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18th Century Tuscan Farmhouse and Converted Barn in the Garfagnana - Farmhouse

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Last updated: 04/10/2015

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

Property description

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.


Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 130 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7

  • Front Bedroom: 1 queen


  • Back Bedroom: 1 queen


  • Triple Bedroom: 3 twin/ single


  • 2 large doubles, 1 room with 3 single beds, all with terra-cotta floors and chestnut beamed ceilings....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Upstairs Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet


  • Ground Floor Bathroom: toilet, shower, bidet


  • Both bathrooms were newly installed in 2000, bright and cheerful with terra-cotta floors and white tiles....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player


  • Away From It All
  • Family

Leisure Activities

  • Horseback Riding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 7 people


  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove


  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace


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autumn season 2015
Oct 1 - Nov 15, 2015
7 night min stay

£420 £1,200
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£560 £1,500
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Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit £150
  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Not included


A deposit of £150 per week or part of a week is required.

Extra days are calculated pro rata.

Stays which cross over rental periods are charged pro-rata.

Rental periods may start on any day of the week.

The minimum rental period is one week. Stays of less than a week are possible, but there is a minimum charge equal to the cost of one week's rental.

Payment of the deposit is made upon booking. Receipt of the deposit payment and signed booking form confirms the booking. The rent is due at least eight weeks in advance of arrival at the property.

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65 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
65 Kilometres
Nearest Beach

Car: Recommended

Barga is situated 40 kilometres north of Lucca at the southern end of the spectacularly beautiful area known as the Garfagnana which sits between the Apuan Alps and the Appenines in the very north of Tuscany.


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  • View of the farmhouse from the garden

    View of the farmhouse from the garden

  • View of the farmhouse from the front

    View of the farmhouse from the front

  • Capanna sitting room

    Capanna sitting room

  • View towards Barga

    View towards Barga

  • View of the converted barn

    View of the converted barn

  • A view from the garden

    A view from the garden

  • Capanna bedroom

    Capanna bedroom

  • Capanna kitchen area

    Capanna kitchen area

Minimum stay: 7 nights
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  • Calendar last updated 04/10/2015
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18th century Tuscan farmhouse and converted barn in the Garfagnana

Barga #1542ha

3 BR  2 BA  Sleeps 7

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