Property Description

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 7-8

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

Easter 2019

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

Additional table and dining chairs on south terrace in evening sun

Sunny south terrace looking east towards pool and bombed out church on top of hill

Kitchen and dining room East terrace with local stone marble table and views

Breakfast outside on Easter Sunday. View from dining room/ kitchen terrace through to pool. BBQ & outdoor fridge and storage room on left

Kitchen and dining room terrace with views to pool and distant rolling hills of Tuscany – August 21.

View of pool, barn and vines from double bedroom

Views across 12×5 metres pool to viewing area, 360 degree views & steps down to outdoor shower

Spring view over pool

Hammock from the pool

Relaxing in a hammock amongst the olive trees by the pool

Ball games in 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

West terrace

West terrace

Living room with original features chestnut beams, Tuscan-style fireplace & cotto floors. Desk,  un-limited broadband/wifi, library, Sky tv using the Starlink system to enable the internet to be able to make zoom calls. Wi-fi details: Casaacorte , password:  Antica2023

Reflections in living room mirror

Dining room with door to outdoor east terrace and through to pool

Kitchen with entrances to dining room and hallway with door to east  terrace (3.70m x 3.28m). Original terracotta floors, chestnut beams and locally sourced marble surface. It is very well equipped.

Airy large twin bedroom with lovely views

Double bedroom with views of mountains across the pool & olives trees

Millie’s twin room

Freddie’s twin room

Upstairs bathroom – shower, sink, bidet & toilet (2.94m  x 2.64m) – with original polished terracotta tiles and chestnut beams

Relaxing on west lawn

West terrace with lavender

Barn covered in wonderfully perfumed jasmine with large free-standing 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

Meadows below the house on south side

Date palms, and covered East terrace, Easter 2019

Local church before the storm

Spring flowers, Easter 2019

Local walk through olive trees, flowers and herbs in fields

Local wild flowers

Olive trees

Local cowboys on the track – spaghetti western.

Clams from the Tuesday morning local market, cooked at home and eaten in the shade looking over the valley

Northerly views from front gate & car port with early morning mist

Dusk at Casa a Corte, Easter 2019

Car port, covered parking by front gate for two cars

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