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Stylish new 2 bedroomed house with pool and wi-fi, electric mountain bikes

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Stylish holiday house, fantastic views, near restaurant, electric mountain bikes

Fienile is a stylish house created in Collettino - a traditional working farm. You can get to know the animals on the farm and relax round the pool with a fantastic view of the Apuane Mountains.

The fascinating medieval village of Silico is a few metres walk, and there are mapped walks all around the village. The village itself has cultural attractions and events throughout the year.

A unique holiday can be enjoyed at Collettina. The house and pool have been created with quiet relaxation in mind, but gentle and interesting activities can be witnessed on the farm. The farm still works in the traditional way, with sheep, goats, and horses living on the quiet green pastures nearby. It is a fantastic environment for children,who can also explore the traffic free streets of the old village.

The house has been restored from an old barn. The structure is rustic, and in contrast the furniture is stylish, modern and functional. The modern kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, oven and fridge/freezer. A washing machine is also available.

Outside there is a spacious terrace with table and loungers and a panoramic view of the dramatic Apuane Mountains.

There is a wood oven and a BBQ in the garden.

The large shared 12x6 metre pool has a wonderful view over the mountains, with incredible sunsets over this unique place.

It is possible to by products from the farm ( cheese, salamis, ham, marmalade, chestnut flour, faro, and other preserves. It is also possible to arrange for home made pizza, or for a 'tasting' meal featuring the products of the farm.

There is an excellent family run restaurant in Silico, only a one minute walk from the farm. The village itself is interesting; tiny but with fine buildings and wonderful views. A well known medieval festival is held there during August.

The area of Garfagnana is best known for its wonderful scenery, old fashioned ways, rustic food and outdoor activities.

There are electric powered mountain bikes available for the use of the guests

There are two 1 bedroomed apartments on the farm which share the pool and can also be rented.

We can help arrange mountain biking, hill walking, horse riding, gorge walking 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
Speaks English, Italian
Calendar last updated:
7 December, 2017

Location

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Silico
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Villa Collemandina
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Castelnuovo di Garfagnana
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Silico
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Forti dei Marmi
Car: recommended

The house is in Silico, a unique medieval village in the area of the large village of Pieve Fosciana, in the beautiful Garfagnana region of Tuscany. There are excellent adventure activities available, and local paths have all been clearly marked for walkers and picnicers.

Outdoor pursuits available through local Activities Company, including guided walking, mountain biking, canoeing and world class canyoning.

Garfagnana is the best area of Tuscany for walking.

From Lucca to Castelnuovo, Pieve Fosciana then Silico.

Detailed directions,local info and recommendations provided.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Pieve Fosciana in Province of Lucca

Property Type:
  • villa
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , There is also an outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bed space is for 4 in 2 bedrooms. There is a double bed settee. A cot and high chair are available
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • caves
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
There is a fine private childrens playground with a 'flying fox'

Reviews

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Stylish new 2 bedroomed house with pool and wi-fi, electric mountain bikes
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews
4

Serene countryside with beautiful views and close proximity to medieval hill towns

  • 4 of 5

If you're looking to get away into the beautiful, serene countryside of Tuscany and to enjoy the crisp mountain air of the Apuane Mountains in close proximity to other medieval hill towns, this is the place for you. After an 11 day cruise out of Venice, my significant other and I rented a car and drove 4 hours to Tuscany where we spent 10 days in Silico. We used Silico as our home base to visit other hill towns in the area.

What we loved:

-- the farmhouse only a few hundred meters from the medieval village of Silico.

--the charming Silico village restaurant and store within walking distance (all uphill) of the farmhouse

--the farmhouse infinity pool

--the farmhouse picture window overlooking the meandering sheep and beautiful views of the Apuane Mountains

--the washing machine - there is no dryer which is ok if it does not rain.

--the clean, pristine condition of the farmhouse

--Home Away's Friends of Tuscany website printout with recommendations for restaurants and visits to other medieval villages within 10 miles of our farmhouse

--fresh farm produce in the village store

Not so much:

-- the 4 mile drive up the twisty, winding road to the farmhouse.

-- the lack of basics in the farmhouse. On Home Away's Friends of Tuscany's website we were led to believe that basic foodstuffs like salt and pepper, herbs etc. would be available. The cupboards were bare. A bit of sugar and a coffee pot would also have been nice.

-- lack of instructions on use of the fireplace for cool Fall evenings.

-- the flies

--the steep incline to the pool with no obvious path

--the rusty grill for barbecuing

--our inability to communicate with the owners (our problem not theirs)who live directly behind the farmhouse

--the farm sheds right below our picture window

  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Stunning location

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully renovated property.Exceptionally clean and well equipped. Stunning mountain location.Owners very welcoming.Would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous house

  • 5 of 5

Great view. Owners are really nice and pay attention to details. We were even provided with lovely fresh eggs and a nice bottle of wine. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful villa, perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here after the place we booked originally was unsuitable for young children. We loved every second. The house is a perfect size for a couple or small family, the finish is excellent and beds very comfortable. The pool area is outstanding, simply the best view I've ever had whilst swimming. There's a jungle gym too which my son loved. The owners were very kind, generous and helpful yet not intrusive. Bruno gave us dried mushrooms and even a bottle of his own wine. A perfect holiday. We are planning on returning next year.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Overall a very nice place and very friendly hosts. Beautiful area and the resturant was excellent.

  • 4 of 5

On the negative side was that the wifi did not work very well, TV was italian only, not a huge problem but had we known we could have brought some DVDs.

The contact number for Laura is not correct.

And it makes huge sence to bring salt and pepper. I guess we where the first guests of the season, so hopefully others will be able to enjoy what we left behind. But we had a wounderful time and enjoyed fab weather.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Pieve Fosciana, Tuscany

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Easter / Early Summer
31 Mar 2018 - 25 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
£455
for 5 nights
From
£91
£595
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer
26 May 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
£545
for 5 nights
From
£109
£695
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Summer
16 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
6 night minimum stay
£834
for 6 nights
From
£139
£895
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
High Summer
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
£1,194
for 6 nights
From
£199
£1,295
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Summer
1 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
£695
for 5 nights
From
£139
£895
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer
15 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
£595
for 5 nights
From
£119
£795
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn
29 Sep 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
£545
for 5 nights
From
£109
£695
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£695
for 5 nights
From
£139
£895
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Saturday bookings preferred during High season.

Prices include final cleaning.

Prices include bed linen and towels.

Prices include all taxes

Central heating when required will be measured by the owner and paid directly to her.

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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