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Luxury Private Villa with 15mx6m Pool. Private Setting with Panoramic views

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Villa nr Bagnone, Massa Carrara Prov, Tuscany and Florence, Italy - Peaceful Loc. 5 Mins to Bagnone, 35 mins to Lerici and easy access to the Cinque Terre

The house is set on the hills in front of the Apuan/Appenine mountains in Lunigiana in the Northern tip of Tuscany. Access is via a private road and the property is set in 3 hectares of land providing complete privacy. The land beyond is predominantly woodland. The house was built 8 years ago using traditional methods. The roofs are constructed using chestnut beams. The floors downstairs are stone and upstairs are solid oak. All the doors, shutters and staircase are hand-made. The pool is salt-water and is 15m x 6m. The automatic top can be closed in the evenings to retain the water temperature overnight. The depth is c.1.10m in the shallow end and c.2m in the deep end with a diving board. In addition to the terraced area surrounding the pool there is in total 200+ sq.m surrounding the house, ideal for relaxing and dining. The house has a fast speed internet connection via a fixed cable or wireless. There is Italian Sky including sport and the option to change the language on a no. of programs.

The table tennis table and table football ensure that there's something to do in between relaxing and relaxing!

Days out can be spent walking, in the mountains, visiting festas or trips to the coast including Lerici, Forte dei Marmi and Viareggio. For day trips to the Cinque Terre we recommend the train from Villafranca which goes direct. A fantastic day trip is the 9.14 a.m. direct to Monterosso, a walk around the town, lunch at one of the many restaurants or our friends restaurant on the cliff tops then take the boat back to La Spezia. An aperitivo in the town then the train back to Villafranca.

More Details

Owner
david knox
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Italian
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2017

About david knox

The walk through the woods, the rickety gate, the 210 degree view and the old barn was the place i fell in love with in 2004. I subsequently built the villa, cleared the land, planted the vines and olives and now live and work near to the property. The experience has given me the chance to meet many people in the area and sample food in the local restaurants which i am happy to book on your behalf. I can also organize daily trips and I am on hand to help in any other way in order to make your time in Lunigiana as special as possible.

Best

p.s. the picture was taken in Lucca on a rare day off! A beautiful city

david knox purchased this villa in 2004

Why david knox chose Massa Carrara Area

Lunigiana is a stunning area in Northern Tuscany. Seasonal foods, the restaurants, Trattorias and the back-drop of the mountains add to the experience. The coast is 40 minutes away at Lerici and the train from the local town can take you to the Cinque Terre with ease.

What makes this villa unique

The private location of the villa is perfect for a relaxing break. The large salt water pool is close to the villa but can be closed automatically for child safety. There are a number of terraced areas which are perfect for time in the sun or shade. The proximity of the local town and railway station provides the opportunity to venture further afield without the stress of the car. Day trips can be arranged on your behalf as well as in-house dining.

The owner produces saffron, honey and fresh vegetables all of which are provided free of charge. There is a "help yourself" barrel of red wine and bottles of white wine are provided free of charge from Piemonte. In 2017 an honesty will be added enabling guests to choose and sample wines from around Italy in the comfort of the Villa.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"In the children's words "Awesome!"" Shell & Family

"Simply Stunning!" Thomsons & Family

"Everything beautifully organised and the location is utterly idyllic and very private. A wonderful holiday in every respect." Jessica and Andy Webb
May 2013
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Villafranca in Lunigiana in Province of Massa and Carrara

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to Bedroom 1 with bath, shower, wc and bidet. Bathroom to Bedrooms 2 and 3 with shower and wc, En-suite bathroom to Bedroom 4 with shower and wc. Downstairs cloackroom with wc.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed (Tempur mattress) and en-suite, Bedroom 2 with double bed, Bedroom 3 double or twin beds, Bedroom 4 with double bed (Tempur mattress) and en-suite
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: For further information, please click the "Owner's Website" link to the right of the captcha in the enquiry form. Outside: The house is surrounded on two sides by a wide patio area with stunning views over the valley of the river Magra. A barbecue and patio furniture are provided, as is pool furniture (for pool details, please see "Property description" above). The secluded gardens and grounds extend to some 7 acres including woodland. There is a table tennis table and table football. Utility Room: Washing machine and dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The house is cleaned weekly and additional cleaning can be arranged on request. The pool is cleaned every 2 days. Towels for the house and pool are provided as is bed linen. Other: A large room which has the Kitchen, leather chairs for relaxing and an oak table with seating for 8-10

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)

Luxury Private Villa with 15mx6m Pool. Private Setting with Panoramic views
average rating of 4.9375 based on 17 reviews
5

A wonderful week in the most breathtaking location

  • 5 of 5

My partner & I plus 3 friends rented this villa for a week mid June and from the moment we arrived it felt like home. The views from the Villa and terraces were absolutely breath taking plus we had the added bonus of a week of amazing weather with wall to wall sunshine & blue skies. The Villa was stunning with just the right combination of comfort and elegance. Lots of different areas for our group to be together or escape to with a good book. We had a few great lunches and dinners out in the surrounding towns & villages (recommendations by David, the owner) but to be honest our favourite meals were had at the Villa with us all helping to cook and either eating on the side terrace dinning area or by the BBQ watching the sun sink below the mountains. We found it very hard to tare ourselves away from the Villa if truth be told, it being such a wonderful place to relax and unwind. We did however spend one day in the magical Lucca which after 15 years since we last visited is still as magical.

