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Beautiful Tuscan villa with private pool and stunning views.

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Self catering villa with olive, fruit trees & a vine clad terrace near Lucca

Beautiful Tuscan villa with private pool and stunning views, Casa Peggi is a truly romantic hideaway with a spiritual feel. The villa boasts 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms [2 on suite] a new kitchen & lounge and cool sitting room in the cantina. Three of the bedrooms have double beds [one a lovely four poster] the other two bedrooms have single beds. There is also a sofa bed and two cots for any babies.

There are two external eating areas; one, a vine clad terrace with stunning views to the villages across the valley, the other, a romantic stone hideaway next to an old pizza oven, perfect for watching the fireflies in June. The Villa has central heating and a wood burning fire and stufe, so is perfect for winter and autumn breaks when you can enjoy beautiful walks in the woods full of chestnut trees and porcini.

The pool is set to the side of the Villa with terra cotta paving and grass banks with steps leading into the shallow end - perfect for children and elderly relatives.There are 8 sun loungers and several deck and director chairs. The views of the distant mountains are stunning and the Villa is set in 10 acres of woodland and gardens yet is only 1 km from the nearest village and shop; secluded not isolated.

The house can sleep up to 11 people and the prices listed are for the whole house; However, if you are a smaller group, please feel to contact me and discuss a price for your party.

Winter Breaks: The price for holidays from November until the end of march does not include the gas for central heating this is paid locally at a rate of 150 Euros per week or 25 euros per day for short stays. It does, however, include the cost of logs so please feel free to stoke up the fire and roast some local chestnuts!

The area is known as The 'Garfagnana' and is often described as the Lungs of Italy with its tree laden hills and mountains contributing to the freshest of air. Most of the area is a designated national park, full of Deer, wild boar, eagles and a multitude of wild life. Fantastic for walks, biking, mountaineering, canoeing, riding and just relaxing and taking in the scenery. Garfagnana is also known for its food and many types of long forgotten vegetables, fruit and cereals are still grown, eaten and enjoyed in the many splendid restaurants and cafes.

Garfagnana is also ideally positioned to explore the history of Tuscany with the splendid walled city of Lucca only 40 Kms away and Florence an hour and a half away. For those of you that like to take in the beach life, Viareggio and the Tuscan Riviera is an hour away.

The House is fully equipped with all the appliances you need, dishwashers, Washing machines, double oven, 6 burner stove, fridges and freezer. There is an docking station for ipods/ipads and laptops, a wifi internet system, television, Dvd player [with a collection of Dvd's] plenty of books and games.

There is also Bbq equipment and a fire pit for outside cooking or just sitting by the fire late at night and watching the shooting stars.

Children are welcome and love exploring the gentle sloping wooded terraces and playing in the pool, the house is also suitable for the elderly [my 83 year old uncle loves it!] but please be aware that it is on a hill and the house is on tree floors so is not ideal for wheelchairs.

Due to the nearby farms and allergy concerns we cannot allow pets, sorry, and for similar reasons we ask smokers not to smoke in the house but use the outside areas.

More Details

Mr M J Foskett - www.tuscany-retreat.co.uk
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2017

About Mr M J Foskett - www.tuscany-retreat.co.uk

Our daughter spent her first few years with us in Tuscany by the sea and we were always returning year after year, then in 2007, after looking for many a year, we found Casa peggi. If you come and stay you will realise why I had to buy it.

Mr M J Foskett - www.tuscany-retreat.co.uk purchased this villa in 2007

Why Mr M J Foskett - www.tuscany-retreat.co.uk chose Lucca Area

Once you see the view, walk in the Hills, breathe in the air, eat the food meet the locals, you will understand why this house. My heart is lifted every morning and pressures disappear, it is a great place to re-charge my batteries and, maybe, yours.

What makes this villa unique

Makes my heart sing, nothing else to add!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Fosciandora in Tuscany

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Tiled Stove
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , washing machine
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • There are 5 bedrooms each sleeping two people, a further person can be accommodated on a sofa bed in the lounge. Alternatively we can close off one bedroom and a bathroom and rent the property at a reduced rate for 6/8 people.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 2 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
Fresh clean towels and linen are provided on a weekly basis, there are also additional towels for the swimming pool. A daily maid service is available on request at additional rates paid locally. It is also possible to arrange for a chef and catering for dinner parties and large events. If you would like individual tailor made tours of the local area and further a field, with or without a driver, this can also be arranged locally through an English and Italian speaking friend.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)


Breath Taking!

