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Costola, private pool, stunning mountain views. Chef on request.

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Your own piece of pool paradise, surrounded by mountains, with your own monastery below!
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4 reviews
Your own piece of pool paradise, surrounded by mountains, with your own monastery below!
Dine al fresco in the walled courtyard, after using the outdoor grill, or wood oven!
Part of the extensive grounds
Pool - the perfect place to cool off...
An areal view of pool area with monastery in background
Spacious sunbathing and relaxing areas
Anyone for pizza cooked in pizza oven?
Just relax around your pool, above the monastery, with mountain views!
The views go on for miles...
The original walled courtyard complete with relaxing area under Tuscan Arch
At night - a late night dip?
One of the balconies
Ariel view of part of site - and up behind are lots of
Relax under the Tuscan arch - you can dine al fresco here too if it rains
Terrace
Plenty of room for all, beside the grill and pizza oven. There is even an ipod doc for your music
Garden
Anyone for ping pong, in yet another relaxing zone?
View
The monastery
Grounds to the back
One of the living kitchen diners in the monastery
A living kitchen diner - space to be separate from your group - monastery
Another individual living/kitchen/diner - breakfast maybe? Monastery
Another living kitchen diner with original fireplace - monastery
Lots of beautiful nooks and crannies - so much character - monastery
One of the six  kitchens in the monastery
Another perfect kitchen/dining space monastery
An option for dining together monastery
The studio apartment in the monastery - there is also a kitchen in a cupboard!
Twin room in monastery
Double room in monastery
Double room in monastery - leading to balcony
One of the 10 shower rooms - monastery
One of the 10 shower rooms - monastery
Terrace and view from pool house beside pool (also included in price)
Just relax on the terrace at the pool house
Space to all dine together at the pool house
Industrial style kitchen - one of two kitchens in 'pool house'
Living/kitchen/diner leading to terrace at pool house
Living area leading to terrace at pool house
Another beautiful kitchen leading outside at pool house
One of the 10 shower rooms - pool house
Twin room in the pool house - there are 4 bedrooms in the pool house
One of the 10 shower rooms - pool house
Market town of Castelnuovo di Garfagnana
Hill top town of Barga
Monte Forato - part of the Apuane Alps
Visit the 'Wind Caves' - La Grotta del Vento
Visit the beautiful walled city of Lucca
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Overview
Villa -
11 Bedrooms , 10 Bathrooms , Sleeps 30
Fosciandora, Province of Lucca, Tuscany
It is difficult to describe just how wondrous this location is – situated in the heart of a very sleepy and peaceful tiny village, yet with absolute privacy, total peace, unbeatable views and 15 hectares of private land including olive groves, chestnut woods and open fields!

The enormous and spacious villa which used to be a monastery, is spread over 3 floors, and was originally constructed in the 1400's . The house has been newly refurbished with loving care to provide a high quality holiday with an extra special ambience..There is accommodation here for 14 plus 12, with 7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 5 kitchen/living rooms.

There is also a further detached house in the grounds, with a further 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and a further two living/kitchen/diners.

Most bedrooms can be either double or twin.

Ideal for a group of couples or...
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Listing #HL1657376
About the Manager
Lorraine Venturelli (Property Manager Tuscan Retreats Ltd)
Languages spoken:English, Italian
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

This was a wonderful place with comfortable space for all the family. All rooms were very nicely furnished, and there was outdoor room for a big table, where we all 22 could be seated together for the meals and other activities. The large swimming pool...More

1  Thank Torben M
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Where to begin! We are currently sat at the airport and have Costola Tuscan blues! We have just had the most amazing week which we will remember and treasure forever. We stayed in Costola along with 27 other family members to celebrate our wedding. We...More

1  Thank Josh S
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Heidelberg, Germany
Reviewed 13 September 2015

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Amenities
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (30)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (30)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Queen Beds:(6)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (10)
  • Single Beds:(8)
  • Sofa Beds:(6)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Bathrooms
    10 Showers
Bedrooms
    6 Queens
    8 Twins
    1 Full
    6 Sofas
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Rates

Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night Per week
30 Jun 2018 -
31 Aug 2018
High Summer
7 nights --
₹ 3,83,842
€ 4,795
1 Sep 2018 -
12 Oct 2018
Late Summer
4 nights
₹ 54,835
€ 685
₹ 3,08,195
€ 3,850
13 Oct 2018 -
26 Apr 2019
Low Season
4 nights
₹ 41,226
€ 515
₹ 2,39,751
€ 2,995
27 Apr 2019 -
28 Jun 2019
Summer
4 nights
₹ 54,835
€ 685
₹ 3,08,195
€ 3,850
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Indian Rupees and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
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About the neighbourhood
Costola is situated on the sunny sideof the Garfagnana valley within the comune of Fosciandora, which is an area which has retained its olde worlde charm due to the fact there is only one road leading both into and out of the zone… The comune itself has 600 inhabitants spread between 6 villages and various hamlets. Villa Sara is very privately situated in the smallest of these ancient peaceful villages, and the one that arguably has the best views of all!Despite the very quiet and dramatic location, the Villa is only a 2 min drive to a local bar/shop, post office and pharmacy and a 10 minute drive from the local town of Castelnuovo which has all facilities – shops, bars, restaurants, train station, famous Thursday morning market . Barga the mediaeval cobble stoned town is a mere 15/20 minu... more
Access
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Pisa: 79.0 km
Railway: Ceserana/Fosciandora: 2.0 km
Costola is situated on the sunny sideof the Garfagnana valley within the comune of Fosciandora, which is an area which has retained its olde worlde charm due to the fact there is only one road leading both into and out of the zone… The comune itself has 600 inhabitants spread between 6 villages and various hamlets. Villa Sara is very privately situated in the smallest of these ancient peaceful villages, and the one that arguably has the best views of all!Despite the very quiet and dramatic location, the Villa is only a 2 min drive to a local bar/shop, post office and pharmacy and a 10 minute drive from the local town of Castelnuovo which has all facilities – shops, bars, restaurants, train station, famous Thursday morning market . Barga the mediaeval cobble stoned town is a mere 15/20 minu... more
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby.
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