|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Enjoy a week (or two) on your own Tuscan estate at Villa Barcarelli. The seven-bedroom property includes both a farmhouse, separate cottage and private park with a lake and plenty of walking paths. Take time to explore the villa and catch the views of the surrounding hills, or use it as a base to see the nearby cities of Pisa, Florence and Siena.
Villa Barcarellis outdoor spaces make it easy to take in the Tuscan sun. Cook at the outdoor barbecue or outdoor kitchen and dine under the pergola, or pack a picnic and find a shady spot under the olive and cypress trees on the propertys 100-acre grounds. There are both landscaped gardens and play areas for children, plus a pool, outdoor shower and tennis court. Inside, theres a computer, wireless Internet and baby equipment for your convenience.
The villas terracotta floors, beamed ceilings and brick arches speak to its farmhouse pastthe building dates from 1850but the furnishings are modern and comfortable. Gather on the sofas in the library or living room, which has both a fireplace and a ceiling fan, or around a long table in the formal dining room. The bright, spacious kitchen has an island breakfast bar, blender and dishwasher.
There are six bedrooms in the main farmhouse and one in the cottage; all have ceiling fans and window screens. In the main house, the master bedroom has a king bed and en-suite bathroom. There are three additional bedrooms with king beds and en-suite bathrooms, and one bedroom with a king bed and private bathroom. The sixth bedroom has two twin beds and an en-suite bathroom. In the cottage, the bedroom has a queen bed and en-suite bathroom.
Villa Barcarelli is situated between Pisa, Florence and Siena. Its a 10-minute drive to the town of Forcoli, with shopping, dining, a church and a gym. The Pontedera train station is a 20-minute drive, and a golf course is a 30-minute drive. Take a day trip to the beach, a 45-minute drive away, and when its time to leave, the Pisa airport is only 40 minutes away.
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Bedroom 1 - Master: King bed, ensuite bathroom with shower/tub, TV, CD, ceiling fan, safe, telephone, window screen
Bedroom 2: King bed, ensuite bathroom with shower/tub, ceiling fan, window screen
Bedroom 3: King bed, ensuite bathroom with shower/tub, ceiling, window screen
Bedroom 4: King bed, ensuite bathroom with shower, ceiling fan, window screen
Bedroom 5: King bed, private bathroom with shower, ceiling fan, window screen
Bedroom 6: 2 single beds, ensuite bathroom with shower, ceiling fan, window screen
Bedroom 7 - Cottage: Queen bed, ensuite bathroom with shower, ceiling fan, window screen
iPod docking station
Free wireless internet connection
Fridge with ice maker
Solar heated pool closed between mid May through end of September
Childrens play area
Pergola for dining and lounging
Housekeeper: Monday to Friday 9 a.m to 12 p.m
Cook services available upon request at additional cost
Maximum 14 guests
Pets are not allowed
Heating is optional at additonal cost
40 minute drive to Pisa Airport
10 minute drive to Town at Forcoli
45 minute drive to Beach at Livorno
30 minute drive to Golf Course
10 minute drive to Exercise facilities
10 minute drive to Grocery Store
10 minute drive to Restaurant
20 minute drive to Train Station at Pontederra
10 minute drive to Clinic
40 minute drive to Hospital
10 minute drive to Church
Weddings and social events are allowed at additional cost
Pre-stocking is offered at additional cost: list must be provided 7 days prior to arrival
Advertised rates may vary according to the season and duration of stay
We loved the villa generally but there were a couple of downsides - it wasn't very accessible at all; it wasn't that child friendly (windows were a worry as they had no proper locks and were at waist height; stone floors and stairs were a worry with children also). We also felt that the housekeeper could have been better. On the first day she didn't clean all the rooms despite not staying for her allocated time and generally she seemed to spend a lot of time chatting to the gardener. She also didn't sort out the issues we raised with her in a prompt manner.