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Traditional style stone cottage with private pool

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage with private pool, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms sleeping up to 9 . Views!

Rustico Brunello is a newly refurbished traditional stone cottage, which boasts all modern comforts, such as fully equipped kitchen, and beautiful bathrooms, yet retains its rustic feel, with chestnut beamed ceilings, traditional flooring, exposed stonework , large open fireplace, outdoor wood oven and covered loggia for al fresco dining.

Nestled in the countryside 1 hr or so north of Lucca this cottage with own pool, is peacefully located, and boasts the most wonderful views over the mountains... There are 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (one with bath and one with shower) living diner, dining room and kitchen. There is a play area at the back of the house with swings, and at the front there is a lovely covered eating terrace, and of course the private pool which is gated for safety....A wonderful rural retreat, yet less than a 15 minute drive to the local market town of Castelnuovo with all facilities, and only a short drive to pretty local villages with restaurants.


Property Manager
Lorraine Venturelli
Speaks: english, italian
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

We just wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful holiday at Rustico Brunello, La Cassetta. The setting was idyllic

Although we did start to manage to ask for things in shops and restaurants, our Italian wasn’t good enough to let Brunello know what a fantastic time we’d had, so I would be really grateful if you would let him know for us.



Thanks once again for all your help in the run up to the holiday.
Jul 2010
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Amenities

Castiglione di Garfagnana Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 9
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Room
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Corner bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Both bathrooms are lovely and spacious
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , Large single
  • All bedrooms have arch vaulted beamed ceilings and traditional flooring, as well as good views! Please note that the guest numbers 8 with be on sofabed in living room
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
Notes:
Entering the house there is a large living/diner with beamed ceilings, fireplace, SAT TV; DVD, CD, Video& sofabed This leads through to dining room with doors leading to back garden area. The dining room leads to a small but well equipped kitchen - dishwasher, oven, 5 ring hob, microwave, fridge/freezer etc. with a washing machine in the utility area. The house has 2 bathrooms, one of which has a bath, and one a shower..... Upstairs there are 4 bedrooms with good views! There are 2 double rooms, 1 twin, and 1 large single . Outside there is a lovely covered eating terrace with BBQ & wood oven, with views over pool & mountains. The small garden houses a private pool, with sunbathing area, and amazing views - fully gated for safety . There is a further grassed area behind the house with swings. A wonderful family retreat, but great for a romantic retreat too! Do please note that the driveway has been tarmaced since reviews were written

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Traditional style stone cottage with private pool
average rating of 4.6 based on 11 reviews
5

Relaxing holiday in beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

We have had a lovely holiday. The house and accommodation were very clean. The owner came by on the Saturday and made us very welcome. He brought over a wifi box which my husband was very glad about. He also brought over a bottle of wine which again my husband liked. We/I have enjoyed the pool at least twice a day. We were visited by a cat and some kittens which my daughter really liked. We ended up feeding them so they made an appearance at least twice a day. We enjoyed ice cream in Lucca at Yogurtmania, a lovely lunch time meal at il Fatty in Massa. Overall a very nice trip. Also the owner was particularly helpful when I left my phone in my room. He sent it back to me without any charge. Thank you so much.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Beautiful, quiet and relaxing

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in this cottage for one week with our family of 6 children ranging from 9 months to 14 years. It's located a little way up the side of the mountain and accessed by a small, bumpy, gravel track which leads only to a fish-farm and the cottage itself. The views from the house were lovely and a short drive on up the mountain-side to Corfino gives you an even better view of the mountains and valleys surrounding the cottage.

The house itself was indeed very rustic (complete with dust) but also very pleasant. There is plenty of space to sit at tables but there isn't really anywhere comfy to sit. The sofa bed seats 3 which wasn't really enough for us but we sat and ate on the terrace for most of the time anyway, enjoying the fresh air, scenery and beautiful weather which we were blessed with.

The steep stone staircase gave us a little cause for concern given that we had a (very fast) crawling baby with us but our other children managed without any trouble. The bedrooms themselves were plenty big enough and comfortable.

The swimming pool is fairly big and a constant 1.5m deep. Deep enough for the kids to jump in from the side without bumping on the bottom (not head first though!). It's not heated but it didn't need to be -- according to the thermometer it was about 26 degrees in there all week. Our children spent a significant amount of time in the pool (which was cleaned by the owner half-way through the week) and were very sad to leave it at the end of our stay! The pool area is enclosed so you can be sure that smaller children don't go wandering off and accidentally falling in.

The big supermarket "Conad" in Gallicano is just like an English supermarket and open on Sundays which is very useful for a Saturday change-over. It's about 25 minutes drive from the house. But there are also two smaller supermarkets in Pieve Fosciana (10mins) which also have everything you could need.