  • 5 of 5

I wasn't quite prepared for the stunning beauty of the location. The house was clean, welcoming and full of charm. It was well equipped and to have bread and other essentials awaiting our arrival was a godsend - not to mention the bubbly in the fridge! Couldn't keep the kids out of the pool. Perfect holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, I am glad you enjoyed your Holiday and look forward to seeing you again in the future
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Lovely Summer solstice holiday

  • 5 of 5

My Family [Husband, 3 children and my sister and Husband plus 2 children] spent and an Idyllic week at Casa Peggi. From the warm welcome and the welcoming glass of prosecco to the end fond farewells the week was perfect!

The Children loved the pool and spent hours and hours splashing and laughing; having a salt water filter system meant that they could play without any issues with chlorine they loved it.

Local restaurants were friendly and good value, on the day when it rained [it poured down!] we went to Lucca and that was beautiful, full of history and fantastic ice cream.

Would highly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kate, Thank you for your kind review, I remember that storm it was huge! The beauty of Tuscany is that the blue skies soon return and if it means you have to spend a day in Lucca and eat ice cream; how bad is that. Hope to see you again soon Mike
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Perfect in May

  • 5 of 5

We were two families, of four and six, with children aged from 3 to 13, and everyone was enchanted with Casa Peggi. The house has been beautifully furnished with a particularly well-equipped kitchen (we cooked most evenings) where you can gaze out at the misty mountains while stirring the risotto. Look out for Monte Forato in the far distance ("What is that, a hole? Does that look like a hole to you??!"). The upstairs bedrooms have wonderful views over the valley, and downstairs the cantina bedroom is cool and quiet away from the others. No need to overrun the baggage allowance with toys and beach towels, there's lots to choose from, as well as maps & local information, a very varied and interesting book collection, and dvds.

We didn't get back in the car for three days after arriving, we were so relaxed and at home. The weather was almost entirely sunny with a couple of night showers - just enough to keep the tomato plants happy. The children swam, played football behind the house, chased lizards and beetles. We walked, looked at the view, watched the fireflies, chatted, read, ate, drank... Once we started to feel a need to commune with our host country, the house is very well placed for visiting Barga and Castelnuovo, and Lucca slightly further afield (hire a bike for six!). For stocking up, there's a hypermarket in Gallicano about 15 minutes drive away where you get anything from farro to footballs.

The owners were more than helpful, even with last minute emails the day we travelled (it's a good idea to get some directions for the last bit of the journey up the hill, as Google's were mystifying, once we turned off towards Fosciandora). The local housekeeper who met us on arrival (perfect English) was justifiably proud of the house as she showed us round and happy for us to contact her with any problems during our stay (we had none). I would recommend Casa Peggi absolutely, and I hope we'll be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Tuscan home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here August 09, sharing with another family and it was exceptional. Perfect balance of Tuscan charm with the comforts and conveniences of quality fixtures and fittings, we all felt at home. The owner was helpful, providing all the info we needed for the trip and the local agent was a kind and knowledgeable resource on arrival. A lovely home in a beautiful environment, stunning views, lovely, well maintained pool, great outside dining area. A superb find...but don't tell anyone!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing week at Casa Peggi for my Dad’s 60th birthday. The house is lovely and the views are unbelievable. I wish we were back there now! There were 8 adults and 2 young children in our group and there was plenty of room for us all to have our own space, along with great areas to get together for meals etc. The owner, Mike, was really helpful and quick to respond to emails and questions. I would really recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Christmas heaven

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Casa Peggi for Christmas 2008, with two families, including three young ones. We had brilliant sunshine and crisp frosts most days, and the view across the mountains was magical. At this time of year the area is fantastic, experiencing the Italian Christmas, walks in the woods, long lunches in local restaurants and shopping and sightseeing in Lucca. Casa Peggi is a lovely house with large rooms, a cosy kitchen with open wood fire and views to die for. The English owners have been really helpful and know all the best places to go. we will definitely be booking again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Early summer 2017
20 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

A refundable security deposit will be payable of £250 at the commencement of your holiday and returned to you on your departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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