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Tranquil retreat with Private Pool Tucked Away in Tuscan Hills

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Large House in Fivizzano, Massa Carrara, Tuscany - Unspoilt Rural Location, 10 Minutes Drive from Fivizzano

A beautifully restored 1920's stone villa situated in an unspoilt peaceful Tuscan hamlet. With spectacular views across the valley po is home to a private swimming pool and gardens. It is the perfect place to relax away from it all.

This newly renovated villa comprises 4 large bedrooms (one with ensuite), and a large family sized bathroom. It has a traditional hallway and small balcony offering spectacular views across the mountains and valley. Downstairs consists of a large lounge with woodburning stove (for the colder winter months), a dining room that seats 8, a newly fitted kitchen as well as a small shower and toilet, easily accessed from the pool.

With a private swimming pool; large terrace and well maintained garden it is the perfect place to enjoy the Tuscan sunshine and al fresco dining. The villa is surrounded by beautiful woodland with a number of picturesque nature walks featuring panoramic views over unspoilt countryside. If you are lucky you may spot eagles, wild boar or see the hundreds of fireflies that light up the garden in early summer.

It is just a 5 minute walk to the local bakery, selling fresh artisan bread. 10 minutes drive to the nearest town. 50 minutes from the coast (Lerichi, gateway to the spectacular world heritage site of Cinque Terre). It is an excellent base for which to plan excursions to Lucca, Florence and Pisa. There is ample parking, fantastic traditional local food available in restaurants just a short drive away. The Villa is tastefully furnished throughout and comfortably sleeps 9. It is also just 30 minutes from the local ski resort of Cerreto Laghi, great for skiing in the winter and walking in the summer.

More Details

Phil Rouse
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Phil Rouse

My wife and I have always had a love of Italy and were lucky enough to realise our dream in 2003 when we purchased our dream Italian home. Which over the next 5 years we restored to a beautiful Tuscan home.

I am now retired and i spend as much time as i can in Tuscany.

Phil Rouse purchased this villa in 2003

Why Phil Rouse chose Fivizzano

We have always loved Tuscany for so many reasons the food, the people and the views are second to none.

we wanted a property that had some classic Italian charm in a rural location which had easy access from major airports. Our house ticked all the boxes.

What makes this villa unique

The peaceful location of our house ensure a stress free place to unwind and sample fantastic local food and hospitality.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Had a wonderful time - did lots of things, particularly enjoyed the train ride to Lucca and the boat trip from Lerici to the Cinque Terre. The train ride is very good value, just over Euro 10 for a return - it is not particularly fast but fantastic scenery."

"We had so many plans to go and explore Tuscany but we loved Po and the house so we stayed put! Thank you Anne & Phil For the most relaxing and wonderful holiday. We are very envious of your Italian home."
Dec 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Fivizzano in MS

Property Type:
  • villa
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Ensuite bathroom to bedroom one has toilet shower and sink, bathroom 2 has toilet, bidet and bath, bathroom 3 has toilet and shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 9 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and ensuite, bedroom 2 with double bed, bedroom 3 with double bed, bedroom 4 double bed and one single bed.
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Although there is no central heating, we have a pellet burning stove, log burner in the kitchen and another log burning stove also in the lounge. We also have and electric heaters available if required. Outside: The garden is beautifully landscaped with native grass and shrubs. The patio area has table and chairs with sun loungers. there is a pergola on the top terrace with table and chairs. There is a free standing charcoal BBQ. Utility Room: Washing machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All indoor linen is included though towels for the pool are not included. Linen is changed weekly and the house is also cleaned once a week. Other: Hallway is fitted with a pellet burner.


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Special interest holidays:

The stunning scenery, peaceful location and tuscan light make this the perfect location for anyone who loves to paint. The local town of fivizzano is home to tractional painting courses, Po not only has beautiful views down the valley, but also many hillside towns and buildings.

There are many picturesque walks in the surrounding area all you need is a map and a pair of comfortable shoes.

On day trips to the coast you can visit the Cinque Terra (the spectacular world heritage site) where you can walk the coastline between the five villages, this comes highly recommended especially in the spring when the flowers are at their most beautiful.


The coast is 50 minutes from the villa, the seaside town of Lerici is stunning with a small beach and fantastic restaurants. For larger beaches go south where the sandy coastline stretches for miles. Further north of Lerici the coast becomes more rugged with coves and shingle beaches.


Pisa airport is 1 hour and 15 mins approx.

Genoa airport is 1 hour and 30 mins approx.

Parma is 1 hour and 30 mins approx.

Good motorway connections from all airports before a picturesque winding drive up in to the hills.


10 minutes drive to the town of Fivizzano, 30 minutes to Aulla. Florence 2 hours, Lucca 1 hour 45 mins, Pisa 1 hour 15 minutes.

Further Details:

For more information on our house visit our website (see link below).


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Fivizzano, Tuscany

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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
We require a deposit to be paid on booking and final payment 4 weeks before your departure. If you wish to stay in the house between October and April please contact us for details.

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day is Sunday this is usually because flights are a lot cheaper on this day.

205 on Booking and the balance 6 weeks before you go

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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