CHARACTER COTTAGE IN RIVERSIDE COUNTRY SETTING, GARFAGNANA

Lorraine Venturelli

Speaks english, italian
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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CHARACTER COTTAGE IN RIVERSIDE COUNTRY SETTING, GARFAGNANA

Castelnuovo di Garfagnana Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, and 1 bathroom, sleeping 3 + 1 WIFI

Beautiful, romantic and recently restored detached stone cottage, situated in extensive gardens bordering a stream.

The house is cosy, and perfect for two with a galleried bedroom, although there is a further single bedroom too reached via the main bedroom. There is a log fire, terracotta tiled floors, and beamed ceilings throughout. Outside, there is a large 500 sq metre garden bordering a trout stream, which is an ideal fishing/swimming spot for both adults and children, an eating terrace with wonderful views, and a BBQ. The Mill boasts a private pool of 9m x 4.5m

A truly rural location but less than 2 km from the nearest village, and 6 km from market town of Castelnuovo with its famous Thursday morning markets. Perfect walking & touring base - Lucca 1 hr; Barga 20 min.; Florence 1 2/4 hr.; coast 1 hr.

The area: A perfect opportunity to explore the real Italy, and holiday away from the madding crowds of popular Tuscany. The area is totally unspoilt and non commercialised, and benefits from fantastic scenery all year round.

Fishing in the area is excellent, or why not swim in the rivers, picnic in the mountain air, watch the local past tomes of bocce and cheese throwing for which the area is famous?

Touring the hundreds of hill top villages where time has stood still, is also a wonderfully relaxing way to pass the day, topped by a glass of wine on the terrace, admiring the views in the evening.

For a townie, day, then Lucca, Pisa, Florence and Barga are not far away, and Castelnuovo with its many restaurants bars, outdoor swimming pool, station and famous market is only a 10 minute drive.

Cuisine: The Garfagnanan cuisine is quite simple, but extremely tasty, with most dishes prepared from the freshest of local ingredients.

Eating out is cheap, since restaurants tend to cater for the locals, and you can easily find a 3 course lunch with local wine, cheeses, and coffee for around £5 per head!

Children are very welcome in restaurants...

The only restriction you will find is a lack of menu in some restaurants, but the locals will do their best with sign language!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Lorraine Venturelli (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2002
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Speaks english, italian
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Character cottage in riverside country setting, Garfagnana
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews
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Character cottage in riverside country setting, Garfagnana
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Castelnuovo di Garfagnana Garfagnana
Trondheim
5

Adorable cottage, beatutiful garden.

  • 5 of 5
Al Mulin del Isola is a beatiful spot where we enjoyed a week in July 2013. The garden is beautifully kept, and the pool perfect size and depth for our two children aged 7 and 4. The cottage is adorable. Not very big, but enough space for the four of us. On the ground floor is the living room and a well equipped kitchen. A staircase from the living room leads up to the main bedroom on the 1st floor. From the main bedroom a door leads into the second bedroom, and again through to the bathroom. This means you need to go through the bedrooms to get to the bathroom. For us this was no problem though, since our kids are heavy sleepers.
The location is very peaceful, but still within easy reach of Castelnuovo and surrounding villages. We especially enjoyed Castiglione with it's fortress walls, and also the tiny streetside restaurant in Via Roma #5. The chef (Massimo) makes a delicious daily menu.
We highly recommend the property for couples or families with 1-2 children.
  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Character cottage in riverside country setting, Garfagnana
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p8559
+39 (0)340 3919974
Castelnuovo di Garfagnana Garfagnana
4

Beautiful location, a relaxing place.

  • 4 of 5
Beautiful situated,directly besides the wild stream. A complete and clean house with a large garden. Nice pool en BBQ.
  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Character cottage in riverside country setting, Garfagnana
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p8559
+39 (0)340 3919974
Castelnuovo di Garfagnana Garfagnana
5

An amazingly beautiful spot ,quiet and peaceful

  • 5 of 5
We had visited al Molino before when some friends had rented the house,at the time the house did not have a pool but to us it was still very beautiful.
From the moment we arrived to the moment we left the sun shone we used the pool every day and it was so peaceful and lovely . For me my husband and our
4 year old daughter the house was just the right size . We only stayed one week but next year we will definitely stay for 2 weeks . It was for us a little piece of heaven we loved it. It's very close the local supermarket but you do need a car. It is very close to castelnuovo which is a lovely town to visit with lovely shops and a great market on a Thursday morning.
Loved it all thanks Caroline Martin and Ava
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Character cottage in riverside country setting, Garfagnana
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p8559
+39 (0)340 3919974
Castelnuovo di Garfagnana Garfagnana
4

