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Casa San Moscato

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Overview
Farmhouse -
3 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 9
Villa Basilica, Province of Lucca, Tuscany
Peaceful and secluded farmhouse in hilly country with wonderful views of surrounding wooded hills. Around the house are the owner's terraced olive groves and pinewood, ensuring privacy (only other nearby building is owner's chestnut-dryer tower converted to 2 person house, 'Moscatino', which is also available to let - look under 'Tuscany, Pescia' on this website). This part of Tuscany is still relatively unaffected by tourism and in the village the rustic life goes on as it always has, with forestry and olive husbandry. The area is much more hilly than the more southerly parts of Tuscany - it is not so stiflingly hot as the plain and there is dramatic scenery all around, with direct access for walkers to pleasant hills and the Appennine mountains within easy reach. There is a spring near the house, thou... Read more
Listing #HL20768
About the Owner
Tony R
Languages spoken:German, English, Italian, French
Response Rate:80%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2007
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Reviewed 8 September 2012

Amenities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (10)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (10)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Shower Rooms (2)
  • Single Beds:(7)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
The house is light and airy and furnished for comfortable family holidays. The large bedroom is a magnificent room and easily accommodates up to 5 children. The master bedroom has a double bed and the third bedroom has two singles (which can be pushed together). There is sufficient garden furniture for whole days, including meals, to be spent outside in fine weather. There is a large open-hearth fire in the sitting/dining room & this + central heating make the house cosy and comfortable all the year round. Cooking, water heating & central heating by gas. Water used to come from the spring, but is now from the mains. Paved area in front of house may be used for (rather crude) badminton.
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
Property is in a country area with steep wooded slopes - children and pets should be properly supervised
Bathrooms
    2 Showers
Bedrooms
    7 Twins
    1 Full
    1 Crib
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- Rents may be paid in Euros, rate quoted on request.
- When enquiring please give phone no. as owners not always able to reply by e-mail.
- Besitzer spricht Deutsch - proprietaire parle francais - proprietario parla italiano.
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About the neighbourhood
Favoured area for walkers and cyclists
Forest trail (‘Parco Avventura’) nearby
Pinocchio Park at Collodi
Pizzeria in village
Restaurants at Biecina and Pizzorne hilltop.

Collodi is also very picturesque, as are the other villages on the flanks of the valley - Villa Basilica, Boveglio, Colognora, all 'eagles' nests' like Pariana itself. There are footpaths linking all these.

The road north up the valley goes over a pass with spectacular views to the Appennines and down to Bagni di Lucca, a nineteenth-century spa-town (still, of course, a spa with swimming etc) once home to the poet Shelley. This is also where the Linea Gotica passed in 1944 and there are memorials to the Italian resistance.
Getting around
On the other side of the hills on which San Moscato stands, facing Lucca, are the Colline Lucchese doc vineyards and just the other side of the Lucca road are the Montecarlo doc vineyards.

I will not go into detail here over the cultural, shopping, promenading and other attractions of Lucca, our nearest substantial town, beyond saying that we never tire of visiting it. Its big festival is the Volto Santo, mid September. Pescia, which is closer, is smaller but has a lot to offer, as does the smart modern spa-town Montecatini Terme. Pisa, Florence, Siena, San Gimignano etc are within easy reach, some by rail.

There are coastal resorts all along the magnificent sandy beaches stretching north from Viareggio. Slightly furt
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Pisa: 40.0 km
Railway: Pescia: 10.0 km
San Moscato is at Pariana, a village in the hills about 15 kms. east of Lucca. From Lucca take the main road, turning left at Collodi onto the Collodi-Bagni di Lucca road, and Pariana is on a spur off that road. Alternatively reach Collodi from the Pisa-Lucca-Firenze autostrada. The most convenient airport is Pisa, to which budget airlines fly from Stansted, Bristol, Manchester, Leeds and many other airports. It is also accessible from Bologna or Genova airports. Cars may be hired from all these - we find best thing is to compare prices on-line. There is a daily bus-service to Pariana but not very frequent.

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Activities nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Nearest Beach: 35.0 km.
Nearby cities
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