Casa a Corte is a beautiful, restored property of Roman origin near the hamlet of Gugliano. The house is encircled by olive groves, vineyards, fruit trees, chestnut woodlands, mountain streams and offers the most unimaginable tranquility to those seeking total relaxation. However, the lively town of Lucca, a 15 minute drive by car, offers everything one could wish for, whether it be fine dining, shopping, sight-seeing or cycling around the ancient walls during the ‘passeggiata’ at sunset. The house is well located for visiting Florence and Siena, the seaside resorts and the beautiful mountain regions of Garfagnana. Casa a Corte is set in 30 acres of its own land which is used for the production of wine and olive oil. From the three large terraces and swimming pool, one can enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and whilst distant church bells echo across the valley. There is a well-maintained garden and a lovely pool which enjoys sun.
View of house as you drive down the track approaching a Corte
We bought A Corte, as soon as we saw it from the ridge, with the surrounding view
Walking through the fields and over the valley and looking back at the house and our barn (rented to one group and not two) and garden with pool
South terrace with sofa & chairs overlooking fields, olive trees and hills
Kitchen and dining room terrace with views to pool and distant rolling hills of Tuscany – August 21.
Hammock from the pool
Blue skies, house, barn and pool
A Tuscan afternoon, sun on the hills with 360 degree panoramic views
Evening sun setting over the area around pool with olives, fruit and cypress trees
Evening sun on pool
Living room with original features chestnut beams, Tuscan-style fireplace & cotto floors. Desk, un-limited broadband/wifi, library, Sky tv. In July we hope to fit a Starlink system to enable the internet to be able to make zoom calls; at the moment the satellite internet isn’t quite strong enough.
Barn covered in wonderfully perfumed jasmine with bbq, outdoor fridge/ freezer and storage and garden with hibiscus and rosemary hedges
Architect’s sketch of the house, pool & barn with hamlet in distance
Late evening view looking north towards the mountains Easter 2019
Date palms, and covered East terrace, Easter 2019
Spring flowers, Easter 2019
Clams from the Tuesday morning local market, cooked at home and eaten in the shade looking over the valley
Dusk at Casa a Corte, Easter 2019
Our barn is used for car parking, outdoor furniture with outdoor fridge freezer, gardeners & swimming pool equipment, house-keepers linen & cleaning equipment, covered washing line. It is part of our main house and not rented to another group.
European bee-eaters are a summer visiter and nest in the cliff edges. They’re often heard in groups of 10-20 tweeting as they feed high above the garden.
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**Casa a Corte is located in the countryside, with some roads being uneven & unfinished. Please take this into consideration if you are planning on arriving in a sports car or low slung vehicle