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Tranquil property in Lucca hills with huge pool and stunning mountain views - Main house & Guesthouse

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 3,875 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights



Main house & Guesthouse

Built on three levels, the house was sympathetically restored in and the adjoining barn was converted into a fully equipped guesthouse. All the ceilings have exposed wooden beams and the floors have original terracotta tiles.

The ground floor has the kitchen/dining room, and living room, with french doors leading onto a covered terrace and brick built bread/pizza oven. In front of the house is a lawn for games.

The swimming pool is a huge 6 metres by 13 metres and is set above the house and up a flight of steps.

On the first floor of the main house there are 2 bedrooms (1 matrimonial and 1 twin) and two bathrooms (1 en suite to both bedrooms).

On the second floor are 2 further bedrooms (1 matrimonial & 1 with 5 single beds) & shower room

The guesthouse has a 2 bedrooms (both with twin beds), 1 large shower room, a kitchen and living/dining room with fireplace.

It is converted into a well equipped guesthouse with separate entrances, kitchen, bathroom, washing machine & dryer, terrace

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About the property

Casa Nuova

For a more extensive description of the property (and more photos) we refer to our own website (please google casanuova150.weebly).

Set at the top of a hill, at the edge of chestnut wood, in three acres of its own land. On the edge of a small village (Gugliano), Casa Nuova has great views, privacy and a huge pool. Both the house and the barn have been beautifully converted and have all mod-cons. The house sleeps 11 people in 4 bedrooms, (2 bedrooms have matrimonial beds, 1 bedroom has twin beds and the 4th bedroom is set up as a dormitory, with up to 5 single beds) with two bathrooms and a shower-room. The guesthouse sleeps 4 in a further 2 bedrooms (both bedrooms have twin beds) and one large shower-room/bathroom. In the house there is internet access, satellite TV, DVD, dishwasher, microwave, etc...In the barn there is a washing machine and, dryer. Outside is a covered (and heated) terrace with a large table and seating for 16, a huge pergola by the pool, and other terraces. There are vines and fruit trees, and a brick built pizza/bread oven. In front of the house is a lawn for games.

The swimming pool is a huge 6 metres by 13 metres and is set above the house and up a flight of steps.

The track from the church to the house (150 metres) is not maintained by the local council and though perfectly OK for normal cars, is not recommended for sports cars or other cars with a low body.

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Wim Vergeylen
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, french, dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2017

About Wim Vergeylen

We are a Belgian family of 5, living in the flemish part of Belgium, near the historical city of Ghent. We bought the house in 2013. The former owner still acts as our local property manager and will welcome you wholeheartedly.

We also have our own regular vacation stays at our property with family and friends throughout the year.

Wim Vergeylen purchased this house in 2013

Why Wim Vergeylen chose Lucca Area

Lucca is a very nice, fully walled, historical city. The Lucca area is ideally located, close to airports and close to beaches, other historical cities (Pisa, Pistoia, Firenze,..), impressive mountains (Apuan Alps), wineries and all those other nice things Tuscany has to offer.

What makes this house unique

Casa Nuova is an authentic Tuscan farmhouse with adjacent guesthouse, both restored with good taste by the previous owner. The property comprises a large pool and garden with fruit trees, vines, lawns and woodland. This property is unique because of it's breathtaking views, it's peaceful surroundings, large pool and garden and above all, the ideal location.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'We loved to be in your house and the food Grazia cooked for us.

Next time we have to stay much longer.'

Anders Enghave Larsen, Denmark, July 2007

'I wanted to let you know we had an absolutely fabulous holiday and Casa Nuova was so lovely none of us wanted to leave.

It was so comfortable and well equiped, it felt a home from home. The kids had a ball at the pool with two of them learning to swim in the 2 weeks.

Grazia was really great too and, as you said, the food was delicious and fantastic value. She also managed to make things the kids all liked too which is quite a feat and they all loved her.'

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the villa and I think we'd all like to come back some time, so we may be back in touch in the future..

