This spacious and airy property has been renovated with a great deal of care, and boasts original chestnut beams, hand made chestnut windows (some of which are traditional tuscan style arched windows) and exposed stonework.
Modern comforts have not been forgotten and there are 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms (two of which are en-suite), large kitchen a living/dining area, and a 'quiet room' leading from the dining room.... Each room has a wonderful view, and one can even bathe in the bathroom with a stunning view of the famous Uomo Morto, part of the Apuane mountain range!
The design of the villa makes it ideal for large groups, each requiring some privacy from the other, in terms of bedroom, living and kitchen space, but still wishing to spend time together. It is possible for all to dine together both inside and out.
Outside, there is the beautiful private pool (6M x 12M with internal steps) and the very spacious sunbathing terrace on one side, and grassed area surrounding the rest.
The gardens have a feeling of maturity, with many mature trees, shrubs, flowers and even rockery areas, designed in such a manner so as not to detract from the amazing views of the mountains (including the famous Uomo Morto) beyond.
A peaceful retreat, yet less than 5 minutes into town by car, and within walking distance of a restaurant, situated inside the walls of the local fortress - a real treat!
Enter villa into enormous open plan L shaped kitchen living diner with :
Beamed ceilings throughout
2 balconies leading from living room
Modern kitchen with oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer
Living area with comfy sofas and fireplace
TV, DVD, CD player
Enormous dining table
Dining area leads through to 'quiet room' with further comfortable seating.
Also on this floor is ground floor shower room.
The entire floor is spacious and is filled with light courtesy of the enormous windows/doors, two of which lead to small outdoor terrace.
Free Wireless Internet . Guests to bring own computer.
4 large bedrooms, three of which are double rooms, and one of which can be double or twin.
Two of the double rooms have their own en-suite shower rooms, and one is especially romantic, with double doors leading to small balcony, and own original feature fireplace.
There is also a family bathroom, with bathtub on this floor (relax with a glass of wine admiring the mountains!).
Lower ground floor -
On the lower ground floor there is further good quality living accommodation (with independent entrance) comprising 2 bedrooms (one double and one twin) and one shower room. One of the bedrooms has double doors leading out to patio area
This floor is where the second kitchen/living/diner is situated which has double doors leading outside, and dining table, sofa, as well as fully equipped kitchen. (oven, hob, fridge/freezer)
Wood burning stove.
The washing machine is situated in the utility room accessed externally.
There are extensive mature gardens, and a pool (6M x 12M, with internal steps), spacious sunbathing area, BBQ, Table Tennis, eating terrace and breathtaking views.
Pool towels can be provided on request.
Please note there is a security deposit of €400 payable on arrival for this property
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom, 2 en suites and 2 shower rooms|
|Check in time:||16:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|Nearest beach||Forte dei Marmi 43 km|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Pisa 75 km, Nearest railway: Castelnuovo di Garfagnana 2 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, Table tennis, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Single Beds (4), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|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|
Plenty of parking for up to 6 cars.6m x 12m Private swimming pool. Pool open from mid May to mid September.
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 medieval 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.
The farmhouse is situated in the heart of the Garfagnana, with stunning 360 views of the Appenines, Apuane Alps and the famous 'Uomo Morto'. Whilst ideal for a peaceful, rural away from it all holiday, this property offers the convenience of town too, with the famous market town of Castelnuovo less than a 5 minute drive away.
Indeed the beautiful fortress, with commanding views over the valley and the mountains beyond, and noted for its classical music events, is 10 minutes on foot & here one will find a good quality restaurant serving excellent local food.. The town itself has a famous weekly market, bars, restaurants, shops, and train station for easy exploring. Drive times are: Castelnuovo 3 mins or so Mediaeval town of Barga - 15 minutes Lucca - 45 minutes Pisa - 1 hour 15 minutes Florence - 90 minutes National Park of Orrechiella - 30 mins Walking, horseriding, and picnic opportunities straight from the door!