Casina di Coreglia

PROPERTY

Property facilities

Location: 
Lucca area
Nearest town: 
in Coreglia Antelminelli 0 km
Sleeps: 
4
Bedrooms: 
2 (double: 1, twin: 1)
Bathrooms: 
2 (shower: 2)
High season price range: 
1,550 - 2,000 €
Swimming pool
Internet
Pets allowed
Private villa
Private swimming pool
Heated swimming pool
Private outdoor area
Barbecue
VCR / DVD
CD player
Fireplace
Heating
Oven
Microwave
Washing-machine
Iron + ironing board
Walk to town
In town

This little two-storey cottage combines the best of both worlds, being located just within the town walls, yet affording unobstructed views of magnificent mountain scenery. The cosy interiors are furnished in a rustic style, appropriate to the historic architectural context. The secluded pool and garden to the rear are set against an imposing scenic backdrop.

Great care was taken during restoration to conserve the original structural elements of this little stone cottage, which may well once have been the priest’s house. The low ceilings, stone fireplace, internal brick archways, exposed stonework walls and terracotta-tiled floors are all traditional characteristics of Tuscan homes.

As the property is built into a hillside, the sheltered back lawn and pool terrace occupy an elevated position, facing out towards a spectacular mountain panorama. One of the most distinctive features of this house is its close proximity to the town’s beautiful Romanesque church, whose ancient bell-tower borders the grounds on one side. Guests can even arrange to be accompanied to the very top, for a bird’s-eye perspective of the Garfagnana region.

ACCOMODATION

At ground-floor level you enter a small, low-ceilinged hallway, which leads into the dining-room, with its yellow-washed walls, stone fireplace and farmhouse-style wooden furniture. From here, two steps take you down into the comfortable living-room, which features a lovely internal brick-and-stone archway, as well as a sloping, terracotta-tiled/beamed ceiling and exposed stonework in the walls. Adjoining this lounge is a downstairs bathroom, with spacious shower cubicle. From both the dining and living room, French doors allow easy access into the back garden.

Returning to the entrance hall, you pass a small kitchen, tucked open-plan round a corner. It is fully equipped, except for a dishwasher. Nearby, a tiled staircase invites you up to the top-floor landing, off which issue the following: a small bedroom, with one set of bunk beds (2 beds). A double bedroom, commanding lovely views to both the front and back of the house. French doors open on to a mini-balcony which overlooks the pool and the hills beyond.

Accessible from the back garden and adjacent to the lawn is a covered, outdoor storage-space, housing the washing machine, the BBQ and sunloungers.

GARDEN & SWIMMING POOL

From the small carpark alongside Coreglia’s medieval walls, you enter the town through one of its gateways, beside which stands the Romanesque church, with its simple façade and grand interior! Just a short walk round the corner brings you to the very center of the quiet village. The cottage is situated at a raised level from the pavement.

Fragrant lavender bushes are planted along the grey stone wall bordering the road, while the ancient church tower dominates the scene, further behind on the right. An olive tree in a large terracotta pot graces the centre of the gravelled front garden and bright geraniums add splashes of colour round the front door.

The cottage’s French windows all open out on to the small, manicured lawn to the rear, as well as to the paved pool (8 x 4 meters, private, heated. Temperature of water is subject to weather conditions) patio, which is shaded by a mature edible-chestnut tree. Both these spots are ideal for sunbathing or al fresco dining. The oval pool is surrounded by sweet-scented flowering jasmine, while perfumed wisteria rambles its way up the house-wall.

However, the ultimate touch of distinction is added to this setting by its breath-taking mountain backdrop! Up here the air is clean and fresh and peace and quiet are guaranteed (apart, maybe, from the occasional accompaniment of church bells!)

Low/hight season cost: 
1000.00
1745.00
There are no valid special offers for this property, right now
 
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LOCATION

Coreglia is officially designated “One of the most beautiful villages in Italy” (“Uno dei Borghi più belli d’Italia”), with its seal of authenticity proudly displayed at the town gate. It is a fortified, medieval hilltop town, which enjoys wonderful panoramic views over the surrounding wooded countryside.

There is no need for you to leave the centre if you don’t wish to, as the amenities there include: shops; restaurants (serving homemade pasta!); bar; hairdresser’s; post office; bank with cash-machine; church. This exceptional location can still be classed as ‘real, ‘authentic’ Italy, as not so many foreign tourists are encountered here, even in the summer months.

Winter skiing is available at Abetone, a 45-minute drive away, while it takes approximately 40 minutes by car to Lucca and 1 hour 15 minutes to the Versilia coast. Pisa airport is one hour from the property and Florence airport is 1 hour and a half away. Rome is about 4 hours.

OTHER FACILITIES AVAILABLE NEARBY: Open-air concerts are held in Coreglia and it also has an indoor theatre. In nearby Barga, just a 20-minute drive away, there is a little opera-house and in summer a lively Jazz Festival. At New Year, the fireworks lit in the valley down below can be appreciated at eye-level from this privileged ‘top-of-the-world’ retreat!

Cooking class and faboulous dinners can be organized at the property. The golf club is in the Versilia about 1 hour from the property, in the area are also possible bike riding, hiking, wine tasting, Etruscan ruins and Renaissance and Medieval art and architecture.

