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Poggio Il Forno, sleeps 4 +1, with 'optional extra' for further 4, Free WIFI

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4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
4 nights minimum
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This village property has wonderful views from the terrace which overlooks the Serchio valley, with the river and then the mountains in the distance. Wonderfully flexible you can hire just the two bedroom property (with the other closed off so you do NOT have to share any facilities) for couples or small groups and then add the second two bedroom apartment if your group is larger, or if you have two couples for example each wanting an apartment each. There is a large taverna for all eating together if the group is large and this leads onto the garden.... The garden has a pool just for you, a pizza oven, which is always good fun, and a sunbathing area. These properties have been renovated to a lovely balance of old & new. The main apartment has with log fire and antique furniture blend...This village property has wonderful views from the terrace which overlooks the Serchio valley, with the river and then the mountains in the distance. Wonderfully flexible you can hire just the two bedroom property (with the other closed off so you do NOT have to share any facilities) for couples or small groups and then add the second two bedroom apartment if your group is larger, or if you have two couples for example each wanting an apartment each. There is a large taverna for all eating together if the group is large and this leads onto the garden.... The garden has a pool just for you, a pizza oven, which is always good fun, and a sunbathing area. These properties have been renovated to a lovely balance of old & new. The main apartment has with log fire and antique furniture blending easily with modern accessories, fitted kitchen, and shower room with large shower cubicle and the second has a smaller kitchen/diner (no living room) a double bedroom and a twin room with shower room. This is a great opportunity to find an authentic village property with its own pool, and amazing views on a budget. Additional property information: Il Forno, main apartment: Living room with log fire Kitchen, with table and chairs, oven, hob, fridge, freezer, leading to private/shaded outside dining terrace with outstanding views. First floor - 2 bedrooms - 1 double and 1 twin - ample storage space. Modern bathroom, with WC, hand basin, bidet, and double size shower cubicle with power shower. Also: Laundry room, with washing machine, & drying facilities. Large cellar dining room/garden room, with room for approximately 10 people to eat together. Seating area. Free WIFI. Second apartment for when more than 4 guests (closed off if you don't hire it) : Sleeps a further 4. Fully equipped kitchen, Double bedroom, Twin bedroom Modern bathroom with shower. Outside: Garden is terraced and has 3 areas - bread/pizza oven area; pool area, then up onto sunbathing terrace, with wonderful views. Your own pool - PHOTOS to come (approx 6 x 3m) Cot & highchair available on request Linen & towels included BBQ All services included with exception of heating which is payable locally. Wood is provided free of charge . Security deposit of 100 euros payable in cash on arrival. 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. NB – the approach road to the property is very narrow, and there is no parking directly outside. You can park in a free and safe place between 50-200m away. The area: Poggio is an historic village situated in the hills, some 10 minutes north of Castelnuovo (which itself is circa 45 minutes North of Lucca). This is a quaint historic, rural village with cobbled streets and wonderful views. There are plenty of good restaurants in the area within a short drive, and the property is a 10-minute walk from a railway station offering access to Lucca, Pisa, Florence and the Coast. Castelnuovo, with its outdoor swimming pool, famous market, and numerous bars restaurants is only 8 kms away. Hundreds of hilltop villages abound and less than 3km away is the village of Camporgiano which has restaurants, bars, small supermarkets and privately owned castle. Just across the valley is the stunningly located fortress of Verrucole and also the zip wire park which is great fun for both children and adults, and ideal for a day in the welcome shade! You can also picnic and BBQ here if you want to make a day of it. The local attractive market town of Castelnuovo, famous for its Thursday morning markets, and with all facilities is just a 10 minute drive. This town has bars, restaurants, gelaterias, and a river...In high season the town really comes alive, and often hosts outdoor evening entertainment. The beautiful mediaeval town of Barga with its cobbled streets, renowned restaurants, Cathedral and stunning views is a 40 minute drive, and often there is free live music here. Lucca, with its fully intact walls can't be missed for a day out and cycling around the walls is a firm favourite with day trippers and locals alike. Here, spend the day meandering in the shady streets, sitting in the open piazzas, dining al fresco, climbing towers, visiting the Opera (this is the birthplace of Puccini) or just shopping! The Grotta del Vento, the famous Wind Caves is also a family favourite... There is lots to do if you wish, but the real beauty of the area is the countryside and the scattering of small villages wherever you go.... More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
2 Showers
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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 28 September 2018

Very nice house in a relaxed little Tuscan village. The views from the terrace are magnificent! You're totally relaxed from the moment you sit there. The owner was very friendly and helpful. Certainly worth a visit!

Date of stay: August 2018
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Internet Access
Kettle
Linens Provided
Mountain Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Patio
Pool Table
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Private Garden
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
Poggio is an historic village situated in the hills, some 10 minutes north of Castelnuovo (which itself is circa 45 minutes North of Lucca). This is a quaint historic, rural village with cobbled streets and wonderful views. There are plenty of good restaurants in the area, and the property is a 10-minute walk from a railway station offering access to Lucca, Pisa, Florence and the Coast. Castelnuovo, with its outdoor swimming pool, famous market, and numerous bars restaurants is only 8 kms away. Camporgiano, say 3kms away has some restaurants a pizzeria, a couple of bars, pharmacy, banks, lovely little supermarkets, privately owned castle.... A perfect place for walking, fishing or just enjoying the countryside. Lucca, is 1 hour away ; Barga 40 mins; Pisa 1 hr 20 mins, Florence circa 2 hrs.
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