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Comfortable Villa with Private Pool and Spacious Garden

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa in Tofori, Lucca, Tuscany - Located in a Small Village named Tofori, 12km from Lucca

The farmer’s house has been completely renovated to transform it into a comfortable holiday house, located in a quiet, small scenic village of Tofori. Surrounded by olive groves and wineries. 12km from the medieval town of Lucca and 80km from Florence. Approximately 40km from Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi beach.Our guests enjoy spending their holiday with us because they like to rest by the swimming pool and also they enjoy eating what we cook for them sometimes under their request.

They also enjoy the spectacolar views from the terace while sipping a good glass of wine.

More Details

Owner
Paola
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, german, italian, a little bit of chinese
Calendar last updated:
August 9, 2017

About Paola

Enrico and Paola, an historical couple, of 75 and 66! We have been together since the 8th of March 1972!

Happy parents of Stella, 38 and Aurora 30! Happy grandparents of Sofia, 11, Gemma 9 and Teodoro, 5years old.

We share the interest of planting trees, cultivating our land, 5hectars, producing excellent olive oil, fruit and vegetables.

We love music and going for long walks by foot.

Paola purchased this villa in 1970

Why Paola chose Piana di Lucca

We bought the property in 1974. We liked the place because it is a little bit out of the beaten tracks and yet near to major cities like Lucca, Viareggio and Florence.

What makes this villa unique

We have always enjoyed living here because we feel it as the place where we have fulfilled all our dreams: build a family, produce our own organic olive oil and welcoming our guests.

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
pisa
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
livorno
Nearest Golf
50 Kilometres
forte dei marmi
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
pescia
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
capannori
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
il ristoro
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
abetone
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
viareggio
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

We are happy to invite our guests to our house for an oil taste. We produce organic olive oil. We can also give cooking lessons or cook a meal for you preferibly vegetarian or vegan. We know how to cook gluten free and this is our way of cooking in our daily diet

Coast/Beach:

The nearest beach is Viareggio. It takes about 40/45minutes to reach it from here. Further west, you can find Lido di Camaiore and Forte dei Marmi. There is fine sand all along the coast that connects the three places mentioned above. The coast is subdiveded into private lots, all of them furnished with umbrella and chairs. In some of them, it is possible to rent a bathinghut and an umbrella for the day. There is the possibility of enjoying your lunch at local restaurant on the beach.

Travel:

Pisa is the nearest airport within 40 mins. It usually takes about 1 hour to reach our house. Florence is 60km away and it takes approx same time. We always recommend our guests to hire a car that will allow them to go and visit nice places in the area.

Distances:

The nearest village is called Camigliano and there you can visit the beautiful Villa Torrigiani. Next to it, there is a minimarket where you can do your shopping thus combining culture with daily shopping.

The nearest city is Lucca, an ancient city completely serrounded by the Walls. To walk on the Walls is the most wonderful experience one can have in Lucca. Such an ancient monument that still now, everyday welcomes lots of people in search of relax!

Further Details:

Supermarkets and good restaurants near to the house. Places of interest for children include Pinocchio's park at Collodi.

Amenities

Capannori Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
  • Both bathrooms with shower, located beside the two bedrooms.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with two twin beds.Both bedrooms have been newly painted sleeping arm chair in the main room sleeps one person. Air condition in both bedrooms
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: A large fireplace in the main room and central heating in the whole house. Outside: There is a large patio and a large garden. Private pool (circular 8m diameter). The pool is for private use of our guests. Utility Room: Washing machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: 10 euros per person for towels and bed linen. The house is completely cleaned at the end of every guest's stay. Additional cleaning is usually paid by the guests themselves. Other: We have a small flat that sleeps 2-3 people. We can accomodate five of them in the main house and 2 in the small apartment. All together we can accommodate up to 7/8. In the small flat there is air condition. Under request of our guests we can prepaire lunch or dinner as well as single recepies like tomato sauce or similar.

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average rating of 4.85 based on 20 reviews
5

Once of our best holidays

  • 5 of 5

It was very peaceful, relaxing and throughly encoyable.

The Villa is well equipped with lots of thoughtful touches.

Paola and Enrico are very friendly and welcoming helpful but not Intrusive.

We would certainly consider booking the villa again

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Our first stay in Tuscany and I believe we picked the perfect villa for us.

Location: set near the wonderful old town of Lucca in a small village nestled in the beautiful hills, the villa is a great position for exploring Northern Tuscany and countryside. It's 45 min to Pisa, an hour to Florence and an hour and three quarters to Sienna.

Villa: lovely cool villa (aircon in both bedrooms) on an olive farm. The kitchen has everything you need and more - including an amazing stone sink , the dining room has comfortable furniture, TV, lovely fireplace with huge long wooden mantle. The bedrooms are fine, the second one with 2 single beds a bit small but it is really a converted out-room with a door to outside. The property has a lovely veranda with swing seat and an amazing view of the hills - perfect with an evening drink. The pool is big round and fun! It has recliners and a shaded table , there's also a wooden swing that 'grown-up children' can use as well as kids. There's also a great BBQ area and loads of tables and seating around - choose your lunch / dinner spot! One tip: watch out for the mozzies - were came ill-prepared and my son got bitten on the first day. No problem though once we knew and used repellent.

Owners: Paola and Enrico are two of the loveliest people you could meet. They were so helpful and generous, which just makes your stay perfect. They were there when you needed and absent when you didn't, they also have 2 friendly cats and a very old dog.

