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Cottage Set In Ancient Chestnut Grove



Updated: 04-Sep-2016
Cottage in Castigione di Garfagnana, Lucca, Tuscany and Florence, Italy - Peaceful And Private Location In Inspirational Surroundings

Casa Paladini was built in 1904 and has been lovingly restored with all of its original features maintained throughout such as beamed chestnut ceilings and boards, original stone fireplace and chestnut furniture, doors and windows and stone faced interior and exterior. The cottage is set in a chestnut grove along the ancient road connecting Castilgione di Garfagnana with the high mountain villages and pastures above. The closest point reachable by car is 250 metres away, although 4-wheel drives will have no problem making it to the cottage. The village of Chiozza with its pizzeria is 1.5 km away and the award-winning Castiglione di Garfagnana is 3km away on foot through the forest. Several walking routes start right from the cottage door including a 2km walk to a medieval bridge and waterfall, good for swimming in the summertime. There is a well-tended herb garden right in front of the cottage with potatoes, tomotoes, cabbage etc. and herbs available to pick depending on season. Casa Paladini is an ideal retreat for artists / honeymooners / anyone looking to get away from the noise of the modern world. The only sounds at night are the nearby running stream and wildlife in close proximity to the cottage including wild boar, deer, crickets etc. Castilgione with its shops and restaurant is a 30-minute walk down the mountain, and an excellent mobile supermarket comes to within 300 metres of the cottage once a week.

  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews


a beautiful tranquil place sensitively restored

  • 5 of 5

great views

liked the deer

never saw the wild boar but they must have been everywhere to judge by the ground

walks wonderful

Colm friendly and helpful

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway from it all holiday

  • 5 of 5

This cottage has been simply and beautifully restored. We loved it the moment we saw it. It is secluded yet within easy reach of any amenities you would want. We found it to be ideally located to reach the many attractions in Garfagnana and was a glorious haven to come back to and chill out. Had great fun with the pizza oven! Our caretaker took great care to make sure everything was perfect for our stay. Excellent customer service from the owner also. thoroughly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Casa del Tempo

  • 5 of 5

Si vous connaissez le merveilleux livre de Roberto Innocenti et Roberto Piumini CASA DEL TEMPO qui montre, dans une série d'illustrations précises et touchantes, l'évolution d'une propriété paysanne toscane entre 1900 et 1999, et si vous voulez vous transporter dans les temps et habiter dans une de ces images, allez passer une semaine à Casa Paladini. J'y suis allée avec mon père, agé de 75 ans, et ma fille de 6 ans, et nous y sommes passés des vacances très agréables pour nous tous. La forêt tout autour est magnifique, les gens du coin très accueillants, il y a un superbe musée ethnographique tout près, à San Pellegrino in Alpe, et n'oubliez pas de goûter au Vino dei Poderi (un vin local de Camporgiano) qui est un régal.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage has been renovated beautifully simple understated and just right with details where it matters. We sat outside in the evenings around the pizza oven watching fireflies and listening to the rustles of nature ....magical!

The location is ideal secluded yet not isolated with all the facilities you need within reach.

Nick Anne Rose UK

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Superb cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic week away in the Tuscany hills. Beautiful cottage set in lovely surroundings. Perfect place to stay for walking or biking in the woods as well as just relaxing with stunning views. Owners are extremely helpful and welcoming (thanks again Colm!)

We will definitely be back!

Matt and Anna

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Matt, hope to see you both back here soon. We have just developed another track leaving right from the cottage and going west towards Siliico. A presto, Colm
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Activity and Interests


The closest airport is Pisa - approximately 1.5 hours drive away.


Chiozza 1.5 km on foot or by car

Castilgione di Garfagnana 3km on foot / 10km by car

Castelnuovo di Garfagnana 10 km by car

Lucca 45 km

Pisa 65 km


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Booking Notes:
To book a week at Casa Paladini please send us an email and we will confirm immediately. At this stage a deposit of 20% is due, the balance to be paid six weeks before your arrival.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday unless otherwise requested.

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Updated: 04-Sep-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Internet
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Child's Highchair


  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom is on first floor adjacent to main bedroom accessed across landing with shower, wc and bidet


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 3 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed Bedroom 2 suitable for young child is also passageway from stairwell to bedroom 1


  • Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Outside: Dierctly outside the entrance is a large vegetable garden with plenty of veg and herbs available in season. There is also a pizza / bread oven adjacent to the cottage. The CAI / Garfagnana Trekking trail from San Pellegrino to Castiglione passes right by the cottage. Waterfall and swimming hole 2km down the track. Utility Room: Utility room includes washing machine, water heater & wood store Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included and changed one weekly.

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