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Mengarino, 3 bedrooms, fantastic views, and private infinity pool. WIFI. Barga

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3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
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A lovingly restored 2 bedroom rustic detached stone cottage, and separate 1 bed chestnut house (let together and both included in the price), both with original beamed ceilings and flooring, situated in the hills overlooking the beautiful medieval town of barga. Just a 10 min. Or so drive from town, yet very peacefully situated in circa 6 hectares of private farm land/forest high up in the hills. The views from both the houses/extensive patio area & the land are stunning. Eating al fresco under the gazebo  is a real treat -the lights of the town provide a romantic backdrop, and due to the altitude it feels possible to touch the stars! One can cook outside too, with a newly prepared outdoor kitchen area with oven, bbq and food prep area! In the fields above, there is the infinity style ...A lovingly restored 2 bedroom rustic detached stone cottage, and separate 1 bed chestnut house (let together and both included in the price), both with original beamed ceilings and flooring, situated in the hills overlooking the beautiful medieval town of barga. Just a 10 min. Or so drive from town, yet very peacefully situated in circa 6 hectares of private farm land/forest high up in the hills. The views from both the houses/extensive patio area & the land are stunning. Eating al fresco under the gazebo  is a real treat -the lights of the town provide a romantic backdrop, and due to the altitude it feels possible to touch the stars! One can cook outside too, with a newly prepared outdoor kitchen area with oven, bbq and food prep area! In the fields above, there is the infinity style swimming pool (5m x10m plus roman steps). Here there is a sunbathing area, and also a covered pergola providing shade too. It is difficult to want to leave this beautiful and meticulously looked after garden... The rustic houses are furnished in traditional style, are well equipped and have been prepared with love. A perfect 'remote, yet central' location, and ideal for groups of two couples requiring privacy from each other, but plenty of room to dine and socialise together. There really is a feeling of pure peace at this house,& it is the perfect place to completely relax, and enjoy the pleasures of the scenery and the quiet! There are 3 resident cats on site  - not permitted in house. There are also goats in a field way up above the pool area and resident tortoises and donkeys on the property - great fun for children! Fuller details - main house: The property retains most of its original features, with original chestnut beamed ceilings throughout, and wooden and terracotta flooring. Ground floor: Large entrance hall, with dresser. Living / dining room with open fireplace, satellite tv including english channels, dvd, internet access. Kitchen/diner; with table, wood burning aga style stove, separate small hob, grill, fridge/freezer , microwave and dishwasher. Door leading onto: Extensive patio area overlooking the town of barga. Outside eating furniture, and sun beds. Upstairs: One double bedroom One twin bedroom Extensive 'landing' area with tv, and single bed. Shower room. Barn: The property has a real romantic feel! On the ground floor there is a living area with large windows and arched doorway out to patio, separated from the kitchen/dining area by a circular working fireplace which sits in the middle of the room and therefore heats the entire house. Kitchen has oven, hob, fridge, washing machine… living area has working fireplace, dvd player. Up the spiral staircase: Lovely romantic double bedroom with doors placed opposite the bed, to take advantage of the wonderful views.. There is also a good sized modern shower room. Grounds: The private 'infinity style' swimming pool (10m x 5m plus roman steps) is high above the house so as not to totally spoil the traditional feel of the property, and to ensure it remains totally out of sight. The view from the pool is wonderful and the style of pool means it feels one is swimming in the mountains. Patio area with covered al fresco dining, with wonderful views. Outdoor kitchen with food prep area, oven, bbq Extensive gardens. Nb: Not suitable for elderly or infirm due to steep climb to the pool. Small children will need supervision due to the terraced nature of the grounds and climb to pool. Extensive patio area outside of houses, including wood oven and bbq Nb - we are able to offer the main house (sleeps 4+2) with exclusivity (barn closed for privacy) in may, June and September for £795. A little about the area: The proeprty is just a 10 minute drive up into the hills from the mediaeval town of Barga, which is famous for its windy cobbled streets, wonderful restaurants, mediaeval architecture, and outdoor concerts. It is situated an hour from the City of Pisa, 1 1 / 2 hours from Florence, and 45 minutes from the mediaeval walled city of Lucca. Siena is just over 2 hrs away. The coast is about 1 hr 15 mins. For airports, Pisa is 1 hr 10 mins, Florence 1 hr 30 mins; Genoa, Bologna and 2.5 hrs each.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
3 Showers
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Meet the host
Lorraine Venturelli (Property Manager Tuscan Retreats Ltd)
Hosting since April 2009
Languages spoken: English, Italian
Response Rate: 90%
Response Time: Within a day
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Reviews (8)
Robin Löjdahl
Robin Löjdahl
Västerås, Sweden1 contribution
Fantastic house in a fantastic area
This property is absolutely amazing. The views over Barga are stunning and the mountain climate is very comfortable even during heat-waves. The small town of Barga is about 10 munites away with a car and has many restaurants and shops. The pool area on the property is perfect and with that view, you don't ever want to leave - very Instagram friendly.😂🤳 We will definitely visit again!
