Rustico Te Kawa
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Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Despite the feeling of seclusion and peace, this renovated barn is only a 10/12 minute drive from the bustling market town of Castelnuovo di Garfagnana
This renovated capanna has been refurbished with care and imagination and the owners have managed to create a charming mix of modern amenities, with traditional features, all taking maximum advantage of light and space.....
There are 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and a large open plan kitchen/diner/living room leading on one side to a terrace with wondrous views, and on the other to a further eating/relaxing terrace closer to the pool area.
The property stands in plenty of land, and has the benefit of a private pool of 10M x 5M again, with that wonderful panorama.
Enter the property on the first floor into a large open plan kitchen/diner, with oven, hob, dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave and indoor dining.
Through a large square arch into the living area with DVD and CD player, which itself leads to a terrace with fantastic views.
Bedroom three, is situated here too, and also has doors leading to the terrace. terrace. The 3rd shower room and utility room with washing machine, are on this level too.
All rooms have arc vaulted beamed ceilings, traditional style flooring, exposed stonework and plenty of windows, creating a sense of space and light....
Stairs lead down from part of the living area, to the lower ground floor, where there are two double bedrooms (one of which can be converted into a twin), and 2 shower rooms - one with hydromassage shower.
Both downstairs bedrooms have some exposed stonework, and one has doors leading to lower terrace/paved area.
Leading from the living area is a terrace with panoramic views. There is a further terraced area leading from the kitchen.
Pass through this area, and up to the personal swimming pool of 10M x 5M again with those stunning views!
There is plenty of land surrounding the property but it is very sloped, and there are various unprotected areas, making this property unsuitable for children under the age of say 8 years old.
WIFI internet available
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Pisa 70 km, Nearest railway: Ceserana 2 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
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.
Rustico Te Kawa is situated a short way from the walled village of Ceserana itself, which is a pretty post card place.
There are no facilities in the village, but a couple of kms from the house is the village of Migliano with its basic shop, bar, post office and pharmacy.There is also a restaurant 2km away. For a good choice of shops, bars and restaurants, the bustling market town of Castelnuovo is a 10/15 min drive and this town also has a famous Thursday morning market, and a train station for easy exploring.
The mediaeval town of Barga is only a 20 min drive, and the walled City of Lucca less than an hour. Florence can be found 90 mins away, and Pisa 1 hr 15 mins. For country days, there are the Apuane Alps, the 2 National parks, and hundreds of hilltop villages to explore.
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24 Jan 2014
"Delightful rustic retreat"
Tuscan Retreats were both very help from initial inquiries through the duration of our stay. The information pack supplied prior to arrival was very useful.
The property is in a delightfully peaceful hillside location and is full of character being thoughtfully converted from a stable. The kitchen is spacious & very well equipped and there are wonderful views across the valley from the rooms. All was clean & tidy upon our arrival.
Access is 40m up a steep, grassed, track from the parking area, this made this clear form our first inquiry.
The only problem with the property we experienced was at 9pm on Sunday evening when the mains water supply failed. We contacted Lorraine at Tuscan Retreats & she quickly found out that that this was due to a burst water main. She offered to send her husband around with bottled water that evening. The water was back on the next morning.
We were unlucky with unseasonably cold & wet weather at the end of May 2013 and unable to make better use of the pool which did highlight the lack of outdoor wriggle room for young children away from the pool as the property is on a steeply sloped site.
We will definitely be booking our next stay with Tuscan Retreats and would enjoy returning to Rustico in the summer months.
13 Jan 2014
"Amazing mountain escape"
Our family of 2 adults and 4 children (aged between 7 and 14) had the most amazing time in this well equipped hillside cottage. The views are stunning, especially from the pool. We couldn't bring… More
We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Te Kawa!! Everyone says it is the most wonderful retreat, and we get lots of repeat bookings, and we also can't understand the lack of reviews, since the guest book is full of praise!
We hope to be able to accommodate you again.
4 Aug 2012
"A lovely, rustic, rural retreat"
We loved this hillside haven. The views are incredible, it's very prviate without being cut off, and within reach of a range of great towns and villages. Plenty of restaurants around, though we enjoyed eating on the balcony as the sun went down.
The cottage is well equipped, homely and comfortable and the pool is the biggest and best we've seen in a private villa.
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