Casanivi is situated among the green hills of Tuscany, in a charming panoramic position inside a cultural triangle formed by Florence, Pisa and Lucca. The house consists of two farmhouses dating from the fourteenth century. The owners, in renovating it, have maintained the typical Tuscan style and, where it was possible, have salvaged materials from the antique terracotta flooring to the ceilings with chestnut-wood beams and rafters. The house is located in the centre of a large property characterized by terraced land mainly planted with olive trees. Casanivi is located a short distance from the international airports of Florence and Pisa and just minutes from Montecatini Terme, Lucca and Forte dei Marmi in Versilia. Some animals (geese) are present in the property, in an enclosure far from the house.Very closed the Montecatini Golf Club where the track nearly 6.000 Meters is complex, with natural water obstacles that lay a trap in at least five of eighteen holes. Other obstacles are walloons, high trees, vegetation, end some difficult out of bound.
The property is composed of two farmhouses. The main house has two floors. The main entrance leads into the living area with fireplace, then on to a dining area with fireplace and a functional kitchen. The entire living area is characterized by large French windows that provide access to the garden and terrace with a fantastic view over the plain. On this same floor is a bathroom with shower and a laundry room. A stone staircase leads up to the sleeping area on the first floor composed of a corridor on to which open a double bedroom and ensuite bathroom with shower, three double bedrooms and two bathrooms, 1 with shower and 1 with shower and tub. The second house has two floors and a tower. On the ground floor is the living room, a dining area overlooking the pool, a kitchen and a bathroom with shower. The original stone staircase leads up to the first floor which also communicates with the first floor of the main house. Here are two double bedrooms (one with divisible beds), a bathroom with shower, a small room with two bunk beds and a double bedroom with divisible beds in the tower with stunning views over the plain and the pool.
Air conditioning only in the bedrooms.
The partially fenced-in park covers an area of about 14 acres of land, mainly planted with olive trees and terraced garden. The colourful garden has a variety of ornamental plants and fruit trees while the entrance to the property is characterized by centuries-old cypress trees. The panoramic terrace in front of the house allows guests to eat outdoors and enjoy the beautiful sunsets over the valley. The garden has been made more comfortable and cosy by the presence of pergolas to brighten the guests’ moments of relaxation.
THE SWIMMING POOL
Open from the last Saturday in April until the first Saturday in October, the fenced pool enjoys a beautiful view over the Valdinievole and the hills surrounding it. It is located on the same level as the house which is only 10 metres away and it is fenced. The rectangular-shaped pool measures 14x6 m with a depth from 1,20m to 2.40m and has Romain steps for access to the water. The pool, bordered in terracotta, is paved and has saline purification. The surrounding solarium area in terracotta is furnished with gazebo, sunbeds, deckchairs, chairs and two large umbrellas where guests can enjoy the beautiful sunset. The pool is fenced and has an outdoor shower, hydro massage nozzles and countercurrent swimming.
Property accessibility: not suitable for disabled people
Fenced-in property: yes