Peaceful and secluded , in hilly country surrounded by wooded hills. Adjacent are the owner's terraced olive groves and pinewood, ensuring privacy (apart from owner's other nearby house Casa San Moscato, formerly the farmhouse, sleeping up to nine, which is …see more
The edge of village location secures wonderful views from the terrace which overlooks the Serchio valley, with the river and then the mountains in the distance.The two bedroom property has recently been renovated to a lovely balance of old & new, with log fire and a …see more
This traditional family house is in the beautiful Garfagnana region of Northern Tuscany, set in a valley between the Appenine and Apuane Mountains.With 3 bedrooms and spectacular mountain views from the garden and surrounding meadow, this newly renovated, atmospheric ol …see more
'Rosemoyne' - An Historic, mountain retreat where your dreams begin. This 16th Century stone house enjoys a commanding position at about 650m above sea level in the village of Vico Pancellorum, 45 minutes from the walled city of Lucca. It has breathtaking views over the …see more
The 2 bedroom cottage and 1 bedroom barn (only let together) have been lovingly restored with a great deal of care and personal attention by the owners who are keen to share their house with other families when they are not in residence.The properties retain most of the …see more
Marco and Simonetta were the most helpful hosts we have ever met. Nothing was too much trouble, and we had a fantastic holiday.… More
“Magnificent Mengarino - a bit hit with all the family !”
Reviewed 27 Sep 2015
My family and I stayed in Mengarino for a week in August. It was so much better than we had anticipated. The rustic farmhouse had everything we needed to make our stay very enjoyable. The farmho… More
Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at this farmhouse. We have also partaked of Simonetta and Marco's pizzas - amazing!
Lorraine at Tuscan-retreats.
“This is a beautiful place to stay in Italy”
Reviewed 9 Sep 2015
You wind your way up the hills to Mengarino which is situated high up above Barga. Simonetta was there to meet us having kept in touch during our approach and showed us around the farmhouse and second… More
Thank you for your review, and we are really happy you appreciated the house, views and the care given to you by the owners!
This very private 2 bedroom cottage, set in substantial grounds has been sympathetically refurbished, with traditional style flooring, beamed ceilings, solid wood windows, beautiful beamed ceilings, and an open fireplace.
Attention to detail has ensured the house rema …see more
Superb villa which has a super location with a large private plot with a lovely pool area.
Super service of the hosts, who came with homemade cake and local delicacies.
Can recommend this villa - we… More
Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. We are happy you enjoyed the care taken of you by the owners and also the privacy at this beautiful place. We hope to hear from you another time. Lorraine at tuscan-retreats
La Legnaia is a beautiful stone house quietly situated in Mozzanella, a charming and typical garfagnana village only 5 minutes from Castiglione di Garfagnana, historical city surrounded by striking medieval walls and towers, and 10 minutes from Castelnuovo where are man …see more
This property was fully equipped with everything required for a self catering holiday. The owner was very friendly and helpful (on arriving there was a generous welcome pack of food and toiletries). T… More
“Lovely quiet spot with traditional surroundings and outstanding views”
Reviewed 23 Sep 2012
La Legnaia is a lovely traditional old Tuscan house with fantastic views over the Garfagnana countryside. The house stays cool in hot weather, so combined to total darkness at night restful sleep is a… More
Casa Sarita is a peaceful well equipped 2 bedroom property sleeping 5, with a large private pool boasting amazing mountain views.Set in extensive mature gardens of 10 acres, with olive terraces, fruit trees and vines, this is the perfect place for a relaxing break.Fulle …see more
Situated in a particularly lovely part of the stunning Garfagnana region of Tuscany, Pallunga is a tastefully renovated 19C farmhouse with 5 bedrooms. A large 12 metre private pool is perfectly situated in the extensive grounds, which with beautiful views are the perfec …see more
This detached stone cottage is a newly restored barn with beamed ceilings throughout, traditional style flooring, and hand made windows and doors.A great deal of care has been invested in this romantic 3 bedroom house and whilst the traditional has been preserved, moder …see more
Beautiful Tuscan villa with private pool and stunning views, Casa Peggi is a truly romantic hideaway with a spiritual feel. The villa boasts 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms [2 on suite] a new kitchen & lounge and cool sitting room in the cantina. Three of the bedrooms have dou …see more
The house and it's surroundings are set in three hectares of private land.
The house has four bedrooms.
There are no other properties overlooking the house or garden.
Ideal for nature lovers or holiday makers that prefer total space and privacy.
There is a private dir …see more
Palazzo Pasquini is a restored X1V C palace standing in a prime position in the tiny village of Treppignana, with its population of less than 30.The views from the garden and all around the village are wondrous and eating on the terrace is a real treat.The property is s …see more
An hour north of Lucca, Vallecchia Sotto is a beautiful, light and airy stone villa, with private pool & wonderful views overlooking the mountains.
