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Luxury Private Villa with 15mx6m Pool. Private Setting with Panoramic views

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa nr Bagnone, Massa Carrara Prov, Tuscany and Florence, Italy - Peaceful Loc. 5 Mins to Bagnone, 45 mins to Lerici and easy access to the Cinque Terre

The house is set on the hills in front of the Apuan/Appenine mountains in Lunigiana in the Northern tip of Tuscany. Access is via a private road and the property is set in 3 hectares of land providing complete privacy. The land beyond is predominantly woodland. The house was built 10 years ago using traditional methods. The roofs are constructed using chestnut beams. The floors downstairs are stone and upstairs are solid oak. All the doors, shutters and staircase are hand-made. The pool is 15m x 6m. The automatic top can be closed in the evenings to retain the water temperature overnight. The depth is c.1.10m in the shallow end and c.2m in the deep end with a diving board. In addition to the terraced area surrounding the pool there is in total 200+ sq.m surrounding the house, ideal for relaxing and dining. The house has a fast speed internet connection via a fixed cable or wireless. There is Italian Sky including sport and the option to change the language on a no. of programs.

The table tennis table and table football ensure that there's something to do in between relaxing and relaxing!

Days out can be spent walking, in the mountains, visiting festas or trips to the coast including Lerici, Forte dei Marmi and Viareggio. For day trips to the Cinque Terre we recommend the train from Villafranca which goes direct. A fantastic day trip is the 9.14 a.m. direct to Monterosso, a walk around the town, lunch at one of the many restaurants or our friends restaurant on the cliff tops then take the boat back to La Spezia. An aperitivo in the town then the train back to Villafranca/Bagnone.

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david knox
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Italian
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

About david knox

The walk through the woods, the rickety gate, the 210 degree view and the old barn was the place i fell in love with in 2004. I subsequently built the villa, cleared the land, planted the vines and olives and now live and work near to the property. The experience has given me the chance to meet many people in the area and sample food in the local restaurants which i am happy to book on your behalf. I can also organize daily trips and I am on hand to help in any other way in order to make your time in Lunigiana as special as possible.


p.s. the picture was taken in Lucca on a rare day off! A beautiful city

david knox purchased this villa in 2004

Why david knox chose Province of Massa and Carrara

Lunigiana is a stunning area in Northern Tuscany. Seasonal foods, the restaurants, Trattorias and the back-drop of the mountains add to the experience. The coast is 45 minutes away at Lerici and the train from the local town can take you to the Cinque Terre/Pisa/Parma/Genoa/Florence with ease.

What makes this villa unique

The private location of the villa is perfect for a relaxing break. The large pool is close to the villa but can be closed automatically for child safety. There are a number of terraced areas which are perfect for time in the sun or shade. The proximity of the local town and railway station provides the opportunity to venture further afield without the stress of the car. Day trips can be arranged on your behalf as well as in-house dining.

The owner produces saffron and fresh vegetables all of which are provided free of charge.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"In the children's words "Awesome!"" Shell & Family

"Simply Stunning!" Thomsons & Family

"Everything beautifully organised and the location is utterly idyllic and very private. A wonderful holiday in every respect." Jessica and Andy Webb
May 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Province of Massa and Carrara in Tuscany

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • First payment is not refundable, second payment refundable 60 prior arrival
  • The pool can be automatically closed for your childs safety.
  • For 2019 bookings we only take bookings for 7, 14 or 21 nights
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to Bedroom 1 with bath, shower, wc and bidet. Bathroom to Bedrooms 2 and 3 with shower and wc, En-suite bathroom to Bedroom 4 with shower and wc. Downstairs cloackroom with wc.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed (Tempur mattress) and en-suite, Bedroom 2 with double bed, Bedroom 3 double or twin beds, Bedroom 4 with double bed (Tempur mattress) and en-suite
  • Books ...
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: For further information, please click the "Owner's Website" link to the right of the captcha in the enquiry form. Outside: The house is surrounded on two sides by a wide patio area with stunning views over the valley of the river Magra. A barbecue and patio furniture are provided, as is pool furniture (for pool details, please see "Property description" above). The secluded gardens and grounds extend to some 7 acres including woodland. There is a table tennis table and table football. Utility Room: Washing machine and dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The house is cleaned weekly and additional cleaning can be arranged on request. The pool is cleaned every 2 days. Towels for the house and pool are provided as is bed linen. Other: A large room which has the Kitchen, leather chairs for relaxing and an oak table with seating for 8-10


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Luxury Private Villa with 15mx6m Pool. Private Setting with Panoramic views
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 24 reviews

Amazing stay with family

  • 5 of 5

We had a truly amazing stay, words (or photos) do not do justice to the views-nothing will beat sitting on the veranda watching an electrical storm roll through the valley beneath us.

Our party had 4 children under 5 years old who were able to safely explore the house and the grounds.

As we had children we treated ourselves to the local chef (Stefan) who is superb and cooked us a range of local dishes. We have been recommending the property to friends and family-we intend to return again and thank you for your hospitality David!

