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A stunning conversion of the old barn which even surprised the builders
6 reviews
A stunning conversion of the old barn which even surprised the builders
Prosecco by the pool to celebrate your holiday
The sitting room
Your own terrace above the pool
The 10th century fort on the next hill
Another beautiful sunrise
A much photographed view
The king sized bed with quality cotton sheets and wool blankets or duvet
I Cinghiali in high summer, blue skies, cornfields, lazy days
The original owners of the villa around 1930
The village of Caprignana, the gateway to the beautiful Orecchiella national park
The village of Caprignana
Nearby the largest mortadella in Italy - delicious!
I Cinghiali, the largest villa in the village of around 40 houses
Table on the terrace for your meals and enjoyment
The terrace with its view of a 10th century fort on the next hill
A 250 Kilo piece of marble from the hills nearby for the kitchen bench
Fabulous food flavours: Dining in the studio in the old barn
Coffee: the best in the world
Rustic original walls with every comfort in this stunning space
Villages scattered down the valley
Afternoon drinks
There is a timeless quality in these ancient hills
A beautiful evening sky
The medieval village of Orzaglia: a great pre or post dinner walk
The never ending view of light and mountains and beauty
Summer fruits in the market
Beautiful 12 meter pool for your enjoyment
Market days: food that tastes out of this world in town squares all over the valley
Market days: fabulous clothes shopping for just a few Euros
The amazing view from the studio and its secluded terrace ideal for sunning yourself
From the barn terrace
Autumn: a perfect time to walk in the parks and visit the hilltop villages nearby
Breakfast on the terrace is sublime
Lucca is the home of the best olive oil in Italy
The amazing walled city of Lucca, 76 churches, fabulous shopping,
A village farm below the marble mountains
Delicious pizza for about €7
The bathroom with wet area shower
Food: local prosciutto and salami from the village shop
A nearby town
Lucca: the amazing walled city and its Roman ampitheatre
Out of the ground and into the oven.
The local sport of cheese bowling
A beautiful dawn sky
All this at Piazza al Serchio on a Tuesday for €20
The villa entrance
Beautiful Garfagnana honey. You will want to try it!
The Roman amphitheater in Lucca
The amazing purple of aubergines
Cheese in the next village
Entree at home
Every holiday deserves an Aperol spritz at the market
Some of the tomato varieties
Ravioli at a favourite: La Baita at nearby Corfino
A groaning table at home
The local supermarket's display of meats
Antipasto at ll Pozzo at Pieve Fosciana
Fabrizzio at the cheese factory at the next village - go visit - Vibbiana
Manarola on the Cinque Terre - less than 2 hours away
The tower in Lucca
A market nearby
Porcini from the hills
The C10 fortress you look at from the villa at Verrucole
Roof tops from the tower in Lucca
The lemon house at Villa Grabau - one of the many old villas you can visit near Lucca
Villa Torrigiani near Lucca
The owner's home made bread
Castlenuovo in Spring
St Michele in Lucca with its wonderful marble pillars
You like espresso? Here is the place to get it!
Zucchini out of my garden
Jeans drying in the next village
The owner picking grapes at the annual vendemmia
Spring snows on the mountains
One of the lovely shrines scattered through the valley
My favourite terrace on the property
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1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Caprignana, Province of Lucca, Tuscany
I invite you to spend a dream Five Star holiday at my beautiful northern Tuscan property known as ‘I Cinghiali’ or ‘The Wild Boars’ in the hills of the Garfagnana, a magical green oasis where the pace of life has changed little over the ages.

No famous artworks, just wonderful villages full of local people going about their daily business in the marketplaces.

No Michelin logos, but the most unbelievable food prepared by Slow Food chefs and the woman of the house where you enjoy the specialty of the day without the need for a printed menu.

Yes, there are supermarkets, but the produce found in the small specialty shops reminds you how good food tasted when you were young. Cheese is made in the next village; the prosciutto in my village shop is the best on the planet and you can buy fresh and delicious unpasteurised milk from a vending ma...
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About the Owner, Buzz M
Languages spoken: English, Italian
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 20 days ago
Listed since : Dec 2012
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 23 reviews and 4 properties
Interaction with guests
You will be met by my charming neighbour, Anna, a former schoolteacher at the local school who was part of the family from whom I purchased the property in 1988. She will help you with any information or help you require during your stay. If you're there in the summer months it is likely that I, the owner, may be in the villa and if so I will look forward to meeting you and sharing some home grown produce from my garden with you.
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David L
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 30 August 2017 for a stay in June 2017

"The Barn" is stunning accommodation in an amazing place. We fell in love with it from the moment we walked in the front door. The barn is fully self contained with everything you need to make it your home - you can feel the love that has gone into restoring it and every detail has been thought through. Its beauty...

Management response:

Wonderful David...it was fantastic to have your family as my guests. I definitely want to be here when you come back. You were amazing guests. Thank you for everything.


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Jo B
Colchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 27 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

We have had the most amazing week, thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your fabulous barn, there are not enough words to do it justice, it has been simply, incredible. It truly is a little piece of heaven on earth. We are wildlife lovers and photographers and have captured some truly amazing photos, even managing to...

Management response:

Beautiful Jo and Matt. I am always humbled when guests capture the essence of what I so love about my piece of paradise. Please come back!


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Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 21 October 2014 for a stay in August 2014

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 AM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    2 Twins
    1 Super King
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 7 nights --
RM 4,230
31 Mar 2018 -
27 Apr 2018
7 nights
RM 604
RM 4,230
28 Apr 2018 -
1 Jun 2018
7 nights
RM 797
RM 5,576
2 Jun 2018 -
29 Jun 2018
7 nights
RM 906
RM 6,345
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Malaysian Ringgit and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Cleaning : RM 192 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
The studio in the barn is only available in summer months. If you want to book for more than 4 weeks then please email the owner for a discounted rate.
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About the neighbourhood
Caprignana is a small village where life matters. Only about 60 inhabitants, they look after each other and a sense of real community often missing in current lives, is still present.

In the next village you can visit an amazing family run cheese factory. Down the road there is an adventure park where you can swing in the trees doing a ropes course. Everywhere there are daily village markets for your food, wonderful wine shops where you can buy a five litre pack of delicious red or white for a song, and the baker in the next town has the best bread on the planet.

Everything is local and everything is fresh. You buy in season and eat the best of what is available. You will be directed to wonderful inexpensive restaurants where you will wonder how they can make such delicious offerings fo...
Getting around
You'll have your own car and a map or sat nav and you'll receive a list of all the wonderful things to do in the area. The local railway station is Piazza al Serchio, just down the hill from the house, in the next town, if you have visitors coming in by train. You can also use a train to go to Lucca for the day, or Florence or the Cinque Terre. Italian rail is incredibly cheap.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Pisa International Airport: 90.0 km
Railway: Piazza al Serchio: 3.0 km
Full directions will be given to you in the 100+ page information booklet you will receive when you make your final payment.

Caprignana is in the Serchio Valley between Lucca and Aulla, near La Spezia. There is no motorway but a good road through the valley. If you are in Lucca you come north, if you are in Aulla you come south: about the same distance from both.

If you are coming from Pisa airport where you have hired a car, then its an easy drive to Lucca and up the valley. If you are coming from Milano, its about 3 hours door to door. If you are coming from Florence, drive to Lucca and then into the valley from there.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby.
Nearby cities
Lombardy Villas (6,481)
Tuscany Villas (24,157)
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