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detached Village House, grounds & own pool & WiFi, 40 mins from beach!

People12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Space 4,843 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Detached House, nr Bagni di Lucca, Tuscany - Real Italian Country Life In Beautiful Village, Awesome Views, Town Within 7 Minutes' Drive

Four storey village stone house built in 1906, completely refurbished, with white-washed walls, original cotto floors and exposed chestnut beams. New courtyards and paths for 2017. Lots of space for outdoor eating and chililng. Thick stone walls mean it’s cool in the height of summer and toasty once the gas central heating fires up in winter. The village is a typical Italian hillside community, mostly totally quiet, but also passing goatherds, boar & bird shooting, agriculture, as well as the usual hubbub of Italian village life. It’s also a very safe and welcoming environment and our guests don’t feel they have to be too precious, (especially good if you have younger kids), and great, if like us, you love your music! After nightfall the village is totally silent, devoid of light pollution so ideal for star-gazing and chasing fire-flies.


Owner
peter antenen
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Italian
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2017

About peter antenen

Professional couple, based in the UK. Well-travelled in Europe, been holidaying (and working) in Italy for two decades. The owners use the house year-round outside guest rental periods.

peter antenen purchased this house in 2006

Why peter antenen chose Media Valle del Serchio

We spent ten years looking all over Italy and eventually found and fell in love with this little corner of Tuscany. Hot, but not too hot, real scenery, lovely people, loads to see and do, great little hilltop towns, high, interesting and green countryside, skiing nearby….

Top seven things we like to do:

1.Long al fresco lunches in the courtyard

2.Swimming in the pool then sunbathing all day on the decking

3.the evening passagiata through the village squares and lanes (especially if it’s just rained! – very ‘Name of the Rose’)

4.A long day out in Firenze, with shopping at the Barberino outlet mall.

5.The Sunday antiques market in Lucca.

6.Touring through the nearby Garfagnana valley.

7.Barga for dinner, followed by passagiata and gelati!

What makes this house unique

Some more of our favourite things...

8.A beach day at Viareggio, with a seafood lunch in a beach cafe.

8.Going to Lucca out of season for some retail therapy and dinner.

9.Skiing at Abetone, just for the day or stopping over in a friendly family hotel with a gourmet dinner

10.Long day out in the Cinque Terre, swimming, sunbathing and lunching: our favourite fishing village is Vernazza.

11.August Festival in Gombereto – La Festa Medievale: flag-throwers, food stalls, processions and fireworks. Mad!

12. Touring Il Strada del Vino – the Lucchese hills wine route –sampling Montecarlo whites and reds and sumptuous olive oils

13.Morning and evening walks up to the shop, then back round the roads, enjoying the views; about 30 minutes, perfect before dinner!

14.Chillin' with a cold one.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"thank you we had an amazing holiday and you have a wonderful house in a perfect location." WM, Aug 12

"The house was fantastic, lovely village. The mountains have more character than the more well-trodden parts of Tuscany,the house is the perfect base to explore them from." ME, Oct 10.

“Molto Bello!”, P's dad

"We had a wonderful time thoroughly enjoyed both your beautiful villa and the stunning scenery". DB,

"We had a good time in and around Gombereto, thanks for the good preparations. We especially appreciated the welcome pack, and the folder with some additional info." TT & JW

"We really enjoyed our stay and the views were wonderful. Teresa's welcome was great. We had everything we needed. Many thanks again for a very enjoyable holiday." MB

"The house was gorgeous - the kind of rustic style we love. I really needed total relaxation so a perfect week had by all. We have passed the word around and would love to have a week or so again with friends." KL
Jan 2011
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Bagni di Lucca in Bagni di Lucca

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4843 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • top floor Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , views from the rolltop bath over the Tuscan hills
    ground floor bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , fully tiled bathroom on ground floor
    ground floor toilet - Toilet , new toilet for 2017
  • Two fully equipped bathrooms with showers, one on the ground floor, the other on the top floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Middle floor: bedroom 1, one double. Bedroom 2, one double. Bedroom 3, two single beds. Top floor: Bedroom 4, one double and one single. Bedroom 5, one double. [plus lounge, one double sofa-bed. Two cots (used at your discretion).
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Complementary welcome pack is provided including: wine and beer, milk, fruit juice; bread, pasta and sauce, fruit, coffee, tea and biscuits, etc. A well-stocked shop is five minutes walk up the hill in the next village. If there’s anything else you need, just ask: we are happy to provide other items if given enough notice. The housekeeper lives in the village and speaks Italian and English. She will arrange access and keys handover for you, as well as being on hand to help you with any questions or emergencies. Outside: Swimming Pool on full-width raised wood deck. Pool is 8 x 5m, constant depth of 160cm. Pool is cleaned weekly. Decking area has dining table and 6 chairs, plus 4 recliners and 4 other pool chairs, with soft cushions. 3 parasols. Some shade also under the fig tree. Garden has three tiers on hillside. Top terrace is fine for ball games. Garden gets the sun from 10am to 8pm. There are several BBQ’s, and a barn for storage. Outside drying lines. A shady courtyard outside kitchen offer alfresco dining. Utility Room: Store room with washing machine, ironing board & iron, drying lines, beer fridge and spare seating. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedding and towels are fresh on your arrival and will be changed after one week's stay. Cleaning is every week.

