Casa Gelsomino – Tuscany
Designed, furnished and decorated with more than a little panache, this one-of-a-kind holiday home is an arty conversion of an old olive and grape press, whose wheel, tools and millstone are intriguing features in the villas spacious living room. A second small sitting room adjoins the airy dining room, both with double doors out to the garden, and the bright, brick floored country kitchen is complete with modern appliances, a breakfast table and outdoor access to a dining area under pergola shade. A practical mix of twin, double, single and bunk-bedded rooms makes this an ideal choice for family get-togethers.
And with a barbecue and large swimming pool enclosed in its beautiful gardens, Casa Gelsomino provides leisure and privacy in equal measure. About 800m from a mini-market, pizzeria and restaurant in the large village, Casa Gelsomino is 10km from Casciana Terme spa, 17km from Salvadori beach, and within easy day-trip reach of shopping and sightseeing in Pisa, Lucca and Florence. Cooking classes and wine tasting can be arranged, to add to the variety of activities, as can cook service to ensure an effortless stay.