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Stone Terrace House in Vellano, Tuscany with Mountain Views

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

1 bedroom stone terrace cottage with mountain views in peaceful hilltop Village

Nestled into the northern Tuscan hills in the hilltop village of Vellano, Casa Piccolina is a retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city. Casa Piccolina is a fully renovated self contained 1 bedroom medieval stone terrace house set near the walls of the mountain village of Vellano looking out onto the Tuscan hills covered in chestnut and olive trees. The cottage has been renovated to retain the Tuscan style providing attractive features such as terracotta floors and beamed ceilings. It is set on 3 levels with a fully equipped kitchen at ground level, a fireplace in the living room - for cosy evenings during change of seasons - on the middle level and the bedroom and bathroom on the top level. All linen is provided.


Owner
Michelle Marino
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, italian
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

About Michelle Marino

Casa Piccolina's owners reside in Australia but they try to visit Tuscany as often as they can. Michelle, the Property Manager, is English and lives with her Italian husband in Vellano. She takes loving care of Casa Piccolina on the owner's behalf.

Michelle Marino purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Michelle Marino chose Vellano

When the owners bought Casa Piccolina they could see the potential of this beautiful little medieval stone terrace house, although in a very dilapidated condition - no windows, no water or electricity and no bathroom with floors badly needing repair. It was a joy to see the little cottage blossom during the renovation and be a part of its transformation.

What makes this cottage unique

The owners enjoy the Village atmosphere of Vellano and the spectacular views over the valley.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The stay in Vellano was great fun. Everyone had a fantastic time. Michelle and her husband (as hosts) are lovely people and really made us feel welcome in the Village. They gave lots of suggestions and we visited so many places - both near and afar.
Jul 2015
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Amenities

Vellano Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • En-suite bathroom with shower, wc and hairdryer
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom with king-size bed (which can be separated into twin beds if required).
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
Notes:
Outside: Casa Piccolina is a terrace house and does not have any outdoor facilities. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Cleaning facilities include a broom, dustpan, cleaning cloths for longer stays. Other: Bed and breakfast facilities are also available if desired. Arrangements can be made for this with the Property Manager on booking. Towels and linen are provided.

Reviews

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Stone Terrace House in Vellano, Tuscany with Mountain Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
East Perth, Western Australia, Australia
5

Beautiful little town - beautiful, homely yet clean home

  • 5 of 5

The photos don't do the place justice - super clean and tidy with a nice view of the valley below. Sweet town - be prepared for stairs.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

sehr schönes Dorf

  • 5 of 5

liebevoll eingerichtetes Haus. Sehr gemütlich trotz den vielen Treppen die man am Tag läuft ☺

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Pisa or Florence
Nearest Barpub
Bistrot Vellano
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Montecatini
Nearest Train
11 Kilometres
Pescia
Nearest Motorway
13 Kilometres
Florence-Pisa motorway
Nearest Restaurant
Bistrot Vellano
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Beach
55 Kilometres
Livorno or Viareggio
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Italian Cooking Classes can be arranged with the Property Manager, if desired.

Near to the wine road of the hills around Lucca and Montecarlo.

Tuscan-Ligurian coast is 30-40 miles to the west - Viareggio, Livorno wth La Specia and the Cinque Terre a little further north.

Coast/Beach: 30 to 40 minutes to the Tuscan/Ligurian Coast

The Tuscan and Ligurian coast is approximately 50 minutes to the West - to Viareggio, Lavorno, Le Spezia and the Cinque Terra and South to the Chianti Region of Tuscany.

Travel:

Vellano is situated approximately midway between Florence and Pisa airports - approximately 40 minutes traveling time by car on the highway. It is also possible to reach Vellano by train from Pisa or Florence to Pescia, the town at the foot of the hills leading to Vellano. If you do not have car, arrangements can be made with the Property Manager to be picked up from the Pescia railway station.

Distances:

Vellano is 11 km from Pescia, 20 km from Montecatini, 88 km from Florence, 29 km from Lucca, 16 km from Collodi, 40 km from Pistoia, 48 km from Abetone and 112 km to La Spezia (the gateway to the Cinque Terra)

Further Details:

There are 2 restaurants in the Village, a Village shop, hairdresser and post office.

There are many walking tracks around Vellano - check out on Google for "Best Hiking Trails in Vellano, Tuscany".

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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

Booking Notes:
Please email the Property Manager, Michelle, to advise of arrival time and arrange for a "meet and greet" to collect keys and be shown location. [Email: marinomichelle62@gmail.com or casanara@casanata.it]

Changeover Day:
Change-over Day is flexible depending on booking. Arrival time is preferably in daylight hours.

Notes on prices:
If either breakfast or dinner is desired, this is arranged and paid for separately with the Property Manager. You can make these enquiries at the time of booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.