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Historic Farmhouse With Grand Pool Set In The Iconic Tuscan Landscape - Cantina (Sleeps 4)

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Details
Property
farmhouse
People
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Description

Cantina (Sleeps 4)

The Cantina is arranged on one level with access to the large planted terrace from each room. It has been newly restored and is equipped with all modern comforts. Wonderful cross vaulted ceilings in cotto tile and sets of french doors define the open plan space and give the cantina a light and airy feel.

The kitchen area is well equipped and has ample storage, dishwasher, oven, hob and two fridges. A wood burner provides additional comfort on those cold autumn evenings . The living area also has an ipod dock, Wi-Fi access, stereo and a large flat screen TV, with over 100 great movies!

The master bedroom has volterranan arched ceilings, solid oak floors, exposed natural stone walls and wide french doors. Open the doors and enjoy the stunning view from the comfort of your king size bed!!

The second bedroom has a wonderful barrel vaulted ceiling and solid oak floors and doors which again open onto the terrace.

The wetroom has a revitalising power shower and enough space for 2!!

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About the property

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The historic farmhouse is set in the valley of outstanding natural beauty on the outskirts of the wonderful and charming Etruscan city of Volterra. It is divided into 4 private apartments which accommodate up to 14 guests and is just perfect for couples, families or even larger groups holidaying together.

Each apartment has been sympathetically renovated to a very high standard. Modern design fixtures and fittings have been carefully tailored to compliment the traditional materials used in the construction of the cross vaulted ceilings, barrel arches, chestnut beams and cotto tiled floors.

Each apartment has it's own private terrace with magnificent views, stretching out across the valley towards churches, monasteries and other historic buildings which cling perilously to the cliff tops around the outskirts of Volterra. The views pass over olive groves, hilltop borgo's, and the iconic tuscan rolling hill landscape extending all the way to the distant Apeninne mountain range.

Each terrace is well equipped for alfresco dining and complete with a cosy fire-pit with plentiful supply of logs to cook on or just to take the chill off those cooler spring or autumn evenings.

There is a newly constructed wood fired pizza oven in one of the communal areas for the use of our guests. Creating your own pizzas and eating under a star lit sky is a terrific experience which can be enjoyed by all. Throughout June you could even be joined by a throng of majestic fire-flies as they go about their nocturnal business!

Adventure playground area with a charming tree house, slides, zipline, bikes, scooters, sand pit and various other toys and activities has been designed in our garden to amuse your little ones.

The valley is popular with hunters and foragers with the highly prized wild boar and truffles keenly pursued in season. There are some relaxing walks around the valley, through woodland with waterfalls and hillsides with breath taking views. Look out for the Poiana and other birds of prey circling over the valley or track the deer and wild boar footprints across our land. Mediterranean tortoise, porcupines and badgers are seen occasionally but you will surely get to meet some of the geckos which frequent the nooks and crannies around the outside walls and terraces.

Guests are welcome to help themselves to the plentiful and varied fruits in season on the trees such as the cherries (May), figs, plums and apricots (July)and the plentiful supply of varied tomatoes and herbs grown at the farmhouse. Enjoy!

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Owner
Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Italian
Calendar last updated:
22 February, 2017

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Notes

Booking Notes:
Please contact by email or telephone. 30% deposit required on confirmation which is non-refundable. 70% balance to be paid 8 weeks before start of stay. If you are booking less than 8 weeks before your stay the full amount will be required upon confirmation. A refundable 200 euro deposit will be required to cover any breakages or damage to be paid locally on arrival.

Changeover Day:
Saturday, but please ask if an alternative day is required as this will be accommodated whenever possible. Arrival time after 4pm and guests are asked to vacate the property by 11am on day of departure. If you require any alternative times please ask.

Notes on prices:
A fuel supplement will be payable locally to cover the cost of gas used in the winter months.


Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

5

Paradise Found!

  • 5 of 5

Our family holiday here was just fantastic! The Cantina was ideal for 2 adults and 2 children. We had a great space in which to relax, enjoy the sun, eat great food and plenty of activity options for all. The huge pool and impressive tree house were a real hit for the kids. They loved creating their own pizzas, cooked in a wood fired oven and we enjoyed the local wine and tasty olive oil all locally produced. We had some lovely trips out to the beach, Florence, Siena, San Gimignano and La Cinque Terra as well as some fab evenings in Volterra. Highly recommendable.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great Holiday in Volterra

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely place to spend a holiday! Our accommodation was top quality and Volterra is a real understated gem of a city. There was so much to see and do around Volterra as well as relaxing by the pool, that we were hard pushed to fit it all into the limited time we had. Next time we will stay for longer!!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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United Kingdom
5

