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Charming Tuscan farmhouse/villa with pool in idyllic setting near Lucca

Susan Beeby

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, french, italian
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Susan Beeby

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Charming Tuscan farmhouse/villa with pool in idyllic setting near Lucca

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

San Martino in Freddana Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Beautifully restored Podere Consani enjoys stunning panoramic views. Sleeps 6

Beautifully restored Podere Consani lies in an idyllic setting amongst well-tended natural gardens,(lavender,roses, lemons and herbs) that lead into the adjacent olive groves, vineyard & woodland, in the hills between Lucca and the coast. The house shares a swimming pool with the one other cottage and the English-speaking owners who live in the main house. The owners take great care to ensure guests are happy during their stay whilst respecting their privacy. They produce their own wine and olive oil. Nature-lovers,painters and walkers alike cannot fail to enjoy the wonderful surroundings and lovely views and although Podere Consani is set in this oasis of peace, it is however only 15 minutes before the majestic walls of Lucca come into sight.

Within a few minutes walk is the Podere Consani stud where it is possible for children to ride the lovely pony 'Chocolate'.

Recently restored, the house has all modern conveniences whilst maintaining its original Tuscan style and charm.

It is possible to have cooking lessons or have a meal cooked for you.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Susan Beeby (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2015

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Charming Tuscan farmhouse/villa with pool in idyllic setting near Lucca
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews
München,Germany
5

Dreaming allowed!

  • 5 of 5

The description of the location is absolutely accurate. The property is absolutely clean and well-maintained. Still very natural.

When first coming to the location it is overwhelmingly beautiful because of nature, garden and houses. We had the Casa di Cherubino for 2 weeks. The house seems to be big with three bedrooms and even more beds, but it is unusual and very cozy. Everything worked well(f.e.kitchen, well equipped, bathrooms beautiful in italian style, tv, telephone). An old farmhouse, charming and with that special style one looks for when renting a farmhouse in Italy, but still verything you are accustomed to is there. Sitting in the evening or night on the terrace with candles burning on the table, the location has the atmosphere of being at ease with everything and everybody. Pure leisure.

The owners "service" is not really like owners service, distant and anonymous, it is like being part of the family without having "the family"at your table: there is always someone somewhere, but quite invisible, unobtrusive, decent, caring, friendly (when giving you fresh tomatoes from the owners garden), but if you need help, it is there.

Wonderful people around there!Beautiful location!

The pool is clean, pretty and big enough for everybody staying there.

Of course we will go back as often as we can, when we need a time-out with reading, walking, wondering, how beautiful a place can be, enjoying.

Lucca is by car 15 minutes away. And Lucca is terrific.Sightseeing is a duty:-)))

We are happy to have found this location.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely remarks. Its wonderful to know that a place one loves so much gives other people so much pleasure. I have lived at Podere Consani for 30 years and I still open my shutters in the morning and think how lucky I am to live in this beautiful place - its position, views and its vicinity to Lucca, the sea and the mountains, without forgetting Florence, Siena and Pisa. As owners who live on the property we try to be descrete as possible but we are always available to help with any special requests, give any local information, share our wine, olive oil and home-grown vegetables - infact share our little corner of paradise!
5

A wonderful stay in true Tuscan style

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for one week with my husband and our two best friends as part of celebrating our 20th Anniversary. We couldn't have chosen a more peaceful and relaxing location. Podere Consani is situated in the rolling hills just north of Lucca. Making the drive to the property after sunset was a bit challenging, but thanks to GPS we found it no problem. We were warmly welcomed on arrival by Susan who gave us a overview of the property. Casa Cherubino is a lovely 3-story stone farmhouse with kitchen, dining room & laundry on the lower level off the back entrance. Several steps up onto the main level is the main entrance with livingroom and the larger of the 3 bedrooms with en suite bathroom, with both tub & shower. Countinuing up another flight of stairs off the main entrance are to 2 nicely sized bedrooms, both equipped with their own private bathroom. The layout worked out great for the four of us. Everyone had their private space, all with the added convenience of private bathrooms.

The grounds of Podere Consani were very peaceful and tranquil, situated among olive groves. We love animals so it was a treat for us to walk down to the stables and see the horses and goats and of course, to have Napo and the property cats around to play with.

