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Newly Restore Barn With Private Pool View Of hills, 4/5 bedrooms 5 bathrooms

Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, Lucca Province, Tuscany and Florence, Italy - Peaceful Location 5 Min Walk To Restaurant

Newly restored, stunning 4 bedroom, 5 bathroom property with private pool, situated deep in the Garfagnana, area famous for its walking, wildlife and fauna. This spacious stone barn has been restored to a very high standard, with all modern conveniences, such as a well equipped kitchen; beautiful shower rooms yet it retains some of the traditional features including chestnut beamed ceilings. The house whilst very traditional has large windows creating a sense of light and airiness not always found in older style properties and it also has the benefit of a large covered terrace on the first floor as well as a another open terrace both of which overlook the garden and pool. Location Situated on the hillside, only 2km from the local market town of Castelnuovo di Garfagnana with its bars, restaurants, shops and famous Thursday morning market. This property is also very convenient, situated less than a 5 minute drive from town with all facilities, and circa 500m from nearest restaurant.

Property Manager
loretta nardini
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, italian
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 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.

loretta nardini purchased this villa in 2012

Guestbook comments from the manager

Summer of 2013 is opening season
Jan 2013
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Castelnuovo di Garfagnana Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
  • Ensuite shower rooms to orange, blue and yellow bedrooms with wc, bidet and w/h basin. Ensuite bathroom to pink bedroom with bath/shower over, wc, bidet and w/h basin. Living area "Jacuzzi" shower room, wc, bidet and w/h basin, next to study.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 9 (4 Bedrooms + study) Notes on bedrooms: Orange bedroom with double. bed. Pink bedroom with double bed. Blue bedroom with twin beds. Yellow bedroom with twin beds. Study with double bed settee and wardrobe.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Outside: Private swimming pool (infinity). 11m x 5m x 1.40m (H). Shaded gazebo with sofa by the pool, sunbeds by the pool. Large garden with lawn, ideal for children. BBQ available Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are included, changed once a week. Other: Study room with single double bed.


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Newly Restore Barn With Private Pool View Of hills, 4/5 bedrooms 5 bathrooms
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 13 reviews

great location, house and pool

  • 4 of 5

We had spent the previous week in a remote villa high in the mountains (interesting driving styles up there!) this property was an easy drive, and close (but not too close) to Garfagnana, which meant Luca and Barga were simple /safe drives, however being so close to Castlenuovo we took a couple of trips to the town, very impressed and worth visiting, especially in August when the sales are on.

The house is a really good layout (upside down), ground floor being an open plan format with lots of air and coolness. the kitchen is very well equipped and Loertta could not have been more helpful. downstairs there are 4 bedrooms each with it's own bathroom works well. the pool is bigger than most we have stayed in (this is our 9th different villa since 2010), we will be staying here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location with added wildlife

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of six ranging in age from 2 to 70 and found the property met all of our needs. The views are amazing and we found that we had daily visits from some of the nearby wild deer. Loretta and Benito had thought of everything and we found everything we required in the property. The swimming pool was essential particularly in the afternoons when we returned from trips to Lucca and Pisa.

We would definitely recommend this property for a relaxing enjoyable Tuscan break.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent villa in beautiful Tuscany.

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 6 adults and found the villa was in very good condition and fully equipped. It had great space for socialising and excellent en-suite bedrooms. The swimming pool was very good although a little cold in late September.

Loretta greeted us and was very friendly offering suggestions for eating out etc. She also responded very quickly when one of our party requested a visit to the doctor - picking him up within 10 minutes and translating etc with medical staff.

The town is a little further away for walking than we anticipated although only minutes in a car. There is an excellent restaurant within comfortable walking distance which we visited twice.

Lucca is really worth visiting and only 40 minutes by car. The local villages of Castiglione and Barga were also very good.

All in all we had an excellent week in the villa and would highly recommend the property and local area.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely, comfortable Villa in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

La Capanna del Pastore is a lovely villa with great facilities, lovely furnishings and plenty of room for a big family. The upstairs layout is open plan with easy access to the outside areas, and the bedrooms (all with their own bathroom) are downstairs so they stay cool in the August heat.The house is in great condition and was clean on arrival and service halfway through our 2 week stay. There is loads of space outside for the kids to play and the fantastic infinity style swimming pool is a good size and is very clean and well maintained. We had regular visits from the owners who were full of ideas and useful information. There are lots of things to do in the Garfagnana region and the villa is near to Pisa & Lucca, with Siena and Florence close enough to visit in a day. The information pack was full of activities, sights and great restaurants, and the local food is fantastic. We would definitely come back agaimn and would recommend the villa to anyone.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A beautiful property in a lovely quiet location

  • 5 of 5

The property was exactly as described, very spacious, well furnished and equipped.

We were a party of 4 adults and 3 children, the layout was brilliant with easy access to the pool, a nice covered terrace to the front on which we enjoyed a few evenings watching the deer passing through the extensive grounds of the house. The location is a kilometre or so from Castelnuovo di Garafagnana, with easy driving access to the many small villages / castles / country parks / local supermarkets / restaurants and other attractions in this quiet corner of Tuscany. About 45 minutes drive to Lucca. The pool was large and well maintained. The owners (Lorretta & Benito) very welcoming and helpful.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are glad you really enjoyed the place and found it to be well equipped, furnished and spacious and that your enjoyed our terrace too. As you say, this is a very quiet corner of Tuscany but there is still plenty to do and see! We hope to welcome you again! Benito and Loretta
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Super converted barn with all the home comforts

  • 5 of 5

We were 4 couples on holiday together with 3 cars between us. The house (and garden) was extremely comfortable and offered lots of space which meant we never felt overcrowded. It was well maintained by Loretta and Ben who were helpful hosts with good suggestions about places to visit when they popped in. The description was quite accurate and I'd certainly recommend this property. Excellent value too.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are happy to hear that you loved the space and comfort of our property and that you enjoyed both the villa and the area. It is good to know too that you feel our restored barn is excellent value for money. We would be very pleased to welcome you another time! Loretta and Benito.
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45km to Forte dei Marmi in the Versilia coast


Pisa airport 70km (1hr drive), use of car recommended


2km to Castelnuovo di Garfagnana

14km to Barga

42km to Lucca

120km to Florence


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.

Booking Notes:
The medieval town of Barga is only a 15 min drive; Lucca 40min; Florence circa 1 hour 30min, and Pisa airport around 1 hr 15 mins.
Perfect for those seeking a wonderful rural property in a peaceful location, with mountain vistas and for families that enjoy walking, nature and picnics.
This property is also very convenient, situated less than a 5 minute drive from town with all facilities, and circa 500m from nearest restaurant.

Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover day in July/August, flexible in mid season
Arrival times after 4 pm departure before 11 am.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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