We rented this villa for a week for a family of 11 including 4 small children. The villa was ideally sized and appointed for our needs. The rooms are a good size and there were ample bathrooms. The only negative was lack of blinds / shutters meaning the rooms got light vey early in the morning and also got very hot during the day.
The owner and his family were extremely helpfujl and even prepared us a 4 course meal with local specialities on 2 nights.
The swimming pool was excellent and just the right distance from the house not to be to noisey for those not "participating" but close enough to be able to keep an eye on the children.
The view across the valley was spectacular and at night the fields were full of fireflies producing a dazzling light show.
The only real downpoint is the final 700m of the drive to the property which is on a narrow, steep track. Just about ok for a normal car loaded with luggage but no fun at all in a large people carrier. Restricted our abilities to get out and explore. Some tarmac on this section would be a massive improvement.
Still would recommend this to any large group looking for a quiet week in a lovely part of Italy.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- If you are looking for a quiet place in the countryside , away from the smog and noise, if you like adventure , sports , nature, if you want to visit parks, museums and see the untouched corners of our mountains this is definitely the place to be yourself . Campolaia is an ancient farmhouse of 1700 completely renovated in 1999 , surrounded by greenery in a panoramic and secluded at the edge of the Garfagnana , offers the opportunity to stay from 2 to 18 people depending on your needs. Ideal for families and groups of friends, but also for all those who love privacy and quiet ... Inside , satellite TV, DVD , stereo , wireless internet ( which extends to the pool ), washing machine and fully equipped kitchen everything you need . Outside, beyond the pool 6 meters by 13 , at guests' disposal there is a large wood-burning oven , a barbecue, 2 mountain bikes , children's playground and lots of green especially enjoyed by kids and pets are welcome and where if you are lucky you may see squirrels, deer and small prey. The country of Coreglia Antelminelli is located about 2 km, the house is south-facing and the sun makes the company until sunset. We are about 350 meters above sea level and the climate is ideal all year round, but especially in the summer with warm sunny days and cool evenings. There is nothing left to tell you to visit us so not only will you be spectators of a pristine landscape and rich colors, but if you want you can enjoy the cuisine of Lucca with dishes, desserts and more. On request: baby-sitting service , daily housekeeping , chef , taxi service, guided tours. The facility is also available for meetings, conferences and small events. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Agriturismo Campolaia Coreglia Antelminelli, Italy - Tuscany