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Newly refurbished property

Bedrooms 4
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Property with private pool

This flexible newly renovated property is situated 1km outside of the village of Molazzana which is under an hour north of Lucca, set in the heart of the Garfagnana….

The property is a semi detached house split into two apartments which can only be rented together. If you are a small group, or on a budget, one can hire the ground floor 2 bed 2 bath apartment , with the rest closed for privacy. There is then the option to rent up to a further 2 bedrooms and bathrooms as required.

There is a private pool, and private garden. and the property provides perfect accommodation for those seeking private facilities at a reasonable price.

The property was originally designed to be offered on a ‘rent a room’ basis so has the benefit of good sized bedrooms, but small living/kitchen areas…

Outside there is a garden with its own pool of 10M x 5M and beautiful views over the mountains, along with shaded areas for picnicking/relaxing with a book under chestnut trees… There is also a coverd pergola area for dining al fresco, complete with BBQ.

Outside of July and August we are happy to rent just the ground floor apartment with private use of gardens and pool at a discount.

More detailed information:

The main property is located on the ground floor of the building

Enter into small kitchen with oven, hob, fridge freezer and double sink

Leading to dining area with TV / DVD / CD

Two double bedrooms with shower rooms (we can also put in extra single bed)

Outside there is a terrace / eating area, BBQ and private pool 10m x 5m with glorious views over the mountains, flat area for relaxing / playing and chestnut trees for relaxing, reading and picnicking

The first floor of the property, which has an independent entrance consists of 2 double bedrooms, both en-suite with a small kitchen (oven, hob, fridge/freezer,washing machine) and small breakfasting table leading to outdoor terrace overlooking garden.

These additional bedrooms are offered at a rate of £100 per week per room.

More Details

Property Manager
Lorraine Venturelli
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 4, 2018


Molazzana Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , En suite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet , En Suite
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 double , room for futher single bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 double , room for futher single be
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 double , room for futher single bextra
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
  • We can add a single bed into any of the double rooms. Please note we offer the property as a two bedroom, 2 bath property with full privacy (sole use of garden and pool) . Bedrooms 3 and 4 are an optional extra at £100 per week each.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Property was initially refurbished on a 'rent a room' basis, and as such bedrooms are large, but living area and kitchen area is small . Ideal therefore for summer living, or as a base outside of main season. Good budget accommodation with benefit of private pool .


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average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Magnifico !!!

  • 5 of 5

Nous étions deux familles à occuper cette belle maison qui offre tous les équipements.

La vue est splendide et la piscine privative des plus agréable surtout en période de canicule comme nous l'avons vécue.

Les propriétaires répondent toujours présent tout en étant des plus discrets.

Nous avons adoré y séjourner et visiter la région qui, bien qu'un peu éloignée de Florence et Pise, offre des sites remarquables.

Ca reste pour nous tous l'une des meilleures vacances que nous ayons vécu.

Grazie di tutto. Erano due settimane fantastiche !

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We're very pleased to hear that you had a fantastic week and enjoyed the private pool, the views and the facilities. We would be delighted to welcome you again! Lorraine at Tuscan-retreats
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Best summer vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

This was far the best summer holiday ever and mostly thanks to this beautiful house and the property it's on! The yard , the view, nature, the house, everything is just breathtaking!! We were there for a week 4 adults and 5 children and everyone found something to do there whether to swim, walk, paint or play hide and seek! Would highly recommend it!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Dana. We are glad you would highly recommend this place. Monia would love to welcome you all again. Lorraine at tuscan-retreats
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amazing experience at villa and surrounding area

  • 5 of 5

Photos of villa certainly don't do the place justice.. fantastic villa with lovely big bedrooms and onsuites. The outside of villa is certainly the highlight with its secure fence and gate (I have 2 little ones..) large pool, lots of lawn and even a woodland area where my eldest loved to play. The views are beautiful (u have to see it forself to appreciate it) spent most evenings in BBQ area which was great.

We had a party of 5 adults and 2 little kids and we certainly wernt tripping over each other. Lovely big spaces to get some quiet time if u wished.

You certainly didn't feel like u were staying next to the owners (it's a semi detached) which I was initially concerned about. We had lots of fun and made lots of noise (the kids..).

Only thing with area as up in Mountains is restaurants don't start serving till 7pm which was too late for my little ones but that was the only issue I found if you can even call it an 'issue'.

Brilliant supermarket in nearby town which has everything u need or for something in walking distance there is a bakery and village shop/bar. Good view from bar balcony too!!!

Lots of good walking nearby with good trails to follow and breathtaking views to reward yourself with (minus the kids).

Overall I would highly recommend this villa if you like to get away from the 'tourists' and see the real Italy. You don't need to go far as the villa has everything you need. We were lucky to have amazing weather which obviously helps so many days spent in the pool.

Would love to go back and explore more walking routes.

Thank you again for a great holiday

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comprehensive review. Glad you had a great time and enjoyed the wonderful outdoor space this property has to offer , and that you loved this area too which as you say is non toursity, and authentic. We hope to hear from you for another stay. Lorraine at tuscan-retreats
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Holidays for the family

  • 5 of 5

Great place in the middle of nature.

We had a very pleasant stay in a property very well maintained, completed for all the family with or without children

A special distinction is to be attributed to Monia and Gilberto for their kindness and their availability.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review which has been passed onto the owners. We are glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Lovely and quiet

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely fortnight in Molazana. This house is lovely and well equipped. The weather wasn't brilliant and we had a few rainy days but the rest of our holiday was fine. It was lovely to be able to walk and buy bread from the local bakery. A tip though - get there early as the bread can sell out. The house was clean and well maintained. Our only slight disappointment was when it was rainy in the evening there wasn't really much room inside to sit but you'd hope the weather would be lovely. I would recommend this house to everyone and the pool was great and we had many hours swimming. As we've visited this area many times we went to our favourite places including Barga and Sienna. I would also recommend the many food festivals that take place during the summer - including a Mexican festival in Molzana with live music.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing location and views.

  • 5 of 5

The property itself was pretty basic, however the outdoor living space more than made up for it. The weather was beautiful for the most part and we enjoyed living al fresco. The views were absolutely stunning and the owners, Gilberto and his lovely wife were most accommodating and very friendly. If you are looking to get away from it all and enjoy outdoor living then I would highly recommend Il Colletto.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Al fresco dining and sometimes music
Car: necessary

The property is situated in a very tiny hamlet just a 10 minute walk or so from the village of Molazzana, which is a pretty mediaeval village, with a bar and basic shop and the most stunning views over the countryside.

For days out, Lucca is a 50 minute drive away, the mediaeval town of Barga 15 minutes, the market town of Castelnuovo 15 minutes, Pisa 1 hr 10 mins, Florence 1 hr 45 mins, and the Wind Caves 25 mins….

There are of course countless hilltop villages to explore….


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax $1.23 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 14 years.

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.

Linen and towels as well as pool towels are included in the cost of rental, and towels are changed every 4 days.
Cot and highchair available free of charge on request.
Price above is for the ground floor apartment (2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms) with the first floor apartment closed for privacy. Each additional bedroom and bathroom hired will cost £100 per week.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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