PISA,TUSCANY: SPACIOUS WELL EQUIPPED OLIVE GROVE FARMHOUSE & POOL

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Luisa Riddiford

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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PISA,TUSCANY: SPACIOUS WELL EQUIPPED OLIVE GROVE FARMHOUSE & POOL

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Pisa,Tuscany Italy: Spacious well equipped olive grove farmhouse & pool sleeps 7

Nestled in its own private olive grove, La Lucertola is a setting from heaven. Spectacular views over forest, field, The Leaning Tower of Pisa and The Med in the distance make this a truly enchanting location. Flowers, fireflies and jasmine blossom abound. The peace is punctuated only by birdsong. The ample space around the house is fun in which to lounge, explore, cook and play. The pool enjoys views to infinity. The beaches are close by, less than 30 minutes away. Pisa and Lucca, both 20 minutes away and Florence just an hour - stay and play or go and explore - it's all on your door.

Fabulous accommodation: The accommodation offers two beautiful, spacious and well equipped eco friendly farmhouses, each of which can accommodate up to six or seven people. The houses enjoy the use of a shared and secure swimming pool. The farmhouses are set on the south facing slopes of the Monti Pisani, an environmentally protected area of outstanding natural beauty, in the midst of terraced olive grove, fruit trees, birds and wild flowers. The houses are set on a hill and are reached by a winding private road up above the sweet hamlet of Pugnano and command spectacular views over forest, field, Pisa, The Leaning Tower and The Mediterranean Sea beyond. The ever changing countryside offers the holiday maker a year round choice for travel.

Feel good about this choice of holiday: The farmhouses are a genuine eco conscious choice. They are powered by the sun via photo voltaic solar panels generating the entire electricity supply. They are fed by natural spring water – one washes in it, bathes in it and swims in it – wonderful ! Rainwater is collected for the plants and allotments. With many other green initiatives this is a destination to feel good about.

Great location: The farmhouses are in a superb position: about 20 minutes by road from both Pisa and Lucca, 30 minutes from the coast, an hour from Florence and lesser known gems making exploration fun and worth while. The combination of hills, sea and proximity to places of cultural interest make this a holiday location to suit and inspire all moods and fancies at all times of year.

Activities: There is plenty to do here for all ages and to fit all moods and tastes! Activities such as cookery courses, canoeing, rafting, cycling, walking, paragliding and horse-riding can be arranged either prior to arrival or while you are here

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Details for Pisa,Tuscany: Spacious well equipped olive grove farmhouse & pool 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms

Dear Traveller, We offer the choice of two farmhouses in Tuscany both of which can accommodate up to 6 guests. These properties can be rented separately or together sharing a secure swimming pool. The farmhouses are set on the slopes of Monti Pisani – an environmentally protected area of outstanding natural beauty and tranquillity. Both apartments offer spectacular panoramic views over Pisa, the Leaning Tower and the Mediterranean Sea. La Lucertola is about a 20 minute drive from both Pisa and Lucca, 30 minutes from the coast, and about an hour from Florence.
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome

Luisa Riddiford

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Colin, Max (age 10) and I live in a separate house and love living here! We try our absolute best to ensure that everything is as it should be for you when you arrive and indeed during your holiday. We are always respectful of your privacy and we want all our guests of all ages to feel free, happy and relaxed. It isn't easy to write about yourself, so here is what previous guests have said about us: 'Luisa and Colin are the perfect hosts and I would like to thank them for allowing us to spend a little time sharing their little piece of Tuscan heaven.' 'The owners live on site and provide a friendly information facility and comprehensive support.' 'Thanks to Luisa and Colin for their hospitality and especially to Max for his special entertainment 'services to children'

Luisa Riddiford purchased this farmhouse in 2000

Luisa taught English in a school near Pisa in 1986 and fell in love with the area. We returned, many times. We made lifelong friends and began to feel that this could be a new home and a new life. After 12 years of living and working in London, we decided to take the plunge, change direction and embrace the challenge of creating a new life. We wanted to be closer to nature, direct our own affairs and to live in a beautiful place with a decent climate. We found La Lucertola as a semi ruin, completely overgrown and crying out for some love and attention. We first fell in love with the incredible view and the prospect of living in the country but close to Pisa and the sea. The view is unique, breathtaking and truly inspiring. We can see The Leaning Tower, the coast and the islands of Capraia and Corsica. We overlook olive grove, forest, field and village. Overhead are birds of prey and the night sounds of owls. This place gives us inspiration and the energy to live a good and authentic life. We are happy to share this beauty and joy with our guests who over 12 years of operation wholeheartedly testify

to the magic of this very special location. The houses are spacious, comfortable and well proportioned. One would happily live in them all year round - they are much more than a simple rental property - they are proper houses with a true sense of home.

The view - irreplaceable and unique. And the place itself - beautiful and inspiring, relaxing and uplifting. From the first moment we looked out over the olive grove, into the fields and then onto the unmistakeable view of The Leaning Tower of Pisa we knew this was the place for us. Three houses, all with their own front doors. One for us and two for the guests - perfect! With

the convenience of a country location and the amenities of Pisa and Lucca close to hand and Florence only an hour away.

