|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
Perfectly situated for exploring the beautiful Garfagnana, & Lucca province, this delightful 4 bedroom house is set 1 hr north of Lucca. This 4 bed stone cottage boasts 2 double bedrooms and 2 twin rooms, along with two shower rooms and a further WC. There is a 3rd shower room accessible form garden. There is a large comfy double aspect living room with open fire, and a traditional style kitchen diner. Outside, is the ‘piece di resistance’ – firstly there is a covered living room leading from the internal lounge, complete with lighting & conservatory style furniture, then there is the extensive covered loggia with al fresco dining & relaxing facilities. The views from here over the private pool & the stunning countryside give a real sensation of peace… Also in the grounds is the private pool of 12M x 6M with Roman Steps for sitting. This great pool also has its own hydro-massage area. There is plenty of space for playing, and a good sized BBQ too.
We are Fabrizio and Lorraine and fell in love with this fantastic unspoilt, green and mountainous area of Garfagnana many years ago due to the amazing views, the wonderful peace, and the real yesteryear, non touristy feel to the entire area. We achieved our dream of coming to live in this little piece of paradise with our two daughters, 10 years ago. We have been letting properties in the area for 12 years (our own properties , and for others via our agency Tuscan Retreats). We also assist friends running Houses in Tuscany with all their booking administration, so we advertise for ourselves, Tuscan Retreats and Houses in Tuscany, the latter of which has been running for 15 years. We get lots of fulfillment from seeing others fall in love with the area and return to us again and again!
If you like to look at the Mountains and listening to the quietness while the kids are playing in and around the swimming pool, then this is a great place to do it. Lots of kids Space, lots of possibilities for relaxing, reading, cooking. Do go Down the hill to the river. It's yet another play area for grownups and children. The walk to the Castle is a great hike even for children. we were two families 4 grownups and 4 kids at the age of 8-10. Everybody enjoyed every minute. One thing to keep in mind is that you need a car and the roads to and from is very bumpy, steep and narrow which is why trips to the cities like Lucca, La Spezia etc. takes time
Two families with young children stayed for 1 week. We had a great time. Lovely views, great pool, very chilled!
Great adventure playground for kids and adults alike less than 1 mile away.
Owner of the villa a really nice chap.
Everything about Rustico Lamola is amazing - the house, views, location and facilities was perfect! We were a extended family of six with several generations in the same house. As the house has plenty of private spaces, cohabiting was easy. Dinner times could be enjoyed inside and out with large tressles to seat big groups. It was tranquil in the evenings (absolutely silent). Highly recommended!
We stayed here in August 2015 and had a wonderful time (two families of four, kids aged 12-16). The house is great, especially the large shaded terrace and the pool. Friendly guys arrived to clean the pool and give us delicious tomatoes! Also a beautiful location - views of wooded mountains. Lovely and quiet, but still easy to walk to two nearby villages (San Romano and Camporgiano). Lots of interesting and beautiful places to visit within an hour's drive, including walks in the mountains. This part of Tuscany is cooler and more peaceful than the South. We had a great holiday and we did not want to leave...
On a little plateau in the mauntains this little pearl is placed. No neighbors - but in a short trip you reach the little village Camporgiano where you can buy your food etc. We were grandparents, parents and three kids (2, 7, 12). And we didn't want to go home after a week, alas we had to. Vivi, Denmark
On a little plateau in the mauntains this little pearl is placed. No neighbors - but in a short trip you reach the little village Camporgiano where you can buy your food etc. We were grandparents, parents and three kids (2, 7, 12). And we didn't want to go home after a week, alas we had to.
Car hire essential.
Closest airport Pisa - 90 min drive
The property is situated 1.5 km from the village of San Romano, which has a bar, & small supermarket and is situated below a beautiful ancient fortress from where there are stupendous views...
The village also hosts the local tree climbing, and zip wire park in the midst of the forest - perfect for when it is too hot to stay in the sun. Take a picnic!
The house is also just a couple of kms from Camporgiano which has a couple of bars, some restaurants, castle, station etc.
Further afield is the town of Castelnuovo which is a 15 minute drive, and has all facilities – bars, restaurants, shops, supermarkets, famous Thursday morning market, and summer festas sometimes with live music.
The beautiful hilled mediaeval town of Barga, known for its art and good restaurants, as well as its architecture, duomo, good restaurants and regular outdoor music is just 30 minutes away .
The breathtaking medieaval walled city of Lucca just under an hour away, and is a good day out for shopping, sightseeing, opera and for meandering around, or cycling around its fully intact walls.
Pisa is an hour and 30 min drive for both a day out in the City visiting the tower, and for the airport.
Florence is a 2 hr trip for a longer day out.
All in all a perfect mix of rural retreat, with a mere 10-minute drive taking you up into the mountains, and the Natural Park of Orecchiella for wonderful walking, unusual wildlife and rare fauna; bocce and cheese throwing, but also a good base for exploring the towns of the area.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Please contact owner.
Changeover day in high season is Saturday but we aim to be flexible outside of that time.
Notes on prices:
Payment is taken in sterling or euros via bank transfer to UK bank account.
We can also take payment by credit card via paypal (surcharge applies)
We take a 15% deposit, with the balance payable 8 weeks prior to arrival.