|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
This beautiful and elegant Tuscan villa, with a full-sized private swimming pool and set in a country estate of 34 acres, is ideal for a large group of friends or family who want to enjoy spacious tasteful accommodation, a peaceful environment with breathtaking views - only a short drive from the lovely spa town of Bagni di Lucca. Here are some reasons for choosing La Dioma:
- Charming unspoilt part of Tuscany in an area of natural beauty and tranquility - low key tourism with many reasonably-priced restaurants, pizzerias and bars.
- Villa located on the edge of a pretty medieval village only 10 minutes from the vibrant town of Bagni di Lucca situated on banks of river Lima with shops, markets, spa resort with thermal waters, and many local festivals.
- Property situated at the end of a private road with no immediate neighbours.
- Truly breathtaking south-facing location with all day sunshine and uninterrupted 360º views of surrounding mountains dotted with medieval villages. La Dioma is the only property in Guzzano with a panoramic view of Bagni di Lucca and the Lima valley, spectacularly lit up at night.
- Traditional Tuscan farmhouse on three levels, more than 200 years old and tastefully restored with many original features including rock walls, cotto and chestnut beamed ceilings, and fireplaces.
- Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, English TV channels, DVD, sound system and other mod cons.
- Large kitchen/diner fully equipped with modern appliances and wood burner.
- Spectacular lounge with wood burner and panoramic patio doors to terrace and outside eating area.
- Six double bedrooms - four extremely spacious with modern en-suite bathrooms, plus a family bathroom and downstairs cloakroom.
- Magnificent outside paved terrace on two fronts of the property with car parking for up to four vehicles, barbecue, large stone dining table under shaded gazebo, smaller dining table, and sunbathing areas.
- Private full sized swimming pool (11.5m x 5m) sunken into an extensive paved terrace with shaded gazebo, dining area, and plenty of sunbeds for a large group . Uninterrupted amazing views whilst swimming!
- 34 acres of olive groves, meadows and woods with freshwater streams.
- An Italian cook can be arranged to prepare four course traditional Tuscan meals or pizzas at the villa at very economic prices.
It is hardly surprising that La Dioma is known locally as Paradiso!
Patricia and John come from a Hertfordshire village. John is a retired quantity surveyor. They have two grown-up children who adore spending time at La Dioma , either chilling out in the lovely hot summers or skiing and snowboarding in the winter. They also now have two little grandchildren who adore coming on holiday to La Dioma, especially swimming and jumping in the pool!
One of the first rental owners in the Bagni di Lucca area, John and Patricia have an established history of 12 years of renting their holiday home to very happy guests from all over the world - as their guestbook will testify!
Patricia and John Gray purchased this villa in 2002
We spent three weeks in Italy looking for a small holiday home with no land. We found La Dioma, a three storey detached house with 34 acres of land! We fell in love with the spectacular peaceful location and the magnificent views of the mountains and the pretty town of Bagni di Lucca in the valley below. The original features of the house were covered with plaster, but initial prodding revealed huge period chestnut beams, cotto tiles, fireplaces and rock walls. We set about lovingly restoring La Dioma to its former beauty. After two years, the house was renovated, furniture purchased and the magnificent swimming pool and sun-bathing terrace finished. Patricia learnt Italian, and John - let's say it's work in progress! We feel very privileged to own our own corner of Tuscany with our property known locally as "paradiso"!
Apart from the stunning natural beauty and tranquility of the area, staying at La Dioma is a real Italian experience. This is not an area of mass tourism. Our neighbours are busy going to work, tending vegetable gardens, making wine and olive oil, picking mushrooms, hunting wild boar and stacking wood for the winter. They may not speak much English but they are incredibly kind, hardworking, fun-loving and friendly. Everything revolves around the family and often food! There are so many great local restaurants and cafes with authentic and reasonably-priced food, it is difficult to decide which one to go to! On the other hand, barbecuing lazily on the terrace with a few beers or a bottle of wine, and popping into the swimming pool and soaking up the lovely views, isn't a bad option either!
Amazing views, wonderful location. Very well equipped comfortable accommodation, with the luxury of a bathroom for each bedroom. We hired the house for a girls 50th birthday celebration, the entire 9 days were memorable with relaxing by the pool, enjoying the views from the terrace. A local cook came in to cook a super evening meal & made a home made Birthday cake. Several lovely local towns, with walks and lovely cafe's/bars. A memorable week and we would have NO hesitation about returning or recommending. FABULOUS.
Great place,had two wonderful holidays with different sets of friends.All enjoyed it. Wonderful setting with views down the valley.Lovely to eat outside or sit witch a G&T in the evening.
