July 2017 - We had an absolutely wonderful time and there really is nothing that Loriano could do to improve, he was a lovely kind host and we loved meeting him and seeing the pride he rightly has for his property.
Excellent 5 stars
Review Submitted: 01 September 2016 Date of Stay: August 2016
Absolutely enjoyed our stay here very much. Stunning views from the property. Very comfortable accommodation. Good beds, fully equiped kitchen en lovely swimmingpool. We walked to the nearest village, but it does take about 30 mins and the way back is mostly uphill. However, if you stock up on food and drink you really wouldn't have to leave :). Have a bbq, sip the local wine and just relax! Can definitely recommend!
|Two weeks of total peace and relaxation!!!
|We had a fabulous two week holiday. Peace and quiet, stunning views - you could not ask for anything more.
The house was spotlessly clean and offered comfortable accommodation. The garden and outside area were fabulous.
Loriano, the owner, visited daily to make sure everything was just right. We were welcomed to help ourselves to the fruit and vegetables growing in the garden.
We would definitely recommend this property if you are looking to get away from it all.
place and views excellent. Tucked away and very peaceful. Spent 4 nights here in the Metato one bedroomed barn end September 2016. Would definitely recommend for a get away from it all type of break . Interesting non touristy places to visit worth going to Barga and Castelnuovo, Roggio, Campocatino very unique place high in the hills but worth the drive. Thoroughly enjoyed the place. The pool is a good size and clean but freezing ! However I did manage a 10 minute dip each morning if the sun was out very exhilarating! Loriano the owner lives in the village and dropped by each day to check all ok but his visits were not intrusive. Would 100% recommend
Stay: Late September 2016
This is the Italian, Rural Idyll
Left on Jun 27, 2016 for a stay in Jul 2014
My travel and accommodation history spans snow holes to seven star accommodation and the fact that I'm returning to Metato, for the fourth time, speaks volumes. This is the Italian, Rural Idyll. Metato is a beautifully converted chestnut hut, offering stunning views and the perfect, romantic, private, Italian retreat for those who wish to experience true, rural Italy. It is a great location for brilliant walks, scrambles, views, gastronomy and culture in nearby towns. We've stayed there three times, in different seasons to appreciate varied flora, autumnal scents, snow and daffodils. The house itself is lovely, cosy and has everything you would need for this style of holiday. It is well maintained by the attentive, yet unintrusive owners who care about their property and their guests. In the area; Barga for art, food, views and all-round loveliness. Grotto del Vento for geological interest and adventure, Lucca for food, cafe society, style, music, opera, festivals and a bike or tandem ride around the city walls. Numerous day hikes with terrain to include pastures, towering rock escarpments, woodland, forest, ridges, summits and stream-side rambling. Numerous little cafes, restaurants, places of historical and cultural interest tucked away in delightfully surprising places. This place is a gem and we have already booked to go back.
Coming Home 5/5
Left on Jun 20, 2016 for a stay in Aug 2015
When we first arrived, Loriano was already waiting for us. He greeted us and made us feel like home immediately. There was also a delicious cake waiting for us inside (Liviana made it). During our stay Loriano has checked on us daily. He made sure the pool was very clean and that everything was okay. If you needed something you could call him and he would be there in 5 minutes. They also made a reservation for this restaurant in village: 'Il toto'. A great place with great people. And if you are too tired to walk back, Loriano is there to give you a ride. I really enjoyed staying here and you have everything you need. The owners are the kindest people and make you feel like you are at home. The long ride was totally worth it and I can't wait to come back in 2016. That's why we cannot stop coming back to this place. I have made some great memories here and I would really recommend this place to all my friends.
wonderful welcome, wonderful time, with wonderful hosts 5/5
Left on Jun 20, 2016 for a stay in Jul 2015
The stay in la Foce was fantastic from the very first second. We were welcomed by the always smiling owner Loriano, who showed us 'our' house and the beautiful garden and pool. Loriano offered us some vegetables fresh from the garden, and immediately made a reservation in the nearby lovely restaurant for us and our friends who stayed in one of the two other appartments. The swimming pool was great fun for our children, and it was great to see that it was kept very clean. Most important for us is that you feel all of this is done with so much love, nothing is too much for Loriano and his wife Liviano. They try to make the stay for everybody, whatever the nationality or age, unforgettable. La Foce remains in our heart forever.
5/5 Wonderful location, accommodation is rustic, well maintained and befitting the location. Mr Pocai (owner) is charming with free logs and kindling brought every day, if you want to get away from it all and enjoy views, walks and food then this is the place. 100% recommended, already booked again for our honeymoon in October.
1/5 Stunning scenery and lovely surrounds but accommodation very poor. Tired and dated furniture, generally too small and basic, lots of things didn't work properly. Worst accommodation we've stayed in - would not recommend.
We are very sorry that you that you did not enjoy your stay, and that there were items in the property not working. We would of course have rectified all matters if we, or the owner had known about them at the time.The owner pops up every day, to ensure guests are happy and we are on call 24 hours a day. Thank you for the points you have since raised which have all been investigated.
5/5 Andrew Biggs, Maidstone - What a fabulous location, villa and area - we will be back. The pictures of the villa inside do not do it justice. The decor and fittings are of very high quality and it’s perfect for a little hideaway. The views are outstanding and it’s location results in sun from sunrise to sunset with breathtaking views that change as the light alters during the day. Beautiful and we sign posted walks on your doorstep and within driving distance if you fancy something more challenging. The owner Mr Pocai is very hospitable but not at all intrusive; his restaurant is rustic and simple but what food and great value for money. I cannot recommend this highly enough for tranquility and time away from the pressures of day to day life.
Christine and william alexander Yorkshire England We loved this property. It was very clean, very well maintained, the owner, Mr Pocia, was very hospitable. Pool lovely, scenery breathtaking and nearby town of Molazzano and Gallicano had shop and supermarket. Highly recommend this.