|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Villa Adicon is situated in a quiet and rural position on the edge of the pretty and ancient village of Castiglione di Garfagnana and has been lovingly furnished to a high standard, keeping some of it's original features.
The garden and pool area has a shaded loggia for outside dining and for those who prefer some shade from the hot sun. There is also a manual pool cover for cooler evenings which helps to keep the pool a few degrees warmer. Perfect for swimming early or late in the season. There is ample parking immediately outside the main entrance and additional parking adjacent to the lower ground bedroom and en-suite.
The main entrance leads into a spacious fitted kitchen with open plan dining area, wood burning stove, comfy sofa and french doors to the balcony with stunning mountain views. A sandstone staircase leads to the lower ground floor comprising of a large double bedroom and en-suite wet room.
The kitchen is fully fitted and well-equipped with double Belfast sink, oven, gas hob, integrated dishwasher, fridge/freezer, toaster and kettle. Large table and chairs for up to 8 guests.
A sliding door leads from the kitchen to a further three bedrooms located on the same level. Immediately to the left is a small double bedroom with french doors to the balcony, next door is an en-suite king-size bedroom with french doors leading to the balcony and pool terrace. En-suite with corner shower, WC, bidet and sink. Mountain views.
On the far right is another small double bedroom. Next door is a beautiful family bathroom with an elevated roll-top bath, WC, bidet and sink. Dual aspect windows. Also on this level is a small store room housing the washing machine, airer, iron/ironing board and cleaning utensils. On the lower ground floor is a large king-size bedroom with french doors leading to a small lower garden with beautiful mountain views. From here a sloped pathway leads down to the additional parking area for 3 cars. The en-suite across a small private hallway has a wet room with large walk-in shower, WC, bidet and sink.
Private dining on request.
HOW TO GET THERE :
Car hire is essential. Nearest airport is PISA, approx. 1.5 hours drive. Nearest railway station CASTELNUOVO DI GARFAGNANA 15 minutes.
CASTIGLIONE DI GARFAGNANA 10 minute walk, all local amenities.
CASTELNUOVO DI GARFAGNANA 15 minutes by car. Busy market town with all amenities.
LUCCA one of Tuscany's most beautiful walled cities, just under an hour.
FORTE DEI MARMI beach resort and shopping destination 1 hour.
The Leaning Tower of PISA 1.5 hours by car.
FLORENCE 2 hours by car or train.
THE CINQUE TERRE 2.5 hours by train and boat via Aulla & La Spezzia.
FURTHER DETAILS :
Market Days : Castelnuovo (Thursday mornings)
Lucca (Wednesday & Saturday mornings)
Forte dei Marmi, Wednesday mornings and Saturday or Sunday morning depending on Season.
Throughout the summer months a range of free musical events and local food 'festa's' take place across the region.
Lucca Summer Festival (past performances Elton John, George Michael, Eagles, Nelli Fetardo), Barga Jazz Festival and the Torre del Lago Puccini Opera Festival.
Flower Festival (1 May), German Beer Festival (August). Up-to-date information can be found in the House Information Pack or widely advertised locally.
Spa treatments can be booked locally at the nearby Il Ciocco Hotel Resort in Barga and the Thermal Spa at Bagni di Lucca.
I have lived in the beautiful Garfagnana region of Tuscany with my husband Paolo and Yorkshire Terrier, Millie for ten years. I have been helping owners rent their properties in this area since 2005 with guests from all over the world who come to visit this very special and unspoilt part of Tuscany.
Very well appointed villa with great views over the fantastic Garfagnana region. Short walk to lovely little town of Castiglione. We had a day in Lucca by train - well worth the trip. Other than that most days were spent exploring smaller villages and enjoying great food.
Very well appointed villa with plenty of room and in an excellent location to discover the area. Great views from the villa, especially in the early morning or late evening. The pool is a bit small but at least it warms up quicker than most - and is cleaned once a week.
A very enjoyable two weeks.
Stayed for a week with family and friends. Was booked as a relaxing break to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and that is exactly what this delivered. Situated high up looking down on the beautiful village of castiglione di garfagnana, every morning waking to the bells ringing in the village and seeing the mountains from our balcony was breathtaking. The villa was very well equipped for cooking and eating and the pool /outside eating area was a firm favourite with all the group! Our host was extremely helpful and easily contactable throughout the trip if we had any questions. Highly recommended, cannot wait to book again and revisit in the very near future!
The Villa was very tastefully decorated and was very well equipped. We were a group of 4 Ladies. We each had a very spacious bedroom. We had very hot weather and really appreciated the pool and the pool area which has a great mix of sun and shade. We ate in the local restaurant (5 min walk) and shopped locally as well. Would definitely go again. It is a great base for touring around Tuscany.
This is a superbly appointed house with ample space for a group of 8. The kitchen is lovely, big and well equipped. The balcony area is a real sun trap and has the most incredible views over Castiglione to the mountains beyond. The pool, although modest in size, is large enough for a swim, shares these amazing views and is very welcome for a cool off. The town is gorgeous, the folk friendly and the tiny restaurant a great spot to eat. There are a couple of bars in town - one with a roof terrace, which was our favourite. 600(ish) metres walk back up to villa is fun, if a little steep for the last 100. Short drive to the nearest supermarkets and other small bars and restaurants. Highly recommended.
Beautiful accommodation that has been tastefully finished. Pool is excellent addition to the villa. Location perfect for exploring Tuscany. Would definitely come back so happy to recommend.
Throughout the summer months there are daily 'festas' held in the many small villages in the area with speciality food and drink e.g. Traditional Tuscan specialities ranging from trout, steak, pasta, cheese, funghi (mushrooms) and a German Beer Festival all with dancing to music. Here and at many other festa's you can eat and drink to your heart's content for a minimal amount. A truly memorable way to experience the real heart of Tuscany and its friendly people and cultures.
The Golf Club Garfagnana (approx. 10 minute drive away) is set in stunning grounds in the pretty little hamlet of Bosco and is affiliated to the Italian Golf Federation. The short 6 hole course also has a driving range, a practice green and a characteristic Club House.
The gentle undulating landscape, located in the beautiful Garfagnana valley overlooking the high peaks of the Apuan moutain range, has permitted the projection of the course without altering the environment, giving shape to 6 interesting and enjoyable holes.
All visitors are welcome.
Course: 6 Holes
Length: 720m, Par 54
Club House with Bar
Hire of Golf Clubs and Trolleys.
Open every day except Monday from 07:30am
Price - approx. €20 per person per round
Tennis courts (in nearby Villa collemandina), pony trekking (in nearby Castiglione) and daily hiking excursions can be organised locally to explore the many surrounding mountain villages against a backdrop of stunning scenery.
The small ski resort of San Pellegrino and the Parco del Orecciella Nature Reserve with its Visitor Centre, Bar & Restaurant, Bear Enclosure, Botanic Garden and Hiking Trails are only a 30 minute drive away with the coast and upmarket beach resort of Forte dei Marmi just 30 km away.
Lucca, Pisa, Florence and The Cinque Terre are all within easy reach.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$318|
Rates are subject to change until a reservation is confirmed.