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Newly converted Barn and Cottage in a traditional semi-rural location

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Both the Barn and Cottage are well equipped with all modern conveniences

The 'Fienile' and 'Casetta' are in Caniparola; 10 minutes drive from the beach. 40 min from Pisa or the Cinque Terre, 1hr 20 min from Firenze. Ideal for a romantic getaway or for a small family holiday only 10 minutes from the incredible Adventure Park Fosdinovo.

The property is in restored farm complex of three buildings built around a brick courtyard. The garden is 2000sqm and has private parking. The location is within walking distance for grocery shopping and there are also pizzerias and restaurants nearby. When not relaxing in the spacious garden; the property is only a few hundred metres from the main Carrara-Sarzana road which means that getting around is both simple and quick.

More Details

Owner
James Griffiths
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 December, 2017

Location

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Il Botegin
Nearest Ferry
17 Kilometres
La Spezia
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Sarzana
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Carrara or Sarzana
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Caniparola
Nearest Beach
9 Kilometres
Marinella
Car: recommended

There is something for everyone in the area. From mountain walking and mountain biking to relaxing on the beaches or visiting historical cities.

Nearby:

Sarzana is the perfect place for boutique shopping or to dine out.

Bocca di Magra sits between the sparkling sea and the river with its yachts moored alongside. Perfect for an aperitif or 'frutti di mare'.

Medieval Fosdinovo home of the Castello Malaspina has one of the best equipped adventure parks in Italy.

Ferries leave nearby for Porto Venere and the Cinque Terre.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Borghetto-melara in Province of Massa and Carrara

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 4 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

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Newly converted Barn and Cottage in a traditional semi-rural location
average rating of 4.529412 based on 17 reviews
5

Our Second Stay

  • 5 of 5

We knew just what to expect since this was our second stay in the "barn". We were not disappointed in any way! The owners are super nice and helpful, and everything you need is here. We loved that it is close to the Cinque Terra. We really hope to return a third time in the future!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Carole for taking the time to write a review. I am pleased that you were happy with our property, We look forward to hosting you again for your next holiday. Best regards, James & Chicca
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5

Lovely place

  • 5 of 5

The barn was spacious and comfortable and the large garden was great for our children to run around. The kitchen was well equipped, however, some basic stuff such as a kettle and a toaster were missing and I did miss these a lot. The location was a good starting point for day trips. Overall it was a good pick for us and we enjoyed our stay immensely.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Mooi huis in leuke omgeving

  • 4 of 5

We hebben twee heerlijke weken gehad in dit vakantiehuis. Met de auto ben je in 10 minuten bij de zee. Mooie uitstapjes naar Lucca, Cinque Terre, Pisa en Fosdonivo. Ook erg leuk was het adventure park Fosdinovo. Dat is zeker een bezoek waard! Voor groot en klein.

De eigenaren hebben ons naar mooie plekjes gestuurd en goed geadviseerd waar we informatie over vroegen. Heel behulpzaam dus. Bovendien is het huisje mooi en netjes ingericht. Wij hebben en prima vakantie gehad!!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Familienurlaub

  • 4 of 5

Wunderschönes Ferienhaus sowohl für Familien mit Kind (wir waren zu Dritt dort) als auch für Pärchen bestens geeignet. Das Haus ist liebevoll & sehr geschmackvoll mit viel Liebe zum Detail eingerichtet. Kostenloses Wifi ist vorhanden. Der Garten ist richtig schön angelegt und lädt zum Entspannen ein, sowohl in den zwei vorhandenen Hängematten als auch auf den Sonnenliegen;-) Für die Kinder gibt es sogar ein Baumhaus und ein Fußballtor.Essplatz mit Gartenmöbeln ist direkt am Haus. Handtücher und Bettwäsche

inklusive. Ein Supermarkt im Ort ist keine fünf Minuten mit dem Auto zu erreichen und ein kleiner Supermarkt sogar fussläufig. Die Umgebung bietet unheimlich viele Ausflugsmöglichkeiten, die wir leider nicht alle machen konnten. Pisa und Lucca sind sehr zu empfehlen, in Sarzana (kleinere Stadt in der Nähe) kann man abends eine leckere Pasta auf dem Marktplatz genießen. Von der Hafenstadt La Spezia aus kann man eine richtig tolle Bootstour zu den Cinque Terre machen-für uns ein absolutes Highlight! In La Spezia selbst kann man abends noch im Hafen Muscheln und Pizza vom Blech genießen-günstig und super lecker-vorallem mit Blick auf den Hafen. Es gibt einen kostenlosen Strandabschnitt in der Nähe, sehr gut für Kinder geeignet. Die Vermieter, James und Chicca und ihre beiden Söhne, waren sehr gastfreundlich und haben uns viele Infos und Tipps rund die Umgebung gegeben. Wir Ein Supermarkt im Ort ist keine fünf Minuten mit dem Auto zu erreichen und ein kleiner Supermarkt sogar fussläufig. Die Umgebung bietet unheimlich viele Ausflugsmöglichkeiten, die wir leider nicht alle machen konnten. Pisa und Lucca sind sehr zu empfehlen, in Sarzana (kleinere Stadt in der Nähe) kann man abends eine leckere Pasta auf dem Marktplatz genießen. Von der Hafenstadt La Spezia aus kann man eine richtig tolle Bootstour zu den Cinque Terre machen-für uns ein absolutes Highlight! In La Spezia selbst kann man abends noch im Hafen Muscheln und Pizza vom Blech genießen-günstig und super lecker-vorallem mit Blick auf den Hafen. Es gibt einen kostenlosen Strandabschnitt in der Nähe, sehr gut für Kinder geeignet. Die Vermieter, James und Chicca und ihre beiden Söhne, waren sehr gastfreundlich und haben uns viele Infos und Tipps rund die Umgebung gegeben. Wir haben uns direkt willkommen gefühlt!!! Insgesamt ein wunderschöner & erholsamer Urlaub, der viel zu schnell vorbei war. Vielen lieben Dank nochmal an James & Chicca

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to write such a kind review of the property and all the facilities and local attractions. I hope you will come and visit us again In Tuscany. Our best regards to you and your family, James and Chicca
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5

Would love to have stayed longer!

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for something close to friends that live in this area. We couldn't have been happier with this "barn". It was just perfect for the 3 of us adults, with plenty of room and every convenience we needed. The owners were super sweet, and went out of their way to make us comfortable, even to the extent of buying an american coffee pot for us. We would highly recommend this property, and would stay there again if we are ever so fortunate as to get back to Italy.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The home away from home we needed!

  • 5 of 5

Our family is on an extended holiday and we had been driving around Europe for weeks when we decided to stop for a bit and recoup. The cottage had been gorgeously renovated and was spotlessly clean. We had convenient laundry facilities and excellant wireless Internet. We have been traveling on a budget and this felt like pure luxury. James and Chicca were inviting, fun loving and full of advice and suggestions. We extended our stay and almost didn't want to leave. The Fosdinovo adventure park is not to be missed. The Cinque Terre and Pisa are easy day trips. We went to a new hilltop castle or fortress everyday. Highly, highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2013
  • Date of Stay: April 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Borghetto-melara, Tuscany

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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4 night minimum stay
£459
for 4 nights
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£750
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £176.36

A refundable 200 euro security deposit will be held for the duration of the stay.
In the event renters do not wish to clean the property before departure, a 100 euro fee will be deducted for cleaning.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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