ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS

We are very conscious of doing our best to protect this most special place.
 There is an abundance of natural resources here which allows us to offer an environmentally sensitive holiday to our guests.

  • Solar Powered
    Photo-voltaic solar panels fitted on the roofs of the farmhouses and the recording studio contribute to the electricity supply.

 

  • Water Supply
    A natural spring from a cave above the houses provides spring water for both the farmhouses and the swimming pool. The water is safe to drink, is additionally purified by a UV light filter and is certified as good to drink by the appropriate local authority.

 

  • Heating
    During the colder months, the farmhouses can be heated with wood free of charge – this is in addition to the gas central heating and therefore lowers overall gas consumption. The wood is cut annually from our olive trees and is therefore a renewable energy source.

 

  • Recycling
    We encourage our guests to participate in the local recycling initiative and ask our guests to separate glass, plastic, tins, paper, polystyrene, cellophane etc. into the appropriate bins and bags provided.

 

  • Public transport
    Although we recommend car hire at least for some of your holiday,  one can nevertheless get quite easily to Pisa and Lucca using the local buses and trains.  It is easy and sometimes quicker to reach Florence, Siena and other beautiful places in Tuscany by train from either Pisa or Lucca.

 

  • Shopping
    Prior to your arrival we are very happy to do an initial shop for you. Just send us a list a few days before and we will get the shopping in for you and we can settle when you arrive.

 

  • Tips, Help and Advice
    We live in a separate house on the land and are often on hand to help our guests in every way possible. We are never intrusive and we are always sensitive to our guests desire for privacy, peace and tranquility.