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Al Melo

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Ref: 14
Italy
Bathrooms:
1
Sleeps:
Up to
Theme:
Luxury, Mountain Views, Romantic, Rural
Nearest Airport:
Florence

Description

Private pool. Sleeping 4 + 2 (2 bathrooms) WIFI Romantic, beautifully and sympathetically renovated barn, with private pool, in Garfagnana, 1 hr 15 mins or so north of Lucca. A real romantic retreat!

On the ground floor, there are two bedrooms, one double and one twin, each with double doors leading to terrace overlooking the countryside.

On the first floor, but still on ground level due to sloped nature of terrain, there is a living room with sofa bed, fireplace, dvd, cd, tv , and a well equipped kitchen/diner with washing machine, dishwasher, oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer.
Wifi

Possibility to hire italian sky package with movies and sports and children's tv for e25 per week - please advise at time of booking.


There are two shower rooms.

There are insect screens on windows throughout

The living area leads to outdoor eating area overlooking pool. There is a further eating area under a gazebo to the side of the house

Outside:
Extensive grounds with views over open countryside and mountains in the background.... First part of gardens are enclosed for safety but guests are welcome to wander around the countryside
Private pool 8m x 4m.
Bbq
Very private

 

Additional property information

Enter house into living room with fireplace and sofa bed.
Dvd, cd, tv, with optional sky package at e25 per week (advise on booking)
Upstairs shower room
Kitchen diner with washing machine, dishwasher, oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and table
Downstairs to two bedrooms, one double and one twin both of which have double doors leading out to small terrace with views of open countryside and mountains.
Downstairs shower room
Beamed ceilings, large windows and exposed stonework throughout. Insect screens throughout
Outside:

Living area leads to outdoor eating area overlooking pool.
There is a further eating area under gazebo to side of house
Private pool 8m x 4m
Extensive grounds with open views - first part of gardens enclosed for safety but guests welcome to use the extensive countryside surrounding
Bbq
Shaded parking

 

A little about the area

This cottage is set just outside of the village of Puglianella which is a small, well kept village situated around 1 h5 15 mins of Lucca in the heart of the Garfagnana hills.

There is a village 2km either side of the house each of which has a good restaurant. Other villages with fuller facilities are around a 10 minute drive away.

The large village of Camporgiano is around 10 mins and has all facilities including a train station for stress free exploring and a small Monday morning market.

The market town of Castelnuovo is a 20 mins or so drive from the house.

Pisa airport is around a 90 minutes or so drive and Genoa is 2 hrs 15 mins

Amenities

Property Type

Villa

Swimming Pool

Deep end

Infinity

Hot Tub

Bathrooms

1

Kitchen Facilities

Cooking Utensils and Cutlery

Washing machine

Entertainment

Children's Play Area

DVD's

Playstation 2

Satellite TV

DVD Player

Lawn Bowls

Playstation 4

Amenities

Balcony

Beach Towels

Central Heating

BBQ

Car Parking

Distances

Walk to shop

Nearest Airport

Florence

Activities

Golf

Rates

Start Date Weekly Rate (€) Minimum Stay Arrival Day
31 Mar 2022 1,110 4+ Nights Flexible
02 Jul 2022 1,420 7, 14, 21, 28, 35 Nights Saturday
03 Sep 2022 1,110 4+ Nights Flexible

Rental & Booking Information

  • Pool Private

Availability

Booked Provisional Available

Map

Local Amenities Nearby

Reviews

Excellent

10 out of 10
Beautiful property in tranquil location

5 stars

We had a fantastic weeks stay in this beautifully restored barn house. A lovely quiet rural location with great outdoor space and swimming pool. Fabio was a great host and was there for any queries that we had.

Arrrival 4 September 2021

  Oct 2021
Fantastic location, top service

5 stars

The path into the Apuan Alps and the access to the property are a bit wild, but Al Melo is definitely worth it. No problem with a normal car, but lowered vehicles are not recommended. The single location is great, wonderful views from the terrace and garden and pool. At night, deer, deer and wild boars roam around the fenced property. We even saw a badger last night. Host Fabio is super nice and regularly supplied us with fresh vegetables and raspberries from the field below the house. Once he even brought us extremely delicious pizza from the wood-fired oven. If something does not fit, he takes care of it immediately. The entire facility is well equipped. We also used the grill a lot. Excursions e.g. to Lucca, Pisa or the sea take a while, because you always have to get out of the mountains first. Some of the streets are also used as a rally route. Once the local road was closed because of tests by a rally tire company. It's very exciting to see it up close. All in all two very nice weeks !!!

Arrival 21 August 2021

  Oct 2021
Fantastic location, top service

5 stars

The path into the Apuan Alps and the access to the property are a bit wild, but Al Melo is definitely worth it. No problem with a normal car, but lowered vehicles are not recommended. The single location is great, wonderful views from the terrace and garden and pool. At night, deer, deer and wild boars roam around the fenced property. We even saw a badger last night. Host Fabio is super nice and regularly supplied us with fresh vegetables and raspberries from the field below the house. Once he even brought us extremely delicious pizza from the wood-fired oven. If something does not fit, he takes care of it immediately. The entire facility is well equipped. We also used the grill a lot. Excursions e.g. to Lucca, Pisa or the sea take a while, because you always have to get out of the mountains first. Some of the streets are also used as a rally route. Once the local road was closed because of tests by a rally tire company. It's very exciting to see it up close. All in all two very nice weeks !!!

Arrival 21 August 2021

  Oct 2021
Pure relaxation

5 stars

 

If you need some peace and quiet, you can find them here. A secluded property ensures paradisiacal conditions, the owner has supplied us with fruit and vegetables. Also the animals around the property (deer, wild boars, ...) come up to the fence. We felt very comfortable here.

Arrival 24 July 2021

  Oct 2021
It was a very nice house

5 stars

And the owners were very friendly

Arrival 14 August 2021

  Oct 2021
A wonderful, sparkling clean, well-kept house in wonderful seclusion, in which we spent a 3-generation vacation.

 Every day we saw different animals on our property. Our granddaughter learned to swim here. Fabio, the landlord, provided us with fresh fruit and vegetables and immediately took care of all our concerns. He gave us riding lessons, reserved tables in the restaurant, cleaned the pool and outside area every day and treated us very friendly. We felt very welcome. You definitely need a car - the nearest supermarket is 4km away, as are the restaurants. Other destinations are also a long way away. The easier it was for us to really come down. Just the thing, in times of COVID. We had hardly any contacts, masks were worn in an exemplary manner and fever was measured everywhere in the village. In the house itself, all contact switches were packed in foil (remote control, light switch), there were sufficient disinfectants, gloves and masks available. We felt very safe at all times. When we parted there were hot tears from all of us. We really hope that we can come back soon…. Reviewer location - Munich Date of arrival - 3 July 2021

  Aug 2021

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