Villa Saletta – Valle

Palaia, Pisa
Self-catering


Restored farmhouse with a swimming pool on a 700-acre wine estate in the Valdera surrounded by hills, farmland and authentic villages

Bed

8 beds

Bedroom

7 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 13

The
Experience

Drive through neat rows of poplars to reach this farmhouse and annexe, set in a small valley and surrounded by lawns, flowers and herbs. Although the property is one of three self-catering properties on the estate, they’re set a good distance from each other and any neighbours so you feel very private.

Both the house and the annexe – the former hayloft – have modern comforts such as air conditioning but still retain a traditional feel. Both have their own living areas and kitchens, where you’ll find supplies for a first breakfast and a bottle of estate rosé and olive oil. If it rains you can settle down in a comfy sofa next to the fireplace with a book or a DVD, or play billiards in the sunroom of the main house; if it’s sunny you can swim in the pool, spend time in the jacuzzi or have a barbecue.

The Valdera has largely conserved its farming origins and feels away from the tourist masses, but Pisa is only 45 minutes’ drive and Florence and Siena are 1.5 hours. Consult the thick binder filled with suggestions on the local area, from where to take children to how to enjoy a day at the seaside – you can go for a wine tour and tasting on the estate too.

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We think you'll love

  • The swimming pool can be heated on request
  • Staying in the romantic split-level master bedroom in the tower
  • Daily housekeeping sessions are included
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You should know

  • You’ll need a car to explore the area
  • There are steep stone staircases to the top floor bedrooms
  • There’s no on-site restaurant

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Special offer: “ SAVE UP TO 10% ON YOUR 2020 HOLIDAYS - BOOK OUR VILLAS BY NOVEMBER 30TH 2019”

Booking information

Check in
5pm
Check out
10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 4 nights, 7 nights in high season, Saturday changeover.
Closed
Never.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Meals
Restaurants 5km.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €643
Weekly price
from €4500
Damage deposit
€1500
Surcharges
Tourist tax, €5 per person.
1 House for 13
From €6438 beds7 bedrooms

Reviews

Absolutely every detail has been thought of to guarantee total comfort and privacy in this historic countryside setting. You will not want to miss learning more about Villa Saletta's winery and farming, especially on a guided walk through the vineyards or a truffle hunt in the woods. The Valdera is a surprisingly rich territory for foodies, walkers and art lovers.

Kate, Sawday's inspector

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Location

The neighbourhood

Nearby Forcoli offers all the basics for food shopping and a bank and pharmacy, and the nearest restaurant, Ristorante Pettirosso in Palaia, is less than 10 minutes’ drive away. There are nearly 70 km of well-marked walking paths meandering through the immediate surroundings of the estate, and guided walks with truffle hunters can be arranged along with countryside tours on Vespas. Pontedera (15 km) is the closest hub, with a train station offering links to Pisa, Florence, Lucca, the seaside and beyond.

Local points of interest from Silvia Caroti

  • Visit our magnificent medieval Borgo
  • Enjoy one of our Wine&Oil Experience
  • Experience our selection of local producers and spots
  • We are central to visit Florence, Siena, Pisa, San Gimignano, Volterra, Lucca and Forte dei Marmi

Introducing

Silvia Caroti

Julia and Guy Hands have travelled and worked around the world, but fell in love with this area of Italy years ago. After they bought Villa Saletta, they hired a dynamic and youthful team to manage the winery, rental villas and several ambitious future projects. Silvia is the main contact for guests. She is enthusiastic, knowledgeable and is well-connected locally as she's from nearby Ponsacco.