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Lovely barn for your perfect vacation in Tuscany. Private Salted pool, AC, Wifi

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,583 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

Barn, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible Bed(s), 3.5 Baths (Sleeps 8-9)

The furnitures and materials have been chosen with care making it a home of maximum comfort in complete harmony with the beautiful setting. Entry to the property through controlled gates.

The villa of 260 square meter is set on 2 levels:

The atmosphere of the common rooms is charming and welcoming with the shining old brick floors and sand-blasted wood beams and ceilings.

ACCOMMODATION: Ground floor: equipped kitchen with fire place, large dining room and living room with fireplace and access to the terrace(oven)and garden. Always on the ground floor there are the laundry room with washing machine and a service bathroom. First level: 1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom with Jacuzzi tub, 1 twin bedroom, 1 twin bedroom with 2 french beds (size-140 cm), 1 bathroom with Jacuzzi tub, 1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower. Air conditioning in the bedrooms and in the living room. Comfortable furniture. Baby-bed and high chair available.

(if you need more pictures, don't hesitate to contact us and ask for more pictures).

The swimming pool (12 x 6 mt) is set on a natural terrace. On a lower level of the garden in a quite spot with lovely views. Olive and fruit trees surrounded the property.

More Details

Della Santa's Family
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, german, italian, dutch
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About Della Santa's Family

We are the Della Santa Family and exactly we are Adolfo, Carolina, Ilaria and Elisa.

Adolfo is the daddy, Carolina the mom, me and Ilaria are the 2 daughters. Adolfo is became a Nonno (Grandpa) the 24 of June 2011 my daughter Greta was born...a wonderful baby girl. in june 2015 arrived Lorenzo (Ilaria's baby) in july 2015 arrived Flavio (my son), all of them have the joys of the granparents

We are a close family and since few years ago we have

decided to rent our property (started in 2006).

Since we were little, our parents taught us the importance of interpersonal relationships .. we love to travel, we have visited a lots of places around the world, all together and by our self and this kind of activity is an opportunity to travel without moving encountering cultures, languages ??and new stories within our own walls!

Dad is a salesman, Mom is a real estate agent, Ilaria a psychologist and me a real estate agent just like my mom..

If you come into our house we'd love to introduce you our family and be at your disposal to know our country with suggestions and curiosity ...

At home you will find many useful books to the knowledge of our area and we will be glad to illustrating!

We are waiting for you!

Della Santa's Family purchased this villa in 1995

Why Della Santa's Family chose Corte Franceschini

My mom and dad fall in love with this property in the far 1994 and when it was bought in 1995 it was just a ruin... only the external walls were there.. Carolina and Adolfo fall in loved with the area, with the view, with the fascinating of being a private and single house but in a small nucleus of House, so that you can have your own privacy but at the same time feel safe because not alone.. and it was a great condition for grown...

What makes this villa unique

The views and the smells... when the sky is cleaned you can see the towers of Lucca... then you can admire the surroundings hills an during September and October you can smell the taste of grapes and the wine.. and make your own olive oil!


Corte Franceschini Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2583 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Ensuite bathroom of the bedroom n°1
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , Ensuite bathroom of the bedroom n°2
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , jetted tub , bidet , Bathroom with Jacuzzi tub.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , Service bathroom on the ground floor with toilet and sink
  • Bathroom n°1 and bathroom n°2 are both ensuite. Bathroom n°3 is shared by 2 bedrooms. Service bathroom on the ground floor.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Bedroom (bed 160x195cm) with ensuite bathroom with bathtub
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Bedroom (bed 160x195cm) with ensuite bathroom with shower
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Twin bedroom with 2 French Beds (140x195 cm)
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Twin bedroom (2 single beds 80x190) that can be joinable
  • In the bedroom n°3, children can comfortably sleep in the same bed due to the larger size. In the living room there is sofa bed. Baby bed at disposal and even highchair and eventually the baby bath tub.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Table games, books and magazines and more. The ping pong table is available but on request. Volley ball & football nets.


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Lovely barn for your perfect vacation in Tuscany. Private Salted pool, AC, Wifi
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Beautiful Country home between Lucca and Florence

  • 5 of 5

This house is located in the country within a small group of homes, but is close to wineries, groceries stores, and restaurants. Everything you need. Easy distance to Florence, Lucca, Pisa, The coast and the mountains. We went to all those places from the house. The house has nice rooms and enough bathrooms. The kitchen is perfect if you want to cook or have someone come in and cook for you, which we did and it was excellent. The best part of the house was just being able to relax and enjoy being in Tuscany. We would have breakfast at the house, go out for part of the day till it became hot enough that you wanted to relax in the pool. The pool was very nice and perfect for those hot summer days. Then relax on the back porch having some Italian meats and cheeses. Along with a few glasses of great wine. Many restaurants or if you wanted, we used the pizza oven that was just awesome. We had 7 of us, and it was a highlight experience. Loved the house, and would come back again.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much James, you have been a very nice guest, respectul of the rules of the house. you will be welcome in the future. Carolina and all the Della Santa family
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Beautiful and relaxing stay in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at the barn!

