About the property
- House2486 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
Traditional Village house in rural setting Suitable for 4-5 people
Located in the hillside village of Granaiola overlooking the town of Bagni di Lucca, La Balconata Guest house offers everything you would expect from a rural retreat. On the edge of the Garfagnana national Park its the ideal getaway for anyone wishing to discover this hidden gem in the northern hills of Tuscany. The perfect base for touring by bike or car with walking routes throughout the vicinity as well as a host of other activities locally. The Spa town of Bagni di Lucca with shops, bars and restaurants is a 10 minute drive, with the historic town of Lucca a further 25 minutes. This Traditional stone built farmhouse is set over three floors, Three generous bedrooms on the top floor with two bathrooms, a large lounge area with open fire and ample comfortable seating for all on the ground floor, and large kitchen and dining room on the lower ground floor with access to the gardens and outside seating and patio areas, fantastic views from the balconies and terraced garden.
We specialise in ensuring that our guests get the best from the region, enjoy the food and wine and simply have a great time.
The flexible accommodation offers short or long breaks, both self catering or bed & breakfast solutions, for groups of up to 5 wishing to enjoy the tranquil atmosphere of this beautiful property. We also offer advice on the best places to go and can tailor packages to suit each individual tastes. If you wish to spend your time in the museums of Florence, the thermal baths and health resort of Bagni di Lucca, eat the best of the local food, enjoy the extensive walks in the local mountains or simply relax and enjoy the sights we can arrange whatever you require.
Kevan Halson - La Balconata
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, Italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 6, 2018
About Kevan Halson - La Balconata
Professional fine art photographer and gallery owner
Kevan Halson - La Balconata purchased this House in 2005
Why Kevan Halson - La Balconata chose Granaiola
The property is very large and spacious, comfortably furnished with much handmade furniture and original art (not a bit of IKEA to be found anywhere) the property dates back hundreds of years and overlooks the valley with the most spectacular views.
What makes this House unique
The view across the valley, the tranquil setting and most of all Italian food. great base location for exploring the north of tuscany.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A True Paradiso
There is beauty in every corner of this farmhouse, of this property, of this village. Our hosts, Kevan and Maureen, were incredibly warm and gracious during our 10-day stay and managed to strike the perfect balance between being available to us and giving us our privacy. The house was very clean and well-stocked with everything we could have possibly needed, from detailed maps of the area to a fabulous library to red currants grown and jarred by our generous hosts. The surrounding villages and towns are also lovely to explore, and this is a great base for day trips to Lucca, Florence, Viareggio, etc. That being said, it was hard to leave the terrace where we spent hours breathing in the magic and beauty, the smells and the sounds of this Paradiso. In a troubled world, this is a place of true peace. Thank you so much, Kevan and Maureen - we can't wait to come back!
Thanks for a lovely review. you were great guests and are welcome back any time.we look forward to seeing you again.
Bagni Di Lucca is famous for Its thermal springs and Roman baths/SPA where you can go and enjoy a massage, sauna in the grotto, spa treatments, beauty therapy without the clamour of the more popular themal spa resorts. Lucca which is 30 km away is one of tjemost beautiful cities in italy and the property is ideal as a base for exploring the area .