About the property
- Villa2152 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Villa nr Bagnone, Massa Carrara Prov, Tuscany and Florence, Italy - Peaceful Loc. 5 Mins to Bagnone, 45 mins to Lerici and easy access to the Cinque Terre
The house is set on the hills in front of the Apuan/Appenine mountains in Lunigiana in the Northern tip of Tuscany. Access is via a private road and the property is set in 3 hectares of land providing complete privacy. The land beyond is predominantly woodland. The house was built 10 years ago using traditional methods. The roofs are constructed using chestnut beams. The floors downstairs are stone and upstairs are solid oak. All the doors, shutters and staircase are hand-made. The pool is 15m x 6m. The automatic top can be closed in the evenings to retain the water temperature overnight. The depth is c.1.10m in the shallow end and c.2m in the deep end with a diving board. In addition to the terraced area surrounding the pool there is in total 200+ sq.m surrounding the house, ideal for relaxing and dining. The house has a fast speed internet connection via a fixed cable or wireless. There is Italian Sky including sport and the option to change the language on a no. of programs.
The table tennis table and table football ensure that there's something to do in between relaxing and relaxing!
Days out can be spent walking, in the mountains, visiting festas or trips to the coast including Lerici, Forte dei Marmi and Viareggio. For day trips to the Cinque Terre we recommend the train from Villafranca which goes direct. A fantastic day trip is the 9.14 a.m. direct to Monterosso, a walk around the town, lunch at one of the many restaurants or our friends restaurant on the cliff tops then take the boat back to La Spezia. An aperitivo in the town then the train back to Villafranca/Bagnone.
- Response time:
- within a few days
- english, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
About david knox
The walk through the woods, the rickety gate, the 210 degree view and the old barn was the place i fell in love with in 2004. I subsequently built the villa, cleared the land, planted the vines and olives and now live and work near to the property. The experience has given me the chance to meet many people in the area and sample food in the local restaurants which i am happy to book on your behalf. I can also organize daily trips and I am on hand to help in any other way in order to make your time in Lunigiana as special as possible. Best p.s. the picture was taken in Lucca on a rare day off! A beautiful city
david knox purchased this Villa in 2004
Why david knox chose Province of Massa and Carrara
Lunigiana is a stunning area in Northern Tuscany. Seasonal foods, the restaurants, Trattorias and the back-drop of the mountains add to the experience. The coast is 45 minutes away at Lerici and the train from the local town can take you to the Cinque Terre/Pisa/Parma/Genoa/Florence with ease.
What makes this Villa unique
The private location of the villa is perfect for a relaxing break. The large pool is close to the villa but can be closed automatically for child safety. There are a number of terraced areas which are perfect for time in the sun or shade. The proximity of the local town and railway station provides the opportunity to venture further afield without the stress of the car. Day trips can be arranged on your behalf as well as in-house dining. The owner produces saffron and fresh vegetables all of which are provided free of charge.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A wonderful week in the most breathtaking location
My partner & I plus 3 friends rented this villa for a week mid June and from the moment we arrived it felt like home. The views from the Villa and terraces were absolutely breath taking plus we had the added bonus of a week of amazing weather with wall to wall sunshine & blue skies. The Villa was stunning with just the right combination of comfort and elegance. Lots of different areas for our group to be together or escape to with a good book. We had a few great lunches and dinners out in the surrounding towns & villages (recommendations by David, the owner) but to be honest our favourite meals were had at the Villa with us all helping to cook and either eating on the side terrace dinning area or by the BBQ watching the sun sink below the mountains. We found it very hard to tare ourselves away from the Villa if truth be told, it being such a wonderful place to relax and unwind. We did however spend one day in the magical Lucca which after 15 years since we last visited is still as magical.
The Villa owners David and Ana (plus not forgetting their adorable dog Aris) could not have been more helpful and delightful during our stay and were always available on the phone or in person for restaurant recommendations etc plus we had a lovely early evening drink with them at the Villa during our stay after we had watched them toiling over Ana's vegetable patch. We chatted with David & Ana about the building and setting up of the Villa over a glass or two of David's own wine (another year and the wine will be perfect)
We will definitely be returning and would have no hesitation in recommending this stunning place to friends and family. If you are looking for a Villa in a stunning location with lots to see and do in the local area or if you just want to laze away the day by the pool or on the terraces whilst reading a good book then this is the Villa for you
See you in 2018 David, Ana & Aris Fondest regards Carl xx
Carl & Friends,
Thanks very much for the review and in particular the cold beer after "the toiling" in Ana's vegetable patch!
I'm also pleased to announce you are the first guests to ever taste a wine from the villa. Fencing the whole property last year has kept out the oversized wildlife who were rather fond of the grapes. Last October we were finally able to harvest sufficient to produce a few bottles.....there's one in the cellar for you!
