House in Brandeglio, Nr. Bagni di Lucca, Lucca Province, Tuscany and Florence, Italy - Spacious Village House, Ideal Base To Explore Tuscany. Suitable For Both Families And Friends
The property is located in the small, friendly, typical Tuscan village of Brandeglio. Brandeglio has retained its unspoilt beauty and is known for its festas and traditions. The bar/restaurant (which also has a pizza oven) is a short stroll from the house, the thermal spa town of Bagni di Lucca is 10 minutes drive away. The house dates back to the 18th century and still maintains a number of its original features. It boasts spacious accommodation and offers an idyllic base to explore Pisa, Florence and Lucca as well as the stunning and famous coastline of the Cinque Terre. The house provides suitable accommodation for both families and friends. Pisa airport is approx. 1 hour 15 mins drive away and is serviced well by Ryanair and Jet2 flights. Local attractions include horse trekking, white water rafting, golf, quadbiking, thermal spa, cycling, and these combined with the peace and tranquillity of the village which offers extensive walking trails and truffle hunting areas ( if you are lucky you may catch a glimpse of wild boar, deer and porcupine) provides a base for relaxation and adventure. Nearby Bagni di Lucca has supermarkets and a general host of shops, banks, bars, cafes and restaurants. It also has a stunning open air public swimming pool (main pool, childrens' pool and diving pool), sunloungers, and a café/bar with a games area. Bagni di Lucca is a historical thermal spa town and offers spa treatments for those seeking an indulgent treat. Tuscany is reknowned for its love of sumptuous food and fine wine and there is plenty of opportunity to sample both in the area. For those wanting to travel a bit further the historical Sienna and San Gimignano are approx. 2 hours drive away and the beach at Viarregio/Lido di Camaiore is approx. just over 1 hour's drive away.
Top Traveller Review
Wow - amazing!!!
About the Owner
About Amanda Mills
(3 traveller reviews)
Wow - amazing!!!
What a an amazing place. Absolutely stunning views from the balcony where we ate our meals, sat and read books, drank wine and played cards. The house was spotless and fully equipped with everything anyone could need ( in fact the kitchen was better equipped than mine at home!). Perfect location for visiting the major tourist attractions ( we went to Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Lucca, Pisa) and great to retreat to away from the crowds. For the more sporty of us, there was wild swimming, zip wires, white water rafting, quad bike riding, horse riding, fishing and mountain biking, all within easy reach. The village was beautiful and the silence was a godsend. What a way to chill out!
Wonderfull weekend stay
Booked this stay for a weekend with my husband , arrived in the evening , so when we sat on the balcony we could not see any views , after waking next morning we were amazed bu the views from the villa , the scenery is stunning , the house is spotless with everything you would need for a fantastic comfortable stay, the village is very quaint and plenty to do in the local area , we will defiantly be returning can not wait to go back
Un tuffo nel passato
La casa, risalente al XVIII sec. e ricca di atmosfera, si trova in un paesino in cima ad un colle e dalla terrazza si gode di una vista spettacolare sulla valle e i paesini circostanti, anch'essi abbarbicati ai loro rispettivi colli.
Si percepisce subito che l'abitazione è stata - ed è - un luogo vissuto, curato, in cui non manca niente; e ci si sente subito a casa. Il paese è tranquillo, gli abitanti sono gentili e discretamente ti salutano per strada come per darti il benvenuto.
Siamo stati a Brandeglio in pieno agosto, in fuga dalla calura di una città di pianura, e abbiamo approfittato del fresco della sera cenando sulla terrazza.
La posizione geografica è ideale come punto di partenza per visitare la Valle del Serchio, la Garfagnana, la Lucchesia; ma si arriva rapidamente anche al mare di Viareggio e Forte dei Marmi, così come a Pisa, Livorno e Firenze.
