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Restored Villa with Beautiful Views, Private Pool - Casa A: Hill-View

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Description

Casa A: Hill-View

Each house is fitted & furnished to a very high standard, while retaining as many original features as possible. In all rooms there are exposed beams and terracotta tile floors. The fully fitted dining kitchen includes family sized fridge-freezer, gas hob & oven, dishwasher & washing machine in adjacent utility room, hand-made table & chairs. The salon has comfortable 2 & 3 seater sofas, & furniture either hand-made or antique. There is a working fireplace for winter evenings. Satellite TV, DVD player & wifi internet access ensure you are never out of touch, or if you wish to entertain the children with a film. There is a separate WC on the ground floor. On the first floor are 3 bedrooms, 2 doubles, 1 twin. A baby cot can be provided. Two bedrooms have wonderful views over the olive grove or along the valley. The bathroom is very large, twin sinks, WC, bidet & large walk-in shower. Immediately outside each house is a tiled terrace area, with table & chairs, for relaxing.


About the property

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Located in the heart of Etruscan Tuscany, a short distance from the small town of Pomarance. Situated at the end of a ridge, one side facing Volterra, the villa has uninterrupted views over a long valley. The location is exceptional, tranquil, with stunning views over traditional Tuscan rolling countryside. The villa was recently restored, and is now divided into two fully independent homes. While traditional features such as beamed ceilings and terracotta tiles have been maintained, the kitchens, bathrooms and facilities are all modern and of the highest quality, which means that you can enjoy your stay in traditional Tuscan style, and have all the modern amenities you need to ensure real comfort. Ideal for families holidaying together, each house has 3 comfortable bedrooms, 2 x double, 1 x twin, fully equipped kitchen, large bathroom. The large private pool has wonderful views over the countryside. The villa sits in 8 acres of its own grounds, olive grove, pasture and woodland.


Owner
Mark & Justine
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, german, italian, polish
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

"One of my personal favourites!" - Marianna, owner of a holiday home agency, who has visited several times.

"The photos don't do it justice" - family member visiting for the first time.

"...has to be the best location in Tuscany" S.E 2012
May 2009
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Map

Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Al Fouri Tempo
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Saline de Volterra
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
Autostrada E80 Pisa-Rome
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Several
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres
Cecina
Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

The sea is actually visible on clear days, however is some 40kms drive. The nearest resort is Cecina, which is a thriving seaside town in the summer. The beaches at Cecina are part sand, part pebble. One hour's drive away is the wonderful resort of Viareggio, on the Versilia coast, famous for its expanse of sandy beach, art-deco beach-front properties and up-market shopping and dining opportunities. Definitely worth a day trip to see Italian beach vacationing at its best.

Travel:

The closest airport is Pisa, 95kms, one hour's drive away. Car hire is readily available, either through international or local companies. Florence airport is slightly further, approx 1.5hrs away. There is a train station at Saline di Volterra, approx 8km away, from where it's possible to take local trains to surrounding cities. Reaching the surrounding attractions is most convenient by car, however. Driving in Tuscany is easy, roads are well signed.

Distances:

Pomarance is the ideal base for exploring Etruscan Tuscany. The villa is located approx 1.5kms from the centre of Pomarance. Volterra is close enough for day visits, plus evening dining, Sienna and San Giminiano are an hour's drive, Florence can be reached in 90 minutes. Florence is also accessible from a small railway station 8kms from Pomarance. Many people visiting Pomarance split their holiday, half their time spent relaxing by the pool, half making day-trips to these incredible cities.

Further Details:

The small town of Pomarance is fully served for both daily necessities and local specialities. For general shopping there is a Coop supermarket close to the town centre. There are also several small owner-managed shops with fresh produce, assorted groceries, plus all the wonderful prosciutto, cheeses & wines you will want to sample during your stay. There is a small store nearby that has an excellent range of local wines at great prices. In the next town is an Enoteca shop where local wines are sold direct from huge vats. There is no shortage of cafes or restaurants in the town & nearby area, from pizzeria to top-class, mostly traditional local restaurants with a true Tuscan menu, where you will eat with locals & their families & the prices are really good. Two banks, both with cashpoints are located near the town Piazza, as is a newsagent who stocks some English-language papers & magazines. Its a 20 minute walk to Pomarance, to the nearest cafe and grocers, though for larger shopping better to take the car.

The proximity of Volterra makes an evening trip for dinner in one of the many good restaurants a uniquely atmospheric experience. Quad bikes & scooters are available for hire nearby, horseriding can also be booked at the Information Office in Pomarance. There are numerous bike & walking trails in the area. If you want to really get away from the towns, there is a large nature reserve a short drive away, where you can hike in peace in truly natural surroundings.

Available Rentals

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Notes

Booking Notes:
Prices given are for 1 week in GB Pounds, and include all facilities, wifi internet access, energy costs, bedlinen, towels, pre and post cleaning. To confirm a booking, a payment of 25% of the total booking value, by bank transfer or cleared cheque. Remaining amount to be paid 4 weeks before start of vacation. Changeover day is normally Saturday, if you prefer a different arrangement, please make an enquiry.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. Arrival please between 16:00-19:00. On day of departure we ask you to please vacate the house by 10:00. If you need other days, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Notes on prices:
Prices are per week in UK Pounds.

