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Tuscan Villa with private pool and stunning views sleeping up to 17 people

People17
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms4
Separate WCs2
Space 3,767 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Villa in Garfagnana, Lucca, Tuscany, Italy - Peaceful Location In Small Hamlet In Mountains, 15-minute Walk To Nearest Village

Rustico Prunecchio is set in two restored seventeenth century stone farmhouses and maintains many original features such as beamed ceilings, exposed stone walls, flagstone floor and traditional stone fireplaces. An open meadow-like setting leads to private pool with uninterrupted views of the Garfagnana valley and surrounding mountains. The villas back on to the tiny hamlet of Prunecchio and is a 15-minute walk from the village of Chiozza with its shop and restaurant. The town of Castelnuovo di Garfagnana is a 15-minute drive away and offers most services including train station, supermarkets, theatre, cinemas etc. The villa is surrounded by chestnut forest and is linked to several towns and villages by a network of medieval paths and bridges - a paradise for walkers, evening strollers or those in search of peace and tranquility in place set back in time. Guests have optional use of a home recording studio on the top floor to record music, jam or write music.


Owner
Colm Breathnach
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Province of Lucca in Tuscany

Property Type:
  • villa
Floor Area:
  • 3767 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WCs
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Toilet 2 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Main villa: bathroom 1 ground floor wc and shower Bathroom 2 fist floor wc and bath / shower Bathroom 3 cellars wc and shower Adjoining villa: bathroom 1 ground floor with wc Bathroom 2 first floor wc and shower Bathroom 3 second floor wc
Bedrooms:
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to 17 ( 9 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: One double, two twin, one single sharing two bathrooms, two doubles in cellars en-suite, one double en-suite, two twins sharing bathroom
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Two cots & high chairs available Outside: Garden leads to private pool measuring 5 X 10 metres with extra shallow space ideal for young children, barbecue area & pool house with work-top, running water and fridge. Balconies from the villa afford stunning uninterrupted views of garden, valley and mountains. Utility Room: Washing machine, ironing board, central heating (wood supplied) Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels & linen included, property cleaned one a week included in rental price. English-speaking care-taker living nearby to welcome you to Prunecchio & give you advice on walks, restaurants & amenities in the area & as how to use the recording studio. Other: Optional use of home recording studio with iMac Apple computer & Logic Pro 9, 8-channel Presonus interface, Adam A5X speakers, AKG C214 mic, Baby Bottle 22-5513 mic, Pearl Vision drum kit & other instruments - please contact owners for more information

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Tuscan Villa with private pool and stunning views sleeping up to 17 people
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5

Stunning

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from my holiday at this lovely house in a truly stunning location. Seven adults, four children and an infant all accommodated very comfortably in the spacious houses. We arrived from our first week near Montepulciano and thought that couldn't be bettered (its's gorgeous there) but we're blown away by this place. On our first morning the valley below was a sea of cloud as in the owner's photo. Beautiful. Hot weather all week despite the elevated location, so we could swim in the wonderful pool and look down on the valley below. The pool is not quite deep enough for head-first diving but perfect in every other way. The huge table by the house competed with the poolside table for the meals and wine location, when we weren't eating out in the delightful, atmospheric restaurant in Chiozza. Table tennis and trampoline were a great bonus for children and adults alike.

There are some locals who live quite close to the houses, but the pool is far enough away for them not to have been bothered by the sound of pool fun, I hope.

Lucca is about a thirty to forty minute drive away and is a real gem of a place. Wonderful.

I would recommend this property without hesitation. Uniquely beautiful.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautifully restored home in jaw-dropping setting

  • 5 of 5

Prunecchio surpassed my expectations - a group of 12 of us spent a week here as part of celebrations for my 40th birthday, and everything about the villa, the surroundings and the people could not have been better. The villa is beautifully restored, with plenty of space to relax, and the views of Garfagnana are amazing. After the initial birthday celebrations, we all had a wonderful holiday. The only thing to note is that you need a car if you want to get around easily - the very small town of Chiozza is a steep 20-minute or so walk (albeit, a scenic one) but when you get there it's worth it as the restaurant serves some of the best food I've had in Italy, and at good prices. The walk (downhill) from the villa, through a forest, to the medieval town of Castiglione is also a must-do, but again, the 45-minute climb back is not for the faint-hearted. If you want to travel further afield, then Cinque Terre is only 1hr 30 mins by train. But even if you just want to shut yourself off from the world, then Prunecchio is the perfect place to come to come, crack open a bottle of wine on the terrace or by the pool, and marvel at one of the most stunning regions of Italy.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome vacation

  • 5 of 5

This place is a devotion to all lovers of authenticity and nature. We appreciated a lot calmness and beauty of it.

Our stay was a pleasure since day one. A good preparation of the owner and his assistant together with our own made it an unforgettable holiday.

