Casa O is a 19th-century, fully restored, stone house of 100 square metres approximately suitable for 4+1 people located in the village of Pascoso (province of Lucca)
Casa O is a 19th-century, fully restored, stone house with three floors (100 square metres approximately)
located in the village of Pascoso (district of Pescaglia, province of Lucca,Tuscany), in the Apuane Park, 2321 feet above sea level.
In short, the house is made up of: 1 large kitchen with fireplace, 1 living room (with a sofa bed), 2 bedrooms (1 queen-bed room and 1 twin-bed room), 1 bathroom (shower), and 1 laundry (pantry) room. The front door takes you into the hall, where there are the kitchen (on the left side), the living room (on the right) and the stairs, which leads to the upstairs bedrooms and bathroom. The house is nestled on a hill, with three floors on one side and two on the other; therefore at the ground floor there is another room (with independent entrance) which is used for a laundry. From the patio,you can go to the private garden (approximately 100 square metres), where there are a table, chairs, sun-umbrella, and BBQ.
The house is fully furnished with all new or antique pieces (Tuscan pieces from the 18th and 19th centuries). We have provided a television (satellite), DVD, radio and CD player. Unfortunately, We have not yet installed a telephone (there is a public phone in town if you don't have a mobile), but telephone, computer, and internet access are available at our office (not more than 50 metres away). A central heating system (oil-fired) has also been installed. And, naturally, a working fireplace adorns the kitchen, as how would a mountain house be complete without one!
Pascoso is an ideal stay for nature's lovers. However, it is not far from the "cities of arts" of Tuscany (Lucca,Pisa,Florence,Siena, etc., and beaches (Forte dei Marmi and Viareggio,which are among the most famous Italian beaches) are no more than 30 miles far. Pascoso's finest asset, and the most important reason to travel there, is the nature in which it is literally immersed. In many ways, the surrounding mountains and age-old trees are wild and untouched, the dense thickets grow untamed and the canyons, crossed by mule tracks, curl open to reveal sweet pastures where one can lie down in the soft, mountain sun. Pascoso is a hiker's paradise, from short strolls in the hillsides with your children or dog, stopping to taste cool water at a natural spring, to longer hikes, where you can walk all day long without meeting a soul and sleep overnight in one of the many shelters that dot the valley. Many of the mule paths are suitable for mountain bikes and horses, which you can rent in Pascoso. For some hikes you might want to drive a few short minutes to your point of departure, whereas for others, you can leave directly on foot from your front door. And clearly, for visitors with off-road vehicles, the opportunities are endless. A section of the Turrite Stream is reserved for fishing. Trout abound, although, given the low levels of the water, they generally do not grow to be very large. Further downstream, the Turrite flows into a large, artificial basin where the fish are less numerous, but much bigger. As you may have already imagined, the only sounds you'll hear in Pascoso are dogs barking and townsfolk chatting. Quiet reigns through the mountainside. The area is ideal for hiking, horseback riding (there are two barns where you can rent horses), and biking.
The house is situated under an hours drive from many of Italy’s finest and most picturesque golf courses.
Golf Alisea - 32km -30 mins
The course was opened in summer 2001 as driving range before becoming a magnificent 5 holes promotional golf course. The openness of the course leads to a constant light breeze and the tricky water hazards will test golfers of all levels. It is located in the lovely country surroundings of Pietrasanta, which is the centre of art and culture.
Montecatini Golf Club - 37 km -35 mins
Situated in the Tuscan countryside, this 18 hole golf course of natural beauty that has been built in the hilly countryside. Golfers are faced with many natural hazards such as lakes, streams, forests, and ditches which are all formed from the natural contours of the land. This complex course is nearly 6.000 Meters, with natural water obstacles that lay a trap in at least five of eighteen holes. With each whole varying in difficulties, this course really does suit golfers of all levels of ability.
Club Golf Montelupo - 40 km -40 mins
The course was completed in Summer of 2000 and offers a variety of activities as well as an extremely competitive 3000 metre, nine hole golf course. The club offers also a variety of practice greens and spacious open fields for for pitch and put practise.
As well as the three mentioned above, the Tirrenia Golf Club (9 hole), The Cosmopolitan Golf & Country Club (18 hole) and Golf Club Fontevivo (18 hole) are all easily accessible and within 1 hours drive of the house.