Please note that prices shown are for up to 6 guests. Outside of July and August we offer lower rates for smaller groups, Eg:
May: up to 3 guests - £775.
June: up to 3 guests - £885.
Sept: up to 3 guests - £885.
Oct - April: up to 3 guests - £665.

The entire property can also be booked for groups up to 12 in number.
Discounts available for 3 weeks and longer, please enquire.


Amenities

Pomarance Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Toilet 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The property is a fully renovated traditional Tuscan stone house, however has been fitted & furnished to ensure comfort & maximum convenience, All windows have wooden shutters, first floor rooms also have screens. In hot summers the thick stone walls help keep the interior pleasantly cool. In winter there's a working hearth in the lounge, & gas central heating. The property sits in almost 8 acres of its own grounds, consisting of garden, olive grove, meadow and woods. It is particularly suitable for families with children, due to the private location and space available for play. One of the advantages of Casa Edoardo is the space and mix of terrain, flat garden, hill-side, long approach road, olive grove & woodland. Our two young sons love to explore the different areas of the land, when they are not playing in the swimming pool. The pool water is treated with an ecological cleaning agent, not chlorine based, which means that it is very mild on the skin & eyes. Outside: Each house has its own secluded terrace, with table & chairs for relaxing or dining. Children can play on flat or gently sloping grassland near both houses. The two houses are joined, yet each has its own private area, if needed. The entrance to each house are at opposite ends of the building, so are private, or easy to access if sharing with family or friends. There is a large, 12m x 6m swimming pool, infinity-style with views over the valley. The pool is for the sole use of the two houses. There is ample sunbathing space, loungers & chairs provided, plus shaded area with tables & chairs. There is also a shower at the pool area. The pool area is illuminated at night, so why not enjoy an evening dip too! A small play area for children is within view of the pool. A grill is available for guests to use. The pool and pool area will be cleaned regularly during your stay. If you need to, you will find mobile phone reception is excellent, due to the villa having an elevated position.

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average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
5

Idyllic Tuscan treasure

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We stayed at Casa Edoardo, Pomarance in June/July 2017. What a wonderful time our family of six had. Our relatives stayed in the adjoining house and all seven young cousins had a wonderful time in the clean, warm, pool and on the grounds. These are two safe secluded clean houses close to the town of Pomarance. We walked into town for the market, shops, fresh bread, pizza and ice cream several times.

The two fathers in our group went mountain biking five times during our stay. We explored several enjoyable routes including the Masso delle Fanciule and its waterfall, the Rocca Silliano, and the vast and refreshingly cool Berignone woods where we subsequently took the rest of the family for a nature walk tracking deer and wild boar.

Many interesting towns are a short drive away. We took day trips to Pisa, Lucca, Siena, Volterra, geothermal Larderello and San Gimignano. We had a great day out at the free Vespa factory tour in Pontederra.

Mark provides a great service, he is helpful, reliable, and a great communicator. Mark was like a virtual tour guide prior to our holiday and lucky for him we ended up having no time (having so much fun without any complications) to liaise with him during our two week stay so good was his advice. Thank you, Mark.

Unknown to us we left 20 euros in a bike saddle bag and Juri from Becuzzirent, the Volterra bike rental shop returned this to Mark who duly returned it to us! Anyone considering booking with Mark should have no fear.

We will never forget our wonderful time at Casa Edoardo we can recommend the place without hesitation. Five stars are not enough!

JB

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A beautiful house in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We loved Tuscany but it was this wonderful villa, with it's beautiful views and surroundings that made our holiday! We had a brilliant holiday at Casa Eduardo, it was like a home from home but much more relaxing and beautiful. We had BBQs outside and watched the sunset by the lovely swimming pool. The villa is spacious with all the mod cons you need as well as being traditional. The villa is in a lovely area too and great for exploring Tuscany. We went to Florence, Sienna, San Gimignano and lots of other local places.

One of the best things about the Villa are the owners, they were so helpful to us before our stay providing lots of local information and helping us with anything we needed. They provided a welcome basket of food some homemade olive oil too. Erich who worked at the Villa was also friendly and helpful to us. We will definitely recommend to family and friends and hope to go back soon.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great villa, stunning location.

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks in the Hill View villa. The villa itself is well-equipped for a family, with everything you need for an enjoyable stay. The real appeal is the stunning valley location and the grounds - great (large) pool, very peaceful and wonderful views across Tuscan hills. Although there are two villas, they are private and we rarely shared the pool with other guests. Pomarance is a lovely village, unspoilt by tourism (so don't expect English to be spoken much) but with enough good shops and a good weekly market every Thursday. Many excellent restaurants within a short drive, as well as others further afield. We visited Volterra a couple of times, Siena and San Gimignano but other less-known villages were equally beautiful. Mark, the owner, was very helpful prior to the trip with providing bundles of info, and Eric (the contact in Pomarance) was on hand to help with any issues, e.g. arranging a visit and accompanying us to the vet to sort out our pet passport. All in all, we would thoroughly recommend the villa, location and surrounding area!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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