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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
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017


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 8 reviews

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
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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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  • 5 of 5

Il Turello is a lovely property with a fantastic pool and outdoor area, we had a wonderful relaxing week.

Amadeo and his wife were friendly, helpful and welcoming and we would love to come back.

Thank you for your hospitality Amadeo !

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Fantastic Holiday

  • 5 of 5

we had a fabulous holiday: the house was fantastic with clean,modern interior and extensive area by pool to sunbathe (and cherry trees loaded with fruit )The owner popped by now and again - very friendly, helpful and very funny. In the evenings we watched the sun go down (with a glass of wine) and the fireflies dance along the lavender and rosemary beds. If you like hill-walking the area has spectacular mountains with well marked paths through chestnut woods up to summit climbs. The walk to Barga takes about 30 minutes- 10 minutes by car- relaxed atmosphere with several cafes, excellent restaurants, lovely hill-top church and weekly market. This was a perfect holiday get away and very reasonably priced- we'll go there again for sure. One caution - the roads are really steep, narrow and twisting - don't let the car-hire firms "upgrade" your car - stick to a wee Fiat Panda or similar!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review We are happy to hear that you love ed this house, the sunsets and the fireflies! It is a special place.... Amadeo would be very happy to welcome you again. Lorraine at tuscan-retreats
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Perfect Family Holiday

  • 5 of 5

What a Gem!! Il Turello was a perfect location for our first family holiday abroad. The villa and facilities were perfect for us with stunning views across to Barga.

The pool and huge outside space with fruits growing was great for us, perfect wifi (for when it was too hot to sit out!) with fast speeds the pizza oven and barbecue facilities perfect.

Amadeo and Paola were the perfect hosts, being close by for anything needed very welcoming to enjoy “a drop” with them, but also leaving us to enjoy and relax in their beautiful villa.

They also providing recommendations for dinner and even booked us a table at one of the local restaurants., along with recommendations for where to buy local wines at La Cantina del vino and getting my glasses fixed!

Barga itself is beautiful with welcoming restaurants serving amazing local produce. The location is perfect for a day in Pisa, and Lucca which is a fabulous place. Overall an absolutely perfect holiday, we drove ourselves taking in some lovely places along the way. You do need a car, and yes the final approach is steep but perfectly passable in any normal family car, stock-up on groceries at the supermarket 20 minutes away drive up the hill and relax!

We will be back to sample more wonderful Tuscan hospitality!

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Splendid Mountainside retreat

  • 5 of 5

Lovely villa in stunning location with good sized .pool and quality outdoor furniture . The bbq and pizza oven were an unexpected bonus and plentiful fresh fruit on the trees . Amadeo the owner was charmingly helpful but not overbearing . You will Need a car which can climb steep hills and essential to stock up at supermarket en route . Nearby Barga is wonderful !

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Great to hear you loved the location and pool and the pizza oven- always good fun! Glad to know that you found Barga wonderful too - we love it there! Amadeo would be very happy to welcome you again Lorraine at Tuscan-retreats.
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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!


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

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