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3 bedroom Tuscan villa in medieval village of Sillico with lovely private swimming pool and terrace – Home 84329 Villa

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

3 bedroom Tuscan villa in medieval village of Sillico with lovely private swimming pool and terrace – Home 84329

Excellent Excellent – based on 26 reviews

  • Villa
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Villa / 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Close to Castelnuovo di Garfagnana the capital of the Garfagnana valley, Sillico is a delightful medieval village dating back as far as 1500's when it was home to one of the most notorious bandits of the region, Il Moro. The village sits 700 meters above sea level and offers panoramic views of the Apuan Alps and Apennines mountains.

The village is full of character and history and has a bar with an outside terrace providing those all important views, a popular restaurant and small local shop providing basic supplies.

Casa Laura, consists of three double bedrooms, two bathrooms, lounge with DVD facilities and a study with internet access.

The modern kitchen is spacious and well equipped.

There is a large partly covered terrace area adjacent to the swimming pool which is ideal for al fresco dining and general relaxing. The house also includes a wood burning pizza oven and off street parking for two cars.

Further details indoors

Casa Laura's

Close to Castelnuovo di Garfagnana the capital of the Garfagnana valley, Sillico is a delightful medieval village dating back as far as 1500's when it was home to one of the most notorious bandits of the region, Il Moro. The village sits 700 meters above sea level and offers panoramic views of the Apuan Alps and Apennines mountains.

The village is full of character and history and has a bar with an outside terrace providing those all important views, a popular restaurant and small local shop providing basic supplies.

Casa Laura, consists of three double bedrooms, two bathrooms, lounge with DVD facilities and a study with internet access.

The modern kitchen is spacious and well equipped.

There is a large partly covered terrace area adjacent to the swimming pool which is ideal for al fresco dining and general relaxing. The house also includes a wood burning pizza oven and off street parking for two cars.

Further details indoors

Casa Laura's accommodation is divided over two floors; the ground floor consists of the lounge and study area, a kitchen which incorporates a dining area, a bathroom and the twin bedroom. The kitchen is well equipped with a five ring gas cooker,granite worktops and in conjunction with the rest of the house its style is a blend of modern and traditional. The bedroom easily accommodates two twin beds and also houses the washing machine. Upstairs you will find two double bedrooms both of which have breathtaking views over the valley and a modern bathroom.

Further details outdoors

The large terrace is accessible from the first floor and provides a convivial space for al fresco dining and general relaxing. The swimming pool is of a timber construction, (7.35 meters x 3.5 meters x 1.20meters) blending into the environment and the built in wooden bench seating offers a great resting place to dry off whilst enjoying the view.

Location description from owner

The Tuscany region

Tuscany is well known for is rich history, art, natural beauty, delicious food and good quality wines. The historic and culturally rich cities of Lucca and Florence are within easy reach for a day trip and closer to home we have Barga with its unspoiled streets and squares full of great charm and its 13th century Cathedral. A trip to the coast takes you through breathtaking scenery and the quarries from which Michelangelo sourced the marble for his famous works of art. Viareggio is a popular seaside resort adjacent to Torre del Lago where Puccini lived and worked in his final years.

Pieve Fosciana

The Garfagnana is situated in the northern part of Tuscany, nestled between the Apuan Alps and the Tuscan Appennine mountains. It is a region rich in local traditions, natural beauty and breathtaking views. In order to protect its beauty in 1985 it was designated a natural park. Naturally the area provides great walking country and from Sillico there are a series of clearly marked walks of varying length and difficulty enabling you to discover the territory and enjoy this wonderful landscape. There are countless mountain top villages to explore and during the summer months many of the villages have festivals. On three evenings in July and August Sillico hosts one of the best. The village is transported back to medieval times, its residents are all in period costume and the cobbled streets lit only by torches. A four course menu is on offer, each course being enjoyed at a different location around the village enabling the guests to really soak up the atmosphere of medieval village life. In contrast Barga holds regular Jazz events throughout the summer and Piazza al Serchio hosts the Accordion National Championships. There are no shortage of good local restaurants offering traditional, reasonable priced menus, one of the most well known, Il Pozzo is only 7 kms away in the village of Pieve Fosciana. Most villages have a weekly market were you can buy fresh, seasonal fruit and vegetables, and wandering through the numerous other stalls is a very pleasant way to spend a morning.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: King Bed
    Bedroom 3: 2 Single Beds
  • 2 Family bathrooms

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Smoking
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About the owner

Yvonne M
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated::
11 Jan 2017
Years listed:
7
Based in:
Italy
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, Italian


This Villa has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 10 Mar 2009. Located in Pieve Fosciana, it has 26 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £658 to £1272.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 11 Jan 2017.

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“Stunning views and home comforts”

Reviewed 8 Sep 2015

Our family group of 4 had a great fortnight at Casa Laura. The villa is well equipped and laid out over two floors, each area functions well for cooking, DVD viewing, relaxing etc. extras included the darts board which inspired a competitive league between the boys...The views are wonderful across the valley, and the village an interesting place to explore, the restaurant/bar/shop really adding to the community. it's a mountain setting so the roads do wind around, but you quickly get used to negotiating your way. We also used the train, having day trips to Florence and Pisa. We'd also recommend Lucca and Barga, especially for history buffs. The unexpected bonuses were the waymarked trails starting off from village which give the chance to explore the local countryside more closely without danger of getting lost.

“A beautiful house in a perfect setting”

Reviewed 28 Aug 2012

The views from the house are absolutely breathtaking.Sillico is a lovely village with a Shop/Bar/Restaurant about 50 yards from the house. There are plenty of signposted walks in the vicinity. The house is exceptionally well equipped and furnished and even has a working pizza oven. Delfo and Yvonne are the perfect hosts. I can't recommend it too highly and look forward to returning in the future.

“Bees, birds and goats' bells”

Reviewed 16 Jul 2012

We have just returned from a glorious stay in Casa Laura, perched on the edge of Sillico, a beautiful village high up in the clean air and with stunning views. Endless blue skies and sunshine added to the experience. We were lucky enough to be able to go to the annual Slow food festival in the village square and spent many happy hours on the balcony of the local restaurant enjoying their good food and friendly service. The villa is lovely, with all mod cons and the pool was a real tonic. We visited Lucca - beautiful, Barga - gorgeous, the coast and amazing mountain routes between the coast and Castelnuovo. The peace and tranquility were so welcome and we were sad to leave. I hope to return very soon.

“Great location, nice villa”

Reviewed 14 Jul 2012

Casa Laura is a proper house, lived in by the owners during the winter. Everything works, the kitchen reflects the fact that one of the owners was a restaurant owner, the pool is small but lovely, the bathrooms are modern and efficient. The location is terrific, the house and the village have wonderful views, and there is a good local bar/restaurant within 50 metres, which also serves as a simple shop. There is a caveat, which didn't matter to us. The village is 7 kilometres up a very steep and winding road from Pieve Fosciana, the nearest town. The price is a 15 minute, slightly challenging, drive to the supermarket, other restaurants and the main road. The reward is seclusion, peace and lovely views. We will go again.

“Beautiful house will all amenities in a stunning mountain location”

Reviewed 6 Jun 2012

We rented this house for a full month for a family celebration. It is located above Pieve Fosciana, 7km up a mountain road overlooking the stunning Garfagnana valley. The house is used as a family home part of the year, and it showed. Ornaments, paintings, CD's, books, Videos were all left in place making it feel very homely. The kitchen was also very well equipped (although we did not attempt to use the pizza oven!). Outside there is a lovely part covered terrace for outside dining, a small swimming pool and a garden area for relaxing or playing boules. Ample parking for up to 3 cars. Two nicely decorated bathrooms with shower and 3 bedrooms. We needed an extra bed for a 7th person and this was no trouble. The owner was very sympatic and responsive. The village also has a decent restaurant only 50m from the front door! From here you can visit easily Pisa and Lucca or take a trip to the coast at Viareggio. Pieve Fosciana offers a good choice of bars and restaurants and the local shop even opens on Sunday!

“House beautifully equipped with stunning views in a 'getaway from it all' location”

Reviewed 30 Sep 2011

House has everything anyone would need for a comfortable stay. The advertised description of the house was very accurate, and owners very obliging and keen to ensure your stay is perfect. Stunning views across the valley,but visitors need to be aware of the very steep, narrow road with very sharp bends before arriving at your destination. Local area beautiful, lovely restaurants, friendly people. Car essential, but other areas easily accessible by train from Lucca. One of our best holidays.

“Fan-tas-tic !”

Reviewed 5 Sep 2011

We had the most amazing time at Casa Laura, the owners are very nice and helpful. The photos are not giving the house justice, and don't get me started on the view from the pool. Very charming village on the top of the Toscanian village, we are looking forward to plan our next visit there in this very same house !

“A lovely stay, in a beautiful area, in a well loved home.”

Reviewed 24 Aug 2011

We arrived after a long journey to be greeted by the owners, and made to feel so at home. Casa Laura is a lovely villa, and one of the best equipped ones we have ever stayed in. It is well fitted out for all ages, with loads of videos, CD's, (great music system), books, games, wi-fi etc. Sillico itself is a small village with a lot of heart - not just a collection of buildings. We were lucky enough to be there while there were a couple of festivals on - the wheat threshing & the medieval pageant, where we had the joy of wandering around the village on sunset, by candelight, enjoying a 4 station local meal. Was quite fantastic. The local restaurant (which is only a stone's throw away), is very freindly & welcoming, with the little shop there as well. We found it very well placed, for being able to enjoy the many lovely local walks; exploring the Garfagnana area, and the easy access by train (from Castelnuovo de Garfagnana - 20 minutes drive down the hill) to Lucca, Pisa & Florence. Our stay there with four teenagers/young adults was enjoyed by all, and topped off with them making pizza's in the wood fired oven at the villa.The veiws from the villa are quite fantastic, be it morning, evening/sunset or even cloudy! The owners were very helpful & hospitable, and very available for us be it queries, information, advise, etc. A lovely place to stay.

“A beautiful base for a "get away from it all" holiday in Tuscany”

Reviewed 4 Aug 2011

The interior of the villa is finished to a very high standard as it is the owners home through the winter months and they were very helpful . The views from the two main bedrooms and the Pool and lawn area are stunning. Sillico is a charming village perched on a hill top and it is like stepping back in time to walk through the narrow cobbled lanes (no car access). The locals were very friendly and welcoming although little English spoken, which was great as it meant we had to learn some simple Italian. The restaurant in the village is good and quite reasonable, there is also a small shop in the back of the restaurant. The one braw back for some might be the road up to the village, being very steep and winding and taking about 10 - 15 mins from the small town of Pieve Fosciana, but this is soon mastered and is a wonderfull drive through the traditional managed Chestnut woodland of the region.

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