This lovely farmhouse is located in the Maulina hills, famous for their wine and also as one of the most exclusive residential areas around Lucca. It is situated on the same estate as Villa Clara, a villa we have been succesfully renting for years, and used to be one of the farmers’ houses. It has been totally restored, and the interiors have been decorated with old Tuscan furniture to preserve the original character. One of the rooms has facilities for disabled guests and all bedrooms are en-suite. The garden and swimming pool have been positioned on the opposite side of Villa Clara to assure total privacy. The area is ideal for people looking for a quiet location, yet at same time wishing to be close to a town. In fact, the walled medieval town of Lucca is only 10 minutes away. Also, as it is only 6 km from the nearest motorway exit, it is an ideal base for visiting the main towns of Tuscany. There is a tennis club within walking distance of the house. The helpful caretakers live on the estate, in a separate apartment.
Villa Clara and Casa Rosa were great for our family trip. Their location in relationship to the town of Lucca was idea. It made it very easy to find our way back home no matter where our travels brought us. Villa Clara was beautiful and elegant. Both houses were well stocked with dishes, glassware, silverware and basic spices. The photos of Casa Rosa on the internet do not do it justice. It is really a lovely house in and of itself. The property that the two houses sit on is very private. The caretaker's house is just through a hedgerow of bushes which keep it very private yet close enough when you need to ask Anna or Angelo a question.
Anna and Angelo are very sweet and friendly. The houses were spotless when we arrived. You can tell they take very good care of the buildings inside and out. The Saturday evening meal prepared by Anna was delicious. They set the tables with beautiful linen making it a very welcoming evening.
The pools are beautiful. Well maintained and clean. They had a washer and clothes dryer. I was shocked to see a dryer. But, it never really dried the clothes so we went back to using the typical Italian drying-rack as expected. The sun was much more efficient.
Thanks for all your help as always.