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Holiday Home in Lucca with Pool

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

In the heart of the Garfagnana, in the province of Lucca, can be found the newly built Gialla Casciana, a two bedroom property with garden, covered eating area and good sized private pool. The house is within walking distance of a small ancient village and only a couple of minutes in the car to a larger village with all facilities

This is a good opportunity to have a holiday with toal privacy, yet at a reasonable price.

The house is situated all on one level and has a well equipped open plan living /kitchen/diner, with all facilities. The kitchen boasts a washing machine, dishwasher, oven and hob, fridge/freezer and microwave. In the living area there is a CD player and DVD player. There are also two bedrooms - one double and one twin and a shower room.

Outside there is a good size garden and at the back of the house, a covered eating area, leading up to decked pool of 10M x 5M , with views of the mountains beyond.

More Details

Property Manager
Lorraine Venturelli
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

we are all looking forward to returning to Gialla Casciana next summer for our 3rd visit....says it all !!

The property is in a lovely location overlooking the village of Piazza al Serchio, about a 10 minute walk away downhill, but 20 minutes back, uphill, great Bakers there, and Bodega for the puchase of local wine. The cake shop on the edge of town is something else, and basics are available from the 2 supermarkets.

Plenty of local eating places all very resonably priced.

This is an excellent property for a holiday with rustic old world charm, with adequate facilities.

Large grounds surround the property with the bonus of the owners large vegetable patch, and in season you may be provided with produce from here, and from the fruit trees in the grounds.

A great feaure is the large open sided covered area adjoining the house which is good for eating/playing out of the sunshine and there is a BBQ for use here.

Large swimming pool, same depth throughout (5 feet) in the raised area adjoining the house and plenty of garden furniture in the surrounding paved/decked area.

Property is ideal for children as it is completely enclosed, and a great spot for an off the world neighbours, small bar in the village up the hill 10 mins walk away, with fabulous views.
Jul 2010
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Piazza al Serchio Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Internet ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing


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Holiday Home in Lucca with Pool
average rating of 4.571429 based on 8 reviews

Nice house with lots of privacy

  • 5 of 5

Paolo was very helpful showing us the way to the house and inviting us to use vegetables from the garden behind the house.

The house is very nice, completely equipped (dishwasher, washing machine etc.), spacious and very clean.

It is on a quiet road; especially on the backside you have lots of privacy.

The pool is great and there is a lot of space for children to play.

The only disadvantage we could think of, is that there are no shops or restaurants nearby; you always need to go by car.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Great to hear you enjoyed the house, the area and the pool and we hope to hear from you another time! NB: Just for future guests, you can walk to a bar/basic shop in village of Casciana, which is 900M away (but it is uphill!). If you like walking then you can walk down to a larger village which is 2.2km away (again it is hilly!) where there are 3 or 4 restaurants, all shops, bars, bank , small Tuesday morning market, train station etc. Lorraine at tuscan-retreats
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this house for a full week. It's a lovely house. Everything you could possibly need is there. It is just a lovely area. Nobody bothers you. It's fantastic. We complete unwound there. We felt so relaxed after the week. The local shops are perfect have everything you could possibly need. On our first day it rained but that didn't matter as we sat out under the huge canopy which is huge. We would definitely recommend this place to unwind and chill.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, and we are happy that you were able to completely unwind and enjoy this peaceful but handy location. We hope to see you another time.
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Spacious House in private location

  • 3 of 5

A lovely two weeks spent in this very private house. Although at the side of a road, it was not a problem. Not many cars passed by. The property was well equipped and the owner lived nearby so if there is any problems he is there in a few minutes.

