Al Mennucci was originally an old hayloft which has recently been converted into a delightful cottage. It is located in a superb position, high in the hills, 15 kms to the south-east of Lucca, and surrounded by olive groves and pine trees. There are fantastic views over the countryside and the plain of Montecatini in the distance. Both the house and the pretty garden are exceptionally well-maintained by the owners, and the interiors are equipped with all modern facilities. The swimming pool, situated to one side of the house, is in a perfect position to enjoy the beautiful views. Close to the pool area, there is a stone-built barbecue and pizza oven, an outdoor shower and an outdoor dining area. Near the driveway, about 20 metres from the house, there is small guesthouse with a double bedroom and bathroom. The secluded position and the fact that it is accessible by its private road ensure peace and tranquillity for the guests of Al Mennucci. This road lasts for 1 km and it is unsealed, therefore not suitable for low sport cars.
I have just returned from a week staying at Al Mennucci and I could not fault it!
The whole booking process was made so easy with the fantastic help of Simona at Salogi who went over and above to help with our travel plans!
When we arrived at the cottage it was even better than the photos! We had been in the cottage about 15 minutes when the owner Paula arrived - she could not have been nicer - what a lovely lady and amazing at what she does! There was a bit of a language barrier however with a bit of help from google translate everything was fine! :-) Paula gave us a tour of the cottage showing us how to use the washing machine, pizza oven etc. She popped in a few times throughout the week to clean the cottage and the pool - she even took our towels away and washed them!
The views are AMAZING!! Inside the main cottage and the guest room is immaculate with everything you need and more.
The grounds are beautiful! The pool was great and the outdoor pizza oven and BBQ were brilliant!
We had an amazing week at Al Mennucci and would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing week in the sun close enough to Luca/Pisa and beach for day trips!
One thing to note is the road up to the cottage - there are two or three very tight turns which i found quite difficult to begin with however they were definitely worth it to get to this beautiful cottage! THANK YOU!