We had the most wonderful week. The cottage is really pretty and has the most amazing views that are absolutely stunning and we will never forget. You are surrounded by really green countryside with the mountains as a backdrop. There are olive trees next to the cottage and you are surrounded by woodland. It is a really peaceful and beautiful place. There is plenty of wildlife, we spotted a deer one evening, just walking by whilst we sat outside. The pool and pool area is immaculate with plenty of sun loungers and umbrellas. We arrived and the temperature was up in the high 30's but the cottage is really cool and has no need for a/c. It has a well equipped kitchen with everything you need for your stay. The bed is really comfy, and there is a nice bathroom. The patio area/veranda is perfect for sitting out in the evenings until late, or for enjoying those spectacular views over breakfast. The owner Emanuele and his wife are really friendly and very helpful, they made us feel so very welcome. Don't be put off if you can't speak Italian as he has a translation app on his phone and so communication is not a problem. You will need a car to get the best of this area. There are many beautiful places to visit, and the village of Castiglione di Garfagnana is lovely, and the people all seem very friendly. I cannot recommend this cottage enough, as we had the most wonderful stay and hope to return again. Thanks Emanuele once again, for a fabulous week. Regards Anne & Rob.