Boutique accommodation for up to 12 guests
The main farmhouse comprises: spacious living areas with open beamed ceilings and 4 bedrooms to sleep up to 8 people with 2 bathroom and 1 shower room. An additional annex can sleep another 4 guests comprising 1 double room, 1 twin room ( can be made a a double by request ) both rooms have en suite shower rooms. The kitchen/dining room is equipped with all the essentials including American coffee machine, microwave, dishwasher and large refrigerator with freezer compartment, and a large dining table to accommodate 12 people. The Living room has an open fireplace for the cooler months and leads on to a roof terrace with beautiful views of the surrounding hills. Equipped with satellite/cable TV. Character cantinas and shaded arches add Tuscan charm to the property. One of the cantinas has been made into an atmospheric, candle-lit bar area with exposed stone walls and vaulted ceilings.
From the pool area steps lead down on to a large garden. The property benefits from an elevated position offering beautiful views of the countryside and a perfect setting to relax and unwind. A small chapel nestled between to ancient cypress trees provide the perfect intimate setting for weddings.
Please note every bedroom is equipped with a portable fan. The property does not have air conditioning.
Top Traveller Review
About the Owner
Guestbook comments from the owner
We have just got back from our stay at Casa Dell’Angelo and wanted to say thank you. We have been going to Italy for nearly 20 years but this year the villa took our breath away because it was so beautifully decorated and the facilities, including the toiletries, were so impressive. Loris was great, and our friends loved their 2 days with us, despite having to sleep in a camper van! The area is so unspoilt and the people are very welcoming. The teenage boys felt perfectly at home at the Licciana Nardi beer festival...
Can I write a review for Federica? The meal she produced on our first night was amazing and she and her father were so lovely.
Once again, thank you for a wonderful week in Italy.
5 based on 4 holidaymaker reviews
I have stayed in both the house available in this valley and this one is my favourite. It's a wonderfully dramatic house - huge arches and a perfect outside dining area set in the most peaceful location!
Fantastic, the best of Italy
Only ever stayed in Tuscany and Umbria in the past and felt this was much more like those areas were about 20 years ago, not so many Brits (much as I love them, am one), also the places to eat around this place are much better value (lets hope it lasts), they feel more authentically Italian than those chasing the tourist $ (euro). Loris was brilliant, lovely bloke, who sent us to the right places and kept the place spic and span (though job with my lot) and generally looked after our every need. Francesca(?) the cook was very good when we wanted her to come in, very accommodating and delicous - almost tempting not to go out at all. Shall be returning next year if we can get in. If you go, do walk up to the top of the mountain - well worth the effort. Perhaps spend a little less time having Loris bringing another bottle than we did - particularly good times in the area by the pool, nice and cool to escape the heat. Have fun, we did, and I hope this helps - I dont normally bother to do reviews but this was a bit special and deserves one.
Very private,great setting,relax heaven
no overlooking villas, wonderful hillside location, great villa, clean, manager very friendly and available, would recommend to friends and relatives. local village and restaurants charming for eating out.
A little gem in the mountains!
We stayed at Casa dell’Angelo just a few weeks ago and it was absolutely fantastic. A nearly perfect stay for 12 guests: nice rooms, clean and comfortable bathrooms, a spacious living, a more than sufficiently equipped kitchen, a terras with a view, a decent pool and a couple of places (even a bar) surrounding the house to enjoy a cappuccino, a beer or a cocktail in style. The house has all it needs to offer a variety of important holiday aspects: silence/discretion with beautiful nature and panorama, comfortable in- and outside facilities for children as well as grown-ups, bakery, coffee bars and authentic restaurants in the neighbourhood (no tourist rip-offs, if unsure check TripAdvisor or ask the housekeeper), supermarket (Conad) is a little further but still within acceptable range. In case of questions about the house or advise about the area, housekeeper L. (living in a separate, smaller house) is never too far away and very helpful. Available in the morning or in the evening for last-minute questions or assistance if needed, and respecting discretion perfectly. For those who need more sightseeing or ‘-seaing’, the location is still not too far away from places like (Carrara, La Spezia, Lucca, Cinque Terre, …). Wifi or 3G/4G are a bit slow, but still more than ok to check sth. or to have a quick news update. So what, the place is stunning, a little gem in the mountains, ideal to be and stay disconnected (at last!), to get rid of all your stress, to enjoy the siesta and all your senses. For some people, this destination might not be easy to afford, but it is worth every penny of it, even after the recent Brexit ;-)
Activity and Interests
Lunigiana is an area rich in history and tradition and set amidst magnificent scenery. The generous hospitality and relaxed pace to life make this a perfect destination for those wishing to escape the rush of modern life. The nearby Gulf of the Poets has attracted many writers, artists and film makers over the years. The quiet cosmopolitan coastline still retains its authenticity and charm. Excellent transport links provide easy accessibility to many of the centres of both Tuscany and Liguria.
