|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Large traditional farmhouse on 2 floors has been luxuriously renovated carefully preserving its original layout and style. Top unit w/ 4 Bedrooms (sleeps 8 + stoveaway bed on request), Open-plan kitchen, Living room, Fireplace, 3 baths w/ shower, Terrace, Loggia. Independent ground floor unit can accomodate 3 more guests.
Garden: 15 hectares / 37 acres, Vineyard & Olive grove, Private parking, Outdoor furniture, Large outdoor table, Traditional brick oven. Lot's of privacy!
Ancient, authentic Tuscan farm house in vast hill-side property with sweeping views of sea & country. Ideal location for a tranquil stay year-round or as a starting point to the most prestigious destinations in Tuscany. Few miles from renowned 'Strada del Vino', Bolgheri, the Etruscan Coast and the sea. Both units have been completely renovated with full amenities and modern facilities, and feature original furniture from the owners' family. Guest laundry room. Cleaning service available. Family run.
Nearby attractions & excursions: iPietrai are inside the renowned Wine Trail of the Etrurian Coast among beautiful landscapes, medieval villages and excellent eno-gastronomical offers. Of particular note, for their charming appearance, the villages of Casale Marittimo, Castagneto Carducci e Bolgheri, all very nearby. There are many cultural and recreational offerings within a few kilometers from I Pietrai, among which VolterraTeatro , exhibits and theatre shows at Castello Pasquini in Castiglioncello, and the opera festival of Massa Marittima. The area around Cecina and the coast offers many other possibilities for adults and children. Year-round you may find interesting activities in the 3 villages of Guardistallo, Casale Marittimo and Montescudaio such as concerts, open-air movies and popular festivities.
We are also at a short distance from the sea (20 min by car) where you will find both sandy or rocky beaches, in a typical Mediterranean landscape.
Other destinations: In 1-2 hours by car, you will comfortably reach the islands (Capraia, Elba) and many of Tuscany's art cities, including Pisa, Siena, Florence, Volterra, San Gimignano, Colle d'Elsa, Certosa di Calci, Montecatini val di Cecina, Massa Marittima, etc...
Other attractions include the park system of Parchi della Val di Cornia (nature, archeology and ancient mines), the Calidarium thermal baths (of roman origin) in Venturina, and further along (but not to be missed) the fantastic world of the Giardino dei Tarocchi in Capalbio.
Nature lovers will enjoy many opportunities for walks, trekking, cycling and horse-riding. We will gladly provide you with any further suggestions, advice and directions.
About our farm: The farm produces primarily cereals (wheat, barley) and extra-virgin olive oil. We also have a vineyard producing red and white wines from typical Chianti varietals (wine is for private use only). Next to the house we maintain a nice fruit garden with plum, apple, peach, apricot, pear, fig, persimmon and lemon trees, and we offer guests house-made preserves. On our estate, we also have walnut, chestnut and almond trees. Depending on the season, you may witness diverse farm activities such as harvesting, grape-picking and olive-picking.
Lots of interesting fauna can be easily observed right on our property such as wildboars, roe deers, foxes, crested porcupines, land tortoises, badgers as well as many interesting birds (including the rare hoop and the curious and colorful European bee-eaters)
We are immersed in a typical Tuscan landscape surrounded by forest and Mediterranean shrub land, at a short distance from the sea (10 km) and next to the village of Guardistallo. Given the moderate elevation (300m), you can enjoy a natural, refreshing air breeze even on hot summer days. From our unique vantage point you may easily spot the main islands of the Tuscan archipelago (Elba, Capraia, Gorgona), and occasionally even the far away mountains of the island of Corsica. We are on the renowned Strada del Vino, at a few miles from Bolgheri. With easy access from Pisa (40 min), short day trips will bring you to Volterra, San Gimignano, Siena and Florence through charming country roads & villages. Spend a day at Parco dell'Uccellina natural reserve (Grosseto), relax at a natural warm pool in San Vincenzo, explore a 1000 year old mine (Parco del Temperino) or the Etruscan Archeological Park in Populonia.The area is full of excellent dining and wine tasting opportunities !!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||€200|
We typically rent either of the two units (“La Casa” and “L’Olivo”) separately but combined rentals are also possible.
Longer term rentals for extended stays, sabbaticals, retreats, stages etc.. are possible but terms are to be mutually agreed upon with the owners.
Please contact us for inquiries.
In the winter season, a separate charge may be applied.
Please contact owners.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (EUR) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.