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Beautiful, Renovated Loggia Is An Independent Lodging Attached To Tuscan house

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Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Guesthouse in Volterra, Pisa Province, Tuscany, Italy - The Loggia Is Located In A Verdant Valley 5 Minutes From Volterra, The Beach Is 45 Minutes

The Loggia is part of our 23 acre organic farm naturally cultivated for centuries. It is our priority to keep everything pristine. We are located on the outskirts of the stunning medieval hill town of Volterra. The gorgeous, verdant valley surrounding The Loggia is the perfect place to relax and recharge. A stay here can offer a marvelous contrast to the better known wonders of a Tuscan holiday. The scenery in this part of Tuscany is superb. Surrounding the house and pool are beautiful views of this serene valley and beyond to rolling hills. There are a wide variety of birds and animals. Volterra is a fantastic center from which to visit Tuscany with Pisa at 1 hour by car, Florence at 1.5 hours, San Gimignano at 50 minutes, Sienna at one hour and the beach with much of the amazing coast at less than one hour. And many superb, attractive villages in Tuscany including the superb Chianti region are also within this short distance. Here we offer something for everyone from amazing culture, beautiful landscapes, to peaceful relaxation and a beautiful pool.

Jim Jordan
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Calendar last updated:
8 January, 2017

About Jim Jordan

About: Hi: I'm Jim and I was born in California and have lived in Europe for almost 20 years now. Hello I'm Catherine. I was born in Nimes. We moved here over two years ago for the culture, beauty and the lovely people that are the Italians. We're dedicated to living with the least possible impact on the environment and have a completely sustainable farm producing organic olive oil and red and white wine. And we're also producing hot water and electricity from the sun. We'd love to show you how we do it all. And we can put you in touch with much of the local artistic and culinary culture too. That includes the amazing work of local alabaster craftsmen and an organic association of local farmers. Also a big part of life here is the amazing beauty our valley, the Tuscan landscape and coast.

Jim Jordan purchased this farmhouse in 2011

Why Jim Jordan chose Val di Cecina

We love it here in Volterra; it's fantastic. As nice as anything we've seen in all our visits to Tuscany. It's at the doorstep of so much -Renaissance art and architecture, beautiful cities both big and small, and yet our property is so quiet and pleasant -wild flowers and green everywhere, with bird songs and streams. And, additionally, there are amazing day walks to do as well as very nice places to swim -at a pristine local mountain river and at the beautiful coast.

And let's not forget the superb wines the area has to offer with tastings everywhere. The Super Tuscan and Chianti regions are very close by as is the good wine area of San Gimignano.

We can offer you here a real chance to relax and partake in the very dynamic, healthy and stimulating Tuscan way of life.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Only 6 minutes by car on the north side of the mediaeval hill city of Volterra, our verdant valley surrounding The Loggia is a very calm and lovely mix of woods, fields and olive groves. A little piece of paradise. And the views are stunning. The scenery in this part of Tuscany is superb -the famous rolling hills with cypress, parasol pines and light colored gravel roads. Our environment here has been carefully conserved with fine wild flowers and birds (golden orioles nest by our stream), and you may see wild boar, porcupines, deer, fox and even a badger or house martin. There are fine Etruscan and Roman remains close by and Volterra and the region also offers some fine restaurants, bars, cafes and shops too.

And at The Loggia the new infinity pool completes the offer for enjoyment.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Jim & Catherine very welcoming, helpful and hospitable. Amazing views. Volterra is lovely, and you can drive to Siena and other Tuscan delights easily, so a good base for that. We did enjoy our stay, and particularly the fact that this really is only for 2 people.
Mar 2013
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Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The Loggia was all we expected it to be..charming, tranquil, the ideal tuscan rustic retreat.

Our hosts, Jim & Katherine, were excellent and so welcoming it felt we were staying with old friends. They went out of their way to ensure we had everything we needed and passed on their local knowledge about the area and suggested numerous places for us to visit.

