Casa del Torrentello - Tuscany
Beautifully restored farmhouse and barn located on a hill amidst chestnut covered woods. This is an inspired hideaway for families and parties looking for some peace and quiet yet only a few minutes drive to the amenities of Licciana Nardi and the valley road with easy access to the motorway and train station.
A private track leads to the gated driveway. The property comprises a group of buildings set around a courtyard all of which have been sympathetically restored externally to retain a rustic feel without completely removing the authenticity.
The interior has been designed to include much architectural detail. Thoughtful lighting emphasises the many contrasts including exposed stone walls, arches and original beamed ceilings. Furnishings combine traditional design with modern comfort and practicality. The barn has been converted into a superb ‘loft ‘style contemporary living room to include a custom designed kitchen with marble work surfaces and integral basins. The kitchen has professional oven and large American fridge/freezer. A large table can accommodate up to 12 people. The comfortable sitting area is fitted with an open fireplace and is equipped with CD mini system. Doors lead to a pretty terrace with steps down to the garden. The pool area would impress the most demanding of travellers with the higher level ‘infinity’ mosaic pool flowing down into a plunge pool at the lower level. The decked terrace is equipped with recliners for sun enthusiasts.
The original chestnut barn overlooks the pool as a charming reminder of the property’s rustic origins. The main building comprises 6 bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 12 guests comprising 2 double rooms, 1 with en suite bathroom, 3 twin rooms and a children’s room furnished with bunk beds. The 3 designer bathrooms feature hand made tiles and contemporary fittings. An additional area with doors onto the courtyard provides a calm and relaxed living space. The bedrooms are fitted with central heating for cooler seasons. A store room at a lower level houses a washing machine.
Location & Amenities
The small town of Licciana Nardi is approx mins drive from the property with a selection of small traditional shops, including, bakery, butcher, grocery shop. Bank, post office and bars. There are a few restaurants within a short drive of the house. For more information please enquire
Concierge services ( optional )
Whether you would like a restaurant booking, activities or excursions organising, or just someone on hand who speaks Italian to offer assistance. The concierge staff can share their knowledge of the area and offer you peace of mind during your stay in Tuscany. Our services include a range of activities, excursions and services to include: painting and art courses, mountain / quad bike hire, horse riding, walking guides, boat charters, city excursions, wine / tasting and tours, day cooking courses, ferry / train timetables and special event and wedding planning.
The word Tuscany conjures images of olive groves and vineyards, fine food and wine, romantic farmhouses lined with cypress trees and of course the sun set over Florence. Tourists are drawn every year by these beautiful images they see in glossy magazines, travel guides and through film and television. Many visitors can be forgiven for thinking that Chianti, Siena and Florence encompasses all Tuscany has to offer, however this is not so, and although these areas are enchanting there is much more to discover. Lunigiana offers a truly unspoilt corner of Tuscany and an inspired destination for the Italian traveller. The most Northern tip which borders the colourful Gulf of the Poets. The nearby Versilia coast overflows with sea side charm and is within easy reach the impressive city of Lucca, rich with Italian architecture and culture. In order to really understand Tuscany it is essential to experience its many contrasts and only then will you discover its true spirit.
Lunigiana is an area rich in history and tradition and set amidst magnificent scenery. The generous hospitality and relaxed pace to life make this a perfect destination for those wishing to escape the rush of modern life. The nearby Gulf of the Poets has attracted many writers, artists and film makers over the years. The quiet cosmopolitan coastline still retains its authenticity and charm. Excellent transport links provide easy accessibility to many of the centres of both Tuscany and Liguria.
If you have a passion for Italy and a desire to explore the less beaten tracks, then Lunigiana will not fail to impress. The only way to appreciate all that the region has to offer is to see it with your own eyes. We are sure that after your visit this will be a place you find difficult to forget.
IMPORTANT TO NOTE: The swimming pool will be opened for the end of May. Early opening can be arranged on request for May bookings ( surcharge may apply )