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Casa a Corte

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Sunny start to the day. Views from the double bedroom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent
17 reviews
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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Overview
Rental Home -
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Gugliano, Province of Lucca, Tuscany
A Corte is a beautiful, restored property near the hamlet of Gugliano, surrounded by lawns, olive groves, vineyards, fruit trees, chestnut woods, mountain streams offering the most unimaginable tranquillity to those seeking total relaxation.

However, the lively town of Lucca, a 15 minute drive by car, offers everything one could wish for, whether it is fine dining, shopping, sight-seeing or cycling around the ancient walls during the 'passegiata' at sunset. The house is well situated for visiting Florence or Siena, the seaside resorts and the beautiful mountain region of Garfagnana.

A Corte is used for the production of wine & olive oil and is situated in the tranquil foothills of the magnificent Garfaganana mountain range. From the 3 large terraces and swimming pool, one can enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding co...
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About the Owner, Hugh J
Languages spoken: English, Italian
Response Rate: 63 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 4 days ago
Listed since : May 2008
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 17 reviews and 1 property
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Mabernhar...
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago for a stay in April 2017

We spend one week in April at Casa A Corte as a family holiday (3 couples). Casa A Corte is located in the hills in the North of Lucca. The house is a real beauty in the middle of many olive trees. We enjoyed sitting outside on one of the three (!) terraces every day: You can enjoy the sun...

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Dear Marlen, Thank you so much for writing a review and we're delighted you explored the area, made some good discoveries and enjoyed Casa a Corte on your spare days and in the evenings. We're also delighted you had a wonderful celebration for your father's 60th birthday. Have a lovely summer. 29C & full sun here for the next 10...

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Victoria...
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

This is the most beautiful villa I have ever stayed in. Set in the hills of Tuscany, it has everything on offer if you want to just sit and sunbathe for a week! Full of character, with typical Tuscan features outside and in, perfectly balanced with the feeling that you are staying in a cosy, family home. So many terraces...

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Thank you so much, I'm glad your family had such a good stay. The Cinque Terra & Lucca are stunning and are a must for all guests who want to venture from their sun loungers. I am glad you loved Lucca's antique, retro, bric a brac market too. Each terrace has a special part to play at different times of...

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Thank you so much Hazel & Hugh, you have made our stay at Casa A Corte an absolute joy. We practically used all the information you so very kindly supplied as our itinerary, so many things to do and great restaurants to sample the best pasta in the world. Such simple cooking everywhere as all ingredients are so good/fresh. The...

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As a keen foodie, we're delighted our recommendations were a success. We are spoilt for choice from local osteria's / pizzerias to Michelin* restaurants. Our all time world fav is Antica Locanda and gather you were regular visitors!! May I congratulate your family on all your walks and jogs, especially running up to the old church that had a huge...

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Amenities
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Game Room
  • Grill
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Parking
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Shower Rooms (2)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per week
Default 7 nights
$2,631
€2,350
May 20, 2017 -
Jun 2, 2017
Early Summer
7 nights
$2,519
€2,250
Jun 3, 2017 -
Jun 23, 2017
Early June
7 nights
$2,967
€2,650
Jun 24, 2017 -
Sep 1, 2017
Summer
7 nights
$4,086
€3,650
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to U.S. Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Additional Rate and Availability Information
To secure the property a 50% deposit must be paid, with the remainder paid 2 months prior to arrival at the property. Payment by Bank transfer

Bath towels/ bed linen included, plus Saturday morning cleaning (not pool towels)
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About the neighborhood
The area benefits from a range of wonderful local restaurants from Michelin starred to simple trattorias and pizzerias. Fungis & truffles are local specialities, plus the wonderful beef steak Bistecca alla Fiorentina. The olive oil is renown as one of the best in the world. The area is popular with foodies and there is a good local market every Tuesday am. Lucca Wed/ Saturday.<BR>Wine lovers may like to taste at the cavernous wine cellars beneath Lucca or explore the Strada del vino.<BR>Lucca is nearby and is a beautiful walled city, which is the birthplace of Puccini. The city is pedestrianised, which is fantastic for cycling and walking. They have a craft market - 3rd weekend of month & Antique last weekend<BR>The countryside north of Lucca is breathtaking with... more
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Pisa Airport: 24.9 mi
Railway: Ponte A Moriano: 3.1 mi
Ferry: Livorno: 31.1 mi
Pisa Airport has very good transport with British Airways, Easy Jet, Ryanair etc all regularly using the airport to many destinations in Britain and Europe.<BR>Pisa Airport is 40km (45 mins - 1hour)<BR>All car hire companies available<BR>Lucca, and Lucca railway/ train station is 15km away (20 mins)<BR>All car hire available<BR>Ponte A Moriano Station is 5km away (10 mins)<BR>Other airports at Genoa, Florence, Bologna, Forli can also be used, but are further from the house<BR>Local bus to Lucca 1 km away
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Nearest Beach: 11.2 mi.
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