Lovely typical Tuscan home, suitable for couples of families. House, garden, pool, range of amenities in a quiet hillside setting with easy access to all the region has to offer.
Reclining under a pink and violet sunset sky while sipping an aromatic glass of Montepulciano is a lovely way to enjoy your private garden space. Although it’s also a pleasure to watch children run and play with a backdrop of orange terracotta rooftops, old-world stone, and verdant mountains. And when the hot Italian summer calls for some refreshment, cool off in your own private 4 x 2 meter pool at the end of the garden.
Let your surroundings inspire you as you light the outdoor wood-burning barbecue. Tagliata Toscana, a tender grilled steak dressed in rosemary infused olive oil, and simple verdure alla griglia are the perfect flavors for a whimsical alfresco meal under the cover of emerald leaves and red roses. Remember to get your ingredients at the mercato in Bagni di Lucca on Wednesdays and Saturdays, where you'll find locally grown seasonal fruits and vegetables.
The indoor living and dining areas are spacious and well equipped for family fun nights at home and festive evenings with new local friends. When staying in is the way to go, use the DVD player to enjoy a film on the TV or listen to various tunes from the music library on the CD player. Download a Karaoke app using the Wi-Fi connection throughout the property. But if you need a break from technology, just grab a book off the shelf!
The eat-in kitchen is generously stocked with practical and luxurious appliances. The basics - a refrigerator, stovetop, oven, microwave and toaster - are all there, with the added convenience of a dishwasher, Kenwood mixer, juicer and bread maker. This is in addition to ample cupboard space as well as a full set of pots, pans and cooking utensils. Prepare your meals to the warmth and beauty of a crackling fire in the open fireplace, the kitchen’s most uniquely charming feature.
Overlooking the garden is the master bedroom with a king size bed, bedside tables, a bookshelf, wardrobe, dressing table and chest of drawers. The second bedroom has a built in wardrobe and sleeps 3 in a double bed and a sofa bed. Bedroom 3 has one twin bed, while the fourth bedroom has two twins and overlooks the garden from the top floor. The final bedroom has another double bed with a wardrobe and bookshelf. The full bathroom has a shower, toilet, bidet, jetted tub and double sink unit. The second bathroom is equipped with a shower, toilet, single sink and mirrored cabinet.
Guests have exclusive access to the whole house, garden & pool for the duration of their stay.
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In the garden there is the pool for your enjoyment as well as a small inflatable paddling pool stored in the house that can be used if desired. There is also a lovely plant covered pergola under which there is a beautiful stone topped round table and 4 wrought iron chairs for dining outside or just hanging out in the shade.
There is an additional little table and 2 chairs, a sun lounger and a stone barbecue for grilling your food.
Please respect the house and look after it - leave it as you would like to find it! Pets are welcome, but please don't smoke in the house.
I live in the beautiful North York Moors in the North Yorkshire, described locally as "God's Country". I am part of a Camphill Community in which adults of differing abilities, including those with learning disabilities, live and work together, sharing life and resources. I have a gorgeous 7 year old daughter who lights up my life. I also love horses and am blessed to have a little herd of four who bring so much joy and love into my life too and help me cope with all life's stresses. I have a dog - a golden retriever - too and 3 cats.
I try to take each day as it comes and be thankful for what each day brings.