Granaio Pisano

Tuscany, Pisa, Montopoli

    • Sleeps 10+3 Guests
    • Bedrooms 5 Bedrooms
    • Bathrooms 4 Bathrooms
    • Floor area sq m 220 m2
    • Pool
    • WiFi
    • Cook
    • Terrace
    • Fireplace
    • Dog welcome
    • Airport distance:
      Pisa 38 km
      Florence 45
      Rome 330 km

    € 1750 - 2650 per week

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    Overview

    Set in a valley of its own

    Granaio Pisano is a farmhouse very privately set in a valley of its own. A long dirt track of 500 m leads to a mid level position overlooking the valley where the house is located.

    The countryside around the building is typical of the lower valley of the Arno river (which crosses Florence and Pisa and flows a few kilometers far from here): surrounding hillocks, covered with woods and with olive tree cultivation, slope gently down to the plain where corn, barley, maize and sunflower are grown.

    The main building is laid out on two floors. On the ground floor a very large space, which once housed the stable, has maintained its original size. Now a part of it constitutes the living room another part the dining room. They were not separated in order to maintain unaltered the original size and atmosphere of the room. A solid rustic arch divides the two areas. Two entrances (one from the swimming pool side, the other from the parking side) give access to it. Adjacent to this large space is the kitchen and a double bedroom with en suite shower room.

    A staircase leads to the upper floor. At the top of the staircase there is one double bedroom with en suite shower room on the right. On the left is a double bedroom communicating with a room with two bunk beds, the two rooms share a bathroom. Furthermore there is a small sitting room provided with a rustic fireplace and furnished with a sofa. Beside this room there is a fifth bedroom, a twin bedroom with en suite shower room.

    The barn, once used as a hay and straw shelter, has been transformed into a playroom. A ping-pong table with equipment is available, and comfortable sitting places to follow from above the game have been drawn from existing structures. The area adjacent to the side closer to the house is covered by a pergola suitable to enjoy al fresco meals.

    The pool was built on the side of the Granaio Pisano area where the slope of the hill rendered it possible. It is 14 m long and 3.5 m wide and is framed by peculiar stones of the region. More externally a rustic wooden base surrounds the pool equipped with cushions and deck chairs. 

     

    You can do your shopping in Marti (2 km), where there is also a cappuccino bar, a grocery store and a pizzeria. A tobacco shop is 500 meters from the house.

    In Monopoli Val d'Arno (4 km) there is a supermarket and a train station with links to Florence, Pisa and Livorno. More frequently trains stop at the Pontedera railway station (10 km).

    The slip road to the expressway is only 3 km away, and this freeway (superstrada) takes you quickly to the famous cities full of art or the Tyrrhenian coast with its sandy beaches.

    The long sandy beaches near Pisa are around 45 km away. These beaches are quite popular, if you prefer a more exclusive setting, we recommend the chic Versilia region that leads from Viareggio to Massa Carrara (about 80 to 90 km north).

    Guests Reviews

    Our Guests Reviews

    Peaceful place provides all you need for a holiday

    We stayed the end of June in this house. We were eleven all together, four grandparents, two families (four and three members. House provided us all we needed. The kitchen was big and equipped well for us to make the breakfast and the dinners. We ate outside because the weather was fine all the time and the wooden table outside was both functional and also nice looking. Only one breakfast we ate inside due to the rainy night, and there was also room for all around the table in the dining room. The house itself provided us all privacy and it was spacy. The swimming pool is a little gem which refreshed us on the warm days. We had all kind of plans for our stay, but we ended mostly to stay at the house. Little inconveniences we experienced with the showers, the water was a pit cool in the mornings, and once we lost the electricity and we couldn’t find the main switch but with the help of Genka we got things working again. That is one thing that would be good to inform on arrival, the main switch was quite far from the house. All in all, the house fulfilled our expectations and we really enjoyed our visit, Genka and his wife were very friendly and helpful if we needed something, otherwise we had our own privacy. On behalf of us all I can recommend Genka's house for everybody, who wants to spend their holiday in peaceful surroundings. Place is also near for many sights to see, even though we preferred the quiet life in the countryside.

