GUADO AL SOLE 26+4

Toscana - Pisa - Pomarance

Description:

RECEPTIVE STRUCTURE. Guado al Sole is a typical Tuscan stone farmhouse lying in the hills of the Val di Cecina, an area between Volterra and the sea of the Etruscan Coast. The property is located within the territory of Sant'Ippolito, a naturalistic and scenic area of high prestige with its 500 hectares of woodland, bordering the state-owned oasis of Monterufoli, located in the centre of the Metalliferous Hills where woods, areas of natural vegetation and biodiversity are crossed by a dense network of streams such as the Sterza and the Trossa. In the surrounding area are numerous geysers and fumaroles, conferring on the area an exotic aspect. Guado al Sole has always been devoted to hospitality, ever since the old family to which it belonged welcomed friends and guests for hunting parties, with dinner in front of the fireplace. Today the property has the same charm as the typical Tuscan farmhouse but has been expertly restored to enhance the original elements such as the stone arches and finishes of the windows and the wooden ceiling beams, with the addition of modern comforts. The property consists of a main house divided into separate, but adjoining, units and an adjacent annex. Guado al Sole has large common areas, both indoors and outdoors, and is therefore particularly suitable for groups of friends or large families wishing to relax with friends but also to enjoy total independence. The internal common areas, in the main house, such as the large, welcoming living room or the professional kitchen, offer guests moments of conviviality. The large, fully-equipped outdoor areas and the swimming pool, set in the large park, are the perfect place for you to admire the beautiful hilly countryside that surrounds the property.

GUADO AL SOLE HAS BEEN SUBJECTED TO A CHECK-UP BY A TECHNICAL RESPONSIBLE BEFORE THE BEGINNING OF THE SEASON, TO ENSURE CONSISTENCY OF THE DESCRIPTION, ACCESSORIES LISTED ON THIS PAGE AND THEIR PRESENT STATE OF OPERATION/MAINTENANCE, TO GUARANTEE QUALITY, CLEANLINESS AND COMFORTS TO ALL CLIENTS WHO WILL STAY HERE.

Interior:

The property is composed of a main, two-storey house, an adjacent unit not connected internally and an annex in front of the main entrance. MAIN HOUSE. Entering the main house, on the ground floor and down a few steps, we come to the common areas: the large living room with fireplace and the dining room with access, through a French window, to the outdoor dining area, the professional kitchen and one service bathroom complete with shower and laundry with washing machine. A staircase at the entrance leads up to the first floor with two double bedrooms, both with loft with two single beds and ensuite bathroom with shower, and two suites with living room with fireplace and kitchenette, double bedroom and ensuite bathroom with shower. Back on the ground floor, exiting and continuing around the house, and then down a few steps, are three double bedrooms with ensuite bathroom with shower, not communicating with each other, and accessed via French windows. In front of these rooms is a paved outdoor area set up with chairs and tables. UNIT 1: located in the basement, and reached down a few external steps, it consists of a living room with kitchenette and then, going up an internal staircase back to the ground floor, a double bedroom with an extra single bed and ensuite bathroom with shower. UNIT 2: located in the basement and reached down a few external steps, it consists of a living room with kitchenette and then, going up an internal staircase back to the ground floor, a double bedroom, a single bedroom and a bathroom with shower. UNIT 3: an external staircase at the side of the house leads up to the first floor where the entrance leads into the living area with fireplace and kitchenette, a double bedroom, a bathroom with shower and a twin bedroom. ANNEX: in front of the main entrance is the annex with its entrance door in the portico which leads, up a few steps, to the living area, with fireplace and kitchenette, and to a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower.

Park:

The completely-fenced area surrounding the house extends for 5000 sq m of terrain which is level near the house but then descends gently to the area around the fence. The park includes stone-paved areas and lawn, adorned with bushes, herbs, hedges and trees typical of Tuscan vegetation such as holm oaks, oaks, olives and cypresses. The paved parts are embellished with terracotta vases with ornamental plants and colourful fragrant flowers. Elegant climbing plants adorn some of the walls of the main building and the portico of the annex. The outdoor dining area is set up on a terrace communicating with the indoor living room, where you can relax in good company while admiring the beautiful view over the surrounding hills. Next to the house is a covered gazebo set up as a play area with a ping pong table, a nice place to relax and enjoy the quiet and tranquillity and to appreciate the panoramic views of this corner of Tuscany. The parking area is next to the stone arch that leads to the path that accompanies you to the entrance of the main house. 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.

