Villa La Fosciana is a recently restored farmhouse villa with a large swimming pool in private grounds of fields and forest of particular interest to lovers of nature. The owner is a well known naturalist and guests will love the atmospheric grounds of the estate. Villa Fosciana is in the National Park of the wonderful Garfagnana area, arguably the most scenically beautiful part of Tuscany.
Set above the village of Pieve Fosciana, with fantastic views from every angle of the house, the villa is the perfect quiet retreat whilst being near the market town of Castelnuovo and the numerous other villages of the area. The 3 bedroomed villa can be hired on its own, or together with a self-contained converted barn, increasing the capacity to 10
Reached by a tree lined avenue, the Villa Fosciana has been beautifully restored preserving the ancient chestnut beams and terracotta floors typical in Tuscany. The villa is furnished with taste and elegance throughout, with interesting antique furniture. As the estate has been owned by the family for centuries, portraits of their ancestors adorn the walls, showing a strong link not only with an aristocratic past but also with the rustic ambience of the simple rural Garfagnana life.
The most striking aspect of the restoration of the house has been the creation of the enclosed terrace, now part of the living area, which has 2 walls almost entirely constructed of enormous windows, giving a dramatic view of the Garfagnana, and the fantastic sunsets which can be observed from this part of the valley. The main part of the large living room has an imposing open fireplace, comfortable and stylish furniture, an elegant dining table and small, fully equiped modern kitchen. There are 3 lovely bedrooms, 2 double and one twin, all with en-suite bathrooms and doors to the sun terrace..
The romantic little house a few metres away, known as Casa Rossa, can be hired along with the villa farmhouse. Casa Rossa has also been reconstructed with an eye on traditional detail. It is self contained with a double mezzanine bedroom and a comfortable open plan lounge with a fully-equipped kitchen.
What really makes Villa Fosciana different from other holiday villas in Tuscany with pools are the extensive grounds which hold chestnut and alpine woods, fruit orchards, olive groves and cultivated terraces. There are paths throughout, giving access to a private, romantic and safe natural environment, with the whole range of the unique mix of flora and fauna which can be found in the Garfagnana.
WI-FI is available.
This is a villa of the highest quality offering a uniquely peaceful holiday.
The villa has 3 bedrooms, all en-suite and with doors to the outside terrace and pool. There is also a small 1 bedroomed house a few meters away, which can be rented only with the villa to increase the capacity to 10 people.
The infinity pool is large, 10 x 7 metre, with a spacious sun terrace situated by the ground floor of the house with views all round.
Reviewed on 08/29/2018
Amazing place to kick back and relax. We loved the pool and the views were just stunning. The pretty village is only a 10 minute walk away, we ate at Il Pozzo 3x! Local bakeries were a delight too. The villa is large and the garden feels very private. We loved exploring the nearby countryside too. Would definitely recommend this villa.
Unplug, relax and enjoy the beauty of Italy
Reviewed on 07/12/2018
Fantastic home, views and pool. This is an ideal place to stay if you are looking to sit back, relax and recharge your batteries. Restaurants, shops and day trips are right at hand. Friendly and helpful property managers will assist with any questions or problems. We had small issues with both the pool and TV during our stay and they were taken care of quickly, efficiently and with a smile. Internet service can be a little slow so if you need high-speed access you may be disappointed. However, if you're looking to kick-back and relax in an ideal setting this might be just the place for you!
Reviewed on 09/05/2016
Wunderschönes Haus mit großem Pool für sechs Personen. Großartige Aussicht, Ruhe und nette Städtchen in der Umgebung. Sehr freundliche und kompetente Ansprechpartner vor Ort; sehr gute Informationen im Vorfeld. Wäre traumhaft, wenn der Privsatweg besser in Schuss wäre. Aber in jedem Fall: Eine Empfehlung.
Peaceful, stunning views, beautifully maintained.
