CASA UNA FARMHOUSE IN PICTURESQUE & TRANQUIL VILLAGE OF VORNO 7KM FROM LUCCA

Vanessa Swarbreck

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms6
Property type farmhouse
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CASA UNA FARMHOUSE IN PICTURESQUE & TRANQUIL VILLAGE OF VORNO 7KM FROM LUCCA

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5 bedrooms/5 bathrooms - first floor sitting room, kitchen, large garden

550 square metres restored Tuscan farmhouse, Casa Una is one of the oldest houses in the village of Vorno, recently restored (2010) to a very high standard. The house is set in a large garden and has 5 bedrooms -of which 4 are doubles all with 6 ft wide double beds, and one three bedded room with beds measuring 4 foot wide.All bedrooms have en suite bathroom / shower rooms.

There is a fully equipped kitchen with AGA fridge&oven,cooker, dishwasher, oven & ice-maker & direct access to a beautiful dining room or patio with al fresco dining, BBQ and original wood fire pizza oven. The house has fabulous views of the village, olive groves and the Apuan Alps.

Direct access to Villa Michaela swimming pool 16m x 8m with separate part for kids & tennis court.

Five minutes walk from two local Trattorias Il Bimbotto ( pizzas,pasta and local specialties such rabbit, beef,etc.)&Il Rio bar / restaurant and the famous La Cecca & Lo Scompiglio 5 minutes drive away.

Casa Una is perfectly situated to discover the Tuscan jewels -Lucca. Pisa, Florence, San Gimignano, Siena, and the Cinque Terre coastal villages which are all Unesco sites. It is set in a tranquil little village among the olive groves & rolling hills, it is pure bliss & serenity.You are not far from the beach, historical towns, golf & shopping, but you can also just relax by the pool and enjoy a glass of wine.

There are many events which take place all through the year in Lucca which was voted by Forbes magazine as the second most agreeable and desirable place in the world to live and visit. Every July there is the famous Summer Music Festival -http://www.summer-festival.com/ -which is outside in Piazza Napoleone- line up for 2014 includes The Eagles, Jeff Beck and Stevie Wonder. Past performers include other legendary artists such as Joan Baez, Lionel Richie, Leonard Cohen, Elton John, Jamiroquai etc.

For antique lovers there is the diverse and picturesque antique market spilling over in every little square and alleyway in the city center which takes place every third weekend throughout the year and for music and opera lovers there is a concert every day of they year in a de-consecrated church in Lucca (San Giovanni) featuring the music of Lucca's most famous son, Giacomo Puccini as well as famous arias by Verdi and Mozart (http://www.puccinielasualucca.com)

In August there is the full scale Puccini opera festival at Torre del Lago (http://www.puccinifestival.it/en), and of course in February there is the world famous Viareggio carnival (http://viareggio.ilcarnevale.com/) - both 25 minutes drive from Casa Una.

Of course bicycling the 3 km medieval walls of Lucca is an experience never to be forgotten - whether on a summers day with the sunlight dappling through the plane trees or in the autumn with the burnt gold and orange hues of the changing of the season.

Casa Una is set in the grounds of Villa Michaela (www.villamichaela.com) which is home of the Rhode School of Cuisine (www.rhodeschoolofcuisine.com) and many other activities (bridge classes, yoga, spa treatments,Italian art history and language, etc.) please contact us for information on coming up events.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Events Allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Vanessa Swarbreck (Owner)
Advertiser since 2005
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About Vanessa Swarbreck

Owner Vanessa & the managers, Lucie and Gavin are looking forward to welcoming you in 2014. This magnificent villa has a long and varied history and we've been happy to be part of it since 2001 for many happy seasons until we returned to Australia.This picture is from a visit in 2013 when we were offered to return to manage for 2014-we didn't need much time to say 'yes'. Bring on the Tuscan sun&chilled Prosseco!Join us on this fun adventure, have a taste and you will understand why you have to come for more

Vanessa Swarbreck purchased this farmhouse in 1985

Why Vanessa Swarbreck chose Lucca

Unique and very charming setting ,this building is actually one of the oldest houses in the village.It is in the gardens of stunning Villa Michaela and was given well deserved renovation in 2010

What makes this farmhouse unique

The sunsets are unbelievable and the charm of the village itself is very special. It is rural place by heart but the closeness of the beautiful Renaissance towns of Pisa, Florence has its influence too and you are not surprised why the nobility in the past choose this place for their summer and hunting lodges. Come any season and indulge in the atmosphere of a place where the centuries walked pass...

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms6
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
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Reviews

4.7
based on 3 traveler reviews

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Casa Una farmhouse in picturesque & tranquil village of Vorno 7km from Lucca
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Casa Una farmhouse in picturesque & tranquil village of Vorno 7km from Lucca
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Lucca Piana di Lucca
5

A wonderful atmospheric place

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Casa Una, adjoining Villa Michaela – large bedroom with big double bed and nice bathroom, wonderful living room with fireplace, all elegantly furnished, well equipped kitchen and large garden with grill – ideal for our children. From the window we had unforgettable views of the village, olive trees and the mountains.
We really appreciated the pool which was deep enough to jump in but had a separate shallow part for the kids to play in. The staff was extremely hospitable and friendly especially Lucy and Gavin would do their best to make our stay even more gorgeous.
The whole complex is an atmospheric place with glorious gardens, pool, tennis court and even a chapel, where you can play a piano (there is a great acoustics).
We made trips to close lovely village Lucca and also Pisa. Simply said this region is really worth visiting and Villa Michaela is perfect place where to be accommodated. Nevertheless, we really recommend this villa for organizing special occasions such as weddings, birthday parties, teambuilding, etc.
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Casa Una farmhouse in picturesque & tranquil village of Vorno 7km from Lucca
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p857748
+44 1428683815
Lucca Piana di Lucca
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Very beautiful villa near Lucca romantic Tuscany

