The Lance Castle is a pretty village house built of mellow stone and set in the tiny hilltop village of Lanciole and formed from part of a huge stone building dating back to the 1200's - and a Ghibelline castle. The Ghibellines who sided with the holy roman Emperor fought aginst the Guelphs who supported the Pope over the right to rule the nothern part of Italy. In the Castle there are two properties the Fairy and the Elf. The Village lies in the hills to the north of Pescia and Montecatini - a very picturesque area ideal for touring or relaxing in delightful surroundings. The property itself is full character with a cosy cottage feel where you will feel really 'at home'. The Castle sits at the edge of the little village and is surrounded by miles of woodlandwhere you can enjoy long walks and the whole area is a patchwork of medieval hilltop villages which are all worth a visit. Lanciole, though tiny, has a bar/pizzeria which also sells a few basic foodstuffs whilst in ancient times the village was known to have produced 'lancia' or spears and other arms. The area makes a good base for touring being within easy driving distance of many famous places including Lucca, Pisa and Florence. The Castle is divided in two apartments, the Fairy and the Elf. The Fairy property is reached up stone steps leading to a delightful terrace which has outstanding views to the surrounding woodland. The entrance from the terrace leads into a picturesque dining/kitchen with most attractive Tuscan fireplace, beamed ceiling and antique terracotta floor (gas hob, electric oven, fridge/freezer, toaster, stone sink). Door from the kitchen lead in to a 1800 bed room which has a window looking to the church. Small cloakroom with a wc and basin also houses washing machine. Open tread stairs from the kitchen lead to a first floor sitting room with sofa, satellite TV and VCR. Further double bedroom. Family bathroom has whirlpool bath with shower fitting, basin, bidet and wc and beautiful views. The upstairs floors are of wood and there are beautiful beamed ceilings throughout. Furnishings throughout are tastefully rustic with additional antique pieces and many personal touche and pictures to add to the home from home feel. Central heating and a mobile phone and cot are available on request. Outside: The Castle villa is the only property in the village having a lovely terraced grassy garden and some trees. In the Garden you can find too a pool 7,5x4 metres, a barbeque a gazebo garden furniture. This is a delightful property which I feel would be ideal for a honeymoon in a romantic setting. Sleeps & number of Bedrooms: 3 double bedrooms (4/5 sleeps maximum), bath 2 (1 whirlpool bath) Amenities: Satellite TV, VCR, mobile phone (on request), pool, barbeque, gazebo, little stereo, fireplace in the in the kitchen..... The Elf property is reached up stone steps leading to a delightful terrace which has outstanding views to the surrounding woodland. The entrance from the church historical side into an original sitting-room with a ceramic fireplace/stove, stone floor and walls, a beautiful culumn with family coats of arms, a confortable double sofa, satellite TV, dvd, a stereo and this room look a side to the woodland and the other to the church side. The adjacent Kitchen country-modern (gas hob, electric oven, fridge/freezer, dish-washer, beamed ceiling ) really original, look to the surrounding area. A 1700 door from the kitchen leads into a small original bathroom, with old tub with feet, basin and wc, the window look to the church side. Open tread stairs from the kitchen lead to a first floor. A double room (liberty bed and a wardrobe) and a 1800 toilette with mirror look to the surrounding woodland and to the ancient rival hamlet in front, beamed ceiling and antique terracotta floor. Furnishings throughout are tastefully rustic with additional antique pieces. Central heating and a mobile phone is available for you during your visit.incuded in the price The elf is a wonderful place where spend your honeymoon in a really romantic setting or to stay confortable for a little family of 3. Both proeprties shared the garden and the pool but both have own terrace, bbq and garden furnitures.
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