BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED 18C FARMHOUSE WITH WARM PRIVATE POOL AND WI-FI

Andrew McKean

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED 18C FARMHOUSE WITH WARM PRIVATE POOL AND WI-FI

Castiglione di Garfagnana Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Casa Quintilio, Beautiful 4 Bedroomed House With Private Pool, Spectacular View

Restored only 6 years ago, Casa Quinilio is a luxurious old house in a spectacular position just below the lovely old walled village of Castiglione. A private pool and lovely garden offers complete privacy with open sunny views of the Garfagnana valley and the beautiful Appenine and Apuane mountains. It's only a 10 minutes walk to the centre of the village, with its' restaurants, shops, and bars.

In 2012 Castiglione, which is a classic hilltop fortified medieval Tuscan village, was voted as one of the nicest villages in Italy.

The big house has 4 traditional bedrooms furnished with good taste and quality. There are 2 doubles and 2 twin bedrooms, sleeping 8 people.

The very attractive living room has interesting furnishings, with access from it to a quiet balcony.

The fully equipped modern kitchen comfortably seats 8 people.

The 4 bathrooms are luxurious and conveniently positioned two en-suite

The sunny garden is on all sides of the house, making it peaceful and safe for children to play in and explore. There is easy access from the house to a shaded outdoor table, and you can also relax in the other garden chairs and loungers.

The bespoke eco-pool has been designed to to complement the surrounding area, with the extra benefit of being consistently 2-3 degrees warmer than conventional pools.

Casa Quinilio is a house of high quality in which a classic rural Tuscan holiday can be easily enjoyed.

The house has an English speaking manager who will be happy to help with any problems.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Andrew McKean

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2007
Speaks italian, english
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
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Reviews

Reviews

Beautifully Restored 18c Farmhouse With Warm Private Pool and Wi-Fi
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
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Beautifully Restored 18c Farmhouse With Warm Private Pool and Wi-Fi
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Castiglione di Garfagnana Garfagnana
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Fantastic views, well appointed, good location

  • 5 of 5
I am not the type of person to sit around on a vacation; I like to explore. I booked this house due to the location: walking distance to town, between Pisa/Lucca/Florence, and would allow the ability to have a home base while exploring Northern Tuscany. We arrived at the house, and basically never left. We did take short day trips to Barge, Castelnuovo and Lucca, but the views from the house were so stunning, the pool so lovely, and the house was so comfortable that we never felt the need to leave. Elisabetta is a wonderful host who was very welcoming and informative. The property was super easy to rent, and Andrew (the property manager) was very accommodating and easy to work with for booking.

Pros- VIEWS!!! Panoramic, and breathtaking. The house is a well restored farmhouse with many bathrooms and good places to both congregate or to escape your family. Good for small children, although not totally without worry. It is very easy and enticing to reach the pool, so with my 3 year old escape artist we had to keep a special watch. Also, the stairs are very steep with handrails that can one can easily fall through. The windows on the top floor have only a few bars across them and with the elevated bedroom floors I felt they were very a danger to tumble out of from the bedroom. The rooms on the top floor get very warm/stuffy and I had to keep the windows closed as my children are very small (3 and 5). I would recommend keeping them on the main floor so you can keep the windows open with no worry.

Cons- Creepy crawlies!!!!!! It's nothing that you shouldn't expect in a farmhouse, especially one that is this old. Your windows are open all day/night, so of course there will be bugs. But after 7 wonderful days of sharing your accommodations with the creepy crawlies it does get to be overwhelming. Day 1 one of the children stepped on a bee in the grass on the way to the pool. We noticed the bees loved the grass in the hot sun- after it was covered by shade, no bees. There are also earwigs, centipedes, spiders, and my very, very, very least favorite- scorpions. Again, with small children, be aware and take steps to ensure you shake out clothing and shoes. It's nothing that you shouldn't expect in this climate and environment, but you do need to take some precautions.

Did this negatively impact our stay? Not really. Would I go back? YES. I'd just bring a big can of bug spray!

Around and about:
Pieve F. is very close by and the local store is open unt
  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Castelnuovo Garfagnana
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Forti Dei Marmi
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Castiglione
Nearest Ski
17 Kilometres
Casone Di Proffeccia
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Villa Collemandina
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Castiglione
Car: not necessary

Garfagnana is 'Hidden Tuscany' at its best. With its stunning scenery it is the best area in Tuscany for walking and outdoor activities. We have close ties with an outdoor activities company who offer many international class adventures.

Castelnuovo, the nearby market town, has many restaurants, cafes, bars, supermarkets and all other types of shops. There is a tourist information office and a weekly market selling a wide variety of fashion, household goods, flowers, fruit and vegetables.

There are restaurants and bars within a few minutes walk from the villa. An excellent shop/bar, where you can buy decent wine on draft and excellent local organic produce, is 10 minutes walk. A small market operates weekly.

Mountain biking, hill walking and horse riding are all available locally. The stables are 30 minutes walk.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Castiglione di Garfagnana Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak
Jul 5 2014 - Aug 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
£1,795
 
 
High
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 5 2014
7 night minimum stay
£1,495
 
 
Mid
Sep 6 2014 - Sep 12 2014
7 night minimum stay
£1,395
 
 
Mid
Sep 13 2014 - Oct 3 2014
6 night minimum stay
£185
£1,195
 
 
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
£175
£795
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee £0
Notes final cleaning included in price

Bed linen and towels included in price.

During colder periods there will be a measured charge for central heating.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Castiglione di Garfagnana Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Towels Provided
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Wood Stove
  • Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • 2 of the bedrooms are en-suite, one bathroom with a double bedroom and the other serving a twin bedroom
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Stereo
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • waterfalls
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • spelunking
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • cycling
  • fishing
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