MAGICAL TUSCAN RENTAL VILLA, HEATED POOL, GROUNDS, STUNNING VIEWS

Celia & Enzo

Speaks italian, english
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Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Bagni di Lucca Villa Rental Photos and Description

Le Mura Vacation Rental in Tuscany with Heated Pool NR Lucca Sleeps from 2 - 11

'Le Mura' is a perfect vacation rental with pool in Tuscany. This holiday rental with pool in Tuscany near Lucca above the spa of Bagni di Lucca is a real family home.

It has been lovingly restored preserving all the wooden beams and cotto floors. It is decorated in the traditional way with a simple white wash except where a piece of original fresco was uncovered.

The house is the owners' home and furnished in a mixture of antiques and contemporary furniture.

This large traditional farmhouse dates back to 1600. It is set in two and a half acres amongst vines and olive groves above the celebrated spa town of Bagni di Lucca.

The house has an idyllic setting, commanding a majestic view over the Serchio and Lima Valleys and across nine chains of mountains. In the foreground medieval villages nestle on the olive clad hillsides.

All the rooms enjoy this wonderful view.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Celia & Enzo

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2008
Speaks italian, english
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I would like to introduce us. My name is Celia, my husband Enzo (short for Vincenzo), and our daughter is called Isabella. We are an Anglo Italian family and Le Mura is our country home. We split our time between Lucca and Benabbio. We have lived and worked in the area for many years having met and married in London. I have been very lucky to have a unique experience, as I have always been treated as a local by the village and in our Piazza in Lucca. We are very happy to help our guests in any way to make their holiday as perfect as possible.

Celia & Enzo purchased this villa in 2000

We chose Le Mura for many reasons, first and foremost for the beauty of the house and its magical position. We bought the house as a family home not an investment therefore the good road up to the property was a big plus especially in winter. The fact that the house is a few minutes walk from a village that has a very active community was important for us because we didn’t want a village without a stable population. Benabbio is one of the few villages of its size to have bars and restaurants and a wonderful food shop as well as newsagent not to mention the ruins of a castle. The house itself has lots of space and large rooms and the farmhouse kitchen complete with fireplace and stone font that I always dreamed of. The views from every room and the fact that the house had been conserved rather than done up meant that all the character was still there and the rooms are large giving lots of individual space when friends visit. Le Mura’s position near Lucca, Florence and Pisa was also very important as we could enjoy the beauty of the countryside with easy access to important centres. This area has so much beauty that I will never run out of places to discover. My husband wanted our daughter to speak a pure Italian and this part of Tuscany is still unspoilt but not remote. Enzo being the Italian chose the area and balanced rural living with access to cities to airports. Lucca our local city is a delight.

Le Mura Villa is your quintessential stone Tuscan Farmhouse with terracotta floors and chestnut beams. The farmhouse kitchen for me is the hub of the house. It was love at first sight. The rooms are large and all share the most amazing view of the Garfagnana national park and Carrara Mountains. The position near Florence, Pisa and Lucca and therefore hubs of transport and city life. Secluded without being remote, near a village which is full of year round residents with lots of families with small children. The joy of being able to walk to the village for shopping and restaurants but be far enough out to have privacy. The perfect position for the pool, shade as well as sun in the grounds and of course our very own olive grove and vines. I love to sit by the pool and watch the sunset over the mountains and dine with the fireflies dancing around while on a summer evening. I also love to curl up by the wood-burning stove in winter with a book and lock the world out.

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Magical Tuscan Rental villa, Heated Pool, Grounds, Stunning Views
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Bagni di Lucca Media Valle del Serchio
5

A bit of heaven on earth!

  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Le Mura! Celia and Enzo could not have been more accomodating! They were always available to answer our many questions, offering advice and giving us detailed directions. They gave us a warm welcome when we arrived and made it a point to be there in the wee hours of the morning of our departure to wish us farewell. We quickly felt like they were good friends rather than just our hosts. It was evident that they take great pride in their home as it was very well cared for inside and out.

The farmhouse is very charming and quaint, nicely updated while retaining many original and unique features. Every window offered a stunning view of the valley and several mountain ranges. There were six in our party and more than enough room for all of us to stretch out and relax. We enjoyed a cozy fire in the evenings and woke up to church bells ringing, cool breezes and sun streaming through the windows.

The short walk to the beautiful little town of Bennabio was along a gorgeous shepherd's path. (we even picked sweet cherries along the way). The local restaurant was fabulous with very reasonable prices. There is also a pizza shop nearby that was very good as well.

