|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Damiano is a lovely farmhouse situated high in the hills between Lucca and the Versilian coast. It is one of our most popular houses and for many years, clients have enjoyed the beauty of the house itself, its very well kept garden with a nicely furnished veranda for outdoor meals, along with the very welcoming staff, that looks after the property with great care. The house was restored giving special attention to Tuscan tradition, retaining the original beamed ceilings and using only antique cotto floor tiles. At the same time, it is very well equipped with all modern comforts, including internet connection. Each bedroom has its own bathroom. The location of the property, surrounded by olive groves, is both tranquil and beautiful with magnificent views. Despite its private and quiet position, it is only a 15-minute drive to the centre of the historic town of Lucca and 25 minutes to the coast and beaches. Damiano has been totally re-decorated during winter 2013.
-- ACCOMMODATION DESCRIPTION
L A Y O U T
Ground Floor: Sitting room; dining room; kitchen with open fireplace and original wood oven, opening onto a patio with outdoor table and chairs; twin bedroom; bathroom (bath and shower). Lower Ground Floor: Twin bedroom accessible only from the garden with en-suite bathroom (shower only); laundry. First Floor: Master bedroom with 4-poster bed and en-suite bathroom (bath and separate shower); twin bedroom; bathroom (bath and shower), double bedroom with en-suite bathroom.
S T A F F
Maid service is included 9 hours per week.
D I S T A N C E S (approx. kms)
San Martino in Freddana (nearest village with shops/PO) 3; Lucca (motorway exit) 11; Versilia- Beaches 20; Pisa Airport 45; Tennis 4.
Damiano is a gorgeous property. I cannot say anything but wonderful things in terms of the aesthetic of the property. We had a lovely week there! I would go back in heart beat but only if it were Summer...
The two negative factors were only that we had a hard time keeping the property heated because of the stone floors. I would imagine it would be the most perfect Summer rental and we wish we could have used the pool. We had to pay for the heating but used to fire place in the kitchen and had cozy dinners in most nights.
The other negative was the proximity to Lucca, it is really a good 30 minute drive. If you are looking for a villa rental that is more removed from town then this is perfect. But it is a trek to get to, lot's of switch backs on a steep, winding road. But that just males the propert that much more stunning b.c of the view. On New Years there were about twenty different fire works shows, that was absolutely incredible and such a fun surprise.
Giovanni met us at the property and greeted us with his own olive oil and a bottle of wine, he could not have been more lovely and helpful. And Monica, the house keeper was such a wonderful woman, we loved her! All in all, it was a lovely holiday.
Beautiful quiet location with great view over the valley. Furnishings very tasteful - not fancy but a great fit with the style of the house and the surroundings. Very comfortable; easy to feel at home. Each of the 5 bedrooms is well-sized - this truly is for 10 people. Lucca (one of the nicest towns in Tuscany - better than Pisa - but not overrun with tourists) is within 15 minutes. Recommend and would stay again.
Die Fotos sprechen für sich - toll restauriert, super gepflegte Außenanlage, schöner Pool, sehr nettes und zuvorkommendes Personal!
Wir waren zu 5 Paaren dort - alle waren begeistert!