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“Perfect Tuscan Retreat”
5.0 of 5 stars

Review of Casa a Corte

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Casa A Corte on hill with panoramic views House and surrounding estate
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5.0 of 5 stars
Excellent
12 reviews
View of swimming pool in garden with olive trees
Casa A Corte on hill with panoramic views
House and surrounding estate
approach to house
Finnish architect client sketch of house
Private swimming pool, sun terrace within beautiful olive tree setting
Swimming pool from bedroom
side view of pool with terrace over-looking vineyard & olive trees to distant hills
Relaxing in hammock in olive grove by pool
View to pool from dining room & dining room / kitchen terrace
Shaded terrace with doors to kitchen & dining room with views to pool
West terrace with lovely views
Living room with original features, books and games
Dining room 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
Double bedroom with views from bed
Freddie's twin bedroom
Millie's twin bedroom with lovely view
Upstairs shower room with sink, bidet, toilet & shower with views to mountains
Grapes and olives from estate
Panoramic views from house
Winter scene over the hill to Lucca
Storm on the horizon - journey to Lucca
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Overview
Farmhouse -
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Gugliano, Province of Lucca, Tuscany

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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Milton, Massachusetts
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013 for a stay in August 2013
5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: The privacy and the patio
Liked least: the mountainside drive to the property!
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Management Response
Oct 22, 2013
Karyn,
You are very kind and thank you so much for taking the trouble to review. I am glad you all had such a wonderful Italian experience and hope it last long in your family's memory.
Best wishes, Hugh & Hazel
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Toronto, Canada
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: The location, the pool
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? 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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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013 for a stay in September 2012
5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Scenery and peacefulness
Liked least: Having to leave
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? 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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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
London
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013 for a stay in May 2013
5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
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.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? 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
1 review
“Disappointing”
3 of 5 stars 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 .

4 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 4 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
1 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 3 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
4 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 3 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
2 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 4 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
4 of 5 stars Service
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.
Recommended for:
People with pets
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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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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Southampton
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2011 for a stay in June 2011
5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: House and the location
Liked least: Going Home
Traveling group: Family with Teenagers
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?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2011 for a stay in July 2011
5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
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?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
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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