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4 MARVELLOUS HOUSES IN THE MIDDLE OF TUSCAN HILLS NEAR SAN GIMIGNANO

Francesca Venerosi Pesciolini

Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay nights

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4 MARVELLOUS HOUSES IN THE MIDDLE OF TUSCAN HILLS NEAR SAN GIMIGNANO

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday farmhouse in Peccioli - 'TENUTA DI GHIZZANO'

360 ha of woods,fields,vineyards and olive for walking,riding and birdwatching

The agriturism has 4 houses, all located in the middle of the hills, 5 or 10 minutes walk from the Ghizzano Village, through olive trees. Initially, its belonged to the farmer, and thus the name “The Colonial House”. It is usual for such a house to be located at one side or in the centre of a field called “podere”. The “Podere” was a piece of land given by the owner to the peasant : the crop was divided among them in equal parts. This system was very common in the late Middle Ages and was called “Mezzadria”.

the houses were built on one side of the of land (podere). This allowed people to get to the main road easier and allowed easy access of the crop wagons to get to the market.

It was our grand grandfather who, by the middle of the 19th century, built these houses and named the places after the patron saint of the crops. Thus came to life “Casa poderale Il Monte & Santa Giulia”. Casa Poderale' San Prospero' .The Gamekeeper''s house : today called Casa Guardia . Casa poderale 'Gorgo' ,today called Villa gorgo. 4 beutifull houses eachone with his own swimmingpool and his own garden.

In order to protect and highlight the beauty of the landscape where these houses are, we did our best to preserve the original features of the structure. The beautiful landscape that you can see from the windows is still rich of wildlife that you can appreciate having long walks along the paths crossing the whole area. Biking, riding & bird watching are the other exciting sports that you may practice in this 'piece of Eden'.

WIINE AND and EXTRAVIRGIN OLIVE OIL TASTING

We are willing to make you taste the exceptional wines that we produce and that we export all over the world.

They have been highly rated from all the major wine magazines such as Wine Spectator, Wine Advocate and Gambero Rosso.

The other traditional product of the family is the extravirgin and biologic oil of oil that you can tast with our wine.

The olive pressing is a cold and continuous cycle pressing within 24 hours from harvest ; we obtain a really fresh and flavoured oil of oil.

SOME MORE NOTICE ABOUT THE ESTATE: The estate currently extends over approximately 865 acres with 45 acres of vineyards, 50 acres of olive groves, 370 acres of cereals, 370 acres of wood and poplars groves. The woods are still rich of wildlife: hawks, buzzards, bee eaters, pheasants, hares and roes the t you can appreciate having long walks along the paths crossing the whole area.

GUIDED TRIP: GUIDED TRIP and TUI-NA MASSAGE

We are willing to make you a guided trip inside the estate around natural habitat, the fieldstalking about the paeasnt culture and the history of the little village. During the trip approximately three and a half hours, is included a stop and tasting of specialities of our estate and of the area.

MASSAGE

There is a nice and comfortable room dedicated exclusively to TUI-NA treatments.

TUI-NA treatments is a chinese treatment ( is like acopunture made with hands) It's usually recommended to enjoy a pleasant, relaxing and regenerating hour and also as a relief from various functional unbalances.

More Details

Details for holiday farmhouse IL MONTE, 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate WC

Il Monte is an independent first floor apartment of a restored old farmhouse, ideal to host 10 people. The name 'Il Monte', means THE MOUNT because of its location, on the top of a gentle hill from where you can enjoy a stunning panorama. It has got a living room with a big fire place, 5 spacious and comfortable bedrooms, all furnished with traditional Tuscan furniture, 4 bathrooms. The kitchen is well equipped, with dishwasher and a ventilated oven. In the restored stable on the ground floor, there is a table tennis, and on the other side the washing machine that you may use under request. There is a large garden all around the house and olive groves. From the swimming pool, that is 12x6 metres, you can reach an inkling of the sea. There is a well -equipped area to eat outside with a barbecue.
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Francesca Venerosi Pesciolini (Owner)
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About Francesca Venerosi Pesciolini

Is a family property, we arrive in this area in 1370. from this moment olive oil and wine become our production. In 1950 the 'mezzadria' finsh and all the peasnt people migrate in tows to work in the industry so these houses was abandoned.

So we begin to rent tese houses and to welcome people for hoildays. me and my sister Lisa we are the more comunicative of the family , cause she live in florence , is me that welcome and take care of you when you arrive in Ghizzano.

