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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 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 October, 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:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • 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 -
(15 traveller reviews)

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Newly converted Barn and Cottage in a traditional semi-rural location
average rating of 4.4666667 based on 15 reviews
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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: Aug 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: Jul 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 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: Jun 25, 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: May 8, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A Gorgeous & Charming Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

What a great decision it was to spend our Easter break in this fantastically located and beautiful home. Every detail was lovingly thought out to make visitors feel cozy and pampered. The huge yard was perfect for our children to run around and explore, complete with a tree house, hammock and swing. The owners (and their dog) were welcoming, friendly, flexible and generous with their advice, their provisions, and their delicious homemade bread! After easy day trips to local castles, ancient hill towns, Pisa, Lucca, Portovenere or the towns of Cinque Terre, it was so relaxing to come "home" and let the children run around outside while we turned on some opera music, cooked up fresh pasta and opened a bottle of local wine. We will DEFINITELY recommend this "barn" to all of our friends and hopefully return soon ourselves.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks, I am glad that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you all again.
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Relaxing stay in Fosdinovo

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for a week in this lovely house accros the sweet and friendly owners. It's a great place to chill down and enjoy Toscany in slow pace.

Lovely yard if you have small children. A lot effort went in making the house a great and luxury stay, too bad there was no air-conditioning. Anyway a great place to say.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your lovely review. I appreciate that August was probably a bit warm for very young children but we chose not to air-condition the barn as that would mean keeping the windows and doors closed. We opted to use the traditional Tuscan barn terracotta lattice in the large windows to allow plenty of ventilation. The summer here is usually is spent outside in the garden in a hammock under the shade of the trees. We have even been known to put the Chianti in the fridge (don't tell the neighbours!) I hope we will see you and your family again soon.
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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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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£500
for 4 nights
From
£125
£714
£2,230
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £178.44

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

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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