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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in San Romano in Garfagnana – Home 5563132 Farmhouse

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in San Romano in Garfagnana – Home 5563132

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  • Farmhouse
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Farmhouse / 4 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 55 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

Description from manager

Description

Restored traditional country house with private swimming pool (12m x 6m)

Perfectly situated for exploring the beautiful Garfagnana, and Lucca province, this delightful 4 bedroom house is set 1 hour or so north of Lucca.

A wonderful feature of this lovely property - along with the shady porch area - is the extensive covered loggia which runs along the front of the house, perfect for alfresco dining and relaxing. From here, and from the splendid pool, which features a hydro-massage area there are wonderful views over the valley to the wooded hills.

This 4 bed stone cottage boasts 2 double bedrooms and 2 twin rooms, along with two shower rooms and a further WC. There is a third shower room accessible form garden.

There is a large comfy double aspect living room with open fire, TV, DVD, CD player and Free Wifi. A traditional style kitchen diner with washing machine, dishwasher, 5 ring hob, counter top oven, microwave, toaster etc ,and fridge/freezer

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Restored traditional country house with private swimming pool (12m x 6m)

Perfectly situated for exploring the beautiful Garfagnana, and Lucca province, this delightful 4 bedroom house is set 1 hour or so north of Lucca.

A wonderful feature of this lovely property - along with the shady porch area - is the extensive covered loggia which runs along the front of the house, perfect for alfresco dining and relaxing. From here, and from the splendid pool, which features a hydro-massage area there are wonderful views over the valley to the wooded hills.

This 4 bed stone cottage boasts 2 double bedrooms and 2 twin rooms, along with two shower rooms and a further WC. There is a third shower room accessible form garden.

There is a large comfy double aspect living room with open fire, TV, DVD, CD player and Free Wifi. A traditional style kitchen diner with washing machine, dishwasher, 5 ring hob, counter top oven, microwave, toaster etc ,and fridge/freezer

Outside, is the 'piece di resistance' – firstly there is a covered living room leading from the internal lounge, complete with lighting and conservatory style furniture, then there is the extensive covered loggia with al fresco dining and relaxing facilities. The views from here over the private pool and the stunning countryside give a real sensation of peace…

Also in the grounds is the private pool of 12M x 6M with Roman Steps for sitting. This great pool also has its own hydro - massage area.

There is plenty of space for playing, and a good sized BBQ too…

Location description from manager

The Tuscany region

The Garfagnana

is an area exceptionally rich in nature, and is one of Tuscany's best kept secrets! When the rest of Tuscany is busy with people and traffic, the unspoilt Garfagnana is having another quiet and peaceful day. Thanks to its location in the green lush Serchio River valley north of Lucca and Pisa, surrounded by two mountain ranges, the area remains largely unaffected by tourism. The Apennines and the marble mountains of the Apuane dominate the area, and provide spectacular views. You cannot see or hear the noise of the cities, but you are still close enough to experience them.

Nature is at its best here - canyons carved out of rock, mountain pastures, basins extracted from ancient glaciers, rock arches silhouetted against the mountains and lakes derived from the construction of dams. There are pastures and chestnut groves developed from old forests, fruit of the thousands of settlements that have taken place over time. It is a vibrant area where the culture and natural character have been preserved thanks to the existence of parks and nature reserves.

From the northern end of the Garfagnana, the river Serchio winds roughly parallel with the coast for about 30 miles down to Lucca. There is some industry on the flatter valley bottom but the sides generally run up quite swiftly into a patchwork of woods and farms, and green countryside.

The skies feel spacious, because the summits of the mountains lie well back providing stunning vistas, and giving room for spectacular sunsets!

The largest towns in the region are Barga and Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, but the area is a scattering of small communities, and hilltop villages whose orchards, vineyards and grazing lands are separated by oak and chestnut forest.

For the tourist there is an abundance of landscapes, picturesque villages, churches and castles, good traditional local fresh food and wine, and a wealth of time to relax in peace in the atmosphere of yesteryear.

Come from Mid May to Mid June and enjoy the fireflies twinkling around the countryside with their 'fairy' lights – a real sight to see! Or in August when one can relax outside in the evenings and see shooting starts whizzing past…Such experiences are just magical…

What to do in the Garfagnana

When people think of Tuscany, they think of rolling hills, villas and cypress trees. In Garfagnana there are mountains and alpine scenery.



Country Activities

The area is great for walking the many great marked trails, trekking, horse-riding and biking through the amazing and lush tranquil valley, and kayaking on mountain lakes. There is fishing both in the rivers (famous for their trout) and lakes too. Not forgetting the many medieval villages and old fortresses worth exploring, pretty local towns, busy little markets, and plenty of opportunity for sunbathing and picnics, there's something for everyone.



Days out
If you are looking for a cultural day out, or just fancy meandering through pretty towns and feasting on pastries and ice cream, there are many local sights of interest that can be visited:



Barga

With its cobbled lanes and impressive duomo with panoramic view, Barga is a naturally beautiful and quaint town, untouched by mass tourism. It's is a gem: ancient, immaculate and prosperous. In an incredible location, it has retained its medieval foundations, narrow streets, tiny squares and steep stairwells. There are many good restaurants, bars, gelaterias and patisseries too for when exploring is just too much!

Of an evening, especially in July, the town comes alive with live free music in its many Squares, markets under the stars, and traditional festas.