Perfect Tuscan retreat

  • 5 of 5

We spent hours trawling the internet for our idea of the perfect Tuscan retreat, and the moment we pulled up we knew we'd found it. And this is why:

A typical day in The Cantina. Wake up and pull back the shutters to sunlight streaming into the bedroom, open the french doors and enjoy a cup of tea in bed whilst enjoying the stunning views over the valley. Prepare a delicious breakfast of fresh produce bought from the local market or nearby Supermarket in Volterra, and enjoy the peace and tranquility of dining al fresco on the sensational terrace, with panoramic views of the valley. Spend the day lazing by the impressive pool and (if you have children) amusing them at the well equipped childrens area (Tree house, trampoline, shaded sand pit, swings, and plenty of room for running). Take a very short car ride into beautiful Volterra and dine in one of the many ambient restaurants, followed by an evening stroll through the streets to admire the historical architecture. Or alternatively, prepare your own BBQ on the terrace, washed down with a glass or two of Prosecco and watch the sun set over the rolling Tuscan hills (which really do seem to have that purple hue!) Wait for darkness and the arrival of the enchanting flashing fireflies (if you go as we did in May/June time). Pisa, Siena, and Florence are all only about an hours drive away, San Gimignano is even closer, so perfectly situated for day trips. Louise and Josh were wonderful hosts, so friendly and helpful, and the Cantina itself was beautifully clean and well equipped. We cannot wait to return. Best holiday ever!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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United Kingdom
5

Outstanding Hospitality

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for an outstanding place to stay for your holiday in Tuscany, look no further.

Not only is Cantina centrally located for Volterra, Pisa, Florence and Siena but it is in an absolutely gorgeous location

The photagraphs on the web do not do it justice. The quality of the finish of the accommodation is of the highest order. The views spectacular.

It was a privilege to use the pool, which was kept spotlessly clean. The sun shades were particularly welcome during the heat of the day

But what made this holiday extra special was the welcome from Louise and Josh, despite keeping them up until nearly midnight on our arrival thanks to issues with BA!! From cooking pizzas in their newly built wood oven to preparing and eating a full Tuscan meal with their local expert, Sara, nothing was too much trouble

We came away relaxed and with wonderful memories of Tuscany

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Portland, Oregon, USA
5

Lovely Accommodations and Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 (including two boys, 7 and 10) stayed in the Cantina. The apartment is very nice, modern, and up to date. The setting is beautiful--the french doors to the bedrooms open up to a view of the hills and valleys below, and Cantina has a private patio with the same view. The kids could safely roam the property and enjoy the amenities, particularly the pool and play areas. The location is also perfect. It feels very rural but is only minutes away from the amenities in Volterra. The farmhouse is also very centrally located for day trips to Siena, Pisa, the beach, San Gimignano, etc. And Josh and Louise are great hosts.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Surrey
5

What a fabulous stay!

  • 5 of 5

Josh and Lou thank you for such a wonderful holiday. We had an amazing time in your beautiful property - I have that view across the valley as my screen saver on my computer!! The accommodation was fantastic, and the location perfect - we loved the trips to Volterra - what a great town - and Florence was an easy day trip to make as well. You couldn't have made our stay any better, and it was lovely to get to know you and your children. We are booking for 2 weeks this year and can't wait! Thank you again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for Cantina (Sleeps 4)in Volterra in Pisa area

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf pass optional
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Towels and linen are included. Guests will need to provide their own pool towels. Room fans can be provided upon request for the hot summer nights and the accommodation has central heating for those chilly spring and autumn days. The owners are happy to advise and assist to help make your stay memorable. A private chef is available at additional cost when pre-arranged. To ensure your Autumn and Winter stays are cosy, the owners can also prepare the wood burners for your arrival and will replenish logs and assist with keeping the fires burning throughout your stay. There is a laundry room with washing machine which is available for guests to use upon request. Outside: The pool is 8m x 16m and has stunning views of the iconic landscape synonymous with Tuscany. Relax by the pool and savour the vista of the surrounding valley, olive groves, meadows of poppies and sunflowers, historic buildings lining the cliff edge, hamlets dotting the rolling hilltops and beyond all the way to the Apeninne mountains. There is a range of outdoor seating and sunbeds for those who wish to tan. The church above the pool, will cordially chime to remind you to reapply the sun lotion and to periodically turn over!! Go walking around the valley discovering catacombs and waterfalls or join the locals roaming the lower slopes in search of the highly prized tartuffo. Make tasty pizza in our wood fired oven and wash it down with equally tasty local wine! Games and activities are available for the kids in the garden or we can offer advice on activities further afield. The pool is open from May to the end of September or longer depending on the weather.

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