Standing on the ruins of an old 18th century farmhouse on the hill of San Jacopo, in the heart of the Valdera, this charming house is the result of careful restoration work, nestling in the well-tended green of a wonderful garden, protected by a garrison of olive trees and with a spectacular view over the surrounding hills. The original terracotta and the exposed chestnut wood beams contrasting with the pastel tints of the rooms and the light-coloured wood of the numerous doors and windows that open out onto the park, the beautiful hand-painted floral decorations and the sober and refined furnishings define the aesthetic style of Dimora San Jacopo which has no lack of modern amenities for your stay in top comfort. All the rooms have air-conditioning and wifi connection which extends out to the garden and to the beautiful infinity pool set in a splendid secluded and panoramic location. Thanks to the set-up, a central body with the common areas and three further apartments (with separate living room/kitchen), the house is perfectly able to accommodate up to 21 guests who wish to spend their holiday together but, at the same time, have their own private space, both inside and outside thanks to the extension of the garden and the variety of set-up living areas. The geographical location of the house, too, will prove invaluable for undertaking numerous cultural itineraries of the highest level: the main towns of Tuscany, like Volterra, San Gimignano, Pisa, Florence, Lucca and Siena, the Etruscan Coast, the Livorno coastline with its beautiful beaches and clear sea and the famous seaside resorts of Versilia. Just a few kilometres away is the TEATRO DEL SILENZIO, a natural amphitheatre nestling in the beautiful setting of the hills of Lajatico where every year, under the guidance of the tenor Andrea Bocelli, the famous musical event takes place. Just minutes away are the prestigious spa resorts of Casciana Terme and Uliveto where you can experience a unique and rejuvenating programme of wellness and beauty. Other strong points of the property are its proximity to the major airports of the region (Pisa and Florence), to towns like Forcoli (1.5 km away) and Palaia for daily shopping and to a great pizza restaurant just 400 m away.
Dimora San Jacopo has two floors for a total area of about 401 sq m and comprises the main body and three adjacent apartments that are not connected internally but with separate entrance and all with living room/kitchenette. The main entrance leads into the spacious common area, a large open-plan room with sitting area, dining area and fully-equipped kitchen. From here you go to a service area with laundry room and guest bathroom and a hallway onto which open a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower, a twin bedroom and another bathroom with shower. A staircase next to the bathroom leads to the upper floor composed of a double bedroom and a twin bedroom sharing a bathroom with shower. UNIT 1. It is located on the ground floor with the entrance at one side of the house and consists of two bedrooms, a double with private bathroom with shower and a twin with bunk beds and a third pull-out bed, served by a bathroom with shower. UNITS 2 and 3. Behind the main entrance two flights of stairs lead up to the other two apartments located on the first floor. Both are composed of a double bedroom, a twin bedroom and a bathroom with shower.
About 800 sq m of parkland frame the house, protected by the extensive olive grove of the property (fenced for about 2 hectares) completely planted with grass and perfectly accessible. In the beautiful well-tended garden, with Mediterranean herbs, laurel and strawberry trees, lavender, rosemary and rose bushes bordering the internal pathways, alternating with a young collection of cypress trees and numerous oak, turkey oak and magnolia trees that dot the driveway and frame the pool area, can be found many comfortable areas for relaxing outdoors: a pergola with sofas and two dining areas located near the French windows of the house. There is also a large covered parking area, located just after the entrance gate. In the estate grove, accessible by a staircase located near the parking area, is placed the archery and a gazebo with table tennis, table football, swing and slide for children.Please notice that photos are taken in spring, therefore flower blossoming, and the colours of the gardens' grass could be different at the moment of your arrival at the villa.
In an area of the garden overlooking the open scenic landscape, lies the beautiful, newly-built infinity pool, about 20 m from the house and accessible down a slightly sloping paved path. With 5 spectacular Roman steps, the pool measures 6 x 14 m with the depth varying from 1.30 to 2.70 m. The border is in terracotta and the interior is lined with beige tiles. It is surrounded by a large terracotta-tiled sunbathing area provided with comfortable sunbeds. There is a cold/hot-water shower and a wooden gazebo with table and chairs. The pool has salt purification and can also be used at night thanks to both internal and external lighting. It is open from the last Saturday in April until the first Saturday in October.
Pets: Yes. € 30,00 per animal per week to be paid on site