Sjarmerende Rustikk hytte til utleie i de vakre åsene ovenfor Lucca
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A TRULY GETAWAY PLACE!
We thoroughly loved staying here! A truly get away location. Quiet and relaxing! Any beeping of cars was more of a reassurance of warning other cars! One of the highlights was the gentle playing of a clarinet through the trees of the nearest neighbour! You really felt it was just yourselves amongst the trees. The area was lovely to discover, would like to come back!!
I am so glad you enjoyed the house and the location. And i would love to have you back anytime. Best wishes Vala
Lovely isolated house
lease don’t take this review as negative but as a constructive summary of what needs to be considered by guests. We really liked Casa Casciani and had a wonderful two week stay. We have visited many villas in Italy over the years. This is a place where you need to plan ahead. We just want to help others understand the property. The house itself is spacious, clean and comfortable and reasonably well equipped. What distinguishes Casa Casciani from other similar holiday houses, is its relative isolation.
Although there is an excellent restaurant within a 10-15 minute walk down and up the hairpin road, there is also a supermarket less than 10 minutes drive away. There are neighbours close enough so that you can sometimes hear their conversations in the garden and drivers sound their horns regularly to warn other drivers on the hairpin bends. This is where there is a contradiction in terms - it’s remote and quiet but there are car horns, clock towers chiming out the time from 2 villages , gardeners trimming the road verges, gardeners doing each house’s garden nearby.
The patio is south facing and when we were there (end of June to early July) was in direct sunshine for nine hours each day. The lovely city of Lucca is a twenty minute drive away, and Pisa is within easy reach. There are fine beaches around an hour’s drive away including the famous resort of Viareggio.
There is an abundance of wildlife, and although we were disappointed not to see wild boar or deer, the bats at sunset gave us a daily display. The birdsong is absolutely stunning and seeing them up close is wonderful. The less welcome wildlife included various biting insects, unavoidable in Italy at this time.
The house is on a hillside, almost surrounded by woodland with tall trees, and as such is completely private and not overlooked. The drive itself requires nerves of steel to negotiate from the road outside - on a blind bend- which needs a small car with good turning circles! The steep staircase from the car parking area to to the house is not easy to negotiate, especially with luggage and supermarket shopping bags. The house itself may not suitable for those with restricted mobility. Rooms are on separate levels with little steps up and down in to the bedrooms and the toilet.
Therfe is no Wi-fi, and the cellular signal is weak and unpredictable. There is no tv signal - the set is not HD, and is used only as a monitor for the DVD player, which has an iPod dock as well.
Thank you for your review, you have done a good job describing the house. In my information package that I supply to all my guests I do warn them about the road and how it is best to manoeuvre it. The phone signal is getting better every year but the WiFi is difficult to address due to the location of the house. So it remains a house to "get away from it all". And I totally agree that the house is not for people with motion difficulties due to its hillside position.
Lovely cottage in the chestnut forest
Lovely, rustic cottage in a quiet forest location. Birdsong, boar, butterflies and fireflies were frequent features of our days and nights.
If you want a place to chill, this is the one.
Das Haus entsprach in großen Teilen nicht unseren Erwartungen. Die Schlafzimmer waren sehr spartanisch eingerichtet. Ein Zimmer hatte keine Möglichkeit Kleider aufzubewahren,keinen Schrank, keine Kommode. Wir mussten uns mit Stühlen aus dem Wohnbereich behelfen. Im Badezimmer gab es keine Möglichkeit Handtücher aufzuhängen, der Duschvorhang hatte schimmlige Stockflecken, die Lüftung lief unnötiger Weise Tag und Nacht, ohne eine Möglichkeit sie abzuschalten, was im angrenzenden Schlafzimmer dann auch zu hören war. Auch die Küchenausstattung war sehr einfach. Es gab nicht einmal eine Kanne um Kaffe oder Tee zu machen. Auf der Terasse waren 2 verrostete Grills, die wirklich nicht mehr zu gebrauchen waren. Auch wäre ein Hinweis auf die recht abenteuerliche Zufahrt angebracht gewesen, die nicht für jeden PKW geeignet ist. Das Haus war auch nicht sonderlich sauber geputzt (Kühlschrank, Boden).
Thank you for you review. I am very sad to receive your two stars and i don´t know what to say in response. I have always made it my at-most priority to present to guests a very clean house. I sometimes use professional cleaners and have assumed they are performing to my standards. Which is obviously not the case as you are reporting. The rooms are spartan, yes, and in my opinion a spartan room is easier to maintain clean. I have never had a complaint about the lack of a dresser or a closet in the main bedroom. There is an old inbuilt closet in the room, that we restored as it was so authentic for the house but maybe it is not suitable for everyone. I will definitely take that into consideration. The barbecue has been replaced, I have always iterated in my welcome email that if anything is not working to be notified right away so that i have a chance to fix it in order to make the guests stay comfortable. I appreciate the comment on the cooking utensils, they might for sure need some renewals and I will make sure that is the case for future guests. As for the ventilation in the bathroom, this is a vent that goes on when the humidity is above a certain level, and keeps going until airflow has worked its wonders. So it is not unnecessary and best is to keep the all doors open during daytime so that the vent can work properly. Even in the downstairs bathroom where there is an air vent helping out with the airflow. The towels can easily be hanged on the towel radiator and also in the rooms behind the doors for drying. The shower curtain mildew is because of humidity in the bathroom and it has been changed, again, I wish I new that right away so i could have acted. Receiving a bad review is not bad in itself, it helps me maintaining a better focus, so thank you. Best wishes Vala
Really nice and good place for a retreat. Very good directions to places where you eat the best food in Italy. We stayed for 6 nights and we really liked it. Everything is as described in text and pictures. Even the sun :)
Schönes Haus, ruhige Lage - nice house, quiet location
Sehr schönes Haus mit guter Ausstattung, nette Vermieterin, ruhige Lage. Trotzdem nahe an Lucca, Pisa, Pistoia etc. Auch das Meer ist gut erreichbar.
Restaurant-Tipp: das Ristorante Puccini in Celle dei Puccini, 1 km den Hügel hinauf.
Very nice house, well equipped, nice hirer, qiet location. Nevertheless rather close to Lucca, Pisa, Pisoia and the beach.
Restaurant tip: Ristorante Puccini in Celle dei Puccini, 1 km up the hill.
Casa Casciani ligger noen 100 meter fra den historiske landsbyen Celle dei Puccini i Pescaglia dalen. Ferie hus til leie ligger på en åsside sørvendt admidst kastanjetrærne. Det er to meget gode restauranter i umiddelbar nærhet til huset, de små dagligvarebutikker i byene opp og ned dalen og neste supermarked ligger 10 min unna. Hotellet ligger bare 25 min fra den befestede byen Lucca, den tapte perle av Toscana, og bare 30 km fra luksuriøse strendene i Versilia. Firenze og Siena er innen rekkevidde, og Pisa flyplass er bare 45 min unna. For elskere av enduro riding Garfagnana dalen er himmelen. Det er organiserte turer i området, og det er en perfekt mulighet til å blande seg med en ferie før eller etter en utrolig kjøreopplevelse