Accommodation first class, comfortable room for ten people,just the place for a filmy get together.Lovely pool area with plenty of sun loungers and for those who don't want to cook a lovely local lady provides outstanding food.
Wow just about sums the villa up. The location is jaw dropping on the edge of a pretty hamlet with views you only normally see in glossy magazines. The house and pool are lovely, spotless with plenty of space and so well equipped. All the bedrooms have beautiful vistas down into the valley or up into the mountains. The area has loads of lovely ( and cheap ) restaurants and there are a range of shops and supermarkets a few minutes drive to the nearest town. If you want a peaceful break, with great views in a stunning house, stay here!! Can't wait to come back.
A superb property in an equally superb location. The views are truly breathtaking and we never tired of waking to the panoramic vista. The house has been beautifully refurbished and extended. The pool a delight for adults and children alike. Well worth the ten minute drive up the twisty but easily navigable road from Bagni Di Lucca below. Then a narrow road through the hilltop village to the villa - best not to hire too big a car. The house is very clean and well equipped. Wi fi good. Some nice restaurants in the locality and plenty of supermarkets. We dined and wined at La Dioma far more than we'd intended simply because it was too nice to leave! We were lucky with the weather but if you want a genuinely relaxing Tuscan holiday this is the place. Ciao.
Casa fantastica, ben accessoriata e dotata di ogni confort.
Il luogo in cui si trova poi toglie il fiato, è bellissimo alzarsi la mattina e vedere dalla propria finestra un paesaggio così meraviglioso.
Essendo molto vicina a Bagni di Lucca ci si trova molto comodi per raggiungere la città, senza dover effettuare lunghi viaggi.
Per ogni domanda che ponevo ho sempre ricevuto una risposta rapida e gentile.
Io e miei amici siamo rimasti pienamente soddisfatti, credo che ci rifaremo una vacanza qui in futuro.
Sehr schöne Location. Haus ist sehr schön und liegt traumhaft in den Bergen.
Ausstattung sehr gut und alles sauber. Pool liegt traumhaft. Überall viel Sonne.
In 10 min. ist man in Bagni. Anfahrt etwas tricky, aber auch mit großem Auto machbar.
Kontakt zum Vermieter problemlos. Antwort kam immer sehr schnell.
Special interest holidays:
Bagni di Lucca is a vibrant spa town on the edge of the Garfagnana, an area of outstanding natural beauty with mountain ranges, mountain passes to the Mediterranean coast, lush valleys, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, canyons, and caves with wonderful rock formations. It is a popular area for walking, climbing, cycling, touring, birdwatching, and exploring the numerous hilltop medieval villages. The area is also popular for painting holidays and cookery classes - available locally.
The chic seaside resort of Viareggio on the Mediterranean coast is 45 minutes drive away. A day trip the beautiful Cinque Terre coastal area is a wonderful experience.
The village of Guzzano is situated four kilometres from Bagni di Lucca. The walled medieval city of Lucca is half an hour’s drive away, Pisa (with its international airport) an hour’s drive and beautiful Florence an hour and a half away. Car hire is recommended for this area.
Bagni di Lucca is 4 kms from the property. Lucca is about 30 minutes drive. Pisa one hour drive. Florence 1½ hours drive. Beautiful Barga, one of the principal towns in the Garfagnana, is about 30 minutes drive.
Bagni di Lucca is situated on the banks of the beautiful Lima river. The town has a great selection of reasonably-priced restaurants, pizzerias, ice cream parlour, patisserie, cafes and bars. There are several supermarkets, butcher, baker, and other shops, banks, a twice-weekly market selling local produce, a large public swimming pool and a lovely town park with a children's playground. There are several pretty bridges, including an historic chain foot-bridge, which provide lovely views of the natural river and wildlife. There is a recently renovated lovely casino with a tourist information point. The town has a special historical connection with the UK from the Victorian age, with an 'English Church' and an English Cemetery. The renowned spa is open to the public to take advantage of the thermal waters and minerals with a range of health and beauty treatments. There are a number of recommended walks incorporating the main features of the town and the spa, as well churchs, chapels, monuments and other points of historic interest in the surrounding hills.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$301|
40% deposit requested and balance payable two months before arrival date.
Alternatively if a booking is made more than 12 months in advance of arrival date, 25% initial deposit increasing to 40% at the 12 months stage.
Changeover normally on Saturday.
Notes on prices:
Prices shown are for the property per week in UK Pounds.
Prices are inclusive of gas, electricity, cleaning of house and change of bedlinen.