|Space||1,076 sq. ft.|
|Property type||chateau / country house|
|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
ORTENSIA accomodation :The house is laid out over two floors. The ground floor has a large living room equipped with a fireplace 1 sofa bed for 2 people, a dining room, and a well equipped kitchen. At ground floor all floors and fireplace are constructed of marble. Upstairs there are 2 new bathrooms, a double bedroom and a twin bedroom. From each room you can enjoy a beautiful view which extends from the hills to the sea.All windows have mosquito – net.
The OUTSIDE of the property : private garden shaded by olive and fruit trees, it is bordered by a stream and it's equipped with barbecue, table, chairs and deck-chairs. The intimate terrace surrounded by olive trees and birdsong is lovely for eating out , relaxing, or sitting with a glass of wine.
Welcome to our guest farmhouse ORTENSIA BIANCOSPINO
It is an historical building belonging to 19th century built with the ancient stones of Pietrasanta.This traditional stone farmhouse is divided in 2 semi-detached houses fully self contained and completely independent ORTENSIA and BIANCOSPINO .It has been completely renovated with modern techniques and material in 2014.Totally renewed and refurnished in typical, comfortable Tuscan style. The elegant style and attention to detail, create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. It is Located on the hillside overlooking the sea of Forte dei Marmi (only 6 km from the house) and surrounded by hills covered by centennial olive trees and vineyards .It offers a quiet relaxing atmosphere and it is a very romantic location . Immersed in the nature and in the quiet, you can get to the house walking up few easy stairs of an ancient typical stairway 43m (1 minute). It is an easy ancient mule track. these steps leads you to a romantic paradise.The house has a lift to bring luggages to the house.
Perfect base for a holiday , far from busy crowds and yet with easy access to all main Tuscan attractions and resorts. In 6 kilometres you can get to the sandy beaches of Forte dei Marmi in Versilia. From each room of the holiday house the view is panoramic , sweeping over the Tuscan hills and valley to the sea beyond .The outside of the property, shaded by olive and fruit trees, is bordered by a stream and it's equipped with a table, a BARBECUE and a 200 year old hand-carved Tuscan marble sink, chairs and deck-chairs. The intimate terrace surrounded by olive trees and birdsong is lovely for eating out , relaxing, or sitting with a glass of wine.
Uffizi Gallery - One of the most important art galleries in the world.
Lucca tourist information 0583 419689
Music festival in Lucca - This festival has something for everyone, with big names apparing every summer- please ask us for we.
Many of the shops in Lucca are closed on Mondays. It is great fun to rent bikes - you can bike around the ramparts and also bikes seem to take precedence over cars in the town itself
TRAINS - You can leave your car at Forte dei Marmi station (3km.from the house) and get to Lucca, Pisa or Florence with direct line.
PISA Tourist Information: 050 42291
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN PISA - find cheap flights to PISA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT GALILEO GALILEI...with RYANAIR many direct flights from Pisa to Europe. Pisa is 20 minutes by car from the cottage (motorway A-12 very comfortable)
STREET MARKETS : These are mornings only (to 13:00 or earlier) & sell mainly clothes and domestic products (very little food). The best for clothes is FORTE dei MARMI on Wednesdays, followed by Viareggio on Thursdays. Also Pietrasanta has a small market on Thursdays.There is a permanent small market in Viareggio all day, every day (shoes, clothes, etc). Lido di Camaiore on Mondays
Weekly rates INCLUDE :The rent of the property, electricity and water consumption . Final cleaning, bed linen and bath towels.
Weekly rates DO NOT INCLUDE : Gas metano to provide central heating .It ‘ll be metered on consumption at 1 € m3.
Change over day on Saturdays during high season . The rest of the year we are flexible. Arrival time after 4pm and guests are asked to vacate the property by 10am on day of departure. If you require any alternative times please ask.
The owners Fabio and Lorella will welcome guests .
Cottage Ortensia is not suitable for wheelchairs or infirm, Pets Allowed. Children welcome. The access to the house is only via ancient easy stairway 43m (1 minute).It is an easy ancient mule track. 50 steps leads you to a romantic paradise.The house has a lift to bring luggages to the house.Free Parking 43 m from the house . Grocers 500m. Butchers500m. Greengrocers 500m. Bar, Pizzeria 500m. Pharmacia 800m. Sandy beach 6km.
