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17C Villa With Private Pool, Fabulous Garden And Wi-Fi

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights

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About the property

La Penna, Villa in Coreglia Antelminelli, Nr. Barga, Tuscany - Historic Villa With Private Pool And Fabulous Garden In Fine Medieval Village

This historic 17th century villa is in the medieval town of Coreglia Antelminelli, set in the hills of the Appenines in the beautiful Garfagnana region of Tuscany. The beautifully decorated garden apartment has a living room, a fully equipped kitchen and two en-suite bedrooms. The large traditional Italian garden and terrace has a lovely private swimming pool, which is exclusive to the apartment. Media Valle, set between Lucca and the Garfagnana, is an exotic, lush green area of Tuscany unaffected by mass tourism. The area is superb for walking and climbing, with the famous and spectacular gorge 'Orito di Bodri' nearby. There are also many ancient villages in the area, many worth exploring. The town of Barga, famous for its art exhibitions, summer opera, jazz and food festivals, is only a few kilometres away. Also nearby is Bagni di Lucca, the 18C spa resort of the Luchessi nobles, with its thermal baths, elegant villas and pretty surroundings.

A further en-suite bedroom is also available

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

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Property Manager
Andrew McKean
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Italian
Calendar last updated:
26 February, 2017

About Andrew McKean

We first visited this beautiful and "undiscovered" region of Tuscany in 1988, buying a house in 1994 and since then we have been heartened by the number of visitors who have returned time and time again to enjoy the stunning beauty of the Garfagnana, the generosity of its people, wonderful food and local culture.

Guestbook comments from the manager

5 out of 5

From the photos this villa looks absolutely perfect and I am very pleased to say that it did not disappoint. Very simple but very Tuscan. Rustic with views to die for. Leonardo the owner lives above and a nicer man you could not meet. Buy basic provisions from the supermarket in Galicano or Lucca before getting to the villa as there is almost nothing in the town, which also goes for places to eat. We chose to eat in. The kitchen has everything you need and there is a great bbq too. The pool is small but it certainly cools you down in the summer heat.

Hi Chris,

Thanks for the fine review. However I'm puzzled about your comment on the klack of restaurants as there are 3 in the village, and several within 15 minutes drive. One excellent one is only 2 minutes walk from the villa. There's also 3 cafe bars, a mini-market, a butchers and a fruit and veg. shop. The village was voted as one of the nicest in Italy in 2008.
Aug 2012
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4.5/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)

United Kingdom

An amazing villa in the most stunning location

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks at Villa la Penna. The villa itself is beautiful and the setting awesome. We had sole use of the ground floor and found it clean and well-equipped. Some guests might find the inter-connecting bedrooms difficult to work with but you can leave the end bedroom via French doors and get to the living areas without disturbing anyone in the second bedroom. The owner, Leonardo, is delightful and we communicated via email using Google Translate on anything that we couldn't understand. He was always available but ensured our privacy at all times. The gardens are simply delightful with the most stunning views and are various sitting areas to find sun or shade as required. The pool is small but well-situated for the sun and excellent views. This wouldn't be suitable for very young children - the pool isn't gated and the walls round the garden have a sheer drop. Coreglia Antelminelli is a charming village. Lucca, Bagni de Lucca, Montecatini, Barga, Viareggio, Forte del Marmi, Grotta de Vente and Lago de Vagli are just some of the many places worth visiting and are within reasonable distance and with some of the most beautiful drives. Restaurants are good value and of a good standard. The locals are friendly too!

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Heavenly Villa!

