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Rural retreat with pool & extensive garden & WIFI

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,045 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

A romantically restored old farmhouse between Lucca and the Versilia coast

Casale Il Castagnino nestles in the hills between the medieval towns of Lucca and Camaiore. The farmhouse has been lovingly restored and romantically furnished giving it an air of warm and refined elegance, surrounded by a splendid garden with extensive lawns (3000m2) filled with the colour and scent of roses and lavender which grow in abundance. Dating back to the 18th Century, the house inside has all the classic features of a typical Tuscan farmhouse: terracotta floors, wooden beamed ceilings, spacious and comfortable rooms. Outside, guests can enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this rural setting, and dine al fresco under the grape vines of the pergola, or swim in the pool. The farmhouse (190m2) will sleep up to 12 guests in its 5 delightfully decorated bedrooms with views over the garden and surrounding hillside. Indoors there is fully equipped rustic-style kitchen, living room with ample and comfortable seating and an elegant dining room with wood burning fireplace.

Catering: The owner of the house has within 5 minutes a renowned restaurant 'Le Meraviglie', that will deliver delicious multi-course meals to the house on request.

Upon arrival a welcoming buffet will be provided.

More Details

Property Manager
Sophia Longo
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 27, 2017


Nearest Airport
39 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Forte Dei Marmi
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
A11/A12 exit Massarosa
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Le Meraviglie
Nearest Ski
90 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Montemagno is a group of small hamlets in the hills between Lucca and the coast. A quiet rural location which nevertheless has a local ‘alimentari’ for food shopping, a couple of bars and a restaurant – owned and run by the owner and his family – which specialises in classic Tuscan cooking. The house is within easy reach of the cultural and historical interest of towns such as Lucca (18km), Camaiore (5km), and Pisa (35km). Florence, the cultural heart of Tuscany and birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, is less than an hour away. Only a short distance towards the Mediterranean coast, lie some of the most famous beaches of the Versilia: Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi, renowned for their white sands and exuberant night life, and much frequented by VIPs and film stars. The opportunities for entertainment and cultural events are many and diverse, making this a truly flexible holiday destination for all the family, young people and adults alike.

Other Activities: The house is on or close to recognised Tuscan culinary and wine routes


Montemagno Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2045 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , ground floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , upper floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet , upper floor
  • All the bathrooms are modern, clean and stylishly decorated.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , on ground floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , on upper floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , on upper floor
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , on upper floor
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , with balcony
  • The spacious bedrooms are beautifully and romantically decorate in tuscan country style. Much effort has been lavished on ensuring that the furnishings are both comfortable and in a style which reflects the history and tradition of this 18th century farmhouse.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 5 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The farmhouse is in a quiet hillside village with easy access to local amenities (coffee bar, restaurants, pizzeria all within walking distance). "Cesare" the owner runs the local restaurant serving delicious Tuscan specialities, and can arrange a special dinner at the farmhouse on request. There are insect nets on the windows, and the cooler air of this hillside location assures a peaceful night's sleep without the need for air conditioning. The pool and garden are illuminated at night and the pretty terraced pergola with barbecue is a great spot for dining 'al fresco' or enjoying a glass of local wine in this tranquil setting, filled with the scent of roses and lavender which grow in abundance in the garden. For the more energetic guests, there is a water volley ball net for the swimming pool, 5 mountain bikes, a ping pong table, bowls, darts, and a choice of board games. Access to the house and garden is via an electrically operated gate with ample parking inside the grounds.


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average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews

Perfect place for families with kids

  • 5 of 5

We were 3 families with 2 kids each and had a wonderful stay at Villa Castagnino. The owners did everything they could to make sure we feel at home and comfortable.

The house is decorated with lots of care for details and the garden is just fantastic. The kids loved running around and playing all day long. The pool area is lovely and we especially appreciated the covered terrace where we had breakfast, lunch and dinner.

We can warmly recommend Villa Castagnino!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mooi huis, perfect voor meerdere families

  • 4 of 5

Een erg mooi huis.We waren met 3 families in de leeftijd vanaf 6 tot en met 81 jaar. Erg gezellig. Het huis is perfect. Een mooi zwembad, veel ruimte rondom het huis. Tafeltennis tafel, volleybal veld, voetbal veldje. Mooie verranda om gezellig te eten rondom een grote tafel onder de druiventrossen.

Het huis zelf is gezellig en niet te groot, maar ruim genoeg voor het aantal mensen. Aantal zaken mogen wel een keer vervangen worden (gasfornuis; niet alle pitten deden het, pannen, ligbedjes bij het zwembad waren wat oud, douche wand in één van de badkamers was kapot). Maar geen dingen die voor veel problemen zorgen.

Goede gastvrouw en aardige en vriendelijke attenties.

