This old farmhouse has an exceptionally convenient location. From here you can appreciate both the fascinating inland towns and the beautiful sandy beaches. You will certainly appreciate the two pool areas, restaurant and Wi-Fi connection.
The farm is located on a plain surrounded by gardens and olive trees, 4 km from Riparbella and 7 km from Cecina Mare, where there is a beach and a large pine forest. Many of the famous Tuscan medieval towns can be easily reached from here. The road between Cecina and Volterra passes close to the farm, so some traffic can be heard.
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Podere La Pieve Vecchia consists of various buildings which house both apartments and rooms. The old barn now contains four small rooms and a restaurant, whilst the apartments are in the main building. There are also three new houses that contain apartments which are decorated in the same style as the original buildings.
There is a reception desk, two swimming pools for adults and children, a laundry facility, a playground, a barbeque, tennis, cycling and mountain bike rental and parking spaces. The small restaurant opens in the evenings and on Sunday for lunch and since the sea is not far away it makes perfect sense that fish and seafood are served, and of course also meat. There are a few restaurants, a café and a few small shops in Riparbella. In Cecina there are several restaurants, bars, discos, a pharmacy, a market, etc.
All 32 apartments are nicely furnished. They are located either on the ground or first floor - and each has two floors. The apartments feature satellite TV, a telephone and safety deposit box. In each apartment you will find a garden table and chairs (no parasol) either in the garden or on the balcony.
We traveled with our kids age 0 and 3 and had a wonderful stay at La Pieve. Big and cool apartment, children pool, playground and a lot of space for children and the adults. Its wonderful to sit at the restaurant and have some delicious dinner while the kids play around. This is a perfect base for having a lovely family holiday and explore Tuscany.
A lovely place to spend some quality time with your family.
It' easy! Lovely restaurant and easy with kids.
We were 2 adults and 2 children of 9 and 13 years, who had a lovely week at Podere La Pieve Vecchia in July 2016. The apartment was simply decorated, clean and a well-equipped kitchen of Italian standards. It's an advantage, that there's a restaurant at the place, so you don't have to drive, if you don't want to cook every day.
The pool area, the tennis court and the "garden" is well-maintained and lovely, and there's a lot of families with children, so the children aren't bored. Furthermore there's good opportunities for excursions to the beach for example.
We were with four on holiday( two couples)The complex is appealing, the apartments are furnished in a rustic style, the kitchen is well equipped. Unfortunately, the rooms are very different in size, so you have to decide, who can pull into the tiny little room and who will stay in the twice as large room.
There is no air conditioning, which can be quite unpleasant. It is possible that a few guests stay up late and you hear some noise from them. We were forced to close the windows. There should be house rules applying to noise after a certain time, in order to prevent angry guests.
Though,we still recommend the facility. Very nice place, nice staff, well located.