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Cottage San Michele – Home 1657377 Cottage

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 9 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Cottage San Michele – Home 1657377

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  • Cottage
  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 9
  •  min stay varies

Cottage / 4 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 9

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 56 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from manager

Description

Beautifully refurbished traditional stone cottage with private pool in unique location!

Filled with original features including beamed ceilings, traditional flooring, lintels over windows, original stone staircases and flagstone courtyard, this 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom property has been recently renovated using traditional, and where possible the original materials to create just the right ambience, for a different holiday!

Situated in perfect peace next to a trout stream this private cottage is ideal for those seeking a truly different holiday. Whilst there is a private pool, there is also the river which is a great adventure for children to play in if they bring their wellies/jellies.

The grounds are perfect for secluded picnics, with just the sounds of the river. It is extremely difficult to gain permission for a pool beside such an historic building, and in a riverside location so this property is quite unique..

This is a perfect choice for a totally 'alternative'

Beautifully refurbished traditional stone cottage with private pool in unique location!

Filled with original features including beamed ceilings, traditional flooring, lintels over windows, original stone staircases and flagstone courtyard, this 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom property has been recently renovated using traditional, and where possible the original materials to create just the right ambience, for a different holiday!

Situated in perfect peace next to a trout stream this private cottage is ideal for those seeking a truly different holiday. Whilst there is a private pool, there is also the river which is a great adventure for children to play in if they bring their wellies/jellies.

The grounds are perfect for secluded picnics, with just the sounds of the river. It is extremely difficult to gain permission for a pool beside such an historic building, and in a riverside location so this property is quite unique..

This is a perfect choice for a totally 'alternative' holiday, staying away from it all in authentic, but comfortable accommodation, beside the river, and with great opportunity for walking. This would be a wonderful family holiday, and I imagine it would be impossible to tear children away from all this outdoor experience.

Additional property information.

Ground floor : Enter into hallway, with original stone stair case. The hallway leads on the left to a dining room, with plenty of room for all to dine in comfort, and this room leads through to a utility room with washing machine, freezer and downstairs WC .

To the right of the hallway is a traditional style kitchen, with counter top oven, hob, dishwasher and fridge, and an original 'vetrina' for housing crockery . The kitchen has two windows.
Through the kitchen and into the living room with original fireplace, 2 fireside chairs and a corner sofa. Original vetrina,TV/DVD/Cd, and door leading out to courtyard. WIFI
First floor:
Up the traditional stone stairs to: Two double bedrooms, both with two windows.
One twin bedroom.
Two brand new shower rooms, each with shower cubicle, bidet, WC and sink
. Second floor: Into 'Quiet room' - a loft style room with conservatory style furniture, ideal for relaxing away from the rest of the group, or for use as a 'den' for older children.
Quiet room leads into further bedroom with a double bed and single bed.

NB - head height in this room is full height in places but beams do come down as low as 1.5M in some areas.

All rooms have beamed ceilings and some exposed stonework.

Outside:
The house is surrounded by a traditional style courtyard with original feel stones.
This area is ideal for dining al fresco and has a BBQ.
Further covered eating area offering shade overlooking pool
The courtyard leads to the garden where there is a private gated saline water swimming pool of 10M x 4M
.Ping Pong.
The garden is edged by some woodland on one side, and the trout stream on the other. There is parking under the garden for when gue
sts use 'river road' which is pretty steep but quite navigable, or over the mediaeval bridge when coming on foot (200M away) .

Location description from manager

The Tuscany region

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

San Romano in Garfagnana

San Michele is situated in the heart of the Garfagnana hills approximately 1 hour north of Lucca. The village is split into two by the River Serchio which is a trout stream, with the 'historic village' on one side, and the 'new village' on the other. The 'historic village', which is where the cottage is located, is best described as a small medieaval hamlet, and consists of only a handful of houses, and a 'castle' which is still inhabited by locals in the summer. Properties are reached on foot, via original mule track style 'roads'. This olde worlde hamlet is accessible only on foot, over a mediaeval bridge, although in the summer the cottage itself is also accessible by driving over the 'river road'.

There is a free (and cleverly hidden from view) car park just before the footbrige if you dont want to take your car over the 'river road' Staying here, is pure peace, with only the sound of the river running, and the occasional church bell to accompany your thoughts. It is also a unique experience, staying in a peaceful hamlet that has not changed for hundreds of years, and a great adventure for children. The house itself is surrounded on one side by an ample garden with pool , a small woodland, and is bordered by the beautiful trout stream.

Whilst set in the middle of a time warp, one can walk to the local village of Piazza al Serchio for provisions, a couple of bars, a couple of restaurants, and a train station for easy exploring. There is also a pizzeria a 10 minute walk or so away, ran by the owners of the house, where you will receive preferential treatment - if you can tear yourselves away from the house! For days further afield, Lucca is one hour, Barga 35 minutes, Pisa 1 hr 30 mins; Florence 2 hrs. The local market town of Castelnuovo is just a 20 minute drive, and there are plenty of hill top villages to visit, as well as the National Parks....

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • 3 Double Beds, 3 Single Beds
  • 2 Shower rooms

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Table tennis
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Payment
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the manager

Tuscan Retreats Ltd
Response rate:
90%
Calendar updated::
24 Mar 2017
Years listed:
7
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, Italian


This Cottage has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 9. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 06 May 2014. Located in San Romano in Garfagnana, it has 3 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £895 to £1510.

The Manager has a response rate of 90% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 24 Mar 2017.

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“Tuscan delight”

Reviewed 19 Sep 2015

We have a wonderful week at Cottage San Michel. Perfect house, gorgeous grounds, stunning surroundings, the ideal distance from the village to stretch our legs and get the daily bread and shop (with a dip in the river on the way!). Our arrival was aided by the helpful info pack, the fact that the owners have a pizzeria and we were able to get food after 10pm and be guided to the house to avoid end-of-the-road lost-and-tired syndrome. We'd been to Tuscany 3 or 4 times before. I'd def stay here again. PS make sure you visit Castelnuovo's Friday Market and book for a lunchtime tasting at Osteria Vecchio Mulino - leading the way in promoting good produce PAT style (prodotti agroalimentari tradizionali). Yum.

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