Property: Villa Monterosoli
Location: Marti  (Tuscany)
Sleeps: 8
7 Nights From: € 2,800 - € 3,650
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Description

Following a three year restoration of a beautifully located Tuscan farm house, resulting in a well planned and very comfortable villa.
 
Villa Monterosoli is situated midway between Palaia and Marti (Montopoli  val D’arno) in rural Tuscany. Pisa, which is well served by both international and low cost airlines is only 40 minutes away by car. Pontedera, the nearest large town is approximately twenty minutes and the seaside town of Livorno fifty minutes drive away. The nearest food shops are in Marti, within four kilometres.
 
The villa has a lovely garden imersed in 3 hectares of surrounding woodland and olive groves and is situated on a hill with spectacular unspoilt views over the Tuscan countryside. The area is well known for the famous white truffles and indeed one of the largest truffles ever found in the area was found in the woods behind the villa.
 

The approach to the house is via a country road which is not suitable for very low slung sports cars, but is perfectly adequate for  all other vehicles.

The ground floor comprises of a large entrance which leads into a a drawing room with library filled with English books and a collection of English Film in dvd and also a cd music collection. A Digital Flat screen Tv with English Sky satelite connected to a Bose surround system, makes this perfect to watch / hear your favorites artists. Off to the right of this room is an open plan sitting room of 60 square metres, with french windows overlooking the view and valley. At one end of the room is a stone fireplace for winter use. The adjacent dinning room which seats 10 comfortably leads upstairs via the terracotta stairs or into a fully equipped kitchen. The owner is keen on cooking so has put in double electric ovens, 1 gas hob and an halogen electric hob, dishwasher and every other convenience. Also downstairs is a utility room with washing machine, dryer and ironing equipment.

Upstairs are three large double bed bedrooms with marble bathrooms en suite, plus a twin bedded room with shower. The master bedroom has a large jet shower as well. All bathrooms have bidets except the  small double room. There is plenty of cupboard and storage space in all bedrooms and hangers are provided.

 
The house itself is furnished as a home with a mix of English and Italian character so you will not get the feeling of staying in rented accommodation; the beds, mattresses and sheets were specially made with maximum comfort in mind so you should certainly sleep well. All kitchen equipment etc is also new.
 
Also in the garden is a traditional Italian farm barn and a working wood burning Tuscan oven. There is also a traditional wood barbecue. Alfresco eating for 10 people opposite the kitchen under the umbrellas and the shade of the oven contruction.
 
With “green in mind,” Geothermic heating has been installed which works on the natural temperature of the land, so operates without gas or oil. In winter, under floor heating supplies the ground floor and radiators on the first floor which also double up to provide cooling air in the summer. The windows are also double glazed for additional comfort.
 
The infinity pool, with fine views over the countryside is set away from the house for those who want peace and quiet whilst others splash away! There is ample pool furniture, 8 sun loungers with cushions a few armchairs, outside shower. There are many walks and paths to explore and the area is ideal for both adults and children.

Facilities and Activities

Facilities

  • Beds

    Beds

    This property has 3 double bedroms with ensuite bathrooms and a twin bedroom with ensuite showeroom

  • Pool

    Pool

    This property has an infinity pool set on the edge of an olive groove. Pool size 8 metres by 5 metres with a constant depth of 2.10 metres, can dive. Sun loungers for all guest available.

  • DVD

    DVD

    This property has a Bose dvd player with surround sound and a selection of english titled films on dvd.

     

  • Laundry

    Laundry

    This property has a washing machine and a dryer

  • Maid

    Maid

    This property provides a maid service on request at 8 euro an hour

  • Mobile phone coverage

    Mobile phone coverage

    There is mobile phone reception at the property but some networks are sporadic.

  • Stereo

    Stereo

    This property has a Bose hi-fi audio system and also digital surround sound with a selection of cd's.

  • TV set

    TV set

    This property is equipped with the a samsung flat screen TV set. HDMI ready

  • Cot

    Cot

    This property has a cot (advance warning required).

  • Internet

    Internet

    Wifi Adsl internet connection available free of charge

  • VHS

    VHS

    This property has a video player/recorder

  • Central Heating

    Central Heating

    <p>This property has central heating (geotermic - a french system coming from underground), considered an energy saving system - so making the house a little more ecological.<br /> <br /> Ground floor has underneath the floor heating, whereas upstairs each bedroom has an individual heating system thus making it easy to use, and pleasant to live.<br /> <br />  350 euros a week, supplement cost</p>

  • Cook

    Cook

    This property can provide a local cook to make a lovely tuscan meal in your own home, 15 euros hourly.

    The cook usually does the shopping comes over cooks, serves and clears away. Usually around 90/100 euro plus shopping.

  • Satellite TV

    Satellite TV

    This property is equipped with English SKY satellite television, access to most UK TV networks except BBC & ITV. A list of channels can be provided.

  • Spectacular views

    Spectacular views

    This property has spectacular views

  • Barbecue

    Barbecue

    Wood / charcoal barbecue available

  • Baby sitter

    Baby sitter

    This property can provide a baby sitter service, on request. ( 10 Euros/hr). Please ask for details.

  • Dishwasher

    Dishwasher

    Dishwasher available

  • Extra Facilities

    Extra Facilities

    <p>The house offer a cooling effect, which isn't airconditioning but relieves the heat from the house. Included in high season price

Activities

  • Golfing

    Golfing

    Golf course(s) near by:

    Nearest is Fontevivo Golf  in San Miniato - http://www.fontevivogolf.it/

    Otherwise there is a Golf in the Tenuta di Castelfalfi in Montaione - http://www.castelfalfi.it/golf_eng.htm

  • Hiking

    Hiking

    Good hiking in the surrounding area

  • Horse Riding

    Horse Riding

    Equestrian Centre near by

  • Seaside

    Seaside

    This property is 35mins away from the coast of Livorno. Barati which is a lovely natural bay one of the  nicest spots on the tuscan coastline is only 1 and a half from the house.

     

  • Tennis

    Tennis

    Tennis court nearby

  • Thermal Baths & Beauty Centre

    Thermal Baths & Beauty Centre

    Tuscany is a natural spring area, any town followed by the words 'Terme' means that there is a spa there, the closest to the house is Casciana Terme, Musulmano Terme, Montecatini Terme. All of which are within an hour's drive from the property.

  • Wine&Oil Production

    Wine&Oil Production

    The property has a little olive groove which produces around 100 litres of oil.

  • Seasonal Info

    Seasonal Info

    Lots of Seasonal info available, depending of the period you would like to come and stay. To be Noted:

    Truffles are the main attraction in this area as part of the white truffle area, only last year the largest truffle of 2007 was found in the surrounding woods of the villa.

    During the season Nov-Jan one notices all the truffle hunters parked up along the way to the villa, must be early though as mostly gone by 08.30am

     

Calendar – Availability

(Bookings can only be made from Saturday to Saturday.)

2017 | 2018 | 2019
2016 Jan2 9 16 23 30
2016 Feb6 13 20 27  
2016 Mar5 12 19 26  
2016 Apr2 9 16 23 30
2016 May7 14 21 28  
2016 Jun4 11 18 25  
2016 Jul2 9 16 23 30
2016 Aug6 13 20 27  
2016 Sep3 10 17 24  
2016 Oct1 8 15 22 29
2016 Nov5 12 19 26  
2016 Dec3 10 17 24 31
Legend
# Low season price: €2,800.00
# Mid season price: €3,100.00
# High season price: €3,650.00
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Location


Place: Marti

Lovely rural village 200m above sea level, looking over the Arno valley