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
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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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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”

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Thinking we should set this up at Woodfarm HQ 🤣 🐕‍🦺

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Thinking we should set this up at Woodfarm HQ 🤣 🐕‍🦺

#dogfriendly #suffolk #dogfriendlyholidays #dogfriendlyholidaycottages

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Brilliant idea. Before our dog departed she would always find a stick, or half a tree, but would always leave it at the edge of the park, for later. X

Great idea.. xx

I’m really pleased to tell you that after our ‘£200 to charity’ offer last week, we managed to raise a bit more…

In case you missed it, we started the year with a kind of ‘raffle’ that allowed the winner to book a two night break at one of our Barns for just £200…that we sent straight to the chosen charity of that winner.

We were blown away to receive almost a thousand entries. 986, to be exact! Our winner is a lovely lady called Tanya, who was chuffed to bits. With such a large amount of interest, we decided it was only right to offer some additional consolation prizes that also benefited other charities.

We’re not talking world-changing amounts, but every little helps they say. In each case, the guests chose the charities that we donated to, and I’m pleased to say that we manage to donate;

£200 from the original offer to the Alzheimer’s Society, plus another £50 as the chosen charity of another guest

£50 to The Royal British Legion

£50 to a small charity called The Limes Community Garden, which is in Ashford, Kent

We managed to send off £350 in total (see screenshot from our bank account)

It might not be much, but i'm happy that my little business could do some good in a topsy turvy world right now.

Thank you so much to everybody that took part, and I hope we all have a happy and healthy year. If we can do a little bit of good here and there for someone other than ourselves, then it’ll be a better one right?

#alzheimerssociety #royalbritishlegion #limescommunitygarden
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I’m really pleased to tell you that after our ‘£200 to charity’ offer last week, we managed to raise a bit more…

In case you missed it, we started the year with a kind of ‘raffle’ that allowed the winner to book a two night break at one of our Barns for just £200…that we sent straight to the chosen charity of that winner. 

We were blown away to receive almost a thousand entries. 986, to be exact! Our winner is a lovely lady called Tanya, who was chuffed to bits. With such a large amount of interest, we decided it was only right to offer some additional consolation prizes that also benefited other charities. 

We’re not talking world-changing amounts, but every little helps they say. In each case, the guests chose the charities that we donated to, and I’m pleased to say that we manage to donate;

£200 from the original offer to the Alzheimer’s Society, plus another £50 as the chosen charity of another guest

£50 to The Royal British Legion

£50 to a small charity called The Limes Community Garden, which is in Ashford, Kent

We managed to send off £350 in total (see screenshot from our bank account)

It might not be much, but im happy that my little business could do some good in a topsy turvy world right now. 

Thank you so much to everybody that took part, and I hope we all have a happy and healthy year. If we can do a little bit of good here and there for someone other than ourselves, then it’ll be a better one right?

#alzheimerssociety #royalbritishlegion #limescommunitygarden

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Brilliant x

Wonderful.

Well done 👍

Such a kind gesture 🥰

Fantastic 👏

Fantastic! X

Well done and thankyou so much. X

What a fantastic start to 2022 ❤️

Well done, big or small it all helps

Good job

Such a great place to stay and The Limes Community Garden will make great use of the donation they have received. Heather who manages the garden is so pleased 💕

Such a wonderful gesture!

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A poem from Tongue in cheek productions....

Roses are red, violets are blue,
We will be full for Valentines weekend,
But unless you get your skates on and book soon, you could miss out on a nice romantic break with your partner in one of our Barns or Barges, so it might not be you!

Ok, admittedly I need to work on making my poetry scan a little better, but this was a thinly disguised way of telling you that unless you get a shifty on, you’ll miss out. We don’t want to be alarmist, but if you miss out, two things will happen;

1 - Somebody that’s never heard of us will book, and none of us wants that. Some random from Google finding us 🤷

2 - You will be in so much trouble. Your partner, with his, or her, or their heart set on a romantic weekend away at one of our Barns or Barges, will be expecting a wonderful surprise. And YOU will NOT deliver. Yes YOU!

This will only mean a weekend of misery for you. They will be stroppy as hell, and you’ll keep saying “what’s wrong darling?”. And with a face like a bulldog chewing a wasp, he, or she, or they will keep saying “nothing”. And you’ll know something is wrong, but you don’t know what. YOU are what is wrong, that’s what! YOU!

