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Stunning Village Farmhouse, "Wow" Views & 12m x 5m Private Pool.

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking


About the property

Farmhouse in Cisigliana - Stylish & Spacious, Large Private Swimming Pool. A Perfect Retreat & An Ideal Base For Couples, Families Or Small Groups.

Stylish & recently restored 17th century farmhouse tucked away on the edge of the sleepy village of Cisigliana (600m) in the midst of the beautiful hills of Lunigiana. The accommodation is spacious, modern & light with many modern comforts (including free WiFi). Outside there are gently sloping gardens, a chestnut orchard & paved areas leading to the private 12m x 5m swimming pool where you can mop up the sun or laze in the shade. The 5 bedrooms are located on the ground and first floors & offer a range of accommodation options for small groups and families. The farmhouse is attached to a private chapel (not yet restored) & to the rear looks across its own courtyard to the church. There's private, secure off road parking. At first floor level, leading out from the open plan living areas, a balcony with seating runs the length of the house creating the perfect position to watch the sun go down behind the distant hills. An idyllic getaway.

Member since: 2013
Speaks English, German, Italian, Afrikaans
Calendar last updated:
27 January, 2018

About Renee

Hi & thanks for looking at our property.

We're a UK based couple with grown up & "moved out" children. For many years we've enjoyed travelling in Italy & one day things fell into place & we decided that we'd like to put down roots of our own in the very special area of North Tuscany known as Lunigiana.

Having access to our own "home from home" means the time we spend in Italy as a couple, a family & with friends is so much more special and relaxing.

Il Podere dell Angelo (Angel's Farmhouse) has taken 6 years to renovate & now that it's finished we're delighted with the result.

Sadly we can't be there all the time, but we have local friends who manage the property for us and who "look after" guests from initial enquiry to final "check out".

Thanks again for your interest.

Jon & Renee

Renee purchased this villa in 2005

Why Renee chose Province of Massa and Carrara

We loved the unspoilt Italian charm & rustic architecture. Plus Lunigiana is really well placed in terms of its proximity to the ski resorts and the coast.

What makes this villa unique

We enjoy exploring the local villages & discovering new restaurants. The quiet tranquility of our village and the view from our house keep us inspired & regenerated.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Wow! What a view! This house has been amazing, combine it with the local food & culture means this has been my best holiday yet. Thanks." Guy Barlow May 2014

"Such a lovely quiet place. Thank you - food, wine & views all of which make me want to live here!" Julie Lees May 2014

"Amazing, thanks so much." Al Wingrove May 2014

"When I walked into your beautiful home I felt the worries of the world lift off my shoulders. There is a tranquil atmosphere I have never felt more relaxed - a beautiful piece of paradise." W. Lotter. South Africa. Sep 13

"A stunningly beautiful place. Wonderful views. Every possible comfort. Beautifully equipped; a highly luxurious villa." The Connells. Kent Aug 13
Nov 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Province of Massa and Carrara in Tuscany

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 14
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Smoking is NOT permitted inside the house. Smoking outside is permitted provided ash-tray based and all cigarette butts are disposed of safely and in
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • No 1 has slipper bath, toilet, double basin (double 1). No 2 has shower, toilet, basin (large single 2) No 3 has bath, shower, toilet & basin (bedrooms 3,4 & 5) No 4 has toilet & basin (under stairs) No 5 has toilet, shower & basin (close to pool)
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 9 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 (double) has en suite Bathroom 1 & leads off ground floor study as does Bedroom 2 (large single) which uses Bathroom 2. Bedroom 3 (double) & Bedrooms 4 & 5 (doubles/twins) share Bathroom 3 & lead off the first floor hallway.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The property sits in its own grounds & is built over 3 floors with several sets of stairs. The swimming pool is accessed direct from the farmhouse. Children of all ages are welcome, but parents must exercise control and supervision at all times. The property is "NO SMOKING" inside & tidy, "ashtray based" smoking outside. No pets are allowed. Outside: The farmhouse sits in its own grounds & is completely enclosed by either fences or hedges. There is a mixture of planting & chestnut orchard together plus fig, plum apple & pear trees - if it's on the tree and ripe then it's yours :/ The private gardens are well maintained & mature. The 12m x 5m pool is the striking main feature & there are the spectacular views from it & the balconies (suitable for sitting on) which run down the length of the farmhouse at first floor level. Perfect for watching the sun go down with a cool drink. There are ample chairs & quality sun loungers (complete with covers) so you can choose to mop up the sun or laze in the shade on any of the paved areas. A BBQ down at poolside - well what could be better? Utility Room: On the cantina/pool level there is a large & comfortable changing area which is also ideal for grabbing a quick cool drink without going up into the main farmhouse accommodation. To the rear of the room is the utility room with all the "usual suspects". Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen, towels and pool towels are included in the price & are changed after the first week. The property is cleaned before guests arrive & stripped down after they leave. Other: Ground floor bedrooms open out to patios & first floor bedrooms have balconies. On the ground floor there is a study with a rich variety of books and local reference material. There is a selection of CDs, DVDs & games plus an iPod docking station.