If you have a passion for Italy and a desire to explore the less beaten tracks, then Lunigiana will not fail to impress. The only way to appreciate all that the region has to offer is to see it with your own eyes. We are sure that after your visit this will be a place you find difficult to forget.
Licciana Nardi In this region you can admire castles, parish churches, tower houses, hamlets and fortified control walls of the Malaspina family, all dating back to the same period. The old street is rich in decorated portals, picturesque facades decorated with window boxes overflowing with colour. An 11th Century fortified town with much of the ancient town wall still visible and narrow passageways running through immensely thick walls in to the village. In the Piazza del Municipo the imposing 16th Century castle dominates the square and is joined to the graceful baroque church by a small bridge spanning the entrance to the village. An autumn festival noteworthy of a mention is the chestnut fair held during October. The main street is decorated with chestnut branches, mock medieval shops fronts, old cantinas that open as rustic watering holes and the main piazzas feature large open fires for roasting this important ingredient. The local residents dress up in costume for the event to enhance the atmosphere. You may also see the odd donkey strolling through the village. Towering over Licciana Nardi is Bastia, a good base for walking, with high meadows and wonderful views out to the Ligurian coast. Bastia is built around the castle which is now privately owned. Monti is another village near Licciana Nardi, again a fortified village with a charming castle. The castle has been well restored and today is used as a summer residence by a surviving member of the Malaspina family. Below the old village, the new part of the town is developing and although not particularly historic, offers a good selection of local amenities. The Comune of Licciana Nardi encompasses many medieval hillside hamlets, protected as historic centres and most of which are very much alive today. Tavernelle from the road may seem quite bland on the surface however it is necessary to stop and walk into the old centre to understand the charm of this settlement. Once an important trade route leading from Parma, Tavernelle was a popular stopping point, bustling with Locande and guest houses. Taponecco and Varano are picturesque examples of ’borgo’ villages with narrow cobbled lanes and stone houses connected by arches and passageways. Villagers are very welcoming of new faces and go about their daily routine as if nothing has changed for centuries. Mostly these are farming communities however in recent years they have attracted buyers from Milan and other parts of Europe looking for a unique and unspoilt place to spend their holidays. Many houses have been restored to strict regulations to preserve the heritage of these villages.
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£300|
Refundable Damage Deposit
Electronic payment. 25% deposit, the remainder 6 weeks prior to the booking.
- Available arrival
- Away From It All
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Room
- DVD Player
- Ping Pong Table
- Satellite / Cable
- Stereo ...
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool ...
- Private Chef
- Events Allowed
- children welcome
- pets not allowed
- smoking allowed
- autumn foliage
- winery tours
- bird watching
- horse riding
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- laundrette - serviced
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- mountain biking
- Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, ensuite
- Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, shower room for twin room
- 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
- Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
- Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed, This room can be made as 2 single beds on request
- Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
- Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, Can be made up as a double bed
- Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed, Can be made-up as a double bed
- Terrace ...
- Garden ...
- Tennis ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- We can arrange an in house chef on request. He is fluent in Italian and English. We can put guests in touch with him prior to arrival so that menu's and selections can be made. Waitresses are also available if required. For guests that require additional assistance during their stay we can offer an additional concierge service to book restaurants, and generally be on hand giving guests peace of mind.