|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
The villa is situated on the hillside 2km from the medieval market town of Castelnuovo 50km north of Lucca. Set in the unspoilt Garfagnana valley, the house is isolated and surrounded by over an 10 acres of land overlooking the river Serchio and the lake of Pontecosi.
Spacious open plan lounge and fully equipped kitchen including dishwasher, 1 double bedroom, 1 bedroom with bunk beds, 1 bathroom with, shower,& washing machine. Dishwasher , Sat TV, DVD, CD stereo & VCR. Free WIFI Internet. Covered eating out area with 2 BBQs and traditional wood oven.
Exclusive use of luxury swimming pool ( 12m x 6m ).
Ideal for peaceful walks and trekking, yet a very short drive into town.
Un bel posto per passare delle belle vacanze all'insegna della tranquillità e della natura. Casa dotata di tutti i comfort necessari, un enorme giardino ed una bella piscina sempre pulita. Tanti bei paesini intorno da visitare ed ottimi ristoranti con prezzi onestissimi. Un saluto ai proprietari e al nipote, sempre gentili e disponibili( delle gran brave persone).Ci ritorneremo sicuramente. Giuseppe e Justyna
Cosy cottage w beautiful garden w flowers, fruit, ping-pong table, and fantastic pool. Perfect for families that wants to enjoy the sun and the pool and take short cartrips to small genuine villages like Castiglione, Berga or the fortress at Verruco.
Very nice house, nice and clean everywhere. Very fine kitchen facilities, here is everything you need to cook, also with good possibilities for barbeque.
Nice views. The garden and pool area is really nice and cozy.
The owners are very friendly, they came several evenings with delicious raspberry and we got honey and jam. We will gladly come back another time.
We spent a wonderful two weeks here. The house has everything you need and very clean. The grounds and pool are beautiful. The owners are very friendly and would leave figs, courgettes and tomatoes from the garden on the patio table. The town is a great place for an evening stroll and eating ice creams! The surrounding countryside is beautiful and Lucca, Pisa and Florence are 1-2 hours drive away. We certainly plan to revisit!
La Piastra is a comfortable house in a marvellous position with huge grounds looking out over the valley to the east and the mountains beyond. It's a delight to eat outside on the terraced lawns with scents of star jasmine in the evening air. Very peaceful.
The swimming pool is large and pleasant (and must be a godsend in high summer). The owners are hospitable and generous. The house is clean and well maintained.
If you don't know Garfagnana it's worth mentioning that it's scenically the best part of Tuscany, being the valley between two high mountain ranges. There are many attractive villages and small towns and castles, and the area feels unspoilt.
The roads are not fast for driving but there's a rail service along the valley.
It's a great area for walking and cycling; the Appenines are rounded and accommodating while the Alpi Apuani are spikier and more dramatic. We were mountain biking: Daniele Saisi has a web site describing excellent local routes.
Castelnuovo itself is a pleasant if unspectacular relaxed town with gelaterias and restaurants, and Lucca not far away is one of our favourite towns in Italy. It would be hard to stay at La Piastra without a car (although we did manage just with bikes on our first stay). There is a good Conad supermarket at Gallicano and a useful smaller one at Castelnuovo.
Perfect holiday for the family of four looking for tranquility with an easy access by car to everything that one likes about Tuscany.
Giuseppe and his wife's house and the attached huge garden with a big pool was more than enogh for our family (two kids, 17 and 8). What's worth stressing is the cleanness inside the house. We have a lot of experience in renting holiday houses in Italy and it was the first house with such nice bed sheets, towels, bathroom and kitchen equipment. The house was fresh and comfy.
Giuseppe and his wife are lovely hosts taking care about the guests. They helped us with some delicatessen almost every day, bringing us beautiful raspberries, zuccini, figs,peas and other . When we arrived fresh flowers, good wine were waiting for us. It was a lovely gestures.
The amenities were sufficient for the holidays, good appliances, utensils, barbeques with cut wood prepared by Mr Suffredini to use.
Fantastic pool with brathtaking views on the hilly area.
there were two little minor flaws. the access to the pool might be quite inconvenient for small kids or elderly people ( you need to walk down the hilly plot)
and the entrance to the house is through the wooden bumpy road full of insects, but after two drives you can get used to this little inconvevience.
I recommend this house for the people who enjoy privacy, peace and appreciate Tuscany.
Thank you for a lovely holidays
Monika Zieminska with family
The property is situated just 2 km from the village of Filicaia itself with its restaurant/pizzeria, pub, bar and basic shop.
This beautiful unspoilt and mountainous region can be found just 1 hour north of Lucca, and 90 minutes from Pisa.
Hundreds of hilltop villages abound, the closest station is at Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, 10 minutes in the car for easy exploring.
The local attractive market town of Castelnuovo, famous for its Thursday morning markets, and with all facilities is just a 10 minute drive. This town has bars, restaurants, gelaterias, and a river...In high season the town really comes alive, and often hosts outdoor evening entertainment.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Bedding and towels are included in the cost of any stay as well as initial and final clean. Mid stay change of linen and clean included for stay of 2 weeks. Cot and highchair can be provided free of charge.