The Villa owners David and Ana (plus not forgetting their adorable dog Aris) could not have been more helpful and delightful during our stay and were always available on the phone or in person for restaurant recommendations etc plus we had a lovely early evening drink with them at the Villa during our stay after we had watched them toiling over Ana's vegetable patch. We chatted with David & Ana about the building and setting up of the Villa over a glass or two of David's own wine (another year and the wine will be perfect)

We will definitely be returning and would have no hesitation in recommending this stunning place to friends and family. If you are looking for a Villa in a stunning location with lots to see and do in the local area or if you just want to laze away the day by the pool or on the terraces whilst reading a good book then this is the Villa for you

See you in 2018 David, Ana & Aris Fondest regards Carl xx

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carl & Friends, Thanks very much for the review and in particular the cold beer after "the toiling" in Ana's vegetable patch! I'm also pleased to announce you are the first guests to ever taste a wine from the villa. Fencing the whole property last year has kept out the oversized wildlife who were rather fond of the grapes. Last October we were finally able to harvest sufficient to produce a few bottles.....there's one in the cellar for you! Keep in touch Best D&A
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5

A true oasis of tranquillity perfect for families

  • 5 of 5

After weeks of searching,I finally came across this holiday villa which it raised to it's previous reviews in every single way.At arrival David met us and showed us the way to the house making sure we do not get lost.Once in the house we were amazed about the beauty of the place:the landscape outside is a dream of perfect natural beauty, as you bath in the pool you can see all over the valley and the majestic mountains.

The house is impeccable,a house made with love where every detail is well thought.Well done for creating such a beautiful house!The beds are huge with very good mattresses and five star linen and towels are provided.

Ana bought enough food to last us for dinner ,breakfast and beyond and it was delicious!They even got us baby milk.

We were 2 families with kids under 6 yrs old and we had so much fun and kids were safe at all times as pool was on a different level and the inside house was very accommodating.

The place is a true oasis of tranquillity and we enjoyed staying put most of the week.There are lots of places to visit nearby or up to 2hrs away for more adventurous people.

We wish we could have stayed longer and we hope to return

Thank you David and Ana for your hospitality and for being on call 24 hrs to answer our silly questions :)

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cristina, Thanks for your kind review and i'm pleased you had a great time. As you know Ana is the brains behind the project and is let's say "a tad passionate" about maintaining the villa in tip top condition! As for being on call we are happy to be available 24/7. A holiday is an important time to be with friends and family so any useful information we can provide to enhance that time is no problem at all. We hope to see you again soon. D&A
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5

Simply stunning...yes really!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do not tell the whole story about this villa. You are greeted by the most wonderful array of flowers, shrubs, trees when you arrive and it just gets better and better.

The property is really well furnished with everything you need. If you need something else, ask David! We said early on that a microwave would be useful to help with toddlers milk and food etc...2 days later David turns up with a brand new microwave!

Beds are super comfy and large, bathrooms large and very clean, well stocked kitchen, salami, cheese, wine, beer and olive oil all there ready. Logs were supplied for the chilly evenings in April, however it was 20C plus during each day so we were blessed with the weather.

Both David and Ana are lovely people, they give great advice on days out, places to eat, things to do and are always happy to help. Lerici was lovely for lunch, Pisa interesting and lots more to see and do.

Will we return? You bet we will

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Paul/Sarah, The early part of the season is fantastic as the trees and flowers come into bloom. I'm glad you had great weather and enjoyed your trips out including Lerici which is a beautiful place. Warm sun in the day and a log fire in the evening! We hope you can make it back despite your busy schedules. The "piccolina" was a delight and Ana is still talking about her. Keep in touch. Best D&A
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5

Excellent oroperty

  • 5 of 5

If it's peace and quiet you're after this is the place for you. There are lots of seating areas with beautiful views and the only sounds are the birds and bees. We enjoyed many relaxing days by the pool enjoying the beautiful surroundings. The villa is within easy traveling distance to Cinque Terre, La Spezia,Pisa and many other attractions if you can tear yourself away.

David the owner was exceptionally helpful and was always available to give advice.

All and all we had a fantastic week.

