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bedrooms: 2

bathrooms: 2

available for: 4 people

Pool type: Private Pool

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Coreglia Antelminelli - Lucca
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Casa Katia
Location address: Coreglia Antelminelli - Lucca   Show on map
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Casa Katia is a lovely Tuscan villa, located in the hills North of Lucca and South of Castelnuovo di Garfagnana. There are fantastic views of the valley below the property and the hills on the other side.
Immediately next to the villa, in the pretty and well maintained garden is a small, above ground pre-fabricated pool, perfect for a cooling dip. From here it is possible to admire the excellent views.
Around three sides of the villa is a pretty, terracotta paved, covered terrace. It is furnished with a small glass table and four chairs, and a couple of comfortable armchairs. The barbeque area is located a short distance away to the back of the villa.
Inside there is a large open plan lounge with an iron spiral staircase in the centre. The room has a beautiful wooden floor and the original stone walls exposed providing it with plenty of character. Large windows and a glass door provide it with plenty of light. To one side are two double sofas around a fireplace, while the other side has a double sofa and a couple of antique cupboards.
Off to one side is a bright and narrow kitchen which has two doors to the terrace, and garden with barbeque. It is equipped with an oven, gas hobs, and a fridge with a large separate freezer. To one side is a table with four chairs and a sideboard. Completing the ground floor is a small bathroom with shower.
Upstairs is the sleeping area. Immediately at the top of the stairs is a wood paved landing where there are two large, modern wardrobes and a futon. Double doors of wood and glass provide access to the garden. Opposite is a spacious bathroom with shower.
The first of the bedrooms is a bright and airy room with two large windows. It has a low double bed with a beautiful antique chest of drawers to one side and a matching wooden wardrobe to the other. There is also a small armchair in the room.
The second bedroom is also a double. It is a smaller room with a white iron bed. A large wardrobe runs full length along one wall. To one side is an antique chest of drawers which  tastefully provides character to the modern room.


2 double bedrooms which cannot be made into twin rooms.

The pool is a simple pre-fabricated pool.

Pool Info

The pool is located just outside the villa, in the well maintained garden. It is an above ground, prefabricated pool with metal steps to enter on one side. It's perfect for a cooling dip while admiring the fantastic views of the hills and valleys North of Lucca.
To one side are a couple of sun beds to enjoy the warm Tuscan sun while looking out onto the valley and forests on the other side.
The pool is 5.30x2.40 metres and 1.25 metres deep. It's open from May to September, weather permitting.

In House: Facilities
  • The size of the villa is 130 sqm
  • Furnished loggia
  • Barbecue
  • Fire place (open)
  • TV
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Stove top espresso machine
  • Oven
  • Washing Machine Inhouse
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Hairdryer
  • No pets allowed
  • No smoking
  • Internet WI-FI Inhouse
Onsite: Facilities and Local Services
  • Swimming pool - 5.3x2.4 mtrs, 1.25 mtrs deep. Open May to September, weather permitting
  • Leisure - walking, biking, wine tasting
  • Beach - Viareggio 70km
  • Tennis - Coreglia Antelminelli 2km
  • Mountain-bike rental on site - 2 bikes for rental on site, prices available on arrival
  • Horse riding - in Barga 12km
  • House Maid - available on request
  • Cook on request - available on request, info on arrival
  • Babysitter - book in advance
  • Railways - Ghivizzano 7km
  • Other services - in Palazzetto, 1km away, is the nearest bus stop. However a car is necessary
  • Parking - 1 place available on site
  • Approach road - 300mtrs unpaved narrow road
  • Distances - Castelnuovo di Garfagnana 22km, Barga 12km, Lucca 36km, Pisa 55km, Viareggio 70km, Florence 110km, Siena 175km, Rome 385km

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Important booking info
Important booking info
  • Price: price per villa, per week
  • Arrival/Departure day: Saturday
  • Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract
  • The Security Deposit is 200 Euro payable only in Euro is collected on your arrival and held by the owner for the duration of your stay. Should you or your party cause any damage at the property contact us straight away so that we can help agree a reasonable settlement. Damage does not mean normal usage or wear and tear.
    Payment method for security deposit: Cash
  • Weekly linen and bathroom towels: included - service provided by local supplier
  • Heating, if used: by week
  • Final clean: included - service provided by local supplier
  • Tourist tax: included
  • Baby cot: 1 available on request, no extra cost
  • High chair: 1 available on request, no extra cost
 
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Important booking info
  • Price: price per villa, per week
  • Arrival/Departure day: Saturday
  • Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract
  • The Security Deposit is 200 Euro payable only in Euro is collected on your arrival and held by the owner for the duration of your stay. Should you or your party cause any damage at the property contact us straight away so that we can help agree a reasonable settlement. Damage does not mean normal usage or wear and tear.
    Payment method for security deposit: Cash
  • Weekly linen and bathroom towels: included - service provided by local supplier
  • Heating, if used: by week
  • Final clean: included - service provided by local supplier
  • Tourist tax: included
  • Baby cot: 1 available on request, no extra cost
  • High chair: 1 available on request, no extra cost
The guest reviews published below represent the personal opinions of To Tuscany customers who completed a questionnaire after their stay at the villa or apartment. These opinions do not necessarily represent the view of To Tuscany. For help with translation we recommend http://translate.google.com/
stéphane
Family with young children
Lambersart, France

