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

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The farmhouse, seen from the west, with wisteria-covered pergola.


Last updated: 02/19/2016

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Barn
  • Internet:Yes
  • 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.

La Capanna: Lucca Province 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 lovely views and the garden has mimosa trees.

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Member since: 2001

Speaks: english, french, italian
Calendar last updated: 02/19/2016

Property Type

  • Barn
  • 65 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: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom: 1 king


  • 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


  • 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


  • Books
  • Books For Adults


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic

Leisure Activities

  • Horseback Riding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    We are currently trialling wireless internet access at the property. Please contact owner for more details....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    There is a table and benches in the kitchen to seat four, and a marble table on the west terrace which also seats four. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    The barn has three terraces: one facing south, and one west, opening from the ground floor, and one on the first floor facing west and north, opening off the bedroom....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda:

    A pergola over part of the west terrace offers shade....moreless

  • Terrace


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
winter 2016-17
Nov 1 - Mar 31, 2017
1 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$507 $1,776
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $152.23
  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Not included


A deposit of 120 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

Payment of the deposit is due on booking. Receipt of the deposit payment and completed signed booking form confirms the reservation. The rent is due at least 8 weeks before your stay.

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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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Calendar last updated: 02/19/2016

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  • The farmhouse, seen from the west, with wisteria-covered pergola.

    The farmhouse, seen from the west, with wisteria-covered pergola.

  • View of the farmhouse from the garden

    View of the farmhouse from the garden

  • A view from the garden

    A view from the garden

  • The south side of the house with garden and woodpile.

    The south side of the house with garden and woodpile.

  • View of the farmhouse from the front

    View of the farmhouse from the front

  • View towards Barga

    View towards Barga

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18th century Tuscan farmhouse and converted barn in the Garfagnana

Barga, Lucca, Italy #1542ha

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