THE FRANTOIO, CONVERTED OLIVE MILL ESTATE IN TUSCANY

Norma or Linda

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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THE FRANTOIO, CONVERTED OLIVE MILL ESTATE IN TUSCANY

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Luxury apartments to sleep 2, 4 or 6 guests

Four apartments in a beautifully restored olive mill, situated on a hillside and surrounded by 9 acres of olive groves and woodland. These stunning apartments have a mixture of terracotta and wooden floors, with traditional Tuscan beamed ceilings. The interiors combines original features with tasteful furnishings.

There are several terraces for dining and relaxation, taking full advantage of the views. Above ground pool (5m x 3m).Woodland walks to local villages (2k and 6k) on trails from our door.

Walking and mountain bike trails from our doorstep, Bientina (5km) has an Olympic swimming pool, tennis courts, shops, cafes, supermarket and restaurants. Buti (6 km) by woodland trail or by car has restaurants,cafes and shops, Castelvecchio (10 mins) woodland walk or by car has a bar, grocery shop and restaurant, Lucca (15km) has all amenities.

Festivals and Events - Lucca (15km), Puccini Festival, International Jazz and Music Festival, comic festival (Oct), local palios in Bientina(Jul) and Buti (Jan), antiques market monthly in Bientina and Lucca, weekly local markets

Places of Interest - Beaches - 30km i.e. Viareggio, Forte dei Marmi, Pisa (30km), Florence (50km), Thermal Spas - Bagni di Lucca and Montecatini (20-30km), Siena (125km), Cinque Terre (140km)

Olivastro - 3 bedrooms

Maurino - 3 bedrooms

Leccino - 2 bedrooms

Pendolino - 1 bedroom

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Details for Olivastro 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 3 Bathrooms

Luxurious three bedroom apartment with fully fitted kitchen. Two ensuite rooms with king sized beds, one room with twin beds and a shower room. All the bedrooms are on the second floor. On the first floor there is a separate kitchen and large lounge with dining area - all rooms have beautiful views over the olive terraces. All windows have insect screens. Fans are provided in the bedrooms. Wifi available
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Norma or Linda

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Speaks english

Scottish owners living in Edinburgh who travel regularly to sample the simple relaxation, food and great wine in Italy.

We particularly enjoy the Lucca Summer Music Festival.

Norma or Linda purchased this apartment in 2001

The location gives you a chance to recharge your batteries with beautiful sunrises and sunsets, positioned on the side of a Tuscan hill with views looking down on the valley below,

Perfectly situated for exploring Tuscany, the local restaurants are good value and you can mix with the locals.

Easy access to Pisa airport, ideal base to go to Lucca, Florence, Pisa, Chianti, Volterra, Siena, Tuscan Coast or the Cinque Terre. On relaxing days you can enjoy the peace and quiet or walk in the hills and eat great local food.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.7
based on 7 traveler reviews

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The Frantoio, Converted Olive Mill Estate in Tuscany
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews
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Capannori Piana di Lucca
Boulder, Colorado
5

A WONDERFUL STAY WITH TERRIFIC HOSTS

  • 5 of 5
The highlight of our 2 weeks in Italy. A beautiful place amidst acres of olive trees in the hills 20 minutes south-east of Lucca. George and Linda, our hosts, could not have been more gracious and accommodating. The Leccino apartment has it's own terrace area for quiet dinners outside. The kitchen is well equipped and modern.

The location is perfect for day trips and set in a quiet rural area still close to restaurants and grocery stores. Lucca is 20 minutes north while Pisa is an easy 50 minutes west. The train to Florence is easy to get every hour from Pontedera a short 15 minute drive south.

A stunning location. Fantastic hosts. A beautiful apartment. Many thanks to George and Linda for a truly wonderful holiday.
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted that your stay at the Frantoio was the highlight of your holiday! We are indeed fortunate to be situated in such a tranquil location and yet as you mention close to the beautiful cities of Lucca, Florence and Pisa.
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Capannori Piana di Lucca
5

