lot of attention to detail. The interior is fairly modern but what it lacks in rustic charm it well makes up for with convenience and ease of use. The shower and bath are great and having the en-suite upstairs avoids any long trips to the bathroom in the middle of the night! The beds are very comfortable and combined with having the traditional shutters you can achieve a very good sleep!

Outside space is well planned and catches the sun for most of the day and was again very well equipped with sun beds and tables and chairs.

Location is excellent - the trip from Pisa airport using the SS12 takes just under an hour and isn't too hairy for a 1st drive in Italy. (you can also use the toll road which would be quicker). The driveway is narrow and will only fit a small car but if you don't mind carrying things for a short walk then you can park safely elsewhere. We loved the village - lots of small shops for essentials, a bus which you can take to Lucca, friendly locals and a couple of bars. Further afield Lucca is exceptional - this time we only made one trip but have in the past have spent many happy days looking around and enjoying the food and shopping. We had 2 fab long walks in the mountains and if you like walking this is a paradise for walkers with great mountain walking 1/2 hour to 1 hour away - loads of choice and views which have to be up there with the best. Mostly the footpaths are well marked and easy to follow. We ran out of time to visit some of the towns in the area but they would have also been very rewarding so plenty to do and see.

We would love to go back and would happily stay in the house again. Paul was very efficient with the booking, communication, helpful info and the return of the deposit so we would have no concerns with staying their again.

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A brilliant holiday rental

  • 5 of 5

The property was extremely well equipped and located in a village with a good range of shops and amenities. The house was very clean, well decorated and comfortable.

It's location in Tuscany meant it was very easy to travel to a wide range of places of interest, both towns/cities like Pisa, Florence & Siena or walks in the hills/mountains.

I would definitely recommend this property to friends & family!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Bristol
5

A brilliant holiday rental

  • 5 of 5

The property was extremely well equipped and located in a village with a good range of shops and amenities. The house was very clean, well decorated and comfortable.

It's location in Tuscany meant it was very easy to travel to a wide range of places of interest, both towns/cities like Pisa, Florence & Siena or walks in the hills/mountains.

I would definitely recommend this property to friends & family!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Pisa at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Valdottavo at 0.2 Kilometres Nearest Train : Diecimo at 4 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Lucca at 17 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Valdottavo at 1.5 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Abetone at 52 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Viareggio at 52 Kilometres Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

The beautiful beaches at Viareggio, Lido di Camaiore, Torre del lago-Puccini, Forte dei Marni are all within 40 minutes drive. Further afield going north is the magnificent Cinque Terre (5 fishing villages steeply built on the coastline) and going south the island of Elba (just over an hour's drive to Piombino to catch a ferry across to this beautiful island).

Travel:

Pisa airport (Ryanir, Easyjet, British Airways, Thompson) is the nearest airport and is about a 40 minute drive. Genoa and Bologna are also close by. A car is recommended and can be hired direct from the airport (Hertz, AutoEurope, etc) although you can travel by train via Lucca.

Distances:

Lucca - 15kms - 20 mins

Pisa/Viareggio - 30kms - 40 mins

Florence - 60kms - 45 mins

Abetone - 40 kms - 1hr

Cinque Terre - 90kms - 90mins

Further Details:

Valdottavo is self sufficient in that there are many small grocer stores selling good quality local produce for your everyday needs, a superb butcher's shop which you must try, a chemist & tobac. All the locals are very friendly and as long as you try to speak some Italian you will be very satisfied with the response! Lucca is about 20 mins away and there is a large supermarket on the way there. Lucca is absolutely beautiful! A smaller version of Florence but with far less tourists! You can walk or cycle on top of the medieval walls which are wide and provide plenty of shade with their tree lined avenues. Many festivals, concerts and street markets are held throughout the year and is well worth the visit.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 3
1 Nov 2016 - 28 Feb 2017
4 night minimum stay
£220
for 4 nights
From
£55
£350
 
 
Rate 2
1 Mar 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
£240
for 4 nights
From
£60
£385
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £50

Changeover Day:
No specific changeover day but subject to existing bookings. Accepted on a 'first come - first served' basis so that you can take advantage of cheaper flights & be more flexible with the length of your holiday rental (i.e.10 days, 16 days).

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Facilities

Property Type

  • house

General

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • churches
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet, Bidet, En-suite to Main Bedroom
  • Modern fully tiled bathroom on ground floor with bath, wc, bidet & handbasin. Separate large shower cubicle. En-suite in main bedroom with wc, bidet and handbasin.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and double wardrobe, chest of drawers, 2 bedside tables and lamps. TV. En suite. Bedroom 2 with 2 single beds and wardrobes, chest of drawers and bedside table and lamp.

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Externally the property has been traditionally restored, and with the thick stone walls and shutters, helps keep the house lovely and cool in the summer months. However, with central heating the house becomes very snug and cosy - the winter months can also be enjoyed for Christmas and the skiing season at nearby Abetone. Outside: Entrance to our house is via a private driveway which leads you past the new patio area to the front of the house where your car can be safely left. From the patio you can sit back and enjoy the views of the surrounding hillside. The patio is well equipped and has a large table & chairs, sun loungers, large parasol, BBQ, water fountain, external lighting. Utility Room: On ground floor has washing machine, iron & board, additional fridge/freezer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Property is cleaned for your arrival and also on a weekly basis. Towels and linen are included.

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