Amenities:BBQ, Balcony, Central heating, DVD Player, Deck, Dishwasher, Fireplace, Foosball Table, Full kitchen, Hot Tub, Internet Access, Jacuzzi, Mountain View, No Pets, Pool Table, Refrigerator, Shower, TV, VCRActivities:Restaurants, Shopping
Description:Four Seasons Chalet is all about luxury, family fun, location, convenience and entertainment. The location is so convenient since it is so close to Snow Summit and close to restaurants, shopping and the lake. This fantastic log home is over 5600 square foot with eight bedrooms and seven and a half bathrooms, brand new and looks like a dream vacation escape home. This cabin is a perfect place for family reunions or any large groups. This majestic luxury log home is Four Seasons Chalet and it is just a few blocks from Snow Summit for vacation stay in Big Bear Lake.Enter into a vacation home to one of the magnificent living rooms with a rock wood burning fireplace with huge 60” flat TV, home theater surround sound, Blue Ray player, iPod dock and a comfortable couches. The second living room features a comfy couches and a piano. There is also a fun packed game room which offers a pool table and half bath in the hallway. The fully equipped kitchen includes granite counter tops, all stainless steel appliances, and plenty of room for all the chefs to have fun and work their culinary magic together. Head over to the huge dining table with seating for 14 with extra chairs and counter bar seating for more. The dining area also offers a sitting area with couches and 50’ flat screen TV. The convenience of the Weber BBQ and outdoor spa on the expansive side deck off the dining room. A separate laundry room and large pantry with a second refrigerator is also on hand for convenience.The first bedroom suite is also on this first floor with king size bed plus a TV, private balcony and wheel chair, bathroom with a roll in shower. The second bedroom off the game room downstairs has a queen bed with a mounted flat screen TV and the third bedroom has two full beds and TV and shares full bathroom in the hallway downstairs. Upstairs are the other five bedrooms, one bedroom (four) has a queen bed with a mounted flat screen TV and its own bath. The smaller master bedroom (five) is set up with a king size bed, mounted flat screen TV, private full bath with jetted spa tub and shower. Bedroom (six) has a queen size bed, private full bath and mounted flat TV. The seventh bedroom has three twin beds and a flat screen TV and 8th bedroom is a master suite with a lovely king size bed, huge private bath with jetted spa tub, flat TV, BlU-Ray DVD and private balcony with furnishings. This second floor also offers more entertainment with a living and play room area with more couches and a Foosball table.No pets allowed, Parking for eight vehicles.Photos are representative of the property and may differ from the actual unit that is reserved.
Bedrooms:6 Bathrooms:7 Property Type:Vacation Home Sleeps:12
Amenities:Air Conditioning, CD Player, Cable/Satellite TV, Central heating, Child Friendly, Computer Access, Home theatre, Internet Access, Phone, Stereo, Swimming Pool, TVActivities:Swimming
Description:Villa Le Rose, magnificent 17th century Villa set in a beautiful corner of Tuscany, near the medieval town of Lucca. Protected by a stoned wall, this villa is a true expression of the sober architecture of Tuscany and Lucchesian area, typical of the period. The noble, or main floor is raised from the ground floor. The entrance portal with a double flight staircase and the distribution of rooms around the central salon evoke memories of the elegant easy lifestyle of the past. nThe Villa is surrounded by wide park of lime-trees, oaks, olives, magnolias, large bushes of aromatic plants and roses is the ideal background for the beautiful swimming pool. Entwined with Bougainvilleas the romantic pergola with panoramic Tuscan views is an inviting place for your relax. nThis luxury Villa with its central location allows you to explore the numerous sites of Tuscany such as Carrara, Chianti, Florence, Forte dei Marme, Garfagnana, Lucca, Montecatini Terme, Pisa, Siena, Versilia, and Viareggio. nVilla Le Rose built in the 17th century has been magnificently restored. You will feel the charm of living in a historical Tuscan Villa during your stay while enjoying modern amenities such as individually controlled air conditioning in each of the 6 bedrooms with en suite bathroom, central heating, computer from your initial contact to your departure, the service you receive will be individualized, attentive, and second to none. Our service also includes 24-hour guest support during your stay. We strive to make certain that all your individual needs are addressed. Our exceptional professional staff is of the highest quality and consistently receives excellent feedback. nWe are delighted to help arrange tours, wine tastings, cooking classes, and other activities. Your questions are always welcome, and we are at your disposal! n nGround Floor: dining