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Beautifully Located Detached Refurbished Barn With Pool

Bedrooms 1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

About the property

One bedroom, with stunning mountain views, new pool and WIFI

Set in a perfect location, edged by woodland, and with the most stunning views, this lovely little detached one bedroom 'metato' is the perfect place for a peaceful break....

This character Metato has been recently restored, retaining a rustic feel, and with one double bedroom and small sofabed is a perfect simple choice of accommodation for a couple. Complete with shower room, and living/kitchen/diner with wood stove, there is a quaint feel to the property....

The covered terrace area overlooking the pool, with the mountains beyond is the 'pièce di résistance' of this house. It is a perfect place for relaxing or dining al fresco, and is surrounded by open views to two sides (one side 'country' and the other mountains) with woodland walking behind....

Fuller information:

Enter into property into open plan kitchen/diner with oven, hob, microwave, fridge, SAT TV/DVD and wood burner. Beamed ceilings, traditional flooring

Through to Double aspect bedroom with large double bed, exposed stonework, arch vaulted beamed ceilings, and single sofabed

Shower room, with shower, WC, sink and bidet.


Spacious covered personal terrace with wonderful views at every angle. To the right is personal BBQ and open country views, straight ahead is the pool with stunning mountain backdrop, and to the left woodland - ideal for walking. A perfect spot for relaxing or dining al fresco.

Shared facilities (with 2 other one bed properties):

Swimming pool - 10M x 5M plus 2M Roman Steps

Laundry room

Wood fired bread/pizza oven

Communal lounge

Communal outdoor dining ( in addition to private dining area), Ping Pong and table football

Vegetable garden


Extensive grounds, with different areas linked by traditional flagstone paths originally the mule tracks of the 'hamlet'.

Stunning views at every turn

More Details

Property Manager
Lorraine Venturelli
Speaks: english, italian
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2017


4.5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Beautifully Located Detached Refurbished Barn With Pool
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews

Idyllic hide-away in the Garfagnana

  • 5 of 5

This 'mercato' at Carpineta in the Garfagnana was a lovely place to stay; remote from the tourist trail, high on a hillside, in walking distance of the charming village of Castiglione di Gargagnana, with tremendous views across the Serchio valley to the towering Apuan Alps - a view of which we could never tire. The outdoor terrace is spacious and excellent - we spent most of our time out there or in the superbly maintained swimming pool. The bedroom was very spacious and comfortable. The shower appears a bit cramped, but in fact is not so - and all is very clean and well-maintained. There is a great nearby restaurant, 'Il Pozzo' at Pieve Fosciano, which we can also strongly recommend. The immediate surroundings of the house are delightful - fir and chestnut trees, olives and figs. There is a lot of bird life, including the occasional eagle overhead, and we saw deer in the fields by the house on several occasions. Emanuele and his wife, the owners, were charming and friendly, and can recommend many good nearby trips out. We can thoroughly recommend this house, having stayed in many self-catering places in Tuscany, and also found it very good value for money.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to send in a review. We are glad you loved this beautiful romantic setting and the abundant wildlife! We agree that the location is great for exploring too, and that Emanuele is a good host with a value for money offering. Emanuele sends his best wishes and hopes to welcome you again. Lorraine at
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Beautiful location, wonderful view!

  • 4 of 5

This cottage stands privately up the hill. The owner family live close down the hill. The cottage is for max 2 people. The pool is just in front of your door and the owner kept it really clean. However the weather was unusually cold and we could not use the pool :( We rented a car (recommended) and made day trips to the cities around. The cottage is clean and you can find everything you need in the kitchen. As the weather was really cold (6°C in evening) during our stay, we did not manage to keep the cottage worm enough with small oven. And this was really the only problem during our stay. But as the weather conditions were exceptional I belive it should not be a problem usually. The owners brought us extra blankets and did not charge us any extra for the heating. The family was really worm, helpful and nice. They offered us their own farm products and milk. It is very pitty that we could not communicate more with family as we do not speak italian and they did not speak english. Very important: please follow carefully the owners instructions how to get to the cottage as GPS cannot find it and it is not easy task to find the place otherwise. We enjoyed our stay, thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review! I am so sorry you were cold. Unfortunately we had the worst Spring for 300 years! Usually at the time you stayed you should have been sunbathing and finding the pool a cool welcome relief rather than being so chilly! I am glad the owners looked after you as much as they could. We hope you can come back and enjoy the area when we have more normal weather. Do let me know if you wish to do this and we will be happy to offer a small incentive.
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Nearest Airport
72 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Castelnuovo di Garfagnana
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Forte dei Marmi
Car: necessary

Set in a perfect location, edged by woodland, and just 800M from the walled village of Castiglione, and within walking distance of a couple of restaurants. This character site, which used to be a tiny hamlet has been lovingly restored, and commands amazing views of the Apuane mountains, with a panorama of the Uomo Morto....

Castiglione's most striking attraction is the Medieval bridge built by Spinetta Malaspina in the 13th century. The village is also famous for its well-preserved 13th-century medieval walls with large towers and also its castle. The views from all parts of the village are breathtaking.

Set in the heart of the Garfagnana, distances are as follows: Castiglione - basic facilities 800M and restaurant

Pieve Fosciana - supermarket, good restaurant etc 4km

Castelnuovo di Garfagnana - local market town, famous for its Thursday morning market and with all facilities including train station 7km

National Park of Orecchiella - 14km

Lucca - stunning mediaeval walled city 50km

Pisa - 90 mins or so

Florence - say 1 hr 50 mins

Mediaeval town of Barga - half hour.

This location is a real hideaway, but convenient for exploring the area and is a heaven for walkers


Rates & Availability

Castiglione di Garfagnana Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season
Oct 1 2016 - Apr 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Apr 29 2017 - Jun 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
High Season
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
Low Season
Oct 7 2017 - Apr 27 2018
4 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Apr 28 2018 - Jun 29 2018
4 night minimum stay
High Season
Jun 30 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Sep 1 2018 - Oct 12 2018
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Bedding and towels are included in the cost of any stay and are changed weekly
Initial and final clean included as well as weekly clean for stays of 2 weeks or more
All utilities included with exception of heating
We take a 15% deposit with balance payable 8 weeks prior to arrival
Payment will be taken in sterling or euros via bank transfer or credit card (paypal)
Cot and highchair can be provid

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Castiglione di Garfagnana Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Internet access via wifi available under terrace cot and highchair can be provided free of charge

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