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

“Brought to you by a brand known for exceeding expectations”

Luxury holiday cottage in Tuscany - Italy
Tuscany holiday cottage blog thumbnail
Tuscany - what's included thumbnail image
out and about in Tuscany thumbnail

“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.

Holiday Cottage Location
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”

Holiday Cottage in Tuscany
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!

holiday cottage five star reviews
Hundreds of Five Star Trip Advisor, Facebook and Google Reviews
Visit England Gold Awards for Woodfarm Barns & Barges

“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”

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons

Invigorating 50 mile bike ride through the lanes of Suffolk this morning, despite the grey and windy summer!

I was spurred on at about 35 miles when I thought I was cycling through the Olympic village!

I'm guessing this person is really into it, and possibly feels as though the games should have been held in Mid-Suffolk!

#eyeofthetiger
... See MoreSee Less

Invigorating 50 mile bike ride through the lanes of Suffolk this morning, despite the grey and windy summer!

I was spurred on at about 35 miles when I thought I was cycling through the Olympic village! 

Im guessing this person is really into it, and possibly feels as though the games should have been held in Mid-Suffolk!

#eyeofthetiger

Comment on Facebook

Wowser! Good going 🚴‍♂️

👍🏻

Good effort old boy 😁

Blimey. You certainly are the ‘local legend of Station Road’.

The secret must be emerging, it’s a relief to be open and honest at last. The ‘Olympic bid’ was offered to Suffolk, with the proviso that the Village was under Woodfarm juristriction. Plus that ball with the funny face is banned, plus you’re being offered a long stay-vacation, as part of the deal 😂😂

Well done......

Well versions have been held Shropshire why not Suffolk but can you imagine parking in Southwold if they did.

View more comments

... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Molly, Max and Alfie (he’s just sniffing 😂)

Captain Mutley of the good ship Mulberry

Rosie aka The Hairy Menace.

Toby on his Welsh Holiday

Coll and Skye on the machair at Talisker Bay on the Isle of Skye

Loves the beach, chasing her frisbee!

Harley having a paddle in Lulworth cove 🐾

Fern on her last beach holiday

No beach holiday, but beautiful walks x Dexter & George

Link in Salcombe

Penny having the best time on the beach ⛱

Can’t wait to go back!

Giant dog on Walcott Beach...

Snickers at Aldburgh on her Woodfarm Barns & Barges holiday

Jarvis enjoying the beach at Holywell Bay, Cornwall

Doug enjoying his first trip to mundesley beach

Abby near Louth

Playing ball on her favourite beach at Chalkwell.

Bailey & Baloo having fun 🐾

Just chillin' on my deck chair

Audrey and Nancy in Woolacombe

Barney just loving his swimming

Larry loves the beach!

Stitch also loves a day out at the seaside!

Basil enjoying Waxham Sands 🥰🥰❤

View more comments

Am I old or is this perfectly normal?

For me, one of the most enjoyable experiences is opening a new Apple product! I mean properly excited.

I've opened many new Apple products in my life as I'm a sucker for them. And yes, I definitely did say "Hello" back to my new iPad when it said "Hello" to me.

I'm beginning to think I might be different to other humans? 🤷

#apple #ipadpro
... See MoreSee Less

Am I old or is this perfectly normal? 

For me, one of the most enjoyable experiences is opening a new Apple product! I mean properly excited. 

Ive opened many new Apple products in my life as Im a sucker for them. And yes, I definitely did say Hello back to my new iPad when it said Hello to me.

Im beginning to think I might be different to other humans? 🤷

#apple #ipadpro

Comment on Facebook

I always thank Alexa/Siri as well when I’m done 🙂

You’re definitely not old and yes it’s perfectly normal!!

I talk to the dog & also to inanimate objects all the time - get more sense from them than from a lot of people🤪🤪🤪

Mmmm, different? Human even? Tricky 🤔

A new Apple product is a thing of beauty.

You are not alone ha ha

I often talk to inanimate objects, usually starting with "you stupid..."

I am not an Apple fan like you, but I do know after being in their offices for work that they have invested a lot of time and money on making that box-opening experience as special as you find it.

I'd go along with that....

