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NEW! Luxury property, private heated pool, stunning views, WIFI walk restaurant

Bedrooms 6
Separate WCs1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

6 bedroom, 6 bathrooms, private heated pool, stunning views, walk to restaurant

Sleeping 13, plus up to a further 5, this is a beautiful, pristine and modern 6 bedroom property with large private infinity pool situated in the hills of the stunning Garfagnana.

This luxury light and airy apartment is newly built and has large windows overlooking the private pool area, with wonderful views of the mountains beyond.

And, what a pool - a fantastic size for a private property and with the rarity of heating ! Treat yourselves! The pool is 12M x 6M plus Roman Steps at the end.

The apartment has 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, three living areas, 2 fully equipped kitchens and a choice of dining spaces.

The kitchens are brand new designer kitchens and the bathrooms great quality , with the villa itself being totally pristine.

The large pool has Roman Steps and heating for use outside of July and August and is complete with a large patio area with outdoor dining and relaxing furniture, plenty of ,quality sunbeds, BBQ, Ping Pong, and those views!

Just take some time away from the stresses of real life, and relax in this Tuscan bliss for a week or two.

NB- owners live on site, but have separate entrance and parking area, and they only arrive home late at night, leaving very early morning after cleaning pool. Privacy fully respected as you will see from reviews.

More Details

Property Manager
Lorraine Venturelli
Member since: 2002
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
10 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Province of Lucca in Tuscany

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Double sinks
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , en-suite
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , en-suite
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , en suite
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , en-suite
  • Four shower rooms are en-suite. One bathroom is a cloakroom with WC, bidet and sink (no shower)
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Can also be made up as a double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 3 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • As well as the bedrooms, sleeping 13 guests, there are 3 different sofabeds. We can sleep up to 15 guests at the price detailed on the advert, with the second third sofabed available on request at a cost of €100 per person per week.
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • caving
  • swimming


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(12 traveller reviews)

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NEW! Luxury property, private heated pool, stunning views, WIFI walk restaurant
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Amazing place with stunning view

  • 5 of 5

The Place is fantastic With a great poolarea, stunning view and the owners were superb.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing views and pool

  • 5 of 5

Lovely spot in a hidden part of Tuscany, situated in the hills the views of the valley from the pool are beautiful. We were made to feel very welcome by our host Raffaello, and his father in law. The property is spotless and and food and wine out for us on arrival.

We were a group of three families with kids ranging from 2-8. The villa was really spacious and well equipped, with nice extras for the kids like ping pong and baby football. The pool is fantastic and a really good size, the solar heating means that it does take a little time to heat however. The villa is ideally placed for surrounding the local area, we took advantage of the local train station for day trips to Lucca and Equi Terme, which was really easy. Plus we did a day trip to the coast and Cinque Terre which was well worth doing. The local village is a short scenic walk away, where you can stop for coffee, and pizza and explore the river and old town.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Surprisingly better than the photo's suggest

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here towards the end of August and it was great. It really is a very well put together apartment and immaculate, though realistically we spent most of our time outside by the pool. The photo's on the website don't do it justice. Having done Florence, Sienna etc to death, we were happy to go somewhere more remote but were surprised when we got the info pack how much you could do in the region. Lucca I would say is a must, and an inexpensive 1 and a bit hours away by train. The family didn't disturb us (they're gone during the day and unseen at night), only to bring fantastic tomatoes from the father's plot and they phoned once to ask if they could cook dinner for us, which they brought down and then left for us. Rob.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! We are glad you loved this immaculate place and can understand why it was hard to leave the pool area! You are right, there is quite alot to see even in this rural area, which is why guests always seem to come back - that and the fact that it is so non touristy... Thanks again Lorraine at tuscan-retreats
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  • 5 of 5

The property is as stunning as the view from the pool/terrace. It has been well designed with no expense spared with well landscaped garden and of course the stunning pool. All are maintained to a high standard. Our visit was made even better by the hospitality of the owners - Raffaello and Simonetta and their family who know to balance hospitality and privacy. There are some fantastic mountain walks nearby and we took road bikes. The main tourist bits are all a day trip away by car or train (We did Florence, Lucca and Cinque Terre). There are plenty of facilities nearby although the evening view from the Terrace tempted us away from the local Restaurants and to take away instead!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Nous aimerions mettre 6 étoiles pour cette location car elle mérite amplement une étoile "bonus" mais cette option n'existe pas ! L'appartement, moderne, en excellent état, correspond bien aux photos. Il est très correctement équipé : vaisselle non dépareillée, casseroles de qualité, produits de première nécessité (huile, vinaigre, sel, sucre,...), TV dans chaque chambre, grand écran dans le salon,... Les extérieurs sont également magnifiques, très bien entretenus (tous les matins dans la plus grande discrétion), avec une vue splendide. La piscine-miroir est immense et somptueuse. Le mobilier est parfait, les transats sont en nombre (6 + 4 chaises longues). Tout est d'une propreté impeccable. Il ne reste plus qu'à se laisser vivre. Merci à Lorraine, l'interlocutrice première qui gère cette location et qui a patiemment et rapidement répondu, avec Samantha, à toutes nos questions. Nous voulons également remercier les propriétaires de ces lieux, Raffaello et Simonetta, qui sont réellement des gens d'exception. C'est la première fois que nous rencontrons des hôtes si attentionnés et si généreux avec leurs locataires. Les mots sont très largement en dessous de la réalité. Cadeaux de bienvenue, boissons fraîches pour petits et grands, et bien d'autres surprises que vous découvrirez si vous avez l'excellente idée de louer cet appartement... Comme indiqué dans l'annonce, Raffaello et Simonetta vivent dans une partie de la maison mais ils sont d'une telle discrétion que si vous voulez les rencontrer, c'est à vous de vous manifester ! Une pensée émue également pour Antonio, le père de Simonetta, qui nous a offerts ses bons légumes du jardin. En discutant avec Antonio, on comprend très vite d'où vient la gentillesse de Simonetta ! Un grand merci à Raffaello, Simonetta et Antonio : grazie mille...

