About this listing
Lovely little farmhouse looking to the sea, very quiet, with two independant apartments: "Grecale" for 4 people and "Libeccio" for 2 people. Enjoy the genuine Tuscany countryside at just 20 min drive from the beaches and near to the historical towns!
This is a classic stone Tuscan farmhouse that dates back to the XIX century: it has been fully and authentically restored, using original materials such as local stones and chestnut wood. The location of the property, wich extends over 3 hectars, offers magnificent views of the Tuscan hills and to the front of the Tyrrhenian coast stretching as far as Corsica Island. The sun drenched olive groves, the smell of the wild time and herbs in the summer, the clusters of wild flowers in the spring, the clear unpolluted air, the silence make this little corner of Tuscany unique.
There are two independent holiday studio-apartments available, each with a private outdoor space for sunbathing or eating “al fresco”.
Pets are welcome at Ligoracce, but please let us now in advance if you wish to bring them too.
"Libeccio" : SLEEPS 2
This studio opens on to a porch and a stunning view of the Tyrrhenian coast and Lake St Luce. It is bright and roomy with a double bed and a private bathroom with shower: it is ideal for a couple wanting to spend time in the unspoilt Tuscan countryside.
"Grecale": SLEEPS 4
The studio-apartment is bright and opens on to a porch with a beautiful view on the hills covered with mediterranean woods and garden area for sunbathing or cool summer evening suppers under the hazelnut trees. It offers accommodation for up to 5 people with a well equipped kitchen area , an independent bathroom with a shower and a private parking area
Trekking, Mountain Bike, Buddhism and more...in and around Castellina!
Bring your mountain bike if you are the sporty type, or enjoy new free roads among the fields on your motorbike, visit and enjoy birdwatching in the WWF protected natural area at the pictoresque Lake of S. Luce.
Many of the villages wich are just a few minutes drive from the farmhouse offer several places of interest: the famous Buddhist Centre of Pomaiafor those who seek a place of great peace and spirituality, or, to refresh from a hot day at the beach, nothing better than the Casciana terme SPA!
Bees, horses and wild nature
Choose your favourite way to live the countryside: help with the “smielatura”, the collection of honey and try some of the scented honey for breakfast; watch our horses being groomed and prepared for a ride; discover wild orchids in the field around the farmhouse; watch the red sun set from your porch sipping a glass of wine; take up painting.
Or simply watch the huge sky at night and myriads of stars and constellations.
Seaside and beaches
In 20 minues you can reach the nearbyes beaches of Csatiglioncello and Vada, in 45 min. those of Donoratico, Bibbona and the wonderful Gulf of Baratti. From Piombino you can also embark to the nearby islands!
Over 20 % of Thyrrenian coast comprises parks, natural protected oasis and areas, for fauna protection.
Nature is not just a setting, but the very essence of this land, with its dense stands of pine trees, woods and countryside rich with colours and scents; a temperate climatethroughout the year , with particularly mild springs, long summers and infrequent rainfall during autumn and winter, makes for enjoyable holidays all year around.
Historical sites and towns The farmhouse is favorably positioned to visit some amongst the most beautiful towns in Tuscany: Pisa, Siena, Volterra, S. Gimignano, Lucca, Firenze and the traditional villages of Bolgheri, Castagneto Carducci, Casale Marittimo.
Nestled within the “ Golfo di Baratti “ lays the necropoli etrusca of Populonia, today part of the interesting “Parco Archeologico e Naturalistico.”
Distances from the farmhouse:
Livorno: 40 Km
Volterra: 40 Km
Pisa: 65 Km
Siena: 90 Km
Firenze: 100 Km
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In order to book an apartment we require an advance payment of 30% of the total amount to be made by bank transfer or PayPal.
The full payment is due four weeks before the stay.
Marisa is a great host, she can help you with anything you need, and has lots of information about the region. We could bring our cat to stay with us and she even helped with his eye infection. Their beautiful property with horses, dogs and cats, lies in a remote and quiet area, the road is a bit bumpy, so you might not want to go on a quick outing with kids, but rather relax and enjoy the peaceful Tuscan environment with nice views.
We really enjoyed our stay at Gracale. Marissa and Osvaldo were absolutely lovely. So friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Their Engligh was excellent and they offered lots of advice on where to go and where to find places we were looking for. We felt right at home. It is in a beautiful spot and was very quiet. I slept really well every night. The 1km of track in was a bit eye opening at first (and you really need to have your own transport) but we soon discovered it seems to be the norm in Italy. Bear in mind the kitchen, lounge and beds are all in one big room so it's fine if travelling as a family or a couple but if with travel buddies make sure you are good friends. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a cosy, comfortable, home style base from which to explore Tuscany.