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La Sambuca,Private Pool,views! Pick your own. Walk Restaurant. WIFI, chef option

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7 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
20 guests
4 nights minimum
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Situated in the depths of the Garfagnana, 1 hr 15 mins north of Lucca, and boasting wonderful views, one finds Sambuca, a site with 3 different properties included in the price, offering a great deal of flexibility for large groups, but also a haven for small families/couples. These are well restored character farmhouses set in the hills of the totally unspoilt, green & mountainous region of Northern Tuscany. The views from the houses and the pool are beautiful,& the extensive grounds are the perfect place to relax. Each property has a private outside eating space/terrace/BBQ & outdoor oven & the owner will provide you with free freshly picked produce from her garden on request. There are 2 detached houses, (one of which is split into 2 apartments), providing, one 3 bedroom, 2 bathr...Situated in the depths of the Garfagnana, 1 hr 15 mins north of Lucca, and boasting wonderful views, one finds Sambuca, a site with 3 different properties included in the price, offering a great deal of flexibility for large groups, but also a haven for small families/couples. These are well restored character farmhouses set in the hills of the totally unspoilt, green & mountainous region of Northern Tuscany. The views from the houses and the pool are beautiful,& the extensive grounds are the perfect place to relax. Each property has a private outside eating space/terrace/BBQ & outdoor oven & the owner will provide you with free freshly picked produce from her garden on request. There are 2 detached houses, (one of which is split into 2 apartments), providing, one 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house sleeping 6 plus 2, and two 2 bedrooms , 1 bathroom apartments sleeping 4 plus 2 each. There is a further space with a 5th shower room ideal for when you are coming back from pool, or just for extra flexibility. Here there is also a further kitchen area to give additional cooking facilities, and an extra fridge and a freezer for 'group' food. Fuller details: Stables - detached 3 bedroom 2 bathroom house with spacious living diner (WIFI and TV/DVD and sofabed) . Kitchen has oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer, and washing machine.. 2 double bedrooms and one twin bedroom. Large dining terrace. Formicala - 2 bedroom 1 apartment with living/diner (WIFI, TV/DVD and sofabed) . Kitchen has oven, hob, microwave, fridge and washing machine. Dining terrace Cicala - 2 bedroom 1 apartment with living/diner (WIFI, TV/DVD and sofabed) . Kitchen has oven, hob, microwave, fridge and washing machine. Dining terrace. Other facilities: Outside: Private pool 12M x 6M with sunbathing area Pick your own vegetables in season Children's play area Goats (fenced off of course!) Amazing views No less than 5 outdoor dining options 4 barbeques Further kitchen area providing additional fridge space, along with freezer. Additional cooking space. There is also a shower room in this area. Parking. We have a great cook who can come and cook for you on request - everyone loves those meals! Bread man visits daily A little about the area: This is a real away from it all retreat, yet you can walk to a restaurant in less than 1o minutes (only open weekends outside of season, and you need to book, but food is amazing!). Only 5 mins by car to a village with supermarkets, bars, restaurants & train station serving Lucca,Barga, Pisa, Florence & The Cinque Terre. The bread man visits daily, vegetables are available on site. The local village of Piazza Al Serchio with its bars, couple of restaurants, supermarket, train station, river and Tuesday morning market when the village comes alive, is say 3 minutes away by car. The views from this extremely peaceful property are magnificent - the house overlooks the green and fertile Serchio valley, with views of the Apuane and Appenine Alps. This really is the perfect location - an ideal place to unwind deep in the countryside, yet close enough to all local amenities, and a convenient base for exploring by car or train. For sightseeing and days out why not try: Castelnuovo – local market town with Thursday morning market, regular festivals both cultural and musical and a bit of life… 25 mins Barga – beautiful mediaeval and arty little town with Cathedral, great architecture, and renowned restaurants. Cobbled streets and little piazzas, often graced with live music, jazz parades, or markets under the stars… 40 mins The Buffardello – climbing and zip wire park with courses suitable for both small children and the most adventurous of adults – 15 mins Fortress of Verrucole- amazing views from this mediaeval fortress, and there is also an interactive museum which youngsters tend to like as they can try their hand at a little archery too – 15 mins Lucca - At Lucca, one can hire bicycles and hire around the still intact City walls, meander through the cobbled streets, visit beautiful churches, climb towers, and shop til you drop, stopping off of course at wonderful restaurants and gelaterias... One can also listen to Puccini performances every night of the year, in one of the local churches ... Just over an hour Grotta del Vento – the amazing wind caves – well worth a visit – fantastic tour. Why not stop off a the old monastery for a wild trout lunch on the way back? 1 hr Pisa – with its famous tower- 90 mins Florence – 2 hrs The Cinque Terre- 2 hours Equiterme – thermal mud baths set amongst caves and a thermal swimming pool . one stop on train National Park of Orecchiella- less than 30 mins Parco Levegliese- outdoor adventure park with waterfall jumping, rock climbing etc – 1 hr Car Necessary 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
5 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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Date of stay: August 2015
Management response:Responded 18 September 2015

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Parking
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Shared Garden
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Hiking Trips
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
La Sambuca - Situated 1 hour North of the medieval city of Lucca, and 25 minutes North of the market town of Castelnuovo, Il Sambuco is a collection of 3 houses nestling in the midst of hills, and situated approximately 1km from the road, just North of the tiny village of Contra.The grounds are extensive, and parts of the gardens are used for growing local produce, which the owner will freely provide on request . Whilst Nicciano has some facilities, the local village of Piazza Al Serchio with its bars, restaurants, supermarket, Tuesday morning market, and Train Station is less than a 5-minute drive away and bread is delivered each morning. The views from this extremely peaceful site are magnificent - the houses overlook the green and fertile Serchio valley, with views of the Apuane and A...
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