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Panoramic Privacy & Peace: 17thC villa restored - Spacious Nature A/c Wifi Pool

Nic

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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Panoramic Privacy & Peace: 17thC villa restored - Spacious Nature A/c Wifi Pool

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Lucca Villa Rental Photos and Description

Self-catering for 8-12+; maid; pool; 20 acres; Florence 1hr

Astride a turn in the hillside, known as A Capo, lay a farm with exceptional views (incl. Leaning Tower of Pisa, 12 miles south).

Abandoned, overgrown, collapsed.

Until recently.

A new owner has restored a villa (280 sq m), whose ruins dated back to the 17th century, sparing no expense to use traditional terracotta and chestnut materials.

The result meets all requirements of today's market:

- interior design;

- satellite TV + 5.1 DVD;

- eco-efficient solar-powered under-floor heating;

- hi-speed satellite internet with wi-fi;

- air-conditioning;

- infinity pool;

- 4 lavishly appointed double/twin bedrooms (all en-suite); can sleep 6 more (basic);

- large kitchen, dining room, 50sq m living room;

- stunning south-facing panorama over Pisa and Lucca, towards Florence & Siena. 2 terraces shaded by chestnut pergolas.

10 mins to shops + all major Tuscan culture within 2hrs. Quiet and very private

POOL

Grassed paths from both patios lead up to the 12x6m infinity swimming pool with stunning views across the plain of Lucca to the Pisan mountains, distant Pisa and (on a clear day) the mountains of Elba (some 100 miles away). The facilities include a children's paddling pool, terracotta patio, paved sun terrace and grassed shaded terrace with sun-loungers, bench, wooden tables and chairs. The pool is protected by fencing (1.2m high), hedges, walls and/or gates.

ESTATE

Enjoy some 25 acres of woodlands, olive grove and disused vineyard, with traditional terracing and pathways.

PETS

We and our three cats welcome pet-lovers and your pets.

SAN MACARIO, LUCCA & PUCCINI

San Macario's upper village is distinctive: set in a nature reserve, its bell-tower overlooks a stunningly beautiful part of north-west Tuscany, beneath the Apuan Alps and close to the Garfagnana National Park.

Shops in the lower village include a grocery store, several bakeries and a drive-kms-for-his-meat butcher. Two large supermarkets (Co-op and Conad) are within a further 5 minutes drive.

San Macario is 10 minutes drive from Lucca and 14 miles from Pisa (its famous leaning tower and airport visible in the distance). Direct flights to Pisa from the US (New York - Delta), UK, Ireland and many other European airports. Florence Airport is also easily within an hour.

Pisa is well known, and Lucca is a unique medieval walled city overflowing with history, culture and charm - also Puccini's birthplace. July & August see the open air Puccini Opera Festival at nearby Torre del Lago, close to the fashionable Versilia coast - sunny, sandy beaches served by bars & restaurants aplenty. A must.

TOURS & COURSES

We can also include limousine service, cultural tours, cooking/ art/ photography/ film courses.

DEPOSIT AND PAYMENT

A deposit of 25% of the rent is required to secure your booking.

The balance is payable 8 weeks before your arrival date. A security deposit of €500 or 25% of the rent, if greater, is also due 8 weeks prior to the arrival date. If a booking is made less than 8 weeks before the arrival date, 100% plus the security deposit is required to secure the booking.

If you cancel, or fail to pay the balance by the due date, all amounts paid to secure the booking are forfeited, and only the damages deposit will be returned. Security deposits, less any deductions (including expenses) are returnable after the departure date.

Breakages will be recharged on a replacement as new cost basis.

All bank and credit card charges are recharged to the account of the tenant at cost.

CONTRACT

Subject to contract .

EXTRAS

Our prices are inclusive of all expenses (electricity allowance of €100pw), except when the price is below €3,000pw, in respect of which our tariff for check-in-&-out, maid service, utilities (including electricity), laundry and cleaning, which is designed only to recoup our costs, is detailed below.

