Casa Cipressi is a recently renovated traditional Tuscan farmhouse settled on the hillside amongst olive groves, meadows and woodland. Casa Cipressi consists of 2 adjoining villas; Villa Olivo sleeps up to 8 people with 3 bedrooms, and a sofa bed in the living area. The fitted kitchen and dining room make this the perfect villa for your self-catering holiday. Villa Castagna sleeps 2 people in the luxurious master bedroom. With the en suite bathroom, large kitchen and living space you can enjoy the perfect romantic getaway.
Villa Olivo costs:
1000 - 1250 euros per week for 8 people
800 - 1000 euros per week for 6 people
700 - 900 euros per week for 4 people
Villa Castagna costs:
600 - 750 euros per week for 2 people
I'm a physics teacher in a secondary school in Cobham, Surrey in the UK. I have been teaching for 31 years. I have worked for GlaxoSmithKline as an Education & Training Consultant and also for Hounslow Children's Services managing multi-agency support teams dealing with vulnerable children. In my education career, I have been a Deputy Headteacher, Head of Maths & Science, Head of Pastoral care, but now I'm just a Head of Physics and enjoying the day to day teaching. I am Chief Instructor at the local karate club (www.kobukankarate.co.uk) and have trained in Shotokan karate for 30 years. I also teach Tai Chi. A keen runner, I run the local Windsor Half Marathon each year (getting slower each time!) and run several 10Ks throughout the year. My wife, Gill, is Headteacher of a local primary school. We have 3 children (all grown up) and one adorable grandson.
We have always loved Italy and spent 2 years looking for a place to buy. We traveled all around Tuscany and Umbria and eventually decided on Casa Cipressi. Why? ....because in our opinion it has the best of everything. An ideal country location with beautiful views, yet only 15 minutes from civilization, hypermarkets, rail and autostrada, big town shopping. Nievole,itself is only 5 minutes drive from the medieval town of Montecatini Alto and is close to many excellent restaurants and pizzeria. The surrounding countryside is perfect for walking (and running and cycling). All the main attractions of Tuscany are in easy reach for day trips: Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Viareggio, Lucca, Arrezo, Cinque Terra, the Chianti Trail, Cortona, Volterra.
We knew this was the right property for us when we drove up the winding road from Nievole with olive trees on either side. Then, we turned into our drive and drove down into 5 acres of olive grove and chestnut forest until we reached the house. It has outstanding views across the valley and is totally secluded. You can hear the stream flowing, there is an abundance of wildlife (deer and the occasional wild boar). The house is a traditional tuscan farmhouse dating back to the 1800's but has all the modern comforts and fittings. Above, it is a place to relax and enjoy.
Nestled high in the beautiful Montecatini area, this spacious Tuscan farmhouse boasts stunning views and a tranquil Tuscan lifestyle set in 5 acres of olive groves and chestnut forest.
Perfectly situated, 30 minutes from the ‘Leaning Tower’ and airport of Pisa and 35 minutes from the historic renaissance city of Florence, this traditional style holiday home is suited to a variety of holiday-makers keen on enjoying the delights of the Tuscan region.
Just 1 hour from the Chianti trail wine region and one and a half hours from Sienna, the accommodation caters for large parties and families (up to 8) searching for a cultured tour of the area as well as couples seeking a quiet retreat enjoying Montecatini and the charming nearby medieval walled town of Lucca (30 minutes). With the Abetone ski resort an hour’s drive North and the white sandy beaches of popular Viarregio the same distance West, there are bountiful nearby excursions for all to enjoy from this idyllic starting point.
Other Activities: Local spas, opera
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