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Mengarino

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Italy
Bedrooms:
3
Bathrooms:
2
Sleeps:
Up to 8
Theme:
Family, Mountain Views, Quiet, Romantic, Rural
Nearest Airport:
Pisa

Description

Sleeps 6 +2 (3 bathrooms)

Barga, detached stone built cottage, with separate barn, in 6 acres of private land with private pool. Stunning views.

A lovingly restored 2 bedroom rustic detached stone cottage, and separate 1 bed chestnut house (let together and both included in the price), both with original beamed ceilings and flooring, situated in the hills overlooking the beautiful medieval town of barga.

Just a 10 min. Or so drive from town, yet very peacefully situated in circa 6 hectares of private farm land/forest high up in the hills.

The views from both the houses/extensive patio area & the land are stunning. Eating al fresco under the gazebo  is a real treat -the lights of the town provide a romantic backdrop, and due to the altitude it feels possible to touch the stars!

One can cook outside too, with a newly prepared outdoor kitchen area with oven, bbq and food prep area!

In the fields above, there is the infinity style swimming pool (5m x10m plus roman steps). Here there is a sunbathing area, and also a covered pergola providing shade too. It is difficult to want to leave this beautiful and meticulously looked after garden...

The rustic houses are furnished in traditional style, are well equipped and have been prepared with love.

A perfect 'remote, yet central' location, and ideal for groups of two couples requiring privacy from each other, but plenty of room to dine and socialise together.

There really is a feeling of pure peace at this house,& it is the perfect place to completely relax, and enjoy the pleasures of the scenery and the quiet!

There are 3 resident cats on site  - not permitted in house. There are also goats in a field way up above the pool area.

Fuller details - main house:

The property retains most of its original features, with original chestnut beamed ceilings throughout, and wooden and terracotta flooring.

Ground floor:

Large entrance hall, with dresser.
Living / dining room with open fireplace, satellite tv including english channels, dvd, internet access.
Kitchen/diner  with table, wood burning aga style stove, separate small hob, grill, fridge/freezer , microwave and dishwasher. Door leading onto:
Extensive patio area overlooking the town of barga. Outside eating furniture, and sun beds.

Upstairs:

One double bedroom
One twin bedroom
Extensive 'landing' area with tv, and single bed.
Shower room.

Barn:

The property has a real romantic feel!


On the ground floor there is a living area with large windows and arched doorway out to patio, separated from the kitchen/dining area by a circular working fireplace which sits in the middle of the room and therefore heats the entire house.
Kitchen has oven, hob, fridge, washing machine… living area has working fireplace, dvd player.

Up the spiral staircase:

Lovely romantic double bedroom with doors placed opposite the bed, to take advantage of the wonderful views..
There is also a good sized modern shower room.

Grounds:

The private 'infinity style' swimming pool (10m x 5m plus roman steps) is high above the house so as not to totally spoil the traditional feel of the property, and to ensure it remains totally out of sight. The view from the pool is wonderful and the style of pool means it feels one is swimming in the mountains.
Patio area with covered al fresco dining, with wonderful views.
Outdoor kitchen with food prep area, oven, bbq
Extensive gardens.

Nb:

Not suitable for elderly or infirm due to steep climb to the pool. Small children will need supervision due to the terraced nature of the grounds and climb to pool.

Extensive patio area outside of houses, including wood oven and bbq
Nb - we are able to offer the main house (sleeps 4+2) with exclusivity (barn closed for privacy) in may, June and September for £795.


A little about the area

The proeprty  is just a 10 minute drive up into the hills from the mediaeval town of Barga, which is famous for its windy cobbled streets, wonderful restaurants, mediaeval architecture, and outdoor concerts. 
It is situated an hour from the City of Pisa, 1 1 / 2 hours from Florence, and 45 minutes from the mediaeval walled city of Lucca. Siena is just over 2 hrs away. The coast is about 1 hr 15 mins. 

