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Ancient Farmhouse with stunning views and private swimming pool

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Loose yourself into nature for a unique experience! and absolutely Made in Italy

Nested in the most absolute quiteness in a panoramic position into the fary like landscape of the so called Switzerland Pesciatina (Pescia) in a territory we could say halfway hill and halfway mountain, our Casolare is near to the public transport and to many activities and attractions besides being in a strategic point for visiting most of the Tuscan arte cities. The athmosphere, the land, the light and the people, will offer to your stay a unique experience. It suitable for nature lovers whether they are couples, lonely travellers, families with kids, group of friends and of course our inseparable hairy domestic animals.

The "Casolare la Bella Toscana" is an ancient farmhouse of the 1800, renovated and refurbished with antiques and ornaments rigorously Made in Italy.

The estate overstands on the valley of the “Dieci Castella” (Ten Castles), small typical villages of the territory, "castled" on hillocks and crests, amongst woods of oaks and chestnuts trees, north of Pescia district.

The house is full of rustic charm. The property is secluded, but only 15 minutes or so from the charming town of Pescia, which has several supermarkets, along with restaurants, shops...and of course, gelato! It might seems a little remote, but it is very easy to get to town quickly. At the top of the hill, where the house is nested, the views are amazing - you can see at least 4 medieval castle towns from the house - and watching the sunrise over the valley is just an experience! Kids can enjoy themselves running freely in the field, playing frisbee and soccer outside and climbing the trees -- there is plenty of space to roam and play, with no neighbours in sight. While staying here, you can visit the towns of Lucca, Pisa, Collodi, Florence (you can easily take the train from the Pescia station) as well as the nearby town (5 minutes by car) of San Quirico. It's a sleepy little village perched on the side of the mountain just up the road from La Bella Toscana. Don't expect any tourist sights, just go there and wander the alleyways - it doesn't take much imagination to think you are still living in the 15th century.

Our firm offers the Casolare for holiday rentals (sleeps 8/10)

A main house with a wide living with fireplace, a large fully equipped kitchen with fire place, table sits up to 10 people, three double bedrooms, one of which with an antichambre with one or two single beds.

One very large bathroom with shower on first floor-

On the outside we have another bathroom with bath tub next to swimming pool and laundry area.

You can enjoy dinner al fresco grilling with our brick barbeque and cooking delicious plates or pizzas in our wood oven. A large dedicated area with wooden table and benches will allow you to move freely without worrying of the dirt.

A unique and unforgettable view and the all the area exclusevely reserved for our guests of the house (no sharing with other guests) will guarantee a multi sensorial immersion for the whole duration of your stay.

During winter an extra charge for heating is due.

More Details

Owner
Luca
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

About Luca

My name is Luca and I am madly in love with Nature in all its experiential aspects.

Fishing, travelling and country life are my passions.

After graduating in Clinical Psychology at Padoa University, an education which allowed me to become the person I am now, I decided not to pursue the profession turning in to my dream favour and immesurable passion.

So I have started up my own Farm in Tuscany with the ambition of launching a farm holiday structure that will allow me to host people in this wanderful farming world since “farmer” is how I like defining myself.

My farm produces an excellent Extravirgin Olive Oil with the IGP mark of which I am really proud of it.

My passion for oil arised almost by chance. Following the motto “learning new things makes your life longer” after my studies I decided to take care of a small olive grove in my neighborhood. Since then I have realised that my life had to carry on that direction.

I could write a great amount of things risking to become boring... maybe one day we will have the chance to talk about eachother in front of a great glass of wine.

Why Luca chose Tuscany

After starting up my own Farm I have had the desire of launching a farm holiday structure that will allow me to host people in this wanderful farming world. Sharing with my hosts this experience and helping them to know this beatiful part of the world.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

We do our best to offer our guests a unique tourist experience, innovative and highly customised. We would like your stay to stand out following its classical and romantic value and meaning. We believe the journey being a vehicle of knowledge and a synonymous with curiosity, through the establishing of new relationships, the eradication of prejudice and a bond with the visited sites. This way of experiencing tourism is based on the certainty that the value of a journey stays in the intimate awarness of the tourist to be surprised and to learn. Our committment to reach this aim is absolute: from our welcome at arrival to the sharing of the experience (if requested) with our guests during their stay.The stay we offer is based on the concept of experience.

The property we offer to our guests stands whithin a natural context , highly relaxing and restoring. The guest is totally absorbed by the rural landscape with its breathtaking views and naturalistic itineraries, ones of a kind. Nature becomes "home" and not only a place to visit. You will be in contact with the green heart of Tuscany, living an experience highly genuine and healthy, stimulating your senses and with the opportunity of our assistance when needed. We will make ourselves available for any of our guests' requests or needs, in the full respect of their expectation.

The house has furnitures rigourously Made in Italy, they can be used and/or purchased. All objects come from the craftmanship of our country, from a precious world made of passed on knowledge which is little by little disappearing.

Amenities

Tuscany Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • - toilet , shower , bidet
    - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • - 1 double
    - 1 double
    - 2 twin/ single
    - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 8 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • disco club
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • tennis
  • water tubing

Reviews

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Ancient Farmhouse with stunning views and private swimming pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
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Perfect for families searching for comfort, nature and small villages

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at "Il Casolare di La Bella Toscana" for one week and loved every minute of it. Luca and his family not only created a fabulous home that we loved, but also opened their hearts to us. They are kind and generous, they treat guests as family, and it makes the stay so much more meaningful.

The house is beautiful and one can feel that a lot of thought and care were put into it. The kitchen is big and well equipped, the salon in amazing (we literally couldn't leave and fell asleep in front of the fire place) and the rooms were great. The hot shower was fantastic, it was everything we needed after a day outside. And the garden and the scenery are even more beautiful than the pictures.

We toured the entire area, thanks to Luca's tips. We had rainy days and snowy days, and Luca made sure everything at the house would be perfect. We believe it is heaven when there is a lot of sun, but we can recommend it also in the winter.

Amazing place and hosts, hope to be back again.

Thank you Luca and the family!

P.S. prepare yourselves for the amazing olive oil they create, that is featured at the best restaurants.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Roni and her family have been my guests for a week during one of the most cold time of this year italian winter, and I am glad my heating system worked well for them who are used to warm/hot temperatures. It has been a pleasure for me to meet them and sharing time together. They are very well mannered people, gentle and very sociable. They have been honoured guests for me and they will always be welcome here. I hope to see them again. Good luck to the Bar-Shalev family and all the best!
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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Pietranuova
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Livorno - Piombino
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
Montecatini
Nearest Train
11 Kilometres
Pescia
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
A11
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Pietranuova
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Torre del Lago
Car: necessary

The strategic geographic position in which The Casolare stands, allows visitors to reach in a very short time all our famous art cities like Florence, Lucca, Pisa and Siena; seaside places like the coasts of Versilia and Livorno; ski resorts like Abetone, Val di Luce and Monte Cimone as well as all the nearby little villages of the "Ten Castles" and Valdinievole.

Furthermore the natural context is ideal for all nature lovers and for outdoor activities that will offer an uforgettable athmosphere to your stay , one of a kind !

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $173.37
Spese di pulizia $63.57

Dal 1 Novembre al 31 Marzo per il riscaldamento è previsto un supplemento di €50 al giorno. Nei mesi ottobre e Aprile il supplemento è di €30.

From 1 November to 31 March an extra charge for heating is due: €50,00 per day. In April and October the supplement is €30 per day.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.