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Beautiful newly restored stone barn with private pool, beautiful views and WIFI

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms. Country house split into 2 apartments let together.

This is a large house split into 2 three bedroom, 2 bathroom apartments, sleeping 6 +1 each. The apartments are let together and both are included in the price.

Ideal choice for two families holidaying together who would like some privacy as well as together space.

Private swimming pool (10m x 5m) with beautiful views over the mountains.

Near Filicaia, 4km from Castelnuovo Garfagnana, north of Lucca.

The property is located on farmland with stunning view overlooking the beautiful Garfagnana valley and the Apuan Alps. The apartments are comfortable and well furnished, retaining some original features including beamed ceilings, fireplace and interior stone walls.

Accommodation for each apartmentcomprises:

2 double bedrooms,

1 twin Bedroom,

Fully equipped kitchen including dishwashe

Living room with fireplace, Sat-TV, stereo, w/m, and WIFI

Two bathrooms with shower.

Individual outside eating area with BBQ.

Owner’s property nearby, but complete privacy is respected.

Shops and restaurants nearby, 5km from 6 hole golf course. Within reach of Lucca, Pisa & Florence.

More Details

Property Manager
Loretta Nardini
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
30%
Calendar last updated:
July 7, 2017

Amenities

Camporgiano Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1, Upper - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2, Upper - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 1, Lower - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2, Lower - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1, upper - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2, Upper - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3, upper - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1, lower - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2, Lower - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3, Lower - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The owner has a house nearby but full respects privacy and does not use the gardens or the pool allocated to this house.

Reviews

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Beautiful newly restored stone barn with private pool, beautiful views and WIFI
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 3 reviews
5

Beautiful, spacious, great location, easy access

  • 5 of 5

As two families on joint holiday, we had an apartment each and were thoroughly delighted with the space and having the whole property to ourselves together with the freedom that brought us in terms of using the outdoor space - particularly the fabulous pool!! The apartments were adequately appointed and tastefully decorated.

We felt very comfortable and grateful for the two bathrooms in each apartment! The showers took a little to get used to, especially in terms of sufficient hot water...but personally, I had no trouble! (Maybe my timing was impeccable...) The only problem we really had, was that the electricity would get 'overloaded' and we learned not to use the oven for cooking...

Mr Orsi, the owner, was a gem and maintained the pool and gardens himself. Even though we spoke no Italian and he spoke very little English, he was so delightful and helpful, it made our stay very enjoyable.

We loved the location and had tremendous views out over the valley and quickly became familiar with the short drive to Castelnuovo for grocery items etc. (There are no local shops in easy walking distance) the larger e.leclerc was about half an hour away.

We stayed for two weeks and found our way around relatively easily, with day trips to Florence, Pisa and Luca within easy reach. In the Garfargna Valley, we were able to find many interesting places to visit and activities to keep us occupied for the whole period, for example the high ropes course, horse riding and quad biking to name a few.

We also enjoyed the 'climate' there in the valley, as on our trips out, we noticed the temperatures seemed a lot higher than back at the apartments... The pool was very refreshing and surprisingly cold!! There were ample sun loungers & outdoor seating for all of us! We made the most of the BBQ's and 'el fresco' dining. We enjoyed two weeks of beautiful blue skies every morning and endured one thunderstorm on our last night there!

All in all a very memorable holiday for all the right reasons! We would definitely have no hesitation in recommending L'Argilla as a great place to stay - you have the freedom to tailor-make your own holidays, by being as active (or not) as you choose!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your really helpful review, and we are really glad you had a lovely stay! Electricity to houses in Italy is restricted (good 'Green' policy!) meaning that one cannot use too many appliances at once. For example oven and iron or oven and dishwasher etc. We will get the owner to check that there was nothing else wrong just in case! We hope to hear from you for another stay! Update 30 Jan: I understand from chatting with the owner that the time you stayed was a particular problem with electricity since he was having electric solar panels installed. This is all now complete so problems will not occur again!
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5

Amazing stay

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 had a very relaxing and enjoyable stay at this beautiful house. The owner is very friendly and helpful. The house is comfortable, clean and the facilities are excellent. The local town is only a few km's away and has lovely streets and shops to explore. We did day trips to Florence, Lucca, Pisa, Cinque Terre easily from this area. We would come back and stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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3

Prachtige omgeving, maar huis ietwat gedateerd!

  • 3 of 5

De ligging van het huis is geweldig evenals het zwembad, maar het huis, boven én beneden, heeft de nodige gebreken.

Slechte bedden, bij elkaar geraapt serviesgoed, 1 slaapkamer die in verbinding staat met de woonkamer, doordat 1 muur niet helemaal tot boven dicht is, zodat de warmte én het ongedierte vrij spel hebben! En boven, de 2 aan elkaar grenzende slaapkamers die zo slecht geïsoleerd zijn dat je letterlijk alles van elkaar kunt horen!!!

Vaste horren zou ook geen overbodige luxe zijn! Onze klamboes hebben hier wel nut gehad.

Verder heb je nog een parkeerprobleem als er 4 auto's geparkeerd moeten worden, daar is te weinig plek voor.

Maar de omgeving, het weer en het heerlijke eten maken veel goed!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Barpub
700 Metres
Filicaia
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Garfagnana Golf
Nearest Train
3.5 Kilometres
Poggio
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Filicaia
Car: necessary

Situated in beautiful surroundings within the Garfagnana area of Tuscany, perfect for relaxing or walking along the many footpaths.

The local cuisine can be enjoyed at reasonable prices in the numerous restaurants of the area.

Easy walking distance to the village of Filicaia which has a pizzeria (only open weekends), a couple of bars and basic local facilities.

The house is well located for exploring the local market town of Catselnuovo which is a just over a 5 minute drive, the gorgeous and popular mediaeval town of Barga which is a 20 minute drive and the stunning walled mediaeval city of Lucca which is say 1 hour away. Pisa, with its leaning tower is a 1 hr 15 minute drive, and one can visit Florence in 2 hours. The famous Wind Caves are a 40 minute drive as is the local adventure park where one can try river canyoning!

Closer to home there are plenty of little historic villages to visit, many of which have local festas in the summer. There are also the lakes of Gramalazzo, Vagli (with its hidden village submerged by the water) and Pontecosi, and some guests love to swim in the river. The property is also ideally located for visiting the local Fortress at Verrucole which is a good afternoon out, with stunning views and some interactive activities for the children. Also close by is the Buffardello tree climbing and zip wire park (ideal for both adults and children of all ages with a variety of runs) where one can take a picnic and spend the entire day in the welcome shade of the forest.

The real beauty of this area is the dramatic mountain scenery, and the hundreds of hilltop villages to explore, endless picnicking opportunities, and the pure peace of a non touristy holiday ......

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Payment will be taken in Euros or GBP. Payment is effected either by bank transfer to UK bank account or by credit card (surcharge applies).
Price p/w include electricity, bed linen, towels, c/heating extra. Initial, weekly and final clean included. Cot and highchair provided free of charge

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund