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Beautifully restored villa near Lucca with private pool and daily cleaning - Main house

Borgo a Mozzano, Lucca, Italy
  • Farmhouse3229 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

Luxury rental with local English agent and daily cleaning service

Tucked away in a charming valley nestled in the heart of Tuscany, this luxurious country home will exceed your expectations and give your family memories to last a lifetime. A Parino is a beautifully restored historical chestnut mill just minutes away from the famed medieval city of Lucca. A Parino is conveniently located near Pisa, Siena, Florence, Cinque Terre, Barga and Forti dei Marmi, giving you access to a different piece of Italy every day and night. The villa’s antique cotto floors and high beamed ceilings are authentically Tuscan and beautifully accent the elegant furnishings, antiques, and classic wrought iron furniture. The enticing rustic elegance is only furthered by the expansive veranda that stretches across the front of the property, offering views of the surrounding hillside and the luxurious modern pool, ideal for al fresco dining and sun bathing. There are also a mountain stream and woodlands on the property for hiking and discovering local wildlife. A Parino comes equipped with a renovated guest apartment, perfect for guests seeking more privacy. No matter what kind of get away your looking for, A Parino is the perfect place to call your temporary home.

A Parino can be rented as the main house only (sleeps up to 10). The guest apartment can be rented to allow an additional 4 guests if needed. If the main house is rented on its own, the guest apartment is never used, to allow privacy for the main house guests.

A Parino is lovingly serviced by our friends and neighbours, Paolo and Alda Benedetti. Their services include daily cleaning and maintenance of the property. They are also willing to cook dinner for guests at an extra cost. Michael Ringrose is our great friend and manager of the property, who will welcome you to this beautiful part of Italy.

History: The property is located on the Via Clodia, the ancient Roman road, so is surrounded by history. It is also at the centre of the Gothic or Green Line, which was the German defensive line against the Allies in WW2. Above the property in the hills are the old fortifications.

Beauty: It is the tranquility and serenity of A Parino that most guests love the most. Deep in a hidden valley, it is the beauty of the location that attracts regular visitors. The house is surrounded by hillsides, which are full of local wildlife - deer, foxes, porcupines, badgers and wild boar. Above fly a pair of nesting eagles while swallows dip down to catch a fleeting dip in the pool. At night, the fireflies come out.

Children: All children of all ages love A Parino. While the TV and Internet are available, few actually use it. Most, especially the younger ones are playing down by the stream, where they build dams and catch tadpoles or frogs. The older ones go wandering in the hills or swim in the pool. There are also board games available: chess, Scrabble, playing cards available when they prefer the coolness of being inside.

Property Manager

Michael Ringrose

Member Since 2004
Response rate:
90%
Response time:
within a few hours
Speaks:
english
Calendar last updated:
Apr 05, 2018
About Michael Ringrose

We are Fred and Aideen. Born in Ireland, we have spent most of our life together all over the world. We currently live in Singapore but A Parino is our cherished holiday home which we try get back to at least once a year.

Michael Ringrose purchased this Farmhouse in 1999

Why Michael Ringrose chose Borgo a Mozzano

We first fell in love with Tuscany on a family holiday 17 years ago. We saw about 10 properties in one week and then immediately fell in love with A Parino, a true diamond in the rough. After 2 years of full renovations the house became completely transformed into a rustic paradise! The previous owners are the Benedetti family, whose own home overlooks the property on the road to Domazzano and they feel so proud of what has been done to their old home. This house is also much more than a holiday home to us. We all feel very close to A Parino - it's part of our soul - and any visitor will tell you the same. It is utterly enchanting.

What makes this Farmhouse unique

15 minutes from Lucca 5 minutes to large supermarket and nearest restaurants Breakfast on the verandah with the sun appearing over the hills The birdsong every day The views The peace and calmness - you never want to leave The pool to cool down in on hot days Alda and Paolo - just super people in handling everyone's needs

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV

      Bedrooms

      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 4
        1 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 5
        3 twin/ single
      • All the double bedrooms are four poster beds. The single beds are all antique iron beds. All come with mosquito nets. All bedrooms have fans.

