Views over the rolling hills near Pisa
Monterosa is located in rural Tuscany approx. 35 km east of Pisa. The house has a lovely garden immersed in 3 hectares of surrounding woodland and olive groves and is situated on a hill with beautiful unspoilt views over the Tuscan countryside.
The house is furnished as a home with a mix of English and Italian character so you will not get the feeling of staying in rented accommodation. The ground floor comprises of a large entrance which leads into a a drawing room with library filled with English books and a collection of English film in DVD and also a CD music collection. A digital flat screen TV with English Sky satelite connected to a Bose surround system, makes this perfect to watch/hear your favorites artists.
Off to the right of this room is an open plan sitting room of 60 square metres, with French windows overlooking the valley. At one end of the room is a stone fireplace for winter use. The adjacent dinning room which seats 10 comfortably leads upstairs via stairs or into a fully equipped kitchen. The owner is kean on cooking, so has put in double electric ovens, a gas hob and an halogen electric hob, a dishwasher and every other convenience. Also downstairs is a utility room with washing machine, dryer and ironing equipment.
On the upper floor there are three large double bedrooms with marble bathrooms en suite, plus a twin bedded room with shower. The bathroom of the master bedroom has a large jet shower as well. There is plenty of cupboard and storage space in all bedrooms.
Al fresco eating for 10 people opposite the kitchen is possible under the umbrellas. In the garden is a traditional farm barn, a working wood burning oven and a wood barbecue and a swimming pool. The pool, with fine views over the countryside is set away from the house for those who want peace and quiet whilst others splash away. There is ample pool furniture (8 sun loungers with cushions, a few armchairs and an outside shower).
With "green in mind", geothermic heating has been installed which works on the natural temperature of the land, so operates without gas or oil. In winter, under floor heating supplies the ground floor and radiators on the first floor which also double up to provide cooling air in the summer. This geothermal system is not air conditioning but it produces a similar cooling effect inside the house if it is very hot outside.
An unpaved road leads to the house, this access is not suitable for low slung cars.
The nearest village is Marti (4 km) with a bar, restaurant and food store. Montopoli Val d'Arno (8 km) has a larger supermarket.
There are many walks and paths to explore and the area is ideal for both adults and children. The area is well-known for the famous white truffles and indeed one of the largest truffles ever found in the area was found in the woods behind the house.
The sandy beaches of Tirrenia, Pisa, Lucca, Volterra, San Gimignano, and the many wonderful hill towns of Tuscany are in easy reach, and Florence (50 km) can even be reached by train from Pontedera (15 km), the nearest large town.
Our Guests Reviews
Dear Betina Roehrig,
Last year we rentet Villa Monterosa for one week - it was fantastic. This summer we are interested in visiting Italy again. Could you make a list of available villas?
C. Graversen, January 2010
- Pool: 5 x 8m
- In house cooling effect (cooling given by the geothermic system, as a general rule the temperature inside is about 9/10 degrees lower than outside)
- Internet WIFI connection
- TV (with UK Sky satellite)
- DVD player
- Fridge with freezer
- Stove with oven
- Washing machine and dryer
- Barbecue grill with pizza oven
- Outdoor dining table for 10 people
Marti (village with shops) 4 km
Palaia 7 km
Highway exit Montopoli 7 km
Montopoli (railway station) 8 km
San Romano (railway station) 10 km
Pontedera (railway station) 15 km
San Miniato 25 km
Casciana Terme (thermal spa) 30 km
Pisa 35 km
San Gimignano 40 km
Sandy beach Coast Tirrenia 40 km
Vinci 45 km
Florence 50 km
Lucca 50 km
Volterra 60 km
Siena 70 km
Viareggio 80 km
Massa Carrara 90 km
The most important Tuscan cities of art such as Pisa, Florence, Lucca, Volterra are within easy daytrip distance. Also the smaller medieval towns such as Palaia, San Miniato, Vinci, Cerreto Guidi and the famous San Gimignano can all be reached within an hour or so.
The Tyrrhenian Sea with the long sandy beaches near Pisa, the wild rocky shores at Calafuria and the comfortable beach resorts of Livorno are only 40 minutes' drive away. Why not round off your day at the beach with a browse around the attractive seaside towns of Castiglioncello and Quercianella?
Bathing is also possible in the cooler months: a 30 minutes' drive will bring you to the tiny spa town of Cascianca Terme. Those looking for a wellness break will enjoy the many facilities on offer in Casciana: thermal baths, fango, cosmetic and therapeutic treatments, acupuncture, solarium, massage, hydromassage and sauna.
Please note: the Google Maps are only approximative, the exact address will be given after finalized booking.
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- 1 drawing room
- 1 open plan sitting room
- 1 dining room
- 1 kitchen
- 1 utility room
- 3 double bedrooms with en suite bathroom each
- 1 twin bedroom
- 1 bathroom
- Pool with sun loungers, a few armchairs and an outside shower
- Outdoor dining table for 10 people
- BBQ with pizza oven
3520 EUR €
3960 EUR €
Weekly rates in €
|31 Aug 2024 - 14 Sep 2024
|29 Jun 2024 - 31 Aug 2024
8+1 PAX 8
|3520 EUR €
|3960 EUR €
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- Bed, bath and kitchen linens
- Pool towels
- Cooling effect
- Internet WIFI connection
- Pool cleaning
- Wood for fireplace: please check price on the premises.
- Additional bed if maximum capacity PAX is exceeded: EUR 100 per week
- Baby bed or bed for children up to 3 years if maximum capacity PAX is exceeded: EUR 50 per week
- High chair: please enquire
- Final cleaning: EUR 250
- Pets allowed (only small breeds, no hunting dogs): EUR 50 domestic pet supplement per week
EUR 600 cash deposit are due on arrival.
SERVICE ON REQUEST (please enquire with us when booking)
- Maid service
- Cook service
- Cooking course
- Reservations from Saturday to Saturday
- Availability only during the above mentioned dates
- Pool pool opening dates: above mentioned seasons
A house in a valley of its own
- Sleeps 10+2 Guests
- Bedrooms 5 Bedrooms
- Bathrooms 4 Bathrooms
- Floor area sq m 220 m2 m2
Former barn converted into a well-equipped home
- Sleeps 9+2 Guests
- Bedrooms 4 Bedrooms
- Bathrooms 3 Bathrooms
- Floor area sq m 290 m2 m2