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Luxurious villa with private Infinity pool and stunning views over the surrounding hills



Updated: 10-Nov-2016
Villa and Barn in Pescia, Pistoia, Tuscany and Florence, Italy - Beautiful secluded location, perfect for large family gatherings and groups of friends

Casa di Nonnas is a rustic farmhouse villa offering luxurious holiday rental accommodation in the Tuscan hills and comprises two buildings: the main villa and an adjacent converted barn, The Cherry Tree. Please note that the two units are let together as a single rental.

The main villa's luxuriously appointed accommodation sleeps 8/10 and includes two double bedrooms (one with four-poster bed), bathroom/shower, twin bedroom with en-suite wc, large kitchen, utility room and lounge. Adjacent to the main villa is the Cherry Tree barn which sleeps 2/4 and includes lounge (with comfortable pull-out sofa bed), double bedroom, bathroom/shower and well-equipped kitchenette.

Both buildings have cable television, DVD and stereo system and have fully-equipped kitchens featuring SMEG cooker, fridge, dishwasher and a full range of cooking utensils, crockery etc.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Brothers Maurizio and Marco Mori live in Sheffield, England and own the long-established Nonnas Restaurant in Sheffield and Gusto Cycling Holidays.

With family still living in the area, Casa di Nonnas is a family-run affair and a favourite destination for Maurizio and Marco, both of whom make regular trips to the villa throughout the year for their own holidays and to meet guests.

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Speaks English, French, Italian

Guestbook comments from the manager

"Wow, what a place! Absolutely stunning location, we were all completely taken with the views, the villa itself, the surrounding villages and landscapes... just everything about it!"

"An amazing stay - the kids loved the pools (especially as they had one each!) and helping themselves to grapes straight from the vine! The facilities were brilliant, and so peaceful and relaxing – I'm torn between wanting to recommend it to friends and keeping it our secret!"

"Our stay at the Casa was booked by my parents so we didn't really know what to expect but we've had such a wonderful time - the local food and restaurants are just excellent, so many lovely little villages to visit, not to mention vineyards, history and culture."

"Our long weekend at Casa di Nonnas was perfect – four days of relaxing, eating, drinking and even a little cycling in such an idyllic part of the world - thank you!"
Nov 2014
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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


A fantastic Casa in the peace of the Italian hills.

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic gem of a casa in a wonderful setting.

We really enjoyed our stay in this wonderful casa. It is well equipped and very clean with plenty of space for a large family or even two family groups. We are a family of five, but all adults, so we appreciated the four double bedrooms. The bedrooms are all comfortable and having en-suite facilities in all four, and a family bedroom, is a great bonus. Although it was extremely hot whilst we were there, the casa, probably because it is old with thick walls, retained a cool interior if we kept the shutters partially closed. The main casa is an old building and there are many quirky features but this adds to the appeal.

The outside table and gazebo were ideal for alfresco eating and the barbecue was good. We ate all our meals outside.

The pools are fantastic! To have one infinity pool would be great, but two, and in such a wonderful setting, was just superb.

The drive up from Pescia was winding with an awkward turn into the villa (which is easily overcome by following the instructions provided) and the road is obviously a well used and popular cycle route, but it is worth the drive to experience the wonderful views.

I would recommend this casa to anyone wanting peace and quiet in the Italian hills and it is our hope to go back again some day.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent location and villa!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here as 2 families and rented both villas. The location is stunning and the views are unbeatable. The villas are lovely too and extremely well equipped. The pools are just fantastic - we all loved them and the water temperature was perfect. There are plenty of sun loungers and umbrellas too. Location wise, the pretty village of Vellano is 5 minutes away by car and Pescia is 15 minutes away by car. During our holiday we visited Florence, Montecatini, Collodi plus many others. If you want a chilled holiday in beautiful surroundings this is the place. The villas are up on a hillside away from any tourists which is lovely. I would also like to say how helpful Maurizio (owner) and Marilena have been. It truly was the best holiday we have had and we will definitely return. I can't recommend this place enough. It's fantastico :)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great property, pools, garden and views + v quiet

