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Stunning Villa In Hill Village,Pool & garden,Bagni di Lucca, Tuscany Ital

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet


About the property

Villa in Pieve di Controne,Bagni di Lucca,Tuscany, Italy- Peaceful Location

The property is located on the border of a small, quite medieval village in the wonderful wooded countryside of Tuscany above Bagni di Lucca, with small private pool, 6.5*3.5. This small rustic cottage, with terracotta floors and chestnut beams, is set on its own grounds of over 1000msq. surrounded by spectacular views whatever weather or time of day. The property is on one level with comfortable sittingroom, full kitchen, a double beddedroom, another larger bedroom with two antique single beds and showerroom.

The front patio leads directly to the pool area, with tables, chairs, umbrellas and deckchairs. Another side patio, directly out the kitchen area, with table and chairs, allows your meals to be quite and panoramic relaxing.

This property is perfect for anyone interested in a relaxing holiday, with easy access to all facilities, some within walking distance, but also allowing you to be in the walled City of Lucca within 45 minutes and off to any other tourist area; Pisa, Florence, Viareggio, Siena, Cinque Terre and many other day trip attractions. Good restaurant in the area.

More Details

Rina Barsotti
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Italian
Calendar last updated:
16 May, 2018

About Rina Barsotti

THough born in the States, my parents were from the area, so I enjoyed numerous summer holidays here. In 1980, the decision to move to Italy definitely. Being a city person, coming to a place where you could sleep with your windows open and doors unlocked was a step back in history. Besides really being little medieval villages, they you to easily imagine what life was like in the 17th century. I have been enjoying this relaxing, quite area for thirty years. Though it may seem diffcult to live in a mountain village, I am 15 minutes away from all amenities, an hour from a ski area, from the shore, from Pisa and two hours from Florence. What else can I say......

Rina Barsotti purchased this villa in 2012

Why Rina Barsotti chose Guzzano-pieve di Controne LU

The position of this small property allows you to enjoy a totally relaxing holiday.. If you are walkers, there are numerous old cobblestone paths still open which allow you to walk from village to village. If you simply want to enjoy a relaxing holiday and just sit out, the position, with its spectacular views, will certainly satisfy your needs.

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

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 -
  • Fully tiled shower room with wc, shower and sink.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The larger bedroom comfortably sleeps two, with two single beds, night table and dresser. The second smaller double room has a double bed, small dresser, night table and wardrobe.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Children are welcome but must be supervised in the pool and while in the garden due to irregular terrain. Outside: Wild terraced garden surrounds the property, with a mixture of fig, pear, acacia, cherry and chestnut trees. With patios at front and side of the property offering panoramic views across the valley, each with granite tables, parasol, chairs, two sunloungers and barbecue. A private pool (6.5 * 3.5) is available for use from June - September. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The house will be cleaned before you arrive with towels and linens provided. Additional cleaning or cooking, on request with small service charge.


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Stunning Villa In Hill Village,Pool & garden,Bagni di Lucca, Tuscany Ital
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

an outstanding locality. peaceful and relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

excellent stay with well furnished villa. pool also complimented the property. outstanding location in the mountains with spectacular views. would recommend for family get a way.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tranquil holiday cottage - stunning location.

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a wonderfully peaceful week here in this cottage above Bagni di Lucca. We had trouble with our car hire on the way and Rina couldn't have been more helpful and flexible about our arrival time. She had also filled up the fridge with a few local goods, which was much appreciated. The property was very clean, well catered for and well maintained. Nothing was too much trouble and as it was so hot, Rina provided another table to sit at in the shade of the house. The weather was extremely hot and so the pool was most welcome! The view was stunning, looking out over the hills. It is about a twenty minute drive into Bagni di Lucca. It is a lovely area but we didn't do this justice as it was so hot. It is a perfect spot to recharge the batteries. Rina was there if we needed anything - but not invasive. She also, very thoughtfully, provided us with a map to direct us to our next destination - without being asked. I would definitely recommend it to others - our only slight comment would be the intense heat. Air conditioning would have been a bonus, but...... overall, we thought it was a complete gem of a place/holiday. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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charming villa with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

we recently stayed for a week at this property and had one of the most peaceful and relaxing holidays ever . the villa was a delight , clean and very well equipped with everything you need . the views were stunning and the very large garden bordered by beautiful forest with many birds and wildlife and not overlooked by other buildings so very private . both the owner and rina who manages the property were very helpful having picked us up from the local train station on arrival and provided us with some basic food and drink as the local shops were closed on a sunday . if there were any problems they were always there to help in any way but also left us to our privacy and nothing seemed too much trouble for them . i would thoroughly recommend this villa to any friend or family with no hesitation and hopefully look forward to visiting such a tranquil and beautiful place again

