Santa Lucia, Apartments in Villa Collemandina, Garfagnana, Tuscany, Italy - Santa Lucia Is In A Fantastic Location, Beautiful Scenery Which Is Amongst The Best In Tuscany
This beautifully located farm villa with a large swimming pool is situated in an olive grove and vineyard with lovely views of the surrounding mountains. With only a two minutes walk to a well stocked mini market selling local produce, nothing could be easier.
There are 3 apartments in the villa. The largest, apt. Lucia, has 3 bedrooms, and the other two have 2 bedrooms. Each has its own private patio area for outdoor dining.
The farm villa has good facilities including sauna, free Wi-Fi, satellite TV and X-box. There is also a fine public tennis court 100 metres from the villa.
Hidden Tuscany: 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.
Mountain biking, hill walking and horse riding are all available locally.
Details for holiday apartment Lucia (Sleeps 6, 3 Bedrooms), 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms
Apartment Lucia has 2 doubles and a twin bedroom, and a large living / dining room with a sofa bed, and beautiful arched windows, 2 bath / shower rooms and fully equipped modern kitchen. Renovated to a very high standard, the apartment has a private patio area with BBQ, a log burning stove, and access to the internet, X-box and satellite TV.
The fine 17 metre pool is great for keen swimmers, and in colder periods there is a log stove and access to a sauna.
There are 2 other apartments on the farm which can be rented along with Lucia for larger groups of families or friends. These are Maria (2 bedrooms), and the smaller Lisetta,( 2 bedrooms)
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.
Guestbook comments from the manager
We lived at Santa Lucia, a really nice farm in a beautiful area. Giovanna is a fantastic hostess, and the xBox kept the kids happy on the one day that it rained - Vera Smith, Sheffield.
Excellent accommodation for a quiet family holiday. The swimming pool is perfect and the scenery is like heaven on earth, really stunning.The owner held a wonderful pizza night which was very memorable, and we got lots of useful information from the agency. We had a few horse riding sessions as the local stables are great value. Christina Kingsley, Watford.
1 holidaymaker review
First of all I don't think you will find a better setting anywhere, the 360 scenery when you are sitting at the pool area will leave you speachless. The Lucia apartment was great for us and has all you need. Great space and all the feel of an authentic rural Italian villa but with all the modern tools we use in the UK. Giovanna is a very friendly and hospitable host, we forgot our keys on a trip back and she drove all over the local area to track down a spare from her father, grazie Giovanna ! There is so much to see in the area with small town after small town to explore. We'll be back in the future, can't say anymore than that.
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
The area is well known for its excellent value cooking, using the best of local ingredients. A typical set lunch with 4 choices of pasta course, followed by 4 choices of main course costs only 10 Euros inclusive of bread, wine and coffee. It is possible to have a multi-course traditional Sunday lunch or dinner with ample wine, coffee and liquors for less than 25 Euros.
Garfagnana is the best area in Tuscany for walking. We have links with an outdoor activities company who offer guided walks and climbing, mountain biking, canoeing and world class gorge walking.
Forti dei Marmi is the nearest resort, around 50kms drive.
Flights to Pisa Airport from several UK airports including Gatwick, Stanstead, Prestwick, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Bournemouth, Leeds/Bradford and Manchester. Operators include Jet2, Ryanair and BA. Other destinations Genoa, Milan-Bergamo, Bologna.
Trains to Viareggio, Florence.
Castelnuovo is the market town less than 5 miles away. The lovely walled village of Castiglione is 3kms walk.
Tuscany is the most popular region of Italy, famous for its wonderful climate, landscape, and art treasures. The famous "art" cities of Florence, Siena and Lucca are huge attractions, whilst the culinary tradition is there to be savoured.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
3 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
25% deposit with balance paid 60 days before holiday
Flexible entry days. Saturday to Saturday NOT essential.
Notes on prices:
Discounted rates if more than one apartment booked. We can accommodate a large group of up to 18 people, booking the 3 apartments and a little cottage 200 metres from Santa Lucia.
Other houses in the village can also be rented for even larger groups.
All bed linen and towels provided.
Final cleaning included. During a 2 week booking a cleaning will be done midway.
During colder periods if central heating is required use will be measured and paid for directly to the owner.
Manager's Cancellation Policy
- 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
- Available arrival
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Hair Dryer
- Internet ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Game Room ...
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Games
- Video Library
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool ...
- Outdoor Pool
- Events Allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- wheelchair inaccessible
- autumn foliage
- winery tours
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- mountain biking
- mountain climbing
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot
- Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot
- Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
- Bedroom 2 has an en-suite bathroom.
- Golf ...
- Ski & Snowboard ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Outside: There are several areas outside where privacy can be enjoyed. The garden is extensive, with a significant orchard area. Final and weekly cleaning included in rental There is a separate annex with satellite TV, Internet access and X-Box The apartment has a private patio area for al fresco dining and BBQ WI-FI is free Tennis court 100 metres Sauna available