Villa Colletto

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

Pool Pets Welcome

In an elevated position on a hillside near Tuscany-Liguria border, overlooking lush countryside is the lovingly-restored Villa Colletto. Built over several levels,  this traditional stone property has undergone a stunning transformation into a contemporary holiday home that retains much of its original charm.

Stone walls are the main feature in every one of the characterful rooms, which contrast and complement the sleek, modern furnishings used throughout. The atmospheric spaces inside Villa Colletto give the sense of being hidden away in a secret idyll, whilst the large garden offers plenty of open space. Here you can enjoy clear views of the surrounding countryside, Apuan National Park and the mountains.

Whenever you want to socialise or unwind with some quiet time alone, you’ll always find the perfect relaxing space at Villa Colletto. The living room is warm and inviting, with a comfortable sofa to sink back into as you watch television or the flames dancing in the fireplace. Meal times are just as intimate affairs, with dining table that’s ideally located next to the modern and fully-equipped kitchen.

The restful feel continues with your very own small heated indoor pool. This beautiful space almost feels like a private spa, with its light, calming décor and candles for enjoying the ultimate chilled-out experience. The three bathrooms are just as enchanting, with their mix of ultra-contemporary facilities and rustic features. Tranquil and cosy, the five bedrooms are all designed to help you enjoy the perfect night’s sleep. Several also offer views over the outside space.

Within the outside space is a larger deep-water swimming pool set within a lawned garden. There’s also a selection of sun loungers for relaxing and taking in the views. Dotted around the garden are olive and cypruss trees, as well as beautiful flowers such as roses and lilies. The terrace and loggias are perfect for enjoying pre-dinner drinks and soaking up the peaceful atmosphere.

Villa Colletto gives you the best of both worlds, with easy access to both the rolling countryside with dramatic mountains and the beautiful Ligurian coastline. The Apuan Alps are around an hour’s drive away, with Equi Terme sitting by one of its peaks. Here you can try the soothing qualities of the thermal baths and range of treatments.

Five seaside villages of the Cinque Terre are also around an hour away by car - each village has its own attractions, with a sandy beach to relax on at Monterosso al Mare and a botanical garden and bird-watching centre at Riomaggiore.

* Please note the property is positioned very close to Liguria but is actually located in Tuscany province**

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What you should know…

  • Whilst the villa can accommodate up to 12 guests, please note that two guests will be sleeping on a sofa bed. Please see the features tab for full details 
  • The house features some spiral staircases that are open and feature floating steps - indeed, there are many steps throughout this characterful villa

Property Features

Private Pool Indoor Pool Internet BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Working Fireplace Heating

The Villa

Ground Floor

- Living room with working fireplace and flat-screen TV
- Fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher and coffee machine
- Dining room
- Indoor heated pool (3m x 3m)
- Bedroom with double sofa bed
- Bathroom with shower

First Floor

- Double bedroom with bath tub
- Double bedroom
- Family bedroom with double bed and two single beds
- Twin bedroom
- Two bathrooms with showers

Outside Grounds

- Swimming pool (10m x 5m)
- Sun loungers
- Garden
- Terrace with outdoor dining area
- Parking for three cars

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Hair dryer
- Fans
- Heating
- Washing Machine
- BBQ

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Colletto
Watersports Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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The closest town to the villa is Aulla (km), which sits by the Magra River and is less than a 15-minute drive away. Here you can pick up groceries as well as enjoy an evening meal at one of the restaurants on offer. It’s a great place to go hiking through the countryside, with flat trails leading through valleys as well as up into the hills.

Aulla also has a train station with direct trains to La Spezia (for the Cinque Terre villages), Sarzana, Viareggio and Pisa.

The town of Fivizzano (13km) has a long and rich history, which you can explore through its impressive buildings and landmarks. Be sure to take in Verrucola Castle and the 16th-century defence walls and the Piazza Medicea. If you visit the town during the summer you might be lucky enough to see the medieval tournament that is held every year.

Another medieval town that you must explore is Sarzana (25km). Its attractive squares and streets are lined with pretty, brightly-coloured buildings and historic sites. These include 15th-century La Cittadella Fortezza and 13th-century Sarzana Cathedral.

By one of the Apuan Alps (35km) peaks is Equi Terme (17km) which is home to the Terme di Equi thermal baths and therapeutic treatments.

For a family day out by the sea, drive around 35 minutes south to Lerici (32km). It features a long coastline studded with sandy and pebble beaches that stretches all the way to San Terenzo.

