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

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

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:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Donatella Sechi

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Speaks english, italian
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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

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.

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.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

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Beautiful Eco-Friendly Farmhouse:Cooking Lessons, Meals, Driver, Car and More !
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Beautiful Eco-Friendly Farmhouse:Cooking Lessons, Meals, Driver, Car and More !
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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
  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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!!
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Lucca Piana di Lucca
Harwich, Essex, UK
5

Farmhouse Gem in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
Ciao Lella e Piero! This was our 4th visit to "Abbacca-la" and a wonderful one it was too. Lella has upgraded her previously 'cooking lesson' area to a gorgeous double bedroom apartment with en-suite shower room, and this time my husband and I stayed there. Lella and Piero are warm, kind and welcoming and her cooking is legendary:). The weather was beautiful, the scenery stunning (as always) and the farmhouse quintessentially Tuscan. The Cinque Terre is a 'must do' trip and if you have the time (and money!!) a special visit to The Butterfly Ristorante a 1 Michelin Star restaurant will not disappoint - it's less than a 10min drive from Lella's property. It was our first experience of a Michelin star restaurant and what better place to be in than Tuscany!! We will definitely be back in the near future, hopefully to harvest the olives. See you soon Lella and Piero love Trish & Lawrie :)
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, 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
Winchester
5

Fabulous Tuscan Experience

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We are a family of 4 (children 14 and 11yrs)and have recently returned from a great holiday at this classic Tuscan farmhouse. The hostess, Lella, is extremely helpful and welcoming. We enjoyed wonderful food cooked by her one evening in her fabulous al fresco dining area, watching the sun set over the Tuscan hills. Another evening we tried our hand at cooking during her fun cookery lesson. All in all it made for some fantastic memories. The house is well positioned to enjoy wonderful peace and quiet, but also very accessible to Lucca and many other day trips. Strongly recommended.
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Lucca Piana di Lucca
3

Great cooking lesson

  • 3 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
We enjoyed our stay very much. I would recommend renting the upstairs unit. The cooking lesson with Lella is a must.
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Lucca Piana di Lucca
portland, oregon
5

Charming, Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We loved this picturesque farmhouse; incredibly clean, eco-friendly with great dogs. Donatella is a superb hostess--warm and gracious while respecting our privacy. We were greeted with a lovely basket of food and a well-stocked kitchen. But, eat if you can with Donatella. The food is fabulous! Wish we could have taken a cooking class but time did not allow. The only drawback is that it is a bit tricky to get to, and not easy to walk in the area. The little pool is clean and fun. There is also a nice heated spa. We loved our stay here and would return again.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Map

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

Lucca Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Studio low season
Jan 4 2014 - Apr 17 2014
€400
4 nights
 
 
Studio high/medium season
Apr 18 2014 - May 3 2014
€500
4 nights
 
 
Studio medium season
May 4 2014 - May 31 2014
€450
4 nights
 
 
Studio high/ medium season
Jun 1 2014 - Jun 30 2014
€500
4 nights
 
 
Studio high season
Jul 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
€550
7 nights
 
 
Studio high/medium season
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
€500
4 nights
 
 
Studio medium season
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 29 2014
€450
4 nights
 
 
Studio high/ medium season
Oct 30 2014 - Nov 5 2014
€500
3 nights
 
 
Studio low season
Nov 6 2014 - Dec 19 2014
€400
2 nights
 
 
Studio High/ medium season
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 6 2015
€500
4 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
€85
2 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

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.
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.
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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:
  • Rural
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Budget
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Spa
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Living Room
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • 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:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Gazebo ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • miniature golf
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • horseshoes
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • roller blading
  • wind-surfing
  • rock climbing
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • skiing
  • tennis
  • spelunking
  • parasailing
  • cross country skiing
  • mountain biking
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • hiking
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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