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Beautifully restored 18C farmhouse with private pool and wi-fi



Updated: 24-Oct-2016
Casa Quintilio, Beautiful 4 bedroomed house with private pool & spectacular wiew

Recently restored, Casa Quinilio is a luxurious old house in a spectacular position just below the lovely old walled village of Castiglione. A private pool and lovely garden offers complete privacy with open sunny views of the Garfagnana valley and the beautiful Appenine and Apuane mountains. It's only a 10 minutes walk to the centre of the village, with its' restaurants, shops, and bars.

In 2012 Castiglione, which is a classic hilltop fortified medieval Tuscan village, was voted as one of the nicest villages in Italy.

This large house has 4 traditional bedrooms furnished with good taste and quality. There are 2 doubles and 2 twin bedrooms, sleeping 8 people.

The very attractive living room has interesting furnishings, with access from it to a quiet balcony.

The fully equipped modern kitchen comfortably seats 8 people.

The 4 bathrooms are luxurious and conveniently positioned with two en-suite

The sunny garden is on all sides of the house, making it peaceful and safe for children to play in and explore. There is easy access from the house to a shaded outdoor table, and you can also relax in the other garden chairs and loungers.

The bespoke eco-pool has been designed to to complement the surrounding area, with the extra benefit of being consistently 2-3 degrees warmer than conventional pools.

Casa Quinilio is a house of high quality in which a classic rural Tuscan holiday can be easily enjoyed.

The house has an English speaking manager who will be happy to help with any problems.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

Speaks English, Italian

Guestbook comments from the manager

Such good fortune to find your heavenly abode. Alison McDonald, Aberdeen.

The most exotic view from your little house. Wonderful. Kate Lang Falmouth
Jan 2011
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1 Reviews

1 holidaymaker review


Fantastic views, well appointed, good location

  • 5 of 5

I am not the type of person to sit around on a vacation; I like to explore. I booked this house due to the location: walking distance to town, between Pisa/Lucca/Florence, and would allow the ability to have a home base while exploring Northern Tuscany. We arrived at the house, and basically never left. We did take short day trips to Barga, Castelnuovo and Lucca, but the views from the house were so stunning, the pool so lovely, and the house was so comfortable that we never felt the need to leave. Elisabetta is a wonderful host who was very welcoming and informative. The property was super easy to rent, and Andrew (the property manager) was very accommodating and easy to work with for booking.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely 5 star review. This is indeed a special place and I will let Elisabetta know how much you enjoyed it. We totally understand the 'stickiness' of the place...hard to leave as it is so beautiful and relaxing. We also appreciate your kind comments about the booking process through Friends of Tuscany. We offer a returners discount, so if you want to book any of our properties in future, let us know so we can discount it for you.
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Pisa at 70 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Castiglione at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Villa Collemandina at 6 Kilometres Nearest Train : Castelnuovo di Garfagnana at 6 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Castiglione at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Casone Di Proffeccia at 17 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Fortei dei Marmi at 50 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

We have strong links with a fine Outdoor Activities company.


Day trip to Forti dei Marmi, 30 miles.

2 hour drive to Cinque Terra

2 hour drive to Sienna

1.5 hour drive to Florence

1.5 hour drive to Pisa

45 min drive to Lucca

All places reachable by train via Castelnuovo di Garfagnana

Garfagnana is 'Hidden Tuscany' at its best. With its stunning scenery it is the best area in Tuscany for walking and outdoor activities. We have close ties with an outdoor activities company who offer many international class adventures.

Castelnuovo, the nearby market town, has many restaurants, cafes, bars, supermarkets and all other types of shops. There is a tourist information office and a weekly market selling a wide variety of fashion, household goods, flowers, fruit and vegetables.

There are restaurants and bars within a few minutes walk from the villa. An excellent shop/bar, where you can buy decent wine on draft and excellent local organic produce, is 10 minutes walk. A small market operates weekly.

Mountain biking, hill walking and horse riding are all available locally. The stables are 30 minutes walk.


Pisa is the main airport. Car hire recommended.


Village shop is 500 metres, bar at 600 metres. Restaurant 2 kms. walk

Further Details:

Although summer tends to be the most popular holiday time the area is particularly beautiful in spring and autumn with the wide variety of spring flowers and vivid colours of the chestnut forests.

Here you can combine the pleasures of country living with easy access to towns and cities. The Garfagnana is the best area in Tuscany for walking. The natural park of the Oricciella is nearby. The cottage is 500 metres from the nearest shop. There are 2 grocery shops in the village. The nearest trattoria is 2kms away. The market town of Castelnuovo is 6kms. There are good shops and a weekly market there.

There is a fine public tennis court in the village, with a sports bar. It is possible to use the swimming pool of a local hotel, and fine outdoor pools are in castelnuovo, Barga and some other villages.

Horse riding is 2kms.....great value. There are world class outdoor activities available and we have close links with an outdoor activities company.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid Summer
27 May 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Mid Summer 2
17 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
High Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
10 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
25% deposit. Flexible entry days.

Changeover Day:Saturdays preferred in High season

Rental includes cleaning and all power consumed

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 24-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • 2 of the bedrooms are en-suite, one bathroom with a double bedroom and the other serving a twin bedroom


  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

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