15 Sep 2013
"Idyllic, relaxing, peaceful Tuscany house; with a warm Italian welcome."
I stayed at this property with my husband, two children Jack aged 4 and Chloe aged 15 months, mother and step father. Tripale is a peaceful little village near Crespina and the house is tucked away off the main road which was fantastic for the kids, the property is better than the pictures shown. Selena and Sergio were extremely welcoming and helpful, especially when we arrived at 2245hrs. On arrival there was a bottle of wine, bread, pasta and sauce, coffee, milk, sugar and juice; just what you need after a days travelling with tired kids. The apartment which is on the lower floor of the house was very clean and well presented with modern amenities. A BBQ is avaliable for guests to use and an outside covered dining area to eat alfresco.There are three dogs at the property that are very well trained and adore children, Jack was afraid of dogs and by the end of the week he was patting all of them.The swimming pool was a welcome break to cool off from the heat of the day. A car is essential for this location as the nearest supermarket is approximately 8 km away and you are ideally located to travel to see the sights of Pisa, Firenzie and the wine vineyards of the local area. The local restaurant 'Le Muse' is great value for money with a warm welcome and playing area for children of all ages; a small discount is offered to guests who stay at the property: booking is recommended. In the next village a restaurant called Seven is worth avoiding, poor service and do not cater for children. The whole family enjoyed this week long stay and largely because of the location, Selena and Sergio are the most excellent hosts and nothing is too much trouble for them, we would gladly go back for another stay. Jack missed Selena when he got back to England and all he talked about was his trip to all. If the kids are happy then it must be worth a visit. To Selena and Sergio a big thank you from us all for a wonderful stay leading to a perfect holiday, keep up the hard work and we will see you again. Kim, Cris, Jack and Chloe.