|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This spacious manor villa with its own park and chapel is the perfect accommodation for a family or group of friends. It is located just four kilometers from Lucca, yet it has a peaceful setting. It features a private swimming pool and elegant interiors, and is within walking distance of tennis courts.
This villa dates back to the 18th century and features its own park and chapel. Also on the estate are other farmhouses and an apartment where the caretakers live, but complete privacy is maintained at all times. A private swimming pool (18m x 8m) is surrounded by a grass-landscaped lawn with sun loungers. Parking is available within the property grounds.
Ground Floor: There is a small sitting room with chairs, and a dining room with a large table with chairs, as well French doors opening to the garden. The kitchen is equipped with a cook-top, oven, toaster, American coffee maker, and dishwasher, along with a table wit chairs.
First Floor: A staircase leads up to a living room with couches and chairs. There are four bedrooms on this floor. The first and second bedrooms each have a queen-sized bed and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower. The third bedroom has a queen-sized bed and the fourth bedroom has two single beds. The third and fourth bedrooms share a bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower.
Second Floor: A staircase leads up to six bedrooms. The first, second, and third bedrooms each have a queen-sized bed and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower. The fourth bedroom has two single beds and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower. The fifth and sixth bedrooms each have two single beds and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, shower, and separate tub.
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
This villa can be rented as
Villa Frediano - 12
to accommodate less people.
The caretakers live in an apartment on the property grounds, but privacy is maintained at all times.
Housekeeping is provided for 4 hours per day, 5 days per week. Additional Housekeeping can be arranged for an additional fee.
Our stay at the villa was a fantastic week for our group of 18 adults.
It was large enough for our group to dine and socialize together and at the same time to have a bit of quiet time out. The kitchen and dining area was well equipped to host a dinner party for 20 people. The pool area was fantastic and qw loved to spend the day here on our 'rest days'. Towels for the pool were also available which was great. We also loved the history behind the villa. It was once owned by a mayor of Lucca.
Some of the showers were very small and the villa was not close enough to walk to town. The washing machine took a very long time to do a full cycle. With 18 people in the villa we had a lot of washing.
While we couldn't walk to town we did love that it was in the countryside and the view was spectacular. I loved that you could hear the bells ringing from a nearby church. The grounds of the villa were also very well maintained.
Nearby Events or Locales:
The nearest town was Lucca and unfortunately unable to walk to town due to the narrow roads and no footpaths. The traffic was also quite heavy. However, there was a small shop a short walkable distance away for milk and bread.
Tips or Restaurants:
You definitely need some sort of transport to stay in this villa. We took taxis from the train station to a supermarket and then they came back and picked us up and then delivered us to the villa. This was only possible because we had a contact in Lucca and they arranged this with the taxis.
We also hired buses for some day trips again arranged by our contact in Lucca. Other days we used taxis to go into town.
As previously stated your own transport would be ideal. Luckily we had a taxi driver that could speak English and he was very helpful. He also gave us his card so then we were able to contact him when we needed a taxi into town. At 20 Euros it was quite expensive for a 4 km trip but this was usually shared between 2 couples. This also probably worked out cheaper than hiring several vehicles for the week.
Check In Out:
The check in process was a little challenging as neither the key holder nor caretakers speak English.
The property is located four kilometers from the center of Lucca. 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: 95 km Viareggio (beaches): 32 km Pisa: 30 km Lucca: 4 km Tennis courts: 500 meters