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Villa Alla Marginetta from across the Fresh Spring Water Pool
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Villa Alla Marginetta from across the Fresh Spring Water Pool
Villa Alla Marginetta Gardens
Side Garden looking towards the gardens
Villa Alla Marginetta Gardens
Look across from west side of property past Gazebo over Pool to Alla Marginetta
Side gardens and rear of villa
Villa Alla Marginetta Gardens
Alla Marginetta & rear gardens
Walkway from pool area to one of two Gazebo's
Upper Balcony looking onto Swimming Pool
Kids play area near pool, tavern is also full of games incluing Billards
lounging balcony looking onto swimming pool
Nearby Alla Marginetta, walkers paradise with well marked paths
Living Room
Kitchen walk out to Garden
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Main bathroom, includes bath & shower
3rd bedroom with 2 singles, also converts to double
4th bedroom with ensuite
4th bedroom en suite bathroom
5th bedroom with en suite bathroom
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5 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 11
Pescaglia, Province of Lucca, Tuscany

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HolidayBe...
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“A lovely house in a very peaceful and beautiful location”
Reviewed 6 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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My family of university-age kids spent a fantastic week at Villa Alla Marginetta. The house is very spacious with five generous-sized bedrooms all lovely enough to avoid any fighting over rooms. That said, my wife and I bagged the best room with both en-suite bathroom and a private balcony where we could take our morning coffee undisturbed. The communal area on the ground floor hosts a kitchen, dinning area and living area with TV (perfect for watching late night re-runs of "Sex in the City" apparently). In the basement there is a utility room with a washing machine (not discovered by some of the family until we were leaving) and a pool room (which was well found). The house is an old converted stone-built farm house. In August, this means it is cool during the day and warm at night. It also means that the downstairs communal area is quite dark, especially after coming in from the bright sunlight. It would be lovely to have large windows looking out on to the gorgeous wooded valley outside. That's about the only thing keeping the house off my dream Tuscan shopping list.

Outside is a large garden with a large swimming pool, high-quality pool furniture and two excellent dinning areas. The garden isn't a gardener's garden, but it makes up for this somewhat with its feeling of openness and by the location of the house in a spectacular and quiet valley - the only sounds we heard were the murmur of the river below and the splash of the small nearby waterfall. And the local cycle club passing by on their morning ride.

The house is slightly remote, but not enough to be a problem provided you are reasonably confident driving on the narrow, winding mountain roads that reach it. The drives around the house (and rides - bring bikes!) are spectacular - this really is a gorgeous area of Italy. It's worth exploring the local villages, just to get a sense of their remoteness and how they are unchanged by modern global living. (This is a very rustic part of Tuscany, no grand houses or extravagant churches.) We ate at random in several local restaurants and they were all excellent (and, as usual, the hosts extremely friendly and accomodating of vegans/vegetarians). You could happily spend a whole holiday just hanging out at the house, wandering around the valley and making the odd trip in to one of the local towns for a bit of excitement.

If you are more in need of tourism or shopping Lucca is about a 50 minute drive and Pisa 1hr 20. If you haven't visited before, Lucca is a gem of a city and don't be put off by the image of Pisa as a tourist trap. Both are beautiful towns with masses to see and do and, given their beauty and history, astonishingly un-touristlike feeling (apart from maybe a 30m radius around the leaning tower.).

We were left alone for the week with no attempt to help (or hassle us). Not that we needed anything. But if you expect daily solicitous advice from the owners or long chats with the neighbours, not here: like I said remote and peaceful.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: The minor deficiency in kitchen and dinning equipment.
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Travelling group: Teenagers
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Michelle...
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11 reviews
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“A slice of heaven”
Reviewed 14 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

A wonderfully comfortable villa, with high-quality furnishings and fittings (especially those bathrooms!!). The villa has everything you need and more. We had a fabulous stay, totally secluded and private with stunning mountain views. The pool was voted the best we've ever had - sunshine all day but shady areas such as the chair swing and gazebo when you need them. The pool is the same depth - about 1.4m - throughout which made it perfect in my opinion.
Gina, the property manager, is an angel of helpfulness, only a text away and couldn't do enough to help us!

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Liked best: The pool
Liked least: the mountain roads are a bit hair-raising!
Travelling group: Teenagers
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ivan d
Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
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“Best Vacation Ever”
Reviewed 1 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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Our intention as a family of six was to spend time together in a nice environment. Villa Alla Marginetta was the perfect place to do it!. The house is beautiful and in perfect condition, located in a thick forest near small mountain towns. Located near Lucca, Florence, Pisa, the Ligure Region and many other interesting places, it was the perfect blend of a quiet and beatiful place and surroundings with near-by tourist places. We enjoyed the pool very much since we were coming from the winter. Everything at the house was in perfect condition and the accomodations were great! A pitty we could not stay longer...

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Maynooth, Ireland
Reviewed 6 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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Liked best: The comfort of the house
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Large groups
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