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Cosy, romantic hideaway

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 914 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse

Overview

About the property

Split level characterful property in N. Tuscany, Italy

The grounds have a breathtaking view down the valley. The pool and grounds are all SW facing so are bathed in glorious sunshine all afternoon.

The property is accessed through the stone courtyard and was converted from its original use as a chestnut drying house. It has a small private garden to the side and access to the pool and grounds of the main house.

It is self-contained with a kitchen and living area downstairs and gallery bedroom with en-suite upstairs.

The area is especially appreciated by nature lovers, cyclists and runners as there are numerous walks and the village connects with the via Francigena. Many of our guests have enjoyed running in the area and the river bathing is fantastic with some amazing caves and gorges to be discovered a short drive away.

The medieval charm of the property and area of Lunigiana (the Tuscan secret only a few know about) extends to the closest town of Pontremoli. The town is approximately 12km away with a number of excellent restaurants, high quality artisan food outlets, supermarkets and a twice weekly market.

More Details

Owner
Rebecca Whittaker
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, italian
Calendar last updated:
July 28, 2017

About Rebecca Whittaker

I am a qualified nutritionist and health coach with a passion for real food and supporting my clients to make informed choices about nutrition. I have been hosting guests at our beautifully restored property for the last eight years.

When in Italy, I love to take advantage of the fresh and nutritious food available cooking up some wonderful dishes. I also enjoy going to the beach, river swimming, experiencing amazing local re-enactment festivals and sailing with friends.

Why Rebecca Whittaker chose Massa Carrara

My husband and I bought this property to renovate it. The area is tranquil and not too full of people and tourists. It has a sleepy, bucolic charm about it and we love experiencing the seasons through the local, delicious food available.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The air quality is wonderful and the pool catches the sun all afternoon which warms the soul :). We find it relaxing and peaceful with some beautiful areas to explore in nature. It is a relaxed way of life and if you are missing the hustle and bustle there are markets and fiestas nearby that can put you back in touch with day-to-day life or busty towns such as Pisa, Parma, Modena and Genova slightly further afied..

Guestbook comments from the owner

"The cleanliness of the villa and linen was great and the meet and greet was wonderful"
Aug 2016
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Amenities

Pontremoli Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 914 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 double
  • Double bedroom under the eaves of this split level hideaway.
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
Notes:
Two additional bedrooms are available in the main house for larger groups at an additional cost.

Reviews

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Cosy, romantic hideaway
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Paradise in Tuscany, amazing views and owners not bad either!

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From start to finish the whole experience has been fantastic. The property itself has all you will need and more for a "complete life detox and getaway from it all". Going to Tuscany always takes us back to nature and the important things in life for us, family. The area is outstanding and there is plenty to do. Pontremoli is a beautiful town and well worth a visit even if only to buy your groceries and head up into the mountains to the property. Rebecca and the children, Isabelle (sorry if I spelt it wrong!) and Alex were not only friendly but knowledgeable about the area and Italian life! They also made the most delicious courgette cake, chocolate nibbles and gave us the freshest courgette flowers to cook!

We would not hesitate to go back and if life allows it would be back there now! We will definitely be returning in the future and wouldn't hesitate to recommend to family and friends who want to get away from it all to visit here. Rebecca recommended some nearby river swimming and we could not have imagined the treat we were in for! The best day ever! Many thanks Rebecca for putting us on to this gem! One final thing is that if you want to be left completely alone and remain private you can but if you want anything the owners are there.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Molinello
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Molinelo
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Cookery sessions with qualified nutritionist available on request

Coast/Beach:

Wr are about 45kms from Lerici and surrounding beautiful beaches including the Cinque Terre where boat trips are available and highly recommended.

Travel:

Pisa is the closest airport. Other airports that are within a manageable distance include Parma and Genova.

Distances:

Pontremoli is about 12km from our house.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $193

Changeover Day:
Flexible. Arrivals are welcomed after 4pm and departures required prior to 11am unless otherwise agreed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund