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Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7
This villa is a brand new refurbishment, light, airy and very spacious, finished to a high standard. There are 3 good sized bedrooms (two with 4 poster beds), 2 bathrooms (one with hydro-massage and Turkish steam shower, and another with corner bath, double sinks and separate shower), fully equipped kitchen diner, utility room, and living room with comfy seating, large sofa bed and fireplace.
Beamed ceilings and traditional style flooring feature throughout the upstairs, along with solid chestnut windows and doors.
Outside there are two covered terraces spanning two side of the house. These terraces are framed with arches - a perfect place for eating al fresco.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Forte dei Marmi 85 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Pisa 75 km, Nearest railway: Castelnuovo di Garfagnana 5 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|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Enter via covered arched terrace into large living room with arched windows and lots of light. Fireplace. TV, DVD, CD. Comfy seating and sofa bed suitable for 1 adult.
Living room enters into kitchen diner which also has door leading to terrace. Oven, hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, dining area. WIFI
Utility room with washing machine
Downstairs shower room with hydro-massage/Turkish steam shower.
Upstairs to 3 good sized bedrooms:
- Bedrooms one and two have a romantic 4 poster bed
- Bedroom three is a twin room.
- Bathroom with corner bath, separate shower cubicle , and Jack and Jill sink.
NB - please note that comments referring to neighbours on the reviews no longer apply - this is now a totally private property with private pool and no neighbours.
|Further details outdoors|
- The gated grounds have lots of flat open space - ideal for children's ball games.
- The swimming pool is 7M x 12M and is 1.45M ranging to 2M in depth. .
- There is plenty of room for exploring and one can walk cross country into the village of Pieve Fosciana
Outside there is plenty of space for relaxing. There are covered arched terraces surrounding two sides perfect for private al fresco dining.
There is a BBQ and wood fired pizza oven
Bordering the site is a stream.
Bedding and towels are included in the cost of any stay, as well as all utilities with the exception of heating which if required is payable locally
We take a 15% deposit with the remainder payable 8 weeks prior to arrival.
We accept payment in sterling and Euros.
About this location
The Tuscany region
Tuscany is well known for is rich art, history, natural beauty, delicious food and good wines. The historic and culturally rich cities of Lucca and Florence are within easy reach for a day trip and closer to home we have Barga with its unspoiled streets and squares full of great charm and its 13th century Cathedral.
A trip to the coast takes you through some breathtaking scenery and the quarries from which Michelangelo sourced the marble for his famous works of art.Viareggio is a popular seaside resort adjacent to Torre del Lago where Puccini lived and worked in his final years.
Situated in extensive grounds, bordered by a stream at the bottom, with views of open countryside and mountains beyond, this is a peaceful retreat. Despite the peace and privacy the site is less than a 10 minute walk cross country to the village of Pieve Fosciana with the following facilities
There are two restaurants - one of which is regarded to be the best in the area, but very well priced! Shops, including a delicatessen selling scrumptious home made Italian hot food to take away - with a menu that is changed daily.
The market town of Castelnuovo di Garfagnana is only a 5 minute drive away too, with its bars, restaurants, shops, famous Thursday morning market, and train station for easy exploring. Lucca is less than a one hour drive away, Barga is 20 minutes, Florence 90 minutes, Pisa 1 hr 15 minutes.
This property is well located for both relaxing and exploring, with the rare benefit of being within walking distance of a restaurant.
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3 Oct 2014
"Great Location, Fantastic value for money, but be aware of difficult access"
The property is near perfect & excellent value for money, also it is genuinely only a 10 minute walk to the village, ( cross country walk, very picturesque, but not one you'd tackle "dressed up" for a night out ). The biggest negative for us was, although other reviews referred to it, was we badly underestimated just how difficult the car access was. We have a Chrysler 300 which admittedly is one of the largest saloon cars ( but there are larger vehicles ) & in two areas there was only an inch clearance either side of the car between rough stone wall buildings. Tuscan Retreats do warn of a " tight left turn" advising you to go past & turn round to negotiate from a better angle, but we found the left turn wasn't the main issue, it was the shear narrowness in two spots. Getting out of the property was much harder than getting in, because the tricky zone is also quite steep uphill with a transition from gravel track to cobblestones (lots of wheel spin). After a few days we did sort of " master" negotiating it, but it did hamper us to a degree because we,d like to have driven out some evenings to try nearby restaurants, but there's no way we'd have risked the tricky access in the dark. That said I would still highly recommend this property but think TR should emphasize more fully on booking enquirys awareness of the car access issues.
26 Jun 2014
"Surround yourself in beautiful Tuscany"
This secluded 3 bedroom villa was ample for 4 adults and a baby (<1 year). The property was clean, well supplied and the owner/ manager was only a call away if we needed anything.The property is se… More
6 Jul 2013
"Beautiful house in tranquil location"
The house is at the end of a very long farm track, and when first drove up to the house I thought my husband had got the address wrong! The house is spacious, clean and in a lovely location. It has a big garden, pool and at the end of the garden through the trees there is a river (although it was almost dried up in May). If you are looking to escape and have a rest this is the place, I actually struggled to sleep because it was so quite! My 2 year old loved the garden and pool. The house does have another small house sort of attached around to the side, but we hardly ever saw the owners and they were very quite. For exploring northern Tuscany it is perfect, but if you want to explore southern Tuscany this house is probably too far north (Florence is about 2 hrs drive, which we did in a day trip).
4 Nov 2012
"Fabulous villa in the Garfagnana"
The owner was there to welcome us, we were given a tour of the villa, all was clean and tidy. \the area is fabulous. we enjoyed the terracs and swimming pool. We had a problem with the hot water on Tuesday, and by the end of the day, it was fixed. The family next door were respectful of our privacy, and were friendly to us. The only thing I could possibly complain about, is that the information could be updated more often. We did however use the info, and found some awsome places. Thank you very much, if we were to return, we would not hesitate to rent Casa Eli again
I am glad you had a good stay at Case Eli - we get lots of thank you's and positive comments re this house and the area! Thank you for your feedback re information provided. We do update the housebooks each year since we are aware things can change quickly , but I will e mail you separately for some constructive criticism/suggestions, so we can ensure our 2013 booklet is as accurate as it can be. Thank you! Lorraine
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Lorraine Venturelli (Property Manager Tuscan Retreats Ltd)
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Calendar last updated:18 Mar 2015
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