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Welcome – L’istrice B&B
As often happens in the Tuscan tradition, houses are passed down from “father to son” so retaining the house as a focal point for all family members so they can carry on the traditions of gathering together and enjoying each other’s company. Every room, every piece of furniture in the house ,-in fact every object holds a memory or has a story inherently linked to it. The current owners Riccardo, Roberto and Alessandra are the three children who inherited the family home and have decided to carry on the tradition of hospitality and generosity their own parents Giampiero and Valeria had shown to everyone who ever visited and stayed with them. By continuing to maintain the tradition of hospitality passed down over the years and welcoming you into the family home, it is their way of honouring the legacy of a unique home set in beautiful, natural surroundings.
Welcome to “ L’ISTRICE “ (ThePorcupine ) Bed & Breakfast , a lovely villa set in amongst the green Tuscan Hills in the little town of Santa Colomba. Located in a beautiful oak wood you will be greeted by relaxed and welcoming staff find and will find peace, tranquility and a sense of ease and wellbeing. In the heat of a Tuscan summer breakfast is served on an open terrace whilst at other, cooler times of the year there is a magnificent communal room enjoying the heat of a warm fire whilst maybe enjoying a relaxing game of pool on our beautifully restored 1940’s table. . Our family run property is perfectly situated for the major cultural and tourist destinations in Tuscany with Pisa 25 mins away, Lucca a mere 30 minutes distance, Lajatico’s rolling hills 35 minutes away, and the cultural and artistic splendour of Florence is only 45 minutes away. We are a short distance by car from a main line train station offering easy access to many other world renowned destinations in Tuscany such as well as the Tyrhennian sea and other coastal destinations. For anyone who wants to enjoy a holiday immersed in typical Tuscan scenery and a short distance from the great and major cultural cities which have made this region truly unique in the world, then L’Istrice Bed & Breakfast is the ideal place to base your stay!
Our guests will enjoy the following services:
- Breakfast , with fresh food and top quality products
- TV in every room
- On request some rooms can be supplied with baby cots
- FreeWi-Fi - Free parking outside the property
- Garden area with large terrace perfect and safe for children
- Communal area with sofas, open fire and a pool table
The room is furnished with antique furniture and true Tuscan style wrought iron beds reminiscent of bygone times. The ensuite is decorated with period tiles and has a large shower and window, which in keeping with room itself, looks out onto uniterrupted views of the oak forest.
( 2 bed + 1 bed and possibility of one smaller/child bed in a connecting room) This is without doubt the most contemporary room thanks to its more modern furnishing and with the benefit of a brand new ensuite bathroom and a large forest view terrace. The room can be “extended” to an adjoining room with the facility to add another adult sized bed. A smaller child size bed can also be added thus making the perfect family room.
A large wrought iron bed is the room’s centrepiece, surrounded by book laden white shelves. The large patio doors give access to a large terrace where you’ll be able to soak in the marvellous views. A private blue tiled bathroom with large shower and bath tub is available across the corridor from the room.