18th Century Tuscan Farmhouse and Converted Barn in the Garfagnana - Farmhouse
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Situated on a spur of the Appenines, this recently restored family owned farmhouse and converted barn stand on 2 acres of tranquil olive grove and meadow, 2 km from the picturesque old walled town of Barga, which has all the shops necessary for daily living. The rooms are simple but comfortably furnished, with terra-cotta floors and chestnut beamed ceilings. Each house has a large terrace shaded by a pergola and the views are spectacular in every direction.
Buvicchia: Buvicchia is very quiet, a wonderful spot to get away from it all as we have been doing for over 30 years. Barga has all the shops needed for daily living and there are many good and inexpensive restaurants in Barga and the surrounding area. Lucca, a spectacular walled town, is 40 mins away, Florence an hour and a half, Pisa just over an hour, and the railway is 7 km away for trains to Lucca and beyond or up into the high Garfagnana. The sea is just over an hour away also. A car is very desirable and car hire is available via the major companies at Pisa airport.
The Farmhouse: Built in 1740 as a small two-roomed farmhouse, Buvicchia 3 was added to over the following decades to include a large 'cantina' or winestore (now the sitting room) with bedrooms overhead. Right up to 1972 there were earth floors downstairs, no electricity and just one cold tap in the kitchen! Two restorations later, the farmhouse now has all the necessities for daily living but the atmosphere has not changed. You can still imagine it as the home of a subsistence farmer through two centuries.
The adjacent barn: Built in the 1860s, converted in 1974 and fully restored in 2004, this converted barn sleeps 2. We have preserved as much of the character as possible by leaving the first floor almost unchanged (that's where the hay was!) and the ground floor open plan also. A terrace at the front and a second one in the garden both look out on wonderful views. This is a real hideaway, a place for total relaxation.
Farmhouse: Barga Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 1542ha
This lovely old farmhouse sleeps 7. The accommodation consists of 3 bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs, 2 doubles and one 3-bed room (suitable for children) The latter is not private as you have to go through it to get to one of the double rooms. Downstairs there is a well-equipped kitchen large enough to eat in, a shower room, utility area and a very large living area with a fireplace and seating at one end and dining table at the other, with a brick and stone arch in between. A long terrace at the front of the house is shaded by a pergola and has a large table which seats 8/10 people. To the side of the house beside the old chestnut house and bread oven is a purpose built brick barbeque.
- 130 m²
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Not Allowed
- Children Welcome
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
- Not Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
- Front Bedroom
- 1 Large Double Bed
- Back Bedroom
- 1 Large Double Bed
- Triple Bedroom
- 1.0 Bathrooms
- Upstairs Bathroom
- Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
- Ground Floor Bathroom
The house is not suitable for infirm people as all the bedrooms are upstairs, but many active not-so-young have been very happy there. The shower room (with bidet, basin and loo) is downstairs, the bathroom (ditto) is upstairs. Bed linen can be provided (for a small charge) or you can bring your own....morecollapse
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Horse Riding
sports and adventure activities
- Mountain Biking
- Dining Area
- Local Maps
- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
- Toilet Paper
- Cooking Utensils
- 4 Ring Stove
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Lovely Peaceful Holiday
Lovely Peaceful Holiday
We have visited this property on two occasions and hope to return again soon. The accommodation provides you with everything that you could possibly need to enjoy a comfortable and restful holiday in this beautiful countryside. The views from the houses are breathtaking, with spectacular sunsets-a great spot for sketching or photography. The area around the properrty is very peaceful and the locals are friendly and helpful. Barga itself is a charming little town and has everything you need close by-supermarket and a weekly market, as well as fantastic restaurants. The evening walk into town for dinner is a must and the moonlit walk home (complete with fireflies at the right time of the year) is a perfect end to a very relaxing day. Alison and Niall from Dublin
- Guest Alison O.
- Date of stay 06/01/10
- Review Submitted 09/16/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
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May 1 - May 31, 2013
7 night min stay
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View of the farmhouse from the garden
View of the farmhouse from the front
Capanna sitting room
View towards Barga
View of the converted barn
A view from the garden
Capanna kitchen area