|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
La Casetta is the name related to the entire villa, therefore I Gelsi plus i Cipressi. An internal door in fact separates the two units. The ground floor is composed of an entrance hall, a large sitting room with fireplace, a dining room, a study/TV room, a fully equipped kitchen with fireplace and a guests bathroom. The first floor features three double bedrooms (two can also be converted into twin bedrooms, upon request) and two twin bedrooms (upon request, one convertible into double bedroom) each with bathroom (2 with tub, 3 with shower), a small sitting room with sofa-bed (French size when open), another large living room also with fireplace, a kitchen and another two independent entrances accessed from outside staircases.
For those seeking a sport holiday in Tuscany, I can arrange tailor made programmes, combining water sports (SUP, kite surfing, wind-surf, surf), with bike itineraries, trekking, nordic walking, paragliding and so on. Ask me for all details.
La Casetta is a traditional, although entirely refurbished, charming villa with pool located on a hill-top, surrounded by olive trees and enjoying breathtaking views over the Tuscan countryside.
The house, surrounded by a large, tended garden, enjoys beautiful views extending from Pisa and the Apuane alps to the hills surrounding Leghorn and the sea beyond.
The property is a real relaxing oasis, with rabbits playing within the lawns early in the morning and in the evening, and buzzards flying over.
There is Wi-Fi internet connection, air conditioning can be provided in the bedrooms.
The comfortable living area has many French windows overlooking the garden, there is a dedicated room for the TV, equipped with DVD player too and Hi-Fi.
All rooms are spacious, furnished with coloured fabrics, each served by its own bathroom, three are en-suite.
The 16-meter swimming pool, which area is fenced, offers pleasant refreshment in the hotter months of the year.
The large lawn facing the house is ideal for yoga exercise.
La Casetta’s proximity to numerous places of natural and cultural interest as well as sporting facilities make it the ideal place to enjoy an unforgettable holiday. Numerous golf courses, can be easily reached. Close to art cities, Pisa, Lucca, Florence and Volterra are repectively 20,40 and 50 minutes by car, the Cinque Terre can be easily reached for daily trips too.
The property is ideal for a relaxing holiday with friends as well as for family holidays.
La Casetta is a child friendly property, ideal for families with kids, a large lawn right in front of the house is perfect for kids to play and the pool area is fenced.
The property is ideally located on a quiet and panoramic hill-top, with amazing views over the country side.
Pisa's international airport, reached by low cost airlines such as Easyjet and Ryanair, is reachable in 20 minutes by car.
Major cultural destinations as well as the seaside lie just behind the corner.
Upon request, I am happy to provide a sort of concierge service booking wine tours in some of the best Italian wineries next to Bolgheri (San Guido, Ornellaia, Argentiera just to mention some, are reachable in abt 30-35 mins from the property) and restaurants, as well as providing tips for tailor made daily trips.
The large and plain lawns in front of the house and by the pool make La Casetta di Castell'Anselmo the ideal place for yoga retreats in Tuscany.
Guests looking for the perfect Tuscan holiday, can combine their stay at La Casetta, in the countryside and near the coast, with some days spent in the heart of Florence, into a gorgeous apartment located behind the Duomo, decorated with frescoes and dating back to the 16th Century, Residenza della Pergola. Ask me for more info.
I have a real passion for gardening and I enjoyed learning about interior design while refurbishing the house, in 2005. I then started renting it out and I liked establishing friendly relations with my guests, from all over the world. I can also say I'm in business as I worked for an agency that rents holiday villas in Italy for almost 3 years. Every year I do my best in order to renew the house and improve it. I love the region and my house particularly! I do all the best in order to help my guests enjoying their holiday at La Casetta as much as possible, giving all sort of tips for daily trips, good restaurants and other useful information.
Well, it belongs to my family, we decided to refurbish it completely and if at the beginning it seemed to be an Epic venture, it slowly became something concrete and amusing. I enjoyed choosing the plants for the garden and the furnishings and up to now, all our guests appreciated these efforts. You can see it is not just a house available for rentals, we care about it and we are happy when our guests feel the same.
The location is quiet and secluded and, at the same time, close to many interesting places. The views are relaxing, all guests feel it's not just a house for rent, it's my family's house.
The location is ideal to relax and its proximity to art cities as Pisa, Lucca, Florence, the Cinque Terre, to the best Tuscan wineries (San Guido, Ornellaia, Terriccio just to mention some) and to the sea make it the strategic starting point for daily trips.
I am happy to provide a sort of 'concierge service' to my guests assisting them with suggestions and making reservations, I also enjoy cooking and can prepare Tuscan meals (this last, as an extra though).
My true passions are the garden and the proximity to a couple of spots where I can do some kitesurfing and SUP (Stand Up Paddling) as well as biking.
Guests looking for a long lasting benefit and full relax, may be happy to know that, upon request, we can organize yoga camps in collaboration with trusted and renowned Yoga schools. Ask me for more details!
We spent a week at La Casetta di Castell'Anselmo in early May this year. This is a wonderful location for a vacation in the Tuscany region of Italy. La Casetta, located on the top of a hill, provides stunning views of the Tuscan country side. It was amazing to sit outside in the morning and evenings gazing at the vistas with the fragrance coming from the roses and other flowering plants. Sitting in the middle of several hectares of property there are olive trees, vineyards and gardens surrounding the house.
