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The Lance Manor Castle
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
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“Great Escape”
Reviewed 30 October 2008

This is a wonderful destination for a relaxed, away from it all holiday. It is located up in the mountains of Tuscany, and the air is so fresh. The thick medieval walls of the house protect the house from the summer heat outside. From the terrace, there are fantastic views for miles around. The road to the property winds for several miles from Pescia, and caution is advised. However, the drive is well worth it.
This is a country property with all the benefits of the environment and beauty around. It is clean, comfortable, and includes a pool. It is in a quiet , traditional village, so do not expect shopping malls, fast food outlets, or 21st century commercialism.

  • Liked — Tranquilty
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 July 2008

We were so disappointed with this place -- the so-called "castle" is a very small, pokey house that is divided into two rental accommodations. We rented the whole place, but renters unknown to each other would be squashed together on the shared terrace. The rooms are tiny, claustrophic and cobweb-ridden. There are mice in the kitchen and the bedding smells moldy. There is no air-conditioning (and it was hot when we were there in July!). The house is located on a mountaintop; it requires a tedious and dangerous 30 minute drive to reach the nearest town with a train station. Worst of all was the treatment we received from the owner: we regularly rent holiday accommodations in Europe and we have never encountered such rude, inflexible, unprofessional behaviour. Bottom line: there are many wonderful places to rent in Tuscany: the Lance Manor is not one of them. Go somewhere else!

  • Liked — views
  • Disliked — terrible customer service, long dangerous mountain drive
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with family
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thelancecastle, Owner at The Lance Manor Castle, responded to this review, 30 October 2008
Many thanks, for the review, positives and not.
I am always happy to support any guests that need my help during their setting, and find the best solution to any problem can have.
Let me know after two full weeks of vacation that were perfect during the setting but after their departure everything turned to be terrible, just because, I did ask to be remboursed of the damages had during their vacation, it looks too simple.
Instead than contact me or reply to e directly, prefer to send a bad review.
During 7 years of holiday letting I met many people, with many I'm still in contact and many are come yet again more times.
I think is the best advertisement and satisfaction an owner can have.
Unfortunely is possible to meet also people not educated, that when are in vacation, think to have all the rights and destroyed the stuffs of the other.
But are only few and can be easier forgot.
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greene ny
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Reviewed 26 April 2008

This is a quaint mountain top villa, that is clean and beautiful!! The road to get here from pescia takes about 20 minutes and is true mountainside driving, but is well worth it. What a view from the Manor. Gloria, the owner is wonderful and attentive, and kind. She welcomes you with a basket of goodies. The house is clean and well kept, but has original tuscany charm. Day trips are numerous from here...we visited Pisa, Lucca, Cirque Terre, Florence (by train...well worth the 8 euro round trip to not have to park there), Chianti wine country, San giamano, Natural Hot srings spa at Groto gusta...just a wonderful place to stay. Pescia has grocery and pizzarias etc...ice cream all the needs!! Feel free to contact us with questions if needed..have a wonderful time. Stacie27@frontiernet.net

  • Liked — space, location
  • Disliked — road leading to it...long mountain road
  • Stayed April 2008, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Lance Manor Castle

Property: The Lance Manor Castle
Address: Via di Pontito 19, 51020 Lanciole, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Pistoia > Lanciole
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality Lodging in Lanciole
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located between Lucca and Pistoia area, up on an hill, in a strategic position, an old castle was a ghibelline's guard building offer to the guests a quite and relaxing vacation at a quite distance from the most important cities of arts. Restored with care for all the big and small particulars, with antique furnitures and some personal touches. Unsploit corner of an authentic Tuscany. 4 double bedrooms and a small cottage. Rent separatly or together. ... more   less 
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The Lance Manor Castle Italy/Lanciole, Tuscany

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