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Tuscan House and garden with stunning views near Bagni di Lucca

People7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

A period property with beautiful views and a small pool in the hills

This terraced, self-contained stone 17th century house on three floors and garden with patio, al-fesco dining, and a small swimming pool, sleeps up to eight persons in four bedrooms. The house has two bathrooms, a modern kitchen, a dining room with original open fireplace, garden with patio and barbecue, spectacular views, and is located on the edge of a small mountain village. Enjoy a holiday staying at home end relaxing on the terrace and in the garden, or visit exciting places nearby.


Owner
Almut Hintze
Member since: 2018
Speaks English, French, German, Italian, ah69@soas.ac.uk
Calendar last updated:
10 July, 2018

About Almut Hintze

Eugenio (my husband) and I purchased Casa Prosperi in 2015 and thus re-gained possession of the property which previously had been owned by Eugenio's ancestors. From his childhood, Eugenio spent his summer holidays in Riolo, but we now live in Cambridge (England)

Almut Hintze purchased this house in 2014

Why Almut Hintze chose Bagni di Lucca

The house is located on the edge of a small village in the hills above Bagni di Lucca. Somewhat distant from the buzz of the cities, it offers peace, fresh air and fresh, tasty water. Approximately 15 minutes by car is Montefegatesi, a lovely mountain village, and the Orrido di Bottri, the local nature reserve. Here you can: take a tour and explore the gorge by walking up the river bed, marvel at the wonderful wildlife - maybe spot a golden eagle or see some rare plant life, or simply have a lovely picnic and enjoy the peace and quiet. During the summer a fiesta is held there and local produce e.g honey or cheese can be purchased. There is also a large barbecue which is a great experience to mingle with the local residents and soak up the Italian lifestyle. Throughout the summer months many mountain villages in the area host their own fiestas, providing foods indicative of their area. A marvellous and exciting way to see and experience the real Tuscan life. Borgo A Mozzano is approximately 20 minutes away, by car, and has the famous bridge Ponte della Maddelena, also known as The Devil's Bridge. The city of Lucca is 30 minutes away and a magnet for Puccini fans. There is a museum dedicated to him and open air concerts are regularly held to celebrate his works.

What makes this house unique

The views from the house and garden are lovely. You will overlook the hills far into the distance, listen to the sound of silence, the sounds of the animals of the forest, and watch the eagles circling over the valley during daytime. At night you see a magnificent starred sky and fireflies and glowworms. There are lovely walks starting right from the house, and there are special places to visit Riolo, including Montefegatesi, the Orrido di Botri, and the Prato Fiorito.

Private car parking below the house. Pisa is the nearest airport approximately an hour's drive away 65 kilometres (40 miles.) Fornoli in Bagni di Lucca has a train station with a direct line to Lucca. Approximate distances to: Bagni di Lucca 4 miles (6.5km) - 10 minutes by car. Fornoli 4 miles (6.5km) - 10 minutes by car. Lucca 18.5 miles (30km) - 30 minutes by car. Pisa 40 miles (65km). Florence 60 miles (96.5km). Viareggio and La Versilia with is lovely sand beaches is approximately 50 kilometres (30 miles) away. Further Details: Within walking distance (ca. 30 minutes), there is a small bar in nearby Pieve di Monti di Villa, which is run by a local family. It has a small shop and an outdoor seating area. There is also the lovely lovely Rifugio Fiori in Pieve di Monti di Villa with a bar an restaurant. A few minutes further on by car, is another restaurant in Granaiola: Il Biribisso, Address: Nicola Dorati 44 Granaiola, Bagni di Lucca, Italy. This is a very nice and excellent restaurant with Italian cuisine (ca. 10 minutes by car, or ca. 45 minutes by foot, check opening hours). Average Prices: GBP 12 - 27. This restaurant is popular within the local area with residents and tourists alike. They also provide a pizza take away service. Bagni di Lucca offers a host of bars and restaurants, which is approximately 10 minutes down the hill. There is a night club in Chifenti, which is open during the weekend and also hosts musical events.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Bagni di Lucca in Province of Lucca

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , sleeps two persons
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , sleeps one to two persons
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , sleeps two persons
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , sleeps two persons
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
Notes:
Minimum stay: 1 week, Saturday to Saturday. A car is necessary for getting around. Local service charges: Power: 15 Euro per week. Firewood if required. Internet: W-LAN against payment, EUR 20/ week. No smoking in the house, please. Check-out time is 10am if there is a change-over on the same day.

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Prices for this holiday house in Bagni di Lucca, Lucca Area

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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7 night minimum stay
£687
for 7 nights
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£88
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £71.13
Pet Fee £26.67
Refundable Damage Deposit £177.83

Internet: W-LAN against payment, EUR 20/ week.
Electricity: 15 Euro per week. Firewood if required.
Linen/towels: available and included in the price. Changed on request, EUR 8/ person.
Beach towels: EUR 2.50/ person
Extra bed: EUR 25/ week (please order).
Pet: EUR 30/ week (please advise prior to arrival).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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