Beautifully located just outside a tiny traditional Italian mountain village, sits this 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom traditional style Tuscan villa along with a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom cottage with private pool with stunning mountain views.
Sleeping 12 in total, this is a wonderful peaceful retreat, yet within walking distance of a couple of restaurants and just a 20 minute drive in either direction to two market towns, with other villages and restaurants on the way...
Ideal for groups of adults looking for a relaxing break, and perfect if you like walking as the properties are close to the tracks leading up to the Apuane peaks. This really is a picture post card location, with complete privacy at the pool.
Both properties are made out of traditional stone, creating a romantic olde worlde feel, and ensuring the houses stay beautifully cool for sleeping.
This character farmhouse has been renovated with love and care, and is furnished with a mixture of new and antique furniture. Windows are chestnut, with internal shutters adding to the Tuscan feel of this property which boasts wonderous views...
Well equipped country style Tuscan kitchen/breakfast room, leading to a very spacious living/diner, with comfy seating, fireplace and dining table for up to 12.
Also on this floor is a utility room with washing machine.
Ground floor shower room with WC, shower and washbasin.
A staircase from the living room leads to a very spacious landing with a sofabed.
From the landing there are:
- 2 twin bedroooms
- 2 double bedrooms, one of them with ensuite shower room, with shower, wash basin, WC and bidet and private balcony with stunning view - complete romance!
- Family bathroom with telephone style shower mixer tap.
This renovated stone cottage is ideal for anyone wishing to have privacy from the rest of the group
Enter the cottage via a covered loggia area, ideal for dining al fresco or relaxing in the shade whilst drinking in the stunning vista.
The cottage boasts a living room with fireplace and sofa, along with a kitchen.
There is a steep narrow wooden staircase leading to:
- Twin room
- Double room
- Shower room, with shower, WC, handbasin and bidet
- Extensive land leading to open fields and stunning mountain views.
- 2 covered pergolas for al fresco relaxing and dining, with that at the main house providing enough room for all guests to dine together.
- Wood oven - try making pizzas or your own bread, or a woodfired roast! Great fun.
- Private pool - total privacy at the pool area with a 9M x 5M pool overlooking the mountains - a perfect place to forget the world.
NB - this property is NOT suitable for groups with guests under the age of 8 due to unprotected drops and uneven sloping land. It is also unsuitable for the elderly or infirm.
The owner lives on site but fully respects privacy of guests and the pool area has been designed to ensure guests are not overlooked at all.
A little about the area:
Situated in the heart of the Garfagnana, in the depths of the countryside, with mountain views, but only a 10 minute walk from the closest village and two restaurants, this property situated underneath a mediaeval church and bell tower (which no longer rings) offers a rural idyll, yet is within easy distance of the fully walled, Mediaeval City of Lucca,1 hour; Pisa 90 mins; Florence 1 hr 40 mins and the wonderful medieaval town of Barga 30 minutes
The local town of Gallicano is less than a 20 minute drive, and here one can find a train station for easy exploring, shops, bars, restaurants, weekly market and a hypermarket.
The market town of Castelnuovo with its famous Thursday morning market, and various bars and restaurants is only a 20 minute drive too.
The real beauty of this area however is the stunning scenery and hundreds of beautiful hilltop villages to explore…..
Perfect for walkers, this property is within walking distance of the most famous Mountain Peak in the area - Pania della Croce.
Overall, a perfect base for exploring the Garfagnana, the walks of the Apuane mountains, and also other Tuscany delights.