Andrew McKean

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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CASA MERICO

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Villa with 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7-9, Garden, Private Swimming Pool

The farmhouse is situated in the mountain resort village of Corfino, with spectacular views from the house and large pool. A small, separate house a few yards away can also be rented, increasing the capacity to 9 people. Get to know the horses and sheep on the farm and relax round the pool with a fantastic view of the Apuane Mountains. A unique holiday can be enjoyed at Casa Merico. The owner, Natalina, is a sheperdess who says she can provide 80% of a families weekly food with organic produce grown or reared on the farm. The accommodation and pool have been created with quiet relaxation in mind, but gentle and interesting activities can be witnessed on the farm. The farm still works in the traditional way, with sheep, goats, and horses living on the quiet green pastures nearby. Fantastic and safe for children, the farm is within the quiet, relatively traffic free medieval village of Corfino, with its interesting streets and alleys, shops and restaurants.

The house has two double bedrooms, one of which has an extra bed, and a twin bedroom. There is a lounge with an open fire, a kitchen area, and 2 bathrooms. Downstairs there is another lounge for children to play in. Outside there is a spacious terrace with table and loungers. There is a wood oven and a BBQ in the garden. There is a fantastic 12 x 6 metre pool with sunloungers and a great view over the mountains.

The environment is interesting for children, being a working farm where there is a constant presence of sheep, goats and friendly goats. The farm produces fine, traditional food, often to the great benefit of the guests! The farm lies just below the centre of the interesting village of Corfino, which is only 300 metres away. Corfino's summer climate is particularly appealing, the hot Tuscan summer benefiting from the fresh, mountain air.

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Details for Casa Merico 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, 2 Bathrooms

Sleeps 7/9. 3 bedroom villa (with optional small house) with private pool. Located in the environment of a traditional working farm, fantastic for adults and children alike. Get to know the horses, sheep and goats on the farm. There is full wi-fi throughout. Fantastic view of the Apuane Mountains. Corfino is a small mountain resort, with 3 small hotels and restaurants. The village is on the edge of the National Park of the Oricciella, with its well marked out paths and nature trails.
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Andrew McKean

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2007
Speaks italian, english
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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Reviews

Casa Merico
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews
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Casa Merico
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p441190
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Villa Collemandina Garfagnana
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VERY, VERY PEACEFUL HOLIDAY

  • 4 of 5
We stayed in Casa Merico at Agriturismo dal Nonno Merico for a week in mid-May as a group of three adults and a 6-year-old. We had a lovely time, my daughter loved to watch the hens and goats, and the adults had time to really recharge after a stressful winter. As a downside, it was a bit hard to find food sometimes since the village of Corfino is very small and the nearest villages even smaller. A good place to visit is the small town of Castelnuovo di Garfagnana about 10 km from Corfino. It has cafés, gelaterias and restaurants as well as shops and a lovely old town with narrow streets and old stone buildings. All in all, Corfino is a beautiful village and the farm is great for a peaceful escape from city life, but don't expect too many activities especially outside the high season. The wifi didn't work half of the time we were there. The owners are very nice people but don't speak any English. Neither does anyone else in the village though.
  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Castelnuovo
Nearest Beach
55 Kilometres
Forti dei Marmi
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Corfino
Nearest Ski
15 Kilometres
Casone
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Villa Collemandina
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Corfino
Car: recommended

There are 3 excellent family run restaurants in Corfino, only a one minute walk from the farm. The village itself is interesting, with fine buildings and wonderful views.

The area of Garfagnana is best known for its wonderful scenery, old fashioned ways and rustic food.

Dine out on the excellent value food, with a full Tuscan lunch with wine and coffee usually costing 9 euros. An evening main course typically costs 7-10 euros, and great pizzas are as little as 5 euros

Travel from Pisa to Lucca, to Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, then to Corfino.

An inexpensive local mini-bus taxi service is available for airport transfers and local trips

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Availability & Rates

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Villa Collemandina Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid
Jun 21 2014 - Jun 27 2014
5 night minimum stay
£109
£595
 
 
Rate 4
Jun 28 2014 - Jul 25 2014
5 night minimum stay
£199
£895
 
 
High
Jul 26 2014 - Aug 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
£1,395
 
 
Rate 5
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 26 2014
5 night minimum stay
£135
£895
 
 
Rate 6
Sep 27 2014 - Oct 31 2014
5 night minimum stay
£795
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£595
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes The small house a few metres away can be rented for only £250 per week. This can increase the capacity to 9 people.

Rental includes electricity, towels and bed linen
Rental INCLUDES CENTRAL HEATING during cold periods. Logs free.
Rental includes final cleaning.
Entry day flexible.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.
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Amenities

Villa Collemandina Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Farm Holidays
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Fireplace ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • The 3rd bedroom is a single room, but there is room for 2 single beds if preferred.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • caves
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • spelunking
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • fishing
  • golf
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