You went out and bought them some wilting carnations from the Shell garage down the road, and a dented box of out of date Milk Tray from the paper shop, and yet still he, or she, or they are not happy!

“What on earth have I done wrong?” you will keep saying to yourself. YOU have NOT booked one of our last available breaks, that’s what, you complete and utter numbnut!

It's less than a month away and we just have Deben Barn, Woodfarm House and Twee Gebroeders left. We will be full. I'm not trying to sell to you, because we will be full. I just want you to avoid a whole load of aggro that is heading towards you like a suitcase of wine towards a Downing Street work event.

So, if you don’t want a crappy weekend looking at your partner’s miserable face, then book now.

(I genuinely think I’m getting really good at this marketing stuff!)
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A poem from Tongue in cheek productions....

Roses are red, violets are blue,
We will be full for Valentines weekend,
But unless you get your skates on and book soon, you could miss out on a nice romantic break with your partner in one of our Barns or Barges, so it might not be you!

Ok, admittedly I need to work on making my poetry scan a little better, but this was a thinly disguised way of telling you that unless you get a shifty on, you’ll miss out. We don’t want to be alarmist, but if you miss out, two things will happen;

1 - Somebody that’s never heard of us will book, and none of us wants that. Some random from Google finding us 🤷

2 - You will be in so much trouble. Your partner, with his, or her, or their heart set on a romantic weekend away at one of our Barns or Barges, will be expecting a wonderful surprise. And YOU will NOT deliver. Yes YOU!

This will only mean a weekend of misery for you. They will be stroppy as hell, and you’ll keep saying “what’s wrong darling?”. And with a face like a bulldog chewing a wasp, he, or she, or they will keep saying “nothing”. And you’ll know something is wrong, but you don’t know what. YOU are what is wrong, that’s what! YOU!

You went out and bought them some wilting carnations from the Shell garage down the road, and a dented box of out of date Milk Tray from the paper shop, and yet still he, or she, or they are not happy! 

“What on earth have I done wrong?” you will keep saying to yourself. YOU have NOT booked one of our last available breaks, that’s what, you complete and utter numbnut!

Its less than a month away and we just have Deben Barn, Woodfarm House and Twee Gebroeders left. We will be full. Im not trying to sell to you, because we will be full. I just want you to avoid a whole load of aggro that is heading towards you like a suitcase of wine towards a Downing Street work event.

So, if you don’t want a crappy weekend looking at your partner’s miserable face, then book now.

(I genuinely think I’m getting really good at this marketing stuff!)

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The day my hubby books a weekend away I will drop down dead in shock.

Well put, but as you say, the poetry needs some improving. Xx🤣🤣

People should not wait for the Sue Gray inquiry!

Shame I dont have a partner. Hot tub for one not quite the same ha ha . Enjoy lucky people !

I am the random from goggle and you don't want me. 😜

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16th April 2021. As further revelations of parties going on into the night in Downing Street, Woodfarm Barns and Barges was preparing for our first weekend of welcoming guests after being closed for another 4 months.

It was our third lockdown. We’d been closed for 227 days in total and we’d lost a lot of money. A lot. But we survived. We were fortunate enough to make it through.

This episode had a seismic effect on my business and my own mental health, but I’m a fighter and I got me and the business through it. A lot of businesses didn’t make it, and a lot are still struggling to find their feet nearly a year on.

A lot of people are struggling to find their feet nearly a year on from that last lockdown. From what we hope will be the final lockdown. A lot of people suffered in so many ways and may never fully recover.

A lot of people buried loved ones, including this lady. Yet we, like Her Majesty, followed the rules. We did the decent thing.

Today is the 14th January 2022 and who knows what the future holds. We could have justice and see those with a flagrant disregard for their own rules, and a complete lack of respect for us mere mortals, pay the price. But I doubt it. If he is eventually forced to resign, or is removed, I’ve no doubt that he will continue to bumble and bluster his way through warped justifications for his actions and the environment he created Downing Street. I can guarantee that he will never, ever, ever say “I’m sorry for my actions. I was wrong and I let you down”.

We all know he feels a sense of entitlement, as do his chums. This desire for power and greed will never end. It’s human nature. But I do wish as a collective we would stop voting for these people. I’ve no idea how individuals like this, or the orange American guy get in. But they do. Because there are sufficient numbers of ‘ordinary people’ prepared to trust them.

I can only imagine how the Queen feels this morning as she hears about yet more parties on the 16th April 2021, the night before she sat in this pew on her own at her husband's funeral. And she has to have a weekly meeting with the ringleader.