Review date:
Stay: August 2014
Pros La qualité générale du logement et de la décoration. La beauté des lieux. L'accueil sur site.
Local attractions Lucca et Viareggio.
9
Dennis
Mature couple
Perth, Australia

Review date:
Stay: July 2014
Pros The views from this villa are stunning, day and night. The house is very comfortable and easily accommodates 2 couples. The terrace is lovely for dining and relaxing and the pool is essential in hot weather. Roberto is a treasure especially when he brings his English- Italian dictionary! Even gave us some of his own olive oil. Close, about 30 min walk, to a lovely village with a couple of bars/restaurants.
We were here for 3 weeks and loved every moment.
Cons We were a bit disappointed that the downstairs bathroom did not have a functioning shower but apart from that everything is as stated or shown on the photos.
9
Jean-Christophe
Family with young children
Forel (Lavaux), Switzerland

Review date:
Stay: July 2014
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Pros magnifique vue; endroit paisible et tranquille; la villa et son jardin sont magnifiques; on a également apprécié la piscine
Cons le chemin de terre pour accéder à la villa n'est pas des plus pratiques; l'endroit est un peu éloigné des autoroutes.
Local attractions Viareggio pour sa plage et ses boutiques; Pise pour son histoire; Lucca pour ses restaurants et ses boutiques; la pizzeria du camping de Coreglia Antelminelli où l'on a très bien mangé
9
Wolfgang
Adult family group
Mülheim, Germany

Review date:
Stay: July 2014
Pros - die Lage ermöglichte einen fassettenreichen Aufenthalt durch sehr viel Ruhe einerseits und leicht zu erreichende Ausflugsziele andererseits (Auto erforderlich)
- der Ausblick auf das darunter gelegene Tal (besonders zur Abendstunde)
- der Pool wurde regelmäßig, durch Fachpersonal, gereinigt
- für EINE defekte Liege gab es umgehend DREI neue Liegen
- für alle Fragen war stets jemand zur Stelle, trotz gebrochenem English und Italienisch


Cons Leider war ein zu kleiner Fernseher vorhanden (gerade für die Weltmeisterschaft 2014) und trotz Satellitenschüssel gab es keine deutschen Fernsehprogramme.
Local attractions Luca ist eine sehr charmante, typisch italienische Altstadt mit vielen kleinen Gassen, die sich hervorragend zum shoppen eignen. Die Gastronomie kommt auch nicht zu kurz. Besonders die Pizzaria auf der Hauptstraße unterhalb des Hauses Casa Katia ist immer für eine leckere Pizza (auch zum Mitnehmen) zu haben. Florenz ist ein Muß, ebeso wie Pisa. Zum Strand kann man auch mal fahren. Viareggio ist in ca. 1,5 Stunden zu erreichen.
9
Anonymous
Family with young children
Biberach, Germany

Review date:
Stay: June 2014
Pros Herrlicher Blick und gute Lage in den Bergen der nördlichen Toskana. Nette und hilfsbereite Vermieter, die Verständigung klappt hauptsächlich mit Händen und Füßen.
Cons Unter den Betten und Schränken wurde schon länger nicht mehr sauber gemacht, was dazu führte dass ein verschantzter Skorpion unseren Kleinen gestochen hat.
Local attractions Lucca, San Gimignano, Strand bei Torre del Lago Puccini
To Tuscany team comments for this review:

10.07.2014
We were sorry to hear your child was stung by a scorpion. There are scorpions in Tuscany and they sometimes roam into the villas but they are not dangerous.
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Laura
Adult family group
Belfast, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: May 2014
Pros The view is to die for!

We loved the peace & quiet of the surrounding area. There are 2 relatively close neighbours but they were very quiet and made for a very relaxing week.
The bedrooms are very comfortable. The outside terrace is great morning, noon & night. We had all of our meals outdoors in early June. The living room is huge and again, very comfortable. We had 1 issue with the water pressure but Roberto was on hand immediately to fix it as it is driven by a pump.

