STUNNING RENAISSANCE IN TUSCAN HILLSIDE. SLEEPS 20. PRIVATE POOL

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Sleeps22
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms8
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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STUNNING RENAISSANCE IN TUSCAN HILLSIDE. SLEEPS 20. PRIVATE POOL

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Aristocratic villa on tuscan hilltop yet only 8 kms or 10 minutes from Lucca

SPRING SALE XXX 20% OFF ALL REMAINING WEEKS IN 2014

Please visit our website www.villamenocchi.com for more in-depth information.

Villa Menocchi is a luxurious and aristocratic villa extended over 1300 square metres. Dating back to the fifteen century, the property’s architectural style is a stunning example of the distinctive ‘Villa Lucchese’ design, as classified and recorded in 1500 by Samminiati, a local architect of great renown.

Great care was taken during the last restoration work to preserve all its original design features such as the terracotta-tiled floors; hand-carved wooden beamed ceilings and the traditional downstairs ‘loggia’ with its splendid arches, columns, and frescos. Wherever possible, natural, eco-friendly, typical Tuscan building materials were used for both the structure and furnishings, including stonework, terracotta, marble, dark wood and hand-crafted wrought-iron. To complement the elegant, historical setting, Villa Menocchi

has been furnished throughout with simple but high-quality antique furniture in a variety of traditional styles, featuring lovely natural wood and comfortable plush upholstery.

Villa Menocchi is laid out over three floors.

The ground floor has three double bedrooms and two bathrooms. Full of character, one bedroom was the original wine cellar while another was the former olive oil storage room. There are two spacious reception rooms on this level. One is 70 square metres and has a beautiful brick-vaulted/wood-beamed ceiling, while the other features a large central stone fireplace. The ground floor also has a very large rustic-style kitchen that is fully equipped for self-catering. It houses all the appliances needed for a relaxing holiday such as a dishwasher and an American style coffee machine. It even features an original yet perfectly working 16th century wood-burning oven which is perfect for pizza nights!!

The next floor accommodates the former aristocratic daytime-quarters. This includes a huge majestic living-room measuring 150 square metres! The enormous original stone fireplace stills stands here in pride of place. French doors open on to the beautiful ‘loggia’, a porticoed terrace with a partially frescoed ceiling, that looks out over the olive groves and woods to the rear of the house. This loggia is one of the property’s most significant assets. It is undoubtedly the best spot to linger over an aperitif at sunset, to enjoy a leisurely meal al fresco, and to admire the spectacular views that the Tuscan hillside offers . Comfortably upholstered wicker chairs invite you to relax and unwind, while large, brightly planted terracotta tubs adorn the surroundings, from where a staircase leads down directly into the gardens. The first floor also houses the dining-room, a study and a service-bathroom. A further living space is provided by the charming tower-room, where the superb original fireplace and the terracotta-tiled/wood-beamed ceiling and wooden floors have been eye-catchingly retained.

The second floor accommodates a vast elegant hall, whose high ceiling features terracotta tiling and wooden beams. Here again the massive old stone fireplace forms a focal point.

Leading off this hall are six bedrooms each with their own private en-suite bathroom. Equipped with high quality comfortable mattresses and with hydro-massage tubs or Jacuzzi in most of the bathrooms our guests can enjoy complete relaxation. This floor also boosts spectacular unspoilt panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and admire the medieval towers of Lucca.

Garden & swimming pools.

Villa Menocchi is set in extensive grounds, which includes a delightful olive grove, and as such offers a peaceful haven of retreat.

Set in the secular olive grove you will find a large private swimming pool (measuring 10 x 5 metres). There are also plenty of sunbeds here for a spot of secluded sunbathing. This area of the garden basks in sunshine all day long. It also has wonderful, uninterrupted backdrop of wooded hills and the Lucca valley and is likewise screened by hedges, so that poolside sunbathers are guaranteed undisturbed privacy.

Tables and chairs underneath a pergola covered by a profusely rambling grapevine offers an alternative spot for alfresco dining. The mature grounds of Villa Menocchi provide the perfect setting for your memorable event such as a wedding, birthday celebration, private party etc.

The mature grounds of Villa Menocchi provide the perfect setting for your memorable event such as a wedding, birthday celebration, private party etc.