Reviewed on 08/08/2016
The Villa is everything it is advertised to be. Perched on a ridge overlooking Pieve Fosciana it has panoramic views through 270 degrees. Inside it is well furnished with comfortable old furniture and large picture windows face west and north with brilliant views but avoiding the sun. Three bedrooms downstairs, and effectively below ground level on the south side remain cool. Outside a neat garden with fruit trees. borders a spacious veranda and terrace with the pool. The pool is maintained daily by the owners, remaining clean without over chlorination. On the downside, the kitchen although adequately equipped is small and would be difficult for large scale catering. The wi-fi signal is poor and can only be picked up in certain parts of the garden although Vitorrio did tell me that he has plans to enhance this. The track up to the villa is challenging but can be driven with care. The owners, Vittorrio and his family were very kind and welcoming. Their attendance to see to the pool and garden was not intrusive and the few queries we had were dealt with swiftly after sending a text message. Our holiday was delightfully restful, a day trip to Florence by train not withstanding. The local countryside is stunningly beautiful. Highlights included a visits to Pisa, Florence, Lucca. An evening stroll around Sillico ( across a steep valley from the villa) with dinner at the restaurant there Was very atmospheric. A hike up to the Pannia del Crocce was strenuous but rewarded us with stunning views. Finally I should mention that the booking through the Friends of Tuscany team in the UK was painless. Andrew Mckean responded to several e-mail queries promptly and clearly with up to date local knowledge.
fab Rural Property in stunning setting
Reviewed on 09/30/2015
Stunning setting and views to die for! Facilities are just as described and pool is lovely size, host was fantastic & delivered exactly what is needed on Holiday. Local attractions are fab in such a rural setting. A must if you like to go Italian style.......
Natur pur! 'natural paradise!'
Reviewed on 06/10/2015
Die Angaben im Online-Inserat bezüglich Lage, Ausstattung etc. waren korrekt. Leider können die Fotos die Schönheit und die Lage der Villa nur bedingt wiedergeben. Wir waren von der Grösse und der Schönheit positiv überrascht und würden die Villa Fosciana jederzeit gerne weiterempfehlen. Die Villa ist in einem sehr guten Zustand und war sauber und gepflegt. Der Empfang durch die Besitzer war herzlich und die Betreuung gut. Die Küche ist gut ausgestattet, leider, für sieben Leute zu klein. Der Gartengrill war rostig und das schlecht gelagerte Holz hat nicht sehr gut gebrannt, für diesen Preis erwarten wir mehr von einem Grill. Unbedingt erwähnenswert ist der grosszügige und sauber gepflegte Swimmingpool. Wir, 4 Erwachsen und 3 Kinder, genossen die Villa für eine Woche. Wir besuchten Castelnuovo di Garfagnana (5 km) und Sillico (7 km). Einkaufsmöglichkeiten und Restaurants sind in Pieve Fosciana (2 km) genügend vorhanden. Viareggio und Lucca sind mit dem Auto in kurzer Zeit erreichbar und eine Reise wert.
Villa Fosciana is set within a natural park, 10 minutes walking distance to the centre of the village of Pieve Fosciana, in the Garfagnana region of Tuscany. There is an excellent restaurant in the village as well as bakeries, shops and cafes. There are two large supermarkets walking distance..
Garfagnana is 'Hidden Tuscany' at its best. With stunning scenery it is the perfect area in Tuscany for walking and outdoor activities. We have close ties with an outdoor activities company who offer many international class adventures.
The large market town of Castelnuovo is only 10 minutes drive away, here you will find many shops, restaurants, bar/cafes and the nearest train station that links with Lucca (50 minutes). The
Lucca 50 minutes drive or train journey
Pisa 1.5 hour drive or train journey
Cinque Terre 1.5 hour drive or train journey
Florence 2 hours drive or train journey
Mountain biking, hill walking and horse riding are all available locally.
Forti di Marmi and Viareggio are the nearest beach resorts, just over an hour's drive.
Lerici is a particularly nice fishing town further North on the coast, near the Cinque Terre.
You can take boats to the Cinque Terre at Viareggio, Forti dei Marmi and other places including Portovenere.
Other recommended places to visit include San Pellegrino, Bagni di Lucca, Hermitage of Calomini (Gallicano), Grotta de Vento, Verrucole Fortress, and Castiglione di Garfagnana.
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