Halfway between Florence and Pisa, near Montopoli.
A house with a large garden.
|Prices||€ 3150 - 3650 per weekPrices, Availability & Booking|
Views over the rolling hills near Pisa
Monterosa is located in rural Tuscany approx. 35 km east of Pisa. The house has a lovely garden immersed in 3 hectares of surrounding woodland and olive groves and is situated on a hill with beautiful unspoilt views over the Tuscan countryside. The area is well-known for the famous white truffles and indeed one of the largest truffles ever found in the area was found in the woods behind the house. The nearest village is Marti (4 km) with a bar, restaurant and food store. Montopoli Val d'Arno (8 km) has a larger supermarket. The sandy beaches of Tirrenia, Pisa, Lucca, Volterra, San Gimignano, and the many wonderful hill towns of Tuscany are in easy reach, and Florence (50 km) can be reached by rail from Pontedera (15 km), the nearest large town.
The house itself is furnished as a home with a mix of English and Italian character so you will not get the feeling of staying in rented accommodation. With "green in mind", geothermic heating has been installed which works on the natural temperature of the land, so operates without gas or oil. In winter, under floor heating supplies the ground floor and radiators on the first floor which also double up to provide cooling air in the summer. This geothermal system is not air conditioning but it produces a similar cooling effect inside the house if it is very hot outside.
In the garden is a traditional Italian farm barn, a working wood burning oven and a wood barbecue and a swimming pool. Al fresco eating for 10 people opposite the kitchen is possible under the umbrellas and the shade of the oven construction. There are many walks and paths to explore and the area is ideal for both adults and children. An unpaved road leads to the house, this access is not suitable for low slung cars.
Between art, the coast and the thermal baths
Monterosa allows you to reach easily the most important art-towns of Tuscany. 35 km from Pisa, 50 km from Florence and Lucca and 70 km from Siena, the house is more or less equidistant from the most famous towns. Here, besides museums, you could visit specialized exhibition of classic and modern art, hear good concert or opera music, make sight-seeing with specialized guides. Smaller centres, such as San Gimignano (40 km), San Miniato (25 km), Vinci (birthplace of Leonardo, 45 km) and Volterra (60 km), are also worth being visited. The Tyrrhenian Riviera with the long sandy beaches near Pisa, the wild rocky shores at Calafuria and the beach resorts of Livorno are only a 45 minutes' drive away. Bathing is also possible in the cooler months here: a 35 minutes' drive will bring you to the tiny spa town of Casciana 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.
1 drawing room
1 open plan sitting room
1 dining room
1 utility room
3 double bedrooms with en suite bathroom each
1 twin bedroom
Pool (8 x 5 m), sun loungers with cushions, a few armchairs and an outside shower
BBQ with pizza oven, outdoor dining table for 10 people, parking
The ground floor comprises of a large entrance which leads into a a drawing room with library filled with English books and a collection of English film in DVD and also a CD music collection. A digital flat screen TV with English Sky satelite connected to a Bose surround system, makes this perfect to watch / hear your favorites artists. Off to the right of this room is an open plan sitting room of 60 square metres, with French windows overlooking the valley. At one end of the room is a stone fireplace for winter use. The adjacent dinning room which seats 10 comfortably leads upstairs via the terracotta stairs or into a fully equipped kitchen. The owner is kean on cooking, so has put in double electric ovens, a gas hob and an halogen electric hob, a dishwasher and every other convenience. Also downstairs is a utility room with washing machine, dryer and ironing equipment.
On the upper floor there are three large double bedrooms with marble bathrooms en suite, plus a twin bedded room with shower. The bathroom of the master bedroom has a large jet shower as well. There is plenty of cupboard and storage space in all bedrooms.
The pool, with fine views over the countryside is set away from the house for those who want peace and quiet whilst others splash away! There is ample pool furniture (8 sun loungers with cushions, a few armchairs and an outside shower).
Weekly rates in €
|Monterosa||26 Aug 2017 - 23 Sep 2017
||01 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
8 PAX 8
|3150 EUR €||3650 EUR €||N/A||Request BookingMonterosa|
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Reservations from Saturday to Saturday only.
Availability only during the above mentioned dates.
Pool size: 8 m x 5 m x 2.3 m / pool opening dates: beginning June - end of September. Pool towels are provided.
Maid service (house cleaning) available on request: EUR 10 per hour.
Baby bed available.
Pets not allowed.
Security deposit, wood for fireplace, cooling effect, final cleaning to be paid in euros on the premises:
- Security deposit: EUR 600.
- Wood for fireplace: please check price on the premises.
- Cooling effect (if required to be requested before arrival): EUR 200 set price 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.
Bed, bath and kitchen linens, water, electricity, gas, Internet WIFI connection, pool cleaning service all included in the price.
Please note: the Google Maps are only approximative, the exact address will be given after finalized booking.
Our Guests Reviews
Dear Betina Roehrig,
Last year we rentet Villa Monterosa for one week - it was fantastic. This summer we are interested in visiting Italy again. Could you make a list of available villas?
C. Graversen, January 2010