Massa e Cozzile, Montecatini Terme, Tuscany
Large 18th century villa in a fabulous location on the hillside, fantastic views over the valley, just a short drive from the small hamlet of Massa e Cozzile.
Arrival day: Saturday Car hire: Recommended
Villa Cerritoio was built in the late 18 century for a noble family from Florence. It boasts a fabulous location on the hillside just a short drive from the small hamlet of Massa e Cozzile. The house and grounds offer fantastic views over the valley and there are various seating areas in the pretty gardens from where you can simply relax and enjoy the amazing panorama. The property has been thoroughly modernised and now offers comfortable accommodation for families and friends alike.
Entry into the villa is via a large hallway with a table, big open fireplace and a sofa (which can be used as a sofa bed if required). A laundry room is tucked away off the hallway and a stone staircase leads to the first floor where you’ll find a large, well-equipped kitchen with oven, six burner hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge and freezer. A good sized dining table, seating up to 10 guests, sits in the centre of the kitchen and is the perfect place to discuss the daily menu or simply enjoy a chat, not to mention a glass of wine, whilst preparing some super local dishes. French doors lead out of the kitchen on to the back terrace where there is a super barbecue and shady al-fresco dining area.
On the first floor, there is one small double bedroom and a separate shower room. Running along the front of the first floor is a large, light and airy lounge area with sofas and a more formal dining area should you wish to eat indoors. The views from the windows here are spectacular over the beautiful Tuscan countryside.
On the second floor, there are four more bedrooms composed of three doubles and one twin, all with en-suite bathrooms. Note that one of the doubles has an antique four-poster bed. The two rooms at the front of the villa, of course, have the super views and the two side rooms look out across the pretty gardens.
The villa is surrounded by 5 hectares of land with an abundance of rose bushes and lavender giving off a wonderful perfume in the summer air. The large pool is located at the rear of the property where you will find a good selection of sun loungers and deck chairs. The local town of Montecatini Terme has everything you need, with a weekly market, butchers, bakers and supermarkets. It also has a great choice of restaurants should you wish to sample some of the delicious local fayre.
The great location of this spacious villa makes a super base for a holiday in this charming part of the region and the only drawback may be dragging yourselves away from the view to take in some of the beautiful sights slightly further afield.
Please note: the caretaker lives next to Villa Cerritoio and is on hand to for any assistance or help during your stay.
Please email or phone +44 1223 460100 for prices.
Security deposit: €800
Heating/air-conditioning: payable locally. 200kW is included, additional units charged at €0.35/hr.