Just returned from 2 weeks staying in this villa with my wife,
all the positive reviews for this villa are very accurate, it is a beautiful house, lovely pool and garden area, Mr and Mrs Suffredini were perfect hosts,
ideally situated just far enough away from the town to have the rural feeling, and having the train station in the town with free parking just outside the station was ideal for our trips to Lucca, Florence Rome Cinque Terre,
we will definitely be booking this villa again for future holidays.
Date of arrival 2 Sept 2017
A delightful hillside cottage with lovely mountain views and 'the best pool ever'!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
We felt welcomed from the start by the Suffredinis, the owners, who were kind and patient with our poor Italian. They visited most days to tend their extensive gardens around the property, but were not intrusive at all and were delighted to tell us about their hives and fruit trees - they invited us to eat the figs and provided us with honey and other local produce.
The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped and had good outdoor and indoor living spaces which accommodated two adults and two teenagers well.
The pool, which has attracted the rating of 'the best ever', was located away from the house and was very private and large, which allowed some of us to do our daily lengths and others to play.
We visited Lucca by train from the station in Castelnuovo, as well as Pisa for the day by car. The local town catered for all our shopping needs and we loved the small bustling streets of the older town. We also visited local villages by car and foot, as well as the remains of a large hill fort outside Castelnuovo di Garfagnana.
All in all a really lovely relaxing week.
Date of arrival 8th July 2017