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Costola, private pool, stunning mountain views. Chef on request.

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11 bedrooms
10 bathrooms
30 guests
4 nights minimum
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It is difficult to describe just how wondrous this location is – situated in the heart of a very sleepy and peaceful tiny village, yet with absolute privacy, total peace, unbeatable views and 15 hectares of private land including olive groves, chestnut woods and open fields! The enormous and spacious villa which used to be a monastery, is spread over 3 floors, and was originally constructed in the 1400's . The house has been newly refurbished with loving care to provide a high quality holiday with an extra special ambience..There is accommodation here for 14 plus 12, with 7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 5 kitchen/living rooms. There is also a further detached house in the grounds, with a further 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and a further two living/kitchen/diners. Most bedrooms can be either dou...It is difficult to describe just how wondrous this location is – situated in the heart of a very sleepy and peaceful tiny village, yet with absolute privacy, total peace, unbeatable views and 15 hectares of private land including olive groves, chestnut woods and open fields! The enormous and spacious villa which used to be a monastery, is spread over 3 floors, and was originally constructed in the 1400's . The house has been newly refurbished with loving care to provide a high quality holiday with an extra special ambience..There is accommodation here for 14 plus 12, with 7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 5 kitchen/living rooms. There is also a further detached house in the grounds, with a further 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and a further two living/kitchen/diners. Most bedrooms can be either double or twin. Ideal for a group of couples or lots of small families celebrating a special occasion, this villa provides an amazing level of space and privacy for groups within groups, but plenty of space to eat together. We can assist with arranging private chef facilities either for just one evening, or if you prefer half/fully catered. These well equipped villas are finished with high chestnut beamed ceilings, cotto floors, fireplaces, wonderful windows and amazing views throughout. The original stone staircases remain, there are beautifully shaped ceilings in the hall area, and the villa has been painted in warm traditional Tuscan colours. The peaceful and historic theme is carried through to the outside areas too, where there is a beautiful walled courtyard, creating a wonderful feel of yesteryear. The courtyard is framed by traditional stone walls, and enormous original arch, and original reclaimed flagstones. The courtyard also boasts an outdoor wood oven and grill, perfect for all types of al fresco cooking, and we can arrange for a specialist chef to cook in these outdoor ovens for you too.. The pool of 13M x 6M overlooks the ancient village, with the valley and mountains beyond – it really is the most amazing view and with the sense of peace, we guarantee it will be difficult to tear oneself away from the pool area! Perfect for a special holiday for a large group, at a very advantageous price. The accommodation has been split to provide flexible accommodation for large groups and each unit boasts its own private living/kitchen/diner, with good quality sofa bed, hob, combination microwave, oven, grill, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, SAT TV and DVD player. Each has a fireplace or woodburner. These rooms lead through to each bedroom. Thus, perfect for couples wishing to holiday together but requiring privacy and also small families holidaying together since with so many living rooms and kitchens, it is possible to use the many sofa beds as 'day beds' and keep them open without restricting space. For those with older children, give them the excitement of their 'own' apartment within the large villa. The accommodation is arranged as follows: Monastery Ground floor: Enter in via large arched wooden doorway. On the right, into kitchen/living diner, leading through to corridor with 2 double bedrooms and shower room. On the left, into kitchen/living diner, leading through to double bedroom and shower room First floor: From the hallway up stone staircases to the first floor where on the left is a further kitchen/living diner, leading to double bedroom with en-suite shower room. On the right to another kitchen/living/dining room which leads to beautiful private terrace with great views. This accommodation is connected to a further studio style double bedroom which also has its own independent access if required, via a large terrace overlooking the gardens. Second floor: This is the 'penthouse' apartment boasting a wonderful romantic terrace leading from both living area and bedroom. The converted barn is situated close to the pool area and consists of two 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartments each with their own living/kitchen/diners and personal terraces, each with beautiful views. Outside: There are three private terraces leading from three of the suites of the monastery, and two terraces leading from the converted barn. Communal large traditional style courtyard, surrounded by arches and traditional stone walls. Lit at night, and perfect for large groups dining al fresco. Wood burning ovens, grills and BBQ. Music system. Grassed garden area. 115 hectares of private land including olive groves, chestnut woods and open fields. Vegetable garden where guests can pick produce, Chestnut woods with Cashmere goats - fenced off of course, Pool 13M x 6M with amazing views, Laundry room and Internet point. Table tennis TOURIST TAX - there is a local stay tax applicable at €1 per person per night, up to a maximum of 5 nights. Children under 14 exempt.More
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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 few hours
Listed Since:April 2009
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Reviewed September 8, 2018

Paul and I were recommended this place as an option to have our wedding in while spending a few days with family and friends. When we went to view it on our first visit we cancelled all other viewing as we knew we had found...More

Date of stay: August 2018
1  Thank KarenSargent
Reviewed February 13, 2018

This was a wonderful place with comfortable space for all the family. All rooms were very nicely furnished, and there was outdoor room for a big table, where we all 22 could be seated together for the meals and other activities. The large swimming pool...More

Date of stay: July 2017
2  Thank TorbenM76
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Reviewed July 11, 2017

Where to begin! We are currently sat at the airport and have Costola Tuscan blues! We have just had the most amazing week which we will remember and treasure forever. We stayed in Costola along with 27 other family members to celebrate our wedding. We...More

Date of stay: June 2017
2  Thank Josh S
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Heidelberg, Germany
Reviewed September 13, 2015

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

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Reviewed January 2, 2019
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Date of stay: July 2018
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Towels Provided
Private Yard
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
TV
Corporate Bookings
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Stove
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Freezer
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Ping Pong Table
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
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Does this vacation rental have a dining room?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighborhood
Costola is situated on the sunny sideof the Garfagnana valley within the comune of Fosciandora, which is an area which has retained its olde worlde charm due to the fact there is only one road leading both into and out of the zone… The comune itself has 600 inhabitants spread between 6 villages and various hamlets. Villa Sara is very privately situated in the smallest of these ancient peaceful villages, and the one that arguably has the best views of all!Despite the very quiet and dramatic location, the Villa is only a 2 min drive to a local bar/shop, post office and pharmacy and a 10 minute drive from the local town of Castelnuovo which has all facilities – shops, bars, restaurants, train station, famous Thursday morning market . Barga the mediaeval cobble stoned town is a mere 15/20 minu...
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Costola is situated on the sunny sideof the Garfagnana valley within the comune of Fosciandora, which is an area which has retained its olde worlde charm due to the fact there is only one road leading both into and out of the zone… The comune itself has 600 inhabitants spread between 6 villages and various hamlets. Villa Sara is very privately situated in the smallest of these ancient peaceful villages, and the one that arguably has the best views of all!Despite the very quiet and dramatic location, the Villa is only a 2 min drive to a local bar/shop, post office and pharmacy and a 10 minute drive from the local town of Castelnuovo which has all facilities – shops, bars, restaurants, train station, famous Thursday morning market . Barga the mediaeval cobble stoned town is a mere 15/20 minu...
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