Also appealing to us is the easy proximity to beaches, mountains and rivers. We did not wish to be in an isolated position so the quick access to the airport, the motorway system and the national rail network without being able to see them or hear them was also important.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Pisa,Tuscany: Spacious well equipped olive grove farmhouse & pool
average rating of 4.769231 based on 15 reviews
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Pisa,Tuscany: Spacious well equipped olive grove farmhouse & pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p444639
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Pugnano Pisa
Cambridgeshire, England
5

wonderful holiday retreat

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2008
A truly beautiful and peaceful setting with breathtaking views, ideal for a 'chill-out' holiday. Both farmhouses are very clean and well equipped, beautifully maintained. The owners are friendly and helpful(nothing too much trouble) and live on site which is a bonus as they are accessible for help but dont interfere with your holiday. This year 2010 we are returning to La Lucertola for a holiday, this will be our third visit, recommendation to everyone!

Sightseeing in Lucca with its historical buildings, city wall and architecture and of course shopping is wonderful. A visit to Pisa, especially the leaning tower and cathedral are not to be missed. Both are only a short drive away. A day out in historical Florence, a train ride from the local station, via Pisa, is also an experience not to be missed.Sunshine and swimming, generally chilling out, are all there at La Lucertola to be enjoyed without going anywhere. Wonderful location!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: This is a fair and honest description of La Lucertola. We strive to maintain the highest standards in the presentation of this truly special place. We always seek to help our guests in any way possible without ever getting in the way. Living in a separate house behind it's own gate, we can be detached and never in people's hair. We find, after 9 years of operating, that being on site often is useful for our guests - recommendations for restaurants, tips on where to go etc. Our Italian is fluent and we know the area - a real bonus.
Helpful votes: 12/12
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Pisa,Tuscany: Spacious well equipped olive grove farmhouse & pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p444639
+0039 348 5660959
Pugnano Pisa
4

Great property good base for exploring norttuscany

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
Spacious clean and v well equipped. The owners have thought of everything. Olive wood ready cut for the barbecue or pizza oven. Spectacular views. Friendly and welcoming owners. scent of jasmine and herbs fills the air. great beach at Vecchiano approx half hour drive.
lucca well worth a visit or two.
road up to property a bit hair raising but you get used to it!
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Pisa,Tuscany: Spacious well equipped olive grove farmhouse & pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p444639
+0039 348 5660959
Pugnano Pisa
4

Comfortable accommodation located in Tuscan hills

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
La Lucertola is a very peaceful retreat located on a Tuscan hillside.
We found the accommodation comfortable, clean and reasonably well equipped. Very convenient for Pisa, the coast and Lucca. There is a local train which we took to Florence.
The owners Luisa and Colin are always on hand to help and to give advice on the best places to visit or to eat.
Better still, try baking your own pizza in their wood burning bread oven!
Helpful votes: 1/2
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Pisa,Tuscany: Spacious well equipped olive grove farmhouse & pool
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+0039 348 5660959
Pugnano Pisa
5

Review of La Lucertola

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
A semi-detached house on a hill with stunning views over Pisa (with the leaning tower in the distance). Good sized 2 bedroomed house, nicely decorated in a rustic style with all modcons including washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD. Comfy beds and 2 bathrroms one with bath and one with shower. Clean and well maintained with separate gated pool area. Fantastic location equidistant from Pisa and Lucca approx 9km and within 45 min drive of the beach. Friendly owners in separate house available with help and advise if needed. Lovely local restaurants. We ate out most nights and weren't disappointed. We visited Pisa, Lucca, Florence (recommend train to Florence as parking a nightmare) and a water park approx an hour away(can't remember name). No bad points and would definitely return.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Pisa,Tuscany: Spacious well equipped olive grove farmhouse & pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p444639
+0039 348 5660959
Pugnano Pisa
Broxburn, Scotland
5

La Lucertola Review April 2011

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
La Lucertola is in a glorious hills side position above the hamlet of Pugnano with views to Pisa and its leaning tower about 8-10 miles in the distance.

The property is immaculately clean and provides for all of your holiday needs.

Set in a hillside with olive and orange trees there is amble room for the younger and more energetic ones to explore. The excitement of finding and chasing lizards seems to have no end for the kids. If you're not the most confident of drivers then La Lucertola may not be for you since the drive up and down the hillside can be a bit of a challenge, but you do get used to it. Equally if you dont have full mobility it could be quite hard getting around the land that the property is set in.

Pugnano is a hamlet and for provisions the villages of Ripifrata and Molina can be accessed by car in only a handful of minutes. Alternatively, walking there in the morning to get fresh bread kick starts your day and allows you to savour all the bird song and noises of this lovely area of Tuscany.

