Superbly restored, spacious four bed villa (300 sqm) with private swimming pool set in a village just 20 minutes from Pisa and the beautiful Tuscan coastline. The villa has wide views over the Tuscan landscape and is presented in ‘as new’ condition. In the centre of a typically Tuscan village in the area of Terricciola, on the Chianti wine tour, this villa has been renovated maintaining many of the original features and with high-end quality finishings, including terracotta floor tiles, exposed beams, frescos and Tuscan brick arches. Spacious, flexible living spaces with four/five bedrooms and five bathrooms.
The villa is on three floors, and the access is initially onto the upper level through a large entrance hall into a living area with fireplace, then into another beautiful room with painted ceiling which can be used as a double bedroom or further sitting room with balcony. Also a storage room and a bathroom on this level. Downstairs, on the first floor are three bedrooms, two with en-suite bathrooms and a further bathroom then on the ground floor there is another large open-plan living area with kitchen, dining room which opens onto a terrace with vine pergola. There is also another bathroom on this level. The house is presented in immaculate condition throughout and it is ready to move in to and the views over the Tuscan landscape are quite stupendous. Outside is a beautiful terraced garden and landscaped swimming pool with wonderful views.
This lovely house is in the centre of a quiet Tuscan village and within walking distance of amenities. Terricciola is set between the valleys of the River Era and the town of Cascina, and the Sterza stream. It is in between Pisa and Florence in an area with pretty hilltop villages including Morrona, Soiana, La Rosa, Selvatelle, La Chientina and Soianella which are all wonderful to explore. This colourful landscape of rolling hills dotted with medieval villages, castles and tall cypress trees epitomise the Tuscan dream. Meandering through the countryside of Valdera you feel the vestiges of the mysterious Etruscan civilisation. Terricciola is known as the ‘City of Wine’ for the rich and fertile soil ideal for cultivating grapes. In September each year The Festa dell’Uva e del Vino (Grape and Wine festival) is held. This offers an excellent opportunity to taste some of the best wines of the region and people come from all over the region to enjoy this special occasion. There are many other festas in the area including the Spring Fair in La Rosa in May, the Festa dell’allegria (Feast of Joy) in Morrona and the Strawberry Festival in Terricciola in July, the Notte Bianca (White Wine Night) in August and the Calici di Stelle (drinks under the Stars) in Terricciola.
The property is perfect to enjoy your holidays in a quaint Tuscan village, or equally it would make a lovely, permanent home and it is perfectly placed to explore this beautiful area. It is just 5 km from the town of Casciana Terme, famous for its thermal waters and with a newly renovated spa which is a lovely place to spend a day relaxing, with indoor and outdoor pools. Casciana is dominated by a castle, with a beautiful central piazza and since Roman times it has been famous for the curative warm thermal waters. Today it is a bustling town with a busy weekly market and great shops and restaurant and a famous theatre. It is halfway between the famous hilltop village of Volterra and Pisa. The area offers many activities with easy to join cooking classes, art classes, Italian language classes, wine tasting, hill walking and even Vespa tours around the rolling hills of the area. The friendly community is ready to welcome you in and there are so many great places within easy reach – it really is a great spot from which to explore the whole of Tuscany.
The coastal cities of Castiglioncello and Cecina, the golf courses of Pisa and Castelfalfi, and the historic towns of Volterra and San Gimignano are all close by, and each make a wonderful day out. The old town of Livorno is close too, from where it is possible to hop of the ferry to the magnificent island of Elba, just off the coast.The town is located in Valdera in Central Tuscany between Pisa and Florence. This colourful landscape of rolling hills is dotted with medieval villages, castles and lanes flanked with tall dark green cypress trees, all of which epitomizes the Tuscan landscape. The nearby città d’arte (cities of art) include Volterra, San Gimignano, Palaia and Florence, each offering splendid art and architecture to admire. In Lajatico, Andrea Bocelli, the famous tenor, was born and it is in the heart of Valdera that his Teatro del Silenzio (the Theatre of Silence) draws some of the biggest names in opera, when he hosts a summer festival each year in July.
Distances: Walk into the village, Casciana Terme 5 km, Terricciola 5 km, Pontedera (trains, supermarkets) 20 km, Castelfalfi (Golf and Spa Resort) 25 km, Pisa (airport) 35 km, Cecina (beaches) 35 km, Volterra 40 km, San Gimignano 50 km, Lucca 70 km, Florence 80 km.