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Tranquil property in Lucca hills with huge pool and stunning mountain views - Main house & Guesthouse

People15
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's1
Space 3,875 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking

Overview

Description

Main house & Guesthouse

Built on three levels, the house was sympathetically restored in and the adjoining barn was converted into a fully equipped guesthouse. All the ceilings have exposed wooden beams and the floors have original terracotta tiles.

The ground floor has the kitchen/dining room, and living room, with french doors leading onto a covered terrace and brick built bread/pizza oven. In front of the house is a lawn for games.

The swimming pool is a huge 6 metres by 13 metres and is set above the house and up a flight of steps.

On the first floor of the main house there are 2 bedrooms (1 matrimonial and 1 twin) and two bathrooms (1 en suite to both bedrooms).

On the second floor are 2 further bedrooms (1 matrimonial & 1 with 5 single beds) & shower room

The guesthouse has a 2 bedrooms (both with twin beds), 1 large shower room, a kitchen and living/dining room with fireplace.

It is converted into a well equipped guesthouse with separate entrances, kitchen, bathroom, washing machine & dryer, terrace

More Details

About the property

Casa Nuova

For a more extensive description of the property (and more photos) we refer to our own website (please google casanuova150.weebly).

Set at the top of a hill, at the edge of chestnut wood, in three acres of its own land. On the edge of a small village (Gugliano), Casa Nuova has great views, privacy and a huge pool. Both the house and the barn have been beautifully converted and have all mod-cons. The house sleeps 11 people in 4 bedrooms, (2 bedrooms have matrimonial beds, 1 bedroom has twin beds and the 4th bedroom is set up as a dormitory, with up to 5 single beds) with two bathrooms and a shower-room. The guesthouse sleeps 4 in a further 2 bedrooms (both bedrooms have twin beds) and one large shower-room/bathroom. In the house there is internet access, satellite TV, DVD, dishwasher, microwave, etc...In the barn there is a washing machine and, dryer. Outside is a covered (and heated) terrace with a large table and seating for 16, a huge pergola by the pool, and other terraces. There are vines and fruit trees, and a brick built pizza/bread oven. In front of the house is a lawn for games.

The swimming pool is a huge 6 metres by 13 metres and is set above the house and up a flight of steps.

The track from the church to the house (150 metres) is not maintained by the local council and though perfectly OK for normal cars, is not recommended for sports cars or other cars with a low body.

More Details

Owner
Wim Vergeylen
Member since: 2003
Speaks English, French, Dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
15 September, 2017

About Wim Vergeylen

We are a Belgian family of 5, living in the flemish part of Belgium, near the historical city of Ghent. We bought the house in 2013. The former owner still acts as our local property manager and will welcome you wholeheartedly.

We also have our own regular vacation stays at our property with family and friends throughout the year.

Wim Vergeylen purchased this house in 2013

Why Wim Vergeylen chose Piana di Lucca

Lucca is a very nice, fully walled, historical city. The Lucca area is ideally located, close to airports and close to beaches, other historical cities (Pisa, Pistoia, Firenze,..), impressive mountains (Apuan Alps), wineries and all those other nice things Tuscany has to offer.

What makes this house unique

Casa Nuova is an authentic Tuscan farmhouse with adjacent guesthouse, both restored with good taste by the previous owner. The property comprises a large pool and garden with fruit trees, vines, lawns and woodland. This property is unique because of it's breathtaking views, it's peaceful surroundings, large pool and garden and above all, the ideal location.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'We loved to be in your house and the food Grazia cooked for us.

Next time we have to stay much longer.'

Anders Enghave Larsen, Denmark, July 2007



'I wanted to let you know we had an absolutely fabulous holiday and Casa Nuova was so lovely none of us wanted to leave.

It was so comfortable and well equiped, it felt a home from home. The kids had a ball at the pool with two of them learning to swim in the 2 weeks.

Grazia was really great too and, as you said, the food was delicious and fantastic value. She also managed to make things the kids all liked too which is quite a feat and they all loved her.'



I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the villa and I think we'd all like to come back some time, so we may be back in touch in the future..

Fiona Henderson, England,August 2007
Nov 2007
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Lucca in Province of Lucca

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3875 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Min. age of primary renter: 27
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Main house bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Main house en suite bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Main house shower room second floor - Shower Enclosure
    Outdoor shower - Outdoor Shower , Near the pool
    Bathroom guesthouse - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet main house - Toilet , Easily accessible from the pool
  • The outdoor shower is near the swimming pool.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Red Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Blue Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Green Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    White bedroom - 5 Single Bed
    Large bedroom in guesthouse - 2 Single Bed
    Small bedroom in guesthouse - 2 Single Bed , Bunk beds
  • In addition to the beds listed above, there is also 1 sofa (double)bed in the lounge of the guesthouse, and 1 cot for smaller children/baby's.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Terrace
  • 24 garden chairs
  • 11 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • swimming
Notes:
The swimming pool has steps across the entire width of the pool, making it ideal for small children, or for adults who just feel like being half in and half out! There is a small library on the second floor landing for guests to make use of and some toys and books for smaller children. We appreciate any additions made by guests! In the living room there is also a DVD player. The house can be rented separately from the barn. During the winter months we do not let the house to more than 8 guests as the communal rooms cannot support more.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Main house & Guesthouse
average rating of 4.76 based on 26 reviews
Schoonaarde, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
5

Een oase van rust

  • 5 of 5

Reeds vanaf het begin van de klim naar ‘casa nuova’ kan je genieten van heel wat natuurschoon, afgewisseld met beelden van schattige Toscaanse dorpjes onder hun eigen, specifieke kerktoren. Eens boven, val je van de ene verbazing in de andere. Wat een omgeving, wat een tuin en wat een aardig huis! Casa Nuova is van alle comfort voorzien, biedt ruimte en privacy maar vooral : Dit huis heeft zijn authenticiteit bewaard! Het is er aangenaam vertoeven.