Electricity - according to meter readings (typically €100 pw, but air/con will increase costs significantly)

Water - €5 per day (winter); €7 per day (summer); €10 per day (summer) - yes, utilities in Tuscany are very expensive!

Communications system (standing charge) - €2.97 per day, plus call and/or any other charges

Laundry - €15 per set of linen & towels issued

Cleaning on departure - €15 per head

Daily maid service (2 hours per working weekday - mandatory): €15 per hour

Check-in/admin fee: €75 per stay

LARGER GROUPS

We reserve the right to charge 7.5% more, by arrangement, if the number exceeds 12. This reflects additional staff costs with larger groups and is based on the number of different people who stay overnight at the villa during the course of your stay.

VALUE

Even with these extras at low rents, our properties offer incredible value, compared to similarly priced alternatives.

NO STAGS OR HENS

Please note that we do not accept hen or stag parties, nor will we contract with a person under 25.

FULLY SERVICED BASIS

Fully serviced, all-in, including half/full board with top quality cuisine and daily/live-in maid services, from €7,500pw, depending on the number of people staying in the house and the details of the service you would like us to provide.

LONGER LETS

Reductions for lets longer than 6 weeks.

OUR PRIVATE WEBSITE

More details and photos, including a detailed specification of the property including a link to our own private website, if you contact us.

Keywords: Villa, country, garden, rustic, privacy, peace, jacuzzi, air con, wifi, pool, luxury, Florence, Lucca, Pisa, Marbella, Cornwall

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Nic (Property Manager)
Member since: 2007
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Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
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About Nic

Mid-fifties, Oxford-educated (classics & organ scholar) Anglo-Irish businessman, primarily with finance-profession background, which has led to career in commercial and social real estate development and investment. I am also a golf course restorer and photo-journalist, with golf guides to my name in book, magazine and video format. I love my family, travel, opera, cooking and wine - and of course restoring old buildings...

Nic purchased this villa in 2002

Why Nic chose Lucca

The view, the view, the view. The peace, the peace, the peace. The privacy, the privacy, the privacy. Birdsong, birds of prey and the hoot of our owl at night. Plus a traditional restoration, for which the local authority has complimented us, yet behind the scenes we have included all the modern facilities. It all reflects the passion we put into the place. We challenge you to find anything like it...

What makes this villa unique

Complete peace and privacy with an amazing view, yet only 5 minutes down the hill, and you have all the shops and restaurants... and within 7km of the walls of Lucca, an hour of Florence and all the major Tuscan destinations (Forte dei Marmi jet-set riviera included) easily do-able in day trips, plus only 14 miles from a transcontinentally international airport. For a romantic, but equally family-accommodating Tuscan villa holiday, what more could one want?!

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a wonderful week with friends at Il Fienile in the Tuscany hill country. William arranged a lovely dinner for the eight of us and he also arranged some very good weather. The villa, the furnishings and the help were all first class. It does take a bit of exploring to find the villa, but once there it is delightful.
Sep 2011
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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Panoramic Privacy & Peace: 17thC villa restored - Spacious Nature A/c Wifi Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Chicago, Illinois, USA
5

Remarkable setting

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a week at this property. The home is wonderful, comfortable and well appointed, but what makes this place really special is the incredible setting. The landscaped gardens alone are fantastic but add it to the postcard perfect views of Pisa and Lucca and it is nothing short of spectacular. We loved sitting on the terraces with our antipasti and wine and marvelling at our surroundings. The pool has the best views on the property and our party spent many hours in it--our favorite times being after dark with the lovely pool lighting and twinkling cities down below. The children also enjoyed hiking around the property, followed by the most dog-like of cats, surmising the fruit and olive trees. We had some fabulous meals, the most notable being at the local butcher's restaurant. Delicious! There is quite a steep and circuitous drive to get to the house. We cheered for ourselves each time we completed it, but the house was worth every winding turn! Nearby Lucca was a great base for sightseeing and had every convenience. Be sure to bike the ramparts!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Those who read this review and react positively will be exactly the kind of people who will enjoy a holiday at Il Fienile. It is indeed a place for those who enjoy our Tuscan landscape vistas, traditional interior restoration, garden design, roaming the romantic countryside, lazing at the pool, our friendly cat (note we have her under control and keep her away from the house, if you are not cat-lovers), our butcher's amazing restaurant and the 'simpatico' nature of our property manager - who you will see on film if you use the link to our own website from this site. Lucca is indeed a delight, and, as for the steep and circuitous drive, if this puts you off, again you are not the right people for our house: this is Italy, and the Italians build some amazing roads, including the 2.5km/1.5mile incline to San Macario in Monte, which has proved passable (mostly in hire cars) by all those who stay with us - that is, if you are not so distracted by the olive groves and vineyards on the way that you never get there! And if you are interested in helping to make some of Italy's best olive oil (just read Elizabeth David's famous book, Italian Food), please enquire re our olive harvest weeks in late October-early November, when you can learn how to do it and stay at low cost...
5

