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Stone Terrace House in Vellano, Tuscany with Mountain Views

Overview

Property

Updated: 03-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

1 bedroom stone terrace cottage with mountain views in peaceful hilltop Village

Nestled into the northern Tuscan hills in the hilltop village of Vellano, Casa Piccolina is a retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city. Casa Piccolina is a fully renovated self contained 1 bedroom medieval stone terrace house set near the walls of the mountain village of Vellano looking out onto the Tuscan hills covered in chestnut and olive trees. The cottage has been renovated to retain the Tuscan style providing attractive features such as terracotta floors and beamed ceilings. It is set on 3 levels with a fully equipped kitchen at ground level, a fireplace in the living room - for cosy evenings during change of seasons - on the middle level and the bedroom and bathroom on the top level. All linen is provided.

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About the Owner

Michelle Marino
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Italian
Calendar last updated:
3 June, 2017

About Michelle Marino

Casa Piccolina's owners reside in Australia but they try to visit Tuscany as often as they can. Michelle, the Property Manager, is English and lives with her Italian husband in Vellano. She takes loving care of Casa Piccolina on the owner's behalf.

Michelle Marino purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Michelle Marino chose Pistoia Area

When the owners bought Casa Piccolina they could see the potential of this beautiful little medieval stone terrace house, although in a very dilapidated condition - no windows, no water or electricity and no bathroom with floors badly needing repair. It was a joy to see the little cottage blossom during the renovation and be a part of its transformation.

What makes this cottage unique

The owners enjoy the Village atmosphere of Vellano and the spectacular views over the valley.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The stay in Vellano was great fun. Everyone had a fantastic time. Michelle and her husband (as hosts) are lovely people and really made us feel welcome in the Village. They gave lots of suggestions and we visited so many places - both near and afar.
Jul 2015
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Guestbook comments from the owner

The stay in Vellano was great fun. Everyone had a fantastic time. Michelle and her husband (as hosts) are lovely people and really made us feel welcome in the Village. They gave lots of suggestions and we visited so many places - both near and afar.
Jul 2015
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1 Reviews

5/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)

5

Beautiful little town - beautiful, homely yet clean home

  • 5 of 5

The photos don't do the place justice - super clean and tidy with a nice view of the valley below. Sweet town - be prepared for stairs.

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

When the owners bought Casa Piccolina they could see the potential of this beautiful little medieval stone terrace house, although in a very dilapidated condition - no windows, no water or electricity and no bathroom with floors badly needing repair. It was a joy to see the little cottage blossom during the renovation and be a part of its transformation.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Pisa or Florence at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Bistrot Vellano Nearest Golf : Montecatini at 15 Kilometres Nearest Train : Pescia at 11 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Florence-Pisa motorway at 13 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Bistrot Vellano Nearest Ski : Abetone at 30 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Livorno or Viareggio at 55 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Italian Cooking Classes can be arranged with the Property Manager, if desired.

Near to the wine road of the hills around Lucca and Montecarlo.

Tuscan-Ligurian coast is 30-40 miles to the west - Viareggio, Livorno wth La Specia and the Cinque Terre a little further north.

Coast/Beach: 30 to 40 minutes to the Tuscan/Ligurian Coast

The Tuscan and Ligurian coast is approximately 50 minutes to the West - to Viareggio, Lavorno, Le Spezia and the Cinque Terra and South to the Chianti Region of Tuscany.

Travel:

Vellano is situated approximately midway between Florence and Pisa airports - approximately 40 minutes traveling time by car on the highway. It is also possible to reach Vellano by train from Pisa or Florence to Pescia, the town at the foot of the hills leading to Vellano. If you do not have car, arrangements can be made with the Property Manager to be picked up from the Pescia railway station.

Distances:

Vellano is 11 km from Pescia, 20 km from Montecatini, 88 km from Florence, 29 km from Lucca, 16 km from Collodi, 40 km from Pistoia, 48 km from Abetone and 112 km to La Spezia (the gateway to the Cinque Terra)

Further Details:

There are 2 restaurants in the Village, a Village shop, hairdresser and post office.

There are many walking tracks around Vellano - check out on Google for "Best Hiking Trails in Vellano, Tuscany".

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 1
1 May 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£135
for 3 nights
£316
 
 
Rate 3
1 Oct 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£114
for 3 nights
From
£38
£261
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£135
for 3 nights
£316
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please email the Property Manager, Michelle, to advise of arrival time and arrange for a "meet and greet" to collect keys and be shown location. [Email: marinomichelle62@gmail.com or casanara@casanata.it]

Changeover Day:
Change-over Day is flexible depending on booking. Arrival time is preferably in daylight hours.

Notes on prices:
If either breakfast or dinner is desired, this is arranged and paid for separately with the Property Manager. You can make these enquiries at the time of booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The owners enjoy the Village atmosphere of Vellano and the spectacular views over the valley.

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic

General

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library

Suitability

  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • ski

Bathrooms

  • En-suite bathroom with shower, wc and hairdryer

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom with king-size bed (which can be separated into twin beds if required).

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only

Notes:

  • Outside: Casa Piccolina is a terrace house and does not have any outdoor facilities. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Cleaning facilities include a broom, dustpan, cleaning cloths for longer stays. Other: Bed and breakfast facilities are also available if desired. Arrangements can be made for this with the Property Manager on booking. Towels and linen are provided.