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Ref: 10144
Italy
Bedrooms:
4
Bathrooms:
3
Sleeps:
Up to 11
Theme:
Family, Mountain Views, Romantic, Rural, Romantic on a Budget
Nearest Airport:
Pisa

Description

Lovingly renovated 250 year old Tuscan stone property with private pool , situated in a peaceful and rural but convenient setting surrounded by wild flowers, olive trees and terracotta roof tops, with a mountain backdrop. Cottage with 2 bedrooms,2 bathrooms and small barn with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom let together.
Lovingly renovated 250 year old Tuscan stone property with private pool , situated in a peaceful and rural but convenient setting surrounded by wild flowers, olive trees and terracotta roof tops, with a mountain backdrop.

Located 1 hour north of Lucca, in a tiny hamlet, just a 1.5km walk from a very good restaurant and lots of village facilities in Pieve, and just  a 2.4km uphill walk from the beautiful walled village of Castiglione with its stunning views. You can walk into the village of Pieve cross country (over a stream which has a wooden 'bridge' in the summer) during the day which you can do in say 15 minutes. 

The main house has 2 bedrooms  and 2 bathrooms, plus a mezzanine with single bed and the little barn which is located across the courtyard hosts another two bedrooms (double room leading through to a bunk room ), along with a shower room. The barn is ideal to give some space between parties and great for a sleeping area for teenagers.

This very spacious cottage oozes character and has real tuscan rustic charm, with beamed ceilings, terracotta floors, exposed stone walls , and chestnut windows. It has  been renovated over a number of years with lots of love and care.

Modern conveniences mix with handmade rustic furniture, in an authentic setting providing a real Tuscan country experience.

The open plan ground floor gives you plenty of room to relax, cook and dine together, and there are various relaxing areas outside, including a roof terrace, covered loggia style dining area, small terrace leading from bedrooms, further covered terrace with hammock, sun deck at pool and garden areas. Top all this off with large BBQ, pizza/bread oven and ping pong, and you won't want to leave....
Further details:
Ground floor:
  • Enter into very spacious open plan living kitchen diner, with plenty of comfy seating, SAT TV, DVD, WIFI. Dining table large enough for all guests to dine together.
  • Kitchen equipped with oven, hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge /freezer etc. and a further breakfasting table.
  • Downstairs bathroom consisting of WC, sink and bidet as well as washing machine.
First floor:
  • Enormous double bedroom, with additional single bed and comfy seating. Double doors leading to balcony with panoramic view over garden and pool area.
  • Second large double bedroom with two additional single beds and with a mezzanine floor with a small double bed. This bedroom has sail cloth attached to part of the beamed ceiling, and also has a double aspect, with double doors leading to the balcony and over the vista.
  • Also on this floor is a good size family bathroom with power jet shower, clawfoot bath, sink, bidet and WC.
Barn:
  • The barn provides additional sleeping for 4 guests with a double room leading to a bunk room. The bottom bunk is pretty large.
  • There is also a shower room here.
  • There are no further facilities so one has to walk over to main house for use of kitchen etc. Ideal for teenagers...
Outside:
Gardens with flat areas, and olive trees, terraces, covered dining and relaxing areas, roof terrace, BBQ, pizza oven, ping pong, and private pool, just under 8M x4M with stunning mountain views. Drinks fridge at the pool

 

A little about the area

Despite the rural nature of the location you can walk to the village of Pieve Fosciana which has two restaurants, bars, local shops, including a delicatessen selling scrumptious home made Italian hot food to take away - with a menu that is changed daily, supermarket, gelateria bank etc. The road walk is without pavements, and bendy but you can also walk cross country during the day in the summer .

If you are feeling fit, you can also walk uphill  to the stunningly located walled village of Castiglione, famous for its unbeatable views and  medieaveal festas.

The market town of Castelnuovo is only a 5 min drive away, with its bars, restaurants, shops, famous Thursday morning market, and train station for easy exploring.

The beautiful mediaeval town of Barga with its cobbled streets, great architecture, cathedral & great views is only a 20 minute drive. Famous for its art and music, evening markets, dancing, and sometimes even impromptu entertainment from Paolo Nutini! Well  known for its restaurants too....

Lucca, the fully walled Mediaeval City and the Capital of the Region is less than 1 hr, and one can spend the day cycling or meandering along its ample walls; people watching in both the grand and tiny piazzas with prosecco, coffee or ice cream; designer shopping; climbing towers, visiting some of its 99 churches or just taking in the atmosphere. If you like opera, there is a recital every evening before dinner in a unique church setting.

The traditional Tuscan sites of Pisa and Florence are easily do-able in a day trip as are the beaches of Forte dei Marmi or Viareggio. Many guests also visit the Cinque Terre...

Amenities

Property Type

Villa

Swimming Pool

Private

Fenced Pool

Bedrooms

4

Bathrooms

3

Sleeps

11

Kitchen Facilities

Cooker and Hob

Dishwasher

Microwave

Washing machine

Cooking Utensils and Cutlery

Fridge Freezer

Oven

Entertainment

DVD Player

Ping Pong

Internet

Hammock

Satellite UK TV

Amenities

Balcony

BBQ

Car Parking

Fire Place

Massage can be booked

Roof Terrace

Bathroom Towels

Bed Linen is provided

Central Heating

Garden

Pizza/bread oven

Terrace

Distances

Walking Distance to Bars and Restaurants

Walking Distance to Town Centre

Walk to restaurant

Walking Distance to Supermarket

Walk to bar

Walk to shop

Suitability

Children Welcome

Nearest Airport

Pisa

Activities

Cycling

Hiking/Walking

Golf

Places of Interest

Landing Pages

Garfagnana

Rates

Start Date Weekly Rate (€) Minimum Stay Arrival Day
30 Apr 2022 1,190 4+ Nights Flexible
02 Jul 2022 1,490 7+ Nights Flexible
03 Sep 2022 1,190 4+ Nights Flexible
29 Apr 2023 1,190 4+ Nights Flexible
01 Jul 2023 1,490 7+ Nights Flexible
02 Sep 2023 1,190 4+ Nights Flexible

Rental & Booking Information

  • Pool Private

Availability

Booked Provisional Available

Map

Local Amenities Nearby

Reviews

great property with mountain views

5 stars

A great house with everything you need. It is worth renting the cabina, as it is located directly at the pool and you do not have to walk to the main house for the toilet. A fridge next to the pool ensures always fresh drinks and the table tennis table for some action in between. The Wifi does not work very well, but you honestly do not need ;) We highly recommend the property!

Arrival 4th September 2021

  Oct 2021
5 stars

Beautiful house Great, big house, great location. The pool was great! The children hardly got out. Very nice landlord. Gladly again!!

Arrival 17 July 2021

  Aug 2021
Typical Tuscan house in a dreamy setting

5 stars

Very nice house with adjoining house and terraces with pool and fantastic view in a quiet location. About 15 minutes on foot to the town with shops and restaurants. Very clean and very well equipped kitchen. The only disadvantage was that the house is very noisy due to the simple wooden floors.  

Arrival 4th July

  Aug 2021

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