room, Kitchen, Bathroom, Laundry, nFirst Floor: tLarge central salon, Office, 3 double junior suite with bathroom en suite nSecond Floor: Library room, Large central salon with home theatre TV, 3 double junior suite with bathroom en suite t nSecurity Deposit: Euro 2.000 t nBooking Deposit: 50% of the rental amount should submitted with the booking form at the time of the reservation non-refundable. t nBalance Due: Eight weeks prior to arrival non-refundable. This should also include the security deposit. nFacilities Included: Daily breakfast, air conditioning, central heating, computer & internet, stereo CD player with central rediffusion, satellite TV, alarm. nNot Included: Food and beverage, phone charges, personal laundry, transfers. nRental period: Saturday-to-Saturday, arrival time 4:00 pm , departure time before 10:00 am . nStaff: Manager, Chef on request, 2 maids (6 days a week), gardener. t n n
Bedrooms:6 Bathrooms:5 Property Type:Vacation Home Sleeps:12
Amenities:BBQ, CD Player, Central heating, Child Friendly, DVD Player, Dishwasher, Freezer, Internet Access, Microwave, Pets OK, Refrigerator, Sauna, Shower, Swimming Pool, TV, Towels, Wireless Internet AccessActivities:Beach, Gym, Swimming
Description:Croft House, which sleeps 12, is the largest of ten Award Winning cottages. The ideal setting for a large family break or group celebration spanning 3 (or more!) generations. Croft House has 6 bedrooms. The master bedroom with kingsize bed and 2 double bedrooms each have an en-suite shower room. There are 3 further bedrooms all with twin beds, however 2 of these twin bed sets can be zip-locked to superkings upon request. There are 2 further bathrooms. Two bedrooms are downstairs, a great choice for those who find stairs difficult. One of these bedrooms has a private conservatory too, ideal for a spot of peace and quiet. The kitchen and dining room with large French oak table and chairs are downstairs, the living room with log burner and leather furniture is upstairs. Croft House has its own private walled garden. n nWe established this family run business in 1988, and are celebrating 25 years in business this year! These ten superb family friendly, self-catering cottages rest on a smallholding overlooking the gloriously unspoilt North Pembrokeshire countryside. They boast the superior location of being just 4 miles from the nearest Blue Flag beach and a wealth of bays in Cardigan Bay and Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. The quaint market town of Cardigan is 3 miles, resting on the banks of The Teifi River. The National press has correctly referred to this area as 'The undiscovered Cornwall', take the time to explore the extravagant natural beauty that West Wales offers. The National Geographic has voted the Pembrokeshire Coastline as the second most beautiful and sustainable in the world! n nThe luxury leisure suite of facilities include a beautiful indoor heated swimming pool, sauna and small gym. The adjacent and enclosed sun terrace can make supervising the swimmers much more fun! n nSense the freedom at Croft: Enjoy the space, the farm, the animals, the gardens and both indoor and outdoor adventure playareas. For 25 years we have been raising our own family here, as parents ourselves we have learnt that if your children are happy we have gone a long way to making you happy too! n nFor those needing time there are attractive gardens, quiet cwtches, therapeutic massages and beauty treatments encouraging moments of personal quiet and relaxation. n t nEach cottage welcomes you with flowers, tea tray and local mead and with beds readymade, allowing you to relax. Bath & hand towels and individually controlled central heating add to your comfort. The fully equipped kitchens have a fridge freezer, dishwasher and microwave. There are individual barbecues as well as a communal barbecue garden for group get-togethers. Wi-fi internet access, digital flat screen TV, DVD and CD players and i-pod docks are all standard. These cottages are Grades 5 and 4 Stars with Visit Wales, and we take pride in keeping them exceptionally clean and well maintained so that you have the holiday you deserve. n n*PLEASE NOTE*: n1)The prices are averaged over each season and therefore they do not represent a specific week in that season. n2)They are only a representation of the type of prices you can expect in 'Croft House' and not in any other cottage. n3)Prices may vary, so for up to date prices for all our cottages please visit our website. n
Bedrooms:13 Bathrooms:14 Property Type:Vacation Home Sleeps:30
Amenities:Air Conditioning, BBQ, Blender, CD Player, Ceiling fans, Central heating, Coffee Maker, Crib, Dishes, Dishwasher, Fireplace, Food Processor, Internet Access, Jacuzzi, Laundry, Lounge, Microwave, No Pets, Phone, Shower, Smoking OK, Swimming Pool, TV, Toaster, VCRActivities:Beach, Golf, Gym, Massage, Museums, Restaurants, Swimming, Tennis, Watersports
