|Minimum Stay||6 - 7 nights|
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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
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.
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
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.
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.
'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
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!
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.
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.