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Exceeded our expectations

  • 5 of 5

The villa itself had everything you could think of. The weather was not kind to us so spent time inside and the log fire was wonderful. The rooms were spacious and spotless and the kitchen had all the utensils you could want. In the warm weather there would be plenty of seating for sun lovers as well as those wanting the shade. The pool and diving board are fantastic it was just a shame that we could not benefit from this as the weather made it to cold. Would love to visit again in the Summer. David was friendly and knowledgeable of the area and on hand if needed. Overall -highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Ein Juwel in der Toskana

  • 5 of 5

Nachdem sich das Eingangstor das erste Mal bei der Anfahrt geöffnet hat, erblickt man die ruhig gelegene Villa mit der fantastischen Aussicht. Das Haus ist mit sehr viel Liebe eingerichtet und die Ausstattung lässt keine Wünsche übrig. Sämtliche Beschreibungen entsprechen der Realität. Die Außenanlage ist sehr gepflegt und bietet mit dem 15x6m großem Pool ein absolutes Highlight auf. Unübertroffen ist aber die Freundlichkeit und Hilfsbereitschaft von David und Ana, die uns viele wertvolle Tipps für Restaurants und Ausflüge gegeben haben. Wir haben für 2 Wochen mit zwei Familien (4 Erwachsen und 4 Kindern) dieses Paradies erleben dürfen und würden jederzeit wiederkommen. Ein Juwel für jeden Toskana-Fan.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

David, the owner met us in Bagnone and drove up with us to the house. Upon arrival, we all just stood there and stared, it couldn`t have been more impressive. On the other side of the valley there was an amazing thunderstorm to watch and the grounds and swimming pool were even better than the photos had suggested.

The house inside has loads of room and is very charming and traditional. We had a few Barbecues on the big terrace outside and cooked our own Pasta and Pizza in the very well equipped kitchen inside.

So many places to visit, so much to do, but also just relaxing by the pool (weather permitting) was beautiful. Having four 20+s with us, it was great for them to be able to make a noise and not worry about any neighbours complaining.

We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay and are definitely planning to make it back and stay there again.

Thanks to David and Ana for making our stay so memorable.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Una, It was a pleasure to meet you all and i'm glad you had a great time. Trying to capture the whole view on camera isn't easy so I've left it as "a surprise on arrival"! It's a shame you had some average weather as September is normally beautiful. We can arrange the sailing trip if you get a chance to come back. Keep in touch. Best to all D&A plus Arys the dog
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Super amazing

  • 5 of 5

Truly fabulous villa with the most stunning views all around. Completely relaxing, we didn't want to leave. A very special place, with much love put into it. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful week in the most breathtaking location

  • 5 of 5

My partner & I plus 3 friends rented this villa for a week mid June and from the moment we arrived it felt like home. The views from the Villa and terraces were absolutely breath taking plus we had the added bonus of a week of amazing weather with wall to wall sunshine & blue skies. The Villa was stunning with just the right combination of comfort and elegance. Lots of different areas for our group to be together or escape to with a good book. We had a few great lunches and dinners out in the surrounding towns & villages (recommendations by David, the owner) but to be honest our favourite meals were had at the Villa with us all helping to cook and either eating on the side terrace dinning area or by the BBQ watching the sun sink below the mountains. We found it very hard to tare ourselves away from the Villa if truth be told, it being such a wonderful place to relax and unwind. We did however spend one day in the magical Lucca which after 15 years since we last visited is still as magical.

The Villa owners David and Ana (plus not forgetting their adorable dog Aris) could not have been more helpful and delightful during our stay and were always available on the phone or in person for restaurant recommendations etc plus we had a lovely early evening drink with them at the Villa during our stay after we had watched them toiling over Ana's vegetable patch. We chatted with David & Ana about the building and setting up of the Villa over a glass or two of David's own wine (another year and the wine will be perfect)

We will definitely be returning and would have no hesitation in recommending this stunning place to friends and family. If you are looking for a Villa in a stunning location with lots to see and do in the local area or if you just want to laze away the day by the pool or on the terraces whilst reading a good book then this is the Villa for you

See you in 2018 David, Ana & Aris Fondest regards Carl xx

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carl & Friends, Thanks very much for the review and in particular the cold beer after "the toiling" in Ana's vegetable patch! I'm also pleased to announce you are the first guests to ever taste a wine from the villa. Fencing the whole property last year has kept out the oversized wildlife who were rather fond of the grapes. Last October we were finally able to harvest sufficient to produce a few bottles.....there's one in the cellar for you! Keep in touch Best D&A
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Nearest Airport
98 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Villafranca - Bagnone
Nearest Motorway
14 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
48 Kilometres
Cerreto Laghi
Nearest Beach
45 Kilometres
Car: necessary


45 minutes to a sandy beach at Lerici by car. The Cinque Terre is accessible by train from the local town in 50-60 minutes


Pisa Airport 1 Hour 10 minutes by car

Parma Airport 1 hour 10 minutes by car

Genoa Airport 1 hour 15 minutes by car

Milan Linate 2 hours 15 minutes by car


Bagnone 5 minutes

Villafranca 15 minutes

Pontremoli 25 minutes

Aulla 25 minutes

La Spezia 40 minutes

Parma 1 hour

Further Details:

The house is close to a number of local restaurants that the owner is pleased to book on your behalf


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Province of Massa and Carrara, Italy

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
4 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
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1 Jun 2019 - 21 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Jun 2019 - 5 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
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6 Jul 2019 - 12 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
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13 Jul 2019 - 23 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
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24 Aug 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
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for 7 nights
31 Aug 2019 - 6 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
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7 Sep 2019 - 27 Sep 2019
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Booking Notes:
25% deposit to secure immediate booking. Balance no later than 60 days before arrival. Refundable damages deposit of £500.

Regretfully, deposits are non-refundable and cancellations made within 2 weeks of arrival cannot be refunded (apart from the damages deposit element).

Changeover Day:
Saturday. Arrival after 4pm, departure before 10am. However, we will remain flexible to assist clients where possible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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