    Hannu R., June 2018

    Gorgeous pool, excellent location

    We stayed in this property in July 2015 for a week with two families. It was in the middle of a heatwave so we had hours of use of the fantastic pool. It is a lovely rustic Tuscan property very much as described.

    Pros: 
    The pool - it is huge and clean, with beautiful views over the valley, lots of chairs to relax in and large sun umbrellas. 
    The space - there are 5 big bedrooms, easily enough for our two families, plus a very large living space. 
    The barn - the kids had loads of fun playing table tennis when we could drag them out of the pool.
    The location - it is under an hours drive to Lucca, Florence, Pisa, Volterra and St Gimignano, so lots of opportunities for sightseeing. Not so much to do locally, but there is a cute town down the road - Palaia.

    Cons:
    A couple of the upstairs bedrooms got very hot, but it was 36 deg. There are fans to help cool things down. I'd recommend taking plug in insect repellers to keep the bugs out when the windows are open. Overall we had a lovely relaxing holiday here.

    Judith W., July 2015

    Es war ein sehr schöner und erholsamer Urlaub! Das einzige was wir vermisst haben, waren für die Sonnenliegen die weichen Auflagen.... ansonsten ist dieses Haus für eine große Familie perfekt!! 

    Rosi R, Mai 2015

    Very Nice house, warm welcome from the owner!
    Well kept house, clean and tastefull rooms. Nice big pool, bbq and a lot of privacy. The owner is very helpfull and reacts immediatly in case of minor issues. We were there with two familiies including 5 kids who enjoyed the pool very much. Perfect location to visit Firenze, Pisa, Volterra etc. We have visited more locations in Tuscany, but this one we surely recommend. Try restaurant Sotobosco

    Fam. Baeten, Belgium, September 2014

    This is the most beautiful property for a family vacation in Tuscany...loved everything about it. One minor suggestion...how about a bigger coffee pot! :-)

    Marjorie O., September 2014

    We spent a wonderful week

    We first met up with Genka who drove us to the villa. It is located on top a hill, in between two mountains, with no neighbors anywhere close by!

    We were 2 families, one from France, the other from Canada; 2 couples with 3 kids total. Everyone got to have their individual room and bathroom! The pictures presented on the site are representative of the reality but don't describe the actual layout. On the main floor, you have a bedroom with a complete bathroom, the living room, dinning room and kitchen. On the second floor, the master bedroom is huge even with the king bed and has a walk in shower and water cabinet. Another room has a queen bed and is adjacent to a room with bunk beds and a complete bathroom. The fireplace is on the second floor and is a den area. It is adjacent to another room with 2 single beds and bathroom with shower.

    The house and garden are very well maintained, as well as the salt water infinity pool. We enjoyed long breakfasts in the outside dinning area and everyone enjoyed the benefits of the pool.

    During the week, we made daily trips to different Tuscan cities: Pisa, Siena, San Giminiano, Firenze, Cinque Terre, Lucca, Vinci, to name a few. We would usually sleep in until 9h or 10h, have a long breakfast, enjoy the pool and leave for our daily city choice mid-afternoon. By doing so, we would avoid the mid-day maximum heat and get into cities just when the tour buses and cruisers leave the sites, therefore being less crowded. For photographers, the light is also much better in the later afternoon.

    There are very good restaurants near by as well as supermarkets. There a also 2 villages you can drive to.

    Given the villa is located in a wooded area, there are a lot of bugs; spiders, mosquitos, etc... You will also see lizards and bats. Therefore, it you don't want nightly visitors, I recommend closing the windows but it does get really hot during the day. We didn't mind it though, it was part of the rustic Tuscan experience.

    I would definitely rent this villa again as it gave us the peace and quiet we needed. I therefore highly recommend it and the owner, Genka, is a gentleman very attentive to guest comments.

