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Charming Tuscan farmhouse/villa with pool in idyllic setting near Lucca

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,313 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Beautifully restored Podere Consani enjoys stunning panoramic views. Sleeps 6

Beautifully restored Podere Consani lies in an idyllic setting amongst well-tended natural gardens,(lavender,roses, lemons and herbs) that lead into the adjacent olive groves, vineyard & woodland, in the hills between Lucca and the coast. The house shares a swimming pool with the one other cottage and the English-speaking owners who live in the main house. The owners take great care to ensure guests are happy during their stay whilst respecting their privacy. They produce their own wine and olive oil. Nature-lovers,painters and walkers alike cannot fail to enjoy the wonderful surroundings and lovely views and although Podere Consani is set in this oasis of peace, it is however only 15 minutes before the majestic walls of Lucca come into sight.

Within a few minutes walk is the Podere Consani stud where it is possible for children to ride the lovely pony 'Chocolate'.

Recently restored, the house has all modern conveniences whilst maintaining its original Tuscan style and charm.

It is possible to have cooking lessons or have a meal cooked for you.

More Details

Susan Beeby
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 15, 2017


Pescaglia Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1313 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • All bathrooms are ensuite.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , possible as twin
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , possible as twin
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , possible as double
  • Cot available on request. Possibility of adding extra bed in one of the bedrooms.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Pool 5.5m x10.5m. Property suitable for elderly but not infirm. WiFi in the house It is possible to organise cooking lessons or have a cook to prepare you a typical tuscan meal in the house.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Charming Tuscan farmhouse/villa with pool in idyllic setting near Lucca
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews

Dreaming allowed!

  • 5 of 5

The description of the location is absolutely accurate. The property is absolutely clean and well-maintained. Still very natural.

When first coming to the location it is overwhelmingly beautiful because of nature, garden and houses. We had the Casa di Cherubino for 2 weeks. The house seems to be big with three bedrooms and even more beds, but it is unusual and very cozy. Everything worked well(, well equipped, bathrooms beautiful in italian style, tv, telephone). An old farmhouse, charming and with that special style one looks for when renting a farmhouse in Italy, but still verything you are accustomed to is there. Sitting in the evening or night on the terrace with candles burning on the table, the location has the atmosphere of being at ease with everything and everybody. Pure leisure.

The owners "service" is not really like owners service, distant and anonymous, it is like being part of the family without having "the family"at your table: there is always someone somewhere, but quite invisible, unobtrusive, decent, caring, friendly (when giving you fresh tomatoes from the owners garden), but if you need help, it is there.

Wonderful people around there!Beautiful location!

The pool is clean, pretty and big enough for everybody staying there.

Of course we will go back as often as we can, when we need a time-out with reading, walking, wondering, how beautiful a place can be, enjoying.

Lucca is by car 15 minutes away. And Lucca is terrific.Sightseeing is a duty:-)))

We are happy to have found this location.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely remarks. Its wonderful to know that a place one loves so much gives other people so much pleasure. I have lived at Podere Consani for 30 years and I still open my shutters in the morning and think how lucky I am to live in this beautiful place - its position, views and its vicinity to Lucca, the sea and the mountains, without forgetting Florence, Siena and Pisa. As owners who live on the property we try to be descrete as possible but we are always available to help with any special requests, give any local information, share our wine, olive oil and home-grown vegetables - infact share our little corner of paradise!
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A haven of peace and tranquility full of Tuscan charm

  • 4 of 5

If you are looking to escape to a different world of peace and tranquility then you will find it at Podere Consani. We have just spent a wonderful week staying in Casa Cherubim and enjoyed it's rustic charm.

Susan and family made us feel very welcome and gave us several tips on places to visit. The 2km drive up to the house and the roads around the surrounding hills were quite a challenge but the views are worth it.

On our first evening Susan arranged for us to have a meal prepared for us. Their cook served us a delicious six course dinner sitting outside in the garden.

The location is ideal for exploring Lucca from where you can reach Pisa and Florence by train.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastico podere sulle colline lucchesi

  • 5 of 5

Casa Cherubino è incantevole, su 2 piani e dotata di ogni confort; cucina con caminetto, soggiorno con divani, tv e caminetto, camera da letto, un grande bagno con finestra e sala da pranzo. All'esterno un grande spazio verde, curatissimo e la piscina. Il tavolo all'aperto e il barbecue. Per rilassarsi è semplicemente fantastico. Si vede Lucca dall'alto, raggiungibile 10 minuti d'auto. In primavera, con la fioritura, i cani e gli splendidi cavalli da corsa sembra di stare in paradiso!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie Gianna - sono contenta che vostra soggiorno a Podere Consani è stato così incantevole. Era molto bello avervi qui e spero che potete tornare presto. Susan
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A small piece of paradise!

