About the home
Farmhouse complex that was totally restored in 1998 and transformed into 4 beautiful apartments on a hilltop not far from Lucca. The stone farmhouse sits at 600 meters altitude and offers views over the surrounding countryside with chestnut forests, and steep wooded mountains. It is a little paradise from which one can hike all the mountain trails and visit the historical cities of central Tuscany. Gallicano with all facilities is at 10 kms, Lucca is at 50 kms, while Firenze and the seaside at Forte dei Marmi are an hour’s drive away. Worth a visit is also the famous cave called "Grotta del Vento", unique in its speleological majesty.
The property is well served by a local asphalt road and it is bordered by fence with gate that operates with electronic key and internal com system connected to each apartment. As the farmhouse is built into the side of a hill, it is articulated on various levels and has a series of furnished terraces, a stone barbecue, and lawns with an above ground swimmingpool that measures 5 X 10m sq. Each apartment has its own private furnished terrace space and totally independent entrance. These terraces are equipped with beautiful rustic tables and benches, providing perfect places to enjoy one’s meals while gazing at the panorama. Capanne 4 is in a separate barn.
The apartments are centrally heated and total gas consumption is to be paid extra during heating season together with firewood. The apartments are very comfortable and furnished with abundant use of wood, providing a cosy atmosphere of refined taste. The restoration was executed with great care in respect of typical Tuscan architectural style with woodbeamed ceilings, whitewashed walls and cotto floors. In some cases, original internal wooden ceilings were preserved, and where possible, the original stoneworks of the walls were restored and left in view. There are two baby cots available that should be reserved at time of booking, and there is a washingmachine for guest use. The apartments have satellite TV.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 14, 8 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Forte dei Marmi, 50km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 15km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
All the houses have fully equipped kitchens with all you need for cooking great Italian food!
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (heated)|
|General:||Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Utilities:||Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||8 Bedrooms, 8 bathrooms of which 6 en suites and 2 shower rooms|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (6)|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
Further details outdoors:
Our swimming pool (10M x 5M ) is partially heated by solar panels.
We offer free wi-fi from the pool.
I'm a "guida ambientale escursionista" so I can organize a lots of activities. Every week we usuallly hike to Monte Croce, Monte Forato and Pania della Croce, the Queen of Alpi Apuane.
At about 5 km from Le Capanne there is an Adventure Park where I collaborate. Canoeing, canyoning and climbing are some of the activities you can try.
Deposit: 20% of the total letting price is payable at the time of booking
Balance: is due no later than 15 days prior to the beginning of the letting.
Payment Options: online by PayPal (credit card) or by Swift Bank Transfer
The Tuscany / Lucca Province region
The rural enclave in northwest Tuscany known as the Garfagnana, has to be one of Italy's best-kept secrets. The Garfagnana is within reach of the Tuscan gems of Lucca, Pisa and Florence, but its appeal lies more in its isolation, its lack of tourism and its striking scenery. This area of outstanding natural beauty and matchless hospitality nestles between two distinct mountain ranges, the spectacular jagged ‘marble mountains’ of the Alpi Apuane and the rolling ‘spine of Italy’, the Apennines.
The Vergemoli / Calomini area
You can choose between two way of spending your holiday: to stay relaxed in the peace of the country or do a lot of activities as trekking, mountain bike, excursions in mountain, tours to caves or natural parks. Every week I organize trips at the stunning Alpi Apuane. The local cuisine can be enjoyed at reasonable prices in the numerous restaurants of the area. A visit to Lucca, the historical, walled main town of the province could be made in half a day. Recommended full day trips include Pisa and Florence.
How to get there
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Fly to Pisa Airport then follow the road for Lucca.
From Lucca follow the road S.S. n°12 and pass towns of Diecimo (18 km) and Borgo a Mozzano (22 km). Continue up the valley until Gallicano. Then when you arrive in Gallicano, exit and follow signs to Molazzana. Once you have reached Molazzana follow the road signs for Brucciano and then for Calomini.
Cheap flights available from :
Activities near Vergemoli
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
25 Aug 2012
I wish we had discovered this place before, what a great place to chill out and relax. Lots of beautiful villages to visit , nice walks, great food and the views were out of this world . The classic... more
11 Aug 2012
This is my third visit to Le Capanne and I have not tired of it. The area is outstanding with so many places to still visit, both locally and a little further afield. However once you drive up to... more
09 Jul 2012
It is difficult to find the words to do justice to this wonderful place. Le Capanne is the perfect getaway in the sun and mountains. We expected to want to spend most of our time at the tranquil and refreshing pool but we just couldn't help ourselves and had to explore the area. Garfagnana is beautiful and has a relaxed atmosphere. Once you get used to the narrow and windy mountain roads, it is well worth visiting the local villages for a taste of truly authentic and rural Tuscany. There are opportunities for hiking, visiting caves, eating out, watersports at the lake (which we didn't feel brave enough for), experiencing the local festivals, wine tasting, and generally being wowed by the local wildlife and breath-taking views of the mountains.
Now, a whole new paragraph is needed to write about David, the host of Le Capanne. He was warm and welcoming from the start and gave us the perfect balance of space and privacy, whilst always being available for a friendly chat or to take us hiking up a mountain! He goes above and beyond for his guests and made us feel very special on our fabulous honeymoon. We stayed in Le Capanne 4, which was perfect for a couple. We couldn't have wished for a more romantic holiday, but we can tell it would also be great with a group of friends or family. We reluctantly write this review because we don't want everyone to know about this amazing place, but it's hardly fair to keep it a secret!
We hope to return as soon as we possibly can, probably with a group of friends.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 16|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|6 Oct 12||15 Dec 12||£ 1680||-||-||3 Nights|
|15 Dec 12||12 Jan 13||£ 2310||-||-||3 Nights|
|12 Jan 13||30 Mar 13||£ 1680||-||-||3 Nights|
|30 Mar 13||6 Apr 13||£ 2310||-||-||3 Nights|
|6 Apr 13||1 Jun 13||£ 1680||-||-||3 Nights|
|1 Jun 13||29 Jun 13||£ 2310||-||-||3 Nights|
|29 Jun 13||24 Aug 13||£ 3255||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
The price includes: the water, gas, electricity, weekly change of bed linen and towels and final cleaning. Heating payable separately.Book
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