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EXTERNAL DESCRIPTION Villa Garfagnana 8 is a stunning historical building, considered one of the most exclusive residence of the Garfagnana valley, with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. Recently renovated, the building preserves intact the splendor and the charm of its nineteenth century origin, thanks to the presence of some architectural elements of the age. The property is immersed within a large 9 hectare historic park (declared “Artistic and Natural Heritage of the Garfagnana valley”), enriched with statues, fountains and very rare monumental trees. The outdoor areas are enhanced by a panoramic swimming pool (20 x 6 m) which boasts a gorgeous view of the valley. Surrounded by charming marble statues, the pool has a whirlpool area, artificial waterfall and a small children's pool fed by an artificial wave system. Mo...
EXTERNAL DESCRIPTION Villa Garfagnana 8 is a stunning historical building, considered one of the most exclusive residence of the Garfagnana valley, with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. Recently renovated, the building preserves intact the splendor and the charm of its nineteenth century origin, thanks to the presence of some architectural elements of the age. The property is immersed within a large 9 hectare historic park (declared “Artistic and Natural Heritage of the Garfagnana valley”), enriched with statues, fountains and very rare monumental trees. The outdoor areas are enhanced by a panoramic swimming pool (20 x 6 m) which boasts a gorgeous view of the valley. Surrounded by charming marble statues, the pool has a whirlpool area, artificial waterfall and a small children's pool fed by an artificial wave system. Moreover, at guests' disposal, there are many extra services on demand including: fitness centre, a 8-seat whirlpool bath, a 20-hole golf course, tennis courts, quad for adults and children, bicycles and mountain bikes, horses and ponies. INTERNAL DESCRIPTION The villa (450 sqm), furnished in typical Tuscan style, is spread over 4 floors, has 5 bathrooms and can accommodate up to 8 people. Guests can choose 4 of the 8 amazing double bedrooms offered by the property. Basement: The basement area houses a modern fitness centre, set up in an old room with stone walls, away from the heat, and a stunning 8-seat whirlpool bath in pompeian style. There are, also, a large bathroom with shower, a wine room and a laundry room with washing machine and dryer. Ground floor: On the ground floor you will find the living area, consisting of: a double living room furnished with period sofas and armchairs; a spacious and equipped kitchen with a large fireplace; a sitting room with flat TV and original furniture from the 1800s; a large patio with panoramic views. First floor: On this level there are two beautiful suites with panoramic terrace (view of the Apuan Alps or the park of the villa), four double beds and two ensuite bathrooms with marble-lined shower. A reading room with marble fireplace makes the rest of the floor. Second floor: The top floor consists of a spacious suite with two double beds, ensuite bathroom (with red porphyry-lined shower) and a view on the memorial park. Following two double suites: one has ensuite bathroom and a cherry wood stairway leading to the top balcony of the villa; the other has a plexiglass stairway leading to the communal balcony of the building. Each suite is equipped with free Wi-fi Internet connection and satellite TV (Sky). The villa is not equipped with air conditioning, but its ancient and thick walls offset the lack, ensuring a consistently cool temperature. OUR OPINION Wonderful historical building situated in the heart of the Garfagnana valley, amidst the Tuscan countryside. Cozy and elegant, it is equipped with all modern and luxurious amenities (satellite TV, whirlpool bath, panoramic swimming pool, fitness centre, golf course and tennis courts). A dream accomodation for all those wishing to spend a totally relaxing holiday in one of the most interesting landscape areas of Italy. CONDITIONS AND PRICES The property can only be booked from Saturday to Saturday (exceptions in low season where the minimum stay is 3 nights). Included in the price: Final cleaning; park pool and house maintenance; utilities (gas, electricity and water); towels and sheets provided. Excluded from the price: Heating. Security Deposit: Customers are required to pay upon arrival (cash) 1.000,00€ security deposit, which will be returned at the end of the stay upon damages. This apartment for rent is not a hotel, agritourism, B&B or similar, and therefore by law, extra services similar to those you may find in these types of accommodations, such as a reception, concierge or security, receiving mail, provision of meals and drinks, cleaning and change of linen during your stay, and amenity kits with soaps etc. are strictly prohibited. APE energy certification level: G 132.5 kWh/m2 per year DESTINATIONS Villa Garfagnana 8 is located in the heart of the Garfagnana valley, between the Alps and the Apennines, just 5 km from the villages of Camporgiano and Castelnuovo di Garfagnana. Someone has called it the green island of Tuscany and, in fact, Garfagnana (literally meaning “Large forest”) consists of a wide natural park of 60,000 hectares, one of the most interesting Italian areas from a naturalistic point of view, with its pristine nature as well as a great holiday destination. The scenic landscape of Garfagnana comprises: beautiful lakes and lush forests, national parks and nature reserves, medieval castles and fortresses, hermitages and sanctuaries, a botanical garden ('Pania di Corfino'), canyons and natural caves (including the renowned Grotta del Vento). In this vast green area, you will also find several medieval villages, perched on a hill or set on highlands, such as: - Borgo a Mozzano, with the characteristic Maddalena Bridge, better known as the Devil's Bridge, an outstanding work of medieval engineering; - Bagni di Lucca, with their famous spas, the nature reserve Orrido di Botri and the impressive Iron Bridge; - Castelvecchio, where stands the Giovanni Pascoli house-museum; - Castelnuovo Garfagnana, famous for Rocca ariostesca, the walls, the medieval houses and the Renaissance palaces. - Vagli di Sotto, a submerged village, which emerges again when the lake is drained. For people seeking fun, we recommend a trip to the Adventure Park in Casone of Profecchia, a real oasis of fun for young and old. This territoy also offers many opportunities of practing outdoor sports like: horse-riding, hiking, biking, sport fishing, climbing, bird watching, wind-surfing, river canoeing, rafting etc. From the Garfagnana area you can easily reach many historical Tuscan cities (such as Lucca, Pisa and Florence), the lively Versilia with its famous seaside resorts (Viareggio, Forte dei Marmi...), as well as La Spezia and the Cinque Terre. MAIN DISTANCES Camporgiano and Castelnuovo Garfagnana (5 km), Bagni di Lucca (33 km), Forte dei Marmi (49 km), Lucca (52 km), Pisa (70 km), La Spezia (74 km), Florence (125 km). PARKING Several parking places (100 uncovered and 3 covered). MORE FACILITIES Private swimming pool with whirlpool area and artificial waterfall Children's pool Historic park with fountains and statues Internet Wi-Fi Satellite TV (Sky) Fitness centre Whirlpool bath Wine room High chairs (2) Baby-beds (2) Bicycles (4) Dishwasher Oven Microwave Washing machine Refrigerator Freezer Dryer Fireplace Panoramic terraces Patio Golf course Tennis courts Wonderful view
Additional amenities include: maintenance services, baby cot, tennis, extra bed, golf course within a range of 10 km, no elevator.
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