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Casa Gisella, Lunigiana

Village house with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in Lunigiana, Italy

From £575 per week

Traditional Tuscan village house. Luxury accommodation - Sleeps 6, 3 bathrooms, 2 terraces. Stunning views.

Overview

Casa Gisella is a truly unique property bursting with character and charm and set in a village of incredible beauty. It is in Lunigiana an upspoilt area in the north of Tuscany.

Casa Gisella has been lovingly and traditionally restored by local craftsmen filling it with character right down to every detail; Chestnut wood is used throughout for beams, doors and shutters. Original stone areas both outside and inside. Terracotta tiles on the roofs. Ironwork (original and new) for the railings. Gutters, drains and chimney in copper - everything has been done carefully and with high quality.

It is furnished and appointed as a home should be, comfortably with modern conveniences yet sympathetic to the traditional design. The tastefully co-ordinated interiors add to the experience of luxury and comfort.

The accommodation is set on 4 levels and includes 2 double bedrooms both with en suite shower rooms, and 1 twin room with a main bathroom. The utility area provides a washing machine. There is a large kitchen/living/dining area which opens up to a breakfast terrace. A larger roof terrace on the top floor offers an amazing vantage point across the valleys and to the mountains and the opportunity for dining and relaxing outside.

The property is located in Bastia a small village set high on a hill in the foothills of the Appenines. The village is dominated by a large castle and church. The views from the house and village are incredible and the peace and quiet so relaxing.

The people in the village are friendly and welcoming and there is a real community feel. Staying at Casa Gisella allows you to experience a 'real' part of Italy in an area unspoilt by tourism. The restaurants serve delicious local produce; the local mobile shop calls at the village and becomes a focus point for everyone to catch up; the nearby shops sell beautiful local meats and cheeses and other strange specialities like chestnut flour, wild boar and fresh mushrooms.

Our local Italian friends welcome our guests and make sure they settle in and have everything they need. They are always on hand if there is a problem or a question.

Casa Gisella is a house that has been created from the heart and staying there is a relaxing and special experience.

On arrival you are greeted with a basket of fine Italian food and wines and all the basics to start you off.

The house has an information book packed with details of the local area, restaurants, things to see and places to go, or just tell us what you want and we will do our best to help.

We pride ourselves on the luxury ,cleanliness and comfort in Casa Gisella. Cleaning Services are included in the rental price both at the end of your stay, and also midweek during your stay.

Casa Gisella is ideally placed for many activities and sights. Just 15 minutes from the main A15 motorway, you can travel in any direction quickly and conveniently. This means that you can arrive from Pisa, Genoa or Parma airports in about an hour or Milan or Bologna in under 2 and a half hours.

Once here you will discover that you won't have enough time to see everything...

The mountain areas are stunning and provide great skiiing in winter.

Or head to the coast and visit the world famous Cinque Terre, just 35 minutes away by car or train. Closer still are the beaches and coast of Portovenere and Lerici where you can experience real Italian Ice-cream! Of course the Tuscan coast to the south or Portofino and the Italian Riviera to the north are both within 1 hour's drive.

An alternative destination is the wonderful Parma - a true gastronomic delight to sample the fine meats and cheeses in one of the many restaurants and cafes - just 1 hours's drive.

Of course there is no need to travel far to enjoy this area. Within minutes of the house are many castles, medieval villages, breathtaking countryside and stunning sights.

This is one of the most beautiful and unspoilt areas of Italy and never fails to amaze and satifsy its visitors.

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12 out of 13 people recommend staying here

Family from Bristol, United Kingdom Oct 2013

It is a lovely villa and location. We had a very good holiday here alas only 3 days! We arrived later in the evening than anticipated following the drive from Genoa - the final climb to Bastia is more easily accomplished in daylight to those unaccustomed to Tuscan roads - to a very warm welcome from the lady managing the villa, locally, on behalf of the owners.

Friends from Crossgar, United Kingdom Sep 2013

My wife and I had the most wonderful time at Casa Gisella. We were at the house for 6 nights and we wish it had been more. The house is beautiful and very homely, it had everything we could have asked for, the facilities were terrific and the location awe inspiring. We wanted a relaxing time and we couldnt have picked a better place. To wake up in the mornings in peace and quiet and then to walk onto either of the terraces and just drink in the view was something we will not forget. The twisty mountainous approach road adds a degree of isolation to the village which is perhaps why the village and the house felt like a haven of tranquility and the imposing backdro p of the castle behind the property makes this the most unique location we have ever holidayed at.

