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Delightful Traditional Tuscan Home , lovely panoramic position

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

tranquil but not isolated

We love it here and are sure you will too! Vellano is a delightful sleepy medieval hillside village set in the heart of tuscany tranquil but not isolated. Our property has been lovingly restored by ourselves retaining all the original features and adding some nice new ones too. We lead a simple village life which we are very happy to share with you. Located perfectly for visiting the best that this part of italy has to offer. The village has a delightfully hospitable athmospere, and you will imediately feel at home here, and the views are breathtaking, shouold you just wish to relax take peacefull walks and explore the local surroundings, or explore further a field you wont be dissapointed here. The whole area is beautifull and remains just one of the very few place left that are totally unspoiled and retain that magica lathmosphere so difficult to find these days. There is a great restaurant serving locally grown home cooked meals at a reasonable price just two minutes walk away. The house has private parking , WIFI, hairdryer , BBQ. We are available throughout your stay should you need us for any great tips to help you get the best from your can also organize, Cookery classes, Guided walks, Airport collection


Owner
Michelle Marino
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, italian
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2017

About Michelle Marino

Hi there,

were looking foreward to welcoming you To our lovely home,set in the chestnut clad hills above the medieval market town of Pescia,ours is a pretty little village and still totally unspoiled.My husband Mimmo is from the south of Italy ,a wonderfull place in Calabria and im origionally from Birkenhead ,and have been here for over twenty years now,this is our delightfull traditional home which we have lovingly retaured keeping all of its origional features and adding some nice new ones.We are both keen cooks and i love my garden, were only too happy to share this beautifull place with you,helping you to have a wonderfull holiday in this haven of peace and foreward to meeting you MICHELLE AND MIMMO MARINO.

Why Michelle Marino chose Pistoia Area

Our home has been in my husbands family for generations, left abandoned for some time, we became the proud owners in 2000,and since then our labour of love began, restoring and conserving the history that only a home like this can give. We are delighted to welcome you and share with you this wonderful place.

What makes this house unique

Although in the village we have the convenience of easy private parking , and a lovely outdoor area to relax in with wonderfull views.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We didnt believe that places like this still existed, the village is a dream and we absolutely loved our accomodation, michelle e mimmo couldnt have been more helpfull and they bent over backwards to make our holiday one to remmember , and they managed to do just that . We had a wonderful time relaxing, eating and exploring. Michelle is a great cook and at the drop of a hat prepared for us on request the best pasta weve ever tasted, topped off with a good bottle of red wine , what a dream eating al-fresco with a warm evening breeze and a breathtaking view to top it all off , we have already booked for next summer, thank you so much gill and john thornback, vichy. .
Jun 2011
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Amenities

Vellano House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Building Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Catering available
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • new en-suite bathroom with large shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleep 2...... ( please specify upon booking) Notes on bedrooms: ... en-suite bathroom. Lovely chestnut beamed rooms all with delightful views
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Outside: Lovely panoramic area for dinning or just relaxing, with a bbq for your use , table and chairs and umbrella and sun loungers. Iron, ironing board, washing machine available, or laundry service available, hairdryer, beach umbrella, outdoor table and chairs sun loungers internet access, wifi. Bbq. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / All linen included, also towels and beach towels, and Cleaned before arrival and on departure for lets of one week or more, , towels and linen weekly or as required. lovely outdoor area for al-fresco dining

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Delightful Traditional Tuscan Home , lovely panoramic position
average rating of 4.0 based on 2 reviews
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A sweet little hideaway!

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A lovely, clean and well restored little place for 2 off the beaten track but just 15 minutes by car up the winding road from the town below.

A quiet ,unspoilt village with easy access to roads to Lucca, Pisa and just about 1 hour to Florence. A very friendly welcome by the owner.A taste of "real Italy" ,so you feel like a visitor rather than a tourist!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Barpub
Vellano
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Montecatini
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Pescia
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
PESCIA
Nearest Restaurant
Vellano
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Beach
45 Kilometres
Pisa/viareggio
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Michelle offers small or individual cookery sessions. Pizza making /eating!, excellent walking individually or with our fantastic guide ( see options onhttps://www.instagram.com/walklocalitaly/ ) foraging afternoons( cook what you firedge!!!) , market visits, shuttle service available to markets, etc , photographic afternoons with Luigi Bellandi www.luigibellandi.it and guided visits to the Beautifull " padule di Fucecchio " Beautifull local wetlands .

Coast/Beach:

1 hour to the versillian coast, viareggio, forte de marmi, marina di pisa etc, etc, etc. By car or train. And just 10 minutes to outdoor pool.

Travel:

Pisa airport 1 hour by car or train. Bologna 2 hrs, firenze also 1 hour. Pick up service available. Car hire is recommended or we offer a shuttle service to airport, train station, local pool etc.

Distances:

Nearest market town is the market town of pescia. 15 min by car. Florence, pisa, lucca, montecatini and spas, collodi home of pinocchio, all just an hour by car or train. Many delightful villages nearby.

Further Details:

The village has a grocers shop and bakes fresh bread daily, hairdresser, post office, museum, two restaurants and pizzeria, daily bus service, many local restaurants, supermarket banks etc 15 mins at pescia, local pool. Localfestas.

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Rates & Availability

Vellano House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Standard rate
May 6 2017 - Oct 14 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
1 night minimum stay
$294
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$294
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
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Changeover Day:
Usually saturday but flexible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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