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Restored farmhouse with private pool, unbeatable stupendous views and WIFI!

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 bedroom, 3 bath newly restored Villa with private pool and jaw dropping views!

What a location!

This private charming 4 bedroom stone cottage with private infinity pool is set high up in the Garfagnana with totally unrivalled completely stunning mountain views, which are best enjoyed in the pool, when one feels one is actually swimming into the mountains!!!

This really is a mountain hideaway!

This stone built cottage with traditional slate roof has been lovingly renovated and restored by the owners and retains lots of original features such as traditional flooring, chestnut windows, beamed ceilings.

Despite the almost rustic feel of this cottage and location there are modern comforts, with a well equipped kitchens, modern shower rooms, and WIFI!

Externally, there is a large garden, gorgeous pool area, loggia for dining al fresco and BBQ to complete your outdoor living experience.

Fuller details:

Enter property via covered pergola (ideal for relaxing in the shade with a book and a glass of wine) into open plan living/dining area. Beamed ceilings, fireplace, TV with sports channels, settees, dining table. There is a DVD player, CD player and WIFI.

Through arched entrance into main kitchen with , oven, 6 ring hob, dishwasher, fridge freezer and microwave and a modern shower room with washing machine.

Upstairs from the living area onto landing leading to a romantic double room with arch ceilings and large window, two twin bedrooms and a modern shower room . One of the twins has traditional barn slatted windows with French doors.

Annexe:

Accessed via a separate door is the one bedroomed annexe which has an open plan living/kitchen/diner, complete with oven, hob and fridge/freezer, shower room and a double mezzanine style bedroom. A romantic option for a couple within the group wishing extra privacy but the benefit of holidaying with everyone else too!

Outside, there is:

Covered pergola area for dining al fresco

BBQ

Pizza oven

Ample grounds.

Private infinity style pool with gazebo for shade, which is the piece de resistance! Just swim in the mountains!

Owner will arrange a Pizza night for guests on request

More Details

Property Manager
Lorraine Venturelli
Member since: 2002
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
15 September, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the Castelnuovo di Garfagnana around the Province of Lucca

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Can also be made up as a double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Can also be made up as a double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , This bedroom is in the annexe
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing

Reviews

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Restored farmhouse with private pool, unbeatable stupendous views and WIFI!
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews
5

Beautiful villa and a breathtaking view

  • 5 of 5

The villa, the pool and the view was exactly as described and even better.

Upon our arrival we were welcomed by the owners from whom we had good customer service during our stay.

We would surely recommend this house to everybody.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Glad to hear you found the house even better than described! Lorraine at tuscan-retreats
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5

Wow !

  • 5 of 5

We had the most relaxing week at metello - the photos of the pool & view are far exceeded in reality

The accomodation was immaculate & had everything you would need - comfy beds & sofa - great WiFi connection

Andrea & his father were very welcoming and responded quickly when we had questions - the complimentary wine was lovely

Will definitely return - our most relaxing holiday ever.

The drive up the mountain is definitely worth it!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great property in stunning location in an unspoilt corner of NW Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

Our first visit to the Garfagnana!

Tuscany without the tourists- lots of hilltop towns to explore. Close-ish to the beautiful beach of Forte de Marmi for ‘that Riviera touch’ via a tortuous but amazing mountain road with shrines on each hairpin! Local food fantastic value from numerous mountain restaurants and local produce as always amazing. Activities locally if you don’t want to just chill poolside included kayaking and gorge traversing both of which were brilliant

Property is immaculate,pool perfect and Andrea and sister Silvia were so helpful and kind throughout our stay

Local train services excellent for easy trips to Lucca where the city wall biking is unique and a must do!

You don’t need to go to Florence-‘go to the Garfagnana ‘ instead and see the real Tuscany!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Glad to hear you loved this unspoilt and peaceful place away from all the tourist spots! The owners will be happy to welcome you again. Lorraine at tuscan-retreats
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5

Closer to heaven

  • 5 of 5

Wow! That was our first impression of this property and it’s location. If you are tempted by the photos online then just book it as it does not disappoint. The views are just stunning and the villa itself is perfect. The infinity pool is great but very cold, that would be my one improvement to this property, pool heating. If we ever win the lottery we will be putting in a bid for this place, that says it all. Tutti fantastico 👍🏼

Grazie, Douglas and Carol

2nd to 9th June18

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review - great to hear you found this place to be wonderful and better than you imagined! Sorry pool chilly - we had the worst May ever weather wise and there was no time for sun to heat water.... Hope to hear from you for another stay. Best wishes Lorraine at tuscan-retreats
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5

