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High class renovation set in extensive Country Estate

Bedrooms 7
Space 2,830 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, sleeping 14

La Filanda is a new and high quality conversion of an Old Silk Factory, located in an ancient Country Estate.

The building has been beautifully restored and whilst let as a whole, it is split into 3 separate apartments to give larger groups of friends and familes that extra privacy often longed for on a group break!

There is of course ample room to eat both indoors and out together, but each apartment also has its individual eating areas too.

There is a pool private to the apartments situated with a view of the mountains beyond, & the views from the windows of the mediaeval town of Barga are amazing. Each property boasts 2 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms, an open plan living/kitchen/dining area with beamed ceilings, wooden floors....the larger apartment has a further 'bedroom' in the upstairs living room area (but this is no sofa bed!). Within walking distance of restaurant/shop/bar. We can arrange cut price use of local health club, personal chef, meals, helicopter transfer.

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Property Manager
Fabrizio Venturelli
Speaks: english, italian
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Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017


Barga Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2830 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom apt 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , ensuite
    Bathroom apt 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom apt 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , en suite
    Bathroom apt 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , en suite
    Bathroom apt 3 - toilet , shower , bidet , en suite
    Bathroom apt 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , en suite
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom unit 1 - 1 king , ground floor ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom unit 1 - 2 twin/ single , ground floor
    Bedroom unit 1 - 1 king , open gallery room with suite area
    Bedroom unit 2 - 1 king , Gallery with en suite shower room
    Bedroom unit 2 - 2 twin/ single , Ground floor en suite bathroom
    Bedroom unit 3 - 1 king , gallery with en suite shower room
    Bedroom unit 3 - 1 king , ground floor with en suite bathroom
  • 5 doubles and 2 twins Cot available on request
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Please note each separate unit consists of open plan living/dining/kitchen area all fully equipped. Apt 2 and 3 has 2 en-suites, one with a shower room and one with a bath tub. The third and larger apartment has 1 ensuite and one family bathroom. Apt 1 and 2 have bedrooms situated on a mezzanine floor. Meals/chef can be included (any combination of breakfast lunch dinner as often or as little as required) with a little notice and at an extra cost Min 4 adults. We can arrange babysitting (daytime and/or evening); horse riding; helicopter transfer; daily maid service; taxi/chauffeur ; massage all at an extra cost. There is Wifi internet access available and secretarial/office services are available too, sometimes at a small fee. Free pizza evening for bookings of 2 weeks or more. Pool towels provided


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High class renovation set in extensive Country Estate
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews
Cheshire UK

An exceptional week in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 8 recently retired couples spent the first week in October 2007 at La Filanda, and what a fantastic week is was. We found the high quality accommodation positioned in an almost unbelievable setting amidst the most beautiful countryside imaginable. We had the freedom to walk to explore the massive estate in complete solitude.

I've tried to think of any improvements which I could suggest, but absolutely nothing comes to mind.

We found the villa owners not only very charming and friendly people but they took great pleasure in showing us around their vast century’s old beautiful ancestral home.

There’s a tiny ancient local village just ten minutes walk away where at lunchtime, we would bring time itself to a halt as we would sit outside the bar/cafe together with several carafes of local wine, cheese, Palma ham and bread, gazing over the rolling countryside to the distant mountains, without seeing another sole. This is truly a place of dreamompleteds and reality combined and I would highly recommend without any hesitation.


  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2008
  • Stayed: Sep 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Che Paradiso

  • 4 of 5

These were the words of my cousin's wife when she came to visit us at La Filanda.

Our family, consisting of my husband and me, our two children with their respective spouses and our six grandchildren first visited La Filanda in 2008. Five years later, we all returned as planned.

The properties are ideal for three families, wishing to be together, but wanting to retain some privacy. The properties are comfortable and reasonably well maintained. One small suggestion would be that the first house should have single beds on the ground floor, rather than a double.

The excellent swimming pool is the big attraction for our family, as are the large grounds for them to wander in. The big outside table is ideal for communal eating. The owners are friendly and welcoming, but not intrusive. The restaurant in Albiano, an easy walk from the rental, serves good local food.

We know this area well, as my family originally came to Scotland from near here. It has great walking and swimming nearby, and the cities of Barga and Lucca are favourites of ours.

We would have no hesitation in recommending this property to others. Who knows, perhaps we might all return in another five years.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perfecr week

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at I Cedri for a week with a group of family and friends. It's in a beautiful, tranquil location, yet only a 10 minute drive to Barga or a stroll up the hill to the tiny, peaceful village of Albiano with it's excellent La Terrazza restaurant.

The comfortable accommodation has everything you'll need as well as being tastefully furnished with some great artwork. It has stunning views across to Barga and the mountains . There are two pools and a wonderful al fresco eating area with barbeque.

It's an ideal property for a large group as the property is divided into three apartments and two houses allowing everyone to have their 'own space' whilst still being together.

The owner is very friendly and helpful and the information pack is filled with invaluable tips about the best sightseeing, restaurants etc.

We didn't want to leave!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Car: recommended

La Filanda is set in part of a Country Estate, which itself stretches for 16 hectares of gardens and woodland. The site boasts wonderful views at every turn -either the valley with hills and mountains beyond, or the mediaeval town of Barga perched on the distance.

Situated only a couple of minutes by floor from the local village with its shop, bar and restaurant and only half hour by foot (and 5 mins or so by car) into Barga with its windy hilly streets, bars, restaurants and often free local entertainment. The property is situated around 45 minutes north of Lucca ; 1 hr 40 mins from Florence, and 1 hr 15 mins from Pisa.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Bedding and towels included - as well as pool towels. Initial and final cleaning included as well as mid stay clean if staying for longer than a week. Cots and high chairs available free of charge. Bicycles are free of charge (arrange in advance) . All utilities included with the exception of heating and air conditioning

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund