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Elegant 18th century farmhouse and Lodge with stunning views towards Lucca - A Chele

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms7
Half Baths2
Space 5,489 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Description

A Chele

A beautiful authentic Tuscan farmhouse set in stunning countryside. No expense has been spared in restoring this 18th century building with local Carrara marble, original chestnut beams and terracotta tiles. The house lies in its own 24 acres of olive groves, woodland and vineyards


About the property

A Chele and Il Granaio

A Chele is situated in 26 acres of its own secluded olive groves, woodland and vineyards. This stylish and spacious villa and charming lodge Il Granaio, have been recently restored to a high standard using original materials terracotta floors, chestnut beamed ceilings, and local Carrara marble in all bathrooms and kitchen. The property is easily accessible via a short gravel road 300m from the nearest main road - an easy flat 15minute drive to Lucca.

A Chele is a beautifully restored authentic Tuscan Farmhouse with no expense spared. With a floor space of 510sqm the 7 bedroom property stands on a hillside with stunning views towards Lucca. The 7 spacious superking sized bedrooms provide a comfortable relaxed sleep with memory foam mattresses. All the bedrooms are ensuite with three having baths as well as showers wc bidet and basins. There are two other was in the house one on the first floor the other on the ground floor. The two lounges provide a tranquil relaxing setting for our guests. The fully equipped kitchen with a central island is large enough for cookery lessons and demonstrations.

Outside there is a plant shaded loggia for al fresco dining with stunning views towards Lucca.

The amazing swimming pool with an infinity edge, is set in the gardens and has panoramic views up and down the valley. There are 2 pergolas for shade by the pool.

There is an authentic original pizza oven set against the Lodge available to use for fun pizza baking evenings.

There are exercise machines available for you to keep fit during your stay.

If you enjoy cycling, the cycling in the area is outstanding, many professional cycling teams have bases in the Lucca area because of the many varied rides with long flats, challenging climbs and amazing views. We have close links with a cycle shop in Lucca where you can rent the latest pinnarello bikes.

Other activities including golf, skiing are all available close by and of course the beautiful Versillian coast is only 25 minute drive away where you can relax on the beautiful long sandy beaches and swim in the relaxing Mediterranean.

Il Granaio: This charming newly restored house lies in the grounds of A Chele. Like A Chele the original character of the house has been preserved by using original materials including terracotta floors, chestnut beamed ceilings, and local Carrara marble. The house has a floor area of 150 sq m. The ground floor comprises a large lounge and dining area, with a fully fitted kitchen in painted wood and marble surfaces. There is also a laundry room and wc. The central stairs lead to the first floor with 3 large king size bedrooms with either double or twin beds. One bedroom is en suite with bath, separate shower and twin basins, wc and bidet. There is another bathroom on the first floor with shower, basin bidet and wc. The bathrooms have been decorated similarly to A Chele with coloured stucco walls and tasteful lighting and chestnut beams, terracotta tiled floors, Carrara marble surfaces, shower walls and floors with high quality bathroom fittings.

More Details

Owner
Julian Widdowson
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
November 14, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

I just returned from Italy today and wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed my stay. Your house is absolutely beautiful and all of the arrangements you planned were perfect!! Thank you for all of your help and I cannot wait to visit Lucca again and stay at your lovely house. Kindest regards, Tom
Nov 2007
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Map

Nearest Airport
23 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Lucca
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Lucca
Nearest Ski
64 Kilometres
Abertone
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Versilian Coast
Car: recommended

Our villa lies in a secluded highly sought after hillside in a conservation area. Easily accessible, 300m from the nearest road with a resulting flat run into Lucca. Located close to the village of San Macario in Piano with a local village store, baker and butcher 2km. The nearest supermarket is 8km away. There are many restaurants nearby ranging from trattorias to Michelin starred restaurants

The beautiful historic city of Lucca, only a distance of 10km, is a medieval walled city of great charm, historical interest, and culture, the birthplace of Puccini. The open air Puccini Opera festival is held in July and August at Torre dei Lago a distance of 20km. The Versilian Coast, with its long sweeping sandy beaches, is a distance of 20km with the fashionable resorts of Viarregio, Pietrasanta and Forte di Marmi. Florence is a 45 minute drive. In winter, skiing is 1 hour drive away at Abetone and Mt Cimone. Pisa is 23km to the south. The beautiful area of Cinque Terra is 40 minute drive. Golf courses are within an hours drive. Access to the motorway is a 15 minute drive

Available Rentals

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Notes

Security deposit is £500.
Daily maid service is extra.
If exclusivity of the estate is required then a further fee of £700 is payable
Il Granaio can be rented in addition to A Chele for £1,700 per week in high season, £1,300 in mid season, and £1,150 in low season.


Amenities

Lucca Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 5489 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Ground floor wc - toilet , hand basin
    First floor wc - toilet , bidet , hand basin
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet , en suite twin hand basins
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , en suite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet , en suite twin hand basins
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet , en suite
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , bidet , en suite
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , bidet , en suite
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower , bidet , en suite
    Swimming Pool - outdoor shower , Open shower pool side
  • All bedrooms have opulent en-suite bathrooms featuring chestnut beams, terracotta tiled floors and ceilings Carrara marble surfaces, splash backs, shower walls and floors with high quality bathroom fittings. The coloured stucco walls and tasteful lighting create a relaxed luxurious ambience. Cotton towels and pool towels are provided. In addition there are two cloakrooms similarly appointed
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , En suite with bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , En suite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , En suite with bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , En suite with bath
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , En suite
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , En suite
    Bedroom 7 - 1 king , En suite
  • The romantic Tuscan idyll is conveyed in each individual tastefully appointed and elegant room. Antique farmhouse pieces have been combined with modern luxury materials such as memory foam mattresses and silk bedspreads to give maximum comfort. These furnishings sit comfortably with the terracotta floors and ceilings, chestnut beamed ceilings and marble creating a typical Tuscan authenticity. The bedrooms are large all with king-sized beds. All the bedrooms can be twin bedded if required. Bedroom 3 can comfortably accommodate a further 2 beds allowing a total of 16 sleeping in comfort. The lodge Il Granaio has three king sized bedrooms (1 en-suite) similarly appointed
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 20 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Kitchen: -Gas range with 5 rings and large oven, separate electric oven and grill with pizza block. -Marble surfaces with double sink. -Large island unit with marble surface for cooking demonstrations. -Large oak table for informal breakfasts. Ground floor lounge - large fireplace 2 sofas 1 settle, French doors to loggia. First floor drawing room - 2 sofas, library area, craft/games tables. First floor lounge area - 1 sofa, 2 leather arm chairs, wood burning stove TV DVD area. Swimming pool - Outdoor infinity pool 12m x 6m with semi-circular stepped entry, 1.5 to 3m depth, terracotta tiled surround, situated in garden on a terrace with shade from the loggia and with panoramic views. General: -Daily maid service can be arranged at extra cost. -Personal chef service available. -Cooking lessons available. -English speaking house manager (not on-site). Il Granaio - capacious ground floor room with dining room table and 1 sofa. Kitchen area marble surfaces and oven

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A Chele
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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A perfect Tuscan holiday home

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This is a beautiful holiday home set in a secluded Tuscan landscape but near enough to Lucca and Pisa for sightseeing and Italian culture. We could have spent days sitting on the terrace, lounging by the pool, or exploring the local countryside. The house is very comfortable and welcoming, spacious without being intimidating, perfect for relaxing with friends. We would recommend it without hesitation.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2008
  • Stayed: December 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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