About the property
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- Minimum Stay0 - 7 nights
2 bedrooms, large private pool and garden, beautiful views, close to restaurants
The villa is situated on the hillside 2km from the medieval market town of Castelnuovo 50km north of Lucca. Set in the unspoilt Garfagnana valley, the house is isolated and surrounded by over an 10 acres of land overlooking the river Serchio and the lake of Pontecosi.
Spacious open plan lounge and fully equipped kitchen including dishwasher, 1 double bedroom, 1 bedroom with bunk beds, 1 bathroom with, shower,& washing machine. Dishwasher , Sat TV, DVD, CD stereo & VCR. Free WIFI Internet. Covered eating out area with 2 BBQs and traditional wood oven.
Exclusive use of luxury swimming pool ( 12m x 6m ).
Ping pong table
Ideal for peaceful walks and trekking, yet a very short drive into town.
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- english, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 28, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
A delightful hillside cottage with lovely mountain views and 'the best pool ever'!
We felt welcomed from the start by the Suffredinis, the owners, who were kind and patient with our poor Italian. They visited most days to tend their extensive gardens around the property, but were not intrusive at all and were delighted to tell us about their hives and fruit trees - they invited us to eat the figs and provided us with honey and other local produce.
The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped and had good outdoor and indoor living spaces which accommodated two adults and two teenagers well.
The pool, which has attracted the rating of 'the best ever', was located away from the house and was very private and large, which allowed some of us to do our daily lengths and others to play.
We visited Lucca by train from the station in Castelnuovo, as well as Pisa for the day by car. The local town catered for all our shopping needs and we loved the small bustling streets of the older town. We also visited local villages by car and foot, as well as the remains of a large hill fort outside Castelnuovo di Garfagnana.
All in all a really lovely relaxing week.
Thank you for you taking the time to submit a review.
Great to hear you really enjoyed the house . I agree that the pool is amazing especially for a house of this size where such large pools are a real luxury! Good to hear you enjoyed the surrounding area too.
The Suffredini's send their best wishes and would love to hear from you again
Lorraine at housesintuscany.net
un angolo di paradiso per rilassarsi!
Un bel posto per passare delle belle vacanze all'insegna della tranquillità e della natura. Casa dotata di tutti i comfort necessari, un enorme giardino ed una bella piscina sempre pulita. Tanti bei paesini intorno da visitare ed ottimi ristoranti con prezzi onestissimi. Un saluto ai proprietari e al nipote, sempre gentili e disponibili( delle gran brave persone).Ci ritorneremo sicuramente. Giuseppe e Justyna
Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear you loved the peace and tranquillity of this place including the beautiful gardens and pool. You are right that prices in the area for eating out are good too, which is always a bonus.
Best wishes from the Suffredini's
Loretta at housesintuscany.net
Relaxing holiday in beautiful surroundings
Cosy cottage w beautiful garden w flowers, fruit, ping-pong table, and fantastic pool. Perfect for families that wants to enjoy the sun and the pool and take short cartrips to small genuine villages like Castiglione, Berga or the fortress at Verruco.
Thank you for your review. It is great to hear you enjoyed the beautiful gardens and the location here. We hope you had a fantastic holiday exploring these local unspoilt and non touristy villages...
We hope to welcome you again.
Loretta at housesintuscany.net
Lovely house with beautiful garden
Very nice house, nice and clean everywhere. Very fine kitchen facilities, here is everything you need to cook, also with good possibilities for barbeque.
Nice views. The garden and pool area is really nice and cozy.
The owners are very friendly, they came several evenings with delicious raspberry and we got honey and jam. We will gladly come back another time.
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you found that house so much to your liking that you will return! The owners will be very happy to welcome you again. Lorraine at Tuscan-retreats.com and Loretta at housesintuscany.net
A wonderful two weeks
We spent a wonderful two weeks here. The house has everything you need and very clean. The grounds and pool are beautiful. The owners are very friendly and would leave figs, courgettes and tomatoes from the garden on the patio table. The town is a great place for an evening stroll and eating ice creams! The surrounding countryside is beautiful and Lucca, Pisa and Florence are 1-2 hours drive away. We certainly plan to revisit!
Thank you for taking the time to submit a review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the house and the wonderful garden and pool. We love to go into Castelnuovo regularly too, and sit outside the bars with an icecream, watching the hustle and bustle, and nothing can beat figs fresh from the tree! Giuseppe was pleased to see your comments and hopes to be able to welcome you again! Best wishes from us at housesintuscany.net
Wonderful place to stay
La Piastra is a comfortable house in a marvellous position with huge grounds looking out over the valley to the east and the mountains beyond. It's a delight to eat outside on the terraced lawns with scents of star jasmine in the evening air. Very peaceful.
The swimming pool is large and pleasant (and must be a godsend in high summer). The owners are hospitable and generous. The house is clean and well maintained.
If you don't know Garfagnana it's worth mentioning that it's scenically the best part of Tuscany, being the valley between two high mountain ranges. There are many attractive villages and small towns and castles, and the area feels unspoilt.
The roads are not fast for driving but there's a rail service along the valley.
It's a great area for walking and cycling; the Appenines are rounded and accommodating while the Alpi Apuani are spikier and more dramatic. We were mountain biking: Daniele Saisi has a web site describing excellent local routes.
Castelnuovo itself is a pleasant if unspectacular relaxed town with gelaterias and restaurants, and Lucca not far away is one of our favourite towns in Italy. It would be hard to stay at La Piastra without a car (although we did manage just with bikes on our first stay). There is a good Conad supermarket at Gallicano and a useful smaller one at Castelnuovo.
Thank you for your very comprehensive review!
We are happy that you loved this property and this stunning area that seems to get into your bones, so you just have to come again!
The property is situated just 2 km from the village of Filicaia itself with its restaurant/pizzeria, pub, bar and basic shop. This beautiful unspoilt and mountainous region can be found just 1 hour north of Lucca, and 90 minutes from Pisa. Hundreds of hilltop villages abound, the closest station is at Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, 10 minutes in the car for easy exploring. The local attractive market town of Castelnuovo, famous for its Thursday morning markets, and with all facilities is just a 10 minute drive. This town has bars, restaurants, gelaterias, and a river...In high season the town really comes alive, and often hosts outdoor evening entertainment.
Additional information about rental rates
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.