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Renovated Tuscan Farmhouse set in olive groves with stunning views

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa Olivo is a renovated Tuscan villa for up to 8 people.

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Clive Young
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
11 April, 2018

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 Margine Coperta-traversagna

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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We spent Easter here, great for a short break but really we needed longer. We took a flight from Heathrow to Pisa a nice short flight. Had a quick look around PISA , not sure we needed more time there, then went onto Villa Olivo. Walked around the house to an amazing view. You look across the rolling hills and onto Montecatini Alto. I was happy to stay the whole w/e on the patio just relaxing...but we didn't. First we went to the local supermarket for food & wine; What a choice, so much fresh local food WOW!. Later that evening to a local restaurant for Pizza always a good choice in Italy. Next day we explored Lucca; a must do. Great walled city. Loads of café & restaurants and a wide range of posh & local shops. It was a bit wet( rain rain) for us so we continued the day with a drive around, so much to explore. Next day was a day in Florence ( Easter Sunday) . Obviously a fantastic place to explore and special Easter events & fireworks. Try and park up the hill in the free car park and walk down. Views and photos from here are fantastic. We didn't fit in a trip to Montecatni Terme, although we drive through here. Looks like a small town with lots to offer ;it cant be bad with so many 5 * hotels in one place. Monday morning on the patio at last. See you again soon.



My Response

Many thanks for your great review, hope you can come back soon, we offer substantial discounts for returning customers
Apr 2015
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Margine Coperta-traversagna in Montecatini Terme

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 / Check-out: 14:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Large sofa converts to a king-sized double bed
  • All bedrooms have ample wardrobes and chest of drawers for storage.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming

Reviews

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Renovated Tuscan Farmhouse set in olive groves with stunning views
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Ely
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Great property for family stay in rural Tuscany

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We have a great time in Nievole. The house is huge (please note that there are 2 separate 'villas' inside one building). There was 4 of us and we used 2 of 3 bedrooms and still have plenty of space. There are 2 bathrooms, good size kitchen with nice table and comfortable chairs, living room and big hall. The house was brilliantly clean. All towels and beddings nice and fresh. (My wife asked me to write: "Even my picky wife absolutely love it"). We love simple design without useless knick-knacks.

It's located off road, up hill over a small village. Driving up or down was a bit challenging, especially for a passenger in an English car. On the other hand, we met a deer with a fawn on driveway next to house one evening. The house is located inside olive grove with big blackberry bushes around it. There is a space, table and chairs to eat outside.

Owner is very helpful. He responses very quick to any enquires. Clive collected a lot of information about nearby attraction (One suggestion, it would be nice to send these advices in an email as a 'welcome pack'.) He left a bottle of sparkling wine as a welcome gift.

We visited Tuscany during heatwave, so lack of A/C was something we noticed, but big fan was good help. Better anti-mosquito nets/frames in windows would also be nice.

This is beautiful area. You can easily reach Lucca, Pisa, Florence from this location. Also more local places like Monetecatini Alto and Terme are worth to visit.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your very positive review, Wazrek. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay. Providing future guests with a welcome pack by email is a great idea which we will have in place for 2018. Best wishes, Clive & Gill
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Location

Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Margine Coperta-traversagna, Tuscany

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£360
for 4 nights
From
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£540
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Cleaning & laundry £40

We can offer a family rate for families with young children (e.g. under 14)
Rental cost per night would be £70 for a family of 4/5 (2 adults and 2/3 children under the age of 14)....£490 per week
Please enquire by email, Regards, Clive

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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