I speak english good, franch really well, and spanish I understand quite all and I can speak only a little, I'm studying deutsch. I like langueges cause I love to know people coming from others country. I think that in that way you can travel staying at home. In 2010 me and a group of owners we foud an association called BELLAPECCIOLI to welcome people in the best way and create a quality path, ivolving local reastaurant, craftsmen, shops with typical products, museum and parks, so that you can move in the area with a kind of invisible guide, which will help you to appreciate the best aspect of Valdera.

Francesca Venerosi Pesciolini purchased this farmhouse in 1870

Why Francesca Venerosi Pesciolini chose Peccioli

In 1998 governement give some money to restore ancient houses so one by one we restore them .

Today we have 4 houses: 1 luxury villa GORGO, 'VILLA GOROGO' 1 villa 'CASA GUARDIA' 1 beautifull really big house diveded in two apartments:' IL MONTE' and 'SANTA GIULIA', and 1 house diveded in two littele apartments : ' CAMINO' and 'SAN ROSPERO'

What makes this farmhouse unique

CASA GUARDIA is really quiet,private garden private pool, the kintchen is open on the big garden, where I love pick up the cherrys directly from the tree in printemps, and the fig in autumn.Really confortable for a group , a big family, or two little family, ground floor two bedrooms and first floor othes two bedrooms.

CAMINO is really romantic, perfect for a couple ; SAN PROSPERO is really practical and really illuminated, I 've lived there for a period, really nice for a little family, the garden is commun to both apartments, is really big and the pool is really qiuet and private.

IL MONTE is really big and confortable i usually use to have dinner with my friends in the winter time, when I have no guests cause is really confortable and the kincken is really well equipped; SANTA GIULA is romantic and usefull for a family I like to stay in the little terrace and listen the birds singing. Both have a marvellous view from the swimming pool, during the clear days the view can arrive till the see, wonderfull!! The garden is really big one side can be a game park for children and the othe side a relaxing space for adults.

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.7
based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

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IL MONTE
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews
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IL MONTE
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p65377
+39 -3462108857
Peccioli Valdera e Colline Pisane
London
5

Magical

  • 5 out of 5
Summer 2009 will be the fifth consecutive year that we will spend two weeks at Il Monte, Ghizzano. We love the house and it is by popular vote of all five family members that we are returning yet again.

The house is spacious, elegant but simply furnished. There is a picturesque shaded outdoor eating area with fabulous views where we enjoy most meals. The pool is large and impeccably maintained with (again) great views of the surrounding countryside.

The area is populated by vineyards and olive groves and the house is on a hill top surveying these - the house is set away from the road and is blissfully quiet. The local village, Ghizzano, is walking distance and has an amazing bakery and an excellent general shop which sells most provisions. There are also weekly food markets in various of the local towns and villages. The wine produced by Tenuta di Ghizzano (the vineyard surround the house) is top quality and can be bought in the village.

Pisa, Florence, Volterra and many more sightseeing destinations are within easy reach although the charms of Il Monte have kept our sightseeing trips relatively limited.
  • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2009
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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IL MONTE
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p65377
+39 -3462108857
Peccioli Valdera e Colline Pisane
SAN FERNANDO-CADIZ-ESPAÑA
5

a wondrfull place unet the sun of tuscany

  • 5 out of 5
Hemos pasado 9 inolvidables dias en esta maravillosa y típica casa toscana, rodeados de unas estupendas vistas y con todo tipo de comodidades.
Ha sido un placer el trato que nos ha dado Francesca, la propietaria en nuestra estancia allí, indicandonos cosas para ver, reservandonos sitios estupendos para comer, etc.
Realmente para volver.
  • Review Submitted: 23-Dec-2008
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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IL MONTE
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p65377
+39 -3462108857
Peccioli Valdera e Colline Pisane
Yzeron
4

ferme typique de Toscane très agréablement aménagé

  • 4 out of 5
Nous y avons passé 2 semaines de parfaites vacances, entre farniente et visites. Lieu très calme et reposant car isolé des grandes villes (voiture indispensable). Propriétaires et personnels très accueillant et sympatiques, nous avons apprécié leurs idées de sorties et leurs conseils judicieux.
Un grand merci pour ces vacances.
  • Review Submitted: 25-Dec-2008
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
47 Kilometres
Pisa, Galileo Galilei
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
1KM
Nearest Ferry
47 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
20KM
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Pontedera
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Pontedera
Nearest Beach
47 Kilometres
MARINA DI VECCHIANO, TIRRENIA
Car: necessary

A few minutes walking from the property you can find the village. Ghizzano is an ancient hamlet located in the Pisan hills, 200 metres above sea-level. Set in the midst of fragrant and richly coloured countryside, enjoys a particularly mild climate thanks to its proximity to the Mediterranean Sea. It has 350 inhabitants. There is a very good bakery, a general grocery, which has a stock of delicious local foods and a wide variety of all other everyday needs; an internetpoint. Peccioli, the township, is 10 minutes by car & you can find: bank, farmacie, post office, tourist information office.