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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charming villa with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

my wife , 3 year old son and i stayed here for a week recently and enjoyed a very tranquil and peaceful stay . the property is very charming and clean inside and very well equiped with all you may need . we were picked up by the lovely rina who manages the property from the rail station and taken to the property where she had provided us with food and drink we may need as the shops were closed on sunday . the property has amazing views and an extensive garden and is very private not overlooked by anyone . bordering the forest there was much wildlife to see especially many birds . it was such a lovely property and location that we very rarely left the villa all week and had one of the nicest relaxing holidays ever . all in all we could find nothing to fault in any way and look forward to hopefully returning someday . i would recommend this property to anyone interested

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Unfassbar schön!

  • 5 of 5

Ein grossartiges Haus in schönster Lage und mit liebevoller Einrichtung. Besonders warmherzig waren die Vermieter. Unbedingt empfehlenswert!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jacqueline, Thank you for the kind review. It was a pleasure having you and your family, at the house. You have a beautiful family. Hope to meet you again. Take care and Best regards rina
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Repos et plaisir des yeux

  • 5 of 5

Un accueil chaleureux, Rina et Bruno ont vraiment l'envie que notre séjour se passe pour le mieux. Ils sont discrets et respectent notre envie de calme.

La maison, sur le bord d'un petit village est très calme et offre tout l'équipement nécessaire. Le panorama est à couper le souffle.

Endroit idéal pour les amoureux de la nature. Le soir, sur la terrasse nous avions la visite d'un blaireau et d'un chevreuil .

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
San Cassiano da Santina or down to Bagni di Lucca
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Viareggio with daily trips to the Cinque Terre
Nearest Golf
80 Kilometres
Montecatini or Pietrasanta
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Fornoli train to Lucca or Aula
Nearest Motorway
36 Kilometres
Lucca autostrada
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
San Cassiano Da Santina or down to Bagni di Lucca
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Abetone with skylift open during the summer also
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Car: recommended


The coastal area of Versilia, with Viareggio, Lido di Camaiore, Pietrasanta are an hours drive. Torre del Lago to enjoy the Puccini Festival or a ferryboat ride with tour guide from Viareggio, will take you everyday to any of the towns of the Cinque Terre, Elba island or the Island of Giglio.


Nearest airport: Pisa airport 60 km.

Florence airport: 110 km.

Nearest railway station: Fornoli 10km

Nearest beach: Viareggio 60km

Nearest amenities: local shop 1 km.

Car advised


The local shop for daily needs is a short walk, less than a kilometer. Otherwise down the valley, less than a 12 minutes drive, to Bagni di Lucca, where you may find all your daily needs.

Further Details:

The Garfagnana and Lima Valley are unspoiled areas of northern Tuscany. In the foothills of the Appennines, the areas scenery is lush and wild. Where deer, wild boar, fox, birds and porcupines are plentiful. You may, if lucky have a glimpse in the garden. The landscape is dotted with small villages and Pieve at 500 mts. is ideal for walking. The local shop for daily needs is a short walk, less than a kilometer. Otherwise down the valley, less than a 12 minute drive, to Bagni di Lucca, where you may find all your daily needs, from shopping, food, banks, restaurants, Thermal spa, tennis courts (open all year round), bus station and a small open market on Wednesday and Saturday. Please note that it is best to make an appointment at the spa to enjoy one of its numerous services, to relax and unwind. Restaurants in Bagni di Lucca are Circolo dei Forrestieri, Del Sonno, Mamo's or Bruno's for finer quisine . For just a pizza "I Folletti" or Santina's in San Cassiano, where you may also enjoy simple local cuisine while sitting out, on her terrace, under the stars.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Guzzano-pieve di Controne LU, Tuscany

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 4
3 Jun 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0.87
cleaning £26.22
Refundable Damage Deposit £87.41

Booking Notes:
A deposit of 20% of total is necessary to confirm the booking, with balance due 8 weeks before arrival.
Cash deposit of €. 100 must be made at time of checking in, returnable after the property has been inspected. Bank details will therefore be necessary. For bookings and any further information please contact owners.

Changeover Day:
The change over day is Saturday, but may be flexible depending on bookings.
Please contact the owner with any questions.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are for the property per week in Euro.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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