Camaiore apartment rental - PERALTA Casa Pipistrelli is house on right)
PERALTA Casa Pipistrelli is house on right)
 
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • 1 Bathroom
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
 

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1 bedroom apartment, Studio Apt and B&B ensuite rooms in outstanding location.

The three properties described here are all located in Casa Pipistrelli, one of the houses that forms the beautiful hillside hamlet of Peralta, on a south facing hillside above the valley of Camaiore. Casa Pipistrelli is a three storey house.with a one bedroom garden apartment on the ground floor, a studio apartment on the top floor & 3 B&B rooms inbetween. All are let separately, all have wonderful views and their own private entrances from different terraces. Each apartment has its own private terrace and do not overlook each other.

Peralta, with medieval origins, was restored over a period of thirty years with love and imagination by international sculptor Fiore de Henriquez. She created a place that is quite unique. Its commanding position gives Peralta stunning panoramic views over the valley to the sea beyond. Terraces of olive groves, orange and lemon trees, bougainvillea, jasmine covering the stone walls makes the hamlet seem like paradise. Fiore’s sculpture and the manner in which she designed and restored Peralta, give the place its very special character and atmosphere. Perfect base for a holiday, far from busy crowds and yet with easy access to all main Tuscany attractions. It is lovely to return to the peace of Peralta after a busy day. Peralta has various accommodation, mainly self catering, in different buildings.

Peralta can offer:: The beautiful peaceful hamlet of Peralta has a spectacular setting in the Tuscan hills that rise high above the valley of Camaiore. There is a swimming pool on one of the upper terraces, a tranquil spot with a panoramic view towards the sea. The large terrace in front of Peralta is a lovely place to sit with a glass of wine, enjoy the sunsets and meet other guests.

Art at Peralta: As well as for guests who simply wish to relax and enjoy their surroundings and the pool, Peralta also offers an ideal, inspiring setting for creative people: painting, sculpting, writing. A studio for sculpture is available. Writers can settle in and write in peace, knowing that simple daily needs are catered for. Shopping can be done, meals provided, taxis ordered. Lovely walking country with marked trails through the olive groves and hills dense with chestnut trees and known for their wild flowers in spring and autumn. Walks range from 50 minutes to a delightful restaurant in an adjoining village, to three hours up to the peak of the Mount Prana above Peralta. Peralta is ideal for playing host to a conference, workshop, retreat. We have hosted many a family party, birthday celebration or simply friends who wish to get together. People can be together but also have their own space. We can organise a small group up to a maximum of 32. Please contact us for our website address.

Details for STUDIO APARTMENT, sleeps 2/4 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

A large 'L' shaped one room apartment with its own entrance and beautiful large terrace amongst the olive trees. The apartment has a large double bed and bedroom furniture at one angle of the 'L' and the other bit of the 'L has a kitchenette (fridge, two ring gas table top hob, microwave, toaster, electric kettle, and a lovely old marble sink). There is an ensuite bathroom (shower). The very private terrace is lovely for eating out, relaxing and enjoying the view of the valley of Camaiore, looking over the hills towards the sea,. The apartment itself has this same panoramic view. Use of the Peralta swimming pool of course. This apartment is situated on the top floor of Casa Pipistrelli and faces south. It has its own entrance at the back of the house. OPTIONAL: There is a twin or double bedroom and bathroom next door to the Studio, with its own entrance. The additional of this room makes great accommodation for 3 or 4 people.
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International sculptor Fiore de Henriquez was living in the area of Camaiore from the 1960's due to its proximity to the Carrara marble quarries and the bronze foundries of nearby Pietrasanta. In the 1970's she found the small hamlet of Peralta, perched on the hillside above Camaiore. It was remote, served only by a footpath, and the buildings were mainly in ruins - their inhabitants having left in the mid 1950's due to the hard living in the hills. No water nor electricity at this time. Fiore fell in love with the hamlet and managed to gradually buy the various houses. She then set about restoring them and the hamlet and created the very unique place that exists today. She died in 2004 and the hamlet was then taken over by a very good friend of her's who is the current owner. . Repairs and renovations are undertaken where necessary, but the essential essence of the hamlet remains the same as when Fiore was alive. It is the home of her archive and sculptures, which can be seen throughout the grounds and in the various accommodation.

