£114 / night£795 / week
About the home
This property really does have the most spectacular views . . . nestled on the edge of a medieval hamlet . . . days can be spent on the large terrace, sampling glasses of the Region's great wines - whilst endlessly gazing across the stunning Tuscan countryside - beautiful sunsets and amazing starry nights. It's also so close to historical centres such as Lucca, Florence, Pisa, and the stunning Cinque Terre. The nearest beach (Lerici) is 25 mins away.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Lerici, 28km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 3km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||4 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 shower room, Solarium / Roof terrace|
|Furniture:||Single beds (1), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seating for 8, Lounge seating for 5|
|Other:||Linen provided, please check with the advertiser regarding towels|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
The house itself is hidden away on the edge of an unspoilt medieval hamlet in the beautiful Tuscan countryside - consisting of the entrance/hallway (at second storey level) - this leads into the recently renovated and most relaxing living room with wood burning oven, TV, DVD and stereo. A door from the living room leads onto the fantastic terrace (which rests over the arches) with the most amazing panoramic views.
A couple of steps from the living room lead up to the foot of the main staircase - a door to your left leads into a fully equipped fitted kitchen and onto a further sun terrace. To the right of the staircase is a hallway off which are two double bedrooms and a small shower room.
The main staircase leads up to two further large double bedrooms - both with beautiful views . . . and large bathroom.
Further details outdoors:
The larger of the two terraces has a barbecue and can be used as a dining area with amazing Tuscan scenery as the backdrop . . .
There are also grassed terraces in front of the property to use.
This is an ideal location for a relaxing retreat for friends / family holidays . . . with the option of trekking, cycling, fishing, cultural visits to historical towns such as Lucca, Pisa, Florence amongst others, a visit to the Equi Terme (natural thermal spas), the beautiful beach of Lerici just 30 mins away . . . boat rides and relaxing meals in the stunning Cinque Terre are also only 30 minutes away along with the lovely restaurants and art galleries at the beautiful beach resort of Forte dei Marmi just 40 mins away . . . the stunning port of Portofino is also only a 50 minutes drive away from the house.
or for just simply unwinding, this is truly amazing.
'Honesty' basket provided upon arrival - please replace any items taken
£100 deposit paid to secure booking.
Remaining rental fee due six weeks before your stay.
Refundable breakages deposit of £100 required also paid 6 weeks prior to stay - this will be refunded within two weeks of your departure (subject to satisfactory inspection).
The Tuscany / Massa Carrara Province region
Tuscany is one of Italy's world famous regions, with its enchanting landscapes from the mountain to the sea, its towns with museums, cathedrals, historical buildings, streets - towns like Florence, Siena, Pisa and many more . . . full of ancient Etruscan and Roman ruins.
You can not pass through this land without being aware of Medieval Tuscany. Still visible are the small walled towns which are a testimony to the Middle Ages just as much as its great cities. Castles, fortresses, watch-towers, and town walls appear everywhere amongst the stunning scenery - there's nowhere else in the world quite like it . . . and with Northern Tuscany as relatively undiscovered as it is . . . it's the perfect holiday destination to experience Tuscany at its best.
The Licciana Nardi area
This is a fantastic location for tranquility . . . yet such close proximity to beaches and historical centres of interest . . .
Once at the farmhouse, the ambience is towards relaxation and enjoying the peace and stunning scenery. However, If you feel the need to venture out . . .
For areas of historical interest with beautiful architecture and museums - Lucca is 50 mins, Pisa 50 mins and Florence 1.5 hrs, Bologna 1 hr away, Milan 2 hrs away - amongst others.
If you would like a mix of beach, great shops, art galleries, lovely restaurants - Forte dei Marmi is appx 40 mins away.
Lerici is only 30 mins from the house - a very pretty beach resort with public and private beaches - good for nightlife.
The Cinque Terre is just 40 mins away . . . known as the Italian Riviera as it boasts chic resorts, charming fishing villages and rustic hillside villages - and also known as the Gulf of the Poets as it was a favourite location for novelists Shelley, Byron and DH Lawrence. The area is recognised by Unesco as "Mankind's World Heritage" and because of its World Heritage listing - is now National Park. There are five stunning and remote villages, hence 'cinque', and they each have their own character. These are: Monterosso, Vernazza Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. There is virtually no car access to the villages but the main railway line between Genoa and La Spezia runs along the coast, mainly in tunnels, and the villages are only a few minutes apart from each other. However, these access difficulties are the best guarantee for its preservation. A train from Aulla can take you to the Cinque Terre in 20 mins during the Summer months - or you can take a daytrip on a boat from Lerici along the beautiful coastline. You can hike, swim and watch the sunsets away from the tourists in the Italian cities and the French Riviera.
Viareggio: 70mins from house, long sandy beach, great for kids, lots of restaurants and a market.
Portofino: 1 hour from the house, Italian Riviera, Portofino has long been a chic and fashionable resort.
Health and beauty:
Terme di Equi (Fivizzano) - 25mins from house. thermal natural waters
Cerreto: slopes are 40mins from house - including open air ice skating rink.
Aetone: slopes 1hour from house. Larger resort for more of a challenge.