Tips/suggestions: Lucca for dinner out, an evening cycle on the wall, or just getting lost in the backstreets. Pistoia market on a Saturday morning, Grotta Del Vento underground caves, Canyon Park for zip-wiring, paddle-boarding, picnic lunch by the river near the Ponte del Diavolo, hot chocolate (in fact any chocolate) at the wonderful cafe in Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, drink the water of life in Bagni di Lucca, marvel in Florence & Sienna, hang out at the leaning tower in Pisa, visit Livorno on the coast - and if you have time, hang out at the pool!

Thank you Paola and Enrico

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Will and family, we want to T H A N K YOU for your wonderful review; we appreciated it very much! We think it will be very useful for next guests because you talked about the house itself but also about the serroundings! We are very happy that you mentioned the stone sink we have in the kitchen; that stone comes from a well known cave in the vicinity! Actually some ancient belltowers of the churches are made of the same stone that is called "pietra serena" in italian; I think in english is "serene stone" ! We enjoyed having you as our guests and we hope we can welcome you back in the near future! Tanti cari saluti and lots of good wishes from paola, from enrico and also from all our family
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5

tranquil, lovely property with amazing views.

  • 5 of 5

We had such a lovely time at Falampa- our party- 2 adults and 2 children enjoyed the spacious and traditional accommodation for 2 relaxing weeks. we have never stayed anywhere that had such a great array of cooking untensils and facilities The fact that the lovely Paola and Enrico and Aurora were on site to give advice and help only added to our enjoyment. The views from the lovely spacious pool are amazing. Aurora gave us a pizza making lesson which our kids especially enjoyed- thank you Aurora !!

we would highly recommend visiting the nearby town of Lucca ( 15-20 mins drive) as its lovely streets and great restaurants are a delight. please take recommendations from owners ad do not miss out on the great Gelatto shop that has swings inside !!!

Although there no restaurants within easy walking distance of the property - we where delighted that Paola and Aurora gave us transport both to and back so that we could both enjoy the local wines at ease !!!

We would also recommend a visit to the local winery Frattoria Fubbiano where you can do a vineyard visit, tasting and light lunch for a very reasonable price.

if you would like to visit further afield to Florence the train from Lucca is inexpensive, comfortable and great to do. we left our car at the station overnight and everything was fine.

Molte grazie, Paola, Enrico & Aurora e speriamo di rivederti

Rak, Kathy, Nikhil and Abi

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  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Rak, dear Kathy, dear Nikhil and dear Abi, first of all, let us t h a n k you very much for your wonderful review; we have appreciated it a lot! We enjoyed having your beautiful family as our guests and hope to welcome you back in the near future! Lots of good wishes and best regards from Enrico, from Paola and from Aurora
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Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at the Villa and the owners Paola and Enrico are the nicest people! We would highly recommend the Villa and hope to return again next year!

The villa's is beautiful and the position is great over looking hilly olive groves and vineyards for miles. We used the Villa as a base for day trips to Pisa, Florence, Cinque Terre and of course beautiful Lucca all of which are within easy driving distance of the villa so there's loads to do when not lounging by the pool.

Thanks so much Paola & Enrico, until next time!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: G R A Z I E di cuore per la vostra bella review; we enjoyed meeting you and have you here as our dear guests! We look forward to welcome you back soon! Tanti cari saluti ed arrivederci a presto da Enrico, da Aurora e da Paola
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Really enjoyed our holiday beautiful accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our holiday in this villa, and would recommend to everyone. It was a truly relaxing family break. The villa is in a great location and a good base to explore Lucca and the surrounding villages. Paola and Enrico were so lovely and welcoming, they supported by their charming daughter Aurora. Nothing was too much trouble and we had a wonderful evening when Aurora cooked for us, I would highly recommend this.

The villa is clean and tidy and was perfect for our needs, we enjoy cooking and the kitchen was well equipped. The pool was the highlight for my teenagers and they spent hours laying in the pool gazing down the valley looking at the most incredible views. The peace and quiet in the evenings was to be treasured and enjoyed.

We would love to go back and stay once again with this lovely family, on a traditional Olive farm and set in such beautiful countryside.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Michaela and family, we want to thank you for your wonderful review ! We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your holiday at Falampa and look forward to welcome you back!
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Lovely spacious villa set in beautiful grounds

  • 5 of 5

Falampa is a very special place to spend a week's holiday (or longer!!). The accommodation is very clean and spacious, the bedrooms remain cool even when the outside temperatures are at their hottest, the kitchen has everything you could possibly need (and more!). The swimming pool and poolside area is lovely - perfect for relaxing in the sun and we all enjoyed cooling off and playing in the large pool. Our sons (Alex, 20 and Will, 17) also really appreciated the use of the table tennis table - a real bonus to have this facility.

The villa's location is excellent for visiting the hills to the north or going into the beautiful town of Lucca where we hired bikes and cycled along the wall that surrounds the old city.

We were lucky to discover that the Lucca Summer Festival was on during our stay and we bought tickets to see Neil Young - what a special venue to see a music legend.

Lastly, an absolute joy for us was to meet Paola, Enrico and Aurora. They were the most gracious, kind and helpful hosts - they did everything they could to make our experience special. We can't thank them enough for all their help and advice - lovely, lovely people.

We very much hope to return to Falampa in the future as there is so much more for us yet to see in the local area and we will definitely recommend this property to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Claire, dear Paul, dear Alex, dear Will, we want to thatnk you for your wonderful review; we are happy to know that you enjoyed your holiday at Falampa! It will always be a pleasure for us to welcome you back!
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
The booking is made by email. One third of the amount to be paid by deposit. The rest of the payment to be sent before arrival.

Changeover Day:
we are happy to welcome our guests in every day of the week and not only on Saturdays.

Notes on prices:
We are happy to take long term rentals into consideration
Monthly price is not the sum( addition ) of four weekly ones.
Please contact us! thank you from Paola, the owner and her family

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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