|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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.
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.
"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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.