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Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10
sleeps 4 to 10
Villa Lavanda is an enchanting 17th century stone house set among the hills preceding Cinque Terre.
Relaxed, comfortable and romantic, this villa will ensure a perfect holiday.
The swimming pool at Villa Lavanda is extensively planted with wild Italian lavender that is indigenous to the area. At the height of the summer, as soon as you set foot in the entrance to the garden it's delightful fragrance with it's relaxing and insecticidal properties wraps it's self around you, ensuring that even the most workaholic stress buckets will relax and unwind.
This classic Ligurian farm house has been tastefully and lovingly restored by the owner who is an architect well known in Italy. The stone arches, chestnut beams and terracotta floors have all been preserved and brought back to their original splendor, with high-level finishing in every detail.
Villa Lavanda is on two levels:
On the ground floor there is a large, fully equipped country-style kitchen and a cosy living room with a stone fireplace, Satelite television and a CD player. There is also a large bathroom with Jacuzzi on this floor.
A wooden staircase leads to the first floor in the sleeping area which has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.
A master bedroom with a wrought iron bed and an en suite bathroom with hydro-shower, a double bedroom with two romantic single beds (they can be put together on request), a lovely double bedroom and two large bathrooms with shower.
The first floor landing has been transformed into a large recreation room with a fine billiard-table, a telescope for star gazing and also access to the attic. The attic is an open loft space with two single beds (they can be put together on request) and fitness area with a weight and pulley training machine for fitness buffs.
Please note that all windows have mosquito screens and all bedrooms have ceiling fans.
The garden is completely fenced ensuring total privacy. There is a beautiful covered verandah that looks onto the pool and is well furnished for dining alfresco. It's elegantly billowing sun curtains make it the perfect place for a post prandial snooze.
Close to the main entrance, but in an independent building, is charming out building with a second kitchen (known as “La taverna” in Italian) it has a bar, a professional stove, a wood burning pizza oven, a large fireplace for BBQing and a table for over 10 people, as well as a bathroom you can use while in the swimming pool.
In the garden there is the swimming pool (10 x 4 meters) with sun umbrellas and wooden sun beds, as well as a small children playground. For guests use are four mountain bikes, the surrounding country side is perfectly suited for their use.
Villa Lavanda strategically located to reach all the most important parts of the Italian Riviera : Cinque Terre, Golfo dei Poeti, Portofino and Genova. It is also well located for Pisa, Lucca, Florence, Carrara and Versilia amongst other northern Tuscan attractions. There is so much to do and see you will be making a list for your next trip.
VILLA LAVANDA - MORE DETAILS
Ground floor: fully equipped country-style kitchen and dining area, living room with access to a furbished patio, 1 bathroom with Jacuzzi
First floor: 1 master bedroom with en suite bathroom with hydro-shower, 1 double bedroom, 2 double bedrooms with single beds, 2 large bathrooms with shower
Mezzanine: 1 double sofa bed/Futon
Square Meters: 380
Outside: private garden, furnished patio, 1 separate tavern with bathroom, equipped terraces, swimming pool (x), area for children's games
Private parking for 3 cars.
All linen and utilities
Linen, towels, pool towels, Sat TV, DVD, Stereo CD, dishwasher, washing machine, electric oven, wood stove, microwave, espresso and American coffee maker, fireplace, bakery for pizza, swimming pool, private parking.
All necessary for children: cribs, curdle, highchair, stroller, toys
Maid service 3 times a week.
Extra maid service on request
Bakery for pizza
Private swimming pool
Closest village: Beverino 2 km where there are grocery shops, bars, bank
Closest town: La Spezia 10 Km where there are supermarkets, restaurants, wine bars, shops, markets
Distance to shopping: 2 Km
Closest restaurant: 5 mins by car
Other restaurants & bubs: La Spezia 15 mins by car, Cinque Terre (Riomaggiore) 22,5 Km, Portovenere 27 Km
Closest beaches/sea: Cinque Terre 22,5 km
Nearest highway: La Spezia 10 Km
Nearest train station: La Spezia 10 km
Nearest Airport: Pisa (PSA) 90 Km
Sities of interest:
Cinque Terre: ferry companies depart daily from the local port of La Spezia
Timetable and information:: http://www.navigazionegolfodeipoeti.it/
Beaches: 10/15 mins by car
Lerici/Golfo dei Poeti: 12 km, Portovenere: 13 km, Sarzana 21, Portofino: 88 km, Genova: 109 km, Carrara/marble quarries: 35 km, Versilia/Forte dei Marmi: 48 km, Pisa: 85 km, Lucca: 79, Firenze: 150 km.
Milano Malpensa (Mxp): 3 hours
Milano Linate (Lin): 2 hours and 30 mins
Roma Fiumicino (Fco): 3 hours and 30 mins
InterEuropean and National airports:
Pisa (Psa) : 50 mins
Genova (Goa): 1 hour
Firenze (Flr): 1hour and 30 minutes
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Cinque Terre 10 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Pisa or Genoa 60 km, Nearest railway: La Spezia 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Table tennis, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
About this location
The Liguria region
The varied landscape of this area provides a wealth of different holiday settings for our guests.The dramatically rocky coastline of the Cinque Terre, with its exhilarating clifftop hiking-trails, gives way to sophisticated seaside resorts skirting bays with sandy beaches, washed by the warm turquoise water of the Mediterranean sea.
Ranging from just such superb coastal locations in the Cinque Terre area, to those of the adjoining Tuscan coast and countryside.
The diversity and outstanding natural beauty of this particular corner of the world really do promise something for everyone, to make your stay here truly unforgettable
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