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5 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
12 guests
4 nights minimum
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This is a wonderful country retreat consisting of spacious, sympathetically renovated, character Farmhouse/Villa with 5 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. The farmhouse has a private pool, gardens, large terrace with beautiful views, WIFI, and is within walking distance of a vegetarian restaurant serving fresh home cooked food. The Farmhouse/Villa First floor: The open plan living/dining area, with arch vaulted beamed ceilings, is furnished with quality country furniture, and has wooden flooring, traditional sytle windows and open fire place. There is SAT TV and a DVD/CD player. There is ample room for dining for 10. Leading from the living/diner is the traditional style kitchen complete with oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, indoor BBQ and dishwasher. The living area also leads to a larg...This is a wonderful country retreat consisting of spacious, sympathetically renovated, character Farmhouse/Villa with 5 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. The farmhouse has a private pool, gardens, large terrace with beautiful views, WIFI, and is within walking distance of a vegetarian restaurant serving fresh home cooked food. The Farmhouse/Villa First floor: The open plan living/dining area, with arch vaulted beamed ceilings, is furnished with quality country furniture, and has wooden flooring, traditional sytle windows and open fire place. There is SAT TV and a DVD/CD player. There is ample room for dining for 10. Leading from the living/diner is the traditional style kitchen complete with oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, indoor BBQ and dishwasher. The living area also leads to a large outdoor first floor eating and relaxing terrace with amazing views over garden and private pool with mountains beyond Ground floor: The 4 double bedrooms, and one twin bedroom are on the ground floor, two with fireplaces and one with a high bed, and limited clothes space. There are also 2.5 bathrooms. Bathroom one has bath, separate shower, WC sink and bidet ;bathroom two is a shower room with shower WC, Bidet, sink etc; bathroom 3 has WC, bidet and sink Also on the ground floor is a second kitchen, closer to the pool, suitable for preparing snacks and for informal breakfast etc. There is also a covered eating area leading from this second kitchen/diner. Outside: Leading from the living area there is a large outdoor first floor private terrace with garden furniture and BBQ and wonderful views. In the garden there is the large private swimming pool (12m x 6M) with sunbathing area . Pool can be illuminated at hight. Out room, with washing machine. We can arrange someone to cook a meal on request, with the option to learn how to cook the meal too if of interest. A little about location: The farmhouse is situated above the village of Poggio in the Garfagnana valley circa one hour north of Lucca. Surrounded by olive groves, vineyards and a fruit orchard, you can enjoy the marvellous view of the unspoilt Garfagnana valley and the surrounding green mountains. There is a vegetarian restaurant less than a 5 minute walk away. The local villages of Poggio and Camorgiano are 2km and 4km respectively from the property, the latter of which has a couple of restaurants and bars, an inhabited castle, supermarket, and small Monday morning market. Both villages have train stations for easy exploring. Castelnuovo, the local market town is around a 10/15 minute drive away, and the mediaeval town of Barga is a circa 30 minute drive. Take a trip to Pisa in 90 mins and Florence in under 2 hours... The real beauty of the area though is its proximity to two important Protected National Parks, the surrounding mountains and the hundreds of hill top villages where it seems that time has stood still. 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
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Half bath, 1 Full bath, 1 Shower
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About the Manager
Lorraine Venturelli (Property Manager Tuscan Retreats Ltd)
Languages spoken:English, Italian
Response Rate:80%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:April 2009
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Reviewed 23 July 2020

Fabulous views and facilities. Particularly liked the communal dining and living spaces. The roads are narrow and hilly but that's all part of the fun and you soon get used to it. Franco, the host was very charming, easy contactable and very helpful. The terrace...More

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank Tipper53
Reviewed 29 October 2019

The drive to the location was a bit tricky and there even was the point where we thought google maps was wrong, but it wasn't. The house is has such a beauty lonely location, which we loved much. The view on to 2000m high mountains...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank AndiE144
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful family stay at villa Franco. The house and pool was marvelous. Hearing the animals in the valley at night and the fireflies is a memory for life. Small villages (and roades! ) and overall beautiful surroundings. Franco was a very friendly...More

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank Ebba H
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Very nice place in fantastic sourroundings and with a very helpful host. The perfect place for two families with children.

Date of stay: July 2016
Thank Henrik E
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Calenzano, Italy
Reviewed 19 July 2015

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Date of stay: July 2015
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

Just spent a lovely week in Villa Franco with my husband and two teenage children, relaxing by the large pool and enjoying the sensational views of the mountains and the Serchio valley below. The villa itself was very comfortable and is well equipped. The villa...More

Date of stay: July 2014
Thank MrsH1970
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Larvik Municipality, Norway
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Reviewed 23 September 2015
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Date of stay: July 2015
Reviewed 19 August 2015
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Date of stay: August 2015
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
The farmhouse is situated above the village of Poggio in the Garfagnana valley circa one hour north of Lucca. Surrounded by olive groves, vineyards and a fruit orchard, you can enjoy the marvellous view of the unspoilt Garfagnana valley and the surrounding green mountains. There is a vegetarian restaurant less than a 5 minute walk away. The local villages of Poggio and Camorgiano are 2km and 4km respectively from the property, the latter of which has a couple of restaurants and bars, an inhabited castle, supermarket, and small Monday morning market. Both villages have train stations for easy exploring. Castelnuovo, the local market town is around a 10/15 minute drive away, and the mediaeval town of Barga is a circa 30 minute drive. Take a trip to Pisa in 90 mins and Florence in under 2 ...
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