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Beautifully restored 18C farmhouse with private pool and wi-fi



Updated: 19-Oct-2016
Beautiful 4 bedroomed house with private pool & spectacular wiew

Recently restored, Casa Quinilio is a luxurious old house in a spectacular position just below the lovely old walled village of Castiglione. A private pool and lovely garden offers complete privacy with open sunny views of the Garfagnana valley and the beautiful Appenine and Apuane mountains. It's only a 10 minutes walk to the centre of the village, with its' restaurants, shops, and bars.

In 2012 Castiglione, which is a classic hilltop fortified medieval Tuscan village, was voted as one of the nicest villages in Italy.

This large house has 4 traditional bedrooms furnished with good taste and quality. There are 2 doubles and 2 twin bedrooms, sleeping 8 people.

The very attractive living room has interesting furnishings, with access from it to a quiet balcony.

The fully equipped modern kitchen comfortably seats 8 people.

The 4 bathrooms are luxurious and conveniently positioned with two en-suite

The sunny garden is on all sides of the house, making it peaceful and safe for children to play in and explore. There is easy access from the house to a shaded outdoor table, and you can also relax in the other garden chairs and loungers.

The bespoke eco-pool has been designed to to complement the surrounding area, with the extra benefit of being consistently 2-3 degrees warmer than conventional pools.

Casa Quinilio is a house of high quality in which a classic rural Tuscan holiday can be easily enjoyed.

The house has an English speaking manager who will be happy to help with any problems.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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Speaks English, Italian

3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


Beautiful, spacious property with breathe taking views!

  • 5 of 5

The villa is absolutely beautiful and has breathe taking views over the mountains.

Elisabetta was lovely and came to find us as we got lost finding the villa. Her and her husband were lovely and couldn't help us more.

The villa had everything you need set over three floors. The stairs were able to be shut off for the kids which made things a lot easier. The children loved the pool, gardens, hammock and surroundings.

We hired a car and would advise it to get around the mountains and to visit different places. The nearest beach we found was an hours drive away and the Ferrari museum in Maranello took us two hours through the mountains.

We would definitely stay here again.

Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your excellent review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday in the beautiful Garfagnana area of Tuscany. Also, thank you for recommendations and information about places to visit. Other guests find this really useful. We would be happy to offer a 'returners' discount if you wish to return any time. Just tell us your name and the name of the house you stayed in if you, or friends recommended by you, want to book in future. Best wishes from Friends of Tuscany.
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Great house, magnificant views

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely house, perfect for our extended family. We were met and shown around by Elizabetta, who was friendly and helpful. She gave us lots of local info and tips. The house feels very private and we didn't have any noise issues - extremely peaceful. We were a bit concerned about this given the previous review. But the views...almost impossible to describe. Watching the sunset from the patio while enjoying a glass of wine was my highlight. Just amazing. We used the BBQ nearly every day and the pool was well used by my boisterous brood! Would love to return

  • Review Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted that you and your family had a lovely holiday in this special place. The location is really good for a family or group who are looking for peace and quiet but would like to walk to a restaurant, which is why we recommended this particular house. The views are second to none as you say - I know this was one of your 'must have's' when you contacted us. I hope you managed to spot that Golden Eagle you were hoping to see. Just get in touch if you would like to return. Andy, Friends of Tuscany
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Not much sleep, but great views.

  • 3 of 5

We really loved the house and the views were amazing!!! Unfortunately, the nearby road was a lot more noisy and busy that I would have expected in such a location and there is also a road beside the property up to some houses and the driver beeped his horn whenever he went up there- sometimes in the middle of the night or very early morning which was next to our bedroom! As there is no air conditioning some fans would be good in hotter weather. Local books, maps and information / book about the house would also be useful. Also some decent pillows would have been nice. Elizabetta came to see us twice as did her friends and was very thoughtful, attentive and kind. Wine and biscuits on arrival. Just wish we got more sleep.........

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback, it is important to us. As you say, the house is lovely and views spectacular. I am also pleased to hear that Elisabetta looked after you well. I am extremely sorry that your stay was spoiled by traffic noise. I am a bit surprised as the road is usually very quiet as it only goes to one other house. I will ask Elisabetta to speak to the neighbour about tooting his horn on his way past as this is unacceptable. It may have also been unusually busy during your stay as I am aware there was a special pilgrimage on to San Pellegrino, further up the mountain. Your comment about fans, maps and information is appreciated and we will make sure they are available for future guest. Best Wishes Andrew McKean
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Pisa at 70 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Castiglione at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Train : Castelnuovo di Garfagnana at 5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Castiglione at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Forte de Marmi at 57 Kilometres Car: recommended

The area is well known for its excellent value restaurants, using the best of local ingredients. A typical set lunch with 3 - 4 choices of pasta course, and 3 - 4 choices of main course costs around 10 euro and includes bread, wine and coffee. It is possible to have a multi-course traditional Sunday lunch or dinner with ample wine, coffee and liquers for less than 25 euros.

Garfagnana is the best area in Tuscany for walking.

We have links with an outdoor activities company who offer guided walks and climbing, mountain biking, canoeing and world class gorge walking. Horse riding is also available.

The local market town of Castelnuovo with good shops is only 6 miles away.

Travel from Pisa to Lucca, then north to Castelnuovo. Exact directions are provided. English speaking Mini-bus taxi available for airport transfer or local trips.

Cleaning, towels and bed linen provided. No extra hidden costs.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
27 May 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
17 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
9 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Although no security deposit charged, the owners expect guest to respect their property and pay for any damages.
Final cleaning is included in the rental price.
Bed linen and towels are provided.
A high chair and cot is available free on request.
During colder periods, central heating, if required, will be measured and charged with payment direct to the owners, estimate 150 euro per week

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 19-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • villa


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • caving
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • 2 of the bedrooms are en-suite, one bathroom with a double bedroom and the other serving a twin bedroom


  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

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