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4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 7-8
1 or 2 double, 3 or 2 twins. The bedroom on first floor works well as a 2nd double or twin. Linen provided and changed weekly by our housekeeper. Towels provided for bathroom use only 2 cots can be provided - notice must be made when booking so we can arrange linen for cots. Mosquito blinds in all bedrooms, bathrooms and living room
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 14 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Lovely house and garden for children to play inLovely house and garden for children to play in
Max guests: 8
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About Hugh Johnson
We are a well travelled family of 4, who grew up in the Far East & moved to Europe to become a wildlife film maker. Although I now specialise in another area of film, my job is to make objects & places look beautiful. Hugh is an international multi-award winner both in Europe & US and is the Fortnum & Mason's Photographer of the Year 2018/19 and is included in Debrett's and Men of the World Our 2 children both studied languages at university, have travel & worked in the Far East, Europe, Africa & South, Central & North America, with interests in food, lifestyle, wildlife, art & sport. Since 2017 Hazel & I have been working on a pictorial book on Tuscany, the local area, it's food & people. Hopefully this will be published in 2020. We are very knowledgeable about the area and popular in the local community.
Hugh Johnson purchased this House in 2000
Why Hugh Johnson chose Lucca
Having viewed several properties during the summer & autumn of 1999, we fell in love with Casa a Corte after seeing the house and land from across the valley with the mountains behind. We immediately knew this was the house we were looking for. Over 18 years we have built up a very good relationship with the locals, who are charming & extremely welcoming. One of the real plus points of the area is there are so many things to do, whether it is walking near the house, going to the beach, exploring art & history, Lucca's music festival in July, markets and festivals, plus sport.
What makes this House unique
Our passion is being outside and spend much of our 'working' holiday looking at the wonderful countryside & wildlife, chatting to the locals & trying to become a better cook. The farmer and his friends in Gugliano have been so helpful & kind to us and have made Casa a Corte a special place for all our family. The local restaurants, especially at the wonderful Antica Locanda have given us lots of tips when producing our olive oil & have become family friends. A recent project has been working with the son & head chef, Aurelio Barattini on a book, featuring his restaurant & farm, plus lots of recipes.