For airports, Pisa is 1 hr 10 mins, Florence 1 hr 30 mins; Genoa, Bologna and 2.5 hrs each.

Amenities

Property Type

Villa

Swimming Pool

Infinity

Roman Steps

Private

Fenced Pool

Bedrooms

3

Bathrooms

2

Sleeps

8

Kitchen Facilities

Cooker and Hob

Dishwasher

Fridge

Iron and Ironing Board

Oven

Washing machine

Cooking Utensils and Cutlery

Freezer

Fridge Freezer

Microwave

Toaster and Kettle

Entertainment

DVD Player

Internet

Amenities

Bathroom Towels

Bed Linen is provided

Central Heating

Garden

Massage can be booked

Terrace

Individual Family Units

BBQ

Car Parking

Fire Place

Hair Dryer

Pizza/bread oven

Woodburner

Suitability

Children Welcome

Nearest Airport

Pisa

Activities

Hiking/Walking

Places of Interest

Horse riding

Landing Pages

Garfagnana

Rates

Start Date Weekly Rate (€) Minimum Stay Arrival Day
31 Mar 2022 1,425 4+ Nights Flexible
02 Jul 2022 1,845 7+ Nights Saturday
03 Sep 2022 1,425 3+ Nights Flexible
30 Mar 2023 1,425 4+ Nights Flexible
01 Jul 2023 1,845 7+ Nights Saturday
02 Sep 2023 1,425 3+ Nights Flexible

Rental & Booking Information

  • Pool Private

Availability

Booked Provisional Available

Map

Local Amenities Nearby

Reviews

Lovely place with dreamy views

5 stars

The place was just as good as we hoped. Lovely outsides and an amazing view over the Apuan Alps and the valley below. Great pool area. 30-40 minutes to beautiful hikes in the mountains and only roughly 1 hour to the ocean and beaches. The host is also very hospitable and helpful. We arrived very late (23.00) due to flight delays so we was unable to buy breakfast because all stores were closed at that time. In the morning we found, on the table outside, that Marko had brought us a plate of pastry and tea. It really saved our first morning! We can absolutely recommend staying at this lovely place.

Arrival 19 September 2021

  Dec 2021
If you are looking for peace and relaxation, you are in the right place! Great old house with a super nice pool!

5 stars

We were as a family with 3 children (9, 14, 16) at the end of August 2021 for a week in this great property. The view and the pool about 10 x 5 meters are great! The homeowners take very loving care of their guests and the property. The pool is cleaned every day and the flowers are watered regularly - only through this special care does this old property get its special charm and cozy atmosphere. The pizza oven was a huge enrichment for us, because the homemade pizzas and rolls were delicious. The two separate houses also meant that we could each have their own empire. Both houses have a kitchen with all the necessary utensils. We cooked a lot and enjoyed cooking and we didn't miss anything. Due to the hillside location, you will always find a nice place to linger.

Arrival 28th August

  Nov 2021
Wonderful stay

5 stars

Stunning views, very pleasant outside shadow terrace, large swimming pool with lots of space to sit, walk around and enjoy the views and nature

Arrival 31 July 2021

  Oct 2021
Top Location with stunning view

5 stars

We had a wonderful stay and enjoyed the view from the terrace and the pool. Our host was very kind and helped us with everything. The uphill road is managable, the area around is great and you can relax without any close neighbours.

10 July 

  Aug 2021
Stunning view and fabulous pool area

5 stars

All the pictures can not capture the beauty of the pool area and the stunning view in the mountains and the valley from the whole property! You have two separate houses, for 4 and 2 people, in a typical antique tuscany style. Cleanliness is ok. Because we spend 95% except the nights outside and the pool, at the bbq and the dining area this was no problem. Two points good to know: if you love cooking yourself note that the kitchen is rather poorly equipped and WiFi is only available in the main house inside. Mrs Simonetta and her team take very good care of you and help where possible! On departure day it's quite hectic because cleaning and maintenance work starts already early in the morning. We spend a fantastic week and would love to go back…

  Aug 2021

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