Breathtaking views and tranquility

  • 5 of 5

I am writing as a friend of the owner. We have stayed at the property every autumn since 2011. It is absolutely wonderful. Perched up near the top of a Tuscan hill, you have magical views of the surrounding valleys and can see Lucca and even Pisa (just!) Sitting outside in the early morning or in the evening reveals the most wonderful light. Every day is different and can be breathtaking. Even in rainy weather it is beautiful in a soft and mystical way. The pool was lovely, and was much enjoyed by our kids even though it was getting chillier as winter approached. The surrounding olive terraces interplanted with numerous intesting and productive trees make a heaven for children to run wild, climb, make dens, collect insects for inspection,and just run around.

The staff we met have gone out of their way to help us on many occasions. We enjoy the proximity of Lucca, hiring bikes to cycle round the walls, shopping locally and enjoying the excellent restaurant in the village. The house is lovely, tradional, with a great kitchen for adventurous cooking, comfortable beds and a very romantic open fire in the sitting room on which we roast chestnuts as the nights draw in.

We return agin this autumn, bringing some family friends with us and we can't wait.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Stunning location, warm and welcoming house!

  • 5 of 5

Both the HomeAway description and photos understate this villa: the views are absolutely stunning. This, along with the quality of the restoration (including hi-speed internet, satellite TV and air-con, not that there was any need to use it!) is what will long stay in my memory. Sumptuous bedrooms (all en-suite) and an amazing beamed living room exceeded all expectations.

The HomeAway ad mentions that this is a place for cat lovers, and indeed it is. The sight of three generally adorable overgrown foxtail fluffy kittens snuggling up to each other for the night was another charming feature. But the owner told me that in fact they welcome pets of all kinds: apparently two large dogs stayed with some recent guests and the cats didn’t mind at all!

A winter visit has its advantages (no tourist queues, evenings cuddled up by the fire (and floors warmed by under-floor heating, etc), but a pity not to have tried the large infinity pool, with views to the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

In summary, unbelievably wonderful views, well-restored villa and good service from the owners and their local team. I’d like to come back in the summer.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Isaac: it was great to meet you and nice to welcome a group that appreciates that the smart way to 'do' Tuscany is to come in the winter. And, yes, our team looks forward to welcoming you in the summer, next time. The kittens are indeed adorable, but for readers' general information, some of the kittens may well soon find a new home. We do indeed welcome pets, but the villa is for guests with or without pets, as they please! Anyway, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay so much, not to mention the views...
5

A Special Place

  • 5 of 5

These first two weeks in June at Villa Macario have been a perfect Tuscan retreat for all three generations of our family.

Although beautifully appointed with complete privacy and amazing views from the terraces and the swimming pool, it is within easy reach of Lucca, which has lots to offer, and is a relatively short journey from the airport.

We marvelled at the way this villa has been brought back to life to make the most of these stunning views and valued the opportunity to feel this was our “home” to enjoy.

This is a special place, not a boutique hotel. But we did not come to Tuscany for that, as the family home aspect made it perfect for a group with four very young children. We would have felt uncomfortable if everything had been too precious.