Dalla strada principale si raggiunge il paese in circa 12 minuti per una stradina a volte stretta e con tornanti, ma fortunatamente senza traffico. Col buio, se siete fortunati, potrete anche vedere i caprioli che vi attraversano la strada - attenzione!
La sensazione di pace e serenità per noi è stata sicuramente dovuta anche al fatto che nessuno dei nostri telefoni cellulari - di tre gestori diversi! - riceveva il segnale nella casa e nel paese, ma i locali sembravano usare il cellulare, quindi forse l'unico gestore che non avevamo è anche l'unico che funziona (inizia con la T e finisce con la M...).
Da segnalare che, sebbene non si possa arrivare con la macchina davanti all'abitazione, situata nel cuore del paese, tra vicoli ripidi e tortuosi - da vedere il passaggio coperto sotto la chiesa! - si può salire tranquillamente fino alla vicina piazza principale per scaricare bagagli o spese (o anche parcheggiare, permesso quasi sempre eccetto luglio e agosto), per poi lasciare la vettura all'inizio del paese, a 5 minuti di passeggiata.
L'unico esercizio commerciale di Brandeglio, per quel che abbiamo potuto vedere, è il bar pizzeria - forno a legna - poco prima dell'ingresso al paese, quindi attenzione a non dimenticarvi niente quando andate al supermercato!
In definitiva, sicuramente uno dei posti più belli dove abbiamo alloggiato, ci torneremmo subito!
Activity and Interests
Viareggio/Lido di Camaiore - 40 miles - 1 hour drive
Pisa Airport - 35 miles - 1 hour 10 mins drive
Car hire is available from all mainline car rental companies
Car hire is highly recommended
Bagni di Lucca - 5 miles - 10 mins drive
Lucca - 23 miles - 40 mins drive
Pisa - 35 miles - 1 hour 10 mins drive
Florence - 67 miles - 1 hour 30 mins drive
We have owned our house for over 20 years, we have extensive knowledge of the village and surrounding areas. It is very important to us that you enjoy your holiday in our house. We are more than happy to answer any questions you have before your stay. During your stay we will also be available to help, we also have English speaking contacts who will be able to assist you should you have any issues with the house. We are here to help.
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
£200 per week booked non returnable deposit to be paid on booking.
Balance to be paid 8 weeks prior to departure.
Preferred changeover day is Saturday/Sunday, however, we will try and accommodate around the flights that are booked by our guests. Arrival time is 4pm, departure time is 10am, again we will try and accommodate any request made.
Notes on prices:
Price reduction is negotiable for a block booking during low season, i.e. November - April.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
- Ceiling Fans
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Washing Machine
- Kitchen ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- children welcome
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Toilet 1 - Toilet
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom 1 - shower, wc, bidet, wash basin Bathroom 2 - bath with hand shower, wc, wash basin Cantina (basement) - wc, wash basin
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - twin beds - sleeps 2 Bedroom 2 - twin beds with en suite shower and wash basin (sleeps 3 with fold up bed available) Bedroom 3 - double bed - sleeps 2 Bedroom 4 - double bed - sleeps 2
- Golf ...
- Ski & Snowboard ...
- Notes on accommodation: Travel cot Junior fold up bed Safety gate Bed guard Pushchair All windows are fitted with retractable mosquito screens Outside: One of the main features of the house is the spacious outdoor terrace which has outdoor furniture for al fresco dining. The terrace boasts spectacular views of the Lima valley and beyond. On the basement level of the property there is a further terraced area which is under cover and can be used for barbecuing, this also overlooks the small garden area. There are pear trees and olive trees in the garden. The rear of the property backs onto extensive woodland. Utility Room: Situated in the cantina (basement) there is a washing machine and drying area Cleaning / Towels / Linen Towels, beach towels and bed linen are included. Cleaning is included in the price, the house will be cleaned prior to your arrival. Other: Cantina - basement area (3 rooms including bathroom), leading to spacious outdoor lower terraced area (ideal area to use the provided barbecue), garden and chestnut roasting house