Casa Taffy

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Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

Pool Pets Welcome

*EARLY BIRD 2023*

Book a 2023 villa holiday by 28th February and receive:

  • A welcome hamper on arrival
  • Up to £100 private chef voucher
  • Trees planted to offset 110% of your villa stay

Ts&Cs apply.

With captivating views of olive groves surrounding you, as well as being close to Lucca, Pisa and Florence, Casa Taffy is a delightful holiday home for family or friends wanting to experience this alluring part of northern Tuscany.

Dating back to the 17th century, this former farmhouse has been wonderfully restored by its hospitable owner who also produces high-quality extra virgin olive oil from olive trees dotted across the estate. Recently refurbished as well, the casa offers traditionally Tuscan yet stylish interiors alongside great modern comforts such as satellite TVs in each of the five bedrooms, four en suite bathrooms and air-conditioning throughout. Impressive fireplaces, fine furnishings and an abundance of original features add character and warmth to this inviting Tuscan home.

Many summer days will be spent dining al-fresco looking out towards the glorious landscapes around you, preparing feasts in the perfectly equipped summer kitchen and barbecue. The swimming pool is just as peaceful in its verdant setting with sun-loungers dotted around the pretty terrace.

Spend yet more time relaxing by visiting one of the nine spas in the beautiful town of Montecatini Terme, just 10km away, followed by lunch with a view in the medieval hilltop village of Montecatini Alto, reached from the town by an old-fashioned funicular. Other idyllic villages close by include Pinocchio’s Collodi, also home to an enchanting theme park for children, as well as Pescia and the birthplace of the great artist, Vinci.

Explore the city walls and exquisite heart of Lucca, spend time getting to know the real Pisa and travel to Florence for an unforgettable day in one of the most stunning cities of the world. Even the Tuscan beaches are within striking distance or cross the border into Liguria and the famous Cinque Terre National Park for another remarkable day out. That’s if you can bear to leave your rural idyll and the romantic surroundings of your charming Tuscan home.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • The ground floor bedroom and also the pool house/area have been made accessible for guests with mobility restrictions
  • The estate's glorious grounds are sloping in parts, some areas with unprotected drops
  • The owner lives in the house next door with his own garden and entrance. He is on hand for any assistance you may need during your stay
  • The pool is heated via solar panels - this increases the water temperature slightly but is dependent on weather (see the T&Cs)

 

 



Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Safety Deposit Box Hairdryer Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Table Tennis DVD Working Fireplace Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site

Casa Interiors

Ground Floor

-    Entrance hall
-    Open-plan living and dining room (34m2) with fireplace and large dining table
-    TV room with fireplace
-    Kitchen, newly refurbished and well-equipped including dishwasher, fridge, freezer, oven, microwave, blender, toaster and coffee machine. Dining table and doors leading to garden
-    Guest WC and laundry room
-    Bedroom (23m2) with double bed (1.7x2m) and en suite shower room (fully accessible bedroom)

First Floor

-    Bedroom (20m2) with double bed (1.6x2m), TV and en suite shower room
-    Bedroom (22m2) with twin beds (0.85x1.9m), TV and en suite shower room
-    2-bedroom family suite (46m2). One bedroom with twin beds (0.85x1.9m) and fireplace, leading through to second bedroom with double bed (1.6x1.9m). En suite bathroom with jacuzzi bath and shower attachment

Outside Grounds

-    Solar-heated swimming pool (12m x 6m, depth: 1.5m). Open approximately May to October and surrounded by fencing*
-    Pool house with changing room, warm shower and WC (fully accessible shower room)
-    Poolside pergola and sun loungers
-    Al-fresco dining area
-    Annexe with indoor summer kitchen and BBQ
-    Garden lighting
-    Outdoor fitness area
-    Fenced gardens/grounds (slopes/unprotected drops in places)
-    Parking

*The pool area has been made accessible for guests with mobility restrictions

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Air-conditioning
-    Heating
-    Fireplace
-    TV and DVD player
-    CD player
-    Library with English books
-    Table tennis
-    Outdoor fitness area
-    Hairdryer
-    Mosquito nets
-    Alarm system
-    Video surveillance (can be switched off)
-    Washing machine and dryer

Location

About the surrounding area of Casa Taffy
<1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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In a beautiful part of northern Tuscany, perfectly located between Florence and Pisa and just half an hour from Lucca, Casa Taffy enjoys wonderful views of the Valdinievole towards the enchanting spa-town of Montecatini Terme.

You are surrounded by hills covered in olive trees so typical of this region. Indeed, the owner produces his own extra virgin olive oil using traditional methods, thus creating a high quality product. It’s around 4km to the local village which is made up of a collection of picturesque and historic hamlets as well as useful amenities in the main part such as restaurants, cafes, shops and a supermarket.

Montecatini Terme (10km) is a delightful town to visit with its historic fountains, impressive architecture and fashionable shops. There are nine thermal spas across the town which can be found in beautiful buildings and one of the reasons for the town’s popularity. The medieval village of Montecatini Alto is another place of beauty. Visit via the old-fashioned funicular – it’s a great spot for lunch and the views at the top are spectacular.