Om in 1 week Toscane te ontdekken was helaas te kort. Dus wie weet komen we nog wel een keer terug.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house with huge beautiful property around

  • 5 of 5

This summer we stayed with some friends in this beautiful house in italy. Even if the weather was not always as good as we hoped, this was probably one of the most beautiful vacations we ever had. When we arrived at the house everybody was just impressed of the huge beautiful garden, the big pool and the pretty house itself. I never thought that you could find a vacation house in this price category that offers absolutely anything you need for a perfect vacation: a big pool with volleyball net, a table tennis table just some meters from the pool, a second volleyball net on the gras, a huge soccer field on the other side of the house (still inside the property), a sunbed for every guest, bikes…The terrace with integrated barbecue grill is also just perfect to spend the warm evenings and to have a breakfast in the sun.

Even the house itself is just perfect. In the kitchen you find absolutely any equipment you need even if you want to cook for a big group, the rooms are really pretty and cosy in a typical Tuscan style and also wireless lan is provided. Everything was really like on the pictures and like written in the description.

The house is situated in a good location so you can reach a big free and nice sand beach (next to Viareggio, with many parking spots) within half an hour and also the way to Pisa or Lucca is really not too far.

Also the owners were sooo friendly and helped whenever we had any question or problem. They had the perfect mixture of on the one hand giving us the feeling that we could always contact them if there was any problem and on the other hand respecting our privacy so they were not disturbing us in any way or running around on the property/ in the house without giving notice in advance. Also the contact with the agent Sophia Longo regarding the booking/reservation and payment was always perfect. She answered promptly to all our questions via E-Mail and speaks perfect English.

Like written before by some other guests there are really quite a lot dogs in this small village as you can hear from time to time but the seeing the many positive characteristics of this house I think this is just a tiny little beauty mark.

Even if we had no children with us I think it is also the perfect place for families since the garden is so huge with lots of things to do inside the property which is completely surrounded by hedges, fences etc. So you can relax at the pool without being scared the kids are running around on a street.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sheer bliss

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful villa this is, with loads of room and comfortable surroundings. We were treated to treats of limoncella, cakes and pastries during our stay which was a lovely touch. Being a group of 3 families, we wondered if we would all have enough of our own space, but needn't have worried - there was space a'plenty! The large grounds were wonderful for adults and children alike and the views simply stunning! We had good trips to Lucca (20mins) and Florence (recommend getting the train from Lucca - SO easy and cheap!) and explored the local hills. Recommend this idyllic setting +++!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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An Excellent Property

  • 5 of 5

My family group, consisting of my wife & I, daughter & parents have just enjoyed a wonderful October half term holiday in this property.

The property description is accurate and the garden is simply vast, including a lovely pool, open grassed areas & pleasant views, etc. The weather was quite cold at night, although warm during the day. The central heating worked well & the property was soon up to & maintained at, a very comfortable temperature. With plentiful logs supplied, we nonetheless still enjoyed the fun of an open fire, most evenings.

In all, a very clean, large, but still cosy property, that you looked forward to returning to, after a days sightseeing - with a real Tuscan feel to it in terms of design & decoration.

The owners Antonietta & Cesare could not have been hospitable. As well as providing a welcome meal & bottle of wine for us, we had Chestnuts to roast on the fire, the logs were topped up to keep us in plentiful supply & the cakes cooked for us during the week were simply delicious. It was really important to them to ensure that we had an enjoyable experience & nothing seemed too much trouble for them. They were simply great!

The owners restaurant, Le Meraviglie, really was just an easy 5 minutes walk from the property. Pricing was reasonable & the food was of good quality. Judging by the number of locals, it clearly has a good following! We enjoyed several meals there.

The location was also good to act as a base to explore the northern part of Tuscany. Florence made for a comfortable day trip, with other attractions such as Pisa, Lucca, the Mountains, seaside, etc, all being within easy distance.

So in all, an excellent property, in a small hamlet, which is well located to visit northern Tuscay. The owners could not have been more helpful & friendly.

I would have no hesitation in recommending this property.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wir waren schon zum zweiten Mal hier und sind begeistert. Das Haus ist genügend groß für unsere Drei-Generationen-Familie und insbesondere der gepflegte Pool und der gemütliche Sitzplatz unter schattigen Reben mit Grill sorgten dafür, dass wir sehr viel Zeit ums Haus herum verbrachten.

Die großartige Betreuung durch Antonietta und die feinen Leckereien, die sie immer mal wieder vorbei brachte, machte das Glück noch größer. Mille Grazie!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $58.98
Refundable damage deposit $589.76

-Electricity - to be paid cash according to the amount consumed.
-Gas & water charge - € 1 per day per person to be paid in cash on arrival.
-Heating - pellet stove and cost per package € 5 for 15Kg.
-Final cleaning - € 100 to be paid cash on arrival day
-Additional bed if maximum capacity of 12 persons is exceeded: € 100 per week.
-Baby bed if maximum capacity is exceeded: € 50


- Security deposit: € 500 in cash upon arrival and will be returned on departure, with deduction of any amount due for eventual damages.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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