Podere Consani was a great central location for us to make our day trips to Pisa, Lucca, & Florence. We had most of our sightseeing arranged, but Susan was very helpful about giving us great tips on touring the local area.

Our only regret was being November it was too cold to use the pool, but we enjoyed using the fireplace, even roasting chestnuts the old-fashioned way. We even managed to prepare a couple tasty locally inspired dishes, Spaghetti alla Carbonara & Osso Buco. Susan was kind enough to even let us try their locally produced wine and olive oil.

We really had a enjoyable and relaxing time at Casa Cherubino. Would definitely love to return in the spring or fall and enjoy the rest that this lovely place has to offer.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks to all 4 of you for writing such a lovely review. I too hope you will come back in the spring or fall when Podere Consani is full of flowers and the pool is in use! As you so love cooking I could organise someone to come and show you how to cook some more local dishes! Best wishes to you all - Susan
5

AMAZING!

  • 5 of 5

Ever seen pictures of your approaching vacation destination and are disappointed because the pictures were better then real life? Well, let me tell you, this is one of those rare occassions when the pictures just don't do it justice. What an amazingly beautifull villa, in the most spectacular setting. I don't have enough space to write it all- very clean and beautifully restored home- we had all the comforts and had no desire to leave the property during our stay so as not to miss the beauty- I could have walked all day around the grapes and olives....and oh the horses!!! BUT you must visit nearby Lucca or walk up the hill to watch the artist turn olive wood into the most beautiful pieces! These Americans are coming back for sure!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you all for saying such lovely things - I'm really happy to know that your experiences here at Podere Consani exceeded your expectations. That is great to know. For me it was lovely to have such 'simpatici' guests and I truely hope we shall see you again! Best wishes to you all - Susan
5

Perfect Two Weeks

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful and perfect place to relax and enjoy the Tuscan hills, the surroundings and hospitality.

We arrived a few hours later than expected, but it was still a warm welcome that awaited us. After showing us the house, (we stayed in the 3 bedroom) Susan, the owner, she is English, her husband Italian, was kind enough to phone a local trattoria in San Martino in Freddana, which is about 5-10 minutes from Podere Consani, for a pizza and pasta take away. Our son, who is 7 years old, immediately befriended the children from the family who rented the 2 bedroom house (which is as lovely and well aquipt) and our dog, an 10 month old Airdale terrier, the owners Labrador, Napo. ..and there our unforgettable holiday started!!

The house itself was a joy to stay in. It has everything - the dishwasher was out of order the second day, but it was fixed right away. One is well looked after if in need!!

The weather in the first week was above the 30's, so the pool was a most welcome sight every morning!! Its clean and a nice size to swim off all the delicious food and wine of the region.

Podere Consani lies on a hilltop above Torcigliano, driving up there might feel that you are heading for the most remote place on earth, but a gem awaits you. Driving it up and down a few times, it all gets very familiar and one starts to enjoy it. Lots of green and the olive trees just look pictureous. On the Podere itself there are vines, olive trees, goats and horses - free to wunder, free to feed and free to just enjoy the scenery.

During the last 3 days of our stay, me, my son and the other kids took some riding lessons from Mara. She is excellent in what she does and we realy enjoyed every minute of it.

On the last night we were treated by home made pizza's, made in the out door oven by Susan's husband, Lelio. The best!!! It was a great night ending off our holiday.

We realy had a lovely time on Podere Consani, and can honestly recommend it. Next year we will go back to which ever house will be available. Marietha, Herbert Joshua and Nandi

Stayed June 2014

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We so enjoyed having you at Podere Consani and are glad that you all enjoyed it so much. It's great that you want to come back next year and we will try to make it just as memorable!
5

A beautiful house in idyllic setting

  • 5 of 5

Be assured the house and facilities are as good as the description. The owners and family are warm and welcoming and full of useful information and ideas without being intrusive. The property was beautifully clean and perfectly located for seeing all the major attractions and cities in the area, but also relaxing and peaceful for just staying poolside. Would recommend without hesitation and hope to return again and again.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for that lovely review - and written so quickly after your return home! We so enjoyed having you here and thank you again for all your help with the grape picking for the vendemmia. Come back soon to taste the result of your hard work! Sue
Brisbane, Australia
5

Our perfect Tuscan holiday

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our two children (8 &10) stayed at Podere Consani during June 2012. As Australians who had always dreamed of a Tuscan holiday, we were thoroughly gratified with our experience as guests on this quiet picturesque estate.

