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Andrew McKean

Member since: 2009
Call Manager
Speaks english, italian

Stylish 2 bedroomed house with pool and wi-fi.

4 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Pieve Fosciana holiday farmhouse

Stylish holiday house on farm with nice pool

Fienile is a stylish house created in Collettino - a traditional working farm. You can get to know the animals on the farm and relax round the pool with a fantastic view of the Apuane Mountains.

The fascinating medieval village of Silico is a few metres walk, and there are mapped walks all around the village. The village itself has cultural attractions and events throughout the year.

A unique holiday can be enjoyed at Collettina. The house and pool have been created with quiet relaxation in mind, but gentle and interesting activities can be witnessed on the farm. The farm still works in the traditional way, with sheep, goats, and horses living on the quiet green pastures nearby. It is a fantastic environment for children,who can also explore the traffic free streets of the old village.

The house has been restored from an old barn. The structure is rustic, and in contrast the furniture is stylish, modern and functional. The modern kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, oven and fridge/freezer. A washing machine is also available.

Outside there is a spacious terrace with table and loungers and a panoramic view of the dramatic Apuane Mountains.

There is a wood oven and a BBQ in the garden.

The large shared 12x6 metre pool has a wonderful view over the mountains, with incredible sunsets over this unique place.

It is possible to by products from the farm ( cheese, salamis, ham, marmalade, chestnut flour, faro, and other preserves. It is also possible to arrange for home made pizza, or for a 'tasting' meal featuring the products of the farm.

There is an excellent family run restaurant in Silico, only a one minute walk from the farm. The village itself is interesting; tiny but with fine buildings and wonderful views. A well known medieval festival is held there during August.

The area of Garfagnana is best known for its wonderful scenery, old fashioned ways, rustic food and outdoor activities.

There are two 1 bedroomed apartments on the farm which share the pool and can also be rented.

We can help arrange mountain biking, hill walking, horse riding, gorge walking and cooking classes which are all available locally.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Andrew McKean (Property Manager)
Member since: 2009
Call Manager
Speaks english, italian

Reviews

4.8
based on 4 traveller reviews

Stylish 2 bedroomed house with pool and wi-fi.
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
4

Serene countryside with beautiful views and close proximity to medieval hill towns

  • 4 of 5

If you're looking to get away into the beautiful, serene countryside of Tuscany and to enjoy the crisp mountain air of the Apuane Mountains in close proximity to other medieval hill towns, this is the place for you. After an 11 day cruise out of Venice, my significant other and I rented a car and drove 4 hours to Tuscany where we spent 10 days in Silico. We used Silico as our home base to visit other hill towns in the area.

What we loved:

-- the farmhouse only a few hundred meters from the medieval village of Silico.

--the charming Silico village restaurant and store within walking distance (all uphill) of the farmhouse

--the farmhouse infinity pool

--the farmhouse picture window overlooking the meandering sheep and beautiful views of the Apuane Mountains

--the washing machine - there is no dryer which is ok if it does not rain.

--the clean, pristine condition of the farmhouse

--Home Away's Friends of Tuscany website printout with recommendations for restaurants and visits to other medieval villages within 10 miles of our farmhouse

--fresh farm produce in the village store

Not so much:

-- the 4 mile drive up the twisty, winding road to the farmhouse.

-- the lack of basics in the farmhouse. On Home Away's Friends of Tuscany's website we were led to believe that basic foodstuffs like salt and pepper, herbs etc. would be available. The cupboards were bare. A bit of sugar and a coffee pot would also have been nice.

-- lack of instructions on use of the fireplace for cool Fall evenings.

-- the flies

--the steep incline to the pool with no obvious path

--the rusty grill for barbecuing

--our inability to communicate with the owners (our problem not theirs)who live directly behind the farmhouse

--the farm sheds right below our picture window

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Stunning location

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully renovated property.Exceptionally clean and well equipped. Stunning mountain location.Owners very welcoming.Would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous house

  • 5 of 5

Great view. Owners are really nice and pay attention to details. We were even provided with lovely fresh eggs and a nice bottle of wine. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful villa, perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here after the place we booked originally was unsuitable for young children. We loved every second. The house is a perfect size for a couple or small family, the finish is excellent and beds very comfortable. The pool area is outstanding, simply the best view I've ever had whilst swimming. There's a jungle gym too which my son loved. The owners were very kind, generous and helpful yet not intrusive. Bruno gave us dried mushrooms and even a bottle of his own wine. A perfect holiday. We are planning on returning next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Silico
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Villa Collemandina
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Castelnuovo di Garfagnana
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Silico
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Forti dei Marmi
Car: recommended

The house is in Silico, a unique medieval village in the area of the large village of Pieve Fosciana, in the beautiful Garfagnana region of Tuscany. There are excellent adventure activities available, and local paths have all been clearly marked for walkers and picnicers.

Outdoor pursuits available through local Activities Company, including guided walking, mountain biking, canoeing and world class canyoning.

Garfagnana is the best area of Tuscany for walking.

From Lucca to Castelnuovo, Pieve Fosciana then Silico.

Detailed directions,local info and recommendations provided.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse in Pieve Fosciana, Italy

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter / Spring
3 Jan 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$134
A$837
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$25 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
8 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$184
A$1,176
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$25 per night, per additional guest
 
Early summer
27 May 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$201
A$1,345
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$25 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Summer
17 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
A$235
A$1,514
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$25 per night, per additional guest
 
High 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
A$337
A$2,191
 
 
Mid Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
A$235
A$1,514
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$25 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer
16 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$201
A$1,345
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$25 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn
30 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$201
A$1,176
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
A$235
A$1,514
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Saturday bookings preferred during High season.

Prices include final cleaning.

Prices include bed linen and towels.

Prices include all taxes

Central heating when required will be measured by the owner and paid directly to her.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Pieve Fosciana, Italy

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 75 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet , There is also an outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
  • Bed space is for 4 in 2 bedrooms. There is a double bed settee. A cot and high chair are available
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • caves
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
There is a fine private childrens playground with a 'flying fox'