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La Balconata - A farmhouse in Tuscany

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,475 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Traditional Farmhouse in rural setTing Suitable for 4-5 people

Beautiful medieval farmhouse with stunning views down the valleys into Bagni di Lucca, Sleeps 5. Two doubles one single, benefits from very large lounge area and kitchen, outside eating areas, pizza oven. Located in a small hamlet with very popular bar and restaurant. Shops and amenities 10 minutes by car. Great spot to use as a base for exploring the region, beach and skiing both 45 minutes drive. The accommodation is self catering with a kitchen to die for and not an Ikea object in sight. The hosts are nearby on hand for help and assistance.

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 Garfagana 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.

More Details

Owner
Kevan Halson - La Balconata
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, italian, a bit of spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

Why Kevan Halson - La Balconata chose Media Valle del Serchio

just wait until you see the views and the area and then you will understand

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

Amenities

Bagni di Lucca House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2475 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • blue bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , bidet , en-suite for bedroom 2 & 3
    bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , en-suite for master bedroom 1
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , terrace /balcony overlooking the valley
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , outside terrace /balcony overlooking the valley
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , various options available this room is part of a suite
  • all linen included beds are changed once a week.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Bagni di lucca is famous for its roman SPA where you can relax in the steam grotto or have a massage. great place to have as a base for exploring northern tuscany, pisa, florence, the coast and Lucca

Reviews

4.6/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews
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A relaxing place to take in a view.

  • 3 of 5

We had a very relaxing stay in this old farm house which is full of character with amazing views across the valley to the mountains beyond. The property is situated high in the mountains, it requires a car drive and driver to negotiate the winding road to the car park which is about 50 Mts from the house down a made road. The house is comfortable with a great kitchen for cooking in. The bedroom we had was cosy with an on-suite bathroom. The decor is basic but pleasant. The views are wonderful.We stayed the beginning of October and the evening's were cool and the house will benefit from the new stove about to be fitted on cooler night. We enjoyed the time we had there and may go back but at a different time of year.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent summer getaway in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed 5 nights in this gorgeous farmhouse that has all the amenities one may need.

The location is perfect for relaxing and indulging truly the local flavors and also for exploratory trips to Firenze and Siena.

Kevan and his lovely mother supported us in all respects with advises and guiding - the night discussions over the wine being something to remember.

The house is beautiful with its excellent photographs, sculptures and books library.

We highly recommend it and hope someday be able to return.

Thank you Kevan.

Iulia and Iustin

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Mooi klassiek huis op prachtige locatie

  • 5 of 5

Met z´n tweetjes genoten van dit mooie klassieke huis. Prachtig uitzicht vanaf het terras en balkon. De woon keuken is zeer compleet, idem de badkamer, woonkamer etc. Veel informatie over de omgeving is er overzichtelijk te vinden, alsmede veel boeken (Engelstalig) en kunst (prachtige sculpturen, foto´s en schilderijen). Iedere dag ontdek je wel wat anders moois in dit grote huis. De eigenaar woont ernaast en is vriendelijk en behulpzaam, en laat je verder met rust. s´nachts lekker stil. Ideaal uitgangspunt voor dagtochten in de bergen (de Garfagnana) alsmede wijnroutes, stadjes zoals Lucca, Montecarlo, maar ook voor een dagje naar het strand.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Entorno maravilloso.

  • 5 of 5

Hemos tenido una estancia muy agradable. La casa sorprende, el entorno natural mucho más. Ideal para ir a pasar una semana hacer alguna visita a alguna ciudad cercana como Lucca o Pisa y dar largos paseos por las sendas forestales. No decepciona!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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5

Zeer groot en mooi huis op een adembenemende locatie

  • 5 of 5

Wil je ruimte, binnen en buiten dan is dit iets voor jou.

Je loopt als het ware verloren in al de kamers, je komt tijd tekort om rond te kijken in de bibliotheek of dvd s te zien , muziek te beluisteren enz.

Centraal gelegen om steden in buurt zoals Florence, Spezia of lucca te bezoeken maar ook de prachtige dalen van Apenijnen liggen rondom je.

De eigenaars wonen naast de huurwoning maar geven alle privacy.

Je hebt wel een wagen nodig, vanuit Bagne di Lucca is het een slingerbaantje enkele minuten de berg op.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
pisa
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Il biribiso
Nearest Ferry
140 Kilometres
livorno
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
bagni di lucca
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Lucca
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
il biribiso
Nearest Ski
70 Kilometres
abertone
Nearest Beach
70 Kilometres
viareggio
Car: necessary

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 the most beautiful cities in italy and the property is ideal as a base for exploring the area .

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

All rates include breakfast served every day

La Balconata is legally registered with the all appropriate authorities in Italy as a holiday rental. We are fully insured and follow all the guidelines and regulations required by the authorities . 
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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