About the property
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- Minimum Stay0 - 7 nights
4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms in this detached secluded house
In the heart of the Garfagnana, 1 hr 15 mins of Lucca, Casa Cascianella sits nestled in the hills surrounded by chestnut woods and mountains. Very peaceful and tranquil yet walking distance from small village and less than a 5 min drive to a large village with all facilities.
This newly renovated 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom property with private pool boasts the most wonderful, peace generating views at every turn.
House can be entered from first floor where bedrooms are situated or from downstairs at the living area. Enter living area with fireplace, enormous comfortable corner sofa, and further two seater by fireplace. Equipped with SAT TV DVD and CD, playstation 2 and a number of games a home from home. Living room leads through to hallway with downstairs shower room. Hallway leads to kitchen/diner with washing machine, dishwasher, oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dining table
Kitchen leads out onto patio area overlooking pool with mountains beyond.
Upstairs there are 4 comfortable bedrooms (3 double and one twin) two of which are en - suite and one of which has a small terrace overlooking the ancient village in the distance - a romantic spot for breakfast or pre dinner drinks! There is also a family bathroom with bathtub - ideal for a relaxing soak, or for those with small children.
Outside, there is the private pool 9.
5M x 4M with Roman Steps, sunbathing area overlooking mountains, eating area under pergola, covered terrace with BBQ and leading from the upstairs entrance a further terrace and a covered loggia. Plenty of outside space to seek a little privacy from the rest of your group should you so desire. Parking.
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- within a few hours
- english, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 29, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
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Amazing location villa.
Eight adults celebrating a Golden Wedding. We had a very relaxing holiday. The villa is very high up in the mountains with great views. Very narrow steep roads and bends to take into account. The pool is very comfortable for eight adults. We found a little shop in the village where we were able to buy most things. It is also a bar and restaurant so we booked an evening meal there. They could not do enough to make our evening perfect, even catering for two vegetarian. The pool is perfect, lots of sun loungers and chairs around the large table. The barbecue is perfect. We all ventured out twice during the week. Once to a local town where there was a market which was very enjoyable stocking up with fruit and salad. The second day was a train ride to Lucca which was great. Six of us had been there before. It was so easy to get times and tickets and we had a super day out. Now we know the route to this Villa it is somewhere we would go again. So relaxing. I would recommend as ideal for a party of friends similar to our age.
Beautiful, quiet, relaxed home!
Nice and relaxed villa in the mountains, great pool, nice terrace, good rooms, great views and a nice kitchen. We had a lovely time with another family. The kids were enjoying themselves immensly!
Thank you for your review. It is great to hear that you enjoyed, the house and those great views. We are pleased that your families had a good stay and would love to welcome you again.
Lorraine at Tuscan-retreats.co.uk
Stayed here for a week- which wasn't long enough. We had the most relaxing, peaceful time here. The villa is very well equipped, clean and modern.
The views are stunning. This is a real 'get away from it all' location, although there are towns nearby if needed. For us , it was a chance to relax and unwind, lay back in the sunshine, with just the birds singing, breeze in the trees and the trickling of the pool. Perfection.
Thank you for your review. It is good to hear that you loved the peaceful nature of this place, surrounded by fantastic views, and nature. Happy to read that you had a fantastic rest!
Lorraine at Tuscan-retreats.co.uk
Great villa in rural location, relax and unwind
Lovely villa away from the hustle and bustle, if you want to relax and get away from it all. The view is fantastic, and ever changing from sunrise to sunset. The villa has 4 good sized bedrooms, ample inside and outside eating areas, the kitchen is well stocked and there is barbecue outside for lovely alfresco dining.
With regard to outside eating, unfortunately there was a number of wasps on a daily basis, which could take the shine of an otherwise enjoyable experience.
The property is isolated and is reached via many winding roads, which I have no issue with but can make daily sightseeing tiresome.
Just to follow on from a previous guest review, as the villa is on the side of a hill the sun sets behind the hill in the early evening and therefore can be quite chilly on occasion, but again we did not find this an issue.
