CASA UNA - LUXURIOUS 5BR VILLA IN AN IDYLLIC TUSCAN VILLAGE NEAR LUCCA & PISA

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Vanessa Swarbreck

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

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CASA UNA - LUXURIOUS 5BR VILLA IN AN IDYLLIC TUSCAN VILLAGE NEAR LUCCA & PISA

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

550 square metres restored 'casa colonica', 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 and AGA cooker, dishwasher, oven, etc and 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 Appuan Alps.

Direct access to Villa Michaela swimming pool -12m long with separate part for kids and tennis court.

Five minutes walk from local Trattoria restaurant Il Bimbotto ( pizzas,pasta and local specialties such rabbit, beef,etc.), bar and there are another 2 restaurants not too far away.

Casa Una is perfectly situated to discover the Tuscan jewels -Pisa & Lucca yet set in a tranquil little village among the olive groves & rolling hills, it is pure bliss & serenity.You are not far from 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.. The most famous of these is the July music festival which is outside in Piazza Napoleone in the middle of the city and every year in July has many legendary performers such as Elton John , Joan Baez, Lionel Richie , Paul Simon , Leonard Cohen , Jamiroquai and next summer , 2013 , the one and only Mark Knopfler, previously of Dire Straits.

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 deconsecrated church in Lucca, (San Giovanni ) . of the music of Lucca's most famous son, Giacomo Puccini.

In August there is the full scale Puccini opera festival at Torre del Lago , and of course in Frebruary there is the world famous Viareggio carnival - both 25 minutes drive from Villa Michaela.

Of course bicyling the 3 km mediaeval wals 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.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • Events Allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Vanessa Swarbreck

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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

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

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...

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

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Casa Una - luxurious 5BR villa in an idyllic Tuscan village near Lucca & Pisa
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Casa Una - luxurious 5BR villa in an idyllic Tuscan village near Lucca & Pisa
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Truly Tuscan

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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.
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!
Helpful votes: 3/3
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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

Lucca 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 Minimum Stay
 
Shoulder SPRING
Apr 1 2014 - Jun 15 2014
£600
£3,500
2 nights
 
 
SUMMER
Jun 16 2014 - Sep 1 2014
£700
£4,500
3 nights
 
 
Shoulder AUTUMN
Sep 2 2014 - Nov 16 2014
£600
£720
Fri,Sat
£3,800
2 nights
 
 
WINTER
Nov 17 2014 - Dec 18 2014
£600
£4,250
3 nights
 
 
CHRISTMAS
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 5 2015
£750
£5,000
5 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
£650
£700
Fri,Sat
£4,400
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit £500.00
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

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
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Historic
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Local Maps
  • Filtered Water
  • Living Room ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Activities Guide
  • Towels Provided
  • Bottled Water
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Local Restaurant Guide
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • Blender
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 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:
  • Stereo
  • Pool Table
  • Television
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Books for Adults
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Beach Chairs
  • Tennis Court
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • churches
  • winery tours
  • forests
  • playground
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • botanical garden
  • library
  • ruins
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • outlet shopping
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
  • laundromat
  • medical services
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf privileges optional
  • skiing
  • roller blading
  • jet skiing
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • spelunking
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • ski privileges optional
  • hiking
  • golf
  • mountain climbing
  • tennis
  • fishing
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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