The charming sunlit rustic cottage is set in the green just few 100m from the historical village of Celle dei Puccini. The house has a large terrace where guests can enjoy outdoor eating or relax in the sun. This rustic house for rent sleeps 4 and is composed of a Tuscan feature kitchen with fireplace, a living room and a WC on the ground floor and 2 bedrooms and a bathroom on the 1st floor. Immersed in the wood and the breathtaking countryside this vacation house has been renovated in simple rustic style maintaining everything as it was in the past. It is a perfect retreat for relaxation or as a base for exploring the natural beauties, the small towns and the culture of the Serchio Valley and the Garfagnana. The house is situated just 30km from the luxurious beaches in Versilia. For culture and shopping, Lucca and Florence are within easy reach and Pisa airport is just 45 min away.
- Cottage968 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay5 nights
Charming Rustic Cottage for Rent in the Beautiful Hills above Lucca
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- english, italian, swedish, danish, norwegian, Icelandic
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- Jun 18, 2018
About Valgerður Backman
Hi, I´m Vala. I take care of the house for Angus ehf, our company in Iceland. Other than that I am an olive farmer in the hills above Lucca and I love everything italian although i am a thoroughbred Icelandic viking. Hope to see you in Italy!!
Why Valgerður Backman chose Pescaglia
This cottage in Pescaglia valley was our reason to come to Italy in the first place. We bought it as our summerhouse in 2004 and renovated it ourselves with many trips back and forth from the land of ice and fire. How much fun!! You can see some of the renovation pictures on this website: http://tenutaadeo.shutterfly.com/pictures/8
What makes this Cottage unique
In our minds this is a perfect little spot to enjoy peace and quiet but still be able to visit all the great sites in the north of Tuscany, the most beautiful place of Tuscany in my opinion!!
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Check-in: 4:00 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.
Awesome holiday cottage in the Tuscan hills
The location is fabulous - high up on the hillside with great views over the valley and sunshine throughout the day. The house is great - we found it very comfortable, nicely furnished, a very comfortable king-size bed and a well-equipped kitchen. We used the bbq a couple of times and eating outside on the patio with a glass of local wine in the evening waiting for the fireflies to light up was great. We saw and heard deer in the forest too.
Lucca is beautiful and only a short drive and it's possible to eat there in the evening and do the 15 min drive back no problem. You don't need to drive to Lucca though to eat in a great restaurant as the one at the bottom of the hill just 5 mins walk from the cottage is fabulous.
We had a great time at Cassa Casciani and would recommend it to anyone looking for a relaxing and peaceful time in a stunning location.
Peaceful, spacious villa surrounded by trees within easy reach to amenities.
A lovely, spacious and quiet villa. All you could need for a holiday. We loved it! Very peaceful. Nearby in Borgo a Mozzano there is a lovely public pool which we used plus a local supermarket and shops in Bagni di Lucca. The restaurant Molin della volpe is amazing which is a two minute drive from the villa, we went three times. Plus they do take away pizza and even takeaway "fizzy wine" which we found to be very nice. I recommend the lamb chops and the chips (French fries) are homemade.
The villa has a spacious upstairs bathroom/wc with a good shower, there's also an added bonus of a downstairs wc. Both bedrooms are large, the double single bedroom has a large three drawer chest for clothes plus a couple of shelves and a small bedside unit. The main bedroom had two bedside units plus a clothes tree and a couple of shelves. This was the only slight downside, a single wardrobe would have been useful especially as there is plenty of room for one. All the beds were very comfortable and the sheets etc clean and crisp. Lovely fluffy white towels too!
Overall very nice and good communication with the owner. We would definitely stay again.
