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Beautifully Restored Tuscan House With Jacuzzi And Magnificent Mountain Views



Updated: 19-May-2015
Cottage in San Cassiano di Controne, Bagni di Lucca, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy - Set In Peaceful Mountain Village, 3 Minutes Walk To Restaurant, General Store, Butcher, Bars

Casa Bogani is a lovingly restored stone farm house set on an acre of land with grape vines and stone barns. Original wooden beams, cotto tiles and other original features. Vegetable and herb gardens (seasonal), rose and flower gardens, fruit and nut trees and grape vines. Situated 15 minutes from the spa town of Bagni di Lucca, 40 minutes to Lucca, 75 minutes to Florence, 60 minutes to Pisa. Set in the mountain village of San Cassiano di Controni, Casa Bogani is a short stroll to a restaurant, general store, butcher, bars and an historical church.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

The owners are Australians who fell in love with Italy and decided to buy a second home for their own use during the Italian summer. The house was restored to a high standard as a home away from home during the summer.

The owners have spent every summer in the house since 2006 (and 2 winters), completing additional improvements to the property on each visit.

The owners have been accepted into the small community as everybody in the village is very welcoming and friendly.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Whats so wonderful about Casa Bogani is that you arrive to spend time in a home that has been lovingly restored to preserve what is so beautiful about the history of the region but it also incorporates all of the comforts you want on holiday. The local village, the produce, the neighbours, the intangible subtleties and charms of Italian living is all there. However, the cheeky treat of sipping prosecco in a bubbling spa overlooking the valley at sunset cannot be underestimated! On my trip I loved that the house provided perfect spaces for solitary reflection and also convivial feasting just bellissimo! Alexie G (Australia).

We loved every minute of staying at Casa Bogani. It is your dream Italian holiday where you combine being almost a local, living in a small Italian village in a traditional cottage with pizza oven, fireplace, goat track behind the house and cherry trees covered with fruit, being central to the best tourist attractions: Lucca, Pisa, Florence and Venice. Rosa M Austr
Jun 2013
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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


Wonderful experience!

  • 4 of 5

Great house and value for money with spectacular views. Very clean and well equipped with utensils and clean linens!!! Perfect outdoor facilities and eating area well shaded. Owner and agent always available to answer questions.

Located on a mountain and lots of steep slopes to climb so you need to be capable to climb to access house. Perfect for adults that want a private getaway. Jacuzzi located at top of house so need to climb. This was fine for us. Would have liked a small swimming pool, but not a big deal. Would have liked more sun lounge chairs (only one provided) as there were 3 of us staying.

Would definitely recommend this place. It is located 15 mins from a lovely village with great great restaurants and coffee shops. Not touristy at all which made it very relaxing. Don't need to drive or walk far before you can get a bite to eat or beverage.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Mountain Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This house was so much more than advertised. It is traditional Tuscan and has been lovingly restored by the current owners. They have managed to keep many of the original features whist making it very comfortable for modern living. This house has a lovely ambience and we relaxed as soon as we set foot in it. It is set in a scenic and peaceful mountain location amongst an abundance of wildlife. The place really feels like home rather than a commercial property. All of the furniture, linens and equipment are of very good quality and the place is immaculately clean. The service and attention provided by both the owners and Anna (the English speaking local rep) was extremely efficient. We also found the abundance of tourist information at the house very useful especially the hints and tips sections. Thanks to the owners for recommending the Del Sonno restaurant in Bagni di Lucca, they made us feel very welcome and we had a lovely meal. Back at the house, we really enjoyed the various terraces to relax and dine on. What a treat it was to come home after a day sightseeing and be able to relax with a glass of wine in the bubbling hot tub with its fantastic views over the mountains. Thank you for making our stay feel very special, we have a wonderful time and have lasting memories. We would definitely recommend Casa Bogani.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

The villa was kitted out as said and was all clean and new. The property is in a great location for exploring Tuscany, nothing is to far away. The local village is friendly and the only restaurant should not be missed, unfortunately ours was cut short by the arrival of our taxi, Don't be in a hurry. I would happily book this house again. The owners have created a lovely villa.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
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From the Owner

It is in a mountain village only minutes to a restaurant, 2 bars, general store, a butcher. The house has amazing views from the top where we placed the jacuzzi.

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary


Nearest beach is Viareggio approximately 60 minutes by car. Viareggio is a lovely traditional European beach with many retail outlets, marina and restaurants. Lerici is a picturesque harbour/ resort/beach town approx 65 minutes away and from where you catch the ferry to Cinque Terre.


Pisa is the closest airport approximately 60 minutes away by car.

Car is essential to access Casa Bogani


Pisa is 60 minutes by car

Florence is 75 minutes by car

Lucca is 40 minutes by car

Bagni di Lucca is 15 minutes by car. Beautiful river town where Shelley, Browning, Byron and Heinrich Heine spent time taking in the thermal baths. Public pool, thermal baths, tennis court

Many beautiful and historical villages within 20 minutes drive from Casa Bogani or lovely walks- for example Montefegatesi where Dante was exiled is 10 minutes by car.

Further Details:

San Cassiano di Controne: General store, butcher, restaurant, bars a few minutes walk

Bagni di Lucca: Large and smaller supermarket, many restaurants, banks, 2 pharmacies, assorted retail shops. Markets every Saturday and Wednesday with fresh produce, clothing, etc- only 15 minutes drive

Lucca: Large walled mediaeval city with many designer shops, churches,


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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

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Booking Notes:
Deposit of 150 Euro at time of booking, full payment required 1 month before letting. Minimum stay of 1 week. Payments can be made by PayPal.

Changeover Day:
No particular change over day

150 euros requiored on booking and the remainder paid one month before arrival. An additional bond of 50 euros required on payment which will be returned once house is kept in good condition.

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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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub


  • children welcome

Location Type

  • mountain
  • village


  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Ensuite to Bedroom 1 Family bathroom with bath, shower, toilet and bidet Guest bathroom with shower, toilet and basin


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with queen/king size bed and ensuite Bedroom 2 with queen/king size bed Bedroom 3 is office with single day bed and trundle bed, desk and office chair


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: The house has been set up as our second home and not initially for rental so has good quality furnishings and fittings. Strictly no smoking policy Strictly no pets Guests are asked to arrive after 3pm and to leave before 11am Public village parking 1 minute from house Outside: Private, heated Jacuzzi that accommodates 6-7 people. Bar fridge by the jacuzzi. Outdoor wood fire pizza oven, barbecue, large grapevine covered pergola with outdoor extension table that accommodates 8 people with 8 chairs. Two other tables each with 4 chairs. Utility Room: Cantina with Samsung washing machine and Asko clothes dryer. Four standing fans to be used where required. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included. House will be cleaned once a week and towels and linen changed. Extra cleaning can be arranged at guest's expense.

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