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“A real gem in the heart of the Tuscan contryside”
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The Villa
Front Terrace
Entrance Hallway
Entrance Hallway
Rustic Kitchen
Rustic Kitchen
Rustic Kitchen
Rustic Kitchen
Dining and Sitting Room
Dining and Sitting Room
Dining and Sitting Room
Bedroom 1
Bedroom 1
Bedroom 1
Bedroom 1 Ensuite
Bedroom 1 Ensuite
Bedroom 2
Bedroom 2
Bedroom 2 Ensuite
Bedroom 2 Ensuite
View across Plunge Pool
Plunge Pool Terrace
Plunge Pool Terrace
Plunge Pool Terrace
Plunge Pool Terrace
View across Plunge Pool
Al Fresco Dining
Al Fresco Dining
Plunge Pool Terrace
View across the valley
Plunge Pool Terrace
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Bagni di Lucca, Province of Lucca, Tuscany

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Carrera L...
London
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“A real gem in the heart of the Tuscan contryside”
Reviewed 4 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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Review by Carrera-Leigh Dix - guest but not the booker.
I stayed at The Contented Tuscan for a fortnight with my husband and his parents and didn't want to leave!
With unrivaled views of the surrounding area, this hillside cottage is a real hidden gem. It was the perfect size for four guests, with two spacious and well decorated double bedrooms and immaculate en-suites. The outside area is private and cosy but with a real sense of space due to its position on the edge of the village.
We didn't have the best of weather throughout our stay, but the close proximity of Bagni di Lucca and bigger towns and cities meant that there was always something to do if things got a bit overcast. There was no shortage of places to eat and a BBQ in the garden for quieter nights in.
Denise and Steve were very accommodating and attentive, making our stay that bit special. The village itself is picturesque and the people very friendly. Be warned to sleep with the front windows closed if you like to lie in though, as some of the locals are up early.
The only other thing I would warn holiday makers about is the mosquitoes, but that seems to be the case across Tuscany and nothing to do with the accommodation itself.
Highly recommended by me - in fact I've already pointed several people towards this place - I'd go back in a heartbeat!

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Liked best: The quiet, rural location was perfect for unwinding.
Liked least: There wasn't much to not like, so I'll be picky and say the winding roads on the way up.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
20 Aug 2014
Thank you for your very kind feedback. We are delighted that you were pleased with your holiday here and are grateful that you are happy to refer The Contented Tuscan to friends. Best wishes and hope to see you both again Steve & Denise.
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Gail P
Northampton, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic”
Reviewed 14 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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person found this review helpful

The situation of the property, the view, the attention to detail inside and out should impress even the most discerning traveller. We really had to drag oursleves away from the gorgeous terrace to visit Florence (by train) and Lucca (twice, we loved it so much). A real home from home experience made even better by our lovely and very discreet hosts who should be proud of what they have created. The fireflys after dark completed an experience that other holidays will have to live up to. Well done and thank you both very much.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
25 Jul 2014
Wow – what a great review – thank you very much.
Fantastic sums up how we felt too about having you as our first guests.
We were a little nervous but really could not have asked for lovelier guests. Thanks too for your super feedback and taking the time to suggest supplying a Tuscan supper. We incorporated your idea into our offering, now all our future guests can have a pre-prepared Tuscan supper waiting for them when they return from a days sightseeing.
You having a good experience matters to us and we are pleased that our holiday home helped deliver you a super holiday in Tuscany.
We hope to see you again Steve & Denise.
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Debs7443
Worcester
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A Tuscan Treasure ..........”
Reviewed 9 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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person found this review helpful

Where to start! As a family travelling with a five month old baby, we have just experienced the most amazing holiday staying at The Contented Tuscan. We flew into Florence and after a journey through spectacular countryside arrived at the house to be met by our lovely hosts, Steve and Denise. The house and pool are absolutely beautiful. So much attention to detail has been paid to the furnishings and home comforts, we didn't want for anything! Steve and Denise have obviously put much thought into making this property feel like home from home for their guests. We hired cars for the duration so were able to travel with ease throughout the area including Florence, Pisa and the beach resort of Viareggio. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay and really were the contented Tuscans for a week. We will definitely return. Thank you so much for making it such a memorable week staying in your beautiful home.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
11 Jul 2014
Thank you so much for your lovely review, it was a joy having you stay at our holiday home. As a new venture it really is wonderful to hear we got it right for you. Glad too that you enjoyed your day trips to Florence, Pisa and Viareggio.
You were super guests and we are pleased we played our part in making your holiday a memorable one. We look forward to seeing you again Steve & Denise.
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Duncan G
London
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Bliss on a hill”
Reviewed 5 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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There is no denying that Tuscany is stunning, but combined with a beautiful rental property in a hill top village, with amazing views and you have all the ingredients for a perfect break....especially the small pool and terrace. We thought the property was akin to a boutique hotel and Steve and Denise were so helpful in making our stay truly memorable. After discovering Tuscany and this property, we'll be back!

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Liked best: The whole package of property and location.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
11 Jul 2014
What a super review – thank you so much.
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay here in Guzzano. It was a pleasure having you here as our guests and look forward to seeing you again soon Steve & Denise
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Anita R
2 reviews
Reviewed 31 July 2018 for a stay in July 2018
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Management Response
1 Aug 2018
Beste Anita, wat een superbeoordeling - we waarderen uw positieve feedback over ons vakantiehuis. We zijn er trots op om zo goed mogelijk aan de behoeften van onze gasten te voldoen. Als je weer naar ons gebied reist, verwelkomen we je graag terug. Ciao Steve & Denise
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