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The house had everything and more than we needed, the owners Renzo and Loretta we’re truely fantastic hosts, not intrusive but there if needed, helped with things we needed, cleaned the pool daily before we needed it, brought us a bottle of home made prosecco for when we had friends over. They were amazing. If I could take them with us on every holiday they would all be great! The property is private which was great for us with 3 noisy children, the local towns had enough places to eat and buy food and drink in. A lovely holiday. We drove and the Italians are a bit scary on the road!!! But loved this holiday
We spent a month enjoying this lovely retreat and using it as a base for occasional trips to other parts of Tuscany. It is quite remote, about half a mile from the nearest small village but we could hear the neighbours chickens sometimes, though we couldn’t see them. A car is essential, there are lots of interesting and beautiful places to visit within a 15mile radius but significantly the local railway station is only 10 minutes away by car and Tuscany is then your oyster. The villa is will equipped, although basic, gas stove, electric water heating and lighting and a wonderful fire necessary in the late September evenings.
The owner, Paolo, was contactable and very anxious and prompt to help in any way he could, for example when the internet failed he solved the problem within a few hours. We were invited to help ourselves to the wonderful produce in the garden attached to the villa.
The house sits by the side of a quiet road in a chestnut forest, it’s close to nature but also close to lots of history and the railway to wherever you’d like to be in Tuscany.