Castelnuovo di Garfagnana

This splendid medieval county town provides excellent facilities. The region's 'capital', is guarded by its Rocca, a castle decorated in the best 14th century manner. This is also reflected in its piazzas and pavement cafés. It has plenty of bars and restaurants, a good selection of shops and a lively market on Thursday mornings.



Lucca\"Lucca

Lucca is a wonderful small city protected by massively thick 16th-century walls, which are still intact, and around which one can stroll or cycle. The historic centre within the walls features some of Italy's finest medieval and Renaissance architecture, superb dining, antique markets, designer shopping, and classical and rock music festivals. Easy to access from Lucca are the stunning nearby Lucchese Villas in the surrounding hills and the Wine Trail or 'Strada del Vino'.



Pisa

Pisa is known throughout the world for its famous Leaning Tower, but there is so much more to Pisa than this striking landmark. This ecclesiastical city began life as a seaside settlement around 3,000 years ago and was first laid out in the mid-eleventh century. Pisa is crammed full of wonderful, historical monuments and buildings dating back many hundreds of years and much of the city has retained its medieval appearance. Pisa is also known for its excellent university, which gives the city a young vibrant feel. Plenty of cafes to stop and watch the world go by.



Florence

The capital of the region of Tuscany is a beautiful and busy city. It attracts millions of tourists each year and is regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Its artistic, historic and cultural heritage and impact in the world remains vast up to this day. The Ufizzi Gallery and the Academia are a must to see especially Michelangelo's “David”. Stroll the Ponte Vecchio and Boboli Gardens and experience the amazing views from Piazzale Michaelangelo. After the Duomo and Santa Croce, wander the markets for a bargain.

The Seaside

The coastal area of Tuscany is an entirely different site to discover. The waters are clean and a perfect temperature for swimming; the beaches are spotless and well kept - an ideal seaside retreat. The sandy beaches of Pisa, Viareggio and the famous Forte dei Marmi are spacious and ideal for children, and up at Marinella there is a large protected bay with shallow waters. The beautiful coastal towns of the Cinque Terre are also worth a visit.

The Wind Caves

Situated in the centre of the Apuan Alps' Natural Park, this is one of the most complete European caves. Follow illuminated and easy-going trails and admire the many wonders of the underground world. Shining stalactites and stalagmites, to crystal brimmed lakes are just some of the amazing things you will see.

Yearly Events in the Garfagnana.
Each year the main time for festivals is really the holiday period of June, July and August. This is when most small villages in the valley start to have their local fairs and festivals. Celebrations with local foods and traditions, have for example themes of trout, polenta, mushroom, maccheroni, steak and cheese rolling to name a few! There are music festivals also is the summer months which range from Opera to Rock and local folk music. Information can be found at the local Tourist Information Offices.

San Romano in Garfagnana

The property is situated 1.5 km from the village of San Romano, which has a bar, and small supermarket. Further afield is the town of Castelnuovo which is a 15 minute drive, and has all facilities – bars, restaurants, shops, supermarkets, famous Thursday morning market.
There are further large villages closer than town such as Piazza Al Serchio which has supermakets, restaurants, and a main line train station for when one wishes to explore without the car.

The mediaeval town of Barga is just 30 minutes away. Pisa is an hour and 30 min drive, Florence 2 hrs, and the breathtaking medieaval walled city of Lucca just under an hours drive.
All in all a perfect mix of rural retreat, with a mere 10-minute drive taking you up into the mountains, and the Natural Park of Orecchiella for wonderful walking, unusual wildlife and rare fauna; bocce and cheese throwing, but also a good base for exploring the towns of the area.

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Families

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

Bed & bathroom

  • 2 Super King Beds, 4 Single Beds
  • 3 Shower rooms, 1 Toilet Only

Amenities

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

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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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::
15 Jan 2017
Years listed:
7
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, Italian


This Farmhouse has 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and sleeps 8. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 23 Dec 2014. Located in Province of Lucca, it has 5 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £931 to £1461.

The Manager has a response rate of 90% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 15 Jan 2017.

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“Stunning views and relaxing stay”

Reviewed 23 Sep 2015

Our family of 6 stayed here in late August 2015. The pool, though unheated was used daily by the kids, even on a rainy day. There was plenty of space both inside the house and in the immaculately kept grounds. It's very peaceful there, the only sounds being the pool filter and the peacock. We loved the outdoor area where we ate all our meals. Thanks to the beautiful shelter it was fine to eat out there in the rain even and enjoy the spectacular views. We were not troubled by mosquitos either which were a problem just an hour further away. The bathrooms, the pool and the views were the best we've ever had in a holiday house. We also loved the local pizzeria and the local high ropes park. Just be prepared for a long trek from the airport on mountain roads, it's worth it.

Thank you for your review. We are glad you had a relaxing stay and enjoyed those fabulous views - perfect place for a family. We hope to see you again. Mel at Housesintuscany

“Tuscan Bliss”

Reviewed 22 Sep 2015

We spend 8 days at Rustico Lamola with extended family (six people). From the welcome to the time we left, it was clear this place was special. The house is beautifully decorated with private places to relax and communal spaces to congregate. The views were out of this world and privacy was absolute. The pool was fabulous fun with a spa feature which we all loved. The pool was fairly cold but perfect for warm days in Summer. Highly recommended!

We are glad you found this villa so special - we really love it too! Thank you for submitting a review and we hope to hear from you again. Mel at housesintuscany

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