Cerreto di Torre Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description
3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6
Casa della Volpe (Fox House) is in the high hills above Lucca, has both intimate and distant views over the valley. It has beamed ceilings, an original Tuscan stone kitchen sink, terracotta floors downstairs, ceramic tiled floors upstairs and a super cosy wood burning stove in the sitting room to compliment the central heating on cooler days. Original bread/pizza oven, pergola for outdoor dining. Restored in 2005/2006 in traditional style but incorporating modern facilities. Sweeping views can also be seen from bed in the main bedroom. One of the bedrooms is under the eaves. Heated towel rails. Hair dryers. Satellite TV. DVD. WiFi. (Broadband) The house is charming, well equipped for convenient living. Very private, the house is not overlooked by other houses. Fresh herbs in season. It has an adventurous road. While it is a semi-detached property, the adjacent building is not occupied. It has a well stocked supermarket about three km away as well as a chemist, dry cleaner, hairdresser. Florence is an hour away by car or by rail. Trains run hourly. Horse back riding available. Bicycles can be hired in Lucca.
Long term lets are also possible at this property as well as short term lets.
- unsuitable for elderly or infirm
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
Casa della Volpe is a welcoming house set in the hills, surrounded by olive trees, with stunning views and the walled city of Lucca just visible in the distance. The old house has been beautifully restored, inside and out, with every modern convenience and home comfort you would want on a holiday. Just the place to soak up the atmosphere of Tuscany as soon as you arrive.
The enormous king size bed in the main bedroom is one of the most comfortable I have slept in and wakening in the morning to hear the birds singing and seeing dawn break over the valley is memorable.
The kitchen in Casa della Volpe is well equipped with everything you will need to be able to rustle up any dishes if you want to cook at home. However, we visited an interesting variety of retaurants (all within a few kilometres) that offered a tasty range of Tuscan home cooked food from simple, delicious lunches to more elaborate dinners. We were never disappointed.
There's a well stocked supermarket, a chemist, bank, restaurants and little bars where you can have a quick coffee or take your time sitting at one of the tables outside – all just five minutes away from Torre at the bottom of the hill.
In the evening, sitting in the garden under the jasmine covered pergola, with a glass of wine and watching the lights of Lucca twinkling in the distance was a tranquil way to end the day.
Although this is a magical retreat you are not too far from the coast, the mountains, central Tuscany, the marble quarries of Massa and beyond. An ideal base to discover the north of Tuscany, but close enough to explore Pisa, Florence or Barga to the north. Lucca is only 10kms away and well worth a visit to see the old parts of the city, the beautiful architecture and cycle round the top of the medieval city walls.
Mark, the owner, was extremely welcoming, kind and helpful. He obviously cares that his guests have a great holiday experience, has extensive knowledge of the area and nothing was too much trouble. All of the above made for a wonderful time and we hope to return before too long.