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Spacious Character Property in Superb Setting

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Unbeatable views, peace and comfort, the perfect base for exploring the area

This charming apartment herein is laid out over 2 floors and is located in an ancient stone building over 250 years old, originally part of a medieval farming community. It has truly fantastic views overlooking a wide picturesque valley with wooded hillsides dotted with pretty villages and churches to the mountains beyond. One never tires of this view. The covered terrace of the apartment has a big table for eating outside every day throughout summer. Castello is also only 25 minutes from Lucca and only 40 minutes from Pisa International Airport. A peaceful romantic setting, a relaxing base from which to explores all the delights of Tuscany and to experience true rural Tuscan living. For couples or families alike.

Conveniently situated 2km from the nearest village with shops, 2 bars and a restaurant.

My apartment is authentically restored. It retains original terracotta floors and is simply furnished in traditional style with two spacious bedrooms;1 double and 1 twin, a bathroom with bath and shower attachment (and constant hot water supply!), a large country eat-in kitchen, large sitting room with wood burning stove. It also has central heating. Outside space includes the covered terrace which has a barbecue. From the terrace you can watch beautiful sunsets every evening maybe with a glass of vino rosso and enjoy to the full the spectacular Tuscan countryside and unbeatable views which help make Castello so special.

More Details

Owner
Jennifer Gale
Member since: 2002
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018

About Jennifer Gale

My husband and his family purchased property in Castello in 1985 and my husband began a painstaking restoration of a number of dwellings there which remain a great and lasting tribute to his enormous talent . He passed away suddenly in 1990 and we completed the restoration of Number 6 Castello in 1991. I lived in Italy full time for 25 years and 10 of those years I lived in Castello with my son and was very happy there. I I think my property reflects the Italy I love. It's simple, rustic and authentic and I hope respects the history of the area. I now live in the UK and work as a Nurse in the NHS. I get back to Castello as much as I can.

Jennifer Gale purchased this apartment in 1985

Why Jennifer Gale chose Borgo a Mozzano

The apartment 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 6 is perfect.

What makes this apartment 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!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Borgo a Mozzano in Province of Lucca

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom at Castello number 6 is equipped with a full size bath with shower attachment and shower screen, there is also a wash basin, a bidet and WC. The bathroom has a large window glazed with frosted coloured glass. There is also a large mirror in the bathroom and an antique wash stand for placing toiletries.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Bed measures 150cm x 200cm
  • Both bedrooms have a large wardrobe and a chest of drawers. There are bedside tables with bedside lamps as well as a central ceiling light in both bedrooms. There are mosquito nets for all beds. The double room has three windows and the twin room has two. All have internal and external shutters and all have the same wonderful views looking across the valley to the hillsides beyond.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming

Reviews

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Beautiful house and the views are spectacular

  • 5 of 5

The house had everything you need for a wonderful stay. WiFi was brilliant considering you are up in the hills. You do need a car which we had as you cannot walk to the shops unless you like walking on mountain paths. Lucca is only 25mins away and is the most beautiful town. Bagni de lucca isn't too far either with a beautiful outdoor pool. Road to house is single track but with the occasional passing point.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Dreamy cottage with amazing views over the hills

  • 5 of 5

We were so chuffed to come across Jenny's stone cottage.

The setting is amazing amongst the Tuscan hills. We really enjoyed spending our evenings outside on the terrace with a bottle of wine... or two.

Lucca, arguably Tuscany's crown jewel, is a short drive away and makes for an easy day trip.

Jenny herself was really nice and made sure that everything went smoothly.

We'll definitely be back again!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Gorgeous.

  • 5 of 5

Stunning views from a gorgeous terrace and a lovely house in a perfect location for all the beautiful sights of Tuscany. Thank you Jenny, hopefully back soon.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
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Location

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Pisa International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Valdottavo
Nearest Ferry
65 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
50 Kilometres
Forte dei Marmi
Nearest Train
18 Kilometres
Lucca
Nearest Motorway
18 Kilometres
Lucca
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Valdottavo
Nearest Ski
55 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Marina di Vecchiano

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Borgo a Mozzano, Tuscany

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring Season
31 Mar 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£420
for 7 nights
£420
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer Season
2 Jun 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£485
for 7 nights
£485
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn Season
15 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£420
for 7 nights
£420
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£345
for 4 nights
From
£80
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £25

Prices include electricity, gas; (excluding heating), hot and cold water and cleaning on departure. Bed linen and bath towels are available for hire, there is an order form to fill out, should you require this service . Payment for linen and the use of central heating and/or wood should be made to my housekeeper before departure. The house accommodates 4 people, there is a spare bed for a 5th guest. The charge for one extra guest is £70 per week. Personal Insurance & Cancellation Cover. In the extremely unlikely event that my apartment becomes unavailable due to circumstances beyond my control, I reserve the right to cancel a booking and will refund any payment that you have made to me in full. I strongly recommend that you take out personal insurance at the time of booking to include cancellation cover. I reserve the right to retain the full cost of the booking on cancellations made less than 4 weeks before the start date of the booking.
Conditions. You agree to report any damage to the property or breakages caused by you or your party to my housekeeper and that you are liable for payment to cover costs before you leave Castello. If any problem arises in the apartment during your stay you agree to contact my housekeeper about it straight away.
You agree to read and comply with any regulations/instructions set out in the property information folder located in the apartment.
You agree to keep and leave the apartment in a clean and orderly state.
You agree to assume full and total responsibility for the arrangement of personal health and travel insurance for all members of your party for the duration of your stay. You agree that no more than 5 people may stay in the property unless otherwise agreed with the owner. You agree the apartment must be vacated by 10.30 am. You agree to arrive after 3.30pm on the first day of your stay.The house will be open and the keys in the door. You agree that cars are parked at the owners’ risk. There is parking for 1 car.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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