I should start by saying that the photos do not do the house justice as it is far lovelier! The house is wonderful with a huge open plan living area that is beautifully furnished and leads out onto the al fresco dining area with views over the Tuscan countryside. The pool is much bigger than we expected with plenty of space to sit and relax and is very private (not overlooked at all).

The bedrooms are spacious with comfy beds and excellent air conditioning. We were 9 guests (including baby) and it didn't feel over-crowded at all as there was so much space.

There are a couple of neighbouring properties but we hardly saw the residents and when we did they were very pleasant.

There is a good restaurant/takeaway in walking distance (approx 10/15 min walk although the return journey is uphill) and plenty more restaurants and shops a short drive away - the village of Montecarlo is particularly picturesque with a number of good restaurants along its Main Street and square.

It was a straightforward 30 minute drive from Pisa airport and the local roads are quiet - also nice for running and cycling.

The owners were very helpful and friendly offering as much advice as needed on where to go and what to do.

My only minor criticism is that if you are not used to Italian recycling rules then it is quite complicated - even with the owners careful instructions! It would be easier if there were just 4/5 bins each labelled...,however that is only a tiny point.

Overall a wonderful and relaxing stay - we will definitely be returning.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious home superbly furnished great facilities

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic fortnight at Meriggio barn. The property is a spacious extremely well furnished home with all the facilities you could want to enjoy a relaxing holiday. It also is an ideal location for day trips to Lucca Florence etc.

The owners Adolfo and Carolina were always helpful and happy to give advice.

You wont go wrong staying here!!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Vacation Villa

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, Clean, Comfortable with an attentive owner who takes every extra step to ensure a great stay. Can't say enough good things. Highly recommend this wonderful property.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Corinne, thanks so much for chosing our house! it has been such a wonderful pleasure to meet you and hope to see you again in the future! We wish you all the best!
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Villa Torrigiani
Villa Mansi
Osteria Vecchio Bigio
Trattoria di Montecarlo
Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Pisa Galileo Galilei
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Bar Gelateria La Pineta, Porcari
Nearest Ferry
66 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Golf Montecatini, Monsummano Terme
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Pescia (to/from Florence, Lucca, Pisa, Viareggio)
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
A11 exit of Capannori
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Kilometres
La Legge in San Martino in Colle
Nearest Ski
70 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
45 Kilometres
Lido di Camaiore (Versilia area)
Car: recommended

At the feet of the Medioeval hamlet of Montecarlo. In a peaceful panoramic position with views of the surrounding countryside, just 15 km far from Lucca with its wonderful tree-lined city walls and antique market every third Sunday of the month, immerse in a splendid green land surrounded by the soft rolling hills so and olive groves typical of the tuscan countryside and yet be able to stroll along to the Medioeval hamlet for your morning cappuccino or to dine in one of the local trattorias.

This ancient home has been finely and elegantly restored with every modern comfort and lies in a very small nucleus of houses.

Montecarlo is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Lucca in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 50 km west of Florence and about 12 km east of Lucca.

Montecarlo was founded in 1333 by Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV. A true settlement, however, appeared only after the Florentine destroyed the nearby burgh of Vivinaia, and the authorities of the Republic of Lucca moved the population to the hill where Charles' castle was. Montecarlo was a possession of the Republic of Florence from 1437.

Lucca is a city in Tuscany, northern central Italy, situated on the river Serchio in a fertile plain. It is the capital city of the Province of Lucca. Among other reasons, it is famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls.

Lucca's tradition has been one of sturdy independence rather than flamboyance, which means that the information boards you come across outside its more notable buildings are still usually in Italian only. In fact, the town boasts no famous showpieces, and therefore no crowds of tourists or rows of souvenir shops.

Lucca is roughly oval, flat and hardly a mile across. Within this span there are no wide roads to cross, but a multitude of old churches, little piazzas, towers and family businesses. Behind many an arching doorway there is a glimpse of vaulted passage or columned yard, usually private. This is a town where you can dispense with a map and simply walk or, like the locals, cycle: pretty soon you are bound to come back to somewhere you recognize or to the city rampart, which offers a high and grassy promenade (generally only resembling a wall when seen from outside).

It's possible to climb one or other of the two highest bell-towers to look out on the mazy rooftops of the town and the surrounding Tuscan hills. A small circular piazza with entrances at the four points of the compass stands on the site of the town is Roman amphitheater. The beautiful church of San Frediano, founded by an Irish saint, keeps the intact body of a later saint on show for the faithful, as well as a vast 12th-century font with figures carved with such force as to seem more Viking than Romanesque. For contrast, find the statue of Lucca's favourite son, Puccini, relaxing with a cigarette.

Lucca's other tourist attractions include the Duomo of San Martino, along side its own museum, both of which contain fine work by Jacopo della Quercia. Located over the old Roman forum, and named for it, is another grand church: San Michele in Foro. Art-lovers will want to explore the Pinacoteca Nazionale, the town's art gallery and the Museo Guinigi, which contains sculpture as well as paintings.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $61.53
Damage Deposit $984.49

Electricity is upon consumption.
Heating is turned on from the 1st November to the 1st April and has a daily cost of 30,00 Euro per day (weekly cost 150,00 Euro)
Final Cleaning of 150,00 Euro to be paid on site.
The prices are in Euro.
The pool is open from May to the first saturday of October.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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