For those of you who fancy spending a night or two in Lucca, L'Antica Bifore, our XIV century guesthouse located right in the heart of the historical medieval centre offers exclusive alternative accommodation. For further information please visit www.anticabifore.com

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Stefano & Brid

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Speaks french, italian, spanish, english
Sleeps22
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms8
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
27 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Ferry
55 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Lucca
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Lucca
Nearest Beach
36 Kilometres
Viareggio
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Ponte Del Giglio
Nearest Ski
65 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Golf Club Vicopelago
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Ponte Del Giglio
Car: recommended

Villa Menocchi is a large, luxury, renaissance hillside villa overlooking the Lucca valley. While set in the countryside the villa is only 15 minutes from the historical centre. Strolling or cycling along its many pedestrian streets you will find this city is rich in monuments, churches, picturesque squares, medieval palaces, museums, bars, restaurants, shops and boutiques.

Lucca is also the birthplace of the composer Giacomo Puccini, whose operas, La Bohème, Tosca and Madama Butterfly are among those frequently performed all over the world. The city is renowned to host a rich calendar of music events all over the year.

Every year the 'Lucca Summer Festival' hosts an incredible line-up of international stars for live preformaces in Piazza Napoleone. These outdoor concerts held on a summer evening are an incredible experience. Past stars have included Anastacia, Lenny Kravitz, Moby etc.

Lucca Comics and Games is an annual comic book and gaming convention. With around 140 thousand visitors, it offers an assorted mix of trade stalls, talks, screenings, workshops and exhibits. This international festival which lasts four to five days turns Lucca into a colourful amazing carnival with cosplay, music and a overall festive atmosphere.

For beach lovers Villa Menocchi is ideally located. Viareggio is less than half an hour by car (36km). With its art deco seafront it offers many beautiful beaches for during the day while at night it has a range of entertainment from bars and restaurants to nightclubs. For nature lovers protected sand dunes in a national park can be found at Marina di Vecchiano further on up the coast.

The popular ski resort of Abetone is less than an hour's drive away. With all the usual facilities it is favoured as one of the best Italian family ski resorts. Typical season extends from December to April.

Open throughout the year Vicopelago Golf Club is a five minute drive from Villa Menocchi. With 4 target green for short game 25–50-75–100 metres, 9 hole putting green and pitching green with bunker.

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Availability & Rates

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Lucca Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Rate 8
Jul 19 2014 - Aug 29 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€8,570
 
 
Rate 9
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 26 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€8,190
 
 
Rate 10
Sep 27 2014 - Oct 10 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
€1,118
From
€1,118
Fri,Sat,Sun
€6,536
 
 
Rate 11
Oct 11 2014 - Dec 19 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
€822
From
€822
Fri,Sat,Sun
€4,796
 
 
Rate 12
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
€1,500
From
€1,500
Fri,Sat,Sun
€8,570
 
 
Rate 13
Jan 3 2015 - Feb 28 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
€822
From
€822
Fri,Sat,Sun
€4,796
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 2.5%
Notes Rental: Weekly is from Saturday to Saturday

Check in time is between 5:00 pm and 10:00 pm
Check out time is before 10:00 am

Prices include: Electricity, water, gas, and final cleaning of property.
Security Deposit: €1,000 (euros) pre-authorised by a valid credit card

Smaller groups of up to 10 people welcome with up to 40% discount

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Lucca Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 m²
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Luxury
  • Historic
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet
  • Activities Guide
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 25 people
Bathrooms:
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , bidet
    Bathroom 10 - toilet , service bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 8 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , 2 french matrimonial beds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 double , Interconnecting rooms - junior suite
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 9 - 1 queen
  • Each bedroom can accommodate a baby cot or a camp bed free of charge.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Audio Tape Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Piano
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 40 garden chairs
  • 12 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • winery tours
  • arboretum
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
Notes:
In order to enjoy the tuscan lifestyle at its best we can organise a number of different events and activities for you. These can range from wine tasting sessions, especially the wines from the Lucca region, to cookery classes with award winning chef Carlo who will show you how to prepare a delicious meal using typical local produce. Or why not sit back and let us cater for you. Villa Menocchi provides the perfect setting in which to have a medeval banquet. Or how about an opera singer to sing arias from Pucinis operas. We can also arrange sight seeing trips and organise your own tour guide for day trips into Lucca, Florence, Pisa etc.
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