  • 4 of 5
Casa Una, adjoining the remarkable Villla Michaela in the same olive grove, only 10 minutes from the city of Lucca with its 500 year old walls. 30 mins from the amazing beaches at Tore de Marmi, 45 mins from Florence, set in village of Vorno w great traditional restaurants within walking distance. Beautiful large pool. recently renovated (1 year) clean and recommended.
  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Casa Una farmhouse in picturesque & tranquil village of Vorno 7km from Lucca
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p857748
+44 1428683815
Lucca Piana di Lucca
5

Truly Tuscan

  • 5 of 5
This summer I spent a wonderful week at the recently refurbished farmhouse, Casa Una in the charming village of Vorno which is an quick and easy bus ride from the historical town of Lucca.
It was such a pleasure at the end of a busy day in Lucca and Florence to relax in the quiet of this small Tuscan village. The farmhouse is spacious and has spectacular mountain views, I especially loved the tiling in the bathrooms.
Another plus is having use of the pool at the adjacent Villa Michaela.
Although Vorno is a small village it has a great buzz especially in the evening. There is an excellent restaurant and I loved joining the locals for sundowners or a night cap at the bar.
By the end of the week I felt like a local and will certainly be going back.
  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Owner's Response: Hello,
we are pleased you had a nice stay with us in Casa Una and appreciated some of the architectural features we have there as the house was renovated with love and care and we are happy the old wooden parts could be just treated and didn't have to be replaced as we love the old charm.
We will be very happy to have you back as our guest and we are sure some of the locals would remember you as their companion for the long summer evenings in the bar and restaurant. When you come back you will see there is lots more to discover...thank you for your review and have a nice day!
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Lucca
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Lucca
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Marina di Vecchiano or Viareggio
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
Vorno
Nearest Ski
65 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Golf
28 Kilometres
Versilia
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Vorno
Car: recommended

Casa Una is a recently renovated farm house in the heart of the picturesque village of Vorno, which offers 5 bedrooms with private ensuites. Casa Una enjoys the vast pool of Villa Michaela (12 X18m) and also has access to its tennis courts. There are magnificent views of the Apuan Alps , the surrounding hills and olive groves - the local bar / trattoria, village shop and butcher are 5 minutes walk away . The artificial grass tennis court can be used by prior arrangement . The beautiful and historic walled city of Lucca is 10 minutes by car or a village bus from the church square to Lucca station from where Florence, Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano and the Cinque Terre can be easily reached. Sample the evening opera program every night of the year in the Church of San Giovanni in Lucca- just over an hour of famous arias - Puccini ( Lucca s most famous son ) and Verdi and bicycle the medieval walls ....

unforgettable experience

Golf: The Versilia Golf resort

Via Dele Sipe 100

55045 Pietrasanta

tel 0584 881574

In a setting of breathtaking natural beauty Versilia Golf Club , founded in 1990 and designed by the famous Venetian Marco Croze nestles like a diamond between the Apuan Alps and the sea .

The Versilian Golf Club is a luxurious oasis divided between the towns of Pietrasanta , Forte dei Marmi and Montignoso.

There is a fabulous restaurant and non golfers can walk the course or even not walk the course and go for lunch !

Or more to the point non golfers ( girls - hello !!!!) can go to Forte di Marmi and shop ...............

Forte has all the Milan and Rome shops and a wonderful market - Wednesday and Sunday - not to be missed....

Ski: Please see www.abetone.com

Less than an hour' s drive through wonderful scenery this is a novel way to spend one of your days in Tuscany !

Snowboarding , cross country , slopes for beginners and experts...

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Availability & Rates

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Lucca Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
SUMMER
Jun 16 2014 - Sep 1 2014
3 night minimum stay
£3,500
 
 
Shoulder AUTUMN
Sep 2 2014 - Nov 16 2014
2 night minimum stay
£2,800
 
 
WINTER
Nov 17 2014 - Dec 18 2014
3 night minimum stay
£3,000
 
 
CHRISTMAS
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 5 2015
5 night minimum stay
£4,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £500
Notes 50 per cent deposit .
balance 6 weeks before.
£500 security deposit .
Free WIFI .
Use of Villa Michaela tennis court by arrangement
outdoor pizza oven
5 minutes walk to village shop , amazing butcher and 2 family run trattorias
Close to Lucca - ten minute drive or village bus once an hour

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Lucca Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 550 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Living Room ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Activities Guide
  • Bottled Water
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single
  • Two large double bedrooms on the ground floor which are very suitable for older people . One bedroom has a full bathroom with shower and bath and the other just has a shower. There is also a single bedroom on the ground floor again with en suite shower room. It leads off one of the large ground floor double bedrooms ( so very suitable for a child ) but also has a separate entrance to the outside. Upstairs there are 2 more double bedrooms one with a full bathroom and one with a shower only .
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis ...
  • Patio
  • Tennis Court
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Events Allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • ruins
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • forests
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • spelunking
  • golf privileges optional
  • ski privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
Notes:
you can have it all- be in historic Lucca or admire the leaning tower in Pisa (buses hourly, 10-30min.by car) or you can just walk up in the hills,forest, olive groves and be as far as away from hustle or bustle as possible.all setting is romantic, but bring few friends and throw a party...
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