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Beautiful villa, private pool WIFI gorgeous gardens & mountain views- peaceful!

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 14 nights

Overview

About the property

4 bed, 2 bathroom, sleeps 8, set in open countryside, with uninterrupted views

Detached house with private pools in the unspoilt, totally non commercialised, green & mountainous Garfagnana region of north Tuscany. The views from the house & pool are fantastic, and the grounds, with their own orchards a perfect place to relax.

The property is beautifully, newly renovated, with sleeping accommodation/shower-rooms are split over 2 floors - an ideal choice for 2 families.

There is a large well equipped farmhouse style kitchen with eating area with , dishwasher, oven, hob, fridge/freezer, and a living room with two comfy sofas, open fire and satellite TV. WIFI.

In the basement there is a separate laundry area, and also a further dining room for eating at a cool temperature when it is too hot outside.

Outside there are 2 terraces, BBQ private pool and large garden.

The grounds are beautiful, mature, and well kept, with lots of flowers and colour, with a pretty orchard adjacent. Out to the front are beautiful lush views of the Appenine mountain range....

The area is dominated by the hills and mountains surrounding the valley, and there are hill top villages in abundance awaiting your exploration, as well as the local Natural Parks.

This is the 'real' Italy.

The house is situated at the end of a private lane, a 2 minute drive from the mountain village of Poggio, which itself is located circa 10/15 minutes from local market town of Castelnuovo - less than 1 hour north of Lucca.

The area is ideal for a totally relaxing holiday in the countryside with fantastic views at every turn whatever the time of year. Explore the hundreds of hill-top villages, go walking/horse riding/fishing, or fr a bike ride. Relax with a glass of wine and watch locals play Bocce, or spectate at the cheese rolling for which the area is famous! In the autumn join in the local passion of mushroom picking, or feast on chestnuts roasted on your fire!

Tourism is yet to hit this area, and this is truly one of those increasingly rare places in Europe where you can experience the real way of life of the locals.

That said there are plenty of options for days out and many suggestions are detailed under the ' location section' of this advert.

Go on, treat yourself to a fantastic property!

Cuisine: Garfagnanan cuisine is fairly simple, but scrumptious, using local fresh produce to prepare dishes, which since they are prepared in the main for the locals are very cheap!

The local wine is good, and also extremely inexpensive.

Plenty of places to picnic in seclusion, with provisions easily found in local bars/shops as well as the occasional supermarket.

Locals: The locals are very friendly and helpful.

More Details

Property Manager
Lorraine Venturelli
Speaks English, Italian
Calendar last updated:
9 May, 2017

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • 2 doubles, 2 twins. Cot available on request. Sofa bed in living room.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
Notes:
A very well furnished & pristine house, with a clever mixture of modern & rustic furnishings. Most rooms double aspect with wonderful views. Ground floor consists of rustic Tuscan farmhouse style kitchen, with large table, gas hob, & fridge freezer. Living room with some comfy seating, log fire & satellite TV. Double & twin bedroom, large shower room. First floor, further double & twin bedrooms,, large shower room. Basement - 'laundry'. Also a further cool indoor/basement dining room for comfortable eating on those extra hot days. Since photos taken a decked sunbathing area has been built at the pool which is open from 21st March to 30th September. Larger patio/terrace for eating out, with BBQ. Surrounded by open countryside/orchard. 2 Swings for children’s use.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

Beautiful villa, private pool WIFI gorgeous gardens & mountain views- peaceful!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
Joensuu, Finland
5

Nice house, lovely surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks in Villa Caprifoglio last autumn. The house was tidy, garden and swimming pool were well kept and the surroundings was peaceful and the view over the valley very beautiful. We were a group of 5 adults and 3 kids and we all had plenty of room in the house.

Very recommended for a family holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2007
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5

Breathtaking views. Peaceful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

Great place to visit. Loved the area. Loved going to Market Day in Castelnuovo every Thursday. Loved eating gelato. Enjoyed going to CONAD in Castelnuovo and Gallicano - riding the escalator up and down and the variety of fresh produce and meats. The owners, Ilario and Maria made our stay welcoming and enjoyable.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
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5

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Spent 10 days here and loved it.The house was big enough for 2 families(9 persons).The pool area is beautiful and completely private with great views. Pizza oven was the big attraction for the kids.Thank you Ilario for the hospitality.Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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5

Fantastic house in a beautiful, peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 2 weeks this summer. The house was as described, even better. Especially the outside areas. There is a pizza oven which isn't on the description which was brilliant fun for the kids to make their own pizzas and cook outdoors! The pool and surrounding area are brilliant. The house was very clean and we were brought a change of bedding half way through the stay. The owner was lovely and very helpful and keeps the garden to a very high standard. I would definitely recommend this property to others. It is in the countryside and rural so lovely and peaceful and quiet. We could really relax and enjoy the real Tuscany.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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5

Quiet and peaceful house in an unspoilt area.