In short our expectations were exceeded.

On our arrival at Podere Consani we could not believe how quintessentially Tuscan the property actually was. The roses surrounding the very inviting pool were in full bloom, the lavender swaying in the breeze with the gorgeous restored stone farmhouse a stunning backdrop, the grapevine covering the pergola walkway providing a shady pathway to see the expansive view of Lucca in the valley below.

Our hosts Susan and Lelio were marvellous and worked hard to make sure we were welcome and were familiarised with everything about our accommodation and how to get around the surrounding area to obtain anything we needed. We were free to wander the property and inspect the vineyard, the large vegetable garden and watch the equestrian centre also run on the property in action. There were dogs and cats for the kids to play with and goats to feed. Apart from spending some gloriously tranquil time reading under the mulberry tree while my children were endlessly entertained in the pool, I think one of my favourite things was standing bare foot in the olive grove hanging my washing on lines between the trees!

The accommodation in the Casa di Cherubino itself was excellent. All the items you would need were catered for and more. We needed to stay in touch with our business whilst we travelled and were able to communicate easily and research day trips etc on the web without any problem. The bathrooms were lovely and worked beautifully. The bedrooms were comfortable and offered postcard views from every window.

Susan helped us to travel easily and enjoyably to Lucca and Florence, Pisa and the Cinque Terre and to the seaside. On our final evening she outdid herself by suggesting a restaurant up in the hills where we were treated to many mouth watering courses whilst enjoying the sun set over the stunning Tuscan landscape.

We simply didn’t want to leave and we have every intention of returning if we are able to.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Natalie for such a lovely review - I'm so glad your stay at Podere Consani made your visit to Tuscany so perfect and that it actually surpassed your expectations! It is difficult to describe one's property in such a way as to encourage people to come and stay without exagerating so that guests are disappointed when they arrive. I'm also glad I was able to help you by giving some advice as to things to see and do. Having come here when I was 22 and fallen in love with this beautiful country, its fun to give some information, if requested, to others, if it helps them have as positive an experience as I have had - some special memories to take away with them! Ciao e grazie, Susan

Map

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
S.Martino in Frddana
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Versiglia
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Lucca
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Lucca
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
S.Martino in Freddana
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Viareggio
Car: necessary

Podere Consani is situated on a plateau in the lovely hills between the magnificent old town of Lucca and the coast. It has wonderful views overlooking the surrounding countryside - to the south-east towards Lucca and the more distant plain to Florence -to the north the stunning marble mountains and the Garfagnana with its picturesque hill-top towns & to the west the sea.The nearest beaches are at Viareggio (30min) and further up the coast are the beautiful sea-side towns of Lerici and Portovenere and the fishing villages of the Cinque Terra. In fact it lies in a very strategic position - only 20min from beautiful historic Lucca, surrounded by the magnificent walls on which one can walk or bike, 45min from Pisa airport and other historical cities such as Florence, Siena and S.Gimigniano are within easy reach. S.Martino (4km) has restaurants, a supermarket, banks, chemist etc..There is lots to see and do - that is if you can bear to tear yourself away from the beauty of Podere Consani.

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Rates & Availability

From €100 Per night

San Martino in Freddana Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid season
May 23 2015 - Jun 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,700
 
 
High season
Jun 27 2015 - Aug 21 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,500
 
 
Mid season
Aug 22 2015 - Sep 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,700
 
 
Low season
Sep 19 2015 - Oct 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,450
 
 
Out of season
Oct 31 2015 - Apr 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
€100
 

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Notes The out of season price for 1 week, is the minimum rate for 2 persons.
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Amenities

San Martino in Freddana Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 122 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • All bathrooms are ensuite.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , possible as twin
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , possible as twin
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , possible as double
  • Cot available on request. Possibility of adding extra bed in one of the bedrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Pool 5.5m x10.5m. Property suitable for elderly but not infirm. WiFi in the house It is possible to organise cooking lessons or have a cook to prepare you a typical tuscan meal in the house.

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