      Bathrooms

      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • All the bathrooms are bright and modern with showers.

      Location Type

        • Mountain
        • Near The Ocean
        • Rural
        • Village

          Theme

            • Family
            • Luxury

              Meals

                • Guests provide their own meals

                  General

                    • Living Room
                    • Activities Guide
                    • Filtered Water
                    • Fireplace
                    • Garage
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Local Activities Guide
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Parking
                    • Sunbed
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet

                      Kitchen

                        • Grill
                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                        • Blender
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster

                          Dining

                            • Dining Room
                            • comfy seating for 10 people

                              Entertainment

                                • DVD Player
                                • Audio Tape Player
                                • Books for Adults
                                • Books for Kids
                                • CD Player
                                • Books
                                • Games
                                  Board games including scrabble, chess, balderdash etc provided
                                • Games for Kids
                                • Music Library
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Television

                                  Outside

                                    • Beach Towels
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Patio
                                    • Terrace
                                    • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

                                      Suitability

                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • smoking allowed
                                        • suitable for elderly or infirm

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Outdoor Pool
                                            • Private Pool

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Daily Maid Service

                                                  Attractions

                                                    • autumn foliage
                                                    • caves
                                                    • churches
                                                    • forests
                                                    • playground
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • ruins
                                                    • winery tours

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • outlet shopping
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • mountain climbing
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • ski privileges optional
                                                                • skiing
                                                                • spelunking
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis

                                                                  Notes

                                                                    • In the main house, the kitchen is well equipped with modern oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and microwave. The barn has its own separate kitchen, again well equipped with modern oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and microwave. Daily cleaning service is provided (inclusive in the price). Michael Ringrose, the local manager, lives nearby and gives great local advice on everything. There is free WiFi and English channels on satellite TV. A local chef can be reserved at extra cost for private dinners. We provide 1 beach towel, 1 bath towel and 1 hand towel per person per week.

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                      1 Reviews

                                                                      5/5

                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Fabulous Tuscan villa

                                                                      Patrick and Rosemary M.

                                                                      Aparino is a beautiful and very stylish villa in the heart of the Tuscan countryside.

                                                                      The house is large,very comfortable and really well equipped.

                                                                      The gardens are a treat, a great pool (much used), a lovely terrace with seating and dining areas, looking onto woodland and rolling hills. Super private!

                                                                      Michael, our host was very helpful and gave us some terrific advice on restaurants to visit in the area.

                                                                      I cannot recommend this villa highly enough, we were only sorry we didn't stay longer.

                                                                      If you're looking for a classy villa in an amazing location, book Aparino!

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thank you for your comments. We are thrilled that you enjoyed Aparino so much.

                                                                      Location

                                                                      Borgo a Mozzano, Lucca, Italy

                                                                      Lucca is a beautiful walled medieval city, which is the birthplace of Puccini. The city is mostly pedestrianised, which is fantastic for cycling and walking. Most guests enjoy cycling round the ramparts of the city wall. The countryside north of Lucca is breathtaking with many medieval villages perched on wooded hillsides. There are many beautiful palazzos and vineyards to visit in the area. Florence, Pisa and the beaches are all within a short distance. There are excellent restaurants within 10 minutes of the house. The Tuscan ski resort of Abetone is only 1 hour away and has generally excellent snow from January to March. The immediate surroundings of the house are beautiful and most guests enjoy this most, whether for relaxation or exercise. There are lovely walks and circuits ( between 2 to 6 kms ) in the wooded hills around the property. Visit the ruined church on top of the hill. See the snow-capped Apuan Alps from the hillside opposite the house. Other Activities: The Ski resort of Abetone is 1 hour away by car

                                                                      Rates & Availability

                                                                      $517avg/night
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                                                                      For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

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