  • 5 of 5

An amazing place. Susan is a wonderful hostess, making sure you have everything you could possibly need. She gives excellent advice on where the best places are to visit. I have to say that you feel so relaxed and comfortable, you don't feel the urge to go off site!!

The properties are beautiful and well maintained with everything you need.

The supermarket is just down the hill, with an excellent supply of fresh food.

I would certainly recommend this property to a friend or relative.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sandra. I'm glad you all enjoyed it so much and that you found the tips useful. I have been lucky in finding special places to visit that the average visitor would not know about and it gives me pleasure to pass these extra bits of information on to others - they can make a holiday extra special. Come back soon! Sue
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Second time around

  • 5 of 5

We (myself, my husband, our 8 year old son and dog) are like cats who will alsways find our way back to Podere Consani!!! May 2015 was our second time at there, we stayed again for 2 weeks, but this time in La Cappana (which I think means Bell - there is an old church up the hill of which the bell rings in the evening - a walk up there is a must - a small little taverna sits right opposite the church) Susan and her family welcomed us, as the previous time, with warmth and kindness. As always, they were there, but never were, neither our privacy nor our relaxation time ever intruded. The pictures of La Capanna on the website is every bit and more of what it has to offer. The two big bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms are down stairs and the kitchen with living room and dining area are upstairs. Staying in this beautiful stone house, with the pool right our your doorstep, rather feels more like home than a rental. I loved preparing the food in the kitchen with its huge windown overlooking the olive groves and the valley...made it hard to stay out of the kitchen!!! Once a week at the local super market in San Marino in Freddana, fresh fish from the ocean are sold. Preparing that on the outside grill (BBQ) on the terrace, with a good glass of Tuscan wine, the peace and quiteness of the surroundings, you would wish that This never ends!!!! Everyone of us had a good time and was happy, even our dog, who had Napo and Puma to play with, the family's two labradors. We have already booked again for May 2016!!! It is something about the people and the place, it just feels

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Its great welcoming back friends - we much look forward to seeing you in a few months. Sue
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Fabulous stay

  • 5 of 5

We visited this lovely property as a family for a birthday celebration and it was truly wonderful. The cottage is exceptionally comfortable with everything you could need - including 2 beautiful friendly Labradors who love to join the family! The pool is a little chilly in early June but was warming up as we left and there is no more beautiful place to relax in perfect peace and quiet. The owners are a delight, helpful yet unobtrusive. Lucca is just a few miles away and we also very much enjoyed our visits to the beach and the Cinque Terre - what a fantastic part of Italy. All I can say is if you want tranquility and beautiful (slightly isolated!) surroundings then thus is perfection. Can't wait to visit again.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Julia for your comments - I'm glad the special family holiday proved to be such a success and that you so enjoyed staying in the house and visiting the surrounding area - there are so many beautiful places to visit nearby. Come back soon!! Susan
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
S.Martino in Frddana
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
S.Martino in Freddana
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Podere Consani is situated on a plateau in the lovely hills between the magnificent old town of Lucca and the coast. It has wonderful views overlooking the surrounding countryside - to the south-east towards Lucca and the more distant plain to Florence -to the north the stunning marble mountains and the Garfagnana with its picturesque hill-top towns & to the west the sea.The nearest beaches are at Viareggio (30min) and further up the coast are the beautiful sea-side towns of Lerici and Portovenere and the fishing villages of the Cinque Terra. In fact it lies in a very strategic position - only 20min from beautiful historic Lucca, surrounded by the magnificent walls on which one can walk or bike, 45min from Pisa airport and other historical cities such as Florence, Siena and S.Gimigniano are within easy reach. S.Martino (4km) has restaurants, a supermarket, banks, chemist etc..There is lots to see and do - that is if you can bear to tear yourself away from the beauty of Podere Consani.


Rates & Availability

Pescaglia Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
Sep 16 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
Out of Season
Oct 28 2017 - Mar 30 2018
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The out of season price for 1 week, is the minimum rate for 2 persons.
For Christmas and New Year please contact the owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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