    Lucile H., Montreal July 2013

    Amenities

    HOLIDAY HOME AMENITIES
    • Pool: 3.5 x 14m
    • Internet WIFI connection
    • Fireplace
    • TV (with Italian Sky satellite)
    • DVD (with slot memory cards)
    • Portable CD-stereo
    • Fridge with freezer
    • Stove with oven
    • Dishwasher
    • Washing machine
    • Garden
    • Barbecue grill
    • Ping-pong table with rackets and balls
    • Outdoor dining table for 12 people
    • Parking
    Touring ideas

    Marti (village with shops) 2 km
    Highway exit Montopoli 3 km
    Montopoli (railway station) 4 km
    Pontedera (railway station) 10 km
    San Miniato 20 km
    Casciana Terme (thermal spa) 25 km
    Pisa 40 km
    San Gimignano 40 km
    Tirrenia (sandy beaches) 45 km
    Vinci 45 km
    Florence 48 km
    Lucca 50 km
    Volterra 60 km
    Siena 70 km
    Viareggio 80 km
    Massa Carrara 90 km

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    Activities

    The most important Tuscan cities of art such as Pisa, Florence, Lucca, Volterra are within easy daytrip distance. Also the smaller medieval towns such as Palaia, San Miniato, Vinci, Cerreto Guidi and the famous San Gimignano can all be reached within an hour or so.

    The Tyrrhenian Sea with the long sandy beaches near Pisa, the wild rocky shores at Calafuria and the comfortable beach resorts of Livorno are only 40 minutes' drive away. Why not round off your day at the beach with a browse around the attractive seaside towns of Castiglioncello and Quercianella? 

    Bathing is also possible in the cooler months: a 30 minutes' drive will bring you to the tiny spa town of Cascianca Terme. Those looking for a wellness break will enjoy the many facilities on offer in Casciana: thermal baths, fango, cosmetic and therapeutic treatments, acupuncture, solarium, massage, hydromassage and sauna.

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    Granaio Pisano

    Ground floor:

    • 1 double living room with dining and sitting area
    • 1 kitchen
    • 1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom

    Upper floor:

    • 1 small sitting room
    • 1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom
    • 1 double bedroom (communicating with the bedroom with two bunk beds)
    • 1 bedroom with two bunk beds
    • 1 twin bedroom (beds can be pushed together) with en suite bathroom
    • 1 bathroom

    Total occupancy can rise to 13 people: apart from a single sofa bed another 2 extra beds can be added to the house.

    Outdoors:

    • Pool with sun loungers 
    • Outdoor dining table for 12 people, BBQ
    • Barn with playroom (ping-pong table with rackets and balls)
    • Parking
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    04 Jan 2020 - 11 Apr 2020
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    1750 EUR
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    1950 EUR
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    2100 EUR
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    2650 EUR

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    RENT INCLUDES

    • Bed, bath and kitchen linens
    • Pool towels
    • Electricity
    • Internet WIFI connection
    • Pool cleaning 

    EXTRAS

    • Heating (if required): metered / EUR 5 per m3 gas
    • Wood for fireplace: please check price on the premises.
    • Additional bed if maximum capacity PAX is exceeded: EUR 105 per week
    • Baby bed or bed for children up to 3 years if maximum capacity PAX is exceeded: EUR 50 per week
    • Final cleaning: EUR 200
    • Pets allowed: EUR 50 domestic pet supplement per week

    SECURITY DEPOSIT

    EUR 600 cash deposit are due on arrival.

    SERVICE ON REQUEST

    Maid service (house cleaning) available on request.

    NOTES

    • Reservations from Saturday to Saturday during high and first mid season unless the stay is longer than a week, but beginning or end of stay must be a Saturday.
    • Flexible travel dates and rentals shorter than one week are considered in other seasons, minimum 5 nights: prices on request.
    • Pool opening dates: May 4th - end of September

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