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Luxury Villa With Infinity Pool And Panoramic Views

Overview

Property

Updated: 03-Oct-2016
Villa in Agnino, Fivizzano, Massa Carrara, Tuscany - Perfect For A Family Get Together Or Group Of Friends

‘Podere La Serra’ is a very special luxury villa with breathtaking panoramic views of the beautiful Apuane hills. This Grade II listed farmhouse has been restored with loving attention to detail, with character features such as the traditional woodburning stove, huge chestnut beams and sweeping staircases. Luxury mod cons have been added such as the stunning infinity pool, looking out onto 50 miles of mesmerising Tuscan hills and valleys, as well as internal features such as ensuite Jacuzzis, Sky TV and wifi access. Outside, a lovely shaded pergola draped with purple bourgainvillia is the setting for al fresco lunches and more often than not a glass of wine produced from the Podere's own vines. Set amongst sleepy Tuscan villages and within 60 acres of private vineyards, olive groves and porcini woodland, this villa affords a wonderful sense of peaceful seclusion, whilst only 10 minutes from Fivizzano and just an hour from Pisa airport.

  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

Adam and I love Italy and this beautiful villa, we have two young children and frequently make the trip over to spend time at La Serra.

We fell in love at the house, lived round the corner for a year, and moved home to the UK to get married and have our children. Since then there have been many engagements on the terrace, and it's a very special place for us.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"The Podere is absolutely fabulous. We will never forget the days & nights sitting on the terrace soaking in the spectacular views. Wonderful people, great food, lovely local wine - absolutely super" Debbie & Jerry + friends, Florida

"We have had a wonderful holiday in this magnificent house. This was our second visit and we enjoyed it even more than the first, like slipping on a favourite jumper or meeting old friends we immediately felt at peace, relaxed and happy. This place is special." Richard, Caroline + fami

"An idyllic hideaway. We have been thoroughly spoiled by the view, peaceful surroundings and horizon pool! For complete relaxation Podere La Serra is the perfect location with plenty of space within the villa to put up ones feet. The locals have all been delightful, welcoming and generous. It is refreshing to visit a small village still so untouched by the world at large." - Richard Penny & family.
Oct 2008
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Location

From the Owner

Adam's father renovated the property - when he first found it the villa was a derelict farm house with the most staggering view. Now we have inherited this lovely villa, with its 6 bedrooms, infinity pool, exposed beams, beautiful stonework and still the extraordinary views. The people are so special here, we have come to see them as our Italian family. It is a place to escape to, it's good for the soul.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Pisa at 85 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Agnino at 200 Metres Nearest Ferry : Genova at 120 Kilometres Nearest Train : Aulla at 18 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Aulla at 18 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Fivizzano at 3 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Cerreto at 15 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Lerici at 35 Kilometres Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

The villa is around 40 mins from Lerici with its wonderful beaches and delicious fish restaurants. Portovenere, also 40 minutes away, and the Cinque Terre, a world heritage site made up of tiny picturesque fishing villages and incredible marine reserves, where visitors can hire full scuba/snorkeling gear, are unmissable. Boats take guests from village to village,starting from Lerici or Portovenere. There are hundreds of idylic beaches along this coast with white sand and blue seas-get exploring!

Travel:

The nearest airport is Pisa, just 1 hour's drive away. Genoa is also a good option, only 1.5 hour's drive. We would recommend hiring a car at the airport, and it does make life much easier when exploring to ask for sat-nav at the airport, although obviously not essential!

Distances:

Agnino 0.2 miles, Malliano 1 mile, Fivizzano 5 miles, Aulla 12 miles, Cinque Terre 25 miles, Portafino 40 miles, Lucca 50 miles, Florence 90 miles.

Further Details:

There is a bar and general shop within 5 minutes walk of the villa, just round the corner in Agnino. The shop sells local bread (baked just below!) and some cheese and meat. Our local restaurants are fantastic and very close by - our favourites are in Serriciollo, Verrucola, Licciana and Aulla, we would particularly recommend Pasquino's in Aulla.

There is a supermarket in Fivizzano, and a really big one in Aulla that sells anything you could want, including a huge deli counter and all sorts of household supplies. Alternatively there are lots of excellent grocers, butchers, dairies and bread shops in Fivizzano where you can potter about choosing some really wonderful food.