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Stunning Village Farmhouse, "Wow" Views & 12m x 5m Private Pool.
average rating of 4.928571 based on 15 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday in this beautiful villa situated high up in the hills above the town of Aulla. It is remote, the perfect antidote to the stresses and strains of 'normal' life. The house is much larger than anticipated and was extremely well equipped, the rooms are very comfortable and it was very clean. The pool was delightful, cool and refreshing in the heat of an August day and we enjoyed the glorious, endless views whilst sitting by it. The customer service provided by the owner and manager were first rate. The manager Chris, met us at the property and was extremely helpful and available via social media for the duration of the holiday to answer any questions that we had. Overall a thoroughly recommended stay in a lovely villa.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We're thrilled you enjoyed your stay at our home. Our aim is to always ensure our guests are happy and have a good holiday.
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Much bigger than the photos show

  • 5 of 5

A great time with loads of space for six adults and three kids. The property is very big, larger than we expected. Chris was fantastic support throughout too. The drive up to the property is a little hairy to say the least, but worth it when you get there. Very much recommended for large family holidays. Shops/bars/restaurants are about 20-30 minutes away by car, but that's ok when dealing with a large family and mostly cooking at home. We would happily go back.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Breathtaking Views

  • 4 of 5

A beautiful house with magnificent views. We had a great holiday very relaxing the house was very well equipped the pool was a great success particularly with the 7yr old. The drive up to the house was challenging the time it took depended on who was driving! Chris was a star especially when we had a little car problem!! He was very helpful as was the information left in the house. Dealing with rubbish was interesting! Energetic family members did do some walking but uneven surfaces not suitable for older family members. All in all a fantastic holiday

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Brian and Linda for the excellent review and it was a pleasure stepping in to help when things went a little "off track". Cheers Chris
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wonderful property, amazing views. Very special

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at the farmhouse. A beautiful property inside & out with everything provided. Very tranquil setting and relaxing environment. It really lived up to and exceeded expectations. We had a full house from children to grandparent and all ages enjoyed both pool & the house. Many thanks to chris for providing plenty of helpful info & welcoming us to the farmhouse. Really was very difficult to leave at the end of the week and we hope to have a return visit very soon.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review Rachael and Gary. Let's hope you are able to come back before too long for some more quality relaxation. Cheers and regards to all the family. Chris
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More amazing than can be imagined!

  • 5 of 5

What can you say about perfection? ! We had a fabulous week, the photos made the place look lovely but the reality, blows the mind. Peaceful, stunning views, amazing pool, fantastic house and just the most perfect place ever. Even inspired a proposal, must have been the nightly firefly shows, magical! Loved it, hope to return! Thanks so much.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the lovely review Alex. We'd love to welcome you back anytime - maybe for the honeymoon? With best wishes to all the family. Chris
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Perfect Italian Villa: Great pool & stunning views

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay at Farmhouse Cisigliana. We stayed 2 weeks with 2 families of 2 adults + 2 kids and this was the perfect relaxing get-away. The property description is accurate, it was clean, well maintained but words cannot do the Villa justice.

It is well equipped with everything we needed and Chris (the property manager) was extremely helpful where nothing was too much trouble. Thanks Chris!

We would not hesitate recommending this Villa. The area is stunning, the drive to the Villa 'exhilarating', and the tranquil surroundings very relaxing.

The Villa comfortably accommodated all 8 of us with room to spare. and the wifi, play room and pool perfect for the kids. The local

We visited Pisa, Lucca some local beach resorts and villages, together with some fantastic local restaurants. A real bonus was Teresa and Antonio's garden produce 'cave' and we brought the delicious salad, tomatoes and eggs by the kilo, for just a few euro's!

We hope to go back soon!


  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Adam for your positive and helpful review. We're really pleased you all had a great time, helping out where we could was a genuine pleasure. Fingers crossed you'll be back in the not too distant future for some more of the real Italy. Cheers Chris 6th September 2015
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Nearest Airport
98 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Licciana Nardi
Nearest Ferry
35 Kilometres
La Spezia
Nearest Golf
64 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Licciana Nardi
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

If you have a special interest which you would like to pursue locally then please mention it in your enquiry & we will share our knowledge of what is available & happily undertake further research on your behalf to see what other opportunities may exist.


The house is about 25 mins drive down to the main motorway exit and train station (Aulla) where a whole range of coastal/beach/boating options open out within 30 - 40 minutes ranging from the bustling "Designer" resorts of Forte dei Marmi to remote beaches which can only be reached by boat.

Favourite places to visit are Portovenere, Lerici, Bocca di Magra, Santa Margherita di Ligure & Fiascherino. The big attratcions for global tourists are The Cinque Terre which are a UN World Heritage site.


Couldn't be better!

Pisa, Genova and Parma airports are all about 1.5 hours drive away with most of that on easy to follow motorways.

Milan's two airports are approximately 3 hours away and Bologna is about 2.5 hours.

The farmhouse sits in the hills behind the town of Licciana Nardi & is reached via a country road. Independent transport is essential.


The farmhouse sits on the edge of the small village of Cisigliana which itself lies in the hills, 15 minutes drive along a country road from Licciana Nardi with it's shops, bars, restaurants and bank etc.

The market town of Aulla is the main motorway exit & is 25 minutes "down the hill". Here there is a wider choice of shops & supermarkets.

Lunigiana (the area) is dotted with pretty towns & castles & part of the joy of a stay here is to take mini trips out to the hills or the coast.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Province of Massa and Carrara, Italy

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
5 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Season
2 Jun 2018 - 7 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
8 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Season
2 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
4 May 2019 - 1 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £400

25% deposit only refundable up to 4 months before occupancy. The amount of £400 for Damages Deposit is to be paid at the same time as the the final payment 60 days before occupancy and will be refunded after a all clear check by the house keeper.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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