Our home in Barga has been in the family for over 100 years, and forms part of a much larger property which once played a historic role in supporting the local nobility.
It was transformed from a base for their staff and animals into a silk worm producing factory, providing valuable silk threads for the fabric trade.
Benefitting from a very large garden giving unparalleled views over to the Apuane Alps and down to the valley below, this is a homely, comfortable and well-loved location to spend a memorable holiday.
With three bedrooms and two bathrooms (one en-suite with corner bath and shower; the other a spacious shower room), the apartment can comfortably accommodate up to eight people.
The en-suite bedroom downstairs has a king size bed, with a door from the bathroom straight onto the garden.
Upstairs, there are two bedrooms, each with twin beds which can also be converted into king size beds.
The larger of these rooms, the family room, also has a set of bunk beds large enough to sleep two adults but of course ideal for children sharing with their parents. There is ample storage and hanging space in all of our rooms.
The kitchen and living room complete the available accommodation. Whilst traditional in style, the kitchen benefits from a full size Bosch dishwasher and a large freestanding fridge/freezer. In common with properties in much of the area, the cooker is fuelled by bottled gas. A microwave and freestanding oven/grill are also available in the kitchen for your convenience.
In the living room you will find a table and chairs to seat eight people comfortably for a meal indoors and a wood-burning stove to bring extra cheer on any chillier autumn nights.
Outside, there is dining space under the shady grapevines for 12 or more, with several small marble tables as well as a bespoke wooden bench and table with space for eight.
The garden provides lots of space to relax, to sit with a paintbrush and easel, a book or a glass of wine in hand, and to enjoy the views and the local colour.
There are four loungers for lying in the sun and a range of other spots to sit in, including the original circular pergola at the end of the garden which is also home to more grapevines.
A private parking garage is available and free for your use when renting the accommodation. It is accessed on the street outside the house.
In the limonaia (the traditional outbuilding in the garden which historically protected the family's lemon trees over winter, in large terracotta pots) you will find garden equipment, the washing machine, and the wood-fired pizza oven which has been used to very good effect over the years! A marble topped preparation table and traditional steel pizza paddle with a very long handle are available for your use.
Our accommodation is pet-friendly, child-friendly (with your supervision in the garden and on the stairs of course!) and gay-friendly. With our many years of experience in providing niche activity holiday experiences, we also welcome requests from potential groups of guests to assist with the planning of group actvities, including reserving additional accommodation for larger parties.
Our home is not easily accessible to people with mobility problems as there are 10 steps leading up from the road and further stairs to the uppper floor. Depending on your mobility needs, the ground floor with its ensuite bedroom may be ideal. Please contact us to discuss further.
Please Note: We require our guests to pay our housekeeper on arrival the sum of Euros80 in cash for cleaning and housekeeping services including linens and towels. We do this because local costs are incurred in local currency.