Reviews

4.7/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)

detached Village House, grounds & own pool & WiFi, 40 mins from beach!
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 4 reviews
5

Great

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous holiday here. Absolutely beautiful grounds and views. A rustic old house, but has everything you need. This house is a great base to go and explore from, set about 500meters above sea level in the mountains. The village is perfect and a great small store that sells all the essentials. 20mins down the mountain Is lovely Bagni di Lucca with larger supermarkets.

The pool was a nice size not huge but perfect for the 6 of us. A great BBQ area and hammock in the shade. The patio area outside the kitchen is newly done and was wonderful to sit out there for every meal, most nights we sat out and played games in candle light. A few doors away is s great English couple called Shirley and Roy who run a B&B. If you have any questions they can help. Shirley also does massages, facials etc they a good! Roy is a brilliant chef for a price per person £25-30 he will do a 2 course meal for your party. We did it and the food was outstanding it's a must we loved it.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

The villa was a really characterful but comfortable place to stay, with everything you need for an affordable but luxurious self-catering break. The furnishings were appropriately rustic whilst still being a nice place to relax and lying in the hammock in the dappled shade you feel a lot further away from civilisation than you really are. Bagni di Lucca has plenty to offer for a short drive down the mountain (and I understand there's a bus service as well), and it makes a great hub to explore Tuscany. Alternatively you can just hole yourself up on top of a mountain with a stack of ice lollies and sangria with a good (or not so good) book by the pool, though don't be surprised if you get distracted by the view, which is beauuuutiful. The house also has lots of books, CDs and DVDs for those days when you really don't feel like moving :) The kitchen and dining space is huge which makes for a really sociable cooking experience as well. I can't recommend this villa more highly - a really wonderful holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Great House in great location

  • 4 of 5

We had a very pleasant stay in Peter's house. This is a very charming house surrounded by charming villages. Lucca is a city that we love and is not too far from Gomberetto.

This is a perfect place for BBQ, enjoying the pool in a perfect landscape in "toscane".

Peter is pleasant and helpful. We loved that journey.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
pisa, firenze, genoa
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
san casciano
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
piombino
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Forte di Marmi
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
bagni di lucca
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Lucca
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
bagni di lucca
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
abetone
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
viraggeo
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Ideal for: cycling, touring, hiking, arts and culture tours.

Coast/Beach:

Viareggio Beach is an hour away by car. Forti di Marmi is a posh little resort town. Cinque Terrre - the five lands - are amazing, especially Venazza. Great fishy stew in Livorno!

Travel:

Pisa airport is an hour away and we recommend that you hire a car from the airport. A compact four door will suit the hills. Sat nav recommended for getting around as some of the road layouts can be a bit tricky.

Distances:

under 10 mins to spa town of Bagni di Lucca with three supermarkets and a dozen restaurants and pizzerias. The town is famous for its casino and health spas – hence its association with the Grand Tour: its historic literary visitors included Byron, Shelley and the Brownings. There is a small market twice a week, many food shops, well stocked wine merchants with friendly owners. Also an Olympic-size open air swimming pool and a tennis centre. Friendly, convenient internet-café by the river.

Further Details:

Just 40 minutes from the walled town of Lucca, beautiful buildings, restaurants, bike rides and shopping. If you ski, then you're only 45 minutes from the ski resort of Abetone, where you can hire your boots and skis and ski straight off. Visit Puccini's house and open air opera at Lake Massaciuccoli in July and August. The Scots/Italian town of Barga is about 45 mins away, great for the fish and chip festival!

Stunning and unspoilt Garfagnana valley and the Apuan National Park is on your doorstep, within 30 minutes drive. For the kids, Pinocchio Land theme park, the Aqua Village water park and the Cavallino Matto amusement park are easily accessible. For the chaps, the Vespa museum is just outside Lucca. A well-stocked shop is five minutes walk up the hill in the next village. If there’s anything else you need, just ask: we are happy to provide other items if given enough notice.

The housekeeper lives in the village and speaks Italian and English. She will arrange access and keys handover for you, as well as being on hand to help you with any questions.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Bagni di Lucca, Lucca Area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 3
24 Jun 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,250
for 7 nights
£1,250
 
 
Autumn
9 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
£429
for 5 nights
£600
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£429
for 5 nights
£600
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Booking Notes:
30% booking deposit at time of booking, and remainder of the rental 30 days prior to rental commencement date. Refunds will be made if the property can be re-let. A refundable security deposit of £300 is also payable with your second payment, returned within 14 days of your rental if there are no unreasonable damage or breakages. Supplement of 20 euro per day for gas central heating in mid & low seasons. Swimming pool opens in high season only unless otherwise advised. Xmas & NY rentals tbd.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is usually Saturday during peak season, but there may be some flexibility, depending on other bookings. Arrivals from 4pm and departures by 10am please.

Notes on prices:
All prices are for the entire property, which sleeps 10 for one week running Saturday to Saturday. Minimum stay is 7 days unless otherwise negotiated. We will need to know guest numbers for laundry, etc. Xmas and New Year rentals can be discussed separately. Supplement of 20 euro per day to cover gas central heating in mid & low seasons. Swimming pool opens in high season (July, August and September) otherwise advised.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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