|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
From this self-catering accommodation in Tuscany, you will enjoy the experience of living on a working farm that produces its own wine and olive oil. Not only can you sample these products from the comfort of your own home, but visit the nearby villages and pick up some food to go with them! The farmhouse, which is also near Lucca, is ideal for a small family who can enjoy the views and the private swimming pool.
This stone farmhouse is located on an estate that produces its own wine and olive oil. It’s situated in a quiet position a few hundred meters from the wine cellars and olive oil mill. Beautiful views of vineyards and olive groves surround the farmhouse. A private swimming pool (10m x 4m) is surrounded by a grass-landscaped lawn with sun loungers and umbrellas. A country road leads to the tiny village of San Gennaro and parking is available within the property grounds.
Ground Floor: There is a living room with a couch, armchairs, and TV (local channels only) as well as access to the garden. A dining room has a table with chairs and the kitchen is equipped with a cook-top, oven, toaster, American coffee maker, and dishwasher.
First Floor: A staircase leads up to three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The first bedroom has a queen-sized bed and the second and third bedrooms each have two single beds. The first bathroom has a sink, toilet, and tub with a handheld shower and the second bathroom has a sink, toilet, and shower.
Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash.
Cook Service: Upon request
Extra Housekeeping: 15-20 Euros per hour
Transfer Service: Upon request
Concierge Service: Upon request
Housekeeping is provided for 2 hours, 2 days per week. Additional Housekeeping can be arranged for an additional fee.
Wonderfull combination of privacy and proximity. Working vineyard was a real plus!
Proximity to so much but private enough to really relax and just enjoy spectacular views!
Not for physically challenged as its hillside location could be an issue for non physically fit individuals.
Great scenery and incredible history!
Nearby Events or Locales:
Lucca was walking distance and beautiful.
Tips or Restaurants:
Property was well equipped and close to village store so shopping was easy and convenient.
We did use GPS for day trips but the property was close enough to the village for daily trips for shopping and eats.
The experience was wonderful. It was more than we expected--the views, the vineyards, the narrow roads, the people, the pool, and of course, the wine.
The fact it was by itself, away from everything in a calm and bucolic setting. I like tranquil settings with nothing to do but relax and drink wine and look at the small valley of olive trees and grape vines.
The one and only thing--and I mean only thing--is that it would have been nice to have had more than one queen size bed. That is all I would change.
Walking the roads looking at the different properties. Looking at the grapevines laden with large clumps of grapes; we were there a few days before harvest.
Nearby Events or Locales:
San Gennaro was a 10-minute walk through the woods. A clean quiet town with cobblestone streets. The small cafe was adequate for your morning espresso and capuccino or a rustic pannino and beer for lunch. Very nice.
Tips or Restaurants:
Do your grocery shopping at the Esscalunga on your way to Lucca. Their prices were the best. We found decent vino di casa on sale from 1.78 to 2.45 Euro. Go to Lucca and spend the day within the walls. There is a market of sorts on Wednesday as well.
GPS did not work for us in this instance. The directions from RentVillas were spot on.
Check In Out:
Marco was very accommodating.
An unpaved road through the woods leads to the small village of San Gennaro where there is a restaurant and small grocery shop. Leppato, with more shops and restaurants, is two kilometers away while the center of Lucca is 12 km. Lucca is worth enjoying simply for its medieval charm, but there are also a number of interesting sights to visit. The Duomo di San Martino and the Church of San Michele in Foro are both gorgeous examples of period architecture, while the Casa di Puccini, where the composer was born, has been transformed into a small museum in his honor. You can also climb the 130-foot Torre Guinigi, but on the other hand viewing the tree-topped tower from below might be just as enjoyable… and a lot less work! Day trips can include Pisa, Viareggio, and Florence. Florence: 82 km Viareggio (beaches): 50 km Pisa: 50 km Lucca: 12 km Tennis courts: 8 km Leppato: 2 km San Gennaro: 30-minute walk on an unpaved road