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2 Bedroom Detached Character Cottage, With Good Size Private Pool

Overview

Property

Updated: 29-Nov-2016
Cottage in Campo, Nr. Barga, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy - Open Countryside Views, And Walking Distance Of Restaurant

This restored 2 bedroom character cottage with private pool, is situated in the Tuscan countryside, less than a 1 hour from Lucca. Blessed with flat land in the form of mature gardens complete with olive trees, & surrounded by 7.5 hectares of farmland, this is a real oasis of peace, perfect for romantic stays. Also ideal for young families, since the garden is fully enclosed... It is difficult to tear on-self away from the 2 covered terraces, one of which has a fully functioning wood burning bread/pizza oven and BBQ, beautiful grounds, good sized pool and perfect country/mountain views, making this house a popular choice for returning guests... This is a really peaceful location yet the cottage is within walking distance of a restaurant, and only a max 10 minute drive from the towns of Gallicano and Castelnuovo di Garfagnana with their shops, bars, restaurants and train stations.... Well located for exploring local towns and hilltop villages.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are Fabrizio and Lorraine and fell in love with this fantastic unspoilt, green and mountainous area of Garfagnana many years ago due to the amazing views, the wonderful peace, and the real yesteryear, non touristy feel to the entire area. We achieved our dream of coming to live in this little piece of paradise with our two daughters, 10 years ago. We have been letting properties in the area for 12 years (our own properties , and for others via our agency Tuscan Retreats). We also assist friends running Houses in Tuscany with all their booking administration, so we advertise for ourselves, Tuscan Retreats and Houses in Tuscany, the latter of which has been running for 15 years. We get lots of fulfillment from seeing others fall in love with the area and return to us again and again!

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Speaks English, Italian

7 Reviews

5
based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

5

A delightful property that offers amazing views and cosy comfort... PERFECTO!

  • 5 of 5

Antonio and Paola were the perfect hosts. Discrete but there when you needed them. The house is extremely well looked after and cared for and was spotless on arrival. Paola and Antonio also kindly made sure we had milk, bread, butter and jam for our breakfast and a fridge with delicious ham and cheese to nibble on before heading to the supermarket. The house offers great privacy with spectacular views of the mountains, with very comfortable sun loungers and the perfect pool.

The kitchen has all you need, the bedrooms comfortable and spacious, and though the living room is large and comfortable, we never used it as we were outside all the time. The pizza oven is amazing and Antonio is there to help you know how to use it should you need it.

Our family had a wonderful time and I cannot recommend this property and its owners enough.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking your time to submit a review. This is a very popular property due to all the points you have mentioned -great location, pool, view and lovely owners! We are really glad you hear that you enjoyed yourselves and that you even used the pizza oven! Paola and Antonio would love to see you again another time. Thanks Lorraine at Tuscan-retreats
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5

A most relaxing place to chill out

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful villa in a wonderful location overlooking the valley and its farms and vineyards. On arrival we were met by the lovely owners Antonio and Poala who showed us around with a welcoming pack of goodies. The villa was presented in a spotless condition and had everything that you could wish to make our stay perfect. The covered terraces were perfect for a al fesco meal in the evening with a bar b que. On waking next morning we found a basket of fresh vegetables from Antonio outside. We could not have asked for nicer people or a better place to stay it was perfect. I would recommend it to anyone who wanted an idyllic relaxing holiday. A small car is essential to get to local shops etc. as the road is very narrow.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

lovely villa

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely week in Antonio and Paula villa.

They are very welcoming and could not do enough to help in anyway they could. On arrival they had left lots of goodies for us. lots .of different hams, cheese, milk, juice and home grown vegetables. The property itself has fantastic views in a beautiful unspoiled little village called Campo. Roads rather narrow so you do not want to hire a large car!!! You are about a 45 min drive to Lucca that has lots of shops , bars and restaurants. I would be more than happy to visit again and recommend this place.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, and we are glad you loved the house and those wonderful views. We have also found Antonio and Paula to be fantastic hosts - generous, helpful, but also very respectful of our privacy. They hope to welcome you again another time. Lorraine from Tuscan-retreats
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5

Fantastic villa with amazing views & facilities

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Podere di Antonio - this is a great place to stay and explore Tuscany.

The villa is lovely, full of Italian charm and character and in the most amazing setting (surrounded by panoramic countryside views). Loved the pool, the BBQ and pizza oven - everything worked perfectly.

The owners are very welcoming and kind and made our stay all the more enjoyable.

Two weeks wasn't long enough!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are glad you loved the house and the area! Lorraine.
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lincolnshire
5

Tranquility

  • 5 of 5

What Antonio and Paula have in "La Borraccia" is the definitive definition of peace, tranquillity and beauty which cannot possibly be truly described or portraid within the pages of a web site, it has to be experienced.