We found Volterra to be an ideal base for visiting Tuscany, with Pisa, Florence and Sienna all within an hour or so drive. Volterra is charming, with much to see and with plenty of good restaurants to choose from (Ask Jim where to go for what we considered were the finest pizzas in Italy).

The location of the Loggia is stunning; tucked away on the side of a valley with far reaching views and yet still within walking distance of the town centre (though a bit of a climb).

Thank you Jim & Katherine for a wonderful time and we hope to return one day!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this very nice review. We are so happy when trying our best works out so well! Of course, much of the credit lies in the beautiful area, people artistic and historical heritage and food! Jim and Catherine
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Beautiful couples retreat

  • 4 of 5

This is a wonderful haybarn conversion in a beautiful part of the world. All the facilities you would need are there and Jim and Catherine, your hosts, are in the main farmhouse. They are sweet, welcoming, and attentive without being intrusive, when I thought my passport had been dropped in a car park, Jim made me feel much better!

You will have a fabulous holiday here and we hope sometime to return,

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for these kind and thoughtful words! We try our best which we hope will make peoples' stays all the better. We're very happy to know that you enjoyed it so much, but it's easy with great guests like you! Catherine and Jim
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Tuscan Tranquility

  • 5 of 5

We found the loggia to be more than anticipated. It is in a beautiful serene valley just below the ancient captivating hill city of Volterra. It is a perfect place to escape the heat and crowds of the major Tuscan destinations that are an easy drive away. This beautiful organic farm has a tepid pool with a view that captures the imagination. The clean, quaint, comfortable, well appointed room has windows that frame this view from two sides. The cute fully equipped kitchen made meal preparation easy, and adjacent private covered patio made them romantically private. The farm is a collage of pictures or paintings waiting for artists. Both Jim and Catherine paint and are engaging informed knowledgeable and helpful hosts. Walking/hiking through this valley is very pleasant and interesting from both a natural and historical perspective. The town of Volterra has many festivals and celebrations during the year so ask the hosts about them, and the beaches and river swimming holes to drive to. If you are a vinofile the super Tuscan wineries are close. The wine produced on farm is good and their olive oil is second to none. We plan to return and have recommended the loggia to many.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. The satisfaction of our guests is our number one priority and we're very happy when they so enjoy their stay here! We'll be very pleased to welcome you back.
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Haven of peace

  • 4 of 5

Delighted ! All our thanks to Catherine and Jim for the accomodation and the warm and friendly welcome. We were looking for a quiet place in the countryside to take a rest and found this haven of peace in Tuscany...

The farm is located in a beautiful and green valley and the loggia is a nice romantic little place.

Don't expect to find a four or five star hotel accomodation and service here, but a good and up to a excellent standard of "agriturismo" genuine organic farm. Service was fine, attention and care. Guests are welcome to wander around in picturesque Volterra, visit Tuscany or discover organic wine and oil making. We didn't have time to test the swimming pool, but I have to say that the wine was really fine and the olive oil, excellent ! A fragrance, taste and quality you will not find in stores or supermarkets.

Not only do I recommend this place to my friends and relatives, but we'll be back again next year.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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An amazing landscape !

  • 4 of 5

We went at Jim & Catherine's loggia last year and are very pleased to go back there in a couple of weeks. They both are very welcoming. My wife and I had spend a wonderful romantic getaway.Flowers and olive trees everywhere and a breathtaking view on the Tuscany valley. The swimming pool is quite large, and overhang the landscape.

The loggia was perfect for the two of us, full of charm and build in old stones. I would really like to rate 5/5 but the stairs between the bedroom and the bathroom were very steep.

