The Lance Castle is a beautiful, small medieval castle built during 1500's. It is like a fortress of guard for the the villages in the area. It was built of mellow stone and was made by the Ghibelline that own the area. It is set in a wonderful and dominant position.
The history tell us that the Ghibellines, who sided with the holy roman Emperor, fought against the Guelphs who supported the Pope over the right to rule the northern part of Italy. The Castle is formed from many buildings and one of them the Priory was the bishop's house during the medioeve and the rinessance. The Village where the Priory is located, lies the hills to the north of Pescia and Montecatini, a very picturesque area ideal for touring or relaxing in delightful surroundings. The Castle itself is perfectly restored, conserving the old characteristics but with all the comfort, so you will feel really 'at home'. The Castle sits on an hill and it's surrounded by miles of woodland where you can enjoy long walks and the whole area is a patchwork of medieval hilltop villages which are all worth a visit. Lanciole, though tiny, has a bar/pizzeria which also sells a few basic foodstuffs. In ancient times the village was known to have produced 'lancia' or spears and other arms.Many legends and tales have been said of the manor castle, what the knights made, the hunting, the battle for the supremacy on the guelphs villages... and did find a code invented to manage the work of the people in the villages of the area. The area makes a good base for touring being within easy driving distance of many famous places including Lucca, Pisa, Pistoia and Florence go skiing in Abetone just 40 kms away or spend a day by the sea just 40 minutes far by car. The Priory is reached leading to a delightful antique stone path which has outstanding views to river and in the other side where is the second entrance, to the church and some other antique buildings. The entrance from the back path through a private courtyard where is an hot tub leads into a picturesque dining room with space for 8 people with satellite TV (with more than 200 channels and DVD player the closer room is the fully equipped kitchen(gas hob, electric oven, fridge/freezer, toaster, microwave) and a bathroom complete the ground floor. The bathroom has a wc, basin and shower. Open tread stairs from the dining room lead to a first floor where you will find a large entrance/sitting room with seat and cd player. Further from this room, a double bedroom with a 1860 bed a bedroom with two single beds and another bathroom, with basin, wc and shower. The bedrooms view look on the garden/courtyard. Through a beautiful stone stairs with arches you can lead to the second and third floor. The upstairs floor there are beautiful beamed ceilings throughout, a siting room with fireplace, satellite tv, wifi in the sitting room at the second floor, and two double bedrooms, one each side. A third bathroom complete this floor composed by a basin, wc and a shower. The last floor is a children nest, passing through small door they can reach two single rooms one by the other, with toys all in the attic furnished as a little secret area. The Priory is furnishing tastefully elegant with additional antique pieces and many personal touche and pictures to add to the home from home feel. Central heating and cot are available on request. Outside: The Priory have a lovely courtyard garden with hot tub, bbq and garden furniture. Just one km away on request, and during summer season is possible to access to a private garden with a large whirlpool pool all in the middle of the wood with peace and tranquility and a wonderful view on three medieval villages. This is a delightful property which I feel would be ideal for a honeymoon in a romantic setting. Sleeps & number of Bedrooms:3 double bedrooms 1 with 2 single beds and two with 1 single bed ideal for children(7 sleeps maximum has been registered and admitted for law), bath 3 (one en suite). Amenities: Satellite TV, DVD player, cot (on request), pool (on request), jacuzzi, barbeque, garden and pool furniture, fireplace in the sitting room.....Lovely Antique Priory, Perfect Romantic Setting Between Florence And Lucca
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Rates includes the setting, taxes for two people. Any person added is requested an additional fee of 50 Euro week till a maximum of 7 people can be accommodate in the property as the licence requested report.
Heating during season euro 20/day