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Lorraine Venturelli

Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, italian

Character cottage in riverside country setting, Garfagnana

10 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview

Lucca Area Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, and 1 bathroom, sleeping 3 + 1 WIFI

Beautiful, romantic and recently restored detached stone cottage, situated in extensive gardens bordering a stream.

The house is cosy, and perfect for two with a galleried bedroom, although there is a further single bedroom too reached via the main bedroom. There is a log fire, terracotta tiled floors, and beamed ceilings throughout. There is also a sofabed. WIFI at E25 per week.

The kitchen is fully equipped and has a real country feel. Outside, there is a large 500 sq metre garden bordering a trout stream, which is an ideal fishing/swimming spot for both adults and children, an eating terrace with wonderful views, and a BBQ. The Mill boasts a private pool of 9m x 4.5m

A truly rural location but less than 2 km from the nearest village, and 6 km from market town of Castelnuovo with its famous Thursday morning markets. Perfect walking & touring base - Lucca 1 hr; Barga 20 min.; Florence 1 2/4 hr.; coast 1 hr.

The area: A perfect opportunity to explore the real Italy, and holiday away from the madding crowds of popular Tuscany. The area is totally unspoilt and non commercialised, and benefits from fantastic scenery all year round.

Fishing in the area is excellent, or why not swim in the rivers, picnic in the mountain air, watch the local past tomes of bocce and cheese throwing for which the area is famous?

Touring the hundreds of hill top villages where time has stood still, is also a wonderfully relaxing way to pass the day, topped by a glass of wine on the terrace, admiring the views in the evening.

For a townie, day, then Lucca, Pisa, Florence and Barga are not far away, and Castelnuovo with its many restaurants bars, outdoor swimming pool, station and famous market is only a 10 minute drive.

Cuisine: The Garfagnanan cuisine is quite simple, but extremely tasty, with most dishes prepared from the freshest of local ingredients.

Eating out is cheap, since restaurants tend to cater for the locals, and you can easily find a 3 course lunch with local wine, cheeses, and coffee for around £5 per head!

Children are very welcome in restaurants...

The only restriction you will find is a lack of menu in some restaurants, but the locals will do their best with sign language!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Lorraine Venturelli (Property Manager)
Speaks: english, italian

Reviews

4.8
based on 10 traveler reviews

Character cottage in riverside country setting, Garfagnana
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews
Bristol
5

Delightful property

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 days at this converted water mill and were very pleased with our stay. It is well situated in a peaceful location with lovely views of the surrounding countryside. We particularly liked the swimming pool in the garden and also the very nearby river swimming. The cottage was well equipped and had sitting areas all around with sun or shade. We would most certainly stay here again. It is in a beautiful area of northern Tuscany and well worth visiting.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. We are glad you loved this popular, and well loved house. We get so many returning guests to this cottage and hope to see you again too!
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5

Great house and garden with private swimmingpool.

  • 5 of 5

The house is very nice and the garden en swimmimgpool are great. Fabio is a very nice host who was very helpfull.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Trondheim
5

Adorable cottage, beatutiful garden.

  • 5 of 5

Al Mulin del Isola is a beatiful spot where we enjoyed a week in July 2013. The garden is beautifully kept, and the pool perfect size and depth for our two children aged 7 and 4. The cottage is adorable. Not very big, but enough space for the four of us. On the ground floor is the living room and a well equipped kitchen. A staircase from the living room leads up to the main bedroom on the 1st floor. From the main bedroom a door leads into the second bedroom, and again through to the bathroom. This means you need to go through the bedrooms to get to the bathroom. For us this was no problem though, since our kids are heavy sleepers.

The location is very peaceful, but still within easy reach of Castelnuovo and surrounding villages. We especially enjoyed Castiglione with it's fortress walls, and also the tiny streetside restaurant in Via Roma #5. The chef (Massimo) makes a delicious daily menu.

We highly recommend the property for couples or families with 1-2 children.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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4

Beautiful location, a relaxing place.

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful situated,directly besides the wild stream. A complete and clean house with a large garden. Nice pool en BBQ.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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5

An amazingly beautiful spot ,quiet and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We had visited al Molino before when some friends had rented the house,at the time the house did not have a pool but to us it was still very beautiful.

From the moment we arrived to the moment we left the sun shone we used the pool every day and it was so peaceful and lovely . For me my husband and our

4 year old daughter the house was just the right size . We only stayed one week but next year we will definitely stay for 2 weeks . It was for us a little piece of heaven we loved it. It's very close the local supermarket but you do need a car. It is very close to castelnuovo which is a lovely town to visit with lovely shops and a great market on a Thursday morning.

Loved it all thanks Caroline Martin and Ava

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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4

Recent holiday is Tuscany

  • 4 of 5

This was our first trip to Tuscany and we chose this property partly based on location and mostly on the idyllic location and having its own private pool. The property was perfect for the two of us, it was off the beaten track, but within walking distance of the road and a local restaurant, and was very comfortably furnished. The pool was good and the owners who came to visit were really nice and made us feel extremely welcome, and overall our experience was very good.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Map

Nearest Airport
87 Kilometres
Pisa 87 km/Genoa160km/Bologna150km
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Castelnuovo
Nearest Beach
48 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Filicaia is situated just 4 km from the market town of Castelnuovo which is circa 40 minutes north of Lucca in the beautiful, unspoilt green and mountainous part of Northern Tuscany known as Garfagnana. Circa 1 hour from Pisa, and 2 hr. 20 min. from Genoa.

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Rates & Availability

Castelnuovo di Garfagnana Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid Season
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
$112
$683
 
 
Low Season
Oct 1 2016 - Apr 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
$98
$525
 
 
Mid Season
Apr 29 2017 - Jun 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$112
$683
 
 
High Season
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$985
 
 
Mid Season
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
$112
$683
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

For Easter (Easter Saturday onwards), and Christmas cost is €470 per week.
Prepared to take flexible bookings - cost is pro-rata.
Cost includes bedding and linen and all services with exception of heating which is payable separately.
On request, owner can arrange an initial food shop for guests arriving outside of shop opening hours.
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Amenities

Lucca Area Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 twin/ single
  • Double bedroom is a 'gallery' style room which leads through to single bedroom and then onto bathroom. Sofa bed in living area. Cot available on request.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming

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