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

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 (Owner)
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About Luisa Riddiford

Colin, Max (age 12) 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

Why Luisa Riddiford chose Pugnano

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 14 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.

What makes this farmhouse unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a wonderful place to stay for our holiday. We especially loved the view and sunning on the terrace. Brilliant location for access to Lucca, Pisa and Florence all of which we loved. Really enjoyed Barga, the caves and mountains too! Making our own pizzas in the fire was great and they were delicious! Zoe & Glenn Thank you for a lovely house to stay in Love Tabitha (7)
Apr 2010
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Pisa,Tuscany: Spacious well equipped olive grove farmhouse & pool
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Pisa,Tuscany: Spacious well equipped olive grove farmhouse & pool
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Pugnano Pisa
Cambridgeshire, England
5

wonderful holiday retreat

  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2008
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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.
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Pugnano Pisa
5

La Lucertola er et flott sted å feriere!

  • 5 of 5
La Lucertola er et flott sted å feriere! Stille og fredelig, men allikevel svært nær både Pisa og Lucca. Øvrige interessante steder i Toscana er også en kort kjøretur unna.
Leiligheten har alle de bekvemmeligheter som du trenger for å få et minnerikt ferieopphold.
Utsikten fra La Lucertola er storartet og du har store deler av Toscana under dine føtter. Å sitte under pergolaen utover kvelden med god mat og et godt glass vin og skue ut over Pisa er både romantisk, fascinerende og bidrar til fred i skjel og sinn.
Leiligheten har to gode og romslige soverom og to bad som muliggjør at to par uten problem kan feriere der over tid uten at leiligheten virker for liten. Det er i tillegg god mulighet for å ha med seg barn. Utearealene med solsenger, pergola med gode spisemuligheter samt tilgang på wi-fi forsterker et storartet opphold. Ute er det også tilgang på grønnsaker som vi hentet fra hagen til måltider og i tillegg vedfyrt grill og steinovn som ga matlagingen et spennende preg.
Svømmebassenget omkranset av oliventrær på eiendommen, bidrar til å holde kroppstemperaturen på et behagelig nivå og utsikten er også her formidabel.
Du deler eiendommen sammen med gjester i naboleiligheten samt at vertskapet bor like ved i et eget hus. Dette opplevde vi som helt uproblematisk og det er godt å kunne henvende seg til vertskapet på en enkel måte hvis det skulle bli nødvendig. Veien opp til La Lucertola kan oppleves som noe utfordrende fordi veien er bratt med svært skarpe svinger. Du er helt avhengig av egen bil og vi anbefaler at den ikke bør være for stor.
Vi vurderer sterkt å feriere i Toscana og La Lucertola også til neste år.
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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5

Mahtava ja tunnelmallinen asunto Toscanassa!

  • 5 of 5
Saavuimme 5.7.2014 vähän ennen puolta yötä ja siellä Luisa ja Colin toivottivat meidät iloisina tervetulleiksi. He olivat myös hankkineet meille vähän juomista (vettä jne) jääkaappiin, koska kaupat eivät olleet enää tuohon aikaan auki.
Asunnolta todella mahtavat näkymät ja helppo kulku lähikaupunkeihin (esim. Pisa, Lucca). Pisan torni jopa näkyy ulko-ovelta. Hyviä ravintoloita lähistöllä sekä mahdollisuudet itse tehdä ruokaa puugrillissä tai kiviuunissa. Auto tosin välttämätön, ainakin meidän mielestä.

Rannalle ajaa noin puolisen tuntia ja viinitiloille vajaa tunnin. Lähin ravintola 1,5 km päässä, johon voi hyvin myös kävellä.

Kaiken kaikkiaan, täydellisyyttä hipova reissu, josta majoitus teki ison osan. Asunnossa ei ilmastointia, mutta kivitalon paksut seinät pitävät viileyden sisällä.