A gem of a holiday retreat

  • 5 of 5
We arrived at the Frantoio after a fraught 12 hour drive, in the near dark. Suffice it to say that the drive up the hillside was a wee bit daunting at that point so my good fairy appeared in the form of George who brought my car up & parked it!
Darkness didn't do the views justice, but George & Linda certainly did - our beautiful luxurious apartment came fully equipped with anti mozzie spray and a basket of homegrown veggies from Giorgio's Orto for us veggie girls.Not to mention the stock of DVDs to keep my daughter occupied while I was out at Italian school in the mornings!
The apartment was more than we could have hoped for,tastefully and practically appointed, and we particularly enjoyed our private wee terrace overlooking the pool with the abundant supply of fresh herbs.
As well as the wonderful welcome from George & Linda, we were fortunate in our fellow guests ( Chris, Rachel & family in our first week, then David, Maria,et al in the second, plus Kim, Pia and Wanda & their parents/in-laws with whom we enjoyed a memorable last nights' sing song.
I was within easy striking distance of my language classes, and the beautiful city of Lucca where we spent many a happy afternoon. Lucca also boasts a surprising number of vegan eateries - Nanda's, plus Felice near the Lucca Italian School, to name but two.The house is also well situated for Pisa, and even the coast was an easy drive.
I also enjoyed the strolls up to Castelvecchio in the evening, and observing authentic Italian village life there - no tourists, no shops, not even a bar, but always a " Buona sera" as you pass by!
We could have been much more " culturally active" but somehow the place just lends itself to winding down and "farniente".Which is very valuable too! And the oil is fabulous...
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the Frantoio and appreciated the local authentic Italian life around here. We agree that the Frantoio is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy the surroundings, either alone or in the company of our other like-minded guests!
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Capannori Piana di Lucca
Norwich
5

An amazing family holiday with 5* hosts!

  • 5 of 5
I have been suffering with significant withdrawal symptoms today following the last 2 weeks in Italy at The Frantoio. We chose the apartment, as one of two choices, as somewhere near Lucca! I had no idea where the apartment was, but had always wanted to visit Lucca, so originally sent two emails to 2 different owners/managers, I only heard back from one, Norma, at Dunbar Travel, and I am so incredibly glad that I did. From the moment she contacted me it was clear that there was something very special about the Frantoio.

Norma and her sister Linda, who hosts (with George - more about him later) have a real knowledge and passion for this corner of Tuscany and the booking information and organisation was excellent. Linda was there to meet us on arrival and the warmth of the meeting reflected the next two weeks!

The apartment, Maurino, was simply furnished, but had everything needed for our family of 4 and 5 for one week! The bedrooms, although not air conditioned, were cooled by the shutters and there were plenty of fans! Space outdoors provided opportunities to eat as a family, explore the olive trees and for the children to play. The new pool will be a fabulous addition to the apartments/house, but for our younger children the small pool was sufficient and they had a ball, playing, doing gymnastics and staying cool. The pool was well maintained and the views across the plains were quite stunning.

The setting for the Frantoio is outstanding, the driveway is challenging at first, but gets easier with practice! However, the reward is the view across the plain. We didn't eat out much, despite the great recommendations, taking advantage of the wonderful weather, local produce and a view that meant we didn't miss TV or the internet once: we are from Norfolk, the internet is always awful here, "roaming" was used!

And so to George and of course Linda...what incredible hosts. Our holiday was completely enhanced by their presence and their tolerance and affection shown to our little girls and to all the children in the Frantoio over the fortnight. They could be relied upon to help at any time of the day and night! Our holiday became a small slice of life in an Italian olive grove, the children "helped" with small tasks, rode in the Ape, chatted non stop with George. The smallest things, like setting up a DVD player on a rainy day, showed that they spent the whole time thinking about the guests and that is what truly made the holiday!
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind comments Rachel. It really was a pleasure having your lovely family to stay at the Frantoio, your children were great fun!
We all feel that Frantoio del Bartolomei is a special place and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your time here.

Kind regards
Norma, Linda and George
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Capannori Piana di Lucca
Cottingham, East Yorks, UK
5

Great Accommodation Great Location Great People

  • 5 of 5
Just returned from a week in the Maurino apartment with my teenaged kids. What a great place! Spotlessly clean, stylish and comfortable with a fantastic view from almost every window,

The apartment contained everything you could possibly need for a comfortable holiday whether you are eating in or out. The pictures on the website really do not do the accommodation or the views justice

The custodians of the property have taken great care to provide detailed information on local restaurants (the research must have been absolute hell for them!) and thanks to their information we never had a bad meal or felt we paid too much.

One thing to bear in mind about this property is that it is a 5-10 minute drive to the nearest restaurants part of which is down the steep private track. This is something which didn't bother us (I just enjoyed a nice glass of something when we returned to the absolute peace of the property). We felt the slightly remote location was a real benefit in terms of the peace and the views - no pain no gain!!

The location of the property we also found to be ideal - a really non touristy part of Tuscany with prices and quality to match. We only heard another English voice when we went to Lucca and Florence, we speak no Italian and found the locals to be helpful and friendly.

If you need to cool down there is an olympic size pool at Bientina about 10 minutes away complete with very high diving platforms! If you arrive after 4pm the charge is only 5euro (11 euro for the full day) including sun loungers. (a pool is planned at the property next year).

