About the property
- Chateau / Country House1291 sq. ft.
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
Refurbished mill with breathtaking views, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, huge garden
Baldo’s house was the old watermill of the village of Corsagna, ancient medieval burg within the municipality of Borgo a Mozzano, located 360 meters above sea level, just 30 minutes drive from the city of Lucca and within driving distance of one of nature's most beautiful areas of Tuscany: the Garfagnana valley between the Alpi Apuane and the Apennino Tosco-Emiliano.The magnificent location on which the house stands affords splendid views: over the valleys, the village and the surrounding hills and mountains.
The house is dating back to XIX century, a part of the structure was used as a "mill" for the production of flour, shown by the “gora” (small artificial stream that once brought water to the mill wheel) still crossing the garden and another part was used as a "crusher" to produce local extra virgin olive oil, still visible “pressa” and the ancient stone wheel “molazza”.The entire structure has been wisely renovated by Baldo, grandson of Miche and Pia, while maintaining its original character: the external structure of the cottage has been left unchanged and renovating the interior spaces in faithful Tuscan style. Perfect for a holiday for up to 7 persons.
The property has a large garden (150 sqm ) crossed by the “gora”, small artificial stream that once brought water to the mill wheel, equipped with above ground pool (meters L4xL2H1), with barbecue, tables, chairs and sunbeds and a wide outdoor patio, in front of the main entrance, which is accessed from the entrance gate.
The total area of the house is 120 square meters divided on three floors.The ceilings are made with flat terracotta bricks and wooden beams and rafters, stone walls, cotto and parquet floors. The furnishing is in the Lucchese style.
On the middle floor is a spacious and bright living area with large LCD television, sofa, comfortable armchairs and a large fireplace and fully equipped kitchen area with dishwasher, refrigerator, stove with oven, microwave, kettle and American coffee maker, with a small covered porch leading to the garden.
Upstairs is a bedroom, Aunt Gina’ s room, with king size bed (71in × 79 in) also divisible and a single bed. Downstairs two more bedrooms: Aunt Irene’s room, with double bed (51 in × 75 in) and the Grandparents Michael and Pia’ s room, with king size bed (71 in × 79 in) also divisible and with the possibility of an extra single bed and two bathrooms with shower (one also with bathtub). All rooms have windows with panoramic views and parquet floors.
Each summer the country's young people of Corsagna create a natural pool in the creek Pizzorna few steps from home.
In the sourrounding area, few minutes drive from Corsagna:
- river Lima flows in the valley of Bagni di Lucca is perfect for fishing, rafting, canoeing, canyoning, diving up to 9 meters deep, bathing and swimming in the crystal clear waters;
- public swimming pool and thermal SPA in Bagni di Lucca, 5 kms from Corsagna.
It is possible to reach the house only on foot just in 2 minutes from the private parking place. Baldo, on your arrival, will be available to carry on your luggage to the entrance of the house.
Claudio and Ilenia
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
About Claudio and Ilenia
We are Ilenia and Claudio (called Baldo) we live between Africa and Corsagna where in 2015 we celebrated our wedding party in the magnificent garden of the house.
Claudio and Ilenia purchased this Chateau / Country House in 1800
Why Claudio and Ilenia chose Borgo a Mozzano
Over the years, renting the house has allowed us to sustain the maintenance and renovation costs of the entire structure preserving and respecting the ancient taste of the time. We feel that such beauty should be shared and for this reason we are trying to make this place more and more intimate and welcoming for those who want to come and visit us!
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
Baldo's house was the ancient mill of Corsagna. The property is equipped with a large garden of about 150 square meters crossed by the gora, small artificial stream that once brought water to the wheel of the mill. The house is very spacious and ideal for families or small groups of friends seeking peace, nature and relaxation.
Pool / Spa
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Special place, special people
Each morning we walked down the hill to Laura's shop for our breakfast cornet past trees full of peaches, figs, kiwi and persimmon, stopping to pass the time of day with our neighbours and to fill up our water bottles at the spring. We spent our days sightseeing up and down the valley: when the weather became too hot we took Baldo and Ilenia's recommendation to swim in the crystal clear local river, or just to sit under a tree with a good book. Our first evening coincided with Corsagna's wild boar festival, our last we spent in the village restaurant, feasting on Tortelli and Steak. Ilenia and Baldo went out of their way to make us welcome, full of recommendations for local visits and places to eat that always hit the mark, and showed great kindness to our family.
It's rare that we have a holiday so relaxing, or one where we feel so much part of the community. Corsagna is not a tourist centre: it's a working village, but one of great beauty in a stunning location. So book this house, use it as a base for visiting Pisa, Lucca and the Garfagnana, but also make sure you try out your awful Italian on the shopkeepers, drink your morning capuccino in Bar Branduzzi and get to know the local people and the close-knit community they have built.
Dear McManus's family, thanks a lot for your kind review and for your kind words regarding Corsagna community. It was really very nice to meet you and we are looking forward to seeing your family again...Thanks again and best wishes!
