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Villa in Rocca with 3 bedrooms sleeps 6

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Gran Burrone (meaning "RIvendell" from "The Lord of the Rings") is situated in an ancient hamlet named "La Rocca" and dating back to the 11th century which was a former base for pilgrims and Templar Knights on their journey to the "Terra Santa" (Holy Land). The owner recently bought what was once a ruin at the borders of the hamlet and restored it in total respect of the original structure, using antique materials, hand-made cotto floors and beamed ceilings. The interiors have been furnished very comfortably and with all modern amenities, including a relaxing room with Jacuzzi. The particular 'knight theme' furniture of the dining room, with original metal armors and decorations reflects the owner's passion for the Templars' history adding a special atmosphere to the interiors. The property boasts beautiful views on the landscapes of Garfagnana, a very attractive and still unspoilt region north of Lucca. This is an ideal getaway for those fond of hiking who love exploring pretty villages and Romanian churches. The swimming pool (3,5 x 10 m) has been placed on the most panoramic point on the estate, granting stunning views.

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L A Y O U T

Ground Floor: Entrance; sitting room with fire-place and Tv; dining room opening on to a courtyard; kitchen opening on to the garden. Lower Ground Floor: Relaxing room with Jacuzzi; cellar with fridge opening on to the garden and pool area. First Floor: Double bedroom with four-poster-bed and small en-suite bathroom (shower only); double bedroom; bathroom with large shower; twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom.

S T A F F

Maid service is included 6 hours per week

D I S T A N C E S (approx. kms)

Borgo a Mozzano (nearest village with shops, bank and PO) 2,5; Lucca 25; Beaches 40; Pisa airport 60; Florence 88

More Details

Property Manager
Owner / Property Manager
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

Amenities

Rocca Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital

Reviews

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(1 traveler reviews)

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Villa in Rocca with 3 bedrooms sleeps 6
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
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Review for stay from 03 June 2017 to 03 June 2017

  • 5 of 5

Gran Burrone has been purpose built for holiday letting until the owner decides to retire there I think. The house is well built with good plunbing and electrics - we didn't test the heating but hot water was available so it can be assumed to work. There is no air conditioning though I doubt it would be needed at that altitude. We didn't use the jaccuzi. The swimming pool was in good repair with a strongly fixed ladder. It was cleaned using a robot twice a week. There is a feature medieval banquet dining hall which is interesting but we didn't disturb it.The rest of the house is decorated and furnished in old traditional style to a high spec . but has satellite TV and WiFi as well.

The views from the grounds and most windows are fantastic. La Rocca was originally a strategic watch tower location covering several valleys. The remains of the castle are close to Gran Burrone.

The garden is well designed and kept with mature plants and bushes and the use of pine trees gives privacy.

La Rocca is a small hamlet with steep narrow lanes between the houses. That means car access is limited and thought should be given to age and fitness of residents. In Gran Burrone's case the car has to be left in a communal park and access continued on foot. This includes hauling of luggage and heavy shopping. Anyone who is seriously overweight or has had a recent illness would not be comfortable, especially in the heat. There are no amenities within walking distance, so transport is essential. I don't intend to paint a bleak picture - we are in our 70's and managed fine, but others may find it difficult if unfit. Paulo the owner and Emma who cleans twice a week, were lovely people and very helpful. All in all a great venue, but if you want to see a mountain view, you need to climb it first!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Easy Reserve - Vacation Rentals Worldwide
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Map

Nearest Airport
37117 Metres
Nearest Golf
22050 Metres
Nearest Train
913 Metres
Nearest Motorway
18796 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
688 Metres

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Rates & Availability

Notes

  • Rental prices include linen (changed weekly), final cleaning, electricity and hot water.
    Heating and A/C (if available) are charged extra according to usage or fix fee.
    Tourist tax is not included in the rental rate.
    Arrival time is on Saturday between 4 pm and 7 pm (after 8 pm a fee of € 50 is required and after 10 pm the fee is € 100. Any late arrival has to be agreed in advance)
    Swimming-pools (if provided) are generally open from 25 May to 5 Oct.
    Different dates have to be arranged with the owners.

    Not included in the rental price and to be paid on the spot:
    Refundable Security Deposit (cash) (mandatory): 1000.00€
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