CASALE VALDERA PI2012_302
About the home
Casale Valdera is part of a wide estate set in 260 hectares of olive groves and vineyards, which provide an excellent olive oil and high quality wines. The farmhouse renovation has been carefully carried out using traditional materials and techniques. Dating back to the 19th century, this old dwelling still retains its original character with thick walls, terracotta floors, select antiques and coordinated fabrics. Furnished with great taste, the elegant living room with cross vaults features a fireplace and a piano. The first floor houses rooms just as comfortable, including a second living room with a fireplace and four bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. Outside the area, the estate and its large swimming pool make it a perfect place to relax and unwind.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 9, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Rosignano Marittimo, 60km|
Nearest amenities: 5km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||4 Bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 5 family bathrooms|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (1)|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Parking space|
Further details indoors:
Start day of the tenancy: Whatever
Services on demand: transfer - car hire - bike hire - guide for excursions - cooking course - cook (€20/hour + receipt) - baby sitter (€10/hour) - shopping list (€20 service + receipt) - dry cleaning - maid service (€10/hour) - breakfast service (€10/person) - by advance order: natural tours on horse back blazed and suggested by the Comune of Peccioli.
G.F.: entrance, living room with fireplace and piano, dining room, kitchen, 1 bathroom, laundry room, terrace, garden, swimming pool; 1st F.: 1 double bedroom with bathroom with shower and tub, 2 double bedrooms with bathroom/shower, 1 twin bedroom with bathroom/shower, living room/study with fireplace and single sofa bed.
The Tuscany / Pisa Province region
TUSCANY - Steeped in centuries of history, the cultural region along the Arno is one of the most beautiful in Italy, if not the whole of Europe. The very landscape radiates harmony and a deep sense of peace, while the wealth of impressions is enough to intoxicate the senses. Toscana has been capturing the hearts and minds of travellers for hundreds of years. The greatest attraction for the region's visitors is of course the cities of Florence, Lucca, Pisa and Siena with their rich culture, along with a number of gorgeous smaller towns. A trip to San Gimignano with its high medieval towers is absolutely recommended. Or a tour to Pienza with its town centre preserved almost unchanged ever since the Renaissance. Or a visit to Suvereto - without a doubt one of Italy's most beautiful villages. Here at the very latest, no one can help falling in love with this region, its towns and villages world famous for their art and architecture. But the natural environment is well worth exploring too. Wandering through the softly rolling hills - planted with the slim cypress trees that give the landscape its characteristic appearance - you'll come across vineyards at every turn. This is the origin of red wines as well known and well loved as Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino, Nobile di Montepulciano and Tignanello. To get a more intensive look at the area, Monte Amiata (1738 m) is the perfect opportunity for an excursion to untouched natural surroundings. This inactive volcano is a popular skiing destination in winter, and in summer a great place for trekking fans, especially as its peak offers an incomparable view out over the whole of central Italy. And then of course, there's the sea and the extremely varied coast: including the wild Maremma, where the butteri herd their cattle on horseback. Or the coastal town of Viareggio, famous for its art deco architecture. Forte dei Marmi is stylish and smart, and the resort of Punta Ala has been a popular meeting place for the elite for many years. Off the coast in the Tyrrhenian Sea lie the seven islands of the Tuscan Archipelago - according to legend, they were formed from the pearls of a crown once accidentally dropped into the sea by the goddess Venus. ## The most exciting tale of all goes back to the mythical sword of King Arthur: near to Chiusino (40 kilometres away from Siena) is the medieval Rotonda di Montesiepi, built around a stone in which a 12th-century sword is embedded. As the story has it, this sword once belonged to a knight by the name of Galgano, who was converted to the way of peace by a vision of Saint Michael. As an eternally visible sign of his new life, he hammered the sword into the stone and spent the rest of his days as a hermit on this site. With the ruins of a Cistercian abbey nearby, this mystical place seems far removed from our modern world.
The Peccioli area
A stay in Casale Valdera offers also many activities: long walks or bike rides through the estate, culinary outings to the surrounding area or a visit to the nearby wineries along the wine road “Strada del Vino delle Colline Pisane”. Set in a strategic location, halfway between Pisa and Florence, the farmhouse is an ideal starting point for exploring the Tuscan cities full of art of Lucca, Siena, San Gimignano and Volterra.
How to get there
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Motorway A1. Exit FIRENZE-SCANDICCI. At the crossroads after the exit, turn Right entering the road S.G.C. FI-PI-LI in the direction of PISA. Exit PONTEDERA. At the roundabout, just after the exit, turn Left in the direction of VOLTERRA/PECCIOLI/S.P. 11. Keep driving straight on in the direction of PECCIOLI and after 14,8 Km turn Right in the direction of GHIZZANO, entering the road via di Ghizzano. Keep driving straight on and after 5 Km (at the small town centre of Ghizzano) in the road via della Chiesa number 4, you find the offices from where someone will meet you to lead you to the property.
Activities near Peccioli
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 9|
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|Low season||30 Jan 12||7 Apr 12||£ 2450||-||-||1 Week|
|Middle||7 Apr 12||14 Apr 12||£ 2940||-||-||1 Week|
|Low season||14 Apr 12||5 May 12||£ 2450||-||-||1 Week|
|Middle||5 May 12||30 Jun 12||£ 2940||-||-||1 Week|
|High season||30 Jun 12||28 Jul 12||£ 3640||-||-||1 Week|
|Highest season||28 Jul 12||25 Aug 12||£ 3780||-||-||1 Week|
|High season||25 Aug 12||1 Sep 12||£ 3640||-||-||1 Week|
|Middle||1 Sep 12||29 Sep 12||£ 2940||-||-||1 Week|
|Low season||29 Sep 12||22 Dec 12||£ 2450||-||-||1 Week|
|Middle||22 Dec 12||5 Jan 13||£ 2940||-||-||1 Week|
|Low season||5 Jan 13||30 Mar 13||£ 1800||-||-||1 Week|
|Middle||30 Mar 13||6 Apr 13||£ 2400||-||-||1 Week|
|Low season||6 Apr 13||4 May 13||£ 1800||-||-||1 Week|
|Middle||4 May 13||29 Jun 13||£ 2400||-||-||1 Week|
|High season||29 Jun 13||27 Jul 13||£ 3000||-||-||1 Week|
|Highest season||27 Jul 13||24 Aug 13||£ 3200||-||-||1 Week|
|High season||24 Aug 13||31 Aug 13||£ 3000||-||-||1 Week|
|Middle||31 Aug 13||28 Sep 13||£ 2400||-||-||1 Week|
|Low season||28 Sep 13||21 Dec 13||£ 1800||-||-||1 Week|
|Middle||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 2400||-||-||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.
The prices include water, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels, the final cleaning.
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