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Joanna Nobile

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, italian

Luxury Farmhouse Rental, Private Pool, Close to Amenities

21 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Lucca Area Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Private Pool, 2 Beds, 1 Bathroom, Private parking, BBQ, Garden

Close to amenities this stunning Tuscan farmhouse rental is perfect for small groups of friends or family. Set in an idyllic private location, on the edge of a quaint medieval village in the spa town of Bagni di Lucca. The property sleeps upto 4 people, has far reaching Tuscan views and comprises of living room, kitchen, dining room, 2 bedrooms and family bathroom. The property has its own private pool, sun garden with sun loungers, BBQ, and outside patio with tables and chairs for alfresco eating. It is set in a 25 acre estate with amazing 360° views of the surrounding countryside and quaint villages. A holiday at Il Fienile is a piece of paradise in a great all year round location! Pool Open - June to September

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Joanna Nobile (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, italian

About Joanna Nobile

Joanna comes from Yorkshire in the UK, has an Italian husband & a young son, who has grown up in Bagni di Lucca. She adores this area, visiting the beaches, local festivals & walking in the summer to skiing in the winter. There is always something to do as a family & here we are often spoilt for choice!

Joanna Nobile purchased this farmhouse in 2009

Why Joanna Nobile chose Lucca Area

We spent months looking for our perfect home a small house for the family & then we found our farmhouse & fell in love. A two storey stone building dating back over 250 years, with over 25 acres of land. It was a wreck & came complete with abandoned cow stalls that even had the names of the cows still above the milking stations! We loved the spectacular mountain views, dotted with quaint Tuscan hill villages, the peaceful location & the pretty town of Bagni di Lucca. Many of the original features remained from its cotto ceilings, stone floors, chestnut beams, stone door frames & old farm machinery. We set about lovingly restoring it into a luxury home, after two years the house was finally renovated, furniture purchased, pool finished, our 400 olive trees, saffron and truffle groves planted, as well as the many garden areas around the house where you will find fruits, herbs and nut trees. We all now speak fluent Italian & feel very privileged to have our own corner of Tuscany our little piece of paradise!

What makes this farmhouse unique

Apart from the stunning natural beauty & tranquility of the area, staying here will give you a real Italian experience. The farmhouse is one large property with section of it being our only rental Il Fienile. This is not an area of mass tourism however for those wanting to see the famous Tuscan sights they are right on our doorstep. Most of our neighbours in the village don't speak much English, yet it doesnt stop them giving you a friendly wave and shouting Ciao as you walk by. You will see them busy throughout the year, tending their vegetable gardens, collecting their fruits, making wine & olive oil, picking mushrooms and stacking wood in their wood piles ready for the winter. Everything here revolves around the family & more often around food! There are many great local restaurants, food festivals, pizzatas & cafes to try, with authentic & reasonably priced food. It is difficult to decide which one to go to sometimes! On the other hand, barbecuing lazily on the patio with a few beers or a bottle of wine, popping in for a dip in the pool & soaking up the lovely views, isn't a bad option either!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were privileged to stay in such a lovely farmhouse, as a big group it had all we needed and more, we can't recommend you enough. Thanks for everything
Oct 2014
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Luxury Farmhouse Rental, Private Pool, Close to Amenities
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
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Amazing

  • 5 of 5

I did not stay in the holiday home but went for a BBQ meal here last year in July and it was amazing, Lovely relaxed atmosphere and amazing hosts The view from where we was eating was breath taking. They was no shortage of food and wine, And as it got dark got to see the wonderful fire fly's which was like something from a film. We just looking at prices to stay and hope to go and stay in the guest room next :) The surrounding area was lovely. And one of the best holidays ever. Very much recommend going to Lucca I enjoyed it more than the pizza

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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A gem in the Tuscany hills

