La Capanna Sleeps Up To 4 Persons - 2 Bedrooms With 2 Bathrooms En Suite
- English, French, Italian
About Susan Beeby
I, Susan, came out to Italy in 1969 and instantly fell in love with it all - the hills, the historic cities, the food and the people. Having lived here ever since, my views haven't changed. I married my husband Lelio and a few years later we bought Podere Consani and gradually restored it, making it the beautiful place it is today.
Susan Beeby purchased this Cottage in 1978
Why Susan Beeby chose Pescaglia
We were really lucky to find this beautiful property - 3 very old stone buildings on the top of a hill surrounded by flat land and with wonderful uninterrupted panoramic views - 360°. It is well known in the area due to the fact that it is quite unusual to find a property in the hills with so much flat land around it.
What makes this Cottage unique
The views and the surrounding land are what convinced us to choose Podere Consani. My husband specializes in restoring old properties and this was such a wonderful place to restore - a sympathetic restoration maintaining its historical integrity.
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Fabulous Easter holiday
Thank you to Susan and her family for an amazing time at Podere Consani. Beautiful surroundings and views, so peaceful and calm. Our children had wonderful adventures everyday, the horse riding being the highlight of the holiday for them, thank you.
We enjoyed wonderful walks, great restaurant recommendations, Lucca, Pisa and Florence. Beautiful scenery, the spring flowers and a fantastic home to relax in.
Would absolutely recommend.
Charming cottage with breathtaking grounds and views. The hosts were gracious and accommodating
We had a wonderful time at Podere Consani. It’s off the beaten path but close enough to Lucca for dinner and great for day trips to the coast, The grounds are gorgeous and Susan, the host, was gracious. We would definitely come back!
It was lovely having you here at Podere Consani even though the time was short. I am glad you enjoyed touring the area - the coast, the hills and Barga and Lucca.
I hope you may get the chance to return to explore further!
My best wishes to you both and Virginia USA!
Another fabulous family holiday in Tuscan hills
Another wonderful week staying at La Capanna at Podere Consani with everything just as we left it a year ago. Susan and her family were extremely welcoming as always, and the horse riding lessons with Lisa and her team were great fun for the children. Thank you for your superb hospitality; it felt like a home from home. I'm sure we'll be back again in the future. Arrivederci!
Thank you for coming back. We're glad you all enjoyed it as much as the first time.
Till the next visit!
Tuscan charm with the benefit of great hosts
It’s been a busy busy year so we were looking forward to a break, and although we had a good idea of the area, nothing prepared us for Podere Consani. It overlooks hills and vales, surrounded by olive trees, and the cottage was enclosed in a wonderful sensory experience. Susan welcomed us warmly and after settling in was on hand to outline places we might like to explore. We were also warmly welcomed by her dogs, and they soon settled into our daily lives. We loved Luca, there was something new to discover each time we popped in either for breakfast or lunch. It is also a handy place to visit Pisa and Florence by train from. Another little hill town to explore is Bragga with its narrow streets and stunning views.
When not out and about we enjoyed the space and tranquility of the cottage, it was well laid out, the kitchen area leading out to a terrace.and included the use of a
pool. Susan was available if we had any questions about our accommodation but the cottage had everything we needed. We would most definitely recommend Podere Consani to anyone who is looking for charm, with views,the opportunity to learn more about Tuscany within a family setting. Thank you so much we will be looking forward to our next visit.
I am glad you enjoyed it as much as we enjoyed having you. Come back soon - there is still lots to see!
Thank you for all the lovely things you wrote.
Good luck with the rooves!
Winter in Tuscan Cottage comfort.
Starting with Susan our hostess who's help with everything from booking assistance, detailed directions, hint and suggestions on dinning and must see attractions most suitable for tourists such as us was a huge bonus, thank you Susan.
What a wonderful Cottage, with ample of everything including size for the 4 of us over our 7 night stay.
We were so very comfortable and given it was winter couldn't have been happier.
Having cars made Podere Consani the perfect location to do day trips from and a joy to return to after negotiating some of the cities and hill top towns.
Not only was the cottage/villa gorgeous, but the entire property and all its holdings, it is a beautiful part of Italy.
Thank you for your kind words - I'm glad that I could be of help. Sometimes its just a few useful tips that can make a holiday extra special.
Australia is a long way away but I hope we may meet up again one day.
Best wishes to you all,
If You like to stay in a house furnished with steel and leather, cool and stylish You are wrong in this wonderful house. If You like a heartwarming, comfortable surrounding, rather wood than plastic, everything of good taste, without awfull tawdry bric-a-brac You are completely right. Susan made us feel at home, ansered all questions and gave a lot of helpfull tips. Knowing that we would arrive with an old car they even prepared the road and made us park in front of their house to make things easier( what wasn't really nessesary).We loved the views, the smell, the friendly and unobtrusive dogs, the calmness - we just had perfect days in Podere cosani: many thanks to Susan and the whole family
Thank you for your kind words - I shall always remember your frase in German meaning 'nothing offends the eye'!!
Hoping you will continue to enjoy your car - and that we shall see you again in Podere Consani.
All the best
Podere Consani is situated on a plateau in the lovely hills between the magnificent old town of Lucca and the coast. It has wonderful views overlooking the surrounding countryside - to the south-east towards Lucca and the more distant plain to Florence -to the north the stunning marble mountains and the Garfagnana with its picturesque hill-top towns & to the west the sea.The nearest beaches are at Viareggio (30min) and further up the coast are the beautiful sea-side towns of Lerici and Portovenere and the fishing villages of the Cinque Terra. In fact it lies in a very strategic position - only 20min from beautiful historic Lucca, surrounded by the magnificent walls on which one can walk or bike, 45min from Pisa airport and other historical cities such as Florence, Siena and S.Gimigniano are within easy reach. S.Martino (4km) has restaurants, a supermarket, banks, chemist etc..There is lots to see and do - that is if you can bear to tear yourself away from the beauty of Podere Consani.