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Podere il Gufo, 51028, San Marcello Pistoiese Italy
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Room & Suite (12)
Pool & Beach (8)
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
  • 6 Aug 2015
    “Simply wonderful with a real 'get away from it all' feel”
  • 4 Aug 2015
    “Back to nature in the Tuscany Mountains”
Podere il Gufo, 51028, San Marcello Pistoiese Italy See on map
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Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Lynn M
Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 Aug 2015
Il Gufo is in an amazing setting, surrounded by forest and hills with beautiful views from all aspects. The rustic feel to the accommodation works perfectly with the environment, nature is right on the doorstep. The beautiful swimming pool is very cleverly placed, away from the farmhouse just a short stroll away, with the sun shining until late evening, it was a pleasure to come back to after days out.
San Marcello is a very short drive away, with a handful of good restaurants. We particularly enjoyed shopping for local produce here, tucked away behind the main square are some fabulous shops with very friendly owners providing fresh pasta, cheeses, meats, olives, bread, etc., Il Vinaio was a great find, a great selection of wines were on offer, just take your empty bottles to be filled!
If you like walking/hiking this is a great location, Sandro is full of knowledge and will provide you with some good walking routes and maps, there is a very good network of walks close by, offering easy to more challenging routes.
Il Gufo is in a great location for sightseeing, the tiny hilltop villages in the surrounding area are probably not in the guide books but that's the charm, unspoilt by tourism, they are definitely worth exploring. If you want to venture further Lucca, Pisa, Florence, S.Gimignano, Volterra, Barga, the Gafagnana region are all easily done.
We had a fabulous stay at Il Gufo, Sandro is the most perfect host, so helpful, nothing is too much trouble, we will definitely visit again in the future.
(With regards to the track, please don't let it put you off booking, it is well tended by Sandro, a lot of it is Tarmac, during our stay there was a tiny fiat 500 which tackled it with no problem, we were in a Seat Leon and the other vehicles were just normal family cars, no issues! Without this drive you wouldn't be in such a stunning location)
Thank Lynn M
Response from sandro s, Proprietario at Il Gufo Farmhouse
Responded 9 Aug 2015
Thank you for apreciating both our Farmhouse, the sourroundings and the local shops whose owners will be glad about it. It would be a pleasure to see you again.
Beveren, Belgium
Reviewed 4 Aug 2015
After a first stay in 2002 we returned to the Gufo farmhouse for a week at the end of July 2015. This time we stayed at the "Stalla" appartment.
The appartment offers basic comfort for 4 but everything you need is available.(altough a bigger oven and coffee making facilities for 4 would be appreciated)
It takes about 10 minutes on a very rustic and steep dirtroad to get to the old farmhouse located on a beautiful mountain.(Don't drive there in a fancy sportscar but with a normal family car you won't have problems)
If you are in for a pure luxery all in vacation you shouldn't come here but if you are looking for rest and nature the Podere il Gufo is all you need.
The only disadvantage is that you have to drive at least 45 minutes to go to the nearest cities (Lucca and Pistoia).
Thank BDP_001
Response from sandro s, Proprietario at Il Gufo Farmhouse
Responded 9 Aug 2015
Thank you for coming back after 13 years. We are glad you apreciated. Thanks also for your suggestion about the oven and the coffee machine wich we will improve.
Reviewed 26 Jul 2015
We spent a magical week at Il Gufo Farmhouse. Incredibly relaxing with superb views of the surrounding countryside. Plenty to do, from exploring nearby hills on foot to day trips to cities such as Florence and Lucca. There's also a good sized swimming pool a few minutes walk from the house. The drive up from San Marcello takes a little getting used to but it's all part of the rustic charm.
There's a big Co-op supermarket about 3 kms away and a handful of excellent restaurants in San Marcello.
Sandro is an excellent host. Always ready with suggestions for trips to nearby villages or recommending places to eat.
Really was a very memorable holiday and can't wait to return in the near future
1 Thank scottgibson1
Response from sandro s, Proprietario at Il Gufo Farmhouse
Responded 9 Aug 2015
We hope to see you again as well. We are glad you enjoyed your holiday. Thank you
Stephen F
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 Jun 2015
Great family vacation. We just returned from 7 days at ilguffo and had a fantastic time. The weather wasn't great at the start so the pool didn't get that much action but as a location it was fantastic. We used it to explore the small towns around San Marcello Pistoiese and go for some good walks. Sandro was great. Would definitely recommend it but be aware that there is quite a steep climb to get to it...difficult in car ...difficult by foot if your not ready for it.
1 Thank Stephen F
Response from sandro s, Proprietario at Il Gufo Farmhouse
Responded 9 Aug 2015
It is good that you enjoyed the different options there are when the weather is not that good. Thank you for that and for being here.
Katarzyna C
Reviewed 27 Oct 2014
We have got great memories from that place. Beautiful, peaceful, decorated with excellent taste. This feeling when you wake up in the morning and you see this view! Sandro thank you for everything! People go there, visit Il Gufo, it is really amazing!
Thank Katarzyna C
The four comfortable apartments are just a 10-minute drive from San Marcello Pistoiese, down a secluded strada bianche (country lane) in a renovated stone farmhouse surrounded by fruit groves and woodland - More with a panoramic shared pool a short stroll away. Less
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Outdoor pool
Room Service
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Number of rooms
Price range
US$336 - US$431 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Italy > Tuscany > Province of Pistoia > San Marcello Pistoiese
Number of rooms
Price range
US$336 - US$431 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Italy > Tuscany > Province of Pistoia > San Marcello Pistoiese
Traveller (16)
Room & Suite (12)
Pool & Beach (8)
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Room Tips
"Il Fienile, the part we stayed in, had a secluded terrace with beautiful views of the hills."
26 Jul 2015
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"We stayed in Il Metato upstairs in the farmhouse which had great mountain views."
19 Aug 2014
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"There are 4 apartments in the house - two on the upper storey and two on the lower storey. We (two parents..."
2 Aug 2014
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"The cottage was extremely cold at night, even during our stay in June when temperatures were hitting..."
16 Jun 2013
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