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“Beautiful property, amazing pool”

Review of Mengarinella

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5 reviews
Pool with stunning views
Breathtaking sunsets....
Pool with roman steps
Relax by the pool and take it all in........
Mengarinella
All to ourselves!
Mountain views at every turn!
Extensive gardens surrounded by beautiful flowers and great vistas!
Difficult to tear oneself away from pool area!
Room with a view........
Pool with Roman Steps area
Wood and pizza oven
Another view of the house
Cosy living/kitchen/diner
Kitchen/dining area
Romantic bedroom with four poster
Shower room
Local town of Barga
Duomo of Barga
Dining out in one of the many piazzas of Barga
Local festas during the summer season
Market town of Castelnuovo di Garfagnana
Monte Forato
The Wind Caves
Visit the beautiful walled city of Lucca
Lucca Ampiteatro
Take a day trip to visit Florence
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Villa -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Barga, Province of Lucca, Tuscany

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erikatani...
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Beautiful property, amazing pool”
Reviewed September 10, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

The owners were so friendly and helpful throughout our time at Mengarinella, it helped us to instantly feel at ease in this stunning house.

We had some difficulty in finding the property (do make sure your phone works abroad), but when we got there all those worries melted away. Macro greeted us at the gate and showed us around which was a nice personal touch. The pool is lovely, and the view is otherworldly. The bedroom is very romantic, and there's lots of little personal touches around.

It's a short drive of about 8km into Barga, which is a quaint little town with independent shops, a supermarket, great restaurants, petrol station, and several gelaterias to choose from.

I highly recommend this property, a wonderful place for a couple's retreat to Tuscany.

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Management Response
Sep 18, 2015
We are really glad you enjoyed this magical place! We will take another look at our directions to ensure they are more precise for the last part of the journey. Thank you.
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BasualdoP
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A beautiful villa ”
Reviewed September 10, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

I may run out of superlatives describing this place! A stunning setting, with a spectacular view over the Apoun Alps.

Marco and Simonetta, the owners, were genuine, kind people who did everything they could to make our stay as happy as possible; and they succeeded! Thank you both!

The villa was delightful with the windows open to receive the mountain breeze by night. The pool was relaxing, with a few honey bees always perched on one corner drinking from the pool :)

A true treat and very private. A place to relax and soak in Tuscany...

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Management Response
Sep 18, 2015
Thank you!
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David C
Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fanastic pool”
Reviewed May 28, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

A beautiful setting for anyone who wants a relaxing break with the option of visits to some Italian architectural gems such as Lucca. The villa is 15 minutes of winding road from the nearest town, Barga, but this is a small price for having peace and quiet and spectacular views. The pool, of which we had exclusive use, felt like swimming on top of the world. The owners are very helpful.

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Liked best: The pool
Liked least: In bad weather it could get quite cold, both inside and out.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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smithn05
Hampshire
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“Completely idyllic heaven”
Reviewed April 6, 2015 for a stay in September 2014

We stayed at Mengarinella in Sept 2014 and can honestly say it is the most wonderful place to stay. The property, accessed by a winding private driveway through electric gates, is shared with another apartment (Mengarino) on a massive plot of land cultivated by the owners with olive and walnut trees and lots of different fruit trees. The gardens around the property are lovely with the main part of the lawned areas above the property accessed by a steep driveway. This leads to a large lawned area with the fabulous infinity style pool. A shaded pergola area is also adjacent with sunbeds and chairs / table to eat up by the pool if you so desire. And boy you will desire!! An evening out by the pool watching the sun go down with nibbles and wine with the pool lights on is completely amazing!

Both of the properties are immaculate, the smaller recently converted 'barn' is lovely and cozy for 2 with a lovely bedroom (great views). The larger house (Mengarino) offers plenty of room for 4-6 people and again has great views out of the front windows.

Both of the properties are 'rented together' in high season - so ideal for 2 families or 2 sets of friends, although out of high season the house can be rented on its own (the the barn shut off). We were lucky enough to be able to do it the other way round, renting the barn rather than the house, however this is not how the owners usually rent. Because we were the only people on the site there was no problem using bits and bobs from either property, the owners kindly said that anything could be used from either kitchen etc.

Then we come to the owners Marco and Simonetta .... What fantastic people they are! Friendly, welcoming and genuinely enthusiastic people, who have renovated the properties mainly by themselves into the amazing place that it is now. We has the pleasure of one of their pizza evenings which they kindly offer to most guests with homemade pizza cooked in a outside bread oven all made from their homemade flour, oils etc. The evening was one of the highlights with much merriment and laughter, with the best pizza you will ever taste!

Barga is some 10 minutes away by car (which is a necessity) and offers many other places to eat, drink. Lots of English spoken throughout.

All in all a wonderful place to stay, away from crowds in your own little piece of heaven!

You will not be disappointed staying here!!

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Management Response
Apr 13, 2015
Thank you for your review! We are glad you had a lovely time! For the reference of future guests, do note this house is now offered on a totally private basis, with the larger house closed off to give our guests full privacy.
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