I highly reccomend that you opt for the fabulous homemade meal prepared by Enzo with Celia setting out the perfect touches at the gorgeous outdoor table!

Bennabio and Bagni Di Lucca are off the beaten track and offer a wonderful insight to the beauty and culture of Tuscany without the tourist crowds. When not exploring the area, we relaxed by the pool, enjoying a glass of wine while taking in the breath taking views! I will cherish the memories made there forever!

We hope to visit again someday, next time for two weeks, one week was just not enough
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Perfect peace in Tuscan hills

  • 5 of 5
Le Mura is a beautiful, comfortable Tuscan farmhouse in huge grounds with enviable views of the mountains. It is the perfect spot to relax in - it really felt like home to us and we couldn't have enjoyed our holiday more.
We were two families travelling together and the house suited us perfectly with each couple having privacy at opposite ends of the house and all the teenagers together in the top floor bedrooms.
The kids spent most of their holiday in the pool or hanging out together in the beautiful gardens. They especially loved to visit the local pizzeria on their own.
Celia and Enzo couldn't have been more helpful and welcoming; from the basket of groceries waiting for us on arrival, showing us how everything worked, great advice about places to visit and making reservations for us in restaurants.
They arranged for the local restaurant to deliver a delicious meal for us on the first night - a welcome treat after a days travel.
We would wholeheartedly recommend le Mura and can't wait to return
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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5

Wonderful holiday experience

  • 5 of 5
I just returned from a 21 day visit to Italy which included stays in Florence, Lake Como and here at Le Mura. The Le Mura villa was easily the highlight of my stay.

The villa sits in a fairly secluded location high in the hills above Bagni di Lucca. We were a group of 8 which the villa comfortably accommodated. We enjoyed the pool almost daily, walks to Benabbio, cooking several meals in the well equipped kitchen and outdoor grill, trips to Bagni di Lucca and its local market and a group meal at the local ristorante in Benabbio. In addition the villa is equipped with a washer which we used several times.

Celia and Enzo are terrific hosts who were always available to provide suggestions as well as arranging for a prepared meal and an initial grocery order upon our arrival. On our last day we visited Lucca and witnessed the beautiful Volto Santo a celebration and procession that has been a part of Lucca’s history for over a thousand years. Celia and Enzo were able to get our party a reservation for dinner on this very busy night in the heart of Lucca at Paris Boehme where we enjoyed a meal (served with a special flair by Louis) prior to the evenings annual festivities.

I highly recommend a stay at LeMura and look forward to returning on a future visit.
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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5

Gorgeous Tuscan Farmhouse in a fabulous setting

  • 5 of 5
Le Mura is just about the perfect house for those of us for whom peace, beauty, views and comfort are key hopes for a holiday. Located in the hills above Bagni di Lucca, through winding tree-lined Tuscan roads, Le Mura sits proudly and imposingly within its large grounds of wild and cultivated plant-life, a garden of discovery, secluded from others and yet only a 10 minute walk to the local village of Benabbio. There you will find 2 excellent restaurants, a shop serving local produce and essentials, and an almost ubiquitous friendly welcome. Celia and Enzo are welcoming but unobtrusive owners, clearly proud of their house, and always happy to offer friendly advice, and, on one memorable occasion, a feast worthy of the name. The pool is located close to the house, and our teenagers were happy to spend most of their time around there, despite the proximity of the array of classical cities, towns and hill-top villages, visits to which could, if this is your favour, easily occupy a full holiday. We found the beach, recommended by our hosts, just over an hour away, on the last day, and a repeat visit will surely find us spending more than a couple of hours there. For us, this was a charming house and a memorable respite from our normal lifestyles, and our thanks are heartfelt for Celia and Enzo for enabling it to be so.
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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LeMura

  • 5 of 5
Going on the internet, renting a Tuscan farmhouse and bringing family from the west coast, the east coast and the middle of the United States to a family gathering for two weeks in Italy takes a great deal of courage. My anxieties ran high until I arrived at Le Mura and I saw that it was everything I had hoped for and more. The cherries were ripe on the tree, the roses in profuse bloom. Sunshine, fig trees fruiting, olive groves: it was beautiful. All of us had a vacation and a reunion we will never forget. The old farmhouse was very comfortable and we felt we were living in Italy not just traveling through. Enzo and Celia were perfect landlords - there when we needed them but never intrusive. Our first Saturday, Enzo and Celia prepared a feast for us that would have pleased the Michelin guide editor. We had a spectacular evening meal on a terrace high in the hills above Lucca. It was a wonderful introduction to Le Mura and began the vacation of a lifetime.
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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5

An idyllic retreat.

