Spacious villa. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, lovely private pool, WIFI, garden.
- english, italian
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
The house locates in nice little village with good restaurats, but without a good foodshop.
The house itself was very nice and clean, there was a very good infopaggage wating for us: where to go and what to see. All the rooms were clean and had all that you might need. Stairs to bacement are a littlebit dangerous for people with poor walking. Pool and garden was always in good shape.
If we had any guestions, we got help very soon from manager.
Only problem is the very minimun streetway to property: there is only a little room to get to the gate.
The funniest thing was the rooster in neighbour: very teenage boys voice 😂😂😂
Really can recommend this house for your holiday.
Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay!
We hope to hear from you another time.
Lorraine at tuscan-retreats
NB - for future guests- internal stairs to basement are ordinary stairs with handrail but a little steep. There is a food shop within a couple of minutes walk (also with a butchers) and a couple of supermarkets in Piazza al Serchio a 5 minute drive away.
Lovely house in very peaceful location
We had a lovely family week in this big, clean and well supplied house. It's location is very peaceful, almost no tourists to be seen anywhere, and beautiful country all around. Three floors each with 'facilities' and big kitchen and dining room. We ate outside at lunch but it was a bit chilly in the evenings. Pool was clean and lots of loungers and chairs - not to mention apples and pears falling off the trees! Hens and a goat (next door) for company! Local supermarket (5 mins in car) was great and directions and local info provided was useful too. We visited a couple of the suggested places which we enjoyed but the best was the recommended wine tasting/buying which was brilliant! Everyone very friendly and wine at E3 a litre was more than fine! Cot and high chair provided were great too. Only slight snag is that you don't get the best of the weather bring up in the hills - we had a couple of lovely sunny days but also some rain. Lucca is a must and down in the valley it tends to be sunnier. If you want peaceful back of beyond, this is great, but not for those looking for smart restaurants or nightlife. Great holiday - thank you!
Thank you for your review! Yes, the Bottega in Castelnuovo is quite a find!
Glad you enjoyed this spacious and peaceful well equipped property and that you enjoyed the gardens etc.
Weather wise I am afraid you arrived right at the end of a 5 month heat wave, and the weather was unseasonally chilly for September. It is usually a welcome relief to get home from a good day at Lucca for slightly cooler air, but I am afraid you had particularly cool temperatures...
Glad you had a great time in any event, and thank you again for your review.
We would love to welcome you again.
Lorraine at tuscan-retreats
Very nice property. Traditional Tuscan
Property was nice.
Road to the villa was very narrow so don't get a big car
Pool was quite cool most days but still usable.
Thank you for your review and we are glad to hear you had a good time!
Lorraine at tuscan-retreats
Ein perfekter Urlaub in einem tollen Ferienhaus
Das Ferienhaus war genauso schön wie wir es uns vorgestellt hatten. Die Ausstattung ist super, wir haben alles gefunden was wir brauchten u d noch viel mehr.
Das Haus ist perfekt für zwei Familien. Die Zimmer sind groß und schön eingerichtet. Das Highlight ist natürlich der Garten mit dem Pool. Unsere Kinder (und auch wir 😊....) haben das sehr genossen.
Der Urlaub war viel zu schnell vorbei, und wir haben uns alle fest vorgenommen wiederzukommen.
Auch die komplette Abwicklung und Buchung mit Lorraine im Vorfeld war unkompliziert und sehr nett. Vielen Dank dafür!
Thank you for your review. It is good to know the house was perfect for you!
Also glad to hear you found booking with us nice and easy.
We hope to welcome you another time.
Lorraine at Tuscan-retreats
This property was just perfect ! We had two family's staying there and there was ample amounts of room. The house has everything you may need to sit back and enjoy your stay, the owners have really thought about the needs of their guests.
One of our favourite points about staying here is that the location is out of this world ! So peaceful and so beautiful. We felt like we really fit into the Italian lifestyle and can not wait to return !
Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed this spacoius property, and the real mountain village location...
Jon and Annmarie look forward to welcoming you another time.
Lorraine at tuscan-retreats.
A true Tuscan retreat
Imagine the views of the Lake district, the weather of California, the food Venice at the prices of Mexico and you get the general idea. I could not have wanted anything better as a get away yet maintaining a little civilization close by. The property was comfortable and spacious and I would not hesitate to go back given the opportunity.
The villa is situated in a beautiful village location, in the heart of the Garfagnana, 1 hour 15 minutes north of Lucca. This is real Olde Worlde Italy!
This charming little village has a basic shop, and a village bread van also comes 6 days a week. There is a bar/cafè and some other shops circa 1km away, and Piazza al Serchio, the closest larger village has many shops and amenities, and a few restaurants. Come and experience authentic Italian life whilst having the benefit of a private house with it's own garden and beautiful pool!
This is a peaceful location, in the midst of the countryside, with many pretty hilltop villages to visit, as well as National Parks. There is the Santuario at Argegna, the lake of Gramalazzo, the fortress of Verrucole, and the property is also ideal for exploring Lunigiana.....
For non local days out, the coast (Lerici and the Cinque Terre) are just over an hour away by car, Lucca is a 90 minute drive, Pisa 1 hr 40 mins and Florence 2 hours or so... The market town of Castelnuovo is a 25 min drive and the beautiful mediaeval town of Barga 40 mins away.....
NB - final access is via a 20 M long narrow road way but one can enter driveway and turn around for coming back out! For those guests with large cars it may be preferable to park at the bottom of this short access road.