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Fontana Vecchia


Excellent 5/5 Score from 1 review

Relax in true Tuscan style

House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 7

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 38 km
  • Suitable for children over
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Originally built in 1789, the apartment has been carefully modernised to retain many original features, but offer self-contained apartments of high quality. The accommodation consists of two separate apartments on ground and first floor, which can be rented separately or together, sleeping 2 and 5. Both retain the feel of a comfortable holiday Home in Tuscany with a homely atmosphere and fantastic views.

Situated in a quiet traditional Italian village where the village folk are pleased to welcome visitors. It is convenient for discovering the delights of the Cinque Terre or the inland market towns. Along with access to Pisa, Florence by rail or car.

Size Sleeps up to 7, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Bocca de Magra 38 km
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 4 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Pisa - Parma 90 km, Nearest railway: Pieve San Lorenzo 4 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire
General TV, CD player, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 2 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 9
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Apt:1 - Entrance lobby and snug:

A relaxing informal snug area including traditional Tuscan fireplace, TV, armchairs are situated to the right, to the left there is access to the main living area and bathroom. Bookshelf with reading material and a sofa bed.


Is fully tiled fitted with W.C. Bidet, Shower with glass cubicle, large hand basin, bathroom cabinet and towel rails. An automatic washing machine, together with iron/board and household cleaning equipment are also included.

Main living/dinning room and kitchen:

This consists of one large spacious room with a well-equipped kitchen area and island in one corner. The kitchen includes microwave, fridge, freezer, oven and gas hob along with ample oak kitchen storage units. Nearby there is a large traditional sideboard for storage of utensils etc.

There is a large oak dinning table together with eight chairs and other traditional furniture. From this area there are arched double doors leading onto the private terrace, which is equipped with additional table and chairs together with sun lounges provided.


Twin or a king-size bed, bedside tables with lamps, wardrobe and dressing table and chairs. From this room there are also French windows leading directly onto the private terrace overlooking the valley.

This apartment offers spacious accommodation, but with the addition of a large terrace offering unparalleled views. Therefore, if it is taken in conjunction with apartment No.2 the house offers perfect family holiday accommodation.

Apt. 2 - Hallway, leading off to the left the master bedroom + en-suite, to the right the twin bedroom. At the end of hall leading into main open planned living area, though which is the third single bedroom and main shower/bathroom room. (Apartment sleeps five in total)

The living room has a traditional Tuscan built fireplace with wood burning stove. Furnished to a high standard with comfortable homely furniture. Twin sofas, sideboard, satellite tv, music centre, radio, coffee table, side table with soft lighting. Reading material, and games are also provided for our guests.

Dining area having extending oak table seating for 5 to 6 persons. New china, glass and cutlery, placemats and napkins are also provided.

Kitchen area newly fitted kitchen has been provided containing electric oven, gas hob, ceramic kitchen sink with mixer tap, marble work surfaces, fridge, extractor fan unit, microwave. All kitchen pots and pans, bake ware, kitchen utensils, soap, dishcloths, tea towels, cleaning utensils, Ironing board, iron, clothesline and pegs are all provided at no extra costs to our guests.

Master Bedroom + en- suite with king size bed, bedside table and lamp, wardrobe, dressing table, electric plug for hairdryer, easy/nursing chair. From this bedroom the window overlooks the courtyard garden below. Connecting en-suite W.C, washbasin and vanity unit.

Twin Bedroom containing two single beds each with their own chest of drawers and bedside lamps. Window overlooking the mountains with valley pasture below.

Single Bedroom being a smaller but charming bedroom as it is south facing, has bedside table, chest of draws, single bedroom chair. Window overlooks arched pathways through the village and bell tower.

Shower Room has also been newly installed containing w.c. Overhead shower with glass door, washbasin with vanity unit, towel rails.

Further details outdoors

Front of house courtyard garden with table a chairs for alfresco dining. Rear terrace available for apartment No.1. only - however if this is unoccupied glients using apartment No.2 may have use of this facility upon request.

Further details

The house may be rented as whole at a discounted rate or divided. Two separate apartments, both rental being at the same rates.

The Tuscany region

Situated between the two sub regions of Lunigiana and Garfagnana both have their own National Parks and are blessed with historical towns and beautiful scenery. There are many castles and museums and the villages of the region are both fascinating and enchanting. In the height of summer there are mountain breezes which are a welcome break from the heat of the coast and towns.


Sermezzana is a typical traditional stone built country village, with many alleys, arches and steps and is mainly pedestrian since when the village was built there were no cars. this is typical of the area and very much a characteristic of the village charms. This said - there is parking in two main areas in the village.

The whole area is blessed with beautiful country and mountain views with trails and lakes a plenty. During the summer months there are numerous festivals celebrating the history and gastronomy of the region.

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30 Sep 2014



A unique beautifully maintained well equipped cosy and comfortable place to stay in a peaceful location nestled in the Tuscan mountains. My family and I all found Fontana Vecchia a lovely quiet place … More

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  • 2 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:17 Jan 2013

Based in United Kingdom

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