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Listing Summary

Listing No:2000
Sleeps up to:12
Tariff / Rates:See listing.
Location Type:Hideaway
Mountain
Near the sea
Quiet
Riverside
Romantic
Rural
Skiing
Village
Local Area:Nearest Beach: Lerici / San Terenzo (35 km)
Local Airport: Pisa (95 km), Parma (95km), Genoa (120km)
Local Ferry Port: La Spezia (35km)
Nearest Railway Station: Villafranca-Bagnone (5km)
Nearest Motorway/Freeway Junction: Aulla (15km)
Local Shops: Bagnone (0.5km)
Car Required: Not essential, but highly recommended
Listing description
The Villa Set In The Rolling Tuscan Hills

Perched above the medieval village of Bagnone, our villa is set in the hills about half an hour from the coast. It's perfectly placed for a peaceful holiday whether that's sun, sea and sand, culture and incredible scenery, skiing or just getting away from it all. An hour from 3 different airports it is easily and cheaply accessible.

The villa was originally a fairly grand land owner's house and retains a sense of seclusion and independence. Surrounded by a large area of private land, steep terraces overlook the mountain stream and natural pond at bottom of the garden. However, it's only a 10 min stroll down to the town square for easy access to the local shops, bars and restaurants.

Portofino, Pisa and the romantic walled city of Lucca are around an hour away. Nearer still are three ski resorts, the five cliff top fishing villages of Cinque Terre, Portovenere and a host of picturesque medieval villages amongst the rolling hills of North Tuscany. Florence is easily reached for a day trip.

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The Villa Set In The Rolling Tuscan Hills
The Villa Set In The Rolling Tuscan Hills
Mountain view of the hills surrounding the villa
Mountain view of the hills surrounding the villa
Spacious master bedroom with en suite bathroom
Spacious master bedroom with en suite bathroom
2nd bedroom leading onto private sunny balcony
2nd bedroom leading onto private sunny balcony
Bright, spacious, fully fitted kitchen/dining area
Bright, spacious, fully fitted kitchen/dining area
The terrace at night by candlelight
The terrace at night by candlelight
Lerici Golf Course
Lerici Golf Course
Skiing at Cerreto Laghi
Skiing at Cerreto Laghi
Stunning coastline and beaches nearby
Stunning coastline and beaches nearby
The medieval village of Bagnone
The medieval village of Bagnone

Facilities

Bedrooms
  • 3 x Double Room
  • 1 x 4 Bed Room
  • 2 x Sofa Bed
  • 1 x Cot
Bathrooms
  • 2 x Ensuite
  • 1 x Bathroom
Reception
  • 8 x Living Area Seating capacity
Kitchen and Laundry
  • Dish Washer
  • Fridge
  • Toaster
  • Washing Machine
  • Well-stocked Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Iron and Board
  • Grill
  • Clothes Drier
  • 5 Ring Stove
General
  • Bed Linen supplied
  • Central Heating
  • Mobile Telephone reception
  • Towels supplied
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Fireplace
Entertainment
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • TV
Outdoor
  • Balcony
  • Barbeque
  • Garden
  • Garden Furniture
  • Parking
  • Sunbeds
  • Terrace
Local Activities
  • Cycling
  • Go-Karting
  • Golf
  • Horse Riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Scuba Diving
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Walking
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Sports
  • Windsurfing
  • Winter Sports
Suitability
  • Children Welcome
  • Elderly
  • Large Parties
  • Long Term Rental
  • Short Breaks
Exclusions
  • Pets
  • Smoking (in some areas)
Location type
  • Hideaway
  • Mountain
  • Near the sea
  • Quiet
  • Riverside
  • Romantic
  • Rural
  • Skiing
  • Village

Location Details

Bagnone

Bagnone itself is a beautiful medieval village with cobbled streets, narrow alleyways and a town square overlooking impressive waterfalls. An old Medici castle perches on top of the hill above the town. With a handful of shops, 4 restaurants and 3 or 4 cafés and bars, the village has everything you need just 5-10 mins walk away.

COAST/BEACH
The coast is about 35 mins drive away, with many beautiful beaches, picturesque ports and fishing villages, including the amazing cliff top villages of the Cinque Terre.

GOLF
There is a good 9 hole golf course in Lerici, about 40 mins from the villa. There are several larger golf courses in Tuscany including Versilia Golf Club in Pietrasanta (18 holes), Montecatini Golf Club (18 holes), Golf Club Tirrenia (9 holes) and Golf Club Fontevivo (9 holes) in Tirrenia.

SKIING
There are 4 ski resorts within easy reach of the house - Cerreto Laghi (5 lifts), Prato Spilla (3 lifts) and Zum Zeri (3 lifts) all around 45 mins drive and perfect for a day trip. Abetone (25 lifts) is further away but much larger.

OTHER FACILITIES NEARBY
Tennis (5 mins). Public swimming pool (5 mins). River swimming (5 mins). Crazy golf (30 mins). Go-carting (40 mins). Theatre/outdoor cinema (30 mins). Boat hire (45 mins). Walking and hiking in surrounding hills and mountains.

PLACES OF INTEREST NEARBY
Florence, Lucca, Portofino, Pisa, Portovenere and Cinque Terre are all within easy reach

Location Map

Tariff / Rates

Payment is usually accepted in British Pounds, unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.


Detailed tariff periods have not been defined for this property. Please contact the owner for specific rental rates.
Tariff Notes
  • Please note rentals which include Easter, Christmas or New Year will be charged at High Season rates
  • Heating, electricity and gas are included in the rental price
  • Towels and bedding are provided
  • At full occupancy the High Season rate works out at less than £12 per person per night
  • The villa is cleaned at the end of your stay and a contribution to cleaning costs of £60 is added to all bookings. Additional cleaning during your stay can be arranged if required

GUESTBOOK "Discovering Bagnone's secrets was one of the best parts of our stay. The villa has played host to some epic ping pong and table football tournaments, as well as many a sing song. It has also provided an excellent base from which to explore other cool places like Cinque Terre, "The Green Valley", Fiascherino & Florence. We felt right at home in this beautiful villa!" Paula & Tom, Bree & Marco and friends

"Had a brilliant time! Bagnone is a great place. Loved strolling into the village for bread in the morning and cycling in the mountains. The villa is a real find with lots to keep all of us amused - especially our teenagers. Beautiful weather every day! Thank you for letting us stay in this beautiful place!" The Flett family

"Really enjoyed staying here - great space for lots of people! Our kids enjoyed swimming in the big pool at Villafranca and the river swimming near Corlaga" The Harris Family

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Additional Information

Arranged over three floors, the house sleeps eight to ten comfortably, with room for a maximum of 12 people if the sofa bed in the lounge is used. It has a large hallway with a marble staircase leading up to the first floor, an en-suite master bedroom with a king size bed, a second bedroom with its own private balcony and king size bed, a third double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, a bunk room which sleeps four, a main bathroom, a downstairs bathroom, and a lounge (with a sofa bed). There's also a huge kitchen/winter dining room, two balconies, a large ground floor terrace overlooking the garden, two cellar rooms and a large cantina/summer dining room/games area with table football and table tennis. The second bedroom has an additional sofa bed so this can be used as a twin bedroom. The downstairs bathroom can be used as an en-suite for the third bedroom or as a general bathroom.

Bedrooms

  • Master bedroom: king size bed and en-suite bathroom.
  • Bedroom 2: king size bed and balcony at rear (plus a sofa bed so can be used as a twin room).
  • Bedroom 3: double bed and en-suite bathroom.
  • Bedroom 4: four bunk beds.
  • Lounge also has a sofa bed.

Bathrooms

  • En-suite bathroom to master bedroom with large shower and wc.
  • Main 1st floor bathroom with bath and shower over the bath and wc.
  • Third bathroom downstairs with large corner shower and wc, which can be used as en-suite to bedroom 3 or as a separate bathroom.

Kitchen
Massive kitchen/winter dining room leading on to large outdoor terrace. Brand new fitted kitchen equipped with cooker, hob, two fridges, washing machine and dishwasher.

Living Room
Large living room with wood burning stove, two large sofas (one of which is a sofa bed), 32" wide screen LCD TV, PlayStation 2, DVD player, Hi-Fi, piano and lots of board games.

Games Room 
Large games room in cellar with table tennis, table football and storage area for sports and games equipment including tennis rackets, two sets of golf clubs, badminton rackets, boule, croquet, cricket set, 3 mountain bikes, skis, ski boots and ski poles.

Outdoors
The villa itself has a large sun terrace and two balconies. It is set in 3,000 square metres of private land with secluded terraces linked by winding paths overlooking the mountain stream and natural pond at the bottom of the garden. There are four sun loungers, two outdoor tables, a large parasol and several outdoor chairs at the villa. There is also a BBQ on the sun terrace.

Facilities
General: Central heating, Linen and towels provided, iron, hair dryer, cot, high chair, stair gate
Lounge: Wood burning stove, TV, DVD player, Hi-Fi, board games
Kitchen: Dishwasher, cooker, hob, fridge, washing machine, kettle, toaster
Outdoors: Balcony / terrace, private garden, BBQ, bicycles available, parking space

Accessibility
There is one bedroom and bathroom (with shower) located on the ground floor allowing access for those with reduced mobility, although the villa is not otherwise specially adapted for this.

General
Bedding and towels are provided (except for bedding for the cot). The property is normally cleaned at the end of the stay, but additional cleaning during your stay can be arranged.


How To Get There
There are three airports near the house: Pisa (1hour), Parma (1.25 hours), Genova/Genoa (1.5 hours). All of them are served by low cost airlines.
Pisa is the largest and quickest to get to with many flights each day from the UK with Ryanair, Easyjet, British Airways, Jet2.com and other airlines. There are also regular flights to Pisa from many other European cities. The nearest train station is about 5km away from the villa.

 

Activities near Bagnone
Skiing
Golf within 30 mins drive
Swimming in nearby public pool or at the beach
River swimming
Tennis in town
Watersports
Boat Hire
Crazy Golf
Horse Riding
Fishing
Walking and hiking in the surrounding hills and mountains

Great for:
Walking holidays
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach relaxation
A winter sun break
Cycling holidays 

Contact Details

Owner Name:
Mr Simon Dix

Telephone:
+447801509740 (Country code: +44)
Note: Please be aware of the local time zone: GMT

Owner's website:
www.ahouseintuscany.co.uk

Languages Spoken:
  • EnglishEnglish
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