Casa Arcadio

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Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

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Set in the beautiful Val di Magra (Magra Valley) which hugs the Liguria-Tuscany border, Casa Arcadio enjoys the best of a rural dwelling set in green tranquillity, with easy access to amenities and the beautiful Ligurian coast. This home comprises two separate dwellings for four guests, within one estate, together with expansive gardens and a pool with whirlpool.

This home emanates authentic Tuscan charm and a warmly rustic tone; subtly restored, it is brimming with local style, original architectural flair and farmhouse character. The interiors at Casa Arcadio are delightfully faithful to the original structure, with an open fireplace and simple, yet cosy adornments. 

Both two storey homes are clad in local stone with timber shutters and sloping terracotta roofs. The well-maintained gardens offer a haven of stylish seclusion for effortless outdoor living. With impeccable green lawns offset with pops of vibrant colour thanks to the vividly flowering potted plants, creeping trellis and elegantly swaying poplars, this is a veritable Italian retreat, blending original farmhouse life with contemporary comfort.

For relaxed dining alfresco, there is a cool, shaded veranda and porch, wrought-iron dining furniture or poolside loungers with chic parasols for post-swim snacks. A barbecue in the balmy summer air will hit the right tone, while the pool offers both a whirlpool, a privately secluded spot and two outdoor showers. Surrounded by rolling countryside, guests can enjoy a sense of escaping the bustle of urban life. 

Casa Arcadio is nestled in a rural spot in the upper Lunigiana. Set in the Appennino Tosco-Emiliano National Park, it is ideally placed for those looking to explore the region’s natural beauty. Set in the heart of the Val di Magra (Magra Valley) - a luscious green valley in the province of La Spezia; the Magra river runs through the valley and incorporates the historic towns around its basin through to the Liguria border with Tuscany at Massa Carrara. 

Casa Arcadio enjoys the best of a rural setting while being just one kilometre to the local shops, amenities and restaurants, Within just an hour’s drive, guests can enjoy the iconic Mediterranean towns of Portovenere (58km), as well as the flamboyantly coloured national park of Cinque Terre. La Spezia (35km) has an array of intriguing historical buildings, beautiful scenery - the port area adjacent to the Centro Storico and Porto Mirabello offers an elegant backdrop to meander and promenade. The notable cities of Pisa, Florence and Lucca are all reachable, while authentic rural scenes surround this charming home.

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What you should know…

  • Casa Arcadio is made up of two separate dwellings, each with one double bedroom and one of the villas has a sofa-bed, therefore sleeping up to six guests in total
  • For those travelling with children, you may prefer to make use of the sofa-bed downstairs in one of the villas because each double bedroom is in a separate dwelling (note that both have stone steps internally)
  • Additional services such as personalised tours and wine-tasting will incur separate fees

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Cable TV

Villa 1 (accommodates 2-4)

Villa Interior

Ground Floor
- Well equipped open-plan kitchen-living room with dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffee machine 
- The open-plan living space with a double sofa bed
- Bathroom with shower 

First Floor
- Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower 

Villa 2 (accommodates 2)

Ground Floor
- Well equipped open-plan kitchen-living room with dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffee machine 

First Floor
- Double bedroom with ensuite bathroom 

Outside Grounds (2000m²)
- Swimming pool (10x5m) with whirlpool. Open approximately June to end-September
- Lawns comprising fruit trees, potted plants and grassy areas 
- Terraces with views
- Covered porch-veranda 
- Dining furniture
- Poolside loungers  
- Parasols
- Barbecue 
- Pool lighting
- Parking for 4 cars 

Facilities
- Wi-Fi
- Television
- Air-conditioning 
- Pool towels 
- Washing machine 
- Iron and ironing board 
- Hairdryers

Location

About the surrounding area of Casa Arcadio
Watersports Canoeing/Kayaking Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Only one kilometre to the pretty local village, surrounded by the beautiful Liguria-Tuscan borders and the green, luscious Magra valley, Casa Arcadio enjoys a privileged position. With the Appenini national park on one side, the unrivalled beauty of the upper Lugiana on the other and the well-heeled Ligurian coast 40 minutes away, guests can enjoy access to some of the prettiest parts of Northern Italy.

The local village has all essential amenities from shops to supermarkets. It is known for hosting the Parish Church of Santo Stefano a Sorano; built with river pebbles, it was formerly a meeting point for pilgrims travelling along the via Francigena is now a site of archaeological interest.

The ancient town of Pontremoli is just 7 kilometres distance and was built between two rivers, with twin arched Roman bridges offer access to the town. It’s known for its elegant palazzo with courtyards, porticos and stylish piazzas. The cobbled lanes leading up to the castle are flanked with stone houses and arches, with eateries and boutiques as well as a museum at the castle. 

La Spezia (48km) offers beautiful historic architecture. The port area adjacent to the Centro Storico and Porto Mirabello offers an elegant backdrop to promenade, especially in the evenings when local families are out enjoying the cool air and a gelato. The “passeggiata” Costantino Morin is lined with trees and offers sublime views of the harbour.

