The house has a very modern, well equipped kitchen and extensive indoor and outdoor dining facilities suitable for a large group.
The four bedrooms, 2 doubles and two twins, are en-suite and two have access to a balcony. There is a large sitting room and an additional bathroom as well as a covered patio area outside for shaded dining.
Furnished with a tasteful mix of antique and modern furniture, this house pervades Italian style.
With only a five minute walk to the nearest restaurant, which doubles as the village shop, nothing could be more convenient. The restaurant is of a high standard, specialising in local produce and is popular with discerning Italians from all over the region.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 4 en suites|
|Nearest beach||Forti dei Marmi 45 km|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Pisa 70 km, Nearest railway: Castelnuovo di Garfagnana 3 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (2), Single Beds (4), Cots available (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details outdoors|
The villa has a superb 12 metre pool, with sun loungers and deck chairs. On particularly hot days these can be moved a few feet to under the large sheltered patio, which has a superb wooden dining table. From the villa and pool there is a view up the Garfagnana Valley and towards the Appenine mountains. At dusk the imposing castle overlooking Castelnuovo lights up, adding to the atmosphere.
Days of entry are negotiable.
Rental includes final cleaning, bed linen and towels.
Tuscany is the most popular region of Italy, famous for its wonderful climate, landscape, and art treasures.
The famous "art" cities of Florence, Sienna and Lucca are huge attractions, whilst the culinary tradition is there to be savoured.
Locally, there are some highly attractive villages, and the town of Barga is well known for its beauty, and Opera, Jazz and food festivals.
The area is well known for its excellent value cooking, using the best of local ingredients. A typical set lunch with 4 choices of pasta course, and 4 choices of main course costs only 9 euro inclusive of bread, wine and coffee. It is possible to have a multi-course traditional Sunday lunch or dinner with ample wine, coffee and liquors for less than 25 euro.
Garfagnana is the best area in Tuscany for walking. The scenery is superb.
We have links with an outdoor activities company who offer guided walks and climbing, mountain biking, canoeing and world class gorge walking.
There are local festivals throughout the year, notably in summer.