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Farmhouse Villa Apartments, Large Pool In Beautiful Countryside, near restaurant - Lisetta (Sleeps 4, 2 Bedrooms)

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Updated: 29-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online


Lisetta (Sleeps 4, 2 Bedrooms)

Apartment Lisetta (one of three apts) has a large double, a small twin room with bunkbeds, a bath/shower room and fully equipped modern kitchen. Renovated to a very high standard, the apartment has a private patio area for al fresco dining and BBQs. There is a large mature garden with swimming pool and sun loungers.

There is a fine tennis court only 100 metres away.

About the property

Santa Lucia, large pool, wi-fi

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.

The village restaurant and pizzeria serving traditional Tuscan food is 10 minutes walk.

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.

We can help arrange mountain biking, hill walking, horse riding, gorge walking and cooking classes are all available locally.

You can see more properties in the area on our website www.friendsoftuscany.com

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About the Owner

Andrew McKean
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Italian
Calendar last updated:
29 March, 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.

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Final cleaning included. During a 2 week booking a cleaning will be done midway.

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.
During colder periods if central heating is required use will be measured and paid for directly to the owner.

2 Reviews

2.5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)


Disappointing and dirty

  • 1 of 5

Stayed in the smallest apartment and was really disappointed as it was musty and not particularly clean. Felt like no one had been in it for a long time. The flat needs upgraded (apart from the kitchen which just needs a very good clean) and the bathroom was terrible with a leaky shower that resulted in a soaking wet floor. The bed and covers were old and didn't feel very clean and the bunk beds had bedspreads on them in a heap - not covering them. The pool is lovely but again the loungers and parasols need upgraded and the area round the pool could do with a good sweep. The towels provided were old and had dirty marks on them which remained after I washed them. The communal area is filthy and full of flies. The apartment had no real outdoor seating area to enjoy the gorgeous views as the bench and seats are in a carport type area which is under a part of the main farmhouse. Great location to visit other lovely villages, but that's about all it had going for it. Wouldn't recommend to anyone and wouldn't stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Both the owners and ourselves, as agents, are very surprised and confused by this review. We have never had a complaint about cleanliness for Santa Lucia apartments in the 13 years of operating and if you had made the owners aware (they are on site) they would have cleaned it again and resolved any other issues such as the shower. The apartment had been occupied the week before (it has not been empty as you suggest) and then cleaned before your arrival. The mattress and pillows are new and the linen, towels and bedspreads are always washed between guests. The owners tell me they provided a welcome gift of a bottle of Chianti wine (they often do this for guests as part of their welcome) when they returned your passports and you said everything was ‘lovely’. They are at a complete loss and quite upset that you were so disappointed and would like to understand this more. The owner says 'I went to say goodbye when they left and they told me that everything had been lovely' If you would like to contact us so we can discuss this to understand further, we would appreciate it greatly.
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Farmhouse villa in Tuscany with large pool - Liset

  • 4 of 5

Property very good and location perfect

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. Feedback is most welcome. This is indeed a nice house in a perfect location. Best Wishes, Andrew McKean, Friends of Tuscany
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Pisa at 85 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Campo Sportivi at 0.1 Kilometres Nearest Golf : at 2 Kilometres Nearest Train : Castelnuovo di Garfagnana at 5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Il Castello at 3 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Viareggio at 50 Kilometres Car: recommended

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.

Further Details:

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.


Property Type

  • apartment


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


  • 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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 45 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot, Cot available on request
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, Bunk bed
  • The second bedroom is small, with a bunk bed.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering

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.

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