Very cosy converted farmhouse in Pisan Hills

My house is in an idyllic location in the Pisan hills right next to a running stream which can be heard at all times. Ideal for a couple but there is a single pull out bed in the small bedroom which my 19 yr old son says is very comfortable and a double roll up futon which he says is even better. I believe the building was previously a farmhouse and renovated into 2 houses about 15 years ago. There is nothing regular about it, the walls aren`t straight, there are angles, corners and curves and arched and beamed ceilings.

Downstairs: living room, sitting room, bathroom with shower, kitchen
Upstairs: main bedroom, small bedroom, study/guest room
toilet half way up stairs

The small garden is yet to be completed as I would like it (autumn 2021) but it is perfect for outdoor dining and relaxing. Being up in the hills it is cooler in the summer and there are much fewer mosquitoes. Winter can be cold in Italy too but it is a cosy house with an English made stove to be installed this coming autumn and there is also a wood oven which doesn`t have to be used for cooking (I haven`t used it for that yet!).
I have recently moved to this house, embarking on a new stage in my life. I have experience of house exchanges but I will need to be sure about who I`m going to let stay in my new home and would hope to communicate well before agreeing, particularly as I`m looking to exchange for 2-3 months.

About the location

I`ve selected rural but the house is located in a very small village, Castelmaggiore, in the Pisan hills. It isn`t remote but it is away from the noise and busyness of Pisa which is why I moved here. Pisa airport is 20 minutes away, the centre of Pisa 15. The nearest town, Calci, for shops and restaurants is 5 minutes away. Calci has everything. Castelmaggiore has a local food shop for essentials and you can walk to a micro brewery which makes excellent beer. If you want to walk/explore the hills, try the many trattorias, visit Pisa and Lucca and also be at the sea in less than 40 minutes you won`t fault the location. You can park outside the house to unload - and the neighbours are all super friendly about leaving a car a bit longer - and then move it to one of 2 parking areas, one 20 metres from the house and where I nearly always find a space.

Type of swap

  • Home Exchange
  • Long term exchange

Conditions of exchange

  • No pets allowed

Castelmaggiore (HE40327)

Pisa,   Italy

  • 2 bed   (sleeps 3) 1 bath

Preferred destinations

  • England
  • London
  • Open to offers
Preferably London

Dates available

January 2022 - March 2022
January 2022 - February 2022

Swap duration: 3 - 6 months


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