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Simone Veneziano

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Apartment rentals in farmhouse with private pool, ideal for family with children - Quercia - country apartment at Monna farmhouse ideal for family of 7

7 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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Overview

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Self catering apartments in quiet valley, sat tv, laundry, organic veggie garden

Monna is an ancient Tuscan farmhouse sitting in a completely unspoilt valley in the Massa Marittima Forests less than an hour away from Siena, Pisa and the wonderful Thyrrenean coast, making it a perfect base for exploring the 3 provinces. At the same time Monna offers its guests a perfect base for a truly relaxing holiday thanks to a most charming swimming pool, great breeze throughout the summer and very welcoming live-in hosts. Monna offers its guests 2 independent apartments, a 15x8 mt swimming pool, a large open air BBQ area for your parties and a playground for your children. The house is particularly indicated for families with children and extended family reunions.

COLLINE METALLIFERE: Coming to the COLLINE METALLIFERE is taking a journey back in time through geysers, intriguing ghost copper mines, Etruscan fortresses, thermal spas and perfectly preserved medieval hamlets vibrant with community life.

The name originates from the geological composition of the rocks which are rich in metals. Records dating back to Etruscan times witness the deep relationship this people has had with the land and its nature.

The love and respect for the natural composition of this land, together with the wit and ingenuity have led to a perfect balance between exploiting the land and preserving its beauty.

Sustained by copper and alum mining first, geothermal energy production and farming now, the Colline Metallifere have remained an undiscovered pearl in one of the most visited regions of Europe.

Its beauty lies mainly in the varied landscape which spans from gentle hills to rugged valleys dotted with crags and geysers, cattle grazing free amidst sunflower and corn fields.

FEASTS, FAIRS AND MARKETS: FAIRS

Castelnuovo second Monday in June; the Monday after the last Sunday on August; 10 November.

Montecastelli Pisano 11 September·

Sasso Pisano third Tuesday of June; 17 September·

La Leccia 9 September

FEASTS AND SAGRE

Castelnuovo· Around August 20 Arts and crafts festival: the village come sto life with medieval artisans, food stands, street artists and shows.·

Last week of October and first of November Chestnuts Festival: roast chestnuts, chestnut cakes and delicacies are sampled in street stalls.

Montecastelli· 10 August Concerto di S. Lorenzo in the parish church square·

last two weeks of August Acting and Painting shows

Sasso Pisano· Second Sunday of August Fumarola Feast typical food, music and shows are held in the alleys of this medieval hamlet.

Leccia· Beginning of September Grapes feast grapes based traditional dishes and lots of wine to be enjoyed in the streets of this small hamlet.

MARKETS

Markets: Castelnuovo on Wednesdays·

Sasso Pisano third Friday

CASTELNUOVO: Castelnuovo di Val di Cecina is a small village in the Colline Metallifere, sitting on the offshoots of the Maremma overlooking the Tirrenean sea and the Isle of Elba. Its origins date back to the Lombard period (VII c), witnessed by a number of fortresses - still standing in the area - which the Lombards built when opening new roads in search for minerals between Volterra and Massa Marittima. The area around Castelnuovo is rich in archaeological sites of the neolithic, etruscan, barbaric and medieval periods. The landscape is characterized by gentle hills, except the Devil’s Yard reaching 875 mts. Besided the River Cecina, the region is crossed by the Cornia stream that springs here and by tributaries of the Cecina, the Pavone and the Possera being the most important ones. The woods are thick and the vegetation ranges from the Mediterranean scrub – pine trees, junipers, English oaks, strawberry trees – to the typical Appennine vegetation with turkey oaks, hornbeam, ashes, chestnuts.

More Details

Details for Quercia - country apartment at Monna farmhouse ideal for family of 7 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, 2 Bathrooms

La Quercia sits on the first floor and develops over two floors. The first floor is made up of a welcoming kitchen/dining room with a fireplace and a dining table seating 8, the kitchen has a fridge/freezer, oven and gas cooker, toaster, coffee machine. A nice double bedroom with a full bathroom and a cozy little lounge with sofas, satellite TV and board games. The second floor has two double bedrooms, one with an extra bed on request. On this floor there is one full bathroom with shower. Outside the front door there is a lovely pergola with a small table and chairs.
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Simone Veneziano (Property Manager)
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Speaks: english, italian

Reviews

5
based on 7 traveler reviews

Quercia - country apartment at Monna farmhouse ideal for family of 7
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
5

Schönes Haus mit schönem Ausblick

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren mit zwei Familien für zwei Wochen in dem Haus. Das Haus war sehr sauber im typisch toskanischem Stil. Es befindet sich in sehr, sehr ruhiger Lage mit wunderbarem Ausblick. Man musste zwar mit dem Auto bis zur nächsten Stadt zum Einkaufen fahren, war aber für uns überhaupt kein Problem. Der Pool war groß und sauber und unsere Kinder hatten wirklich viel Spaß. Wenn jemand wirklich Ruhe und Entspannung braucht, ist an diesem Ort gut aufgehoben.

Die Gastgeber waren sehr nett und hilfreich.

Danke an Gioia und Marcello

Gruß Anna und Gregor

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Relaxing stay in the Tuscan countryside

  • 5 of 5

We greatly enjoyed our holidays at Monna! We had the opportunity to stay in both apartments. The first week we stayed in the bigger apartment together with my parents in law. The other two weeks we rented the smaller apartment to find accomodation for my wife, our kids and myself.

Everything has positive and negative sides. On the negative side, we only need comment the driving distances. As the apartments are situated in the middle of the Tuscan countryside, getting anywhere takes quite a while.