We found La Lucertola to be an ideal base for all the places we wanted to visit. Pisa and Lucca are 15-20 minutes away and a great day can be had around visiting the tower or walking/cycling around the ramparts in the cities respectively. A little further afield the amazing city of Florence and contrasting hills side village of San Gimignano can be accessed in a little over an hour. To the north you can easily get into the lower reaches of the mountains in 45-60 minutes and we enjoyed the town of Barga.

In all a great property with fantatic views and very well position to explore coast, village, town and city.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
pisa
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
livorno
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
ripafratta
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
lucca ovest
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
marina di vecchiano
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
molina di quosa
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
abetone
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
tirrenia
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
villa poschi
Car: recommended

Nestled in it's own private olive grove, accessed by it's own private road, La Lucertola is a setting from heaven. Now in our 12th successful year, La Lucertola offers spectacular uninterrupted views over forest, field, The Leaning Tower of Pisa and The Med in the distance all combine to make this a truly unique and enchanting location. The farmhouses are set on a hill and are reached by private road above the hamlet of Pugnano. Flowers, fireflies and jasmine blossom abound. The peace is punctuated only by birdsong. The ample space around the house is fun in which to lounge, explore, cook and play. The swimming pool enjoys views to infinity. The beaches are close by, less than 30 minutes away. Pisa and Lucca, both 20 minutes away and Florence just an hour - stay and play or go and explore - it's all on your door.

Other Activities: Golf - within a 30 minute drive.

Horse Riding San Rossore 20 minutes away

Golf: Tirrenia 9 holes

Versilia 18 holes championship standard

Ski: Abetone - good local skiing - 90 minute drive away.

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Availability & Rates

Pugnano Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Low
Jan 4 2014 - Apr 11 2014
£85
£600
4 nights
 
 
Low/Mid
Apr 12 2014 - May 16 2014
£110
£740
4 nights
 
 
Mid
May 17 2014 - Jun 20 2014
£800
7 nights
 
 
Mid/ High
Jun 21 2014 - Jul 11 2014
£940
7 nights
 
 
High
Jul 12 2014 - Aug 29 2014
£1,120
7 nights
 
 
High/Mid
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 19 2014
£940
7 nights
 
 
Mid
Sep 20 2014 - Oct 10 2014
£840
7 nights
 
 
Mid/ Low
Oct 11 2014 - Oct 31 2014
£110
£740
4 nights
 
 
Low
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
£85
£600
4 nights
 
 
Xmas/ New Year
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
£115
£800
4 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
£110
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit £200.00
Notes There is a miniscule local accommodation tax to be added and is calculated as follows: Each adult pays €1.50 ( approx £1.22 ) per day for a maximum of 5 nights. Each adult therefore pays a total of €7.50 ( approx £6.10 ) per stay.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Pugnano Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 110 m²
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Wireless Internet
  • Telescope
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Sunbed
  • Activities Guide
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Broadband Access
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • The master bathroom is a warm Tuscan earth red colour. The fittings are of the highest quality with Hans Grohe taps. There is a mirror and good lighting, shaver point and hair dryer. The tiles are stone grey and profiled, the produce a lovely effect. The bath is deep and inviting - ideal for a hot bath after a days hiking. There is a window overlooking the grotto area and the olive tree clad hillside above and behind the house. A lovely bathroom. The en suite bathroom has it's own balcony with views over the grove and onto Pisa, The Leaning Tower and Med - not many other bathrooms can boast a view over one of the architectural icons of the world. It has toilet and sink with mirror and lighting and shaver point . Again it is decorated the lovely Tuscan earth red with stone grey profiled tiles.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , can be split and made into twin beds as required
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , can be split and made into twin beds as required
  • This is a large, majestic and elegant bedroom with a balcony and en suite bathroom. The bed configuration can be either large double or twin. An extra bed or cot can also be made available for additional accommodation. Additionally there is a wardrobe, writing desk, mirror and seating. The flooring is terracotta tiling with carpets. The colour scheme is studied and relaxing. The views are breathtaking and the whole feel is one of understated quality and calm. All furnishings are of the highest standard. The second bedroom is also spacious and offers magnificent views over the olive grove, forest, valley below and Pisa, seven miles away. As with the master bedroom, the large double can be split and made into twins. An extra bed or cot can also be accommodated in the room if required. All furnishings are of the highest quality and the decor is relaxing and considered.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Toys
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • forests
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • whitewater rafting
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • equestrian events
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
Notes:
Given the nature of the internet, we would like to reassure you that we have been in business since 2002 and pride ourselves on complete honesty and transparency in all our dealings. We invite all enquirers to leave a telephone number along with their enquiry to enable us to call you back and establish direct contact with you if you so wish. The rental price includes gas, electricity bed, bath and kitchen linen. Please bring your own beach towels. The rental price also includes the cost of the final clean, saving an average of 80 Euros+ on the rental price. The rental price includes cut seasoned olive wood logs for the fireplace for use in colder weather and the barbecue and wood fired oven - perfect for trying your hand at making pizzas! The rental price includes gas central heating depending on season. The rental price includes free access to our allotment where you can enjoy seasonal herbs and veg including broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, courgettes and salad-lovely!
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