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BEAUTIFUL RESTORED FARMHOUSE WITH PRIVATE POOL & SPECTACULAR VIEWS

Hugh Johnson

Advertiser since: 2004
Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Contact the Owner

Hugh Johnson

Advertiser since: 2004
Speaks: english
Tell the owner when you would like to travel.
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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BEAUTIFUL RESTORED FARMHOUSE WITH PRIVATE POOL & SPECTACULAR VIEWS

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Lucca Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 7-8

Casa a Corte is a beautiful, restored property of Roman origin near the hamlet of Gugliano. The house is surrounded by olive groves, vineyards, fruit trees, chestnut woodlands, mountain streams and offers tranquillity to those seeking relaxation. However, the lively town of Lucca, a 15 minute drive by car, offers everything one could wish for, whether it be fine dining, shopping, sight-seeing or cycling around the ancient walls during the 'passegiata' at sunset. The house is well located for visiting Florence and Siena, the seaside resorts and the mountain regions of Garfagnana. Casa a Corte is set in 30 acres of its own land which is used for the production of wine and olive oil. From the three large terraces and swimming pool, one can enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and hear the distant sound of church bells and choir from over the valley. There is a well-maintained garden and a lovely pool which enjoys sun throughout the day.

3 terraces, pool and garden: The property is superb for outdoor living as it enjoys sunshine from dawn to dusk. The gardens provide perfect areas for relaxation and for children to play.

The house is surrounded by 3 large terraces. The east terrace is accessed from both the kitchen and dining room and has a large slate dining table and eight chairs. A pergola of climbing jasmine, wysteria and passion fruit provides dappled shade. There are views through the olive trees to the pool. Lighting above the large stone table allows for 'al fresco' dining. The large terracotta tiled south terrace is a sun worshippers' dream. It also benefits from a 3 seater sofa, 2 arm chairs and table. The west terrace enjoys a well established garden of lavender, roses, mimosa and fig trees, plus a table and benches. All terraces have fabulous views across the vineyards and valley.

The area is organic & a wildlife enthusiasts dream with many rare species of animals & birds. In the spring & summer the area is full of wild flowers .

Casa a Corte has appeared in the TV programme 'A House in Tuscany' and in several magazines

Local Tuscan cook available on request with an English speaking chef.

The local town of Ponte A Moriano which is 10 mins away by car, has several restaurants, banks/post office, deli's with wonderful cooked meals to take away, ice cream bar, cafes, excellent butcher, superb market with fish, local vegetables, local honey, mushrooms, olive oils etc and a large supermarket, plus a supplier of local wines etc

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Hugh Johnson (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2004
Speaks: english

About Hugh Johnson

We are a well travelled family of 4, who grew up in the Far East & moved to Europe to become a wildlife film maker. Although I now specialise in another area of film, my job is to make objects & places look beautiful. Our 2 children both studied languages at university & love travel, food, lifestyle, wildlife, art & sport

Hugh Johnson purchased this farmhouse in 2000

Why Hugh Johnson chose Lucca

Having viewed several properties during the summer & autumn of 1999 we fell in love with Casa a Corte after seeing the house and land from across the valley with the mountains behind.

We immediately knew this was the house we were looking for.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Our passion is being outside and spend much of our holiday looking at the wonderful countryside & wildlife, chatting to the locals & trying to become a better cook. The farmer and his friends in Gugliano have been so helpful & kind to us and have made Casa a Corte a special place for all our family.

The local restaurants, especially at the wonderful Antica Locanda have given us lots of tips when producing our olive oil & have become family friends.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Pisa Airport
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Viareggio
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Lucca
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Lucca
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Lucca is a beautiful walled medieval city, which is the birthplace of Puccini. The city is mostly pedestrianised, which is fantastic for cycling and walking. The countryside north of Lucca is breathtaking with many medieval villages perched on wooded hillsides. There are many beautiful palazzos, spas and vineyards to visit in the area. Florence, Pisa and the beaches are all within a short distance.

In the summer there are many musical events: Puccini opera at Torre del lago, whilst in Lucca, during July, several of the worlds best musicians play in the amphitheatre. There are also several jazz festivals.

There are many superb restaurants within 15 mins of the house. Fungi and truffles are some of the local specialities and olive oil from Lucca is one of the best in the world. One hour's drive north from the house is the beautiful ski resort of Abetone.This is a very popular resort with very good facilities

This wonderful location, a wildlife paradise, can be seen using Google Earth

Other Activities: Wildlife / restaurants / markets

Ski: Skiing is an hours journey at Abetone. It is a very nice Italian resort.

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Rates & Availability

From €1,800 Per week

Lucca Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring 2015
Mar 28 2015 - May 1 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,800
 
 
Late Spring 2015
May 2 2015 - Jun 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,100
 
 
Early Summer 2015
Jun 6 2015 - Jun 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,650
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 27 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
€3,500
 
 
Late summer 2015
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,650
 
 
Early Autumn 2015
Sep 12 2015 - Oct 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,200
 
 
Autumn 2015
Oct 3 2015 - Oct 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

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Notes Minimum stay 1 week (Saturday to Saturday). Out of season we are more flexible with timings with the house available for 10 days etc.
Payments must be made by bank transfer.
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Amenities

Lucca Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - shower , outdoor shower , shower by pool
  • Towels are provided, but not for the beach and pool
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom main - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , painted Italian wrought iron
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , painted Italian wrought iron
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , painted Italian wrought iron
  • 1 double, 3 twins. Linen provided and changed weekly. Towels provided for bathroom only Cots can be provided - notice must be made when booking.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The property has been sympathetically restored retaining original beamed ceilings and antique cotto floors. The interior is comfortable and stylish benefiting from central heating, dishwasher, washing machine, fully well equipped kitchen and satellite TV, broadband Internet access, music docking exterior & pool lighting, mosquito blinds, plus antique furniture, paintings & photos. The house is set out on 3 floors. The ground floor has a kitchen, dining room, toilet & shower room with washing machine. The first floor has a comfortable sitting room which is exceptionally well equipped for families who enjoy books and board games, plus satellite TV/ DVD/ hi-fi/ Wi-fi. There is also a large airy twin bedroom (100cm wide beds) with comfortable traditional iron beds. Upstairs there are a further 3 bedrooms - a double bedroom, 2 twins bedroom with traditional beds, chestnut armoires and original features including chestnut beams. There's also a large spacious shower room with toilet & bidet

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