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Alfredo, private pool stunning mountain views.WIFI

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5 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
11 guests
4 nights minimum
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Substantial tradtitional Italian 5 bed, 2 1/2 bathroom villa with 4 reception rooms, 2 outdoor dining areas, beautiful garden and private pool. This 5 bedroom, 2 1/2 bathroom house with 4 reception rooms and 2 garden areas is ideal for large families, with enormous rooms, original features and plenty of space to relax and keep cool from the daytime sun. There is a good size well equipped kitchen, breakfast room, 2 living rooms and a formal dining room leading to the outdoor covered terrace. Holiday with a real feel of Italian living and history combined with a sense of adventure, and don't forget the hide and seek in this enormous villa! The garden is unique, with original covered terrace leading from the house, ancient trees and a beautiful covered eating area with plenty of room for ...Substantial tradtitional Italian 5 bed, 2 1/2 bathroom villa with 4 reception rooms, 2 outdoor dining areas, beautiful garden and private pool. This 5 bedroom, 2 1/2 bathroom house with 4 reception rooms and 2 garden areas is ideal for large families, with enormous rooms, original features and plenty of space to relax and keep cool from the daytime sun. There is a good size well equipped kitchen, breakfast room, 2 living rooms and a formal dining room leading to the outdoor covered terrace. Holiday with a real feel of Italian living and history combined with a sense of adventure, and don't forget the hide and seek in this enormous villa! The garden is unique, with original covered terrace leading from the house, ancient trees and a beautiful covered eating area with plenty of room for all! The garden offers plenty of sun and shade, and is really just the most perfect place to relax high above the world, absorbing those amazing views! The house also boasts its own pool which is situated just across the path from the house, and which has beautiful mountain views. The pool and pool area is lit for moonlight dips and is equipped with sunloungers, a heated shower and a fridge for perfectly chilled drinks!! Facilities are somewhat dated, but functional having their own Italian charm ranging from traditional Tuscan to Retro styles. We are currently waiting to take updated external photos with flowers, garden furniture, sunbeds and cleaned pool A little about the area: Step back in time! Villa Afredo is situated at the top of an ancient mountain village, high in the hils, overlooking the Garfagnana Valley. The population of this little village is only 12 permanent residents, with a handful more in the summer, which ensures peace and quiet, and safe exploring for children. The views form this olde worlde village are amazing at every turn, and from the garden there are almost 360 degree views of the entire area - wonderful! All this peace and yet only a 10 minute walk or so from another village with bar and basic shop, and less than a 5 minute drive, crossing the river, to a larger village with all facilities including supermarket, traditional shops, some bars, a couple of restaurants, Tuesday morning market when the village really comes alive, a river, and a train station for easy exploring. The property is located a 20 minute drive from the market town of Castelnuovo and 35 minutes or so from the mediaeval town of Barga both with their various bars and restaurants. Pisa 90 mins; Lucca 1 hr 15 minutes; Florence 2 hours; mediaeval villages everywhere; National Parks 30 mins. Clower to home there are plenty of little historic villages to visit, many of which have local festas in the summer. There are also the lakes of Gramalazzo, Vagli (with its hidden village submerged by the water) and Pontecosi, and some guests love to swim in the river. Alfredo is also ideally located for visiting the local Fortress at Verrucole which is a good afternoon out, with stunning views and some interactive activities for the children. Also close by is the Buffardello tree climbing and zip wire park (ideal for both adults and children of all ages with a variety of runs) where one can take a picnic and spend the entire day in the welcome shade of the forest. The real beauty of this area is the dramatic mountain scenery, and the hundreds of hilltop villages to explore, endless picnicking opportunities, and the pure peace of a non touristy holiday ...... There are plenty of dining options to find by car, and for evenings when you wish to dine at home, we can arrange for the owner to come and cook for you (with prior arrangement) which is always a popular option at our properties with such facilities. Experience real Italy in an authentic traditional village property which has been updated/equipped to give a little more modern twist on yesteryear. NB. Access is through the village and there is a very narrow opening just before the house - fine in a small car, but in a larger car you may need to close wing mirrors. For those that the small gap scares, there is parking in the village. TOURIST TAX - Do note that there is a local stay tax applicable at €1 per person per night, up to a maximum of 5 nights. This does not apply to children under 14.More
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Refrigerator
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Washer
Central Heating
Outdoor Dining Area
Dishwasher
Towels Provided
Freezer
Private Garden
TV
Hiking Trips
Parking
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Balcony
Mountain Views
Linens Provided
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Kettle
Terrace
Toaster
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

Enjoyable location on a hill in a small village. Friendly people and great views! The villa itself has plenty of room, a good kitchen and a very nice garden. Amazing view to the mountains from both the garden and the poolarea. Will certanly come back!

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Mikko H
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Alfredo may not be the most luxurious villa you could stay in but the warm welcome and lovely pasta from Piero, the relaxed feeling from staying in a much loved family home and the amazing views from the garden and pool area made this a...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Karen E
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Reviewed 9 July 2016

We had a wonderful stay in the tranquil and beautiful surroundings of the local village and the Tuscany area. We (tw families – 9 persons) stayed here for 10 days and it has given us many new experiences. The owner Piero gave us great advices...More

Date of stay: July 2016
Thank Iamgr
Management response:Responded 11 July 2016

Thank you for taking your time to write a review, which we have forwarded to Piero. We are so glad you loved this place, villa and surroundings and that it has been the experience of a lifetime. We look forward to welcoming you again! Thanks...More

Reviewed 4 June 2016

We felt the villa was wonderful value for a large group and loved the real authentic feel of a proper Italian house rather than a character less holiday home. In fact this used to be the ‘Squires’ house and you get a real sense of...More

Date of stay: July 2015
Thank 11alan500
Management response:Responded 16 June 2016

Thank you for taking the time to submit this review. We are glad you loved this unique location, the spacious house and amazing views! We look forward to welcoming you another time. lorraine at tuscan-retreats

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 September 2015

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Date of stay: August 2015
Management response:Responded 18 September 2015

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About the Manager
Lorraine Venturelli (Property Manager Tuscan Retreats Ltd)
Languages spoken:English, Italian
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:April 2009
Availability
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Step back in time! Villa Afredo is situated at the top of an ancient mountain village, high in the hils, overlooking the Garfagnana Valley. The population of this little village is only 12 permanent residents, with a handful more in the summer, which ensures peace and quiet, and safe exploring for children. The views form this olde worlde village are amazing at every turn, and from the garden there are almost 360 degree views of the entire area - wonderful! All this peace and yet only a 10 minute walk or so from another village with bar and basic shop, and less than a 5 minute drive, crossing the river, to a larger village with all facilities including supermarket, traditional shops, some bars, a couple of restaurants, Tuesday morning market when the village really comes alive, a river, an...
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