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Col di Maturaia

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4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
4 nights minimum
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The villa is a lovingly renovated traditional Tuscan Villa, built with local stone, and boasting terraces and arches. The villa is peacefully situated and benefits from stunning views over the walled mediaeval village of Castiglione. Set in extensive grounds, with meadows, olive groves and fruit trees, this is a real rural retreat, yet situated only a 15 minute drive from the market town of Castelnuovo di Garfagnana with its shops, bars, restaurants, famous Thursday morning market, and train station for easy exploring. Closer, is the village of Pieve Fosciana with its excellent restaurant and wonderful delicatessen selling home made take away Italian food. The Villa itself has been gradually renovated with loving care, and the owners have ensured original features, such as solid chest...The villa is a lovingly renovated traditional Tuscan Villa, built with local stone, and boasting terraces and arches. The villa is peacefully situated and benefits from stunning views over the walled mediaeval village of Castiglione. Set in extensive grounds, with meadows, olive groves and fruit trees, this is a real rural retreat, yet situated only a 15 minute drive from the market town of Castelnuovo di Garfagnana with its shops, bars, restaurants, famous Thursday morning market, and train station for easy exploring. Closer, is the village of Pieve Fosciana with its excellent restaurant and wonderful delicatessen selling home made take away Italian food. The Villa itself has been gradually renovated with loving care, and the owners have ensured original features, such as solid chestnut flooring, traditional staircase, chestnut beamed ceilings and fireplaces have remained. The property has been furnished in period style too. The property is very spacious, and has 4 bedrooms (1 double with doors leading to terrace, 1 double/twin, one small double, and 1 single); a bathroom with tub; shower room; kitchen; dining room; living room; study; large entrance hall; 2 eating out areas, and 2 terraces. The private pool is 5M x 11M plus a hydromassage area with steps for lazing, and a shallow platform area, leading to main pool at 1.5M depth Enter house into large entrance/living area through to Double aspect living room complete with fireplace, and comfy seating for 5 or so. SAT TV/DVD/Video. WIFI. Double doors leading to terrace Study, with doors leading to terrace Dining room with enormous fireplace, original sink, and period furniture, leading through to shaded eating area overlooking olive trees Round from the dining room is a downstairs WC The small kitchen is well equipped with large oven, 5 ring hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, and double doors leading to further eating area Upstairs 1 double bedroom with doors leading to the terrace and amazing views One twin room which can also be a double Two simple single bedrooms Bathroom with bath tub, hand held shower over, WC, sink and bidet Shower room Arch vaulted beamed ceilings throughout The utility area is housed in the basement Due to unprotected slopes, this property is not suitable for small children A little about location: The villa is peacefully located down 1.3KM OF TRACK ROAD, and overlooks both the mediaeval village of Castiglione and the larger village of Pieve Fosciana which is around 3km or so away. Both villages have restaurants and bars The local market town of Castelnuovo di Garfagnana has all facilities and is a 15 minute drive. The property is 1 hr/1 hr10 mins from Lucca; 90 mins from Pisa,; 1 hr 40 mins from Florence. Barga is a half hour drive. A truly peaceful but handy location. TOURIST TAX - Do note that there is a local stay tax applicable at €1 per person per night, up to a maximum of 5 nights. This does not apply to children under 14.More
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Stove
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Washer
Central Heating
Towels Provided
Dishwasher
Freezer
Private Yard
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Parking
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Horse Riding Nearby
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Terrace
Toaster
Fireplace
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Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

The location is idyllic even though the private road to the property is quite alarming on arrival. However, the steep single winding track becomes easier as you become more familiar with it. The house is beautifully appointed with antiques in all rooms. The kitchen is...More

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank Rebecca L
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 14, 2015

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Date of stay: August 2015
Management response:Responded September 17, 2015

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About the Manager
Lorraine Venturelli (Property Manager Tuscan Retreats Ltd)
Languages spoken:English, Italian
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:April 2009
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The villa is peacefully located down 1.3KM OF TRACK ROAD, and overlooks both the mediaeval village of Castiglione and the larger village of Pieve Fosciana which is around 3km or so away. Both villages have restaurants and bars The local market town of Castelnuovo di Garfagnana has all facilities and is a 15 minute drive. The property is 1 hr/1 hr10 mins from Lucca; 90 mins from Pisa,; 1 hr 40 mins from Florence. Barga is a half hour drive. A truly peaceful but handy location.
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