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Villa, large private pool, mountain views, walk to restaurant. WIFI.Woodoven

Bedrooms 8
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

8 beds, 6 baths (16+1)

A beautifully renovated old barn set in 3 hectares of farmland, with amazing views over the unspoilt, green and mountainous countryside of Garfagnana, Northern Tuscany. The property is split into 2 apartments (only let together, and price includes both!) , giving larger groups privacy from each other, whilst staying together on holiday.

La Casa has 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms and La Capanna, 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, benefiting from the stunning chestnut beamed ceiling in the open plan living space. Both have fully equipped kitchen areas and open fireplaces. La Capanna enjoys a first floor terrace.

Outside there is an eating terrace overlooking the pool area, and looking out to the mountains beyond.

The house is just 2 km from Camporgiano with its river, castle, weekly market, restaurants, bars and shop. The village also boasts a train station for those days when you wish to leave the car behind, and visit the likes of Lucca; Barga; Castelnuovo; Pisa; Florence and the coast.

The house/Garfagnana: A truly rural holiday, but with plenty of opportunity to explore.

The property is situated circa 2 km from the nearest village, with plenty of facilities. You may also walk across the fields if you prefer for a leisurely lunch.

The house boasts fantastic views of the unspoilt countryside whatever the time of year. Explore the hundreds of hilltop villages, go walking, horse-riding, bike riding, or try the fishing which is excellent. Of course the possibilities for picnics are endless and star gazing at night an experience. Relax with a glass of wine and watch locals play Bocce or be a spectator at the cheese rolling for which the area is famous. In the autumn join in the local passion of mushroom picking or feast on chestnuts which used to form the staple diet for the locals. Tourism is yet to hit this area and this is truly one of those increasingly rare places in Europe for which this can be said.

Food: Garfagnanan cuisine is fairly simple, but scrumptious, using local fresh produce to prepare dishes, which since cooked for the locals are very cheap! Wine is good and inexpensive. Lunch can easily be eaten (2 course + cheese/fruit + wine) for circa £ 5 per head. There are numerous restaurants in the area and children are welcome. Provisions can easily be found in local bars/shops and supermarkets.

The locals are very friendly and helpful although not many speak English, take your phrase book. That said, we have family in the area who will be pleased to help you with any translation issues.

Location: Properties are circa 1 1/2 h drive from Pisa, 2 hrs from Genoa, 2 h Florence, and 2 1/2 h from Bologna. The local market town of Castelnuovo is circa 25 min drive away, famous for its Thursday morning market.

A 2 or 3 min drive will take you to the village of Camporgiano which has all the facilities you will need and also a train station for when you want a rest from the car. The station serves Lucca/Pisa and also various seaside towns (with a change at Lucca).

Lucca is under an hour by train/car and is an absolute must, as is Barga just half hour away.

More Details

Property Manager
Fabrizio Venturelli
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017


Colle Aprico Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet , en suite
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet , en suite
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Two of the shower rooms are en suite . One part of the house has 4 bathrooms and the other, two.
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , en-suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , en-suite
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king
    Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 8 - 2 twin/ single
  • Two of the bedrooms lead out to garden
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Cot and highchair available on request. Each 'house' has 4 bedrooms, a kitchen, living room with comfortable seating, fireplace and each has a kitchen with hob, microwave/, fridge/freezer and dishwasher and oven


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Villa, large private pool, mountain views, walk to restaurant. WIFI.Woodoven
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Brilliant for all the family

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful place off the beaten track. Near to station.we had all ages of family staying where it suited all. Owner very helpful and nothing too much problem. Pool was cold as not heated. Some of the younger members tried it and turned a bit blue!

We would thoroughly recommend this for either family holiday or a pile of friends.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, and we are glad to hear you had a good time and enjoyed this beautiful property and would recommend it to others. As you say, it is great for a large group. Sorry the pool was cold - as you are aware we usually only open it from May onwards (and it was particularly cold before you arrived) but we opened it early for you and hoped for the best! Hopefully it was lovely to sit around even though you couldn't get in! Do think about coming another time later in season when weather is hot - Gabriele would be happy to have you! Lorraine at tuscan-retreats
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Great base for family holiday

  • 5 of 5

This place is great. We rented the whole lot & there's plenty of room to spread out in various shaded spots. The pool is excellent.

There are plenty of places to visit (Lucca, marble mines, lakes, castles) although as the roads are winding, give yourself plenty of time to get anywhere.

Good cycling terrain - if you like hills (try St Pellegrino in Alpe).

There's a really good pizzeria in the centre of the village, and a visit to the Mulin del Rancone at the bottom of the valley is a must.

Gabriele & his family are close by & are great help.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rosengarten, Baden-Württemberg, Deutschland

Gruppenurlaub in wunderschönem Ambiente

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben mit 17 Erwachsenen eine Woche in diesem geschmackvoll restaurierten Ferienhaus verbracht. Es hat alles soweit gepasst: Der gigantische Pool, die vielen Sitzplätze im großen Garten und den Terrassen, das Backhäuschen und der Grill.

Danke auch für die gute und nette Einweisung auf englisch von der Besitzerfamilie.

Alles in allem: Ein ruhiges Plätzchen zum Genießen und definitiv weiterzuempfehlen.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Secluded paradise

  • 4 of 5

17 of us stayed in this lovely location for a walking holiday. There was adequate space for all of us and we had several meals together round the BBQ and the beautiful terrace facing the hills. Our walks were within easy car journeys and it was lovely to return and relax round the pool. Plenty of shade round the garden for those who find it too hot! We also loved Lucca and travel by rail. The local pizza restaurant in the village was excellent. The owner met us on arrival and was very friendly. Super place for a family get together or a group of friends.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely villa with large pool and great views

  • 5 of 5

This is a great villa and was just as described. We hired the 2 properties together as there were 11 people in our group. The villas were well maintained, with a large garden; the pool was large (and kept very clean) and only a few steps from the villa! If it gets too hot in the sun you can sit in the shade of the terrace. Although there is no air conditioning the building actually remains quite cool even during the heat of the day. The owners made us very welcome and were always happy to help with local information.

I would highly recommend this place, especially for large groups who want to hire both villas (if you hire one villa then you will share the garden and pool with guests from the other villa).

My only caution is that I would not really recommend this for families with very young children from a safety aspect, as the pool has no fence around it; and there is no shallow end in the pool. But if the children can swim it's great!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Pisa 90 km; Genoa 150 km, Bologna 155 km
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Only 6 holes
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
53 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The property is set 2 km outside of the mediaeval village of Camporgiano which has a shop, bar, restaurants, train station, river, weekly market and a castle.

The Garfagnana area is green, mountainous and entirely unspoilt. There are breathtaking views at every turn and hundreds of hill top villages to explore.

The house is also circa 1 h from Lucca; 1 h 30 min from Pisa, 2 h from Florence; 1/2 h from Barga, and about 15 min from the market town of Castelnuovo famous for its Thursday market.


Rates & Availability

Colle Aprico Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Summer
Jul 8 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
Low Season
Oct 7 2017 - Apr 27 2018
4 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Apr 28 2018 - Jun 29 2018
4 night minimum stay
High Season
Jun 30 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Sep 1 2018 - Oct 12 2018
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Linen and towels included (except pool towels)
All services included with exception of central heating .

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund