TRADITIONAL STYLE STONE COTTAGE WITH PRIVATE POOL

Lorraine Venturelli

Speaks italian, english
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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TRADITIONAL STYLE STONE COTTAGE WITH PRIVATE POOL

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Newly restored villa rental with private pool for self catering holidays

Rustico Brunello is a newly refurbished traditional stone cottage, which boasts all modern comforts, such as fully equipped kitchen, and beautiful bathrooms, yet retains its rustic feel, with chestnut beamed ceilings, traditional flooring, exposed stonework , large open fireplace, outdoor wood oven and covered loggia for al fresco dining.

Nestled in the countryside 1 hr or so north of Lucca this cottage with own pool, is peacefully located, and boasts the most wonderful views over the mountains... There are 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (one with bath and one with shower) living diner, dining room and kitchen. There is a play area at the back of the house with swings, and at the front there is a lovely covered eating terrace, and of course the private pool which is gated for safety....A wonderful rural retreat, yet less than a 15 minute drive to the local market town of Castelnuovo with all facilities, and only a short drive to pretty local villages with restaurants.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the manager
We just wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful holiday at Rustico Brunello, La Cassetta. The setting was idyllic

Although we did start to manage to ask for things in shops and restaurants, our Italian wasn’t good enough to let Brunello know what a fantastic time we’d had, so I would be really grateful if you would let him know for us.



Thanks once again for all your help in the run up to the holiday.
Jul 2010
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Lorraine Venturelli

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Speaks italian, english
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
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5
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Villa Collemandina Garfagnana
5

LOVELY HOUSE, GREAT OWNER & GREAT LOCATION.

Lovely house, great owner & great location.
  • 5 of 5
The house and garden were lovely, really homely and relaxing. The pool was amazing with wonderful views, it was great for children as it was set slightly away from the house and fenced all round.

Brunello the owner was very friendly and helpful, even providing fresh fruit and vegetables for us from the house garden.

Great facilities including a dishwasher & washing machine.

We'd love to come back and didn't want to go home!
  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Villa Collemandina Garfagnana
5

A NATURE LOVERS PARADISE

  • 5 of 5
Another Tuscan gem! This was our second visit to the Garfagnana area (its highly addictive). We had an amazing two weeks holiday. Don't be put off by the track road, its a bit rough but keep the speed down and you will find its worth it. I advise you take a torch though as we arrived late at night when the outside lighting wasn't on (its on a timer). The property and the pool were spotless.The house was spacious with a well equipped kitchen. Beds were comfy and bathrooms spacious and clean. Well maintained large garden with pond and fountain. Separate laundry area with washing machine. There are various restaurants in the area but we chose to do a big shop at E'Leclerc in Gallicano and eat on the terrace taking in the stunning views. However there is also an amazingly well stocked shop 5 mins from the property for essentials. The Thursday market in Castelnuovo is a must. The rotisserie chickens are yummy. If you want free wi-fi try the bar Centrale in the square in Castelnuovo a must for teenagers! Also in most bars if you ask for a panini you will get a wonderful sandwich costing very little to take away - we had a lot of picnics. Fortezza delle Verrucole is well worth a visit with English speaking tour guide. Every road seems to lead to a beautiful view but these were our favourites: Vagli, Roggio, Orecchiella, San Pellegrino in Alpe, Corfino and the trip to Grotto del Vento. Wildlife we encountered included wild boar, snakes, lizards, scorpions, wasps we called chinooks due to their size, beautiful butterflies, an array of different birds and incredible spiders. Again don't be put off they are as scared of you as you are of them! Brunello and his wife were very helpful and a house clean with fresh linen and towels was offered after our first week. Please be aware that the pool is not graduated and came up to my shoulders at both ends (I am 5ft 1inch tall) but it was perfect for two tall teenagers. Pool is gated for security. The pizza oven and BBQ were great fun with sink and tap and outdoor lighting. Not forgetting this the year that Andy Murray won Wimbledon which we watched in the Sports Bar in Castelnuovo. Also worth mentioning is twice we have tried to catch the cheese rolling at Orzaglia as recommended but we have never managed to see this. We fell in love with this property and would love to go back with friends.
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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5

A TRULY WONDERFUL PLACE

  • 5 of 5
My family of 6 (4 children ageing between 13 and 8) stayed here at the end of August 2011 and what a fantastic holiday we had.

The property is beautiful and the views stunning. It had everything you could ask for. The photos provided make it look attractive but they really don't do the place justice, when you get there you realise just how lovely it is!

The location is remote but close enough (20-30mins away from a hpermarket) to restaurants, villages, towns etc. Lucca is about 70 mins drive away and Pisa airport about 90-120 mins depending on the time of day.

There is a National Park with lovely walks close by and many beautiful villages, plus the Caves of Wind which is worth a trip.

The property has a garden with play equipment for smaller children, a pond with fish and a turtle. The pool is unheated but at 24C water temp everyday, you didn't need it.

There are 3 different dining options, a separate dining room, a dining table in the lounge or the outside dining area (which we used all the time, the views from here are spectacular). There is even a kind of serving hatch from the kitchen to outside, so you don't have to carry everything through the house.

We met the owner Brunello and his daughter, he spoke excellent English and was very nice.

We ate in a local restaurant in Pieve Fosciana called Il Pozzo, it cost about 77 Euros for 6 main courses, wine, water, coca cola and desserts. I would recommend as they were very accomodating, packed out with locals and the food was excellent, there is also a garden and a play area for children.

