Situated high in Garfagnana, on the outskirts of the village of Caprignana, with dramatic mountain views which we would consider to be the best in the area, Caprignana, is a very sympathetically restored quality Country House and large private pool.
The spacious, light and airy property is a 3 bedroom apartment with a real traditional feel, with all modern comforts. There are plenty of beamed ceilings, traditional style flooring in some rooms, and quality solid wood floors in the ‘night zones’. Much of the furniture is hand made, as are the kitchens, and the chestnut wood windows…
Finished to a high standard, there are 3 large bedrooms in total, 2 of which lead out onto a terrace with stunning mountain and garden views.
There are 2 bathrooms, one of which is an en suite shower room, whilst there is also a luxury family bathroom with shower cubicle and separate bathtubs.
For daytime living there is a good quality open plan living/kitchen/diner, giving plenty of space to gather together. There is also a large dining terrace overlooking the garden (with table, chairs and umbrella and relaxing chairs).
The kitchen is equipped with oven, 5 ring hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave, and there is a flat screen SAT TV DVD player and CD player.
Outside, as well as the terrace there is a brand new infinity style pool 6M x 12M plus Roman steps, for the sole use of guests, and decked sunbathing area. Enclosed garden, plenty of parking, BBQ & wood oven and totally stunning views!
NB the other apartment in the house (with separate entrance) is occupied by the owner and his partner (they do not use pool, are usually out at work and of course fully respect privacy of guests). They do want you to have a great time and will be at hand to help out if you need anything.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Pisa 97 km, Nearest railway: Piazza al Serchio 4.4 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Furniture||Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
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
Situated in an edge of village location, the property is within easy walking distance of a bar (which will provide basic snacks too) and little grocers shop. Beside the bar is the village . Situated in an edge of village location, the property is within easy walking distance of a bar (which will provide basic snacks too) and little grocers shop. Beside the bar is the village. The property is only a few minutes drive from the Orecchiella National Park, ideal for walking and close to the fortress of Verrucole, with Orzaglia, the village where locals still do; cheese rolling at weekends within walking distance. There are plenty of hilltop villages, walking and picnicking opportunities in the immediate vicinity, but other distances are: Market town of Castelnuovo 25 minutes ; Mediaeval town of Barga 40 minutes ; Lucca, 90 minutes ; Pisa 120 minutes; Florence 2 hrs 25 minutes.