  • 4 of 5

Words cannot describe the beauty of this villa and it's surroundings. The view from the north room was spectacular with french doors that opened to reveal an immaculate swimming pool, the mountains in the distance, and the local residents hanging out their laundry and singing to the radio each morning. The villa has the best of modern plumbing and kitchen fixtures (unlike many old buildings in Europe), with the best of the rustic which gives you the feel of living like a prince or princess centuries ago. The pictures on the site do not do it justice. There are a few things to consider if traveling with couples. The first floor of the villa is what you are renting which consists of two bedrooms with bathrooms, two sitting or living rooms and a kitchen. All rooms are connected by a door but you will need to go outside to go from the north bedroom to the kitchen or sitting rooms without disturbing anyone in the middle bedroom. This was not a problem for us but something to consider depending on your travel companions. This villa is situated far north of other Tuscan sights. We took two days and traveled to Venice and a day in Cortona and a day in Florence. If we had it to do over again we would have spent 4 nights at the Villa in order to travel to Cinque Terre and Lucca and then possibly a villa in Florence to take in the sights there and Cortona-Siena. I will say that the most enjoyable day that we spent was the day devoted to Coreglia Antelminelli. The restaurant L'Arcile was wonderful as were both of the bars. When you see bar in Italy, think Starbucks with alcohol.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Unsere Erwartungen wurden voll erfüllt. Ein altes, geschichtsträchtiges Haus mit Installationen, die dem Stand der Technik entsprechen. Ein liebevoll gepflegter Garten mit einer tollen Aussicht. Wir haben uns wohl gefühlt.

Schade nur, dass mit dem freundlichen, bemühten Gastgeber nur ein minimaler, von Google unterstützter Dialog möglich war; er spricht weder Deutsch noch Englisch.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the excellent review.
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Wonderfull house and garten, very helpfull owner

  • 4 of 5

We were 5, 2 couples and a single and we stayed 1 week of may 2016.

The house is very beautifull and charming, the garten is fantastic, and situated in the most authentic medival village on a hilltop with long view over the next couple of mountains.

The small pergola at the edge of the garden is unique.

Leonardo, the owner, was very helpfull, starting and ending helping with the luggage in his smart small car from the parling lott outside the village port.

As mentioned by others, the arrangement of the two bedrooms are so, that the way to the livingrom and kitchen from the far one goes through the other bedroom or via the garten, small problem, if any, for us.

The third bedroom, on the second floor was not heated (heating is apparently in preparation), normally not a big problem, but the weather was rather cold that week.

On small thing, that would be pleasant is a better lightning in the kitchen, specially in the sink corner (the sink has no fall towards the drain).

A place that we would very much consider returning to an other time.

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are delighted you had such a nice time at La Penna which is indeed a unique villa.Thank you for your suggestion about lighting in the kitchen, we will make sure that it is upgraded. We are glad you enjoyed the garden, Leonardo spends a lot of time ensuring there are flowers all year round. Please let us know if you wish to return as we always give a returners discount. Friends of Tuscany
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Prices & Availability

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
29 Apr 2017 - 12 May 2017
6 night minimum stay
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Early Summer
13 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
6 night minimum stay
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Early Summer
27 May 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
6 night minimum stay
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17 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
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High Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Low Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Low summer
16 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
25% deposit required.
There is no breakages deposit

Changeover Day:
Entry day is flexible, Saturdays preferred in high season.

Notes on prices:
A 3rd bedroom and bathroom is available, increasing capacity to 6, cost £200-300 depending on season.
WI-FI is free
During colder periods central heating if required will be measured and consumption costs paid directly to the owner

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Coreglia Antelminelli in Lucca Area

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • En-suite with showers.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Sleeps 6 (3 bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Communicating bedrooms, both double with en-suite bathrooms. One can be made into a twin room, with French door to the garden. There is another bedroom and bathroom on the second floor which can be rented, at a cost of £200-400 per week more, sleeping 2 in a double bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: A third bedroom with twin beds, with a 3rd bathroom can also be rented, increasing the capacity to 6 people. Outside: The garden is large and beautifully groomed, with several areas for outside eating or relaxing. The private pool is 7 x 3 metres. Utility Room: Washing machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen included. Final cleaning included.

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