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Villanovia Country House - inside nature, art surrounded

People24
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms8
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
People
24
Bedrooms
8
Bathrooms
8
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 8 bedroom holiday cottage in Volterra - Villanovia Country House

4 double + 4 apts to sleep 18+ in the heart of the Volterra countryside

Villanovia is a conservative restoration example of a historic Tuscan farmhouse: it is preserved rustic and original but modernly equipped. Its distinctive special character provides a cozy and warm atmosphere.

The house provides 700sm of internal living accommodation and 37 acres of private land.

Uniquely located on a hilltop inside the natural park of Berignone, overlooking the Cecina valley, the cities of Volterra and Pomarance, the Metallic Hills and Larderello, with the visible geothermal vapors.

It is off the beaten tracks and worth the unpaved-road drive to the first village of Mazzolla!

Staying in our property will offer you a 360° view over unspoiled Tuscany, its history and hills. And you and your family will love it!

The house sleeps 18 (+6 extra beds/futon for 6 and +2/3 cots) in large and comfortable rooms or cosy apartments equipped with a private kitchen corner.

The 16th century groundfloor entrance (all in stone) is the most ancient part of the house. Here you have a sofa area with satellite TV and indoor stairs to the upper floor where 6 accommodations are located, as well as a terrace overlooking Volterra.

Perfectly located for total relax vacation, at the same time offers short rides to the cities of Volterra (9Km), Pisa, Siena (about 60Km each), San Gimignano and Florence, as well as the Etruscan Coast beaches (45Km). A large kitchen and an impressive 170sm stone-walls living room with original brick arches complete the property.

Panoramic swimming pool is 5x12, fenced for children' safety. Wi-Fi is available.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Owner
Laura
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
24 November, 2016
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

Villanovia Country House - inside nature, art surrounded
average rating of 4.875 based on 9 reviews
5

Very nice week between friends

  • 5 of 5

We rent the Villanovia villa to celebrate the end of our studies, for 13 people around 25-y-o, and had an amazing time there :)

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The house was clean and comfortable, the kitchen big enough for the 13 of us, and the leaving-room incredibly huge !

The garden is very pleasant, and you will never get bored of the view

By car, it's only 1 hour from Siena, barely 2 from Firenze

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It didn't come to our minds to ask before, but we were quite disappointed to learn when we arrived that we coulnd't use the swimming-pool as it's only open from May

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing stay

  • 5 of 5

Amazing stay for all the family (19 persons)!

The site offers 360 degree view on Tuscan landscape, from Volterra to lovely fields, and the metalliferous hills to the south. Kids (we had 9) could play in the fields nearby, as well as in the fantastic swimming pool. All bedrooms had en suite bathrooms, there were 4 different eating and sitting areas outside. The kitchen is wide, with lots of working space and a large oven.

There is also an impressively large living room space to relax or organise any group activity.

Overall, a very very pleasant Tuscan house!

The owners live nearby in summer, and were always smiling and available for advice, etc..

Finally the villa is conveniently situated near Volterra which is an amazing Etruscan and medieval town, but also Pisa, San Giminiano and Siena. We will come back!

Bonneton family, Paris

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  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your experience. It is true we have conceived the house especially for families and groups with kids, and we are really glad that you have enjoyed your stay. Every season we try our best to improve the place to let you feel more and more at home and at ease. It will be a pleasure to have your family coming back one day.
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4

A great sunny family week in an amazing place

  • 4 of 5

We spent a splendid week in VIllanovia Estate. The location is breathtaking. Chilling next to the swimming pool, discovering the natural reserve and visiting the beautiful cities in the neighborhood.

To recommend. The villa is really spacious, the accommodation conform the description. All generations may find their pleasure there.

Sabine & Constantin Woronoff

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sabine & Constantin, thank you for having chosen our property for your vacation this time and thank you for sharing your experience. We are proud of having met your expectations. Many thanks and see you again! Laura, Marco, Mathias and Selam
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5

"maison trés agreable tre...

  • 5 of 5

"maison trés agreable tres bien equipée,nous avons passé une semaine à 15 personnes ,5 couples et 5 ados,toutes les chambres sont trés propres et confortables ,avec une belle salle de bain ;les propritères sont trés acceuillants et de bons conseils,la ceuillette des olives au mois de novembre fut une bonne découverte et les caves à vin de VOLTERRA nous ont laissé de trés bons souvenirs."

  • Review Submitted: Nov 25, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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5

"We stayed in this beauti...

  • 5 of 5

"We stayed in this beautiful place with 20 people, including 12 children. This is a perfect place to stat in Tuscany with a large group of people. The house is really spacious. The garden and the pool are perfect. It''s very (very) quiet and the view is splendid.

It''s located close to Volterra, where you''ll get your groceries and stuffs. And not far from San Gimignano.