I guess all we can do is carry on doing what we do. I’ll carry on running my business and trying to make people happy. I’ll carry on posting stupid stuff on here, interspersed with statements of incredulity. And maybe one day soon, we will have justice in one way or another.

I’ll try to think of something funny for tomorrow.
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16th April 2021. As further revelations of parties going on into the night in Downing Street, Woodfarm Barns and Barges was preparing for our first weekend of welcoming guests after being closed for another 4 months. 

It was our third lockdown. We’d been closed for 227 days in total and we’d lost a lot of money. A lot. But we survived. We were fortunate enough to make it through. 

This episode had a seismic effect on my business and my own mental health, but I’m a fighter and I got me and the business through it. A lot of businesses didn’t make it, and a lot are still struggling to find their feet nearly a year on.

A lot of people are struggling to find their feet nearly a year on from that last lockdown. From what we hope will be the final lockdown. A lot of people suffered in so many ways and may never fully recover.

A lot of people buried loved ones, including this lady. Yet we, like Her Majesty, followed the rules. We did the decent thing. 

Today is the 14th January 2022 and who knows what the future holds. We could have justice and see those with a flagrant disregard for their own rules, and a complete lack of respect for us mere mortals, pay the price. But I doubt it. If he is eventually forced to resign, or is removed, I’ve no doubt that he will continue to bumble and bluster his way through warped justifications for his actions and the environment he created Downing Street. I can guarantee that he will never, ever, ever say “I’m sorry for my actions. I was wrong and I let you down”. 

We all know he feels a sense of entitlement, as do his chums. This desire for power and greed will never end. It’s human nature. But I do wish as a collective we would stop voting for these people. I’ve no idea how individuals like this, or the orange American guy get in. But they do. Because there are sufficient numbers of ‘ordinary people’ prepared to trust them.

I can only imagine how the Queen feels this morning as she hears about yet more parties on the 16th April 2021, the night before she sat in this pew on her own at her husbands funeral. And she has to have a weekly meeting with the ringleader.

I guess all we can do is carry on doing what we do. I’ll carry on running my business and trying to make people happy. I’ll carry on posting stupid stuff on here, interspersed with statements of incredulity. And maybe one day soon, we will have justice in one way or another.

I’ll try to think of something funny for tomorrow.

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One of the saddest pictures I have ever seen. No doubt many people have gone through the same with their loved ones. But for me this really hit home and my heart went out to her. ❤️😘

Beautifully put.

Well said Carl

They have behaved appallingly supported by those that should be taking them to task. I still wonder why the world was ‘safe’ enough for them but not for everyone else. We will all carry on as best as possible but I do hope peoples memories are long at just the right moments in time.

Alas politicians prove time & time again that they see themselves as privileged & that they believe it’s one rule for us and another for them 😡. I doubt this culture will ever change ☹️ Their apologies are empty words - they’re only sorry they got found out but would do exactly the same again. I’m going to vote Monster Raving Loony Party - at least then the name will match their actions!

A picture I’ll never forget so sad 😢

I’d love to be a fly on the wall when Boris has his weekly meeting with the Queen, especially after the week she has had. Can you imagine? 😳 Ah, no, he will probably get out of it due to having Covid in the family. Time to go BoJo 👋

I have no words to be honest 🤐😢

You tell me why everybody is demanding the resignation of a Prime Minister who talked with his staff for 25 minutes in May 2020. No 10 is an office, conference center, training complex, restaurant, bar, shop, gym, nursery and also a home. No wonder the lines of business/pleasure are are blurred. If we sacked everyone who drank at work the unions would have no members. Even the press are saying the latest reported leaving parties were held in the absence of the PM. They were wrong to hold them, but don't hold BJ responsible for something that didn't involve him.

Well said, the parties are wrong but the even greater issue that we should be angry about is the number of people who died that were avoidable. Had this government heeded the advice in 2016 to prepare for a pandemic and had the virus been treated with respect as soon as we knew it was in China. Like many other countries we could have had a low death rate. But this Govt (not Boris alone) faffed around, gave contracts to mates, got richer, and let the bodies pile up.

Lock them all in the Tower your majesty 😡.

