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Charming Country Holiday Home in Tuscany, with Swimming Pool.

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Last updated: 08/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Montecarlo house description

The Cottage is plunged in the beautiful hilly landscape that surrounds the ancient medieval hamlet of Montecarlo, in the province of Lucca.
“Cottage Merlot”, is an holiday house to the inside of an elegant residence immersed in a peaceful countryside in one of the most spectacular corners of Toscany. The cottage lies on a hill and is surrounded by gentle hills covered with vineyards and silver tipped olive groves. This holiday home is an ideal choice: you have the advantage to rent cottage in the country where you may relax in the sun in the pool enjoying the splendid views on the never ending wine yards or have a walk or have fun at the beaches of Versilia (25 minutes) or visit the historic centre of Lucca (15 minutes) and the art town of Tuscany such as Pisa and PISA AIRPORT (just 35 minutes, Florence (40 minutes), San Gimignano or Siena are within an easy reach. Going further north, the CINQUE TERRE can be reached.

Historic Village : Montecarlo: Montecarlo is a typical medieval village placed on the hill that overlooks Lucca's plain. Since the Middle Ages, when the cities of Florence, Lucca and Pisa battled to control the territory and up to the unification of Italy, Montecarlo's area has always been deep-linked with the cultivation of vines and olive trees.
Of particular interest are the fortress, the church, the tiny 18th century theatre and the evocative view from Piazza Carrara and has recently received the 'Bandiera Arancione', the Italian Touring Club's symbol of quality for tourism and environment.
Montecarlo's wine comes from a mix of Italian and French grapes, as our vineyards are the result of local Trebbiano vines and other vines imported from Bordeaux, Rodano and Bourgogne during the XIX century. Since 1999 the “Strada del Vino delle Colline Lucchesi e di Montecarlo' has been created: an ideal path for wine-tourism as a way of discovering and appreciating Montecarlo's area and its culture.

Historic Towns : Lucca: A vast number of visitors are drawn to Lucca's surrounding region of Tuscany. Lucca itself is a fascinating provincial mediaeval city surrounded by a wide historic city wall on which people Promenade or cycle during the early evenings. Lucca is a very beautiful city of art which is worth discovering: completely surrounded by the town walls, rich in Renaissance buildings, churches, squares, picturesque spots, little old shops, elegant boutiques and typical restaurants. Numerous events taking place in Lucca makes it the perfect choice for your holiday all year round. To name just a few: the international Comics and Games exhibition at the end of October, lyrical music concerts in October and November, the “Settembre Lucchese” with its traditional festivals and cultural events during the whole month of September, the Summer Festival in July and August with famous foreign singers performing rock and pop concerts right in the town centre.

Historic Towns : Florence: UNESCO estimates that almost 10% of the world's art treasure worthy of preservation is located in Florence, the capital of Tuscany. Florence is in fact a shrine to the Renaissance with numerous churches, monuments and galleries overflowing with paintings and sculptures. The city of Florence is easily explored on foot due to its relatively compact nature. The historic centre is built around two main squares; Piazza del Duomo and Piazza della Signoria. However the central point of Florence is the breathtaking cathedral, at which master builders such as Giotto and Brunelleschi worked, and which towers over the city.
A good place to start a tour is this focal point of the Piazza del Duomo where you can climb the Campanile (cathedral dome), and see the Baptistery and Museo dell’Opera. In the same area are the Museo Nazionale del Bargello housing Italy’s greatest accumulation of Renaissance sculptures. There is also Via dei Calzaiuoli, Florence’s pedestrianised main street.

Property Type

  • House
  • 75 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 baby crib


          • Bedroom 2: 1 twin/ single


          • Bedroom 3: 1 sleep sofa /futon


          • 2 bedrooms and a comfortable sofa bed at ground floor , sleeps maximum of 5 people 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed is well furnished with bedside tables, mirrors, lamps, a wardrobes, cotton chest. It has a big shuttered windows 2nd bedroom with one twins beds, one bed more available; is furnished with a bedside table with abat jour, mirrors, a wardrobe, cotton chest. . It has a big shuttered windows...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, bidet


          • 1 bathroom Bathroom, Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet. The bathroom is furnished with sink, WC, bidet, enclosure shower, mirror. One set of towels per person per week is included in the price and provided by the owner at your arrival....moreless


          • Television
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Radio


          • Family
          • Sports & Activities


          • Autumn Foliage
          • Cinemas
          • Festivals
          • Forests
          • Library
          • Museums
          • Restaurants
          • Winery Tours

          Leisure Activities

          • Walking
          • Horseback Riding

          Location Type

          • Rural
          • Village

          sports and adventure activities

          • Golf
          • Mountain Biking
          • Cycling
          • Swimming
          • Tennis

          Arrival Day

              • Saturday

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                  • Dining Room
                  • Seating for 6 people


                  • Heating
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Sunbed
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Sofa Bed
                  • Parking


                  • Kitchen:

                    A kitchen contains at least a refrigerator, stovetop, oven and sink....moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    I provide dishes, utensils , kitchenware, glasses, pots, spoons, knives.The kitchen is fully equipped....moreless

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Toaster
                  • Gourmet Kitchen
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Freezer
                  • Oven


                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Beach Umbrellas
                  • Deck Furniture
                  • Outdoor Furniture

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Communal Pool
                  • Outdoor Pool

                  property descriptor

                      • Terraced


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                      very low
                      Mar 1 - May 3, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      May 4 - May 31, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      Jun 1 - Jun 28, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      very high
                      Jun 29 - Aug 30, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      Aug 31 - Sep 27, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      very low
                      Sep 28 - Nov 29, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      Nov 30 - Dec 20, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      very high
                      Dec 21 - Dec 31, 2014
                      7 night min stay


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                      Last updated: 08/21/2014
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                      45 Kilometres
                      Nearest Airport
                      48 Kilometres
                      Nearest Ferry
                      5 Kilometres
                      Nearest Train
                      6 Kilometres
                      Nearest Motorway
                      48 Kilometres
                      Nearest Beach
                      15 Kilometres
                      Nearest Barpub
                      58 Kilometres
                      Nearest Golf
                      Forte dei Marmi
                      15 Kilometres
                      Nearest Restaurant

                      Car: Recommended

                      The rediscovery of the landscape, its quiet, the possibility to walk in the vineyards and in the old village of Montecarlo, the possibility to swim in a swimming-pool that seems to be suspended from the air, because level with the water it is possible to range over Vineyard valley, are some of the possibilities that a guest of Cottage Merlot.

                      The best months for an holiday in Tuscany are undoubtedly May and June, since the long days and the fairly moderate temperatures enable pleasant walks in the open air, and also make it possible to avoid long queues at the most important art museums.

                      We also recommend the period between September and the end of October, since as well as the mild climate (usually in October the temperatures do not fall below 20/25 degrees and it is sometimes even hot enough to use swimming pool which is always open).


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                      €400 - €680 per week (EUR)

                      2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 5

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