The house is large, elegant and very comfortable. I Gelsi, the unit we rented, has a large eat-in kitchen, large dining room, living room, media room and several sitting areas, three bedrooms, swimming pool and BBQ. It is well equipped, and beautifully decorated.
La Casetta is located in the middle of wine country. The owners, Federica and Francesa, are friendly and helpful and are willing to assist with information about the area, make arrangements for wine tours and provide recommendations of places to visit and directions to locations. We used I Gelsi as a home base to make day trips to places of interest in the area, including Pisa, Lucca, Livorno, Florence, Bolgheri, Volterra, a stunning beach and others.
In retrospect, we should have planned to stay longer. We considered this to be a rare find, fully enjoyed our stay and highly recommend I Gelsi. Federica, Francesca, thank you from all of us for your hospitality, you made our first trip to Tuscany an amazing experience and we hope to have the opportunity to return in the future.
La prima piacevole sorpresa è stata la facilità con cui ci si arriva e la cura con cui è tenuto il breve tratto a sterrato: andare a fare acquisti è comodissimo (e non capita spesso in Toscana!). La casa è tranquilla, silenziosa, immersa tra gli ulivi e circondata da ampi spazi verdi e ha una bellissima vista sulla valle dell’Arno; abbiamo sempre pranzato e cenato sul grande tavolo all’aperto da cui si vedeva il panorama. All’interno poi la casa è comoda, spaziosa, luminosa, attrezzata di tutto: 4 adulti e 3 bambini piccoli avevano i loro spazi in completa tranquillità (straordinaria risorsa la saletta con televisore e videoregistratore!). Ci è stata segnalata anche un’eccellente babysitter che utilizzavamo per qualche ora al giorno. Per i bambini comunque la massima attrazione è stata la piscina: a pochi passi dalla casa, ma in posizione da non creare disturbo, ben sistemata con spazi sia al sole che all’ombra. Last, but not least, la padrona di casa è stata quanto mai ospitale, attenta ad ogni esigenza, disponibile in ogni momento e per qualsiasi problema. Insomma, siamo stati benissimo e abbiamo soltanto lodi e proprio nessuna critica da fare.
Не хватает описать это райское место, в котором я побывала...всё то, что я вкладывала в понятие "итальянский" я получила именно на этой вилле! Шикарный дизайн, свежайшие продукты,гостеприимство на высшем уровне, и, конечно, тосканские пейзажи. Удивительное место ещё и потому, что можешь наслаждаться единением с природой,а можешь легко добраться до Пизы, Флоренции и Лукка (кстати, очень милый городок).
Отдельное спасибо Федерике, хозяйке этого дома, которая во многом сделала наш отдых незабываемым! Кстати, среди гостей были замечены многие известные люди, среди которых и удивительный дизайнер Ульяна Сергиенко...
Мечтаю вернуться снова...Spero ci vediamo presto!
Stupenda vacanzain questo piccolo paradiso, con la mia compagna abbiamo passato una settimana indimenticabile. La casa è molto bella e ben arredata, e risponde a tutti i requisiti mostrati nelle foto; ed in effetti merita anche molto di più di ciò che è visibile dalle foto sul sito, perché la tranquillità, data dalla posizione a ridosso di un tipico borgo toscano e la vista dal colle sono indescrivibili e straordinari. La proprietaria federica ci ha dato tutte le indicazioni possibili, accompagnandoci anche durante le nostre esplorazioni, si è a due passi da tutte le destinazioni.di maggior interesse.assolutamente consigliata.
We rent the whole house for one week and we spent a wonderful time.
We were four couples with four children.
The house is very confortable, all equiped and very big. A large and nice swimming pool with a nice view on the tuscan landscapes. Very safe for children, very quiet to rest and near the main places to visit (Pisa, Lucca, sea side...). Thank you to Federica for her kindness and efficiency.
Tuscany is famous for both its natural and its artistic heritage. Many places of artistic interest can be easily reached from Castell’Anselmo. Livorno is a charming seaside town, founded by the Medici family and still dotted with fosses and fortresses dating back to those times. The town also has a large number of Liberty style villas. Lovers of the Macchiaioli school should not miss the Fattori Museum where many works by Macchiaioli painters are displayed. Pisa with its leading tower is only a 15 minute drive; Lucca can be reached in 40 minutes; both Volterra and Florence lie approximately 50 minutes from the farmhouse. Numerous sporting activities, from hang-gliding (within the farm) to horse riding, golf and trekking are available nearby. The sea is just behind the hills, Calafuria, Castiglioncello and Quercianella lie 20 minutes away from the farm, it takes 45 minutes to get to Forte dei Marmi.
Other Activities: hang-gliding
Golf: Numerous golf courses, some of which are quite famous, can be easily reached from the farmhouse:
Cosmopolitan Golf & Country Club - Tirrenia, 18 holes, 29 km (30 minutes)
Golf Club Tirrenia, 9 holes, 29 km (30 minutes)
Castel Falfi - Montatone (Pontedera), 18 holes, 58 km (40 minutes)
Versilia Golf Club, 18 holes, 68 km (45 minutes)
Montecatini Golf Club - Montecatini, 18 holes, 86 km (54 minutes)
L'Ugolino - Florence, 18 holes (1 hour and 10 minutes)