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Norma or Linda

Speaks english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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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

www,thefrantoio.com

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Details for Maurino 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathrooms

On the ground floor (independent entrance) the fully equipped kitchen diner with marble work surfaces leads to a small but cosy and comfortable living room. A staircase leads to the master bedroom on the first floor with an en-suite Jacuzzi bath, cupboards and cloakroom. On the second floor there is a twin bedroom and double bedroom sharing a bathroom with shower over bath. Insect screens on all windows and fans provided in bedrooms. Wifi available
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • 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
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Property Reviews

Maurino
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
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Capannori Piana di Lucca
5

Mountainside retreat

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
Four of us stayed at the Frantoio for six days. If your considering this location we say- don't hesitate, just go. This is a case where the pictures don't do it justice or convey how beautiful the setting is. We were met by Linda and George and led to the property. I doubt I could have found it even with directions. It sits half way up a mountain with the most gorgeous views of the valley below. The unit itself was clean, modern, well equipped (our bedroom had a whirlpool tub in the ensuite bath). There was a booklet recommending restaurants, grocery stores and sights to see. On their recommendation we drove to Pontadera and took the train to Pisa and to Florence. We also spent a couple of days just hiking the mountain around us. We were treated warmly by the locals and when we left it was with great regret. We recommend this property and its managers very highly.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Maurino
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Capannori Piana di Lucca
5

A wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
We stayed at the Frantoio for a week and had a wonderful time. The appartment (Maurino) was immaculate, clean comfortable and modern inside while the building retained it's authentic stone facade outside and some of the original timber beams inside. Some of the original olive oil workings were also still in the building.
The kitchen facilities were excellent and we were able to cook many of our meals.The appartment is on three levels, so we more mature and less fit parents found the climb sometimes breathtaking, but the view from our bedroom window was also breathtaking, so we didn't mind and did get fitter as the week wore on!
The Frantoio had an above ground pool set into a timber deck which looked very inviting, was always clean, but we were never there in the middle of the day when it was warm enough to enjoy it. Being Australian where the Bbq is part of our outdoor lifestyle, we missed the presence of a BBQ here, it would have been perfect to be able to cook and eat on the terrace and enjoy those views. Or perhaps since it is Tuscany a Pizza oven would be more appropiate?
Our hosts Linda and George were very welcoming and supplied us with a bag of groceries and bottle of wine when we arrived to help us settle in which was a thoughtful gift.
The Frantoio's location is very convenient to both Lucca and Pisa for sightseeing and also to Florence and while it is not too many kilometres to the train station you would definitely need a car for getting around. In fact, in light of the steepness and ruggedness of the access "road" try to have a car with a bit of ground clearance- our little hire car scraped the road a few times where the ruts were deep.
Because of it's secluded location at the top of the hill this accommodation is ideal for those wanting some peace and quiet.It's not quite so good if you want to be in the middle of a town or village as you do have to drive to reach any shops.
I would thoroughly recommend this accommodation, and would consider returning if we are ever in Tuscany again.
Owner's Response: Each of the apartments does have its own portable BBQ for guests to use on the terraces, we do however move them inside in inclement weather.

Our access road is being repaired this winter.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Capannori Piana di Lucca
cottingham, UK
5

Returned for a second visit!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
We have just returned from a week at the Maurino apartment - we were there last year (we have NEVER tried to repeat a previous holiday!)

It seems like our wonderful vacation last year was no fluke, the property is just as clean, wonderfully appointed and peaceful as it was last year. George and Linda do a great job of keeping the property up to scratch and work hard to ensure everyone has the best vacation possible.

The new 5 x 3m above ground pool was perfect for cooling off in the heat of the day and was really welcomed.

The restaurants in the area were just as good as previous with excellent food available at reasonable prices all served by friendly local folks - a real treat if you have ever suffered service and prices in the bigger italian cities.

Our family can't wait for a chance to return and sample the delights of this property for a third time!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Capannori Piana di Lucca
Lincolnshire
5

Luxury in Tuscany!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
I stayed in Maurino apartment in August 2009 and what a fantastic week! This old olive mill has been restored beautifully with real charm yet total luxury. When you drive to the mill it is a bit off road however you will be totally surprised by the quality of the finishing and facilities.

The apartment gave us direct access to the terrace with amazing views over the tuscan hills. The peace and quiet is excellent if you really want to get away from it all then this is the place.

We went to Florence for the day by train from a local town and it was really easy and cheap, we would recommend that over driving to make it more relaxing.

Although the villa is up a hill meaning you can't walk really to restaurants this didn't bother us at all, we went to the local wine shop and the deli's to get lovely food and there is a bbq available - what more did we need! I think this place will be perfect once the pool is put in this year and I will definitely be returning to try it out.

A special comment to Linda and George who live just up from the Frantoio and service the apartments, they were extremely helpful advising us on where to visit and leaving their home grown vegetables outside the door for us - wonderful people!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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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

Capannori Apartment 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
 
Mid Season
Mar 24 2014 - Jun 22 2014
£160
£870
3 nights
 
 
High Season
Jun 23 2014 - Aug 31 2014
£1,000
7 nights
 
 
Mid Season
Sep 1 2014 - Nov 2 2014
£160
£870
3 nights
 
 
Low Season
Nov 3 2014 - Dec 14 2014
£140
£610
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit £100.00
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

Capannori Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

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