About the home
Villa Castagna has been renovated in traditional Tuscan-style with terra-cotta floors and chestnut beams, doors and window frames throughout. The Villa sleeps 2 people in a delightful master bedroom with luxury en suite bathroom consisting of walk in shower, bath, toilet, bidet and a wash basin with a marble surround. There is a large living area with fully fitted kitchen, dishwasher and fridge freezer. The spacious living area has a Tuscan log fireplace as its centre piece.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedroom|
|Nearest beach:||Viaregio, 60km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 500m
|Family friendly?||Not suitable for children|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 1 en suite|
|Furniture:||Double beds (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
The property has been re-decorated throughout and the furniture and fittings are all brand new. The kitchen / dining room has traditional terra cotta tiled flooring, chestnut beams and a brickwork archway. There is a log fireplace as centre piece and a spiral staircase leading to the upstairs dressing room. The master bedroom has double aspect windows with spectacular views. The en suite bathroom has a walk in shower and wash basin with marble surround.
The downstairs living room has French windows opening directly onto the large terrace. The villa has central heating and a constant supply of hot water.
Further details outdoors:
Villa Castagna is south facing and benefits from the Tuscan sunshine all through the day. There is also ample shade at the side of the house. The villa is buillt from traditional Tuscan stone and dates back to the 19th century.It looks out across the valley of Nievole and is set in 2 heactares of land. Villa Castagna is very secluded and quiet and yet it is only 15 minutes drive from the autostrada, Montecatini Terme and the main hypermarket and shops.
There are approximately 250 olive trees with a stream running through the land.The large terrace is perfect for dining al fresco and BBQs.
Italian (English speaking) house manager (Cristina) will welcome guests and turn on all the services.
Strictly no smoking inside the house
Refundable breakages deposit of £150 required to be paid with main rental fee to be refunded within two weeks of your departure (subject to satisfactory property inspection).
30% of rental fee due at the time of booking....balance to be paid 2 weeks before arrival.
Guest are free to explore the olive groves and forest at there own risk and the owners cannot be held responsible. Please be aware that there are some steep areas and also a stream on the land.
The Tuscany / Pistoia Province region
The Pistoia province of Tuscany has a very mild climate with sunshine all year round. Spring time and Easter is an excellent time to visit with warm days, sunshine and crystal clear blue skies. A little chilly in the evenings and so perfect for a log fire. May through to September is hot with August being the hottest month. All through this season its possible to sunbath during the day and spend mild evenings on the terrace dining and drinking local wine.
The Nievole region produces its own local olive oil and our gardener, Alessandro runs the local olive press. Olive oli produced from our trees is available for you to taste.
The property is ideally located for you to visit Florence, Lucca, Sienna, San Gimignano, Viareggio and the Chianti Trail.
The Montecatini Terme / Nievole area
Montecatini Terme is a beautiful town that was built around its mineral water springs and spas. It is a shoppers paradise with many designer shops and outlets.
Montecatini Alto is the original Montecatini settlement, lying a few hundred metres above the 'new' town.The views from here are splendid, and the delightful Piazza Giusti is home to some excellent bars and restaurants.
Monsumano Terme has an 18 hole golf course and an outdoor thermal swimming pool (open all year round and very warm)
Florence (Firenze) is the regional capital of Tuscany. The town is situated on the river Arno, which is spanned by the famous Ponte Vecchio. Florence's most striking landmark is Brunelleschi's dome on the Duomo, and its most reproduced sight is Michelangelo's statue of David.
Lucca is often whispered of as a secret gem; an alternative to the high-season of Florence. A town still encircled by its wall, it is full of pastry shops, restaurants, bicycles and features a spectacular Duomo and Tower.
Pistoia is a little-known delight but tends to get missed out by travellers. All the ingredients of an old Tuscan city are there - old walls, striped churches, frescoes, medieval watchtowers, arcaded piazzas. Pistoia has the best local market (Wednesday and Saturday).
The sandy beach of Viareggio falls gently into the sea, ideal for children, is spacious, clean. Alongside runs the promenade with boutiques, shops, cafés, discos, cinemas, art-galleries and much more for your entertainment.
Pinnochio Park (Collodi)..... the Story of Pinocchio featuring puppet-making workshops, puppet and marionette shows and minstrels.
San Gimignano (a fabulous day trip driving through the Tuscan landscape; San Gimignano is very touristy but not oppressive, its lovely picturesque town with plenty of restaurants and shops)
Siena (this is a day trip on its own, about an hour’s drive using the autostrada). The well-conserved medieval streets and piazzas are home to the annual festival of the Palio, a horserace which takes place in Siena's main square, the Campo.
The Chianti Trail .....take the autostrada from Montecatini towards Florence and turn off at the Siena turning. Follow this autostrada along for several miles until you see a turn off for Greve in Chianti. At this point you are in the main Chianti region of Tuscany. The trail meanders down from the South of Florence to just North of Siena taking in the picturesque villages of Greve, Panzano, Radda, Gaiole and Castellina
How to get there
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Casa Cipressi is about 35 minutes drive from Pisa airport along the main autostrada towards Florence, Take the Montecatini Terme exit and proceed to the village of Nievole. EasyJet fly to Pisa from Gatwick, Luton and Bristol. Jet2.com fly to Pisa from Manchester. British Airways fly to Pisa from Heathrow and Gatwick. Meridiana Airways fly from Gatwick to Florence (35 minutes to Montecatini Terme from Florence).
The cheapest car hire company we have found is autoeurope.co.uk. Book online and pick up your car at Pisa airport.
Activities near Montecatini Terme
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
27 Jun 2012
This was a very nicely renovated and well equipped house in a lovely secluded and peaceful setting. It was so relaxing to wake to the sound of birds singing and the nearby stream. Yet it was also within easy reach of some beautiful historic towns including Montecatini Terme, Lucca, and Pistoia. Florence was a short train ride away. Arrangements for arrival and departure worked well. The house was nicely furnished and very comfortable - we spent a most enjoyable week there.
18 Jun 2012
we love the area and came back for a second time to the Montacatini Region. and wanted a peaceful retreat within easy reach of the highlights of Tuscany, this was perfect. a car is essential but if your getting round the region you are best advised to have a car anyway.
The Villa has obviously recently been refurbished and decorated to a high standard. with lots of Tuscan character. with the most amazing ceilings. surrounded by an olive grove.
If you don't mind not booking when we want to go back that would be appreciated. will hopefully return next year.
03 Jan 2012
We stayed at Villa Castagna in August and it was fabulous. The warm wlecome from Clive and Gill was beyond expectation and the welcome information was thorough and so useful to help us plan our stay.... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 2|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|January - March 2012||1 Jan 12||1 Apr 12||£ 550||-||-||1 Week|
|April - September 2012||1 Apr 12||1 Oct 12||£ 675||-||-||1 Week|
|October - December 2012||1 Oct 12||31 Dec 12||£ 550||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
£100 refundable security deposit required with final balance
30% payable at time of booking
Balance to be paid 2 weeks before arrival
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