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Garden and pool

House | 7 bedrooms | sleeps 12

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

Beautifully restored classic stone built Casa Colonnica, with private pool, Franchi provides spacious accommodation for large groups.

Renovated with love and care, this gorgeous house boasts traditional Tuscan Arches, beamed ceilings, exposed stonework, traditional flooring, chestnut windows and internal shutters.

The house has 7 bedrooms, most of which are clustered into 'suites' each with their own bathrooms, allowing families with children to have them sleeping close to them, but in separate rooms, giving couples their privacy. For daytime living, there are two living areas, a family kitchen, with a further small kitchenette, and a large dining room.

Arranged over 3 floors:

2 living areas- TV, DVD, WIFI.

Dining room – Dining for up to 20.

Family Kitchen- double oven, 5 ring hob, dishwasher, microwave, marble sink and work surfaces, large fridge.

Bedrooms: Suite one - double bedroom ; room with bunk beds. En Suite shower room. TV. Fridge.

Suite two - double bedroom ; room with bunk beds. En Suite shower room. TV. Fridge.

Suite three -double room; singleroom. En suite shower room, TV. Leading to small personal kitchen area (sink, fridge, 2 ring hob, table) which leads onto arched terrace.

Single room with en suite shower room.


Gardens, outdoor wood oven, BBQ, Fantastic views. Private pool 10M x 4.7M.

Size Sleeps up to 12, 7 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Filicaia 250 m, Nearest railway: Poggio 2 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 Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Toaster, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 7 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 En suites
Furniture Single beds (6), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 20
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors 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


Conveniently situated on the outskirts of the small mountain village of Filicaia, approx 1 hour North Of Lucca. The villa is situated in wonderful mature gardens,and the views from the house are absolutely beautiful, with the garden boasting views over the Serchio Valley, which itself is nestled between the Apennine, and Apuane mountain ranges.In Filicaia itself there are 2 bars, one of which serves pizza at weekends, a small food shop, a bank and a post office.

Less than a 10 minute drive away is the local historic market town of Castelnuovo, with its various bars & restaurants, supermarkets and well-known Thursday morning market. For days when one wishes to explore further afield, the stunning walled mediaeval city of Lucca is 50 mins/1 hour away.Only a 30 minute drive is the popular mediaeval town of Barga, with its cobbled streets, wealth of restaurants, Cathedral, beautiful architecture, regular music festivals and great views!

Grotta del Vento, the wind caves is a 40 minute drive, and is worth a day out. Pisa, for exploring the tower and of course for the airport is a 90 minute drive, with Florence circa 2 hrs. More locally, there are plenty of opportunities to explore local towns, hill top villages, to walk and picnic, ride horses, fish, zip wire through the trees, visit the local fortress or the National Parks, swim in the river, or simply relax. A good choice for a country/village stay, with some facilities within walking distance!

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4 Sep 2014


"What a pearl!"

I can fully recommend La Collina dei Franchi. It's a bit tricky to get there but it's totally worth it. You get beautiful room, full privacy and total relaxation. Most of all you get very or… More

6 Jul 2014


"Curato nei minimi particolari da persone innamorate del posto, accogliente e posizionato in un ambiente incantevole"

La parola più azzeccata per definire I 3 gg trascorsi alla Collina dei Franchi è - piacevole - Abbiamo trovato una struttura curata nei minimi particolari che ha mantenuto le caratterstiche del post… More

26 Jun 2014


"vacanza tutta green & relax"

Siamo stati alla Collina dei Franchi per il ponte del 1° maggio.La casa è bellissima: nuova, arredata con gusto e molto caratteristica. Gli ambienti sono grandi, curati e molto puliti.Bellissima anc… More

24 Jun 2014


"L'angolino dei sogni"

4 giorni meravigliosi! Il posto giusto per gustare l'accoglienza dei proprietari e del posto.Tutto un incanto, ogni dettaglio era perfetto dalla colazione sotto il pergolato ai suggerimenti per l… More

24 Jun 2014


"Ospitalità e cortesia"

Siamo andati alla Collina dei Franchi per il periodo di Halloween e ci siamo trovati benissimo. Ottima accoglienza, colazioni squisite e grande pulizia di tutti gli ambienti. Non abbiamo avuto modo di… More

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Calendar last updated:08 Aug 2014

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