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La Casa Padronale del Poggiolo – Home 335221 Farmhouse

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

La Casa Padronale del Poggiolo...

...or, Master's House... 215 sqm./2,300 sqf.... sleeps 6 persons is an 800 year old farm-house & vineyard built against the old perimeter walls of the Medieval Castle of Codiponte in the Lunigiana, the northwestern corner of Tuscany.

The farm-house is a village onto itself. The heart is the Aia... or, Courtyard. Its centerpiece is the twenty-five foot high arched walls of the old castle graced on one side by the chain of stone buildings which make up La Casa Padronale and on the other a stone building used once-upon-a-time for roasting chestnuts plus a working oven.

The original living quarters of Il Poggiolo were on the top most floor, today, called L'Appartamento Azzurro. The name comes from the soft-blue wall color. This apartment is the sleeping quarters for La Casa Padronale and is reached by taking a grassy ramp up from the Courtyard to its front door. The open-space has a loft with 2 single-beds reached by a ladder and down a short corridor is the Master Bedroom with a double-bed. Off the corridor is also the Bathroom. The main room has a small sitting area in front of an enclosed wood-burning fire-place, a six-pace dining table beside a basic service kitchen. Off the Master Bedroom is a terrace with lovely views of the village below and the olive & chestnut groves on the surrounding hills beyond.

The current living quarters of La Casa Padronale are on the ground floor a few steps above the Courtyard and past the dining Loggia. There, the principal entrance door leads directly into a large high-ceiling Living Room with 2 single-beds/sofas. Through an archway leads to a similarly large & high ceiling Dining Room, and then, a complete Kitchen. A low door leads back out to the dining Loggia. Below the Kitchen and past the huge wine-making barrels is a bathroom & laundry.

La Casa Padronale is decorated in an eclectic mix of period antiques, flea-market finds and the new, whether in the furniture, furnishings or artwork. The house was created to be a sophisticated yet charming & entertaining retreat.

Above the Courtyard and surrounding La Casa Padronale is 2,000 square meter garden of grassy terraces planted with fruit & olive tress. There is even a fish pond! There are plenty of chaises, chairs, rugs and cushion to sunbathe or nap under a shade tree.

A little something about Codiponte & the Lunigiana...

Codiponte is the home to 150 year-round residents. The population swells in the summer months to over 300. The village supports two convenience stores for basic food & cleaning items, a bar... The Social Center of the community... a green-grocer, an excellent butcher shop, "Macelleria da Massimo", and a few other shops for household & clothing items. Casola in Lunigiana, the next town above Codiponte, has a post-office, bank, the Carabinieri & similar food & retail shops. Gragnola, the next town below, has a grocery-store, bank, an assortment of shops like the other two towns and the train station for service to Aulla & Lucca. The nearest hospital is in Fivizzano, a 25 min. drive away.
 
The beauty of the Lunigiana is its convenient position on the Italian peninsula. The nearest beaches are a 40 minute drive away from Codiponte at Marinella. The resort town of Lerici on the Bay of the Poets is just as close. The Cinque Terre can be reached easily by train from Aulla or by ferry-boat from Porte Venere or La Spezia, about 45 minutes by car. Pisa and its airport, Parma & Lucca are all a little over an hour's drive away. Genoa & Florence are close enough for day-trips. The Apuane & Apennine Mountains are laced with stunning hiking & bike trails. And, for history buffs, there are over 120 castles & towers and innumerable Romanesque churches to visit & explore. The Lunigiana is also noted for its cucina locale... or, local cuisine, of sgabei, a fried bread served with salami e formaggi... panigacci, a rough flour crepe topped with various sauces from pesto, parmigiano & olive oil to a hearty meat sauce, the local pasta of testaroli and una tagliata of seared beef with rucola. And, as they say here... Buon appetito! 

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Families

  • Suitable for children over 5
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 2 Sofa Beds, 2 Single Beds
  • 2 Family bathrooms

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: (£169.74) €200.00
Smoking
No smoking at this property

Cancellations

Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 2 weeks before check-in.

2 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

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About the owner

Forrest S.
Calendar updated:
16 Apr 2019
Years listed:
6
Overall rating:
5

Languages spoken: English, French, Italian

This Farmhouse has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 26 Feb 2013. Located in Province of Massa Carrara, it has 2 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £822.

The property’s calendar was last updated on 16 Apr 2019.

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“Truly Unique Italian Experience”

Reviewed 22 Apr 2013

Gorgeous gardens and fascinating architecture--La Casa Padronale del Poggiolo is a truly unique Italian experience. The owners have been careful to preserve the beautiful, original features of this building, nestled in a medieval village surrounded by spectacular scenery. Staying here gave me a true taste of history, in a peaceful, relaxing, dreamlike setting. Personally, I could have spent my entire vacation in the garden eating figs and listening to the church bells. Lots of lovely walks in the area. The Amercian host is charming and easy to communicate with if you need him Highly recommended.

“Amore Codiponte”

Reviewed 20 Apr 2013

This was the perfect place to relax after 2 weeks of sightseeing with crowds of people. We wanted to visit Italy off the tourist path...a place to experience a serene more private Italy that few tourists ever get to see. Still, it was close to the Cinque Terra, Parma, Lucca and Florence which we reached by short drives or train rides. In Codiponte we strolled to Aqua Paradiso, visited the church, hiked to the old monastery and the castle ruins on the hill above the village. But mainly we relaxed in the loggia with books, took naps in the garden, and enjoyed the company of the lovely owner...who is a wealth of information about Italian ways and the surrounding area. When we wanted something to do he gave us ideas and directions on how to get there.The day trip to Cinque Terra is wonderful...be sure to hike the Via Del Amore. Lucca is an amazing walled city, about 1 hour away,where you can rent bikes and ride the top of the ancient wall (about 3 miles around) and have lunch in one of the many side walk cafes. If you want to relax, hike or sightsee you can do it all here. The apartment is a perfect combination of ancient charm and modern convenience that is beautifully decorated as well. The garden is so welcoming... overlooking the river and valley below, a perfect place for a glass of wine, a good book or a nap. All in all a great experience.

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