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Beautiful three bedroom castle villa with pool, walled garden and wi-fi

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Castle villa with pool, garden, play area, stunning views - 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6

La Rocca is a unique villa, within the ramparts of an ancient castle of the medieval town of Coreglia in the beautiful and unspoilt Garfagnana / Mediavalle area of Tuscany.

This is a wonderful opportunity to experience life within the walls of an ancient castle on the edge of a medieval Tuscan village. The villa enjoys excellent views over the village rooftops and mountains beyond. The large and well kept garden has several peaceful areas, all within the perimeter wall of the old castello.

The rooms are comfortably furnished with antiques and reminders of past times, giving the villa an interesting and unique atmosphere. The decoration is beautifully old fashioned, with unusual features.

There is an 8 x 3 metre 'fun' pool in the garden, good for playing in or cooling off.

There are 3 bedrooms in the house, 2 doubles and 1 twin.

Although there is good road access to La Rocca, the ancient walled town of Coreglia is almost traffic free so the peaceful village is very safe for children to explore, or lovely just for a stroll. During summer there are festivals within the Old Town, including an excellent medieval festival in July.

There are 3 restaurants and 2 cafes in the town.

The medieval town of Barga, with its jazz and opera festivals is a few kilometres away and can be seen from the village.

This beautiful, unique old castello villa has a superb garden with a lovely pergola walkway, private out of ground pool, outdoor shower, childrens' play area and superb views. There is a private driveway with parking.

Free Wi-Fi connection is available in the house.

We can help arrange mountain biking, hill walking, horse riding, gorge walking, art classes and cooking classes which are all available locally.

You can see more properties in the area on our website www.friendsoftuscany.com

More Details

Owner
Molly McKean
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks English, Italian
Calendar last updated:
13 December, 2017

About Molly McKean

We are a small, family run, friendly service providing accommodation, activities and specialised information about the Garfagnana region of northern Tuscany.

We have been operating for 25 years and are passionate about providing our guests with an authentic Tuscan experience.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“Peaceful, fresh and very relaxing”



4 out of 5

The location of the house is spectacular - great views and garden and the height of the place ensures a freshness of air which was very welcome in August. Facilities were good, lots of nice places to sit in the large garden and some toys, swing and slide for chlldren although a toddler swing would be a good idea (was quite frustrating for our toddler not to be able to use it). Pool was fine - worked for us because we had very small children and so we didn't have to worry about them falling in but a proper pool would look a lot better. Some of the furniture could do with an update - garden chairs and the mattress in the second smaller room but all in all good value for money compared to similar lets in the region and a lovely, relaxing place to stay. We all had a great time and would definitely come back.
Jul 2012
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Coreglia Antelminelli in Province of Lucca

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Babycot available
  • There is a small adjoining room with a baby cot.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
There are several different areas in the large garden to eat and relax. During summer a pool is in place, for cooling off or for kids to play in. There is a peaceful summerhouse in the garden with cooking facilities. Guests can help themselves to seasonal produce available in the organic garden. Free WI-FI An English speaking house manager will show you around the house.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Beautiful three bedroom castle villa with pool, walled garden and wi-fi
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 17 reviews
5

This is an absolutely beautiful house and garden in a pretty village

  • 5 of 5

La Rocca is a stunning, beautiful place full of eccentric charm and we loved our time there. The house and garden are full of interesting nooks and crannies to discover, and interesting antiques. We loved making a fire in the pizza oven and baking pizzas in the lovely garden room.

We thought that if anything the house is over stocked with stuff and it took us a while to find everything. It would be good to know more about what is there and where to find it. For example there is an extensive first aid kit but you wouldn't necessarily find it if you needed it. There is enough crockery in the house to host a banquet!

We felt, like another reviewer, that the copious amount of plastic furniture in the garden spoilt the way it looks a bit and questioned whether a house that sleeps six needed seating for around 38! However we found this amusing rather than annoying. We thought the description and instructions could have been a bit clearer eg what to do with the rubbish.

The village is interesting. A lovely place to wander around. There is a good walk along the river which is described in the visitors book. There is very little in the way of facilities in the village. We couldn't find bread or fresh vegetables so it is important to arrive well stocked. It is quite a long drive back down the winding road to the nearest supermarket.

Nearby Barga is a beautiful little town to visit and the drive through mountain roads to get there is stunning.

Lucca is breathtaking and a highlight of our holiday.

