Nestled high in the beautiful Montecatini area, this spacious Tuscan farmhouse boasts stunning views and a tranquil Tuscan lifestyle set in 5 acres of olive groves and chestnut forest. Perfectly situated, 30 minutes from the 'Leaning Tower' and airport of Pisa and 35 minutes from the historic renaissance city of Florence, this traditional style holiday home is suited to a variety of holiday-makers keen on enjoying the delights of the Tuscan region. Just 1 hour from the Chianti trail wine region and one and a half hours from Sienna, the accommodation caters for large parties and families (up to 8) searching for a cultured tour of the area as well as seeking a quiet retreat enjoying Montecatini and the charming nearby medieval walled town of Lucca (30 minutes). With the Abetone ski resort an hour's drive North and the white sandy beaches of popular Viarregio the same distance West, there are bountiful nearby excursions for all to enjoy from this idyllic starting point.
Villa Olivo has 2 double bedrooms with kingsize beds and a twin bedded room - each room being very spacious with ample storage and spectacular views across the valley. There is also a family bathroom comprising of bath, shower, toilet, bidet and vanity unit. The downstairs has a living room with a kingsize sofa bed and shower room . The spacious fitted kitchen / dining room has a dishwasher, an electric fan oven with a gas hob. There is also, a fridge freezer, microwave, electric kettle, and toaster. It is perfect for families self catering where meals can be taken in the dining room or 'al fresco' on the patio.
Villa Olivo is available for rent for up to 8 people:
- 600 euros per week for 4 people
- 20 euros per night per additional person
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Viaregio 60 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Pisa 60 km, Nearest railway: Montecatini Terme 7 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (3), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
The property has been re-decorated throughout and the furniture and fittings are all brand new. The kitchen / dining room has traditional terra cotta tiled flooring. The bedrooms are all very spacious with spectacular views. The downstairs living room has French windows opening directly onto the large terrace. The villa has central heating and a constant supply of hot water. The modern kitchen is fully equipped for 8 place settings.
|Further details outdoors|
The large terrace is perfect for dining al fresco and BBQs. Villa Olivo is south facing and benefits from the Tuscan sunshine all through the day. There is also ample shade at the side of the house. It looks out across the valley of Nievole and is set in 5 acres of land. Villa Olivo is very secluded and quiet and yet it is only 15 minutes drive from the autostrada, Montecatini Terme and the main hypermarket and shops.
There are approximately 250 olive trees with a stream running through the land.
Italian (English speaking) house manager (Cristina) will welcome guests and turn on all the services.
The Pistoia province of Tuscany has a very mild climate with sunshine all year round. Spring time and Easter is an excellent time to visit with warm days, sunshine and crystal clear blue skies. A little chilly in the evenings and so perfect for a log fire. May through to September is hot with August being the hottest month. All through this season its possible to sunbath during the day and spend mild evenings on the terrace dining and drinking local wine.
The Nievole region produces its own local olive oil and our gardener, Alessandro runs the local olive press. Olive oli produced from our trees is available for you to taste.
The property is ideally located for you to visit Florence, Lucca, Sienna, San Gimignano, Viareggio and the Chianti Trail.
Montecatini Terme is a beautiful town that was built around its mineral water springs and spas. It is a shoppers paradise with many designer shops and outlets.
Montecatini Alto is the original Montecatini settlement, lying a few hundred metres above the 'new' town.The views from here are splendid, and the delightful Piazza Giusti is home to some excellent bars and restaurants.
Monsumano Terme has an 18 hole golf course and an outdoor thermal swimming pool (open all year round and very warm)
Florence (Firenze) is the regional capital of Tuscany. The town is situated on the river Arno, which is spanned by the famous Ponte Vecchio. Florence's most striking landmark is Brunelleschi's dome on the Duomo, and its most reproduced sight is Michelangelo's statue of David.
Lucca is often whispered of as a secret gem; an alternative to the high-season of Florence. A town still encircled by its wall, it is full of pastry shops, restaurants, bicycles and features a spectacular Duomo and Tower.
Pistoia is a little-known delight but tends to get missed out by travellers. All the ingredients of an old Tuscan city are there - old walls, striped churches, frescoes, medieval watchtowers, arcaded piazzas. Pistoia has the best local market (Wednesday and Saturday).
The sandy beach of Viareggio falls gently into the sea, ideal for children, is spacious, clean. Alongside runs the promenade with boutiques, shops, cafés, discos, cinemas, art-galleries and much more for your entertainment.
Pinnochio Park (Collodi)..... the Story of Pinocchio featuring puppet-making workshops, puppet and marionette shows and minstrels.
San Gimignano (a fabulous day trip driving through the Tuscan landscape; San Gimignano is very touristy but not oppressive, its lovely picturesque town with plenty of restaurants and shops)
Siena (this is a day trip on its own, about an hour’s drive using the autostrada). The well-conserved medieval streets and piazzas are home to the annual festival of the Palio, a horserace which takes place in Siena's main square, the Campo.
The Chianti Trail .....take the autostrada from Montecatini towards Florence and turn off at the Siena turning. Follow this autostrada along for several miles until you see a turn off for Greve in Chianti. At this point you are in the main Chianti region of Tuscany. The trail meanders down from the South of Florence to just North of Siena taking in the picturesque villages of Greve, Panzano, Radda, Gaiole and Castellina