We came for Xmas and new year celebrations. During the winter time it was important that the heating works well and we were pleased that everything was prepared and worked well. We warmly recommend this place for a big family(ies) to share few moments of your life together.

Few recommendations for those who are interested in visiting Prunecchio:

- check the road before coming (use GPS). Should not be difficult to find;

- think of what food you will bring with you as food shops are not so close;

- Italian electrical system would not allow you to use all electrical appliances together at the same time. Just bear it in mind during your stay.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Location

Travel:

Villa Prunecchio is 1.5 hours from Pisa Airport by either. car or train. For directions and other info see end of this text.

Distances:

Chiozza village 1.2 km.

Castiglione town 9 km by car or 4 km walking

Pieve Fosciana town 8 km

Castelnuovo di Garfagnana with most major services 10 km

Lucca 55 km

Pisa 75 km

Further Details:

A haven for those who like walking along forest tracks, medieval trails, through chestnut forests and in a setting of breath-taking beauty. A peaceful hamlet set back in time where locals are still very much in touch with the land and forests around them. There is a pizzeria in Chiozza (1.2 km) which attracts food-lovers from far and wide who enjoy the summer breezes, extensive views and excellent value. There is also a local shop with most basic supplies, a mobile shop which calls to Prunecchio on Tuesdays at 11:30. The restaurans of Il Pozzo, Lo Sfizio and Il Castello are a short drive away, and Risorante Il Belvedere a tantalising 1.5-hour walk away (30-minute drive) in Sillico, across the valley and visibile from Prunecchio.

The entire Garfagnana is a wonderland of forests, streams, medieval trails and villages, and reaches up into the high Appenine mountains. The hamlet of San Pellegrino (1,500 metres above sea-level) is only a ten-minute drive away with a wonderful ethnographical museum, great restaurants and wonderful walks of varying duration along the Appenine ridges.

Directions to Villa Prunecchio & useful information

Directions:

From Pisa Airport follow signs for Autostrada and take the A12 north towards Genova.

Continue on the autostrada for approx. 15 minutes until the turn off A11 towards Firenze – take this road.

After a further fifteen mintues you will see a turn off to Lucca Est – take this road.

Drive into the centre of Lucca and you reach the ringroad around the walls of the town. Continue clockwise around the walls until you find a sign for Castelnuovo di Garfagnana / Abetone / Barga – take this road SS12.

Keep following signs for Castelnuovo – you need to keep your eyes peeled. About 30 minutes on this road, and just 200 metres before you arrive at Castelnuovo, take the first turn right off the roundabout – which is a new tunnelled road by-passing Castelnuovo. It is signposted Orrechiella in brown.

This new road is about 1 km long. At the far end take the first exit off the roundabout and keep going straight for about another kilometer. You will pass two supermarkets on the right – handy for shopping on your way up.

Shortly after the supermarkets there is a fork up to the right sign-posted Chiozza. Follow this road uphill for six kilomtres to the village of Chiozza. At Pizzeria La Grotta turn left, downhill, along a small side-road. Keep straight on this road, ignoring signs to Campo Sportivo / La Mossa / Pianatagliata. After exactly 0.7 miles (approx. 1.1 kilometres) you will pass a hand-made sign announcing Prunecchio. Exactly 100 metres after this sign ther is a turn to the left. This side-road ends after 100 metres, where you may park your car. The house (with wisteria) is visible from here – turn left at the bottom of the steps.

Ben arrivato!!!

Arriving

Our English-speaking care-taker Alessandro lives nearby. He will have left the door unlocked and the keys on the dining room table. His phone number is 0039 3291912547 and he will call to see you on the evening of your arrival or the morning afterwards. t

Some praacticaltities

Please help yourselves to herbs and vegetables in the gated garden beside the house.

The password for the 2GEXT and 5GEXT is prunecchio.

Please fold down the green umbrella by the pool each evening or on windy days otherwise it will break.

Walks

There are several fantastic walks starting right from the front door, with Castiglione being the simplest and most spectacular. It takes just under an hour to walk down, a bit longer to walk back up (400 metre ascent). Ask the caretakers for directions to the start of this walk. Remember when hiking around Garfagnana in the summer to always wear hiking boots and stay on paths.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Province of Lucca, Italy

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Shoulder season
24 Mar 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,716
for 7 nights
£1,716
 
 
High season
23 Jun 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,288
for 7 nights
£2,288
 
 
Shoulder season
25 Aug 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,716
for 7 nights
£1,716
 
 
Low season
29 Sep 2018 - 22 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,056
for 7 nights
£1,056
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,716
for 7 nights
£1,716
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Deposit of 50% is required upon booking, balance due four weeks before arrival.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is usually our changeover day during the summer. However especially during the winter our dates are more flexible please ask and we will do everything possible to suit your flight dates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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