Relaxing Bliss In The Middle Of Natural Beauty
Communications with Roberta and Massimiliano were both easy and swift. I always had a reply within a couple of hours of sending a message and that is very impressive. The property is attached to their home but it is cleverly separated and you get your own front door (climbing one flight of stairs) and your own landscaped garden with a fantastic pool (reached via metal spiral staircase), Inside are three well sized bedrooms (double, double with single and a single), a well proportioned bathroom with shower cubicle, toilet, bidet and basin. They supply all towels and bedding and these are also good quality. They also provide toiletries like shampoo and there is plenty of storage space. The living room is a little unusual as it encompasses living room, dining room and kitchenette area. Big sofa but I'm not sure it could fit 4 people. The dining table is in the middle of the room and sits 4 and on one side are cupboards and hob including large fridge and separate freezer, microwave and oven. On the opposite side is a small alcove with sink and drainer facilities, Set up is a little odd but you soon get very used to it. The outside garden is reached through the small single bedroom and there is a lovely balcony that gets early morning shade and there is a table and four chairs for those who want breakfast al-fresco. Down a steel spiral staircase gets you to a cordoned off walk-through to the garden and pool. This area is well maintained and very peaceful during the day. Areas of shade are available for those who want protection and they also provide some sun loungers and chairs and table. Pool is good size and great fun. The actual village is small and compact with only a small store about 150m uphill walk away. However, there is a well stocked supermarket just a five minute drive away. There is public transport that is close to the property (bus stop 100m uphill) but we had a car and we had a dedicated parking space (even under a little tree so you get some protection from the blazing sun). This is over the road from the property and easy to get in and out of. The location is great and central with Pisa about 30mins away, Florence (Firenze) is just over an hour away and we visited Lucca which is recommended (40 mins). Tourist info book is also in the villa and details lots of local places to visit. Village has lots of dogs which sometimes we heard but noise was not excessive. We had a fantastic stay and Massimiliano & family are very welcoming.