  • 5 of 5
Le Mura is, quite simply, idyllic. An extensive, enchanting farmhouse nestled amongst fruit trees and flowers, it is a perfect retreat for families in need of some time out, whilst being an excellent base from which to explore local history.

Whilst at Le Mura, not only did we sample the excellent cuisine at the local restaurant in Benabbio (hand gestures required for non-Italian speakers, but appreciatively so), but we travelled to Lucca (bike rides around the walls recommended, especially at 3 Euros per hour), Bagni di Lucca (the local spa town steeped in literary history; look out for the temporary dwellings of the Brownings, Percy Bysshe Shelley and Lord Byron (whose villa was, unsurprisingly, the most grandiose of the three)), Siena and Monteriggioni. All were easy to drive to, and most were within 45minutes of the property.

Having stayed in August, the weather was hot, and returning to Le Mura every evening was a sheer delight. The house is well equipped and full of rustic charm; its sense of character has really been retained despite its modern pool with magnificent views, flat screen TV and wireless, modem driven broadband, so is a perfect combination of history and modernity which caters for the needs of all.

Communication from the owners prior to our stay was excellent. Celia and Enzo were the most accommodating hosts; Enzo spent a long while advising us on the best routes to drive along (a mountain drive was a definite highlight) and the fact that the owners once lived at the property is clearly evident; it is not just a tourists’ villa but a beloved home, and one we were very privileged to have shared.

To Celia and Enzo – thank you.
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Bagni di Lucca
Nearest Motorway
23 Kilometres
Lucca
Nearest Beach
58 Kilometres
Viareggio
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Benabbio
Nearest Ski
40 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Montecatini
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Abetone
Car: recommended

Benabbio Village is a few minutes walk from the house has restaurants and shops.

Bagni di Lucca is a famous spa town offers a range of hot spring treatments. The town was much loved by literary figures and royalty

Lucca, a walled city, is an architectural gem and elegant shopping destination.

Puccini was born here. There are concerts throughout the year and famous Puccini festival is held on the coast in nearby Torre del Lago by his summer house.

Natural Park of Alpi Apuane home of Carrara marble is also on our door step.

Versilia, a typical Italian Riviera is just 20 minutes drive is loved by celebrities and families.

Florence, word class city of culture and Pisa with the famous tower are easy drives.

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Bagni di Lucca Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jul 5 2014 - Aug 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
€3,450
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 30 2014 - Oct 3 2014
4 night minimum stay
€2,600
 
 
Fall/Autumn
Oct 4 2014 - Dec 19 2014
4 night minimum stay
€1,800
 
 
Christmas
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 9 2015
7 night minimum stay
€3,450
 
 
Low Season
Jan 10 2015 - Mar 27 2015
3 night minimum stay
€1,800
 
 
Early Spring
Mar 28 2015 - May 1 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,000
 
 
Spring
May 2 2015 - May 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,250
 
 
Late Spring/Early Summer
May 30 2015 - Jul 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
€3,000
 
 
Summer
Jul 4 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
€3,450
 
 
Late Summer / Early Fall
Aug 29 2015 - Oct 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,700
 
 
Fall
Oct 3 2015 - Dec 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,800
 
 
Christmas
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 8 2016
7 night minimum stay
€3,450
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
€2,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Prices are for the property per week and include gas, electricity and weekly maid service. The above prices don't include paypal, bank charges or site/agent fees for more information contact us directly
Extra maid service can be arranged.
Wood included
Ask about our pet policy
Central Heating is not included and will be charged at cost.
Cook on request.
Date flexibility outside high season
30% to reserve the booking and the balance 8 weeks before your holiday. Prices quoted on this site are for the property per week and include gas, electricity and weekly maid service. The above prices don't include paypal, bank charges or site/agent fees for more information contact us directly.
600 Euros Refundable Security deposit required at the time of paying the final balance.
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Amenities

Amenities

Bagni di Lucca Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
General:
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Tiled Stove
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 3 twin/ single
  • Three of the bedrooms are particularly large. Cots can be provided.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Wood Deck
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • 15 garden chairs
  • 7 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • autumn foliage
  • library
  • live theater
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • beachcombing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • spelunking
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Dining area is in the large farmhouse kitchen by the fireplace. Washing machine is housed in the laundry. All the bedrooms have spectacular views. The swimming pool is fenced for toddlers
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