I agree with everything you have said but I do think it is more the fact that these people do not just sit back and think of what they are actually doing. They live in their own little bubble and do not consider the consequences of their actions. And it is not just West Minster. Here in sleepy Boston one group of Councillors breached covid rules during a Council meeting, the police actually made excuses for them. Then the week of Prince Philips funeral all canvassing was suspended in the local elections, all candidates respected this apart from one. And finally just before Christmas we were invited to New Year’s Day get together by a local political group. The invitation arrived just as we were being advised to consider our social interaction. I am afraid some people can not be educated

The Queen has always acted with such integrity throughout her life and this was a heartbreaking memory I'm sure she has. I felt for her then and others who suffered similar situation albeit not on such a public stage. The government & their employees need to take a leaf out of her majesty's book!

You say it so well. This picture is raw grief at its greatest. Brings tears to my eyes, even now. Keep up with the serious and non serious posts. X

I don't usually write letters to my MP but today I have a visceral anger at the revelations of yet more partying in Downing Street. I want my MP, in a very marginal seat, to know what I and my friends and neighbours feel about the absence of sound, moral leadership of this country. I have asked for her views on integrity and trust in leadership. I don't want to sit idly by and not let my voice be heard. Like you Carl I shall carry on in my own small way trying to live a kind, caring life.

I hope she gives him what for next week. Off with his head!

Sadly an ex PM has a massive pension and he'll make a fortune on the after dinner mumblybumbly speaking circuit 😡

Thank you Carl. Needed saying....x

Not stupid at all Carl. Heartfelt and unfortunately true.

Very well written 😁

Our Queen led by example, it broke my heart to see her sitting there alone. A friend had a visit from the police as she had been reported for breaking the rule of six, she has six children and she made 7, yet there were parties going on in Downing Street the police there must have known what was happening, Well said you.

All the persons at these parties should lose thier positions,jobs whatever it is all a shambolic disgrace. Flagrant disregard for Her Majesty The Queen and country

Mike Finneran

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And once more I’m working way into the night again!

I know I’m a martyr, but please don’t feel sorry for me. I don’t know the difference between a work event and drinks

Fortunately I’ve had the foresight to stay hydrated, thanks to this little number. I know it isn’t a Suffolk beer but it was a gift from some wonderful guests. Think this was Ben & Sue, so thank you. If I’ve got that wrong then I apologise as I’ve had a couple of sips and I don’t drink much as you know!

Anyway, my research wasn’t conclusive last night so I’m testing this hot tub again.

It seems to be working fine but I’ll stay an hour to be sure.
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And once more I’m working way into the night again! 

I know I’m a martyr, but please don’t feel sorry for me. I don’t know the difference between a work event and drinks 

Fortunately I’ve had the foresight to stay hydrated, thanks to this little number. I know it isn’t a Suffolk beer but it was a gift from some wonderful guests. Think this was Ben & Sue, so thank you. If I’ve got that wrong then I apologise as I’ve had a couple of sips and I don’t drink much as you know!

Anyway, my research wasn’t conclusive last night so I’m testing this hot tub again. 

It seems to be working fine but I’ll stay an hour to be sure.

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Relax and enjoy 🍺

All these extra hours working, you’ll need a holiday to recover 😉🤣x

It's a tough life!! xx

I know you don’t drink much but didn’t expect you to fill your hot tub with beer🤪🤪🤪

As a newbie to Sussex (well - 7 months now) I'm happy that a tipple from our county is helping you to get through those tedious work chores....

Such a hard life 😘

I thought it was a sarsons vinegar bottle til I cleaned my glasses 🙂

Glad to see a Sussex brew keeping you company while you toil 😆

No glass in the hot tubs!! Rules are rules...unless your name is Boris 😂😂

Enjoy! 🍺 Don’t get too wrinkly! 😉

Sussex Gold is an excellent choice of ale 🍺

Alright for some lol

My partners sort of job!

Remember to have some 'you time' after all this hard work!! X

I hope you are claiming overtime all this extra work you are doing 🤣

Carl…you’ve had toooo much to drink!

Have you got a table set for "snacks"?

Don’t work too hard, otherwise you won’t realise, you’ve been to a party, oops sorry works do!

I don't know how you survive 😂

You need cheese for a ‘party’ 😬

I was born in Sussex. So pleased you are really working hard on your testing. X

If you ever need to take a break from the arduous and exhausting task of checking and testing the facilities, just let me know. I know someone who would welcome taking on this task 😉😉😉

My eyes went to the middle 3 letters and thought he's shared that on the wrong group. 🤣🤣 I do apologise for my filthy mind 🤣🤣

Do you need an assistant for testing purposes please??

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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!