Il Piccolo Nido is in the southern most part of S. Eustachio and it is the last house of the village. It has nothing in front of it but the view of the sea and the coastline, the hills below and sunshine. The house, being far from the main road, is quiet and silent. The house has a total of four rooms, three on the ground floor and one, the sleeping room, on the first floor. It is about 55 m2 in size. The entrance is in the living room, a sunny room with the fireplace and the sleeping sofa (dimensions of the bed: 140x200cm). Available to guests are the sat TV/radio, the dvd reader, the stereo, a collection of books (mainly Italian books) and of cds. From the living room you can get to the kitchen or if you take the marble stairs you go up to the sleeping room.
The kitchen is well organized and equipped. There are 4 cooking fires, a fan, the electric oven. The capacity of the fridge is of 180 litres and of 38 litres for the freezer. The sleeping room is upstairs with a king bed (180x200 cm) and an open wardrobe. The roof with the chestnut beams and boards is on view. From the kitchen you get in a small corridor where the toilets overlooks and which takes you to the garden door. The toilet has a shower, the WC, a bidet and a closet. In the garden available to our guests are the washing machine, a table with chairs and an umbrella but most of all the view on the coast and the valley.
The house is one of the oldest of Sant'Eustachio and it is listed in the Catasto Borbonico (land registry) of early 1800s. Before 1950s the house was a three floor house, one room per floor (this structure is locally called "terratetto", litterally "roof-ground"). Terratetto was the typical house structure of the area. It was made with the local stone called Cardoso. After the 1960s, the third floor was destroyed and the new part of the house (where the kitchen and the toilet are now) was built. We bought Il Piccolo Nido in 2001, and renovation started in 2002. It our desire to fully restore Il Piccolo Nido to enhance its historic value. In 2005 part of the roof was restructured with chestnut beams and boards. Part of the roof and the facade need to be restored yet. The facade of the old part of the house will have the stone walls on view.
Looking for a deep rural holiday far from city life and mass turism? Visit also La Bedina Holiday Housein Lunigiana, north Tuscany in a small medieval village along via Francigena, in the chestnut forests of the Appennine mountains