The house boasts beamed ceilings, chestnut windows, & traditional style furniture.
This 3 bedroom villa has a fully equi …see more
We travelled as a group of six and found the property to be perfect; hugely spacious, wonderfully located and the highlight was the locally cooked meal served on the balcony overlooking the mountains … More
Thank you for your review. We are glad you had a good time and found the house to be perfect for your needs. We used to live nearby and know that house to be perfect for watching the sunsets! We hope to hear from you again. Thanks again, Lorraine from tuscan-retreats
“Terrific Tuscany Trip”
Reviewed 3 Jun 2014
Four of us just spent a marvellous week relaxing at this fabulous house. The property is a barn conversion and has been completed to a high specification with excellent furnishings and fittings. It is… More
Lovingly rebuilt to high standard with the traditional teracotta tiles and chestnut beams with all modern facilities. There are 4 bedrooms, all with electric fans, 2 doubles with private en suite bathrooms, and 2 twin rooms that can also be made into doubles. The underf …see more
We spend happy time in this place!
It was in October'2013. It was not the usual journey for us. We chose Villa La Pianella to relax, to get acquainted with Tuscany, to celebrate the w… More
Casa della Lavanda is a romantic stone house sleeping 5 + 2 (double sofa bed) in the historic and picturesque village of Sommocolonia near Barga. A recent Italian visitor has described it as "un vero paradiso!" - A real paradise.With magnificent views of Bar …see more
This Tuscan farmhouse is set in an idyllic private location on the edge of a quaint medieval village only 4kms from the pretty vibrant spa town of Bagni di Lucca. Perfect for a large group of friends or family, the property offers spacious accommodation on three floors …see more
The location of the house in the piazza of this unique village will give you an experience of a traditional Italian way of life.The house is fully furnished in a traditional rustic manor, providing simple yet clean and comfortable accommodation. The house has a living- …see more
Wow! What a place. The village in which this house is stunning. The altitude means you have clean crisp air and spectacular views down the valley. Several mornings we awoke to fantastic views of the m… More
“Charming, characterful, quiet”
Reviewed 25 Jul 2013
Casa Arco offers simple but charming accommodation in a remote hillside village. The views from the house are truly spectacular and there are lots of lovely walks in the nearby woods.
The pool at Bag… More
Turello is a lovely detached 2 bedroom cottage set in total seclusion with a private pool. The house is set in extensive grounds (30 hectares!), including vines and chestnut woods, and has terrific views over to Barga and the mountains beyond. This is a really peaceful …see more
Casa Clara is a family house. It has four double bedrooms, two bathrooms a fully fitted kitchen with open fire fire place
sitting room and dining room. The sitting room is on the first floor with folding windows and a great view of the valley.
The. …see more
Nice, carefully restored farmhouse situated in the green and quite country side in the south/east of Lucca. The famous art towns of Tuscany are easily to reach, the same as the known beaches of Viareggio.The area close to the house is an ideal spot for taking long walks …see more
casa del merlo is a perfect house for a family or a group of friends.
on the ground floor, you have a good functional kitchen, and a beautiful living room. On the 1st and 2 st, there are 5 bedrooms … More
“un tuffo nella tranquillità!”
Reviewed 18 Apr 2013
La casa del Merlo è situata in una tranquilla località nei pressi di Lucca.
Una casa accogliente per chi desidera un po di pace e relax, adatta a gruppi di amici e famiglie, poiché la struttura è… More
Ancient, typical dream home rustic natural stone at sight, in the hills of the beautiful TUSCANY only 18 Km salle beaches of Versilia (Viareggio, Lido di Camaiore). Recently fully restored. Far removed from the hustle and bustle of every day is on the end of a dirt road …see more
With spacious rooms and private pool, this is a good opportunity to experience a summer holiday in one of the loveliest villages in Tuscany. Casa Massimo is set just above the medieval walled village of Castiglione. There is a view of the ancient Castello from the edge …see more
We have stayed at Casa Massimo many times and always have a fantastic holiday. Massimo and his family are very friendly and hospitable hosts and you are welcomed with a glass or two of his own wine. … More
Delightful traditional stone built house in unspoilt Tuscan Medieval mountain village, close to ski and beach resorts and also to the historical cities of Lucca, Florence and Pisa. Central heating,en suite bathrooms in the double bedrooms. There is a panoramic seating a …see more
A beautiful detached 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom villa, recently renovated to a very good standard, and set in wonderfully maintained extensive private grounds and orchards, with fantastic views!Relax by the private swimming pool surrounded by the valley below, and the surrou …see more
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 t… More
This old farmhouse, “Antico Casale”, dates back to the 16th century and is testimony of the wealth of the silk merchants who gave fame to Lucca throughout Europe. Rebuilt during the years, this amazing property have recently been restored to its origins owing to the …see more