This is what you've been waiting for!Your terrace above the pool

Logement entier

4 voyageurs

1 chambre

4 lits

Logement entier

4 voyageurs

1 chambre

4 lits

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À propos de ce logement

If you want a truly Tuscan village experience then Il Fienile is exactly what you are looking for. A beautiful restored barn with pool and a stunning view in the green hills of the famed Garfagnana. This is the place for an Italian village experience not a tourist experience.

Le logement

You want the VERY BEST OF TUSCANY?? WELL THIS IS IT!! Guest have returned 5, 6 and 7 times from Australia because being here is the best holiday they have ever had. That's as good a recommendation as you will get.

Holidaying in Il Fienile is a 5 Star Experience in a beautiful untouched part of Tuscany where you will have a village experience rather than a tourist experience.

The studio in the old barn is at one end of the largest villa in the village, which is available for rental for a bigger group. Originally a barn for hay and farm equipment with the stables for animals below, today it is a beautifully converted open plan contemporary space like a New York loft, with the living area and bathroom at ground level and the sleeping accommodation on a partial mezzanine.

The property is set on an acre of ground in a small village in the hills of Northern Tuscany where you can live the life of the villagers, eat locally grown food, drink local vino, explore village markets and sit on the large terrace with a gin and tonic at the end of the day looking at the 10th century ruined fortress on the next hill.

A stunning 12 meter pool was built in 2014. The property is 725 square meters including a vegetable garden and orchard adjacent to the barn. The altitude of around 800 meters makes it a perfect place to avoid overcrowded and unpleasantly hot holiday resorts in summer.

Guests have returned from Australia up to 7 times; many have returned 3 and 4 times because this is such a unique and authentic Italian village experience.

At ground level there is the kitchen with a 250 kilo piece of Carrara marble from the hills nearby as the kitchen bench, dishwasher, and crockery, cutlery and implements to cater for 6-8 people. The sitting room has two very comfortable sofas , flat screen television, stereo and DVD player and a selection of CD's and DVDs. ADSL Internet. The dining table has 6 chairs.

The bathroom has a walk-in wet area shower, toilet and bidet and a vanity unit and a washing machine, laundry sink, ironing board and iron. There is a clothes line outside. Some emergency toiletries are provided and a hair dryer.

Upstairs there is a king bed and 2 single beds, wardrobe, desk and a blanket box. There is a large furnished terrace for outdoor living. There is a washing line...dryers are not available in Italy, strangely enough but the summer sun will dry your things very quickly.

This is a place to be if you would like to explore local markets, eat and drink wonderful food and wine at very reasonable prices, visit hilltop towns, explore the marble mountains of Carrara, the elegant Italian Riviera or the Cinque Terre, and the wonderful elegant city of Lucca 60 kms down the valley.

This is not a tourist area and the locals, even though few speak anything other than Italian, are delightfully friendly and helpful. You won't see ancient masterpieces in these hills but you can experience the best of Italian village life. You will need your own transport to avail yourselves of the best of the area.

Weekly markets, a cheese factory to visit in the next village, ancient hill top towns abounding in festivals, outstanding food, inexpensive restaurants, wonderful food shops, bars, and clothing shops are part of your experience in these wonderful hills.

A local cook can enhance your experience of this special area of Tuscany. Mary, an English friend with a vast knowledge of the area and food can cook up a storm for you one night at a very reasonable cost, and help you find your way around village activities: festivals, cheese, wine etc.

There is one shop in the village, a large town 3 kilometers away and market towns all around the valley. You can purchase vegetables from the farmer next door for a very small amount of money or take things from the vegetable garden and orchard if you are there at the right time. There are apple, pear, plum, cherry and fig trees and all summer vegetables growing in the veggie garden.

If you require a larger place to accommodate your guests, please consider 'Large Tuscan Villa I Cinghiali' as alternative accommodation.

Access is through Pisa airport which is a 1.5 hour drive away, or train from Lucca at the southern end of the valley and Aulla at the northern end, both around 1 hour drive. Trains arrive at Piazza al Serchio 3 kilometers away.

The roof is very high making the space unheatable so it is only available in the northern summer, between around early May and late October. Please email the owner for availability.

The barn is around 100 square meters. The property is 725 square meters.

Rental is only available from Saturday to Saturday.

You will be given an 80+ page booklet written by the owner of all the wonderful things to do and enjoy in the area.

Accès des voyageurs

Guest have access to the converted barn, its terrace, the garden, the orchard and the vegetable garden and, of course, the stunning pool.

Échanges avec les voyageurs

I will interact with my guests to ensure they feel comfortable booking their holiday and enjoying it.

If you book for more than two weeks I will offer a discount. Please message me for details.

Autres remarques

Ask me if there is anything you need.