I talk to my sewing machines, Gloria and Iris, all the time. I have even been known to put them in the 'naughty corner' when they are misbehaving 😉

No comment!! 😜🤣🤣xx

I talk to the trees. That's why they put me away!

I prefer opening a bottle of beer...far more exciting than an Apple 😁😁

Perfectly normal but downhill from there I'm afraid...

I usually feel sorry for mine like “awww hey buddy, this is the cleanest you’ll ever be, as I begin to smear my greasy fingers all over it”

You’re not alone

Enjoy your new gadget Carl

Nope. You’re not! Perfectly normal 🍎

View more comments

(EDIT THE NEXT DAY - DON'T ENTER THIS NOW AS WE HAVE A WINNER.... THANKS TO EVERYBODY FOR JOINING IN THE FUN WITH THIS. IT WAS OF COURSE HEART SHAPES EITHER SIDE OF THE WINDOW.

TO PICK A WINNER WE JUST SCROLLED QUICKLY DOWN THE RESPONSES AND WHERE IT STOPPED WAS OUR WINNER. AND LYNN WEDGE WAS WHERE IT STOPPED. WELL DONE LYNN, T-SHIRT & MASKS ON THE WAY!)

THE START OF ANOTHER WEEK, AND YET ANOTHER CHANCE TO WIN A FAB WOODFARM T-SHIRT, PLUS A COUPLE OF OUR FAB WOODFARM MASKS!!!

Let's test your observation skills again...

Take a little look at our video for Gipping Barn and tell me what shape is on the outside wall, either side of the kitchen window, which is to the right of the Hot Tub. Got that?

TWO SIMPLE STEPS...

1 - Hit 'Like'
2 - Post your answer

That's it!

We'll pick one of you at random, and send you a Woodfarm T-Shirt and two masks
... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Heart ❤

Heart

Heart ❤️

Heart 💗

Heart

😍

Heart 💛

Heart 💝

❤️ heart

Entered & a ❤️ heart

Heart ❤️

Heart

Heart

Heart 💕

Hearts

💓 heart

Gorgeous barn 😍

Heart 💖

Hearts 💕

Heart 💙

Heart

Heart

Heart.

Heart ❤️

Heart ❤️

View more comments

It's Sunday.

I've always been a huge fan of appreciating what this country has to offer in terms of leisure-time, and I saw something in the local paper the other day that made me nostalgic about my childhood Sundays.

As kids, our family had a beach hut at Walton-on-the-Naze (see Google Earth picture), and we would all go there every week, for the whole of Sunday, without fail, pretty much from about April to September. That's my Gran & Grandad who owned the hut, my Mum & Dad, my Auntie & Uncle, and then the four Cousins, of which I was the 3rd born. Ten of us sharing a shed and it's 12 square metre front garden.

We had the most incredible times there, particularly as my three best mates also had huts within a five minute walk too (big shout out for Hutch, Marshy & Slash). But then we all got older (I didn't say grew up!) and eventually the hut was sold for about £1000 from what I remember. This would have been over 35 years ago.

So as I sit here on a Sunday morning, knowing exactly where the me from 40 plus years ago would have been heading right now, I'm staggered at the news that a beach hut around the corner in Felixstowe sold this week for £88,000!

I really wish I'd been able to buy ours at the time. Not only as my Brother, my Cousins and I could all have used it as we had families, but we could have a beach hut in Essex in the Woodfarm family now too.

88 grand is a bonkers amount of money for a garden shed on the edge of the country just before it hits the sea, but I so wish I'd had just one grand in my pocket back then. Oh, and I know they go for waaaay more than this elsewhere too!

Why not take a minute to nostalge (yes I made a word up) for some fun childhood times? Share the memory if you want.

And the pic of the two kids on the Google Earth view of where our beach hut was? I just had to use that one so you could Zoom in and see my little Brother's haircut. I think Mum's pudding bowl had been put to good use that day! I think he was the innovator of the man-bag too!

#beachhut #greatbritishholidays #nostalgiaaintwhatitusedtobe
... See MoreSee Less

Its Sunday.

Ive always been a huge fan of appreciating what this country has to offer in terms of leisure-time, and I saw something in the local paper the other day that made me nostalgic about my childhood Sundays. 