Lucca (30km) is also within easy driving distance or you could take the 30-minute train ride from the local station, about 4km away. It’s an enchanting town with gorgeous cobbled lanes, exquisite squares and of course the historic city walls, not to mention the wonderful shops, bars and restaurants.

Other local villages to explore include Vinci (28km), the birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci and Collodi (12km), well-known for its associations with Pinocchio. Pescia (10km) is another gem with a great cathedral and the thermal springs at Monsummano Terme (12km) should also be on your list of possible places to visit.

Pisa (47km) can also be reached in around fifty minutes, a city with great charm and so many attractions, not just the leaning tower. Florence (58km), about an hour away by car, is also a perfect day trip with its art galleries, architecture and ambience.

After all that sight-seeing, spend the day relaxing on the beach along the Versilia coastline with resorts such as Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi under an hour away. The most adventurous could even drive as far as La Spezia (103km), the gateway to the famous Cinque Terre National Park and also close to the romantic seaside villages of the Golfo dei Poeti.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Pisa International Airport

(50km)

Nearest Airport 2 Florence Airport

(50km)

Nearest Village

(4km)

Nearest Restaurant Local village

(4km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Local village

(4km)

Nearest Supermarket Local village

(5km)

Nearest Tennis Local village

(4km)

Nearest Town Montecatini Terme

(10km)

Nearest City Lucca

(30km)

Nearest Beach Viareggio

(55km)

Nearest Golf Golf Montecatini Terme

(18km)

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 Teens

This is a great part of Tuscany to visit with children as you are within easy reach of archetypal Tuscan countryside, idyllic villages and towns, famous art cities as well as the glorious coastline.

Youngsters will adore Pinocchio Park, a theme park set in nearby Collodi with a number of attractions including shows and rides. There is also a lovely Butterfly House just next door set in wonderful gardens.

Animal lovers may want to visit the zoo in Pistoia, around half an hour away, or head to the incredible Padule di Fucecchio wetlands to look out for migrating birds.
As well as the mighty cities of Florence and Pisa, Lucca will enchant children of all ages as you explore the city walls by bike or foot, enjoy leisurely lunches on beautiful squares and then perhaps discover an inviting gelateria as you wander through the medieval lanes.

Art lovers can also learn about the great Italian artist in the museum in Vinci and follow the picturesque 3km trail to his birthplace, passing typical Tuscan landscapes around you.

You can even spend the day at the beach with Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi both under an hour away with their sandy shores, watersports and other family-friendly attractions.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Heated Pool
  • Table Tennis
  • DVD
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Concierge 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

Extras included at this property:

- Maid service (2 hours on Wednesday from 2023 onwards)

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Concierge service
- Extra maid service (Mon - Fri)
- Chef service

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!

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

Event information

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.
 
All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

 


Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €1000 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4pm - 7pm
Departure time By 10am
Energy costs included? 2022: Yes. 2023: Air-conditioning/electricity is included up to €150 per week and after that it is an extra €0.50 per Kwh, payable locally in cash.
Heating costs included? Extra cost based on consumption, payable locally in cash.
Linen & towels included? Yes, including change on Wednesday and Saturday for stays of two weeks or more.
Pool towels included? Yes, including change on Wednesday and Saturday for stays of two weeks or more.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately May to October. 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.
Pool heating charge? No. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures. In this case, the solar panel system is only able to increase the water temperature slightly and is weather dependent. The water temperature can reach a maximum of 30C.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, a pet supplement may apply (payable locally).
Changeover day Saturday.
Minimum stay 7 nights.
Smoking Allowed? Outdoors only.
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.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. 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.
Other Ts and Cs Italian Visitors Tax payable locally in cash (typically costs €1-€5 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
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.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 3rd 2023 - May 13th 2023 £4,414
May 13th 2023 - Jun 24th 2023 £6,131
Jun 24th 2023 - Sep 2nd 2023 £7,306
Sep 2nd 2023 - Sep 30th 2023 £6,131
Sep 30th 2023 - Dec 31st 2023 £4,414
Dec 31st 2023 - May 11th 2024 £4,414
May 11th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 £6,131
Jun 22nd 2024 - Aug 6th 2024 £7,306

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 3rd 2023 - May 13th 2023 €4,644
May 13th 2023 - Jun 24th 2023 €6,450
Jun 24th 2023 - Sep 2nd 2023 €7,687
Sep 2nd 2023 - Sep 30th 2023 €6,450
Sep 30th 2023 - Dec 31st 2023 €4,644
Dec 31st 2023 - May 11th 2024 €4,644
May 11th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 €6,450
Jun 22nd 2024 - Aug 6th 2024 €7,687

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 3rd 2023 - May 13th 2023 $5,061
May 13th 2023 - Jun 24th 2023 $7,029
Jun 24th 2023 - Sep 2nd 2023 $8,376
Sep 2nd 2023 - Sep 30th 2023 $7,029
Sep 30th 2023 - Dec 31st 2023 $5,061
Dec 31st 2023 - May 11th 2024 $5,061
May 11th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 $7,029
Jun 22nd 2024 - Aug 6th 2024 $8,376

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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