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Clive Young

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Speaks English, French, Italian
People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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VILLA VILLA CASTAGNA: 1 BEDROOM, SLEEPS 2

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday villa in Montecatini Terme - Casa Cipressi

3 double bedrooms, 1 twin bedded room

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

Details for holiday villa Villa Castagna, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

Villa Castagna has been renovated in traditional Tuscan-style with terra-cotta floors and chestnut beams, doors and window frames throughout. The Villa sleeps 2 people in a delightful master bedroom with luxury en suite bathroom consisting of walk in shower, bath, toilet, bidet and a wash basin with a marble surround. There is a large living area with fully fitted kitchen, dishwasher, microwave and fridge freezer. The spacious living area has a Tuscan log fireplace as its centre piece. The French windows open out onto a patio area with stunning views. Set on two levels, the spiral staircase takes you up to a dressing room area leading into the master bedroom with double aspect views of the surrounding countryside.
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Clive Young (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
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About Clive Young

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.

Clive Young purchased this villa in 2008

Why Clive Young chose Montecatini Terme

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.

What makes this villa unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

we love the area and came back for a second time to the Montecatini Region. and wanted a peaceful retreat within easy reach of the highlights of Tuscany, this was perfect. a car is essential but if your getting round the region you are best advised to have a car anyway.

The Villa has obviously recently been refurbished and decorated to a high standard. with lots of Tuscan character. with the most amazing ceilings. surrounded by an olive grove.

If you don't mind not booking when we want to go back that would be appreciated. will hopefully return next year.
Jun 2012
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Reviews

Villa Castagna
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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Villa Castagna
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p804710?uni_id=1143758
+44 -07748843159
Montecatini Terme Pistoia Area
5

Charming, cosy Tuscan retreat!

  • 5 out of 5
We stayed at Villa Castagna in August and it was fabulous. The warm wlecome from Clive and Gill was beyond expectation and the welcome information was thorough and so useful to help us plan our stay. The villa is charming - cosy for a romantic getaway, yet fresh, modern and well furnished. They have thought of everything you may need for a self catering stay! The views out across the valley are incredible and the Villa is a mere 5 mins drive from the beautiful Montecatini Alto where you are spoilt for choice with lovely hilltop restaurants and sights. We had a lovely relaxing time here and it is the perfect base for exploring Tuscany
  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your comments, we are very pleased you enjoyed your stay at Villa Castagna and we hope to see you again in the future.

Location

Nearest Airport
58 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Vannini's, Nievole
Nearest Ferry
78 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Montecatini Golf Club (Monsumanno)
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Montecatini Terme
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Montecatini Terme
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
La Torre, Montecatini Alto
Nearest Ski
47 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Beach
59 Kilometres
Viaraggio
Car: necessary

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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Rates & Availability

From €90 Nightly

Rental rates for this holiday villa in Montecatini Terme, Pistoia Area

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning_payable on site €30
Refundable Damage Deposit €100
Notes A third of the rental cost to be paid at the time of booking.
150 euro (refundable) security deposit
Balance and security deposit to be paid 2 weeks before arrival

Towels, bed linen provided
Heating/hot water included
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for Villa Castagnain Montecatini Terme in Pistoia Area

Property Type:
  • villa (semi-detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • The luxury en suite bathroom has a walk in shower, bath, toilet, bidet and a wash basin with a travertina marble top.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • The master bedroom has the original farmhouse beams with a terra-cotta floor. It has double aspect windows giving spectacular views on both sides. The bedroom has a radiator, curtains, bedside tables with lamps. The spiral staircase from downstairs leads into a dressing room with a wardrobe.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes:
Elderly or infirm guests will need to be able to climb spiral staircase.
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