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Bargabellavista: sleeps 8 in 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large garden and parking

Bedrooms 3
Space 10 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

family/pet/ gay/ group friendly rooms with a view, including private parking

The Property

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.

The Accommodation

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.

The Garden

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.

Other Features

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.

More Details

Joe Pieraccini/ Lorraine
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 August, 2018

About Joe Pieraccini/ Lorraine

This home has been in my family for over 100 years. I enjoyed visiting for long holidays as a child and I'm delighted to share it with guests now, who can enjoy the beautiful views, the amazing local food and wine, and the friendly atmosphere in this lively, traditional town.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Barga in Province of Lucca

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 10 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Winter: provided - radiators & wood for log burner. No C/H. Supplement for electricity used based on meter reading, deducted from security deposit.
  • 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.
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Ensuite Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Outdoor Shower , Door onto garden. Corner bath. Vanity unit.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Upper floor. Serves upper bedrooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Ensuite Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Ground floor, bath and shower, door straight into garden
    Family Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Child Bed , I kingsize - convertible to 2x singles & 2 full-size bunkbed
    Kingsize Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , kingsize is convertible to 2 x singles. Upper floor.
  • one king size en suite; one family room (king size or two twins, plus adult bunk beds); one king size or twin room
  • Books
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Bargabellavista: sleeps 8 in 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large garden and parking
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Great location

  • 5 of 5

The house was extremely comfortable well located and peaceful. I loved the patio, and we sat outside every day and enjoyed the beautiful view. We were there 4 weeks, and I would go back there again. We had two sets of guests, and it was a perfect setup with them having the upstairs to themselves. It would have been nice to have had an oven, and the grass needed to be cut at least every two weeks, but overall, it was the best month of my life.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing us for your special holiday and for your very generous comments. Your points about the oven and the speed of the grass growing this summer are noted with thanks! I’m so happy that your trip worked out so well for you and it gives us great pleasure to hear that you would be happy to return. We would be delighted to host you again in future.
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Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
so many to choose a few steps around the corner
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

We prefer to accept guests on a full week basis or more but we will consider minimum stays of 5 nights if you contact us with your request. Prices given are for a week (7 night) stay. A 5 night stay is priced at 80% of the relevant weekly rate. Additional nights on top of a 7 night booking are charged at 1/7 of the relevant weekly rate. There is an additional housekeeping/cleaning charge of up to Euros 80 for each stay (depending on the number of bedrooms required per booking), paid locally upon arrival.

We are also happy to consider discounted booking rates for fewer guests (2) and special rates for longer bookings.

Rental prices include bed linen and towels, utlities including gas for cooking, and a supply of logs for the wood burner.

We are happy to consider longer lets at preferential rates outwith the summer season, upon request.

For weekly lets in the the winter period, in common with most Italian property rentals there will be an additional charge for utilities based on electricity meter reading. We do not have central heating but provide oil filled radiators and have a wood burning fire in the living room. We will be happy to provide further details on request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.