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San Moscato - Farmhouse + Cottage in Olive Groves with pool and free wifi - Moscatino Cottage - sleeps 3 (1 Bedroom)



Updated: 16-Jun-2016
Farmhouse Casa San Moscato sleeping 9 and adjacent Cottage Moscatino sleeping 3

Farmhouse Casa San Moscato (sleeps 9) and adjacent Cottage Moscatino (sleeps 3) to rent separately or together. The combined properties are called San Moscato. Casa San Moscato is a renovated farmhouse with accommodation for 9 people and Moscatino, an adjacent cottage, is a converted chestnut dryer with accommodation for a further 2 people in one bedroom and a person on a bed-settee downstairs. They are situated at Pariana, about 15 kms. east of Lucca. There is a private pool available to occupants. The property is peaceful and secluded in hilly country with views of surrounding wooded hills. Around the houses are several hectares of terraced olive groves with swimming pool. A wooded hill screens the houses from the village. Moscatino has a balcony and paved patio area for outdoor meals and relaxation.

This part of Tuscany is still relatively undiscovered and in the village the rustic life goes on as it always has, with forestry and olive husbandry. The area is much more hilly than the more southerly parts of Tuscany - it is not so stiflingly hot as the plain and for walkers there is direct access to pleasant hills with the Appennines within easy reach. 30 mins Lucca, 1 hr Florence, Pisa, coast. Excellent local cuisine. All shopping 20 mins.

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Details for holiday cottage Moscatino Cottage - sleeps 3 (1 Bedroom), 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, 1 Bathroom

Moscatino (a converted chestnut dryer) has two floors each of 22sqm plus a storeroom. Upstairs is the bedroom (see 'accommodation') and bathroom with shower, bidet, toilet and washbasin. Below is a living room with corner kitchen, dining table, settee and wood burning stove. There is central heating throughout. The kitchen is well furnished with oven, hob, large fridge with freezer compartment and sink. Plenty of crockery, cutlery etc for 3 or 4 people.

The store room houses outdoor furniture and a washing machine. Balcony and outdoor area for sitting plus access to the main olive grove area which is terraced and swimming pool.

Moscatino is suitable for renting on its own, or in conjunction with Casa San Moscato.

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

We are a retired professional couple living in York, England and we bought San Moscato as a family holiday home in 1990. We still use it as such and are pleased that children and grandchildren enjoy it as much as we do. We generally visit in spring, summer and late autumn (to harvest the olives, if there is a good crop) - we like it at all times of year, though the winter weather is not necessarily much better than UK! Between 2004 and 2007 we made an epic long-distance walk all the way from York to Pariana - in fact, walking remains an abiding interest and there is much scope for it in N. Tuscany.

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From the Owner

We prefer the character of this part of Tuscany to the more southern area, which are rather too popular and where also, in our view, the landscapes are not so attractive. Both Pescia and Lucca are delightful towns. Access is good, with Pisa airport, motorways and railway within easy reach, although admittedly the last 5 miles is on more minor routes. It is well positioned for many attractions - clockwise from northwest, Cinque Terre, Apuan Alps, Garfagnana, Appennines, Po Valley cities, Florence, San Gimignano, Pisa, Viareggio and sandycoasts.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Pisa at 40 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Pariana at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Livorno at 45 Kilometres Nearest Train : Pescia at 10 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Florence-Pisa at 15 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Pariana at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Viareggio at 40 Kilometres Car: recommended


One hour by car to the sandy west coast beach resorts stretching north from Pisa. Further afield (north or south) for spectacular rocky coasts.


Pisa is the nearest airport and travel time from the airport to the house is approximately one hour. Car hire is recommended. There is a bus from the village to the nearest railway station and town (Pescia) but the service is infrequent. 800 miles from channel ports.


Pariana 1Km. Collodi (Villa Garzoni, Parco di Pinocchio, shops and banks) 10Km. Pescia (bigger shops, supermarkets, market and railway) 15Km, Lucca (historic walled city, theatre, music, botanical gardens, etc) 25Km, Bagni di Lucca (historic spa town, mountain scenery), 25Km. Good base for visiting Lucca, Florence, Pisa & other Tuscan historic sites.

Further Details:

Restaurants in many local villages - pizzas at Pariana, proper restaurants at Biecina (2Km), Collodi, Montecarlo, Monte a Pescia etc. One general shop with bakery in Pariana. The houses are a good base for walking and cycling. Forest walks can be found in the local hills and mountain walks in the Apuan Alps and Appennines beyond Bagni di Lucca.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
22 Oct 2016 - 27 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £40

Booking Notes:
Complete booking form (sent on request) and 25% deposit to secure booking.
Balance of rent 6 weeks before start of holiday.
No extras except central heating in winter months but £40 returnable damage deposit.

Changeover Day:
No preferred changeover day.

Notes on prices:
If both houses rented together there is a discounted rate. Please ask for details.
For rentals of less than a week divide weekly rate and add 5% for daily rate.
Casa San Moscato - discount of £100 (04.07 to 11.09) £50 (other weeks) given on whole weeks for parties of 5 or fewer.
Lettings are for minimum 3 nights (5 nights in festive season, i.e from 28th November 2015 until 15th January 2016)
Rent may be paid in €.

25% on booking, balance of rent + damage deposit 6 weeks before start of holiday.
Euro rates quoted if desired.
Preferred method of payment bank transfer to Italian or English account.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 16-Jun-2016
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From the Owner

We relax and enjoy the pool and garden - we have many good friends in the village - many good local restaurants - we always enjoy a trip to Lucca - otherwise walking in the hills. In the summer there is an excellent restaurant and local festas and BBQ's in the Pizzorne hills above Pariana.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


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


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 22 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, May be made up as two singles. Cot/child's bed available
  • A third adult can sleep on a comfortable bed-settee downstairs


  • Balcony
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: Moscatino has one bedroom with twin beds which can be pushed together to make a king sized bed and bathroom with shower, bidet, toilet and washbasin. The settee on the ground floor converts to an extra (small) bed. Casa San Moscato has three bedrooms, one with kingsize bed, second with twin beds which can be combined to form a double and the third a huge room with five single beds which can also be combined as required. Outside: Properties stand in terraced olive groves. Each house is furnished with sufficient outdoor furniture for the people accommodated in the house and a barbecue. Casa San Moscato has a terracotta patio overlooking the valley and Moscatino has a small balcony. There is a circular swimming pool 4.5 metres in diameter shared by the two houses.

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