Our family of 5 (age 21 – 70) spent 7 days in this typical Tuscan house. I am recommending this farmhouse to all of my family and friends! And I would love to go back one day. It’s well restored and maintained and very clean. It is located in a very private setting set back from the road . The photos on the site show exactly what you get. The surroundings were very peaceful and relaxing. The house is in a quiet village and it is perfect for relaxation and equally well placed for daily trips to Lucca, Pisa and Florence. Close to the beach and ideal for exploring the heart of Tuscany. Lorella welcomed us and immediately advised us of places to see and good restaurants to dine. She was very kind and gave us all the needed information. We would recommend this place to anyone looking for a quiet stay after a busy day of being a tourist in Tuscany.
Apparently, we didn't interpret the description correctly, because there was a 10-minute (at least) vertical climb over ancient steps/stones access to this beautiful home. Turns out 2 of our party of 4 could not make the climb, and (thank goodness) were able to get a room at the gorgeous small hotel just a few minutes down the road. It was disappointing not to be able to be together, prepare meals, etc. The description, or pictures, should have been more clear. But, the home was beautiful, the view spectacular. I was sure we read that there was a washer, but there was not, so you might need to make an extra trip down and up to go to the laundromat. Parking was on the street, so, as you might expect, a bit challenging. The location, though, was perfect, fairly close to the free beach (spectacular!), Lucca, Pisa, other wonderful local towns and the train to Cinque Terre. Basically, know that you need to be fit, and maybe younger than us (60's) to stay at this lovely home.
What you see is what you get! Quite , private and 100%Tuscan countryside enjoyment.We stayed at Lorella' lovely house one week in June . We found the perfect location for us.The property was very clean , well manteined and equipped.The house is well located : 10 minutes by car from the beach ; 30 minutes by car from Pisa ,Lucca,Cinque Terre...We highly recommend Lorella' s cottage and hospitality .
We spent in fantastic Elza house for one week in September 2014.
It was lucky to find so peaceful and private place in crowded Versilia's cost.
The garden, bamboo trees and the small waterhall were all for us . The house equips all needs. The location is not far from beaches (more beautiful to La Spezia direction). We has day trip to Pisa and Luca and Cararra's Cava. From walking distance we found excellent restaurant and really local pizzeria.
A specially many thanks Elza and your family for wellcoming
Die Konversation mit der Vermieterin war sehr einfühlsam und Sie gab uns einen Rabatt dafür, dass wir den Aufenthalt leider aus gesundheitlichen Gründen absagen mussten.
We had a great time at Ortensia this August.The house is beautifully located on a hill.The apartment is very nice and clean as well as the landscape surrounding it is beautiful.The landlords were very friendly and helpful and we received quick answers to all questions asked.They also gave us some nice insider-tips where to eat,shop and which beach is not to crowded.we had a wonderful time here and we would recommend this house to everybody!we will come back for sure.
The Larsen/Collins -family
Farmhouse Ortensia Biancospino is located in Pietrasanta in Versilia. . Versilia is the name of a long coastal region in northern Tuscany. Famous for its 20 km of golden beaches, the extensive pine forests, the nightlife, the nights on the beaches, the cities of art, cultural and musical events. Cottage Ortensia is ideal for those who love the sea, the mountain and the cities of art. It’s possible to visit FLORENCE, PISA, LUCCA, PIETRASANTA with daily trips. Many natural beauties such as CINQUE TERRE, the LOVER'S ROAD (a path that runs skirting pebbled beaches, rocky cliffs, vinayards picturesque small sea villages and suggestive landscapes), the MARBLE QUARRIES in Carrara, the TUSCANY ARCHIPELAGO can be reached with daily trips. There are many paths on the APUAN ALPS for the ones who love trekking . In five kilometres you can get to the sandy beaches of FORTE dei MARMI in VERSILIA. Not to loose the good cooking and the local wines. It's possible to mix crazy nights with others of complete relax.Pietrasanta has always been an important cultural centre in Versilia.The important artisan tradition ( artistic-mosaic and artistic-foundries) has been kept alive by the local workshops and atelier. The house is 10 minutes from the centre of the town.