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Country house surrounded by woods of chestnuts 14 km from Bagni di Lucca

Bedrooms 2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

2 double bedrooms, 1 bathroom with mountain view

Sweet Castanea, attention to detail and classic furniture, is on three levels:

At the entrance, which is at street level, consists of a spacious and welcoming living area complete with day sofa bed and a fully equipped kitchen; from this floor is accessed externally on the lower level, where it opens a relaxation area with TV and kitchenette, ideal as a support in case of dining or outdoor parties on the large patio with BBQ, and immersed in the green nature garden.

On the first floor there is, however, the sleeping area with two large double bedrooms, and a bathroom with sink / toilet / bidet, shower.

SWIMMING privately available, measures 5 meters x 3 meters x 1.22 meters deep.

The described property includes all linen (kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, pool).

The name of this small country is derived from Latin and means 'chestnut' given that abound in the area surrounding the chestnut groves which produce the sweet chestnuts hornbeam, suitable to extract chestnut flour (bread of the poor).

Dolce Castanea is a rustic renovated stone where you can relax and find their privacy, a place to spend precious moments with friends or family. It is located on a quiet point from which you can enjoy beautiful views, totally immersed in the tranquility of nature, but at the same time is located in a strategic position to easily visit both the area of ​​Garfagnana, is the city of Lucca, Pisa and Viareggio.

Therefore represents a 'good base for a perfect holiday for young and old!

More Details

Property Manager
Lucca Connections Property Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 27, 2017


Nearest Airport
76 Kilometres
Pisa-Galileo Galilei
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Buca di Baldabo
Nearest Ferry
124 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
55 Kilometres
Montecatini Terme
Nearest Train
19 Kilometres
Bagni di Lucca
Nearest Motorway
45 Kilometres
A11, uscita Capannori
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Buca di Baldabo
Nearest Ski
29 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
69 Kilometres
Lido di Camaiore
Car: necessary

Place: Vico Pancellorum, 555 meters above sea level in the province of Lucca.

In Lucca you arrive from Pisa or Florence with busses or trains. To reach Vico Pancellorum from Lucca (41 km, about 50 minutes) is necessary to the car (own or rent). The nearest shops are located in Borgo a Mozzano which is 20 minutes drive from the property.

Take the road we find the square of the country Pieve San Paolo, a very beautiful view of that here you can enjoy the surrounding landscape. In the upper part of the country, in the square, is the ancient home of the Vicar of Lima valley which contained within it, even prisons. One of the portals, on the right, carved door a warrior's head surrounded by laurel for the villagers would Castruccio Castracani Antelminelli. The village is dominated by the Balzo Nero directly above and to the top of the mountain there was the ancient fortress and the San Marco church of which nothing remains.

The Lucca province offers countless opportunities for recreation, those strictly cultural to the more mundane then move on to those traditions and folklore.

We believe that there can not be a province that has a territory so vast and well structured, ranging from the plain rich in history, culture and traditions, that of the Versilia, with its famous beaches and entertainment mundane to go from last to the area mountain of Garfagnana and the Apuan Alps for hiking, relaxation and nature.

Wherever you will find an amazing welcome and the opportunity to appreciate local products.


Vico Pancellorum Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14.00 / Check-out: 10.00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • - 1 double
    - 1 double
    - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
Ability to customize your vacation with excursions and additional services such as brochure issued upon reservation and arrival.


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Country house surrounded by woods of chestnuts 14 km from Bagni di Lucca
average rating of 4.0 based on 2 reviews

Peaceful cottage in quiet village with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay in this pretty little cottage. The views are breathtaking in every direction. The owners were lovely and Laura spoke excellent English. There was everything you could need at the cottage and the little pool was great for cooling off on hot days. The decor was a little bit twee but felt authentic. The restaurant just a five minute walk up the hill was excellent (we ate there 3 times). The pasta was wonderful and they also do take away pizza. It is a fairly remote village but that was exactly what we were looking for so suited us perfectly. Lucca takes about 45 minutes by car but was an easy journey (there is a great supermarket en route). Bagni di Lucca (20 mins) was a pretty little town too. We also visited Pisa (1.15hrs), the beach (1.15hrs) and Barga (45 mins) - all very worthwhile. We walked up to the village a couple of times which is very steep but really worth all the effort! WiFi is available but only really in the garden. The only slight downside is to access the garden, you have to use the front door and walk around which is not ideal if you are eating in the garden. They are making a garden room downstairs (ready next year I believe) which will be much better. We would definitely recommend this house for a relaxing, comfortable and peaceful holiday - bliss!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wer Ruhe sucht, wird Sie hier finden.

  • 3 of 5

Gemütliches Häuschen mit etwas älterer Ausstattung. Um in den Garten zu gelangen, muss man einmal ums Haus herumlaufen, das hat auf den Bildern einen anderen Eindruck gemacht. Das Haus liegt etwas abgelegen. Nach Lucca sind es 40min mit dem Auto, zum nächsten Supermarkt ca. 20min mit dem Auto. Zum Strand ca. 1,5h. Es ist alles vorhanden was man braucht und man hat einen Aremberaubenden Blick vom Garten ins Tal wo weit und breit kein Haus zu sehen ist. Es gibt aktuell keinen Handy- und somit keinen Internetempfang. Daran wird noch gearbeitet. Wer Ruhe sucht ist hier genau richtig. Es gibt einen ausreichend großen Aufbaupool, der an Heißen Tagen Hilft.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Traveler, We appreciate the kind words that you have shared on your review. We have also taken into consideration your suggestions about direct access to the garden and internet. We are currently working to resolve these matters for future lets. It is your feedback that allows us to improve your vacation stays. We look forward to having you back at Dolce Castanea. Baci da Lucca
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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PulizieFinali/FinalClean $58.98
Refundable damage deposit $235.9

Please, read the online Rental Rules document.

- Costi riscaldamento a seconda dell'utilizzo - Heating costs depends on usage.
Costi specificati nelle Regole della Casa/ Costs specified in the on-line Rental Rules document

- Lavanderia per biancheria costi specificati nelle Regole della Casa/Laundered linens fees

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.