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Country estate, private pool. Walking distance restaurant. 'Pick your own'. WIFI

People22
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Country estate for hire with 3 or 4 character properties and private pool!

Hire your own country estate!

Well restored character farmhouses set in the hills of the totally unspoilt, green & mountainous region of Northern Tuscany.

The views from the houses and the pool are beautiful, & the extensive grounds are the perfect place to relax. Ideal for a large group wishing to holiday together but also requiring privacy from each other.

Each property has a private outside eating space/terrace/BBQ & you may pick produce from the grounds, for your al fresco meals!

There are two houses, one detached with 3 bedrooms, and one split into 2 apartments with 2 bedrooms each.

Specifically:

The Stables - detached house with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, large open plan living/kitchen diner leading to large private terrace overlooking gardens and pool.

Cecilia- apartment with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom, living/diner and kitchen and private terrace tucked behind the house in a pretty courtyard area, and also with a further covered terrace for al fresco dining under the vines!

Formicola - apartment with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom, living/diner and kitchen and large terrace overlooking the mountains.

Grillo - the 'optional extra' with 2 bedrooms, shower room and kitchen with own eating area. Only hired with the rest of the site and closed off when not rented to give full privacy.

Each property is full of character and there are beamed ceilings, chestnut windows, traditional flooring, yet they are well equipped with modern kitchens and pristine shower rooms.

Outside:

Enormous private site, with no less than 5 eating terraces, 4 large BBQ's for al fresco dining, allotment with extensive 'pick your own' produce, large private pool with plenty of sunbeds and a shaded gazebo area too... Plenty of room to be together and separate too!

This is a real away from it all retreat, yet only 5 min. by car to a large village with supermarkets, bars, restaurants & train station serving Lucca, Barga, Pisa, Florence & The Cinque Terre AND only 500M from a fantastic restaurant - an easy and relaxing walk away!

The bread man visits daily too.

A real treat!

The views from this extremely peaceful site are magnificent - the houses overlook the green and fertile Serchio valley, with views of the Apuane and Appenine Alps.

This really is the perfect location - an ideal place to unwind deep in the countryside, yet close enough to all local amenities, and a convenient base for exploring by car or train.

More Details

Property Manager
Lorraine Venturelli
Member since: 2002
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
12 January, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Province of Lucca in Tuscany

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1, Stables - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 , Stables - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom Formicola - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom, Cecilia - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom, optional extra - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Closed off when not in use
  • All bathrooms are modern and pristinely presented
Bedrooms:
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom, Stables - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2, Stables - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3, Stables - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1, Formicola - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2, Formicola - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1, Cicilia - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2, Cecilia - 2 Single Bed
    Optional extra bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Closed off to still give privacy when not in use.
    Optional extra bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Closed off to still give privacy when not in use.
  • Cots and highchairs on request. There are 3 sofabeds too for additional guests.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Swimming pool is 12M x 6M. Cot & high-chair available on request. Daily cleaning available at extra cost. We can arrange for someone to come and cook the odd meal for guests - a lovely evening!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Country estate, private pool. Walking distance restaurant. 'Pick your own'. WIFI
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
5

The place is fabulous. Couldn't have asked for better for our big party.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic setting, beautiful property. Pool was great.

Only slight downside is that it is a bit remote for food shopping etc but I guess that is a small price to pay for such beauty.

Sad to leave at the end of our week.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay ! We agree that the setting here is just so beautiful.... We would love to hear from you all again Lorraine at tuscan-retreats NB - for future guests there are 2 supermarkets at Piazza al Serchio 3.5km away and here there is also butchers, bakers, greengrocers, pasticceria etc
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5

A very special loation, private and quiet

  • 5 of 5

We recently took the whole property for a family celebration which was a huge success. The accommodation is comfortable and very well presented. Access to the pool is rather steep and small children may need close supervision. A car is essential to visit cities such as Luca and Pisa but we had some lovely walks from the agriturismo which is set in beautiful countryside.We had a magial visit and I would recommend that anyone doing the same requests a home cooked feast to complete the experience...it was truly memorable

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are glad your family celebration was a success and that you enjoyed this beautiful place! The lady that cooks meals for guests on request is absolutely brilliant and good value too for a special evening - we have also done this when staying at the property and it was a wonderful evening. The owners and Ilaria send their best wishes and hope to see you again. Lorraine at tuscan-retreats
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4

Beautiful and peaceful, great hospitality

  • 4 of 5

We rented the whole propertity (both houses) for two weeks and it was a wonderful holiday. Very quiet surroundings, spectacular view at the mountains, very, very nice and generous hosts (your vegetables and fruit were just delicious!). Lots of things to do in the vicinity, but take your time for the small and winding streets. Go hiking or climbing, it's awesome!

We would like to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay here, in particular those views, and the countryside! As you say it is great also to eat produce straight from the allotment. We hope to see you again some time. Best wishes Lorraine at Tuscan-retreats.com
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5

Stunning views, fantastic people.

  • 5 of 5

August 2009.

