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The agriturism has 4 houses, all located in the middle of the hills, 5 or 10 minutes walk from the Ghizzano Village, through olive trees. Initially, its belonged to the farmer, and thus the name “The Colonial House”. It is usual for such a house to be located at one side or in the centre of a field called “podere”. The “Podere” was a piece of land given by the owner to the peasant : the crop was divided among them in equal parts. This system was very common in the late Middle Ages and was called “Mezzadria”. the houses were built on one side of the of land (podere). This allowed people to get to the main road easier and allowed easy access of the crop wagons to get to the market. It was our grand grandfather who, by the middle of the 19th century, built these houses and named the places after the patron saint of the crops. Thus came to life “Casa poderale Il Monte & Santa Giulia”. Casa Poderale' San Prospero' .The Gamekeeper''s house : today called Casa Guardia . Casa poderale 'Gorgo' ,today called Villa gorgo. 4 beutifull houses eachone with his own swimmingpool and his own garden. In order to protect and highlight the beauty of the landscape where these houses are, we did our best to preserve the original features of the structure. The beautiful landscape that you can see from the windows is still rich of wildlife that you can appreciate having long walks along the paths crossing the whole area. Biking, riding & bird watching are the other exciting sports that you may practice in this 'piece of Eden'. WIINE AND and EXTRAVIRGIN OLIVE OIL TASTING We are willing to make you taste the exceptional wines that we produce and that we export all over the world. They have been highly rated from all the major wine magazines such as Wine Spectator, Wine Advocate and Gambero Rosso. The other traditional product of the family is the extravirgin and biologic oil of oil that you can tast with our wine. The olive pressing is a cold and continuous cycle pressing within 24 hours from harvest ; we obtain a really fresh and flavoured oil of oil.
SOME MORE NOTICE ABOUT THE ESTATE: The estate currently extends over approximately 865 acres with 45 acres of vineyards, 50 acres of olive groves, 370 acres of cereals, 370 acres of wood and poplars groves. The woods are still rich of wildlife: hawks, buzzards, bee eaters, pheasants, hares and roes the t you can appreciate having long walks along the paths crossing the whole area.
GUIDED TRIP: GUIDED TRIP and TUI-NA MASSAGE We are willing to make you a guided trip inside the estate around natural habitat, the fieldstalking about the paeasnt culture and the history of the little village. During the trip approximately three and a half hours, is included a stop and tasting of specialities of our estate and of the area.
MASSAGE There is a nice and comfortable room dedicated exclusively to TUI-NA treatments. TUI-NA treatments is a chinese treatment ( is like acopunture made with hands) It's usually recommended to enjoy a pleasant, relaxing and regenerating hour and also as a relief from various functional unbalances.
IL MONTE: Peccioli Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 65377ha
Il Monte is an independent first floor apartment of a restored old farmhouse, ideal to host 10 people. The name 'Il Monte', means THE MOUNT because of its location, on the top of a gentle hill from where you can enjoy a stunning panorama. It has got a living room with a big fire place, 5 spacious and comfortable bedrooms, all furnished with traditional Tuscan furniture, 4 bathrooms. The kitchen is well equipped, with dishwasher and a ventilated oven. In the restored stable on the ground floor, there is a table tennis, and on the other side the washing machine that you may use under request. There is a large garden all around the house and olive groves. From the swimming pool, that is 12x6 metres, you can reach an inkling of the sea. There is a well -equipped area to eat outside with a barbecue.
They are all furnished with pieces of the end of the XIX Century, they have coloured walls, they are spacious, there is a stunning view from all the windows. All the lights are old style chandeliers. The light blue double bedroom: 1 large double bed in iron work, 1 chest of drawers (1mtrx0.5mtr), 1 wardrobe (1.80hx1mtrx0.5mtr), 2 night-tables, 2 chairs, 1 armchair. The yellow-orange double bedroom: 1 large double bed in iron work, 1chest of drawers, 1 wardrobe, 2 night-tables, 2 chairs. The green double bedroom with 2 twins bed, 2 armchairs, 1 wardrobe, 1 night-table between the 2 beds. The green double bedroom with 1 large double bed in iron work, 1 chest of drawers, 1 wardrobe, 2 night-table, 2 chairs. The yellow double bedroom: is upstairs with its 'en-suite’ bathroom, double bed & 1 single bed, all in iron work, 1 big circular table, 1 big wardrobe with drawers, 1 night-table, 2 chairs, 1 armchair. All the sheets are in cotton or flex & hand embroidered....moreless
They are big and comfortable, shining, with panoramic view. inside you ca find: the towels in terry cloth or cotton, white and coloured, and the soap....moreless
The kitchen is really big: it has a panoramic view from the window that is up to the stove, and to the work table. The stove has 5 fires, the oven is ventilated. There is a wood table (1.25mtrsx0.80mtrs), 6 chairs, work table (0.80mtrsx0.60mtrs), 2 small tables, 1 kneading-trough (2.5mtrsx1.25mtrsx0.30mtrs), 1 big bracket, 1 refrigerator with freezer. you can find a blender a knife set and others little equipement for cooking.The living-room is really big: it has 1 table (2.10mtrsx80mtrs), 10 chairs, 2 sofa for 3 or4 people each, 2 armchairs, 2 big chairs, 1 low table between the sofas, 2 little table for the lamps, 1 chest of drawers, 1 big fire place (2.5mtrsx1mtrs).
