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Character Villa with Private pool. WIFI. Walking distance of facilities. Pick your own veg!!
This 120 year old village property, situated 1 hour north of Lucca and within walking distance of a good restaurant, and lots of other facilities is a large property split into 5 separate apartments (only let together) , so ideal for large groups wishing to holiday together but have privacy between them.
Each apartment has its own entrance, is individually equipped and has its own eating area. There is also a large patio with outdoor kitchen area, complete with wood oven, for all to dine together outside, and also a large taverna for all to cook and eat and relax together should it rain.
The owner can arrange pizza evenings on request or provide local traditional meals, so if you don't want to go out, just be spoilt at home !
You can also learn to bake bread and make pizzas, and eat your efforts!
Boasting beamed ceilings and traditional style flooring throughout, these apartments have been refurbished and furnished in a style keeping with the age of the property but with the benefit of functional and well equipped kitchens and modern shower rooms. ...
Each of the 5 holiday apartments have a living / dining area, and a fully equipped kitchen, including dishwasher.
The house is split into:
Natale - 3 bedrooms (two doubles and one twin) and 2 bathrooms sleeping 6
Mansarda - 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms (one double and one with large good quality bunks, plus extra bed) sleeping 4 plus 1 - with private roof terrace
Lido - 2 bedrooms (one double and one twin) and 1 bathroom sleeping 4
Taverna - 2 bedrooms (one double and one twin) and 1 bathroom sleeping 4 plus 1
Villino - detached little villa next to main house - 2 bedrooms (one double and one twin, and a separate bed in the mansarda area) and 1 bathroom sleeping 4 plus 1 - with private roof terrace
Outside there is a garden (lit at night) with the village and mountains beyond, a good sized swimming pool (12 m x 6m) and a great BBQ area complete with wood oven, and with plenty of space to all be together.
Each apartment has its own personal eating area and two boast a roof top terrace yet there are also 2 group eating areas for when you all wish to dine together - one al fresco, and another inside.
There is even a bar area, ideal for those aperitivi if you don't wish to go out, and this area has the best internet access of the property too for those that wish to relax and surf, or if you need to work.
Each apartment has:
Living / kitchen diner with TV, DVD, oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge freezer. Outdoor eating area. One or two good quality shower rooms.
Free WIFI internet
Flat walled and gated garden
Swimming Pool 12m X 6m
BBQ area with outdoor cooking facilities and space to all dine together
Taverna with plenty of room to cook and dine together inside
Allotment - pick your own!
A little about location:
Pieve is situated in an historic village location with beautiful mountain views.
There are various good restaurants in the area providing fresh local home cooked traditional food within a short drive, with a couple of good restaurants within easy walking distance.
Also in the village are local one off shops, delicatessens, gelaterias and supermarket. One of the delis offers hot and cold food freshly prepared food to take away with a daily changing menu - just delicious!
For relaxing afternoons out, there are lots of pretty villages to explore in the immediately locality, 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 and dancing.
Situated only a short drive from the National Park of Orrecchiella, the location is ideal for walking, hiking, horseriding, mountain biking and picnicking, surrounded by views of the seemingly endless mountains, and local chestnut woodland.
For those who enjoy the outdoor life 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 and 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, and 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 5 minute drive. Here there are bars, restaurants, a famous Thursday morning market, old castle walls, the river Serchio and local train station.
The beautiful mediaeval town of Barga with its cobbled streets, great architecture, cathedral and great views is only a 20 minute drive. Barga is famous for its art and music, and here one can often enjoy free music, evening markets, dancing, and 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 and the Capital of the Region is only an hours drive and one can spend the day cycling or meandering along its ample walls; people watching in both the grand and tiny piazzas with prosecco, coffee or ice cream; designer shopping; climbing towers, visiting some of its 99 churches or just taking in the atmosphere. If you like opera, there is a recital every evening before dinner in a unique church setting. Less than an hour.
The traditional Tuscan sites of Pisa and Florence are easily do-able in a day trip as are the beaches of Forte dei Marmi or Viareggio. Many guests also visit the Cinque Terre...
In summary, Pieve is a perfect location to enjoy the countryside, yet be within walking distance of facilities. A good location well placed to explore the area - both mountains and towns/cities.