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La Sambuca Cicala

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
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Situated in the depths of the Garfagnana, 1 hr 15 mins north of Lucca, and boasting wonderful views, one finds Sambuca, a site with 4 different properties offering a great deal of flexibility for large groups, but also a haven for small families/couples.These are well restored character farmhouses set in the hills of the totally unspoilt, green & mountainous region of Northern Tuscany. The views from the houses and the pool are beautiful,& the extensive grounds are the perfect place to relax. Each property has a private outside eating space/terrace/BBQ & outdoor oven & the owner will provide you with free freshly picked produce from her garden on request. There are 2 detached houses, (one of which is split into 2 apartments), with an extra 2 rooms/bathroom available to accommodate larger p...Situated in the depths of the Garfagnana, 1 hr 15 mins north of Lucca, and boasting wonderful views, one finds Sambuca, a site with 4 different properties offering a great deal of flexibility for large groups, but also a haven for small families/couples.These are well restored character farmhouses set in the hills of the totally unspoilt, green & mountainous region of Northern Tuscany. The views from the houses and the pool are beautiful,& the extensive grounds are the perfect place to relax. Each property has a private outside eating space/terrace/BBQ & outdoor oven & the owner will provide you with free freshly picked produce from her garden on request. There are 2 detached houses, (one of which is split into 2 apartments), with an extra 2 rooms/bathroom available to accommodate larger parties. La Sambuca, with its unique location, is characterized by an peace and tranquility that allows you to listen to the sounds of nature. The entire site can be rented exclusively on request. This is a real away from it all retreat, yet only 5 mins by car to a large village with supermarkets, bars, restaurants & train station serving Lucca,Barga, Pisa, Florence & The Cinque Terre. The bread man visits daily, vegetables are available on site. Cicala:A newly converted farmhouse split into two apartments, each with 2 bedrooms (1 double and 1 twin), and each with a pristine shower room. The apartments are rustic in style with open fires, & beamed ceilings. The kitchens are equipped with oven, hob, washing machine and fridge. The living areas have sofa bed, SAT TV, DVD, CD and WIFIOutside, each apartment has its own entirely private eating terrace, outdoor oven, and BBQ, and shares extensive grounds and swimming pool. The views are wonderful, and Sambuca is a perfect relaxing retreat.! A little about location: La Sambuca - Situated 1 hour North of the medieval city of Lucca, and 25 minutes North of the market town of Castelnuovo, Il Sambuco is a collection of 3 houses nestling in the midst of hills, and situated approximately 1km from the road, just North of the tiny village of Contra.The grounds are extensive, and parts of the gardens are used for growing local produce, which the owner will freely provide on request . Whilst Nicciano has some facilities, the local village of Piazza Al Serchio with its bars, restaurants, supermarket, Tuesday morning market, and Train Station is less than a 5-minute drive away and bread is delivered each morning. The views from this extremely peaceful site are magnificent - the houses overlook the green and fertile Serchio valley, with views of the Apuane and Appenine Alps.This really is the perfect location - an ideal place to unwind deep in the countryside, yet close enough to all local amenities, and a convenient base for exploring by car or train.In high season there is a wonderful restaurant providing home cooked meals using local produce, just a 10 min walk. Only open weekends outside of July and August. 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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Lorraine Venturelli (Property Manager Tuscan Retreats Ltd)
Languages spoken:English, Italian
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:April 2009
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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 September 2015

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

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
TV
Parking
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
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Central Heating
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Terrace
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La Sambuca - Situated 1 hour North of the medieval city of Lucca, and 25 minutes North of the market town of Castelnuovo, Il Sambuco is a collection of 3 houses nestling in the midst of hills, and situated approximately 1km from the road, just North of the tiny village of Contra.The grounds are extensive, and parts of the gardens are used for growing local produce, which the owner will freely provide on request . Whilst Nicciano has some facilities, the local village of Piazza Al Serchio with its bars, restaurants, supermarket, Tuesday morning market, and Train Station is less than a 5-minute drive away and bread is delivered each morning. The views from this extremely peaceful site are magnificent - the houses overlook the green and fertile Serchio valley, with views of the Apuane and A...
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