(x 10 people)
Sleeps 10 | Bedrooms 5 | Bathrooms 3 | Tuscan Coast and Maremma, Tuscany
Independent villa | Private pool | Air conditioning | Maid included |
From a private hilltop, Villa Doveri and its outbuildings gaze westwards over vineyards and olive groves towards the sea. Some ten acres of the vines and olives are the villa's own property, and surround the smooth lawns that nearly encircle the house itself. Villa Doveri combines all the benefits of a modern building with the charm of a traditional farmhouse. The nicely decorated interiors of the main residence with air-conditioned bedrooms and its little air conditioned guest house for two are brightened by large windows and, on the lower floors, openings to the garden or a loggia. Wireless Internet. A well kept lawn leads down to a large pool set on a paved terrace with lovely views. Suvereto lies within the Val di Cornia wine-producing area and at the south end of a long series of 'wine roads', the Strada del Vino degli Etruschi, that follows the coast up to Livorno and includes several of the 'Super-Tuscan' wineries - as well as some very pretty medieval villages.
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Villa Doveri is available at a lower rate for smaller parties. For details see Villa Doveri (x 8 people). It is also available for larger parties. See Villa Doveri (x 12 people).
Rental options notes
The guest house is not available and closed for this rental option. Note that it shall not be used by anyone.
Overlooking the 'Costa degli Etruschi', the stretch of Tuscany's coast best known for its wines, bustling medieval villages-cum-resorts and white sand beaches. 3km/2 miles above the village of Suvereto, which boasts a 13C centre, several useful shops and a very good stable. Lots of pretty villages nearby, including Sassetta, Castagneto Carducci and Massa Marittima. For a day's excursion, take the ferry to Elba from Piombino, 40 minutes' drive.
Main house/Ground floor
Large living room with an open fireplace leading out to a dining loggia. Well-equipped kitchen with a breakfast table with a fireplace. Dining room. Air-conditioned double bedroom and an air-conditioned twin bedroom sharing a large bathroom with a jacuzzi.
Air-conditioned double bedroom with an ensuite bathroom with bath. Two air-conditioned twin bedrooms. Bathroom with shower.
Air conditioned double bedroom. Bathroom with bath and shower. Air conditioned sitting room. Air conditioned kitchenette.
Summer al fresco dining
Set on a terrace just below the villa in the olive grove is this charming restored structure, that has on the inside a small simple summer kitchen with gas hobs, a sink and a fridge. Outside is a large rain proof loggia with a dining table.
Built into the hillside facing the swimming pool is a pool house with a changing room, WC and shower. A loggia for relaxing in the shade with garden furniture.
A lawned garden within almost 6 ha/15 acres of vines, olive groves and cultivated fields. The swimming pool, 7 x 14m/23 x 46 feet, is set on a tiled terrace below the house.
Assistance is provided locally by the property's very conscientious offsite caretaker, who speaks very little English. Services included in the rental fee, and optional services available, are noted under Price and Availability.
Dishwasher. Portable barbeque. Two washing machines. Satellite TV [No Sky channels]. CD player. Air-conditioned bedrooms. Guest house fully air conditioned. Central heating in guest house; heaters in main house. Two working fireplaces. Mobile modem internet connection [computer not provided].
Airports: Pisa, 1 hour; Rome, 3 hours. Railway station at San Vincenzo or Follonica for Pisa and Rome. Motorway exit at Venturina, with paved albeit increasingly narrow and twisting roads leading to the property’s short white drive. Parking for four cars.
Riding stables within 5 minutes. Tennis and thermal spa 15 minutes away at Venturina. Beaches; at San Vincenzo about 25 minutes. Further beaches, golf, tennis and mountain biking at Follonica, 40 minutes.
Kettle. Mixer. Toaster. Hair dryer in each bathroom. Iron and ironing board.
The swimming pool, 7 x 14m/23 x 46 feet, has a depth of 1-2.6m/3.5-9 feet and a ladder for entry/exit.