In de enorme tuin vind je heel wat afwisseling. Je hebt er een groot zwembad voor ontspanning en afkoeling. Verder vindt iedereen wel zijn eigen plekje om tot rust te komen of te genieten van een goed boek of lekkere wijn… . Om het even waar je vertoeft, je raakt in de ban van fantastische vergezichten! Natuur- en wandelliefhebbers komen hier niets tekort en ook de fietsfanaten blijven hier niet op hun honger zitten! Cultuur en gastronomie zijn nooit ver weg, maar ook een ‘gewone’ pizza smaakt er heerlijk… En of we genoten hebben!!!

Kathleen W. (Mei 2017)

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Review of Casa Nuova

  • 4 of 5

The house and annexe were very pleasant. We found the villa difficult to find in spite of the directions and the road was uneven and bumpy with some very sharp turns.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The Hague, the Netherlands
5

Simply wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Casa Nuova for 3 weeks and have loved every minute of it. Very nice and clean home, amazing surroundings and lovely swimming pool. There's loads of room for the kids to run around and play ball, the patio near the pool is perfect for dining (whereby we were fortunate enough to see some deers whilst having dinner). Would loved to have stayed longer.

The house is ideally located nearby Lucca, Pisa and the coast, with lots of small wonderful towns nearby to explore. Also Florence and Cinque Terre are within visiting distance from the house. It is everything that Tuscany has to offer.

Wim and his staff are very friendly, incredibly responsive and accommodating. Wonderful!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely villa in beautiful Tuscan countryside

  • 5 of 5

charming villa with an incredible view

Slightly quirky layout more than compensated by the well appointed kitchen and easy-going outside seating areas with outdoor pizza oven to hand

we loved it!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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5

Beautiful, wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from a week at Casa Nuova and it was absolutely amazing. The house and guesthouse are so beautiful and fit our group of 12 perfectly. The pictures don't even do it justice. The inside living spaces were cozy, comfortable and rustic elegant. The décor was really nice and all of the bedrooms and bathrooms were very well appointed (good bedding - which I'm picky about). The kitchen in the main house is huge and perfect for cooking and we used the pizza oven outside several times.

The real treat was the outdoors though. The main patio off the house was lovely, included two large tables for dining and relaxing, and was covered and surrounded by plants and flowers. The pool was beautiful and there is another great covered dining table up there. The landscaping overall was beautiful. And the view - out over the Tuscan Hills - it never gets old.

The house is situated well up into the hills beyond Lucca - an easy (although narrow and steep!) drive into Lucca or several small villages nearby. There is a large grocery store at the town at the base of the hills Ponte a Moriano, and several small markets and restaurants within easy driving distances as well. Overall, we found it very easy to get around and spend time in Lucca as well as several other towns in Tuscany.

The owner was very gracious and accommodating - it was a completely easy booking experience.

I would highly recommend this property for anyone with a group looking for a great Tuscan get away. We would love to go back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Family Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday, absolutely loved the villa and swimming pool. The setting is fantastic. Also the weather was on best behaviour with blue skies every day!

Claire was very friendly and helpful.

Fabrizio prepared and cooked us an excellent meal, set the table and cleared up afterwards.

All in all a brilliant holiday enjoyed by all our family. We would thoroughly recommend Casa Nuova for anyone looking to holiday in Tuscany.

Also thank you for your help in the build up to the holiday. Being able to contact you with questions was very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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Location

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
At the bottom of the hill in Ponte a Moriano
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Pisa & Montecatini
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Lucca
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Lucca
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Villa Volpi
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Viareggio
Car: necessary

Casa Nuova is a beautiful farmhouse and converted barn with private pool, situated on the outskirts of the small village of Gugliano, at the top of a hill, 10 kilometres north and west of Lucca. There is no bar in the village but there are a number of bars, restaurants and shops in Ponte a Moriano, a 10 minute drive away. Five minutes from the house there is Villa Volpi, a hotel with an excellent restaurant. Casa Nuova is 20 minutes from Lucca, 50 from Pisa airport, 75 from Florence, 40 from the Versilia coast and 60 from the ski-resort Abetone.

The scenery is spectacular, as is the peace at the house. All our guests enjoy the meals that Grazia, the cook, will come and prepare, if they wish, aiding complete relaxation while on holiday. She can also do pizza evenings, using the oven at the house.

From Casa Nuova, with less than an hour's drive, it is possible to experience all that anyone could wish for in a holiday:

In the mountains - skiing, canyoning, walking, caving;

At the beach - sailing, windsurfing, swimming;

In the towns - shopping, historical churches, art and monuments. Florence is only 1 hour from Lucca;

We can also arrange wine tasting - A landscape of wine and olives. A visit to wine producers in one of the two wine producing areas : DOC Montecarlo or DOC Colline Lucchesi where our guests enjoy locally produced salumi and other typical products as well as a comparative tasting of both red and white wines. Or there is the possibility for A Taste of Lucca. A 'food and wine lovers' walking tour of the town, introducing not only the historic centre within the city walls but also the traditional ingredients and specialities of the area and the individual specialist food and wine shops that still flourish in the town. If our guests wish, we can also organise a more in-depth wine tasting with a local Italian sommelier.

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