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



Updated: 30-May-2017
  • Sleeps 17
  • 9 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 2 Separate Toilets
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Colm Breathnach
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Calendar last updated:
30 May, 2017

3 Reviews

5/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)



  • 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: Aug 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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: Jul 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

Spacious home recording studio with iMac Apple computer & Logic Pro 9, 8-channel Presonus Firestudio Project interface, Adam A5X speakers, AKG C214 mic, Baby Bottle 22-5513 mic, 5-piece Pearl Vision drum kit with Paiste plates, Lag acoustic guitar, Tanglewood Curbow bass guitar, Thomann DP-25 Digital piano with midi connection, harmonicas & other instruments available for guest use. Local musician at hand to show you how to make the most of the studio, professional local sound engineer available upon request.


50 km drive over the mountains to seaside resort of Forte di Marmi, 2-hour train connections to La Spezia & Cinque Terre


Pisa Airport with Ryanair flights to many destinations is a 1.5 hour drive away. Milan and Rome are both a four-hour drive away.


Rustico Prunecchio is 1 kilometer from the village of Chiozza with its shop and famous pizzeria / restaurant. Medieval Castiglione di Garfagnana is a 3 km walk through the forest, and Castelnuovo di Garfagnana is 10 km away. Lucca (1 hour) Pisa (1.5 hours) and Florence (2 hours) are all easy day-trips.

The hamlet of San Pellegrino at 1,500 metres above sea-level is just 7 km up the mountain, with its ethnological museum, walking routes and views over Tuscany.

Further Details:

Nearest shop 1 km

Nearest restaurant 1 km

Nearest walking trail outside door

Nearest supermarket 8 km

Nearest train station 10 km

Nearest ATM machine 8 km

Nearest museum 7 km

Nearest adventure centre 15 km

Nearest ski resort 20 km

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Peak season 2017
24 Jun 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Shoulder season 2017
26 Aug 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season
28 Oct 2017 - 23 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Shoulder season
24 Mar 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season
23 Jun 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Deposit of 10% is required upon booking, balance due six 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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Updated: 30-May-2017


Property Type

  • villa


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


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


  • Child's Highchair

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Location Type

  • mountain
  • village


  • 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


  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 6
  • Bedroom 7
  • Bedroom 8
  • Bedroom 9
  • 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


  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • pets considered
  • children welcome


  • 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