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About M. Patrick
M. Patrick purchased this House in 2005
Why M. Patrick chose Cardoso
After visiting Tuscany for many years, Lucca in particular, we fell in love with all things Luccese; the history, the art and the people. The mountains, medieval villages, winding roads and dreamlike landscapes drew us to the northern region of La Garfagnana. The area is magical with it's breath taking views, fresh air and wonderful food. The hamlet in which the house is located is private and yet still very much part of the Village life
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A very peaceful place in a stunning surrounding
Cardoso 2016. We (family with two kinds) will remember our stay here for a long time.
The house Casa Ceru is a truly beautiful house with a little castle feel! The interiour is beautifully decorated and is very spacious. I really loved the well equiped kitchen to prepare all the delicious Tuscan food. Most of the time we spend on the gardenterrace. The view over the green valley is great, both during the day and late at night under the bright stars. We did some long trekkings, one starts just behind the house. There is a nice little river down the valley, where we had some refreshing moments (ideal for little children to play in the water).
We went to Lucca, Florence and Pisa, all within easy reach and we went to the sea and we certainly recommend the mountainroad from Garfagnana, with some breathtaking mountains (also very nice to do some trekking here!). Cardoso is also very close to Barga, a really nice little town with several good restaurants to enjoy a relaxing evening. Angela, thank you very much for the beautiful house and especially for your good care and information beforehand. It made us feel at home even before we arrived!
All the best, Marc
You're most welcome. It is with great pleasure we welcomed you and your family and thrilled to hear you enjoyed the house as it was intended with the bonus of being located on such a beautiful valley. Making it so peaceful and serene.
All the best to and yours.
Wunderschönes Haus in toller (sehr einsamer) Lage
Das Haus ist fantastisch eingerichtet, super toll restauriert und sehr sauber!
Wir wussten dass wir recht einsam liegen, wollten das auch, im Urlaub war es dann aber mit 3 Kindern doch ein wenig zu weit weg vom Meer... aber alles drumherum war wirklich toll! Die Restaurant Tipps waren super, ganz besonders der Italiener unten im Naturreservat!
Ganz besonderen Dank auch noch mal an die Vermieter, ein sehr netter Kontakt! Danke, Angela!!!
Ich kann es nur wiederholen: wunderschönes Haus in einsamer, toller Berglage! Die Bilder des Hauses sind schon eindrucksvoll, das Haus selber übertrifft es noch!
Thank you so much for your kind words. We are thrilled when our guests enjoy the views, scenery and location; it's a special corner of Tuscany.
A little piece of heaven
When we first opened our eyes and looked out the window of the bedroom we could not believe . . . the view which was spectacular, and the finishes throughout extremely well chosen. The Villa was clean, and quiet, and so comfortable making it difficult to leave and visit the numerous attractions, go shopping and to restaurants (which were plentiful - great recommendations from the owners of where to eat). Cannot wait to go back and we can honestly say this has been the Best Holiday EVER. Patricia
Thank you for your kind words. We're thrilled when our guests enjoy our holiday home as much as we do. The photos do not do the views justice. We look forward to welcoming you back.
Casa Ceru - a stunning Italian villa
We had the most wonderful stay in this delightful villa for a week in August. It was perfectly decorated and has the most beautiful soft furnishings. Added to this there were two terraces that looked over the wooded valley beyond, as well as a perfectly designed small garden for sitting out in with a glass of bubbly. A visit to Lucca was one of the highlights of our stay no more than an hour away. We would highly recommend this villa as a place to stay in northern Tuscany.
Thank you kindly for such a lovely complement. I am overwhelmed when i hear such comments from our guests and how they have enjoyed Casa Ceru exactly the way it is intended to be; bubbly included.
Hi - i would just like to say a huge " thank you for having us as at your house."
It truly was so fantastic. The scenery, the, locals and the food really made our holiday!
We thought you might like to see a few snaps of us enjoying the house!
It was absolutely amazing. Everything is top quality from the cutlery to the furniture!
Thank you so much!
the D family.
Thank you for your kind words and for appreciating the house. We love to hear how our guests enjoy some of the little things that make a holiday special!
Whowww..., what a wonderfull Zenn house!
Whowww...., what a wonderfull house, we all loved it. It is adorable!!!!
It was really perfect, everything is geared to aker, lovely! We all came to rest, the house is really zenn....
We loved the beds, they are very comfortable!
In the evening we loved to sit outside in de garden wich is lovely too, or at the balcony and we heard the wolves howling!
We went down the hill, to the street wich you can see from the bedroom, and we took photo’s over there off Casa Ceru. There is also a small river where we have a swim. It is a natur reserve down there, very lovely...
We went to the town Barga and to Luca, they are lovely places to go.
We enjoy our staying at Casa Ceru very much! We would really love to go back again some time!
Thank you B. family for such a lovely review. It's nice to hear the house has a "zen" appeal to it as we find it extremely enjoyable and relaxing too.
We look forward to welcoming you back - anytime!
The Garfagnana has many treasures such as walking & hiking trails (chestnuts, porcini mushrooms, black and white truffles, and honey), the fort of Castelnuovo affording a very rustic and fabulous cuisine, Grotta del Vento (Cave of the Wind), the fascinating and only canyon in Tuscany: the Orrido of Botri., Barga (published in the 'Most Beautiful Towns of Tuscany'), the spa town with thermal baths of Bagni di Lucca The environs of Lucca has some of the most beautiful public villas and gardens to explore: Villa Reale, Villa Mansi, Villa Torrigiani, Villa Grabau, the Garzoni Villa in Collodi, Palazzo Pfanner (in Lucca center) and last but not least, Villa Oliva.