Suosittelen!
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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La Lucertola

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful week with perfect weather7 Luisa and her family were on hand to greet us when we arrived and made us feel very welcome. We were shown over the house and everything was explained to us. We tried a couple of restaurants within 5minutes of the house both very good. One of the highlights of the week was one evening we were sitting outside and the whole hillside was lit up with fireflies magical
  • Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Deep River, ON
5

March/2014 stay - Thank you for a wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5
First off, I would like to point out that I don't like writing reviews that just say "Everything was just wonderful" as I don't think those types of reviews are very helpful to anyone. That being said, Colin & Luisa have made it virtually impossible to find fault with anything with regards to our stay here. The laneway up to the place has some wicked switchbacks which made us smile and laugh every time we went in and out. The directions provided to get to the house were perfect and we literally drove right up to the car parking area straight away. We were warmly greeted by Colin & Luisa who showed us around the house and the grounds. The pride of ownership in this place is very obvious as the house was very clean, newly decorated and well maintained. The views out the windows and from the terrace out front are spectacular and the pictures here just can't convey that. You have a grand view over the town of Pisa and the surrounding valleys. The house is perfectly situated for day trips to Florence, Pisa & Lucca. Venice and San Marino are an easy three hour drive away and we did day trips to both of those places while we were here. The weather was cool at night and warm in the day time and the house was always comfortable with an automatic heating system on a timer. It is only a ten minute drive to various shops and grocery stores which was really convenient. The owners have a son the same age as our son and they played together for hours which they both enjoyed. This particular hill that the house is on has a very interesting history from WWII and there is still a bunker in the hillside about 30 meters up the hill from the house (cool!). We stayed three different places while in Italy and although this place was about half the price of the place we stayed at the week before, all three of us agreed that this was by far our most most favourite place and we would definitely stay here again if we found ourselves travelling back to the Tuscany region. The house we stayed in is perfectly set up for a family of four or two couples. The owners have another rental place right next to the one we stayed at so if you had a larger group you could rent both places. If you do stay here you have to check out the castle ruins at Ripafratta which is only about a kilometer from the house. Amazing! There are also hiking trails all over the hills behind and around this place. I would advise having a car if staying here but there is a bus stop at the bottom of the hill.
  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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4

Great property good base for exploring norttuscany

  • 4 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Map

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 its own private olive grove, accessed by its own private road, La Lucertola is a setting from heaven. Now in our 14th successful year, La Lucertola offers spectacular uninterrupted views over forest, field, The Leaning Tower of Pisa and The Mediterranean Sea in the distance all combining 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: Rafting/Canoeing on the nearby River Serchio

Cookery courses at home

Cycle hire from Lucca - beautiful cycle paths along the River Serchio

Golf - within a 30 minute drive.

Horse Riding - San Rossore Maritime National Park 20 minutes away

Guided Day-Tours around Tuscany with food and wine included

Recording Studio - Sessions available by appointment

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

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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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
 
Mid
Sep 20 2014 - Oct 10 2014
7 night minimum stay
£840
 
 
Mid/ Low
Oct 11 2014 - Oct 31 2014
4 night minimum stay
£110
£740
 
 
Low
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
4 night minimum stay
£85
£600
 
 
Xmas/ New Year
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
4 night minimum stay
£115
£800
 
 
Low
Jan 3 2015 - Apr 3 2015
3 night minimum stay
£110
£640
 
 
Low/Mid
Apr 4 2015 - May 15 2015
4 night minimum stay
£120
£780
 
 
Mid
May 16 2015 - Jun 19 2015
7 night minimum stay
£910
 
 
Mid/High
Jun 20 2015 - Jul 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,040
 
 
High
Jul 4 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,210
 
 
High/Mid
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,040
 
 
Mid
Sep 19 2015 - Oct 9 2015
7 night minimum stay
£910
 
 
Mid/Low
Oct 10 2015 - Oct 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
£120
£780
 
 
Low
Oct 31 2015 - Dec 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
£110
£640
 
 
Xmas/New Year
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 8 2016
4 night minimum stay
£120
£780
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£110
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £200
Stay tax £1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.
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

Amenities

Pugnano Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 110 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Telescope
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Sunbed
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • The main bathroom is tiled in soft stone grey with light coloured walls. The fittings are of the highest quality with Hans Grohe taps. There is a mirror and good lighting, shaver point and hair dryer. 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 with light coloured walls and has 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 rugs. The colour scheme is a stunning rhapsody of blue, complete with inspiringly beautiful Tuscan murals filling the whole of one wall. The views are breathtaking and the whole feel is one of freshness, cool 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:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • whitewater rafting
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
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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