Visited August 2019
Written September 5, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Dutchie076
Dutchie076
Breda, The Netherlands51 contributions
Mooie rustige locatie, van alle gemakken voorzien
Hoog in de heuvels bij Barga ligt dit typische Italiaanse huis. Goed onderhouden, van alle gemakken zoals vaatwasser, wasmachine, oven, magnetron etc. voorzien. Door het tweede kleine kastanjehuisje heb je ook een extra koelkast. Aan het huis is een fijn overdekt terras met prachtig uitzicht op het dal. Hier is ook een prima BBQ die je goed kunt gebruiken. Er is achter het huis een soort inpandig buitenkeukentje waar je de wasmachine, extra 4 pits gasfornuis, oven en toilet hebt. De infinity pool (zwembad) is fenomenaal. Hier kun je ook weer overdekt zitten als je wilt in een prettig zitje. Ook zijn er diverse strandstoelen en ligbedjes. Het zwembad is hoger gelegen dan het huis en prima bereikbaar. Wij lazen over een koelkast aan het zwembad, deze is echter niet meer aanwezig. De eigenaren Simonetta en Marco waren zeer vriendelijk, gastvrij en bereid om altijd te helpen bij vragen. Er stond in de twee weken dat wij hier waren ook drie keer iets lekkers op tafel als we 's ochtends wakker werden, zeer gastvrij! De pizza oven gebruiken de eigenaren liever niet meer dus verheug je hier niet op. Barga zelf is een rustig historisch stadje waar je een paar leuke restaurantjes en lekkere pasticceria's (lunchroom) hebt. In de zomer is er regelmatig wat te doen op muzikaal gebied. Lucca is een grote stad redelijk in de buurt waar je bijvoorbeeld over de stadswal kunt fietsen. Het strand van Viareggio is 5 kwartier rijden. Er is een kleine supermarkt in Barga en een grote op 20 minuten rijden. In de buurt geen Lidle of iets dergelijks. Enige minpunt vonden wij de weg vanuit Barga naar het huis toe. Met name het laatste stuk is zeer smal en onoverzichtelijk mocht er een tegenligger aankomen. Als je dit niet erg vindt en houd van rust en op zijn tijd een uitstapje wilt maken dan is dit huis een aanrader!
Visited July 2019
Written July 27, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Alistair B
Alistair B
Ilkley, United Kingdom7 contributions
Heavenly!
We had a magical stay at Mengarino. The property is beautifully situated above Barga with magnicent views of the Apuane Alps The house is wonderfully rustic and the converted barn useful for additional friends or family The highlights are the outside areas....the pool is stunning and we had many memorable evenings dining on the terrace I’d can’t recommend this place enough Fantastic!
Visited August 2018
Written October 7, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

9076johnl
9076johnl
Harrogate, United Kingdom2 contributions
Great accommodation in an unspoilt and little known location
One could not tire of the view from the edge of the infinity pool across the valley to a stunning mountain range! The property is quite remote but all the better for it. The accommodation is quite flexible with the second house being very usefu for our party of six. The owners are very friendly and helpful, not to say skilled pizza makers. Barga, about 8km away, has a lovely old town and all the facilities needed for an excellent stay.
Visited July 2016 Traveled with family
Written September 26, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

DoogleBerry
DoogleBerry
Colchester, United Kingdom8 contributions
A wonderful fortnight of beauty and tranquility
The house was well-maintained and clean and the gardens and pool were immaculate. The owner, Simonetta, was attentive and very friendly. She ensured that we understood the local area and we had her number if anything extra was needed(which it wasn't). Simonetta and her husband Marco even hosted a pizza evening using the pizza oven on site. It was a unique experience and in many ways the favourite part of our stay. The house itself is historic and positioned on the side of the rugged hills surrounding Barga and it provided amazing views of the valley and the hills opposite. This gave a fantastic feeling of peace and tranquillity. The swimming pool garden was the signature of the property as it is elevated above/behind the house and was a lovely area to relax and enjoy the lovely pool and the weather, which was mainly hot and sunny with just a couple of days of cloud. Needless to say our young children remained around the pool for days on end and this was no hardship for us! Barga itself is a very pleasant town and was a ten-minute drive down the hills. There were a number of really good small towns within easy reach and Lucca was magnificent, although an hour away. A number of our friends are already wanting to book this house on the strength of our photos alone!
