Unbeatable views, peace and comfort, the perfect base for exploring the area
- English, Italian
About Jennifer Gale
The house was acquired as a complete ruin and my husband lovingly restored it with great character using original materials in keeping with it's rustic history. As he is no longer with us, it is a great and lasting tribute to his skill. I lived in number 11 with my son for 10 years. I now live in the UK and work as a Nurse in the NHS. I get to Castello as much as I can.
Jennifer Gale purchased this House in 1985
Why Jennifer Gale chose Borgo A Mozzano
The house is simple and rustic reflecting it's history as a farm worker's dwelling. It's stones are steeped in history. It remains part of a little community, my neighbours were born and bred in Castello. For anyone wanting an authentic, beautiful little countryside retreat as a base for exploring this remarkable and magnificent area of Tuscany then Castello 11 is perfect.
What makes this House unique
Peace and quiet after day trips to the cities of art. West facing covered terrace to enjoy the sunset. Nature all around you from the wild flowers in the olive groves to the swallows in the skies. Breathtaking views all year round. A decent sized village only 5 mins away for amenities and Lucca, the beach, the mountains, the cities of art and Pisa airport all just down the road!
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Not for very young childrenNot for very young children
Max guests: 5
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
Perfect location for us. Enjoyed the remote, rustic feel of the house, as well as it's proximity to Lucca. The view is great, the outside spaces with this rental are perfect. Folks have mentioned the drive, I've seen much worse.
Fabulous Property, Idyllic Views, Excellent Host.
Jennifer's home in Castello is wonderful. Spacious, well equipped, nicely furnished, private and with a view to die for.
Jennifer herself is an expert host and ensured that everything was well prepared for our arrival.
No doubt everyone who stays in Castello falls in love with the place. We too! And we look forward to returning.
Peace and tranquility
What a wonderful week we had here in this glorious setting. We have been looking forward to this ever since we booked. The views were magnificent, opening the shutters and listening to the birds and distant bells were the ‘stuff of dreams’ . We were aware of the drive up to Castello especially the last 200m, even so on our second trip up we damaged the wheel. So please be extra careful on your approach.
We loved the house and all it’s quirks especially the (original) carousel. It had everything we could possibly need, just sitting on the terrace savouring all around us will stay in our memories always. Thank you Jennifer
Many thanks for your review, I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay in Castello.
Peaceful retreat after busy days just what the doctor ordered.
Really beautiful typical Tuscan country cottage.
This was a stunning place to stay. Amazing views, very characterful house, which was more spacious than I imagined. Peaceful, yet a very realistic 25 minute drive to Lucca.
Just as you would imagine a peaceful countryside retreat.
If I hadn't already seen that the owner wouldn't sell, I'd be asking!
Castello is just 17 km north of Lucca, one of the most beautiful cities in Tuscany and just 2 km from the friendly village of Valdottavo. Heading north a short distance from Castello, is the Spa town of Bagni di Lucca with it's fabulous open air spa-water swimming pool and spa treatment centre. Then there is the historic walled city of Barga not to mention many beautiful hidden villages to explore and skiing at Abetone, an hours drive away. The delightful Cinque Terre -5 amazing little fishing ports - on the Ligurian coast line are a must do and less than an hour from Castello, along with Porto Venere .Florence is an easy trip just over 1 h. Siena and San Gimignano about a 2 hour drive away. The beach with lively cosmopolitan resorts like Viareggio, Pietrasanta and Forte dei Marmi and miles of golden sand is about 45 minutes away. Pisa Airport is 45 min by car and Florence airport about an hour away. There are excellent motorway and rail connections from Lucca.