…is a 800 year old Tuscan farmhouse surrounded by a terraced garden and nestled in the Medieval and historic village of Codiponte in Northwestern Tuscan region called the Lunigiana. There are three eclectically decorated and furnished residences, La Casa Grande, L’Appartamento Azzurro and La Casetta al Ponte. They are awaiting your stay from Easter to October every year.
La Casa Grande …is a charmingly renovated & decorated farmhouse arranged on two independent floors…down for living and above for sleeping. The later is reached by a grassy ramp off the courtyard, the centrepiece of La Casa Grande with its 19th Century vine covered pergola. The compound is surrounded by a terraced garden planted with olive & fruit trees. There’s even a fish pond!
The original independence of the two floors has been maintained after il Poggiolo’s reconstruction from 2009 to 2013. The absence of farm animals now allows for the ground floor to be dedicated to a Loggia, Living Room, Dining Room & Kitchen… plus Laundry Room & Bath below the Kitchen, while the sleeping quarters, upstairs reached by a grassy ramp off the courtyard has an open-space living & dining areas and a service Kitchen. There is a loft above with 2 single beds accessed by a ladder. Off a short corridor is a Bathroom to the left and to the right a separate Bedroom with a door to the Terrace beyond. There are wonderful with views over the historic village of Codiponte and the hills beyond covered with olive & chestnut groves.
La Casa Grande is decorated with an eclectic mix of period antiques, flea-market finds and the contemporary, from the furniture, furnishings to the artwork.
Outside is a 2,000 square meter… 25,000 sft, is the terraced garden accessed by a door in the cantine and by taking the ramp to the Sleeping Quarters. There is a back entrance to the garden on the way to the Sleeping Quarters leading to the part of the village built around the Castle of Codiponte and a parking area.
Information… Minimum Stay: 1 week Euro 950. 2 Weeks Euro 1,600. Extra-night Euro 135. Extra-person beyond 6 persons Euro 25 per night. Final Cleaning/Bed-linens & towels are included in the prices. Wi-fi and Parking are provided and are free.
L’Appartamento Azzurro…80 sqm/869 sqf and sleeps 4 persons… the apartment was the original Living Quarters for il Poggiolo and is the oldest part of the farm-house dating back to the 1200s. The apartment has its own separate entrance through a back gate coming from the parking lot above Il Poggiolo. The open space is a Living/Dining area with a basic service Kitchen… refrigerator, 2-burner cooktop, microwave and convection oven, etc. A Sleeping Loft with two single-beds is above and can be reached by a ladder. A short corridor from the open-space leads to the Master BR with an antique double-bed and the Bathroom with a shower, etc. The decor is decidedly an eclectic mix of period antiques, flea-market finds and contemporary furniture and artwork. Off the bedroom is a Terrace with lovely views over the village of Codiponte, the Aullela River Valley and the olive and chestnut groves on the surrounding hills. It’s the perfect setting for an aperitivo of wine, bread and cheese to watch the Tuscan sunsets! Outside there is a large terraced Garden planted with fruit and olive trees. Chaises, chairs and tables are available along with cushions and rugs.
Information… Minimum Stay: 3 nights Euro 300. 1 Week Euro 600. 2 Weeks Euro 1,000. Extra-night Euro 100. Extra-person beyond 4 persons Euro 25 per night. Final Cleaning/Bed-linens & towels are included in the prices. Wi-fi and Parking are provided and are free.
La Casetta al Ponte …100 sqm/1075 sqf and sleeps 4 persons… was intended to be the Master’s House at Il Poggiolo but, as it often happens in Italy, death divided the property and so, it was never completed. The Entrance to the two-story house is under the tall arch of il Poggiolo’s ramp from Codiponte’s Medieval bridge. You enter the main room which serves also as a DR. Off it and on the left is the Kitchen complete with a large refrigerator/freezer, oven and 4 burner cook-top, dishwasher and plenty of storage, etc. The door to the right in the main room leads to the Guest BR with two single beds. The stairs lead up to the large Salotto with an enclosed fireplace. Passing through an archway in the LR, there is a short corridor and La Casetta’s single Bathroom. Beyond is the Master BR with a comfortable double-bed and views out the windows of Codiponte’s famous church and campanile bell-tower. The decor is an eclectic mix of period antiques, flea-market finds and contemporary art and furnishings contrasted with the sage paint-colour of the walls throughout. Il Poggiolo’s Garden is for use by our guests and to reach it, go out the front door and past the grey painted gate, take the first left through the cantine and out a double-door to a 2,000 sqm/25,000 sqf garden of grassy terraces planted with flowering bushes, fruit and olive trees. There’s even a Fish Pond! Chaises, chairs, tables and blankets are available. One last word: La Casetta al Ponte has central heating which, makes it an ideal spot to pass a warm Christmas or New Year’s holiday!
Information… Minimum Stay: 3 nights Euro 300. 1 Week Euro 600. 2 Weeks Euro 1,000. Extra-night Euro 100. Extra-person beyond 4 persons Euro 25 per night. Final Cleaning/Bed-linens & towels are included in the prices. Bookings during the Winter, Heating Surcharge of Euro 50 per night for central heating and firewood. Wi-fi and Parking are provided and are free.
For more information on these properties, please contact Angela or Jerome on 01633 422074, by email at [email protected] com or via our website http://www.luniholidays.co.uk.