With Pisa (80mins), Lucca (60 mins), Florence (2 hours) and the sea (90 mins) all within day-tripping distance it is a good location but a car is essential. And don't forget the smaller mountain villages of Corfino and Castiglione which are only a 5-10 minute drive away.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. The cleaner has apologised that the place was a little dusty. She had decided to hoover off all the beams on the ceilings and whilst she did vacuum underneath afterwards she thinks maybe the beams were a little 'disturbed' and continued to drop bits. She will only undertake the ceiling clean at the beginning of the season from now on or when there is a gap in booking so that things get time to settle. We are glad you loved the house, area, views and pool just the same and that you were sad to leave... Thank you again.
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5

Lovely mountain house with great views & pool

  • 5 of 5

We love the house and location (this was our second visit) and Brunello is very friendly and helpful.

Lots of places to visit, Lucca, Viareggio & Orecchiella Park.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for submitting a review on your stay and we are glad you loved this house and area enough to come back. It gets in your bones!
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peace and quiet

  • 3 of 5

If you're looking for peace and quiet and mountainviews, don't look further. Rustico Brunello is as it says very 'rustico' and a great view of the mountains. For us it was to quiet. Brunello is a very nice and hospitable guy.

We had bad luck with the weather.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely house, great owner & great location.

  • 5 of 5

The house and garden were lovely, really homely and relaxing. The pool was amazing with wonderful views, it was great for children as it was set slightly away from the house and fenced all round.

Brunello the owner was very friendly and helpful, even providing fresh fruit and vegetables for us from the house garden.

Great facilities including a dishwasher & washing machine.

We'd love to come back and didn't want to go home!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A nature lovers paradise

  • 5 of 5

Another Tuscan gem! This was our second visit to the Garfagnana area (its highly addictive). We had an amazing two weeks holiday. Don't be put off by the track road, its a bit rough but keep the speed down and you will find its worth it. I advise you take a torch though as we arrived late at night when the outside lighting wasn't on (its on a timer). The property and the pool were spotless.The house was spacious with a well equipped kitchen. Beds were comfy and bathrooms spacious and clean. Well maintained large garden with pond and fountain. Separate laundry area with washing machine. There are various restaurants in the area but we chose to do a big shop at E'Leclerc in Gallicano and eat on the terrace taking in the stunning views. However there is also an amazingly well stocked shop 5 mins from the property for essentials. The Thursday market in Castelnuovo is a must. The rotisserie chickens are yummy. If you want free wi-fi try the bar Centrale in the square in Castelnuovo a must for teenagers! Also in most bars if you ask for a panini you will get a wonderful sandwich costing very little to take away - we had a lot of picnics. Fortezza delle Verrucole is well worth a visit with English speaking tour guide. Every road seems to lead to a beautiful view but these were our favourites: Vagli, Roggio, Orecchiella, San Pellegrino in Alpe, Corfino and the trip to Grotto del Vento. Wildlife we encountered included wild boar, snakes, lizards, scorpions, wasps we called chinooks due to their size, beautiful butterflies, an array of different birds and incredible spiders. Again don't be put off they are as scared of you as you are of them! Brunello and his wife were very helpful and a house clean with fresh linen and towels was offered after our first week. Please be aware that the pool is not graduated and came up to my shoulders at both ends (I am 5ft 1inch tall) but it was perfect for two tall teenagers. Pool is gated for security. The pizza oven and BBQ were great fun with sink and tap and outdoor lighting. Not forgetting this the year that Andy Murray won Wimbledon which we watched in the Sports Bar in Castelnuovo. Also worth mentioning is twice we have tried to catch the cheese rolling at Orzaglia as recommended but we have never managed to see this. We fell in love with this property and would love to go back with friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Car: necessary

Rustico Brunello is situated in the province of Lucca, and more specifically, in the green & mountainous Garfagnana - the unspoilt and non touristy 'Green Lung' of Tuscany. The cottage is located a couple of kms from the village of Villa Collemandina, with its shop, 2 restaurants, pharmacy and post office.

There are plenty of other hilltop mediaeval villages in the vicinity too - some with restaurants, all with wonderful views...The closest larger town is the market town of Castelnuovo di Garfagnana which is a 12 minute drive away. Here there is a famous Thursday morning market, all facilities including restaurants, bars, train station, supermarkets etc.....

Surprisingly convenient for town for such a rural and peaceful location, yet only a 15/20 or min drive up into the National Park of Orecchiella which is renowned for its views, wildlife and walking trails which last anything from 1 hour to 4 days!

Lucca 70 mins; Barga 30 mins; Pisa 90 mins; Florence 2 hrs;

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Rates & Availability

Castiglione di Garfagnana Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
**Special Offer Price**
Apr 29 2017 - Jun 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$226
$1,070
 
 
**Special Offer Price**
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,613
 
 
**Special Offer Price**
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
$226
$1,070
 
 
Mid Season
Apr 28 2018 - Jun 29 2018
4 night minimum stay
$226
$1,242
 
 
High Season
Jun 30 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,715
 
 
Mid Season
Sep 1 2018 - Oct 12 2018
4 night minimum stay
$226
$1,242
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Bedding and towels are included in the cost of rental as well as all utilities except heating which if required is payable locally.
Initial, Weekly (for stays of more than one week) and final clean is included too
We take a 15% deposit with the balance payable 8 weeks prior to arrival.
Payment is taken both in sterling and euros
Cot and highchair provided free of charge

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