Visited August 2016
Written September 20, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jo G
Jo G
Bath, United Kingdom
Outstanding view and fabulous infinity pool.
Marco and Simonetta were the most helpful hosts we have ever met. Nothing was too much trouble, and we had a fantastic holiday.
Visited June 2015 Traveled with family
Written October 5, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Anne C
Anne C
Greater London, United Kingdom3 contributions
Magnificent Mengarino - a bit hit with all the family !
My family and I stayed in Mengarino for a week in August. It was so much better than we had anticipated. The rustic farmhouse had everything we needed to make our stay very enjoyable. The farmhouse is situated high up in the hills over looking Barga so the views were amazing. The large garden area with an infinity pool overlooking the mountains was a perfect place to relax. What really made the holiday for us was Simonetta and Marco's Italian hospitality. On our first morning Marco had left us some jars of honey to try from his local bee hives. On Wednesday night Simonetta and Marco cooked us some amazing Tuscan pizza's in their clay oven, which we've been raving about to our friends since we got back. The farmhouse is in a great location 5minute drive to Barga and close enough for day trips to Lucca and Florence. Thank you so much Simonetta and Marco for making our stay so enjoying. It's the best place we've stayed in Italy.
Visited August 2015
Written September 27, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
854lorraine
854lorraine
Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at this farmhouse. We have also partaked of Simonetta and Marco's pizzas - amazing! Lorraine at Tuscan-retreats.
Written October 2, 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

James B
James B
Salisbury, United Kingdom22 contributions
This is a beautiful place to stay in Italy
You wind your way up the hills to Mengarino which is situated high up above Barga. Simonetta was there to meet us having kept in touch during our approach and showed us around the farmhouse and second apartment. Having settled in we wandered up to the pool, and oh my word, it was stunning! The views defy description. During the week Marco came up to check the pool and ensure we had everything we needed and brought up some honey and a semi freddo which was both thoughtful and spoiling . On Thursday Marco, Simonetta and their son cooked the most delicious pizzas in the property's pizza oven. The houses have everything you need and Marco and Simonetta ensure your stay is perfect. Sitting outside under the covered area by the farmhouse you really are in your own little bit of heaven.
Visited July 2015 Traveled as a couple
Written September 9, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
854lorraine
854lorraine
Thank you for your review, and we are really happy you appreciated the house, views and the care given to you by the owners!
Written September 18, 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
  • DVD Player
  • Balcony
  • Grill
  • Central Heating
  • Dishwasher
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Private Yard
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Terrace
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fishing Nearby
  • There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • Cycling Trips
  • Hiking Trips
  • Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighborhood
Pegnana is set just 10 minutes from Barga, which itself is 45 minutes North of Lucca, 1 hr from Pisa; 1.5 hrs Florence; 2.25 hrs Siena; 1 hour coast. Airports - Pisa (1hr 10 mins); Florence (90mins);Genoa (2.5 hrs); Bologna (2.5hrs). Barga, the closest town is a beautiful medieval hill-top town, situated approximately 45 minutes North of Lucca.The town boasts cobbled hilly streets, fantastic views, an abundance of churches; 3 bridges, and a duomo. There is also a large outdoor community swimming pool surrounded by the Alpuan Alps. Barga is well known in the area for its good restaurants, and also for its open air concerts held overlooking the town. Jazz; opera, and the classics, are performed, quite often free of charge.The town is well located to serve as a base for exploring either by car, or by train, the more well known sites of Lucca(45 mins), Florence (1.5hrs), Siena(2.25 hrs), and the seaside town of Viareggio (1 hr). The famous caves of Grotto di Vento are circa 20 mins away.The completely unspoilt area of Garfagnana, further North is also easy to explore, with its Natural Parks, mountains, hill top villages, and panoramic views at every turn!
Access
Car required
Activities nearby
Fishing NearbyThere Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins DriveHorse Riding Nearby
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