BEAUTIFUL ECO-FRIENDLY FARMHOUSE:COOKING LESSONS, MEALS, DRIVER, CAR AND MORE !

Donatella Sechi

Speaks english, italian
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Lucca Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Farmhouse, 4 Bedrooms(1 or 2bd flat)+ Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps2-10)

Our small organic farm sits on a hill along Lucca’s beautiful northern countryside in the hamlet of Aquilea, with stunning views over the Valdottavo valley, the high peaks of the Apennines, and the National park in the distance. We produce our own olive oil, bake our own bread, make jams from our own fruit trees, prepare home-made yoghurt and classic Italian sauce from our own tomatoes, and grow a variety of vegetables.

Our solar powered and beautifully restored farmhouse has 3 comfortable, fully furnished apartments that will feel like home the moment you step inside! Each has its own entry on a lovely terrace where you can relax and enjoy outdoor dining, including pizza from a brick oven. At our above ground swimming pool, guests can enjoy sunbathing with an incredible view.

The 2-story apartment sleeps 4+2. The ground floor includes a kitchen/eating area and a sitting room with a sofa bed. On the second floor, there are two bedrooms (one has 2 twin beds, but can easily be transformed into a double bedroom) and a large bathroom with shower and a bathtub. A door next to the living room leads to an adjoining studio apartment that has a dinette kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom and sleeps 2. The two apartments can be combined into a large 3-bedroom and 2-bathroom apartment sleeping 6+2.

We have also an other nice,cosy Studio on the ground floor that is not adjoinable to the others and sleeps 2.

Since our 3 apartments can be rented separately as well as combined, updating is difficult and the calendar is not always correct. So, please send us your enquiry if you are interested in staying at our farmhouse.

It's only possible to post one rate so we have decided to post Studio rates, as we have 2 Studios that have the same rate and so please, ask for the quote of large apartment that usually is a little less than the double rate of one Studio. Further we offer a special rate, a discount on full property rental.

Our love and respect for the environment can be seen in our organic farm with free-range animals, olive groves, a vegetable garden, and fruit trees. We use solar panels for hot water, to help with the wood boiler heating system, and to heat the swimming pool. We chose an above ground, moveable swimming pool because it has less environmental impact. We have two gazebos near the pool with photovoltaic roofs.

Here a car is really necessary. We have a special agreement with a car rental agency and can help you to rent a car with a cheap rate.

Driver service: If you don't feel like driving, the owner or one of her relatives can be your driver and guide: they can pick you up at the train station in Lucca or at the airport in Pisa or Florence, bring you to the farmhouse to get settled, help you to visit undiscovered surroundings and Tuscan beautiful towns.

Cooking lessons and catering : You can learn how to make classic Italian dishes in our large country kitchen and enjoy your meal in our lovely dining room. The owner speaks excellent English and is a talented cook. You can choose the menu with her, deciding what you would like for your delightful cooking lesson. If you do not feel like cooking, you can enjoy being served authentic Tuscan dinners for €25 per head.

Italian language lessons : We can organize Italian language lessons upon request.

Car or driver, cooking lessons or catering, Italian lessons – the choice is yours. Join us for a true Tuscan vacation.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Donatella Sechi (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
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About Donatella Sechi

Mt husband and I in the picture : we are in front of the facade where under the plaster we had found the date in which that part of the farmhouse had been built :1718 !

Donatella Sechi purchased this farmhouse in 2006

Why Donatella Sechi chose Lucca

This had being been our dream, we wanted to move to live in the country, but not too far from Lucca where we were working.

In 1988, a few monthes after the birth of our oldest son, we bought this abandoned property and step by step we renovated the building and we started replacing olive trees. We moved here in 1994 and after a lot of works in 2005 we were ready with the rental units. So finally I could devote myself to this full-time job.

What makes this farmhouse unique

When you arrive you immediately fall in love with the view of the mountains and the peaceful feeling that the view gives you. You can think to be really ina remote area, out and far from stressful life, while in 7 minutes you can reach Ponte a Moriano, trhat is the closest little town, where you can find everything you can need.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My family (three adults, one child and two teens) thoroughly enjoyed our week-long stay at Abbacca-la. What a scenic location--everything you imagine Tuscany to be--and Lella, her husband, and their two dogs were so welcoming. The accommodation is not fancy, but more than adequate, and besides, we spent 90% of our time outside, hiking, cycling or exploring our new favorite town, Lucca. If you go, you have to schedule a cooking lesson with Lella, who is a first-class Tuscan chef. It was the highlight of our trip, and my kids are still talking about the gourmet pizzas, tomato/bread salad, and eggplant pasta.
Apr 2010
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 93 traveler reviews

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Beautiful Eco-Friendly Farmhouse:Cooking Lessons, Meals, Driver, Car and More !
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Lucca Piana di Lucca
Utrecht
5

Lovely agriturismo in beautiful area

  • 5 of 5
We had a great stay at this agriturismo. The owners were very friendly and have a beautiful place. The surroundings are really beautiful and it is only a short drive to Lucca, which is a lovely city. If you like good food, you can take cooking lessons. We had one in making pizza and focaccia in the wood oven and it was great. It is also a fantastic area for riding your race bike.
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Lucca Piana di Lucca
London
5

Take in the view, relax and eat!

  • 5 of 5
The perfect spot for doing all these things.

We were looking for a quiet week, away from the hustle and bustle of big cities and this was perfect. The accommodation is as it says on the tin, basic, functional and very congruent with it's surroundings. It enabled us to take advantage of the excellent local produce and rustle up something for ourselves when we wanted. Lella was very accommodating in advising us on good local restaurants and we would highly recommend the cooking class which was fun, relaxed and the food excellent.