Nearby facilities

  • Nearest town: Coreglia Antelminelli km 0
  • Restaurants: Coreglia Antelminelli km 0
  • Supermarket: Coreglia Antelminelli km 0
  • Grocery: Coreglia Antelminelli km 0
  • Shops: Coreglia Antelminelli km 0
  • Outlets: Barberino del Mugello km 115
  • Bank: Coreglia Antelminelli km 0
  • Post office: Coreglia Antelminelli km 0
  • Chemistry: Coreglia Antelminelli km 0
  • Tennis court: Coreglia Antelminelli km 0
  • Golf: Pietrasanta km 70
  • Horse riding: -
  • SPA: Montecatini Terme km 60
  • Train station: Fornaci di Barga km 10

Airports

  • Florence - Amerigo Vespucci: 95 km
  • Pisa - Galileo Galilei: 70 km
  • Roma Fiumicino - Leonardo da Vinci: 415 km
  • Roma Ciampino - Giovan Battista Pastine: 390 km
  • Milano Malpensa - Città di Milano: 365 km
  • Venezia - Marco Polo: 340 km
  • Perugia - Sant'Egidio: 260 km
  • Bologna - Guglielmo Marconi: 185 km

Art Cites

  • Firenze: 105 km
  • Pisa: 55 km
  • Siena: 160 km
  • Lucca: 35 km
  • Arezzo: 175 km
  • Perugia: 250 km
     
  • San Gimignano: 105 km
  • Volterra: 105 km
  • Montalcino: 210 km
  • Forte dei Marmi: 65 km
  • Pienza: 220 km
  • Montepulciano: 215 km
  • Cortona: 220 km
  • Assisi: 275 km
  • Seaside: 65 km

RATES & CONDITIONS

from 06 January 2018 to 13 April 2018 € 1,000.00 per week
from 14 April 2018 to 22 June 2018 € 1,375.00 per week
from 23 June 2018 to 24 August 2018 € 1,745.00 per week
from 25 August 2018 to 28 September 2018 € 1,375.00 per week
from 29 September 2018 to 21 December 2018  € 1,000.00 per week
from 22 December 2018 to 06 January 2019 € 1,375.00 per week

 

These prices do not include booking fees: Euro 20 per reservation

Price includes

water, gas, electricity; towels and bed linens; final cleaning; heating; Wi-Fi internet connection.

Price excludes

/

Extra services (upon request)

pool towels: Euro 5 each; meet and greet service: Euro 45; extra maid service.

Check in

from 4 p.m. (Key in box on left of door (unless they would like a greeting service at Euro 45))

Swimming pool

open all year (heated - temperature of water is subject to weather conditions)

Check out

within 10 a.m.

Security deposit

not required

High season booking strictly saturday to saturday. Other arrival days considered on request in medium and low season.
Conditions: 

DEPOSIT: A deposit of 37% of the total letting price is payable at the time of booking. It may be paid by credit card or wire transfer. Upon receipt of your deposit you will be sent notice confirming your payment with contact and arrival information.

BALANCE: The balance is due no later than 56 days (8 weeks) prior to the beginning of the letting period and must be sent to the owner via wire transfer. If the balance is not paid by the appropriate date, the letting agreement will be deemed to be invalid and the deposit forfeited. ‘InTuscany’ will send you a reminder when the balance is due and advise you how to send the money.

CANCELLATION: In the unfortunate event of you needing to cancel all or part of your holiday we will have to charge either:

a) deposit only - if cancellation is received more than 56 days before letting
b) deposit + 50% of the balance - if cancellation is received between 55 days and 29 days before letting
c) deposit + 90% of the balance - if cancellation is received between 28 days and 8 days before letting
d) Total rent - if cancellation is received less than 7 days before letting or in case of No Show

INSURANCE: All tenants are advised to consider insurance needs in relation to travel, accident, medical and personal cover; 'In Tuscany' can not accept liability for any accident, injury, loss or damage sustained by tenants.

IN THE EVENT OF DISPUTE: all disputes will be heard in the court of Montepulciano.

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REVIEWS

Hi Manola, I wanted to tell you what a wonderful time I had in Coregia. The house was absolutely perfect and I honestly could have moved in permanently. I loved the village and the people were so nice to me. I hope to return to Coreglia in the future. I miss it! All the best.

Pam from USA • 21 – 26 September 2009

Dear Croci Manola and Lazzari Paolo, we had a wonderful time in Coreglia Antelminelli and were very sorry to leave. The house was just perfect! Wonderfully decorated and with a wonderful swimming pool, exactly what we wanted. The village of Coreglia was very charming. We met many nice people and although we don't speak Italian we did have some nice contacts. We ate many times at l'Archile, just behind the house and drank many coffee's in the 3 bars. Also we made some wonderful trips to Florence, Lucca, Barga and many surrounding hilltop villages. We have already forgotten that the weather wasn't always as good as we hoped. We have been to Tuscany before but didn't know the Garfagnana area. It's just wonderful. We will certainly go back in the future. Kind regards,

Hans and Monique from Holland • 19 July - 02 August 2014