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Ai Campi, Romantic hideaway, private pool, WIFI, fantastic views!

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Romantic detached house, with private pool, great views and WIFI. 40 mins Lucca. Ideally priced as a getaway for 2, or for a family of 4. WIFI

Ai Campi, Cardoso is a spacious two bedroom detached cottage with private pool in an idyllic, peaceful and private location.

A great romantic hideaway, but with lots of room for a family of 4 too , with a large glass veranda wrapping 2 sides of the house providing extra relaxing space.

Fuller details:

Enter the property through the large glass veranda which wraps 2 sides of the house.

Access to the dining room with fireplace to the left which leads to the kitchen which in turn leads to an outside eating area for those al fresco meals. Kitchen is equipped with oven, hob, washing machine, fridge, microwave.

The living room is also accessed via the dining room, or via the covered veranda. Italian SKY tv and DVD Player. WIFI

Glass staircase in living room leading up to bedrooms. Since the photos were taken a handrail has been added, but maybe not ideal for smaller children

Upstairs to :

Spacious double bedroom with walk in closet.

Bunk room which leads out onto a further terrace at the rear of the property.

1 shower room with shower cubicle, WC; bidet and sink.


Beautiful spacious mature garden with undulating slopes.

Georgeous views.

Private kidney shaped pool (sunbeds have been purchased since photos taken)



NB - photos mainly taken in Winter and will be updated in Spring 2016.

A €200 security deposit is payable in cash on arrival.

A little about the area:

Set in a tiny hamlet in the mountainous Media Valle/Garfagnana, this is the perfect base for exploring this stunning region, being just 40 mins from the centre of Lucca, and 15 mins from the mediaeval town of Barga.

The house is 3km from the village of Cardoso, which is a really beautiful olde worlde village perched on a hillside and with amazing views at every turn. Here there are regular summer festas, and there is also a popular traditional Tuscan Restaurant and basic shop.

There is also a restaurant 1.5km in the other direction ,and the house is only a few minutes drive from a popular lakeside restaurant too which does great fish in the evenings.

For a full food shop, then the hypermarket in Gallicano is less than a 10 min drive.

Ideally located to visit:

Unspoilt Garfagnana full of hillside villages and stunning countryside along with 2 National Parks - 15/20 minutes

Barga - beautiful medieaval town known for its views, restaurants, music festivals and art - 15 minutes

Lucca - charming fully walled City which one can cycle around. Interesting architecture, cobbled streets, lots of Piazzas for people watching with a glass of wine or gelato. There are cultural events, regular antiques markets, designer shops, opera recitals etc. 40 mins

Pisa - 1 hour

Grotta del Vento - 35 mins

Orridi del Botri - Tuscany's only Canyon - 45 mins

More Details

Property Manager
Lorraine Venturelli
Member since: 2002
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Cardoso in Province of Lucca

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Single beds are bunk beds
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage


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(5 traveller reviews)

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Ai Campi, Romantic hideaway, private pool, WIFI, fantastic views!
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

A wonderful villa in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

This property is a very spacious and a perfect base for a trip to Northern Tuscany. The big wow factor is the pool, with stunning views across the mountains.

The property is conveniently located for trips south to Lucca, Piza or Florence but do take the opportunity to visit Carduso just up the road or Barga which is a 20 minute drive away.

The owners were very welcoming, accommodating and very swift in sorting out a very minor issue at the property.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. It's lovely to hear that you enjoyed the spacious property and the view of the mountains, and found the house to be conveniently located. We're glad you thought the owners were helpful- they would love to welcome you again. Lorraine at Tuscan-retreats
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Cheltenham, England

spacious house, perfect base for exploring

  • 5 of 5

Ai Campi is a spacious and comfortable house with wonderful views over the Apennines. We liked the huge garden and the nice pool area and the star jasmine hedge. The kitchen is excellent - large and well-equipped. There is easy access to the main road and it is a good base for exploring Garfagnana, which offers some of the best mountainbiking and road cycling in Italy - or hiking, if you prefer feet to wheels. There are also fascinating towns to explore such as Barga, and also Lucca and Pisa are not far away. Shopping is easy - there's a hypermarket nearby. There's a good pizzeria in the valley, and bars in the picturesque village Cardoso up the hill.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. Great to hear you enjoyed the lovely location and mountain views and that you enjoyed the area too! We hope to hear from you again. Best wishes Lorraine at tuscan-retreats
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Quiet, clean and great vistas

  • 5 of 5

The villa had fantastic vistas,was quiet, clean and we slept well. Plenty of hilly cycling, walking and lovely small towns to visit. We all toured the caves and had a trip on the train to Lucca - a wonderful week.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed this beautifully located property and had a great week! We would be happy to welcome you again. Lorraine at Tuscan-retreats
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belle Toscane

  • 4 of 5

nous avons passé un très bon séjour à ai campi.

la maison est pratique, malgré quelques marches à l'intérieur, et est très bien entretenue.

nous avons rencontré les propriétaires très gentils et disponibles pour toutes questions

beaucoup d'espace autour de la maison pour n'avoir personne autour de soi, sauf la petite maison accolée où le voisin, de sa véranda, a visu sur le coin repas de la terrasse

la piscine peu profonde et sans pente convient très bien à toute la famille.

la maison est très bien située pour pouvoir visiter les alentours que nous avons apprécié, Barga, Lucca et forcément les cinq terres.

un bémol tout de même, la maison ne possède aucun ventilateur, vu les températures que nous avons eues.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! We are glad to know you enjoyed this house with its gorgeous gardens and that you found the location handy for exploring too. Sorry if you were hot - fans are not usually needed in this area at all due to the fact it gets beautifully cool at night as the area is high altitude. However, this July we experienced incredibly hot days and very rarely the temperature did not drop as usual at night. Whilst we don't leave fans as a matter of course in our houses (we have only needed them twice in 13 years living in the area) they are always available on request. Sorry you were not aware of this. Thank you again for letting us know you had a good time! Lorraine at tuscan-retreats
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Wondeful holidays!

  • 5 of 5

Very spacious house, nice and really well equipped. Very nice swimming pool with a fantastic view! Very successful quiet holiday in family in this house. We recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Happy to hear that you had a wonderful holiday in this place ! Lorraine at tuscan-retreats
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Cardoso, Tuscany

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
28 Apr 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
High Summer Season
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
1 Sep 2018 - 12 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Low Season
13 Oct 2018 - 26 Apr 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
27 Apr 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
High Summer
29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
31 Aug 2019 - 27 Sep 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £175.29
Stay tax £0.88 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 14 years.

There is a security deposit of €200 payable in cash on arrival, and this will be returned on departure assuming no damages.

NB - The Stay Tax of €1 per person per night, is applicable for a maximum of 5 nights and is payable in cash on arrival.

Bedding and towels are included in the cost of your stay as well as final clean.
Utilities are included with the exception of heating.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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