  • 4 of 5

Family of 7, both houses were clean and well looked after, pools were also clean and great fun even though unheated. owners in the uk and local manager were very helpful and nice to deal with.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great accommodation and location

  • 4 of 5

We were very happy with the accommodation, the bedrooms were great and the two houses were perfect for 2 families. Outdoor dining was excellent and the kitchens were well equipped and the garden with fresh fruit and an amazing swimming pool with a view were the makings of a perfect Tuscany holiday. It was great to be very private but short distances to fun places to visit such as Lucca, Vellano and many others. Thanks a lot, we can only highly recommend this destiantion

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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From the Owner

Stunning location, a peaceful retreat and a fantastic place for family gatherings or groups of friends to relax and enjoy the best of Italy. Superb local food and wine, close to many of the region's finest sightseeing locations, including Florence, Lucca, Siena and Pisa. Contact us now to book a memorable holiday!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Pisa airport at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Vellano at 3 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Livorno at 100 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Monsumanno at 25 Kilometres Nearest Train : Pescia at 10 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A1 at 10 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Vellano at 3 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Abbetone at 50 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Viarreggio at 50 Kilometres

Special interest holidays:

Ideal for cycling, walking and general sightseeing.


One hour drive to Viarreggio and Forte di Marme.


Pisa Airport is around an hour's drive from Casa di Nonnnas - a car is essential to access the property as the nearest town with shopping and other facilities (Pescia) is around 10-15 minutes drive.


Pescia lies 10km to the south of the property, while the hilltop village of Vellano is 3km. The property is a 30 minute drive from Lucca and around 50 minutes from Florence.

Further Details:

Terms & Conditions:

• 50% deposit required and full balance payable 3 months before arrival.

• Deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable

• Total payment must be received before 3 months of your holiday booking - bookings not fully paid within the timescale will be cancelled and are non refundable

• Please ensure your holiday insurance covers cancellation of your holiday in the event you are unable to travel.

• All payments subject to £10 international handling charge


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
14 Sep 2016 - 30 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
1 Dec 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
Please contact us for full details.

Changeover Day:
The villa is available from 5pm on weekend days - other specific dates by arrangement with the owners.

Notes on prices:
For details contact:

mauriziomori@hotmail.co.uk (+44 7929344660)

marco@gustocycling.com (+44 7515941879)

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

The main house that sleeps 6 each bedroom has its own shower bathrooms (en-suite) as well as the main bathroom... this is a added bonus to the property

Property Type

  • villa


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Dining Area


  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome ...

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, all bed rooms have en-suite shower/bathrooms
  • Toilet 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, main house all rooms en-suite shower/bathrooms
  • In all the rooms in the main house there are en-suite shower/bathrooms also the main bathroom is on the ground...


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Large Double Bed, en-suite ( shower/bathroom)
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, en-suite (shower/bathroom)
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Large Double Bed, en-suite (shower/bathroom)
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 3 Bedroom Villa and 1 Bedroom Barn Notes on bedrooms: The main villa sleeps six and has two double bedrooms (one with a four poster bed), en-suite bathroom/shower in all rooms and twin bedrooms with en-suite shower/bathroom The Cherry Tree barn has one double bedroom and sleeps a further two on a comfortable pull-out sofa bed in the lounge.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: The Cherry Tree barn sleeps 2/4 and has a well-fitted kitchenette, lounge, double bedroom with four-poster bed, en-suite bathroom/shower and lounge with comfortable pull-out sofa bed. Outside: Outside the villa, the garden and surrounding terraces extend down through olive and fruit trees to a pair of stepped-down infinity pools which give stunning views over the wooded valley and hilltop villages beyond. This being Italy, you'll find the Casa offers plenty of options when it comes to eating, outdoors or in – whether it's breakfast on the terrace, lunch by the pool, a barbecue or candlelit dinner – the perfect backdrop for any meal.

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