Toll gelegen, aber weit ab vom Schuss
Das Haus liegt wie beschrieben sehr schön in den Hügeln der Toskana. Einsamkeit und Ruhe garantiert. Für uns war es jedoch mit zwei kleinen Kindern zu weit weg von allem. Lucca als nächste Stadt ist in einer guten halben Stunde zu erreichen, der Strand in viareggio oder Pisa in fast eineinhalb Stunden. Für uns definitiv zu viel Fahrerei mit den Kindern. Das Haus an sich war leider nicht sehr sauber. Viele wollmäuse und tote Insekten im den Ecken bereits bei Ankunft. Das Haus ist meiner Meinung nach nicht für kleine Kinder geeignet. Sowohl eine steile Steintreppe im Haus als auch zwei große Stufen zur Toilette (nächtliches Pipimachen) empfanden wir als stressig. An die Terrasse knüpft direkt ein steiler Hang an, sodass man die Kleinen auch nicht unbeaufsichtigt draußen spielen lassen konnte. Viele Mücken wegen angrenzendem Bach. Wir würden uns für dieses Haus nicht mehr entscheiden.
I am very sorry to receive a negative comment about my little cottage. Fortunately all the points mentioned that can be fixed have already been fixed. I have further described the house as being maybe not so suitable for toddlers as it is on a hill in a forest and that there are 2 steps to go to the bathroom from the bedrooms. I have always taken pride in a very clean house. Not being able to supervise the cleaning or even clean my self this year goes to show that in order to have everything like you want it requires your presence. I am not using the same cleaning personal as this lack of attention was noticed by me when i arrived for inspection in the middle august. Hopefully this will not happen again but if it does, best thing would be to hear it right away so I can send someone to make the guests happy. Unfortunatly i can not do anything about the mosquitos as this has been a very wet summer and normally the creek next to the house is dry. I would recommend Autan, bug repellent for skin, everyday, always, when in Tuscany. That is what i use to not get bitten (as much). Best regards Vala
Great house in wonderful location
The house is secluded and private. You hear birds and a little stream nearby and you're surrounded by nature (in fact, sometimes a little nature pops in!). There are plenty of great places nearby, not least Lucca, which is full of great sights and gelati. Down the road (walkable) from the house is a very good restaurant - we went twice during our week.
Better air conditioning to counteract the very hot August nights would have made this house perfect for us.
Premières vacances en Toscane.
Vacances en famille très agréable et très calme dans cette jolie petite maison typique de la toscane. L'album photo de la restauration est très intéressant et nous permet de mieux apprécier le travail réalisé dans ce petit coin difficile d'accès. Cette région est vraiment superbe avec la pittoresque ville fortifiée de Lucca ou l'on peut passer des heures à errer dans ses rues piétonnes, surtout à la fraîcheur du soir. Chaque petit village est une carte postale, nichés au cœur d'une nature préservée. Mais gare aux insectes piqueurs ! Mieux vaut s'équiper en crèmes et autres produits répulsifs. Mer à proximité mais bondé sur les zones non privées. Ne pas raté l'incontournable cité de Pise avec sa célèbre place des Miracles, ou les touristes s'efforcent constamment de retenir la tour. Un petit bémol par rapport à l'accueil de nos voisins italiens, trop souvent froids et distants, mais ce n'est pas une généralité.
Merci à Vala pour ses échanges de mail enrichissants et amicales,ainsi que pour son dévouement.
Merci à Farah pour son accueil chaleureux (elle parle français) ainsi qu'à Vicky.
Nous avons beaucoup aimé notre séjour dans cette maison authentique, toute en simplicité. Si vous cherchez le silence et le repos, c'est l'endroit idéal!
We spent a week in this beautiful restored stone house. It was absolutely amazing, with fireflies by night and geckos by day. The house is perfectly located with only a 20 minutes drive to Lucca and a fantastic restaurant just down the road.
The quit nights on the patio with a glass of nice Tuscan red wine is beyond description.
I would most definitely hire this house again :o)
Casa Casciani is located few 100 meters from the historic village of Celle dei Puccini in the Pescaglia valley. The vacation house for rent sits on a hillside facing south admidst the chestnut trees. There are 2 very good restaurants in close proximity to the house, the small grocery shops in the towns up and down the valley and the next supermarket is 10 min away. Situated just 25 min from the walled city of Lucca, the lost gem of Tuscany, and only just 30km from the luxurious beaches in Versilia. Florence and Siena are within easy reach and Pisa airport is just 45 min away. For lovers of enduro riding the Garfagnana valley is heaven. There are organized trips in the area and it is a perfect opportunity to mix with a holiday before or after an incredible riding experience