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House with Marvellous View Set in Olive Groves on Hillside, 25 Mins from Coast

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Hamlet of Peralta. Casa Luigi is top right.

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Last updated: 12/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Pieve Di Camaiore house description

This lovely old Tuscan house is surrounded by terraces of olive groves and sits, on the hillside, just above the beautiful, medieval hamlet of Peralta which was uniquely restored by an international sculptor. (Her sculptures can be seen throughout the hamlet). The view from the house and its large terrace is stunning. You look over the roof tops of Peralta and the valley below towards the hills, and the sea that lies beyond them. Facing south, and with this panoramic view, you can bask in the sun or read and snooze in the shade of a vine. The dining table on the terrace is covered by a vine, offering welcome shade. The house has three floors - the 4 bedrooms are spacious and comfortable, all with views. Two bedrooms (first floor) have ensuite bathrooms and the two bedrooms on the top floor share a bathroom. The ground floor comprises a large kitchen with dining area, comfortable living room, a second living room, a washroom.The swimming pool (shared) lies on a terrace above the house. In the photo of the hamlet below, Casa Luigi is the house situated at top of photo. A calm, away from it all, very unique and inspiring location yet within easy reach of the coast, Lucca, Florence, Cinque Terre, etc. A haven of peace where one is delighted to return after a day’s sightseeing.

The hamlet of Peralta: The beautiful peaceful hamlet of Peralta has a spectacular setting in the Tuscan hills that rise high above the valley of Camaiore. It was restored with great love and imagination by international sculptor Fiore de Henriquez. She created a place that is quite unique. Peralta was her home up to her death in June 2004 and one can see her work all through the hamlet. Her sculpture everywhere and the manner in which she restored and designed the hamlet give it very special atmosphere and character. With stunning, panoramic views over the valley to the hills and sea beyond and surrounded by terraces of olive groves, its stone walls covered with purple bougainvilleas, lemon trees, jasmine, Peralta seems like paradise, a place for people seeking tranquility and beauty. . The large terrace in front of Peralta is a lovely place to sit with a glass of wine, enjoy the sunsets and meet other guests.

Surrounding area: Lovely walking country with marked trails through the olive groves and hills dense with chestnut trees and known for their wild flowers in spring and autumn. Walks range from 50 minutes to a delightful restaurant in an adjoining village, to three hours up to the peak of the Mount Prana above Peralta.

In the daytime, there is always someone at hand in the hamlet to help with any questions, give directions to places of interest, lend a map, deal with minor repairs, collect luggage with our tri-porter vehicle (Ape), etc.

A local cook comes to Peralta each day and is very happy to provide pre-ordered meals to be heated up in the house. This is very popular with our guests as, aside from the fact that her cooking is delicious and typically Tuscan, it enables you to come back from a day's sightseeing and not have to think about cooking, nor going to the expense of eating out, but just to relax on your terrace and enjoy a delicious glass of wine while your meal heats up in your oven!

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome
              • Pets Considered
              • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

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              • Abundant supply of hot water in all bathrooms (solar powered with electric backup). Tank of 300 litres so you don't have to worry about hot water running short! The two double bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms. The two twin (or double) bedrooms share a bathroom....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • The house is on 3 floors: Ground floor: 2 Living rooms, fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher - large refrigerator with separate freezer - gas 4 burner hob and oven - dining area at end of kitchen. Wash room with WC, basin, washing machine. First floor: 2 double bedrooms with en suite shower rooms, WC. Second floor: 2 twin bedded rooms sharing a shower room, WC. All rooms have views over the valley towards the sea. Large terrace with wonderful view, table seating up to 10 under shade, deck chairs/sun loungers. In the main season children 10 years and over & babies only please. October to May we are happy to have children of all ages. This rule is because our guests come to Peralta expecting a peaceful, tranquil holiday, and this is not compatible with younger children who naturally want to run, play and make quite a lot of noise especially around the pool. We have a cook at Peralta who is happy to prepare food for guests to heat up in their house. List of dishes available....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Television

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Family

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Walking

                  Location Type

                  • Near The Ocean
                  • Rural

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Tennis

                  Dining

                  • Dining Room
                  • Seating for 8 people

                  General

                  • Computer Available
                  • Firewood
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Parking
                  • Telephone
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Kitchen

                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Freezer
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove

                  Outside

                  • Barbecue
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Terrace

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Communal Pool
                  • Outdoor Pool

                  Property Descriptor

                      • Detached
                       

                      Reviews

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Rate 1
                      Apr 1 - Apr 17, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      €150
                      €895
                      Rate 2
                      Apr 18 - May 22, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      €160
                      €990
                      Rate 3
                      May 23 - Jun 19, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      €210
                      €1,370
                      Rate 4
                      Jun 20 - Jul 3, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      €280
                      €1,825
                      Rate 5
                      Jul 4 - Jul 17, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      €340
                      €2,215
                      Rate 6
                      Jul 18 - Aug 21, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      €410
                      €2,870
                      Rate 7
                      Aug 22 - Sep 4, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      €340
                      €2,215
                      Rate 8
                      Sep 5 - Sep 18, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      €280
                      €1,825

