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Luxury rental villa with infinity pool and panoramic views

Bedrooms 6
Space 4,520 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Perfect for a family get together or group of friends

‘Podere La Serra’ is a very special luxury rental villa with breathtaking panoramic views of the beautiful Apuane hills. This Grade II listed self-catering villa is a converted farmhouse and has been restored with loving attention to detail, with character features such as the traditional woodburning stove, huge chestnut beams and sweeping staircases. Luxury mod cons have been added such as the stunning infinity pool, looking out onto 50 miles of mesmerising Tuscan hills and valleys, as well as internal features such as ensuite Jacuzzis, Sky TV and wifi access. Outside, a lovely shaded pergola draped with purple wisteria is the setting for al fresco lunches and more often than not a glass of wine produced from the Podere's own vines. Set amongst sleepy Tuscan villages and within 60 acres of private vineyards, olive groves and porcini woodland, this villa gives a wonderful sense of peaceful seclusion, whilst only 10 minutes from Fivizzano and just an hour from Pisa airport.

Emma Marsh
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
30 September, 2017

About Emma Marsh

Adam and I love Italy and this beautiful villa, we have two young children and frequently make the trip over to spend time at La Serra.

We met and fell in love at the villa, lived in Italy for a year, and moved home to the UK to get married and have our children. Since then there have been many engagements on the terrace, and it's a very special place for us.

Emma Marsh purchased this villa in 2001

Why Emma Marsh chose Fivizzano

Adam's father renovated the property - when he first found it the villa was a derelict farm house with the most staggering view. Now we have inherited this lovely villa, with its 6 bedrooms, infinity pool, exposed beams, beautiful stonework and still the extraordinary views.

The people are so special here, we have come to see them as our Italian family. It is a place to escape to, it's good for the soul.

What makes this villa unique

Podere La Serra is luxuriously quiet, it really is an oasis, perched up in the beautiful Tuscan hills. Sitting out on the terrace with a glass of wine listening to the church bells and soaking up the glorious sunshine is one of life's greatest pleasures. Our children love the pool, and we find that here we can truly relax and just enjoy being together.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Queen Elizabeth is having her Diamond Jubilee year and Raymond and I are having a year of Golden Wedding Anniversary celebrations! This holiday with family and friends has to be a very special highlight in our year. Having booked Podere La Serra in Sept 2011 we kept looking at the website and wondering if it would come up to expectations, we needn't have worried, it has surpassed them.

So many special memories to take home - Sunday lunch at Magliano's, the pizza evening at the house, Angela and Elisa, all the meals the family kept producing, the glorious weather, the hill villages we visited, the warmth of all the local people, the swimming pool, and above all the house and the spectacular views.
Jul 2012
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Nearest Airport
85 Kilometres
Pisa airport
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Ferry
120 Kilometres
Nearest Train
18 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
18 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
15 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres
Car: necessary

This beautiful villa is located just 30 minutes from the coast at Lerici, the gateway to the Cinque Terre, a world heritage site with picturesque fishing villages dotted along the coast. The Italian riviera is just 40 minutes away, with Portofino and Forte de Marmi providing ample shopping, sunbathing and nightlife. The villa is a 45 minute drive from Lucca, and 1.5 hrs from Florence, both excellent day trips with fantastic shopping. Pisa is an hour's drive.

Podere La Serra is also within 40 minutes of Cerreto, a small but perfectly formed ski resort open from late December - April with excellent Red and Blue skiing.

You can hire scuba and snorkelling equipment on the Cinque Terre, ski in the Appenine mountains, see the sights in Florence, Pisa and Lucca or tour our outstanding local restaurants, where you can still eat like a king for the cost of a sandwich at home.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Fivizzano in Province of Massa and Carrara

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4520 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Garden bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Original artwork and exposed beams
    Blue bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Bidet , Large bathroom, looks out to pool and mountains
    Green bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Large bathroom, looks out to pool and mountains
    Flower bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Bidet , Large bathroom, looks out to pool and mountains
    Petal bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Original artwork, exposed beams, view to mountains
    Piccolo casa bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Smaller bathroom with shower
  • The bathrooms are extremely spacious, with beautiful tiled floors, exposed beams and traditional fittings. Original artwork is featured in most of the bathrooms, and each has black-out shutters to keep the rooms cool.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Garden room - 1 Double Bed , Ensuite bathroom with shower, doors open onto terrace
    Blue room - 1 Large Double Bed , Ensuite bathroom with jacuzzi bath, separate shower
    Green room - 1 Large Double Bed , Ensuite bathroom with shower
    Flower room - 1 Large Double Bed , Ensuite bathroom with jacuzzi bath and separate shower
    Petal room - 1 Large Double Bed , Ensuite bathroom with shower
    Piccolo casa - 1 Double Bed , Bathroom with shower
  • All bedrooms feature artwork, exposed beams, and beautiful tiled floors. Each bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with either a shower or bath, and the rooms are fitted with romantic black-out shutters, ensuring the perfect night's sleep. 4 of the 6 bedrooms can be set up either as doubles or as twin rooms.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 12 deck chairs
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
The villa boasts a fantastic terrace area, with ample room for outdoor dining and parties. A wisteria draped pergola provides shade for the large hand-made table, where one can sit and soak up the views of the surrounding hills. A further terrace area to the side of the villa is furnished with a breakfast table and chairs and the villa's working pizza oven. The villa's own well provides the infinity pool with natural spring water, and waters the vines and olive groves surrounding the property. Podere La Serra is set within 60 acres of private terraces and idyllic woodland, with stunning views of the Tuscan hills beyond. The house benefits from central heating throughout, however the gas is extremely expensive, so an extra charge is added should guests wish to use the heating during their stay. A powerful woodburner has been installed in the lounge with unlimited supplies of wood, which more than heats the entire house.


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Luxury rental villa with infinity pool and panoramic views
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Although the property is somewhat off the beaten track, it was well worth it for the most amazing setting. In the mountains of Tuscany, the scenery was everchanging and the infinity pool could not have been better placed. The villa was large and every bedroom had a bathroom. It was spotless and had all the modern amenities, while still having that old world charm.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
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Amazing villa, perfect location for family holiday.

  • 5 of 5

Amazing villa in a stunning location. The perfect location for a relaxing and 'off grid' holiday away from everything.

Villa is beautifully furnished in rustic and comfortable style, very well equipped for large groups/ families.

House, garden and pool well maintained, and spotless. Angela (housekeeper) is a gem and keeps everything in good order. Strongly recommend inviting her to cook a meal at the villa, as we enjoyed three fantastic meals cooked by her.

Brilliant holiday, no complaints at all!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
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Bueutiful villa with great setting and ammenities

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at Podere La Serra in Tuscany. The villa is beautiful with six spacious bedrooms, two full kitchens, wonderful common areas, an infinity pool and a setting that belongs in a painting. We traveled to several points of interest from the villa (Cinque Terre, Florence, Lucca) and also visited the local towns including Fivizzano and Aulla, and the castles and hill top towns including Fisdinovo where we had a great history lesson at Castello Malaspina.

We spent two days just relaxing and enjoying the villa property that includes acres and acres of olive trees and grape vines.....

We wish we were still there......and we will come back......

  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Fivizzano, Tuscany

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low season 2018
7 Apr 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid season 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak season 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid season 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season 2018
29 Sep 2018 - 12 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Includes cleaning 3 times per week, use of all linen and pool towels.
Wood is provided for the woodburner free of charge. If clients wish to use the central heating during their stay there is an extra charge.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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