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Il Palazzo Pasquini

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Ref: 13
Italy
Bedrooms:
5
Bathrooms:
3
Sleeps:
Up to 12
Theme:
Family, Mountain Views, Rural, Village
Nearest Airport:
Pisa

Description

Private pool - Sleeping 10 + 2 (3 bathrooms)

Palazzo Pasquini is a restored X1V C palace standing in a prime position in the tiny village of Treppignana, with its population of less than 30.

The views from the garden and all around the village are wondrous and eating on the terrace is a real treat.
The property is substantial, with enormous rooms, high beamed ceilings, arched doorways, exposed stonework traditional flooring and lots of nooks and crannies.
This house oozes characther and is a complete one off - a real feel of history with many antiques, original features - an adventure, and wonderful for hide and seek!
The garden is also a one off, with a small reading area, a further shaded area with stone table and seats, a large terrace for eating al fresco, and a sunbathing and pool area with views over the rooftops.
Whilst this is a village property the garden is totally private since the houses situated to the side as seen in the photo cannot actually overlook the garden (we have checked!) and in any event they are uninhabited and used just for the odd weekend in the summer by their italian owners. Due to position of house there are views over rooftops..
The streets of this tiny village are far too narrow for cars, and is therefore a peaceful retreat, and good for children. The villagers are very friendly and if you are resident for any of their numerous 'village evenings' will invite you to join them to eat, drink and maybe dance in the square.

The ground floor consists of one very large entrance/dining area with arched doorways, leading to the enormous tuscan style kitchen with large table, equipped with washing machine, dishwasher, oven, hob, microwave, indoor bbq. The kitchen leads to garden via utility room with washing machine.
Outside:

Garden with various nooks and crannies and little sitting areas
Large terrace with views over roof tops and valley with mountains beyond
Swimming pool (12m - including roman steps and jacuzzi area at each end x 4m).
Bbq
The first floor has 3 double bedrooms and two twin bedrooms.
One of the double bedrooms has an adjoining sitting rooms, and the third is interconnected with the twin room (although there are separate entrances)
There are 2 shower rooms and 1 bathroom.
Also on this floor is a further dining room/ 'breakfast' style room with arched doorway leading through to part of the garden.
Also on the first floor is a comfortable living room with sofas, cd player, and a wood burning stove.
There are little places to explore all round the house

 

A little about the area


The property is situated in the tiny ancient village of Treppignana high in the hills overlooking the Garfagnana Valley. The population of this well kept and friendly village is only 30 , & cars are not permitted beyond the main Square, which ensures peace and quiet, and safe exploring for children. The views from the village are amazing at every turn due to its high position, and from the bell tower there are 360 degrees views of the entire area - wonderful! A walkers/trekkers paradise, there are various walks straight from the village, and the mountain peaks are all climbable by foot. All this peace and yet only a 15 minute drive from the market town of Castelnuovo and 20 minutes or so from the medieaval town of Barga both with their various bars and restaurants. The nearest shop/bar is a 5 minute drive away and there is a restaurant within 10 minutes. Pisa 1 hr 20 mins; Lucca 1 hr; Florence 1hr 45 mins; mediaeval villages everywhere; National Parks 30 mins. Step back in time!

Amenities

Property Type

Villa

Swimming Pool

Private

Roman Steps

Bedrooms

5

Bathrooms

3

Sleeps

12

Kitchen Facilities

Cooker and Hob

Dishwasher

Iron and Ironing Board

Oven

Cooking Utensils and Cutlery

Fridge

Microwave

Washing machine

Entertainment

Pool Table

Internet

Table football

Amenities

Bathroom Towels

Bed Linen is provided

Central Heating

Fire Place

BBQ

Car Parking

Chef option

Terrace

Suitability

Children Welcome

Nearest Airport

Pisa

Activities

Cycling

Places of Interest

Hiking/Walking

Rates

Start Date Weekly Rate (€) Minimum Stay Arrival Day
31 Mar 2022 1,545 4+ Nights Flexible
02 Jul 2022 2,065 7, 14, 21, 28, 35 Nights Saturday
03 Sep 2022 1,545 4+ Nights Flexible
30 Mar 2023 1,545 4+ Nights Flexible
01 Jul 2023 2,065 7, 14, 21, 28, 35 Nights Saturday
02 Sep 2023 1,545 4+ Nights Flexible

Rental & Booking Information

  • Pool Private

Availability

Booked Provisional Available

Map

Local Amenities Nearby

Reviews

Excellent

10 out of 10
Wonderful experience

5 stars

The other reviews are accurate - the surrounding area is beautiful, the house is large, the pool is as big as it looks on the photo, check-in was easy, and the village is quaint. We had a fantastic time and I would highly recommend this house for larger groups! We were 9 adults (of which three couples) and fit comfortably in the house .

Arrival 21st August 2021

  Nov 2021
Dream location

5 stars

The house is high in the mountains with a fantastic view. It's a big, sprawling, old house. Nine people between 9 and 72 years of age had enough space and could comfortably spread out over the house. We had a lot of fun at the pool and while eating on the terrace. Everything is there to keep young people busy. Billiards, darts, table tennis, films and wifi in the TV room. Our children were very happy. The stay is certainly less relaxed with smaller children, as you always have to keep an eye on them. The stairs are uneven and steep and there is always a step to climb. As some have already written, the way up is quite adventurous but never really posed a problem. But I didn't want to take it several times a day. We took to heart the tips of the landlord with regard to shopping, cooking class with Rita, the journey not via the mountains (but via Parma) and had a successful holiday. A fault in the dishwasher was sweetened with a basket of vegetables! Thanks Dario!

Arrival 14th August 2021

  Oct 2021

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