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Beautiful Restored Tuscan Farmhouse, air-cond. lovely views private swimming po



Updated: 22-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Bookable online

About the property

5 bedrooms 5 ensuite bathrooms, pool, badminton court,large garden,country view

The first stone to built this classic Tuscan farmhouse was laid as far back as 1642.

The combination of stone walls and wooden beams lend it a homely feeling of yesterday.

Set on the hillside overlooking Nocchi village on the famous Via Francigena and surrounded by centennial olive trees it offers a quiet relaxing atmosphere.

Comfortable fully air-conditioned bedrooms, all with en suite bathrooms.

Swimming pool, badminton court and ample parking making it a special place for a special holiday.

The house is comprised of 2 self contained apartments:

1. Detached from main house near swimming pool. Double bedroom + 2 (singles), shower room (WC bidet shower basin).

Kitchenette (2 ring cooker fridge)

Air conditioned

Terrace eating area with Kiwi pergola.

2. Attached to main house with private entrance .

Bedroom 2 single beds, shower room (WC bidet shower basin).

Kitchenette/living (4 ring hob fridge) double bed-sitter.


Panoramic window overlooking Village. Terrace with wooden bench and table.

Main House:

Two double bedrooms, shower room (WC bidet shower basin).

One triple bedroom, double bed + single bed, shower room (WC bidet shower basin).

All fully airconditioned.

Grape vine covered pergola eating area outside of kitchen.

Ceramic table sits 14 max.

Wood fire pizza oven and grill.

Vine covered awning in front of house with ceramic table and two large wooden benches offering a shady relaxation/reading/Wifi area.

Graded swimming pool 13m x 5m (shallow end 1.20/deep end 2.40).

Pool shower.

Shaded barbecue area, wood pizza oven, sink and marble working area.

Two large tables seating total of 16.

Sun beds.

Shower room/changing room (WC bidet shower basin) below pool.

Badminton court and large parking area.

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Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Sandra Murray
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2017

11 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)


Tuscan family style paradise

  • 5 of 5

The property was everything that we expected, and so much more. This was our first time in Italy, and we selected this area because we wanted to have a relaxing holiday, while still having some tourist areas nearby.

The house is charming and lovely. We travelled with 3 adult couples and 4 young adults. The layout of the house really allowed us to hang out together and also have enough space to not get on each other's nerves. The trees, flowers, plants and. Overall grounds of the house were wonderful. The pool area and grills and outdoor eating areas were super inviting and enjoyable. The hosts, Sandra and Renzo, are such wonderful people. They provided us with many suggestions for great places to visit and eat, based on what we as a group were looking for.

We relaxed and also visited a number of villages for short no stress day trips, Lucca, Pisa, Florence, San Gimignano, Lido de Camaiore and the Cinque Terre.

We fell in love with Nocchi, Camaiore, Tuscany and Italy as a whole. I cannot say enough about how accommodating the owners are and what an easy and relaxing time we had during our trip. We will definitely recommend this house to our other friends, and we will come back again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful house in the most glorious location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Villa la Manzana. Sandra & Renzo were so helpful & welcoming to their beautiful villa. Both families loved it and we all want to go back. Viva Italia!

Campbells & Van Der Straatens

Aug 16

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review.......we also would like to see you back someday in our neck of the woods, enjoyed your company. Best Sandra and Renzo
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Wonderful week at beautiful Villa La Manzana

  • 5 of 5

Villa La Manzana was even better than it looked in the photos. Lovely old house, some of it dating back to the 17th century, on a steep Tuscan hillside above the village of Nocchi, near Camaiore. This really is a lovely and unspoilt part of Tuscany, and Sandra and Renzo could not have been more welcoming and helpful. Their suggestions for days out and restaurant tips were spot on and played a big part in our enjoyment of our stay - and Renzo's pizza oven skills were quite sensational! The swimming pool was perfect, the kitchen had everything we could have needed and the bedrooms were clean and comfortable. We all loved Villa La Manzana and hope to return!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning villa and Location / Traumhafte Villa

  • 5 of 5

Stunning villa and Location

We were in the summer with the family at Sandra and Renzo. It was fantastic.

The whole area is so wonderful. A panoramic view of the countryside. So much space for all, including different places to eat. In the morning you can sit for breakfast where the sun rises in the evening by the pool ...

Fresh fruits, everywhere you look. And you may even use. We made fresh lemonade, tomato mozarella and ate figs from the tree.

