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BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED VILLA WITH PRIVATE POOL IN UNSPOILT GARFAGNANA

Lorraine Venturelli

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People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED VILLA WITH PRIVATE POOL IN UNSPOILT GARFAGNANA

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Castelnuovo di Garfagnana

4 bed, 2 bathroom, sleeps 8, set in open countryside, with uninterrupted views

Detached house with private pools in the unspoilt, totally non commercialised, green & mountainous Garfagnana region of north Tuscany. The views from the house & pool are fantastic, and the grounds, with their own orchards a perfect place to relax.

The property is beautifully, newly renovated, with sleeping accommodation/shower-rooms are split over 2 floors - an ideal choice for 2 families.

There is a large well equipped farmhouse style kitchen with eating area, living room with open fire and satellite TV.

In the basement there is a separate laundry area, and also a further dining room for eating at a cool temperature when it is too hot outside.

Outside there are 2 terraces, BBQ private pool and large garden.

The area is dominated by the hills and mountains surrounding the valley, and there are hill top villages in abundance awaiting your exploration, as well as the local Natural Parks.

This is the 'real' Italy.

Location: Property is located circa 1 1/2 hr. drive from Pisa, 2 hr. from Genoa, 2 hr. Florence, and 2 1/2 from Bologna.

The house is situated at the end of a private (largely unmade) lane, a 2 minute drive from the mountain village of Poggio, which itself is located circa 10/15 minutes from local market town of Castelnuovo - less than 1 hour north of Lucca.

The area is ideal for a totally relaxing holiday in the countryside with fantastic views at every turn whatever the time of year. Explore the hundreds of hill-top villages, go walking/horse riding/fishing, or fr a bike ride. Relax with a glass of wine and watch locals play Bocce, or spect at the cheese rolling for which the area is famous! In the autumn join in the local passion of mushroom picking, or feast on chestnuts roasted on your fire!

Tourism is yet to hit this area, and this is truly one of those increasingly rare places in Europe where you can experience the real way of life of the locals.

Cuisine: Garfagnanan cuisine is fairly simple, but scrumptious, using local fresh produce to prepare dishes, which since they are prepared in the main for the locals are very cheap!

The local wine is good, and also extremely inexpensive.

Plenty of places to picnic in seclusion, with provisions easily found in local bars/shops as well as the occasional supermarket.

Locals: The locals are very friendly and helpful, although it is rare to find English spoken - take your phrase book!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lorraine Venturelli (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2002
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People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.7
based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

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Beautifully renovated villa with private pool in unspoilt Garfagnana
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews
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Beautifully renovated villa with private pool in unspoilt Garfagnana
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p6502
+39 -(0)340 3919974
Castelnuovo di Garfagnana Garfagnana
Joensuu, Finland
5

Nice house, lovely surroundings

  • 5 out of 5
We spent two weeks in Villa Caprifoglio last autumn. The house was tidy, garden and swimming pool were well kept and the surroundings was peaceful and the view over the valley very beautiful. We were a group of 5 adults and 3 kids and we all had plenty of room in the house.

Very recommended for a family holiday!
  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2008
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Beautifully renovated villa with private pool in unspoilt Garfagnana
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p6502
+39 -(0)340 3919974
Castelnuovo di Garfagnana Garfagnana
5

Quiet and peaceful house in an unspoilt area.

  • 5 out of 5
We had a very nice time. The children enjoyed the pool and the adults enjoyed walking and travelling around an area that feels unspoilt. There are interesting sights locally and others within easy reach by local train or car (we went to Lucca, Pisa and Florence during our stay). The property and its surrounds are beautifully and lovingly kept by the owner, and I would certainly recommend for those who like peace, quiet and the chance to explore.
  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Beautifully renovated villa with private pool in unspoilt Garfagnana
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p6502
+39 -(0)340 3919974
Castelnuovo di Garfagnana Garfagnana
Lancashire
4

Good property for 2 families. Beautiful Garden.

  • 4 out of 5
The garden and its views are the real highlight of this property. Loads of space in the garden, panoramic views, a large swimming pool and a nice patio area with BBQ and vine trellis, childrens swings, wildlife, etc. The house is very private too - there are only two neighbouring properties but they're far enough away to be almost out of sight.
We went as 2 couples with kids. This house is really ideal for this set up as both floors have 2 almost identical bedrooms (1 dbl & 1 twin single) and a bathrooms so the house can work as 2 independant living spaces.
You definately need to hire a car as there nothing to visit on foot, but there's lots of interesting little towns to visit and the area is v attractive to explore. It was about 1h 40m drive from pisa airport for us.
  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2008
  • Date of Stay: May 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Pisa, and Genoa
Nearest Beach
40 Miles

This is the 'real' Italy, and due to lack of tourism is very cheap for eating out, and trying local cuisine. Good touring base for visiting Barga (30 min), Lucca (1 hr.), Pisa (1hr. 20min) Florence (less 2hr.) .

Real beauty of the area is however the totally unspoilt countryside, the walking and picnicking opportunities and the peacefulness associated with visiting a non touristy area...

Pisa Airport is 90 min.; Florence 2 hr.; Genoa 2.5hr.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday villa in Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, Garfagnana

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Rate 5
4 Oct 2014 - 1 May 2015
4 night minimum stay
£480
for 4 nights
From
£120
£695
 
 
Rate 6
2 May 2015 - 3 Jul 2015
4 night minimum stay
£700
for 4 nights
From
£175
£1,090
 
 
Rate 7
4 Jul 2015 - 28 Aug 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,535
for 7 nights
£1,535
 
 
Rate 8
29 Aug 2015 - 2 Oct 2015
4 night minimum stay
£700
for 4 nights
From
£175
£1,090
 
 
Low Season
3 Oct 2015 - 29 Apr 2016
4 night minimum stay
£480
for 4 nights
From
£120
£695
 
 
Mid Season
30 Apr 2016 - 1 Jul 2016
4 night minimum stay
£700
for 4 nights
From
£175
£1,090
 
 
High Season
2 Jul 2016 - 2 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,535
for 7 nights
£1,535
 
 
Mid Season
3 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
4 night minimum stay
£700
for 4 nights
From
£175
£1,090
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Rates include bed linen and towels, wood for fire, and all services except heating, which is charged separately. Weekly clean, and change of linen/towels included.
Owner will arrange an initial basic shop for guests on request.
**Special Offer** For 2 week bookings only
**Special Offer Also Available** for 1 week bookings in May 2014 - £700
Payment will also be taken in sterling via bank transfer into a UK bank.

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Castelnuovo di Garfagnana in Garfagnana

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • 2 doubles, 2 twins. Cot available on request. Sofa bed in living room.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Garden
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
Notes:
A very well furnished & pristine house, with a clever mixture of modern & rustic furnishings. Most rooms double aspect with wonderful views. Ground floor consists of rustic Tuscan farmhouse style kitchen, with large table, gas hob, & fridge freezer. Living room with some comfy seating, log fire & satellite TV. Double & twin bedroom, large shower room. First floor, further double & twin bedrooms,, large shower room. Basement - 'laundry'. Also a further cool indoor/basement dining room for comfortable eating on those extra hot days. Since photos taken a decked sunbathing area has been built at the pool which is open from 21st March to 30th September. Larger patio/terrace for eating out, with BBQ. Surrounded by open countryside/orchard. 2 Swings for children’s use.
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