All in all, we had a fabulous time and I would thoroughly recommend this accomodation to other families.
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
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Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Traditional style stone cottage with private pool
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Villa Collemandina Garfagnana
Leicestershire, UK
5

RUSTICO BRUNELLO, VILLA COLLAMANDINA

  • 5 of 5
Rustico Brunello is in an absolutely idyllic setting, with beautiful views across the valley. The directions to the property were very precise and helpful and Brunello, the owner, made us feel extremely welcome. The house itself had all the facilities we needed, was very clean and well maintained and the barbecue/pizza oven house in the garden was a lovely addition. The fact that it was an isolated property in the hills suited us perfectly and added significantly to its charm, and if we hadn't wanted to do some visiting of the area we would have been more than happy to while away the hours by the pool, where there are loads of four-leaved clovers to be found!
Even though the house is 'off the beaten track', the local town, Castelnuovo di Garfagnana is only about a 15 minute drive away and there are very helpful staff at the Tourist Information Centre. For big grocery shopping we used the L'Eclerc at Gallicano, about 25 minutes away and for day to day shopping there is a super Coop at Pieve Fosciana, which is only about 10 minutes away.
We loved visiting Lucca and of course Florence, and our flight times meant that we could spend all of our final day in Pisa.
All in all, we had a wonderful time and would recommend this property whole-heartedly.
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
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Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Traditional style stone cottage with private pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p410734
+39 (0)340 3919974
Villa Collemandina Garfagnana
Leicestershire, UK
5

RUSTICO BRUNELLO, VILLA COLLAMANDINA

  • 5 of 5
Rustico Brunello is in an absolutely idyllic setting, with beautiful views across the valley. The directions to the property were very precise and helpful and Brunello, the owner, made us feel extremely welcome. The house itself had all the facilities we needed, was very clean and well maintained and the barbecue/pizza oven house in the garden was a lovely addition. The fact that it was an isolated property in the hills suited us perfectly and added significantly to its charm, and if we hadn't wanted to do some visiting of the area we would have been more than happy to while away the hours by the pool, where there are loads of four-leaved clovers to be found!
Even though the house is 'off the beaten track', the local town, Castelnuovo di Garfagnana is only about a 15 minute drive away and there are very helpful staff at the Tourist Information Centre. For big grocery shopping we used the L'Eclerc at Gallicano, about 25 minutes away and for day to day shopping there is a super Coop at Pieve Fosciana, which is only about 10 minutes away.
We loved visiting Lucca and of course Florence, and our flight times meant that we could spend all of our final day in Pisa.
All in all, we had a wonderful time and would recommend this property whole-heartedly.
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Rustico Brunello is situated in the province of Lucca, and more specifically, in the green & mountainous Garfagnana - the unspoilt and non touristy 'Green Lung' of Tuscany. The cottage is located a couple of kms from the village of Villa Collemandina, with its shop, 2 restaurants, pharmacy and post office.

There are plenty of other hilltop mediaeval villages in the vicinity too - some with restaurants, all with wonderful views...The closest larger town is the market town of Castelnuovo di Garfagnana which is a 12 minute drive away. Here there is a famous Thursday morning market, all facilities including restaurants, bars, train station, supermarkets etc.....

Surprisingly convenient for town for such a rural and peaceful location, yet only a 15/20 or min drive up into the National Park of Orecchiella which is renowned for its views, wildlife and walking trails which last anything from 1 hour to 4 days!

Lucca 70 mins; Barga 30 mins; Pisa 90 mins; Florence 2 hrs;

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Villa Collemandina Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Rate 1
May 3 2014 - Jun 27 2014
4 night minimum stay
£880
 
 
**Special Offer Price**
Jun 28 2014 - Aug 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
£1,165
 
 
**Special Offer Price**
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 26 2014
4 night minimum stay
£795
 
 
Rate 4
May 1 2015 - Jun 26 2015
4 night minimum stay
£880
 
 
Rate 5
Jun 27 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,295
 
 
Rate 6
Aug 29 2015 - Oct 2 2015
4 night minimum stay
£880
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Bedding and towels are included in the cost of rental as well as all utilities except heating which if required is payable locally.
Initial, Weekly (for stays of more than one week) and final clean is included too
We take a 15% deposit with the balance payable 8 weeks prior to arrival.
Payment is taken both in sterling and euros
Cot and highchair provided free of charge
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Amenities

Villa Collemandina Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Room
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Corner bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Both bathrooms are lovely and spacious
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , Large single
  • All bedrooms have arch vaulted beamed ceilings and traditional flooring, as well as good views! Please note that the guest number 8 with be on put-you-up in living room.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • VCR
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Child's Swing
Suitability:
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
Notes:
Entering the house there is a large living/diner with beamed ceilings, fireplace, SAT TV; DVD, CD, Video& sofabed This leads through to dining room with doors leading to back garden area. The dining room leads to a small but well equipped kitchen - dishwasher, oven, 5 ring hob, microwave, fridge/freezer etc. with a washing machine in the utility area. The house has 2 bathrooms, one of which has a bath, and one a shower..... Upstairs there are 4 bedrooms with good views! There are 2 double rooms, 1 twin, and 1 large single . Outside there is a lovely covered eating terrace with BBQ & wood oven, with views over pool & mountains. The small garden houses a private pool, with sunbathing area, and amazing views - fully gated for safety . There is a further grassed area behind the house with swings. A wonderful family retreat, but great for a romantic retreat too! Do please note that the driveway has been tarmaced since reviews were written
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