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Celle dei Puccini - fabulous vacation          Rated *****   2023

Outstanding - spent two weeks in this fantastic, quiet place! Gill and Ken did everything to make our stay as comfortable as possible.

Stunning location beautiful apartment.          Rated *****  2023

Our hosts were extremely welcoming and helpful. The apartment beautiful, comfortable with everything you needed for your stay.The views from the terrace were amazing. The swimming pool was lovely. A perfect place to relax and enjoy peace and quiet.

Heerlijk verblijf  (Wonderful stay)     Rated ***** 2021             

Very sweet host and wife and beautiful village with blissful terrace and views. Highly recommended

Hele lieve gastheer en vrouw en prachtig dorpje met zalig terras en uitzicht. Echt aanrader

What a fantastic find this was, research paid off!      Rated ***** 2016

Absolutely lovely in every way. Gill and Ken were fantastic hosts, very friendly and full of information if you want it, nothing too much trouble and the accommodation in Belvedere was superb, spot on for our requirements.
All the little extras such as tea/coffee, washing tablets, loo rolls etc really make a big difference to that supermarket shop and adds a home from home feel.
The winding hill up to the property did cause a few scary moments but you do get used to it. Recommend if there are 2 drivers in the party that you both make yourself named drivers to give that flexibility. We didn't and it was a big mistake.
The pool area was lovely, never very busy and a welcome relief to the intense heat we had for the first week, even when it cooled down a bit for the final few days it was really pleasant. 

We want to live here!        Rated *****   2013

First off, we have stayed here three times now and we love it.
The website, backed up by responsive e-mails from Gill and Ken give a comforting feel to the place before you get there and directions from Pisa to Celle are spot on. Confidence is high before you get there doesn't wain when you stay either!
Celle is up a hill but on arrival there is always someone there to take baggage up the final short sharp ascent. The properties have been lovingly restored and are beautifully presented. La Belvedere is fabulous; excellent kitchen (good fresh food an excellent butcher are a ten minute drive away in Borgano), decent showers (with plenty of hot water and good pressure), comfy bedrooms but the best bit is the private 'tower' to relax in during the heat of the day or simply to sit out in at night and enjoy a glass or two and listen for the double chiming of the clock in the village above. Each of the properties has its own private area with seating, a BBQ and a view.
Location is great and Lucca is a 30 minutes drive away. We love walking and not only are there some good local wanders but also some great walks in the National and Regional parks close to hand, try the gorge walk at Orrido di Botri (Teenagers will love it!) or head for the Parco Alpi Apuane or San Pellegrino - scenery is spectacular but be prepared for some very narrow twisty roads. There are caves, aerial adventures, the home of Pinocchio and Leonardo da Vinci's birthplace all within sensible distance for day trips. Gill and Ken have put together several itineraries and there are plenty of up to date leaflets and pamphlets in the properties.
There are several good restaurants within a short drive of Celle and the information pack provided gives details and numbers. However, if you're wanting somewhere special to go try Antica Locanda di Sesto in Sesto di Moriano - Trip Advisor isn't wrong. We ate in a lot as fresh food is in abundance and BBQ pork from the butcher in Borgo a Mozzano is something special.
The village is very peaceful and we have been there out of the traditional school holiday times and I expect the pool area can become quite noisy - but it is a great place for families and being socialable.
This is a great place to stay in a fabulous part of Italy but it is made even better by Gill and Ken. They are perfect hosts and keep everything clean, never watching over you but never far away should you need anything.
We have never been anywhere twice except for here!!

Absolutely Lovely      Rated *****    2013

We stayed in 'Belvedere' for the last week of a two centre holiday in July.
The accommodation was fabulous; spacious, full of character, very comfortable, spotlessly clean, with fantastic views and incredibly well equipped...everything you could need and more.
Ken and Gill were perfect and generous hosts. As Ken said- "We are here if you need us and if you don't, we're not."
The pool and surround is really lovely...our daughter (9) was very happy. Pizza night was delightful. Local restaurants are excellent (we loved La Fonte).
Celle is very rural and peaceful but within easy reach of so many wonderful places to visit in this part of Tuscany.
We had a perfect week and have already booked for next year!


Wow, what a lovely place!     Rated *****   2013

We had a wonderfully relaxing week here. Days out, guided largely by the information pack that was provided at the property along with added input from Gill and Ken. We particularly enjoyed our trips to Lucca, the local winery for lunch and the Carrara marble quarry. Our evenings were spent relaxing in the covered terrace, which has superb views over the surrounding hills.
We have never stayed anywhere so clean and well prepared or amply stocked. This included many items that would not usually be provided.
Gill and Ken are very good hosts, who are most helpful yet unintrusive at the same time.
We would have no hesitation in recommending this to anyone who is looking for a peaceful get away. We will definitely be returning.

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