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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Fabbriche di Vallico Villa Rental Photos and Description

Tuscan farmhouse, newly restored with private 10m pool in National Park

The property is a fully restored traditional fifteenth century farmhouse set within a hectare of hazelnut forest and olive grove, away from traffic, although easy to reach by road. The farmhouse has been renovated in such a way that it can either be rented as a house, or as two separate units which is ideal for families or friends who wish to holiday together. There is a parking for up to 3 cars. The garden is large which is ideal for families with children and the pool is enclosed with a gate.

This is the perfect place to unwind surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and chestnut forests and with fantastic views of the Apennines mountain range that forms part of the Parco del'Appennino and Orechiella Nature Reserve.

Garfagnana is located in the northern tip of Tuscany in the Lucca province and is approximately one hour drive from Pisa airport.

The farmhouse is situated less than a kilometre from the village of Vallico di Sotto which is in the commune of Fabbriche di Vallico in the Val di Turrite, a tributary to the Serchio river in the Garfagnana across from the city of Barga. The farmhouse is in the national park 'Parco Naturale delle Alpi Apuani' which covers the mountain range between the Garfagnana valley and the coast of the Riviera delle Versilia. As well as innumerable villages, the towns of Barga, Castelnuovo and Bagni di Lucca are nearby and the natural features of the Grotto di Vento (wind caves) the Orrido di Botri (gorge), Carrera marble and the Prato di Fiorito (Field of Flowers). The Tuscan cities of Lucca, Siena, Florence, Pistoia, and Pisa are within an easy drive as is the Versilian coast. There are activities in the area such as walking, pony trekking, canoeing and a visit to Pinnochio at Collodi. There is a wide choice of traditional reasonable priced Tuscan restaurants nearby.

TIPS - Eat your main meal at lunchtime, local trattorias will usually charge 10 Euro (£9) for a three-course lunch including wine, water and coffee (pranzo di lavoro). Or why not pack a picnic and try the range of breads, cheeses and cured meats. Drink at the cafe counter! Coffee and soft drinks taken standing up at the counter instead of at a table are half the cost. Train travel is still extremely good value. There are excellent connections from the local town to nearby Lucca, Pisa, Florence or the Cinque Terre on the coast. Good wine is available from a local wine merchant at excellent value for money. The Garfagnana region is famous for local produce such as pecorino cheese, farro, porcini mushrooms and polenta. There is a large supermarket in Gallicano and many local markets which sell clothes, flowers, pottery, hardware, carpets, shoes, leather goods and gifts and well as fruit, vegetables, meat and cheeses. Shops close between 1pm and 4pm and are open until around 7pm.

In general the climate in Tuscany is very mild with little difference between the different provinces. However the coast and valleys are hotter in summer than the hilly areas. Usually summers in Tuscany are hot with little or no rain. April and May are milder and rainier but there are still plenty of dry, sunny days. July and August are the hottest months. Spring can be one of the most rewarding times to visit, average temperatures are warm and comfortable. It can however be one of the wettest seasons but normally by May rain is rare and the days are longer with up to 10 hours of daylight. Summer in Tuscany is usually hot and sunny with pleasant evenings for 'al fresco' dining. Humidity levels can get high, especially in the cities. Throughout the months of July and August there are many 'festas' held in the small villages where you can eat and drink to your heart's content for a minimal amount and they are a truly memorable way to experience the real heart of Tuscany.

More Details

Details for Upper Floor 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 1 Bathroom

The farmhouse is entered on the upper level where there is a large open plan living area which includes the kitchen, a large dining table which easily seats eight and a lounge area around a large open fireplace. The kitchen and dining area leads out onto the covered veranda, which is perfect for eating al fresco and can comfortably accommodate ten people. The upper level also has a double bedroom, a second bedroom with twin beds and a bathroom.
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome

Fiona Cully

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Speaks english
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Property Reviews

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average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews
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Fabbriche di Vallico Media Valle del Serchio
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Paradise on the earth

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
The description of the location was very precise and corresponding to the reality. The pictures for the différent levels were not well defined. The property was very clean and the materials used are of first Quality. The view is fantastic and the pool is very nice. We had the chance to be alone the first week. As already said we will recoommend without problem the proprety to friends. We have much enjoy small villages than big cities.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Map

Nearest Airport
72 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Train
9 Kilometres
Fornaci di Barga
Nearest Motorway
36 Kilometres
Lucca
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Vallico di Sopra
Nearest Ski
40 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Golf
60 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Fabbriche di Vallico
Car: necessary

Nearest Airport: Pisa at 72 Kilometres

Nearest Ferry: Livorno at 100 Kilometres

Nearest Train: Fornaci di Barga at 9 Kilometres

Nearest Motorway: Lucca at 36 Kilometres

Nearest Beaches: Pisa at 60 Kilometres and Viareggio at 67 Kilometres

Nearest Barpub: Vallico di Sopra at 2 Kilometres

Nearest Ski: Abetone at 40 Kilometres

Nearest Golf: Pisa at 60 Kilometres

Nearest Restaurants: Vallico di Sopra and Fabbriche di Vallico at 2 Kilometres

Car: necessary

Other Activities: live theatre, Barga jazz festival, opera, spa,

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Availability & Rates

Fabbriche di Vallico Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
early summer 1
Apr 26 2014 - Jun 13 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
£645
7 nights
 
 
early summer 2
Jun 14 2014 - Jul 11 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
£900
7 nights
 
 
peak summer
Jul 12 2014 - Sep 5 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
£1,045
7 nights
 
 
late summer
Sep 6 2014 - Oct 31 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
£645
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes A deposit of 30% is taken on booking. Cancellation Policy: full refund if more than 60 days before start date, no refund if less than 60 days before start date unless replacement found.
Extra beds are 10 Euro/day/person. An allowance is made for fuel usage in the above rates to cover normal cooking and washing. If the central heating is used then there will be a standing charge of 15 Euros per day
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Amenities

Fabbriche di Vallico Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 77 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Mountain
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Fireplace
  • Iron & Board
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • Toaster
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Cot and Z bed (suitable for a child) are also available. All bedrooms have fantastic views across the Turrite Cava valley.
Entertainment:
  • Books for Kids
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Toys
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Books
  • Audio Tape Player
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Child's Swing
  • Patio
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • theme parks
  • caves
  • coin laundry
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • live theater
  • forests
  • ruins
  • autumn foliage
  • winery tours
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • sledding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • hiking
  • fly fishing
  • whitewater rafting
  • paragliding
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming
  • rafting
  • mountaineering
  • spelunking
  • hunting small game
  • freshwater fishing
  • fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountain biking
Notes:
The washing machine is not in the kitchen but in a separate outside utility space on the upper floor. There is also a second fridge located in the outside utility space. There are sufficient tables and chairs to dine outside either on the upper veranda or lower patio. The pool area is enclosed with a gate to prevent unsupervised young children or wild animals accessing the area. The pool and other outside areas are well lit so can be enjoyed until late in the evening.
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