Description:Originally built during the 12th and 13th century, Castell Sant Mori underwent major renovations in the 15th century. This castle has three floors, a gardened terrace with covered lounge, and a swimming pool. All bedrooms feature unique furnishings and dc3a9cor, which are inspired by the castlee28099s history. The castle is located at Sant Mori, in the Ampurdan district of the Gerona province. This rural village of 120 inhabitants is located 20 km from Figueras, the capital of Ampurdan. nCastell Sant Mori has three floors. On the ground floor, there is the main dining room with a well provided kitchen, convenient access to the pool area, a meeting room, a games room, an interior courtyard, and a utility room. The first floor has a spacious living room with fireplace, another smaller living room, and a game room. The master bedroom has a fireplace, dressing room, and en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi tub. nThere is also another 2 bedrooms, with a dressing room and en-suite bathroom with shower. The third bedroom also has an en-suite bathroom with tub and an additional WC. There are four bedrooms on the second floor, a twin bedded bedroom with fireplace and spacious en-suite bathroom with tub, three twin bedded rooms, one with an en-suite bathroom with shower, and two additional bathrooms with tubs (not en-suite). Theree28099s is also a utility room with a washing machine and dryer. The third floor has a spacious twin-bedded room, en-suite bathroom with tub, and three twin bedded rooms with en-suited bathrooms. In addition there is an apartment that includes twin beds, a bathroom with shower, dressing room, living room and a small room with a small single bed that is ideal for a child. nBedroom / Bathroom Description n1st Floor nBedroom 1 n2 Twin beds, En-suite bathroom with shower, Air conditioning, TV nBedroom 2 e28093 Master bedroom n2 Twin beds, En-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi tub, Air conditioning, Fireplace, TV nBedroom 3 n2 Twin beds, En-suite bathroom with shower/tub, Air conditioning, TV nBedroom 4 n2 Twin beds, En-suite bathroom with shower, Air conditioning, TV n2nd Floor nBedroom 5 nQueen size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower and tub, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, Fireplace, TV nBedroom 6 n2 Twin beds, En-suite bathroom with shower, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, TV nBedroom 7 n2 Twin beds, Bathroom with tub, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan nBedroom 8 n2 Twin beds, Bathroom with tub, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, TV n3rd Floor nBedroom 9 n2 Twin beds, En-suite bathroom with shower and tub, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, TV nBedroom 10 - Apartment nTwin beds, Bathroom with shower, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, TV nBedroom 11 n2 Twin beds, En-suite bathroom nBedroom 12 n2 Twin beds, En-suite bathroom nBedroom 13 n2 Twin beds, En-suite bathroom nFeatures & Amenities n* Central heating n* Fireplace n* Air conditioned bedrooms n* TV n* VCR n* CD player n* Internet access n* Telephone n* Washer/dryer n* Baby crib n* Ceiling fans n* Hair dryers n* Toiletries n* Meeting room n* Games room n* Interior courtyard n* Utility room n* Kitchen: n* Blender n* Microwave n* Toaster n* Coffee maker n* Food processor n* Juicer n* Dishwasher n* Coffee grinder nOutdoor Features n* Swimming pool n* Outdoor furniture n* Gardened terrace with covered lounge n* Alfresco dining n* BBQ grill (charcoal) n* Gated community n* Sunset view nStaff & Services nIncluded: n* Manager n* Weekday maid service - 4 hours a day (the maid does not clean dishes or pots) nAt Extra Cost - advance notice may be required: n* Arrival meal n* Villa pre-stocking n* Cooking n* Catering n* Babysitting n* Massage services n* Extra maid service n* Change of linen n* Event fee n* Final cleaning fee required e28093 fee may vary base on the number of guests nVilla Policies n* Maximum 30 guests n* Maximum 10 children n* Smoking permitted n* Pets not permitted n* Voltage 220w, adaptors are not included n* Final cleaning fee applies n* Security deposit required n* Wedding/social events accepted e28093 maximum 80 guests to attend the event but not stay over n* Great property for honeymooners, family gathering, corporate events and water sports nGetting There n* Rental vehicle recommended n* Transport available nLocation n* 10 minute drive to clinic n* 15 km t n* Beach n* Restaurants n* Grocery store n* Costa Brava towns n* Flassa train station n* 25 minute drive t n* Gerona n* Museums n* Tennis courts n* Golf course n* Exercise facilities n* Hospital in Gerona n* 40 km to French border n* 50 km to Perpignan airport n* 130 km to Barcelona and International airport
Description:Very beautiful and charming vacation home for families and children of all ages. n5 bedroom 2.5 bath. Three floors. Walking Layrinth, Zen Garden, fenced yard. nFamily pets welcomed. Newly decorated. Wood Stove, Monitor and Central heating. Walk 5-10 minutes too all the shops in town of Mount Shasta.
