Fantastic house in a stunning landscape
Far beyond expectations. We have hired several times before in Tuscany, but this was exceptionally good. So many positive things like: The house itself has a very high standard with a stunning view over the Garfagnana landscape. It is well planned and so well equipped with every thing you need to prepare fantastic meals. Nice beds and linen. Even the tap water was so good to drink. A nice little garden with a pool. A fantastic surprise was the train station 5 min walk from the house, which took us to different places. Also 5 min walk to a local restaurant. We also received a big package of information for exploring the region. Last but not least; we were so warmly welcomed by the owner and had a very fine contact throughout our stay. We would like to highly recommend this place. Peter & Birgitta Arnmarker from Sweden . May 2019
Fantastic – 5 stars
Beautiful view, charming house, lovely owners. We loved our stay.
Perfect for nature lovers.
WOW! What an amazing place ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
As soon as we drove through the gates, we saw that this was an impressive property. The owner, Patricia met us and gave us a guided tour. She was very relaxed and shown us everything. The property had everything and to be honest I could not fault the place. Inside and out was lovely. The outside area and poo were amazing and the views were something else. There was an amazing Pizza restaurant about 5 minutes walk from the property along with a little shop for fresh bread. You will need a car if you want to explore the lovely countryside, plenty of parking at the property. All in all just superb. I would highly recommend this property and Patricia was super helpful to us.
Date of arrival 5 Aug 2018
Fantastic and comfortable villa with super views ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Lovely villa with fantastic views. Really comfortable and and well equiped villa. Lots of places to see.
Date of arrival 14 July 2018
Stunning location and beautiful facilities - the owners couldn't do enough for us.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
We had an amazing trip to Tuscany.
The villa in Villetta was a perfect base for our
first visit to the region and the facilities provided were perfect. When we arrived, we were greeted by the owner, who gave us a tour and was happy to help with information about the local area. The villa is a recent development on their plot, and so includes lots of modern touches. We had access to a washing machine and a freezer, and had exclusive use of the pool area for the whole week. This included the BBQ, a fully fitted outdoor kitchen (with another fridge / sink) and the permanent views across the valley - it was lovely to watch the changing views at different times of the day!
Inside the villa was very comfortable, two good sized double rooms, two separate bathrooms and there was everything we needed to cook meals for ourselves. However, the temptation to walk 5 mins up the hill to the Pizzeria Il Grotto was difficult to resist. Very friendly staff and customers, and the food was gorgeous. We spent several evening there enjoying the pizza, the beer, the green apple juice and, of course, the gelato!! The atmosphere was a bit tense during the England Semi-final match - but there was plenty of friendly banter!
The train station was a 5 min walk down the hill, perfect to trips to local towns/cities Castelnuovo Di Garfagnana, Lucca and Pisa - and the trains were clean and punctual. We also went for lovely walks in the local area, enjoying the views from the viaduct and then swimming in the river below it, which was very refreshing. I would also recommend a visit to the hill top fort higher up the valley, where local volunteers showed us how to use a Trebuchet (a massive medieval catapult). They were passionate about the work they have done to rescue the fort from dereliction, and it was a lovely place to visit on a lazy afternoon.
Overall, the villa and the region were a perfect introduction to Tuscany and we will be returning. The owners couldn't do enough for us, but yet respected our privacy and it was lovely to chat to them about the work they have put into developing their home and this lovely villa. We would certainly love to return for another visit, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.
Thanks for a wonderful holiday, and see you again soon.
Date of arrival 7 July 2018
Beautiful villa with stunning views ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
A lovely, very comfortable and well equipped villa in a beautiful location with stunning views. The pool and outdoor kitchen area was fantastic.
The owner was very friendly and helpful in suggesting places to visit. She recommended a trip over the mountains to the coast which was quite spectacular. The local restaurant, Il Grotto served good food and the prices were very reasonable. We certainly wouldn't hesitate in recommending this beautiful villa and would very much love to return some day.
Date of arrival 9 June 2018
Wow!!! Spectacular location and hosts ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Way beyond all our expectations, couldn’t have asked for a more relaxing place to come and explore the Italian Florence area.
Date of arrival 20 May 2018