11 slaapplaatsen, 5 slaapkamers, 4 badkamers, BBQ, pizza-oven, patio's buiten en hangmatten
- Engels, Italiaans
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Quiet place, but missing confort
Probably it's our fault: normally we book a modern house, this time we booked an older house with character.
We missed a lot of confort:
- dark inside the house
- very small TV
- to small bed with hard matras
- no mosquito windows in our sleeping room: very hot to sleep
- a lot of mosquitos, around and in the house
- 3 different chairs of 4 on the terrace
- only 3 dirty pillows on the sleeping chairs, 1 chair was broken
- 1 small sun umbrella for 2 terraces
- equipment in kitchen is very poor: I had to boil my spaghetti in 2 pots, ...
- A lot of lamps were defect or missing
- no hairdryer
- BBQ is there, but is broken
- no Wifi till wednesday (but Antonio did his best to fix it fast, thanks for this !)
- Joanna did not come to say hello, only from distance
We're sorry, but we do not understand the other reviews.
Hello Karel, Thank you for your review. We are shocked by your comments as when you stayed with us you never said anything to us other than the WiFi was not working effectively. We have checked the property and the BBQ and find that all the items you found missing are there and we have found no damage. It is a shame you did not mention the items you found lacking to us when you stayed as oppose to do so in a review as once you have gone there is nothing we can do to put right any wrongs so to speak. Antonio did deal with the WiFi issue as soon as you said on the Monday however the lines were down so it was really was out of his hands until they came back on Wednesday. We know you were not happy with the fact that you wanted something more modern and a bit more bustling however it is a 200 year old property and has been developed to keep it's character and it is in a tranquil location . I was unfortunatley not able to say hello to you as I was in the UK when you stayed at the property, so I am really not sure who you thought was me. We are sorry you didn't like the property or it's quiet location however we do feel the other reviews speak for themselves. Perhaps it was just as you said the wrong property for you. All the best to you both Take Care & Many thanks Joanna & Antonio
Stunning location, lovely property
We spent two weeks in this villa, and couldn't have asked for anything more from Joanna and Antonia who were extremely welcoming and helpful. Location-wise this was just stunning - tucked away in the hills, a really quiet and remote feeling place (just what we were looking for!) but with Bagni Di Lucca and its lovely restaurants just 10 mins drive away. The villa itself was lovely - our favourite thing to do all holiday was to enjoy breakfast as a family on the patio with that amazing view! Really recommend, would visit again!
Hello Adam and Andrea. Thank you for your wonderful review. It was a joy to have you stay with us and Isla and Finley were 2 of the most wonderful kids you could wish to meet. As you said the property is in a stunning spot, with magnificent views yet only a short drive to the centre with its numerous restaurants, bars and shops. Next year with our new 10 metre pool being add I am sure it will be even better. We would love to have you back and stay with us in Guzzano. Once again many thanks. Joanna, Antonio
Very nice property, extremely clean, nice patios, views you'd die for, in a great location.
Bagni di Lucca and the entire region of Garfagnana is beautiful. We drove up to the mountains, experiencing some spectacular views, passing through some lovely villages. In Bagni di Lucca, there are some nice bars and restaurants, for those without a car, the train station is in Fornoli, a good 3km from Bagni di Lucca, the trains enable you go North, or to Lucca.
Regarding our property, we had two issues, firstly in the 30 degree+ heat, we were only alerted to the fact that there were fans for us to use after texting the owner, as to where the washing machine was. It was in the cellar, which we had no access to, until I contacted the owner who obliged by providing us with a key to the cellar. It was in here where I came across the fans. My 9 year old son struggled to sleep on the first 2 nights before the fans became available.
The only other grouse, or rather disappointment, was the size of the swimming pool. As I have a 13 year old and a 9 year old, all of us are keen swimmers, the pool is an important part of our holiday. There is no indication as to the size of the pool on the website, and it is unclear on the photograph. The pool is tiny and inadequate other than for a short cool down at the end of a hot day. Fortunately Bagni di Lucca has a fantastic outdoor pool facility in the centre of town, and for 20 euros a day, the 3 of us could spend 5-6 hours each day in a large pool, diving area, decent cafe, sunbeds etc.
The sunloungers by the farmhouse pool are not in sight of the actual pool, which for those with very young children would be a concern.
