It’s a experience every holiday maker looks for... a beautiful location, with all the comfort of home, with the loveliest of hosts. Steve and Denise really understand the stresses of modern life so when you’re in their company, they make sure you destress and relax into Tuscan life. Before you know it, you’ve shaken off all the grime of the city and transformed into a contented Tuscan. It’s a fantastic place to escape to. Nyig and Kirsty from London.
Thank you so much to steve and Denise for creating such a wonderful idyllic place to stay. We were warmly greeted by our hosts the day after our wedding, we arrived in the evening and they had provided a lovely food hamper including beer and wine, wow, also there was a beautiful vase of flowers congratulating us on our wedding. A wonderful start to our four night honeymoon. Wish we could have stayed longer, the villa was amazing, stunning inside and out, beautiful antiques, pictures and interesting artwork, a real feast for the eyes. The garden and terrace had spectacular views with a really good sized plunge pool. Steve and Denise obviously care about providing excellent accommodation, inside the villa there was everything you could possibly want or need, their attention to detail is impressive, the kitchen was so beautiful and well equipped that I even did some cooking, something I would never normally do on holiday but it was just a joy to spend time in the very contented tuscan villa.
The reviews are correct, the villa is better than the pictures.
Thanks Steve and Denise, hopefully we will return for a wedding anniversary in the future.
Beautiful villa,the best of many we have stayed in.,Where do I begin ,wonderful house and gardens ,magnificent views,lovely pool and barbeque,Bagni di Lucca 10 minutes drive[great shops and restaurants].Wonderful place to explore Tuscany.But a really special thanks to our hosts Steve and Denise who were brilliant and to whom we are so grateful for their help when a family member took ill back in Engand.Myself,Jackie,LIISA andSimon cannot wait to return one day to your very,very special villa .Many many thanks from all of us.
This really was a holiday second to none. The description and pictures of the facilities at the Contented Tuscan are true to life, it is an amazing property, well equipped and in a great hilltop location providing great views from the terrace and pool.
Steve and Denise have really thought of everything and provided it to the highest standard possible.
The en-suite rooms are of a five-star standard, with towels robes and slippers provided.
On arrival, the welcome hamper had everything we needed and more, to take care of the first few meals including wine and beer.
Steve and Denise were great hosts giving us complete privacy throughout our holiday, but were also on hand when needed to help with bookings and local information.
I have already recommended the Contented Tuscan to several people since coming home and we look forward to our next holiday with Steve and Denise.
We could not have wished for a better welcome or comfortable, well-equipped accommodation. Views from the terrace are amazing. Welcome pack was very good as was the option of a home-cooked meal prepared by Denise. We very much enjoyed our stay.
This amazing property exceeded our very high expectations, the house is beautifully restored and provides everything you could possibly want for a memorable holiday. As a passionate cook I was delighted the kitchen was so well set up allowing me to make the most of the beautiful local produce. The terrace outside with plunge pool is the perfect place to sit, relax and enjoy the incredible view. This is a must stay house.
Lives up to the hype! The contented Tuscan is located on a dreamy hillside in a tiny village four kilometres above the quaint spa town of Bagni di Lucca. Two bedrooms with modern ensuite upstairs and a well specified kitchen and dining/sitting room downstairs making it a real home from home. The antique furnishings and artwork throughout are tasteful and stylish, giving a lovely, unique ambience. Steve and Denise live below the property and welcomed us with a hamper with more than enough for a decent meal in the evening and breakfast the day after. We really weren't expecting this generous extra on top of the very reasonable rate for top quality accommodation. The side of the property has a beautifully appointed patio area with table and chairs, sun beds and a plunge pool and even a barbecue ready to go for lazy evenings out.
Our hosts were friendly and reassuringly available without being in-your-face. You do need a car to stay, but this is an ideal location for a chilled out sojourn in the Tuscan hills.