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Pet Fee €20
                      • Refundable Damage Deposit €300
                      • Cleaning & laundry €75
                      • Taxes Not included

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                      Last updated: 12/16/2014
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                      Location

                      35 Kilometres
                      Nearest Airport
                      Pisa
                      45 Kilometres
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Livorno
                      15 Kilometres
                      Nearest Train
                      Viareggio
                      12 Kilometres
                      Nearest Motorway
                      A12 (Genoa/Livorno/Florence)
                      15 Kilometres
                      Nearest Beach
                      Beach

                      Car: Recommended

                      Peralta is a hillside hamlet situated in the northern part of Tuscany, on the slopes of the Alpi Apuane (national park), 10 minutes from the market town of Camaiore which, in turn, is 10 minutes inland from the coast Lucca is a 35 minute drive to the south. Motorway exit is 20 mins, making day trips easy: Siena (2 hrs), Carrara & its marble mines (45 mins). You can drive into the Carrara mountains - or go to the beach - the closest is Viareggio, the most popular Forte dei Marmi (35 mins). The Cinque Terre are one hour away - one can drive to La Spezia or Porto Venere and visit them by boat - the ferry service is frequent..Shopping in the area (Lucca/Florence/Forte dei Marmi) is legendary! The sculptors' town of Pietrasanta is only 20 minutes away. Peralta is Ideally situated for the Puccini Festival (40 minutes away). - open air opera Festival taking place in July and August at Torre del Lago. Airports: Pisa 45 mins - Florence 1 hr. Genoa 1 hr.40mins - Bologna 2hrs

                       

                      Owner info

                      Why the Owner Chose Pieve Di Camaiore:
                      International sculptor Fiore de Henriquez was living in the area of Camaiore from the 1960's due to its proximity to the Carrara marble quarries and the bronze foundries of nearby Pietrasanta. In the 1970's she found the small hamlet of Peralta, perched on the hillside above Camaiore. It was remote, served only by a footpath, and the buildings were mainly in ruins - their inhabitants having left in the mid 1950's due to the hard living in the hills. No water nor electricity at this time. Fiore fell in love with the hamlet and managed to gradually buy the various houses. She then set about restoring them and the hamlet and created the very unique place that exists today. She died in 2004 and the hamlet was then taken over by a very good friend of her's who is the current owner. . Repairs and renovations are undertaken where necessary, but the essential essence of the hamlet remains the same as when Fiore was alive. It is the home of her archive and sculptures, which can be seen throughout the grounds and in the various accommodation, of which Casa Luigi is one.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      It is hard to describe the absolute charm and beauty of Peralta and why I am so passionate about it. I now own it and am as much in love with it as Fiore before me. Every corner has its surprises, small details to delight the eye. The wisterias and bougainvilleas offer vibrant colour and essential shade. The views are wonderful, changing with the light, with the weather, with the season. Sunsets are magic. Early morning mist lying in the valley. The sight of Corsica on a clear day. The large bronze sculpture of 'The Phoenix' on the main terrace about to fly off over the valley. Fiore used to say it signifies 'Peralta rising from the ashes'. The many sculptures Fiore left for visitors to enjoy on the terraces. Her private gallery which I love to show to guests and one evening a week, at aperitivo time, I invite any guests staying at Peralta to a viewing of the gallery and Fiore's original house I hope many visitors will find their way to Peralta and enjoy it as much I do ......... possibly even fall in love with it! Dinah Voisin


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                      Photos

                      • Hamlet of Peralta.  Casa Luigi is top right.

                        Hamlet of Peralta. Casa Luigi is top right.

                      • Peralta's swimming pool.

                        Peralta's swimming pool.

                      • Casa Luigi's kitchen

                        Casa Luigi's kitchen

                      • Dining area under the vine

                        Dining area under the vine

                      • Twin or double bedroom

                        Twin or double bedroom

                      • Living room leading to kitchen

                        Living room leading to kitchen

                      • on the way through Peralta to Casa Luigi

                        on the way through Peralta to Casa Luigi

                      • Kitchen

                        Kitchen

                      • living room seen from kitchen

                        living room seen from kitchen

                      • Twin or double bedroom

                        Twin or double bedroom

                      • Casa Luigi's south facing terrace

                        Casa Luigi's south facing terrace

                      • Another Living Room in Casa Luigi

                        Another Living Room in Casa Luigi

                      • One of the double bedrooms

                        One of the double bedrooms

                      • Casa Luigi in autumn colours

                        Casa Luigi in autumn colours

                      • Pathway to Casa Luigi

                        Pathway to Casa Luigi

                      • Double bedroom with ensuite bathroom

                        Double bedroom with ensuite bathroom

                      • terrace

                        terrace

                      • living room leading to kitchen

                        living room leading to kitchen

                      • stone stairs

                        stone stairs

                      • leaving Peralta

                        leaving Peralta

                      €150 - €410 per night (EUR)
                      13

                      4 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

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                      Minimum stay: 4 nights
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                      Member since: 1999
                      Speaks: english, french, german, italian, czech, Slovakian
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                      • Calendar last updated: 12/16/2014
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