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

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


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
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:
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018


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

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Changeover day is Saturday with no exceptions high season. Outside of July and August, enquire first for flexibility
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 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.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • 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
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.


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Beautiful villa, private pool WIFI gorgeous gardens & mountain views- peaceful!
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
Joensuu, Finland

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: 08-Apr-2008
  • Date of Stay: October 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in May 2018 as a group of 4 including 2 kids. Everyone enjoyed it lots.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Good to hear you enjoyed your stay! We would love to hear from you another time. Lorraine at tuscan-retreats
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A little gem

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous place. Clean, with all the amenities needed and very private. The owners brough a crate of fresh veg and herbs which was lovely. We managed to use it all up. An amazing place

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and liked the vegetables from the owners! We would love to welcome you again. Lorraine at Tuscan-retreats
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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: 25-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: 25-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: 08-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Pisa, and Genoa
Nearest Barpub
1.3 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Golf Club Garfagnana
Nearest Train
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Kilometres
Pontecosi with manhy more within few min drive
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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Province of Lucca, Italy

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High season
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
1 Sep 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Low Season
6 Oct 2018 - 26 Apr 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
27 Apr 2019 - 31 May 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
High Summer
29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
31 Aug 2019 - 11 Oct 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax £0.90 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.

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.


Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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