|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Casolare Natale is a beautiful, restored farmhouse in the hamlet of Gugliano. The house is encircled by olive groves, vineyards, fruit trees, chestnut woodlands, mountain streams. However, the lively town of Lucca, a 15 minute drive by car, offers everything one could wish for, whether it be fine dining, shopping, sight-seeing or cycling around the ancient walls during the 'passegiata' at sunset. The house is well located for visiting Florence & Siena, the seaside resorts & the beautiful mountain regions of Garfagnana. The farmhouse is set in 10 acres of its own land which is used for the production of olive oil. From the house and swimming pool, one can enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. There is a well-maintained garden and a lovely pool which enjoys sun throughout the day.
Family house: The property has been sympathetically restored retaining original beamed ceilings and antique cotto floors. The interior is comfortable and stylish benefiting from central heating, dishwasher, washing machine, fully well equipped kitchen and satellite TV, unlimited broadband Internet access, exterior & pool lighting.The property is superb for outdoor living as it enjoys sunshine from dawn to dusk. The gardens provide perfect areas for relaxation and for children to play.
Local area: Local Tuscan cook available on request with an English speaking chef. Near the house there is a bar with pizzeria (pizzeria open at weekends only, making the best pizzas cooked over chestnut wood) and deli within walking distance from the house. The local town of Ponte A Moriano which is 10 mins away by car, has several restaurants, banks/post office, deli's with wonderful cooked meals to take away, ice cream bar, cafes, excellent butcher, superb market with fish, local vegetables, local honey, mushrooms, olive oils etc and a large supermarket, plus a supplier of local wines etc
The property is owned by an Italian who does not speak English so i manage his site and take his bookings.
Very well kept and clean, the owner is very proud of his family house and keeps it immaculate, if you have a problem he will be their to fix it.
Great views, great pool, clean house and only 15 mins. from the walled city of Lucca. The local town is only 4Km away which has restaurants, shops and a large supermarket.
Enrico patiently waited and guided us up the mountain roads despite the lateness of the hour. He came early every morning, without disturbing us, to keep the pool in pristine condition and check all was well. The only sounds you will hear, are of the geese, farm dogs and cockerels. My granddaughter and I had an evening ritual - a walk to the church, collecting wildflowers from the verges. The farmhouse has the feel of an old family home, thoughtfully equipped for guests. The pool is 1.5 metres throughout so the children improved their swimming. The local Esselunga supermarket is easy to find and is a pleasant place to shop. We enjoyed the variety of local restaurants, from the friendly pizzeria in the square at Ponte a Moriano to the elegant Villa Volpe, with fine views from the terrace, where the children wolfed down plates of suckling pig with huge gusto whilst we had the pleasure of a fine Chianti. Sometimes, holiday properties do not live up to the promise of the photographs - not so with Casolare Natale, which exceeded expectations.
Casa Natale is a beautiful, well kept home that anyone would be lucky to have the chance to stay in. It is situated in a gorgeous, quiet area, with stunning views and lovely pool and garden. As well as the brilliant outside area, the inside of the house is also spacious and nicely furnished, with good facilities. Enrico the owner is very friendly and he attends the garden regularly so it always looks good. Neighbours Michael and Hazel are also extremely welcoming and lovely; they have invited us to local dinners/festivals both times we have been to Gugliano, which were very fun with delicious food. The house is near to the beautiful town of Lucca, and also near enough to Pisa and Florence for day trips out.
Overall an amazing, relaxing holiday, this summer was our second time going, and we have already organised to go again next year!
The Foxall family.
What you see is what you get, and a lot more. You can see the pictures and read about all the things that are available but you can not imagine the beautiful view or all the space you have in your private garden for your kids to play in or simply to sit under a tree and read a book.
Even though you only are 15 min. away from the center of Lucca, this farm house gives you what you expect from a house in the countryside. The Silence, the space, The view of the hills and several very good restaurants in the neighborhood.
A perfect place for a family to relax. Or explore Toscany
Lucca is a beautiful walled medieval city, which is the birthplace of Puccini. The city is mostly pedestrianised, which is fantastic for cycling and walking. The countryside north of Lucca is breathtaking with many medieval villages perched on wooded hillsides. There are many beautiful palazzos, spas and vineyards to visit in the area. Florence, Pisa and the beaches are all within a short distance. In the summer there are many musical events: Puccini opera at Torre del lago, whilst in Lucca, during July, several of the worlds best musicians play in the amphitheatre. There are also several jazz festivals. There are many superb restaurants within 15 mins of the house. Fungi and truffles are some of the local specialities and olive oil from Lucca is one of the best in the world. One hour's drive north from the house is the beautiful ski resort of Abetone.This is a very popular resort with very good facilities
Other Activities: Nature trails in the hills
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Sep 4 2016 - Nov 5 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
There are no extras, price includes sheets and towels, not beach towels, gas and electricity. If you want a daily cleaning service the cost is an extra 200 Euro per week paid at the time of booking.