The local markets are Tuesday morning for Fivizzano and Saturday morning for Aulla, both have very fine food sections and are great fun for buying anything from a whole round of Parmesan cheese to a spit roast pork joint, watch out for the salt cod, Gorgonzola and outstanding tomatoes...

Village festivals happen all the time and if you keep your eyes peeled as you drive around you're sure to see posters for a chestnut festival or borlotti bean party, these are very friendly and hilarious, do try them out!

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low season 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,900
for 7 nights
£1,900
 
 
Mid season 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,300
for 7 nights
£2,300
 
 
Peak season 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,000
for 7 nights
£3,000
 
 
Mid season 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,300
for 7 nights
£2,300
 
 
Low season 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,900
for 7 nights
£1,900
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. Arrival time is from 4pm, and departures are 10am on Saturday morning.
Cleaning is included in the rental cost, 3 times per week, as well as wood for the wood burning stove in the living room. If you wish to use the central heating there is an additional charge.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Away From It All

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling

Floor Area

  • 420 m²

Bathrooms

  • Petal bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, Original artwork, exposed beams & views to the Tuscan hills
  • Flower bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Jacuzzi, Bidet, Large bathroom, lovely views out to the pool & Tuscan hills
  • Green bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, Original artwork & exposed beams
  • Blue bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Jacuzzi, Bidet, Lovely large bathroom, views of the pool & Tuscan hills
  • Garden bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, Original artwork, exposed beams, view to terrace
  • Piccolo casa bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, Smaller bathroom with lovely venetian style mirror
  • The bathrooms are extremely spacious, with beautiful tiled floors, exposed beams and traditional fittings. Original artwork is featured in most of the bathrooms, and each has black-out shutters to keep the rooms cool.

Bedrooms

  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Petal bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed, Can be double or twins, ensuite bathroom with shower
  • Green bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed, Can be double or twins, ensuite bathroom with shower
  • Blue bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed, Ensuite bathroom with jacuzzi bath & separate shower
  • Garden room - 1 Large Double Bed, Ensuite bathroom with shower, doors open to terrace
  • Piccolo casa - 1 Double Bed, Separate bathroom with shower
  • Flower bedroom - 1 Double Bed, Ensuite bathroom with jacuzzi bath & separate shower
  • All bedrooms feature artwork, exposed beams, and beautiful tiled floors. Each bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with either a shower or bath, and the rooms are fitted with romantic black-out shutters, ensuring the perfect night's sleep. 4 of the 6 bedrooms can be set up either as doubles or as twin rooms. Every bedroom has an electric fan.

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The property has the option of central heating throughout, should this be required an extra charge is payable. The huge traditional woodburning stove in the living room is brilliant at heating the house and makes for very cosy winter evenings; wood is included in the booking price. The bedrooms are all fitted with wooden black-out shutters to keep them cool in the summer, and all bedrooms are equipped with fans. The villa works wonderfully for families, and the large infinity pool, acres of woodland, olive groves and vines provide ample opportunity for exploring and play. Outside: Secluded olive groves, plentiful vines and seemingly boundless chestnut woods make up the 60 acres of private land attached to the property. The villa itself sits at the very top of the land, with meadows and vineyards to either side, making it easy to keep an eye on children playing in the meadows and immediate terraces below. The large infinity pool is accessed from the terrace to the rear of the house, the pool is 12m x 5m, and flows with natural spring water from the villa's well, deep inside the Apuane hills. Guests can relax by the pool on the many luxury sunloungers or watch from the terrace under the shade of the draped pergola and large hand-made table and chairs, seating 14+. A breakfast terrace to the side of the house has another table and chairs, seating 6, as well as an original working pizza oven. There are raised flower beds with herbs and flowers around the patios, and aloe vera and beautiful rosemary bushes on the path down to the pool. Utility Room: Washing machine, drying area, iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bathroom towels, pool towels and all bed linen is included. The property is cleaned 3 x a week and on changeover days. Linen and towels are changed weekly. Other: Dining room: terracotta floor, chestnut beam ceiling, large traditional table - seats 8+ Study: wifi access on request, CD player, CDs and library, views to neighbouring villages and Apuane hills. 2 outdoor dining areas.

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