Dining out of doors all the time was a joy and, as we love cooking, we came armed with our favourite recipes from Antonio Carluccio, Jamie Oliver, Tom Kitchin, etc. (In fact there are lots of books to refer to already here and all the necessary equipment.) We cooked with herbs from the terrace, ate cherries from the trees and made a pot of gooseberry jam, picked from the bush on the path to the pool.

Suddenly and sadly, the 2 weeks are over and now we shall wake up in Scotland missing the surroundings, perfumes and facilities – particularly the little ones who have had such fun and see this as their second home.

Thank you so much.

The Douglas Family

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind remarks. We're delighted you had such a good time. Please think of returning to Tuscany, or staying at our villa in Marbella (HomeAway 445248) another time. There, we have equally amazing views, a beautiful garden which is exceptionally large for the Costa del Sol, a secluded rustic jacuzzi hot tub and room to sleep up to 16 guests. All with the same service levels as in Tuscany. From our Spanish villa you can either simply enjoy all the fun of Marbella, Puerto Banús and the coast on your doorstep, or make day trips to the Moorish wonders of Andalucía - the Alhambra at Granada, the cathedral and palaces of Seville and the Mesquita at Córdoba, Málaga (birthplace of Picasso) - or both. Please also think of trying either villa outside the summer season, when there are many fewer tourists, and less heat, which makes it much easier to see everything. Best. William (owner)
5

Fantastic Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Four weeks in Italy…..! The idea was to find a beautiful place, settle in, shop locally, cook, eat, drink and relax. The cat, Mr ‘Negroni’, was centre stage and yes we spoilt him rotten. We ate locally at Lombardo’s on more than a few occasions, visited Florence three times, San Gimignano, Siena, Volterra – all wonderful. Pisa, which no-one seemed to fussed about, was a great visit too – twice! The pool, the woods, the olives – va bene or va bene?!

So did we have a fantastic holiday? You bet…!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mandy Thanks for your review and we hope you will visit our villa in Marbella, Costa del Sol, Spain next year, also on Homeaway (no 445248). We have an equally wonderful place there, with an exceptional garden, ideal for for another of your fantastic holidays. Meanwhile, we have just completely re-painted the entire interior of Il Fienile, and I have posted photos on this website, showing the results. Mr Negroni was the 'clerk of the works', quietly observing, hardly moving an inch, so it seemed. (For those who don't like cats, we can re-house him during your stay, if you prefer.) We love to have people stay for 3 or 4 weeks, especially in the shoulder or winter seasons, which are ideal for carefree tourism... Thanks for coming. Best William
Blackpool, U.K.
5

A Capo - our dream holiday !

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent an incredibly pleasurable week at A Capo in San Macario in Monte, close to Lucca. This beautiful Tuscan farmhouse is ideally placed for everything you might wish to do whilst on holiday, be it culture, beaches, shopping, sport, or relaxing in a spa! During our stay there we went to Florence, Pisa, Siena, Forte dei Marmi (miles of golden sand), Lucca and also found time to visit the lovely spa at Bagni di Lucca. Had we had more time, we could have gone riding, played golf (William, the owner has a great knowledge of the surrounding courses) or done one of the many walks immediately available in the beautiful countryside on our front doorstep!

The accommodation was great - so nice that each bedroom had its own private facilities and no matter which window you looked out of there was a great view. The sitting room was spacious, airy and comfortable with a large supply of DVD’s ( should you have time to watch them). There was a choice of 3 patios for outdoor eating, the largest being accessible from the main kitchen, which was well equipped with all mod cons - we made good use of the ice cream making machine whilst we were there! On one evening, we chose to take advantage of the services of their chef (available by arrangement) and the meal was a sumptuous experience of local fare!

In the daytime it was very hot for the time of year and we picked up a nice tan by the pool, but in the evenings we chose to light a fire in the large fireplace in the living room. We all agreed that it might be nice to return in the winter, when the landscape would be different and perhaps even make it a sporting holiday with a bit of tennis (in one of the many clubs round Lucca), golf and skiing for good measure.

