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

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


About the property

A Chele

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.A Chele has 7 king-sized double bedrooms all en suite, large professional kitchen with demonstration island with opening onto garden terrace for al fresco dining, formal dining room seating for 20, downstairs lounge with fireplace and French windows to loggia. Fully equipped laundry, separate downstairs WC. Elegant drawing room on first floor with panoramic views, further lounge area with satellite TV and DVD, separate WC, 2 bedrooms. Second floor with 5 bedrooms. The gardens include flower beds, lawns, wooden pergola and loggia with stunning views across the hills which can also be enjoyed from the infinity swimming pool 12mx6m. Il Granaio has 3 bedrooms 1 en suite.

Watercolour Painting Courses: Painting courses are available throughout the year. Expert tuition is available for all levels from novice to expert, to help you make the most of your watercolour skills in the beautiful setting of Lucca and its surrounding countryside… and then after the days exertions you can enjoy delicious home cooked four course dinners accompanied by locally produced fine wine in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.

The next courses are 5th April to 10th April 2008 and 25th October to 30th October 2008

Cookery Courses: Cookery courses are available during the year. Experience cookery courses for local Tuscan cuisine in the tranquil environment of our estate. You will be given lessons in theory and practice in preparing typical Tuscan dishes. Guided tastings of local wine and olive oil are provided.

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. Outside there is a restored pizza oven for your use

More Details

Julian Widdowson
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
July 13, 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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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.


Lucca Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
  • 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
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
  • 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
  • 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 ideal 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
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 20 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
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

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: Dec 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
23 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
64 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Versilian Coast
Car: recommended

Our villa lies in a secluded highly sought after hillside in a conservation area. 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


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