Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

A superb newly restored cottage. Private pool and terrace.Set at the edge of a beautiful medieval village. This detached property offers a contemporary interior combined with a wealth of Tuscan character and charm. A high level of finish and equipment including plasma TV/DVD/SKY.

Beautifully restored holiday cottage. Situated in a picturesque village in Northern Tuscany. A host of features and character and interior designed in a contemporary rustic style. The accommodation comprises: Parking is provided in the village piazza.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Lerici 35 km
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Pisa 95 km, Nearest railway: Aulla 15 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
Pool Private outdoor pool (unheated)
General Central heating, TV, CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Single beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

The cottage is approached by the village lane. Steps lead down to the front terrace. The ground floor comprises bright living room with double aspect windows, exposed stone walls. Up a few steps to the bedroom that can serve as a single / twin or compact double, featuring open beamed ceiling. Shower room.

A custom designed iron staircase leads to the first floor master bedroom with beautiful chestnut ceiling, part exposed stone walls and hard wood floors. A spacious and romantic room furnished with double bed and wardrobe. French doors open to terracotta steps to the front terrace.

The ground floor comprises modern fitted kitchen equipped with microwave, full oven and hob with extractor fan and washing machine. A couple of steps take you up to a cosy dining area for 4 people. Both lower rooms open to the rear garden.

Il Cesto has been lovingly restored and furnished and decorated with superb attention to detail to contrast with the old world charm of the house. The property is equipped to a high standard with central heating, Plasma TV/ satellite and DVD. Portable CD player. Bedrooms are equipped with fans for the warmer summer months.

Further details outdoors

French doors lead from the kitchen and dining room to the rear garden and private pool. To the front of the property there is a picturesque gravel courtyard. The rear terrace is equipped with teak sunloungers and dining table with 4 chairs.

Further details

Damage deposit required on arrival. Full terms and conditions available on request. Swimming pool available May until end of September

The Tuscany region

Lunigiana is the most northern part of Tuscany bordering Liguria, with Pisa and Genova airports approximately one hour away. A quiet corner of Tuscany where traditions are strong, hospitality generous and the pace of life relaxed. The marble peaks of the Apuan and the Appenine mountain ranges encompass the region against which magical outlines of castles can be seen, many restored while others remain romantic ruins. Paths lead through narrow village streets with stone houses rendered beautiful with simplicity.

Seasonal festivals are held in the villages throughout the year to celebrate the harvests, with simple recipes evolved through the centuries and gathered from the tastes of Tuscany, Liguria and Emilia Romagna. During the long summer nights the village streets are lit by candle light with live performances and cantinas are opened selling local handicrafts.

Experience this beautiful landscape by foot or horseback and cool in the shady river pools of the valleys. Pontremoli is a principal town with its imposing Duomo and hilltop castle that house the stele statues dating from 2000BC, said to hold the mystery of an ancient civilisation.

In contrast to Lunigiana, the Ligurian coast is so very close in distance but in many ways a world apart. A short drive takes you to the Gulf of the Poets where you can wander the bustling, old streets of La Spezia with its cosmopolitan atmosphere, enjoy a drink in its many bars and of course explore the shops and the markets. Relax in one of the many seafood restaurants at Lerici and watch the sunset from the harbour.

Regular ferries leave for Portovenere with its pastel coloured waterfront, and the award winning Cinque Terre, five fishing villages that cling to the side of this dramatic coastline. The last of these villages has a beautiful beach for sun and sea enthusiasts, with some of the clearest waters in Italy. Sarzana lies inland, an elegant town of piazzas and narrow lanes with a host of antique shops and small boutiques and opens its streets during the summer for the annual market selling antiquities and memorabilia.

Cultural centres such as Parma and Lucca are in easy reach. Florence can be visited by car in about an hour and 30 minutes or experience the superb scenery by train. Transport links are very good and inexpensive, however car hire is recommended to really appreciate the region. This is a holiday with an opportunity to explore not only this beautiful part of Tuscany but also Liguria. If you have a passion for Italy, its architecture, culture, fine food and wine then this experience is for you. It would be impossible to mention all the region has to offer, however we are sure that after your visit this will be a place you find difficult to forget.

Licciana Nardi

Panicale is one of the most picturesque villages in the area. Down the hill takes you to the valley town of Licciana Nardi with a selection of amentities. Aulla is about 15 mins drive providing a host of services and a link to the autostrada. The surrounding villages are dotted with popular restaurants we you can experience local specialities and take in the amazing views.

A 15 min drive through along the hillside road connects Panicale to the medieval village of Bagnone. Stroll through the stone arcades or by the cascading river and sit and watch the world go by in one of the bars in the main piazza. Festivals are held during the summer months to celebrate local traditions, and harvests.

Filetto hosts the annual medieval festival during August where you can experience the old market stalls and entertainers in traditional dress. The area provides a perfect base for those who wish to get away from it all yet within easy reach of one of the most beautiful coastlines in Italy, and many famous tuscan centres. A holiday with a host of opportunities and experiences.