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

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

Description

Main house

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


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:
26 November, 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

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 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!
Jul 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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for Main housein Lucca in Province of Lucca

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 27
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Terrace
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 11 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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

Reviews

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(3 traveller reviews)

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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: 15-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 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: 13-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 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: 07-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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