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

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Last updated: 05/02/2014

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  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Barga barn 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.

La Capanna: Barga Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 1542ha

This converted barn sleeps 2. It consists of a large upstairs sitting/double bed room, a bathroom (shower, bidet, basin, toilet and washing machine) and a kitchen/living area (hob, oven, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, open fireplace, dining and sitting area). One large terrace at the front and a second in the garden look out on wonderful views and the garden has mimosa trees.

Property Type

  • Barn
  • 65 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

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

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2

          • Bedroom: 1 king

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          • The bedroom doubles as a sitting space also. With Terracotta floors and beams, windows and door all of chestnut wood as well as a lovely upstairs balcony with fabulous views, this is more than a bedroom! The downstairs sitting area has an open fireplace which is lovely and snug in the winter. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom: toilet, shower, bidet

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          • The washing machine and central heating and water boiler are also in the bathroom. Bath mat provided....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • While La Capanna is not suitable for infirm people as there are steps outside and the main bedroom is upstairs, the active not-so-young have been very happy there. We can provide bed linen for a small charge, or you can bring your own. There is a fireplace in the downstairs living area for use in cold weather and central heating throughout. We provide bathmat and tea towels, but not bath and hand towels....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • Books For Adults

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Romantic

              Leisure Activities

              • Horseback Riding
              • Walking

              Location Type

              • Mountain
              • Rural

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Swimming
              • Tennis

              Arrival Day

                  • Flexible

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 4 people

                  General

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

                  Kitchen

                  • Dishwasher
                  • Freezer
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove

                  Outside

                  • Balcony
                  • Barbecue
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Terrace
                   

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                  A deposit of £100 per week booked is payable on booking. 
                  Visits which cross over booking periods are charged pro rata.
                  Tenancies can start on any day of the week to facilitate travel arrangements and flight bookings. 
                  The minimum period is one week.  Periods of more than a week but not an exact number of weeks are charged pro rata. Lets of less than a week are possible, but there will be a minimum charge equal to one week's rent.
                  

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                  Location

                  65 Kilometres
                  Nearest Airport
                  Pisa
                  7 Kilometres
                  Nearest Train
                  Barga/Gallicano
                  40 Kilometres
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Lucca
                  65 Kilometres
                  Nearest Beach
                  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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                  Speaks: english, french, italian

                   

                  Photos

                  • View of the converted barn

                    View of the converted barn

                  • 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 farmhouse from the garden

                    View of the farmhouse from the garden

                  • A view from the garden

                    A view from the garden

                  • Capanna bedroom

                    Capanna bedroom

                  • Capanna kitchen area

                    Capanna kitchen area

                  2

                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 2

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                  Member since: 2001
                  Speaks: english, french, italian
                  • Calendar last updated: 05/02/2014
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