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We had a great holiday at the Purple House, we stayed for 2 weeks during August, 2 adults, 2 teens. The apartment is lovely, very clean and comfortable, there is free wifi and air conditioning in the main kitchen/diner and in one of the bedrooms which was very welcome. The garden is huge and very beautiful, we spent a lot of time relaxing there, our kids are older but if you have younger children the owners have a playhouse and lots of activities and outdoor toys to keep them busy in the garden. Beaches are very close by and there is lots to explore in the local area. The owners could not have been more friendly and helpful and we were made to feel very much at home. Overall a great experience. The only thing I would say that could have been improved on is that there was only one mirror (located in the bathroom) at the property and with teenage girls that resulted in a lot of waiting for the bathroom! It would have been great if there had been some mirrors in the bedrooms as well.
Lovely secluded farmhouse in a scenic setting. Agro-tourism. Very nice, hospitable family. Facilities good - but don’t plan to run a business on the WiFi. A safe environment for the kids. The pool is refreshing. Lots of wildlife seen in immediate area from boar to deer to wild tortoise. If going in Summer insect repellent and plug ins are highly recommended. Central location for a days drive out to Pisa, Sienna or Florence or the beach. We had a great two weeks there with the kids and can highly recommend.
Local villages - Ribolla: Cappuccino at the bakery at far end of town (just past T junction) - btw one can dump rubbish in a skip nearby. Fruit and veg shop great and there is a supermarket (street market Tuesday). Castellaccia : very small but has a great friendly little restaurant ‘Osteria Borgo Pesca’ specialising in authenticate simple Tuscan cuisine. Popular with the locals.