We would definitely return to La Rocca.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kate, Thank you very much for leaving us a review. We agree this house is indeed very special, due to the many original features throughout the house and garden. The garden and views are unparalleled in this area and there is of course the added bonus of the fresh fruit and herbs that the garden provides for our guests. We will certainly pass on your recommendations to the owners and will work with them to provide more detailed information about the workings of the house. There are two shops in the village of Coreglia Antellminelli, which from our experience sell bread, milk, cheese, meat and other essential groceries. The house is in an excellent position to explore the best towns and villages in the area such as Barga and we are delighted you managed to explore a little. We would love to welcome you back to Tuscany in the near future and we can offer you a 'Friends of Tuscany' returners discount. Thank you again for the lovely review. Best Wishes, Molly McKean Friends of Tuscany Ltd www.friendsoftuscany.com
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5

Best holiday we have had so far. The Tuscan scenery is beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

Everything lived up to expectations. Fabulous property and exceptional gardens. Visits to Florence, Lucca and Pisa in easy reach and certainly worth a visit although the church, museum and restaurants in Coreglia itself are great. Would love to visit again. The "distressed" look in the villa itself is not to my taste but otherwise a truly idealistic place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Beautiful garden, comfortable house and a charming (if sleepy) village

  • 4 of 5

A lovely spacious property, with a large, well-tended garden and plenty of tables, chairs and loungers for outdoor living. The house too was well equipped - except for the lack of a working coffee pot - we counted four in the kitchen but none functional so we bought one. But that aside this was a wonderfully tranquil place to spend a week. The views from the garden towards the mountains and down to the village are beautiful, the swimming pool was very welcome at the end of a hot day visiting Lucca and Barga and our contact person Nora was helpful and friendly.

Reaching Coreglia in the dark on our first night was a bit of a challenge - it is at the top of a hill

and at the end of a winding road. The house itself is at the very top of the village and is reached by a steep and narrow driveway, providing excellent opportunities to practice hill starts and three-point turns.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful garden, very large with fruit trees, lots of flowers, a clean, prefab swimming pool and playthings for children!

The house is old, but charming and everything you might be needing during your holiday is present.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A beautiful property with an amazing garden and views over the rooftops of the village below.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at La Rocca - a very historic building in a lovely village. It was a great base for exploring the local area and we particularly enjoyed our trip to Lucca. The garden is breathtaking with cherries, figs and roses. The views from every window are fantastic - a great place to stay if you want to experience Tuscany at its best.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful villa and gardens, breathtaking views

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful two weeks in La Rocca, and honestly, felt privileged to be there. The hilltop location of the villa means that it has spectacular views of the village and surrounding countryside in all directions. There are so many places in the gorgeous (and undeniably expansive!) gardens to sit and just try to take it all in. We loved it.

The antique furniture, objects and artwork in the house made it a lovely place to be and the pool was a welcome addition on hot days. I particularly loved the summer-house kitchen with authentic pizza-oven. Everything was well looked after and maintained and Nora, the house manager was fantastic, helping us out with everything from we needed to know.

We used public transport to get around and, while the trains were great, found the local bus service was a little limited. We would definitely hire a car if we were returning (and we would love to go back to La Rocca) so that we could see even more of this beautiful part of Tuscany. That said, even without a car, it was a fantastic two weeks, chilling out, enjoying everything Coreglia had to offer (including a pretty impressive Medieval festival!) and visiting Florence and Lucca. In short, La Rocca is a wonderful place to stay and we wouldn't hestitate to recommend it to anyone who wants to visit Northern Tuscany.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Coreglia
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Viareggio
Car: recommended

Coreglia is an ancient hill town, voted some years ago to be one of the nicest villages in Italy. The streets are traffic free, making it safe for children to explore. Recently the village featured in the BBC programme 'Who do you think you are' which traced the actress Susan Sarandon's family to Coreglia. The village was famous in the 19C for its beautifully crafted figurines, and there is an interesting museum dedicated to the art. In 2005 Coreglia was voted as one of the nicest villages in Italy

The Garfagnana/ Mediavalle area is recreational, superb for walking, mountain biking, fishing and other outdoor activities. We have links with an outdoor activities agency 'Apuans Exploring Mountains'. Nearby Castelnuovo is a market town with fine shops and a weekly market. Also nearby are the resort towns of Bagni di Lucca, with its famous spa baths, and Barga, with its music festivals and art. The art city of Lucca is only 30 minutes drive, and there is a local train service.

At Friends of Tuscany we give lots of local info and recommendations

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Coreglia Antelminelli, Lucca Area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring
28 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
£545
for 5 nights
From
£109
£695
 
 
Early Summer
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
£595
for 5 nights
From
£119
£795
 
 
Early Summer
2 Jun 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
6 night minimum stay
£834
for 6 nights
From
£139
£895
 
 
Mid Summer
23 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
£1,014
for 6 nights
From
£169
£1,095
 
 
High Summer
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
£1,314
for 6 nights
From
£219
£1,395
 
 
Mid Summer
1 Sep 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
£845
for 5 nights
From
£169
£1,095
 
 
Late summer
8 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
£695
for 5 nights
From
£139
£895
 
 
Late Summer 2
22 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
£645
for 5 nights
From
£129
£795
 
 
Autumn
29 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
£545
for 5 nights
From
£109
£695
 
 
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
£1,254
for 6 nights
From
£209
£1,395
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0

All bed linen and towels included.

Final cleaning included.

During colder periods central heating if required will be measured and paid directly to the owner, typically 15-20 euro per day.

£100 or euro security deposit required.

Free Wi-Fi

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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