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Excellent 5/5 Score from 4 reviews

Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 55 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

This is a brand new build in traditional Tuscan style, lovely wooden beams and windows and terracotta flooring throughout. It has been beautifully designed and has the most amazing views from all sides above the spa resort of Bagni Di Lucca and surrounding valleys. The villa has all the modern amenities you would require including a stunning infinity pool with Roman Steps. There is a modern fitted kitchen, a utility room, through lounge with large character fireplace. Upstairs there are 3 double bedrooms all with fitted wardrobes. Outside there is plenty of space and the entertaining area will have everything you need (BBQ / Teak Dining Table Chairs & Pergola / Teak Sun Loungers & a full sized table tennis table!) to make it a perfect and relaxing vacation in this beautiful part of Italy. This is a non-smoking villa.

Living Rooms: Through lounge, open plan area. Large corner sofa and large second sofa. Flat screen TV with satellite channels and DVD Home Theatre, 50 DVD collection, CD collection & 100 book library. Open fire (wood burning) with glass protection for safety purposes.

Accessibility

The house has not been adapted for wheelchair use.

Outside

There is a a brand new infinity pool (8 meter by 5 meter with a depth of 1.5) for your private use and there is decking and Pergola as well as stone entertaining area. No oil based suntan lotions please in the pool and strictly no drinking or eating in the pool. The outside furniture is all teak or dark wood and includes dining table and chairs, sun loungers and parasol, beautiful Pergola for shade and smaller table and chairs for taking breakfast. There is a full size table tennis table with bats and balls etc. Also a 4 person outdoor badminton set to entertain / exercise the kids and grown ups! There is private parking area for 3/4 cars. There is an outside shower and wc. Large BBQ - Please clean after use, there is also a smaller Webber BBQ (if required).

Coast/Beach

The grand beach resorts at Viareggio are 1 hours drive to the east. The beaches are flat sand for sunbathing and fully provided with tourist services and upmarket shopping.

Golf

There are golf courses within an hours drive. There is also a splendid tennis club in Bagni di Lucca.

Skiing

There is a Skiing resort (Abetone), 40 minutes drive further up the valley at Castigleone di Garfagnana. Abetone, the main winter sports resort for Tuscany. At 1400 metres and set in an enchanting forest. Ski runs are available in 4 valleys, with numerous ski facilities including 1 cable car, 2 cabinways, 9 chairlifts, 15 ski lifts, 37 ski slopes, 2 cross country slopes and 5 ski schools. The British and Italian Olympic Ski teams use these facilities each year.

Special interest holidays

The local area is perfect for a walking holiday, mountain biking, horse riding, also the cultural centres of Lucca and Bagni Di Lucca offers many more activities for relaxation. The whole summer is full of the most amazing festivals. Shelly and Keats chose this part of Italy!

How to get there

Pisa and Florence 1-1.5 hour by car. Bologna 3.5 hours by car.

Milan 4.5 hours by car.

Many discount airlines fly into the local airports and car hire is recommend to explore the wonders of Tuscany and the many summer festivals and events.

Please note that the driveway down to the property is concreted and is easily accessible for small and longer base cars. If hiring a minibus then you may need to make a small 3 point turn on the ascent/decent

Distances

Granaiola 15 min walk.

Bagni di Lucca 5 min drive.

Lucca - 24km (25 min drive/train).

Pisa 48km (45 min drive/train)

Florence 98km (90 min drive/train).

Coast 55km (60 min drive).

Abetone 40km (45 min drive).

Further details

There is a small restaurant in Granaiola which is walking distance and a short drive away is Bagni di Lucca which has everything else that you would need: Chemist, banks, small supermarket, numerous restaurants even a large outside swimming lido if you tire of having your own private pool on the doorstep! Bagni di Lucca is situated along the river Lima. There have been thermal baths here since Roman times and the very first Casino in Europe was built here. Many famous English poets such as Shelley, Keats and Byron had connections with Bagni di Lucca and the region. The historic and festival Town of Barga is 20 mins drive, while the walled City of Lucca is 35 minutes drive.

We can also offer special services upon request to make your stay extra special please let us know in advance and we will do what we can to accommodate your request.

