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Barn | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 3

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Set in a perfect location, edged by woodland, and with the most stunning views, this lovely little detached one bedroom 'metato' is the perfect place for a peaceful break. This character Metato has been recently restored, retaining a rustic feel, and with one double bedroom and small sofabed is a perfect simple choice of accommodation for a couple.

Complete with shower room, and living/kitchen/diner with wood stove, there is a quaint feel to the property.

The covered terrace area overlooking the pool, with the mountains beyond is the 'pièce di résistance' of this house. It is a perfect place for relaxing or dining al fresco, and is surrounded by open views to two sides (one side 'country' and the other mountains) with woodland walking behind.

Fuller information:

Enter into property into open plan kitchen/diner with oven, hob, microwave, fridge, SAT TV/DVD and wood burner. Beamed ceilings, traditional flooring.

Through to Double aspect bedroom with large double bed, exposed stonework, arch vaulted beamed ceilings, and single sofabed.

Shower room, with shower, WC, sink and bidet.


Spacious covered personal terrace with wonderful views at every angle.

To the right is personal BBQ and open country views, straight ahead is the pool with stunning mountain backdrop, and to the left woodland - ideal for walking.

A perfect spot for relaxing or dining al fresco.

Internet access via wifi available under terrace cot and highchair can be provided free of charge

Shared facilities (with 2 other one bed properties):

Swimming pool - 10M x 5M plus 2M Roman Steps

Laundry room.

Wood fired bread/pizza oven.

Communal lounge.

Communal outdoor dining ( in addition to private dining area), Ping Pong and table football.

Vegetable garden.


Extensive grounds, with different areas linked by traditional flagstone paths originally the mule tracks of the 'hamlet'. Stunning views at every turn.

Size Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Forte dei Marmi 50 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Pisa 72 km, Nearest railway: Castelnuovo di Garfagnana 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 Log fire
General TV, Table tennis, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden
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

Castiglione di Garfagnana

Set in a perfect location, edged by woodland, and just 800M from the walled village of Castiglione, and within walking distance of a couple of restaurants. This character site, which used to be a tiny hamlet has been lovingly restored, and commands amazing views of the Apuane mountains, with a panorama of the Uomo Morto....Castiglione's most striking attraction is the Medieval bridge built by Spinetta Malaspina in the 13th century. The village is also famous for its well-preserved 13th-century medieval walls with large towersm and also its castle. The views from all parts of the village are breathtaking. Set in the heart of the Garfagnana, distances are as follows: Castiglione - basic facilities 800M and restaurant. Pieve Fosciana - supermarket, good restaurant etc 4km. Castelnuovo di Garfagnana - local market town, famous for its Thursday morning market and with all facilities including train station 7km. Lucca - stunning medieaval walled city 50km. Pisa - 90 mins or so. Florence - say 1 hr 50 mins. Mediaeval town of Barga - half hour. This location is a real hideaway, but convenient for exploring the area....

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  • 5 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:13 May 2014

Based in Italy

Languages spoken
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  • Italian

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