From this property you can walk to a quiet village up the hill (10 mins) there is a bar and a shop. Down the hill to Piazzo Al Serchio, (20/25 mins) a bigger village with restaurants and bars and the Train Station if you wish to travel to other places. We took the train to Lucca. I would recommend this property to friends and relatives. The swimming pool was great and the garden was well kept.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gialla Casciana

  • 5 of 5

We have had two wonderful weeks in Giall Casciana in June 2013 . The location of the house is rural, quiet – but still close (walking distance) to surrounding villages. Waking up and sitting in the front yard with an espresso and enjoying the sound of the birds, then continue relaxing by the pool and enjoying the views . If you like cherries: you can just pick them from the trees ... how good is that?! :)

We have discovered lots (!) of good restaurants and enjoyed a lot of stunning views whilst exploring the area during our stay . This was our 2nd year in the Garfagnana and we're still not finished exploring , so we will come back again. This is an ideal place to relax quietly and in pricavy but also a good place from where you can discover Garfagnana . The people are very friendly , patient and helpful , the food is delicious and the nature is amazingly beautiful .

The house is very spacious and equipped with everything you need (a hidden gem - especially for that price!) , although we have lived outdoors most of the time, in the garden and by the pool , as the weather has been great !

Many thanks to Lorraine for her help, if we needed anything she was quick to be of help.

Hope to visit again in 2014 !

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gialla Casciana

  • 5 of 5

We particularly enjoyed staying in this house. It was very clean and comfortable, and we especially loved the pool! The location was great, set in beautiful countryside yet within walking distance of Pizza al Serchio, with a direct train line into Lucca. Overall the property was very good value for money - we plan to return!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gialla Casciana is a perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

I had the pleasure of staying in Gialla Casciana in mid June. The quiet, secluded location is perfect for a relaxing, low-key vacation. The photos and description of the cottage capture much of the idyllic feeling of the place, but you can only understand the magic of Tuscany if you experience it for yourself. If you are looking for a place to relax, enjoy nature, and just soak in the beautiful Tuscan countryside, this is the place for you. It is close enough to Lucca for a nice day trip, and close to a large grocery store by car to get everything you need for a stay of a few days or longer. The rooms are spacious, the kitchen is complete and well-equipped, and the tv works great. The private swimming pool is a rare treat among small rural cottages. The property owners were attentive, keep the cottage, grounds, and pool very clean and well maintained, and are friendly and helpful. The grounds are beautiful, with flowers and trees all around. I was able to pick cherries from the trees and fresh strawberries from the plants at the back of the property. I wish the figs were ripe--there were dozens waiting for picking in the right season! A barbeque is available in the back yard--great for cooking a hearty Tuscan steak. It was also helpful to have a washing machine available in the bathroom, another rare find in a small cottage. A car is needed to get to major towns, but the village of Piazza al Serchio (within walking distance) has whatever you need for a quick grocery trip, and places for coffee, ice cream, and a few restaurants. If you are not in a hurry, the pizzeria has excellent food. While the service is not the best, the wood-fired pizzas are large, flavorful and a great value for the price. I would recommend Giala Casciana to any individual or small family who wants a quiet vacation "away from it all" for taking walks along the small roads and paths near the property, or who wants to have fun in the private swimming pool. This property and the area surrounding it are a nature photographers dream, and is a great opportunity to live the Tuscan lifestyle, if only for a few days!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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This house is situated a 15 minute walk (less on the way back, since the area is hilly!) from an ancient village which has a bar and shop, and a 20 min walk (much more on way back!) or less than 5 minute drive from the larger village of Piazza al Serchio with all facilities.

Facilities include, traditional shops; supermarket; small Tuesday morning market when village really comes alive; river; station for easy exploring; bars and some restaurants.

In the depths of the countryside, high in the valley the house is a 1 hr 15 minute drive north of Lucca. The market town of Castelnuovo di Garfagnana is a 20 minute or so drive; Barga is 40 minutes.....

The real beauty of this area is the dramatic mountain scenery, and the hundreds of hilltop villages to explore......


Rates & Availability

Piazza al Serchio Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Summer
Jul 17 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
**Special Offer Price**
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
Low Season
Oct 7 2017 - Apr 27 2018
4 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Apr 28 2018 - Jun 29 2018
4 night minimum stay
High Season
Jun 30 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Sep 1 2018 - Oct 12 2018
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Payment taken either in sterling or euros via bank transfer
cot and highchair provided free of charge
Bedding and towels (not for pool) included in cost of stay as are all utilities except heating
Initial and final clean included

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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