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Secluded mountain retreats within easy reach of all that Tuscany has to offer - Ritirate

Overview

Property

Updated: 12-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

Description

Ritirate

A 3 bedroom over two floors with patio and adjacent garden. The first floor has a long through dining room and lounge with a fully fitted kitchen. There is a separate WC on this floor. The entrance door from a wide patio is on this floor. Stairs lead to the sleeping accommodation with 2 double bedrooms and one smaller single room suitable for bunk or a single bed. There is a family bathroom with bath and shower and WC.


About the property

Rusticas at Caldano

Four traditional Tuscan stone barns just fully modernised with 5 star fittings. Each property has its own design and is fully fitted with modern kitchens and bathrooms. All tiled and fitted to Tuscan styles each has its own garden and extensive patio area where you can dine al fresco , sunbathe or merely sit and soak up the views and tranquillity. The houses are all fitted with gas central heating and there is a shared swimming pool. There is satellite TV and internet access for those that have time and laundry facilities in each house. Outside furniture is provided. Externally the buildings are tiled with traditional burnt orange Tuscan tiles and with copper guttering and piping. All doors and the exposed internal beams are chestnut from the surrounding forests. The windows are from the same wood and all are shuttered. You have a historical exterior with all modern comforts within. Bedding and towels are provided as well as a cleaning service.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Ester Smith or Grant Murphy
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2017

About Ester Smith or Grant Murphy

We are a family of 6 and love to spend some of our holiday in Tuscany .

We all enjoy our time together as a family and best of all our friends join us in the adjoining houses.

Why Ester Smith or Grant Murphy chose Media Valle del Serchio

We love the traditional stone barns style and all the modern comforts within.

The pool is ideal for those lazy days at home or we enjoy a walk in the nearby local areas

Available Rentals

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Notes

There will be a returnable security deposit of 250 Euro payable with the booking. 20% of the fee to be paid on booking the remainder no later than 28 days prior to the letting period. The deposit will be non returnable on cancellation and the full fee will be payable on any cancellation later than 28 days before the letting.

2 Reviews

4.5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)

5

Lovely Property in Stunning surroundings1

  • 5 of 5

Excellent holiday, the property is furnished to a high standard, incredible views over the valley and up to the mountains, but not far to the main town of Barga (which is also a real find)!

We did a lot of mountain walking, but the property is also ideal for mountain bikers and visitors that want to be in nature, however it is still well placed to visit Florence, Lucca and of course the Italian Riviera Coastline!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Richard Thanks for your feed back , we really do appreciate it and we are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We would love to rent to you and your family soon. We look forward to hearing from you. Best Regards Grant
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4

Spectacular and relaxing

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely time with our family. Living in spain in a holiday destination, it is nice to get together and relax.

We walked, we talked, we ate great food and drank good wine.

What can one say, lovely area, fantastic views, impressive accomadation.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We want to thank you for choosing our property. Please feel free to give us some advice to make peoples stay even better. We do appreciate all the comments, that is the only way we can rectify our mistakes or make your stay much more comfortable. We look forward to seeing you again it was a pleasure having you stay.
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Location

From the Owner

We love the traditional stone barns style and all the modern comforts within. The pool is ideal for those lazy days at home or we enjoy a walk in the nearby local areas

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Pisa at 65 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Barga at 7 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Pisa at 65 Kilometres Nearest Train : Fornaci di Barga at 10 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Lucca at 35 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Barga at 7 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Abetone at 60 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Viareggio at 60 Kilometres Car: necessary

In a National Park these newly converted four 17th century barns nestle on a south facing mountain slope above a tumbling river and sheltered by a magnificent chestnut forest. Accessed by a winding mountain road above the famous historical walled mountain town of Barga with its narrow winding streets, galleries, restaurants and antiques. It is within easy driving (or train if you prefer) distance of the classical Tuscan cities of Lucca (35Km). Pisa (65Km) and Florence (90Km). Nearer to hand is the old spa town of Bagni di Lucca and a wealth of small mountain towns each with their own character and attractions. In the winter you can ski at Abetone, an hour's drive away, and in the summer treat yourself to a day on the immaculate beaches around Viareggio, also about an hours drive away. You are in the centre of Tuscany and immersed in its lifestyle and culture.

Access is frequent and easy through Pisa Airport which has scheduled and economy flights available.

Ski: Winter season skiing at Abetone with all level runs, nursery slopes, lifts, ski hire and tuition. Daily, weekly or seasonal passes are avialble

Facilities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 75 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed, bunk beds if preferred

Outside

  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 4 garden chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only