If you book for more than two weeks I will offer a discount. Please message me for details.

Le logement
Capacité d'accueil : 4
Salles de bain : 1
Chambres : 1
Lits : 4
Arrivée : À partir de 16:00
Départ : 10:00
Type de logement : Logement entier


Voyageur supplémentaire : Sans frais
Frais de ménage : 35€
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Règlement intérieur
L'entrée dans les lieux se fait à partir de 16:00

Have a great time.
Come back.
Tell your friends.
Please do not smoke indoors.


Cet hôte applique des conditions d'annulation strictes

Si vous annulez jusqu'à 30 jours avant le voyage, vous recevez un remboursement intégral. En cas d'annulation au cours des 30 jours précédant le voyage, vous recevez un remboursement à hauteur de 50 % du prix à la nuit. Les frais vous sont remboursés intégralement.

Dispositif de sécurité
Détecteur de fumée
Kit de premiers secours

Séjour de 7 nuits minimum

L'adresse exacte est communiquée uniquement lorsque la réservation est confirmée.

4 commentaires

Profil utilisateur de Lena
août 2016
A little piece of heaven om Earth.... Hidden in the marble mountains of Tuscany, this is a true gem not to be missed! A host with the insight to the area only adds to the positive experience. Will definitely recommend.

Profil utilisateur de Eva
juillet 2015
What is there to say? You simply HAVE to experience this paradise in the Garfagnana! The barn is beautiful, modern, spacious, comfortable, quiet and immediately feels like home. Everything you need is right there. The view from the barn is absolutely stunning. A great pool right in front. The terrace for breakfast of drinks. A nice breeze, even on hot days. You could just stay there forever (if only..!) Lots of nice restaurants in the villages, and Lucca is only an hour drive away. Buzz is the perfect host and it really makes you feel special sharing just a little bit of the story of I Chinghiiali and Il Fienile (the barn). Every question you might have is answered in an at least 80 page booklet/guide to the house and area, that's designed to make you enjoy the environment and not waste time. And how about finding figgs fresh from the garden on your doorstep?
Profil utilisateur de Buzz
Réponse de Buzz :
Thank you so much Eva. I just loved having you and your family at my wonderful barn. It is always so lovely to see people enjoying the beautiful space I have created in this unspoilt and serene part of the world. Please tell your friends, and please come back to stay again. There is so much more for you to do and experience in this magical undiscovered part of Tuscany. Mille grazie and I do hope to meet you all again.
juillet 2015

Profil utilisateur de Lotta
juillet 2015
We had an absolutely lovely stay and "The Barn" was extra ordinary - way beyond our expectations! Buzz has really made the place into something you can't imagine - but need to experience. She was a brilliant host, quick in responding all kinds of questions before we came, as much as during the stay. Her super informative booklet helped us finding places and things we needed throughout the week we stayed in Caprignana. We stayed here in the middle of the summer, but I assume spring and autumn would be a good time to visit too. I recommend every one who's looking for a spot away from the usual "touristy spots" to go here. You won't be disappointed!
Profil utilisateur de Buzz
Réponse de Buzz :
Thanks so much Lotta. I loved meeting you and your family - you were outstanding guests. I am very happy when people so love the beautiful spaces I have created. I do hope you will come back and bring some friends to enjoy the villa!
juillet 2015

Profil utilisateur de JImi
août 2014
Buzz was a great host and had everything related to the stay perfectly though she was away. Her 100+ page guide to the local area was very informative and helpful. The barn is located in a part of Tuscany that's not touristy. The Area feels authentic and unspoiled by development. The food is simple but locally produced and all delicious. Found that the food and wine are priced very reasonably either at the market or in restaurants. The pool is a wonderful addition and the position of the barn is perfect, offering a beautiful view and fresh breeze throughout the day and evening. The barn is organised well - not luxurious but everything you need is there and the accommodation was extremely comfortable.
Profil utilisateur de Buzz
Réponse de Buzz :
Thanks so much JImi for your great review. It was a pleasure to have you and your family in the special space of my converted barn. I hope you will recommend it to your friends and come again. Best wishes, Buzz
août 2014

Londres, Royaume-Uni · Membre depuis mars 2012
Profil utilisateur de Buzz

Dr Buzz McCarthy found her Italian passion at the age of 21 when visiting Italy for the first time. Declaring to her friends that 'one day I will buy a house in Tuscany' she was laughed at but she is a woman of her word, and in this case her passion! Buzz loves spending time at I Cinghiali herself and is always working to upgrade the property for the pleasure of guests. Over the years she had made friends with many of the guests who have returned up to 7 times. She has visited over 80 countries but still loves Italy more than ever. She hopes you will love her little slice of heaven. She has written many stories about this unique part of Italy on her blog (URL HIDDEN) and invites you to read them.