check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit

Just remodeled! Charming cottage with lovely garden surrounded by olive groves

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


Minimum Stay
4 - 5 nights

About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom with Hill Views

The cottage - on an ancient estate - is ideally situated in the verdant hills of Torre, between Lucca (4 miles) and the coast (with the sandy beaches of Versilia, Forte dei Marmi's shops and nightlife, and Pietrasanta's art galleries). It has just been restored with integrity: antique terracotta tiled floors, wooden beamed ceilings and is well furnished in a rustic style. On the ground floor, there is a large entrance lounge, a spacious country-style kitchen with all modern conveniences, a pantry, and bathroom with shower. Terracotta stairs lead up to the first floor with 2 double bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom, and an elegant bathroom. Private garden with panoramic views of Lucca and the hills (guests here can simply sit back, relax and enjoy the view), garden chairs and table, umbrella, beach chairs, barbecue, pergola of Isabella grapes, ample parking. Fabulous position for walking and cycling.Trips to Pisa, Florence, San Gimignano, Chianti, Siena, Cinque Terre, Portofino. Lucca – the nearest city – really is one of Tuscany's best-kept secret. Within its majestic walls, its Roman and medieval heart is a medley of piazzas, tiny churches, art galleries and cobbled lanes; a place, in the words of Henry James, 'overflowing with everything that makes for ease, for plenty, for beauty, for interest and good example'.

Ilide Carmignani
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2017

About Ilide Carmignani

I am a literary translator and I live in Torre di Sotto with my husband, an engineer, and my two sons.

Ilide Carmignani purchased this villa in 1992

Why Ilide Carmignani chose Lucca Area

The location is unique. It looks like a Renaissance painting and it's just as beautiful.

What makes this villa unique

The location is perfect, with pretty views overlooking a valley, yet so close to Lucca, to which you get to in about 5 minutes of scenic landscapes. The house is authentic and confortable. It suits a family very well, and would also be a romantic place to stay. The owners are close by if need be, whilst the house being private.


5/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Just remodeled! Charming cottage with lovely garden surrounded by olive groves
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

A Tuscan delight

  • 5 of 5

I loved this place. I've stayed in Tuscany a number of times, this was the first north of Lucca though. Nice area, plenty of country to explore and not too great a trek to the obvious spots. Loved the house, full of genuine character and well appointed. The owner is very keen for you to have a lovely time and goes to great effort to ensure it. Heartily recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Bezauberndes Bauernhaus bei Lucca

  • 5 of 5

Letztes Jahr haben wir dieses wunderbare, erst kürzlich und äußerst stilvoll renovierte Bauernhaus entdeckt, das ganz in der Nähe von Lucca mitten im Grünen liegt. Von dort aus kann man zahlreiche Ausflüge in die Umgebung unternehmen: nach Lucca, in die Stadt der 100 Kirchen, mit ihrem Mauerring und ihrem Antiquitätenmarkt, in die prächtigen Villen der Lucchesia, nach Pisa und an die Küstenorte sowie die langen Sandstrände der Versilia, nach Florenz und ins Chianti-Gebiet und vieles mehr ...

Die einzelnen Zimmer des weitläufigen Hauses, von dem aus man einen großartigen Blick auf die umliegenden toskanischen Hügel genießt, sind mit viel Geschmack und Liebe zum Detail eingerichtet. Im Garten kann man es sich gemütlich machen, die Ruhe und den landschaftlichen Rahmen genießen, draußen essen und grillen. Die Böden sind mit alten Terrakotta-Fliesen ausgelegt, die Decken mit dunklen Holzbalken verkleidet. Erhaltungszustand, Sauberkeit und Service sind einwandfrei und entsprechen völlig der gegebenen Beschreibung. Ilide Carmignani,die Vermieterin, hat uns sehr freundlich empfangen und hilfreiche Ratschläge für unsere Ausflüge gegeben.

Wir haben wunderbare Tage an diesem besonderen Ort verbracht und können ihn nur wärmstens empfehlen. Susanne (Germany)

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

A Lovely holiday

  • 5 of 5

We spent two great nights in this beautiful cottage. the hosts are super nice, the garden is enchanted, and coffee with the farmer's milk is the best way to start the morning. the room was cozy and well-furnished, the house was warm, and since the house is on a tiny road uphill, you have the sense you're alone and in peace.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

Very charming cottage in Italy

  • 5 of 5

Nice place to stay. Beautiful surroundings. A place to enjoy and relax.

Excellent location and beautiful garden. The cottage is wonderfully decorated.

Highly recommendable.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments and great to hear you enjoyed the stay in our cottage. Hope we can help again with your next trip!
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


  • 5 of 5

Una casa agradable y bien decorada en la que te sientes a gusto y en la que se puede descansar y disfrutar de la naturaleza. Tiene de todo lo que se necesita para pasar unos días realmente deliciosos. La zona donde está ubicada ofrece lugares hermosos para recorrer, visitar, detenerse y disfrutar de la vida. Los propietarios son encantadores y están ahí para facilitarte una estancia perfecta.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Me alegro que les haya gustado la casa y su localización y se hayan encontrado a gusto. Muchas gracias!
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Car: recommended

Local activities: tennis, walking, swimming, horse riding, golf, cycling, mountain biking, Italian language courses, wine tours. Lucca hosts a huge antiques market on the third weekend of every month, a 'Summer Festival' of international pop music in July, and folklore festivals, including the patron saint's day with a historical parade, in September. In July and August, at Torre del Lago (15 km), there is a Giacomo Puccini opera festival, and in September, in the village of Montecarlo (20 km), a superlative Wine Week. In February, Viareggio (15 km) puts on its famous Carnival, with an amazing parade of massive floats.


Rates & Availability

Lucca Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Feb 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

100 euro final cleaning + 100 euro breaking deposit with the keys at the arrival. Gas for house heating not included. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Maximum 6 people + 1 baby. No pets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Contact Me Send a Message
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)


Lucca Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , Room Fans
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Room Fans
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Partner Offers

You might like these similar properties