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Renovated farmhouse in the heart of Garfagnana for relaxing vacations. - Pioppi

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type house




Two floor house about 120 sq mt. Comprises two triple bed rooms and one double, two bathroom with shower, large living room with fireplace, large kitchen equipped with dish washer, refrigerator, freezer, cold water and ice dispenser, gas burners, oven and microwave. Cold and hot running water and central heating. Additional sleeping place in a couch or in folding bed in the rooms. Restored with traditional materials (stone, cotto tiles, chestnut wood floors and craftsmen furniture) and completely furnished and equipped with bed and bathroom linen and kitchen ware.

House front grass area with table, chairs and sun umbrella. Access to property swimming pool.

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About the property

Eco Farmhouse with horses

Recently renovated farmhouse in a peaceful and relaxing environment, away from traffic although easy to reach by paved road, includes two units with two bedrooms, kitchen, living and bathroom and a house with three double bed rooms, two bathrooms, large kitchen and large living room with fireplace. Can be rented separately. Plenty of outdoor activities, close to the railroad to Lucca and Pisa, bikes can be taken on the train for a hassle free visit. ENVIRONMENT FRIENDLY PLACE - We like to take care of the environment for your well being: 1- The farm is certified for organic farming. No Pesticides are used 2- Horse stables are sanitized with natural enzymes 3- Swimming pool is sanitized with marine salt equipment - No chlorine 4- Hot water is produced with solar panels 5- Electricity is produced with photovoltaic pane

Golf course: There is a six holes golf course within 10 minutes drive.

Horse back riding: There are on the premises stables and horses for riding lessons and trekking. A certified technician is available.

Cross country skiing: Cross country skiing tracks are available at Radici Pass and Abetone respectively 25 and 52 km from the property.

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Property Manager
Franca Bernardi
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 2, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Silvia è l' ospite che ognuno di noi vorrebbe avere, serena, cordiale sempre pronta a gestire il suo gruppo in questo caso molto numeroso e veramente amabile.

Hanno lasciato tutto in ordine nonostante una festa di compleanno con tante persone!
Aug 2015
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Easter, Christmas and bank holidays priced as Peak
Payment: 30% at reservation time, Balance 30 days before start date
Cancellation Policy: more than 60 days before start date - Full Refund
30 to 60 days before start date - refund less 15%


Castiglione di Garfagnana House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Lower - toilet , shower , bidet
    Upper - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Green - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Pink - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Yellow - 1 queen
  • 1 double, 2 triple rooms. Additional beds possible. Sleeping sofa in the living.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Rooms can be arranged either as double or twins. Swimming pool, beach chairs, bicycles and washing machine are available and shared with other guests. Fax, Internet access and telephone available from reception office. CD and DVD player available on request. Gas, electricity and end of period cleaning are included. Christmas & New Year rates include heating.


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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location in heart of Garfagnana. Peaceful and relaxing. Franca is wonderful. She made us feel very welcome throughout and is passionate about ecology and the natural environment. Our daughter enjoyed the trek on horses through countryside. There are chickens, horses and big friendly cats who will let you stroke them forever. The house is renovated to a really high standard and we had a fabulous time.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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North Wales

Poppio September 2010.

  • 5 of 5

Have just got back having stayed for one week at this property and can heartily recommend it. Staff very friendly and in an excellant location. Clean and tidy and quiet.Views and location are excellant. Found that local restaurants were closed on a Wednesday. GPS position given for the location in the pamphlets is wrong if relying on gps to get you to the location.For a relaxing holiday it cannot be beaten. Would definitely stay there again.It was nice to see the horses, cats and dogs and goats at the farmhouse. The route in from the North I think it is the SR 445 is about 46 kilometres long and will take at least an hour and ten minutes, it is very windy?. Overall an excellant week and would recommend it.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2010
  • Stayed: September 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tilburg, Holland

A good place for the hole family

  • 4 of 5

We stay in the summer of 2009 with two families.

The location of pioppi is beautifull, near by a little village. The swimming pool was great for are children (10, 13 and 13 year). They like the horses, cats and dogs and there was a lot of space around the house.

Pioppi was a clean house and there were enough rooms to stay in with two families (7 persons)

It is an beautifull place for rest and we like the people of Pioppi. They were friendly and nice.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2010
  • Stayed: July 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Posto fantastico

  • 5 of 5

Casa bellissima, accessoriata con tutto e anche più. Compreso caminetto in sala e un altro fuori perfetto per le grigliate.

Abbiamo passato un bellissimo week end.



  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vacances au vert, au calme, tout confort !

  • 5 of 5

Maison très confortable, 3 grandes chambres à coucher, grand salon-salle à manger, avec 2 salles de bain (douche), cuisine professionnelle (3 éviers; 6 feux sur gazinière), cheminée, four à pizza, grill pour barbecue,

table extérieure avec chaises de jardin et abritée du soleil ou des intermpéries dans le jardin jouxtant la maison, en pleine nature (région magnifique), piscine très agréable (eau un peu froide) avec vue sur paysage forestier et montagneux tout autour, vélos disponibles sur place, Cours d’équitation avec Sylvano (très sympathique) sur place (en supplément), parcours de ballades à n’en plus compter au départ de la maison, rencontres avec un Cerf au détour d’un chemin à la nuit tombante, Salle de jeux et de lecture pour les enfants en cas de pluie dans une salle polyvalente dans une maison aménagée juste à côté, et surtout Franca, la propriétaire: Adorable ! Elle connaît et aime la région parfaitement, sait donner d’excellents conseils pour visiter les petits villages du coin (castiglione di Garfagnana vaut le détour avec son ancienne forteresse, Castelnuovo di Garfagnana également), Confitures locales délicieuses, toujours aimable et pleine d’attentions, nous et nos 4 enfants ne demandons que d’y retourner !

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Bellissimo week end!

  • 5 of 5

Ho soggiornato nella casa dei Castagni per un week end con un gruppo di amici, tutto è stato molto bello e gradevole, la casa ben tenuta, pulita e dotata di tutto, anche gli asciugamani da piscina, un bellissimo giardino con gazebo tavoli e griglia dove abbiamo cucinato dell'ottima carne!

La piscina si presenta più lontana ma la si raggiunge con una passeggiata a piedi giu per la collina.

La propietaria Franca molto disponibile e gentilissima.

Consiglio sicuramente

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie mille per tutto, sono contenta che vi siate divertiti e siate stati bene! Anche voi siete stati veramente eccezionali, avete lasciato un posto più in ordine di quanto non fosse in precedenza! Grazie ancora
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Castelnuovo di Garfagnana
Nearest Motorway
45 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Garfagnana is located in the northern tip of Tuscany in the Lucca province. It is a mountain region nested between the Apuane and Orecchiella Parks. Connected by rail to Lucca and Pisa and 40 km from the Versilia coast. Plenty of hiking opportunities between small rural communities, walled historical medieval villages.