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Beautiful Tuscan farmhouse near Lucca, 3 bedrooms

Il Rivo in foreground below Vellano
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Il Rivo in foreground below Vellano
From Il Rivo - view across the valley after a rainstorm Master bedroom, doorway to en-suite
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5.0 of 5 stars
2 reviews
Il Rivo in foreground below Vellano
From Il Rivo - view across the valley after a rainstorm
Master bedroom, doorway to en-suite
En-suite bathroom
Terrace with pergola
View through pergola to olive trees and woods beyond
Living Room
Il Rivo olive branch
Kitchen fireplace
Upstairs hallway
The keys to Il Rivo
View of Pescia along the river
Terrace along front of Il Rivo
The magnificent view from Il Rivo
Grapes from the pergola
View of neighbouring village, Castelvecchio
Pescia - medieval Palio
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Pescia, Province of Pistoia, Tuscany
IL RIVO is suitable for couples, groups of friends and families alike. Sleeps 6 comfortably, but can accommodate 7, plus baby cot. IL RIVO is an independent, lovingly renovated traditional stone farmhouse in Northern Tuscany combining rustic charm with modern conveniences. Thick stone walls, chestnut beamed ceilings, stylish bathrooms, some antique furniture and colourful interior decor make Il Rivo a unique experience. Set amidst olive groves, surrounded by pine, acacia, and fruit trees with glorious views over the surrounding densely wooded hillsides studded with medieval hilltop villages, Il Rivo and environs provide a taste of typical Tuscan living in a real 'get away from it all' location, but with many famous tourist attractions on the doorstep. A terrace with grassed subathing area and a vine-clad pergola for 'al fre... Read more
About the owner, Michelle .
Languages spoken: English
Calendar Updated: 7 days ago
Listed since : Jan 2008
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 2 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL45921 by: Holiday Lettings
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English first
Cannington, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 for a stay in June 2013

We absolutely loved Il Rivo, and will be back as soon as we can! The house is everything you want from an italian farmhouse- shutters, stone stairs, exposed beams, quirky nooks and crannies- and sitting on the terrace with the view stretching out in front was often all we wanted to do, it would have been enough of a holiday with that alone.

As well as beautiful, the house was very clean and tidy, we loved the furnishings, and there was plenty of everything, from pots and pans to towels and toys. The children loved their room with it's 'secret door', and opening the bedroom shutters to the view in the morning was nothing short of wonderful. Waking up to birdsong and sunshine and drinking fresh espresso on the terrace made a perfect start to every day. I even enjoyed the washing, opening the side door from the laundry room to hang my wash up on a line with the best view ever was very satisfying!

What struck me about Italy having never been there before was how...

Ruth R
London, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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We visited Il Rivo in August 2013. The photos do not give you the full picture of this most beautiful house. The views and atmosphere take you to Tuscan relaxation as soon as you arrive. The house is wonderfully spacious and comfortable, with excellent kitchen equipment. The showers are luxurious and stylish.
We were greeted by the local managers who couldn't have been more helpful even texting me half way through the week to let me know about a local festival. Michelle, the owner, prior to our visit, was lovely, answering all my questions.
We enjoyed sitting outside with a glass of wine under the pergola, enjoying the amazing views of Tuscan villages dotted across the hills, Vellano above us, watching deer, wild boar and young badgers (not guaranteed!) visiting the terraces below.
Vellano has to be seen to be believed, the people are friendly and the local restaurant serves wonderful food. The road to the house is a little narrow, so if you're hiring a car book a smaller...

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Many thanks for your review, it's always nice to have someone verify one's dream - we are very glad you were able to share it albeit for a short time. Kind regards. more

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  • Balcony
  • Central Heating
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (5)
  • Parking
  • Playground
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(3)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Swingset
  • Terrace
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
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The property has been sensitively renovated including the original terracotta floor tiles upstairs. Some of the furniture is antique. The layout of the house allows for two sets of adults to have their own privacy as the two double bedrooms are at opposing ends of the house, the main bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and the dual aspect double bedroom is close to the second bathroom which opens off the upstairs hallway. The twin bedroom with bunk beds is nearer to the main bedroom.
The en-suite bathroom has a fully tiled walk-in shower area, bath, bidet, WC & sink; the fully renovated family bathroom has a shower enclosure, bidet, WC and sink; the ground floor shower room has a WC and sink.
All upstairs windows are fitted with retractable insect screens.

The ground floor storage r...
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CHEAPER MID-WEEK START - TAKE ADVANTAGE OF CHEAPER FLIGHTS! We are happy to offer bookings starting on any day of the week in order for guests to take advantage of cheaper mid-week flights. Alternative arrival dates, including Saturdays, subject to availability. INCLUDED: water, gas (not central heating), electricity, good quality bedlinen, bath towels, beach/pool towels, cot linen, firewood. NOT INCLUDED: charge for gas used for central heating; an interim clean/change of bedlinen can be arranged during your stay for an extra charge paid locally. End of stay clean £80 payable with balance of payment. Deposit: 20% of the total letting price is payable at time of booking subject to confirmation of availability. The balance is payable not later than 2 months before the start of the rental period. Bookings made less than 2 months prior to the start of the rental period will be subject to full payment upon confirmation of booking. Refundable Security Deposit: £200 is required with full/... more
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How to get there
Airport: Pisa: 31.1 mi
Railway: Pescia: 5.6 mi
Flights : Pisa (50mins) is the nearest airport - British Airways, Ryanair and EasyJet have several flights a day to/from Pisa from London Gatwick as well as other regional UK airports. Bologna (1hr 45mins) and Genoa (2hrs 15mins) - Ryanair and BA fly to both. Florence (1hr) 10mins away - Meridiana fly from Gatwick.
Car Hire : recommendations are Avis (www.Avis.com); Holiday Autos (www.holidayautos.com); Auto Europe (www.auto-europe.co.uk). If the car rental rate doesn't include refundable excess it is worth considering taking out an Excess Insurance policy, suggested sites: www.insurance4carhire.com ; www.insuremycarhire.com ; www.protectyourbubble.com
Activities nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Nearest Beach: 31.1 mi.
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