This is the second time we have stayed in Sambuca. Last year my husband and 2 teenage children stayed in Cicala for a week. This year we went back for a fortnight with friends and family - 13 in all - staying in Stables, Formica and Grillo. We can not recomend this place highly enough. The scenery is stunning, the accomodation and pool lovely, the goats are fun and the fact that you can pick your own vegetables is a hugh bonus, but most of all it is the people who runs the place and the owner Oriana who makes it a fantastic holiday place. They are the most friendly and helpful people imaginable and we don't even speak Italien. And should you have any language problems - Lorraine from the rental agency is only a phone call away and very helpful too.

The Garfagnana meal they serve is out of this world and we can also highly recommend Roberto's Restaurant - 5 minutes up the road- but be prepared for "deadly" Grappa and most of the village involved too, so lots of fun. Yes - it is far from the sights of Tuscany and the roads are bendy, but we still managed to See Florence, Pisa and Lucca and we just love the peace and quiet. So thank you, we will be back one day.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2009
  • Date of Stay: August 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastisk feriebolig

  • 5 of 5

Vi var 18 personer fordelt i alle lejlighederne. Det fungerede superfint. Skønt område, kan klart anbefales til familieferie, for de der ønsker at være sig selv ude i den skønneste natur.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Toller Urlaub in den Bergen

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren eine Gruppe von Freunden (16 Erwachsene und 6 Kinder) und haben 1 Woche im Mai auf diesem wunderschönen, gepflegten Anwesen verbracht. Es war perfekt für uns: 1 Haus mit 3 Schlafzimmern und großem Küchen-Wohn-Essbereich und im anderen Haus 3 separate Wohnungen. Ein Spielplatz für die Kinder und der Pool, der noch relativ kalt war. Das Haus liegt extrem malerisch, aber abgelegen. Perfekt zum Wandern oder Radfahren oder einfach nur zum Entspannen. Mit dem Zug oder Auto kommt man in 1 Stunde nach Lucca. Einziger Mangel war, dass die unterste Wohnung in dem einen Haus relativ feucht war (mit Entfeuchter). Die Verwalterin war sehr nett und bei Problemen sofort zur Stelle.

Wir kommen gerne wieder!

  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Klara Thank you for your review. We are glad you had a fantastic time and gave your stay a 5 star review! Sorry the pool was a bit chilly - we had an usually cold and wet couple of weeks prior to your arrival. I think this also contributed to the fact that a dehumidifier was needed in the 'optional extra' property which is set partially against a hill and occasionally suffers if the weather has been very wet over the Winter. All is fine now that we have normal temperatures. I hope this didn't inconvenience you too much. Thanks again for your time and we are happy to hear you enjoyed the place. The owner would love to accommodate you again and passes on her best wishes Lorraine at tuscan-retreats
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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Pisa, Genoa, Bologna
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Piazza Al Serchio
Nearest Restaurant
700 Metres
Nicciano
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
Marinella di Sarzana
Car: necessary

Situated in the unspoilt mountainous Garfagnana region of N Tuscany, less than 1 hour drive North of Lucca, and 1.5 hr. from Pisa/2 hr. from Genoa.

Located 25 minutes North of the market town of Castelnuovo, this is a collection of 3 houses nestling in the midst of hills.

The grounds are extensive, and parts of the gardens are used for growing local produce, which guests are welcome to use.

Less than a 5 min drive away there is a village with restaurants, supermarket, Tuesday morning market, and Train Station and bread is delivered each morning.

One can also walk to a restaurant in less than 10 mins - home cooked local food! You need to book.

The views from this extremely peaceful site are magnificent - the houses overlook the green and fertile Serchio valley, with views of the Apuane and Appenine Alps.

This really is the perfect location - an ideal place to unwind deep in the countryside, yet close enough to all local amenities, and a convenient base for exploring by car or train.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Province of Lucca, Italy

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low Season *See Note*
7 Oct 2017 - 27 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
£810
for 4 nights
From
£203
£1,136
 
 
Mid Season *See Note*
28 Apr 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,180
for 4 nights
From
£295
£1,656
 
 
High Season *See Note*
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,100
for 7 nights
£3,100
 
 
Mid Season *See Note*
1 Sep 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,180
for 4 nights
From
£295
£1,656
 
 
Low Season *See Note*
6 Oct 2018 - 26 Apr 2019
4 night minimum stay
£810
for 4 nights
From
£203
£1,136
 
 
Summer *See Note*
27 Apr 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
4 night minimum stay
£1,180
for 4 nights
From
£295
£1,656
 
 
High Summer *See note*
29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
£3,100
for 7 nights
£3,100
 
 
Late Summer
31 Aug 2019 - 11 Oct 2019
4 night minimum stay
£1,180
for 4 nights
From
£295
£1,656
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax £0.88 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 14 years.

NB - The Stay Tax of €1 per person per night, is applicable for a maximum of 5 nights and is payable in cash on arrival.

*Note* Prices detailed are for Stalla, Cicala and Formicola (7 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms sleeping 14 plus 6) with full privacy. To hire the optional extra little apartment with additional 2 bedrooms (bedrooms 8 and 9) , shower room and kitchen (sleeping 4 ) is £355 per week high summer, and £200 per week other times. This apartment is closed off for full privacy when not used.
Changeover days are usually Saturday, but can often be flexible.
Heating is NOT included

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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