Fiona Henderson, England,August 2007
Nov 2007
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Lucca House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3875 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Min. age of primary renter: 27
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main house bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , bidet
    Main house en suite bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Main house shower room second floor - shower
    Outdoor shower - outdoor shower , Near the pool
    Bathroom guesthouse - toilet , shower
    Toilet main house - toilet , Easily accessible from the pool
  • The outdoor shower is near the swimming pool.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Red Bedroom - 1 queen
    Blue Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Green Bedroom - 1 queen
    White bedroom - 5 twin/ single
    Large bedroom in guesthouse - 2 twin/ single
    Small bedroom in guesthouse - 2 twin/ single , Bunk beds
  • In addition to the beds listed above, there is also 1 sofa (double)bed in the lounge of the guesthouse, and 1 cot for smaller children/baby's.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Terrace
  • 24 garden chairs
  • 11 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • swimming
The swimming pool has steps across the entire width of the pool, making it ideal for small children, or for adults who just feel like being half in and half out! There is a small library on the second floor landing for guests to make use of and some toys and books for smaller children. We appreciate any additions made by guests! In the living room there is also a DVD player. The house can be rented separately from the barn. During the winter months we do not let the house to more than 8 guests as the communal rooms cannot support more.


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average rating of 4.7727275 based on 23 reviews

Lovely villa in beautiful Tuscan countryside

  • 5 of 5

charming villa with an incredible view

Slightly quirky layout more than compensated by the well appointed kitchen and easy-going outside seating areas with outdoor pizza oven to hand

we loved it!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Beautiful, wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from a week at Casa Nuova and it was absolutely amazing. The house and guesthouse are so beautiful and fit our group of 12 perfectly. The pictures don't even do it justice. The inside living spaces were cozy, comfortable and rustic elegant. The décor was really nice and all of the bedrooms and bathrooms were very well appointed (good bedding - which I'm picky about). The kitchen in the main house is huge and perfect for cooking and we used the pizza oven outside several times.

The real treat was the outdoors though. The main patio off the house was lovely, included two large tables for dining and relaxing, and was covered and surrounded by plants and flowers. The pool was beautiful and there is another great covered dining table up there. The landscaping overall was beautiful. And the view - out over the Tuscan Hills - it never gets old.

The house is situated well up into the hills beyond Lucca - an easy (although narrow and steep!) drive into Lucca or several small villages nearby. There is a large grocery store at the town at the base of the hills Ponte a Moriano, and several small markets and restaurants within easy driving distances as well. Overall, we found it very easy to get around and spend time in Lucca as well as several other towns in Tuscany.

The owner was very gracious and accommodating - it was a completely easy booking experience.

I would highly recommend this property for anyone with a group looking for a great Tuscan get away. We would love to go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday, absolutely loved the villa and swimming pool. The setting is fantastic. Also the weather was on best behaviour with blue skies every day!

Claire was very friendly and helpful.

Fabrizio prepared and cooked us an excellent meal, set the table and cleared up afterwards.

All in all a brilliant holiday enjoyed by all our family. We would thoroughly recommend Casa Nuova for anyone looking to holiday in Tuscany.

Also thank you for your help in the build up to the holiday. Being able to contact you with questions was very helpful.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Maison confortable et très beaux terrain episcine

  • 5 of 5

Afin de faire une réunion familiale sur les lieux d'origines de notre famille , nous cherchions une grande maison confortable car nous sommes quatorze, huit adultes et six petits enfants.

Nous avons regroupé quatre familles représentant trois générations avec des ages allant de 72 ans à 7 ans.

L'arrivée avec l'accueil sympathique de Claire, qui sait présenter et transmettre l'esprit de cette maison, avait placé notre séjour de 17 jours sur les meilleurs hospices. Claire nous fera, pendant tout notre séjour avec gentillesse et compétence, bénéficier de ses conseils.

Le beau temps aidant le magnifique terrain à permis à la jeune génération de s'ébattre en toute sécurité.

Les adultes ont pu profiter, des équipements, de la maison qui part sa taille permettait de vivre dans l'espace et le confort.