Description:Every bedroom is a miniature palace: unique, enchanting, and luxurious. Every turn of an outdoor path leads to a secret garden overhung with vines. And when you come to the edge, the view…, Well, words can't describe this vista. With a history dating back to the year Columbus discovered America, this Moorish holiday villa in Andalusia is a work of art, history, and painstaking restoration. You won't even need to visit the museum room in this Spanish luxury villa in Andaluca, because history unfolds around you like a fine silk tapestry. Smell that warm, dusty Spanish air, tinged with the scent of flowers? That's Time. n n[6,660 m2] Behind the protective wall that surrounds the estate, you will delight in this villa's 200-year-old Moorish ornamental gardens, which have been laboriously restored to their former glory. Here you can wander or relax in total peace and tranquility, surrounded by centuries-old palm trees, shady bowers, and colorful exotic plants. Ancient cypress hedges border an attractive swimming pool fed by a natural spring, and other facilities on-site include a private chapel [open for guests at any time, see description below], a tennis court, and an outside summer bar/dining area. Everything is surrounded by magnificent views of the hillsides and valley. Entrance to the property is controlled electronically, guaranteeing privacy at all times. n n[1,600 m2] This villa estate is comprised of a main house, a cottage [which is 50 yards away and outside of the property's electronic gate], and a chapel, has been elegantly and thoughtfully renovated so as to preserve its unique atmosphere and outstanding historical features, including some of the original furniture and decorations. The owners work hard to maintain a residence that is as visually authentic as possible—,that's why you won't see the typical air conditioning or central heating units, or find mini-bars or telephones in the rooms. In the winter heating is provided electrically and on open log fires for the lounge areas. Guests can also communicate by telephone, fax, or email from the library. nMain House [1,200 m2, sleeps 20] nGround Floor: The focal point of the main floor is without a doubt the magnificent vaulted and columned drawing room, with an original stone fireplace, chairs, couches, and tables scattered throughout the room. Other main rooms include a wood-paneled drawing room, a library, an inner patio, and a billiard room/museum. The formal dining room has seating for at least 14, while the large kitchen is fully equipped with two ovens, 4 refrigerators, industrial dishwasher, microwave, toasters, and other kitchen appliances. A separate laundry room has a washing machine, iron, and ironing board as well as a large deep freeze. There is also one bedroom on the ground floor: nRoom 10 has two twin beds that can be joined upon request and an en suite bathroom with sink, toilet, and shower. Another bedroom, Room 11, is reserved as a staff room. nFirst Floor: There are ten bedrooms on the first floor. All rooms are individually decorated and, like the rest of the house, furnished with antiques and curios. Bathrooms are all en suite except for room 12. nRoom 1: This large, north-facing room has a 160 cm queen-size bed, a sitting area, and an en suite bathroom with sink, toilet, and tub with handheld showerhead. nRoom 2: This suite contains a 160 cm queen-size 4-poster bed, a living room area, and a luxury en suite bathroom with sink, toilet, large bathtub, and separate shower. The bedroom faces south and west. nRoom 3: This bedroom is south-facing and has a 160 cm brass queen-size bed, an en suite bathroom [sink, toilet, and bathtub with handheld showerhead], and views over garden. nRoom 4: A south-facing room with two twin beds that can be joined upon request and an en suite bathroom with sink, toilet, and bathtub with handheld showerhead. nRoom 5: This south-facing room has two twin beds that can be joined upon request and an en suite bathroom with sink, toilet, and bathtub with handheld showerhead. nRoom 6: Facing south and east, this bedroom has the best views. It is spacious and contains a canopied 160 cm double bed and a luxury bathroom with sink, toilet, and tub with handheld showerhead. nRoom 7: This bedroom has two twin beds that can be joined upon request and an en suite bathroom with sink, toilet, and bathtub with handheld showerhead. A connecting room contains a sofa bed suitable for one. The room faces north and east. nRoom 8: This north facing room with a living area has two twin beds that can be joined upon request and an en suite bathroom with sink, toilet, and tub with handheld showerhead. nRoom 9: In the rear tower, this bedroom contains a 4-poster 160 cm queen-size bed and an en suite bathroom with sink, toilet, and bathtub with handheld showerhead. It faces south and east and also has a private