|Space||1,937 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
The I Cipressi apartment occupies the western half of the first floor of the house although it is accessed via an independent entrance. In addition to a large sitting/dining room with fireplace and spacious/fully equipped kitchen, the apartment features one double bedroom served by a bathroom with jacuzzi tub and a twin bedroom with en-suite shower room. The apartment is extremely cozy and functional and its garden is furnished with table and chairs for nice al fresco dining and with barbecue.
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 wild bunnies 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 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. 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.
The "colline livornesi" (the hills beyond Livorno), are ideal for trekking lovers.
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, in fact 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!
Eventual heating expenses are charged in addition to the rental rate at cost. Air-conditioning into the bedrooms can be provided upon request through movable conditioners at an additional cost of Euro 50,00 per week.
Upon request, a cook service is available at extra cost, contact me for menu and costs.
We stayed the first week of November 2014 in I Gelsi. It was decorated beautifully and had all the modern features you could want. The views were breathtaking in every direction, and the grounds absolutely beautiful, and this was in November, so I can't wait to experience it during the warmer months on our next trip. Federica was so very kind, helpful and welcoming, and she was so great about recommending locations that we could turn into day trips. This property is so perfectly located for anyone that wants to enjoy the "real" Tuscany. This will be our "go to" place to stay from now on. I cannot imagine a more beautiful place or a more perfect location to stay.
We enjoyed a wonderful week at I Cipressi. The apartment is very comfortable and blends the old and more traditional elements beautifully. Lovely open garden for the kids to play, fab saltwater pool, and amazing views over the countryside. Close to beautiful towns, beaches and vineyards. Federica is very friendly and approachable and her guidance helped us to really make the most of our week visiting some wonderful spots in Tuscany. Hope we will be back!
If you're looking for a beautifull get a way in Tuscany. You've found it!
We've stayed here for several holidays and intent to comeback!
The house is perfect, the gardens are so beautifull the swimmingpool is perfect. So stop looking and spend your Holiday here. You will be sure you will enjoy it!
Federica, Nicolo and Francesca are perfect hosts and will see to it that everything is the way you like it!
In the big kitchen you can cook your own italian food bought on the markets of Pisa, Luca or Castiglioncello.
The Sea is near by so if you are tired with the swimmingpool only a 20 minute drive takes you to the beach!
Needless to say we loved our stay here!
This summer we stayed in Cipressi for one week and we had a great time. Once you find the house, you arrive in a peaceful paradise. The location is beautiful, the house is comfortable and the pool is refreshing!"
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)