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Secluded, traditional Italian villa with private grounds, pool and terrace, sleeps 7

14 reviews
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4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
7 guests
4 nights minimum
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TOTALLY PRIVATE AND DETATCHED TRADITIONAL ITALIAN VILLA. PRIVATE POOL---- FREE WIFI Great for family fun, sharing with friends or as a romantic getaway. Good sized pool (7m x 4.5m), sun terrace and shaded dining area with BBQ. All rooms have stunning views. Villa is 100 yrs old, built of stone over 3 floors, with chestnut beams & old cotto floors. Bedrooms & bathrooms on top & lower ground floors, living areas on ground floor making it ideal for sharing. Laze by the pool with a good book or discover Tuscany, it's up to you! Take a stroll around the tranquil countryside, or how about an evening meal al fresco with a bottle or two of the local wine. Have fun with the kids exploring the mountains, woods and hillside villages. ...TOTALLY PRIVATE AND DETATCHED TRADITIONAL ITALIAN VILLA. PRIVATE POOL---- FREE WIFI Great for family fun, sharing with friends or as a romantic getaway. Good sized pool (7m x 4.5m), sun terrace and shaded dining area with BBQ. All rooms have stunning views. Villa is 100 yrs old, built of stone over 3 floors, with chestnut beams & old cotto floors. Bedrooms & bathrooms on top & lower ground floors, living areas on ground floor making it ideal for sharing. Laze by the pool with a good book or discover Tuscany, it's up to you! Take a stroll around the tranquil countryside, or how about an evening meal al fresco with a bottle or two of the local wine. Have fun with the kids exploring the mountains, woods and hillside villages. More
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About the Owner
Jane M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:86%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2012
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Reviewed 2 July 2019

I’ve lost count of the times we have visited this beautiful corner of Italy but as usual the house and its surroundings did not disappoint. The house is traditional and authentic yet has everything you need and the pool is perfect entertainment for those long...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank Maureen C
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

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Date of stay: July 2017
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Reviewed 11 June 2017

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Date of stay: June 2017
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Reviewed 13 June 2016

A fantastic location for a group of us to celebrate my milestone birthday! Villa is very comfy, spacious, and views are amazing! Directions from owner were terrific and needed! Although quite a secluded location it's easy by car to reach other areas and the village...More

Date of stay: May 2016
1  Thank Annielainch
Reviewed 13 October 2015

Peace and quiet, mountains, villages, good local food. What more could you want? This villa is located in the centre of all these 'amenities'. La Casa di Livizzano is an old, well worn but loved house with outstanding views. It is not perfect but who...More

Date of stay: August 2015
1  Thank JaxxC
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Towels Provided
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
Hairdryer
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
Fireplace
Additional amenities & feature info
Ground Floor An old chestnut arched front door opens from a large porch area on to a large stone floored hall, shelves of books to suit all tastes, even cookery books. Feel free to leave some of yours for others to enjoy. Lots of local information, leaflets & guide books. Mirrors, pictures, original chandelier lighting. Kitchen and open-plan sitting room off hallway; Kitchen area: fireplace and wood burning stove, electric oven with gas hob, fitted cupboards, large table & chairs, fridge freezer & microwave. terracotta tiles floor, ( House Book for guests on table.) Sitting room area; terracotta tiled floor, wood burning stove, two 3-seater sofas, armchair, TV (satellite freeview channels, inc. some in English) , DVD/CD player, radio/cassette player, & large coffee table, board games. WC off hallway; basin & small bathroom cupboard. Wrought iron staircase leads up to first floor and down to the cantina (lower gr. floor, cellar area) First Floor Landing - door to master bedroom; king size double bed, double wardrobe & shelves, 6-drawer chest of drawers, bedside cabinets & lights, dressing table & chair, 2 bedroom chairs. Linen chest. 2 large shuttered windows. Ante-room off landing; single bed, table & chair, bedside cabinet with drawers, racking, full length hanging space, leading into one twin room; wardrobe, large chest of drawers, linen chest. This room leads to twin room. Two twin beds, 4 drawer chest of drawers, wardrobe, 2 chairs, linen chest. Large family sized bathroom; toilet, large modern walk-in shower, (no bath) washbasin, shaving socket & shaving mirror, armchair, racks & storage. Full length mirror on landing, shelves with hot water bottles & hairdryer. Lower ground floor (cantina) Wrought iron staircase leads down from hall to the cantina and wine store. Large open tiled hall area, door to shower-room; shower, toilet, basin, shaving mirror, shelf, stool. See pictures on website. In cantina: washing machines, iron & ironing board, clothes airers & line, high chair, 2 cots, potty, children's chairs x 2, child's stool, toy box. Patio doors lead out to back of house to sun terrace, garden and pool area. From cantina there is a door to one double room; large king size double bed, double wardrobe, 8-drawer chest, bedside cabinets & lights, 2 chairs. Dressing table with mirrors. There are two separate outside seating/dining areas, one with large barbeque, plus a porch. The total living area is large, approximately 208 sq metres. The high ceilings, shutters and thick stone walls help keep you cool in summer. There are 2 wood burning stoves & the house is centrally heated. Linen & towels are provided, but please bring your own beach towels for use by the pool and beach.
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About the neighbourhood
Lucca, a graceful medieval walled town, one hour away is a delight to visit with wonderful shops (but non on Mondays). Cycling is very popular in Lucca & much easier than driving around. Have a cycle around the walls, lovely views and flat to cycle on. Florence itself is only 1.5 hours’ drive away. The Garfagnana national park is fabulous walking country. We have often seen eagles on our walks near the house, and even from our own terrace, but less so in high summer. There are lots of walking maps available for guests to use, as well as guides to the local area showing numbered walks. Go to the Walking page on our own website or section in House Book for further information & maps. Orrido di Botri, a gorge and nature reserve offers a full day out and is highly recommended. Guides to...
How to get there
Pisa airport is about 80 minutes’ drive away. Currently there are flights from 15 different airports within the UK & Ireland to Pisa offered by Ryanair, Easyjet, Jet2, Thompson & BA. You could fly to Florence which might widen your choice, but the easiest drive to the house is from Pisa. No frills airlines also fly to Pisa from Paris, Berlin, Brussels, Eindhoven, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Girona & Sardinia. There is a railway station at Fornali near Bagni di Lucca with easy parking, about 20 mins away. You can get to Pisa & Lucca and from there Florence and beyond, but you will definitely need a car at the house.
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