We are spectacularly located in a prominent elevated position in a South facing valley which brings long hours of sunshine and a favourable micro climate.
The house is approached by a lane which winds its way from the main road, crossing over a river by an ancient bridge and then winding upwards through olive groves to reach the property. There are extensive private wooded grounds which drop away from the house giving a real sense of privacy and peace. The whole atmosphere is one of utter tranquility – we are far from any major road and the only sounds are the splash of the water as it tumbles from rock to rock, the birds and the summer calling of the crickets. At night, we are free of any light pollution and guests always enjoy the brilliance of the stars and the closeness of the moon. There is nothing to spoil the view and to witness a ‘La Massa’ morning is truly magnificent – the light has a wonderful brilliance and luminescent quality which never fails to enthrall.
We have developed the grounds of la Massa to include ample private terracing, and furnished patio areas. Guests use these for dining alfresco and sunbathing.
There are flowers everywhere – from wild orchids and lilies to our bright red Tuscan geraniums.
The pool is long enough to give a a decent ’lap’ and it is solar heated to extend the swimming season. There is also a hot tub and this is a great ways for relaxing under the stars after a long day of doing ‘Tuscany’. We have surfaced the outside areas using natural stone and Tuscan tiles
We have two guest suites available, Thyme and Sage and they are often taken together by one party on a self -catering basis giving the ability to accommodate up to 4 people in two bedrooms and two bathrooms (or even 5 or 6 when using the comfortable sofa bed in the sitting room). Alternatively, Sage can be reserved with just one bedroom and bathroom. In addition to the bedrooms, there is a very large living area with a fully equipped Italian designer kitchen, comfortable sofas and arm chairs, a solid wood dining table and occasional furniture to include a large Sony flat panel LCD television, satellite tuner, DVD player and Bose ipod docking station.
The bedrooms have ample wardrobe space, chairs, chests of drawers and new comfortable beds which are dressed with high quality linen and feather duvets.
The bathrooms are spacious and have large shower cubicles, wash basins, bidet showers etc. The wall finishing always fascinates as it is crushed marble.
Both Sage and Thyme are completely self contained with their own private entrances. The living room in Sage has a wood-burning stove for those cooler times of the year.
Thyme is sometimes (but not often) reserved on a bed and breakfast basis – and is a comfortable bedroom/bathroom suite with a small kitchen corner which is suitable for the preparation of drinks and and light meals. Breakfast is usually included with a reservation in Thyme and subject to good weather is served on the terrace with a spectacular view – a real La Massa sunshine start to the day.
In addition, guests may enjoy (if that is the word) our beautiful and well equipped gym with its mirrored wall and fabulous view. There is a changing room and sauna within this suite.
Guests (and we have a huge and appreciative guestbook) all find beneficial our supportive advice about what to do and where to go. We have a big local knowledge and are happy to share this with sightseeing tips and telling of the best restaurants to visit.
We can be contacted for la Massa on the following:
By e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
By telephone – call in the following order:
- +39 0575 57 27 42
- +39 333 110 12 26
- +39 055 21 14 38