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



Updated: 12-Nov-2016
6 beds, 4 baths, sleeps 8 up to 15 max

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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Details for holiday home Main house, 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 4 Bathrooms, 1 Separate WC

Our guests have also the possibility to rent only the house (no access to the adjoining guesthouse). With this formula smaller groups (from 6 to 10 people) can benefit from a reduced price. Built on three levels, the house was sympathetically restored. 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 and 1 with up to 5 single beds) and an extra shower room. During winter we only rent the main house for a maximum of 8 guests as the communal rooms cannot support more

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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Speaks English, French, Dutch

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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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


Casa Nuova

  • 5 of 5

I can highly recommend this holiday rental. It was a very beautiful and cosy place to spent the week with my friends. The house was well-equipped and excellent located in nature. Even though it was already September, we could lay by the pool and enjoy the sun and the amazing view every day. Also the city Lucca was easy to reach and has its local events, good restaurants, shopping possibilities,… It was a very pleasant stay!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mooie afsluiter van de vakantie

  • 5 of 5

Eind september verbleef ik met enkele vriendinnen in een prachtig buitenverblijf in Toscane namelijk, Casa Nuova. Ondanks het al reeds najaar was en we ons vrij hoog op de berg in het dorpje Gugliano bevonden, hebben we toch kunnen genieten van zalig weer en het zwembad dat aanwezig was. Ook ’s avonds konden we vaak buiten nog genieten van een heerlijk glaasje wijn dat we konden afhalen bij een wijnboer in de buurt. We waren met zeven vriendinnen in totaal, maar in het huis kan men gerust meer dan zeven personen opvangen. Bovendien zijn er in het huis voldoende badkamers en toiletten aanwezig, wat ik wel belangrijk vind voor grotere groepen. We maakten gebruik van huurauto’s waardoor we ons gemakkelijk konden verplaatsen. Lucca ligt vlakbij met vele toeristische plekjes zoals, de muur, het amfitheater,… Maar ook supermarkten en andere leuke winkeltjes zijn te vinden in Lucca. Perfect dus voor zeven (of meer) vriendinnen zoals wij! Verder zijn ook Pistoia en Montecatini Terme toeristische plekken die goed te bereiken zijn mits een huurauto. Van de luchthaven naar de plaats waar men de huurauto kan ophalen zijn eveneens shuttlebussen die ervoor zorgen dat je niet met je bagage hoeft te sleuren. Kortom was het een zeer aangenaam verblijf en een mooie afsluiter van de zomervakantie.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous retreat in the Tuscan hills, with a great swimming pool. 25 minutes from Lucca

  • 4 of 5

Really had a great time. The house is functional and clean but the outstanding feature is the rural hillside location and the beautiful swimming pool. The property is about 15 minutes drive up a winding country road (steep and tight hairpin bends in places) from the nearest small town. Easy access to Lucca (25 mins), Pisa (45 mins) and Florence is easy to reach by train from Lucca station. Ideal property fro mixing a rural retreat and some visits to these famous city's.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
12 Nov 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas & New year
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Jan 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early spring
4 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early summer
6 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early autumn
30 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £422

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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


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


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

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village


  • 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


  • Main bathroom - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet, with window (east oriented)
  • En suite bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet, in-room bathroom for red or blue bedroom
  • Shower room - Shower Enclosure, with sink, close to 2 bedrooms second floor
  • Toilet - Toilet, Easily accessible from the pool
  • Outdoor shower - Shower Enclosure, Outdoor Shower, Near the pool


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Red bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed, This corner room has 2 windows (north and east oriented)
  • Blue bedroom - 2 Single Bed, 2 singles beds portable + enough space for cot
  • Green bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot, second floor, 2 smaller windows (north) & velux in roof
  • White bedroom - 4 Single Bed, corner room, second floor, 3 smaller windows (north & east)


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Terrace
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 11 deck chairs


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

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