Holiday cottage in Tuscany, Italy

luxury dog friendly holiday cottage in Tuscany

From The Suffolk Holiday Barns & Barges Experts, A Tuscan Cottage Available Early 2022

What?

It will be a fully restored traditional Tuscan Country House with breath-taking views of the Garfagnana Valley. Just 20 minutes from the Medieval city of Lucca and 45 minutes from Pisa airport.

Sleeps two to four.

When?

  • 2 or 3 night weekends from Fridays
  • 4 night midweek breaks from Mondays
  • 5 night midweek breaks from Sundays
  • Full weeks or fortnights from any of those days

Why?

  • Rustic combination of English & Tuscan style
  • Incredible views of the valley and hills for miles
  • Al Fresco Terrace with BBQ, Pizza & Bread oven
  • Soak up the Italian sunshine
  • Ideal spot to discover Tuscany

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“I have two favourite places on this little planet of ours. Suffolk and Tuscany. Having built my business in Suffolk, firstly on dry land and then onto the water with our Barges, I’m now expanding it just a little further. To Tuscany!

Woodfarm Tuscany has a delightful little country house with breath-taking views across the Garfagnana, which is the upper valley of the river Serchio, just 20 minutes North-West of Lucca and only 45 minutes from Pisa airport.

A holiday or short-break here is all about the scenery, and food & drink. We have the most amazing location to explore this beautiful area, and enjoy some ‘you time’ from your Tuscan terrace.”

Holiday Cottage in Tuscany near Bagni Di Lucca

Our Dog-friendly Holiday Cottage in Tuscany….

I viewed a lot of houses in the area and then ended up buying the first one I’d seen! The views were love at first sight. The house itself requires a complete renovation, but then I’m used to that, so it’s not a problem.

But the views are simply unforgettable and we don’t have to renovate them!!

Food, Wine and that Tuscan view!

Once it’s finished, this Cottage will be about the incredible views. A cosy place to stay, with the modern comforts you expect from us, in a location giving you easy access to the most popular parts of Tuscany. With or without dogs.

And to go with those views we are building a spacious terrace in the garden, with comfy seating, pizza and bread oven, and a BBQ.

So if you fancy the idea of sitting back and relaxing with the warm Tuscan air wrapped around you as you sip a nice glass of local wine, waiting for your handmade pizza or locally sourced BBQ produce to be ready, then you’d better get your diaries out.

There’ll even be a proper pasta maker in the kitchen, along with local flour and eggs so you can really get into the spirit!

‘Trebbio’ forms part of a tiny hamlet near a tiny village called Piazza Di Brancole, on a hillside overlooking the Garfagnana Valley.

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The location of our Tuscan Holiday Cottage in the Garfagnana Valley
Holiday Cottage in Tuscany with breath-taking views

Gold-Award Winning Luxury Holiday Cottages & Barges in Suffolk. And now we’re in Italy too!

“It’s exactly the same philosophy as we have in Suffolk; created with you in mind. Modern comforts with rural charm, all within easy reach of so many beautiful and interesting places.

‘Trebbio’; your Holiday Cottage in Tuscany. The perfect place from which to explore this stunning, historic region of Italy. Sign up to our VIP Tuscany list to be the first to know when you can book your holiday or short-break at Woodfarm Tuscany and make it your home from home.”

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Your Holiday Cottage in Tuscany

Set into the hillside, ‘Trebbio’ will all be on one level inside, making for easy living.

We have cellars below, which we hope to convert at some point, but once the Cottage is ready, it’ll be all about a luxurious, rustic interior, combined with outdoor living, Tuscan style.

From your terrace you can enjoy your morning coffee, a leisurely lunch, or watch the sun go down as you bake your own pizzas.

Make sure you sign up to our VIP Tuscany list to be the first to know when we are ready to take bookings!

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“We have loads of accolades for ALL our Suffolk Holiday Cottages & Barges. We’ll aim for similar in Italy, but rest assured that it’s the same team and ethos behind it.”

Oh yeah! 100 wins in a row!

You'll have to see yesterday's post for this to make sense!

Today will be a day of celebration, with bunting, lemonade and cake! Children shall sing and dance around the maypole. Jesters will rejoice, and even the villagers in the stocks will smile as they are pelted with rotten vegetalia.

Or something like that

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Oh yeah! 100 wins in a row!  Youll have to see yesterdays post for this to make sense!  Today will be a day of celebration, with bunting, lemonade and cake! Children shall sing and dance around the maypole. Jesters will rejoice, and even the villagers in the stocks will smile as they are pelted with rotten vegetalia.  Or something like that  #Wordle  #nailedit

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Wot no ticker tape parade?🥳

That 98% must rattle you though 🤣

What's the prize?? 🤣🏆x

HAPPY for you

Congratulations, here's to the next 100. X

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Attention Woodfarm Wordlers...

As you can see I have been playing Wordle for 179 days, with a win rate of 98%. Today marks my 99th win in a row. I can't tell you how nervous I am about tomorrow! Will I get to 100 wins in a row!?!?!?!

Tune in tomorrow to find out!

