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Detached Stone House with Private Plunge Pool and Wonderful Views

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

A two bedroom, two bathroom detached villa with stunning mountain views

Welcome to our recently renovated detached stone villa dating from around 1860. The house provides the ideal getaway for families and groups looking to relax and explore northern Tuscany. We have two en suite double bedrooms with the floor below containing open plan kitchen through to dining & combined small lounge area. The house is beautifully furnished throughout and retains many original features that include cotto floor tiles, chestnut beams, log burning stove and many sourced antique items. The gardens and plunge pool are for your private use only and are not shared. We also have a pergola providing a shady space to eat, and a barbecue area. The local shepherd often grazes his sheep and goats close to the boundaries of the garden, a real taste of traditional Tuscan life.


Owner
Steve Tuttle
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2017

About Steve Tuttle

Steve & Denise purchased the house to be used as a holiday home. After many stressful years working in central London we opted to take semi retirement and offer the house as a holiday let. Our wish is for guests to experience the simple quiet life of Guzzano, we feel blessed to live here.

Steve Tuttle purchased this house in 2008

Why Steve Tuttle chose Media Valle del Serchio

We did very little research actually – third house we saw on a fact-finding trip, which did not include buying a house! I guess the clichéd “saw the house and fell in love with it”. The sights and sounds of our village are so at odds with our past London life. The silence and tranquillity at night is incredible. You will feel the stress levels lowering with each day you’re here.

What makes this house unique

The rustic charm – we spent a great deal of effort securing the originality of the house. We are sure the locals are pleased with the subtle changes we have made inside and outside the house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Steve and Denise are excellent hosts and the Contented Tuscan is a wonderfully equipped villa with some stunning views to enjoy with the mountains and the valley in front of you while you enjoy breakfast on the terrace.

The property is located in a quiet village called Guzzano, a short ten-minute drive from Bagni di Lucca, which is a decent sized town with places to eat and to pick up provisions.

Inside the rooms are spacious and stylishly decorated. The kitchen is superbly equipped with everything you need to sample the local produce. Outside the garden is beautiful and there is a wide variety of seating. There was just the two of us on this trip but the villa would comfortably accommodate two couples.

Overall a great location and I would like to thank Steve and Denise for a memorable holiday
Jun 2015
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Location

Nearest Airport
63 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Bagni di Lucca
Nearest Ferry
77 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
59 Kilometres
Montecatini Golf
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Fornoli
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
SS12
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Bagni di Lucca
Nearest Ski
37 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Beach
77 Kilometres
Livorno
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

The surrounding area is perfect if you are a keen walker or mountain biker. You can enjoy bird watching, fishing, painting and photography, as well as skiing and snowboarding. We are the first village above the town, walking down will take around 30-40 minutes and you can always hop on the local bus to return to the village.

Coast/Beach:

Bagni di Lucca is 42km from the Versilia coast with Viareggio, Marina di Pietrasanta and Forte dei Marmi, which are among the most renowned seaside resorts of Italy.

Travel:

The nearest airports are Pisa (Galileo) and Florence (Peretola). Car hire is available at both airports and is recommended.

Distances:

We are 75 minutes from Pisa & Florence Airports & 35 minutes from the city of Lucca, the provincial capital.

Further Details:

Bagni di Lucca has a number of super restaurants, serving hearty Tuscan fare. You can also enjoy a post supper flutter at the recently re-opened casino.

You’ll find a public swimming pool, tennis courts and thermal baths, along with banks; supermarkets and on Wednesday and Saturday mornings there is a traditional Tuscan market.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • town
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • En suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with toilet, bidet, basin and shower. En suite bathroom to bedroom 2 with toilet, bidet, basin and shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 Brass Double bed. Bedroom 2 Brass Double bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: We have done our best to retain the rustic charm of the property. We have been passionate about collecting antiques for years and have bought many of our possessions with us to Tuscany. We have enjoyed sourcing items from Portobello Road antique market in the UK and more locally in Lucca and Abruzzo antique markets. I guess the property steers away from the standard rental in terms of décor. If you enjoy spending time in a holiday home with a twist we are sure you’ll love our house. Outside: Take in the wonderful views, there’s a relaxing patio area with pergola and plunge-pool where you can enjoy al fresco dining and a glass or two of the local vino. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen are included; guests will have access to a regular supply of fresh linen and pool towels as required. Other: The property offers free wifi, which can be picked up inside the house and garden.

Reviews

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Detached Stone House with Private Plunge Pool and Wonderful Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
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Fabulous retreat in the Tuscan Hills

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Beautiful, traditionally decorated and fantastically well equipped Villa nestled in the Hillside village of Guzzano.

Perfectly located for exploring the surrounding villages and for day trips to Lucca, Florence and the coast.

Breathtaking mountain views from the pristinely kept terrace and pool.

Steve and Denise couldn't have been more helpful and ensured we had a relaxing stay. We didn't want to leave and would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your super review. We very much enjoyed playing our part in ensuring you had such a fabulous time here. It makes all the work worthwhile when we receive feedback that we got it right. You were a pleasure to have as guests at our home and we hope to welcome you and your family back again. Ciao Steve & Denise.
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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
 
May 18
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
£348
for 4 nights
From
£87
 
 
High 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£840
for 7 nights
From
£120
 
 
Sept 18
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£348
for 4 nights
From
£87
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£234
for 3 nights
From
£78
£546
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
25% deposit to confirm the booking. Full payment 8 weeks before the date of arrival. Payments can be made in sterling or euros.
We do not request a refundable damage deposit but we will ask you to pay for breakages.
Not suitable for children under 12 years.

Changeover Day:
Usually on a Saturday but we appreciate that people may want to take advantage of budget flights, so please contact us and we will do our very best to accommodate. Ideally we would make house available to guests at 3pm and ask them to vacate at 10am.

Notes on prices:
All bedding, towels and swimming towels are included. To ease you into the first evening and morning of your holiday we provide the essentials to rustle up a supper and breakfast.

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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