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Casa San Moscato

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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
9 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
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 s...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, though we are now on mains water.More
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About the Owner
Tony R
Languages spoken:German, English, Italian, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2007
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Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
Reviewed 8 September 2012

Date of stay: August 2012
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
A Winter Sun Getaway
Books
Hairdryer
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Local Guides/Maps
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
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.
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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
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