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Rustico Brunello is a newly refurbished traditional stone cottage, which boasts all modern comforts, such as fully equipped kitchen, and beautiful bathrooms, yet retains its rustic feel, with chestnut beamed ceilings, traditional flooring, exposed stonework , large open fireplace, outdoor wood oven and covered loggia for al fresco dining. Nestled in the countryside 1 hr or so north of Lucca this cottage with own pool, is peacefully located, and boasts the most wonderful views over the mountains... There are 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (one with bath and one with shower) living diner, dining room and kitchen. There is a play area at the back of the house with swings, and at the front there is a lovely covered eating terrace, and of course the private pool which is gated for safety....A wonderful rural retreat, yet less than a 15 minute drive to the local market town of Castelnuovo with all facilities, and only a short drive to pretty local villages with restaurants.
Entering the house there is a large living/diner with beamed ceilings, fireplace, SAT TV; DVD, CD, Video& sofabed
This leads through to dining room with doors leading to back garden area.
The dining room leads to a small but well equipped kitchen - dishwasher, oven, 5 ring hob, microwave, fridge/freezer etc. with a washing machine in the utility area.
The house has 2 bathrooms, one of which has a bath, and one a shower.....
Upstairs there are 4 bedrooms with good views! There are 2 double rooms, 1 twin, and 1 large single .
Outside there is a lovely covered eating terrace with BBQ & wood oven, with views over pool & mountains.
The small garden houses a private pool, with sunbathing area, and amazing views - fully gated for safety .
There is a further grassed area behind the house with swings.
A wonderful family retreat, but great for a romantic retreat too!
Do please note that the driveway has been tarmaced since reviews were written...moreless
**Special Offer Price** May 1 - Jun 26, 2015 4 night min stay
**Special Offer Price** Jun 27 - Jul 24, 2015 7 night min stay
**Offer due to cancellation ** Jul 25 - Aug 7, 2015 14 night min stay
**Special Offer price** Aug 8 - Aug 28, 2015 7 night min stay
**Special Offer Price** Aug 29 - Oct 2, 2015 4 night min stay
Mid Season Apr 30 - Jul 1, 2016 4 night min stay
High Season Jul 2 - Sep 2, 2016 7 night min stay
Mid Season Sep 3 - Sep 30, 2016 4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
No additional mandatory fees
Bedding and towels are included in the cost of rental as well as all utilities except heating which if required is payable locally.
Initial, Weekly (for stays of more than one week) and final clean is included too
We take a 15% deposit with the balance payable 8 weeks prior to arrival.
Payment is taken both in sterling and euros
Cot and highchair provided free of charge
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Rustico Brunello is situated in the province of Lucca, and more specifically, in the green & mountainous Garfagnana - the unspoilt and non touristy 'Green Lung' of Tuscany. The cottage is located a couple of kms from the village of Villa Collemandina, with its shop, 2 restaurants, pharmacy and post office.
There are plenty of other hilltop mediaeval villages in the vicinity too - some with restaurants, all with wonderful views...The closest larger town is the market town of Castelnuovo di Garfagnana which is a 12 minute drive away. Here there is a famous Thursday morning market, all facilities including restaurants, bars, train station, supermarkets etc.....
Surprisingly convenient for town for such a rural and peaceful location, yet only a 15/20 or min drive up into the National Park of Orecchiella which is renowned for its views, wildlife and walking trails which last anything from 1 hour to 4 days!