H&H Northern Ireland.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Valerie, Thanks for sending us your review and we're glad you had a great time. September as you witnessed is beautiful and relaxing after the world has returned to work. It was a pleasure to meet you all and we hope you can make it back some time in the future. Kind Regards David & Ana (and Arys the dog!)
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5

Private Luxury Estate

  • 5 of 5

I booked this beautiful place as a surprise for my husbands birthday. (5 adults and 3 children plus guests). My criteria were: private, luxury, pool, spacious (outdoor and indoor) barbecue and a view. I needed at place for children and adults to have a great holiday.

As a first time booker of private holiday homes, I must admit I was a bit nervous what would be awaiting. Everybody knows pictures can be deceiving. But every single bit of my doubts were put to shame when we arrived at this estate. It was simply just breathtaking. Every where you turn, you have the view of the amazing mountains - even from your bathroom window.

Having your morning coffee on the terrasse is simply amazing, cause you are surrounded by a 280 degree mountain view and silence.

All bedrooms are carefully decorated and all have beautiful bathrooms with high quality materials. The big kitchen/dinning area is inviting to conversation and cosy times. The house has L shaped terrace with a complete outdoor dinning area and a lounge area where you can see the sun rise and set over the mountains while enjoying your coffee/glass of wine.

As the cherry on top, the owners are welcoming and beyond helpful. (fx we had bought these air pool toys for our boys, but neither of us had the desire or lunges to blow them up, and vupti within the day David came with a pump :)

So in a nutshell, If you are looking for a completely private, high scale original detailed holiday house with a amazing view and space, well here it is. You will not be disappointed

Thank you again David, Ana and Jimmy for making the surprise birthday party and our holiday a time we will remember !

Sincerely,

The Dahl Tomasson family and friends

  • Review Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lina, Jon, Family & Friends, Thanks for your review and for being so hospitable at the surprise birthday party. Jimmy's still talking about it. It was also great to meet your friends and enjoy their sense of humour. Send them our best! We hope too see you again in the future. Best David & Ana
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5

Wow - what a great place

  • 5 of 5

Just perfect! The villa is as described - luxury, incredible views and the best pool any of us (8 friends) have had on any other holiday - and with a diving board. The villa is on the side of a mountain and gives the sense of a real escape but also only a 10 minute drive to amenities in Bagnone, with train station for day trips (although we only left the villa one day and ate out one night - we didn't want to leave!). Everything about the villa is all to such a high standard, beyond 'home from home' - there has been such attention to detail in the design and fittings and the villa just has such a lovely feel - helped by the stunning views from all rooms and the sweeping terrace (with huge bbq). If the villa wasn't enough, David the owner was awesome, really helpful with tips for the area, booking the one restaurant we did eat at and generally ensuring we had such a great holiday. We were 8 friends (aged 26/27) but I also think this villa would be ideal for families (great pool, ping pong table). I have already recommended to lots of people and can't imagine why anyone would not love this place!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Coast/Beach:

40 minutes to a sandy beach at Lerici by car. The Cinque Terre is accessible by train from the local town in 45-50 minutes

Travel:

Pisa Airport 1 Hour 10 minutes by car

Parma Airport 1 hour 10 minutes by car

Genoa Airport 1 hour 15 minutes by car

Milan Linate 2 hours 15 minutes by car

Distances:

Bagnone 10 minutes

Villafranca 15 minutes

Pontremoli 25 minutes

Aulla 25 minutes

La Spezia 40 minutes

Parma 1 hour

Further Details:

The house is close to a number of local restaurants that the owner is pleased to book on your behalf

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Villafranca in Lunigiana, Tuscany

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Peak
15 Jul 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,125
for 7 nights
£3,125
 
 
High
19 Aug 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,950
for 7 nights
£2,950
 
 
Mid
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,650
for 7 nights
£2,650
 
 
Low
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,750
for 7 nights
£1,750
 
 
Low
19 May 2018 - 23 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,750
for 7 nights
£1,750
 
 
Mid
24 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,550
for 7 nights
£2,550
 
 
High
1 Jul 2018 - 7 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,750
for 7 nights
£2,750
 
 
High
8 Jul 2018 - 14 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,950
for 7 nights
£2,950
 
 
Peak
15 Jul 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,250
for 7 nights
£3,250
 
 
High
26 Aug 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,750
for 7 nights
£2,750
 
 
Low
2 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,750
for 7 nights
£1,750
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,750
for 7 nights
£1,750
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Booking Notes:
25% deposit to secure immediate booking. Balance no later than 60 days before arrival. Refundable damages deposit of £500.

Regretfully, deposits are non-refundable and cancellations made within 2 weeks of arrival cannot be refunded (apart from the damages deposit element).

Changeover Day:
Saturday. Arrival after 4pm, departure before 10am. However, we will remain flexible to assist clients where possible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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