|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Casa Fiora is a charming farmhouse situated high in the hills that divide Lucca from the Versilian coast. The owners completed restoration of the property in 2004, and the result is a very cosy and welcoming countrystyle residence. The farmhouse fully reflects its Tuscan traditions with a careful preservation of the wood beam ceilings and the antique terracotta floors. Casa Fiora has two panoramic terraces that are ideal for dining “al fresco”. One of the terraces faces the swimming pool; the other is on the opposite side of the farmhouse, so there is always a shady area during the day. The lovely swimming pool is placed in a superb position overlooking the surrounding hills and valleys. Casa Fiora is located only a few meters from “La Sorgente”, one of the most popular farmhouses in our programme. The two properties can be rented together for groups up to 18 people.
-- ACCOMMODATION DESCRIPTION
L A Y O U T
Ground Floor: Sitting room opening onto a terrace equipped for outdoor eating; kitchen/dining room with fireplace; pantry; bathroom (shower only). First Floor:2 double bedrooms; twin bedroom; bathroom; bathroom (shower only)
S T A F F
Maid service is included 6 hours a
D I S T A N C E S (approx. kms)
San Martino in Freddana (nearest
village with shops, bank and PO) 5;
Lucca (town and motorway exit) 15;
Versilia beaches 20;
Pisa airport 45.
very comfortable house, clean pool, warm welcome, good Service (house cleaning 3 times a week)
Both Casa Fiora and Easy Reserve were absolutely excellent and we would highly recommend both.
Firstly, Easy Reserve is easy to do because you can pay online with a credit card. We have used other companies in the past where we had to do a bank transfer, which is messy and time consuming. This was done in 2 minutes from my desk. Wonderful service. Then it was followed up by personal emails from Lucy and Lucia, who were both incredibly helpful. Excellent service and I would definitely use them again.
Casa Fiora is magnificent!! It exceeds the photos on the website. It is beautifully decorated with high quality antiques and an attention to detail. It didn't feel like a rental at all. The owner obviously loves it and pays so much attention to all of the little details in the decorating and gardening. It felt like someone's much loved and cared-for home. It was well-kitted out and had everything we could wish for. The pool is wonderful! I had worried about it being unheated, as many are in Tuscany it seems, but I needn't have worried - it was the perfect temperature as the hot Italian weather heats it. If you were heating it, you would have set it to exactly that temperature. It was perfect! It is lightly salted, which is much, much nicer than chlorine. We were over the moon with it and everything in the house. There are 3 beds and 3 bathrooms, 2 of which have showers and the other has a bathtub with handheld shower. More than enough for the number of rooms. They are not in the bedrooms as ensuites, which means everyone can share them, which is very nice. The kitchen is amply supplied too.
The location is absolutely perfect! It is 20 minutes to Lucca, about 35 to Pisa, less than an hour to Florence and an hour to Viareggio and Cinque Terre. It is up a winding road into the mountains, so you have a gorgeous view of the hills and you can see right down to Lucca. The pool has the most wonderful view of Lucca in the distance.
Nicoletta comes in to clean the house 3 times (mon/wed/fri). She is lovely!!! She will help if you need anything, and she even gives you a little local mobile phone in case you want to ring her. There is wifi there too.
One interesting thing. The notes said we needed to give the a 750 Euro deposit in cash upon arrival. Nicoletta was surprised at this and said we didn't need to. I'm not sure who is right, but hopefully she is right as it was annoying carrying around the cash during our pre-villa holidays.
We had no complaints at all about anything and would highly recommend it. The villa was perfect for us. We hope you enjoy it too!
This is a stunning place. Extraordinary views, amazing wildlife (the garden was FULL of fireflies), beautifully decorated and very comfortable. It takes a bit of finding - the road up the mountain is steep and wiggly - but the view across the valley is worth it. The housekeeper, Nicoletta, is great. We were greeted by vases of fresh flowers and bunches of herbs and she made us feel welcome and looked after. The pool is saline filtered, so no nasty chemicals and the garden is very pretty. Beds are comfy and amenities all work well. Highly recommended.