Lerici (50km) is a beautiful harbour town that is less crowded than the popular Cinque Terre and offers tall, pastel-coloured homes, a castle, public gardens and an attractive boat-filled harbour.

Portovenere (58km) is a former fisherman’s village (listed by The New York Times as one of the top 45 most beautiful places to visit on earth and one of the UNESCO world heritage sites), is considered one of the most beautiful and romantic villages in what is informally known as the ‘Italian Riviera’ (the Versilia coast.) The beaches of the Versilia coast provide a typically Italian seaside experience with beach clubs and beachfront bars and restaurants.

Cinque Terre (a simple 40 minute boat trip or train journey from La Spezia) is a renowned stretch of coast, offering breathtaking landscapes that hug the coastline and cliffs, the cliffside villages are painted in a myriad of vibrant tones from corals to mustards, whilst boat trips from the shore take visitors to Palmaria Island (3-minute boat trip) where hiking, swimming in clear waters and seafood restaurants can be enjoyed. The other two islands of the archipelago, Tino and Tinetto can also be reached by boat.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Pisa Airport

(96km)

Nearest Airport 2 Genova Airport

(128km)

Nearest Train Station Pontremoli

(7km)

Nearest Village

(1km)

Nearest Bar/Pub

(1km)

Nearest Supermarket

(1km)

Nearest Tennis San Terenzo

(40km)

Nearest Golf San Terenzo

(40km)

Region

With its rolling fields, historical heritage and a cuisine that’s a delight for all the senses, it’s no wonder Tuscany is one of the most popular regions in Italy for holidaymakers. Yet even with its popularity, you can still kick back in one of our luxury villas in Tuscany and feel peace, tranquillity and the joy of seclusion. 

This is one destination that really does have a little bit of everything for everyone, whether you’re travelling with family, friends or are just looking for a romantic getaway with that special someone.

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Casa Arcadio is an excellent choice for families, with access to mountains, rivers, the coast, national parks and luscious green valleys; this home in a region of unrivalled natural beauty. 

Liguria’s coastline (40 minutes) offers an array of beaches suitable for children of all ages. Younger children will enjoy shallow waters, sea-side gelato and building sandcastles, whilst older children can snorkel for exotic sea creatures or enjoy sea kayaking.

From La Spezia (35km), taking a ferry to the Cinque Terre as a family offers a scenic way to enjoy the famous string of seaside villages, awash with vibrant colours. The Cinque Terre village of Riomaggiore has a bird-watching centre and botanical garden, which are great spots to enjoy as a family. Or, taking a boat to Palmaria Island to explore its pebble beaches and hidden caves will be an exciting adventure.

For a fun-filled family day out Pistoia Zoo is an hour and a half’s drive, offering a captivating experience with over 400 animals.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Watersports
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Services Available

  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook 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 

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Extra maid service
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Private chef
- Cooking classes
- Wine Tasting

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!

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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 €300 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time Between 4.00 p.m. and 8.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
End of stay cleaning included? Extra €100, paid in cash upon arrival and paid again at the end of the first week for 2-week stays. 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 rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Extra €30 per day, payable locally.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Changeover day Saturday.
Minimum stay 7 nights.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, a pet supplement of €5 per day will apply (payable locally).
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately June to end-September. Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges. Maximum group size of twenty applies.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 5th 2020 - May 23rd 2020 £2,017
May 23rd 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 £2,143
Jun 20th 2020 - Sep 5th 2020 £2,496
Sep 5th 2020 - Oct 17th 2020 £2,143
Oct 17th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 £1,765
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 £2,496
Jan 2nd 2021 - Mar 27th 2021 £1,765
Mar 27th 2021 - May 22nd 2021 £2,017
May 22nd 2021 - Jun 19th 2021 £2,143
Jun 19th 2021 - Sep 4th 2021 £2,496
Sep 4th 2021 - Oct 7th 2021 £2,143

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 5th 2020 - May 23rd 2020 €2,150
May 23rd 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 €2,285
Jun 20th 2020 - Sep 5th 2020 €2,661
Sep 5th 2020 - Oct 17th 2020 €2,285
Oct 17th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 €1,882
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 €2,661
Jan 2nd 2021 - Mar 27th 2021 €1,882
Mar 27th 2021 - May 22nd 2021 €2,150
May 22nd 2021 - Jun 19th 2021 €2,285
Jun 19th 2021 - Sep 4th 2021 €2,661
Sep 4th 2021 - Oct 7th 2021 €2,285

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 5th 2020 - May 23rd 2020 $2,324
May 23rd 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 $2,469
Jun 20th 2020 - Sep 5th 2020 $2,875
Sep 5th 2020 - Oct 17th 2020 $2,469
Oct 17th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 $2,033
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 $2,875
Jan 2nd 2021 - Mar 27th 2021 $2,033
Mar 27th 2021 - May 22nd 2021 $2,324
May 22nd 2021 - Jun 19th 2021 $2,469
Jun 19th 2021 - Sep 4th 2021 $2,875
Sep 4th 2021 - Oct 7th 2021 $2,469

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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