Casale Il Balzo

Lucca, Pisa & Lunigiana, Tuscany, Italy

From £1,932 per week

Our view

A coast and country classic in the quiet Versilian hills, this is an unpretentious family villa in Tuscany, a comfortable and well placed base for beaches, historic towns and hiking trails.

In brief

  • Beautiful walking
  • Countryside setting
  • Splendid beaches nearby

About the villa

In a sunny spot on the hillside, at the foot of the Apuan Alps, this simple but spacious house is tiered into its sloping grounds, with accommodation over three levels. Privately positioned at the top of the villa is a four-poster bedroom, with French doors on to a covered terrace. Beneath, at upper ground level, the breakfast kitchen is furnished in contemporary country style and is open, through an archway, to an airy sitting room with direct access to the dining terrace. Two double bedrooms share this floor, one with doors on to the garden; and there are two more at the lower ground level, along with a large living room with a dining area, two big sofas and doors straight out to the poolside lawns. Indoor and outdoor comforts are catered for with WiFi, satellite tv and, in the beautifully tended gardens, a built-in barbecue with a wood oven and preparation area. Just 4km from shops and restaurants in Camaiore, Casale il Balzo is 12km from both the lively beach resort of Viareggio and the historic town of Pietrasanta, replete with boutiques, galleries and trendy eateries. Lucca’s lovely piazzas are well within reach, 28km away. 

Villa details


Accommodation

Raised Ground Floor

  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room opening onto terrace
  • Shower room
  • Double bedroom opening to garden
  • Double bedroom

Lower Ground Floor

  • Sitting room opening onto terrace
  • Bathroom
  • 2 Double bedrooms

First Floor

  • Shower room
  • Double bedroom (four poster bed)

Facilities

CHILDREN'S FACILITIES

  • Cot and highchair

COOKING OUTDOORS

  • Built-in barbecue
  • Preparation area
  • Wood oven

ENTERTAINMENT

  • WiFi
  • TV
  • DVD Player

COOLING FACILITIES

  • Air conditioning

KITCHEN ESSENTIALS

  • Fridge/freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Hob
  • Oven

PRIVATE POOL

  • 10m x 5m
  • 1.2m x 1.65m deep
  • Built-in steps

VILLA ESSENTIALS

  • Washing machine
  • Iron & ironing board

Important Information


Arrival at this villa is between 4 and 8 pm.
After 8 pm a fee of Euro 50 is payable and after 10 pm the fee is Euro 100.
Any late arrival after 8pm is on request and needs to be agreed in advance.
Please kindly note that after midnight – if an arrival is possible - the extra cost is Euro 100 per hour.

Please note that the bedrooms on the lower ground floor are not of equal standard to the other three bedrooms and are less bright. The last part of the road leading to the house is narrow and can be difficult for big vans and cars with low suspension.

CV CONTACT

An English speaking CV representative in Italy will be available by phone during your stay. Contact details will be sent with your travel documents.


TENANCY TIMES

Arrival from 16:00 - 19:00. Departure by 10:00.

LOW WALLS

Please refer to the Health & Safety pages on this website.

Recommended

FLIGHTS

CV Villas is happy to book flights for our customers on scheduled, chartered or low cost airlines from London and regional UK airports. Please ask for details.

CAR HIRE

Car hire can be pre-booked through CV Villas with collection at the airport.

FOOD HAMPERS

A food hamper is available on request. It must be ordered in the UK pre departure and paid for locally. Please ask for details.

Additional services

CV Villas offers a wide variety of additional services, to make your villa holiday even more special.  You should be able to find all the information you need here, otherwise you can check out our frequently asked questions page or simply send us an enquiry.

Service & Staffing


Included

  • Maid service 1 day(s) per week
  • Linen change 1 day(s) per week

AVAILABLE ON REQUEST AT AN ADDITIONAL COST

  • Cook service

Location


  • Nearest restaurant 900m
  • Shops, restaurants, banks 3.5km Camaiore

Places of Interest

  • Pietrasanta 12km
  • Forte dei Marmi 15km
  • Lucca 28km
  • Cinque Terre 79km
  • Siena 171km

Beaches

  • Lido di Camaoire 8km
  • Viareggio 12km

Airports

  • Pisa 40km
  • Florence 95km
  • Genoa 153km
About the area

Lucca, Pisa & Lunigiana

Average weather

Although they are only 17km apart, Pisa and Lucca instantly feel like different worlds. The former is a lively student city on the River Arno, and has one of the world’s most recognizable monuments: the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Understated Lucca is compact and genteel, ideal for a Tuscany villa nearby, with handsome piazzas that frame churches in the Luccan-Romanesque style. Those on a Lunigiana holiday occupy the Apennine foothills in far north-western Tuscany. It is rolling, blissfully empty terrain whose few inhabitants have cultural links with neighbouring Liguria.