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Cottages and Village Houses
Lunigiana, Northern Tuscany

We have a collection of cottages and village houses set in rural Lunigiana, the hills between the mountains and the sea. Crystal clear rivers, stunning views, and an unhurried way of life.
Il Mulino, a house to rent in Lunigiana, for a holiday in Tuscany MULINO DI GRETA     Taverone valley      Sleeps 2, 4 or 6
This delightful old mill building has been completely restored and is situated in its own land overlooking the attractive stony river, with natural pools for bathing upstream. You can eat under the vine-clad pergola, and there is a waterfall above. The property is surrounded by beautiful scenery, with views to the Apennines. It is a comfortable home with three good-sized bedrooms.
Il Cielo, a house to rent in Lunigiana, villa in Tuscany IL TINELLO       Virgoletta        Sleeps 2 or 4
A bright sunny apartment in an ancient 'borgo'. There are magnificent views from the house and the panoramic terrace. The property is 13th century but has been recently restored throughout. Steps lead up from the narrow cobbled street where all village life takes place. The single street leads to the castle at the head of the town. A taste of traditional Italy.
Self catering apartment in Tuscany LA LUNA        Taverone valley      Sleeps2+2
La Luna is an old village house in the heart of the Taverone valley. Originally the village bakery, still with the original oven. There is a small balcony and a large vine-covered terrace with a barbecue. The living room has a large Tuscan woodburning fireplace. The clear mountain river has deep bathing pools and there are villages with shops and restaurants close by.
Il Tinello, a house to rent in Lunigiana, for a holiday in Tuscany

Casa della Vigna, a house to rent in Lunigiana, Tuscany in italy

CASA DELLA VIGNA       Podnanzana        Sleeps 4+Lunigiana view from Casa della Vigna, a house to rent in Lunigiana, Tuscany
A beautifully restored village house with an extensive garden and wonderful views. French doors to the terrace looking over the vines and olives towards the mountains. Comfortable terrace chairs where you can sit gazing with your glass of local wine across at the mountains, or towards the sea, less that half an hour away. Local 'Panigacci' restaurant is 10 minutes' walk.

La Scala, a house to rent in Lunigiana, Tuscany in italy

LA SCALA       Viano        Sleeps 2/3Sunset at La Scala, a house to rent in Lunigiana, Tuscany
La Scala is an enchanting hilltop hideaway in Viano with spectacular views over the valley towards the mountains. This charming Tuscan village house has been converted and furnished in a style that retains much of its original character. The view from the terrace is especially dramatic at sunset.
Self catering apartment in Tuscany OLIVETO      Nola di Bagnone     Sleeps 2
Oliveto is in a small hamlet seemingly remote from the modern world. Yet it is only a few minutes from bustling country towns with shops, bars and restaurants. Outside the kitchen/living room there is large terrace where you will want to live for the whole holiday, and a lush garden with spectacular views to really relax in. Waterfall and river bathing pool nearby.

Il Cielo, a house to rent in Lunigiana, Tuscany

IL CIELO       Taverone valley       Sleeps 2+             Ideal for Walking
Il Cielo is set in a hilltop village with spectacular views. The apartment and furniture has all been restored by the owners and retains the feel of the old borgo.
There is small private garden, and wood-fired heating for the cooler seasons. It is surrounded by spectacular walking country. River swimming the in the Taverone river a short walk away.
Now with a refreshing dip pool.

La Casa della Nonna, a beautiful villa to rent in Lunigiana, Tuscany

CASA DELLA NONNA     Taverone valley   Sleeps 2
Casa Nonna is a bijou apartment, almost hewn out of he rock. It is next door to Il Cielo which has just been restored by the owners in the same traditional style. There is balcony looking out across the valley.
The village has a particular silence to it - only the bells of the sheep in the distance and the gentle wind.

