Rusticas at Caldano
Ester Smith or Grant Murphy
- english, italian
About Ester Smith or Grant Murphy
We are a family of 6 and love to spend some of our holiday in Tuscany . We all enjoy our time together as a family and best of all our friends join us in the adjoining houses.
Why Ester Smith or Grant Murphy chose Barga
We love the traditional stone barns style and all the modern comforts within. The pool is ideal for those lazy days at home or we enjoy a walk in the nearby local areas
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
we visited this place in July 2018. Dish washer didnt work from day 1. we had to clean our dishes by hand for 7 days. was not a fun for 2 family with 3 kids. It was 35c and 3 out of 2 table fan were not working. we made several calls everyday to care taker and owner. Only response we got from owner is 'sorry and he cant do anything'. He didn't even allow us to use the facility from other house which was free at that time.
Schöne ruhige Lage, aber ....
... auch wir hatten 24h kein Wasser. Da wir Sonntags ankamen, war keine Hilfe zu erreichen. Das Haus war zudem sehr dreckig - so dass wir nach 12h Fahrt erst einmal eine Grundreinigung machen mussten (soweit dies ohne Wasser möglich ist)
Für 8 Personen ist die Küche (und deren Ausstattung) ein Witz. Wir haben uns zunächst noch einige Töpfe und Schüsseln organisieren müssen. Der Kaffeekocher hatte eine nette grüne Pelzschicht.
Ich gebe trotzdem 2 Sterne, da ansonsten die Lage, Ausstattung & Größe des Hauses angemessen war. Mit etwas mehr Mühe könnte der Besitzer aus diesem Haus ein Top-Appartment machen.
Water. The house is in the mountains and sources water from stream, rarely this is not available for short periods.
House dirty. We had a problem at that time with our local cleaner. This has been resolved.
We have increased the number of pots and pans. We have had to learn what is required in the initial year of letting and hope the improvemnts match the location
In a National Park these newly converted four 17th century barns nestle on a south facing mountain slope above a tumbling river and sheltered by a magnificent chestnut forest. Accessed by a winding mountain road above the famous historical walled mountain town of Barga with its narrow winding streets, galleries, restaurants and antiques. It is within easy driving (or train if you prefer) distance of the classical Tuscan cities of Lucca (35Km). Pisa (65Km) and Florence (90Km). Nearer to hand is the old spa town of Bagni di Lucca and a wealth of small mountain towns each with their own character and attractions. In the winter you can ski at Abetone, an hour's drive away, and in the summer treat yourself to a day on the immaculate beaches around Viareggio, also about an hours drive away. You are in the centre of Tuscany and immersed in its lifestyle and culture.
Access is frequent and easy through Pisa Airport which has scheduled and economy flights available.
Ski: Winter season skiing at Abetone with all level runs, nursery slopes, lifts, ski hire and tuition. Daily, weekly or seasonal passes are avialble