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Villa Ortensia Charming villa on exclusive hill close beaches & Cinque Terre

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4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
7 guests
7 nights minimum
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VILLA ORTENSIA Sleeps 2 to 7: 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (Modern 'Dyson' fans in each bedroom) Comfortably sleeping 2 to 7 persons, this old, converted farmhouse, lies on the border between eastern Liguria and northern Tuscany, just a stone's throw from the Cinque Terre. It has been carefully restored and renovated, to offer all the comforts, including a wonderful outdoor pool. The interior design is characterized by antique furnishings and decorative paintings, lovingly chosen by the owner, to remain in stylish keeping with the traditional architectural context.Set in a privileged position on a hillside, surrounded by chestnut, cherry and olive trees, the villa affords superb views, which embrace both the Apuan Alps inland and the shimmering waters of the Mediterranean sea from the island...VILLA ORTENSIA Sleeps 2 to 7: 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (Modern 'Dyson' fans in each bedroom) Comfortably sleeping 2 to 7 persons, this old, converted farmhouse, lies on the border between eastern Liguria and northern Tuscany, just a stone's throw from the Cinque Terre. It has been carefully restored and renovated, to offer all the comforts, including a wonderful outdoor pool. The interior design is characterized by antique furnishings and decorative paintings, lovingly chosen by the owner, to remain in stylish keeping with the traditional architectural context.Set in a privileged position on a hillside, surrounded by chestnut, cherry and olive trees, the villa affords superb views, which embrace both the Apuan Alps inland and the shimmering waters of the Mediterranean sea from the islands of La Spezia gulf to the lighthouse of Livorno port.This whole area enjoys a pleasant temperate micro-climate, while the villa itself boasts a suntrap location, basking in sunshine throughout the day. Its idyllically quiet seclusion will ensure that your stay really is out-of-this-world! ACCOMMODATION Entrance to this unique property is at ground-floor level from the brickwork porch with wooden beamed ceiling, perfectly equipped to eat outside with wooden table and benches. It has its own barbecue/wood burning oven ideal to prepare wonderful dinners. From the porch you enter the fitted kitchen with its original Carrara white marble worktops and sink of attractive rustic design and completed by all the modern appliances (dishwasher; fridge; American coffee-maker). The living/dining room features an ancient slate fireplace and comfortable sofas, whose colour-scheme harmoniously complements the traditional Tuscan stone and terracotta floors. 17th century-style table with benches and chairs grace the dining area. Proceeding to the right the former lemon house has been transformed into a comfortable guest bedroom with double wrought iron bed. The room is incredibly luminous and bright thanks to the large window which extends across one wall and offers breathtaking views over the gulf of la Spezia and the Tuscan coast with Forte dei marmi and even further south.The hallway is completely covered with books and it leads to the two bedrooms and bathrooms. From the hallway you can access the separate two bedroom suite which includes one luminous double bedroom furnished with antiques and completed by the ancient wooden parquet floor which makes it even warmer and welcoming, one single bedroom with original cotto floors and a glass door to the balcony offering spectacular views. The suite is completed by a small but delicious private bathroom with shower which wasn't changed to maintain the original characteristics of the house. A cosy paintings exposition corner introduce you to the Ardesia (local stone) stairways decorated with a wooden library which accompany you upstairs where the last romantic isolated double bedroom and bathroom with bathtub await you. The villa offers TVsat, CD-player and Internet access, high-quality Flanders' linen sheets and bedcovers, as well as embroidered towels and bathrobes are likewise all provided. THE GROUNDS Encircled by shady olive trees and fully appointed with sunshades, lounges and other garden furniture, the private huge parc makes an ideal venue for sunbathing or al fresco dining. A second, more intimate terrace, furnished with table and chairs and oriental style sofas , forms another perfect spot for outdoor relaxation. In addition to these, the warm waters of the enticing outdoor pool invite you to bathe at leisure amid beautiful natural surroundings, bordered by orchards and aromatic plants.The owner Francesca lives in another villa restored from an old barn only about 100 metres away with her mother Letizia who spends part of the year in Egypt and part of the year in Liguria. They are always happy to help out with advice and assistance, if required, while also fully respecting your privacy. LOCATION For seaside and sun lovers, for families and groups of friends, Villa Ortensia is the ideal base to visit Liguria and part of Tuscany and discover the excellent local food. Not to mention that you can reach the seaside 15 minutes by car, both the wild beaches in the Cinque Terre and the more elegant ones of Versilia and Forte Dei Marmi. Moreover thanks to the villa’s strategic location you can easily reach interesting tourist and cultural sights both in Liguria and in Tuscany: Bocca di Magra, Lerici, Porto Venere and the marvellous Cinque Terre, Golfo dei Poeti (Poets’Gulf), Portofino and Genova. Many other unspoilt beaches dotted along the nearby coast can be accessed by car in about 15 mins. Regular daily ferry services operate from the local ports of Lerici, La Spezia and Bocca di Magra (15 kms away) to the Gulf of Poets; Portovenere; the Cinque Terre villages; Portofino, Genoa VILLA ORTENSIA- MORE DETAILS ACCOMMODATION Ground floor:Fully equipped kitchen connected with a private patio and garden, large living/dining room, 1 double bedroom with unique view, 1 little living room, 1 double bedroom, 1 single bedroom, 1 bathroom with shower. First Floor: 1 double bedroom with en suite bathrooms with shower and bathtub Lower floor outside: 1 full bathroom with shower in use for the swimming pool, laundry room Square Meters: 270 Outside: private furnished patio and garden, private olive groove, 2 old panoramic terrace, private swimming pool (12x5,50 Deep: 1,20/1,80) , panoramic views. Private parking for 2 carsMore
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About the Manager
MASSIMO CONTI - VILLAS RETREATS
Languages spoken:English, Italian, French, Spanish
Response Rate:80%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2012
Interaction with guests
I personally own the villa and I will be very happy to help out with advice and assistance, if required, while also full respecting your privacy. Francesca
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Reviewed 4 July 2016

Together with my husband, our 3,5 y.o. son and 2 friends we stayed at Villa Ortensia during the last 2 weeks of May. First, the quality of the house was beyond our expectations. Everything was very clean, organized, maintained & decorated with a good taste...More

Date of stay: May 2016
Thank maryana k
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Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 13 July 2015

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Date of stay: June 2015
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 January 2015

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Date of stay: October 2014
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New Hope, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 15 October 2014

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Date of stay: September 2014
Reviewed 8 October 2014

We really enjoyed our few days at Villa Ortensia -- once we found it! The facilities and location were perfect for us as we could relax by the pool or walk through the counrty-side to the town. Our hostesses were charming and the breakfasts excellent.

Date of stay: September 2014
Thank ArchJM
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Safe
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Paper Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
Water Park Nearby
TV
Corporate Bookings
Rural/Countryside Retreats
City Getaway
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Game Room
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Good Nightlife
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
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About the neighbourhood
Villa Ortensia is located within easy reach of the area’s main sights of outstanding natural beauty or historic and artistic interest, such as the following: the medieval town of Sarzana (10 mins); the Cinque Terre villages; the Gulf of Poets; Portovenere; Portofino; the Apuan Alps and the white-marble quarries of Carrara (20 mins by car); the beaches of Versilia (30 mins by car); the famous Tuscan towns of Pisa (40 mins by car), Lucca (30 mins by car) and Florence (1 hour). Many other unspoilt beaches dotted along the nearby coast can be accessed by car in about 15 mins. Regular daily ferry services operate from the local ports of Lerici, La Spezia and Marina di Carrara (15 kms away) to the Gulf of Poets; Portovenere; the Cinque Terre
Getting around
DISTANCES Closest village: Sarzana 7 kms where there are supermarkets, restaurants, wine bars, shops, banks Closest supermarket: Ipercoop supermarket and mall (Sarzana 7 km ) Distance to shopping: Sarzana 7 km Closest restaurant: “Ottone”, “I Capitelli” (Sarzana 7 km) Other restaurants & Pubs: Around Sarzana ( 7 km) , Lerici and Bocca di Magra 15 mins by car Closest beaches : Bocca di Magra 10 km, Lerici 12 km Fiascherino 14,8 km., Tellaro 14,8 km Nearest highway: Sarzana 8 km Nearest train station: Sarzana 7 km Nearest Airport: Pisa (PSA) 70 km
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