Regarding the booking of the holiday, it was seamless and straightforward and we were emailed a comprehensive guest information pack prior to our stay which told us everything we needed to know (and lots more.) There was a good choice of flights to Pisa at very reasonable prices and we picked up our hire car at the airport to complete the short journey to A Capo.

The one thing that stays in my mind is the beautiful panoramic view one has from A Capo and I often revisit that view in my mind as well as all the other fabulous experiences we enjoyed during our stay.

We will certainly be returning!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed your stay, and invite you to consider also staying at one of our other villas: they too have amazing views - in Marbella, Spain and at Polzeath overlooking North Cornwall's Camel Estuary in south west England. Lots of golf and good food there as well. As you experienced, the weather in Tuscany at Easter can be glorious during the day, yet still nice to be snug around the fire in the evening. Thanks for writing!

Map

Nearest Airport
21 Kilometres
Pisa International (+ another airport at Florence)
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
San Macario in Piano (many to choose from)
Nearest Ferry
38 Kilometres
Livorno (ferry to Sardinia, Corsica, Barcelona...)
Nearest Golf
22 Kilometres
Versilia (views to Carrara marble mountains)
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Lucca (for Florence, Rome, Milan, Pisa etc)
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Lucca (for Florence, Rome, Milan, Genova)
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
San Macario in Piano (our fab butcher's bistro)
Nearest Ski
35 Kilometres
Abetone (the centre of Appenine skiing)
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Forte dei Marmi/Viareggio - Italian Riviera
Car: necessary

- Il Fienile lies on one of the most sought-after hillsides in north west Tuscany.

- Less than 15 mins drive from the outstanding walled city of Lucca (known as the world's largest open-air museum), and in view of The Leaning Tower of Pisa, the south-facing hillside is covered with groves which yield some the world's best olive oil (Lucca DOP) and the vineyards of the Colline Lucchese DOC.

- The upper San Macario in Monte area has also recently become an Nature Reserve.

- The culture and museums of Florence are within an hour's drive (also accessible by train), and San Gimignano and Siena are within 90 minutes.

- The coast and beach resorts of Forte di Marmi, Pietrasanta and Viaréggio are some 15 miles west.

- The area is abundant with bars and restaurants of all levels from pizzerias, basic Tuscan countryside trattorias through to Michelin starred restaurants.

- Sports are also well served, including 7 golf courses within one hour's drive.

- The Garfagnana National Park is just to the North.

Golf: Il Fienile is well suited to golfers. The house is owned by the editor/photographer of the acclaimed Pocket Guide to Golf Courses series, written with NZ tour pro and course designer Greg Turner, who is a regular guest here.

We are extremely well-connected within the Italian golf world, and can arrange tailor-made golf or golf and culture holidays, from a self-catering basis right through to a tour hosted by Greg Turner or other golf playing/course design/photography professionals, as suits the interests of the party. We organise golf+culture tours of Tuscany: there are 7 courses within 1 hour of Il Fienile, including Versilia on the coast, the famous Ugolino (Italian Open venue) outside Florence and the stunning setting of Poggio dei Medici, north of Florence.

Our disused vineyard has been used as a practice fairway. Discover the underestimated charm of Italian golf, and see the culture of Tuscany - all in one go!

Ski: Skiing is at Abetone, the main ski resort of the Apennine mountains. It is a little over 1 hour's drive away.

A winter holiday in Tuscany is not to be under-estimated: buy your Christmas presents in one of Lucca or Florence's many winter markets (leather, antiques, fashion etc), and see all the cathedrals, art treasures and museums with no queues. We offer low rents for the winter periods, a time in which many over-touristed cities re-discover their true Italian identity.

