"La Grinella" is a pretty self-catering villa situated in the beautiful Garfagnana region of Northern Tuscany, on the outskirts of a small village. It is a traditional-style property with stunning views of the open countryside and mountains beyond. The house has chestnut beamed ceilings and original terracotta flooring as well as all the modern facilities necessary to provide for a relaxing holiday. There are 3 bedrooms sleeping 5 people, 2 modern bathrooms with showers, a well-equipped kitchen with dining area, and a cosy living room with an open fireplace. The sofabed can accommodate an additional 2 people, if required.
Indoor entertainment includes Wi-Fi, TV, DVD & CD player with iPod dock. There is a good selection of DVDs & CDs, books, board games & puzzles for both children and adults.
The front of the house is surrounded by a paved, walled courtyard with wood-fired pizza oven, barbecue area and outside dining under a shaded pergola. Beyond the courtyard is a lovely, spacious, garden with a large, private pool, offering panoramic views and taking in ancient hillside villages and spectacular mountain vistas. Loungers and parasols are available for relaxing around the pool to take in those views. On clear nights one can enjoy a drink under the stars whilst listening to the sound of owls and other wildlife in the distance.
There is secure parking for up to four cars accessible via remote-controlled gates. At the bottom of the garden there is a shaded picnic area for relaxing lunches. The courtyard, garden, pool and shed are lit to provide the opportunity for outdoor living after the sun sets to really enjoy those balmy evenings.
For daily groceries there as a mini-market (“Market Fontana”) which is a 5-minute drive. In Villa Collemandina itself there a grocery store / bar and pharmacy. More food shops / delicatessen are available in Castiglione di Garfagnana (10 mins) and Pieve Fosciana (13 mins), bigger shops are located in Castelnuovo (15 mins), and a large superstore (“Conad”) can be found in Gallicano (25 mins). There are many good restaurants that offer freshly cooked traditional food within a short drive.
"La Grinella" is private and peaceful without being isolated and is ideal for people who seek quiet relaxation and escape from their busy lives whilst still being accessible to the main towns and cities of the region including the walled city of Lucca, Barga and Florence amongst many others. More details of things to do and places to see are outlined below.
Beamed ceilings and terracotta flooring throughout.
Living room with sofa bed, comfortable seating and open fireplace. TV, DVD & CD player with iPod dock, DVDs, CDs and books, board games & puzzles.
Well-equipped kitchen with oven, 4-ring hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, kettle and other items.
Utility room with washing machine, iron & board, and clothes horse.
Large bedroom with double-bed (and optional cot). Hairdryer
Large bedroom with two single beds (can be made into a double).
Small bedroom with single bed.
All bedrooms have nice views .
2 bathrooms with shower cubicle, WC, bidet and wash basin.
Walled courtyard, at the front of the house, which is flat and paved. Contains wood-fired pizza oven, sink and barbecue area.
Shaded pergola and outdoor dining & relaxation areas.
Spacious garden with garden furniture.
Large, private swimming pool (9.7m x 4.5m x 1.5m deep) with steps.
Shaded patio area offers additional space for dining or relaxing.
Fantastic, panoramic views of the open countryside and hillside villages with spectacular mountain vistas.
Secure parking for up to four cars, accessible via remote-controlled gates.