This lovely farmhouse is located in the Maulina hills, famous for their wine and also as one of the most exclusive residential areas around Lucca. It is situated on the same estate as Villa Clara, and used to be one of the farmers’ houses. It has been totally restored, and the interiors have been decorated with old Tuscan furniture to preserve the original character. At the same time, it has been equipped with all modern comforts, and each bedroom has its own bathroom. One of the rooms has facilities for disabled guests. The garden and swimming pool have been positioned on the opposite side of Villa Clara to assure total privacy. The area is ideal for people looking for a quiet location, yet at same time wishing to be close to a town. In fact, the walled medieval town of Lucca is only 10 minutes away. Also, as it is only 6 km from the nearest motorway exit, it is an ideal base for visiting the main towns of Tuscany. There is a tennis club within walking distance of the house. The helpful caretakers live on the estate, in a separate apartment.
Bedroom / Bathroom Description Ground Floor:
Bedroom 1: Sleeps 2, Master queen bedroom
Bedroom 2: Sleeps 2, Double Bedroom
Bedroom 3: Sleeps 2, Twin bedroom
2 Bathrooms with shower (one of which is suitable for a wheelchair)
1 Bathroom First Floor:
Bedroom 4: Sleeps 2, Master twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom (shower only) and private terrace
Bedroom 5: Sleeps 2, Master queen bedroom with en-suite bathroom (shower only)
Bedroom 6: Sleeps 2, Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom (shower only)
Features & Amenities
Stereo / CD player
Al fresco dining
Swimming pool (12 x 5 m) – unheated
Access to pool – Ladder
6 x Loungers
6 x Sun chairs
Pool towels NOT included
Staff & Services
Maid service is included 2 hours a day, 3 days a week
Required security deposit of 1000€ is payable onsite in cash or traveler’s check
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE TIMES - Clients must arrive between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. and leave before 10 a.m. on the day of departure.
SWIMMING POOLS - Swimming pools are not open all year. If your rental period is outside the period May 30th to October 3rd, please check with us that the pool can be opened. Swimming pools are not enclosed with fences and there are no lifeguards. Clients’ use of the swimming pool is at their own risk.
HEATING - Heating is available at an additional charge. Usage will be metered throughout your stay and you will be charged accordingly. Charges must be paid directly on the spot to the owner or his/her representative before departing. Please note that heating in Italy, when not subject to restrictions by the local Government, is more expensive compared to other countries. If you look for a property in low season, make sure to ask for an estimate of the heating cost. You may be asked a supplementary deposit for heating expenses.
WATER AND ELECTRICITY - Please note that most of the properties that we offer are not the typical purpose-built Mediterranean holiday villas. Most are converted farmhouses or former manor houses, full of character and history. Water shortages do occur; please use it sparingly during the summer months. At the same time, Italy is probably one of the few countries in the world where the government has introduced a system of electricity limitators to contain the national consumption. This means you must be careful when using more than one appliance at once because the limitator will shut the electricity off.
INTERNET CONNECTION - Many of our properties have an internet connection. From our experience, when a connection is interrupted due to technical reasons beyond our control, it is unfortunately very difficult, despite our efforts, to receive immediate assistance from some of the internet providers operating in Italy. We therefore strongly suggest that those who need to access their emails should bring their own BlackBerry, or a similar portable device. Please note that in any case we cannot accept responsibility for lack of these services.
Getting There Transfers are available LOW SLUNG CARS - VANS - MINIBUSES - Most of our houses are located in the countryside. Some of them can be accessed only by unsealed roads and driveways. We therefore advise people intending to take a sports or low-slung car on holiday, to check with us first whether the access to the property allows for such a car. We advise against the use of vans and minibuses. Please always check with us, at the time of booking, if you are planning to use this type of vehicle when staying at one of our properties.
Nearest Major Airport – Pisa Galileo Galilei (PSA) – approx. 26 KM
Centre of Lucca – 4 KM
Lucca motorway exit – 6 KM
Florence – 70 KM
Riding stables – 5 KM
Tennis court - 500 meters
Coffee machine (filter + mocha)
1 Baby cot
1 High chair
7 x Fans