Swimming Pool:

The swimming pool is located behind the house, on a lower level and reached along a tiled pathway. The pool consists of 2 tubs of different depths: one measuring 8 x 10 m with a depth of 70 cm, ideal for children and with access via ladder, while the other measures 9 x 9 m with a depth of 160 cm, and with a panoramic waterfall and access via Roman steps, ideal for adults. The murmur of the waterfall and the wonderful surrounding panorama will accompany you in your moments of relaxation in the pool, which can also be used in the evening thanks to the internal lighting. Surrounding the pool is the terracotta-paved solarium area, equipped with umbrellas, sunbeds and deck chairs. There is also a changing room with bathroom and an outdoor cold-water shower. The swimming pool, with chlorine purification and touch lining, is open from the last Saturday in April until the first Saturday in October.

Pets: Yes. € 70,00 per animal per week or part of week to be paid on site
Handicap: Not certified structure
Fenced-in property: Yes
Amenities and Features
  • Air conditioning in the bedrooms
  • satellite TV (in the common living room)
  • bluetooth radio cable
  • Wi-fi internet connection
  • dishwasher (in the common kitchen)
  • microwave oven (in the common kitchen)
  • kettle (in the common kitchen)
  • American coffee machine (in the common kitchen)
  • moka coffee machine (in the common kitchen)
  • expresso coffee machine (in the common kitchen)
  • toaster (in the common kitchen)
  • bar corner (in the common living room)
  • baby cot
  • high chair
  • iron and ironing board
  • washing machine
  • hair dryer
  • stone barbecue with grill
  • ping pong table
TO DO

Location and distances


Val di Cecina is located in the extreme south of the province of Pisa and takes its name from the river of the same name that crosses this hilly area between the province of Siena and the Livorno coast. A short distance from the house is the borgo of Montecerboli which has maintained intact the old structure of a circular castle. The borgo stands on a spur of rock from where it dominates an area rich in boraciferous lakes and other geothermal manifestations. In fact, a short distance away is the so-called Valle del Diavolo (Devil's Valley), in Larderello, so called due to the boraciferous geysers and the natural geothermal manifestations from which geothermal energy is extracted. Nature lovers will appreciate the Monterufoli Caselli Nature Reserve, established in 1995, a protected natural area of the Region of Tuscany of approximately 5,000 hectares of Mediterranean scrub populated by fallow and roe deer, wild boars, mouflon, foxes, weasels, badgers, martens and hares. The reserve can be travelled in various ways, by bike, on horseback or, for more strenuous excursions, hiking; you can also visit the historic residences of the Reserve. The area also stands out for its mineral and mineralogical wealth: hydrothermal manifestations, mining landscapes, linked to the research and exploitation of copper, chalcedony, magnesite and lignite. The main centre for all services is Pomarance, ten minutes away from the house.

Airport: Pisa 102 km, Firenze 105 km, Bologna 193 km, Roma Fiumicino 256 km, Milano Malpensa 429 km
Train station: Cecina 50 km
Highways: From North/South: A12 exit Rosignano Marittimo 60 km
Shops and services: Montecerboli 5 km - Pomarance 11 Km
Beaches: Tyrrhenian Sea 51 Km
Parking: Inside the property
Access roads: 3 km of paved country road and 1 km of narrow, downhill dirt road
Attractions within 100 km: Larderello 6 km, Pomarance 11 km, Riserva Naturale Caselli Monterufoli 28 km, Volterra 32 km, Cecina 50 km, Bolgheri 50 km, Castagneto Carducci 48 km, Monteriggioni 55 km, San Gimignano 57 km, Baratti 60 km, Populonia 62 km, Castellina in Chianti 65 km, Siena 67 km, Certaldo 70 km, Livorno 98 km, Firenze 103 km
Altitude: 440 slm

Reviews

9.8 / 10

Rating based on received reviews

Average rating

10
Overall rating
10
General cleanliness
10
Quality of pool and park cleanliness
9.3
Quality of furnishing and amenities

Reviews

by Audrey Lipari
United States 5/27/2024
What do you think of the quality of the property?
10/10
Has the property matched your expectations?
Yes!
How do you value the property accessories and furniture?
10/10
What value would you give for the cleanliness of the pool and park?
10/10
What do you think of the overall cleaner of the property?
10/10
How would you rate the price-quality relationship?
Perfect
Would you return to this property/or recommend it to your friends?
10/10
What suggestions do you have to improve the property?
None
What is your overall opinion of your vacation?
10/10
What rate would you give for the customer service (including check in/out)?
Great
What factors made you decide to book with Emma Villas?
Beautiful
What suggestions do you have to better the service provided by Emma Villas?
None

