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Peacefully located in the most wonderful position, 1 hour N of Lucca. In the heart of a very sleepy & peaceful tiny village. Absolute privacy, total peace and unbeatable views. Set in 15 hectares of private land including olive groves & chestnut woods. This enormous villa, spread over 3 floors, & originally constructed in the 1400’s has been newly refurbished with loving care to provide a high quality holiday with an extra special ambiance. This converted monastery sleeps 14 + 12, with 7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 5 kitchen/living rooms. There is also a further detached house on the grounds, with a further 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and a further two living/kitchen/diners. Perfect for a group of couples or small families celebrating a special occasion, this villa provides an amazing level of space and privacy for groups within groups, but plenty of space to eat together both inside and out.
There are high chestnut beamed ceilings, cotto floors, fireplaces, original stone staircases beautifully shaped ceilings, & Tuscan colours. Please note that for parties over 25, there is a surcharge of £50 per person per week
The villa: The accommodation is arranged as follows:
Ground floor: Enter in via large arched wooden doorway.
On the right, into kitchen/living diner, leading through to corridor with 2 double bedrooms & shower room.
On the left, into kitchen/living diner, leading through to double bedroom &shower room.
1st floor: From the hallway up stone staircases to the first floor where on the left is a further kitchen/living diner, leading to double bedroom with en-suite shower room.
On the right to another kitchen/living/dining room which leads to beautiful private terrace with great views.
This accommodation is connected to a further studio style double bedroom which also has its own independent access if required, via a large terrace overlooking the gardens…..
Second floor: This is the ‘penthouse’ apartment boasting a wonderful romantic terrace leading from both living area and bedroom.
The converted barn is situated close to the pool area and consists of two 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartments each with their own living/kitchen/diners and personal terraces, each with beautiful views.
The gardens: Outside:
There are three private terraces leading from three of the suites, and there are also private terraces at the Barn.
Communal large traditional style courtyard, with original flagstones, surrounded by arches and traditional stone walls .
Lit at night, and perfect for large groups dining al fresco.
Wood burning ovens, grills and BBQ. Music system.
Grassed garden area.
115 hectares of private land including olive groves, chestnut woods and open fields ……
Vegetable garden where guests can pick produce,
Chestnut woods with Cashmere goats - fenced off of course,
Pool 13M x 6M with amazing views over countryside,
Laundry room and Internet point.
A little about location:
Situated on the ‘sunny side’ of the Garfagnana valley within the commune of Fosciandora, which is an area which retaining its old world charm . Villa Sara is very privately situated in the smallest of the ancient peaceful villages, in the commune, & the one that arguably has the best views of all!
Despite the very quiet & dramatic location, the Villa is only a 2 min drive to a local bar/shop, post office & pharmacy & a 10 minute drive from the local town of Castelnuovo which has all facilities – shops, bars, restaurants, train station, famous Thursday morning market .
Barga the mediaeval cobble stoned town is a mere 15/20 minute drive, Lucca 1 hour and Pisa 90 min max. Florence can be reached in 1 hr 20 min…..
There are lots of towns to visit, but the real beauty of the area is in the wonderful hilltop villages, and amazing countryside. The drive into town from the villa is full of absolutely beautiful views.
|01/04/2021 - 01/05/2021||Early Spring||
|01/05/2021 - 29/05/2021||Spring||
|29/05/2021 - 03/07/2021||Summer||
|03/07/2021 - 04/09/2021||High Summer||
|04/09/2021 - 02/10/2021||Late Summer||
|02/10/2021 - 31/10/2021||Autumn||
|Dining seats||Dining room||Internet|
|Air conditioning||Linens provided||Parking|
|Living room||Ironing board||Television|
|Adventure||Away from it all||Family|