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TUSCANY - LUXURY MEDIEVAL VILLAGE RETREAT - UNLIMITED WIFI - SLEEPS 8

Alison Nicholls

Speaks French, Italian, English
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Alison Nicholls

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TUSCANY - LUXURY MEDIEVAL VILLAGE RETREAT - UNLIMITED WIFI - SLEEPS 8

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3 double bed 2 bath luxury modernised Tuscan villa in village with mountain view

Sleeps 8 + cot, available all year for self catering. 3 double bedroom 3-storey luxury house with stunning views of Mt Coronata. Located in beautiful Tuscan medieval mountain village. Totally refurbished. 2 min walk to village delicatessen/shop and 2 bars in heart of village. 20 min drive to Bagni di Lucca for pool complex surrounded by woods, banks, restaurants, supermarkets, shops.

Our recently refurbished (by local artisans) Italian home is in the centre of this quintessential medieval village. We reckon some of the foundations date back some 1000 years. Chestnut beams and terracotta floors are juxtapositioned with fully modern facilities, this 3-storey house built into the side of the mountain is cool in summer and snug in winter (central heating throughout). In the summer find yourself lounging on 1 of the 2 balconies or on the spectacular terrace below. Or curl up in winter by one of the log fires. All bedrooms, kitchen and living room have stunning views of Mt Coronat.

Travel: Travel: Pisa airport: 1.5 hour's drive away.

UK flights to Pisa from Gatwick, Stansted, Bournemouth, Bristol, Coventry, Doncaster, Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester. Car hire is essential.

Guest comments: Guest comments

... desperately unkeen to go home ... We'll be back soon ...

Chris and Gill Francis Summer 2007

... such a lovely house ...... home comforts ................... a real 'get-away-from-it-all' holiday

Alison Atkins and family Summer 2007

'... interesting, warm, welcoming... lovely balconies with fantastic views.... interesting local community willing to welcome the visitor, with a fair amount of English spoken' Chris Marooney Summer 2006

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Suitability:
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
We had a great time on our holiday and Montefegatesi was a nice way to finish our holiday. The people there are very friendly and many speak English. Our day trips to Pisa and the other places were great.



We had about five days that we just stayed in Monte and relaxed. Thank you for your home it had everything we needed. We also enjoyed the meal that was prepared for us on our arrival, we ate leftovers for two days.



Thanks again for sharing your home
Sep 2012
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Alison Nicholls

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2008
Speaks French, Italian, English
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Trust & Security
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Reviews

Reviews

4.7
based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

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Tuscany - Luxury Medieval Village Retreat - unlimited Wifi - sleeps 8
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews
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Tuscany - Luxury Medieval Village Retreat - unlimited Wifi - sleeps 8
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p96031
+44 (0)1798 888190
Bagni di Lucca Media Valle del Serchio
4

Fantastic old house - in a very remote village

  • 4 out of 5
Well equipped, beautiful house well furnished in a good mixture of old and new, in the midst of a small village which cannot be accessed by car and hence is very silent. Place enough for 4 adults and 4 kids. Everything in place including dish washer, washing machine, barbecue, (TV and DVD if required, too) and well maintained. Good help from an English-speaking local support. Including sheets and towels which were changed after the first week. Views are as marvellous as they appear. Due to the 840m above sea climate is fantastic. Some nice walks around and particularly close to the Orrido di Botri, the deepest Tuscany canyon.

The only downside is that you have to drive roughly 12 km on a small and winding more or less one track road to reach the valley. So wanting to go to the coast line in Viareggio, go to Florence or even Lucca takes its time - if this had been a little less it would have been the 5th star. Still a recommendation.
  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed review. The village is indeed out of the way (to my mind a fairytale landscape) and mostly pedestrianised - the house is 5 minutes walk from the parking. We are delighted you appear to be as enamoured of it as we are. Thank you again.
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Tuscany - Luxury Medieval Village Retreat - unlimited Wifi - sleeps 8
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p96031
+44 (0)1798 888190
Bagni di Lucca Media Valle del Serchio
5

Most incredible!