All other aspects of our stay were very good. We enjoyed the peace of the countryside, it allowed us to really rest our minds. Our kids liked strolling around the former farmhouse, spotting animals and picking blackberries. They enjoyed the walking tours in the vicinity, discovering small villages and the thermal springs that are famous for this area. But most of all, our kids enjoyed the large and clean swimming pool.

Furthermore, we found everything we needed during our holidays. The apartments are equipped economically, but all we needed was available. More important: The apartments were very clean and the owners were very nice.

Overall, we would definitely recommend this facility to everybody who would like to make a relaxing stay in the countryside.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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It. was a great stay at Agriturismo Monna !

  • 5 of 5

Agriturismo Monna is placed in a beautyful Setting surrounded by pure nature. It. has a fantastic pool which is well maintained, like everthing else on the property. Our Appartement on the ground floor was perfectly clean And well equiped. The owner family of La Monna are really lovley And helpful persons.

I would suggest this Place to Big families or two families travelling together.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Heaven for childern and adults

  • 5 of 5

We 'd had a fabulous evening meal at Monna, sitting under the oak tree looking out across the valley and counting shooting stars. All we could hear were the odd grunts and snuffles of wild boar - or cingali - down in the woods. We struck up a conversation in wonderful "Englitalian" with Marcello as he was locking up his shed. The children were fascinated by the wild boar and Marcello offered to try spotting them, having explained about the hunting and local meats. He got his torch and we all walked down the path as he shone the beam around the bushes and woods and across the fields trying to pick them out. The Englitalian conversation , complete with many hand gestures and expressions, moved on to thermal springs and agricutural as we crept around the grounds. Well, we didnt see any cingali ! But it was a great evening that we will all always remember - simple, homely, with new friends and in a beautiful setting.

Oh, and in the morning, the pool was surrounded by cingali hoof marks - so it wasn't a dream!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
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Owner's Response: Thank you
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Heaven for childern and adults

  • 5 of 5

We 'd had a fabulous evening meal at Monna, sitting under the oak tree looking out across the valley and counting shooting stars. All we could hear were the odd grunts and snuffles of wild boar - or cingali - down in the woods. We struck up a conversation in wonderful "Englitalian" with Marcello as he was locking up his shed. The children were fascinated by the wild boar and Marcello offered to try spotting them, having explained about the hunting and local meats. He got his torch and we all walked down the path as he shone the beam around the bushes and woods and across the fields trying to pick them out. The Englitalian conversation , complete with many hand gestures and expressions, moved on to thermal springs and agricutural as we crept around the grounds. Well, we didnt see any cingali ! But it was a great evening that we will all always remember - simple, homely, with new friends and in a beautiful setting.

Oh, and in the morning, the pool was surrounded by cingali hoof marks - so it wasn't a dream!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie!
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Perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5

Wir, zwei Familien mit insgesamt drei Kindern, hatten eine wunderschöne Zeit hier! Die Unterkunft liegt inmitten schönster Natur, umgeben von Wäldern und Wiesen. Hier ist es sehr idyllisch und ruhig und es weht immer eine leichte Brise, die es auch an heißeren Tagen sehr angenehm macht. Gerade nach Ausflügen in die Region, ist Monna eine Oase, in der es sich wunderbar entspannen lässt.

Vor allem der große Pool hatte es den Kindern angetan! Das Wasser war immer sauber und meistens war man hier ganz allein, umgeben von Kräuterbüschen und gepflegtem Rasen.

An den etwas holprigen Zuweg zum Hof haben wir uns schnell gewöhnt, dafür gibt es keinerlei Verkehr! Die Vermieter sind sehr nett und hilfsbereit und bei jedem kleinen Problem direkt zur Stelle! Der Salat aus dem eigenen Garten war sehr lecker...

Alles in allem waren wir wirklich mehr als rundum zufrieden und wir empfehlen diese Unterkunft gerne weiter!

We had a wonderful time at Monna! Thank you very much!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Pisa, Florence and Perugia
Nearest Motorway
60 Kilometres
Cecina
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The area offers wonderful walks through centenary chestnut groves towards the Appennines, where you can enjoy stunning views of the Cornia Valley, The Tyrrenian sea with the Isle of Elba and on a clear day even Corsica. Other walks take you through the valle del Pavone in deep woods and moving towards Sasso Pisano you can take a fascinating walk along the fumaroles and sulphureous exhalations characterizing the area. The land around Castelnuovo is very rich in thermal baths and springs, making it an ideal destination also in Autumn and winter. Petriolo and Galleraia are but a few. Worth visiting around the area are the villages of Sasso Pisano, Montecastelli Pisano, Radicondoli, S. Galgano a unique Romanesque church not far away. Massa Marittima,Volterra, S. Gimignano, Siena, Florence are all less than an hour’s drive away, so is the beautiful beach of Castiglione della Pescaia, Punta Ala or the more modern and happening Follonica. The beautiful Isle of Elba, is a mere 60km away.

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Rates & Availability

Castelnuovo di Val di Cecina Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jul 2 2016 - Sep 2 2016
4 night minimum stay
$168
$1,005
 
 
September
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
$145
$882
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$190
$1,229
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $223

Rental rates include linen, towels, pool towels, consumption and cleaning.
I require a 50% deposit upon booking, payable via bank transfer or credit card (+ 2,2% credit card charges).
The 50% remaining balance and the refundable damage deposit of 200 Euro (it will be returned on your departure) are due in cash on arrival.
Laundry room is available and it is charged 3 Euro per load.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Pisa Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1) Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
    2) Bathroom en-suite - toilet , shower , bidet , double bedroom en-suite
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • 1) Master Bedroom - 1 queen , en-suite
    2) Triple Bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    3) Double Bedroom - 1 double , en-suite
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Sand Box
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding

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