Plenty to see in the area if your inclined or you can just sit by the pool or take in the views.
  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Lucca Piana di Lucca
Red Deer, AB, Canada
5

Lovely scenic, peaceful, friendly location and accommodations

  • 5 of 5
We stayed here for 7 nights with four people. The unit we rented was as shown in the photos. Clean, comfortable and had everything you needed and well stocked. Great place to unwind and relax but very close to major highways and cities. Lucca is a great place to shop and site see. You can do lots of day trips and our host gave us good tips on places to see and go. Our host was very friendly and helpful. Even helping us find a doctor at the last minute so we could fly home. We had a cooking night, which I highly recommend. Amazing food and we learned how to cook it too. I would recommend this rental to anyone that is trying to find a slice of the real Italy. Thanks Lella for making our stay everything we hoped it would be.
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful Eco-Friendly Farmhouse:Cooking Lessons, Meals, Driver, Car and More !
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Lucca Piana di Lucca
Los Angeles, Ca. USA
5

Great time in an Italian farmhouse

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 4, 2 adults and 2 young teens, had a fantastic time at this farmhouse. The owners helped us out with everything we needed. Including a ride down the hill to the train station! I highly recommended this for young families. They have 2 dogs, chickens, pool and jacuzzi which were very nice to enjoy after a long day of sight seeing. Just 15 minutes down the hill to the city and to the trains. We took the trains to Florence and Siena and didn't have to drive which made it easy to drink the Italian wines! Our family learned how to make pizza along with the other guests on the last night of our stay. Perfect way to end our trip.
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Lucca Piana di Lucca
Dubai
5

Beautiful Tuscany

  • 5 of 5
We all really enjoyed relaxing at Abbacca-la this April. The weather was great, the food was delicious, Lella and her husband were very welcoming, and we really enjoyed having 2 dogs to play with when we wanted to (they were well behaved when we weren't available for playing!). The view out the back is post card Tuscany! We did a cooking lesson - homemade pasta, meat sauce, and semifreddo (ice cream) - everyone enjoyed it. We spent another day at Bargo seeing the bridge and eating pizza. Lucca is a very nice town for sight seeing and shopping. I would definitely recommend Abbacca-la.
  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Lucca Piana di Lucca
5

Warm welcome, company and kitchen - a highlight of our two week trip to Italy

  • 5 of 5
ABBACCALA
When asked for a "favorite" from our trip last fall to Italy, Bill and I both reply with an enthusiastic description of our time at Abbaccala. We arrived in Lucca by train, biked the wall, hired a driver (Abbaccala can provide transportation sometimes) and sat back to enjoy the beautiful winding trip up the hills. Our two night visit to this agriturismo was perfect. The weather was rainy, which merely made our studio feel cozier. Lella had left pasta and sauce and other treats in a basket in our room (with a small kitchen where I made my first espresso.) Our first night included a delicious dinner prepared by Lella that we ate in her kitchen, with all locally grown and raised food like olives, wine, bread, and chicken plus welcoming, lively conversation.
We had signed up for a cooking lesson prior to our arrival so the next day Lella generously brought us down to the kitchen again where we learned to make (and pronounce correctly) bruschetta, homemade pasta, sauce with local tomatoes, and two kinds of tiramisu! We then spent another couple of hours enjoying the meal with local wine, (including vin santo).
The take-away here is if you want a really local, warm, and utterly unforgettable experience, be sure to include Abbaccala. We miss Lella and her cooking lessons; the views and the dogs, and will forever be grateful for the experience and memories we have every single time we make tiramisu or bruschetta! Thank you Lella!!
  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Pisa
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Aquilea
Nearest Ferry
24 Miles
Livorno
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Pisa
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Ponte a Moriano
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Lucca
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Mastiano
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Abetone
Nearest Beach
13 Miles
Viareggio
Car: necessary

You can walk in 20 minutes to the ruins of romanic church that can be seen from our farmhouse. It?s a fantastic spot with a wonderful view of the area and the valley !

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Availability & Rates

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Lucca Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Studio high/medium season
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
4 night minimum stay
€550
 
 
Studio medium season
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 29 2014
4 night minimum stay
€500
 
 
Studio high/ medium season
Oct 30 2014 - Nov 5 2014
3 night minimum stay
€550
 
 
Studio low season
Nov 6 2014 - Dec 19 2014
2 night minimum stay
€450
 
 
Studio High/ medium season
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 6 2015
4 night minimum stay
€550
 
 
Studio low season
Jan 7 2015 - Apr 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
€450
 
 
Studio high/medium season
Apr 3 2015 - Apr 9 2015
3 night minimum stay
€550
 
 
Studio low season
Apr 10 2015 - Apr 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
€450
 
 
Studio medium season
May 1 2015 - May 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
€500
 
 
Studio high/ medium season
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
€550
 
 
Studio high season
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
€600
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
€85
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 1.0%
Notes It's only possible to post one rate so we have decided to post Studio rates, as we have 2 Studios that have the same rate and so please, ask for the quote of large apartment that usually is a little less than the double rate of one Studio. Further we offer a special rate, a discount on full property rental.
On the time of booking we ask for a 30% deposit, the balance can be paid cash on arrival or if through credit card a week in advance your arrival.
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Amenities

Amenities

Lucca Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 160 m²
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • One Studio has a very comfortable bathroom for DISABLE PEOPLE. The large unit (2 bd) on the first floor has a very large bathroom with shower and bathtub. Each Studio is on the ground floor and has a bathroom with shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4), so in case we can have 4 double beds. Child Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) sleeps 2
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
we are very flexible for our guest needs and we like to be helpful so please just ask if you have any question and we'll make our best to let you have your stay a relaxing and unforgettable holiday
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