terrace. nRooms 10 and 11 are on the ground floor. nRoom 12: In the front tower, this room contains two twin beds [can be joined upon request], with a separate bathroom [sink, toilet, and bathtub with handheld showerhead] in a converted dovecote on the floor above. nCottage [400 m2, sleeps 4] nPlease be aware that the cottage is located 50 yards away from the main house outside of the property's walls and situated next to a few other residential cottages. Ground Floor: This cottage by the main villa has recently been decorated in a rustic style and has electric heating. A small vine-covered terrace leads to the front door, into the entrance hall, and a fully equipped modern kitchen with cook-top, washing machine, and dishwasher. There is also a sitting room with an open fireplace and French windows that open onto a west-facing terrace with panoramic views over an unspoiled valley. One bathroom has a sink, toilet, and bathtub with handheld showerhead. nFirst Floor: There are two bedrooms upstairs, each with two single beds [can be joined upon request] and en suite bathrooms with sink, toilet, and bathtub with handheld showerhead. The landing between them is a study area with an open fireplace and stairs to a storage area in the attic. One of the bedrooms has a view of the valley, while the other overlooks the courtyard. nThe Chapel: Constructed circa 1890, the chapel was dedicated to the Virgin of Lourdes by the Marquesa, the last member of the original family, after a pilgrimage to Lourdes cured her of cancer. During the Spanish Civil War [1936-9], the chapel was ransacked, but after the war, the Marquesa returned, refurbished the chapel with religious artifacts from her home in Madrid. The building then resumed its role as religious centre of the estate, used for wedding blessings, baptisms, and other religious services. Today, a statue of the Virgin of Lourdes presides over the altar, which is more than two centuries old. Colorful carved saints look down from the walls, and the original marble font stands beside the entrance. The chapel's vaulted roof and high windows provide subtle lighting and atmosphere for an intimate ceremony. Seating capacity is for 35 people. Power outlets are available for extra photographic lighting or taped music. n nLocated in the hills between the monumental city of Granada and the Costa Tropical, this villa is entirely private, while still enjoying easy access to bustling seaside villages. This area is one of the less modernized areas of the Spanish Mediterranean, perfect for those who want to avoid tourist traps. Within the range of a days' excursion, you'll find a huge selection of things to do and see. Most water sports can be found in Almunecar and La Herradura, while horseback riding, mountain biking, and hiking opportunities abound in the hills surrounding the villa and in the Alpujarras. The Sierra Nevada is host to one of Spain's best winter ski resorts, Sol y Nieve. An 18-hole golf course is located just outside Granada. The city of Granada itself has a wealth of monuments, including the Alhambra Palace [Spain's most visited monument] and its gardens. Also interesting are the old gypsy quarter of Sacromonte, the Cathedral and the Royal Chapel, La Alcaicieria [old silk market], the Arab baths, and an archaeological museum. For those more interested in rural wonders, few mountain villages are more impressive than those in the spectacular Alpujarra mountain region, classified by UNESCO as a World Biosphere Reserve. Toward the coast and down through the verdant Tropical Valley [full of exotic fruit orchards], you'll find Almunecar. This local market town is worth a visit for its Moorish castle, botanical gardens, and Roman monuments. To the east lies Salobrena, a picturesque white village surrounded by sugar cane fields and crowned with another Arab fortress. To the west you will find Nerja, home to one of the largest cave systems in the country, and the tallest stalactite pillar in the world. We could go on, but half the fun of traveling is discovering the secrets of the land on your own! nSol y Nieve: 1.5 hours by car nThe Alpujarras: 1 hour nGranada [airport]: 55 km nNerja: 45 min nLa Herradura: 40 min nSalobrena: 40 min nBeaches: 30 min nAlmunecar: 15 km n nAvailable Amenities: Three hours of maid service per day, gardener/handyman, linen change at the end of each week, public pay telephone, ovens, 4 fridges, industrial dishwasher, microwave, toaster, deep freeze, washing machine, all utilities included in rental price. nExtra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning, the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash. n* Cooking services: €, 13 per hour n* Extra maid service: €, 9 per hour n* Babysitting: on request n* Weddings –, a blessing in the chapel plus a garden reception on one of four terraces. n* Wedding coordinator n* Event catering