“Perfection!!” Wow! This place is incredible and is set in the most beautiful location. If you're looking for the perfect holiday, then Casa a Corte can provide that for you.
If you just want a day to unwind at the villa itself, then you have a go
My husband, Matt, and I stayed at Casa a Corte for 5 weeks ... and they were one of the most memorable 5 weeks!! WOW … we cannot thank the owner and everyone associated with Casa a Corte, Gugliano,… More
Hi Marlis & Matt,
Thank you so much for your lovely review and for being such a nice person to discuss your holiday plans over the last year. It means a lot to us that you all had such a great time and will have happy memories & laughs for many years. We're delighted that you liked all the recommendations.
Many thanks, once again, Hugh & Hazel
“Perfect Tuscan Retreat”
Reviewed 21 Oct 2013
Casa a Corte is a perfect Tuscan getaway with a great location to visit many classic Tuscan towns. The house is well-equipped, large and very private. The pool was a great bonus after a hot day of … More
You are very kind and thank you so much for taking the trouble to review. I am glad you all had such a wonderful Italian experience and hope it last long in your family's memory.
Best wishes, Hugh & Hazel
“A gem in Tuscany...”
Reviewed 14 Oct 2013
Spent a week here with 6 friends in September 2013. The property is absolutely stunning and the pictures posted accurately represent it. Hugh, the owner, was incredibly helpful - he responded promptly… More
Thank you so much for your kind and complimentary review, plus taking the trouble over your 'Thanksgiving' weekend to post it. We're delighted you all had such a good holiday in Tuscany and in Europe and hope it lasts long in the memory! We are very fortunate to have had such wonderful guests.
Best wishes, Hugh & Hazel
Our holiday in Casa a Corte was delightful. The villa is in a great location up in the mountains about 45 mins from Pisa airport. The villa has three floors and was beautifully clean and well presented with lovely clean comfortable beds and a kitchen that was equipped with everything we needed for the whole two weeks. The dishwasher and washing machine came in very useful. The two shower rooms were brilliant with plenty of hot water. There is a lovely sitting room with comfy sofas on the second floor with a drawer full of games and shelves with good reading. This room also has a TV (which we never turned on) and the wifi never failed us. Outside there is a large swimming pool, (which was kept in pristine condition by some very friendly local house staff), with plenty of sun beds. There is a very refreshing shower next to the pool too. I found a hammock in the pool house which you can attach between two olive trees which we all spent some time in!
The only noise you will hear whilst at the villa is maybe the chat of some local farmers, or the odd owl hooting at night....it was peace and quiet all the time, which was so relaxing, the perfect place to unwind. It was great to have breakfast on the covered terrace, and if you didn't want to sit by the pool you could then catch the sun on the terrace that had outdoor sofas with cushions, before moving to a further terrace where you could sit and watch the sun go down while having a frosty cool one, or a glass of crisp dry white! Once the sun's set go back to the covered terrace and light up the bbq!
We visited the Leaning Tower of Pisa which is an incredibly amazing building and well worth going to see. We also took the advice of the owner and went to Florence for the day by train. This took one and a half hours from Lucca and cost €15 each return. Extremely cheap and well worth it. We hired Segways to explore Florence which was great fun! Lucca is a must, it has so much history, lovely buildings and ancient paved streets and plazas. We hired bikes and cycled the walls of Lucca in the late afternoon, it was beautiful.
The coast is about an hour away, which was well worth the drive as the sand and sea were very inviting, always having toilets, cafes and bars close by.
We took advantage of the all suggested restaurants, which did not disappoint, my husband had the best steak of his life at Antica Locanda Di Sesto which was only 20 mins from the villa, you really won't find service like theirs anywhere else!
Casa a Corte was a beautiful retreat.....even after two weeks we weren't ready for home.... …