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Villa/Farmhouse in the Middle of Tuscan Hills Between Florence, Siena and Pisa - IL MONTE

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:Farmhouse
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Description

IL MONTE: Pisa Province 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.

About the Property

2 VILLAS 2 FARMHOUSES 4 APARTMENTS EACH ONE WITH HIS POOL GARDEN AND BARBECUE

Centrally located at the point where the provinces of Pisa, Siena and Florence meet, you can find the Tenuta di Ghizzano, which stretches for about 360 hectares among the gentle Pisan hills.

Our villa and farmhouses, built at the end of the 19th century, have been restored maintaining the original structure, but they are all fully equipped with modern comforts such as, satelite TV. and Wi-Fi Internet.

They are Situated in the middle of the countryside, among wheat fields, olive trees, vineyards, buzzards, pheasants, bee-eaters and roe-deers. Even if every farmhouse has it's own unique style, each of them have a swimming pool, a barbecue and a large garden. 

Ghizzano, the little medieval village, reachable on foot from all of our farmhouses, has everything you may need: a bakery, a grocery store, a local club and an Italian clothes shop.

Within a ten minute drive you can find Peccioli, where there are some excellent restaurants, reviewed on TripAdvisor, banks, supermarkets, a chemist and butchers. You are only 30 minutes by car to reach Volterra and San Gimignano, while it takes about an hour to reach the most well-known cultural cities such as Lucca, Siena, Florence and Pisa. As a local would say, you are within 'shooting distance' of every main historical attraction!

Wine and extra-virgin olive oil have always been produced here, since 1370, which you are invited to taste in our ancient historical cellar or in our beautiful Italian Style Garden.

Our farming method is completely organic; that’s why you can still find rich and diversified local vegetation and animals that make the environment even more perfect.

We look forward to welcoming you!

OTHER ACTIVITIES:

1) ANIMAL WATCHING:
Our purpose is to bring you closer to the wonders of nature and to our great variety of animals, such as deer and roe deer.
The project 'Animal Watching' was created with this purpose.
You will be guided through the woods In the quiet of the sunset and dawn. with binoculars we will observe the open space where deer and roe deer come out of the woods in search for food.

During the breeding season - July and August - females make a high whistle to attract males and males roar and flash their white rump. However males may also roar or make low grunting noises when alarmed. During the rut, bucks will spread out and females move between them. At this time of year one can see fallow deer ungrouped compared to the rest of the year when they try to stay together.

In early fall roe deer males mate and they chase the females.
You can see the roe deer primarily at dusk, they live in the woods and they may venture into grasslands and sparse forests. In June females usually give birth to two spotted fawns of opposite sexes.

It's up to you what time of the year you choose to meet them.
At the end of this full immersion into the green, experts will be happy to answer your questions.
We are willing to take you on a guided trip around the natural habitat and the fields that tells us about the peasants culture and the history of the little village. During thistrip, there will be an optional stop to taste the specialities cultivated on our farm and the surrounding area.

2) WINE AND EXTRA VIRGIN 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 organic olive oil, that you can taste 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.

3) MASSAGE
There is a nice and comfortable room dedicated exclusively to relaxing massage. It's usually recommended to enjoy a pleasant, relaxing and regenerating hour and also as a relief from various functional unbalances.



SOMETHING ELSE ABOUT THE AGRITURISM

The agriturism has 2 VILLA , 2 FARMHOUSES AND 4 APARTMENTS , all located in the middle of the hills, 5 or 10 minutes walkIing 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 . VILLA GORGO who was the huning house of my grandfather, who has the noble title of 'COUNT' ,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'.



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.


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Calendar last updated: 02/13/2017
 

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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. CANCELLATIONS: 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 bicycle guided tour wine-and olive oil tasting visit to the tipical italian garden of about 18th century visit to the crash oliveoils massage booking florence museum heating
FREE SERVICES INTERNET WI-FI TVSAT TOWELS BED LINEN BARBECUE PING PONG LIGHT WATER GAS

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 200 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    ping pong table playground in the village park of turtles www.parcopreistorico.it...moreless

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

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

    old style bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

    old style bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    old style bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    old style bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single

    old style bedroom...moreless

  • 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

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower, bidet

    spacious...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, bidet

    spacious...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower, bidet

    spacious...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, bidet

    ...moreless

  • They are big and comfortable, shining, with panoramic view. inside you can find: the towels in terry cloth or cotton, white and coloured, and the soap....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Ghizzano, the little medieval village, reachable on foot from all of our farmhouses, has everything you may need: a bakery, a grocery store, a local club and an Italian clothes shop. EXTRA SERVICES 1)BREAKFAST : local ham and cheese, handmade cakes, fresh fuit,juice fruit , coffe tea milk chocolate ,soya milk, rice milk, breakfast for food intolerances 2)DINNER OR LUNCH food km 0, tipical tuscan food 3) ANIMAL WATCHING: Our purpose is to bring you closer to the wonders of nature and to our great variety of animals, such as deer and roe deer. The project 'Animal Watching' was created with this purpose. You will be guided through the woods In the quiet of the sunset and dawn. with binoculars we will observe the open space where deer and roe deer come out of the woods in search for food. At the end of this full immersion into the green, experts will be happy to answer your questions. 4)WINE AND EXTRAVIRGIN ORGANIC OLIV OIL TASTING IN THE ANCIENT CELLAR 5)RELAXING MASSAGE ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Roller Blading
  • Spelunking
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    wifi illimited...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    there is the possibility to use it...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker:

    italian and american...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    really well equyipped...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Bicycles:

    you can rent it directly before you leave with www.ecorent.net...moreless

  • Golf:

