This delightful 'home from home' apartment has been furnished to a very high standard and is a welcome and comfortable retreat from a day's sightseeing. It has its own independent entrance to the side of the Villa with easy access via stone steps and comprises of a large and spacious entrance hall, exceptionally well-equipped kitchen with modern fittings, open-plan lounge/dining area with luxury furnishings and an open fireplace and it even has it's own in-built stone and brick pizza oven. There is also satellite TV providing UK terrestrial channels as well as a DVD and CD player. All the windows have bug blinds. The bathroom has a large walk-in shower with hand-basin, WC and bidet and the double bedroom has a king-size bed with separate hand-basin, brand new chestnut wood double wardrobe and has French doors leading to a private terrace on the edge of the pool. The well maintained garden consists of olive and mature fruit trees with fragrant lavender edging the terrace.
The infinity pool measures 5m x 10m and is 1.5m deep and is set in lawn surrounded by mature fruit and olive trees. For guests' convenience there is also an outdoor solar-panelled shower with hot and cold water. Area Details The pretty village of Villa Collemandina is situated some 550m above sea level and in the hot summer months enjoys a temperature 2-3 degrees lower than the town below. It is a hilly region with winding roads to explore among the pine and chestnut forests from its river terraces to Appenine water reserves, presenting an area of extraordinary natural interest and landscapes which appear within the Parco dell'Appennino and gateway to the Orechiella Nature Reserve and Botanic Garden which has breathtaking panoramic terraces which overlook the entire valley. The old enchanting Tuscan walled town of Lucca is under an hour away with the historic towns of Pisa, Florence and the Mediterranean coast all within easy reach.
The Garfagnana region of Tuscany is famous for its excellent cuisine cooked in a rustic, simple style yet using the very best of local ingredients. A full lunch with wine and coffee costs around 10 euros (pranzo di lavoro) and in the evening a main course typically costs between 7-10 euros. Travel Details Nearest train station in Castelnuovo di Garfagnana (3km) with easy links to Lucca, Pisa, Florence and the Cinque Terre.
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