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Villa Lisa

VILLA LISA

Property Ref. 440

  • Detached farmhouse
  • Sleeps 14
  • Private swimming pool
  • Vineyards & olive groves
  • Estate restaurant
  • Rural location
  • Wi-Fi internet access
  • Open all year

Overview

We have known the owners of the Badia di Morrona estate for several years now and have been letting their other properties, 'La Corte' and 'Il Forno', to many happy clients since that time. We were delighted, therefore, when they decided to restore this beautiful and spacious individual farmhouse for holiday use.

The setting is beautiful - the property nestles on the hillside below La Corte, in a wooded valley part-way up a narrow country lane that serves the Badia estate. There are vineyards and olive groves rising on the slopes above the house and open deciduous woodland below the property.

This is a lovely area for touring and relaxing - trips to Florence could be taken by train from Pontedera if you didn't want to use the car, and you can easily reach Pisa, Lucca, Volterra and San Gimignano and the central Tuscan hills by road for enjoyable days out.

Badia di Morrona produces some notable wines together with an excellent extra virgin olive oil all of which you will be able to purchase direct from the estate. Don't miss the delicious wine tasting together with a visit to the impressive winery located in the village of Morrona just over a mile from the farmhouse. Horse riding can be found in the grounds of Badia di Morrona.

With a thousand acres of estate land at the Badia there are many places to walk around the property - footpaths and lanes to explore - a haven for wild flower lovers and bird watchers who will enjoy spotting the many varieties of wildlife from spring to late autumn. You may be fortunate enough to hear nightingales sing whilst you sit outside and savour your evening barbecue and do keep a look out for the delightful 'lucciole' (fireflies) which twinkle about under the trees after dark.

At the top of the hill the 'big house' is a former monastery dating from 1100AD - in the fifteenth century it became the Episcopal Bishop's See of Volterra, becoming the Badia di Morrona in 1938 - it is sometimes possible to visit this great manor house - an occasion not to be missed if the opportunity arises.

The property is surrounded by its own gardens with ample parking. A delightful private salt swimming pool (15m x 7m x 2m deep at the deepest point) to the rear of the house will surely be the focal point of many happy holidays - steps to a raised garden area reach the pool.

At Il Forno (Ref 680), approximately 300m from Villa Lisa, there is a very good restaurant which belongs to the estate and is normally open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. They serve typical Tuscan meals and a full meal including starter, first course, second course, dessert and coffee plus estate wine costs 25 Euros per person.

Notes: This spacious and delightful detached property will make an excellent base for a large family gathering or for a number of couples wishing to stay together in quality surroundings. The en-suite bathrooms to every bedroom are a real bonus and the large private swimming pool is ideal for a relaxing swim. FREE Wi-Fi internet access is available.

Good supermarket 'Conad' five/ten minutes drive away; several restaurants in the area serving good local food and wine. Ponsacco and Casciana Terme both have a weekly market.

Details

  • Villa Lisa Ref. 440
  • Sleeps 14
  • Bedrooms 7
  • Bathrooms 7

The accommodation is on two floors with the main entrance from the garden into a spacious sitting room with vaulted ceiling, fireplace, TV with satellite and DVD. Separate spacious dining room, again with vaulted ceiling, has a large glass door leading out to the side of the house, equipped with pizza oven and barbecue. Archway through to the very spacious breakfast kitchen (fridge/freezer, six ring gas hob, electric oven, dishwasher). Back door to the pool area at the rear of the house. Ground floor en-suite twin bedroom with beamed ceiling (shower, basin, bidet, wc). Further ground floor cloakroom has basin and wc.

The hallway with stone stairs leads to the first floor where there are six en-suite bedrooms - three double-bedded rooms and three further twins (can be made into doubles) - variously with shower rooms and bathrooms.

All the upper floor windows have views whilst one of the large double bedrooms also has a fireplace and a door out to its own lovely terrace from where there are steps down to the garden. All the bedrooms have beamed ceilings and there are terracotta floors throughout the house. Furnishings throughout are mostly 18th and 19th century antiques with wrought iron bedsteads in-keeping with the style of the interior.

Central heating and washing machine. Cot also available on request.

Location

Distances

Terriciola 2½ miles
Morrona 1 mile
Volterra 20 miles
Pisa 20 miles
Florence 45 miles

Tariff

Year 2018
Weeks commencing
Villa Lisa
26/5 - 23/6 £3667
30/6 - 18/8 £4476
25/8 - 15/9 £3667
Other periods £2619
Christmas/New Year £4476
The prices are inclusive of linen, towels, power and final clean. Extra bed available £30 per week. Maid service on request is 14 Euros per hour. Heating, if used, 25 Euros per day. Extra linen, if required, 12 Euros per person. Cook available for a minimum of six people, please ask for menus. Security deposit 300 Euros taken on arrival. Please Note: children, infants and babies are considered as a full person. FREE Wi-Fi internet access.

PLEASE NOTE SOME TUSCAN LOCAL COUNCILS HAVE IMPOSED A TOURISM TAX WHICH IS APPROXIMATELY 0.50 to 1.50 Euros per person for 6 or 7 nights - please call or email if you require further information.

Additional Information

  1. At all properties towels are included with the linen.
  2. Please ask for the prices for Christmas if not stated.
  3. The Security deposit may be paid in the Sterling equivalent.
  4. Changeovers - bookings are from Saturday to Saturday unless otherwise stated (in low season changeover days can be more flexible - please ask). Arrivals are between 4pm and 7pm. Departure is by 10am. All properties are cleaned after your departure, but we do ask clients to leave their accommodation as they found it.
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