Cottage surrounded by greenery, woods and olive trees and a wonderful panoramic view. A short walk from the town center and close to the cities of Lucca, Pisa S.Gimignano, and Florence. A very large and bright bedroom and a fully equipped kitchen.
Cottage recently restored in green building situated in a magical land on the slopes of the Pisan mountains surrounded by woods and olive groves, and with amazing panoramic views of the tuscan hills, for an alternative and relaxing holiday.
Very close to the major cities of art:
Pisa 25 km, 30 minutes
Lucca 20 Km, 20 minutes
S. Gimignano and Volterra 60 km, 1 hour
Florence 60 km, 50 minutes
Siena 100 km, 1 h and 30 min
And Close to the sea:
Viareggio e Versilia 40 km, 50 minutes
Marina di Pisa, Tirrenia 30 km, 30 minutes
Castiglioncello, S. Vincenzo, Baratti from 40 km to 100 km
In the little town Cascine di Buti (3 minute by car) there is everything you need: supermarket, laundry, bar, a lot of very good restaurant of typical tuscan cooking, pizzeria, pharmacie, bank, post office, ecc.
The apartment Platano has a very large and bright bedroom with a large bed and a double sofabed, another room with a double sofabed and a large kitchen with a stone sink typical of the early '900, a wood stove in earthenware, microwave, gas stove and pots, plates, cutlery, and everything you need for cooking.
The apartment have some private part in the garden and other place of shared use, and there is a lot of space in the woods, olive trees, fruit trees and so on.
There are pears, plums, cherries, apricots, apples, pomegranates, nutsthat, you could pick directly from trees.
Grace me and my daughters live in this beautiful house that belonged to grandparents, we have around the house 3 acres of woods and olive trees that we grow with natural methods alone, producing an oil of excellent quality.
In October we have the olives harvest, you can take part to the works and take the freshly pressed oil, it's a delight....!!
We hope to welcome you and give you tips and information on the most beautiful places, local restaurants and cultural sites that feature our wonderful territory.
But don't worry...your privacy will be absolutely respected, there is a lot of place for everyone.
Outside there is a lot of space, you'll have your own private space and you can also enjoy many other charming corners.
There is a small swimming pool is 5 meters that you can use, a ping-pong table, and chairs.
Interaction with Guests
We live in an adjoining apartment, we will always be available if you want to ask for advice or know each other, but absolutely will not disturb your privacy, there is so much space for everyone ....
Buti has many typical Tuscan restaurants where you can enjoy typical local cuisine.
There are so many attractions here... You can't do without visit Pisa, Lucca, Florence, San Gimignano, Volterra, spend a few days at sea in Versilia or Populonia / Swaps, and discover the many lesser-known attractions tourist that we will be happy to advice you.
From Pisa airport takes 30 minutes by car, you can rent a car directly there. We recommend having a car to come here.
We provide 3 towel for each people, soap and toilet paper, bring any extra from home, we prefer you use only natural soap because we have a natural purification system for wastewater.
The kitchen is fully equipped. We provide something for the first day for breakfast like milk, juice, tea, herbal tea, chamomile, slices, biscuits, marmelade, honey.
We provide also coffee, sugar, salt, pepper, oil and spice.
During your stay we do not clean rooms, but we change bed sheets and towel if your holiday is longer than 1 week.
We advise to come by car to better visit our wonderful Tuscany
There is 800 meters of unpaved road uphill to reach the house.
No smoking in the apartment, we allow smoking in outdoor areas.
We live in a country house and we are not professional host, but we do everything possible to meet your needs.
Siamo capitati in questa casa in occasione del Lucca Comics 2014, e non potevamo trovare posto migliore!Sia Franco, disponibilissimo fin dal nostro primo contatto, che sua moglie sono stati degli host perfetti: accoglienti, ma non invasivi, il meglio che si possa trovare, insomma!Casa stupenda con un panorama all'altezza. Gli animali presenti non hanno creato alcun problema (mai sentito abbaiare i cani neanche una volta in 5 giorni); l'unica pecca che posso trovare è stata nella strada per arrivare, in quanto sterrata, ma bisogna pensare anche considerare che qualche giorno prima la forte pioggia l'aveva dissestata.
Ottima esperienza e consigliatissimo!
