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Cottage In Small Hill Village, Private Pool, Above Bagni Di Lucca, Tuscany Italy



Updated: 28-Jul-2016
Villa in Pieve di Controne, Nr. Bagni di Lucca, 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 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 45minutes and off to any other tourist area; Pisa, Florence, Viareggio, Siena and many other day trip attractions.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


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: Jul 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 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: Jun 1, 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: May 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Charming place.

  • 4 of 5

We arrived to a very tiny old village, up in the mountains, and parked our car on the little square. The landlady Rina and her husband , was there and helped us with the bagage. We walked about 50 meters along old houses in a narrow lane. And then we saw the magnificent view. A nice cottage with the pool, surrounded by hills and valleys and forrest. So beautiful and very welcoming.

The house is very old, authentic, clean and cosy.

Rina had provided us with some goods. Very nice.

We had a lovely vacation for one week and enjoy the surroundings very much.

Rina was ever so helpfull and discreetly all the time.

We vere invited to a pizzaparty on the square for one evening, and it was very enjoyable. We can recommend a trip to the old town Barga. Also placed in the mountains. If you like wine, a trip to Monte Carlo, where are lots of vineyards and winerys.

If you like authentic, old village in the mountains, beautiful and quiet surroundings, with out many tourist, it is the place to be.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Pisa at 60 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : San Cassiano da Santina or down to Bagni di Lucca at 4 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Viareggio with daily trips to the Cinque Terre at 60 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Montecatini or Pietrasanta at 80 Kilometres Nearest Train : Fornoli train to Lucca or Aula at 10 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Lucca autostrada at 36 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : San Cassiano Da Santina or down to Bagni di Lucca at 4 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Abetone with skylift open during the summer also at 50 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Viareggio at 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.


Rental rates

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £90

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.

A 20% deposit is requested on confirmation, with final payment made eight weeks before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 28-Jul-2016
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Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Dining Area


  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • village


  • 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


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Fully tiled shower room with wc, shower and sink.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • 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.


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


  • Self-catering


  • 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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