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Restored X1V palace in village location with private pool

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

5 Bedrooms, and 3 bathrooms, sleeping 10 +2

Palazzo Pasquini is a restored X1V C palace with wondrous views. The house is substantial, with enormous entrance/dining room with arched doorways, high beamed ceilings, exposed stonework & traditional flooring. There is a large traditional Tuscan kitchen, leading to the garden & dining terrace with the most fantastic views over the rooftops of the village, with the valley & mountains beyond.

The garden has various nooks & crannies for quiet reflection & a private pool with Jacuzzi style Roman steps (12Mx4M). There are 3 double bedrooms, 1 with adjoining sitting rooms, twin rooms - 1 which connects with a double. There are 2 shower rooms & 1 bathroom.

There is also a further living/dining room & a 'breakfast' style room with arched doorway leading through to part of the garden. There are little places to explore all round the house, delightful for hide & seek! The house oozes character & is a complete one off - a real feel of history with many antiques, & original features.

More Details

Property Manager
Lorraine Venturelli
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hello Lorraine - we returned to Canada earlier this week after a wonderful vacation. Our stay in Treppignana was so enjoyable that we are already planning a return trip! The weather, hospitality, the food, the wine and the local scenery were beyond our expectations. We especially enjoyed meeting Dario, Luciana, Eleanora and Lorenzo - also Beryl and Martin. Martin's walking maps are very helpful. We did not make the walk to Barga this trip but hope to do so the next time.

Our first night meal prepared by Luciana really hit the spot after the long drive from Nice. Many of us are hoping to try to replicate the soup and the ricotta tart. The second night meal was more than excellent - even the grappa!

The wine bar in Castelnuovo is a real treat - what wonderful people. And of course, we met Claudio and had a couple of meals with him and Clementine. Thank you for all the suggestions in the information package.

We spent the last half of our holiday in Provence at a friend's home. It was very nice but the weather was not. I guess we should have followed Martin's advice and stayed in Italy. Please pass on our thank you's to everyone.

I am still getting caught up with things here but will forward a couple of photos later on. Thanks again.
Apr 2010
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Amenities

Fosciandora Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Tiled Stove
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 18 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , with adjoining living area
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
  • 3 doubles (one having its own suite area with sofa bed) 2 twins Cot available on request
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Foosball
  • Pool Table ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Notes:
Daily cleaning available at extra cost. Cot and high chair available on request. English speaker available to assist throughout holiday. All utilities included with the exception of heating which is payable locally. Pool is 12M (including Roman steps area at each end with spa) x 4M Internet access is via owners property.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

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Restored X1V palace in village location with private pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
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Palazzo Pasquini

  • 5 of 5

This is the most amazing place! It has everything you could want and the owners are lovely.

There were 12 of us age 2 - 72 and we all loved every minute of our stay. The house was beautiful, clean and very well equipped. Don't be put off by the road up, it is more than worth it and gives you the chance to experience real Tuscany.

The restaurant at the foot of the hill provided excellent food and incredible value for money and service (too much wine too!)

Really central location for visiting the area and perfect to come home to in the evening to watch the sunset!

We will definitely go back and I would highly recommend it to anyone thinking of visiting this area.

Thanks again for a perfect holiday!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2008
  • Stayed: Oct 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful house with magnificient views

  • 5 of 5

We were two families (4 adults, 4 children; ages from 13 to 16) from Finland spending our holidays in this beautiful old house with plenty of room and magnificient views! The few last kilometers to Treppignana village the road was quite narrow in some places, but we managed well even with our 9-seat minivan. We explored Garfagnana area as well as Lucca and Florence. In the afternoons kids enjoyed the very nice pool and in the evenings we admired beautiful sunsets and played some billiard or table tennis. The owner Dario and his daughter Eleonora were very helpful and gave advise when needed. Special tanks to Lorenzo and Dario for the tasty traditional Italian pizzas that they prepared us in the stone owen on the last evening of our holiday. We had a lot of memories that we will not forget! We will absolute come back some day.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Always good to hear how much guests enjoy this unique house with its amazing views and sunsets. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and also the pizza evening - always good fun! The Pasquini's send their best wishes and would love to welcome you again! Lorraine at tuscan-retreats
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Beautiful house in a peaceful location with spect

  • 5 of 5

Dario was extremely helpful and assisted with any requirements immediately. House is wonderful, spacious and was a perfect size for the 9 of us who stayed there. Spectacular views and location. Outside terrace is brilliant for sharing lunch and evening meals. Welcome dip in the pool to cool off from Italian weather.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Fantastic to hear you found location spectacular and that your group enjoyed your stay. Lorraine at Tuscan-retreats.com
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5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

We just loved the place. Amazing wiev. The pool and the garden is bigger than you see on the picture. We called it "our castle". It was as if we lived in the middleage. It was perfect for us with grown up children. We were 12 adults and had a lot of space. A lot of stairs. Very quiet and you need a car!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I have stayed there too and called it my own castle! It is good to hear that the place was perfect for you. Lorraine at Tuscan-retreats.com
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What a view!!

  • 5 of 5

It is difficult to put into words just how special this place is. The beauty of the village and the mountains is incredible and the friendliness of the people here is wonderful. Dario and Lorraine were wonderful hosts and they went out of their way to make us feel at home and helped us with anything we needed including a visit to the doctor in the village for my sick mother in law. We cannot recommend this place highly enough and we certainly plan to visit again soon. Many thanks.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to submit this review and we are glad that you found this location as special as we think it is! It is such a unique experience, and those views are just amazing. Dario sends his best wishes and would love to see you all again. Lorraine at Tuscan-retreats
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A bit of paradise at the top of a Tuscan mountain

  • 5 of 5

Palazzo Paquini was what we had hoped for and more. The 'house' was wonderful, full of character and so roomy. Views, pool and garden were super. Everything was beautifully clean. The owner, Dario, and his daughter, who spoke excellent English, made us very welcome and Dario's help to make our own pizzas cooked in the outdoor pizza oven was great for all of us ( aged from 5 to 72). The adults also agreed that his wine was the best we had enjoyed during the time we were there. Excellent.

I must also add that Lorraine made the booking details very easy and quickly responded to any queries. Great holiday!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to submit a review, and we are glad you found this house great for an extended family group. This really is a special place... Great to hear you enjoyed making pizza in the pizza oven! Dario and Eleonora send their best wishes. Lorraine at Tuscan-retreats.com
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Map

Car: necessary

The property is situated in the tiny ancient village of Treppignana high in the hills overlooking the Garfagnana Valley. The population of this well kept and friendly village is only 30 , & cars are not permitted beyond the main Square, which ensures peace and quiet, and safe exploring for children. The views from the village are amazing at every turn due to its high position, and from the bell tower there are 360 degrees views of the entire area - wonderful! A walkers/trekkers paradise, there are various walks straight from the village, and the mountain peaks are all climbable by foot.

All this peace and yet only a 15 minute drive from the market town of Castelnuovo and 20 minutes or so from the medieval town of Barga both with their various bars and restaurants. The nearest shop/bar is a 5 minute drive away and there is a restaurant within 10 minutes. Pisa 1 hr 20 mins; Lucca 1 hr; Florence 1hr 45 mins; mediaeval villages everywhere; National Parks 30 mins.

Step back in time!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Payment will be taken in sterling or euros via bank transfer (free) or paypal (3% surcharge)
Please note rates for Easter, Christmas and New Year are €1400 per week and include heating.

Initial , weekly (for 2 week booking) and final clean are included.
All utilities are included in price.
Cot and highchair provided free of charge on request

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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