And Sandra and Renzo are so helpful. The greeting on the first night was exceptional. And then freshly made pizza from Renzo. Very tasty!

Here you definitely recover in two weeks as before in three.

Clear recommendation!

Traumhafte Villa and Location

Wir waren im Sommer mit der Familie bei Sandra und Renzo. Es war fantastisch.

Die ganze Anlage ist so wundervoll. Ein freier Blick ins Grüne. Unglaublich viel Platz für alle, inklusive unterschiedlicher Plätze zum Essen. Morgens sitzt man zum Frühstück da, wo die Sonne aufgeht, abends am Pool...

Frische Früchte, überall wo man hinsieht. Und man darf sich sogar bedienen. Wir machten uns frische Zitronenlimonade, tomate mozarella and aßen Feigen direkt vom Baum.

Und Sandra und Renzo sind so hilfsbereit. Die Begrüßung am ersten Abend war schon außergewöhnlich. Und dann noch frisch gemachte Pizza von Renzo. Sehr lecker!

Hier erholt man sich definitiv in zwei Wochen wie sonst in drei.

Klare Empfehlung!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful place to relax and unwind.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in the guest house early summer. We were completely enamored by the whole place and it's lovely surroundings. The house and guest house are nestled on a hill side surrounded by nature. it is truly an authentic Tuscan beauty lovingly restored with modern comforts. Attention to detail is evident, with every turn there is something lovely to wander and ponder over. The farmhouse is perfect for just hanging out, reading a book, swimming and soaking in the beautiful 360 degree views that completely surround you. It is also great for taking day trips to numerous locations like Lucca, Florence the mountains or the beach. Sandra and Renzo are most accommodating and really wonderful people that will steal your hearts. We have been coming back for years and never grow tired of what there is to offer here. Take the plunge this is a wonderful place.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Genuint toskanahus med fantastiskt läge

  • 5 of 5

Vi var en familj på tolv personer som hyrde huset under en vecka i augusti. Huset var välskött, rent och snyggt, och poolområdet härligt, även på kvällen då vi kunde äta middag hela familjen där. Huset ligger verkligen naturskönt med fin utsikt över berg och dalar, det är finare än vad bilderna visar. Huset är gammalt men har alla bekvämligheter så som funktionellt kök med diskmaskin, tvättmaskin etc. Även poolhuset fungerade bra. Alla hade egna badrum. Det enda vi saknade var AC i två av sovrummen i huvudbyggnaden då vi var där under den varmaste perioden. Alla i vår familj, barn och äldre, var väldigt nöjda med huset och framför allt med engagemanget från Renzo och Sandra som hyrde ut huset. De såg till att allt fungerade och att vi hade det bra, utan att vara påträngande. Närmaste restaurang som var riktigt bra låg lite drygt en kilometer från huset. I övrigt var det nära till flera sevärda städer så som Lucca, Pisa och Pietrasanta. Vi kan verkligen rekommendera detta hus och återvänder gärna.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Pisa at 35 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : In village of Nocchi at 800 Metres Nearest Ferry : Livorno at 45 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Forte di Marmi at 14 Kilometres Nearest Train : Viareggio at 10 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Viareggio at 8 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : In Village of Nocchi at 800 Metres Nearest Ski : Abetone at 80 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Lido di Camaiore at 6 Kilometres Car: necessary

Day trip Dolphin watching.

Nocchi an antic village is on the famous Via Francigena pilgrims way.

Historic towns well worth seeing: Lucca (walled fortress city) 30km, Pietrasanta cultural centre for sculptors (Botero) artists, writers etc. 10km, Torre del Lago, Puccini open air theatre 10km, Carrara (marble caves) 20km.

Florence/5 Terre/Portofino 1hr drive.

San Gimignano/Chianti/Maremma 2hr drive

Garfagnana area for mountaineering trekking and speleology (Antro del Corchia and Grotta del Vento).

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low season
25 Mar 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Middle season
27 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season
24 Jun 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
End season
16 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £418.28

Prices are considered ALL INCLUDED. Call 0039 335440836 or Skype - sandramurray45 for further queries or information.
Both English and Italian spoken fluently.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 22-Apr-2017


Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Rustic


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove


  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 270 m²


  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, Basin
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, Basin
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, Basin
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, Basin
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, Basin
  • Bathroom 6 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, Basin
  • Bathroom 7 - Outdoor Shower, Poolside


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Single Bed


  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Yard


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome


  • Call 0039 335440836 or Skype "sandramurray45" for any queries and additional information. English and Italian spoken.

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