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La Sambuca Formicola

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
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Beautifully located with Swimming pool - Sleeping 4 + 2 with option to hire 2 extra double rooms. Pick your own fruit and veg!Well restored character farmhouses set in the hills of the totally unspoilt, green & mountainous region of Northern Tuscany. A real farm experience !Situated in the depths of the Garfagnana, 1 hr 15 mins north of Lucca, and boasting wonderful views, one finds Sambuca, a site with 4 different properties offering a great deal of flexibility for large groups, but also a haven for small families/couples.These are well restored characther 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 privat...Beautifully located with Swimming pool - Sleeping 4 + 2 with option to hire 2 extra double rooms. Pick your own fruit and veg!Well restored character farmhouses set in the hills of the totally unspoilt, green & mountainous region of Northern Tuscany. A real farm experience !Situated in the depths of the Garfagnana, 1 hr 15 mins north of Lucca, and boasting wonderful views, one finds Sambuca, a site with 4 different properties offering a great deal of flexibility for large groups, but also a haven for small families/couples.These are well restored characther 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 & on request the owner will provide you with free produce from her garden!There are 2 detached houses, & a further house split into 2 apartments, with an extra 2 rooms available to accomodate larger parties. La Sambuca, with its unique location, is characterized by an peace and tranquility that allows you to listen to the sounds of nature. The entire site can be rented exclusively on request. This is a real away from it all retreat, yet only 5 mins by car to a large 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 Babysitting, and daily cleaning service also available at extra cost.Get your children to feed the goats...Formicola :Apartment set in stone cottage, with 2 bedrooms (1 double and 1 twin), and the option to hire a further 2 bedrooms. The apartment shares a beautiful stone cottage with its sister apartment Cicala but has its own entrance and private eating area. The apartments are rustic in style with open fires, & beamed ceilings. The kitchens are equipped with oven, hob, washing machine and fridge.There is a living/dining room with sofa bed. TV/DVD/WIFIWIFIOutside, each apartment has its own entirely private eating terrace, outdoor oven, and BBQ, and shares extensive grounds with the other 2 houses on the site, including a swimming pool.The views are wonderful, and Sambuca is a perfect relaxing retreatThese properties have the option to rent 2 additional bedrooms with shower room, with their own private entrance and eating out area, sleeping a further 4 for larger parties. A little about location: La Sambuca - Situated 1 hour North of the medieval city of Lucca, and 25 minutes North of the market town of Castelnuovo, La Sambuca is a collection of 3 houses nestling in the midst of hills. The grounds are extensive, and parts of the gardens are used for growing local produce. Whilst the village 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 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. In high season one can walk to a wonderful restaurant serving home cooked food from local produce. This restaurant is only open weekends outside of July and August 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
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Lorraine Venturelli (Property Manager Tuscan Retreats Ltd)
Languages spoken:English, Italian
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:April 2009
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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 September 2015

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Date of stay: July 2015
Management response:Responded 2 October 2015

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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 October 2014

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Date of stay: August 2014
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
DVD Player
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Central Heating
Washer
Highchair
Towels Provided
Freezer
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Parking
Shared Garden
Balcony
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Terrace
Toaster
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La Sambuca - Situated 1 hour North of the medieval city of Lucca, and 25 minutes North of the market town of Castelnuovo, La Sambuca is a collection of 3 houses nestling in the midst of hills. The grounds are extensive, and parts of the gardens are used for growing local produce. Whilst the village 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 Appenine Alps. This really is the perfect location - an ideal place to unwind deep in the countryside, yet close enough to all local ame...
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