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Detached Stone House with Private Plunge Pool and Wonderful Views

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


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.

Steve Tuttle
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
28 April, 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 Lucca Area

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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 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.

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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
May only 17
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Sept only 17
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

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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