Historic towns & cities such as FIRENZE, LIVORNO, LUCCA, PISA SIENA, SAN GIMIGNANO, SAN MINIATO, VOLTERRA are all within easy reach of the Estate. Our 'Tenuta di Ghizzano' lays on the 'STRADA DEL VINO 'wine route' linking the main wineries set on the Pisan hills.

Therefore, if you are wine lovers, you may taste different kind of wines in our area, beginning from ours!

Other Activities:cooking lessons, bird watching, multi-axis airplane,trikes, motor paragliding,horse riding,tennis,golf,cycling.

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Notes

  • to confirm the reservation we need a deposit:
    THE DEPOSIT : the 20% of the total rate, to give one month before your arrival. In case of last minute it will be the 50% of the total rate.
    PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE :
    final cleaning: 100€
    pets : 30€ per week.
    washing machine : 5€ each
    add bed 100€per week
    CAUTION MONEY: €200 to give at you arrival.
    CANCELLATIONS:
    Up to three weeks before arrival, we can cancel reservations free of charge.
    ALL THE FESTIVITY DURING THE YEAR ARE CONSIDERED MIDDLE SEASON
    With cancellations at a shorter notice you have to pay:
    - cancellation as from and including day 21 up to day 14 before arrival: 60% of the total rate.
    - cancellation as from and including day 14 up to day 7 before arrival: 75% of the total rate.
    - cancellation day 7 up to the day of arrival: 90%.
    - cancellation the day of arrival: 100%.
  • EXTRAMADESERVICES ON REQUEST
    baby sitting on request in advance
    homechef on request in advance
    cooking lesson on request in advance
    bicycle
    guided tour
    wine-and olive oil tasting
    visit to the tipical italian garden of about 18th century
    visit to the crash oliveoils
    massage
    booking florence museum
    heating
  • FREE SERVICES
    INTERNET WI-FI
    TVSAT
    TOWELS
    BED LINEN
    BARBECUE
    PING PONG
    LIGHT
    WATER
    GAS

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Peccioli in Valdera e Colline Pisane

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Fax
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , spacious
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , spacious
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , spacious
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bidet
  • They are big and comfortable, shining, with panoramic view. inside you ca find: the towels in terry cloth or cotton, white and coloured, and the soap.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , old style bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , old style bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , old style bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , old style bedroom
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , old style bedroom
  • They are all furnished with pieces of the end of the XIX Century, they have coloured walls, they are spacious, there is a stunning view from all the windows. All the lights are old style chandeliers. The light blue double bedroom: 1 large double bed in iron work, 1 chest of drawers (1mtrx0.5mtr), 1 wardrobe (1.80hx1mtrx0.5mtr), 2 night-tables, 2 chairs, 1 armchair. The yellow-orange double bedroom: 1 large double bed in iron work, 1chest of drawers, 1 wardrobe, 2 night-tables, 2 chairs. The green double bedroom with 2 twins bed, 2 armchairs, 1 wardrobe, 1 night-table between the 2 beds. The green double bedroom with 1 large double bed in iron work, 1 chest of drawers, 1 wardrobe, 2 night-table, 2 chairs. The yellow double bedroom: is upstairs with its 'en-suite’ bathroom, double bed & 1 single bed, all in iron work, 1 big circular table, 1 big wardrobe with drawers, 1 night-table, 2 chairs, 1 armchair. All the sheets are in cotton or flex & hand embroidered.
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 10 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • caving
  • tennis
Notes:
The kitchen is really big: it has a panoramic view from the window that is up to the stove, and to the work table. The stove has 5 fires, the oven is ventilated. There is a wood table (1.25mtrsx0.80mtrs), 6 chairs, work table (0.80mtrsx0.60mtrs), 2 small tables, 1 kneading-trough (2.5mtrsx1.25mtrsx0.30mtrs), 1 big bracket, 1 refrigerator with freezer. you can find a blender a knife set and others little equipement for cooking.The living-room is really big: it has 1 table (2.10mtrsx80mtrs), 10 chairs, 2 sofa for 3 or4 people each, 2 armchairs, 2 big chairs, 1 low table between the sofas, 2 little table for the lamps, 1 chest of drawers, 1 big fire place (2.5mtrsx1mtrs). There is a little closet (1mtrx1.50mtrs), with the iron and the iron table and all necessary to clean the house.

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