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Stunning retreat with pool set in the Tuscan hills

Entire villa hosted by Sue
7 guestsStudio4 beds3 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the villa to yourself.
Set in hills of ancient chestnut woods overlooking a Romanesque church, let the gentle babble of the nearby river cleanse your mind. This beautifully restored Canonry is the perfect place to relax. It's an easy ten minute walk to the local village, the mediaeval hamlet of Crespiano with it’s excellent family-run trattoria and bar. Just below Galetti you'll find the local baker making fresh bread and cakes. He's quite hidden and shuts after 10 when he makes his deliveries to the local villages.

The space
The house is perfectly equipped for summer or winter stays. There are three ensuite double rooms, a family kitchen with a wood-fuelled oven, electric oven and a large gas hob, wireless internet and a comfortable sitting room with a large TV and well stocked DVD library. Underfloor heating, woodturning stoves and open fires in the sitting room and kitchen make this house wonderfully cosy when it's chilly outside.

The house has traditional, hand made terracotta tiles throughout.
Which keep the house cool in the hot summer months and warm, with the additional underfloor heating, in the cold winter months.
The house is built into a hillside, like so many properties in this area, so the accommodation is on many levels. which means stairs!

Out by the pool a huge stone table with seating for eight is a great place to hang out during the heat of the day. The outside areas have large day beds and wooden tables for eating and relaxing, while the pool house has a small outside kitchen with a fridge for chilling wine. The property has it's own beautiful little chapel, a perfect place to sit in the cool and enjoy the tranquility of this unique place.

A local cook and cleaner can be organised upon request.

Guest access
My guests can enjoy all of the many hidden terraces and gardens that make up
Piagneto. It's easy to escape to a secluded part of the property. There's a boules piste
(with boules at the property) to provide competitive enjoyment as the sun goes down with a glass of something delicious.

Other things to note
The area is full of great, family run trattoria's. The local restaurant is two minutes by car or a ten minute walk. It's a very popular place and serves the most delicious, local food. The area is famous for its beautiful walks in the hills, so if you'd like to avoid the beaches and head up towards Comano (5 minutes away by car) you'll be up in the hills of the natural parks, full of lakes which are the seasonal home of the local horses. It's very beautiful to see. The stunning Ligurian coastline is within 35 minutes away. Make an early start and breakfast on the beach then catch one of the many boats that take one to the Cinque Terra, stop off at any of the beautiful little, coloured villages, full of delicious places to eat, before walking along the breathtaking coastal path along the Cinque Terra. In August this area is full of village parties. Everybody is welcome to sit down and eat local food and dance in the local piazzas until well into the evening. These are cheap nights out with all the family and so much fun.
Set in hills of ancient chestnut woods overlooking a Romanesque church, let the gentle babble of the nearby river cleanse your mind. This beautifully restored Canonry is the perfect place to relax. It's an easy ten minute walk to the local village, the mediaeval hamlet of Crespiano with it’s excellent family-run trattoria and bar. Just below Galetti you'll find the local baker making fresh bread and cakes. He's quit…

Sleeping arrangements

Common spaces
3 king beds, 1 single bed, 2 cribs, 2 hammocks

Amenities

Free street parking
Iron
Essentials
First aid kit
Indoor fireplace
Private entrance
Hair dryer
Heating
TV
Washer

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Location

Comano, Toscana, Italy

Supermarkets are a twenty minute drive away but many of the local villages have great butchers and little family-run shops selling seasonal fruit and veg, whilst there's a very good local market on Saturdays in the main town. Village parties are a huge summer feature in this area – all are welcome and encouraged to join in with the local dancing and feasting.

Make sure you head to the nearby coast – Lerici and Porto Venere are beautiful fishing villages in the 'Bay of Poets' and wonderful places to visit. The Cinque Terra World Heritage site is also an easy train trip; known for its extraordinary beauty, it is walked by people from all over the world. If you don't fancy taking these well trodden paths, boat trips leave daily from La Spezia, stopping in all the tiny, brightly coloured fishing villages lined with great fish restaurants. If all that sounds too exhausting why not amble through the small area of olive trees at the house to the beautiful pool, and enjoy a relaxed glass of wine as you watch the sun set.
Supermarkets are a twenty minute drive away but many of the local villages have great butchers and little family-run shops selling seasonal fruit and veg, whilst there's a very good local market on Saturdays in…

Hosted by Sue

Joined in November 2019
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Hi I’m Sue the owner of Piagneto. I'm an artist and a fashion designer by trade. My family and I have lovingly restored this ancient cannonry followed closely by the Bella Arte, an organisation very similar to our English heritage. We've spent nearly four years in the restoration of the house and gardens. It is still very much our a home despite us spending more time in the UK. I hope you'll enjoy this magical spot and all it has to offer.
Hi I’m Sue the owner of Piagneto. I'm an artist and a fashion designer by trade. My family and I have lovingly restored this ancient cannonry followed closely by the Bella Arte, an…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Safety & Property
May encounter potentially dangerous animal
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $589