Villa in medieval village of Sillico, near Lucca with private swimming pool – Home 84329 Villa
- 3 bedrooms
- 6 sleeps
- min stay varies
Villa in medieval village of Sillico, near Lucca with private swimming pool – Home 84329
- 3 bedrooms
- sleeps 6
- min stay varies
Villa / 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6
- Nearest beach 50 km
- Swimming pool
- Child friendly
- Car advised
- Pet friendly
- Private garden
Description from owner
- Great for children of all ages
- Pets welcome
- High chair available
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: King Bed
Bedroom 2: King Bed
Bedroom 3: 2 Single Beds
- 2 Family bathrooms
- Wi-Fi available
- Private outdoor pool (unheated)
- Mountain Views
- Private garden
- Balcony or terrace
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- High chair available
- Video player
- DVD player
- CD player
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
Interaction with guest
- Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
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: (£132.74) €150.00
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
- Average reply time:
- 2 hours 43 minutes
- Response rate:
- Calendar updated::
- 21 Feb 2018
- Years listed:
- Based in:
- 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 29 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £531 to £1328.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 21 Feb 2018.
Map and how to get there
– based on 29 reviews
- Very Good
We have just returned after a wonderful time in this stunning villa. We are a family of four including a 21yr old daughter and 16yr old son. After driving up the long winding road which takes about 10-15 mins once you leave Pieve Fosciana we were greeted by Yvonne who welcomed us to her beautiful property. Our first piece of advice is a car is a must! As it is needed to explore the region. We enjoyed some nice lazy days basking in the sunshine with some of the most wonderful views we have witnessed. The weather was so nice that we were able to enjoy the pool on many occasions. The small village of Sillico has a very nice restaurant which is only yards away from the villa, and we would often spend time enjoying lengthy lunches and sipping the local wine. The staff and owners are so nice at the restaurant and even though their English and my Italian wasn't the best we still laughed and enjoyed the welcome they always gave. The pizza oven is fantastic, Yvonne sent us all the instructions to work the outdoor oven. Their is a small shop which is part inside the restaurant, plus a Coop in Pieve Fosciana. You do pass a larger super market when driving from the airport and if you plan to spend time in the villa cooking with the family it might be worth stopping off as you drive by. We drove over the Tuscan hills to Forte Dei Marmi to spend time at Versilla beach, which is described as the Cannes of Italy. If considering to do the same you will need to book into one of the beach clubs as there isn't any public areas. We managed to find one of the cheaper clubs and had a cabana for €50 for the day. We also visited Pisa and drove into the city. Car parking is easy and there is quite a few car parks near the tower and cathedral. You will need to book if you would like to climb the tower steps as time slots are given out. We also visited the zip line and climbing at Selva del Buffardello in San Romano which is great fun. The restaurant in Pieve Fosciana, Il Pozzo is worth a visit! Overall this property and area is simply stunning and would recommend it to everyone.
Owner's reply: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm glad Casa Laura and the surrounding area lived up to your expectations. The pizza oven isn't as easy to use as you would expect, so if your pizzas turned out well, well done.
“Excellent Villa in Totally Relaxing Surroundings”
My wife and I and some friends wanted to get away from it all and this Villa totally met our requirements! It was in the village of Sillico about1.5 hours from Pisa airport by hire car and a very pleasant ride. The last 6kms or so are on a bendy road but the views from the villa were spectacular! There were five adults in our group. Our bedrooms were spacious as were the other rooms. The kitchen was enormous and had all the facilities we could wish for. The lounge had a TV and there was a huge selection of films to watch and loads of books, not that we got to watch any as the weather was so good! We loved that the house was remained totally "cool" during the hot weather and this applied to the bedrooms as well. It was up to you as to whether you kept the shutters open or closed. Outside there was a really good swimming pool and an authentic pizza oven, both of which we used.Our pizzas turned out superbly! Within the briefest of walks was the Village Restaurant and shop. We ate there mostly in the evenings and the food was locally sourced and cooked to perfection. The people were so friendly. We visited Florence for our main day out and then some local villages. The nearby weekly market is not to be missed. There were very good shopping facilities ten minutes away and the Prosecco and wine was amazingly cheap and good. The villa gave us everything we wished for - a week of real Tuscany in the most amazing setting. Yvonne, the owner, sent us really clear instructions on how to get to the villa and she met us there to explain everything we needed to know. She couldn't have been more helpful. I loved this place, as did the others. Can't wait to return!
Owner's reply: I'm very glad Casa Laura and the surrounding area lived up to your expectations and that you all had a good holiday. Our local restaurant is a real asset to the village and I have no hesitation in recommending it to my guests. I look forward to welcoming you back.
“Stunning views and home comforts”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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.
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.”
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.
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