I highly recommended you to go there, our stay was magic.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would like to thank you for your kind and enthusiastic review. Your comfort and happiness are our priorities. The stairs will remind you of a boat -they were built by a sailor! They're beautiful and easily negotiable (and they have a security door for children). Viva romantic getaways! Catherine and Jim
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Logia, Volterra, Tuscany

  • 2 of 5

Owners Jim & Katheryn very welcoming, helpful and hospitable. Amazing views. Definitely only for very mobile couples though. Logia quirky as per description, but everything more basic than we were expecting and could do with upgrading to make it a more comfortable stay. Kitchen also very basic and not well equiped so self-catering difficult. Bathroom disappointing. This wasn't really reflected in the price paid. Location in a lovely valley, but this is off the beaten track and you will need a car to get anywhere. You could walk to Volterra (uphill) but this wont be a stroll and no good after a night out! A lovely swimming pool and Jim & Katheryn are working hard to landscape the grounds, but when we went there was no path from the Logia to the pool area - so very much a work in progress. We sampled their home produced olive oil and wine and it is evident there is a lot of work going into making it their home. Volterra is lovely, and you can drive to Siena and other Tuscan delights easily, so a good base for that. We did enjoy our stay, and particularly the fact that this really is only for 2 people, but better facilities for paying guests would have made it perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happily the great majority of our visitors (more than 15 groups) have been very satisfied and content since we began in April of this year. Our accent is on a traditional Tuscan charm complemented by authentic buildings and the magnificent setting. (Please see photos.) The vast majority have found the pretty bedroom decor and traditional kitchen, the verdant valley with distant rolling hills very much to their liking. Walking and enjoying the beautiful scenery is possible for hours in this area. And that includes the walk to Volterra which can be a pleasure for those who are inclined to exercise. Of course a car is necessary to see much of what Tuscany has to offer, but very good bus service makes traveling easy when wanting to visit the major sites such as Siena, Pisa and Florence. Landscaping and gardening are passions for us and an ongoing affair. The path to the pool has always been pretty -a simple farmer's one passing trees, vines and garden -but now it is more beautiful with new flowering perennials. The total effect is more than pleasant, easy to traverse, and we hope will continue to improve. A final word on the kitchen and "self-catering difficult." As the photo shows there is a fine cooker/stove with 4 good gas burners (ideal for good cooking) and an oven large enough for a big chicken. There is also a new refrigerator, electric teapot, toaster and two types of coffee pots and an outdoor barbecue furnished. There are all the pots and pans that you may ever need to create any wonderful dish imaginable -delightful pasta for example! And we can supply anything else that you may require. Cooking difficult humbug! Fortunately the vast majority of guests have loved the setting and create! As a supplementary note: remember that there are many super restaurants in Volterra (and NOT expensive) -only a 30 minute walk or 5 minutes by car! And to finish the bathroom is cheery, bright, and clean with white tile everywhere with a pretty Tuscan arched ceiling. If not large it is certainly more than functional, well appointed with all in fine condition, and it's authentic Tuscan! Your satisfaction and pleasure here are our priorities. The perspective on the beauty and very comfortable lodging (quaint decor included) with the pleasant activities at hand can provide a high level of satisfaction to (almost) all guests willing to partake in this extraordinary setting and country. Thank you.
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The Loggia is 93 euros per day, 600 euros per week, please ask for monthly rate. Minimum stay 3 nights. If you would like to stay in the period from Nov. 1 to March 31 please contact the owner.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Volterra in Pisa area

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 47 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom has a possibility of 1 double bed with one or two additional single beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: The Loggia can accommodate a maximum of two adults and two children or three adults. Linen and towels are included. Washer/dryer are available on a weekly basis for two loads maximum. Pool regulations are in force for the benefit of all. Quiet time is from midnight to 8am. Outside: There is an extensive and well planted garden near The Loggia. The attached covered patio is the perfect place for outdoor dining & barbecuing and relaxing. There is a terrace for sunning too. The infinity pool is 12 X 5 meters and is a salt system. It is open from May through October weather permitting. It is heated. It is generally open from 10:30 am to 6 pm and is semiprivate. Only The Loggia guests and owners and friends have access. There are safety regulations for the benefit of all. It is forbidden to go into the pool with any sort of lotion or cream applied on skin -there is a shower at the pool.

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