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Tuscan villa, Pool, Tennis court, BBQ, near Pisa+Firenze

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4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
7 nights minimum
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This rustic Tuscan villa is ideal for families with children or group of friends - Pisa is 20 min, Firenze is 45 min, Lucca is 40 min - Fully equipped kitchen, dining table for 8 - Private pool, tennis court, BBQ, pond, little forest, olive trees.. - Welcome package: prosecco, pasta, olive oil, prosciutto, bread.. This historic 130-year-old villa/farmhouse of 250 square meters with high-quality craftsmanship is distinctly Tuscan. Its unique take on comfort and simplicity creates an aura that could make anyone feel at home. The house has stood the test of time and evolved into today's modern farmhouse style, which is welcoming, comfortable and timelessly fresh. Renovated by architect Paolo Ceccanti, it is perched on a hilltop, with views over the charming village of Lari and its medieval...This rustic Tuscan villa is ideal for families with children or group of friends - Pisa is 20 min, Firenze is 45 min, Lucca is 40 min - Fully equipped kitchen, dining table for 8 - Private pool, tennis court, BBQ, pond, little forest, olive trees.. - Welcome package: prosecco, pasta, olive oil, prosciutto, bread.. This historic 130-year-old villa/farmhouse of 250 square meters with high-quality craftsmanship is distinctly Tuscan. Its unique take on comfort and simplicity creates an aura that could make anyone feel at home. The house has stood the test of time and evolved into today's modern farmhouse style, which is welcoming, comfortable and timelessly fresh. Renovated by architect Paolo Ceccanti, it is perched on a hilltop, with views over the charming village of Lari and its medieval castle. It is in the heart of Tuscany, with a swimming pool, a tennis court, olive trees, and a romantic gazebo seating eight with breathtaking panoramic views where you can watch glorious sunsets with a glass of Prosecco. The ground floor is an open space with original arches and high ceilings: a large living room with antique pieces mixed with contemporary furnishings, a den with a flat-screen TV and a fireplace, a dining room seating eight around an historic table, a large kitchen with the best appliances including dishwasher, a walk-in pantry and a stunning bathroom with a marble sink. Bar-top seating in the kitchen makes it a gathering spot for family and friends. Original stone stairs lead upstairs to four bedrooms: a large master bedroom with a queen-size bed, a second bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and queen size bed. You have a choice of two single beds or one double in the third bedroom. The fourth bedroom has a double bed and a terrace with a view of Lari. The third bathroom has blue hand-made tiles is just outside the bedrooms. The house has satellite TV and WiFi. The small external laundry room has a high-end washer and dryer. The patio in front is a great place for breakfast or drinks under the large umbrella, and around the corner, the garden has a long Oakwood table with bench-style seating under the shady mulberry tree, seating twelve or more. A barbecue is nearby. Behind the house beside a pond is space for croquet and badminton (equipment provided) and higher up, and on top, is the gazebo with breathtaking panoramic views. The secluded swimming pool is nearby and a rustic pool-house with kitchen, fridge, coffee maker and a second barbecue all secluded at the edge of a small forest, which is part of the property. Once you are up there, you will just want to stay. Or latest addition is an organic vegetable garden full of delicious seasonal veggies for the use of our guests. Nothing is nicer than strolling down the hill and picking fresh salads, tomatoes, zucchinis, and other succulent veggies for your meal. A 400-meter gravel road is an approach to the entrance with an electric gate. A Siena-red road lined with Cyprus trees leads to the house sitting on about 2 hectares of landscaped undulating land full of wildflowers, fruit trees, and herbs, all available to you. Below the house is the private tennis court. Racquets and balls are available. Everything is provided, like sheets, towels, hairdryers, shower gel, washing powder, etc. Centrally located in Tuscany, it is close to all amenities, 20 minutes from Pisa airport, 45 minutes from Florence, 30 minutes from Lucca and 40 minutes from the beaches of Forte dei Marmi and Viareggio. I used to be in the film business and many of my actor friends from Hollywood visited me – they thought this place was Paradise. There are lots of concerts nearby: Lucca Music Festival, Pistoia Blues Festival, the Puccini Festival, etc. I would be happy to assist with where and when. Car hire is recommended. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Pets are welcome without extra fee.
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite), 2 Full baths
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About the Owner
Andrew G
Languages spoken:German, English, Italian
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2014
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Reviewed 4 May 2019

We stayed at the villa for a week last spring and really enjoyed it, even though we had quite a rainy weather. The house is spacious, comfortable and cosy, it has an artistic character with interesting pieces of furniture and art pieces. The kitchen is...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank peteriv
Reviewed 28 October 2017

We stayed here with my parents [70/71] and my children [6/8] in October and the weather was mid 20sC every day. The property has an excellent semi rural location tucked away at the end of a fun gravel track, and was the perfect base from...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank Matt C
Andrew G, VR Owner at Tuscan villa, Pool, Tennis court, BBQ, near Pisa+Firenze, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

Thank you very much for this great review. You were wonderful guests ang hope to see you again.

Reviewed 23 October 2016

I had a wonderful time in Andrew’s house. I come to Tuscany almost every year and this was one of my best experiences. The interior of the house is wonderful with modern and antique pieces of furniture, the kitchen had everything I needed. We had...More

Date of stay: June 2016
Thank Orsolya I
Andrew G, VR Owner at Tuscan villa, Pool, Tennis court, BBQ, near Pisa+Firenze, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2016

thank you very much Andrew

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 October 2015

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Date of stay: September 2015
Andrew G, VR Owner at Tuscan villa, Pool, Tennis court, BBQ, near Pisa+Firenze, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

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Reviewed 12 July 2015

Just arrived back from this wonderful holiday Farmhouse. This location has it all - peace and quiet first and foremost but close enough by hire car to get provisions from shops / supermarkets, also sight seeing the fabulous near by towns of Pisa and Florence....More

Date of stay: July 2015
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Reviewed 26 October 2014

We had a great time in Andrew's beautiful house! It is all very complete and well taken care of, into the smallest detail. I think the pictures speak for themselves. The pretty surroundings and tranquil vibe might be difficult to catch on camera, but is...More

Date of stay: October 2014
Thank Martina B
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Blender
Books
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fax
Fireplace
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Mountain Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Patio
Porch
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Private Tennis Court
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Cooker
Telephone
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
Lari is the closest village, 2 km. Lari is one of those 'hidden' gems in Tuscany, a medieval hill town with a castle on top surrounded by a little borgo. Built around the base of an 11th-century castle acquired and fortified by the Medicis, this medieval village is a wonderfully tranquil base for those wishing to spend time exploring the countryside
Getting around
FIRENZE - 1 hour drive:Capital of Italy’s Tuscany region. LUCCA - 50 min drive: Lucca Summer Festival: Nick Cave will perform in 2018, 17 July. BOLGHERI - 1 hour drive: Bolgheri became an internationally known region following an event in 1974 arranged by Decanter where a 6-year-old Sassicaia won over an assortment of Bordeaux wines. Some of Italy's best wines are made there. LIVORNO MARKET - 35 min drive: The richest greens, meat, dairies, coffee, bread & pastries, pasta and fish that surely inspire you to think about to whip up some delicious dishes! Open every day till 2pm, except Sunday. VINCI - 50 min drive:The birthplace of Renaissance polymath Leonardo da Vinci lies just outside the town.
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