Take the pool away though, and for occasional swimmers this is a beautiful property which the owners have obviously put a lot of work into over the years, the windy road up from town is a challenge but takes only 7 minutes and the BBQ area and patio are perfect for families, and the views are breathtaking.
Hello Philip. Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and found the property perfect for families. Yes the area is stunning and wonderful to explore. The washing machine is downstairs in the laundry room where the fans are also kept. The key for this is in the property. As you found, once you contacted us this was resolved immediately. All the information is in the booklet in the property. As a next year we are replacing our existing 5 metre pool with a new 10 metre pool. Perfect for real swimming or just to cool down. The pools in the centre of Bagni di Lucca are also great fun as you said, as is the river where you can now do rafting, gorge walking, high ropes courses etc. Great for the more adventurous and for families.
Charming property, away from it all, beautiful views
We spent 6 days at this property, it is lovely. The views were amazing, the property is well maintained, although certain things - front door opening, wasps around swimming pool were annoying. The swimming pool is basic, as the owners were not there the pizza oven wasn't offered.
The nearest supermarket is back down the mountain (10/15 mins drive) to Bagni Di Lucca, which wasn't a problem.
Two local restaurants that were recommended were both excellent.
If you want to a peaceful holiday out of the way this place is brilliant.
Thank you for your great review Stuart. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay despite the wasps( we did send the gardener around to sort this out for you). Unfortunately the door had swollen a little and become a bit stiff. This has also been resolved .Regarding the pool, next year we are putting in a new 10 metre pool, as we had been waiting for permission, this will be great addition for the property. You will be able to relax and sunbath around the new pool whilst enjoying the stunning views. Bagni di Lucca has many great restaurants and bars or you could simply sit on the terrace and use the BBQ or pizza oven, which will be available all through the rental period. Many thanks once again.
Perfect Property for lazy days in the sun.
We had a beautiful holiday in the Villa and were lucky enough to have the use of the owners terrace which was a delight, the butterfly'd and bee's on the Lavender were fantastic to watch as were the Firefly's at night. the Villa has Sun from early morning to late at night and the views were great as well, very quiet area and the Village had everything that you could need.
Only thing that we would say is the Villa at night is quite hot and a fan or two would have been great in the bedrooms at nigh time. But we would definitely stay here again.
Hello Noel. Thank you for your kind review. As you mention the views are stunning and the terrace is a great place to sit and watch the wildlife. The fireflies are my particular favourite.
Bagni di Lucca has everything to offer, restaurants, shops, bars and much more. Apologies about the fans. As it had not been a very hot summer until that point, they had been put downstairs by the washing machine by the cleaners. Then a major heatwave came along. We are always available to be contacted via email, phone or text, so a quick message and we would have been able to resolve this immediately. We are so glad that despite this you would definitely stay again.
A lovely place in a stunning village
La stalla di guzzano was the best place we could have found for our holidays in Tuscany. The accommodation was really confortable, it had all we needed and the owners Joanna and Antonio went out of their way to make our stay just perfect. Thank you for everything and we would totally recommend this place for a relaxing time in a stunning location.
Thank you so much for your review. As you found the rental is on the outskirts of the beautiful village of Guzzano with lots of Tuscan charm & as you said the property has the best view in the village a real 6 million dollar 360 degree view!!. We were thrilled you loved the cooking mamma we organised for you & the wine tasting trip too. As an Italian family who have lived in this part of Tuscany for well over 13 years now we are happy help our clients get what they want from their trip. So we were glad the girls loved the pamper day you treated them to!! You were a joy to have as guests and a big thank you for the kind review. Take care all of you Joanna & Antonio
Probeer een ontspannende thermale spa-behandeling, winkelen in de prachtige nabijgelegen steden van Castelnuovo, Barga of Gallicano. U kunt ook het hoofd in de nabijgelegen steden Pisa, Lucca en Florence voor cultuur en bezienswaardigheden. Neem een dagje uit om buiten naar de stranden van Versilia kust of gewoon relaxen met een goed glas wijn rond het zwembad kant. Probeer lokaal wijnproeverij, paintballen, quadrijden, paardrijden, wandeltochten door de kloof of het boeken van een lokaal voor u koken een maaltijd in het pand. Il Fienile en de locatie heeft iets voor mensen van alle leeftijden te bieden.