Albiano Cas Roc
from £143 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:
from £143 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:
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Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6
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Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6
High quality 3 bed, 3 bath Villa with private Pool, and arguably the best view in Barga!
Treat yourselves to a stay at this wonderful newly refurbished Villa, which has been renovated, furnished and equipped with quality and care to give a truly relaxing holiday! The Villa has been renovated by the owner with his own holidays in mind, so a great deal of thought has gone into the preparation of this luxurious house, which has been designed to take full advantage of the unrivalled views of Barga seen from the house, gardens and pool.
Home from home, there is quality furniture, lots of equipment and plenty of storage.
Casa Roc has been fully modernised, but has not lost its rustic charm, with wood floors, beamed ceilings and character features throughout, blending seamlessly with modern comforts! There is a real feel of romance, and whilst great for families, the house is ideal for honeymoons.
The property is just a 300/400M walk from a bar, basic shop and a restaurant, and a half hour stroll into Barga cross country. There are 3 bedrooms, each with their own luxury bathroom (2 fully en-suite), a welcoming open plan living/diner, and a designer kitchen. Each of the living areas, and the bedrooms overlook the garden, pool and the view of Barga with the mountains beyond. There are lots of large windows providing a fantastic light and airy space to relax.
Outside, there is quality outdoor relaxing and dining furniture, with plenty of shade provided by the canopy which covers the outdoor living area, and an enormous umbrella for dining al fresco in comfort.The pool is brand new, and is fully surrounded by sunbathing terraces from which one can relax and enjoy the countryside and the views. Fuller details/layout: Living/dining room: Enter property via double doors into the open plan living diner with comfy seating, flat screen SAT TV, DVD, Blue Ray, WIFI, play station, Wii, ipod dock and fireplace. Plenty of dining for 6.
Kitchen: Also on the ground floor is a designer kitchen again with double doors leading outside to outdoor living area, fully equipped with oven, 5 ring hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, coffee machine and dishwasher. The washing machine is found in the laundry room which also houses a tumble dryer and an additional fridge for drinks.
Ground floor bedroom/bathroom: The ground floor houses bathroom number 3 (with large shower cubicle) and the ground floor single bedroom, which also has a pull out bed to accommodate a further child.
First floor: From the living room, stairs lead to the first floor (note that a handrail is in place for Summer 2014) . Master Bedroom – spacious room with door opening to Juliet balcony so one can enjoy the views from bed . Truly romantic! TV with DVD player and PSP2. The bedroom leads to a dressing /study area, and through to a luxury en-suite with bath tub and separate shower. Double bedroom – a further beautiful double room, with luxury en-suite with large shower.
Outside: Fully fenced and gated garden with outstanding unrivalled views. Covered living area leading from kitchen, with comfy seating for al fresco relaxing. Outdoor dining facilities. BBQ. Private pool – fully surrounded with tiled sunbathing area. Pool (lit at night) is 10M x 5M with internal steps. Parking for 2 vehicles.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Pisa 76 km, Nearest railway: Castelvecchio Pascoli 1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||King Beds (2), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
The Tuscany region
The Tuscan Region of Italy is well known for its warm balmy summers, beautiful countryside, rolling hills, mouth - watering food, and of course its towns and villages, rich with mediaeval architecture…
The Garfagnana region of Tuscany, often known as its 'Green Lung' is situated away from the milling crowds that can often be found at the most famous Tuscan locations and is totally unspoilt, remaining untouched by tourism.
The scenery is spectacular, green and mountainous with views of both the Apuane and Appenine mountains at every turn…And, due to the altitude whilst the weather can be very hot, it is always pleasantly cool for sleeping…
The food is usually home made, using home grown produce, and is typically simple and extremely tasty. Prices here remain very reasonable due to the fact that food is prepared with the locals, and not tourists in mind…The local wine is cheap and surprisingly drinkable!
The pace of life is slow and peaceful – spend your days enjoying secluded picnics, swimming in rivers, or watching locals play bocce or 'cheese throwing'. Visit hundreds of ancient hill top villages, or relax at home basking in stunning scenery.
For 'townie' days, visit the mediaeval towns of Barga, Lucca, Castelnuovo, with Pisa and Florence within easy reach too…
This is Olde Worlde Italy
Situated in Albiano, with stunning views of Barga, and the mountains beyond, this property is a perfect retreat, less than a 5 minute drive from the Mediaeval town of Barga, with its hilly windy cobbled streets, duomos, 10th Century cathedral and ancient architecture. Barga is also renowned in the area for its good quality, but reasonably priced restaurants. There are often outdoor concerts/plays performed many times free of charge with performances ranging from Rock and Pop, to Jazz and the Classics.
Within easy walking distance, is the village of Albiano with its good restaurant, and local shop/bar.Barga itself is circa 1 hour 15 mins from Pisa, 1 hr 40 mins from Florence;50 minutes from the beautiful walled mediaeval city of Lucca and close to the National Parks of the Apuane Alps. Hilltop villages abound, and exploring can be either townie or totally rural - the choice is yours, if you can tear yourselves away from the house!
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5 Jul 2015
Casa Roc, Albiano One of the most striking things about this lovely villa is its idyllic location, on the edge of a hillside village with every window overlooking the garden, the valley and the ancient, typically Tuscan, hill town of Barga. But it doesn't end there. The villa itself is as depicted and has all the amenities we could possibly require. It is spacious, tastefully decorated and furnished and the kitchen is very well equipped. There is a pleasant outside seating area with stunning views and we enjoyed using the gas barbecue every evening and sitting outside until late. With such a setting, why would you wish to eat and drink elsewhere? The lovely pool, with in-built Jacuzzi, is of a good size with plenty of sunbathing space around, and in mid-June we had sunshine from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. There is off-road parking space. Wifi worked consistently. The small village of Albiano is a short walk away and has a restaurant. There is a very good Conad supermarket (the only such store for 40 miles or so), just a few miles away. Every trip does involve a short drive down a winding hillside road, but this is a very minor inconvenience and in some ways adds to the fun. Besides, without that there would be no fabulous views! There are lots of things to see and do in the area, from touring the mountains, to visiting historic villages and towns, including the incredibly well preserved Lucca and, of course, Pisa. The agents were available and most helpful when we needed them. As inveterate villa-hirers, we loved our time here and, although we have never in the past returned to the same place again, this will be an exception to our rule.
Thank you for your review. We also think this is a very special place! We are really glad you had a good time and hope to welcome you again! Lorraine
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Lorraine Venturelli (Property Manager Tuscan Retreats Ltd)
- 6 Years listed
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Calendar last updated:10 Jul 2015
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