Quality/Price ratio is excellent ! And the owners are very sympathetic.

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  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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"sehr nette vermieter mit...

  • 5 of 5

"sehr nette vermieter mit guter kenntnis der umgebung, wohnen mit im haus in einer seitlich gelegenen einliegerwohnung, stört aber gar nicht, sehr großes grundstück mit super umgebung im weitläufigen naturschutzgebiet, ideal für wanderungen, jogging und auch flussbaden.., das haus ist wg. der großen gemeinschaftsflächen und der zahlreichen getrennten räume und wohnungen ideal für größere familien und gruppen, insgesamt mitten in der malerischen toscana und ideal zum ausspannen, leider kein offener pool zu ostern

gerne wieder !"

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2011
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Mazzolla
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Train
60 Kilometres
Pontedera
Nearest Motorway
60 Kilometres
A12 Pontedera
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Trattoria Albana, Mazzolla
Nearest Beach
45 Kilometres
Cecina
Car: necessary

Villanovia is in Tuscany in the centre of the triangle made by Pisa, Siena and Florence. It is perfectly located for exploring the real Tuscany. Villanovia is 9 km from the historic town of Volterra. Volterra is a real, all year round, working town with restaurants, cafes, supermarkets and all modern facilities.

Villanovia overlooks a hilltop outside the village of Mazzolla and uniquely positioned inside a Natural Park, one of the protected areas of Tuscany, called Berignone-Tatti . Mazzolla was originally an Etruscan settlement, called Mazzum, the first historical document that attests the existence of Mazzolla dates from the year 1000 when the Bishop of Volterra was received there.

The natural reserve of Berignone is a completely untouched and unspoilt resort populated by a large variety of wild animals, some peculiar birds and night-birds as well as a dense and typical mediterranean forest. There are numerous horse-riding, trekking and biking paths inside the park as well as cultural routs to the ancient middle-age ruines of the Bishops' Castle, the Castle of Luppiano and the fortresses of Rocca Sillana. There are a few rivers that cross the natural park, all affluents of the main Cecina river that forms a large valley and dies into the see in the nearby Etruscan Coast. One of the few remaining untouristic spots of Tuscany. Not to be missed.

Volterra is a town of great architectural interest located 1770 feet above the sea level, between the rivers Bra and Cecina in Tuscany, Italy. The main features are two fine castles and numerous Etruscan remains.

The area is easily accessible from Pisa by car with a journey time of just one hour. Both Florence and Pisa International Airports are served by daily flights from the UK (London, Leeds, Bournemouth, Bristol, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh, East Midlands), Ireland, France, Spain, Germany, Scandinavia and Russia.

Other Activities:

horse-riding (we can arrange for you), trekking and biking paths inside the natural park

Interesting unknown places to discover:

24 Km away you can reach the Metallic Hills and the village of Larderello. It is located in the center of the "Valley of the devil", so called because of its landscape characterized by geysers with features columns of white vapor (already known at the time of Dante Alighieri and his inspiring landscapes of his travel through "Hell ").

Suggested Supermarket:

COOP, Volterra, Piazza Colombaie (on the road to CECINA):

good selection of local food as well - local bread, local cheeses, good meat cuts

Restaurants nearby the Villa:

4Km, Osteria Albana, Mazzolla - recommended

9Km, L'incontro, Volterra - recommended bar for great pastries, ice-cream and wine tasting/aperitives or happy hours

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Volterra, Val di Cecina

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
2016 Low Season
1 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£1,256
for 3 nights
From
£419
£1,465
 
Notes: Rates are based on 18 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
2016 Christmas Season
17 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,256
for 3 nights
From
£419
From
£628
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,595
 
 
2017 Low Season 1
1 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,256
for 3 nights
From
£419
£1,465
 
 
2017 Mid Season 1
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,009
for 7 nights
£2,009
 
 
2017 Summer High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,595
for 7 nights
£2,595
 
 
2017 Summer Mid Season 2
9 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,256
for 3 nights
From
£419
£2,009
 
 
2017 Low Season 2
30 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,256
for 3 nights
From
£419
£1,465
 
 
2017 Winter High Season
23 Dec 2017 - 12 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,256
for 3 nights
From
£419
From
£628
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,595
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£1,256
for 3 nights
From
£419
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £419

HEATING - not included in rates -: € 55,00 per day/flat rate (starts the morning of arrival date).
Wood for fireplace - not included in rates: price by market (average btw €12/15 each quintal)

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Volterra in Pisa area

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 700 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 22 people
Bathrooms:
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Toilet 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Toilet 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    - Toilet
  • Every room has a private bathroom. In addition there is a shared toiulet in the main dining room on groundfloor.
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • The house has 4 double bedrooms and 4 apartments with bedroom and dining room with kitchen corner. All bedrooms and apartments have their own private bathroom. The house also has an additional WC in the main dining on the ground floor.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking

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