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Totally private cottage with own pool, amazing views and close to Barga!

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedroom cottage with private pool and 30 hectares of land, 5 mins from Barga.

Charming detached 2 bedroom cottage with large private pool, gorgeous views, set in 30 hectares of land, and only 5 minutes from Barga! Within walking distance of restaurant/bar/basic shop too... WIFI What a treat!

Turello is a lovely detached 2 bedroom cottage set in total seclusion with a private pool. The house is set in extensive grounds (30 hectares!), including vines and chestnut woods, and has terrific views over to Barga and the mountains beyond. This is a really peaceful retreat, yet within walking distance of facilities and a very short drive to the beautiful city of Barga!

The house:

On the ground floor there is a spacious well equipped kitchen/diner, with washing machine, dishwasher, oven, hob and microwave as well as a fridge/freezer. Fireplace. Door leading to covered eating area.

The kitchen leads through open plan to the living room which has large double doors looking out on the garden.

Also on the ground floor is a shower room with WC, sink and shower.

Upstairs, via a spiral staircase (or via outside if guests prefer) there are two bedooms - a twin, which leads through to a double. Both rooms have doors leading outside. Both rooms can accommodate an extra single bed on request.



The piece di resistance for this house has to be the grounds!

There is a good sized private pool at 10 x 5m.

Large sunbathing patio.

Covered area for al fresco dining in the shade.

BBQ and wood burning pizza/bread oven

30 hectares of land to play, relax or picnic! Complete with olive trees, chestnut woods, flat ground for playing.

Stunning views at every turn!

All this at a very reasonable price...

Just relax!!!!

NB: Last part of approach road is very steep, but perfectly do-able in an ordinary car.

More Details

Property Manager
Lorraine Venturelli
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 15, 2017


Nearest Airport
74 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
19 Kilometres
Pieve Fosciana
Nearest Train
3.5 Kilometres
Castelvecchio Pascoli
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
57 Kilometres
Forte dei Marmi
Car: recommended

Situated in Albiano, with stunning views , this property is a perfect retreat, less than a 5 minute drive from the Mediaeval town of Barga, with its hilly windy cobbled streets, duomos, 10th Century cathedral and ancient architecture. Barga is also renowned in the area for its good quality, but reasonably priced restaurants. There are often outdoor concerts/plays performed many times free of charge with performances ranging from Rock and Pop, to Jazz and the Classics.

Within easy walking distance, is the village of Albiano with its good restaurant, and local shop/bar.

Barga itself is circa 1 hour 15 mins from Pisa, 1 hr 40 mins from Florence;50 minutes from the beautiful walled mediaeval city of Lucca and close to the National Parks of the Apuane Alps.

Hilltop villages abound, and exploring can be either townie or totally rural - the choice is yours, if you can tear yourselves away from the garden!


Barga Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • We can add a single bed into each bedroom on request. Both bedrooms have doors leading into garden.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Totally private cottage with own pool, amazing views and close to Barga!
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

A perfect retreat

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful location and very comfortable place to stay. The property was very clean and well-maintained with good equipment and wi-fi signal. The owner was very helpful. The only draw back would be if you had a very large car and didn't like a narrow road with sharp bends. However the privacy and great views compensate for this inconvenience. There were four of us aged between early 60's and 20's and we all had a great time and would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We're pleased to hear you had a good time and thought the property was private, comfortable and well equipped. We would love to welcome you again. Lorraine at Tuscan-retreats
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A fantastic stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at Turello. I can honestly say we have never stayed in such a perfect setting. The views are stunning and the pool was great - our girls loved swimming in it every day. The location was good - we enjoyed trips to Barga, Lucca, the climbing forest and even a day in Florence. Yes the drive to the house is daunting on that first arrival but it is so worth it. We would love to return one day!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday at Il Turello. The property was very clean on arrival and all facilities were as described. Amadeo and his wife were extremely welcoming and on hand for any questions. The gardens, pool and views were some of the best we have experienced. Barga provided many restaurants to sample and nearby Lucca was definitely worth a visit. We would recommend this property albeit with its very steep entrance!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed the pool, the views, and the restaurants in Barga. We're glad that you had a comfortable stay and found that Amadeo and his wife were welcoming. They would love to welcome you again. Lorraine at Tuscan-retreats
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A house with a view

  • 5 of 5

Il Turello provided us with the perfect holiday. It is totally private with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, and the owner, Amadeo, is charming and funny, helpful if you need it but never intrusive. The wonderful swimming pool was the icing on the cake, we had some lovely evenings stargazing and even though there is so much to do and see in this beautiful area, it was tempting to just stay put!

The local town of Barga has lots to see and lots of nice little places to eat. Further afield is the medieval town of Lucca, well worth a day trip and don't miss the Ponte di Diavolo on the way.

Just one note of caution - the road up to the house is extremely steep so if flying hire yourself the smallest 4x4 you can - it gets easier with practice and is totally worth the effort.

We left totally relaxed and refreshed, and I very much hope we will return in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We agree that the surroundings here are breathtaking and it is good to hear you enjoyed the place and also Barga itself which is a wonderful little town. The approach road does take some getting used to, but just for future guests, do note most guests go without a 4x4 car, and is is very do-able without - I think the first time is the most daunting, but as this review says, it is worth it! Hope to hear from you again Sally Lorraine at tuscan-retreats
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an amazing place so relaxing

  • 5 of 5

loved il turello and my son loved the pool. stunning looking at the stars at night. drive up not for the fainthearted but worth it and it gets easier

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review - we are glad you found this am amazing place to stay and hope to hear from you another time. Lorraine at tuscan-retreats
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  • 5 of 5

Total seclusion and privacy - surrounded by wooded hillsides and enclosed by mountains. At the very top of a long, winding and in places very steep road but totally worth the effort. A stunning setting.

The prpoerty was perfect for our requirements as a couple. Everything inside and out was provided for and was well maintained, up to date and spotlessly clean.

The patio and pool area was the most fantastic bonus and just perfect for daytime or evening relaxing and chilling. A lovely place to be to just soak up the calm and beauty of the surroundings. In the evenings, the air was just awash with the perfume of jasmine, lavender and rosemary.

The BBQ's and Pizza Oven made eating in a chosen preference rather than a neccessity.

Amadeo and his wife were welcoming and friendly. They lived in the next proporty down, perhaps 200 metres away - on hand if required, but totally unobtrusive and always respectful of our privacy.

Barga (a medieval gem) is the nearest town perhaps a 15 minute drive away. As well as a historic centre it has bards, restaurants and a couple of small supermarkets. If you need a big shop, the Conad supermarket in Gallicano is 20 minutes away.

This is our first trip to the Garfagnana area of Tuscany so we were expecting to do plenty of exploring. IlTurello turned out to be pretty much a perfect central location for our explorations as well as being fantastic in its own right as a place to relax and unwind.

The staff at Tuscan Retreats were very helpful and had an input into our choice of property after listening to the kind of things we were looking for. Their website was also very helpful and well laid out.

Ten days was n't nearly enough and went by way too quickly. Probably our best holiday ever.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review Richard! Glad you loved this place - the gardens, pool, view, area etc etc and it is great to hear you left totally relaxed! We hope to welcome you to the area again! Lorraine at tuscan-retreats
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Bedding and towels are included in the cost of any stay as well as initial and final clean. Mid stay change of linen and clean included for stay of 2 weeks. Cot and highchair can be provided free of charge.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund