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Venus statue by the pool
Venus statue
Pool by night
Villa and bbq area by night
View of the property from the top
Front view of the villa
Pool
Pool
Pool
Water fall
BBQ area in front of the villa
Outdoor area (barbecue and table)
Slow food dinners prepared by local cook (extra on request)
Music service on request (Saxophone,DeeJay, Karaoke)
Gardens around the villa
Playground in the gardens
Living room
Smart TV with local media server (many recent movies and tv shows included)
Bluetooth portable speaker (Bose soundlink)
Pizza oven
Wine sale (showcase in the livingroom)
Dining room
One of the 4 bedrooms
One of the 3 bathrooms
Dependence exteriors
Dependence lcd tv
Dependence en suite bathroom
Property view from the sky
Parking in front of the villa
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, Province of Lucca, Tuscany

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tonychene...
London, United Kingdom
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“Expect the Unexpected”
Reviewed 25 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We arrived in late July for a weeks stay at this property and after an aborted landing, thankfully with a BA pilot who handled it superbly, we landed in Pisa. After picking up our nine seater for seven of us with luggage this was a comfortable hour and a half drive to the villa.
The access road from Torrite to the villa is a short .75km but single carriage and winding. There was only one hairpin turn where we could not make it in one and had to reverse and 3 point turn to get round on the way up and again on the way down. But nothing drastic it was just because we had the nine seater with a car you would make it OK.

The villa sits in a stunning location surrounded by the not to distant mountains. The grounds are massive with plenty of room and every available facility for what ever the age of the guest.
A massive field in front of the villa, big enough to play an eleven a side football game on, but sadly not flat enough.
There is a swing for children, a table tennis table down past the pool, near the pool house.
A table football game on the patio outside the main ground floor of the villa, next to the wood fired pizza oven. Just outside the front door and just off the ground floor patio is the barbeque area with a full size barbeque and seating for at least six.

Then you come to the infinity pool which is the biggest we have seen in any villa we have stayed in, but you cannot use lilo's in the pool which is one item that I think should have been noted in the main details of the villa,

The interior space in the main villa was ample with all facilities and plenty of utensils for cooking, especially for a full house, with platters and large bowls for salad. Ample plates, glasses and cutlery as well as fridge freezer, washing machine in the utility room, dishwasher and table comfortably would seat 12.

Pool room sleeps two with a excellent bathroom and double bed.

Upstairs in the main villa are three large bedrooms with one double and two twins, the main double is surrounded by a nice patio which also gives virtually level access to the pool.

Now for the unexpected, we had a thunderstorm on day four with two lightning strikes, the first took out the power, which was quickly restored by a call to Alessandro, followed by another strike that hit the satellite pole which fried the modem and router so we were without internet for three days while a number of engineers came each day to fix it.

When it was working the internet was strong and steady and available at the pool and in the pool house as well as all over the main villa.

Small supermarket in Garfagnana behind Euronics about 3kms from the villa or a very large Conad about 15kms on the way to the villa. The villa does have a selection of spices, salt and pepper etc any way.

Down side cleanliness when we moved in not the best with cob webs under most of the radiators and we could not find a mop to mop the stone floor.

The pool was absolutely freezing.

Otherwise we would all recommend the facilities and the grounds to anyone who would like to visit this area.

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Liked best: The space and facilities
Liked least: Lightning strikes does not seem to have the building earthed
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Wettingen, Switzerland
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Reviewed 30 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
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Service
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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