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Private house, private pool, WIFI, walking distance facilities. 4 poster bed.

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 luxury bathrooms. Private pool. WIFI . walk to good restaurant

Ideally situated within walking distance (cross country) of village of Pieve Fosciana, with its well regarded restaurant and scrumptious delicatessen, and a 5 minute drive or so from the market town of Castelnuovo, is the peaceful 'Eli'

Situated in large, enclosed grounds, with a river boundary at the bottom

This property is a brand new refurbishment, light, airy and very spacious, finished to a high standard. There are 3 good sized bedrooms (one with 4 poster bed), 2 bathrooms (one with hydromassage and turkish steam shower, and another with corner bath, double sinks and separate shower), fully equipped kitchen diner, utility room, and living room with comfy seating, large sofa bed and fireplace.

Beamed ceilings and traditional style flooring feature throughout the upstairs, along with solid chestnut windows and doors.

Outside there are two covered terraces spanning two side of the house. These terraces are framed with arches - a perfect place for eating al fresco.

The grounds:

The extensive gated grounds have lots of flat open space - ideal for children's ball games.

The swimming pool is brand new and boasts roman steps

There is plenty of room for exploring and one can walk cross country into the village of Pieve Fosciana

There is a BBQ and outdoor wood oven.

There is a taverna in the garden with further covered dining, an additional fridge, running machine, and bikes.

The grounds are bordered by a stream

More Details

Property Manager
Lorraine Venturelli
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018


Pieve Fosciana 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: 7
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet , Jack and Jill sinks. Bath has hand held shower.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , Shower is hydromassage /turkish steam
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 4 poster and romantic
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • 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
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Private house, private pool, WIFI, walking distance facilities. 4 poster bed.
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

A fantastic get away with lovely pool !

  • 5 of 5

The property was clean & tidy on arrival, the area is so peaceful & relaxing. The pool is fantastic and gardens are lovely. There is a lot of room for the kids to play games on the very large grass areas away from the pool. We met the owners Loriana and Alessandro on days when cleaning house and pool are done. They are really friendly and helpful people. I highly recommend this villa if you are after a lovely, spacious villa with great pool and outdoor space.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We're pleased that you had a peaceful and relaxing time and enjoyed the large outdoors and the pool. It's great to hear that the owners were friendly- they would love to welcome you again! Lorraine at Tuscan-retreats
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Spacious villa in a great secluded location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great 2 week holiday in this spacious villa that's in a secluded location, but still close to a town with amenities. We loved the pool and the pizza oven.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Glad you found the location to be a good mix of peace and handiness. Hope the pizzas were good! Lorraine at tuscan-retreats
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Great Family Holiday

  • 5 of 5

The villa and grounds are quite stunning, this will be our second visit to this villa, the pool has been recently moved and is a great sun spot if your looking for a tan. Also good as we can sit on the veranda and let the kids have a good splash about without the worry (The picture here - the pool is now directly in front of the veranda). The area itself is very quite and almost tranquil. We even had some wild dear come in the garden - Fantastic! (when I say the garden, it was within the grounds way up by the trees, but still an awesome sight at dusk!!) There is a stream to the rear of the property which we took the kids down, they loved it!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! Good to hear you loved this place and are coming again! It is a really lovely spot, and ideal for children with all the garden space, and the stream too... Lorraine at tuscan-retreats
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Perfect retreat

  • 5 of 5

Casa Eli was just Perfect. All of us (3 adults) thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The peace and complete privacy were wonderful.

The house itself was spotlessly clean and comfortable and spacious. The pool and spacious surroundings were great. The only sounds were that of the river and wildlife.

Location was ideal for travelling to places such as Lucca, Barga, Pisa and Florence.

We will certainly return to Casa Eli.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review this lovely house! Always good to hear guests appreciate this well looked after property and the privacy, peace and tranquility it offers, while as you say being ideal for exploring too. Loriana sends her best wishes and says she would love to welcome you again. Thanks . Lorraine at tuscan-retreats
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Perfect holiday house in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

The house is clean and well maintained with a beautiful garden and pool - looking out distant mountains. Birdsong and the nearby river are the only sounds you'll hear. It is located close enough to the local village (accessible on foot) but far enough away for peace and quiet. Everything was ready for us on arrival and we encountered no problems with the amenities in and outside the house. There was no need to contact the owners for assistance during our stay. The drive was 1.5 hours from Pisa airport - Lucca is about 1 hour away by car. A trip to Florence is recommended (by train from Lucca is the best option). I would certainly recommend this property and we would like to visit again.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. It is good to hear you loved this peaceful yet convenient place and that you wish to return. Loriana will be very pleased to welcome you again. Lorraine at
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Lovely house in wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

We arrived to be met by the caretaker who showed us the house and facilities and made us feel very welcome. The house is very comfortable, well equipped and cool in the heat of the day. The two covered terraces were where we spent most of the time and are wonderful living spaces. The gardens and pool were great for relaxing in, with some trees for shade. The walk to town was fun for us all through the woods and over the river. There were 2 medium supermarkets within walking distance which stocked all the essentials and some luxuries. We took the train down to Lucca and to Pisa for day trips well worth a visit. We travelled with our own bikes so had various trips out into the most amazing countryside with wonderful views and cool river dips. A really relaxing holiday in one of the nicest holiday rentals we have stayed in, in a perfect location. We would definitely recommend this property and would consider booking it again for another holiday.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to submit a review! We are glad you loved this house and its grounds, and that you were able to take advantage of the fact that there are local facilities within walking distance. I love the terrace too! We hope to see you again.
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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Pieve Fosciana
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Pieve Fosciana
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Castelnuovo di Garfagnana
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Pieve Fosciana
Nearest Beach
85 Kilometres
Forte dei Marmi
Car: recommended

Situated in extensive grounds, bordered by a stream at the bottom, with views of open countryside and mountains beyond, this is a peaceful retreat

Despite the peace and privacy the site is less than a 10 minute walk cross country to the village of Pieve Fosciana with the following facilities

Two restaurants - one of which is regarded to be the best in the area, but very well priced!


Shops, including a delicatessen selling scrumptious home made Italian hot food to take away - with a menu that is changed daily



The market town of Castelnuovo di Garfagnana is only a 5 minute drive away too, with its bars, restaurants, shops, famous Thursday morning market, and train station for easy exploring.

Lucca is less than a one hour drive away, Barga is 20 minutes, Florence 90 minutes, Pisa 1 hr 15 minutes.

This property is well located for both relaxing and exploring, with the rare benefit of being within walking distance of a restaurant...


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax $1.22 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

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