Booking notes

The property is booked on a weekly period from Saturday, or by agreed arrangement. We appreciate that weekend flights are expensive so please do contact us. A non refundable deposit is required to secure the time (20%), then full payment by bank transfer 60 days before occupation. In addition a security deposit of £200 is also required. Security deposit to be refunded in full within 14 days of departure date if no deductions for breakages are due. Please note or record and advise us or agent.

Guest comments

Wow!We have stayed in many villa's but Casa Duetto was by far the best. Perfect in every way. The scenery and wildlife was spectacular, had 4 separate Deer sightings during our week. The villa itself was perfect and catered for everything we needed. Amazing scenery, amazing pool, amazing Villa.

We would love a return visit. Best regards from Julie, Stephen and family (UK July 2011

Jeff and Rose Lane (UK) - August 10. One of the best holidays we have ever had. The villa is absolutely stunning and location is breath taking. Everything you could possibly need is at the villa and it is very comfortable. Kids spent as much time as possible in the pool which is a great size & a lot of fun. Surrounding area is great with lots to do and close enough to Lucca for some serious shopping

Steve & Ann Marie (UK) - July 10. Your villa was superb. We thoroughly enjoyed our week there. The pool is amazing and we did get the occasional visit from a young deer. Rod and Caroline were excellent.

House swap

House swap considered. Please contact us and all locations would be considered

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Viareggio 55 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 6 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Pisa 45 km, Nearest railway: Bagni Di Lucca 6 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Sauna, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
Pool Private outdoor pool (unheated)
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 3 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking

The Tuscany region

Tuscany is a region on Italy's west coast, on the Tyrrhenian sea. It is one of the most popular places to visit in a country that is itself one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. There are several reasons to visit Tuscany: some of the most important ones are seeing Renaissance art in Florence, eating Tuscan food and tasting the excellent local wines, and after all this enjoying a day at the beach in Viareggio.

Bagni Di Lucca

The Val di Lima, the valley of the river Lima, is a beautiful green area of northern Tuscany located some 20km from the city of Lucca.

The main town of the region is Bagni di Lucca, a historic old spa with long-standing international connections. Bagni di Lucca is one of the largest mountain communities in Italy covering over 16,000 hectares with over 75% of the area covered with deciduous trees.

The town has three main centres, La Villa, the location of most of the shops and hotels, Fornoli, the more modern and most highly-populated area, and also the location of the railway station, and between these, Ponte a Serraglio at the site of an early bridge across the River Lima.

Scattered around these three main centres, in the valley and in the hills and mountains surrounding the town are villages such as Fabbriche, Astracaccio, Lugliano, Benabbio, Brandeglio, Casabasciana, Crasciana, Casoli, Lucchio, Graniola, Monte di Villa, Montefegatesi, San Cassiano, San Gemignano Gomberto, Longoio as well as many others.

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16 Jun 2014

5/5

"A great place for a truly relaxing break"

We would recommend this villa if you are looking for a peaceful and tranquil break. We were two couples attending a wedding in the area and liked to be secluded. It would be great accomodation for a f… More

Thank you so much for providing feedback and would be great to welcome you back anytime again :o) - Best regards, Chris and Cindy

16 Jun 2014

5/5

"Stunning views and location"

A beautiful villa in a stunning spot overlooking Bagni Di Lucca in the valley. Even the slightly wetter than hoped for weather didn't detract from such a fantastic spot. Well appointed and well f… More

Daniel appreciated your feedback and so pleased that you had a great holiday at Casa Duetto. Best regards, Chris and Cindy

1 Jun 2014

5/5

"Outstanding Tuscan villa"

A well equipped, fantastically located villa with stunning views of bagni di Luca. Ideally located within easy access to Lucca and transport links. Spent wonderful days out in Florence and Siena and l… More

Daniel many thanks for the kind words and we are delighted that you enjoyed your time at our villa and you would be welcome back anytime

22 Aug 2013

5/5

"Stunning views, private and a super relaxing time"

A glorious house and amenities.The view from each room is breathtaking. Gettting to the home was easy, we flew into Pisa and rented a car from there. Took several hikes around the local area and a day… More

Thank you Davida welcome back or to Hong Kong anytime!!

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