    18 fields ,15 minutes by car...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    15 minutes bt car, you have to bring with you your tennis rackets...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    the pool is dedicated to two apartments Il Monte and Santa Giulia...moreless

Property Descriptor

  • Detached
 

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Location

47 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Pisa, Galileo Galilei
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1KM
47 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Livorno
20 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20KM
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Pontedera
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Pontedera
47 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
MARINA DI VECCHIANO, TIRRENIA

Car: Necessary

A few minutes walking from the property you can find the village.

Ghizzano, the little medieval village, reachable on foot from all of our farmhouses, has everything you may need: a bakery, a grocery store, a local club and an Italian clothes shop.

Within a ten minute drive you can find Peccioli, where there are some excellent restaurants, reviewed on TripAdvisor, banks, supermarkets, a chemist and butchers. You are only 30 minutes by car to reach Volterra and San Gimignano, while it takes about an hour to reach the most well-known cultural cities such as Lucca, Siena, Florence and Pisa. As a local would say, you are within 'shooting distance' of every main historical attraction!

Wine and extra-virgin olive oil have always been produced here, since 1370, which you are invited to taste in our ancient historical cellar or in our beautiful Italian Style Garden.

Our farming method is completely organic; that’s why you can still find rich and diversified local vegetation and animals that make the environment even more perfect.

We look forward to welcoming you!

OTHER ACTIVITIES:

1) ANIMAL WATCHING:

Our purpose is to bring you closer to the wonders of nature and to our great variety of animals, such as deer and roe deer.

The project 'Animal Watching' was created with this purpose.

You will be guided through the woods In the quiet of the sunset and dawn. with binoculars we will observe the open space where deer and roe deer come out of the woods in search for food.

During the breeding season - July and August - females make a high whistle to attract males and males roar and flash their white rump. However males may also roar or make low grunting noises when alarmed. During the rut, bucks will spread out and females move between them. At this time of year one can see fallow deer ungrouped compared to the rest of the year when they try to stay together.

In early fall roe deer males mate and they chase the females.

You can see the roe deer primarily at dusk, they live in the woods and they may venture into grasslands and sparse forests. In June females usually give birth to two spotted fawns of opposite sexes.

It's up to you what time of the year you choose to meet them.

At the end of this full immersion into the green, experts will be happy to answer your questions.

We are willing to take you on a guided trip around the natural habitat and the fields that tells us about the peasants culture and the history of the little village. During thistrip, there will be an optional stop to taste the specialities cultivated on our farm and the surrounding area.

2) WINE AND EXTRA VIRGIN 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 organic olive oil, that you can taste 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.

3) MASSAGE

There is a nice and comfortable room dedicated exclusively to relaxing massage. It's usually recommended to enjoy a pleasant, relaxing and regenerating hour and also as a relief from various functional unbalances.

Other Activities of the area:

cooking lessons, multi-axis airplane,trikes, motor paragliding,horse riding,tennis,golf,cycling.

 

Owner info

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 Ghizzano PI, Italy:
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.


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Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/13/2017

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Photos

  • Livingroom Il Monte

    Livingroom Il Monte

  • Il Monte view from the Carraia, equipped area for eating outside

    Il Monte view from the Carraia, equipped area for eating outside

  • Il Monte bedroom

    Il Monte bedroom

  • Camino Carraia, equipped area for eating outside

    Camino Carraia, equipped area for eating outside

  • Il Monte e Santa Giulia swimming-pool

    Il Monte e Santa Giulia swimming-pool

  • Camino bedroom

    Camino bedroom

  • il Monte and Santa giulia pool and house

    il Monte and Santa giulia pool and house

  • Games in the italian Style Garden of Villa Venerosi Pesciolini didactic activity

    Games in the italian Style Garden of Villa Venerosi Pesciolini didactic activity

  • il Monte and Santa giulia

    il Monte and Santa giulia

  • Camino view from the airoplane

    Camino view from the airoplane

  • il Monte bedroom

    il Monte bedroom

  • Camino Living-room

    Camino Living-room

  • Casa Guardia vista dall'alto
wiew from the airoplane

    Casa Guardia vista dall'alto wiew from the airoplane

  • Il Monte bathroom

    Il Monte bathroom

  • Il Monte Carraia equipped area for eating outside

    Il Monte Carraia equipped area for eating outside

  • Camino House

    Camino House

  • Camino livingroom

    Camino livingroom

  • The garden of Camino

    The garden of Camino

  • Il Monte and Santa Giulia view from the airoplane

    Il Monte and Santa Giulia view from the airoplane

  • il Monte and Santa Giulia in winter

    il Monte and Santa Giulia in winter

  • il Monte bedroom

    il Monte bedroom

  • Camino bedroom

    Camino bedroom

  • view from the terrace of Camino

    view from the terrace of Camino

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