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Peaceful restored village house with garden & private pool, close to facilities

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Spacious villa. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, lovely private pool, WIFI, garden.

Beautiful large and airy Tuscan house, with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and beautiful private pool. WIFI. Walking distance shop. Lovely choice!

Casa Colognola is peacefully situated in an edge of village location.

This beautiful house is light, airy and spacious, and provides good sized holiday accomodation, ideal for larger families, comprising of 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a good sized kitchen/diner/living area and a further living room... So, there is plenty of space to be together, but also to find some privacy. For the romantics, there is a ground floor bedroom with en-suite, leading directly onto the garden.

Outside there are two dining options, both in the beautiful 'courtyard' and in the main garden. The garden boasts a brand new 9.5m x 4m swimming pool with roman stepped area.

Fuller details:

Entrance level:

Hallway leading to al fresco dining 'courtyard'

Spacious dining room with dining seating for 8, a two seater sofa, chair and feature fireplace.

Brand new quality kitchen, with oven, 5 ring hob, fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher.

Very large double bedroom

Twin bedroom

Family bathroom, with bath tub & hand held shower/wc/sink/bidet.

First floor:

Massive master bedroom.

Separate shower room. (Shower, WC, sink and bidet).

Lower level:

From hallway stairs down to:

Large lounge complete with 2 x 3 seater sofas , TV with some english channels, Play Station and DVD player. From this room, double doors lead to garden.....

Romantic double bedroom with en-suite shower room (shower, WC, sink and bidet). Double doors leading to garden.

Laundry/technical room with washing machine.


Garden accessed via ground floor living room, and ground floor double bedroom.

Two choices for outdoor dining, brand new private 9.5m x 4m swimming pool with Roman Steps, and BBQ.

Wifi internet (€20 per week)

More Details

Property Manager
Lorraine Venturelli
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018


Piazza al Serchio 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: 8
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , bidet , Bath with hand held shower over
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , en suite and ground floor
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Ground floor, with en suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Double aspect large room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Large airy room - lovely and cool!
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Peaceful restored village house with garden & private pool, close to facilities
average rating of 4.6 based on 10 reviews

Lovely house in very peaceful location

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely family week in this big, clean and well supplied house. It's location is very peaceful, almost no tourists to be seen anywhere, and beautiful country all around. Three floors each with 'facilities' and big kitchen and dining room. We ate outside at lunch but it was a bit chilly in the evenings. Pool was clean and lots of loungers and chairs - not to mention apples and pears falling off the trees! Hens and a goat (next door) for company! Local supermarket (5 mins in car) was great and directions and local info provided was useful too. We visited a couple of the suggested places which we enjoyed but the best was the recommended wine tasting/buying which was brilliant! Everyone very friendly and wine at E3 a litre was more than fine! Cot and high chair provided were great too. Only slight snag is that you don't get the best of the weather bring up in the hills - we had a couple of lovely sunny days but also some rain. Lucca is a must and down in the valley it tends to be sunnier. If you want peaceful back of beyond, this is great, but not for those looking for smart restaurants or nightlife. Great holiday - thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! Yes, the Bottega in Castelnuovo is quite a find! Glad you enjoyed this spacious and peaceful well equipped property and that you enjoyed the gardens etc. Weather wise I am afraid you arrived right at the end of a 5 month heat wave, and the weather was unseasonally chilly for September. It is usually a welcome relief to get home from a good day at Lucca for slightly cooler air, but I am afraid you had particularly cool temperatures... Glad you had a great time in any event, and thank you again for your review. We would love to welcome you again. Lorraine at tuscan-retreats
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Very nice property. Traditional Tuscan

  • 4 of 5

Property was nice.

Road to the villa was very narrow so don't get a big car

Pool was quite cool most days but still usable.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and we are glad to hear you had a good time! Lorraine at tuscan-retreats
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Ein perfekter Urlaub in einem tollen Ferienhaus

  • 5 of 5

Das Ferienhaus war genauso schön wie wir es uns vorgestellt hatten. Die Ausstattung ist super, wir haben alles gefunden was wir brauchten u d noch viel mehr.

Das Haus ist perfekt für zwei Familien. Die Zimmer sind groß und schön eingerichtet. Das Highlight ist natürlich der Garten mit dem Pool. Unsere Kinder (und auch wir 😊....) haben das sehr genossen.

Der Urlaub war viel zu schnell vorbei, und wir haben uns alle fest vorgenommen wiederzukommen.

Auch die komplette Abwicklung und Buchung mit Lorraine im Vorfeld war unkompliziert und sehr nett. Vielen Dank dafür!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. It is good to know the house was perfect for you! Also glad to hear you found booking with us nice and easy. We hope to welcome you another time. Lorraine at Tuscan-retreats
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A true Tuscan retreat

  • 5 of 5

Imagine the views of the Lake district, the weather of California, the food Venice at the prices of Mexico and you get the general idea. I could not have wanted anything better as a get away yet maintaining a little civilization close by. The property was comfortable and spacious and I would not hesitate to go back given the opportunity.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous !!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This property was just perfect ! We had two family's staying there and there was ample amounts of room. The house has everything you may need to sit back and enjoy your stay, the owners have really thought about the needs of their guests.

One of our favourite points about staying here is that the location is out of this world ! So peaceful and so beautiful. We felt like we really fit into the Italian lifestyle and can not wait to return !

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed this spacoius property, and the real mountain village location... Jon and Annmarie look forward to welcoming you another time. Lorraine at tuscan-retreats.
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It was a fabulous place to stay, lots of room.

  • 4 of 5

The villa was in a lovely position not over looked with the most amazing views of snow capped mountains. Everything has been thought out within the villa to make our stay there wonderful. Both the inside and the gardens are so lovely, I could have spent my whole holiday just relaxing by the lovely pool. Must book another holiday there

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to submit a review, and we are happy to hear you enjoyed both the thoughtfully equipped house and the garden with pool. Jon and Annmarie look forward to welcoming you hear another time. Thanks again, Lorraine at tuscan-retreats
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Nearest Airport
85 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Piazza Al serchio
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Piazza al Serchio
Nearest Beach
69 Kilometres
Marinella di Sarzana
Car: necessary

The villa is situated in a beautiful village location, in the heart of the Garfagnana, 1 hour 15 minutes north of Lucca. This is real Olde Worlde Italy!

This charming little village has a basic shop, and a village bread van also comes 6 days a week. There is a bar/cafè and some other shops circa 1km away, and Piazza al Serchio, the closest larger village has many shops and amenities, and a few restaurants. Come and experience authentic Italian life whilst having the benefit of a private house with it's own garden and beautiful pool!

This is a peaceful location, in the midst of the countryside, with many pretty hilltop villages to visit, as well as National Parks. There is the Santuario at Argegna, the lake of Gramalazzo, the fortress of Verrucole, and the property is also ideal for exploring Lunigiana.....

For non local days out, the coast (Lerici and the Cinque Terre) are just over an hour away by car, Lucca is a 90 minute drive, Pisa 1 hr 40 mins and Florence 2 hours or so... The market town of Castelnuovo is a 25 min drive and the beautiful mediaeval town of Barga 40 mins away.....

NB - final access is via a 20 M long narrow road way but one can enter driveway and turn around for coming back out! For those guests with large cars it may be preferable to park at the bottom of this short access road.




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax $1.40 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 14 years.

NB - The Stay Tax of €1 per person per night, is applicable for a maximum of 5 nights and is payable in cash on arrival.

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