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Pianacci, private pool, stunning views, WIFI

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4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
9 guests
4 nights minimum
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Pianacci is a newly restored traditional style Tuscan property, set on the edge of a small village, with stunning views of the open countryside and mountains beyond. With chestnut beamed ceilings throughout, and chestnut windows and doors, along with original style flooring, this house oozes Tuscan charm, yet the owners have cleverly incorporated all modern facilities to make this a real home from home, and provide for a truly relaxing holiday. There are 4 bedrooms, 2 modern bathrooms one boasting a bath tub as well as a shower; a very well equipped kitchen with utility room and a spacious living/diner. There are good quality sofas, and a wood burning stove/rugs creating a real sense of comfort on chillier nights. Most rooms are furnished with antique furniture, for that real Italian exper...Pianacci is a newly restored traditional style Tuscan property, set on the edge of a small village, with stunning views of the open countryside and mountains beyond. With chestnut beamed ceilings throughout, and chestnut windows and doors, along with original style flooring, this house oozes Tuscan charm, yet the owners have cleverly incorporated all modern facilities to make this a real home from home, and provide for a truly relaxing holiday. There are 4 bedrooms, 2 modern bathrooms one boasting a bath tub as well as a shower; a very well equipped kitchen with utility room and a spacious living/diner. There are good quality sofas, and a wood burning stove/rugs creating a real sense of comfort on chillier nights. Most rooms are furnished with antique furniture, for that real Italian experience. Little extras which make all the difference include extensive DVD and book libraries, plenty of games for adults and children, provision of pool towels, WIFI and ipod dock. As well as all this, there is a good sized garden with amazing open country /mountain views, and a large private swimming pool with roman steps. There are plenty of sunbeds for relaxing in the peace and taking in those views, and there is a beautiful and ample shaded pergola area for chilling and al fresco dining. A perfect place also for pre dinner drinks . The pool area and the pergola are lit at night so one can really enjoy those balmy evenings. Fuller information. Ground floor: Beamed ceilings throughout. Enter into large living/diner with comfortable seating, TV/DVD/stereo with ipod dock, wood burning stove, extensive film and book libraries, board games. Through to well equipped kitchen with oven, hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, kettle toaster and other items to make self catering a breeze. Utility room with washing machine, iron and board, airers Ground floor twin bedroom Ground floor shower room with shower, WC, bidet, and wash basin. First floor: 2 double bedrooms 1 bedroom sleeping 4 with adult size sturdy wooden bunk beds. Family bathroom with tub, shower cubicle, WC, bidet and wash basin. Outside: Good size garden with large private pool 12M x 5M plus Roman Steps and pool furniture. Solar heated outdoor shower. Covered shaded outdoor eating /relaxing area. Stunning open country views with mountain beyond. Flat areas for children to play, complete with goal posts. BBQ. Location: Pianacci is situated on the edge of a tiny hamlet in a beautifully rural location with stunning open views, yet within easy reach of all facilities. Within a short drive there are various good restaurants providing fresh local home cooked food , as well as local one off shops, delicatessens, gelaterias & supermarkets. On the way to town there is a village shop providing home cooked Italian hot & cold food to take away, with a different menu each day. Ideal for super easy eating at home, or for picnics. For relaxing afternoons out, there are lots of pretty villages to explore closeby, one of which is fully walled commanding outstanding views over the Apuane mountains. Many of these villages have festas in the summer with food, drink & dancing. Situated only a short drive from the National Park of Orrecchiella, the location is ideal for walking, hiking, horseriding, mountain biking & picnicking, surrounded by views of the seemingly endless mountains, & local chestnut woodland. There is also a local tree climbing/zip wiring park, with courses adapted for all age groups, from the very young to adults. There are local adventure parks where one can try water canyoning, rock climbing, swimming in rock pools, canoeing etc & there is the Grotta del Vento, a massive cave system in the mountains which is a good day out. There is an ancient fortress to visit with jaw dropping views, & interactive displays for children including a chance to try a little archery. For when a townie day beckons, the local market town of Castelnuovo di Garfagnana is less than a 15 min drive. Here there are bars, restaurants, a famous Thursday morning market, old castle walls, river Serchio & train station. The beautiful mediaeval town of Barga, great architecture, cathedral & great views is only a 25 min drive. Barga is famous for its art & music, & here one can often enjoy free music, evening markets, dancing, & sometimes even impromptu entertainment from Paolo Nutini! Becoming well known for its restaurants too, Barga has plenty of places to eat. Lucca, the fully walled Mediaeval City is only 1 hr away. Cycle or meander along its walls, Enjoy a coffee or ice cream; designer shopping; climbing towers, visiting some of its 99 churches... If you like opera, there is a recital every evening before dinner in a unique church setting. Pisa is 90 mins, Florence 2 hrs, beaches 80 mins, or try the Cinque Terre. TOURIST TAX - Do note that there is a local stay tax applicable at €1 per person per night, up to a maximum of 5 nights. This does not apply to children under 14.More
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Lorraine Venturelli (Property Manager Tuscan Retreats Ltd)
Languages spoken:English, Italian
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2009
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Reviewed 24 September 2018

This house is perfect for families as well as other travelers who want a relaxed holiday in a fantastic environment. The view is amazing. A lot of small villages in the near proximity and if you like hiking this is a perfect base for reaching...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank 560runeh
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

We stayed here for a week at the end of June/beginning of July. We were really pleased with the villa. It was spotlessly clean and fully equipped with everything you need for a home from home experience. We were a party of 4 adults and...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank LGray2018
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

We visited here for a week in 2015 and loved it so much we came back again in 2016 - but this time extend our stay for 2 weeks and brought some of our extended family with us. Yet again, it was stunning. We all...More

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank matt_brooks
Reviewed 22 March 2016

We spent a week so wonderful here, that we've booked to come back for a longer stay in 2016, and are bringing some extended family with us! Before we spoke to the owners of Villa Maria, we spent weeks researching what our other options were....More

Date of stay: August 2015
Thank matt_brooks
Management response:Responded 10 May 2016

Thank you for taking time time to write such a comprehensive review! We are glad you loved this amazing area with such stunning scenery adn that you found the villa so well equipped and in a beautiful setting. The owners look forward to welcoming you...More

Reviewed 26 September 2016
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Date of stay: July 2016
Management response:Responded 5 June 2017

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Cooker
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Washer
Dishwasher
Towels Provided
Freezer
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Private Garden
Iron
Stereo System
TV
Hiking Trips
Parking
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Balcony
Mountain Views
Linens Provided
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Horse Riding Nearby
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Terrace
Toaster
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