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Detached Stone House with Private Plunge Pool and Wonderful Views

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Private Pool
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

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

The Contented Tuscan is a very ancient stone villa on two levels brimming with character and restored with total respect for its rustic simplicity. All rooms are furnished to excellent standards, in an elegant country style with old terracotta floors and original chestnut beamed ceilings. There is a fully equipped kitchen with a beautiful fireplace, log burning stove and dining/sitting room. This two-bedroom villa sleeps up to four people. The bedrooms each with queen sized beds and both have en-suite bathrooms.

The gardens and plunge pool are for the exclusive use of the guests, in a private, enclosed terrace we a have a pergola providing a shady space to eat. What better place to relax with a glass of beer or wine and take in the stunning views after your day of sightseeing!

The villa is located in Guzzano a mountain village 4km above the pretty spa town of Bagni di Lucca. Many of the famous Tuscan landmarks are within striking distance. Previous guests have enjoyed day trips to Pisa, Lucca, Florence, Cinque Terra, Viareggio, Siena and San Gimignano.

More Details

Owner
Steve Tuttle
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

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 Guzzano-pieve di Controne LU

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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Guzzano-pieve di Controne LU in Province of Lucca

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • 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.

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Detached Stone House with Private Plunge Pool and Wonderful Views
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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: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 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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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.

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Prices & Availability

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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 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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