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Wonderful stone cottage on the hills of Lucca with stunning views - IL FORNO

Bedrooms 2
Space 710 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property


In the green hills of Lucca you can enjoy a wonderful holiday, immersed in the silence of nature with a breathtaking view of the valley, you will give you the ultimate relaxation and unforgettable memories. - "IL FIENILE" house with five beds, furnished in Tuscany peasant style: at the groundfloor a wide stay with fireplace, sofa, seat and chairs; at the half floor one kitchen well furnished with table and chairs and completes of all the equipments (fire, frigo, dishwasher, table and pottery); at the first floor, one double bedroom with adjacent bath-shower; at Mansarda floor, one wide room to tyree single beds and bath-shower. - The double bedroom is fitted with a ceiling mounted fan, whilst the other bedroom which sleeps three is fitted with an air conditioning unit - Air conditioning is charged according comsuption per kw.

"IL FORNO" house for four people at ground floor, furnished in Tuscany peasant style: stay equipped from table and chairs and small sofa; kitchen complete of all the equipments (fires, frigo, dishwasher, table and pottery); One double bedroom, one room with two single beds; bath-shower, dishwasher, external washing-machine, vacuum cleaner, satellite TV and central heating.

On request it is possible to add a child-bed.Outsidegarden with deckchair and beach umbrella, bower for the lunch in open air. - The house has a Barbecue, dishwasher, washing-machine, vacuum cleaner, satellite TV, heating and parking.

The double bedroom in 'Il Forno' is fitted with a ceiling mounted fan and the living room reception area has air conditioning which in fact provides cooling to the entire house - Air conditioning is charged according comsuption per kw.

More Details

Marina Arrighi
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Marina Arrighi

I work part time in insurance, I really like being with friends and I love cats and all animals. I am always happy surrounded by so many friends and I love to travel a lot, I try to have great attention to my guests for helping their every need.

Marina Arrighi purchased this barn in 1972

Available Rentals

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Matraia Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 710 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15.00 / Check-out: 9.00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • - 2 twin/ single
    - 1 double
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • disco club
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • hydrotherapy
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.8076925 based on 26 reviews

"Very nice house with nic...

  • 5 of 5

"Very nice house with nice swimming pool and view on the valley.

We received the warmest of welcomes."

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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We had a wonderful time i...

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Matraia. The house is small but there is everything you need. The view is fantastic and the pool great. Marina and Paolo are very friendly and helpful host. As we are travelling a lot we know quite a bit of Holiday Houses but this is truly one of the best!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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"Great location for holid...

  • 5 of 5

"Great location for holidays in Tuscany close to the seaside and all the major sights to visit. Beautiful view of Lucca and very peaceful."

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2010
  • Stayed: October 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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"Great stay! The pool is ...

  • 5 of 5

"Great stay! The pool is fantastic, without chlorine, just salty water. We enjoyed our stay so much we didn't want to leave. In the end we stayed one more day - fortunately noone was coming.

The restaurants in the closest vicinity of the house are very good and not expensive. Be warned though: you have to book even mid-week!

The owners were super-friendly. My normal life became so distant that I forgot my door keys in the house. No problem, Marina sent them to me by post.

Thank you again Marina and Paulo!"

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect place for discovering Toscany

  • 4 of 5

This place let you dream with eyes open .The view is incredible, the houses are both perfect with everything inside and the terasses give you the oportunity to enjoy the view and the nature.The swimming pool is great also.All around you have very good restaurants (da Giomo my favorite) and the small village of Matraia is very nice and very close (great for bread and food).But the most attractive element is certainly Marina which will guide you in the region.

We spend great vacations !!,

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your nice comment, also for us has been a plesure to host you and your family and we sincerely hope to meet you again......we wait for you!!
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Tolle Umgebung, sehr schöne Unterkunft!

  • 3 of 5

Muss man selbst erleben, Haus und Umgebung sind super.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: To host Torsten and his family it was not so enjoyable, unfortunately he did not behave very correctly. First of all when he booked he wrote they will be 3 people instead they were five people in a house for four, he did not ask me if he could bring his dog ( I have 3 cats! ) and he did not respect the rules of the garbage house, I had to spend 1 hour to put it in the right way! They arrived at 11,30 before the scheduled time of check-in and cleaning women had to work very hurried and agitated. On the contrary I think we have been very kind and helpful given our fruit of our garden and wine!
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
27 Kilometres
Montecatini Terme
Nearest Train
14 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
14 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
63 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Car: necessary

(Text automatically translated) From Lucca take the ss. Brenner direction "Abetone", after a few kilometers (5/6), turn right at the sign Matraia - Climb the hill for 4/5 km remaining always on the Via di Matraia - Pass the village church then look for the number 85 on the left .

(Text automatically translated) Nearby there are numerous historical and ancient villas important art cities (Florence, Lucca 15 minutes-1 hour, Pisa 40 minutes) - The area of ??Garfagnana - Wine and food - The thermal baths of Montecatini - The Pinocchio park in Collodi - The sea of Versilia - Biking - Restaurants serving local cuisine, and even small towns and villages to the mountains of the Pizzorne suitable for practice jogging and mountain biking (mt.900 height) - "The wine road" the hills surrounding Lucca and Monte Carlo, "along which open cellars and farms where you can buy wine and other products.