Dans ce début de printemps nous avons même pu profité de la grande piscine ou les trois générations se sont baignés.

La vue exceptionnelle de cette propriété et la magnifique région de Toscane avec ses visites inépuisables, nous, ont permis de réussir cette belle réunion de famille.

AJ Alberici

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful villa in magical location

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from two great weeks at Casa Nuova. As it was the twentieth year of our two families holidaying together we had set our sights on somewhere special and Casa Nuova is certainly special. Excellent and well maintained pool with superb views. Peaceful and practical place to stay. We got the bus from the bottom of the driveway to Lucca and back but driving to it is only 20 minutes. It is great to walk around the hills and Ponte a Mariano, we were told has the best ice creams for miles around and it was incredible. Got the measure of the great Pizza oven and all in all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at this superb villa.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Amazing, wonderful, perfect

  • 5 of 5

The moment we arrived we knew the 15-month wait since booking was well worth it! Stunning situation and beautiful Tuscan house.

Claire was very welcoming and gave us lots of information. She made us feel at home immediately.

We were a family of 11 - ages from 73 - 3 staying a week in August 2016. We all absolutely loved Casa Nuova, the house, the guesthouse, the pool, the garden and the amazing views everything about it! We loved swimming at night with the lights in the huge pool.

The garden was wonderful with many terraces so one was always able to find a quiet place to read, have a glass of wine or just gaze at the stunning views or early-morning coffee at the top bench watching the sun rise listening to the dawn chorus! The children loved the garden and played many games, climbed trees as well as exploring the wood and beyond...

The outside dining area was perfect and we soon mastered the pizza oven and had some amazing meals. Everything we bought was such good value and shopping in Esselunga was fun.

The house was perfect and just what we needed. It was full of character and more like a home than a rental. The bedrooms were good and suited our party well. The children loved being in a dormitory together. Good showers and bathrooms. Very impressed with the eco-friendly boiler and the water was always very hot. Comfy sitting room and we were glad to be able to keep up with Olympic news on Sky! The kitchen had all that was needed. We loved the big marble table, great for rolling the pizza dough!

We hardly ventured outside the garden there was no need. We went to Pisa by train, very straightforward. We had a couple of memorable meals in the back streets of Lucca. Lucca, of course, is stunning. Had it not been so hot we could have spent days wandering around.

Wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
At the bottom of the hill in Ponte a Moriano
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Pisa & Montecatini
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Villa Volpi
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Casa Nuova is a beautiful farmhouse and converted barn with private pool, situated on the outskirts of the small village of Gugliano, at the top of a hill, 10 kilometres north and west of Lucca. There is no bar in the village but there are a number of bars, restaurants and shops in Ponte a Moriano, a 10 minute drive away. Five minutes from the house there is Villa Volpi, a hotel with an excellent restaurant. Casa Nuova is 20 minutes from Lucca, 50 from Pisa airport, 75 from Florence, 40 from the Versilia coast and 60 from the ski-resort Abetone.

The scenery is spectacular, as is the peace at the house. All our guests enjoy the meals that Grazia, the cook, will come and prepare, if they wish, aiding complete relaxation while on holiday. She can also do pizza evenings, using the oven at the house.

From Casa Nuova, with less than an hour's drive, it is possible to experience all that anyone could wish for in a holiday:

In the mountains - skiing, canyoning, walking, caving;

At the beach - sailing, windsurfing, swimming;

In the towns - shopping, historical churches, art and monuments. Florence is only 1 hour from Lucca;

We can also arrange wine tasting - A landscape of wine and olives. A visit to wine producers in one of the two wine producing areas : DOC Montecarlo or DOC Colline Lucchesi where our guests enjoy locally produced salumi and other typical products as well as a comparative tasting of both red and white wines. Or there is the possibility for A Taste of Lucca. A 'food and wine lovers' walking tour of the town, introducing not only the historic centre within the city walls but also the traditional ingredients and specialities of the area and the individual specialist food and wine shops that still flourish in the town. If our guests wish, we can also organise a more in-depth wine tasting with a local Italian sommelier.