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Simple and cosy house in heart of little village

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Simple and cosy house in heart of little village

4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2 baths
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2 baths
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Great check-in experience94% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

My house is nestled in the heart of the ancient little village of Castello. Parts of the house are over 500 years old. I have restored the house with a mixture of traditional and artistic styles: simple, cosy and rustic. Castello is just 25 minutes from the famous medieval town of Lucca, surrounded by beautiful chestnut forests, rolling hills and olive groves. You can relax in the house with wonderful views across the wooded valley or wander along ancient mule paths up into the Tuscan hills.

Amenities

Essentials
Heating
Laptop friendly workspace
TV
Washer
Kitchen

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Common spaces
2 sofa beds

House Rules

Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in time is 3PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Availability

26 Reviews

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Tim And Molly User Profile
Tim And Molly
May 2018
Pete’s place in the hills was exceptional. As other reviews prior allude to, Pete’s place isn’t close to the action; this is a great thing. The drive up to Pete’s is relatively easy (if you’re a seasoned Italian driver). The casa itself is quaint, quiet, and superb for a break …
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Suzanne
August 2018
We enjoyed the adventure of our visit to this old hilltop home. We loved the view from the bench at the window on the main floor, listening to the crickets, roosters, and church bells, and smelling the sweet scent of oregano wafting through the olive groves and donkey trails in …
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Kettil
July 2018
We had a wonderful stay in Castello. The surroundings are just amazing and the house is extremely charming. Pete is a great host, he even offered us a compensation for not being able to use both bathrooms in the house since one of them had just broken down. We didn't mind, one…
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Response from Pete:
I'm really glad you had a great time. Thanks for being such great guests. Come back any time. The bathroom is fixed now! :)
July 2018
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Brett
July 2018
Views from this place are amazing. The road and access may be challenging to some but our group didn't have a problem with it. It may be a tad rustic for some tastes, but pictures/descriptions are accurate.
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Ross
July 2018
I'm a little conflicted about this review. Firstly, the area around Castello is incredible. Watching the light change over the valley below, with church bells ringing throughout the day - it's really quite incredible. Our time there was made even better by Pete's helpful commun…
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Response from Pete:
Hi Ross, Thanks for you feedback. Unfortunately, as you pointed out, we had seen unprecedented rains in the month leading up to your stay that caused the back wall of the living room to get really damp. The guests before you let us know about the problem and although we tried everything we could to get that room aired properly before your visit, it still wasn’t completely dry. And obviously letting you know about it in advance didn’t actually help with the damp in that room! So we are truly sorry that it had a negative effect on your stay. As soon as we were made aware of the problem we have installed new mosquito nets on the windows and invested in a dehumidifier. So thanks very much for the honest feedback. We hoped that we made it clear that the house is in a village and not totally secluded. So there are neighbours on both sides of the house. They are lovely, friendly, Italian country folk so its wonderful if you want a real slice of Tuscan village life. We will certainly take some more pictures to make sure that its clear that there are houses on both sides of the terrace. We are sorry that you didn’t like our furniture. We like it, but everyone has different tastes and you can’t please everyone, but we really appreciate your honest thoughts. Kind regards. Pete
July 2018
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Philip
June 2018
We have never stayed in a place like it. It was a very rural building but had been updated skilfully though still with some dark damp corners. The ambience was very cool with sculptures and books a definite improvement on the normal type of old fashioned Italian rural gingham and…
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Vanessa
May 2018
We had a wonderful stay at Pete's place! We especially enjoyed the terrace and stunning view. May is a great time to visit this place and go for some hikes. Also the beautiful city of Lucca is close by and a recommendation itself. You would need a car to get up to the house - jus…

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