  • 5 out of 5
We have been to many home rentals thruout the world and by far this was the very BEST. Spectacular village, spectacular views, total luxury home. Great assistance and interaction with owners and caretaker, would recommend this vacation home at 100%
  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted that you agree with us about the amazing village and house. We are also delighted that our service (both in booking and in the village) proved as professional as we hoped. We hope to welcome you back very soon.
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Tuscany - Luxury Medieval Village Retreat - unlimited Wifi - sleeps 8
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p96031
+44 (0)1798 888190
Bagni di Lucca Media Valle del Serchio
5

Wonderful house in a wonderful village

  • 5 out of 5
My wife and I have stayed here on each of our three visits to Montefegatesi. The house has amazing views from three different balconies each on a different level. There is also a basket with a rope to lower picnics down to the bottom terrace. It is clean and well furnished and has everything needed to cook great meals. The beds are comfortable, the bathrooms have great showers and the linens and towels are clean and plentiful.

The town is surrounded by trails of all lengths and difficulty levels, making repeated trips here very rewarding as each time we find new challenges as well as visit our favorite places. Descriptions of all the trails are available in the house, as well as by email request. If you like walking in the woods, this is a marvelous place. We travel without a car, which is a little more challenging, but we check and double check our bus connections and getting here has worked fine. Once in Montefegatesi, Nicoletta's store has everything we need, fresh fruit, veggies, yogurt, meat, bread, pasta, wine and beer. There are two bars in town, and Richard's place serves what we consider to be the best pizza in the world.
  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your comments. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the next year or so.
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Tuscany - Luxury Medieval Village Retreat - unlimited Wifi - sleeps 8
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p96031
+44 (0)1798 888190
Bagni di Lucca Media Valle del Serchio
5

lovely Italian village

  • 5 out of 5
The instructions given by the owner on how to find the house were very helpful as the sat. nav. gave up after a while. Once at the village (we arrived in the dark as we had come all the way from Strasbourg that day) we were charmed by the cobbled streets, the piazza and the feel of the place. The house itself was clean and comfortable and beautiful. The next day we woke to brilliant sunshine and walked onto the balcony from the sitting room to find the most breathtaking view imagineable. The valley was filled with house martins twittering and diving all around us, they landed on the kitchen widow sill too and we had areally close view of them. It was very exciting to find the tower with the spiral staircase leading to the garden area, and later we had our dinner there using the rope and basket to lower our food and drink down, marvellous fun. We thoroughly recommend the place.
  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2012
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is indeed a magical place - one of the reasons we fell in love with it too. Thank you so much for your considered review.
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Tuscany - Luxury Medieval Village Retreat - unlimited Wifi - sleeps 8
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p96031
+44 (0)1798 888190
Bagni di Lucca Media Valle del Serchio
Candiac, Québec, Canada
4

Profitez de la nature dans un charmant village

  • 4 out of 5
Nous avons ?t? s?duits par ce charmant logis qui se niche dans un d?cor magnifique. La fenestration, le balcon et la vaste terrasse nous ont permis de profiter pleinement de la montagne. Le logement confortable et spacieux a ét? r?nov? tout en gardant son cachet d'époque. La route menant au village est sinueuse et étroite mais une fois arrivé, on oublie cet inconvénient. Nous avons bien apprécié ce petit village paisible et son bel environnement. Nous le recommandons.
  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup
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Tuscany - Luxury Medieval Village Retreat - unlimited Wifi - sleeps 8
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p96031
+44 (0)1798 888190
Bagni di Lucca Media Valle del Serchio
5

Beautiful mountain village

  • 5 out of 5
Thank you so much for letting us stay in your lovely house. We had a great time and defintiely want to come back. My husband, a professed lover of the english country side has been converted and was even talking about us buying somewhere in the village. Let me know if you ever decide to sell!!
  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
67 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Ferry
79 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Bagni di Lucca
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Lucca
Nearest Beach
58 Kilometres
Viareggio
Nearest Barpub
100 Kilometres
Montefegatesi
Nearest Restaurant
12 Kilometres
Bagni di Lucca
Car: recommended

The village of Montefegatesi is in a conservation area of outstanding natural beauty on the edge of the Orrido di Botri National Park (deepest gorge in Italy). Explore the extensive mountain path walks at a lower or higher level, have a picnic on the top of a bare mountain or under the shade of the chestnut trees.

