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Olive Farmhouse Apartment Near Pescia With Beautiful Views

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment nr. Pescia, Pistoia Province, Tuscany and Florence, Italy - Quiet Hillside Location With Amenities a Short Drive Away

Our traditional stone-built olive farmhouse is surrounded by terraces as old as the property and sits amongst 12 acres of quiet chestnut woodland overlooking the pretty village of Pietrabuona in the beautiful Svizzera Pesciatina ("Swiss Pescia") less than 1h from Florence, Pisa, Lucca and the coast. The farmhouse was fully restored in 2007 and now has a self-contained private apartment on the ground level. A west-facing patio in front of the apartment affords wonderful views across the valley as well as some spectacular sunsets - a perfect spot to escape to and relax in after a busy day's sightseeing or an energetic day's cycling, hiking or even skiing. We are situated just north of the village of Pietrabuona and only 3 miles from the medieval town of Pescia - a fully functioning Italian town famous for its production of cut flowers and its paper mills, which offers supermarkets, bars, pizzerias, restaurants, coffee shops, banks and a train station - meaning you need not go far for the essentials.


Owner
Stuart Smith
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
26 June, 2017

About Stuart Smith

After holidaying in Tuscany for many years (and getting married in Siena in 2012), my wife and I moved to rural Tuscany in spring 2014 for a complete change in lifestyle. We left an office job and a plastering career to attempt to live a more self-sufficient life on an old olive farm. Life since our move has certainly had lots of challenges, but the rewards are great and we love our little piece of Italy.

Stuart Smith purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Stuart Smith chose Pistoia Area

After many years of holidaying in the south of Tuscany, we found this part of the region when on holiday near Lucca. What we love about the area is that, while close to the wonderful famous sights of Tuscany, it is a little way off the beaten track and further from the crowds. While Florence, Lucca and Pisa are all under an hour away, we also have the benefits of living in the foothills of the mountains, with beautiful scenery, cycling and walking opportunities from our door, and even a ski resort a little over an hour away..

What makes this apartment unique

While our property is tranquil and secluded, the village of Pietrabuona - with pharmacy, post office, restaurant and grocery shop - is just minutes away, and we are just 6km from the town of Pescia with all the amenities of a larger town (including rail links to Florence and Pisa). We are very happy to share our local knowledge with guests.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Pescia in Tuscany

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom with double bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
Notes:
Outside: Private garden area and patio with sun loungers, barbecue, table and chairs. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels included. Changed weekly.

Location

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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer 2017
28 May 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£425
for 7 nights
£425
 
 
Winter 2017/18
1 Oct 2017 - 24 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£150
for 3 nights
From
£50
£290
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:

50% payment on booking, 50% on arrival. Bank transfers/PayPal accepted.

Changeover Day:
Flexible. Check-in 4pm, check-out 10.30am (there may be some flexibility on timings, please ask).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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