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Beautifully Restored Barn, fantastic views, peaceful, WIFI, close facilties

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, private pool, walk to river, WIFI, wheelchair friendly

A beautiful newly and very carefully restored barn, set in the heart of the Garfagnana region of Northern Tuscany, 1 hr 15 minutes north of Lucca.

This detached villa with private pool has been lovingly refurbished by the owner using traditional materials, and warm tuscan colours to give a rustic, but very homely feel to the property.

The 'barn' has beamed ceilings and traditional style flooring throughout and is furnished with a pleasing mix of the modern and antique. The ceilings are high, giving a good sense of light and space, and the views from the house are beautiful......

As well as the open plan well equipped kitchen, diner, living area, there are 4 bedrooms, and 3 bathrooms, one of which is ensuite, and one of which boasts a bath tub.

The ground floor bedroom and en-suite can be accessed from double doors and is wheelchair friendly, with large doors through to wheelchair friendly bathroom. There are no steps on the path leading down to the pool...

Outside there is a covered pergola, gardens with apple trees and private infinity style pool of 10M x 5M.

This is a perfect place to relax, and enjoy a real feeling of yesteryear, whilst surrounded by modern comforts.

More Details

Property Manager
Lorraine Venturelli
Member since: 2002
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
29 May, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Well, back home now after a truly wonderful time in Italy and I just wanted to thank you again for all the help you, your husband and Benito gave me.

We all loved Vinca but had very fond memories of Caprifoglio too so would find it hard to choose which one if we are ever able to return. Ilario and Maria were so kind and helpful and it was a delight to meet them again.
Sep 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Camporgiano in Province of Lucca

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , en suite
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , can be made up as double
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage


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  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous house in beautiful surroundings equipped with everything you need. We have stayed in several places in Italy and this is by far the best. Cannot recommend it highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review = great to hear you enjoyed this place and found it by the best compared to other places you have stayed! We would love to welcome you again and do contact us for details of any offers for returning guests. Best wishes lorraine at tuscan-retreats
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Fantastic place

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay in La Vinca for 14 days. We were 2 families med children (age 4, 7, 8 and 11), and we really enjoyed the house and pool. The pool has a deept of 1,40 all over. The friendly owner Ilario welcomed us at the house, when we arrived. And after a few days he came with a basket of fresh vegetables, very nice :-)

Right next to this house, the owner has another house, where 2 other families stayed (friends of us).

  • 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 the house, the pool, and the fresh vegetables Ilario brought you. He would be very happy to welcome you again! Lorraine at Tuscan-retreats
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Successful resting in La Vinca

  • 4 of 5

Very nice and comfortable house – great and clean pool – the manager looks after the guests and their needs constantly.

Very good Pizza in Careggine easy to find because this is a very small but interesting mountain village

Handsome 3-course-lunch in fornaci di barga Via Repubblica, 384 “Il Bugno”

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home-from-home in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

Ilario, the owner of La Vinca was so kind to us throughout our stay. He brought us a huge tray of fresh vegetables from his garden and even offered to drop us at the station when we didn't have a car. He was incredibly friendly and warm when he welcomed us to the property but then left us to enjoy our time secluded and completely in private, which was fantastic. The house is very spacious and had everything we needed - all to a high standard. The pool, garden and amazing view were everything we were hoping for. I would recommend staying at La Vinca to friends and family for sure.

Thanks to Ilario and to the helpful people who handled our online booking.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and for recommending this place to friends and family! Great to hear you loved this place and found the property to be a high standard. We hope to book for you again another time. Lorraine at
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  • 5 of 5

A fabulous holiday - La Vinca is a lovely property. Well maintained, super clean, well equipped with a great pool. Ilario was friendly, welcoming and helpful. Highlights of the holiday - cycling in Lucca, swimming in the river, classic car driving - aswell as the bigger sights such as Pisa and Florence

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Fantastic to hear you enjoyed this beautiful property and that you fitted in lots of activities too! Ilario would be very happy to welcome you again. Lorraine at Tuscan-retreats.
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Stunnig views in Garfagnana

  • 5 of 5

Vinca is probably the most beautiful and well appointed vacation property we have rented so far. The pictures on the website dont give any justice to the real beauty of the setting.

The house has beautifull and well manicured gardens ,infinity pool and the views are simply spectacular. Swimming with the views of the Garfagnana valley is what enchanted us the most. The property is very clean and well outfitted with everything you might need and exceeds expectations. For anybody that loves cooking, this house comes with a very well equipped kitchen. Spacious house, tastefully decorated, beautiful covered outdoor patio, built-in stone barbeque, beautifull garden, infinity pool, stunning views are among the feautures we liked the most about this house.

The property is ideally located in the Gardagnana region for day trips to Lucca by train for example or to the coast line in Massa Marittima. Also well located to shorter visits to local winery, (few km away) castles , and marble quarry (15 km away) which we highly reccomend.

Our host, Ilario, is genuinily kind and available for whatever you might need and the best reference for any piece information you might have on the area. The basket of organic vegetables he offered us, freshly picked from his garden was a true deligt.

We defenetly reccomend this vacation rental and wish to be able to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. Whenever we have visited this house we haven't wanted to leave! We are happy you enjoyed those stunning views and the mature, very well kept garden, and it is good to hear you feel the cooking facilities exceeded expectations. Ilario sends a warm hello, and looks forward to welcoming you another time. Thanks -- Lorraine at 'tuscan-retreats'
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Car: necessary

Poggio is a small mountain village situated approximately 50 mins North Of Lucca, and 8km from the local market town of Castelnuovo, with its various bars & restaurants, and well-known Thursday morning market.

Poggio itself has a bar/grocer shop and a train station perfect for exploring those larger towns in air conditioned comfort.

The property is situated in its own extensive grounds/orchards, guaranteeing total privacy. The views from the house are absolutely beautiful, with the garden enjoying uninterrupted views over the Serchio Valley, which itself is nestled between the Apennine, and Apuane mountain ranges.

A perfect place for walking, fishing or just enjoying the countryside.

Lucca is 50 mins away; Barga 40 mins; Pisa 1 hr 20 mins, Florence circa 2 hrs.

This is an extremely popular property.

Please see separate information sheet with general information about the beautiful area of Garfganana Northern Tuscany.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Camporgiano, Lucca Area

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
17 Jun 2018 - 27 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer Offer!!
28 Jun 2018 - 4 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
High Season
5 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
**Special Offer Price**
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 - 4 Oct 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax £0.88 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.

Linen and towels (except for pool) included in price.
All utilities with exception of heating included in price
Cot and highchair available free of charge on request

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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