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Restored 1772 old farmhouse with private pool

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
chateau / country house
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

Description

Borgo a Mozzano Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3 kitchens , event area, sleeps 12 people

This beautiful old house has been completely renovated with biological materials and is in the middle of a farm that produces organic fruits and vegetables (in another site of our farm we also breed the beautiful Turkmenian Akhal-Tekè Horses).

Around the house is surrounded by woods of chestnut trees from the orchard and herbs that create a magical atmosphere. The house is on three levels consisting of two apartments and a large hall with a professional kitchen for dinners and events.

Is located in the province of Lucca, a few km from the spa of Bagni di Lucca, 40minutes from the ski resorts of the 'Tuscan Apennines and 1 hour from the beaches of Versilia.

The staff is pleased to offer each tenant ( only in the high season) a dinner and a basket with local products.

The house also offers a highly professional service of personal well-being through close collaboration with the Terme of Bagni di Lucca and the possibility of personalized treatments performed by top professionals directly in the structure(osteopathic treatment, ayurvedic massage,etc

Garfagnana area:: Forrest and hills, rivers and lakes, picturesque towns and villages full of old but living tradition – all that the Garfagnana will offer us in abundance. A hideaway for the stressed manager, an adventure for those who seek relaxation and want to discover the natural beauty of this part of the province. Here you will find another kind of tourism; not just nature has remained genuine but also the people who live here. Traditions are kept alive, the charm lies more in the simple things of life. The nature is breathtakingly beautiful, luxuriant and never ending in its variety. Extended walks, mountain bike tours and horseback tracking are probably the best known activities. The menu is highly dictated by the seasons, chestnut flower and all its products, but spelt is used as well. Meat comes from local and natural farms. Fish is taken from the many lakes and rivers. The rich forests offer deer and mushrooms.Most famous dishes are “Castagnaccio”, a kind of polenta made of chestnut flower.

... and “Minestrone di Farro” which is a soup made of spelt. Known world wide is the quality of the Garfagnana ceps (funghi porcini) growing on the hilly forests slopes in September and October, with the manifold options and recipes to prepare them. A great part of the Garfagnana is a natural reserve, there is almost no industry and life seems to stand still. Who is mentally in a hurry will probably never find his way to this small “paradise”. In the middle ages, however, the transit routes from Northern Italy to the South came through the Garfagnana and the Serchio valley; as the coast roads were full of malaria they preferred this certainly more tiring but safer way. For our days this route is somewhat too slow. The geological structure of the area has prevented from building fast roads, traffic flows rather slowly and calmly. Distances are short in our modern terms, but many hills have to be crossed. Rivers curve through valleys and we have to follow their bends.

About Corsagna:: The village is located about 400 meters above sea level north-west slopes of the plateau Pizzorne. With its 704 inhabitants is one of the most populated villages of the municipality of Borgo a Mozzano.The earliest historical record dates back to 768; dominate the first Suffredinghi and later the Republic of Lucca.The country was well known for its factories iron. The courts are a typical feature original of this country and are an expression of urban households most important.The place called 'Castle' is dominated by an imposing tower, bell tower today, and a vast square that dominates the Middle Serchio Valley, where there are two ambassadors and the parish church dedicated to San Michele (1506). L 'three-nave interior has stone columns with capitals originating in one door' s arms in the country (a snake that wraps itself in a column) and the Republic of Lucca.There are notable paintings (the Circumcision of Alessandro Frediani, seventeenth century, a San Michele School of Perugia...

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Property Manager
Daniele
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, russian, italian, polish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 27, 2016
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Restored 1772 old farmhouse with private pool
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 17 reviews
Canada
5

Great memories

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the house for two weeks during the second half of June 2015. The house is as described. We were a group of six adults and two children. The house fit as perfectly. Two of our couples stayed in the top level of the house, which had two bedrooms, full bath and a kitchen. The family with kids stayed on the second level that also had two bedrooms, bath and kitchen. The lower level is a huge hall where we could all have dinners together and just hang out. There is a kitchen and bath on that level, as well. All levels have separate entrances so you could have your privacy when needed.

The property provides utmost privacy as it sits on a hill with no neighbours around. The views of the mountains are beyond phenomenal. We were also lucky to see a firefly show every night in our garden.

