Lari Villa Rental Photos and Description
Amazing Villa in Tuscany, luminous and gorgious with counter current pool
This amazing Villa with great views sleeps 10 persons comfortably with 5 bedrooms and 4 baths, several living rooms, dining room, terrace for outside eating, wonderful luminous big habitable kitchen and 18 m pool and garden, this Villa offers a perfect holiday in Italy or better to say in Tuscany. The Villa is cozy and welcoming, offers great views, space and comfortable holidays, staff can be organized if desired, like a cook and a cleaning lady.
This stunning home is nestled in an amphitheatre of gentle wooded hills surrounding a beautiful mediaeval castle town. Sitting on a hill top location it offers countryside and at the same time it is a step from two villages providing fresh local food and amenities, restaurants and services.
This 16th century farmhouse of 550 square meters has been recently restored. The former landlady was a swimming champion and therefore built in this pool with a counter current system for training purposes enjoying at the same time magnificent air and views.
The wonderful micro climate states to be one of the best in Italy as the Mediterranean sea is nearby, as well as thermal spas with natural healing water.
Pisa airport is less than half an hour with flights to most principle European cities and direct to New York. Within easy reach by car are San Gimignano, Volterra, Lucca, Florence, Livorno, Cinque Terre, Portofino, Montecatini Terme with Siena, Assisi and Arezzo not far beyond. Pisa and Lucca boast magnificent opera and ballet seasons as well as the Puccini festival close by. Each of the hill top villages stages local feasts and offer good restaurants.
The Villa itself, in perfect condition contains, a spacious living kitchen with open fireplace and utility annex leading straight out to a pergola (covered terrace). Paved with old stone slabs from a convent in Puglia. Five light, airy reception rooms all opening through French doors onto the south facing terrace complete the ground floor and offer a great summer sunny lifestyle with space and light. Upstairs there is a huge library, five bedrooms and three complete bathrooms with windows of which each prospects a wonderful view into the nature of Tuscan landscape.
Warm travertine stone on floors, staircase and bathrooms complement the original old brick, timber and stone features.
The property includes a service flat with large living room, bedroom, kitchen and bathroom which is reached by an outside staircase. The exquisite garden, lovingly tended by the resident gardener embracing a long lap pool (18 meters) with the above mentioned counter current system to do real swimming training rounds. The Villa is surrounded by terrace and gardens and another 5 hectares of meadows, including a pond and olive groves including a classical Mediterranean “macchia”, the mix of Thyme, Broom, Sage and many other dry garden Mediterranean plants, shrubs and trees which are now established. Included in the land there is a wood, a spring feeding 3 lakes and the irrigation system, a stone washing well, and an artesian well.
On site are two donkeys and a house keeper who takes care of the garden and the pool.
We can organize cooking lessons for you or tours through the archipelago of Tuscany.
- smoking allowed
- pets considered
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
- Events Allowed
When we had to move, we did not want to sell this Villa, which we love so much, so we decided to keep it and share this wonderful place with others and come back sometimes ourselves.
It was the only historical Villa, which had so marvellous many and big windows, so close to the airport. The view, the 'home feel', because you feel so protected by nature and at the same moment you are exposed towards South and the Tuscan Sun.
Three lakes, own wells, a counter current system pool, lots of space and well being corners in the whole house. There is a place for everybody and at the same time you can enjoy cosyness together either in front of a fire place in Winter or to see the sunset on the terrace with friends and-or family.