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Mountain Retreat With Stunning Views

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

House near Lucca, Tuscany, Italy - Peaceful Location, Yet Only 15 Minutes To Lucca

Castello is a small hamlet perched on a hillside commanding wonderful views over the Serchio valley. The house overlooks hills, terraced vineyards, olive groves and wooded slopes whilst to the northwest are the high peaks of the Apuan range. Access to Castello is by the narrow, winding road from Valdattovo, a distance of 2kms away. It is off the tourist track in this relatively undiscovered area of Tuscany, but is an excellent base from which to explore all that Tuscany has to offer. The house has been carefully restored over recent years retaining many of the original 18th century features. It is approached by the front stairway to a large balcony from which the entrance to the house leads to an impressive sala, a very spacious and beautifully proportioned room with high beamed ceilings. Eating al fresco is a must from the lovely balcony where you can soak up the magnificent views across the Tuscan countryside.

The house faces the southwest which means that both the private courtyard to the rear of the house and balcony enjoy all day sunshine. Life takes on a different and slower pace at Castello, providing you with the time and space to reconnect with family and the outdoors. Right outside the front door are trails for biking, hiking, or just taking a leisurely walk along the mule paths which were the once the only way to access Castello. Whilst there are no shops or bars in the hamlet of Castello, there is great local food shopping within the towns of Valdottavo and Borgo a Mozzano. The shopping ranges from freshly butchered meat, baked goods, fresh pasta, pizza, and of course local wines.

More Details

Owner
Kate Kennally and Rachael Rothero
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2017

About Kate Kennally and Rachael Rothero

We live in Cornwall in the UK with two teenage children who love Italy as much as we do. Whilst we do not speak Italian (yet - we are having lessons) we have not found that it is a problem as the local people are only to happy to help you out. What surprised us most is that there is a large Scottish / Italian community in the local area. So don't be surprised to hear a broad Scottish accent including from Elizabeth who looks after our house and you when you are staying at Casa Castello.

Kate Kennally and Rachael Rothero purchased this house in 2014

Why Kate Kennally and Rachael Rothero chose Lucca Area

We have owned Casa Castello since June 2014 wanting our own piece of Italian heaven. We fell in love with the area after having our first holiday in Italy in 2013 and we think that Casa Castello is the most idyllic spot for winding down and getting rid of the stresses and strains of day to day life. We bought this house from two UK owners who had had the house for 14 years and named it 'il sogno' which in Italian means the dream. We hope that you too will enjoy this beautiful spot, holidaying with us at Casa Castello.

What makes this house unique

The property is ideally situated for a short break or a longer stay, winter or summer. Located just 45 minutes from Pisa Airport (lots of low cost carriers fly here), you can easily get to this charming spot. Lucca, with its complete city walls is 15 minutes away, whilst Florence, Sienna and San Gimignano are reachable from the house. 45 minutes away are the fashionable seaside Tuscan resorts of Forte dei Marmi and Viareggio. But closer to home, you can experience the magnificent landscape of the Garfagnana, with scenic mountain walks, the towns of Barga with it's summer music festival and the 19th century elegance of the spa resort of Bagni di Lucca. In winter, Tuscany's largest ski resort at Abetone is 45 minutes away on easily accessible roads.

Amenities

Borgo a Mozzano House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • Bathroom with bath/shower, washbasin and wc on first floor. There is a separate wc and shower in the cantina (cellar).
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with double bed with commanding views across the valley. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. with two front facing windows.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: There is one parking space allocated to the property. The property is non smoking. Outside: Al fresco balcony with table, chairs and parasol. Private courtyard garden to rear. Utility Room: The cantina houses a utility area with washing machine, a wood store as well as boot changing facilities. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen for the duration of your stay are included in the price. Please do bring your own beach towels. Other: Spacious landing area on the first floor is almost a room in itself, which leads onto the bedroom and bathroom. There are ironing facilities on the landing as well as a full length mirror.

Map

Travel:

One hour from Pisa airport or 1.5 hours from Genoa airport. Use of a car is essential. The property is accessed via a tarmac road maintained by the local authority, but the last 2 kms like many of the roads to the villages in the area are narrow, windy and single track with passing places.

Distances:

Lucca - 14km

Barga - 25km

Pisa - 35km

Viareggio - 45 km

Abetone - 50km

Florence - 85km

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Rates & Availability

Borgo a Mozzano House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off Peak Summer
Jun 4 2017 - Jul 14 2017
4 night minimum stay
$65
$453
 
 
Summer Holidays
Jul 15 2017 - Sep 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
$84
$582
 
 
Autumn
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
$65
$453
 
 
Halloween
Oct 28 2017 - Nov 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
$582
Flat fee
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Full payment must be made within one month of arrival. A non refundable 30% deposit at point of booking is required to secure your availability.

Changeover Day:
Flexible change over days are possible. Please arrange to arrive after 3pm and leave by 11am on your last day.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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