This is by far one of the nicest holiday homes we have stayed at, we hired the whole house, which is split into three apartments, 1 x 3 bed apartment on the top floor ( seperate entrance from ground floor apartment, no internal staircase), it had 2 bathrooms and a large kitchen and balcony. On the ground floor there are two apartments, 1 x 2 bed with 2 bathrooms and a kitchen and 1 x 1 bed with ensuite bathroom and large kitchen, we opened these two apartments up and used them as one big downstairs apartment. Just outside the large kitchen downstairs was a large patio with a large table that seated all 12 of us, we ate here together most of the time, it had a gazebo over it too, great for the little ones when the sun was overhead. The outside space was amazing, it was fenced all the way round with an electric gate, there is a large pool also fenced and gated, which is really safe for young children, the pool had steps in the shallow end and lots of sun loungers. There is a Bocce court (like Boules), a covered games area with table tennis and table football. There were plenty of places to sit both shady and in the sun, with 3 patios and an upstairs terrace, all with tables and chairs.
Reached by a long gravel track of about a 1 - 1 1/2k, it was peaceful and had great views. The area is lovely with the beautiful village of Chianni on the hill above the villa, Chianni had shops, Anna's takeaway pizzas and a few good restaurants. Volterra is about 25 minutes away and is a stunning walled hill town.
The owners of the house, Stefania, Daniela or Stefanias brother (sorry forgot his name, think it was Juliano) came everyday to clean the pool and grounds, but we're not intrusive, they were so friendly and helpful.
We loved this house and with our family group worked out perfectly.
A perfect sanctuary from the stresses of everyday life ❤️
10 out of 10
e have enjoyed our time at La Collina together with our son (3yrs). La Collina is a small complex of a few apartments, quiet surroundings, beautiful view on the hills, nice pool and play garden for the kids.
The family comes by every day on the premises to do some maintenance and to check if everything is fine. You can see their love for La Collina in the way they treat the property, its clean and with good maintenance.
We have really enjoyed our stay here. Thank you for a lovely stay
Relaxing. Clean. Quet. Beatefull place, everything works. Nice pool.
Great area, close to Pisa, if you like to fly to italy
It was great!
We had perfect, relaxed vacation.
Everything was clean and in good conditions!
The Pool was perfect. The landscape is typical for toscany!
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It's hard to put into words how our stays -(yes, plural because we returned and intend to do so again in the future) at Casale La Collina have been, I guess you just have to go there and experience it yourself. The house is situated right in the middle of the soft tuscan hills, surrounded by a well-kept garden with lots of space to relax and enjoy the quiteness of the tuscan nature, playing opportunities for children - or the ones at heart - and a big swimming pool where you can cool down on hot summer days (the sea is by car not too far away either). For the more active ones: exciting cities like Volterra, San Gimignano are easy to reach or you can just take a stroll through the hills surrounding the house. The apartment was lovingly furnished, clean and well equipped.
But the best thing about beautiful Casale La Collina is to experience the warm hospitality of Stefania and her great family! After spending our holidays in Italy for the past 20 years, we've felt the most welcome at Stefanias place. If you need help with anything, they're there to ensure you have a comfortable stay - they made our holidays something really very special.
What more to say? Just go there and experience it yourself - it's worth it.
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