Now with a refreshing dip pool.
Ideal for Walking

La Casa della Nonna, a house to rent in Lunigiana, Tuscany in the heart if italy
Palazzo Duca, Tavernelle, Lunigiana, Tuscany PALAZZO di DUCA      Tavernelle       - Sleeps 2 - 26
This impressive 17th century palazzo in historic Tavernelle has its original features - stunning vaulting, an ancient staircase, as well as spacious living areas. The entire palazzo may be rented to a group of 26 people, or the six apartments and two independent 'suites', can be rented separately. An internal private partially paved garden provides a peaceful area for relaxing, dining and cooling-off on summer evenings.

Palazzo Duca, Tavernelle, Lunigiana, Tuscany

Casetta Franca, a self catering Tuscany villa available to rent CASETTA FRANCA       Taverone valley       Sleeps 2/4
This charming little cottage in Varano is everyone's idea of a Tuscan country cottage. It has vines and roses around the door and in front of the house there is a delightful garden, that is ideal for sunbathing or catching up on some quiet reading. The patio outside the front door with a table, chairs and sun umbrella is ideal for eating outside, or just just sitting with a glass of wine looking at the view.

La Rocca, a self catering villa to rent in Tuscany

LA ROCCA        Montemarcello     Sleeps 2 La Rocca, a self catering villa to rent in Tuscany
La Rocca is a gem of a house in one of the most sought-after locations on the Ligurian coast. The cliff top village of Montemarcello is on a headland overlooking the Gulf of the Poets, looking across to the Cinque Terre and the marble mountains of Carrara. Easy striking distance of the Cinque Terre, Portofino, Lucca and Pisa. Parma, Siena and Florence make good daytrips. There are some delightful hilltowns close by in Lunigiana, the undiscovered part of Tuscany, between the sea and the mountains.  

La Terrazza, a self catering villa to rent in Tuscany

LA TERRAZZA       Taverone valley           Sleeps 4+
Its spectacular roof terrace has a 360 degree view of the surrounding mountains and countryside.
The house is reached by a short walk up the village lane before entering the lovely stone-flagged courtyard, with a large table for alfresco eating.
A really comfortable, friendly house to relax in, with satellite TV, and English books and videos.

La Fragolina, a self catering villa to rent in Lunigiana, Tuscany

LA FRAGOLINA         Fivizzano          Sleeps 4
Set high in the hills above the attractive market town of Fivizzano this old stone house has been lovingly restored by its English owners to retain its original features. It has a large stone-flagged courtyard which has glorious views down the valley.
The attractive town of Fivizzano has open-airbars and restaurants around the fountain in the piazza and in July and August a festival of Music and drama is held each year and ends with a colourful jousting ceremony.

La Veduta, a stunning villa available to rent in Lunigiana, Tuscany

LA VEDUTA       Taverone valley        Sleeps 2-4
A beautifully converted apartment with stupendous views up and down the valley. There is a large terrace leading out from a delightful living room. As you enter this light, sunny apartment from the old borgo you glimpse the view from along the hallway. It is set in the heart of the old hill village with no cars in the narrow twisted streets.

La Taverna, a house to rent in Lunigiana, Tuscany

LA TAVERNA            Prota       Sleeps2                                     With a pool
La Taverna is a very special small property sharing a pool with three other houses. Completely made of stone it seems as though it is carved out of the rock. The kitchen area in the main room has an ancient marble sink, though modern plumbing!
Set into a corner of the stone wall in the bedroom is a luxurious spa bath.
The living room opens onto a walled courtyard, while the bedroom has its own private garden. A few steps away is the large pool with wonderful views over the hills. It is set in a friendly village with a shop, bar and restaurant only a couple of minutes walk away.

La Casetta, a villa in Lunigiana, Tuscany LA CASETTA            Prota        Sleeps2+2
La Casetta is a little stone-built Tuscan cottage in the same group as La Taverna. Completely separate from the others it is a perfect hideaway with all modern conveniences and spectacular views from all the rooms and the portico-covered terrace. At the end of the small garden there are steps down to the large pool.
A shop, bar and restaurant are only a couple of minutes walk away.
With a pool
Podere di Prota, Lunigiana, Tuscany

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