Petit, chaleureux Anglais familial B & B dans une vieille maison de village perché magnifique. Deux chambres propres et confortables avec des chambres avec salle de douche attenante, plein britannique et italien satellite, cafetière, bouilloire et des biscuits et une connexion Wi-Fi gratuite. Terrasse ensoleillée, jardin privatif, parking privé et garage fermé pour motos et vélos. Le paisible village perché au-dessus de Bagni di Lucca, avec sa station thermale et stations thermales, des bars, des restaurants, des magasins et des installations sportives telles que piscines, courts de tennis, canoë-kayak et l'équitation. La marche est très populaire, aussi bien dans les villages et dans la zone plus large, avec des sentiers et chemins balisés désignés, l'un à partir de l'extérieur de notre porte. Plages de sable doré sur la Côte d'Azur, gorges fantastiques coupées en montagnes de marbre et les montagnes des Apennins, de spectaculaires sont uniquement accessible en une heure. Beaux endroits comme Florence, Pise, Sienne et les Cinque Terre sont tous faciles à atteindre pour les jours fantastique.
3,2 sur novembre 15, 2010
This B&B, situated in the tiny mountain hamlet of Brandeglio, lies at the very top end of a single daunting road so twisty, steep, and narrow as to make passing an oncoming vehicle a test of both faith and will. The pint-sized hamlet of Brandeglio obviously holds charms for some, as a few other reviews prove. The buildings were mostly featureless white stucco, dulled with age and neglect. The Castagni d’Oro B&B has a neat, Cotswoldy appearance with fresh white walls throughout, handsome old stone tiles for flooring, beams in the ceiling, comfortably frumpy furniture, and two quite acceptable guest rooms upstairs. The breakfasts were OK but hardly distinctive, and the dinners felt minimal. At other places we stayed at, the food and wine kept coming and coming, and all of it was delicious. At Castagni d’Oro, you felt lucky to get a second glass of wine, and the entrees tasted like British pub food. But you’re pretty much stuck with dining there, for driving to and from the nearest town, Bagni di Lucca, feels dicey, especially at night. Adrian, ever affable, is very smart, well read, and articulate, with an informed opinion on everything. I found him a mine of useful information about all things Italian, and he speaks the language well, too, which can be really handy. But if you arrive tired, or if you’re not interested in learning all he has to teach you, he’ll exhaust you with his garrulousness, which is almost literally nonstop. You really don’t converse with Adrian; you simply listen to a monologue. Initially, this is charming. Eventually, though, it wears. Louise, his wife, is ever pleasant and ever conscientious, but she’s reduced to functionary status here, deferring at all times to her husband and generally offering nothing more than a perpetual, slightly dazed smile, no doubt matching my own. We stayed at Castagni d’Oro two nights—two more than perhaps we should have.
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It seems unfair to compare 2 rainy November nights in our budget B&B with, not mentioned in this review, over 3 sunny weeks in 5-star luxury B&Bs in Chianti with their own restaurants, farms, vineyards and olive groves - costing twice our rate. We were told everything was fine so were unaware of any problems or dislikes Italy is 75% mountains, most villages are up mountains so roads are twisty, steep and narrow. It’s geography Our 1650-built hamlet is not a pink Disney theme park, but a conservation area. By law the houses must remain unchanged We are happy our house, guestrooms and furniture impressed them, albeit frumpy whatever that means Ample breakfasts are included in the price unlike at their other B&Bs. So food and wine at the other B&Bs “kept coming and coming” presumably the bill kept growing and growing. Our meals are made fresh, drinks included at only 15 euro, half what they paid at their other B&Bs plus drinks. Guests can eat at the village bar, bring their own food or drive to the many restaurants and bars in Bagni di Lucca, just 15 minutes away As for speaking non-stop, it feels true as from arrival there was a constant barrage of questions to be answered. But unlike the other Italian B&Bs we are English so were able to answer the interminable questions. My wife was hardly spoken to so was able to get on with running the guesthouse. But I had to answer the next question and would also have had a dazed smile, if only I had the time Ours Budget B&B has the lowest tariff around but 5-star service for half the price is beyond even our capabilities. We offer more facilities than others like LCD TVs with British reception, kettles, coffee, private parking Told many times of their 3 fantastic weeks in luxury B&Bs with farms and restaurants, we appreciate if they expected 5-star luxury and found they had booked 2 nights at our budget priced B&B by mistake, it could be quite annoying especially in the rain
4,4 sur septembre 21, 2009
This B & B was a lovely surprise. The room we had was beautifully designed and decorated and had a tranquil view. The windey road leading to this hilltop was described in the write up and so we were prepared for it. We were served a Large continental breakfast with as much coffee and tea as required. Our hosts were very relaxed and friendly and even provided an evening meal when we requested one. As walkers we were also provided with a packed lunch when we asked. The local bar with its traditional Tuscan fare and wines was very enjoyable. We would have no hesitation in returning to Castagnie di Oro if we were to travel in this beautiful area again. Many thanks Louise and Adrian for such a lovely break.
Deux chambres doubles non-fumeurs lumineuses, spacieuses, la chambre bleue dispose d'un lit king-size ou des lits jumeaux et la salle rouge a un double. Simplement décoré et confortablement meublées avec salle de bains privative avec douche, serviettes de qualité, des articles de toilette gratuits et un sèche-cheveux. matelas fermes et les draps britannique de qualité pour un sommeil de bonne nuit. 2 lits pliants simple et lit, gratuit pour les moins de 10 ans, un peu plus de 11-16s et les adultes. S'il vous plaît demandez l'aide des deux chambres, des lits supplémentaires, pas de petits-déjeuners, etc Les téléviseurs LCD reçoivent les chaînes du satellite britannique et italien. WiFi gratuit.
Prix par nuit: EUR 55 - EUR 60
Village de montagne au sommet, A la campagne, A la montagne, Village, Région viticole
Pisa, Italy (PSA-G. Galilei) 40 miles
De Bagni di Lucca route au nord sur la route SS12 et après 2km tourner à droite jusqu'à la colline à notre panneau jaune à Brandeglio. Nous sommes à 50 mètres de la Piazza. Parc privé dans notre allée.
Antiquaires , Galeries d'art, Plage, Lieu de concert, Dîner gastronomique, Sites historiques, Concerts, Musée, Parcs nationaux/régionaux, Zone naturelle, Océan, Extreme descente à vélo, Théâtre, Zone de pic-nic, Services religieux, Rivière, Ruines, Piste de ski, Vignoble, Entreprise vinicole
Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn, Villa
Barbecue grill, Lecteur CD, Ordinateur, Copieur, Lecteur DVD, Bureau, Fax, Cheminée, Internet, Parking, Radio, Réception chaînes satellite, TV, Téléphone, Machine à laver/sèche-linge , Réduction au spa thermal à Bagni di Lucca
Panier d'agréments, Cafetière/Bouilloire, Internet dans la chambre, Sèche-cheveux, Wi-Fi
Location de vélos, Pistes cyclables, Observation d'oiseau, Ski alpin , Sentiers de randonnée , Promenade à cheval, Pistes de VTT , Piscines publiques à Bagni di Lucca, Excursion, Natation, Terrain de tennis, Location de raquettes tennis
Adrian and Louise McCrae-Bell
Nous sommes arrivés à la Toscane de la New Forest en Angleterre en 2007 pour mettre en place et exploiter un nouveau Bed and Breakfast aux normes britanniques de service et des installations, tout en appréciant le style de vie italien et bien sûr .... le temps!