Franco and Grazia were the perfect hosts. upon arrival we called Grazia as we had been assured that the address and location on (website hidden) maps was incorrect, sure enough, it was true. Once Grazia had led us to the Cottage, we could not believe what a great location it was overlooking wonderful Olive groves and the valley below. all the pictures provided by Franco looked exactly like the posting. We had an incredible 2 storey rental with fully provided authentic kitchen with small stove, large fridge and log burning stove, should we need it. The kitchen also came with a table, chairs and all the cooking utensils and basic supplies needed to start your stay, we especially loved the coffee percolator that we percolated coffee everyday with. The spacious bedroom was incredibly quiet and comfortable. The bedroom and bathroom were well furnished and came with additional bedding and amenities, they also came with lots of natural light and atmosphere.
The cottage location was midway between Pisa and Lucca, we rented a car, this is required, and we took advantage of the great October weather and visited Florence and Cinque Terra, both of which are within an hours drive. The roads were easy to navigate with little local traffic and shops to buy supplies were within a 10 minute drive.
We had read that Franco could recommend local restaurants, should we want to try the local food and wine, he suggested we try one really close in the village of Buti, a 10 minute drive away, we were not dissapointed, the food and atmosphere were incredible, it was a Saturday night, the restaurant was really busy and we were the only non locals eating. it made the evening unforgettable.
Franco and Grazia, though they lived in rooms adjacient to the cottage, still provided us with great privacy. This also meant that should we need any assitance while there, they were accessable and were also available by text should we were out and needed help.
Our hosts made for a great vacation, and we will return hopefully soon.
What a nice Stay ! Between the location, Franco and his family we could not expect better. We especially enjoy the terrasse and the view, nature, cats, dogs and mosquitos ;-)
The appartment is perfect for a couple, clean and functional, we did appreciate the environmental-friendly atmosphere.
Franco is always ready to give you good "local" tips away from the mass-tourism.
So as you understood we highly recommand you this place to live the very nice Toscane life.
We will come back, one day maybe, with a bigger family ;-)
My partner and I had a wonderful stay with Franco and his family. We visited florence, Pisa and cinque terre very easily and looked forward to the authentic Italian dinners at the restaurants near the house at the end of our busy days. We appreciated the extras such as breakfast food, coffee and cooking equipment. The cats and dogs are really friendly and the view is breathtaking! Highly recommend this place :)
We have really good time:-)
calm, nice atomosphere, nature , dogs , cats. We would love to stay here again.
My five children and I spent here the last week of July. Everyone of us liked the place, it's quiet and offers good privacy. Away from the touristic madness and at the same time located centrally between places one might like to visit, like Firenze (Florence), Pisa and so on. Franco told us a beautiful free beach (not too crowded when we were there), it's about 70 minutes by car.
The building has three parts. At the front the part we lived in, the middle is where the owner lives with his family and a at the back there is a smaller apartment (there were guests as well). Nevertheless there is enough space for everyone without disturbing each other. Cosey living kitchen and With six people the house was rather full. The hall on the first floor is at the same time the second bedroom.
Franco and his wife Grazia were very hospitable and always ready to help us. I would easily book this place again, perhaps with a smaller group.
We had a wonderful week at Franco's place. The apartment and the surroundings were perfect for our family with two small children (3 and 7 years). The kids especially loved the cats and we enjoyed the great view and the beautiful garden. It's close to a supermarket and a couple of really fine restaurants. Thanks for being a nice host!
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Me, my wife Grace and my daughters Sara and Zoe, live in the house that we renovated recently and where we welcome people in a separate apartment.
Life here is very nice although a bit 'hard, we live in close contact with nature, cultivating olive trees and we work for the maintenance of the house and garden / woods.
We made a choice for ecological restoration work: we heat with wood that we cut into the wood, producing hot water with solar heat and electricity with photovoltaic panels, we treat our waste with the wetlands, and we isolated with cork the roof of the house and ecological paints used for painting.
We are now beginning to offer hospitality with the excitement of sharing and exchange that has always characterized our own path oriented to solidarity, happy decrease and ecology.
I love to know people of different culture, music is my passion, my daughters play piano from many years, we love cinema and theatre, we love travel around the world but we can't so much because our house need of us everyday..