Carol O'Sullivan

Speaks french, italian, english
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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Carol O'Sullivan

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Barga Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Farmhouse: 3 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 7. Barn: 1 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 2

Situated on a spur of the Appenines, this recently restored family owned farmhouse and converted barn stand on 2 acres of tranquil olive grove and meadow, 2 km from the picturesque old walled town of Barga, which has all the shops necessary for daily living. The rooms are simple but comfortably furnished, with terra-cotta floors and chestnut beamed ceilings. Each house has a large terrace shaded by a pergola and the views are spectacular in every direction.

Buvicchia: Buvicchia is very quiet, a wonderful spot to get away from it all as we have been doing for over 30 years. Barga has all the shops needed for daily living and there are many good and inexpensive restaurants in Barga and the surrounding area. Lucca, a spectacular walled town, is 40 mins away, Florence an hour and a half, Pisa just over an hour, and the railway is 7 km away for trains to Lucca and beyond or up into the high Garfagnana. The sea is just over an hour away also. A car is very desirable and car hire is available via the major companies at Pisa airport.

The Farmhouse: Built in 1740 as a small two-roomed farmhouse, Buvicchia 3 was added to over the following decades to include a large 'cantina' or winestore (now the sitting room) with bedrooms overhead. Right up to 1972 there were earth floors downstairs, no electricity and just one cold tap in the kitchen! Two restorations later, the farmhouse now has all the necessities for daily living but the atmosphere has not changed. You can still imagine it as the home of a subsistence farmer through two centuries.

The adjacent barn: Built in the 1860s, converted in 1974 and fully restored in 2004, this converted barn sleeps 2. We have preserved as much of the character as possible by leaving the first floor almost unchanged (that's where the hay was!) and the ground floor open plan also. A terrace at the front and a second one in the garden both look out on wonderful views. This is a real hideaway, a place for total relaxation.

More Details

Details for Farmhouse 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, 2 Bathrooms

This lovely old farmhouse sleeps 7. The accommodation consists of 3 bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs, 2 doubles and one 3-bed room (suitable for children) The latter is not private as you have to go through it to get to one of the double rooms. Downstairs there is a well-equipped kitchen large enough to eat in, a shower room, utility area and a very large living area with a fireplace and seating at one end and dining table at the other, with a brick and stone arch in between. A long terrace at the front of the house is shaded by a pergola and has a large table which seats 8/10 people. To the side of the house beside the old chestnut house and bread oven is a purpose built brick barbeque.
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed

Carol O'Sullivan

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Speaks french, italian, english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
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Reviews

Farmhouse
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
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Barga Media Valle del Serchio
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LOVELY PEACEFUL HOLIDAY

  • 5 of 5
We have visited this property on two occasions and hope to return again soon. The accommodation provides you with everything that you could possibly need to enjoy a comfortable and restful holiday in this beautiful countryside. The views from the houses are breathtaking, with spectacular sunsets-a great spot for sketching or photography.

The area around the properrty is very peaceful and the locals are friendly and helpful. Barga itself is a charming little town and has everything you need close by-supermarket and a weekly market, as well as fantastic restaurants. The evening walk into town for dinner is a must and the moonlit walk home (complete with fireflies at the right time of the year) is a perfect end to a very relaxing day.

Alison and Niall from Dublin
  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Barga/Gallicano
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
Lucca
Nearest Beach
65 Kilometres
beach
Car: recommended

Barga is situated 40 kilometres north of Lucca at the southern end of the spectacularly beautiful area known as the Garfagnana which sits between the Apuan Alps and the Appenines in the very north of Tuscany.

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Availability & Rates

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Barga Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
British Pound
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
high season 2014
Jun 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
£490
£1,800
 
extra night: £70    
 
autumn season 2014
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
£420
£1,500
 
extra night: £60    

Notes

  • A deposit of £120 per week or part of a week is required.
    Extra days are calculated pro rata.
    Stays which cross over rental periods are charged pro-rata.
  • Rental periods may start on any day of the week.
  • The minimum rental period is one week. Stays of less than a week are possible, but there is a minimum charge equal to the cost of one week's rental.

Amenities

Barga Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Firewood
  • Local Maps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Heating
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Ground Floor Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Both bathrooms were newly installed in 2000, bright and cheerful with terra-cotta floors and white tiles.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Front Bedroom - 1 queen
    Back Bedroom - 1 queen
    Triple Bedroom - 3 twin/ single
  • 2 large doubles, 1 room with 3 single beds, all with terra-cotta floors and chestnut beamed ceilings.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 7 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
  • fishing
  • cycling
Notes:
The house is not suitable for infirm people as all the bedrooms are upstairs, but many active not-so-young have been very happy there. The shower room (with bidet, basin and loo) is downstairs, the bathroom (ditto) is upstairs. Bed linen can be provided (for a small charge) or you can bring your own.