The kindness and true hospitality of the hosts along with there wonderful organic produce are an absolute delight.

We arrived very late arriving and were met with an exceptional platter of local meats and cheeses which were most welcome.

The next day Antonio and Paula came round to properly introduce themselves and brought along a large basket of there home grown produce which was a lovely thought.

Our stay will live long in the memory and we will surely be looking to repeat our experience in the near future - thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Podere Antonio - aka La Borraccia

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic 2 weeks at "La Borraccia". The accommodation was just as described, both in the words and pictures, and if anything, the description under-played the magnificent location, with the view down and across the valley from the garden being spectacular.

The property was spotlessly clean, and Antonio and Paula welcomed us on our arrival, having placed bread, cheese, ham, milk etc in the fridge for our first evening, which was very thoughtful, and very welcome after our long drive down to the place. The next day, they gave us a basket of vegetables, left on the outside table, which was a lovely gesture. They also provided us with some samples of produce they sell, which for us was honey, olive oil (extra virgin of course) and Grappa, all produced on their farm, and we bought a number of items from them at the end of the stay.

The access roads to the property, at least the final half mile or so, are very narrow single-track roads, which initially took a bit of getting used to, however in the 2 weeks, we only encountered another car once on these roads.

We visited Castelnuovo, which is 10 minutes up the hill, which we thought was delightful (but very busy on market days so get there early), and we had day trips to Lucca, Pisa and Florence, all of which were fantastic.

Overall, we could not have wished for a better property, more helpful hosts or a better location in which to spend two week.

We will definitely be recommending this to our friends as a perfect Tuscan retreat!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Distances:

Locally there is:

Market town of Castelnuovo di Garfagnana - 10 mins

Gallicano - 10 mins

Barga - beautiful mediaeval town, known for its jazz festivals, and good restaurants - 20 mins

Grotta del Vento - extensive natural cave system - 30 mins

Orecchiella - National Park - 40 mins

Lucca - mediaeval fully walled city - less than one hour

For a longer day out:

Pisa - 90 mins

Florence - 2 hours

Beach - 1 hr 20 mins

An ideal location for doing nothing or exploring - the choice is yours!

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low Season
29 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
£600
for 4 nights
From
£150
£825
 
 
Mid Season
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
£760
for 4 nights
From
£190
£1,060
 
 
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,590
for 7 nights
£1,590
 
 
Mid Season
2 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£760
for 4 nights
From
£190
£1,060
 
 
Low Season
7 Oct 2017 - 27 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
£600
for 4 nights
From
£150
£825
 
 
Mid Season
28 Apr 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
£760
for 4 nights
From
£190
£1,060
 
 
High Season
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,590
for 7 nights
£1,590
 
 
Mid Season
1 Sep 2018 - 12 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
£760
for 4 nights
From
£190
£1,060
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We take a 15% deposit, with the balance payable 8 weeks prior to arrival.
Payment is taken in sterling or Euros via bank transfer or paypal

Changeover Day:
Changeover in high season is Saturday and we aim to be flexible outside of this time

Notes on prices:
Bedding and towels are included in the cost of any stay as are all utilities with the exception of heating which is payable locally. Weekly clean and linen change included for stays of 14 nights or more. Initial and final clean included.
E2 charge per washing machine load.
Cot and high-chair provided free of charge on request

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • house

General

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Child's Highchair

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room with WC, bidet and shower cabin.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Double bedroom, leading to lovely covered terrace area with stunning views Second double bedroom with extra single bed.

Outside

  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Ground floor: Enter house into kitchen dining area, with oven, hob, dishwasher, & fridge freezer Through to ample living area with some exposed stone walls, comfy seating, fireplace, DVD & Italian SKY. WIFI First floor: There are beamed ceilings and traditional flooring throughout this floor where one finds a double bedroom, leading to lovely covered terrace area with stunning views, a further double bedroom with extra single bed, and a shower room with WC, bidet and shower cabin. Outside: To the back of the house is a gorgeous covered loggia area for dining al fresco in the comfort of the shade. This area is complete with covered wood burning oven for pizza/bread and roasts, and a good sized BBQ... This area also leads to laundry where there is a washing machine (pay per use- E2) The garden area itself has mature planting, olive trees and beautiful flowers, and has amazing views. The 10M x 5M pool, lit at night.... Ample parking. Outside: To the back of the house is a gorgeous covered loggia area for dining al fresco in the comfort of the shade. This area is complete with covered wood burning oven for pizza/bread and roasts, and a good sized BBQ... This area also leads to laundry where there is a washing machine (pay per use- E2) The garden area itself has mature planting, olive trees and beautiful flowers, and has amazing views. The 10M x 5M pool, lit at night.... Ample parking. Utility Room: Washing machine is in separate laundry area. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedding and house/bath towels are included in the cost of any stay. Linen and towels changed weekly.

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