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice time. The children enjoyed the pool and the adults enjoyed walking and travelling around an area that feels unspoilt. There are interesting sights locally and others within easy reach by local train or car (we went to Lucca, Pisa and Florence during our stay). The property and its surrounds are beautifully and lovingly kept by the owner, and I would certainly recommend for those who like peace, quiet and the chance to explore.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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Lancashire
4

Good property for 2 families. Beautiful Garden.

  • 4 of 5

The garden and its views are the real highlight of this property. Loads of space in the garden, panoramic views, a large swimming pool and a nice patio area with BBQ and vine trellis, childrens swings, wildlife, etc. The house is very private too - there are only two neighbouring properties but they're far enough away to be almost out of sight.

We went as 2 couples with kids. This house is really ideal for this set up as both floors have 2 almost identical bedrooms (1 dbl & 1 twin single) and a bathrooms so the house can work as 2 independant living spaces.

You definately need to hire a car as there nothing to visit on foot, but there's lots of interesting little towns to visit and the area is v attractive to explore. It was about 1h 40m drive from pisa airport for us.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2008
  • Date of Stay: May 2008
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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Pisa, and Genoa
Nearest Barpub
1.3 Kilometres
Filicaia
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Golf Club Garfagnana
Nearest Train
1.5 Kilometres
poggio
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Kilometres
Pontecosi with manhy more within few min drive
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Car: necessary

This is the 'real' Italy, and due to fact this area is not touristy it is very cheap for eating out, and trying local cuisine.

Pisa Airport is 90 min.; Florence 2 hr.; Genoa 2.5hr.

All this peace and yet only a short drive from villages, and one can even walk down to the river. There is a train station in the village, for easy exploring and in Camporgiano 4.5km away you will find basic shops/supermarket/bars/restaurants and a privately owned castle.

The property is located a 10 minute drive from the market town of Castelnuovo and 25 mins from the mediaeval town of Barga both with their various bars and restaurants. Pisa 90 mins; Lucca 1 hr Florence 1 hour 50 mins; mediaeval villages everywhere; National Parks 20 mins.

Closer to home there are plenty of little historic villages to visit, many of which have local festas in the summer. There are also the lakes of Gramalazzo, Vagli (with its hidden village submerged by the water) and Pontecosi, and some guests love to swim in the river. The house is also ideally located for visiting the local Fortress at Verrucole which is a good afternoon out, with stunning views and some interactive activities for the children. Also close by is the Buffardello tree climbing and zip wire park (ideal for both adults and children of all ages with a variety of runs) where one can take a picnic and spend the entire day in the welcome shade of the forest.

The real beauty of this area is the dramatic mountain scenery, and the hundreds of hilltop villages to explore, endless picnicking opportunities, and the pure peace of a non touristy holiday ......

There are plenty of dining options and your kitchen is well equipped for evenings dining al fresco at home.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Camporgiano, Tuscany

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
**Special Offer Price**
29 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
14 night minimum stay
£1,491
for 14 nights
£745
 
 
**Special Offer Price
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
14 night minimum stay
£2,240
for 14 nights
£1,120
 
 
**Special Offer Price**
2 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
14 night minimum stay
£1,491
for 14 nights
£745
 
 
Low Season
7 Oct 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£522
for 4 nights
From
£131
£728
 
 
New Year
30 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£632
for 3 nights
From
£211
£1,145
 
 
Low Season
7 Jan 2018 - 27 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
£522
for 4 nights
From
£131
£728
 
 
Mid Season
28 Apr 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
£842
for 4 nights
From
£211
£1,145
 
 
High season
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,714
for 7 nights
£1,714
 
 
Mid Season
1 Sep 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
£842
for 4 nights
From
£211
£1,145
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rates include bed linen and towels, wood for fire, and all services except heating, which is charged separately. Weekly clean, and change of linen/towels included.
Owner will arrange an initial basic shop for guests on request.
**Special Offer Prices apply any 2 week bookings for remaining weeks in 2017.
**There is also a 25% discount on 1 week bookings. Discounted price for one week is €950
**For July & August there is a special price of €1425 for 1 week bookings

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