Villa | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 13
The villa is quite modern and is set on 3 levels. The villa features visible stone walls both on the outside and the inside of the villa (stone arches). It is surrounded by a well maintained garden comprising palm trees, olives and cypress trees as well as 2 lovely outdoor dining areas, one fully in the sun and the other in the shade, in the form of a loggia next to the kitchen. An outside staircase leads to the terrace located next to the master bedroom.
The garden to the back of the villa looks on to the gently climbing hill and on to the terrace where the swimming pool is located - being located slightly higher up, guests can enjoy a lovely view looking down on the surrounding countryside and the sea in the distance. There is also a gazebo with a further dining area and next door there is a dependence, which can be used to get changed and showered in. There is also a lovely stone path which leads down from the garden to the double garage.
Just 4 km away you will find the lovely sandy beach with the usual facilities, which is perfect for children.
|Size||Sleeps up to 13, 6 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||TV, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 5 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (6), Dining seats for 14|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The villa was completely redone in 2009 and is set on 3 levels, a total of 300 sq. m. and can sleep up to 13 people in 5 bedrooms and a sofa bed (5 bathrooms) in the villa plus a 6 th. further bedroom (1 bathroom) dependence for guest use. The garden entrance to the villa opens up into a spacious double living area with TV room, reading room and dining room (with table and seating for up to 12 – 14 people). The dining room is separated off from the rest of the area by a beautiful stone arch. The spacious kitchen is practical and very well equipped and opens into a covered loggia – perfect for lunches “al fresco”. There is a guest bathroom and a spacious store room and top class boiler which provides water all day long. All of the rooms are very bright and airy.
On the first floor there is the master bedroom which has access to an outdoor terrace, a white Carrara marble bathroom, a further double bedroom with a passage way sitting room that leads on the second floor.
On this upper floor there are 3 double bedrooms and two white Carrara marble bathrooms with bath tubs, of which one is en-suite. All of the rooms have traditional cotto tiled floors and wooden beamed ceilings.
In the living room on the second floor there is a marble area in one corner, whilst the kitchen has a beautiful marble sink (made out of one whole piece of marble) - this is very typical of the area.
Just a few meters from the pool area there is the one bedroom dependence and bathroom which offers lovely views over the surrounding countryside.
|Further details outdoors|
Parking: covered garage for 2 vehicles and 2 outdoor parking spaces for a further 2 vehicles.
Swimming pool (8m x 5m. opened from May the 1st. to September the 30th.), 3000 sq. m. of garden/park, well equipped kitchen with gas hobs, oven, external brick oven for pizzas, electric BBQ, coffee machine, dishwasher, fridge-freezer and 2 TV (satellite) . Laundry room with washing machine, iron and ironing board. Linen for bedrooms and bathrooms. Ceiling fans in the bedrooms on the top floor. The villa itself is fairly cool, especially the 2 lower floors. Domestic services on request.
The Tuscany region
Tuscany is considered one of the most beautiful regions in Italy with stunning scenery, outstanding food and beautiful cities full of art, history and architecture and for that reason many Tuscan towns have become UNESCO protected sites: the main square in Florence, Siena, the Piazza dei Miracoli at Pisa, San Gimignano, the historical centre of Pienza and also the Val d'Orcia. Tuscany is also considered the birthplace of the Renaissance and is also the birthplace of many famous Italian artists, painters, sculptors, musicians such Dante Alighieri ("the father of the Italian language"), Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Galileo Galilei and Botticelli and that’s to name just a few.
The gently rolling Tuscan hills are lined with cypress trees and bathed in vineyards and olive groves which leave everyone who comes here with very special memories indeed. Tuscany has so many attractions and towns worth visiting that you would need to spend months to really appreciate everything there is to see and do here.
We recommend guests to visit Pisa with its leaning tower, Livorno and the Maremma coast for its spectacular beaches and landscape, Siena with its Piazza del Campo, Volterra and San Gimignano, smaller medieval villages but with lots of character and famous for its original medieval towers, Certaldo, the birthplace of Boccaccio and also Montecatini with its renowned spa offering curative waters and beauty treatments.
As you can see Tuscany has so much to offer no matter what your likes, hobbies and interest. For those who enjoy walking, biking and horse riding the options are endless. Other attractions include skiing at the Abetone ski resort which is just an hour and a half away from Florence, and the widely acclaimed Tyrrhenean beaches (between Viareggio, Pisa, Livorno and Grossetto) just over an hour away.
Last but not least is the Chianti. Nestled between the towns of Siena and Florence the Chianti region has become famous on an international level for its stunning hilly landscape covered in vineyards, cypress trees, hilltop hamlets and winding roads, and breathtaking vistas. A visit to Chianti gives access to an endless source to culture, architecture, scenery and many other attractions. Chianti is also internationally well known for its wine, Il Chianti Classico, olive oil and exceptional cuisine. Visiting the Chianti is a must for anyone coming to Italy! When in the Chianti land stop at Greve in Chianti, buy your local wine and stop off for a pannini at “Da Emilio” – the best sandwich/delicatessen store ever known to exist. When at Panzano in Chianti visit the famous macellaio – butcher “Dario Cecchini”. He also has a restaurant open for lunch and dinner (www.dariocecchini.com). Great steaks, meat anything you want. The meat he uses comes from animals specifically raised for him alone).
Furthermore, just 40 minutes from Florence you will find the Mall shopping outlet http://www.themall.it/en/ - a gallery of the world’s most exclusive designers available at bargain prices offering customers a very unique shopping experience.
Marina di Carrara
The villa is located about 4 km from the sea in the residential quarter called Dervillé at Marina di Carrara Avenza, which is really close to the main town full of cafe bars, restaurants, shops and every other service you may need during your stay. Having said that, the area is very green and panoramic at just 50 metres above sea level. The coast along Versilia has some very famous beaches and nightlife, golf courses.
Versilia, Forte dei Marmi, Viareggio, Lido di Camaiore are only about 20 Km south from Marina di Carrara, Pisa (and Pisa’s International Airport) are about 60 Km away, Florence (Florence’s International Airport) and the Chianti region are about120 - 150 Km away.
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