All distances quoted are approximate.
Lunigiana is the undiscovered northernmost tip of Tuscany and lies between the coastal province of Liguria to the west and the Apennine mountains to the north-east. To the south-east the region is dominated by the peaks of the Parco Alpi Apuane beyond which are the Renaisance Cities of Florence, Pisa and Lucca.
This is an area of outstanding natural beauty dotted with ancient hill-top villagesand terraced olive groves. Not yet discovered by tourists the area is economically poor but rich in other ways. Here the pace is slow, the food and wine robust and the smiles as warm as the sunshine. Here the old-fashioned courtesies are observed and the stranger made welcome.
Lunigiana is a veritable paradise for walkers, painters, photographers, and those who simply enjoy the pleasures of life, and is full of natural curiosities such as the caves near Equi Terme, site of the natural sulphur baths. There are also castles, churches, monuments and whole villages built before Columbus set sail for the New World. Names of once-mighty families such as the Medici and Malaspina are commemorated by the fountains, piazzas and palaces they left behind, and all of this is within an hour or so train ride or drive of their more famous cousins to the south - Florence, Pisa and Lucca. And if that is not enough there are festivals, street markets and palios a-plenty - often in medieval costume.
Exiting from the motorway at Aulla, the Taverone and Aulella valleys radiate, the hillsides of which are covered with chestnut woods and high meadows. At the end of the Taverone valley the Lagestrello pass marks the route through into Parma Province, the source of the River Taverone and the end of the Crenale mountain ridge. Leading more directly east from Aulla the old Lucca road runs along the Aulella valley, through Casola and on into the Parco Alpi Apuane before turning south along the old pilgrim road to Lucca.
Bordering Lunigiana to the west, past La Spezia and the famous pretty fishing villages of The Cinque Terre is the province of Liguria, with its sandy beaches and pleasant climate
How to get there
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Driving from Pisa . . . take autostrada towards Genoa – as you approach La Spezia, take autostrada towards Parma – 5 mins on the motorway, you come to Aulla – take this exit. . . property is 15 mins from this point.
Airport distances: approx. Pisa - 50 mins, Bologna 2 hrs, Milan (Linate) 2 hrs 15, Genova 1 hr 20 mins
British Airways fly to Pisa, Milan and Bologna from London Gatwick/Heathrow daily and flights from Manchester during the summer schedule. www.ba.com
Ryanair Flights from Stanstead to Genova, Pisa and Forli ( Bologna—region) and from Liverpool to Pisa. www.ryanair.com or telephone direct
Easyjet - Gatwick to Pisa - www.easyjet.com.
Jet2.com offer services during the summer from Manchester to Pisa
www.thomsonfly.com fly to Pisa from Bournemouth, Coventry and Doncaster/Sheffield
Activities near Licciana Nardi
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
02 Jan 2013
I agree with both of the reviews above wholeheartedly. Our experince was not good . On a very cold week there was no Gas heating alot of the time. Luckly my husband and my cousins husband are very much able to do some DIY and ALOT of this was necessary throughout the week particularly around the heating. We finally found the caretaker in the middle of the week who told us there was a problem and the main gas cilinder was not working so they had gas cynlinders in the basement. We had to find a supplier when this ran out before the caretaker appeared, This cost us 39 euros. I could talk about alot more things that went wrong like the oven not working single quilts on double beds and so on and on.
The real problem I have is that like the two peolpe above our deposit has not been returned in spite of many emails and texts and also the 39 Euros for the gas has not been reimbursed either. The property was left in a far better condition than we found it in, so I cannot see a reason not to return the money except the owner wanting to make more money from peolpe who holiday there.
It is a pity to have to write this review because the house and it's setting is stunning.
22 Nov 2012
The owners of this property asked for money transfer to pay for the villa and then for a long period failed to respond to eMails . I feared I had been duped. Eventually communication was restored. The villa itself was well appointed but quite perilous to get to in the large vehicle I had hired. The villa hall has become the repository for all the patio equipment which makes the entry less attractive. Great holiday, tranquil surroundings and good access to tourism sites. Unfortunately the refundable deposit has not been returned as far as I am aware and the owners will not reply to any emails. This is a lovely villa but he owners need to pay more attention to their customers.
09 Oct 2012
beautiful setting, long winding road to home
parking is difficult not for anyone with limited mobility or large cars
home is a little tired. downstairs bathroom very musty
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|Prices for group size 2|
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|27 Aug 11||22 Oct 11||£ 625||-||-||1 Week|
|Low Season||13 May 12||30 Jun 12||£ 795||-||-||1 Week|
|High Season||18 Jul 12||2 Sep 12||£ 825||-||-||1 Week|
|Low Season||2 Sep 12||21 Oct 12||£ 795||-||-||1 Week|
|Spring||21 Oct 12||4 May 13||£ 710||-||-||1 Week|
|Low Season||4 May 13||29 Jun 13||£ 795||-||-||1 Week|
|Prices for group size 3|
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|27 Aug 11||22 Oct 11||£ 685||-||-||1 Week|
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A refundable deposit of £100 will be required to secure all bookings.
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