It is up the hill so expect a steep climb in the car. At the foot of the hill, about 10mins drive, is a good grocery store. It has typical Italian opening hours so closed between 12:30 and 15:30.
Cons Roberto & Mara were excellent hosts but with our Italian being very poor and their English not being great we did have a bit of a sign language check-in. It may be better to have a typed up check-in script/booklet.
Local attractions There is a wealth of historic tows and attractions very close to Casa Katia: Barga; San Romana in Garfagnana; Castelnuovo Further a field is the beautiful town of Lucca and the National Park of the Cinque Terre. There are plenty of restaurants nearby with the campsite's restaurant, just up the hill, providing very good & basic pizza & pasta dishes.
9
Anonymous
Mature couple
Heidelberg, Germany

Review date:
Stay: May 2014
Pros Lage, Ausstattung, die stilvolle Einrichtung, insbesondere die Schlafzimmer und das obere Bad, die Organisation
Cons Aus der Dusche kam leider nur noch ein besserer Wasserstrahl. Da könnte vielleicht ein neuer/besserer Duschkopf abhelfen. (oder lag es am zu geringen Wasserdruck ?) Manchmal war nicht genug Wasserdruck in den Waschbecken und den Bidets. Die Plastikliegen im Garten passten nicht zu der ansonsten stilvollen Ausstattung des Hauses. Trotzdem war der Gesamteindruck sehr gut.
To Tuscany team comments for this review:

14.07.2014
There is a reserve water system if the water runs low - it appears this was not explained to you - apologies.
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Andrea
Young couple
Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany

Review date:
Stay: September 2013
Pros Die Lage/Aussicht ist fantastisch! Die Ruhe lädt zur Erholung ein und die Bilder spiegeln perfekt wieder wie schön das Haus ist. Mit 2 Paaren hat man mehr als genug Platz.
Cons Die Duschkabine könnte erneuert und vergrößert werden. Der Ofen zusammen mit der Spülmaschine ist zu viel für das Stromnetz und die Sicherung fliegt raus.
Local attractions Barca ist wunderschön, Lucca ist auf jeden Fall einen Tagestrip wert. Florenz und Pisa sind gut erreichbar. Die Pizzeria Passaparola in Borgo a Mozzano hat uns sehr gut gefallen.
8
Alison
Mature couple
Castle Douglas, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: September 2013
Pros Location and view were excellent. lovely and quiet at night, very clean and comfortable. Great having a washing machine and dishwasher.
Cons Nothing
Local attractions L'Arcile Ristorante, Coreglia Antelminelli. Great small, family run restaurant. No frills, just great home cooked food and only 5 minute drive from our villa.
8

Nearest town

The nearest town is Coreglia Antelminelli, 2km away. It is a large village with a supermarket, butcher, post office and several other amenities. There is also a café. Nearby are a couple of recommended restaurants, these include La Cantina della Pianacce in Ghivizzano and Pizzeria il Bugno in Fornaci di Barga.

FAQ

- What time can we arrive? By what time must we vacate the property?
Check is in from 16.00-19.00.
Checkout by: 10.00

- Can we arrive earlier than 16.00-19.00?
No it is not possible to arrive early, this is to ensure the villa is fully prepared for your arrival.
To ensure the villa can be prepared for the next guest please depart by 10.00

- Are pool towels supplied?
not included

- Is there Internet in the villa?
free WI-FI available

- Can we bring an extra person / child that can sleep on an air mattress or not the couch?
No, for fire and safety regulations, and insurance purposes, the maximum number of people indicated on the description cannot be exceeded.
NB: anyone aged 2 or above counts towards the occupancy of the house.

- Can we order a cot and / or high chair?
Please see here if it is possible in your villa. You can order these while completing your booking online, or at a later date by logging into you account.

- Where do I find information about the final cleaning, security deposit and other extra charges?
For complete details about what costs are included and excluded see here

- How much does heating cost in Italy?
Heating is very expensive in Italy. Most properties charge heating by consumption. Please make sure on arrival you are shown the meter so that you can check your spending. Here you can see how heating is charged at your villa.

- Is there a local bike hire place?
For bike hire shops see here, this is not an exhaustive list. On arrival you can check with the property owner for the closest shop.

- Where is the nearest grocery shop?
Click here for information about the nearest village/town and grocery shop.

- Is it possible to have a starter pack? if yes, how can we order one?
Yes, a starter pack can be provided. To order a starter pack please login into your account and place the order for one starter pack

- Where is the nearest recommended restaurant?
Click here for information about the nearest village/town and restaurant.

- How far are the airports? Distances and driving time
Aeroporto Pisa: 69km - 1h 10m
Florence Airport: 98km - 1h 26m
Aeroporto Bologna: 182km - 2h 12m

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- Can you assist with travel information?
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- When do I get the directions and keyholder contact?
After paying the balance you will receive the directions. They will also be accessible in your account.
You will also be supplied with a contact number for To Tuscany in case you should have any queries about the property on arrival

- Where do I find the directions?
Once your balance payment has been received you can access the directions from your account.

- Can we book a weekly stay not arriving on Saturday?
From June to end September, it is not possible to change the arrival/departure days. In other seasons it can be considered only for last minute bookings and at the owners discretion. Please contact us for more information or if you have a specific request.

- What is there for children to do in Tuscany?
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- Are pets allowed?
Villas which allow pets have an icon with a dog. Please check the description page of your villa for the icon. If pets are accepted this is normally limited to ONE dog per booking, please contact your agent for any questions. Some properties have extra charges for pets, make sure you check the extra charges here for pet charges.

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