Recent holiday is Tuscany

  • 4 of 5
This was our first trip to Tuscany and we chose this property partly based on location and mostly on the idyllic location and having its own private pool. The property was perfect for the two of us, it was off the beaten track, but within walking distance of the road and a local restaurant, and was very comfortably furnished. The pool was good and the owners who came to visit were really nice and made us feel extremely welcome, and overall our experience was very good.
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Character cottage in riverside country setting, Garfagnana
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Castelnuovo di Garfagnana Garfagnana
5

Sehr gut und absolut empfehlenswert

  • 5 of 5
Diese Unterkunft können mein Mann und ich wirklich nur empfehlen. Das Haus ist mit viel Liebe zum Detail urig eingerichtet, Alles ist sauber und ordentlich - sowohl innen als auch außen absolut gepflegt. Die Inhaber sind sehr nett, wohnen nicht direkt am Haus, sind aber (wenn man es möchte) umgehend da. Die Nachbarn drum herum, die mit viel Liebe ihre Gärten pflegen und hegen sind alle super freundlich. Und der Pool ist eine willkommene Abkühlung nach einer anstrengenden MTB-Tour in der Garfagna. Eine traumhafte Gegend.
Über die Agentur Tuscian Retreat lief eine reibungslose Abwicklung, man hatte sich sehr viel Mühe mit der Empfehlung gemacht, alles lief nach Plan,

Wir werden ganz sicher wieder kommen!
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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Character cottage in riverside country setting, Garfagnana
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Castelnuovo di Garfagnana Garfagnana
Markinch, Fife
5

A true taste of Tuscany

  • 5 of 5
We arrived at this property late at night having driven from Pisa airport. We wanted "rustic" and thats precisely what we got. The outdoor lighting was so welcoming as was the bottle of wine, pasta and sweets on the table (such a nice touch). We opened the front door in the morning to find the most beautiful view I was completely speechless. A very well equiped house with plenty dishes and brand new cooker. A great big fridge with freezer compartment for all that amazing gelato and pecorino from the market in Castlenouvo (5 mins) drive. We loved to eat outside under the loggia and watch the locals tend their crops and vines. We tried out our limited Italian on them and ended up with some fabulous fresh vegetables. The kids loved the big well maintained garden with fruit trees and choice of beautiful views with comfy sun loungers and parasols. The pool was essential for frequent cool downs. There was also the option of the short walk to the river but some days this was busy. The BBQ area was fabulously cool and yet another quirky edition to this stunning property. We were visited by the owners and his lovely family who was brilliant with suggestions of places to eat although there is a well detailed visitor pack in the house. It is well off the main road with a steep incline but its Garfagnana after all and if you are touring this area you will come to love these steep climbs with beautiful surprises at the top/end. The property is lovely and cool at night with the bare stone walls. We didn't need the air conditioning but it is available. It was great to be able to use the wardrobe and drawers to store clothes but there was an iron and board available too. Although a car is essential we used the trains from Camporgiano into Lucca and Florence which were cheap and regular with stunning views through the mountains. This was by far the best holiday we have ever had and it was a sad day when we drove back to Pisa airport . Something worth mentioning - we flew home to Scotland at 21:00 hrs so we arranged with Hertz car hire to leave the car and luggage until around 19:00 hrs and took a taxi into Pisa for a spot of sightseeing. We would definately stay here again. The owner also has a slightly bigger property nearby so if you don't fancy the idea of a sofa bed then I believe its also a lovely house. Thanks also to the booking service of this company also. Hope to make it back some day!
  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
87 Kilometres
Pisa 87 km/Genoa160km/Bologna150km
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Castelnuovo
Nearest Beach
48 Kilometres
beach
Car: necessary

Filicaia is situated just 4 km from the market town of Castelnuovo which is circa 40 minutes north of Lucca in the beautiful, unspoilt green and mountainous part of Northern Tuscany known as Garfagnana. Circa 1 hour from Pisa, and 2 hr. 20 min. from Genoa.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Castelnuovo di Garfagnana Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
**Special Offer Price**
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 26 2014
4 night minimum stay
£440
 
 
Rate 5
Sep 27 2014 - May 1 2015
4 night minimum stay
£400
 
 
Rate 6
May 2 2015 - Jul 3 2015
4 night minimum stay
£520
 
 
Rate 7
Jul 4 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
£750
 
 
Rate 8
Aug 29 2015 - Oct 2 2015
4 night minimum stay
£520
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes For Easter (Easter Saturday onwards), and Christmas cost is €470 per week.
Prepared to take flexible bookings - cost is pro-rata.
Cost includes bedding and linen and all services with exception of heating which is payable separately.
On request, owner can arrange an initial food shop for guests arriving outside of shop opening hours.
Extensive information packs left in property, and support of an
Payment will also be taken in sterling or euros via bank transfer to a UK bank.
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Amenities

Amenities

Castelnuovo di Garfagnana Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Family
General:
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 twin/ single
  • Double bedroom is a 'gallery' style room which leads through to single bedroom and then onto bathroom. Sofa bed in living area. Cot available on request.
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
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