TUSCAN BASE - AFFORDABLE HOLIDAY RENTAL CLOSE TO LUCCA
GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO TOUR AROUND THE FAMOUS SITES OF NORTHERN TUSCANY, PISA, FLORENCE AND LUCCA ALL WITHIN EASY DISTANCE, experience life in Italy, or use as a base for house hunting. This house is bright and airy, comfortable and spacious, fully equipped to supply you with all your needs to enjoy a home from home experience in the peaceful and picturesque village of Nozzano. Only 7Km from Lucca.
SUMMER CONCERTS IN LUCCA, SAGRA, FUN FAIR, OPERA AT TORRE DI LAGO, NIGHTCLUBS OF VERSIGLIA, OPEN AIR CINEMA, . 30+ DEGREES IN SUMMER!
The property itself is old, stone and a rustic, mid terrace built on 4 floors. The first and second floor are for rental purposes. Entrance to the rental is through the little cottage garden around the back of the property.
COMPRISING two large double bedrooms, one large sitting room with sofabed, fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, small bathroom, spacious hallways, marble staircase, small private garden. This house can comfortably ACCOMMODATE 5 people (to include two single beds that can be placed in the bedrooms) taking into account that there is only one small bathroom.
The GARDEN provides an additional space for dining outside, relaxing in peace and is comfortably shaded and "cool" during the hot summer months. BBQ, garden furniture provided. The house is literally "home from home" and equipped with ample kitchen and living appliances for everyday comfort. Digital TV is available and viewed on a large 37" wide screen Plasma TV. Clean linen and towels are provided. Toys, books, DVDs, CDs are available for all to borrow.
The property itself is located only 5 minutes from the motorway, providing easy routes to all major tourist locations. During the summer months (approx mid June to mid Sept depending on the weather), the Aqua Park is only 2 mins drive away, and is fully equipped with an olympic sized outdoor swimming pool, with giant water slide, diving boards, sun loungers and cafe.
PARKING AND GETTING AROUND
Parking is available on the road just up from the property. This road is by no means busy or a main thoroughfare. Private parking is not available.
A CAR IS RECOMMENDED to fully appreciate the Tuscan countryside, although not essential, as buses run from the village (limited service weekends, school holidays and bank holidays) and there is a small unmanned train station, service (limited) from the village which goes to both Lucca and Viareggio. Lucca is 7km away, only 10 minutes by car, but can take up to 20 mins by bus circulating the nearby villages on route. Last buses to Nozzano around 8pm (winter schedule). A taxi can cost between E15 and E20 from Lucca to Nozzano.
As this is generally a family home, and children are frequent visitors, we would appreciate your co-operation in adhering to the NON-SMOKING policy. However, smoking outside in the garden and under the back porch is of course permitted.
LOCATION. There is a small food and grocery shop, open daily a 10 minute walk away from the house. The unmanned train station is about a 20 min walk away. Within walking distance from the house there is a small square providing a two bars, hairdressers, general village shop, post office, chemist, baker, butcher, (candlestick maker!!) There is also a famous RESTAURANT/PIZZERIA, specialising in Fish and Meat dishes, and does amazing pizza, also to take away - so you can have a drink and walk home safely or order in!
The house is situated in a picturesque village with historic castle. There is an excellent pizzeria/restaurant only a stones throw away which serves an excellent authentic tuscan menu with meat and fish specialities. Weekends get very booked up and the owner is more than happy to book a table for first night, late arrivals (please contact the owner direct for this) (Opens every evening and lunchtimes on Sundays - Closed on Tuesdays). For the summer months (June to beg Sept) there is an outdoor aqua park consisting of 2 large pools and super slide, only a few minutes (2 km) by car or bus.