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Located about 30 minutes North of Lucca the property sits at what feels like the highest point in the hill top village of Corsagna. The village is a mixture of modern and old but has a real vibe about it and the basic amenities (one shop and one restaurant/cafe) you require to get by, whilst maintaining that Tuscan village isolation. There are many local attractions worth visiting but most things require a 45 min - 1 hour transit time. Claudio and Ilenia have ensured you are well supplied with leaflets and local information so don't feel the need to plan in advance. The property's great advantage is it is peaceful with a garden with amazing views, so simply enjoying relaxing in the sun with a good book, soaking in the small but sufficient pool or walking some of the many forest tracks locally is enough to make a week disappear before you know it.
The house is lovely and has been very affectionately renovated to keep it's traditional character. Being the top level of the old mill it is set at various levels with 3 well proportioned bedrooms and a large open plan living-kitchen-dining area which feeds onto the garden. It is without air conditioning so in the high 30c's can get a little stuffy but being among the North Tuscan hills ensures a steady and pleasant cooling breeze you don't get down on the plains of Lucca and further South. Although situated at the top of the terraces it is surrounded by a moderately sized wall and the entrance and adjoining pedestrian pathway is separated with a higher wall and large gate giving privacy from the neighbours and preventing young children wandering too far. There is also a delightful Mill stream running through the garden which drowns out any suburban noise and puts young children to sleep in an instant. Correspondingly, it moves with some force and we lost more than a couple of balls and toys to it courtesy to a 3 and 5 year old. A grate prevents them being swept away but younger children should be carefully monitored. Finally, the Garden has a lovely BBQ area with necessary equipment which is perfect for a sunny evening, the gardens position ensuring you get sunshine all day.
In summary, a wonderful place to unwind in the peace and quiet with amazing views, a great Tuscan village setting and plenty of access to surrounding activities. Claudio and Ilenia thank you again, you couldn't have been more attentive, considerate and helpful to make it a perfect Tuscan Escape.
This is a beautiful house, very well loved by the owners who were keen to share it with us. Inside it is spacious, cool and furnished to a very high standard. However, we spent most of the time outside, enjoying the stunning views from the pool and garden. There are various places to sit with plenty of shade and the pool is kept spotlessly clean. The pizza oven/barbeque house was a particular hit with the 4 teenagers travelling with us. The house provides an excellent base for exploring Tuscany, particularly Lucca and Pisa, although we found it hard to drag ourselves away from our tranquil surroundings. We would love to return and have no hesitation in recommending it to others wanting a relaxing stay on Tuscany.