from 25 to 100 people n* Conference and business equipment [audiovisual, translation, etc.] n* Pool heating is available on request November - May, with at least two weeks advance notice nNearby Attractions: Granada, Costa Tropical, Almunecar and La Herradura [water sports], Alpujarras [horseback riding, biking, hiking], Sierra Nevada [skiing], Nerja [caves]. nPlease Note: n* This villa can be rented for weddings, please inquire for more details. n* Pets are not allowed. n* Although there are excess beds, the number of guests in the main house is restricted to 20 for reasons of wear-and-tear. n* Please be aware that the cottage is located 50 yards away from the main house outside of the property's walls and is situated next to a few other residential houses. nMinimum Stay: 3 nCheck-In: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:8 Property Type:Vacation Home Sleeps:22
Amenities:BBQ, Central heating, Child Friendly, Dishwasher, Freezer, Hot Tub, Laundry, Microwave, Non-Smoking, Oven, Pets OK, Phone, TV, Towels, Wireless Internet AccessActivities:Ping Pong
Description:This former 18th century Inn featured on a popular Channel 4 TV show, set within its own secure grounds is a unique property in which to enjoy a holiday and sleeps up to 16 people. This property, which featured on the Channel 4 TV show 'Country House Rescue' in April 2010, is a splendid example of Victorian architecture, and simply exudes character. The moment guests steps through the grand entrance they know they are in for a memorable holiday. The well equipped kitchen boasts an Aga, whilst the six bedrooms offer sumptuous sleeping accommodation. There is a family room providing a space for younger members of the party, and ‘,grown-ups’, can enjoy the ambience of the spacious drawing room with its baby grand piano and dance floor. With many other rooms and set in beautiful grounds, this magnificent property makes a perfect venue for larger gatherings with family or friends who wish to visit this fabulous area. n nAmenities: Oil central heating with two woodburners and open fire. Four oven AGA, electric cooker with ceramic hob, microwave, 2 x fridges, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TVs with Sky, DVDs, Wii, WiFi, telephone. Piano, table tennis table. Fuel, power and starter packs for fire and woodburners inc. in rent, extra fuel available to purchase locally. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair available. Off road parking for 7 cars. Covered bike storage. Large, fully enclosed and secure lawned garden with spacious gravelled sitting area, hot tub, furniture and BBQ. Access to Abbey Dore Court Gardens (when open to the public between April and end of September, by arrangement). Two dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 2.5 miles, pub 15 mins walk. Note: A fenced river runs through the grounds of the property approximately 20 yards from the house, children should be supervised at all times. Note: 4pm check in. n nRegion: Herefordshire offers visitors the chance to journey through lush green countryside, enjoying splendid black-and-white timbered villages, a magnificent cathedral city, a fairytale Georgian castle at Eastnor or books galore in famous Hay-on-Wye. n nTown: Situated on the River Dore, the delightful village of Abbey Dore lies at the southern end of the Stunning Golden Valley, close to the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons National Park. The village is the setting for Abbey Dore Court Gardens, which is open to the public between April and September. The history of the Abbey goes back to 1147 when it was founded by Cistercian Monks, and then restored to its present form in the 18th and 19th Centuries. The town of Hay-on-Wye, famous for its many bookshops, is just 15 miles away. Nearby Hereford is an ancient town dating back to the 7th century and is steeped in history, while Offa’,s Dyke and the Wye Valley provide ample opportunity for walkers.
Bedrooms:14 Bathrooms:17 Property Type:Vacation Home Sleeps:27
Amenities:Air Conditioning, CD Player, Cable/Satellite TV, Central heating, DVD Player, Deck, Dishes, Fireplace, Internet Access, Laundry, Linens, Oven, Phone, Sauna, Shower, Swimming Pool, TV, Towels, Wireless Internet AccessActivities:Beach, Swimming, Yoga
