from £85 / night help Price for guests, Nights approx:
Al Melo Barn
- 2 bedrooms
- 6 sleeps
- min stay varies
Barn / 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6
- Swimming pool
- Great for children of all ages
- Car essential
- No pets allowed
- Private garden
- Great for children of all ages
- No pets allowed
Description from owner
Romantic, beautifully and sympathetically renovated barn, with private pool!!! Located in the heart of the Garfagnana, 1 hr 15 mins or so north of Lucca.With beamed ceilings and exposed stonework, along with traditional style windows and flooring, this is a real Tuscan gem!On the ground floor, there are two bedrooms, one double and one twin, each with double doors leading to terrace overlooking the countryside. There is also a shower room.On the first floor, but still on ground level due to sloped nature of terrain, there is a further shower rom, a living room with sofa bed, fireplace, DVD, CD, SKY SAT FLAT SCREEN TV (with movies and sports), and a well equipped kitchen/diner with washing machine, dishwasher, oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer. WIFI. (E25 per week payable on site) There are insect screens on windows throughout. The living area leads to outdoor eating area overlooking pool. There is a further eating area under a gazebo to the side of the house.Outside: Extensive grounds
Romantic, beautifully and sympathetically renovated barn, with private pool!!! Located in the heart of the Garfagnana, 1 hr 15 mins or so north of Lucca.With beamed ceilings and exposed stonework, along with traditional style windows and flooring, this is a real Tuscan gem!On the ground floor, there are two bedrooms, one double and one twin, each with double doors leading to terrace overlooking the countryside. There is also a shower room.On the first floor, but still on ground level due to sloped nature of terrain, there is a further shower rom, a living room with sofa bed, fireplace, DVD, CD, SKY SAT FLAT SCREEN TV (with movies and sports), and a well equipped kitchen/diner with washing machine, dishwasher, oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer. WIFI. (E25 per week payable on site) There are insect screens on windows throughout. The living area leads to outdoor eating area overlooking pool. There is a further eating area under a gazebo to the side of the house.Outside: Extensive grounds with views over open countryside and mountains in the background.... First part of gardens are enclosed for safety but guests are welcome to wander around the countryside. Private pool 8M x 4M. BBQ. Very private.
Location description from owner
The Tuscany region
The Tuscan Region of Italy is well known for its warm balmy summers, beautiful countryside, rolling hills, mouth - watering food, and of course its towns and villages, rich with mediaeval architecture…The Garfagnana region of Tuscany, often known as its 'Green Lung' is situated away from the milling crowds that can often be found at the most famous Tuscan locations and is totally unspoilt, remaining untouched by tourism. The scenery is spectacular, green and mountainous with views of both the Apuane and Appenine mountains at every turn…And, due to the altitude whilst the weather can be very hot, it is always pleasantly cool for sleeping…The food is usually home made, using home grown produce, and is typically simple and extremely tasty. Prices here remain very reasonable due to the fact that food is prepared with the locals, and not tourists in mind…The local wine is cheap and surprisingly drinkable!The pace of life is slow and peaceful – spend your days enjoying secluded picnics, swimming in rivers, or watching locals play bocce or 'cheese throwing'. Visit hundreds of ancient hill top villages, or relax at home basking in stunning scenery.For 'townie' days, visit the mediaeval towns of Barga, Lucca, Castelnuovo, with Pisa and Florence within easy reach too…This is Olde Worlde Italy
This cottage is set in a very private and incredibly peaceful setting, just outside of the village of Puglianella which is a small, well kept village situated around 1 h5 15 mins of Lucca in the heart of the Garfagnana hills. There is a village 2km either side of the house each of which has a good restaurant. Other villages with fuller facilities are around a 10 minute drive away, one of which has a private castle and a train station too.Less than a 20 minute drive away is the local historic market town of Castelnuovo, with its various bars & restaurants, supermarkets and well-known Thursday morning market.For days when one wishes to explore further afield, the stunning walled mediaeval city of Lucca is just over an hour away. Only a 40 minute drive is the popular mediaeval town of Barga, with its cobbled streets, wealth of restaurants, Cathedral, beautiful architecture, regular music festivals and great views!Grotta del Vento, the wind caves is a 45 minute drive, and is worth a day out.Pisa, for exploring the tower and of course for the airport is a 90 minute or so drive, with Florence circa 2 hrs.More locally, there are plenty of opportunities to explore local towns, hill top villages, to walk and picnic, ride horses, fish, zip wire through the trees, visit the local fortress or the National Parks, swim in the river, or simply relax.A good choice for a country stay but with reachable facilities. Pure relaxation!
Bed & bathroom
- 1 Double Bed, 1 Sofa Bed, 2 Single Beds
- 2 Shower rooms
- Wi-Fi available
- Private outdoor pool (unheated)
- Private garden
- Balcony or terrace
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- Satellite TV
- Video player
- DVD player
- CD player
- Linen provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
Lorraine Venturelli (Property Manager Tuscan Retreats Ltd)
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- Calendar updated:
- 15 Jul 2016
- Years listed:
- Based in:
- United Kingdom
Languages spoken: English, Italian
This Barn has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 06 May 2014. Located in Camporgiano, it has 5 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £600 to £945.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 15 Jul 2016.
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– based on 5 reviews
- Very Good
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!
This was our third time at this property and it has never failed to disappoint. This is a fantastic property if you want a relaxing 'get away from it all' holiday. The pool area is exceptional and local amenities are wonderful but laid back. The owners are fabulous and really look after their guests.
Thank you for taking the time to submit a review, and we are so glad you love this place enough to come back again and again. We hope to welcome you another time!
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