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

Overview

Property

Updated: 24-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 15
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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

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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.

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About the Owner

Wim Vergeylen
Member since: 2003
Speaks English, French, Dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 June, 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 Lucca Area

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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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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19 Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

5

Maison confortable et très beaux terrain episcine

  • 5 of 5

Afin de faire une réunion familiale sur les lieux d'origines de notre famille , nous cherchions une grande maison confortable car nous sommes quatorze, huit adultes et six petits enfants.

Nous avons regroupé quatre familles représentant trois générations avec des ages allant de 72 ans à 7 ans.

L'arrivée avec l'accueil sympathique de Claire, qui sait présenter et transmettre l'esprit de cette maison, avait placé notre séjour de 17 jours sur les meilleurs hospices. Claire nous fera, pendant tout notre séjour avec gentillesse et compétence, bénéficier de ses conseils.

Le beau temps aidant le magnifique terrain à permis à la jeune génération de s'ébattre en toute sécurité.

Les adultes ont pu profiter, des équipements, de la maison qui part sa taille permettait de vivre dans l'espace et le confort.

Dans ce début de printemps nous avons même pu profité de la grande piscine ou les trois générations se sont baignés.

La vue exceptionnelle de cette propriété et la magnifique région de Toscane avec ses visites inépuisables, nous, ont permis de réussir cette belle réunion de famille.

AJ Alberici

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful villa in magical location

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from two great weeks at Casa Nuova. As it was the twentieth year of our two families holidaying together we had set our sights on somewhere special and Casa Nuova is certainly special. Excellent and well maintained pool with superb views. Peaceful and practical place to stay. We got the bus from the bottom of the driveway to Lucca and back but driving to it is only 20 minutes. It is great to walk around the hills and Ponte a Mariano, we were told has the best ice creams for miles around and it was incredible. Got the measure of the great Pizza oven and all in all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at this superb villa.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing, wonderful, perfect

  • 5 of 5

The moment we arrived we knew the 15-month wait since booking was well worth it! Stunning situation and beautiful Tuscan house.

Claire was very welcoming and gave us lots of information. She made us feel at home immediately.

We were a family of 11 - ages from 73 - 3 staying a week in August 2016. We all absolutely loved Casa Nuova, the house, the guesthouse, the pool, the garden and the amazing views everything about it! We loved swimming at night with the lights in the huge pool.

The garden was wonderful with many terraces so one was always able to find a quiet place to read, have a glass of wine or just gaze at the stunning views or early-morning coffee at the top bench watching the sun rise listening to the dawn chorus! The children loved the garden and played many games, climbed trees as well as exploring the wood and beyond...

The outside dining area was perfect and we soon mastered the pizza oven and had some amazing meals. Everything we bought was such good value and shopping in Esselunga was fun.

The house was perfect and just what we needed. It was full of character and more like a home than a rental. The bedrooms were good and suited our party well. The children loved being in a dormitory together. Good showers and bathrooms. Very impressed with the eco-friendly boiler and the water was always very hot. Comfy sitting room and we were glad to be able to keep up with Olympic news on Sky! The kitchen had all that was needed. We loved the big marble table, great for rolling the pizza dough!

We hardly ventured outside the garden there was no need. We went to Pisa by train, very straightforward. We had a couple of memorable meals in the back streets of Lucca. Lucca, of course, is stunning. Had it not been so hot we could have spent days wandering around.

Wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful location and very authentic Tuscan style

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay in Casa Nuova! Right from the moment when we drove up the nicely restored access road we were amazed by the beauty of this location. The villa is perfectly maintained and has a nice authentic Tuscan style. The magnificent view on the mountains from the garden and the pool makes it even more impressive! Breathtaking and great for complete relaxation! Practically the location is ideal for various activities also. We made wonderful hiking trips in the surrounding hills but also in the Apuan Alps near the region of Garfagnana (only a 1h drive away)! We could recommend this to anyone who loves pure nature and adventure. For those who play golf, there is a brand new golf course near Montecatini Terme (1h drive). Furthermore we enjoyed the great food and cozy Italian atmosphere in Lucca and Pietrasanta. It was an inspiring holiday for me and my family, congrats to the owners for their beautiful and authentic property!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Lovely Tuscan Villa

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Casa Nuova and really enjoyed being in such an amazing location high in the mountains. The weather was also very kind to us most of the week, and this enabled us to mix days around the pool with visits to Florence, Barga and the Cinque Terre.

Claire (the caretaker) was very helpful and arranged for Grazia and her friend to cook for us one night - delicious food, but it was such a banquet, I think we should have prepared for it by not eating for 3 days

I have recommended your villa to quite a few friends already so you may get some future bookings. I am sure we will return to this area very soon, so thanks for such a fantastic introduction.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Wonderful stay at Casa Nuova

  • 5 of 5

We have been very happy for our stay everything vent out perfect.

Both our children and grandchildren have being used the word fantastic about your "Casa Nuova".

Both the pool and the garden have been used a lot and we enjoyed every Day.

It was a great plus that Grazia would have the task making dinner for us, we loved the Italian food she created.

We have our self used the old Pizza oven and we have managed to make some wery good Pizza's.

The children loved Both making and eating the World best Pizza's

Also Claire's knowlegde about the area was a great help.

Al in al "Casa Nuova" was a very charming and great experince.

We would love to come back again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Location

From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

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

Facilities

From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • house

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

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village

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

Floor Area

  • 360 m²

Bathrooms

  • 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.

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Golf
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Terrace
  • 24 garden chairs
  • 11 deck chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...

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.