Casa Del Sole Farmhouse
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Farmhouse | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Casa Del Sole is a working Olive farm, producing some of the worlds finest olive oil from it's 350 trees. Visitors can experience 'living the Tuscan dream' at first hand on an estate that has been farmed for more than 200 years. It is located in a secluded valley bordered by 2 streams, with waterfalls, and yet is only 5 minutes by car from the local medieval town of Pescia, which has all modern amenities and good road and rail links to the regions major attractions.
Guests can benefit from use of the owners local supermarket 'loyalty' card which gives discounts of up to 50% on a wide range of products (including wines!). One family group in 2012 'saved' the cost of their holiday using the card!!|
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Viareggio 80 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Pisa 70 km, Nearest railway: Pescia 1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The farmhouse has a large dinning/kitchen and living room with log burning fire on the ground floor, with 2 large bedrooms and TV/sitting room on the first floor. Double glazing and central heating throughout.
|Further details outdoors|
Set in 15 acres there is no end of secluded areas for sunbathing and relaxing. There is a child friendly swimming pool and the adventurous can bathe in the streams that cross the estate. In season there are cherries, apples, kiwis and of course olives to be harvested from the land. There is also a wood fired pizza oven.
We strongly recommend that visitors have use of a car whilst staying at the farm.
About this location
The Tuscany region
Pisa, Florence, the Versilia beaches and skiing at Abetone are all within an hours drive of the property and Sienna is just 1.5 hours away. In addition to the wealth of artistic treasures Tuscany has to offer guests can enjoy the world famous food and wine, sporting events, concerts, theatre and inumerable local festivities.
The local 'Palio' is an archery contest which takes place the 1st weekend in September.
Collodi, famous for it's links to Pinocciho is just 2 miles away.
Montecatini Terme is 3 miles away, famous for it's spas and treatments and will play host to the world cycling championships in 2013.
Lucca with it's medieval walls and recently voted in the top 3 most desirable places to live in Europe is just 10 miles away. Their summer music festival attracts top international stars and their Comics festival at the end of October is one of Europes largest giving 10's of thousands of collectors the chance to come out of their bedrooms!!
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12 Oct 2012
Casa del Sole is set in a fabulous location in the heart of Tuscany. The scenery is beautiful and characteristic of the area. If you are looking for a taste of Tuscany then you will find it here. The owners are extremely hospitable and welcoming. Nothing was too much trouble and we were made to feel completely at home.
Situated centrally for Florence, Pisa, Lucca and Siena. If you are looking for somewhere to relax but also able to explore the area then this is the place. The road network is fantastic and you can reach the surrounding cities within an hour or so. There is also a railway station in Pescia and you can travel around this way if you are not so keen on driving all the time.
The road leading to the house is not for the faint hearted but is worth all the twists and turns once you reach your destination! The town is about a 15 minute walk from the house and there is a fab little enoteca (wine bar) which should not be missed!
We are disappointed to not be returning for the olive harvest as this experience sounds fantastic. The owners harvest their own olives from the olive groves on their land and use a mill in the neighbouring village to produce their own olive oil in the traditional way.
We look forward to returning again soon!
11 Oct 2012
"Idyllic retreat set in glorious Tuscan countryside, close to amenities"
What a marvel this place is. We had a wonderful time here with our 2 children, surrounded by woodland and olive groves . The farm house is charming and very comfortable. The local town is a friendly and pretty place with plenty of excellent places to eat. Florence and Pisa are also close enough for a day trip. We would certainly return.
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