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Casa della Vista

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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
With a beautiful location set below the small, medieval hill village of Sorana, this is a traditional stone farmhouse retaining all the usual beautiful Tuscan features of cotto floors, chestnut beams and an open fireplace. Outside there are private olive groves for the children to play in, a terrace for al fresco dining, BBQ for outdoor cooks and a pool for cooling off in the glorious summer days - all with spectacular views of the Pescia valley. Two of the best restaurants in the area are just down the road or there is further fine dining in and around the local town of Pescia, less than 15 minutes drive away Open all year around, this house offers a quiet retreat from which to explore the surrounding hills on foot to local villages such as Vellano, Castelveccio, Fibialla or Medicina....With a beautiful location set below the small, medieval hill village of Sorana, this is a traditional stone farmhouse retaining all the usual beautiful Tuscan features of cotto floors, chestnut beams and an open fireplace. Outside there are private olive groves for the children to play in, a terrace for al fresco dining, BBQ for outdoor cooks and a pool for cooling off in the glorious summer days - all with spectacular views of the Pescia valley. Two of the best restaurants in the area are just down the road or there is further fine dining in and around the local town of Pescia, less than 15 minutes drive away Open all year around, this house offers a quiet retreat from which to explore the surrounding hills on foot to local villages such as Vellano, Castelveccio, Fibialla or Medicina.More
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About the Owner
Kevin M
Languages spoken:English, Italian
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2009
Interaction with guests
Arrival time is nominally 1600 with checkout time 1000 on the day of departure. You will be met on arrival by our local management team who will help you down the hill with your bags and show you around the house Then all you have to do is decide how you will spend your time - eat and drink at the house or in the local restaurants or venture further afield - there is a guest folder in the house with many suggestions on what to do or where to go
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Reviewed 15 July 2019 via mobile

This has got to be the perfect place for a bit of R&R. The booking with Kevin was very easy and we were provided with lots of information about what to see whilst we were in Tuscany. After a straightforward drive (directions from Kevin were...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank Michele S
Kevin M, VR Owner at Casa della Vista, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2019

Thanks for your lovely review, Michele - you have certainly summed up neatly a lot of what there is at hand to enjoy Let me know soonest about next year - I am already taking bookings!

Reviewed 14 October 2018

As the title suggests, a perfect place to relax. Even if the house is small, its anyway big enough for 5 people. It is very cozy and the view is simply gorgeous. The equipment is perfectly adequate, only in bad weather - which we did...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Andreas R
Kevin M, VR Owner at Casa della Vista, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2018

You have been great guests - thanks very much for the review and congratulations for being the family who have used the pool the latest time in the year! Would love to welcome you all back

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Reviewed 3 September 2018

Lovely little property tucked in the beautiful hills. Place was clean and tidy, pool was wonderful. Chris who looks after the place was super helpful. Bed was comfy and amazingly we got a great 4G signal due to a very close tower.

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank berttantill
Kevin M, VR Owner at Casa della Vista, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Thanks for being such a great guest and for taking the time to give us your feedback. You are correct about 4G - guests can connect with the outside world if they so wish 😊

Reviewed 31 August 2018

Breathtakingly stunning views and nothing but the sound of goat's bells and the breeze through the olive trees ... we couldn't have asked for a more peaceful holiday! Although compact (the bathroom was a challenge for our tall family!), the house is an authentic Tuscan...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Stay747990
Kevin M, VR Owner at Casa della Vista, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2018

Great to hear you had such an enjoyable time, Helen - many thanks for the review. Glad to hear that you were able to relax and return home refreshed - that is what this place is all about!

Reviewed 7 August 2017

WOW!.... this place is absolutely stunning. The views, the cottage and the local area are all fantastic. The cottage is well equipped, clean and comfortably accommodated our family of five. It was very relaxing - the pool, sitting out on the terrace with the odd...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank Meandthe4Guys
Magoomigator, VR Owner at Casa della Vista, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

I am so glad you had such a wonderful time at the house and enjoyed sampling the local lifestyle and culture. Please let me know if you would like to come back this year - I've re-equipped with some more furniture and cooking options!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Refrigerator
Central Heating
Washer
Housekeeping Included
Outdoor Dining Area
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
Freezer
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
Iron
Hairdryer
Water Park Nearby
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Balcony
Mountain Views
Linens Provided
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Horse Riding Nearby
Kettle
Terrace
Toaster
Patio
Fireplace
Additional amenities & feature info
The accommodation is on two floors with the kitchen, shower room and one lounge/bedroom downstairs and the master bedroom and second lounge/bedroom upstairs The main bedroom has a king size bed with chest of drawers. wardrobe and air conditioning unit whilst the upstairs second room has a large stone grate with cast iron fire, large sofabed and cabin bed. Downstairs, the lounge has a sofabed and is also equipped with an air conditioning unit. The kitchen is fully equipped with utensils and pans, with a 5 ring gas bottle-powered cooker complete with oven. There is also an under-house storage room which contains the garden furniture and washing machine
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About the neighbourhood
Sorana is situated along the valley north of Pescia known as Dieci Castella – part of the Province of Pistoia in Northern Tuscany. The valley takes its name from the 10 villages that line the valley hills and hilltops, each of which has a church with bell tower. During medieval and in more recent periods of upheaval like the second world war the towers acted as prime lookout posts for defence of the area There are some beautiful places to visit in the Pescia valley and surrounding area in Northern Tuscany and Casa della Vista is the ideal location to use as a base from which to venture out or to relax and enjoy the fabulous views and perfect weather in summer
Getting around
Local villages such as Vellano, Fibialla, Castlevecchio, Aramo, San Quirico, Collodi and Medicina can all be explored on foot from the old mule tracks that run from right outside the front door of the house or the historic walled city of Lucca is only a 30 minute drive. Florence is about an hour and a half’s drive, if you want to risk the hairy Italian city traffic or the rail link from Pescia is regular and reliable and will allow you to take in the scenery across the rolling north Tuscan hills
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