1 bedroom villa for couples; ideal for romantic getaway holiday & sightseeing
- English, French, Italian
About Clive Young
I was born and raised in Windsor in the UK. I went to University to study Physics & Maths and have been teaching Physics in secondary schools for most of my professional life. I have also worked industry with GSK and with Hounslow Children's Services. I am married to Gill who is a Headteacher of a primary school. We have 3 children (all grown up now) and 2 adorable grandchildren. We have travelled quite a bit to the Far East, Australia, France and all around Italy. We have lived in Windsor for the past 30 years. My wife, Gill is a keen gardener, I do all the digging! I have trained in martial arts for over 35 years and run a small dojo in Windsor teaching Shotokan Karate and a little Tai Chi. I'm a runner and run 10ks and the occasional 1/2 marathon. I also play the guitar; I have 2 Fenders, a Yamaha and 2 Spanish guitars. I'm very interested in Particle Physics and have taken school parties to the Large Hadron Collider in CERN, Geneva for the past 3 years. I'm semi-retired, teaching 3 days per week.
Clive Young purchased this Farmhouse in 2009
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? 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 Farmhouse 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.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Lovely apartment in a beautiful and quiet location
We had a wonderful stay at the Villa. It is a beautiful, comfortable, and spacious apartment in a great location. We enjoyed the peace and quiet of the Villa but also the proximity to other locations, such as Lucca, Florence, Pisa, and northern Tuscany. It was a great base for exploring. You definitely need your own car if you are staying here. It is a little hard to find, but worth it once you get there. The only down side was lack of Wi-Fi and poor cell connection. It may be difficult to get up the stairs to the bedroom if you have a limited mobility.
Many thanks for your very positive review, Paul. Many of our other guests have also commented on the location of our villa and its accessibility to the major attractions in Tuscany. As to WiFi, yes the cell signal is quite weak in the valley. We are currently exploring various options with WiFi providers. Thank you for booking with us, grazie e a presto, Clive & Gill
Beautiful farm house with spectacular views
Beautiful house, well-maintained and clean, very comfortable and cozy. My husband and I enjoyed our stay very much.
The description was very accurate and did not disappoint. It was a good idea for the owner to leave some tour guides and a scrap book with a lot of information on local attractions and activities. We definitely made a use of it. We enjoyed a "Steak House" restaurant close by. Food was outstanding! The local beach recommended by the owner was a great day trip. I would definitely recommend renting this beautiful villa to my family and friends!
Many thanks, Mariola. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay. We are fortunate to have a number of very good restaurants nearby. The Steak House changed hands a while ago so we intend to visit when were back in Italy. Thanks for the recommendation, Clive & Gill
Arrival time is 2pm. Departure is 11am. This is flexible and can be negotiated depending on your travel arrangements. Please make sure you dispose of all your rubbish in the recycling bins in Nievole car park.
Feel free to wander around the grounds but take care as there are many ups & downs!