Typical Tuscan farmhouse Lucca, Pisa and Florence
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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Our typical farmhouse is divided in two completely indipendents apartments (apartment 1 accommodates 6 people, Apartment 2 accommodates 4 people) entirely restored and fully furnished , well-kept, retaining many of its original features(old beams and terracotta tiles).
The original rustic feel of the place having been maintained with the use of simple yet elegant furniture.
The whole is well balanced and easy to live, where large spaces allow one to relax and enjoy the tranquillity of the surrounding countryside.
Set deep in the beautiful tuscan landscape, in a very peaceful, rural setting, in a very sunny position,surronding by woods and orchards, ideal for long walks, trekking and for visit a very charmant part of the magic Tuscany with its historical villages (Collodi, Vellano,Montecatini Terme..).
Our farm covers about 10 acres of fields, hills, orchards, vineyards and olive groves. Inside you can move freely, make beautiful walks or bike (very pleasant and a nice stroll to the typical village of Montecarlo dda cove you can enjoy a wonderful view over the plain of Lucca).
Pescia, 4 Km far, is a medieval town with a very rich heritage, where you can find all the amenities and excellents restaurants in which one can taste the genuine products of this area( mushrooms, truffels, olive-oil, red wines..) and eat superb and typical dishes such as panzanella, ribollita, cioncia prepared using only meat from the head of the veal, beans from Sorana..).
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Marina di Vecchiano, Tirrenia or Viareggio 45 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Pisa "Galilei" international airport 45 km, Nearest railway: Pescia 3 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Table tennis|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details outdoors|
Natural meadow and garden forniture.
A very large garden with trees in sunny position.
The Tuscany region
Surrounding by green hills renowned for producing wine (Montecarlo and its farmhouse estates), few kilometres from the old village of Collodi ( the historical Garzoni Garden and the Monumental Park of Pinocchio) and the mountain area known as Pesciatina Switzerland (with its enchanting landscape of hills and ten medieval villages), ideal for trekking, "il Melograno" is in the heart of Tuscany, between Lucca and Florence .
Climate is mild all the year (January and February are the coldest months).
It's easy to reach the nearby villages (Montecarlo, Pescia, Collodi, Montecatini Terme..) Ideal departure point for day-trips in the most historical and famous cities, such as Lucca (14 Km), Pisa (36 Km), Pistoia (20 Km) Florence (50 Km), Volterra (75 Km), Vinci (30 Km), Viareggio and the sea(40 Km),Siena (110 Km), San Gimignano (85 Km) and the Cinque Terre (100 km)
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2 Jun 2014
"Go here if you want complete peace and quiet and are happy with clean, basic surroundings which offer all you need."
We loved it at Il Melograno. It is situated in a tiny hamlet called Veneri, about 4 km west of Pescia - 18 km east of Lucca. We were literally in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by green, birdsong and the scent of jasmine. The property has a 'dip pool' - you can get wet but not really swim, which was fine by us!
The couple who own it were very kind, brought us local wine and met us at the church in Veneri to take us to the property, which we would never have found otherwise.
The two double bedrooms in the house were both huge, as were the bathroom and the sitting room - all had red tiled floors. The kitchen, which was the room you walk into, was adequate and really it was here that we felt things could be improved. There was an oilcloth on the table which had several small rips and tears in it, which doesn't give the best first impression. The mats provided were well used plastic ones - again, functional but easily replaced and would make a real, if small, difference. The sink was in the corner with only a small ledge to put dirty dishes on beside it (there was small draining board to the right of the sink) - not really a problem with only two of us but would be tricky with 4, and it was all too dimly lit.
Everything was very clean although again, we had old sheets on the bed and one of the pillow cases had a hole in it - hardly the end of the world but perhaps worth looking at!
Having said all of that, it was incredible value and we absolutely loved it. There is an excellent supermarket in Pescia, It was easy to get about ( a car is essential) and Lucca is a half hour car journey away and is a stunning place, as is Pistoia - further away to the east but a must-visit. We went to Florence twice by train - an hour's journey, very straightforward, and we started off and finished up in Pisa, which is an extraordinary city and a must see.
Offering any criticism feels like a serious case of nit-picking. Il Melograno was a haven as far as we were concerned and we spent at least 4 days out of the fortnight just hanging about reading and lapping up the peace. It is not luxurious but it has all anyone could ever want or need. A couple of tweaks would make it even more desirable!
Thank you for your kind review, I have only two things to replicate:
before focusing on the small holes of the tablecloth or a small tear on the pillow (sorry, the laundry is not so old, I buy new all the time, but I'm sure it's very clean), I would very much like a person reflect on really low price that we practice. I can gladly provide luxury linens and everything else, but I'd have to quadruple the price of rent. For this reason, there are always five-star hotels.
My husband and I are always at your disposal 24h-24h, if there are any complaints it would be better riferircele directly. I'm sorry that our guest has not mentioned the extra services that we offered free, such as usb stick for internet and the final disposal of dozens of bottles and waste that has left us in the house.
2 Aug 2013
"Best familyholiday ever"
Beautiful countryhouse in the countryside of the town Pescia. Lots of room for the children. we travelled with 3 young children and two teenagers. We all enjoyed the quiet Italien countryside dwelling… More
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