Contemporary rustic house in a traditional rural village in Tuscany. You will love your stay!
This is a truly rare opportunity to live in a traditional rural village in Tuscany and in an authentic rustic house rich of history and memories. As I won't be able to spend time in my house in Vagli Sotto over the summer, I am considering to rent it.
Ideally you are an open individual, respectful of cross-cultural traditions and appreciative of authentic life and space. You could live in alone, with your partner, your kids, your pets or your friends. You might be an artist, a writer, someone on sabbatical who needs to access creativity while living in a very inspiring and relaxing environment. You are looking to stay long period from 5 days up to one month.
The house is also the perfect base to appreciate the pleasures of simple village life and explore the surrounding countryside. You will be immersed in the outstanding heritage of this exceptional medieval stone village at a time when the traditions of the Tuscan countryside are under threat.
The house is situated in the oldest part of the village next to the main square of San Regolo which host the old church. Vagli Sotto makes a perfect experience for those who enjoys authenticity, simplicity, slow pace of life and nature.
The house itself is rustic, simply furnished but comfortable, sleeping up to five people. The house consists of a large dining room, a kitchen, a bathroom, a large studio area, and two double bedrooms. The dining area leads directly on the large sun terrace ideal for breakfast, dining “al fresco", reading and relaxing.
The house is overflowing with books (arts, literature, philosophy), family pictures and has two wood burning stoves on each floor to keep it warm mainly at the beginning of spring ( April & at times in May depending on weather condition) and the beginning of autumn ( end of September and October). There is a washing machine but no dishwasher or television. The house is wired with free wireless WiFi, so you can play your own music directly from your iPhone or Mac.
In the village there is one coffee shop/newsagent. There is also one family running rustic restaurant and pizzeria less than one minute from the house. You can find the Post Office, one bank, one chemist, two rustic restaurants, one gelateria (ice cream shop) and one local shop for simple groceries and local products 10 minutes away the historical central. There is a bread delivery to the village each morning at 10.30 am in front of the bar Good Evening and a grocery van comes once a week. Another family running restaurant with breathtaking view is 15 minutes driving distance in the oasis of Campocatino.
If you think this is the right place for you, please drop me a message and I'll get in touch with you as soon as possible.
I look forward to hearing from you,
Entire house. Please help yourself to the basics in the kitchen (Olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper, pasta, teas and coffee). Please also help yourself to the laundry room (laundry soap available).
"Al fresco terrace" ideal for enjoying home made meals,reading and relaxing.
Trekking (Monte Sumbra, Monte Tambura & Apuan Alps).
Public swimming pool with stunning view of the lake (From middle of June to middle of September).
Suggestive walks around the lake and in the nearby forests.
Local restaurants and affordable traditional local food.
Porcini mushrooms picking season in June and September/October.
Peaceful place to relax and slow pace of life.
Interaction with guests
Respectful and honest interaction by email and text before and during your stay. I like to make sure this is the place my guests are looking for and they are happy with their choice. As I won't be in the house, I will text or email you from time to time during your stay to check that everything is ok.
Before your arrival I will email list of things to do in the area, including restaurants and markets, in order to fully enjoy your stay and discover the Garfagnana area with local lenses!
Please note check in time is between 3pm and 6pm. Check out 10am.
Other things to note
The communal swimming pool opens middle of June and closed middle of September.
Please note that the lake is an artificial lake. The lake is generally full of water as captured in the picture on my listing in May, June and July. In dry season, the water levels tend to be low.
Water level tends to descend throughout the summer, usually in August and September.
Pure cotton and linen bedlinen are provided with towels, lotions and potions.
Pets are welcome but please be very mindful of their needs
Smoking outside is allowed.
Check in between 3pm and 5pm. Check out at 10am.
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Born in Garfagnana and currently living in London with my partner and our daughter.I am passionate about family histories, traditions and nature conservation and in 2009 I restored my grandparents' family house in Vagli Sotto. One of the most exciting adventure of my life!!Vagli Sotto is just an amazing place on earth and I go back there as many times as possible to reconnect with my deep route.I love every expression of life and when I travel I get the most out of it by interacting with the local culture and embracing differences and commonalities!