We would love to go back in the future and indeed would look forward to it, we will certainly recommend it to our friends and anyone who will listen.

Thank you Ronnie and Alison for the time we spent in your beautiful Italian home.

Nigel & Linda Jamison
Co. Down
Northern Ireland.

From Chatham, United Kingdom Sep 2008

The property and location were both exactly as described and excellent in every way. The only downside was that in such a peaceful location, building works nearby were rather noisy at certain times every day, which did spoil the tranquility, i think we were just unlucky. The only other consructive comment I would make is that the property would benefit from more storage space for clothes, ie additional wardrobes or chests of drawers. Once again however the property and location were both beautiful.

From Watford, United Kingdom Aug 2008

Casa Gisella was perfect for our getaway-from-it-all weekend away (three friends). Its location on the side of a quiet hill village gives stunning views from the terraces and main room. With great weather we spent a lot of time on the main terrace. We were conscious that the cottage is very close to neighbours and felt obliged not to be too noisy. The welcome from the concierge, Antonella, the food and wine were much appreciated and enabled us to settle in straight away. We were more than satisfied by the accommodation itself, the quality of the facilities, decor, furnishings and cleanliness. Our only disappointment was that we couldnt stay longer.

From Belfast, United Kingdom Sep 2007

was greeted and made to feel welcome and given any advise about property and trips. this apartment was very clean and comfortable. it was spacious for a small family like mine and had every thing you would want home from home. the only downfall is with children is it was on the fourth floor and had a small balcony, however it had charecter and opening the windows in the morning to the hussle of the french riveria was great. its a fantastic location to the beach and train/bus routes and was easy access to everything resturants and shops. will definatly come back again to this apartment. thankyou for a lovely time.

From Chorley, United Kingdom Aug 2007

a thoroughly enjoyable week.
fantastic views and immaculate home.

Location

Distances to locations

Nearest beach 45km Nearest bar 3km Nearest restaurant 15km Nearest supermarket 15km Pisa airport 65km Genova Airport 75km Seaside/beaches 30km Skiing 30km

Local activities

Boat hire 45km Climbing 15km Golf 45km Sailling 45km Skiing 45km Swimming 15km Water skiing 45km Walking 15km Wind surfing 45km

Sights and attractions

Shopping 15km Theatre 15km Cinema 15km

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Prices and availability

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Early booking discounts

  • Receive 10% off if the booking is made 10 months before the arrival date.
  • Receive 5% off if the booking is made 5 months before the arrival date.

Late booking discounts

  • Arrive between 1 January - 31 March and receive 10% off if the booking is made within 10 days of the arrival date.
  • Arrive between 1 October - 31 December and receive 10% off if the booking is made within 10 days of the arrival date.

Long stay discounts

  • Receive 5% off if the booking is for 14 days or more.

If more than one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.

Compulsory extras

  • Central Heating is charged extra and is payable in Euro at the end of your stay. This is charged per gas unit used at a cost of €4 per gas unit (not GBP as indicated to the right). One unit per day is included in your rental cost, and all extra gas is chargeable. This cost will be taken from your breakages deposit if you are unable to pay at the house. As a rule of thumb, budget for between 3 and 6 units of gas per day depending on season and average use from October to April.

    £4.00 per booking, paid locally

Facilities

Bedrooms

3 bedrooms, Sleeps 6:

  • 1 double bed and en suite
  • 1 double bed and en suite
  • 2 single beds

There is also 1 cot

Bathrooms

1 bathroom, 2 en suite bathrooms

Entertainment

CD player, DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet, Radio, TV Languages in Local

General

Living area seats 6, Dining area seats 6, Central heating, Open fire, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire essential

Kitchen

Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Oven, Pots / pans

Outside

Balcony or terrace, Outside lighting

Suitable for

Infants

Extra information

All your needs are taken care of in Casa Gisella with a luxury, well appointed kitchen and comfortable bedrooms and bathrooms. Every detail is thought of to make you feel completely at home. The two terraces have outside furniture for dining and relaxing and provide breathtaking views across the valleys. If relaxing inside, the TV, DVD and CD player all help and we provide a selection of CDs, DVDs, books and games for your enjoyment.

Ronnie

Average rating from 13 reviews

Private Owner From Bangor, United Kingdom Member since Apr 2007

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