by Anonimo
9/26/2023
What do you think of the quality of the property?
10/10
How do you value the property accessories and furniture?
9/10
What value would you give for the cleanliness of the pool and park?
10/10
What do you think of the overall cleaner of the property?
10/10
Would you return to this property/or recommend it to your friends?
10/10
What is your overall opinion of your vacation?
10/10

by Farzanah Fazli
United Kingdom 9/13/2023
What do you think of the quality of the property?
9/10
Has the property matched your expectations?
Yes, we were very happy with the villa and the service.
How do you value the property accessories and furniture?
9/10
What value would you give for the cleanliness of the pool and park?
10/10
What do you think of the overall cleaner of the property?
10/10
How would you rate the price-quality relationship?
We were very happy with the price vs quality. I believe the villa we stayed was very good value.
Would you return to this property/or recommend it to your friends?
10/10
What is your overall opinion of your vacation?
10/10
What rate would you give for the customer service (including check in/out)?
10/10

by Raffaele Romanucci
Italy 6/5/2023
What do you think of the quality of the property?
9/10
Has the property matched your expectations?
Oltre le aspettative
How do you value the property accessories and furniture?
9/10
What value would you give for the cleanliness of the pool and park?
10/10
What do you think of the overall cleaner of the property?
10/10
How would you rate the price-quality relationship?
Ottimo
Would you return to this property/or recommend it to your friends?
10/10
What is your overall opinion of your vacation?
10/10

Minimum Stays

Period (from/to) Minimum stay Check-in and check-out
6/29/2024 - 8/31/2024 5 Nights Everyday
8/31/2024 - 1/4/2025 4 Nights Everyday
Period (from/to) Minimum stay Check-in and check-out
1/4/2025 - 6/28/2025 5 Nights Everyday
6/28/2025 - 8/30/2025 7 Nights Only Sat
8/30/2025 - 1/3/2026 5 Nights Everyday

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The price includes:


The price does not include:

  • Mandatory extra cleaning in case of animals (€ 70,00/week or part of week/animal).
  • Tourist tax (not appliable).

On Request:

  • Extra cleaning (€ 25,00/hour/cleaner), extra linen (€ 15,00/person), firewood (€ 15,00/100 kg).
  • USE OF THE VILLA FOR EVENTS exceeding the maximum sleeping capacity of the villa have an extra cost (from 31 people up to 60 there is an extra cost of 500,00 Euros) (from 61 up to 80 people there is an extra cost of 800,00 Euros). N.B. For the organization of events no external providers are allowed, since all the arrangements must be made with the owners through Emma Villas. For such service it is required an extra payment to be calculated with the owner according to the request.
  • Health Policy by EuropAssistance (Optional)
Book your holiday in Italy with tranquillity and safety.
With Emma Villas, you now have the possibility to protect your holiday thanks to a wide choice of insurance coverages and guarantees.

STAY CANCELLATION INSURANCE POLICY - by EuropAssistance (Included in the price)
The final price of the reservation includes the Insurance Policy for Cancellation of Stay. You can cancel and be reimbursed in the event of:
  • objectively and unambiguously documentable motivations of health or work and not foreseeable at the time of booking
  • Covid-19 infections (new)
  • a terrorist attack that has struck the place of stay (new)

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STAY CANCELLATION GUARANTEE DUE TO LOCKDOWN - by Emma Villas (Included in the price) The final price of the reservation includes also the special coverage, guaranteed by Emma Villas, in the event that you are forced to cancel your stay in the 30 days prior to the scheduled check-in date, due to the occurrence of at least one of the following Covid-19 epidemic containment measures officially imposed by the competent authorities:
  • national lockdown in Italy;
  • local lockdown in Italy regarding the area in which the booked villa is located ("red" area or impossible to reach due to official restrictions on free circulation);
  • national lockdown in your country of residence;
  • Italian local lockdown in the Client's Municipality or area of residence..

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HEALTH ASSISTANCE INSURANCE POLICY - by EuropAssistance (Optional) +1,5% of the rental price Not only cancellation policies, but also protection during your stay. You can choose to purchase this policy in the event you should, for the duration of your stay, want coverage for:
  • Healthcare with Operations Centre 24/7;
  • Vehicle Assistance to and from the place of stay and for the entire duration of your holiday; (zona "rossa" o impossibile da raggiungere a causa di restrizioni ufficiali alla libera circolazione);
  • Healthcare for family members left at home;
  • Reimbursement of medical expenses;
  • Repeat Trip Guarantee that reimburses the unused portion without deductible in the case of medical return home or early return home.