As kids, our family had a beach hut at Walton-on-the-Naze (see Google Earth picture), and we would all go there every week, for the whole of Sunday, without fail, pretty much from about April to September. Thats my Gran & Grandad who owned the hut, my Mum & Dad, my Auntie & Uncle, and then the four Cousins, of which I was the 3rd born. Ten of us sharing a shed and its 12 square metre front garden.

We had the most incredible times there, particularly as my three best mates also had huts within a five minute walk too (big shout out for Hutch, Marshy & Slash). But then we all got older (I didnt say grew up!) and eventually the hut was sold for about £1000 from what I remember. This would have been over 35 years ago.

So as I sit here on a Sunday morning, knowing exactly where the me from 40 plus years ago would have been heading right now, Im staggered at the news that a beach hut around the corner in Felixstowe sold this week for £88,000! 

I really wish Id been able to buy ours at the time. Not only as my Brother, my Cousins and I could all have used it as we had families, but we could have a beach hut in Essex in the Woodfarm family now too. 

88 grand is a bonkers amount of money for a garden shed on the edge of the country just before it hits the sea, but I so wish Id had just one grand in my pocket back then. Oh, and I know they go for waaaay more than this elsewhere too! 

Why not take a minute to nostalge (yes I made a word up) for some fun childhood times? Share the memory if you want.

And the pic of the two kids on the Google Earth view of where our beach hut was? I just had to use that one so you could Zoom in and see my little Brothers haircut. I think Mums pudding bowl had been put to good use that day! I think he was the innovator of the man-bag too!

#beachhut #greatbritishholidays #nostalgiaaintwhatitusedtobe

Comment on Facebook

Madness the prices they go for nowadays. We had a bigger summerhouse in our old garden! Great fun though I bet.

Now I live in Southend on sea, in Essex and like you have fond memories of ‘beach Hut’ days and exactly the same, wish I’d bought one in the days when i could afford one. However, you can now rent them on a daily basis, and I did just that 2 weekends ago and have another booked for the end of September. It was lovely to do, as someone else has paid all the extortionate funds to buy it and keep it in order, and I just got the benefit of using it. There actually is a FB page where huts are for hire all over the place including Walton on the Naze if you fancy doing that for yourself 🙂

When I was a young child, I used to holiday at Shanklin, on the Isle of Wight with all my family, including my Nan and Grandad....Leisurely walks through Shanklin Chine, then corned beef and tomato sandwiches on the beach and Grandad in a deckchair with a handkerchief on his head and his trousers rolled up! 😂😂..... Treasured memories of a very happy time. ❤️xx

Madness! My family used to hire one on Nefyn beach the size of a sentry box. Was chatting with my big sis the other day about the great times we had there. Love the pic of you and your little trend setter brother 😊

Whilst camping in Par, near St Austell, a huge storm arrived, with winds so strong our frame tents took off. We were very lucky to be friends with the Baker family who owned a beach hut and came to the beach to let use it for shelter overnight. Sleeping in that little hut that night were: Mum, Dad, Nan, Aunty, Uncle, four cousins (me being the oldest) and two boxer dogs. The next day, the very tired adults got in with straightening poles and mending tears and reassembling the tents. Such an adventure for us kids!

When I was a kid my aunt & uncle had a caravan at Seasalter (near Whitstable) and one at Hastings as well as a beach hut. They were the rich ones in the family as they owned a corner shop in London!! We all used to go cockling on Whitstable beach and then back to the caravan and boil them up in a huge cauldron on the tiny gas stove! They used to pick us up on their way “down from London 😂😂” (nothing changes really!!) in their dormobile - we sat on wooden side benches (no seat belts then!!) and my cousins and I fished with nets for sticklebacks in the Seasalter dykes - we had a great time!!!

We had some great days in that beach hut, Grandad sold it in the end, because it wasn’t getting used, you lads, wanted more exciting things to do, but lovely memories, wish we had kept it. 👍😎😎

My granny lived in Brighton and my brothers, and I spent all our six weeks summer holidays making dens on the green.. catching butterflies and marching to the beach all singing along to Dexys midnight Runners.. come on Eileen ! I’m definitely Nostalging !! X

I’ve hired one for the day in Norfolk, £50 for a day. Can’t wait! 😊💕

View more comments

Load more
VIP Tuscany signup button
Italian tomatos

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!