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Cottage in a spectacular setting near mountains Italy

La Capanna from the front
La Capanna from the front
La Capanna from the upper garden terrace La Capanna from the lower garden terrace The sitiing/dining room
The view from the house and garden The countryside near La Capanna Another corner of the beautiful garden
Part of the extensive garden The main bedroom La Capanna from the front
The second bedroom Via dei Tallini. La Villetta is beyond the cypress trees The hamlet 'I Tallini'
Local scenery

Cottage in Tuscany, Italy

Property Details of Tuscany Cottage

More comprehensive information, including availability, is given on the owner's personal website which can be found at http://freespace.virgin.net/gp.ck (without the usual prefix “www”) . "La Capanna" and its extensive garden is situated in a spectacular position at the foot of the Pratomagno Mountains. It is on a single floor and was converted from an old agricultural building. Six people can use the place very comfortably. It consists of four rooms: 1) A large sitting/dining room containing a well equipped kitchen area. This room has a large window offering superb views of the nearby mountains. 2) A bedroom with a double bed. 3) A smaller bedroom with two single beds. 4) A spacious bathroom which includes a shower, hand basin, WC and a bidet. A large garden shed contains a washing machine, and a freezer, as well as two mountain bikes. There is air conditioning and central heating. The kitchen is fully equipped with pans etc. and there is plenty of cutlery and crockery. There are maps, guide books and brochures about places to visit, as well as past visitors' recommendations. There are games, a range of books for all ages, and a radio/cd/cassette player. THE GARDEN: There is an extensive garden for the use of residents in both houses. It has lawns, patios, shaded and covered areas (including pergolas) so that visitors can always find a relatively private spot to sit, sunbathe or eat. There are several outdoor tables, chairs and sun-loungers and two bbqs. As well as shrubs and flowering plants there are herbs for cooking. From the garden, much of which is not directly overlooked by any other houses, there is a superb view up into the mountains. In addition to the garden, there is so much open land nearby that it is always easy to find a quiet, private outdoor spot.

Local Area Details

The location is ideal for people who want a base from which to explore the beautiful region of Tuscany. The house is about 35 kilometres south-east of Florence, about 2 kilometres from the country town of Reggello. Both the 'A1' motorway and the Rome-Florence railway line are about eight kilometres away, giving easy access to the rest of north/central Italy and beyond. Florence, Siena, Arezzo, Pisa, Lucca, Perugia, numerous smaller towns and places of interest, such as San Gimignano, and several famous beauty spots are all easily accessible.

The house is situated in a hamlet, and has a superb view into the Pratomagno mountains, on which the light is constantly changing. They are tree clad high up, descending into olive groves and tiny vineyards. There are numerous foot paths through the mountains, and there is a wealth of local flora and fauna. All around are typical Tuscan views, with all the characteristics of the area: cypress trees, olive groves and old buildings scattered amongst vineyards. The area is renowned in this part of Italy for the freshness of the air, and the local olive oil is generally held to be amongst the finest in the world.

Nearby Cascia is a typical Tuscan village, famous for the Masaccio painting in the superb Romanesque church. There are several other fascinating small villages and towns nearby, many offering excellent walks, beautiful old churches and other ancient buildings and places of interest. Vallombrosa, a particularly famous beauty spot up in the mountains, is only a few kilometres away.

Westwards lies the river Arno and the Chianti hills, producing the splendid wines of the same name. Often considered one of the most beautiful regions in Europe, Chianti is a mixture of breathtaking views and charming, intimate villages. Around Cascia and Reggello there are far fewer tourists than in the Chianti heartland.

Slightly further afield, the cities of Florence, Siena and Arezzo offer a great variety of things to do and see. Medieval and Renaissance art and architecture is everywhere, there are theatres (some in the open-air), Roman and Etruscan ruins, shops and markets of every kind, as well as swimming baths, sports events and much more. Past visitors to the house have left numerous suggestions and personal recommendations of places to visit and things to do.

LOCAL AMENITIES: The village of Cascia has plenty of traditional shops for most basic necessities, as well as a modern supermarket, a chemist, a bank and two restaurants. Reggello has shops for more specialised requirements, a travel agent, good restaurants, and a market on Saturdays. Excellent wines can be bought either from shops or directly from local producers. Nearby Figline offers even more extensive shopping facilities. For people interested in finding a real bargain in the world of "haute couture" (women's and men's) there is, nearby, a shopping centre called The Mall, home to the factory outlets of Gucci, Giorgio Armani, Yves Saint Laurent, and other top designer labels. Not far away there is a similar Prada outlet.

Restaurants: There are several very good restaurants locally.

Swimming: there is a beautiful large open-air swimming pool only 1 km away.

Local sports facilities: Horse riding, tennis and fishing.

Public transport is good, with both buses and trains (local and mainline) in easy reach.

Cottage in a spectacular setting near mountains Italy Property Information

Location:Tuscany, Italy
This Property Sleeps:6
Minimum Price Per Week:£285
Maximum Price Per Week:£402
Nearest Airport:Florence or Pisa (airport code FLR)
These prices are for 2 people There is a small surcharge of 15 pounds per week for each extra person

Property Features

  • Children are allowed

Accommodation and Facilities Summary

Theme Away from it all, Quiet yet close to local activity
Accommodation Changeover Day Flexible, Size: Spacious, Accommodation Type: Self Catering
Suitability Non Smoking Only, Children Welcome, No Pets
Outside Outside Tap, Garden, Terrace, Parking, Patio, Barbecue, Barbecue Area
Location In the Country, Distance to Airport 50-100km, Distance to local restaraunts 1km, Distance to convenience store 1km, Distance to beach >5km, In the mountains
Local Area The local town is Lively but not wild, Distance to Local Town Centre 1km, Night Clubs, Restaurants, Lively Bars and Pubs, Quiet Bars and Pubs
Local Activities Walking, Swimming, Tennis, Mountain Biking, Horse Riding, Golf, Fishing, Cycling
Living Room Fold Out Beds Sleeping 1, Armchairs 3, Sofas 1, Seating for 6 People
Laundry Ironing Board, Iron, Towels Provided, Linen Provided, Washing Machine Provided, Nearby Laundrette
Kitchen Toaster, Grill, Separate dining area, Fridge, Freezer, Oven, Hob, Washing Machine, Dishwasher, Crockery & Cutlery Provided
Entertainment Cassette Player, Radio, Hi Fi
Dining Seating for 6 People, Dining room table
Heat/Cooling Aircon throughout, Central Heating
Bedroom Pull-out Beds 1, Twins 1, Doubles 2
Bathroom Bidets, Toilets 1, Bathrooms 1

Contact Information for Cottage in a spectacular setting near mountains Italy

Name: Gwyn Pritchard
Telephone: +44 20-8699-8883
Alt Telephone: +44 -7714-193108
Fax: +44 20-8699-8883
It is completely free to send an enquiry! Use this opportunity and email the owner below to ask as many questions as you wish about this Villa in England.

Cottage in Tuscany, Italy