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Villa with Private Pool - Villa Nova Alta Apartment (Sleeps 4. 2 Bedrooms)

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House and Apartment in Pescia, Pistoia Province, Tuscany, Italy - Stunning Views, near Pisa, Lucca and Florence

Ideal for families and friends sharing a holiday with independent house and apartment, lovely terraces, stunning views. The villa is located in the golden triangle between Pisa, Lucca and Florence, all within 1 hour’s drive. Enjoying the sunshine, the views and many great restaurants in the area is the favourite pastime. The swimming pool is set in terraces in the olive grove. All rooms feature traditional Tuscan chestnut wood beams and original stone walls. All are beautifully furnished with high quality pieces and some antiques. For the creative, tutoring in all the art of painting for all abilities is also available at the Villa individually or in groups, provided by Lorenza who owns an art studio in Montecatini. Please email for more information.

Details for Villa Nova Alta Apartment (Sleeps 4. 2 Bedrooms) 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

The apartment is entered from a broad garden terrace at ground level. Facing west this terrace affords outstanding views of the hilltop villages, valleys and mountain ranges stretching to the Apennines.

On entry, there is a spacious open plan living area for relaxing, cooking, dining, where restoration has exposed original stone walls, beams and ceiling tiles.

The remaining rooms comprise a bathroom and two bedrooms, one of which is particularly charming with full-length doors opening directly on to the terrace.

Unusually for an old Tuscan country house, it is all on one level with easy access and would be suitable for people with mobility problems.

  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, german, italian
Calendar last updated:
September 10, 2016
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About The Owner

Manny & Shirley would be pleased to welcome you to Villa Nova Alta. We live with our two young daughters in Shenfield in South East England. Ten years ago, whilst on holiday, we fell in love and bought this beautiful 17th century villa which sits on a traditional Tuscan hillside with panoramic views. We have made good friends and found many enjoyable walks, local restaurants and bars. Villa Nova is a real adventure for us and a pleasure to share with friends, family and visitors.

Why The Owner chose Pistoia Area

This area of Tuscany is still unspoilt. It has lovely refreshing country side and winding roads leading to charming ancient villages. The consistent message from everyone who stays at Villa Nova is just how absolutely tranquil and relaxing it is.

What makes this apartment unique

Villa Nova dates from 1680 as can been seen from the keystone by the front door. We have complimented its history with some lovely antiques we sourced from cosy Bientina - an antiques village close to Pescia. The Marriage Chest in the Upper House master bedroom is from 15th century Finland, the side board in the Upper House sitting room is 19th century northern Italy, and there are Edwardian washstands from England in the mix!


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Villa Nova Alta Apartment (Sleeps 4. 2 Bedrooms)
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

We had an amazing time in the apartment and the wonderful surroundings. Highly recommendable !

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful property set in the Tuscan mountains. The apartment has spectacular views over the beautiful landscape and in the night you can sit outside and gaze at the stars. Pool and house are fantastic and we were made very welcome and looked after by Federica. We travelled to Lucca, Pisa, Viareggio and Florence - all very close and easy to get to. Montecarlo was well worth a visit, as was the fun pool with slides and diving boards in Uzzane. A great place to stay that offers a wide range of activities or lovely dolce niente days.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Tutoring in all the art of painting for all abilities is also available at the Villa individually or in groups, provided by Lorenza who owns an art studio in Montecatini. Please email for more information.


The Meditarranean coast is well within 1 hour's drive.


Pisa airport is 45km away, less than an hour's drive. Car hire is essential.


The village of Vellano is a kilometre by winding road and 15 minutes on foot up the hillside paths. Because of the location, gentle breezes arrive during the day and at night, in the hot summer months. Vellano is also a well-known panoramic viewing point and is quite lively with restaurants, a bakery, grocery and post office. On the Vellano hillside you will find Chiesa di San Michele, a lovely welcoming 16th century church where several of our guests have chosen to renew their wedding vows.

Further Details:

Pescia is the local market town, 15 minutes drive and has supermarkets, retail, banks, superb restaurants and the usual facilties.

Rates & Availability

Vellano Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 1
Sep 10 2016 - Jun 9 2017
1 night minimum stay
Rate 2
Jun 10 2017 - Sep 1 2017
1 night minimum stay
Rate 3
Sep 2 2017 - Dec 31 2017
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A 30% deposit is payable on confirmation of booking. The balance is due 6 weeks before the commencement of your stay. In the case of bookings made less than 6 weeks before commencement of your stay the full amount is payable with the booking. On arrival we shall require a breakage deposit of 300 euros, cash only please, which will be returned to you, in full, subject to deductions for breakages or exceptional cleaning, on the day you depart.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is normally a Saturday. To enable us to clean between lettings your arrival time should not be before 4:00pm and your departure should be no later than 10:00am. If you plan to arrive after 10:00pm please let us know.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Vellano Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Notes on accommodation: The house and apartment are centrally heated and have timber burning real flame fires in addition for cosy evenings in the early spring and winter months. Both properties are suitable for children with cot and high chair supplied. Gardens are terraced so young children will need to be supervised outside. Broadband speed wifi is included for both properties. Outside: The gardens are extensive, perfect for sunlit strolls. The shared pool is approximately 8x4m set in the terraces in the olive grove. Barbeque and garden furniture provided.

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