The house is accessed down a short track with parking outside main gate on a steep hill, so I suggest you drive in forwards and reverse out but make sure you have a good handbrake and no low profile tyres. Hosts are extremely friendly and helpful.
The house is so pretty with many outdoor seating areas. The overhead grape canopy over the outside dining table is so pretty. Magnificent views from the Infinity pool. Fun to be had with the wood barbeque and the best night was making pizzas in the pizza oven.
The house is cool but amply warmed by the wood burning fire in the cooler evenings. Well laid out house especially for 2 families of 4 with large double, 1 twin and a bathroom on each floor. Watch out for the occasional scorpion.
Photos don't do full justice too this place. …
Lovely area, amazing views, comfy, well presented accomodation
We have chosen this villa twice because:
We know and love the Area, but discovered parts we hadn't seen before, such as Camporgiano only ten mins away by car, which we have driven past for years, and missed the perfect traditional grocers selling amazing home baked bread. Great coffee, a fantastic pizza restaurant, a chemist, and bank are all in the centre of this small village.
The villa has wonderful views, (you can see the Fort which you must visit) It's away from other houses so the kids can make lots of noise, but you can walk to the local village in 5/10 minutes where you can buy an ice cream or a few groceries.
The pool is next to the kitchen, it's small but the location is perfect for young children.
The facilities are good, but a special mention must go to the huge comfortable corner sofa which easily fitted our family of 5 - other and bigger villas often have sofa beds which are terribly uncomfortable for an evening in, or a rare rainy day. …
Farmhouse, beautiful terrace & views, private pool, WIFI..
Villa Franco is a magical place . My friends and I spent a week in this beautiful home nestled among vineyards and fields of barley . The rooms were so fresh despite the searing heat and Franco is an extraordinary host , always available for any request . I recommend everyone to spend a holiday in this enchanting place . …
Tuscan Bliss, A wonderful break away from it all!
We absolutely loved this house, so much that we have already booked it again for next year!
The property and location exceeded our expectations, everything that we had seen from photos and information provided at time of booking was as we expected or in most cases even better when we arrived. The property was very clean and well equipped, the gardens and outside area were very well maintained and swimming pool was cleaned daily by the owner Renzo before we even woke without him ever disturbing us.
The house is in a very private setting with amazing views but yet just minutes in the car from local amenities, we had a mixture of wonderful days out going from drives in the mountains stopping at random little restaurants with the most amazing food I have ever tasted to having beautiful days sitting by the pool. We visited the city of Lucca which is about 45mins away and is a must do visit! We also had a Pizza take away from the Pizza restaurant in the village of Camporgiano which i must say has been the best Pizza take out I have ever had!
The owner Renzo was very friendly and always at the end of the phone if we needed him, he made some good recommendations of places to go and nothing was too much trouble when we contacted him. We found the service from booking through Lorraine right through to dealing with Renzo locally to be excellent.
We are looking forward to returning again next year and would have no hesitations in recommending this property! …
Al Mulin del Isola
We spent 5 days at this converted water mill and were very pleased with our stay. It is well situated in a peaceful location with lovely views of the surrounding countryside. We particularly liked the swimming pool in the garden and also the very nearby river swimming. The cottage was well equipped and had sitting areas all around with sun or shade. We would most certainly stay here again. It is in a beautiful area of northern Tuscany and well worth visiting. …
Excellent quiet location for everyone who needs a peaceful and comfortable holiday!
In reality, everything is even better than the description and the pictures of the website.
Fabio and his family are perfect hosts and they guarantee you a perfect stay (included all fruit and vegetables in the garden. No need to go to the market! …