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And to protect you in the case of damage caused to the property?

ZER0DEP COVER - by EuropAssistance (Mandatory) 49€ each reservation The new "Zer0Dep" guarantee protects you and allows you to have a tranquil holiday. Zer0Dep stands for "Zero deposit"; it is an insurance coverage developed in partnership with EuropAssistance which replaces the security deposit and which is therefore mandatory. The benefits of this guarantee are: you do not pay the security deposit on arrival: neither in cash nor by immobilising a substantial amount on your credit card limit;
  • you are protected in the case of eventual damage to the property caused accidentally during your stay (up to the maximum limit of 1500 euro);
  • you avoid any dispute on the responsibility of the damage and its quantification during check-out;
  • you can enjoy your villa holiday in greater tranquillity.

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"EMMA", OUR NEW APP FOR SMART SERVICE Furthermore, from spring 2021, all our properties will be supported by Emma, a multifunctional Web-App, developed in partnership with Vikey s.r.l., that will allow you to implement:
  • online check-in (entering the required details that you did not enter when booking);
  • payment of tourist tax (where due) and eventual flat-rate payments requested (eg electricity, heating, extra cleaning for animals, etc.);
  • the purchase of additional services, hospitality (extra cleaning, in-house chef, first grocery shopping, etc.) and experiences (food and wine tours, guided tours, etc.)


Live your holiday in tranquillity and safety, thanks to our project "Safety Reception" (click here to download)

The following extra services are available to be purchased during the booking process.
You can start adding the services you want by selecting them in the booking box.

Food Delivery - Glamours Aperitif
Food Delivery - Glamours Aperitif

DELIVERY ONLY ON TUESDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) - The regional pairing of central Italy. A blend of traditions and interpretations of the raw materials from these incredible territories. The opportunity to taste the traditional combination of aged beef and pork with beans.
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€ 173.00

Food Delivery - Romantic Aperitif
Food Delivery - Romantic Aperitif

DELIVERY ONLY ON TUESDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) - A selection of three prestigious caviars, directly from Siberia,
to be enjoyed with 'pane carasau' bread, salted butter made from 100% Piedmontese milk, hand-rolled breadsticks and Prosecco.
A magical combination with the 'del Mago drinks' Vodka selection by Chef Marcello Trentini.
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€ 148.00

Food Delivery - Poolside Brunch
Food Delivery - Poolside Brunch

DELIVERY ONLY ON TUESDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) - An international classic that combines the relaxation of breakfast with the flavours of lunch: a brunch featuring top-quality ingredients.
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€ 110.00

Food Delivery - Picnic on the Lawn
Food Delivery - Picnic on the Lawn

DELIVERY ONLY ON TUESDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) - To start, tantalizing nachos with guacamole, followed by our selection of cured meats and cheeses served with hand-stretched breadsticks and chocolate brownies to finish.
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€ 129.00

Food Delivery - Dining in the Great Outdoors
Food Delivery - Dining in the Great Outdoors

DELIVERY ONLY ON TUESDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) - In company around a BBQ of excellent raw materials: tasty arrosticini and hamburgers of our Angus from the Italian supply chain, black pork sausages from the Sicilian Nebrodi mountains and Leonessa potatoes baked in foil. To accompany the burgers, the unfailing pane cafone, cheddar and sweet San Marzano tomato sauce. To accompany, our Amatrice spelt beer and the ever-present iced tea for the little ones.
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€ 170.00

Food Delivery - Authentic Tuscany and Umbria
Food Delivery - Authentic Tuscany and Umbria

DELIVERY ONLY ON TUESDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) - The regional pairing of central Italy. A blend of traditions and interpretations of the raw materials from these incredible territories. The opportunity to taste the traditional combination of aged beef and pork with beans.
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€ 125.00

Food Delivery - Vegan experience in villa
Food Delivery - Vegan experience in villa

DELIVERY ONLY ON TUESDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) - Discover all the taste of our vegetable products. A rich starter with tofu cheese, our sott'oli and pane cafone. First course with fusilloni from Gragnano accompanied by a yellow date sauce. To finish, tasty vegetable nuggets accompanied by lioness potatoes.
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€ 101.00