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17th century villa set in charming gardens with pool ideal for families & friend

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Space 7,911 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

7 Bedroom, 5 Bathroom Villa With Pool Set In Its Own 28 Hectare Estate

7 bedroom, 5 bathroom villa with pool set in its own 28 hectare estate with an additional 2 bed, 1 bath apartment. Guests can enjoy the vineyard, olive groves, veg garden and beautifully maintained gardens. All bedrooms fully flexible double/twin. 3 en-suite, 4 sharing 2 baths, ideal for families and friends. There is a large formal sitting room, a smaller cosy sitting room both with fireplaces and a summer sitting room opening out onto the front terrace. The kitchen and dining room opens onto a terrace surrounded by the informal herb garden, perfect for al fresco dining. The kitchen is fully equipped with 2 ovens, grill, hob, I-pod station and stereo. There is a utilities room with washing machine & dryer and large pantry. The farm manager and his wife the housekeeper live close by on the estate. 15 mins from Lucca, 30 minutes to Pisa airport by car.


Owner
Sara Pearce
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
October 7, 2017

About Sara Pearce

The house was lovingly restored by the current owners and is a much loved family holiday home for 3 generations of the family.

Sara Pearce purchased this villa in 1989

Why Sara Pearce chose Piana di Lucca

Our family bought Villa Benvenuti after many years holidaying in the Lucca area; the lively city, beautiful countryside and ease of access to airports, railway stations and motorways all played their part in our decision.

What makes this villa unique

Our guests enjoy the full experience of living on a small working estate, from the welcoming traditional Italian supper on the first evening along with the complimentary basket containing estate wine and olive oil with fresh seasonal vegetables from the garden to the beautifully maintained formal and informal gardens with fountains and pools of water cooling and soothing with the sound of running water.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I stayed at Villa Benvenuti in September and enjoyed the villa immensely. The villa is elegant yet comfortable, you feel you are in family home, the grounds extensive and fun to explore, whether it is the immaculate gardens, the vineyard or olive groves. The custodians are charming and helpful. All in all it was an excellent place to holiday with friends & family. AR, London Sept 2014
Sep 2014
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Map

Car: necessary

One of the most beautiful historic cities in the world, Lucca has existed as a Latin colony since approximately 180 AD. The city's Roman origins and rich history are recorded in its ancient architecture, which is encased within the city's 4km long medieval walls. Today the walls help to limit car access to the historic centre and serve as a park to the city: here you can walk, cycle, jog or roller blade undisturbed by cars in the shade of trees which were first planted by Napoleon after the city was conquered. Protected by these defences are Lucca's defining medieval buildings, the most well known landmarks are:

The Duomo of San Martino: Lucca's Cathedral dates back to the 6th century, and was rebuilt in a Romanesque style in the 11th century. The cathedral is home to the Volto Santo di Lucca (the holy face of Lucca), a crucifix with the perfect impressions of the facial image on Veronica's veil. Also residing within the Duomo is the spectacular marble sarcophagus of Ilaria del Carretto.

The Church of San Michele: A beautiful church with an important marble facade built between the 11th and 14th centuries. A statue of the archangel San Michele sits at the top of the Romanesque facade.

Beside the original medieval architecture, Lucca offers beautiful botanic gardens, antique shops and several museums such as the Villa Giunigi National Museum (home of artworks and local artifacts from prehistoric time to the 17th century) and the Puccini House Museum (boasting Puccini memorabilia such as his piano and musical scores). The cities historical wealth provides plenty of education, and wandering the beautiful streets is a perfect way to absorb Tuscany's culture.

Further afield there are the historic cities of Florence, Pisa, Pistoia to visit along with the charming seaside villages of Cinque Terre and the artists' village of Pietrasanta close to the famous marble town of Carrara.

There are the national parks of the Apennine and Apuan mountains with hiking, horse riding, fishing and skiing on offer in the ski resort of Abetone, an hour from Lucca.

Amenities

Lucca Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 7911 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bedroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet , En-suite with Master Bedroom & Dressing Room
    Chapel Bedroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet , En-suite with Chapel Bedroom
    Ground Floor Bedroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet , En-suite with Ground Floor Bedroom
    Top Floor Front (1&2) - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet , Top Floor Bedrooms 1 & 2 share Top Floor Front Bathroom
    Top Floor Back (3&4) - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet , Bathroom shared between Top Floor Bedrooms 3&4
    Ground Floor Guest Bathroom - toilet , Guest toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Flexible bed can be double / twin ensuite bathroom
    Ground Floor - 1 queen , Flexible bed can be double / twin en-suite bathroom
    Chapel Bedroom - 1 queen , Flexible bed can be double / twin en-suite bathroom
    Top Floor 1 - 1 queen , Flexible bed double / twin shares bathroom with Top Floor 2
    Top Floor 2 - 1 queen , Flexible bed double / twin sharing a bathroom with TF1
    Top Floor 3 - 1 queen , Flexible bed double / twin sharing bathroom with TF4
    Top Floor 4 - 1 queen , Flexible bed double / twin sharing bathroom with TF3
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Groups
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting
  • swimming
Notes:
There is also an apartment available on request on the property with a sitting room, kitchen, two twin/double bed rooms and shared bathroom. Sleeps 4.

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17th century villa set in charming gardens with pool ideal for families & friend
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A wonderful holiday

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I have stayed at Benvenuti many times, both in the summer, where it makes the perfect summer holiday with a group of friends, and in the winter where it is cosy and warm with open fires and the weather is still warm enough to eat lunch outside. It is beautifully maintained and decorated. Fabulous for big dinners with a huge table in the kitchen and equipped with more of everything than you could possibly need. I thoroughly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $1,415.09

Rentals run Saturday - Saturday. Rental prices include 10% IVA and Tourist Tax.
The reservation will only be secured upon receipt of 50% deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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