|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
A restored ‘Liberty Style’ villa with large windows, period tiled floors and marble staircase enjoying an elevated position at the edge of a small hamlet. The position affords open aspect and views from all sides coupled with welcome cooling breezes in summer. There are 2 solariums/terraces attached to the villa plus two/three outside seating/dining opportunities. This is coupled with extensive gardens. There is a large 12m x 5m private pool with steps and a solar panel shower and terracing around the pool with table and chairs and sun loungers. A fantastic outdoor kitchen plus toilet and sink incorporating a brick built barbecue and pizza oven which is accessible from the outdoor seating area complete the garden amenities. Most guests find it difficult to drag themselves away from the property enjoying the pool, garden and views that the house affords.
My husband and I are retired after spending our working life in the public sector. We share our time now between Italy and the south coast of England.
We both enjoy going to art galleries and share an interest in opera, art and gardening. Our gardens here in Italy are quite extensive and have provided us with ample occupation to maintain. Being near Florence, Pisa and Lucca has provided us with opportunities to indulge our cultural tastes but of course these cities have loads of shops/markets so my store of scarves, gloves etc etc has grown! I enjoy cooking and discovering new restaurants and food experiences. My husband says that my language skills in Italian are excellent for shopping and buying food and ordering in restaurants! I leave the calculation of purchases to my husband as he is a former economist.
Lizzie Simpson purchased this villa in 2004
We had been visiting Italy for a number of years and I, especially always wanted a home on the near continent. We came across the area when we were travelling back to the UK from our annual holiday. On our return I investigated property in the area on the internet and booked a trip out that November.
We arrived at La Villa on a cold, damp drizzly day with poor visibility. However, in spite of the weather and birds flying in and out of the windows, we fell in love with the house and the area. It is elevated but not at all remote and is easy to reach from the main road in the valley which was a definite plus point. This has proved invaluable to us over the years as easy access to the motorway (10 mins) is a definite advantage to ourselves and our guests.
The views from the house and gardens are truly spectacular with the Apuan Alps in front and the Appenines to the rear of the property.
The villa is easy to reach from three airports and the motorway is only 10 min away. We do not have a twisty, windy road to travel to reach the house which is a boon when we have been out for a night. We have a local restaurant in the village which is excellent and serves pizza and seafood along with pasta and meat dishes. The weather here in summer is hot but because of the high ceilings and room sizes, the villa is a cool oasis. As we are elevated we enjoy the cool breezes that arrive each afternoon.
Our outdoor dining/seating spaces are varied with spectacular views and for the most part our garden is
level rather on a number of hard to reach terraces. We have included a climbing wall/swings/slide and sand boat for our youngest guests. The outdoor kitchen and wood burning barbecue and pizza oven have been a very popular addition and we have enjoyed the comments of guests after they have tried them.
This place is absolutely amazing. As you walk up the garden path you are surrounded by beautiful flowers, and their scent, and then stunned by the mountainous scenery. The villa is what I would class as 'typically Italian', with tall ceilings, large airy windows, and all the furnishings you would have in your own home. The facilities were exactly as described, was immaculately clean and very well maintained. We went in May, and the weather was perfect, hot but not too hot.
The children loved the place, especially the swimming pool, and the large garden area. One of the most magical things for me was when the sun began to set, and the mountains take on this pink glow, and the fireflies come out. It's definitely not something you can get at home.
The owner was fantastic. Any questions we had about local amenities, she was able to answer, and promptly, and she was a delight to deal with.
The local facilities were also fine, and you're not too far from Pisa or Florence when it comes to venturing out a bit further. All possible to visit as a day trip.
I would definitely recommend this property to my friends and family, and am considering returning again.
charm,luxury,comfort,child friendly,good position
we have stayed here several times, also with our grandson, and always felt we are in a little paradise. for us a big plus point is that the beach is also easily accessable.
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£200|
To confirm, an initial booking a deposit of 25% is required. The final balance is due 8 weeks prior to the holiday.
The changeover date is Saturday and no earlier than 4.00pm. On departure guests must leave by 10am to allow for essential cleaning to be undertaken.
Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds.The high season rate is £1,800. This period is 21 June to 3rd September 2017
25% of full amount payable when confirming booking. The balance to be paid 8 weeks before the holiday commences along with the £200security deposit. Payment to be made by cheque or bank transfer.