The property sleeps up to eight guests in four charming and romantic double bedrooms. Three of the bedrooms have bathrooms en suite and the fourth has a washbasin in the room and its own private bathroom nearby. One of the bedrooms also has a private terrace.
The ground floor features stunning wood beamed ceilings and original terracotta floors throughout, which create a lovely sense of warmth and a welcome place to gather. A large sitting room with an open fireplace offers comfortable seating for fireside conversation on a winter evening. The dining room has a rustic farm table and you can choose to eat here or al fresco under the stars in a romantic pergola offering magnificent views to the sea. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you might want for preparing delicious Tuscan meals. You don’t want to cook? We can book the house cook to prepare your meals while you enjoy an aperitivo and conversation while waiting for your dinner of local specialities to be served. A large pantry has both a fridge and a freezer, and of course, dishwasher and coffee machine.
There are 4 hectares of grounds to explore with shady woodland walks as well as terraced gardens. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the panoramic hot jacuzzi or an invigorating dip in the swimming pool. There are plenty of sun loungers, as well as and tables and chairs. to help you enjoy a Tuscan lifestyle.
The track from the parking area in the village up to the property is fairly steep and rocky but there is a driver on hand to either drive you up to the house Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm or otherwise you are welcome to use the 4×4 vehicle to get to and from your car.
Other included Services:
- 3 hours of housekeeping every morning – including breakfast preparation; shopping from your list (with receipts to be reimbursed)
- preparation of something light for you to cook for lunch (e.g. savoury pie, salad, omelette)
- a gardener who checks swimming pools and cleans the garden every day
- Cooking Classes
- Wine tasting
- Tours of the Cinque Terra
- Tours to the Marble Quarries of Carrara
Il Podere di Metato is an ideal position for exploring the wonders of this coastal area of Tuscany. Nearby Lucca has often been voted one of the world’s most desirable cities to live in or visit. It is perhaps most famous for its thick,16th century ramparts which encircle the city, restored in the 19th century. You can walk or cycle on top of the whole length of the walls and discover the beauty, as well as the shops and restaurants of the town within. There are pretty cobbled streets, ancient piazzas, beautiful churches, elegant Renaissance buildings, markets and countless local restaurants, bars and trattorias. Lucca was the birthplace of the Italian opera maestro, Giacomo Puccini and the town often hosts international opera as well as classical music events and rock concerts.
Pisa is best-known for its leaning tower in Piazza dei Miracoli but the city is also home to a multitude of beautiful churches, historical buildings, bridges and medieval palaces.
Viareggio is a popular seaside town, home to the famous carnival parade and a whole host of summer events such as the Puccini Festival, the Jazz Festival as well as various theatre productions. The area is famous not only for its fine food and wine but also the Versilia coastline and its fashionable resorts and celebrity beach clubs. The gently-sloping, sandy shelf makes the beaches safe for small children.This coastline is only a couple of kilometres away.
Pietrasanta is an artist colony and another fascinating medieval town with art galleries, restaurants, cafes, and bars. Take a break for people-watching in the Piazza Duomo.
Nearby Forte dei Marmi on the sea is a shopper’s fantasyland packed full of avant-garde boutiques.