Amazing, beautiful, stunning house and location

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend, would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Good to hear you would wish to return. Paolo would be happy to welcome you all again. Lorraine at tuscan-retreats
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5

WOW - paradise

  • 5 of 5

Unbelievable .. where do you start on describing this place ! .. this is the best villa we have ever taken, so good we have already booked it for next year. its very close to heaven, the house is a very usable format for a big family or two families. The kitchen is the best equipped we have ever come across in the last 10 years. We have stayed all over Tuscany from vine yards just outside Sienna, Greve and around the north of Florence, north Tuscany is less crowded, greener and Luca is brilliant (as seen on Top Gear)

Enjoy the tranquility, we were lucky enough to be there during the heatwave in July 2017, we enjoyed 37-38C most days but being on a mountain, there was a lovely breeze just enough to make sleeping comfortable.

The pool has a dark liner, which means it gets warmer and has a salt water cleaning system so no nasty chemicals.

The BBQ and Pizza oven work well, we enjoyed a few nights on the lower garden. You can buy pizza dough in the supermarket,so just a case of "man build fire", roll out the dough and add some toppings!

You need to take it easy getting there, the roads are small and twisty .. takes about 15-20 mins from Garfagnana, and there's not many shops nearby so you need to stock up. This is the place where you arrive, chill and leave totally revived, having read many books, or the reasonably good internet access (over wifi) its not really somewhere you use as a base to explore. Easily accessible with a regular car, the parking is good.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for detailed review. It is always good to get reviews of this amazing property.... Paolo looks forward to welcoming you again next year. Best wishes, Lorraine at tuscan-retreats
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Location

Nearest Airport
84 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Careggine
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Garfagnana Golf
Nearest Train
11 Kilometres
Castelnuovo di Garfagnana
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Metello
Nearest Ski
6 Kilometres
Careggine
Car: necessary

This property is situated in the depths of the Garfagnana in a mountain location. The views really are unrivalled from this place, and one feels on is literally on 'top of the world'!

This is a location that just feels romantic...

There is a large flat garden with lots of room for children to run around in the cool mountain air.

However hot the daytime is, the evenings are wonderfully cool for sleeping due to the altitude.

Despite the remote location, the village of Carregine is 6km away and here you will find a couple of restaurants, bars and basic shops. There are also 3 restaurants within say 4km of the house.

The closest village of Metello often has small festas, either roasting the 'Porchetta' or Pizza evenings.

The area even has some skiing in the Winter and there is an alpine feel to some of the area.. Ideal for walkers!

The local market town of Castelnuovo, with all facilities and famous for its Thursday morning market is a 20 min drive. This town is a lively little town and also boasts its own Fortress.

For days out, why not visit Barga, a beautiful mediaeval town with cobbled streets, lots of quality restaurants, lovely architecture, great views, art galleries and a cathedral. Just a

45 min drive

The Province City of Lucca a1 hr 20 min away is a wonderful day out. Here one can cycle around the fully intact mediaeval walls, meander around the narrow streets, visit some of the 100 churches, climb some towers, eat ice cream in the many piazzas, take in some opera, shop till you drop and then sleep under the trees in the wall 'park areas'! Or, just enjoy a leisurely drink and people watch for the afternoon....

Further afield there is Pisa, 1 hr 40 mins or Florence, say 2 hrs.

There are so many options more locally:

The Grotta del Vento - the famous Wind Caves

Swimming in the river

Visiting the ancient fortress of Verrucole

Visiting the Protected National Parks

Visiting Marble Quarries where the world famous Carrara Marble is found.

The list is endless if one wishes to explore, but it is difficult to want to leave this lovely house and its environs since it really is a little piece of paradise!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa around the Castelnuovo di Garfagnana,

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Late Summer
1 Sep 2018 - 12 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,030
for 4 nights
From
£257
£1,305
 
 
Low Season
13 Oct 2018 - 26 Apr 2019
4 night minimum stay
£710
for 4 nights
From
£178
£932
 
 
Early Summer
27 Apr 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
4 night minimum stay
£1,030
for 4 nights
From
£257
£1,305
 
 
High Summer
29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,633
for 7 nights
£1,633
 
 
Late Summer
31 Aug 2019 - 11 Oct 2019
4 night minimum stay
£1,030
for 4 nights
From
£257
£1,305
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax £0.89 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 14 years.

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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