data of object
|Type of object:||vacation rental|
|Living area:||200 m2|
|Number of rooms:||over 10|
|Number of of sleeping accomodations (beds):||9|
|number of bathrooms:||4|
The Lance Manor Castle is a pretty small medieval castle built of mellow stone and set in the tiny hilltop village of Lanciole building dating back to the 1500's - and which a Ghibelline castle guard.The Manor is a picturesque 200 square metres small castle, just restored to offer comfortable and warm hospitality, a XVI Century Castle with guard function of three medieval little villages, located in front which lies in a very good and strategic position between Lucca and Pistoia, in the hills to the north of Pescia and Montecatini, in "Pesciatina Switzerland" so called for its woods and little nice medieval villages all around.
The village has a bar/pizzeria selling also few basic foodstuffs.
In few minutes driving you are in the main sightseeing towns: Florence 40/50 minutes, Pisa 25/30 minutes, Lucca 25/30 minutes, Siena and Arezzo 1 hour 15/20.
It is also a wonderful place to stay, (six hundred metres above sea level) with the opportunity of nice walks in the surrounding woodland,horse riding, fishing, playing tennis orlazing on the beach of Viareggio sea (40 minutes driving). The property is reached leading to a delightful terrace which has outstanding views to the surrounding woodland and on the villages in front. The entrance is through two sittingrooms each with a fireplace, stone floors and terracotta beamed ceiling. In both sittingroom you will find a sofa, satellite TV, dvd and cd player. Both 2 kitchens are fully furnished. Complete the property 4 double bedrooms, in style and three full bathrooms, one 12 sq metres, composed by a shower and a 1800 frech bathj completly restored. Furnishings throughout are tastefully rustic with additional antique pieces. Central heating.
This small castle is located in a fenced park, where you will have your parking, back to the house, and all the privacy you need, at easy distance from the village closer, (700 metres). 200 sq metres terrace in stone in front with hot tub, barbeque, two patio with stone table and chairs to eat al fresco, garden features and a pool (7mx4m).
town and location of object
The Lance Manor Castle is a beautiful, small medieval castle built during 1500's. It is like a fortress of guard for the the villages in the area. It was built of mellow stone and was a Ghibelline's manor. It is set in a wonderful and dominant position,and is only 700 metres from the village of Lanciole. The history tell us that the Ghibellines, who sided with the holy roman Emperor, fought against the Guelphs who supported the Pope over the right to rule the nothern part of Italy. In the Manor Castle there are two independent cottages the Fairy and the Elf. The Village where the Manor is located lies in the hills to the north of Pescia and Montecatini, a very picturesque area ideal for touring or relaxing in delightful surroundings. The Castle itself is perfectly restored, conserving the old characteristics but with all the comfort, so you will feel really "at home". The Manor Castle sits on an hill and it's surrounded by miles of woodland where 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. In ancient times the village was known to have produced "lancia" or spears and other arms.Many legends and tales have been said of the manor castle, what the knights made, the hunting, the battle for the supremacy on the guelphs villages... and did find a code invented to manage the work of the people in the villages of the area. The area makes a good base for touring being within easy driving distance of many famous places including Lucca, Pisa, Pistoia and Florence.
Lanciole , Lucca , Tuscany , Italy
Once upon a time on a hill between Lucca and Pistoia a village was born ,its name derived from the utensils that the inhabitants produced daily,lances.
Lanciole is the smallest castle in the area, of Longobard origins it was built on the border of the domain of Lucca.In the upper part of the village you can see the church,rebuilt before 1638,it lost its romanesque characteristic features and adopted the baroque style.
Near the church a defense core developed of which today you can see the guard tower transformed into the present day bell tower,and you have to imagine another tower below the village ,collapsed during the first world war now only a ruin.
One of the buildings situated opposite the church, for its size and for the presence
of the verandah with its well preserved sail shaped verandah stones,which faces the valley was the most important house.The castle of Lanciole was mentioned as early as 1382 in a list of castles in the area.CASTRUM LANCIULIS, CUM MURIS MERLATIS UNDIQUE CUM ECCLESIA, SUPER QUA EST FORTILITIA IN QUA MORATUR CAPITANEUS
arrival and distances
Distance to next airport: pisa
- 45 km
Distance to next railway station: pescia
- 15 km
Distance to next motorway: chiesina uzzanese
- 20 km
Distance to next Shop: 0.1 km
Sport facilities nearby
fishing, climbing, biking, golf, hunting, mountain biking, horse riding, swimming, sailing, skiing, snowboarding, diving, Tennis, hiking,
Type of holiday
- relaxation holiday
- family holiday
- cultural and sightseeing holiday
- romantic holiday
- skiing holiday
- hiking holiday
Total number of sleeping facilities: 5
- 4 double room(s)
- 1 other sleeping rooms
bathrooms and WCs
number of bathrooms: 4
- 1 bathrooms with tub
- 3 bathrooms with shower and tub
External facilities of object
- car Parking
Internal facilities of object
Machines and equipment
- bed linen provided
- towels provided
- washing machine
- 4 ring stove
- cleaning service
- long term rental possible
- seniors suitable for
- children welcome
Services Offered Final cleaning, bed bath and kitchen linens, a welcome pack (oil, sugar, salt, milk, pasta.....), and the owner will greet you at your arrival a bowl of fruit, a red Chianti wine bottle, and the necessary to your first breakfast at the Lance Manor Castle included in the price. Weekly price all incuded: From January to april euro 900/week. June and september euro 1100/week, July and August 1300/week May, and from October to december 20 euro 900/week Christmas and new year euro 1100 week. Special price for long terms rentals. More details and pictures on my web site:
Minimum rental: 300 Euro per object per week
The owner speaks the following languages:
English, French, Spanish, Italian,
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