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Cottage | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 11

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Situated in a beautiful spot, with both open and woodland views, just 6km from the mediaeval town of Barga, we offer two detached houses to hire together, with a stunning private heated pool.

Ideal for two families, since there is plenty of room to be private, but also to socialise together.

One of the properties has 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom with a further large shower room just across the courtyard, and the other has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, and a cloakroom.

Both have beautiful outdoor eating areas, BBQ's and wood burning pizza/bread ovens.

The luxury pool area has a good size infinity style heated pool, with stunning views, a massive sunbathing area, and a shaded living/relaxing area, all beautifully lit at night. (NB pool not heated high season).

Fuller details.

House One: Enter property into open plan living/kitchen/diner, fireplace, sat tv, cd player, DVD, large corner sofa, dining for up to 10, WIFI oven, 5 ring hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer.

The living room leads onto 3 bedrooms - 2 double and one twin, and a shower room, with shower cubicle, bidet, wc and sink.

Outside:

There is a lovely covered eating area for dining al fresco, complete with BBQ and wood burning pizza/bread oven.

House two:

Enter into living dining room with fireplace, dining area, large corner sofa, sat tv, cd player, DVD and wifi. Living area leads through to kitchen with hob, counter top oven, and fridge/freezer.

Also on this floor is a shower room with shower, WC, bidet and sink.

Spiral staircase leads up to first floor (this floor can also be accessed from outside for those that dont like spiral stairs). Where one finds a double bedroom and a bunk bed room with extra single bed.

Also on this floor is a large cloakroom with WC, bidet and sink.

Outside

The first floor leads to a terrace with hilltop views

The ground floor leads to a covered loggia area for shaded and cool al fresco dining, with woodland views.... this area also has a BBQ and wood burning pizza/bread oven.

Grounds:

As well as the al fresco dining areas with BBQs and wood ovens, there are large grounds, well landscaped with flowers and olive trees, all lit at night.

There is also a large shower room across the courtyard from house one, which serves as a 'pool bathroom'.

The luxury heated infinity style pool is above the houses and is 10M x 5M. Also at the pool area is a covered relaxing area with comfy seating, and also an extensive sunbathing area, with a vista of the mountains in the distance.

The external areas of this property have a good level of luxury.

NB - pool not heated in high season and additional cost applies other times.

Size Sleeps up to 11, 5 bedrooms
Nearest beach Forte dei Marmi 70 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 6 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Pisa 79 km, Nearest railway: Barga 7 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Private outdoor pool (heated), Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
Pool Private outdoor pool (heated)
General Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (5), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking

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

Barga

Situated in a beautiful spot, with both open and woodland views,within a 5 minute walk of a restaurant (booking necessary) and just 6km up in the hills, from the mediaeval town of Barga. Barga itself is famous for its windy cobbled streets, wonderful restaurants, great gelaterias, mediaeval architecture, and outdoor concerts, particularly jazz. Also locally is the market town of Castelnuovo di Garfagnana with all facilities, Devil's Bridge, Grotta del Vento (large cave system), and National Parks, as well as lots of hilltop villages! Lucca, the mediaeval walled city is less than an hour away, and here one can hire bicycles to cycle around the still intact walls, visit beautiful churches, climb towers, meander in the narrow streets or shop til you drop.Further afield, Pisa is 1 hr 15 mins away, Florence 1 hr 45 mins, and if one can tear oneself from the amazing pool area, the beach is say 1 hr 15 mins too .

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Calendar last updated:07 Nov 2014

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