The property would be ideal for a few families getting away together but still having independence.

Don't hesitate - just book it!!
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
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Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Capannori Piana di Lucca
Liverpool
5

What a find!

  • 5 of 5
Just returned from a 10 day stay at Il Frantoio. Clean, modern, very comfortable, well equiped, good welcome pack, plenty of clean towels, bedding.
Good seating outside on various terraces, always able to find shade when needed.
George and Linda, couple who look after house live away from main house. They are perfect 'minders' of the property. They are discreet but available when needed, very familiar with the area, our only poor meal was at a restaurant not recommended by them.
Very peaceful, quiet location, we hired a car so we were able to explore the countryside and cities but we were always glad to get back to the Mill.
George and Linda have compiled a book of places to see, places to eat etc. which we found very helpful.
We had a wonderful holiday with our 3 teenage sons and we would all be happy to return sometime in the future and we would love to bring friends with us.
Judith, Billy and family.
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Capannori Piana di Lucca
3

sehr malerisch, aber verbesserungswürdig

  • 3 of 5
wenn man die abenteuerliche Schotterpiste und sehr steile Zufahrt zur Mühle geschafft hat, konnt man in sehr gut ausgestattete und saubere Wohnungen. (wir waren in Leccino) Linda und George waren jederzeit ansprechbar. Leider war der Aussensitzplatz nur über eine steile, brüchige Treppe zu erreichen und voller Unkraut und nicht besonders gepflegt.Die zugesagte Internetverbindung funktionierte, wenn überhaupt, nur an bestimmten Stellen des Hauses und war in keinster Weise zuverlässig. Es war z.B. nicht möglich, Textnachrichten abzuhören :( Dies war umso ärgerlicher, weil ich explizit nach einem funktionierenden Internet gefragt hatte und man dies heutzutage bei dem Preis wohl auch erwaren kann. Last but not least hatte man uns mitgeteilt, der neue Pool sei fertig- dies war eine schlichte Lüge. Er ist auch während unseres Aufenthaltes nicht fertig geworden.
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We feel your comments are unjust. We answered all your questions honestly. We advised that the internet is erratic (02 April '14 before the booking was confirmed) and that we could offer no guarantee that the pool would be ready to open (06 April '14) but that the overground pool would be available. Due to the uncertainty of the new pool being ready for use our prices were frozen at the 2013 rate. This has been one of the wettest summers in Tuscany and we are trying our best to control the 'weeds' (mainly lavender and lemonbalm). The five stone steps up to the outdoor dining area are 200 years old and are full of character, they are not dangerous. You were offered an upgrade for the last week of your stay to our larger 3 bedroomed Maurino apartment which has a lovely outside seating area next to the kitchen but this was declined.
We like our guests to enjoy their stay at the Frantoio and are sorry that this family felt unhappy.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Lucca
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Altopascio
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres
Viareggio
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Castelvechio di Compito
Nearest Ski
65 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Montecatini Terme
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Orentano or Buti or Lucca
Car: necessary

Lucca - Music festivals, varied shopping, excellent cafes and restaurants, hire a bicycle and cycle round the traffic-free old city walls.

Bientina - local town with supermarket, shops, cafes and it holds a summer Palio in July (horseriding event round town square).

Ideally situated for sightseeing in Pisa, Florence, Cinque Terre, Garfagnana, Lucca, Tuscan coast and Chianti.

Various trails for hill walking directly from the Frantoio.

Nearby outdoor olympic swimming pools, tennis courts and freshwater lake with sandy beach.

Many good local restaurants including Alfredo's, traditional trattoria popular with families for Sunday lunch.

Olive harvesting in October/November, we produce our own olive oil every year which is available for guests to purchase.

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Availability & Rates

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Capannori Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Jun 23 2014 - Aug 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
£1,100
 
 
Mid season
Sep 1 2014 - Nov 2 2014
3 night minimum stay
£180
£930
 
 
Low Season
Nov 3 2014 - Dec 14 2014
3 night minimum stay
£160
£650
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit £100
Notes Sorry no pets accepted. These are Special rates held over from 2013 which are being held indefinitely, please enquire.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Capannori Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Modern spacious bathrooms, one with large bath
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , bathroom en-suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , shower room en suite
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , shower room across hall
  • Beautiful views over the valley to the mountains
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Books
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • autumn foliage
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountaineering
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • golf
Notes:
Free sample of olive oil, produced from the Frantoio's own olive trees, harvested every October/November. Enjoy sitting outdoors for meals and relax reading amongst the olive trees and olive estate
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