There is a bit of drive up the hill (winding) but you’ll get used to it plus without that drive you wouldn’t get the amazing views and the air must be unique there as we all slept like babies.

The location is great for nice day trips. We did Pisa, Marina Di Vecchiano (beach), Florence, Lucca, Barga, Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, San Miniato (truffles), Montacatini Terme and Montecatini Alti, Bagni Di Lucca and Grotta del Vento. All within a short driving distance and well worth a visit.

We had two dinners at the house (outdoor) made by our hosts Daniele and Diana. One was with meat and the other with seafood. They are so worth a try. We still look at the pictures and can taste the food. They are really great chefs and we have amazing memories from those nights.

Now for our host Daniele. He was always available. Met us in Lucca just off the highway and guided us to the house. Thank you so much Daniele and Diana. It was a pleasure meeting you and spending some time with you during our dinners.

Mile grazie!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely scenery in between the mountains

  • 5 of 5

I was in Daniele's house, located in Corsagna, Borgo a Mozzano, Lucca, last summer with my family and with some friends of us. The idea was staying for 1 week, but in the end we stayed 2 weeks because we all liked the place: lovely scenery in between the montains, easy to reach and not far from the main town, Lucca (30 minutes maximum). The house is really confortable, very typical, built in local stone and wood, with a nice swimming pool where our children could safely swim and play all around, without us getting so stressed about.

Daniele and his crew are really nice people, they really cared about our staying showing us all their availability.

Twice we asked them to cook something local and typical for us and both dinner were really delicious.

I really hope to be able to take my family again soon and I'd suggest to everyone to spend some days over there, with family or with friends.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Nothing less than amazing

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of spending one week at the house this summer, which was a fantastic opportunity to experience toscany. The house more than met out expectations, and Daniele was a terrific host - easy to stay in touch with and helpful will our questions. We have already recommended this place to friends!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

An Authentic Taste of Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

The property is accurately represented and pictured and the house and grounds were spotless. Apple, peach, pear, olive, grapes, and roses are in profusion. Great care has been taken in the restoration of this home and we appreciated the craftsmanship, especially the stone and wood work.

We could not have asked for more from the host, Daniele. He is sincere, knowledgeable, and warm and his assistance to us extended beyond what you would expect from a host.

The village of Corsagna is a delight. The piazza, church, architecture, and the Bar Braduzzi are quintessential Tuscany. We found the people warm and helpful even though our Italian is spotty. (If language is an issue for you, ask to speak to Gabriella. She lives on the piazza and is a delight).

Some might find the drive up from Borgo to be a negative, but just take your time and pay attention. After a few trips you will become comfortable.

This location was perfect for what we wanted to accomplish. We had easy day trips to Florence, Lucca, Volterra, Pisa, Castelnuovo de Garfagnana, Barga, Carrara, and Cinque Terra and it was nice to "take a day off" and stay by the pool.

Borgo a Mozzano is 12 minutes away at the bottom of the hill. They have a wonderful grocery store and Macelli's became one of our favorite places for dinner. There is also wonderful dining at Bagni di Luca which is another 10 minutes away.

If you are looking for a fast paced "American style" vacation this might not be the place for you. However, if you want to slow yourself to the Tuscany pace, experience a truly unique part of the world, and get to know warm, genuine people you will love this property. We have recommended this to your friends and we hope to return in a few years.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect family vacation home.

  • 5 of 5

We just had the most perfect family vacation at the farmhouse. There were seven of us, and the house is set up so that we all had privacy along with our family time. My two grandsons, ages 3 and 1, loved every minute as we explored the property and the surrounding villages. Our daughter and her husband enjoyed their date nights with the excellent food found locally. We stayed for one month and it was not enough, as a more beautiful place could not exist. It is a bit remote, but once we settled in and became accustomed to the winding roads it did not seem too far out. A car is absolutely necessary, preferably one that can navigate narrow streets as you must drive through the village below to get to the farmhouse. The accommodations were comfortable, and really everything we needed was already at the house or easy to find when we did our daily grocery shopping. The host, Daniele and his family were gracious and provided help, advice and two delicious meals. We will miss him as much as we miss Italy.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful family holiday in stunning location.

  • 5 of 5

We spent a most enjoyable two weeks in this beautiful property with my son, daughter, their spouses and our four grandchildren and would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone who is looking for a similar type of family holiday in the rural area of Tuscany. Lovingly restored with lots of evidence of family history, the house very soon felt like home to us all and we were sad to leave. The drive up the windy, windy road to the farmhouse starts out as a bit of a challenge but becomes less foreboding with practice and the rewards far outweigh the effort!

We visited Lucca several times and the children rode around the city walls on bikes. We had some wonderful meals in Bagni di Lucca, visited the market in Garfagnana and the awe-inspiring Grotta del Vento. The Ristorante Pizzeria Branduzzi Giulio in the local village is an absolute 'must' - we had three fabulous meals there and could not have received more or better attention and welcome. Would also recommend the climb up the 'high' street to the village church and the walk in the hills behind the house to discover the source of the sound of the running water!

We were warmly welcomed by Daniele, the owner, who went out of his way to drive out to Lucca to meet us and lead us back to the farmhouse and was there to answer all our queries and questions on settling in. Divided into three apartments, ideally suited to sleep different factions of a family or groups of close friends, the house was beautifully equipped with everything as described on the website - but don't look for a conventional 'English' type toaster - the one provided is far more suitable for the local bread :-)

I very much hope that we will be going back to La Casa di Nonno Mario very soon.

Sue Uden

www.sueuden.com

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
In the village
Nearest Ferry
75 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Pieve Fosciana (loc. Pentecosi)
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Borgo a mozzano
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Lucca
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Pieve Fosciana (loc. Pentecosi)
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Beach
45 Kilometres
Viareggio
Car: recommended

Golf: Golf Club Garfagnana Garfagnana Golf Club is located in the centre of the valley of Garfagnana. Surrounded by quiet woods of chestnut trees is a few kilometres from the centre of the valley, Castelnuovo di Garfagnana. In a blow to another you can see a landscape that ranges from near Lake Pontecosi down to the majestic backdrop characterized by the Apuan Alps on one side and the nearby presence of the Apennines on the other.

Ski: Abetone (1388 meters above sea level) derives its name from a big fir tree, so big it can not be embraced even by six people with outstretched arms, which was demolished to make way for the eighteenth-century road Modenese. Abetone has become one of the most famous ski resorts in Italy. Are dedicated to the great sport of the forty five ski slopes that descend from the sides of The Queens, Sestaione (1309 m asl), the harness Pass (1711 m asl) of Farioli Pass (1753 m asl), Pass Hannibal (1735 m asl), Mount Elbow (1892 m asl) and Faidello (1288 m asl). Two tracks are dedicated to the cyclist Fausto Coppi who, in 1940, still unknown soldier, won the twenty-eighth Tour of Italy at the height of the Passo Abetone. Abetone is an autonomous municipality since 1936. See the City: Abetone (1388 m asl) Fractions: Boscolungo (1378 m asl), Le Regine (1258 m asl), Val di Luce (1512 m asl).

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Rates & Availability

Borgo a Mozzano Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
low season
Nov 4 2016 - Dec 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
$214
$858
 
 
Christmas Holiday
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
$268
$1,930
 
 
low season
Jan 8 2017 - Apr 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
$214
$804
 
 
Easter
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 18 2017
4 night minimum stay
$268
 
 
Spring season
Apr 19 2017 - May 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
$268
$1,072
 
 
Middle Season
May 28 2017 - Jun 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,448
 
 
High season
Jun 26 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,520
 
 
Middle Season
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,448
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$804
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $54

The price included gas water, electricity.
Final cleaning 125 Euro.
Linen and towell 10euro for person (in the winter period the heating and electricity costs are extra).
The staff in the High Season period (July-August) offer a dinner and a basket with our products
Special offer for low season, last minute...we can rent a part of the house

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Borgo a Mozzano Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • a Fusion by the typical Tuscany "Cotto", Marmo and Stone….
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single , can be 1 double+1 single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single , can be 1 double+1 single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • every bedroom has a floor made of chestnut wood, the walls are in part painted by organic paint and in part are made with local stone…the mix of these materials causes the maximum relax!!!!...
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
We can offer special and individual services for all the type of tenant.

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