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Absolutely brimming full of character, this wonderful two bedroom villa with private pool and pretty garden, offers the opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of holiday experiences: A small picturesque medieval town is on the doorstep whilst the main art cities of Tuscany, beaches and sporting opportunities are all within easy reach.
Ground floor: Large living/dining room with fireplace and original oil-press/mill stone. Kitchen (dishwasher, oven, hob and fridge). Bathroom with shower.
First floor: Living room with double sofa-bed. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower and washing machine.
Air conditioning is installed in the bedrooms on the first floor.
GARDENS & POOL
Private and well maintained lawned garden with terrace, BBQ, table and chairs and swimming pool. There is a raised furnished terrace above the pool and ample furniture including sun-loungers and umbrellas are provided.
The private secluded pool is 9m x 5m and 165/170cm deep. The pool is generally opened from the end of April to first Saturday in October*
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
The villa Frantoio is located in the old medieval village of Orciatico, in the Commune of Lajatico Pisa. The village was in the past a langobard castle, part of the defence system protecting the western part of Tuscany and is just one such village affording spectacular views of the archetypal Tuscan landscape. From this point the main art towns of Tuscany, Florence, Pisa and Lucca are all within easy reach. Under an hours drive will take you to Siena, which rivals Florence in musical, artistic and historic interest, while outdoing it with the Palio in July and again in August. Colle di Val d'Elsa, birthplace of Arnlfo di Cambrio who built the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, is worth a visit, it has a fine medieval centro storico and is also noted for some of Italy's finest crystal.
Frantoio is a prestigious ancient oil pressing house situated in the heart of the medieval village, in the country land of Volterra, and with a magnificent view of Volterra and the beautiful valley of high Valdera. The building, dating from the sixth century, has been painstakingly restored to create a house of character and comfort whilst the original mill stones and olive press has been incorporated into the heart of the house and act as a fascinating reminder as to the true identity of this building.
Here you can enjoy a very Italian holiday, with all the pleasures of a home in a wonderfully Italian medieval village. A convenient little restaurant is situated just two minutes walk from the house and a few traditional shops are dotted about the village including a general store, delicatessen, bank, post office and weekly market. The restaurant in the village serves typical Tuscan cuisine at very reasonable prices. The garden is laid out to the rear of the property and makes an ideal setting for those who enjoy alfresco dining and barbecues. To the end of the garden are a couple of steps down into a walled garden where the swimming pool is situated. A raised panoramic terrace overlooks the pool and the countryside beyond the garden.
Frantoio's location makes it ideal for exploration and sightseeing, with the art cities of Pisa, Siena, Florence and Lucca all within an hours drive. For those who like to feel some sand beneath their feet, some wonderful beaches can be reached in under an hour. Closer to home you have, of course, the wonderful town of Volterra with an excellent choice of restaurants and some very good shopping facilities.
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