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“Outstanding Place to Stay!!!”
Large private Pool with stunning view of countryside and mountains beyond - just relax!
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Large private Pool with stunning view of countryside and mountains beyond - just relax!
Beautiful garden and pool. Enjoy al fresco dining in the shade and at night the area is lit The spacious detached Villa Pianacci with doors leading to garden and private pool
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Large private Pool with stunning view of countryside and mountains beyond - just relax!
Beautiful garden and pool. Enjoy al fresco dining in the shade and at night the area is lit
The spacious detached Villa Pianacci with doors leading to garden and private pool
Property and garden- mountains at the back too! Pure peace!
Spacious lounge diner leading to garden
Comfy seating
Spacious lounge diner leading from kitchen. Exposed stone walls and beamed ceilings
Well equipped kitchen/breakfast area - traditional style
Breakfast room
Cool and spacious Master bedroom
Beautiful double bedroom
Twin room
Children's room with good quality bunks (often also used by adults)
Bathroom
Shower room
Wall town of Castiglione which is close by
Castiglione by night
Enjoy the many summer festas held during the summer season
Pania della Croce - Apuane Alps
Market town of Castelnuovo
Visit the National Park of Orecchiella
Pania di Corfino - Apennini Alps
Visit the beautiful walled city of Lucca
The Wind Caves - La Grotta del Vento
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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
Villa Collemandina, Province of Lucca, Tuscany

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matt_broo...
Hastings, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Outstanding Place to Stay!!!”
Reviewed 22 March 2016 for a stay in August 2015

We spent a week so wonderful here, that we've booked to come back for a longer stay in 2016, and are bringing some extended family with us!

Before we spoke to the owners of Villa Maria, we spent weeks researching what our other options were. One look online led us to realise that not only was this part of Italy a stunning place to stay, the options of specific places were many and varied.

Our needs were that we were a family of 6, with children aged between 9 and 15 and needed somewhere peaceful, relaxing, with a pool and some privacy; near enough to amenities to make shopping a sensible trip, but far enough away that we wouldn't be bothered by people walking past on the way home from a bar late at night. We wanted somewhere that would be comfortable and relaxing and would cater for our various needs whilst in the home; whilst being near enough to any of the main places we'd want to visit that a day trip wouldn't be too arduous.

Well, if you've been overwhelmed by the choice, you can stop looking. You've found it.

Whilst Villa Maria ticks all these boxes - with knobs on - it has something that lots of other places we looked at didn't. Villa Maria is quite clearly a much-loved family home which is let out to guests when the British owners aren't using it. This is clear by all the attention to detail - it is exactly as you would have it if you owned it yourself: Lovely solid homely furniture; decent kitchen equipment and utensils; books, games, TV and DVD's; strong and consistent WiFi (!); and amazing and useful guides to local restaurants, bars, tourist attractions, towns and cities - and a lot of them are handwritten with personal recommendations.

Whilst the Villa is a good 10 minute drive to the nearest decent sized shops, it takes you through magnificent countryside. This also means that the Villa itself is very peaceful. From the pool area, you have an unrestricted view for miles and mile of valleys and hills - but due to its' location at the end of a small dead-end lane that leads away from a small hamlet, there is little to no traffic at all, and all the other houses in the small hamlet around the villa are either long-time locals or holiday homes for Italians. On the couple of days where we didn't venture from the Villa, the only thing to be heard apart from my children in the excellent pool, were distant tree cutting and some chickens. I'd write more if I could! It's a stunning location and you will make fantastic holiday memories here.

You should stay here :)

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Liked best: Outstanding communication, both prior and during stay. A wonderful, wonderful place
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
10 May 2016
Thank you for taking time time to write such a comprehensive review! We are glad you loved this amazing area with such stunning scenery adn that you found the villa so well equipped and in a beautiful setting. The owners look forward to welcoming you again. Lorraine@tuscan-retreats
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BartMeer
As, Belgium
Level 6 Contributor
338 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: Uitzicht, rust, zwembad
Liked least: Keukengerief
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
5 Jun 2017
Thank you for your review. We are glad you loved your holiday and gave your stay an overall rating of 5 stars. This really is a fantastic place!
For FUTURE GUESTS please note that there are towels and pool towels provided at the property for all, and also that the property is fully equipped with a minimum of 9 (usually 12) of each item for dining etc and there is alot of cooking equipment. Items do sometimes get broken and guests may replace with non matching items but there is a rolling renewal programme in place.
There is also a BBQ.
Thank you , Lorraine at tuscan-retreats
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