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“A gem in Tuscany...”
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Review of Casa a Corte

Sunny start to the day. Views from the double bedroom
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Sunny start to the day. Views from the double bedroom
Casa A Corte on ridge within the valley with panoramic views House & surrounding estate. When we saw the house from the ridge we knew it was the house for us
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Sunny start to the day. Views from the double bedroom
Casa A Corte on ridge within the valley with panoramic views
House & surrounding estate. When we saw the house from the ridge we knew it was the house for us
Finnish architect client sketch of house and our barn (used for house storage, outdoor fridge etc)
A lovely Easter morning
Pool & geraniums planted for the new season. Panoramic views
Relaxing in hammock in olive grove by pool
Pool and terrace surrounded by wonderful panoramic views - loungers, outdoor shower
Mr & Mrs
Breakfast in the shade, April 2017. Doors to kitchen & dining rooms
From kitchen & dining room terrace looking east towards pool
Dining table on south terrace
South terrace, perfect for sun worshippers
Evening Aperol spritz time as the sun sets
West terrace, panoramic views
Front lawn, away from the pool for a quiet read
Living room with original features, books and games
Reflections in living room mirror
Dining room, next to kitchen with door onto terrace with views to pool
Kitchen, well stocked with equipment door to kitchen terrace
Spacious airy twin bedroom with 2 large double windows with beautiful views
Double bedroom with lovely views from bed & wardrobe
Freddie's twin bedroom with chestnut armoire & dressing table
Millie's twin bedroom with lovely views & chestnut armoire & chest of drawers
Upstairs shower room with sink, bidet, toilet, shower with views to mountains
Car port for 2 cars, essential for keeping the car cool
Panoramic views from car port and front gate looking north
Walk in the olive groves and wild flowers with Casa a Corte just hidden below the ridge
Poppy meadows
wild flowers
Hay meadows
Local horse riders canter up the track
Lavender on west terrace
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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Gugliano, Province of Lucca, Tuscany

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English first
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed October 14, 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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Liked best: The location, the pool
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Oct 16, 2013
David,
Thank you so much for your kind and complimentary review, plus taking the trouble over your 'Thanksgiving' weekend to post it. We're delighted you all had such a good holiday in Tuscany and in Europe and hope it lasts long in the memory! We are very fortunate to have had such wonderful guests.
Best wishes, Hugh & Hazel
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Reviewed June 16, 2013 for a stay in September 2012

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Liked best: Scenery and peacefulness
Liked least: Having to leave
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jun 17, 2013
Nick, We were delighted you enjoyed your stay and please pass on our thanks to the Digby's for recommending Casa a Corte and hope to see you all in the near future. We're glad that all the recommendations were successful and it was a very relaxing and peaceful break after your hectic life in the Middle East. Best wishes, Hugh & Hazel
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London
Reviewed June 11, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

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Liked best: Beautiful home in a stunning location.
Liked least: Wish you could bring dogs!
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jun 11, 2013
Thank you for your kind words and delighted that you will be returning with your family in 2014. It is always good to hear our suggestions for days-out and restaurants have been so successful.
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JanetM625
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
“Disappointing”
Reviewed June 8, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

Access to the property was difficult due to the condition of the track which led to the property.The track which is steep and windy had deep gullies in it -we did not have a 4-wheel drive nor was it advised that we would need one.It made coming and going to and from the property very challenging.The nearest village was some 5 kms away.( We noticed a pile of road fill sitting at the side of the track -pity nobody had thought to use it to fill in the gullies and potholes.)
The location was beautiful though we could not enjoy the garden and pool due to unseasonably bad weather.We were to be a party of 7 but it was reduced to 3 people- the house can accommodate up to 8 people for sleeping but I would suggest the bathroom facilities would be inadequate for 8 people.The shower drain was not working properly in the downstairs bathroom and we had trouble trying to get the washing machine to spin the clothes adequately .

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Liked best: Beautiful location , very quiet and peaceful
Liked least: Accesss to the property and bathroom facilities
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
Jun 10, 2013
We thank Janet for her feedback and take on board all her comments.
The village road (750m) has never been a problem for guests during the 13 years we have owned the property but unfortunately heavy rainfall had removed road chippings from the track. The council had set aside replacement stones but the repair was delayed due to further heavy rainfall.
May is usually a glorious month and we appreciate that it must have been extremely frustrating for Janet not to fully benefit from the 3 outdoor terraces, garden and pool due to this unseasonal wet week.
The washing machine is not a spin dryer but it will be serviced and the shower drain will be inspected.
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 6, 2011 for a stay in June 2011

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Liked best: House and the location
Liked least: Going Home
Traveling group: Family with Teenagers
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Management Response
Dec 9, 2011
As owners of the house it gives us so much pleasure to read positive reviews on A Corte & hear guests thoughts and new discoveries.
Because the area is so beautiful & the locals work so hard to maintain the land, we love it when guests venture into the countryside and see the wonderful flowers, rare birds and animals. One of the most stunning sights I have ever seen was in the valley surrounding the property when tens of thousands of fire flies illuminate the hills.
We always appreciate any ideas and suggestions.
Many thanks H&H
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London
Reviewed September 5, 2011 for a stay in July 2011

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Liked best: The pool and the stunning views of the valley
Liked least: Not applicable
Traveling group: With Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Dec 9, 2011
We love guests returning to A Corte with one family returning in 2012 for the 6th time.
The Dickman's now know more about the local area than some of the locals. They have eaten in all the wonderful restaurants, especially our favourite in the world, Antica Locanda and walked the highest peaks.
They are extremely energetic and have fallen in love with the Lucca area, Pietrasanta's cool art scene & skiing in nearby Abetone
Many thanks for all your stories, H&H
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