We felt welcomed from the start by the Suffredinis, the owners, who were kind and patient with our poor Italian. They visited most days to tend their extensive gardens around the property, but were not intrusive at all and were delighted to tell us about their hives and fruit trees - they invited us to eat the figs and provided us with some honey and other local produce.
The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped and had good outdoor and indoor living spaces which accommodated two adults and two teenagers well.
The pool, which has attracted the rating of 'the best ever', was located away from the house and was very private and large, which allowed some of us to do our daily lengths and others to play.
We visited Lucca by train from the station in Castelnuovo, as well as Pisa for the day by car. The local town catered for all our shopping needs and we loved the small bustling streets of the older town. We also visited local villages by car and foot, as well as the remains of a large hill fort outside Castelnuovo di Garfagnana.
All in all a really lovely relaxing week.
Quite with unnoticed support on the running of the property. Very helpful and lovely owners who went out of their way to make sure that our stay was perfect.
Very nice house, nice and clean everywhere. Very fine kitchen facilities, here is everything you need to cook, also with good possibilities for barbeque.
Nice views. The garden and pool area is really nice and cozy.
The owners are very friendly, they came several evenings with delicious raspberry and we got honey and jam. We will gladly come back another time.
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