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Tuscan Villa with Lovely Mountain Views and Pool

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Last updated: 06/20/2011

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Borgo a Mozzano villa description

A large, seventeenth-century stone villa with a pool in the tranquil hills of the Garfagnana.

The house has fantastic uninterrupted views of vineyards, fields and the surrounding hills, with the pretty village of Cardoso perched on the opposite slopes, and beyond, the spectacular Apuan and Appenine mountains.

To one side of the house lies the small atmospheric village of San Romano, to the other, the gardens and open countryside.

Restored for modern comfort, the house retains its original features including old beams of chestnut wood from the surrounding forests and terracotta floors throughout. There are several gardens, including olive trees, and pear, apple, plum and fig trees which you are welcome to harvest in season. We also grow plentiful herbs for the kitchen.

The house has been divided horizontally into two substantial and completely self-contained properties, which share use of the pool, gardens and an atmospheric cellar, which houses a table tennis table. Each property sleeps up to eight people. In addition, there is a charming converted barn in the grounds, with its own facilities and private terrace, that sleeps a further two: this can only be rented with either part of the main house. For a large party both properties and the barn can be rented together (further details can be provided on request).

Each property has two private tiled terraces, one sunny, the other shaded by a terracotta roof for al fresco eating. There are many secluded corners, sunny and shaded, for sunbathing, reading and relaxing.

In each property the shady terrace gives onto a spacious living room, warm in winter and cool in summer, with two sofas, easy chairs and a large fireplace. There is a stereo which can take CDs or an ipod, and a small collection of CDs and books which you are welcome to use.

Both properties have a well-equipped kitchen and dining room/area opening onto a sunny terrace, and four bedrooms, all comfortably furnished with new beds, most with an antique chest of drawers or wardrobe. Each also has a modern tiled bathroom with tub and shower. The 'upstairs' property also has a second shower room with toilet; the 'downstairs' property has a second toilet/washroom. All the terraces and gardens and most of the bedrooms have beautiful views of the mountains.

Plentiful linen and towels are provided, as are a barbeque, washing machine, and central heating and log fires for the winter. We can also arrange domestic help during your stay if you wish.

We can recommend several lovely local restaurants including some fine dining towards Lucca. The nearby towns of Bagni di Lucca, Borgo and Fornaci have both supermarkets and specialist shops offering local cheeses, fruit and vegetables, as well as fresh bread and homemade pasta. The wine and olive oil of the hills around Lucca are superb. Fresh bread, cheese and vegetables are also sold in the village.

There are wonderful walks locally and in the nearby Apennines and high Apuan Alps (detailed walking maps are available in the house) and winter skiing an hour away at Abetone. The beautiful medieval hill town of Barga, with its summer jazz and opera festivals, and the hot springs spa of Bagni di Lucca, made famous by the romantic poets, are both only 20 minutes drive away.

The delightful walled town of Lucca, with its museums, squares, antique markets, restaurants and elegant shops, is only half an hour away. Pisa and the sandy beaches of Viareggio are an hour away. The art treasures of Florence and Siena are an easy day trip. You can spend the day shopping and sightseeing and return for a sunset dinner on the terrace.

Local activites include beaches, tennis, hiking and trekking, antiquing and tours of the vineyards and aristocratic villas of Lucca.

We can also offer access to a comfortable two-bedroom apartment in the historic centre of Lucca and advice on cars at attractive rates. We are happy to provide further details of the house and area as well as transport links on request.

Please contact us for details of availability.

Keywords: Tuscan villa

Property Type

      • Villa

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 9-10

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dishwasher
              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Toaster
              • Kitchen
              • Seating for 10 people


              • Living Room
              • Iron & Board
              • Wood Fireplace
              • Parking Off Street
              • Wood Stove
              • Washing Machine
              • Linens Provided


              • Music Library:

                Classical and popular music CDs provided...moreless

              • CD Player
              • Ping Pong Table
              • DVD Player
              • Stereo
              • Games
              • Books
              • Toys

              Pool & Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

                    Pool is shared with one other property...moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Deck / Patio


                  • Away From It All
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location & View

                      • Mountain View:

                        Uninterrupted views of fields and mountains...moreless


                      • Restaurants
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Swimming
                      • Fishing
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Hunting
                      • Skiing
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Medical Services
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Laundromat
                      • Hospital
                      • Groceries
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Antiquing
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Shopping
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Walking
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Cinemas
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Recreation Center
                      • Churches
                      • Museums
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Hiking


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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Jun 28 - Sep 5, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      Sep 6 - Sep 26, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      Sep 27 - Dec 19, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2015
                      7 night min stay


                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Taxes Not included


                      Deposit of 30% payable on booking. Balance to be paid two months before arrival.

                      If you are interested in renting the whole house we will discount the price by 15%. Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. Discounts considered for long lets.

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                      The property's calendar has not been updated in over 38 months. You can contact the owner for availability or look for properties with confirmed availability



                      25 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      37 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      15 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      25 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Fornaci di Barga
                      11 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant

                      Car: Necessary

                      Set in the mountainous region of Tuscany known as the Garfagnana, the house is located on the edge of a sleepy village whose inhabitants are warm and welcoming. Local towns offer all modern amenities, and include the stunning mediaeval town of Barga with its jazz and opera festivals, Bagni di Lucca with its spas and old casino, and the elegant walled town of Lucca which was the home of Puccini and now offers excellent olive oil and wine, as well as antiques fairs and grand villas to visit. The splendours of Florence, Pisa and Sienna are an easy day trip. In addition the countryside offers magnisficent walking, caves to visit, horseriding, a hidden canyon which can be walked with guides, skiing in winter, and river sports including fishing. Barga hotels offer golf and fitness/spa centres.


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                      • The house and pool

                        The house and pool

                      • Downstairs covered terrace

                        Downstairs covered terrace

                      • Bedroom


                      • Terrace


                      • View from the house and terraces

                        View from the house and terraces

                      • Downstairs living room

                        Downstairs living room

                      • Upstairs kitchen

                        Upstairs kitchen

                      • Pool and garden

                        Pool and garden

                      VRBO #114523

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                      This listing was first published here in 2007.

                      Date last modified - Sunday, June 22, 2014

                      £875 - £1,400 per week (GBP)

                      4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 10

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                      Minimum stay: 7 nights
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