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Exceeded our expectations
The villa itself had everything you could think of. The weather was not kind to us so spent time inside and the log fire was wonderful. The rooms were spacious and spotless and the kitchen had all the utensils you could want. In the warm weather there would be plenty of seating for sun lovers as well as those wanting the shade. The pool and diving board are fantastic it was just a shame that we could not benefit from this as the weather made it to cold. Would love to visit again in the Summer. David was friendly and knowledgeable of the area and on hand if needed. Overall -highly recommend.
Ein Juwel in der Toskana
Nachdem sich das Eingangstor das erste Mal bei der Anfahrt geöffnet hat, erblickt man die ruhig gelegene Villa mit der fantastischen Aussicht. Das Haus ist mit sehr viel Liebe eingerichtet und die Ausstattung lässt keine Wünsche übrig. Sämtliche Beschreibungen entsprechen der Realität. Die Außenanlage ist sehr gepflegt und bietet mit dem 15x6m großem Pool ein absolutes Highlight auf. Unübertroffen ist aber die Freundlichkeit und Hilfsbereitschaft von David und Ana, die uns viele wertvolle Tipps für Restaurants und Ausflüge gegeben haben. Wir haben für 2 Wochen mit zwei Familien (4 Erwachsen und 4 Kindern) dieses Paradies erleben dürfen und würden jederzeit wiederkommen. Ein Juwel für jeden Toskana-Fan.
Wonderful relaxing holiday
David, the owner met us in Bagnone and drove up with us to the house. Upon arrival, we all just stood there and stared, it couldn`t have been more impressive. On the other side of the valley there was an amazing thunderstorm to watch and the grounds and swimming pool were even better than the photos had suggested.
The house inside has loads of room and is very charming and traditional. We had a few Barbecues on the big terrace outside and cooked our own Pasta and Pizza in the very well equipped kitchen inside.
So many places to visit, so much to do, but also just relaxing by the pool (weather permitting) was beautiful. Having four 20+s with us, it was great for them to be able to make a noise and not worry about any neighbours complaining.
We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay and are definitely planning to make it back and stay there again.
Thanks to David and Ana for making our stay so memorable.
It was a pleasure to meet you all and i'm glad you had a great time. Trying to capture the whole view on camera isn't easy so I've left it as "a surprise on arrival"!
It's a shame you had some average weather as September is normally beautiful.
We can arrange the sailing trip if you get a chance to come back.
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Best to all
D&A plus Arys the dog
Truly fabulous villa with the most stunning views all around. Completely relaxing, we didn't want to leave. A very special place, with much love put into it. Thank you for a wonderful experience.
A true oasis of tranquillity perfect for families
After weeks of searching,I finally came across this holiday villa which it raised to it's previous reviews in every single way.At arrival David met us and showed us the way to the house making sure we do not get lost.Once in the house we were amazed about the beauty of the place:the landscape outside is a dream of perfect natural beauty, as you bath in the pool you can see all over the valley and the majestic mountains.
The house is impeccable,a house made with love where every detail is well thought.Well done for creating such a beautiful house!The beds are huge with very good mattresses and five star linen and towels are provided.
Ana bought enough food to last us for dinner ,breakfast and beyond and it was delicious!They even got us baby milk.
We were 2 families with kids under 6 yrs old and we had so much fun and kids were safe at all times as pool was on a different level and the inside house was very accommodating.
The place is a true oasis of tranquillity and we enjoyed staying put most of the week.There are lots of places to visit nearby or up to 2hrs away for more adventurous people.
We wish we could have stayed longer and we hope to return
Thank you David and Ana for your hospitality and for being on call 24 hrs to answer our silly questions :)
Thanks for your kind review and i'm pleased you had a great time. As you know Ana is the brains behind the project and is let's say "a tad passionate" about maintaining the villa in tip top condition!
As for being on call we are happy to be available 24/7. A holiday is an important time to be with friends and family so any useful information we can provide to enhance that time is no problem at all.
We hope to see you again soon.
45 minutes to a sandy beach at Lerici by car. The Cinque Terre is accessible by train from the local town in 50-60 minutes
Pisa Airport 1 Hour 10 minutes by car
Parma Airport 1 hour 10 minutes by car
Genoa Airport 1 hour 15 minutes by car
Milan Linate 2 hours 15 minutes by car
Bagnone 5 minutes
Villafranca 15 minutes
Pontremoli 25 minutes
Aulla 25 minutes
La Spezia 40 minutes
Parma 1 hour
The house is close to a number of local restaurants that the owner is pleased to book on your behalf
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: 25% deposit to secure immediate booking. Balance no later than 60 days before arrival. Refundable damages deposit of £500. Regretfully, deposits are non-refundable and cancellations made within 2 weeks of arrival cannot be refunded (apart from the damages deposit element). Changeover Day: Saturday. Arrival after 4pm, departure before 10am. However, we will remain flexible to assist clients where possible.