The one major supermarket is 40 minutes away and a minimarket approx. 10 minutes away.
Overall we had a lovely experience, I like to explore new places but if someone suggested returning here then I would be very happy to do so.
Thank you for your review. We are glad you had a good time and enjoyed the house and the area. For future guests, do note there are also large supermarkets just outside Castelnuovo and also Pieve Fosciana, both of which are a 20 minute drive away and a reasonably large supermarket in Piazza in Serchio just over a 10 minute drive. The area doesnt generally tend to be waspy and we find it much more of a problem in the UK for eating out. For some reason this year, later in August we also experienced quite alot of wasps, which we think must have been due to an unusually mild winter?
We are happy these insects didnt put you off and that you would still be very happy to come again!
A lovely property in a fantastic setting
The villa lived up to all our expectations. It is exactly as described, clean and very well maintained. The views from the bedrooms and the swimming pool area of the terraced garden are stunning.
There were eight of us - 4 adults and 4 children - so the accommodation was perfect, with two en-suite bedrooms for the adults. The other main bathroom on the bedroom floor is huge with a bath, and the downstairs shower room is ideal for popping in from the pool and garden as necessary during the day. There is plenty of wardrobe and drawer space in the bedrooms. One of the non ensuite bedrooms has a lovely little balcony with table and chairs. All the bedrooms are a good size and would be equally ideal for four adult couples. We noted there was a travel cot available in one of the bedrooms, plus a good selection of books and games which we made use of. There was plenty of spare bedding in the cupboards if needed, and a large bath towel plus small towel per person were provided.
Downstairs is also as described in the brochure - good sized lounge with huge L-shaped sofa on which all eight of us could sit in comfort, plus another smaller sofa. Sky tv, lots of dvds and play station also provided. The kitchen had everything we needed - plenty of crockery, cutlery, pots and pans, and a large kitchen table, plus full size cooker, large fridge with freezer, microwave, washing machine and dishwasher. We used the even larger outside table shown in the photo all the time because the weather was beautiful. The pool is very clean with steps at one end and about 1.2 metres deep.
There are no shops within walking distance so we took it in turns to drive to Camporgiano or Piazza Al Serchio to stock up on groceries and we mainly had barbeques when we were at the property in the evenings. The large fridge made it possible to shop for several days worth of food.
As we did not have any problems we did not test the customer service by the owner, but from email correspondence before and after our visit, I am sure any problems would have been dealt with promptly.
Both Camporgiano and Piazza Al Serchio have railway stations from where you can visit many other places much more easily than driving and parking. We took the train from Piazza Al Serchio to Castelnuovo for the market on Thursday, which we all enjoyed, and there is plenty of free parking at the station.
All in all we had a great time and would definitely recommend this property.
The perfect family holliday
We had a great time in this wonderful house! The views were absolutely breathtaking, the pool was nice and warm and the people in the villages of Cascianella and Casciana were welcoming.
We were four families (with four babies younger than nine months) spending the vacation together and this property was perfect for it! Each had their own bathroom (two en-suite) and the owner provided babycots and chairs for the babies. The bedrooms were well insolated, and you could hardly hear the other babies at night :)
I would definately recomend this property to others!
Casa Cascianella is situated just outside the ancient village of Cascianella with its tiny population, and a 10/15 minute walk from Casciana, which is a little busier and boasts a bar and shop! Despite the real feel of yesteryear, the stunning views and peace and quiet, it is only a 5 minute drive (or less) to the village of Piazza al Serchio with traditional local shops, supermarket, small Tuesday morning market, river, bars, restaurants and train station for easy exploring. In terms of larger towns, there is Castelnuovo the busy market town which is 20 mins or so away, the mediaeval town of Barga 45 minutes, and the walled city of Lucca, which is a must for a day out, 1 hr 15 mins or so.
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NB - The Stay Tax of €1 per person per night, is applicable for a maximum of 5 nights and is payable in cash on arrival.