We are spectacularly located in a prominent elevated position in a South facing valley which brings long hours of sunshine and a favourable micro climate. The house is approached by a lane which winds its way from the main road, crossing over a river by an ancient bridge and then winding upwards through olive groves to reach the property. There are extensive private wooded grounds which drop away from the house giving a real sense of privacy and peace. The whole atmosphere is one of utter tranquillity – we are far from any major road and the only sounds are the splash of the water as it tumbles from rock to rock, the birds and the summer calling of the crickets. At night, we are far away from any light pollution and guests always enjoy the brilliance of the stars and the closeness of the moon. There is nothing to spoil the view and to witness a 'La Massa' morning is truly magnificent – the light has a wonderful brilliance and luminescent quality which never fails to enthral.
The Guest Accommodation is situated in a wing of the house and has a private entrance and furnished sun terraces. The whole has been completely refurbished, decorated and furnished to a high standard. The living area is comfortable with sofas and individual armchairs, a hardwood dining table and chairs and occasional furniture. The kitchen area is finished and equipped to a high standard by an exclusive Italian designer and manufacturer. There is a wood-burning stove for the cooler evenings and the whole suite is centrally heated for winter use. The bathrooms(s) feature large high quality shower cubicles with 'power shower heads', wash hand basins and WCs with bidet showers. The bedroom(s) have new beds, quality linen and plenty of storage space. We have a 12 metre 'L' shaped and landscaped solar heated pool which has a good length for lap swimmers. We have an outdoor spa pool with wonderful views. We have a very well equipped gym and sauna.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 en suites|
|Nearest beach||Rimini 120 km|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Florence and Pisa|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Private outdoor pool (heated), Jacuzzi or hot tub, Sauna, Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Sofa Beds (1), Single Beds (6), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
Tuscany is one of the most visited regions of Italy and we are so well situated to enjoy what it has to offer being about 45 minutes from Arezzo and just about an hour from Florence. We are well able to give help with visiting both as they are easily assessable as a day visit.
There are many activities available in the immediate area and these include the following: Hill walking and rambling. Horse riding. Cycling along the peaceful roads and tracks. Bird Watching. Golf at a local course with daily membership available at reasonable rates. Guests report that the course is excellent and that the views are magnificent. Clubs are available for hire and there is also a golf driving range. Places to visit are many and varied and include: The local Tuscan Hill Towns and Villages – one of the most beautiful being Poppi about 10 Minutes drive away. Arezzo, the provincial capital with its elegant squares, winding streets and wide range of shops. Siena can be reached as a day visit. Cortona, the beautiful town made famous by the book and film ‘Under the Tuscan Sun’ – about an hour by car. The Sanctuary of St. Francis at La Verna – a fascinating place to visit with the site being spectacularly located.