There is a little closet (1mtrx1.50mtrs), with the iron and the iron table and all necessary to clean the house.
to confirm the reservation we need a deposit:
THE DEPOSIT : the 20% of the total rate, to give one month before your arrival. In case of last minute it will be the 50% of the total rate.
PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE :
final cleaning: 100€
pets : 30€ per week.
washing machine : 5€ each
add bed 100€per week
CAUTION MONEY: €200 to give at you arrival.
Up to three weeks before arrival, we can cancel reservations free of charge.
ALL THE FESTIVITY DURING THE YEAR ARE CONSIDERED MIDDLE SEASON
With cancellations at a shorter notice you have to pay:
- cancellation as from and including day 21 up to day 14 before arrival: 60% of the total rate.
- cancellation as from and including day 14 up to day 7 before arrival: 75% of the total rate.
- cancellation day 7 up to the day of arrival: 90%.
- cancellation the day of arrival: 100%.EXTRAMADESERVICES ON REQUEST
baby sitting on request in advance
homechef on request in advance
cooking lesson on request in advance
wine-and olive oil tasting
visit to the tipical italian garden of about 18th century
visit to the crash oliveoils
booking florence museum
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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A few minutes walking from the property you can find the village. Ghizzano is an ancient hamlet located in the Pisan hills, 200 metres above sea-level. Set in the midst of fragrant and richly coloured countryside, enjoys a particularly mild climate thanks to its proximity to the Mediterranean Sea. It has 350 inhabitants. There is a very good bakery, a general grocery, which has a stock of delicious local foods and a wide variety of all other everyday needs; an internetpoint. Peccioli, the township, is 10 minutes by car & you can find: bank, farmacie, post office, tourist information office.
Historic towns & cities such as FIRENZE, LIVORNO, LUCCA, PISA SIENA, SAN GIMIGNANO, SAN MINIATO, VOLTERRA are all within easy reach of the Estate. Our 'Tenuta di Ghizzano' lays on the 'STRADA DEL VINO 'wine route' linking the main wineries set on the Pisan hills.
Therefore, if you are wine lovers, you may taste different kind of wines in our area, beginning from ours!
Other Activities:cooking lessons, bird watching, multi-axis airplane,trikes, motor paragliding,horse riding,tennis,golf,cycling.
Year Purchased: 1870
About the owner: Is a family property, we arrive in this area in 1370. from this moment olive oil and wine become our production. In 1950 the 'mezzadria' finsh and all the peasnt people migrate in tows to work in the industry so these houses was abandoned.
So we begin to rent tese houses and to welcome people for hoildays. me and my sister Lisa we are the more comunicative of the family , cause she live in florence , is me that welcome and take care of you when you arrive in Ghizzano.
I speak english good, franch really well, and spanish I understand quite all and I can speak only a little, I'm studying deutsch. I like langueges cause I love to know people coming from others country. I think that in that way you can travel staying at home. In 2010 me and a group of owners we foud an association called BELLAPECCIOLI to welcome people in the best way and create a quality path, ivolving local reastaurant, craftsmen, shops with typical products, museum and parks, so that you can move in the area with a kind of invisible guide, which will help you to appreciate the best aspect of Valdera.
Why the Owner Chose Peccioli: In 1998 governement give some money to restore ancient houses so one by one we restore them .
Today we have 4 houses: 1 luxury villa GORGO, 'VILLA GOROGO' 1 villa 'CASA GUARDIA' 1 beautifull really big house diveded in two apartments:' IL MONTE' and 'SANTA GIULIA', and 1 house diveded in two littele apartments : ' CAMINO' and 'SAN ROSPERO'
The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse: CASA GUARDIA is really quiet,private garden private pool, the kintchen is open on the big garden, where I love pick up the cherrys directly from the tree in printemps, and the fig in autumn.Really confortable for a group , a big family, or two little family, ground floor two bedrooms and first floor othes two bedrooms.
CAMINO is really romantic, perfect for a couple ; SAN PROSPERO is really practical and really illuminated, I 've lived there for a period, really nice for a little family, the garden is commun to both apartments, is really big and the pool is really qiuet and private.
IL MONTE is really big and confortable i usually use to have dinner with my friends in the winter time, when I have no guests cause is really confortable and the kincken is really well equipped; SANTA GIULA is romantic and usefull for a family I like to stay in the little terrace and listen the birds singing. Both have a marvellous view from the swimming pool, during the clear days the view can arrive till the see, wonderfull!! The garden is really big one side can be a game park for children and the othe side a relaxing space for adults.