18th Century Tuscan Farmhouse and Converted Barn in the Garfagnana - FarmhouseMultiple rentals available (2 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:Farmhouse
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Farmhouse: Lucca Province 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.
About the Property
Farmhouse: 3 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 7. Barn: 1 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 2
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.
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Additional information about rental rates:
- 130 m²
- Max. occupancy 7
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- 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
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Horseback Riding
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Dining Area
- Seating for 7 people
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Local Maps
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- 4 Ring Stove
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
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.
View of the farmhouse from the garden
The south side of the house with garden and woodpile.
A view from the garden
The farmhouse, seen from the west, with wisteria-covered pergola.
View of the farmhouse from the front
View towards Barga
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