Beautiful Tuscan House with Private Pool and magnificent Mountain views
About Maria Kennedy
Professional, Irish nationals living in the UK. We love cycling, art, culture and good food - Italy is a perfect destination. We bought Casa Kennedy 6 years ago and have renovated and decorated it extensively. We love it more every time we visit.
Maria Kennedy purchased this House in 2013
Why Maria Kennedy chose Guzzano-pieve di Controne LU
The area is mountainous and very beautiful and lends itself to a a lot of different holidays - cycling, trekking, walking, skiing (in winter), Culture (nearby Lucca and Florence, Siena, Modena) or simply relaxing in the absolute peace and quiet listening to nature and the gentle hum of village life. You feel like you are miles from anywhere but it could not be easier to get to Guzzano - one hour from Pisa airport and 3 miles from Bagni di Lucca which has many lovely restaurants, cafes, a theatre, hotels, shops etc.
What makes this House unique
Peaceful village life which is incredibly accessible to Pisa airport and local town of Bagni di Lucca. Very spacious house, can easily accommodate 8. Completely redecorated to a very high standard and has a very private swimming pool with wonderful views of the mountain
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Perfect Tuscan hideout
We were two families traveling by car from Sweden to this nice well equipped house. It suited us perfect with four bedrooms and two bathrooms. And the lovely pool area was used almost all the time. The house is well located for day trips to Lucca and nearby villages. We made a trip to the Canyon Park in Scesta and we all loved it.
Thank you very much for your lovely review. I am very happy to hear that you had a wonderful week in Guzzano. I hope you will return some time!
All the very best
Very nice house. Just like the pictures.
We were 2 families, 4 adults and 4 teenagers. Spacious and nice. The pool was compact but good enough for us 8.
Well equipped kitchen, sharp knives witch was when you wanted to cook.
Great view and we visited warerfalls, Lucca town, Viareggio by the see, the canyon park nerby and did swim in the river of Bagni di Lucca. We arrived late in the night and used the shoppingservice from Loretta witch was great.
We can really recommend this house.
Johanssons from Sweden
Thanks very much for your lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time at Casa Kennedy and the surrounding area and hope to welcome you back again.
With best wishes
Maria and Pat
Charming hillside Villa
Charming hillside villa with stunning views from balconies .The villa has been lovingly restored and is a comfortable family home from home. We enjoyed Guzzano village life and visits to Lucca and Siena. We found a great welcome from Eleanor and she was very helpful during our stay.
Many thanks for your lovely review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back.
All the best
Best Villa Ever
Once we got over the slightly scary drive up to the villa, everything else was completely amazing. The view, the pool, the villa itself. It really was a home from home (actually better than my home!) Maria has thought of every thing you could possibly need. We are a family that love to cook, but even the fact that there were so many pots and pans and utensils amazed us. This holiday was a birthday present to myself and my grown up children, and they said to me is it everything you dreamed of? The answer was yes and more. We were perfectly placed for trips to Florence, Lucca and Pisa, but on the final day went to Lerici beach and Cinque Terre. What a wonderful week, wish we had have had the time to have 2 weeks, but will definitely be back.
Thank you so much for the great review. I am very pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed your week in Italy and staying at Casa Kennedy especially as it was your birthday celebration also. I would love to welcome you back in the future.
A week at Casa Kennedy in Guzzano
A lovely house with outstanding views. Very well equipped and the pool was most welcome on the warm days, very refreshing after the initial chill start!
Many great restaurants in nearby Bagni di Lucca, and surrounding villages.
Beautiful area with lots to do and see, very peaceful, a really relaxing holiday.
From Joan Williams
Thank you so much for your review. I am delighted that you enjoyed staying at Casa Kennedy and the local area. I hope I can welcome you back in the future. Thanks and with best regards
Superbly equipped villa with beautiful views.
After a short ten to fifteen minute drive from Bagni di Lucca we arrived at Guzzano, a small village in the mountains. We immediately recognized our beautiful home for the week from the photo which Maria emailed to us. As we entered it just got better and better with its traditional charm and interesting artwork in all the rooms. It was equipped with everything you could possibly need along with extremely comfortable beds, wood burner, DVDs player and wifi.
The outside space is perfect for relaxing by the pool, drinking in the view and enjoying the acrobatic flying displays put on by the swallows and swifts. We also enjoyed following the little yellow painted markers on the stones which pointed out the footpaths to the surrounding villages and countryside. There were also blue routes for mountain bikers.
We found lots of places to eat in Bagni di Lucca but the “Circulo di Forestiere” quickly became a favourite for both the food and friendly atmosphere.
The villa is ideally situated for visits to Pisa, the Coast and of course Florence which we did by train which was easy from Fornoli station where there is ample free car parking.
Our stay was wonderful and we would love to have spent longer enjoying the house, the village, the walks and relaxing views. We must also mention Sophie who was there on hand to offer any help we might need and the friendly villagers who were welcoming. We thoroughly recommend this lovely home to all.
Thank you so much for the great review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday and hope to welcome you back again.
All the best
Special interest holidays:
Nearest beach is Viareggio approximately 60 minutes by car. Viareggio is a lovely traditional European beach with many retail outlets, marina and restaurants. Lerici is a picturesque harbour/ resort/beach town approx 65 minutes away and from where you catch the ferry to Cinque Terre.
Pisa is the closest airport approximately 60 minutes away by car.
Car is essential
Pisa is 60 minutes by car
Florence is 75 minutes by car
Lucca is 40 minutes by car
Bagni di Lucca is 10 minutes by car. Beautiful river town where Shelley, Browning, Byron and Heinrich Heine spent time taking in the thermal baths. Public pool, thermal baths, tennis court
Lucca is 30 minutes drive away, a beautiful and historical walled town it has culture, shops, dining
Local village has a swimming pool and also has good selection of restaurants, hotels, supermarkets, theatre, clothing, shoe, jewellery shops, general hardware, banks, pharmacies, weekly markets selling fruit, vegetables etc.