Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday villa in Fosciandora - CASA PEGGI
Self catering villa with olive, fruit trees & a vine clad terrace near Lucca
Beautiful Tuscan villa with private pool and stunning views, Casa Peggi is a truly romantic hideaway with a spiritual feel. The villa boasts 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms [2 on suite] a new kitchen & lounge and cool sitting room in the cantina. Three of the bedrooms have double beds [one a lovely four poster] the other two bedrooms have single beds. There is also a sofa bed and two cots for any babies.
There are two external eating areas; one, a vine clad terrace with stunning views to the villages across the valley, the other, a romantic stone hideaway next to an old pizza oven, perfect for watching the fireflies in June. The Villa has central heating and a wood burning fire and stufe, so is perfect for winter and autumn breaks when you can enjoy beautiful walks in the woods full of chestnut trees and porcini.
The pool is set to the side of the Villa with terra cotta paving and grass banks with steps leading into the shallow end - perfect for children and elderly relatives.There are 8 sun loungers and several deck and director chairs. The views of the distant mountains are stunning and the Villa is set in 10 acres of woodland and gardens yet is only 1 km from the nearest village and shop; secluded not isolated.
The house can sleep up to 11 people and the prices listed are for the whole house; However, if you are a smaller group, please feel to contact me and discuss a price for your party.
Winter Breaks: The price for holidays from November until the end of march does not include the gas for central heating this is paid locally at a rate of 150 Euros per week or 25 euros per day for short stays. It does, however, include the cost of logs so please feel free to stoke up the fire and roast some local chestnuts!
The area is known as The 'Garfagnana' and is often described as the Lungs of Italy with its tree laden hills and mountains contributing to the freshest of air. Most of the area is a designated national park, full of Deer, wild boar, eagles and a multitude of wild life. Fantastic for walks, biking, mountaineering, canoeing, riding and just relaxing and taking in the scenery. Garfagnana is also known for its food and many types of long forgotten vegetables, fruit and cereals are still grown, eaten and enjoyed in the many splendid restaurants and cafes.
Garfagnana is also ideally positioned to explore the history of Tuscany with the splendid walled city of Lucca only 40 Kms away and Florence an hour and a half away. For those of you that like to take in the beach life, Viareggio and the Tuscan Riviera is an hour away.
The House is fully equipped with all the appliances you need, dishwashers, Washing machines, double oven, 6 burner stove, fridges and freezer. There is an docking station for ipods/ipads and laptops, a wifi internet system, television, Dvd player [with a collection of Dvd's] plenty of books and games.
There is also Bbq equipment and a fire pit for outside cooking or just sitting by the fire late at night and watching the shooting stars.
Children are welcome and love exploring the gentle sloping wooded terraces and playing in the pool, the house is also suitable for the elderly [my 83 year old uncle loves it!] but please be aware that it is on a hill and the house is on tree floors so is not ideal for wheelchairs.
Due to the nearby farms and allergy concerns we cannot allow pets, sorry, and for similar reasons we ask smokers not to smoke in the house but use the outside areas.
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- pets not allowed
Mr M J Foskett - www.tuscany-retreat.co.uk
Our daughter spent her first few years with us in Tuscany by the sea and we were always returning year after year, then in 2007, after looking for many a year, we found Casa peggi. If you come and stay you will realise why I had to buy it.
Once you see the view, walk in the Hills, breathe in the air, eat the food meet the locals, you will understand why this house. My heart is lifted every morning and pressures disappear, it is a great place to re-charge my batteries and, maybe, yours. During the off peak season we use the house for Charity work and invite underprivileged children to explore Tuscany. This year we are extending our activities to other charities, so some of your money helps towards a good cause.
Makes my heart sing, nothing else to add!