This renovated farmhouse has retained it's character with high beamed ceilings and beautiful chestnutwood windows, along with traditional style furniture.
This large 5 bedroom 4.5 bathroom villa is situated over 3 floors, and provides flexibile accommodation, either as one villa, or if you prefer two separate apartments. The entire property is included in the price, and you can arrange as you wish.,Perfect for two families or for couples with many en-suite rooms.
Both the spacious ,light and airy ground and first floors have their own fully equipped kitchens,living rooms with 2 large sofas in each and they both share a laundry room with washing machine ..... Each of these floors has the benefit of individual eating areas with views out over the land below and the mountains beyond ...
Outside there is a private 12m x 6m pool with internal steps, a barbeque, and a large sunbathing area for whiling away the hours.
There are 3 terraced areas leading from the house itself, giving a good choice for eating al fresco.
A perfect spot for a family holiday, especially for two families holidaying together who still want their own space .....
**enjoy a 4 course traditional tuscan meal made with local fresh ingredients and complete with wine, cooked at home by local ladies, free of charge. Best to arrange prior to arrival**
A little about the area
This stunning villa is situated 1 hr. north of Lucca high in the hills of Garfagnana Northern Tuscany.
The views & walking opportunities are the real attraction of this property but there is a small bar/shop in two of the closest villages one of which is less than 1km away and a restaurant 2km away (half hour walk). There is also a pizzeria, and train station at the bottom of the hill 4km away. So, the countryside but not remote!
Just a 20 minute drive is Barga the beautiful mediaeval town, with its wonderful architecture, Duomo, very good restaurants, markets under the stars and regular free music.
Less than a 15 minute drive is the bustling little market town of Castelnuovo, famous for its Thursday morning market
The fully walled mediaeval city of Lucca is less than an hour away - try cycling around the walls, meandering in shady narrow streets and people watching in the Grand Piazzas while enjoying a drink or a gelato! Or, there are often outdoor concerts with big named performers, and if you prefer nightly opera recitals.
Florence and Siena can be reached for day trips, and Pisa with its airport is a 1 hr 15 minute drive.
The Versilian coast is a good day trip reached either via Lucca or more spectacularly by crossing through the Apuan Alps.
The famous Wind Caves are a 40 minute drive, as is the Canyoning park, where one can jump down waterfalls into beautiful rivers.
Closer to home there are plenty of little historic villages to visit, many of which have local festas in the summer.
Don't forget the lake of Vagli (with its hidden village submerged by the water) for an afternoon drive, or the lake of Pontecosi, where one can stop for a drink. Some some guests love to swim in the river too ...
Many guests enjoy to visit the local Fortress at Verrucole which is a good afternoon out, with stunning views and some interactive activities for the children. Close to the fortress is the Buffardello tree climbing and zip wire park (ideal for both adults and children of all ages with a variety of runs) where one can take a picnic or BBQ and spend the entire day in the welcome shade of the forest.
The real beauty of this area is the dramatic mountain scenery, and the hundreds of hilltop villages to explore, endless picnicking opportunities, and the pure peace of a non touristy holiday ......
Pisa 85 min.; Florence 1hr 50 min.;Genoa 2 hr. 30 min.; Milan 3 hr. 15 min; Bologna 2 hr. 30 min.
Pure relaxation in the middle of nature
If you don't like peace, beautiful rooms, wonderful views, relaxation by the huge pool, forest, nature, hiking, cycling and culture - you shouldn't book this property. For everyone else: direct hit !!!
Arrival 21 August 2021
Lovely stay! The house offers all you need to enjoy your holiday with friends or family.
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Beautiful Vallecchia Sotto! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
My family and I had a wonderful vacation at the Vallecia Sotto! It was quiet and the view was stunning. We highly recommend this villa.
Date of arrival 7 July 2018
Very nice house with great pool. Ideal for 2 families with children. Very clean and spacious. Great also, that a dinner free in the house is cooked. We booked again. Ideal if you want to have peace. However, you need a car to reach the nearest restaurant. Despite everything a successful vacation.
Review Submitted: 24 Aug 2017 | Stayed: July 2017
Views cannot be beaten ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The first impressions of this villa were incredible. Everything down from the views, to the villa itself, to the lovely welcome dinner we had that night.
The cooks are so lovely and definitely worth getting and it takes the hassle of going out and finding something or cooking your own meal.
The villa is huge and accommodated 8 of us with more room with a bedroom not even being used.
I would highly recommended this property, the management team are very professional and will try to help you out as best they can with any request.
Had a lovely 5 days and will definitely be back.
Date of arrival 25 June 2017
|A beautiful villa in a beautiful valley||★ ★ ★ ★ ★|
|The house was immaculately presented, clean, tidy and well kitted out. The bedrooms are all spacious with comfortable beds; the bathrooms are both very large and modern. The pool is wonderful with floodlighting for the evening swim - something we did on many occasions. Eating out on the terrace while the sun went down over the hills of Garfagnana was a complete delight.
My only slight niggle was the lack of 'stuff' which made the place a bit echoey and a bit un-lived in.
The villa is ideal for two families in that it comprises two self-contained apartments, both with their own kitchens and living areas so you can be together and apart when desired. I would recommend this place to anyone and everyone.
|Date of arrival||22 August 2015|