Das Haus beeindruckt äußerlich mit seiner Lage ganz oben über dem Dorf und dem phantastischen Rundblick nach allen Seiten, im Inneren durch seine schlichte geschmackvolle Einrichtung. Alles ist praktisch eingerichtet und sehr gut gepflegt. Im Sommer kann man alle Mahlzeiten auf der überdachten Terrasse einnehmen. Durch die Lage war es trotz Hochsommer nicht zu heiß und in den kühlen Zimmern des Steinhauses kann man gut schlafen.
Die Besitzer waren herzlich und hilfsbereit. Den Kindern gefiel besonders der kleine Pool im Garten.
Dearest Bilz Family, it has been a pleasure for us to host you in our home.
You have been very kind with us and have taken care of our home.
Baldo and I hope we can host you again!
Great atmosphere, relaxed location, friendly hospitality.
After having several bad experiences with online booking this time we really got what we expected. Location, house, facilities were according to the description. A bit hidden location, yet easy access to the main road. Should you wish to explore North-Tuscany, feel free to book this house. It was clean, tidy, cosy, owners were very kind, always available in case of need, yet providing full privacy.
Dear Peter, it has been a pleasure to meet you and your family. It was a treat for us to see that you enjoyed our place and the nature around as much as we appreciate it. So interesting talking to you! A big hug to you all!
Ilenia & Baldo
Extra, très belle maison perchée sur les hauteurs d'un village charmant
Très belle maison, spacieuse, propre et fonctionnelle.Beaucoup de charme.
Le jardin est grand et laisse une vue imprenable sur le village et les montagnes.
Ilena et Baldo sont très accueillants, disponibles au quotidien et toujours de bon conseil.
Très bon séjour dans une region sublime !
Chère famille Dodard, pour nous était un plaisir de vous accueillir dans notre maison et nous espérons voir à nouveau la prochaine fois!
Tout était super. Accueil, site, logement, espace exterieur.
La réalité était conforme au descriptif de l'annonce.... voire plus !!! et en prime, bonne ambiance de village.
L'exceptionnel : la gentillesse de Baldo et Ilenia.
Chère famille Moscardini,
pour nous, a été un vrai plaisir de vous accueillir dans notre maison et nous espérons que nous pouvons encore avoir comme nos invités!
Tolles Haus mit super Vermietern
Das Ferienhaus ist sehr schön eingerichtet, blitzblank sauber und hat eine tolle Lage auf dem Berg. Die Aussicht ist spitze und auch der Garten ist wunderbar zum relaxen geeignet. Für uns als 5-köpfige Familie mit erwachsenen Kindern sehr gut geeignet.
Auch die Umgebung ist sehr reizvoll mit bekannteren Städten wie z. B. Lucca aber auch kleineren pittoresken Dörfern (z. B. Barga oder Montecarlo).
Besonders hervorzuheben sind die sehr hilfsbereiten und netten Vermieter Ilena und Baldo, die unseren Aufenthalt in jeder Hinsicht zu einem schönen Urlaub gemacht haben.
Alles in Allem -> sehr gerne weiter zu empfehlen!!
Vielen Dank Raul Familie für so warm und engagierten Kommentar.
Michael und ihre Familie waren sehr angenehme Gäste, sauber, einfach und zuverlässig. Sie verließen die Wohnung wie Personen, die dort lebten. Es wäre ein Vergnügen sein, wenn sie bei mir bleibt wieder, wenn sie Italien das nächste Mal besuchen!
Corsagna is in an ideal geographical location for visits to the most important Tuscan art cities and the Tyrrhenian coast: Lucca town is only 30 minutes away and Versilia Coast 50 minutes away as well as Abetone, the most important sky resort of the area.
You can easily reach: Bagni di Lucca - Thermal Spa (5 km), Garfagnana Valley (24 km), Torre del Lago - Puccini Festival 108 km), Florence (90 km), Siena (130 km), San Gimignano (95 km) and the stunning Cinque Terre (50 km).
- Canyon Park (20 minutes drive) is the first high wire route in Italy to be located inside stunning and previously inaccessible gorges, suspended above an emerald green river. The beautiful Straights of Cocciglia is a gem now accessible to everyone, via zip wires, cableways and Tibetan bridges spanning the Lima river at its most picturesque and hidden points.There’s more: enjoy all the river has to offer – try SUP (Stand Up Paddelboarding), dive or swim in the crystal clear waters, or just relax on the beach!
- Adventure Park Selva del Buffardello (45 minutes drive), inside the Park it’s possible to take part in a variety of activities, to spend a day immersed in nature, sport, fun and adventure. Acrobatic courses on the trees, hiking, trail running, e-mtb, archaeological activities.
- The natural reserve Orrido di Botri (1 hour drive), a deep canyon of great beauty, preserving rare plant species and hosting many rare rapacious birds, as the royal eagle and the owl.
Additional pricing information
It is possible to reach the house only on foot just in 2 minutes from the private parking place (only for 1 car). Baldo, on your arrival, will be available to carry on your luggage to the entrance of the house with his red Ape Car. HEATING is not included in the price. The central heating system: of the house connects to the network of the local supplier. During winter time the house will be delivered heated and only at your express request upon arrival, the heating will be activated. Payment of LPG will be required, based on the actual consumption by meter reading at the time of departure. It could be required a deposit of € 150,00. The fireplace: you can ask Baldo to provide you with the necessary firewood (extra charge).