Wonderful - beautiful house and brilliant hosts.
This house was truly wonderful, the best holiday home we have ever stayed in, and worth every penny for the sense of relaxation and comfort we felt. Beautifully furnished to a very high standard (but not too fussy - simple, tasteful and practical with stone and tiled floors, solid furniture, and the most comfortable beds I have ever slept on away from home). The grounds are beautiful, the pool excellent, and everything was incredibly well kept. There is also a table tennis table, and plenty of outdoor seating for a large group (there were 10 of us) . Francesca is the host and she really has thought of everything that you might want in a holiday home. She brought us delicious food from her restaurant, and pastries from the village shop, treated us to wine tasting from her vineyard and we had fresh eggs from the resident chickens. The village is great and everyone was friendly despite our lack of Italian!! It has three restaurants (one of them run by Francesca and her husband which was excellent, and two others that we didn't try!), two bars, and a small village shop selling essentials - and fresh produce, cold meats and cheeses. The nearest big (huge!) supermarket was in Lido de Camaiore, about 30 minutes drive, but there were local ones within 10 minutes. The village is also on a bus route, although a car is handy.
As others have mentioned, electricity is very expensive (although Francesca is talking about installing photovoltaics) - but we managed to keep the bill down by not using the air con - keeping shutters closed during the day, and then opening them when it cooled in the evening seemed to work well enough despite daytime temperatures approaching 40 degrees.
We were travelling with teenagers and the attic room, with its low ceilings, was a little bit challenging for them (but that was probably because there were three of them in single beds, meaning two of them were under the eves. The room was probably better suited to one single or double bed. All rooms had ensuites and ample storage, and quality shower and pool towels were all provided. And there was working wifi - a first for us in any holiday home!
So all in all I can't recommend this holiday home highly enough!
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