L., M. & les enfants

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! We also love this place and when we visited, didn't want to leave! It is good to know you enjoyed this beautiful apartment and location and that you were so well looked after by your hosts! Raffaello and Simonetta send their very bet wishes and would love to welcome you another time. Best wishes from Lorraine and Samantha at tuscan-retreats
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  • 5 of 5

We spent a fabulous two and a half weeks at this house. The house is perfect and has everything a family needs to make this a wonderful stay.

The accommodation is in a great location with fantastic views across and along the valley.

We were delighted that Piazza al Serchio had a train station only a five minute drive away from the house with parking which allowed us to explore Pisa, Lucca and Florence. It was a very early start to get to Florence but well worth the easy journey.

Our son enjoyed a day out climbing and zipping around at Parco Avventura Selva del Buffardello in San Romano that is around 10mins in the car.

We drove to the nearby Lago Gramolazzo and onwards to Campocantino, Vagli Sotto and had a great dinner in the restaurant there.

The most important thing for us was to be able to relax on the terrace and swim in the wonderful pool while enjoying the peace, tranquillity and amazing food.

Our stay was made even more perfect by our hosts who were generous, kind and exceptionally friendly.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your detailed review Ray! Glad to hear you loved this beautiful place, and the surrounding area. The location is rural but there is lots to visit if you love country holidays.... Simonetta and Raffaello would love to hear from you again Lorraine at tuscan-retreats
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Nearest Airport
81 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
17 Kilometres
Pieve Fosciana
Nearest Train
2.5 Kilometres
Piazza Al Serchio
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Cortia 1km cross country and 2.5km by road
Nearest Beach
64 Kilometres
Car: necessary

A little about the area:

Nicciano is situated in the heart of the Garfagnana, surrounded by lush green countryside and stunning mountain scenery is what real rural Italy is all about.

The mediaeval village is a 5 minute walk way and there is a bar/basic shop for essentials. Just above the village is a little hamlet (10 minute walk cross country) which has a fantastic little family run restaurant where you can dine al fresco on exquisitely cooked home made and home grown food. This restaurant is open from Thursday to Sunday in high season and Friday to Sunday other times.

There is also a good pizzeria which is a 15/20 min walk away (or a couple of minutes by car).

The local village of Piazza Al Serchio with its bars, couple of restaurants, supermarket, train station, river and Tuesday morning market when the village comes alive, is say 3 minutes away by car.

The views from this extremely peaceful property are magnificent - the house overlooks the green and fertile Serchio valley, with views of the Apuane and Appenine Alps.

This really is the perfect location - an ideal place to unwind deep in the countryside, yet close enough to all local amenities, and a convenient base for exploring by car or train.

For sightseeing and days out why not try:

Castelnuovo – local market town with Thursday morning market, regular festivals both cultural and musical and a bit of life… 25 mins

Barga – beautiful mediaeval and arty little town with Cathedral, great architecture, and renowned restaurants. Cobbled streets and little piazzas, often graced with live music, jazz parades, or markets under the stars… 40 mins

The Buffardello – climbing and zip wire park with courses suitable for both small children and the most adventurous of adults – 15 mins

Fortress of Verrucole- amazing views from this mediaeval fortress, and there is also an interactive museum which youngsters tend to like as they can try their hand at a little archery too – 15 mins

Lucca - At Lucca, one can hire bicycles and hire around the still intact City walls, meander through the cobbled streets, visit beautiful churches, climb towers, and shop til you drop, stopping off of course at wonderful restaurants and gelaterias... One can also listen to Puccini performances every night of the year, in one of the local churches ... Just over an hour

Grotta del Vento – the amazing wind caves – well worth a visit – fantastic tour. Why not stop off a the old monastery for a wild trout lunch on the way back? 1 hr

Pisa – with its famous tower- 90 mins

Florence – 2 hrs

The Cinque Terre- 2 hours

Equiterme – thermal mud baths set amongst caves and a thermal swimming pool . one stop on train

National Park of Orecchiella- less than 30 mins

Parco Levegliese- outdoor adventure park with waterfall jumping, rock climbing etc – 1 hr


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Province of Lucca, Italy

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Summer
2 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
1 Sep 2018 - 12 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
26 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 - 11 Oct 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £357.14
Stay tax £0.89 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.

Security deposit is payable in cash on arrival and reimbursed on departure assuming no damages

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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