It is hard to describe the absolute charm and beauty of Peralta and why I am so passionate about it. I now own it and am as much in love with it as Fiore before me. Every corner has its surprises, small details to delight the eye. The wisterias and bougainvilleas offer vibrant colour and essential shade. The views are wonderful, changing with the light, with the weather, with the season. Sunsets are magic. Early morning mist lying in the valley. The sight of Corsica on a clear day. The large bronze sculpture of 'The Phoenix' on the main terrace about to fly off over the valley. Fiore used to say it signifies 'Peralta rising from the ashes'. The many sculptures Fiore left for visitors to enjoy on the terraces. Her private gallery which I love to show to guests and one evening a week, at aperitivo time, I invite any guests staying at Peralta to a viewing of the gallery and Fiore's original house I hope many visitors will find their way to Peralta and enjoy it as much I do ......... possibly even fall in love with it! Dinah Voisin

3 Reviews of Property 2146 in Camaiore, Italy

STUDIO APARTMENT, sleeps 2/4
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews
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STUDIO APARTMENT, sleeps 2/4
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p2146?uni_id=1140646
+39 00390584951230
Camaiore Versilia
5

1 semaine de rêve à Peralta

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
Peralta est un endroit à part, magique et magnifique, un peu en retrait et un peu en altitude, une très belle vue sur la campagne Toscane vous attends une fois arrivé là-haut.
L'accueil est parfait, merci encore à Dinah, Kate et Stephen.
C'est un lieu propice au repos, mais aussi un bon point de départ pour aller à Lucca, Pise, Carrara (les carrières de marbres),les stations balnèaires, sans oublier les Cinque terre qui se trouvent un peu plus loin.
Laura prépare des plats typiques succulents, les lasagnes de Laura, entre autres, sont un régal !.
Nous ne connaissions pas la Toscane, ce fût une première approche originale et une étape de rêve.
Nous espèrons y retourner un jour.
Alain et Régine - France
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STUDIO APARTMENT, sleeps 2/4
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p2146?uni_id=1140646
+39 00390584951230
Camaiore Versilia
4

Very special - one of a kind.

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
Delightful, unusual and rustic hillside retreat created by the sculptor Fiore de Henriques. Beautiful setting in which to relax and enjoy the Tuscan scenery from the terrace or poolside. Very well maintained with helpful, personable management. Many scenic attractions within driving distance: Lucca, Cinque Terra, Pietrasanta, to name a few. Best restaurant: Locanda Lorena on Isola Palmaria; restaurant launch will pick you up from Porto Venere (a very short and scenic ride). Excellent local bars and restaurants everywhere you go - it's Italy after all!
business
STUDIO APARTMENT, sleeps 2/4
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p2146?uni_id=1140646
+39 00390584951230
Camaiore Versilia
5

La toscane comme on la rêve...

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
Le hameau de Peralta est un petit havre de paix dans les collines verdoyantes du nord de la Toscane. Ce n'est pas la Toscane des cartes postales avec ses cyprès et ses collines dorées par le soleil, mais une région de douces montagnes vertes surplombant la méditerranée... L'endroit est parfait pour rayonner et visiter les villes alentours comme Pise, Lucca, etc...et présente l'avantage de faire se sentir comme chez soi. En effet ce petit village rénové pierre par pierre par une sculptrice possede une âme, une élégance sans ostentation qui ravira les jeunes couples comme les familles...Notre moment préféré: après une longue journée de visite, un apéritif sur la terrasse ou au bord de la piscine en regardant le coucher de soleil sur la mer...
Charme et authenticité, à l'image de la propriétaire et de ses gens de maison!
Une certitude: nous reviendrons!
Owner's Response: Merci pour ce gentil review. Nous esperons de vous revoir bientot!
Dinah