Although completely restored with new plumbing, wiring and heating system, the original features in the house have been retained. The original "cotto" floors have been restored and most rooms have original timber beams. The original stone sink is a now a garden feature but there is a new sink and dish washer. The house is situated in an elevated position, allowing a light breeze in summer, with a view of the surrounding valley and mountains.
The accommodation is comprised of:
Extra bed accommodation
All rooms are fully furnished. Most of the furniture has been hand crafted in pioppo (poplar) by the local firm of Lorenzini that exports to Europe and the USA. There are place settings for 12.
All windows have the traditional wooden shutters of the area plus mosquito nets or equivalent.
The house has full central heating for winter use. There is an open fire in the dining area.
Adjoining the house is a traditional forno. This is an outdoor wood burning oven for cooking pizzas and bread. It is a good idea to put a casserole or chicken in after the pizza or bread, as once lit, it remains hot for several hours. Instructions and recipes are in the House Book.
The 10x4m pool is well hidden from the lane being on the third level just a few steps from the house. It can be lit at night. The two gardens on a higher level allow plenty of shade and there is usually a cooling breeze from the valley. Sun umbrellas are provided. The pool is surrounded by a paved area.
The swimming pool is deep towards the centre and children will need to be accompanied at all times.