About the property
- Apartment538 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 - 7 nights
1 bedroom - 1 bathroom- - sleeps up to 4 - private garden - Pool
AN AUTHENTIC TUSCAN FARM HOUSE APARTMENT WITH GARDEN
Casa Terra Bianca is a charming ground floor apartment within an authentic Tuscan farm house. The
property offers the perfect base for a couple or a family with 2 children to enjoy a rural Tuscan holiday
situated on a family run farm nestled in a beautiful Tuscan landscape.
A SWIMMING POOL WITH A DREAMY VIEW
The large pool sits on a grassy terrace with stunning views over olive groves, vines and Cypress trees. The
large decking area has deck chairs, sun loungers, sunshades and an external shower. The pool is shared
with just 2 other properties on the farm estate. Close to the pool area is a shaded terrace where you can
relax in the shade with a good book or sip a beer or two!
Pool dimensions 15 x 7.5 metres, Depth 1 - 1.50 metres
RURAL TUSCAN FARMSTAY
The property is situated on a family run farm which produces an extra virgin olive oil, red wine, honey and a
quality salami produced from the prize ͚Cinta Sinese͛ pig which carries a certification of quality and
guarantees a genuine Tuscan product. The farm produce is also available to buy direct from the owners.
The whole farm consists of 4 residential properties all offering private corners to relax and unwind, in
addition to a private garden.
IDEAL FOR A COUPLE OR SMALL FAMILY
The one bedroom apartment can sleep 2 adults in a double queen size bed, plus 2 children or another two
adults in single beds.
RUSTIC KITCHEN/DINING/LOUNGING ZONE
Like so many Tuscan houses the kitchen is the heart of the home, this is where the family meals are
prepared, served and enjoyed and the family or group of friends gather around the table to chat and drink
The Kitchen at Casa Terra Bianca is a typical Tuscan kitchen a place to both eat, drink and relax. The
typically stone built kitchen is simple but allows for guests to prepare meals at home. There is also a small
sofa and a romantic open fire place for cooler nights.
RUSTIC SIMPLICITY WITH ORIGINAL FEATURES
Casa Terra Bianca is simply furnished with a mix of traditional Tuscan furniture and antique pieces. Original features include antique terracotta floors and beamed ceilings.
CLOSE TO AUTHENIC HILL TOP VILLAGE
The charming village of Palaia with its Medieval heart and beautiful panoramic views is just under 2
The village of Palaia has everything you need to enjoy your stay in rural Tuscany, a couple of bars, a
handful of restaurants, grocery stores, bakers etc.…The nearby larger town of Pontedera is just under a 30-
minute drive away where you can stock up on the way at a bigger supermarket
PRIVATE PARKING SPACE AND EASY ACCESS
There is a parking space right next to the house. Access is down a leafy lane part of which is surfaced and is
easy to navigate.
ENGLISH SPEAKING OWNERS AND PROPERTY MANAGERS
The property management is hosted by Marie and Lorenzo of Authentic Tuscany who live in Tuscany not far
from Palaia. It is Marie and Lorenzo who will deal with your booking and provide you with the tools to help
you plan the perfect break in Tuscany, in addition they are available to answer any of your questions prior
to arrival. Giovanna the property owner will meet and welcome you to the property on your arrival.
Giovanna lives locally and is a mind of information, she also speaks very good English.
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE
Arrival is from 4.00pm – 8.00pm. However later arrivals can be organised on request.
Departure is up to 10:00am
NOTES ON PAYMENTS
A refundable damage deposit of 200 Euros is required on arrival
Included in the rental payment: Bed linen, towels and final cleaning
Not included in the rental payment: Heating if required
Pets on request: Pet fee 30 euro per pet per stay
Marie and Lorenzo
- Response time:
- within a few days
- english, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Marie and Lorenzo
The property was inherited by the current owner and host Giovanna and her family. Before embarking in hospitality Giovanna worked as an international lawyer in the nearby city of Florence however, today she spends most of her days preparing to meet her guests not only at Casa Giovanna but also at the family's other nearby properties which offer its guests a farm stay opportunity. Giovanna's brother works the surrounding farm land and breeds a domestic pig from the region of Tuscany known as Cinta Senese. The Cinta Senese pig carries a DOP status which indicates a high quality product with protected designation of origin. in addition the family also produces a high quality extra virgin olive oil. Giovanna speaks perfect English and looks forward to welcoming you to Carbonaia. Marie and Lorenzo are the property managers who help Giovanna with the booking process in addition to assisting guests with ideas of what they can do and see in the area. They are based in the nearby Medieval town of Vicopisano which is approximately 35 minutes away. They are able to assist in organising cooking courses and private chefs in addition to wine tours, taxi's and private drivers should you need them.
Why Marie and Lorenzo chose Palaia
The farm estate has been handed down through the generations. The family business had been in quarrying stone in the nearby area. The business had been extremely successful and the family invested in a farm with lots of land. Over the years part of the farm had been sold off however, many buildings and land still remain. Most of the buildings are now holiday/vacation rentals and part of the land is still used for farming and the production of olive oil in addition to landscaped gardens and a pool terrace.
What makes this Apartment unique
Farm holidays offer the traveller a unique insight into the rural life in Tuscany where a traditional life still exists outside the bigger cities and more popular tourist areas. The properties at the farm retain original features such as beamed ceilings, terracotta paved floors and open fire places. The interiors offer rustic simplicity with lovely views over the surrounding countryside. Children will delight in having plenty of space to explore and rediscover nature. Adults will love the tranquility and the chance to discover a more authentic Tuscany.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
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Available to our guests either at the property or in the nearby town of Vicopisano in a in the kitchen of a charismatic Medieval tower house
Wine tours are available either as a self guided tour or as an organised experience with driver and lunch included
Gastronomic experiences such as a morning with a Truffle hunter or visits to organic cheeses producers are available
TEMPIO DI MINERVA
19th Century temple dedicated to the godess of healing and wisdom. is situated in the nearby village of Montefoscoli. open on Sunday from 29 May - October 29. In addition to special full moon night tours
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Included in the rental payment: Bed linen, towels and final cleaning All cancellations incur an administration fee Not included in the rental payment: Heating or air conditioning if required please contact us for rates. Pets on request: Pet fee 30 euro per pet per stay