Felicita

  
Roof terrace
Roof terrace
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Our house is called "Felicita" which means 'happiness' in Italian. We are delighted to present it to you. We bought it in 2011 from Linda and Norman, whom we thank for giving us the website and permission to reproduce some of their pictures.


The house sleeps 6 and has 3 bedrooms (one king-size double and two twin), bathroom, kitchen/dining room, sun terrace. Tuck yourselves away for a romantic holiday or perhaps your honeymoon or a family holiday, escape and unwind in total comfort, peace and tranquility.
When you’re ready to venture out, the house is well located for the autostrada and mainline train system, both only 15 minutes drive; Genoa 1 hr, Pisa 1hr, sandy beaches 40 mins, skiing 1 hr, Olympic size pool & tennis courts 15 minutes.
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Roof terrace
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House
Village
Irola di Sotto
Felicita is a 16th century villa standing on the edge of the un-spoilt medieval village of Irola. Walk to the house from your car for 150 metres through the tiny village, passing under charming vaulted passageways, turning the corner by the Madonna to a wonderful view, continuing past ancient portals to the edge of the village before arriving at the discreet entrance.
The front door opens into the fully fitted kitchen equipped with oven/hob with overhead extractor fan, microwave, fridge and dishwasher. The beamed ceiling, terracotta tiled floor and Tuscan fireplace fitted with cast iron wood burning stove complete the picture of an atmospheric yet ultimately practical environment. A "porta finestra" (door-sized window) allows lots of light to enter the kitchen/diner, with a wonderful breeze in the summer.
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Kitchen
salon et hall
Hall and sitting room
salon
Sitting room
Through a low doorway and down three steps brings you into the small inner hall, from which the open tread chestnut wood stairs lead you up to the master bedroom. This is a lovely light and airy room with beamed ceiling, original terracotta floor part covered by a beautiful hand-made Nepalese rug. The antique furniture creates a romantic ambience, and a low window affords a dreamy view from the bed.

 

Bedroom 1
Bedroom 1

 

Bedroom 2
Bedroom 2

Accessed from the hall is the large tiled bathroom with vaulted ceiling, bath with shower over, WC, Washing Machine
The sitting room is equipped with wood burning stove, TV / DVD / CD player, complimentary CD and DVD library, comfortable furniture and a window that frames yet another beautiful view.
The second bedroom (2 beds) is off the sitting room and has an original terracotta floor and vaulted ceiling; the view looks out over mile after mile of mountains and valleys. The third bedroom (2 beds) is indépendant and accessible outside.

 

Bedroom 3
Bedroom 3

 

Bathroom
Bathroom

The roof terrace is accessed from an external stone staircase. To the left of the front door a small shaded area is particularly pleasant for a couple to breakfast during the hot summer months. The spacious sun terrace has a brick barbeque a pergola and garden furniture for sun bathing, eating outside or simply enjoying the panoramic views of unspoilt countryside and mountains.
This is truly a delightful private place to relax, enjoying the special life of a tiny village, with superb views and glorious sunsets. You can walk for miles in the beautiful surrounding countryside, or drive easily to the towns and cities of Tuscany. Why not hide yourselves away and relax before exploring one of the most civilised and beautiful places in the world.
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Facade
Grande terrasse
Morning on the roof terrace
small terrace
Small terrace
RecommendationThe house is not suitable for very young children or people with vertigo, and the 150 metre walk from the car and irregular steps make the house unsuitable for people with reduced mobility.
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Summer view terrace
Winter view terrace
Winter view terrace