The five seaside villages of the Cinque Terre are around an hour’s drive, with the closest village to the villa being Riomaggiore (44km). Alternatively, take the train from Aulla, connecting at La Spezia. All of these ancient fishing villages share the same coastal geography of cliff edges and hillsides where clusters of pastel-coloured buildings perch precariously. Follow The Path of Love, a clifftop trail between Riomaggiore and Manarola, for some spectacular sea views along the way. Monterosso al Mare has a sandy beach and an old town with narrow, medieval streets and castle ruins to explore.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Pisa Airport

(84 km)

Nearest Airport 2 Genoa Airport

(116 km)

Nearest Town/City Aulla

(7 km )

Nearest Supermarket

(7 km)

Nearest Restaurant

(7 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub

(7 km)

Nearest Beach Lerici

(31 km)

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages

There are so many interesting places in the local area for enjoying family days out. Drive to coastal Lerici (31km) to enjoy a sandy beach and to visit the Museum of Palaeontology at the castle. Children will love the model dinosaurs that are dotted around the castle grounds.

Parco Avventura Fosdinovo (12km) is an adrenaline-filled adventure park with a mountain bike course, bungee trampoline, exciting ziplines and much more besides.

Visit the Cinque Terre village of Riomaggiore (44km) with its botanical garden and bird-watching centre and then drive around 45 minutes to Monterosso al Mare. This northernmost village has a lovely sandy beach with inviting azure waters for swimming in.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Watersports
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Indoor Pool

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning 
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting / childcare services
- Bike hire

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Extras included at this property:

- Gardener

Extras available at this property (payable locally): 

- Boat/Yacht charter
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Maid service
- Guided excursions
- Private chauffeur

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €500 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
End of stay cleaning included? Extra €150, paid locally. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? All linen and bath towels are provided.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Extra €30 per day, paid locally.
Minimum stay 3 nights during low season, 4 nights during mid season and 7 nights during high season.
Changeover day Saturday during high season (June - September), otherwise flexible.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Tax Italian Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs Whilst the villa can accommodate 12 guests, please note that two guests will be sleeping on a sofa bed. Please see the features tab for full details.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, a pet supplement of €5 per pet per day will apply (paid locally).

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Aug 22nd 2019 - Sep 14th 2019 - - - £3,262
Sep 14th 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 £1,295 £1,679 £2,063 £3,021
Sep 28th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 £985 £1,276 £1,568 £2,296
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 £1,347 £1,746 £2,146 £3,142
Jan 4th 2020 - Mar 28th 2020 £985 £1,276 £1,568 £2,296
Mar 28th 2020 - May 30th 2020 £1,295 £1,679 £2,063 £3,021
May 30th 2020 - Sep 12th 2020 - - - £3,262
Sep 12th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 £1,295 £1,679 £2,063 £3,021
Sep 26th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 £985 £1,276 £1,568 £2,296
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 4th 2021 £1,347 £1,746 £2,146 £3,142
Jan 4th 2021 - Feb 22nd 2021 £985 £1,276 £1,568 £2,296

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Aug 22nd 2019 - Sep 14th 2019 - - - €3,415
Sep 14th 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 €1,356 €1,740 €2,124 €3,162
Sep 28th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 €1,031 €1,322 €1,614 €2,403
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 €1,410 €1,809 €2,209 €3,289
Jan 4th 2020 - Mar 28th 2020 €1,031 €1,322 €1,614 €2,403
Mar 28th 2020 - May 30th 2020 €1,356 €1,740 €2,124 €3,162
May 30th 2020 - Sep 12th 2020 - - - €3,415
Sep 12th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 €1,356 €1,740 €2,124 €3,162
Sep 26th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 €1,031 €1,322 €1,614 €2,403
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 4th 2021 €1,410 €1,809 €2,209 €3,289
Jan 4th 2021 - Feb 22nd 2021 €1,031 €1,322 €1,614 €2,403

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Aug 22nd 2019 - Sep 14th 2019 - - - $3,786
Sep 14th 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 $1,503 $1,887 $2,271 $3,506
Sep 28th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 $1,142 $1,434 $1,726 $2,664
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 $1,563 $1,963 $2,362 $3,646
Jan 4th 2020 - Mar 28th 2020 $1,142 $1,434 $1,726 $2,664
Mar 28th 2020 - May 30th 2020 $1,503 $1,887 $2,271 $3,506
May 30th 2020 - Sep 12th 2020 - - - $3,786
Sep 12th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 $1,503 $1,887 $2,271 $3,506
Sep 26th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 $1,142 $1,434 $1,726 $2,664
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 4th 2021 $1,563 $1,963 $2,362 $3,646
Jan 4th 2021 - Feb 22nd 2021 $1,142 $1,434 $1,726 $2,664

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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