Bagni di Lucca is a traditional spa town with a superb swimming pool complex surrounded by chestnut woods, plus bars, restaurants, shops etc.

Lucca is a delightful medieval walled city with fine architecture and many places of interest plus superb shops and restaurants. The Lucca festival in July 2008 featured Sheryl Crow (from E28) Alicia Keys (E35). Lucca is surrounded by the Lucca hills which are famous for their wine. Set within these hills are some superb historical country houses which are well worth visiting.

Pistoia, Barga, Carrara, Viareggio are all within easy reach of a day trip.

Florence is just one hour away.

Siena and San Gimignano are 1.5 hrs away

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday villa in Bagni di Lucca, Media Valle del Serchio

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
August 2014
26 Jul 2014 - 30 Aug 2014
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
September 2014
31 Aug 2014 - 27 Sep 2014
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
October 2014
28 Sep 2014 - 1 Nov 2014
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
November 2014
2 Nov 2014 - 29 Nov 2014
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
December 2014
30 Nov 2014 - 20 Dec 2014
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
Xmas/New Year
21 Dec 2014 - 3 Jan 2015
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
January 2015
4 Jan 2015 - 31 Jan 2015
5 night minimum stay
£357
for 5 nights
£500
 
 
February 2015
1 Feb 2015 - 28 Feb 2015
5 night minimum stay
£357
for 5 nights
£500
 
 
March 2015
1 Mar 2015 - 28 Mar 2015
5 night minimum stay
£357
for 5 nights
£500
 
 
April 2015
29 Mar 2015 - 25 Apr 2015
7 night minimum stay
£625
for 7 nights
£625
 
 
May 2015
27 Apr 2015 - 30 May 2015
5 night minimum stay
£393
for 5 nights
£550
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Payment by PAY PAL is accepted.
You will be greeted by our English/Italian manager
Accept either euro or sterling payment.
Changeover day : Normally Saturday,but can be flexible. Sundays by special arrangement. Please aim to arrive 9am - 5pm.
20% deposit is required on booking which is non refundable. Balance payable 2 months before arrival.
Cancellation refunds:
4 - 8 weeks - 50%, 2 -
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Bagni di Lucca in Media Valle del Serchio

Property Type:
  • villa (semi-detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 170 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
Theme:
  • Sports & Activities
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
General:
  • Living Room
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Activities Guide
  • Iron & Board
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Tiled Stove
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Baby Gate
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , plus basin
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , plus basin
  • Bathrooms: Bedroom 1 has own shower room on same floor with wc, shower, basin, heated towel rail, washing machine. Ground floor has main bathroom with bath, shower over, wc, basin, bidet, heated towel rail. New water main ensures good water pressure throughout
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , dble bed can be turned into 2 singles1
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , dble bed can be turned into 2 singles1
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , dble bed can be turned into 2 singles1
    Bedroom 4/winter sitting room - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , single beds
  • The main 3 bedrooms have mountain views and 1 queen double/2 single beds. Bedroom 1, balcony, stone features, oak door, terracotta floor, 1 king double or 2 single beds Bedrooms 2 and 3, chestnut beams, 1 queen double or 2 single beds. . Winter sitting room - chestnut beams and 2 futons The cot can be located wherever you want Crisp white cotton towels and sheets provided.
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • veranda
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • waterfalls
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • hunting small game
  • hiking
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
Notes:
Cot available. Central heating throughout (from pellet stove in living room. This 3-storey house sits on the side of a mountain; there are secure balconies (the views and drops are spectacular) and the terrace has protective railings around it. Suitability for children: given the situation and aspect of the house we would suggest it is most suitable for adults and families with babes in arms and sensible, well behaved children. The house is 5 minutes walk from the car park via hilly cobbled lanes. It is built into a mountain; the ground floor is in the middle of the house, with the study up a few steps on a mezzanine floor leading on up further stairs to the 1st floor bedrooms. The lower ground floor (master bedroom, shower/laundry) is reached via a stone staircase from the ground floor. The terrace is a floor below the lower ground floor and is reached via a spiral staircase. Some of the stairs are quite steep.
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