Btw, the last one to beat me was KHAKI 🤬
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Attention Woodfarm Wordlers...  As you can see I have been playing Wordle for 179 days, with a win rate of 98%. Today marks my 99th win in a row. I cant tell you how nervous I am about tomorrow! Will I get to 100 wins in a row!?!?!?!  Tune in tomorrow to find out!  Btw, the last one to beat me was KHAKI 🤬

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I’m working my way back up😢🤣🤣

My start to the day. Have you tried the Nerdle, Quordle, Quardle and the Octordle? Some would say I have too much time on my hands. 😁

Hope you haven’t jinxed it!!

Khaki was a killer. I haven't lost yet but have got to 6 tries a few times and it's nerve-wracking

I've just checked and I've got 298 correct Wordles in a row..... The next two days will be interesting Wordle 526 3/6

04:57????😳

Good luck for tomorrow 🤞

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Ok, I’m gonna go off on one again about adverts.

Here in the Wonderful World of Woodfarm we always try to ensure that we get the right blend of accuracy and realism when seeking to entice guests.

We have to do our best to lure people to try us out, but we want to be factual about what we have. I guess this does make me a critic when listening to adverts, because it starts to wander into the realms of what I do for a living, even though I despise adverts.

Picture the scene. It’s early o’clock, it’s dark, I'm awake, and I need caffeine. I’m in my kitchen preparing my morning fix in my beloved Bialetti and I say “Alexa, play Times Radio”.

The first thing that I hear is an advert for Bicester Village.

I will say right now that I have been to Bicester Village many times. I like it. My friend Sarah doesn’t live far away and she first took me many years ago. I like going to Molton Brown, The White Company, Ralph Lauren and many others. It’s good. It’s not an unpleasant shopping experience there. It’s a good people watch too, seeing coach loads of tourists carrying 25 Gucci, Prada and Jimmy Choo bags in each hand, and three in their mouth!

I often pause for a coffee or a bite to eat there. There are some adequate places to do this. But the advert this morning told me that whilst there I could, and I quote…

“Delight in World Class restaurants”

I honestly couldn’t stop laughing. I mean proper giggling to myself as I ground my coffee beans and prepared my morning roast. I giggled throughout the brewing process and back up the stairs with my coffee with thoughts of sharing the experience with you.

You see, all I could picture was the last time I was there, enjoying a panini in Pret A Manger. I don’t recall being “delighted” by it. It was ok. It was a roasted pepper thing and to be honest, if I remember correctly it was a little soggy, but it had the right amount of carbs and crunchy bread to satisfy me and spur me onwards to Bang & Olufsen to listen to their insane sounding (and priced) Hifi systems.

I do not remember thinking that whilst Pret A Manger has a French name, it was anywhere near haute cuisine, let alone anywhere near approaching “World Class”.

I have tried a number of the eateries at Bicester, including ‘The Farmshop’. Again, it’s perfectly pleasant, but if you’ve never been there, I’m pretty sure the name will tell you all you need to know, as well as giving you a clue as to whether or not it features in the New York Times restaurant lists. Their own website very accurately describes themselves thus; "The menu focuses on rustic British food, from old-fashioned classics to hearty farmhouse fare". That's bang on. That's what it is. But with all due respect to them, I wouldn't pin them as "World Class". That's a big claim!

Simply Noodles is another one I’ve had. That wasn’t actually very good. Sloppy wet noodles would be a better name in my opinion. Just my opinion remember.

There’s a pasta place, which again is ok, but to be honest I’ve had quite a bit of pasta in a place called Italy. I’d say I’ve had better pasta in Italy than in Oxfordshire.

Just to fact check myself I Googled 'Best restaurants in the world'. There's a list of apparently the best 50. Bicester doesn't even get a mention. Nor does any Pret 🤷. England actually only features twice in the list, once at 35 and again at 49. Both in London and neither of them were farmshops.

So. Are you still reading? Do you know anyone who works for the Bicester Village management team, or their doubtlessly overpaid ad agency? If so, please pass on my thoughts. It’s only my opinion, but I wonder whether they winced at the line “Delight in World Class restaurants” when they came up with it?

