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Villa heated Pool Hot Tub, Outdoor Kitchen Garden Villa

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Villa / 3 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Description from owner

Description

Luxurious detached villa in large enclosed gardens; renovated to high specification in 2007 and up graded 2016. It is a light and airy villa, elegantly furnished, stylish and spacious for your luxurious holiday. Food and wine hampers on request to be discussed.

The modern kitchen on the ground floor is equipped with everything you would require, even the latest Nespresso machine. The dining area with solid oak table seats 8, through the patio doors dine on the shaded terrace with large black granite table overlooking the garden.

Heated pool 9.5 x 4 x 1.5m is paved with travertine, the Hydro massage Spa (new for 2016) with 76 jets has seating for 5 and includes 2 chaise-Longue. The outdoor kitchen (new for 2016) comprises of gas and wood fired BBQ, pizza oven, 2 fridges, sink and work station, a bar with stools makes the sociable side of pizza making enjoyable, next to the outdoor kitchen is the loggia which offers shaded dining. The fire pit (new for 2016) has comfortable

Luxurious detached villa in large enclosed gardens; renovated to high specification in 2007 and up graded 2016. It is a light and airy villa, elegantly furnished, stylish and spacious for your luxurious holiday. Food and wine hampers on request to be discussed.

The modern kitchen on the ground floor is equipped with everything you would require, even the latest Nespresso machine. The dining area with solid oak table seats 8, through the patio doors dine on the shaded terrace with large black granite table overlooking the garden.

Heated pool 9.5 x 4 x 1.5m is paved with travertine, the Hydro massage Spa (new for 2016) with 76 jets has seating for 5 and includes 2 chaise-Longue. The outdoor kitchen (new for 2016) comprises of gas and wood fired BBQ, pizza oven, 2 fridges, sink and work station, a bar with stools makes the sociable side of pizza making enjoyable, next to the outdoor kitchen is the loggia which offers shaded dining. The fire pit (new for 2016) has comfortable seating to enjoy cosy evenings watching the stars and wildlife who roam from the forest. All this is surrounded by beautiful lawns beyond are olive terraces and forest.

Inside the villa on the 1st floor 3 bedrooms each with balcony, lovely views, extremely comfortable beds memory foam cool mattresses, beautiful white linen, tasteful furniture carefully chosen to give each room individuality and space. White Christy's bath towels and spa bath robes are provided 4 bathrooms 2 are en-suite all with quality fittings Carrara marble tiles and heated towel rails.

On the lower ground level is the very comfortably furnished sitting room has a huge log fire with glass door logs are provided. 2 sofa's one of which is a sofa bed and 2 arm chairs, seats comfortably 8. Smart TV DVD player and Xbox. There is a shower room on this level and a utility which houses the washing machine.

The villa is ideally situated on the edge of a medieval village in a totally unspoilt part of Tuscany, 10 km from the Autostrada with Pisa, Lucca, Florence, and several beaches all within easy driving distance.

Wild life and countryside: This is a paradise for country lovers; at dawn and dusk it is possible to see the occasional deer and even wild boar, as they venture from cover in search of food, they had historical come into the garden until we erected the fence which encloses the property. We recommend you bring a pair of binoculars to watch eagles and other rare birds as they soar above the hills and down the valleys. Don't worry if you do forget yours as there is a small pair in the house, all part of the service! Also there is plenty of walking immediately available, mountain top meadows are abundant with flowers and heavy with their perfume.

This sunlit land of chestnut covered hills crowned by medieval villages is easily accessible. You will enjoy the very best of Italy - wonderful landscapes, good food and a warm Italian welcome.

Culture and History: The region is scattered with castles built by the Malaspina family, the Brunella fortress of Aulla houses the Lunigiana Museum of natural History. The castle at Villafranca was occupied by the Germanys during the second world war, Before they left they blew it up, it's ruin remains.

Genoa; European capital of culture for 2004 is a 1hr drive and well worth a visit. Florence is 1.5hrs drive, or Lucca 1hr drive a delightful city; hire a bike and pedal around the city walls. Parma for the opera 1hr away. Pisa for it's culture is also 1hr away. You can take the train to all these places from Villafranca

The sea is readily accessible from Marinella, southwards there are shallow, sandy beaches; whilst at Lerici and the Gulf of Poets (where Shelley drowned, Byron swam and D. H. Lawrence meditated) it is rocky. Further on from Lerici you find the Cinque Terre - five famous fishing villages, which are extremely picturesque. It is possible to take a boat from Lerici to the Cinque Terre.

Lunigiana: Lunigiana derives its name from the Roman port of Luni at the mouth of the river Magra, destroyed by the Normans. Historic sites are not restricted to Roman remains, the Luni figures date back to 3000 BC, Lunigiana, the northern corner of Tuscany, is an unspoiled area of breathtaking natural beauty set between the Apennine mountains and the Mediterranean sea. There are countless natural curiosities such as the caves near Equi Terme, site of the natural sulphur baths.

Unknown to the crowds, yet close to the cities and the Cinque Terre, Lunigiana links the Gulf of Poets and the coastal province of Liguria to the west with the Apennines (made famous by Eric Newby's book Love and War in the Apennines) in the north-east. To the south-east the region is dominated by the mountains of the Parco Alpi Apuane (from where Michelangelo choose the marble for his statues).

In winter, the nearest ski resort is Zeri & Ceretto approx 1-1.5hr drive away

Location description from owner

The Tuscany region

The Tuscan region of Lunigiana derives its name from the Roman port of Luni at the mouth of the river Magra, destroyed by the Normans. Historic sites are not restricted to roman remains, the Luni figures date back to 3000 BC, Lunigiana, the northern corner of Tuscany, is an unspoiled area of breathtaking natural beauty set between the Apennine mountains and the Mediterranean sea. There are countless natural curiosities such as the caves near Equi Terme, site of the natural sulphur baths. Unknown to the crowds, yet close to the cities and The Cinque Terre. Lunigiana links the Gulf of Poets and the coastal province of Liguria to the west with the Apennines (made famous by Eric Newby's book Love and War in the Apennines) in the northeast. To the southeast the region is dominated by the mountains of the Parco Alpi Apuane (from where Michelangelo choose the marble for his statues). In winter, the nearest ski resort is Zeri & Ceretto approx 1-1.5hrs drive away.

Villafranca in Lunigiana

Villa Ariola stands proud above all but the church in the Tuscan village of Irola di Sopra, near Villafranca in Lunigiana a little known panoramic medieval hill village. Within the National Park this is a paradise for walkers and country lovers, at dawn and dusk it is possible to glimpse deer and wild boar as they venture from cover in search of food, or watch golden eagles and other rare birds as they soar above the hills and down the valleys. The nearest town is Villafranca just a 15 minute drive away, with good supermarkets, bars, shops, banks. A thriving market visits Villafranca on Friday & Pontremoli Wednesday and Saturday, mostly food stall's you will find a good selection of wonderful locally produced fresh fruit, vegetables, cheese and salami. The villa is ideally situated 10 kilometres from the Autostrada with Pisa, Lucca, Florence, several beaches and the major attractions of Tuscany all within driving distance. Our guide for guests recommends local restaurants and vineyards

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: King Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 2 En suites, 1 Shower room

Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Jacuzzi or hot tub
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

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.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
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About the owner

Lynn and Bill T
Response rate:
56%
Calendar updated:
10 Jul 2016
Years listed:
4
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English, Italian


This Villa has 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and sleeps 8. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 14 Dec 2007. Located in Villafranca in Lunigiana, it has 1 review with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £1929 to £2753.

The Owner has a response rate of 56% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 10 Jul 2016.

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