Lucca Villa Rental Photos and Description
Aristocratic villa on tuscan hilltop yet only 8 kms or 10 minutes from Lucca
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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
- Events Allowed
- pets considered
- children welcome
- Low Allergen Environment
- Long-term Renters Welcome