we stayed with Gill and Ken last year and I promised to write a review: Finally I can tell how much we enjoyed staying in Celle dei Puccini. nGill and Ken are the perfect hosts, always caring, helpful, charming. The apartment (filomena) was perfect, with a terrace, a great view, three wonderful bedrooms. A place so well maintained, a kitchen so perfectly equipped, with a wonderful pool to share with the other guests, that we had a wonderful time there. And not to forget the pretty small village with romantic narrow paths.
One thing that you need to know: No place for a handicapped person as the parking lot is a good amount of stairs down the hill. You need to carry your daily groceries up to the apartment. And the way to the pool is also a few steps away. It takes around 20 minutes to the train station with regular trains to Lucca and even Pisa. When we stayed in July 2018, the temperature almost never rose above 30°C, which was nice.
Did I mention everything? I hope so! All in all very much recommended, even with children.
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Reluctant to write a review……we love this place so much we want it all to ourselves.
The beautiful scenery around the grounds, the well equipped comfortable and spotless apartments which cater for all your needs and the excellent local places to eat.
We have been staying here for several years and keep coming back, Ken and Gill are great hosts and nothing is too much trouble. It is a great place to stay in and eat, relax by a immaculate pool or go and explore what Tuscany has to offer. Perfect !
Gill and Ken have thought of everything to make our stay the most wonderful experience. We stayed in Il Capriccio for two week in July 2018; a stunning house with absolutely everything we needed. We have stayed in many villas, houses and apartments and this is by far the best in terms of comfort and being well equipped.
The most charming village of Celle is welcoming we enjoyed our ‘banter’ with the local people who are truly wonderful.
Gill and Ken are the best hosts ever – on hand without being too intrusive.
We loved it so much that we are going back in June 2019 and looking forward to trying out another of the beautiful homes II Belvedere.
Bernadette & Dean Martin
Beautiful haven and wonderful owners
Our family of six (two adults – four children) had an absolutely fantastic two week stay in Celle this summer. Tuscany has so many great things to offer- but we were overwhelmed by the kindness, thoughtfulness and incredible attention to detail shown by the owners, Gill and Ken Clay .
The apartment (Filomena) was spacious, spotless and superbly stocked with everything needed to relax and enjoy. Outside, the breathtaking views and the immaculate homely gardens surrounded us, as we basked in the sun on the very comfortable loungers, followed by a great deal of fun in the lovely pool with its many family friendly games available .The location was ideal for short car journeys to Lucca and the surrounding areas, and less than an hour to an excellent park and ride to Florence.
The memories of Celle will stay with us always, so too, the warmth and care shown by two very decent and dedicated people, thank you both so much.