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loretta nardini

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Newly Restore Barn With Private Pool View Of hills, 4/5 bedrooms 5 bathrooms

8 Reviews
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Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday villa in Castelnuovo di Garfagnana - IT10537

Villa in Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, Lucca Province, Tuscany and Florence, Italy - Peaceful Location 5 Min Walk To Restaurant

Newly restored, stunning 4 bedroom, 5 bathroom property with private pool, situated deep in the Garfagnana, area famous for its walking, wildlife and fauna. This spacious stone barn has been restored to a very high standard, with all modern conveniences, such as a well equipped kitchen; beautiful shower rooms yet it retains some of the traditional features including chestnut beamed ceilings. The house whilst very traditional has large windows creating a sense of light and airiness not always found in older style properties and it also has the benefit of a large covered terrace on the first floor as well as a another open terrace both of which overlook the garden and pool. Location Situated on the hillside, only 2km from the local market town of Castelnuovo di Garfagnana with its bars, restaurants, shops and famous Thursday morning market. This property is also very convenient, situated less than a 5 minute drive from town with all facilities, and circa 500m from nearest restaurant.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
loretta nardini (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks English, Italian

About loretta nardini

My name is Loretta Nardini. My husband's name is Benito Casci. We lived in Scotland until 1985 when we returned to our homeland.

loretta nardini purchased this villa in 2012

Guestbook comments from the owner

Summer of 2013 is opening season
Jan 2013
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Reviews

5
based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

Newly Restore Barn With Private Pool View Of hills, 4/5 bedrooms 5 bathrooms
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
5

Lovely, comfortable Villa in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

La Capanna del Pastore is a lovely villa with great facilities, lovely furnishings and plenty of room for a big family. The upstairs layout is open plan with easy access to the outside areas, and the bedrooms (all with their own bathroom) are downstairs so they stay cool in the August heat.The house is in great condition and was clean on arrival and service halfway through our 2 week stay. There is loads of space outside for the kids to play and the fantastic infinity style swimming pool is a good size and is very clean and well maintained. We had regular visits from the owners who were full of ideas and useful information. There are lots of things to do in the Garfagnana region and the villa is near to Pisa & Lucca, with Siena and Florence close enough to visit in a day. The information pack was full of activities, sights and great restaurants, and the local food is fantastic. We would definitely come back agaimn and would recommend the villa to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A beautiful property in a lovely quiet location

  • 5 of 5

The property was exactly as described, very spacious, well furnished and equipped.

We were a party of 4 adults and 3 children, the layout was brilliant with easy access to the pool, a nice covered terrace to the front on which we enjoyed a few evenings watching the deer passing through the extensive grounds of the house. The location is a kilometre or so from Castelnuovo di Garafagnana, with easy driving access to the many small villages / castles / country parks / local supermarkets / restaurants and other attractions in this quiet corner of Tuscany. About 45 minutes drive to Lucca. The pool was large and well maintained. The owners (Lorretta & Benito) very welcoming and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are glad you really enjoyed the place and found it to be well equipped, furnished and spacious and that your enjoyed our terrace too. As you say, this is a very quiet corner of Tuscany but there is still plenty to do and see! We hope to welcome you again! Benito and Loretta
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Super converted barn with all the home comforts

  • 5 of 5

We were 4 couples on holiday together with 3 cars between us. The house (and garden) was extremely comfortable and offered lots of space which meant we never felt overcrowded. It was well maintained by Loretta and Ben who were helpful hosts with good suggestions about places to visit when they popped in. The description was quite accurate and I'd certainly recommend this property. Excellent value too.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are happy to hear that you loved the space and comfort of our property and that you enjoyed both the villa and the area. It is good to know too that you feel our restored barn is excellent value for money. We would be very pleased to welcome you another time! Loretta and Benito.
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5

Outstanding location

  • 5 of 5

The property is very nicely located, well equipped and spacy. The pool is large and well finished. We did not miss anything. The owners are very friendly and customer oriented far beyond usual without interfering with the privacy of the renters. The surrounding landscape is scenic with all the mountains and medieval towns and fortresses around. Fully recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Italian Villa

  • 5 of 5

We arrived very late in the dark but the owners directions allowed us to arrive safely. The villa was clean, spacious with a well equipped modern kitchen. The pool was perfect and kept clean by the owners (came every few days). The owners were very welcoming and helpful but not obtrusive. They live close by which was reassuring. We visited Lucca, Pisa and Firenze during our stay which were all easy to get to. The nearby town was perfect for evening meals or a late night gelato. Would not hesitate to recommend. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Holiday

  • 5 of 5

A recently renovated barn conversion set in a beautiful rural location just a short distance from the town of Castelnuovo di Garfagnana. Plenty of space for the whole family with a huge living area with smart TV and wifi (to our childrens' delight), four en-suite bedrooms and a sizeable loggia for alfresco dining – all topped off with a fantastic pool, set in a carefully maintained garden.

Situated in an area of wooded countryside, the house is an ideal base for exploring the surrounding area and beyond – we fitted in trips to Lucca, Pisa and even Florence, in between some serious relaxing.

The owner was on hand to settle us in and offer suggestions for trips in the area and recommendations for restaurants.

All in, I'd be happy to recommend Capanna del Pastore – a friendly welcome, superb accommodation, a wonderful stay in a beautiful part of the country and perfect weather. Spot on!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Coast/Beach:

45km to Forte dei Marmi in the Versilia coast

Travel:

Pisa airport 70km (1hr drive), use of car recommended

Distances:

2km to Castelnuovo di Garfagnana

14km to Barga

42km to Lucca

120km to Florence

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, Garfagnana

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Late Summer
3 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
4 night minimum stay
£866
for 4 nights
From
£217
£1,299
 
 
Low Season
1 Oct 2016 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,039
for 7 nights
£1,039
 
 
Early Summer
29 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
£866
for 4 nights
From
£217
£1,299
 
 
High Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,689
for 7 nights
£1,689
 
 
Late Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£866
for 4 nights
From
£217
£1,299
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
The medieval town of Barga is only a 15 min drive; Lucca 40min; Florence circa 1 hour 30min, and Pisa airport around 1 hr 15 mins.
Perfect for those seeking a wonderful rural property in a peaceful location, with mountain vistas and for families that enjoy walking, nature and picnics.
This property is also very convenient, situated less than a 5 minute drive from town with all facilities, and circa 500m from nearest restaurant.

Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover day in July/August, flexible in mid season
Arrival times after 4 pm departure before 11 am.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Castelnuovo di Garfagnana in Tuscany

Property Type:
  • villa
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Ensuite shower rooms to orange, blue and yellow bedrooms with wc, bidet and w/h basin. Ensuite bathroom to pink bedroom with bath/shower over, wc, bidet and w/h basin. Living area "Jacuzzi" shower room, wc, bidet and w/h basin, next to study.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 9 (4 Bedrooms + study) Notes on bedrooms: Orange bedroom with double. bed. Pink bedroom with double bed. Blue bedroom with twin beds. Yellow bedroom with twin beds. Study with double bed settee and wardrobe.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Notes:
Outside: Private swimming pool (infinity). 11m x 5m x 1.40m (H). Shaded gazebo with sofa by the pool, sunbeds by the pool. Large garden with lawn, ideal for children. BBQ available Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are included, changed once a week. Other: Study room with single double bed.

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