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Monte Rotondo

Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

The house has a very modern, well equipped kitchen and extensive indoor and outdoor dining facilities suitable for a large group.

The four bedrooms, 2 doubles and two twins, are en-suite and two have access to a balcony. There is a large sitting room and an additional bathroom as well as a covered patio area outside for shaded dining.

Furnished with a tasteful mix of antique and modern furniture, this house pervades Italian style.

With only a five minute walk to the nearest restaurant, which doubles as the village shop, nothing could be more convenient. The restaurant is of a high standard, specialising in local produce and is popular with discerning Italians from all over the region.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Forti dei Marmi 45 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Pisa 70 km, Nearest railway: Castelnuovo di Garfagnana 3 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player
Standard Kettle, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 4 En suites
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details outdoors

The villa has a superb 12 metre pool, with sun loungers and deck chairs. On particularly hot days these can be moved a few feet to under the large sheltered patio, which has a superb wooden dining table.

From the villa and pool there is a view up the Garfagnana Valley and towards the Appenine mountains. At dusk the imposing castle overlooking Castelnuovo lights up, adding to the atmosphere.

Further details

Days of entry are negotiable.

Rental includes final cleaning, bed linen and towels.

The Tuscany region

Tuscany is the most popular region of Italy, famous for its wonderful climate, landscape, and art treasures.

The famous "art" cities of Florence, Sienna and Lucca are huge attractions, whilst the culinary tradition is there to be savoured.

Locally, there are some highly attractive villages, and the town of Barga is well known for its beauty, and Opera, Jazz and food festivals.

Castelnuovo di Garfagnana

The area is well known for its excellent value cooking, using the best of local ingredients. A typical set lunch with 4 choices of pasta course, and 4 choices of main course costs only 9 euro inclusive of bread, wine and coffee. It is possible to have a multi-course traditional Sunday lunch or dinner with ample wine, coffee and liquors for less than 25 euro.

Garfagnana is the best area in Tuscany for walking. The scenery is superb.

We have links with an outdoor activities company who offer guided walks and climbing, mountain biking, canoeing and world class gorge walking.

There are local festivals throughout the year, notably in summer.

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Review 1-3 of 3

9 Aug 2013

4/5

"Beautiful, friendly and stunning views..."

sorry it has taken so long but I thought you might find some feedback of interest (and if you wish to use any of it as a testimonial, please do) from our visit to Monte Rotondo, Montiperpoli , Castelnuovo, in June of this year.

Firstly I have to thank again the owner of the villa Enrico who along with his sister, his nephew Jacob and Jacob's mum, were so kind and helpful when one of our party suffered a small stroke. They gave selflessly of their time and made sure he was given the correct medical attention, down to driving him and his daughter to and from the hospital.

Because of this the trips we had planned to the Cique Terre and Lucca were shelved but the small town of CastelNuovo just 2k away served as a short jaunt for a change of scene, with plenty of nice places for lunch etc. The Thursday market was fun with lots of nice things bought to try later at the villa. The very kind welcome pack of wine, salami platter, cake and water was a life saver as we were later getting to the villa than we expected because of flight changes. We also booked Enrico to do the BBQ evening at the villa which was super, with Jacob serving and even a cake for my birthday candles!

Unfortunately the weather was a bit mixed at the start but the last 4 days were superb and the pool was much enjoyed by all. The villa itself had a lovely position with views to the mountains to die for, really beautiful. Watching the fire flies twinkle through the base of the trees was truly magical, in fact the area was alive with the sound of bird song from first light till dusk. The restaurant just 5 minutes up the hill was one of the best, friendly and pretty reasonably priced considering the quality of the wonderful Tuscan cuisine we sampled.

So despite our little medical trauma we enjoyed our stay and would not hesitate to recommend the villa, the area and the owners to anyone looking for a peaceful break in Northern Tuscany.

Cheers Boyd Calder (and party of 6)!

6 Sep 2012

5/5

"Beautiful mountain scenery"

Six of us, including two teenage children stayed at this beautiful, rustic converted farmhouse. The views are amazing across the valley, and sitting by the large pool or on the veranda it is hard to i… More

23 Jul 2012

5/5

"A LITTLE PIECE OF PARADISE"

I am so glad that we decided to book this villa it has everything one could hope for, breathtaking views, well appointed accommodation with good sized rooms and enough bathrooms always a plus when you have two teenagers. The villa is situated near a great little restaurant which serves lunches and dinners where the staff are ever so friendly. The hosts of the villa could not do any more for us they were brilliant we had alfresco meals cooked and served to us (a must I think to get a real flavour of italian food) so good we had to have them back 3 times! The weather was brilliant for us so hot and sunny. Some days it was great to just relax by the pool while other days a trip into Lucca by train and also Florence was easily achievable. The trains were cheap, fairly clean and mainly on time - how often can you say that of BR! We will definitely be back.

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Andrew Mckean (Property Manager Friends of Tuscany)

  • 3 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:16 Aug 2014

Based in United Kingdom

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Italian

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