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Rates & Availability

From €320 Per night

Lucca Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
Apr 25 2015 - Jun 12 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
€650
From
€813
Fri,Sat,Sun
€3,250
 
 
Midsummer
Jun 13 2015 - Jul 3 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
€700
From
€875
Fri,Sat,Sun
€3,500
 
 
Peak Summer
Jul 4 2015 - Aug 14 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€4,950
 
 
Ferragosto Fortnight
Aug 15 2015 - Aug 28 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€4,750
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 25 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
€750
From
€938
Fri,Sat,Sun
€3,750
 
 
Early Autumn
Sep 26 2015 - Oct 16 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
€400
From
€500
Fri,Sat,Sun
€2,999
 
 
Olive Harvest
Oct 17 2015 - Nov 13 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
€700
From
€875
Fri,Sat,Sun
€3,500
 
 
Late Autumn
Nov 14 2015 - Dec 18 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
€450
From
€563
Fri,Sat,Sun
€2,250
 
 
Xmas-New Year 2016
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 8 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
€700
From
€875
Fri,Sat,Sun
€3,500
 
 
Winter bargain
Jan 9 2016 - Feb 12 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
€320
From
€400
Fri,Sat,Sun
€1,600
 

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Refundable damage deposit €500.00
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Amenities

Lucca Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 280 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Il Bagno Grigio/Grey (Master) - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet , En-suite (or open, if Dressing Room door left open)
    Il Bagno Giallo/Yellow - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , En-suite
    Il Bagno Rosa/Pink - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet , En-suite
    Il Bagno Verde/Green - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , En-suite
    Ancillary - toilet , shower , En-suite with Ancillary Bedroom 2
    Guest Loo - toilet
  • All bathrooms are en-suite and feature top quality sanitary ware, walls lined with Carrara marble and coloured stucco, and under-floor heating. The Grey and Pink bathrooms also include walk in showers. Dimmer switch lighting is provided throughout. We provide high quality bath-size cotton towelling (mostly Ralph Lauren) and large beach towels. The sumptuous combination of marble, painted stucco, chestnut beams and terracotta-tiled ceilings in our bathrooms is one of the many memorable features. The ancillary shower room is not available if live-in staff are included in our service. This Shower Room adjoins Ancillary Bedroom 2 and the laundry area; it may be used en-suite with Ancillary Bedroom 2, or shared between Ancillary Bedrooms 1 and 2. The Grey (Master) Bathroom may also be used as a non-en-suite bathroom by leaving the door to the Grey Dressing Room open, whilst preserving the privacy of the Grey Bedroom, which accesses its bathroom via the same dressing room.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • La Camera Grigia/Grey (Master) - 2 king , Master Suite incl dressing room; super-king double or twin
    La Camera Gialla/Yellow - 2 king , Super king twin or double bed
    La Camera Rosa/Pink - 2 king , Super king double or twin bed
    La Camera Verde/Green - 2 king , Super king double or twin beds
    Ancillary 1 - 2 twin/ single , Full size bunk beds suitable for adults or kids
    Ancillary 2 - 2 twin/ single , Full size bunk beds suitable for adults as well as kids
    Soggiorno (Living Room) - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Double sofa bed using a small part of the living room
  • The quality of your holiday sleep is our priority! We have superior beds in all 4 lavishly appointed interior-designed bedrooms. All bed linen is 100% cotton, mainly Egyptian/Frette, and all duvets & pillows are duck/goose feather/down (alternatives available on request). The traditional farmhouse ceilings, a spectacular blend of chestnut beams and terracotta tiles, recall the practical simplicity of the history of Tuscan farming. All bedrooms are furnished with fabrics from Busatti, the acclaimed leading designers of traditional Tuscan artisan fabrics. The under-floor heated original terracotta tiling is adorned with Persian and other carpets. Each room includes an antique wardrobe and air-conditioning. The Master Suite is entered through a Dressing Room. All rooms feature stunning views of the surrounding countryside. The 2 Ancillary Bedrooms are very basic and are generally used by teenagers or maids. The Living Room includes a double sofabed.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 28 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Almost all fixed lights in the house are controllable with dimmer switches. Wheelchair access to ground floor (which has 2 bedrooms) only. Elderly and infirm can enjoy the bedrooms, kitchen, dining room and terrace on the ground floor (one ground floor bedroom has walk in shower), but would need to ascend the staircase (or be wheeled up an outside path) to use the Living Room. Olive harvest, gourmet wild asparagus weeks also available. Guests are free to enjoy fruit from our many different trees when it is ripe.

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