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Restored Farmhouse, 3 Independent Apartments, Private Pool - Santa Maria Apt 2 (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5)

Bedrooms 2
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights



Santa Maria Apt 2 (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5)

Bathroom - WC, bidet, basin, shower, washing machine.

Kitchen/Lounge - Fridge, 4 gas hobs, oven, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, kettle, iron.

2 bedroom - double bed + single bed.

1 bedroom - 2 single beds.

About the property


Restored farmhouse/barn - 3 self-contained apts with private outdoor eating areas. Set in 3 of acres of land with swimming pool. This newly restored farmhouse retains many traditional features, including chestnut beamed ceiling (Apt 2) and open fireplace (Apt 3). The property is situated on terraced land and each apartment has it’s own separate entrance from garden. Set in the charming Garfagnana valley, by the country road leading to Barga (3km), it is exposed to an enchanting view over the terraced vineyards, olive groves and fruit trees, onto the beautiful Apuane marble mountains beyond. The stream La Corsonna borders the garden. 20 mins walk from the friendly medieval market town of Barga, from a short cut across the fields and over the foot bridge on the stream. Ideal for relaxing walks to nearby hamlets and for delightful views of this unspoilt valley. Well suited for day visits to: Lucca, Pisa, Florence, the coast. WI FI connection free.

Property Manager
loretta nardini
Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english, italian
Calendar last updated:
January 10, 2018

About loretta nardini

My name is Loretta Nardini. My husband's name is Benito Casci. We lived in Scotland until 1985 when we returned to our homeland.

Why loretta nardini chose Barga

Santa Maria was a working farmhouse until 1980 and was built by Benito's grandfather in 1931. We restored it over the years into a 3 separate apartments with a swimming pool so that guests may enjoy this beautiful location.

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
Deposit 15%
Balance due 8 weeks before arrival.

Changeover Day:
Sunday in July/August, flexible in other months.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are for the property(s) per week in UK Pounds.
Central Heating costs not included.


Barga Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Hot water, electricity, bed linen and towels included in rental prices. Central heating available, if required, at extra cost. WI FI connection available (free) Outside: Swimming pool exclusive to property - 10m x 5.5m Individual eating out areas - shared barbecue. 3 acres of land.


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Santa Maria Apt 2 (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5)
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews

Lovely apartment close to the beautiful town of Barga

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely time, walking or driving into Barga each day and having coffee, beer or ice cream in various bars. Everything was excallent value. We also did two day trips to glorious Lucca on the bus. We spent hot afternoons and evenings relaxing by the apartment's lovely swimming pool or on our private balcony. The apartment was lovely, but best not too use a spin speed of over 400 on the washing machine due to intense vibrations. Also note that you CAN walk into Barga across the valley, we were delighted to discover this half way through our stay. It was very hot during our stay and it struck us that additional shade around the swimming pool, over and above the two umbrellas, would be a significant improvement.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your comments especially regarding the washing machine. It's brand new (purchased 2 weeks ago) so it must be a manufacturing fault, I will follow this up. I also appreciate the comment on lack of shade at the pool, next year I will replace the umbrella's with a Gazebo.
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Beautiful traditional place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Lovely little apartment in this converted farmhouse, with excellent facilities including the private terrace and the shared swimming pool.

Even though the property is next to the main road through the area, it is still quiet and a peaceful place to stay. It is well served with two well furnished bedrooms, and a combined kitchen/dining/living area together with the outside terrace with a table under shade. We had a fantastic week here, enjoying the quiet and cooling off in the swimming pool at the end of a hot days sightseeing. If you want to stay outside of large towns and cities then this place is ideal, you are away from the main areas but close to the lovely town of Barga which has pretty much everything you will need. We also found the owners and locals very friendly and helpful.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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brilliant apartment

  • 5 of 5

We spent a brilliant week in santa maria , it is a nice comfortable apartment with stunning views down the valley and a nice terraced garden and a good sized swimming pool a nice wee scenic walk up into barga either by the river or by the main road (would be advisable to have a wee torch for the night time ) will be booking up for next year was nice to see benitto come down to see if all was okay once again cheers alba gu brath

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great place to relax

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to Santa Maria for the last seven years ever since my daughters were three and five years old and obviously the charm has not worn off. The main attractions for us are the pool and the ability to walk into Barga whilst not being in the centre of the town. There is an approximately fifteen minute walk across fields of oregano to Barga with it's great restaurants, Cafes and gelaterias (Pasticceria Lucchesi, L'Altana and La Gelateria are some of the best) Alternatively it takes about five minutes to drive. Barga is relatively quiet and as such you don't have to fight your way through crowds of tourists which makes wandering around Barga Vecchia extremely pleasant particularly in the evening when it is so easy to pop into a bar or cafe. On the other hand Lucca is only a short distance away and easily accessed by car or train.

The apartment itself has two bedrooms a bathroom, sitting room and a galley kitchen which opens onto a terrace on which you can sit with a glass (or bottle) of chianti and enjoy views over the surrounding mountains and countryside. It is spotlessly clean and the garden terraces and area around the pool are kept neat and tidy and if you time your visit right the sun warmed figs from the tree are amazing. Benito and Loretta (the owners) are extremely personable and helpful, ensuring that you have everything you need for a pleasant and relaxing stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wir hatten zwar Pech, aber es war trotzdem sehr schön!

  • 4 of 5

Für alle die Berge, Spazieren, Wandern, oder Essen in einem malerischen Dorf (Barga) mögen, ist die Lage super. Auch das Swimmingpool und der Garten sind ein Traum! Mit dem Zug nach Lucca und Pisa auch kein Problem. Zum Strand ist es ca. 1,5 Std. Autofahrt. Unsere Waschmaschine war zwar kaputt, allerdings hat sich Herr Casci wirklich sehr gekümmert! Auch hatten wir durch ein Gewitter einige Besucher in der Wohnung - ein paar klein Skorpione und Tausendfüssler, allerdings hatten die mehr Angst vor mir als andersrum und ließen sich problemlos in den Garten transportieren ;-) Es ist in der Toskana nichts Unübliches ... Das einzige, was ich mir noch gewünscht hätte, wäre ein Radio oder so etwas. Ich möchte gerne noch mal hin!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
ponte di catagnana
Nearest Ferry
140 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
pieve fosciana
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
ponte di catagnana
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
65 Kilometres
Car: recommended


Distance to coast (Viareggio) 65km.


Pisa airport 65km

Car hire is recommended.


Barga, 3km by car, 1km by foot.

Lucca 40km.

Osteria within walking distance (500m)


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