Description:(Minimum of one week rental required) Villa Tocchi is located in the valleys of the Merse River, in the south of the province of Siena, not far from Montalcino and Pienza. You 're not going to come across the place by chance, it lies well off the beaten track. Here life follows the rhythms of nature, in keeping with the ancient Roman concept of otium, of the leisure and time that are needed to restore body and mind. In and around the property one can find hills, forests, lakes, wild animals, vegetable gardens, orchards and a private astronomical observatory. This luxurious villa offers stylish interiors imbued with natural materials and highlighted with a soothing combination of colors. The Villa comfortably accommodates 27 guests in 14 bedrooms, all tastefully furnished with antiques, flat-screen TV, fine linens and towels, and Florentine soaps and shampoos. Each bedroom has its own en-suite bathroom with bathtub or shower. nIn the extensive gardens there is a large, infinity swimming pool overlooking the wooded valley. The lawn surrounding the pool is dotted with sunbeds, chaise lounges and umbrellas, all at the guests ' disposal. A large, sunny panoramic terrace, furnished with wicker sofas and armchairs, overlooks the tree spa bath. The calidarium (hot), frigidarium (cold), and tepidarium (tepid) guide guests through a unique sensory experience: the three large baths - each containing water at a different temperature - whose infinity edges offer visual continuity with the surrounding green valleys, offer complete relaxation. There is a wellness center replete with a Finnish sauna, yoga room, and a gymnasium with workout equipment. Guests can have breakfast, half or full board service on request. Dishes offered reflect typical Tuscan cuisine, with products culled from the large organic vegetable garden and livestock raised on the estate (such as pigs, cows, sheep, goats and trout). Far away from the light pollution of the city, the astronomical observatory of the Villa, set on a hill rising out of the wood to a height of 350 meters above sea level, offers its visitors unforgettable experiences. nOnce a hamlet dating back XII century, the recently restored villa is now a luxury destination situated among the hills of the Tuscan countryside. It 's the ideal place for a taste of the old Tuscany and to rediscover the classical elements of existence. The property is protected by thousands of hectares of forest belonging to the natural biogenetic reserve of Tocchi, of which 100 are part of the villa 's estate and 25 are fenced off. nVilla Tocchi is ideal for friends on vacation or destination weddings (with terraces capable of seating up to 200 guests), for gatherings of stargazers, yoga courses or incentive groups, for managers who need to recharge their batteries, for team building programs, small-scale meetings or original events. The Villa is actually a small hamlet of three adjoining buildings, in which the bedrooms are located, many of them opening off cozy lounges. Here, guests can sit on comfortable sofas by the fireplace to read, listen to music or sip a good Tuscan wine. Refined in their simplicity, all the spaces combine tradition and luxury: flat-screen Satellite TVs, fast Internet connection, linens locally manufactured, toiletries made from olive oil, private bathroom with shower and/or tub, hairdryer, underfloor heating supplied with hot water from a biomass-fueled boiler and solar photovoltaic and thermal panels, as well as a cellar-effect cooling system, again located under the floor (on request). The villa also offers a state-of-the-art kitchen with wood-burning oven, an attractively furnished dining room with seating for 27, movie theater, library with books, DVD 's and CD 's, private heliport, and shuttle service. nFar away from the light pollution of the city, the astronomical observatory of the Villa offers its visitors unforgettable experiences. From this privileged position it is possible to probe the sky with the superb technology of a professional observatory: a Meade LX200 R14 inch f/10 telescope with GPS, CCD camera for deep-sky shots of the planets and moon with direct link to a maxi-screen, fiber optic network connected with the conference hall, meeting room with a capacity of twenty-five and fast internet connection. A unique feature of this place, the observatory has been selected by the U.A.I. (Italian Union of Amateur Astronomers) as a facility qualified to house meetings and conventions of astronomers. nThe price includes: Gas, electricity, water, linens changed weekly, daily maid service (including cleaning of all bedrooms and bathrooms and common areas), the use of the swimming pool (with beach umbrella, deck-chairs including a supply of towels), use of the sauna and hot tubs, bountiful buffet breakfast, final cleaning, Internet wireless connection, the use of the washing machine. nServices on request at additional cost: Central heating, air conditioning, chef service (lunch 25 Euro/pp, dinner 35 Euro/pp, beverages not included), use of telephone or fax, extra bed, cooking lesson and final lunch/dinner with what has been prepared (65 Euro/pp - minimum 6 people - drinks not included), child care, butler services, car and driver, laundry/ironing, villa pre-stocking, adventure activities nIn addition, high quality olive oil and wine are produced on the estate. It 's possible to organize a guided tour with the owner and tasting of the products.
Bedrooms:7 Bathrooms:7 Property Type:Vacation Home Sleeps:8
Amenities:Central heating, Full kitchen, Swimming Pool, TVActivities:Beach, Golf
Description:(Minimum of one week rental required) Minimum rental one week rental Saturday to Saturday except for urban apartments. The incredible Piccolo Versailles is a one-of-a-kind property, in the category of palaces and grand chateaux. In fact it 's valued by the Italian Government as a registered historical property. The original owners spent spring through autumn at the property during which time they received kings, princes, dukes, ambassadors, and literary celebrities for lavish balls, concerts, and presentations. The famous neo-classical architect Nottolini designed the villa that was constructed in the early 1800 's on a well chosen site overlooking the beautiful Lucca plains. The vast landscape was designed and planted according to the fashion of the late 1700 era when many palace owners modified the scenographic plans of their gardens according to the English style of that time that gave free development to nature and escaped the usual geometric schemes of the Italian garden. The garden is maintained by a permanent gardener and is perfection itself. The present owners have restored the interior and exterior to original grandeur, as well as upgrading with modern conveniences such as an alarm system. Visitors often refer to this splendid villa as little Versailles. There are several other buildings on the estate, including the lemon house that is often used for weddings, the steward 's house which dates to 1600 and was the original villa of the estate, a private chapel, and pool house. Furnishings include many elegant antiques of the original period and the rooms are decorated with great fresco paintings on many walls and ceilings. In this place you are encircled with grand history and culture, and a staff of 3 (butler, cook, and maid) are included. Also included is a welcome dinner your first night. The city of Lucca attracts tourists from around the world to its historic sights. The Duomo Cathedral, St. Michael 's Church and the streets and squares of Old Town are favorite destinations. A three mile series of ramparts, complete with eleven bastions and four gateways was erected around the city in the 16th and 17th centuries for protection. It 's fun for the energetic to walk the length of this wall. Piccolo Versailles includes a massive 8000 square feet of living space and 70 hectares (about 30 acres) of land which makes it a perfect setting for large reunion parties, weddings, and elegant and private holidays. On the ground floor there is a large and impressive foyer opening onto the formal back garden, a living room, library, dining room, another large living room with grand piano that seats up to 50 people for parties and banquets, an old tuscan kitchen used as a breakfast room, another fully equipped kitchen, service rooms, and a bathroom. The first floor has a vast and elegant reception / living room, a television / music / play room, and a single twin bedroom with ensuite bath. The second floor has two double bedrooms with ensuite baths, and one single twin bedroom with ensuite bath that are all equipped with fans and screens. There are three additional bedrooms: one double bedroom and two single bedrooms, plus two baths. The villa has modern central heating, an alarm system, and a fax. The butler, maid, and a very good cook are included in the price as well as preparation and groceries for your first evening meal. Sorry, because of the beauty and historical value of the house, no children under 12 allowed unless with assigned nanny. Here in the heart of one of many wine-producing areas of Italy, your home-away-from-home is an ideal location for short jaunts to the most renowned sites of Tuscany. Florence is less than an hour away by car, and Forte dei Marmi for golf and the famous beaches of the Medtiterranean only a half hour. Pietrasanta, the artists ' town is a must see. Pisa and Carrara and the Michelangelo marble caves are nearby as well.
Bedrooms:6 Bathrooms:4 Property Type:Vacation Home Sleeps:12
Amenities:BBQ, CD Player, Central heating, Child Friendly, DVD Player, Dishwasher, Freezer, Laundry, Microwave, No Pets, Non-Smoking, Oven, Pool Table, Refrigerator, Shower, TV, TowelsActivities:Biking, Watersports
Description:This detached cottage is set in the owners grounds, on the edge of the village of Great Clifton, 5 miles from Cockermouth, and sleeps up to 12 people in 6 bedrooms. White Gables is a detached cottage, situated in the owners grounds, on the outskirts of the village of Great Clifton, 5 miles from Cockermouth and 18 miles from Keswick. This cottage sleeps up to 12 people and has 6 bedrooms, consisting of two twin bedrooms, one king size double and one double with an ensuite shower room on the upper ground floor and one twin and one children’,s bunks with sofa’,s, TV and pool table on the lower ground floor, as well as a two upper ground floor family shower rooms, and a lower ground floor bathroom with roll top bath. The cottage also has an open plan living area with sitting area, fitted kitchen area and dining area. Outside, this cottage has ample off road parking and a lawned garden with furniture and BBQ. White Gables is a superb family holiday home in a beautiful area of the Lake District, perfect at any time of year. n nAmenities: Gas central heating with woodburner in living room. Electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, radio/CD, library of books & games. Gas & electric inc. in rent. Fuel for woodburner on honesty box basis. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Cot & highchair on request. Ample off road parking. Lockable bike storage. Spacious lawned garden with furniture & BBQ. Sorry, no pets & no smoking. Shop 1 mile, pub 2 mins walk. Note: Check in time is 4pm. n nRegion: Impressive mountains, open fells and clear-water lakes, the Lake District has it all. From walking in the mountains to exhilarating watersports or just a gentle cruise on a steam-powered yacht, Cumbria is the perfect holiday destination. n nTown: The village of Great Clifton is situated five miles from the town of Cockermouth on the edge of the Lake District National Park. The area around the village is largely undiscovered and unspoilt with the Loweswater valley and mountains offering dramatic views and scenary. Cockermouth is the birthplace of William Wordsworth, with his Georgian family home now a popular visitor attraction, owned by the National Trust, plus the town offers shops, pubs and places to eat. The area is also renowned for wonderful walking and cycling.