Disclaimer: Please don’t don’t sue me if you are Bicester Management or the agency, I’m just questioning whether the phrase is accurate. Loving your work x
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Ok, I’m gonna go off on one again about adverts.  Here in the Wonderful World of Woodfarm we always try to ensure that we get the right blend of accuracy and realism when seeking to entice guests.  We have to do our best to lure people to try us out, but we want to be factual about what we have. I guess this does make me a critic when listening to adverts, because it starts to wander into the realms of what I do for a living, even though I despise adverts.  Picture the scene. It’s early o’clock, it’s dark, Im awake, and I need caffeine. I’m in my kitchen preparing my morning fix in my beloved Bialetti and I say “Alexa, play Times Radio”.  The first thing that I hear is an advert for Bicester Village.  I will say right now that I have been to Bicester Village many times. I like it. My friend Sarah doesn’t live far away and she first took me many years ago. I like going to Molton Brown, The White Company, Ralph Lauren and many others. It’s good. It’s not an unpleasant shopping experience there. It’s a good people watch too, seeing coach loads of tourists carrying 25 Gucci, Prada and Jimmy Choo bags in each hand, and three in their mouth!  I often pause for a coffee or a bite to eat there. There are some adequate places to do this. But the advert this morning told me that whilst there I could, and I quote…  “Delight in World Class restaurants”  I honestly couldn’t stop laughing. I mean proper giggling to myself as I ground my coffee beans and prepared my morning roast. I giggled throughout the brewing process and back up the stairs with my coffee with thoughts of sharing the experience with you.  You see, all I could picture was the last time I was there, enjoying a panini in Pret A Manger. I don’t recall being “delighted” by it. It was ok. It was a roasted pepper thing and to be honest, if I remember correctly it was a little soggy, but it had the right amount of carbs and crunchy bread to satisfy me and spur me onwards to Bang & Olufsen to listen to their insane sounding (and priced) Hifi systems.  I do not remember thinking that whilst Pret A Manger has a French name, it was anywhere near haute cuisine, let alone anywhere near approaching “World Class”.  I have tried a number of the eateries at Bicester, including ‘The Farmshop’. Again, it’s perfectly pleasant, but if you’ve never been there, I’m pretty sure the name will tell you all you need to know, as well as giving you a clue as to whether or not it features in the New York Times restaurant lists. Their own website very accurately describes themselves thus; The menu focuses on rustic British food, from old-fashioned classics to hearty farmhouse fare. Thats bang on. Thats what it is. But with all due respect to them, I wouldnt pin them as World Class. Thats a big claim!  Simply Noodles is another one I’ve had. That wasn’t actually very good. Sloppy wet noodles would be a better name in my opinion. Just my opinion remember.  There’s a pasta place, which again is ok, but to be honest I’ve had quite a bit of pasta in a place called Italy. I’d say I’ve had better pasta in Italy than in Oxfordshire.  Just to fact check myself I Googled Best restaurants in the world. Theres a list of apparently the best 50. Bicester doesnt even get a mention. Nor does any Pret 🤷. England actually only features twice in the list, once at 35 and again at 49. Both in London and neither of them were farmshops.  So. Are you still reading? Do you know anyone who works for the Bicester Village management team, or their doubtlessly overpaid ad agency? If so, please pass on my thoughts. It’s only my opinion, but I wonder whether they winced at the line “Delight in World Class restaurants” when they came up with it?  Disclaimer: Please don’t don’t sue me if you are Bicester Management or the agency, I’m just questioning whether the phrase is accurate. Loving your work x

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I truly thought it was a village near where new friends lived and asked them to book me in a B&B when coming to stay…

Good job we didn't hear that ad, we spend half our time on the way there disputing how to pronounce the name of said "village" 🤣

Well that's made me smile this morning 🤣 I salute you sir 😊

When did you last go, there are some nice restaurants there now ?

Never been as can't afford it🥲 x

What a pretensious article. As are a lot.

Well you should read what our people say about Boston (Lincolnshire Uk). Just don’t visit based on what they say.

Have to agree, the food offer is high street standard and if Carluccios is no longer there it has lost the best option.

Always felt there is literally nowhere to eat at Bicester, so for you to name as many places as you have I've obviously missed all these world class establishments 😂😂

Theres an advertisement for a game and The girl has a drink and a pretty dry looking sandwich and the guy comes over and what’s the charge for $65 for it she looks like she’s in a classroom and the table is just a table.

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Haha loving the comments on our Youtube video for our FREE BREAK COMPETITION!

Here's a few of them. Love the fact that the last one doesn't have a dog but is off to The Dogs Trust 🤣

Here's the link if you wanna enter and haven't done yet.....

woodfarmbarns.com/win-a-free-break-in-our-no-nonsense-crackin-christmas-competition/
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Haha loving the comments on our Youtube video for our FREE BREAK COMPETITION!  Heres a few of them. Love the fact that the last one doesnt have a dog but is off to The Dogs Trust 🤣  Heres the link if you wanna enter and havent done yet.....  https://woodfarmbarns.com/win-a-free-break-in-our-no-nonsense-crackin-christmas-competition/

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Shared, liked, loved. Form filled in, question answered and fingers and paws crossed.

Entered, I would love a break, please…

Shared, loved and liked. Fingers crossed 😁 x

Shared with this message - To my lovely friends who see this. If you win, just remember where you heard about it & TAKE ME WITH YOU 😘

All done, staying hopeful.

Never mind the free break, the outtakes make the video a classic! “Cheap polyester” 😂😂😂

I haven't got a dog, (hope that doesn't exclude me?) but would love a free break at your fabulous barns.

No such thing as too much Christmas Cheer. Cheers!

Paws and fingers crossed - shared and entered - excited xxx

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That’s all for now folks. As you can tell, we are very excited about this new chapter in Woodfarm History.

Do have a good look around this part of our site and keep your eyes peeled as we add updates. We’ll be posting renovation news as it happens.

Don’t forget to register on our VIP Tuscany list so you can be the first to hear when we’re ready to take bookings. Hopefully that’ll be Spring 2020!