  • 5 of 5

We arrived after a 2day drive from the UK and were immediately struck by the location and views from the property. After an excellent night's sleep in the very comfy bed we woke and opened the shutters in the bedroom to spectacular views of the hills surrounding the property made even better by the gorgeous blue sky and sun. The property is very comfortable and has all that you need. Close to Bagni di Lucca which is a lovely town made up of small villages with excellent cafés and a cake shop! Lucca is only a 30 to 40 min drive away and is an impressive walled city. Good base for exploring Pisa, Florence and Siena. Also close to the coast if you want some beach action. Some of the smaller towns like Barga are also well worth a look, and you're on the footsteps of the Strada del Vino, a route linking the vineyards of Lucca to Monte Carlo. Jo and Antonio could not have been more welcoming, friendly and always happy to help when we quizzed them about options on what to do and where to go. They were also a godsend when medical attention was required (nothing serious, just clumsy!!), and always have their guests front of mind. In all, great property in a stunning location, looked after by a fantastic couple!!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Owner's Response: Wow thank you so much for this review. As you found during your stay the property has been equipped with luxury fixtures and fittings to ensure our guests have a comfortable rental home. From Il Fienile you can choose to explore Tuscany and all it has to offer or, simply chill out by the pool and relax in the gardens. People booking with us, as you mentioned in your review have peace of mind knowing that we are there for our guests, to help if needed.The property is in a beautiful location with loads to see and do, right on your doorstep, from wine tasting, days out at the beach, shopping at the local markets or walking in the Tuscan Hills. A holiday at Il Fienile can offer something for everyone!! Thanks again keep in touch and take care Joanna & Antonio
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Beautiful holiday home in a stunning area

  • 5 of 5

Pristine holiday home, perfectly proportioned and beautifully decorated. The house has fantastc views and the little pool was great for the kids. The village of Bagni di Lucca was a 10 minute drive or 50 minute walk away and it was very beautiful with great amenities. The house is 30 minutes from Lucca, which is beautiful and an hour from Pisa/Viareggio and 1.5 hours from Florence all of which were spectacular. Joanna and family were very friendly but gave us maximum privacy and the free wine was lovely, would certainly go again.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Owner's Response: Hello again and thank you for sharing your holiday experience at Il Fienile. As you found the beauty of this property is its location, close to many of the Tuscan tourist attractions yet in a stunning area where you can get totally chill out time with a glass of wine and a good book! So pleased you loved it here and thanks for recommending us to others. kind regards Joanna and family.
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Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Lovely location and beautiful house in quiet and calm village. Hospitable hosts and perfect utilities. I would gladly return.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Amazing scenery, cute and quite village. Hospitable hosts and all I could want from utilities.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Owner's Response: Hello again and thanks for your kind review. The village of Guzzano is a quaint Tuscan mediaeval village filled with clusters of stone houses with their cotto roofs. The views from all around are as you said amazing and clients often tell us they would never tire of the views here. We are so pleased you liked the farm house meals as well as the property itself and thanks for your kind email too. Take care the Nobile family
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Gorgeous rental, amazing location!

  • 5 of 5

This farmhouse rental is absolutely gorgeous, furnished and finished in excellent taste, it has a luxurious but still homely feel! Highlights include the comfortable beds, the amazing real fire, the private pool, and the handy breakfast and barbecue areas. Without doubt the best feature of the property for us was the stunning views all around, every morning the landscape looks beautiful in a new way, you will never get bored of these views! The other great feature was the location, in the two weeks that we were here we travelled easily to Pisa, Lucca, Florence, Barga and Viareggio, and enjoyed them all immensely! The villages of Bagni di Lucca itself are also charmingly picturesque, and offer great restaurants and bars! We enjoyed the pizzas of La Lira and the sea food at Da MaMos. We were here for two weeks in April and the weather was always warm, sometimes reaching the mid 20s on lovely sunny days! The hosts Jo and Tony are the nicest, friendliest guys that you could meet - We really cannot recommend this rental enough!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Owner's Response: Wow thanks for your wonderful review. We are so glad you loved the property and the area as much as we do. The restaurants nearby do serve, as you found the most delicious food and for people like yourselves wanting a drink on an evening, a taxi costs very little to and from the centre. Thanks again for your review and booking for next year, we are looking forward to seeing you all again until then take care all of you. kind regards Joanna and family
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Pisa
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Bagni di Lucca
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
55 Kilometres
Versilia and Montecatini terme
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Bagni di Lucca
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Lucca
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Bagni di Lucca
Nearest Ski
25 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Beach
55 Kilometres
Viareggio
Car: not necessary

Try a relaxing thermal spa treatment, shop in the wonderful nearby towns of Castelnuovo, Barga or Gallicano. Alternatively head into the nearby cities of Pisa, Lucca and Florence for culture and sightseeing. Take a day out to head off to the beaches of Versilian coast or simply chill out with a glass of wine around the pool side. Try locally wine tasting, paint balling, quad biking, horseriding, gorge walking or booking a local to cook you a meal at the property. Il Fienile and it's location has something to offer people of all ages.

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Rates & Availability

Bagni di Lucca Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer Season
Jun 25 2016 - Jul 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
$883
 
 
Peak Season Price
Jul 30 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
$982
 
 
Seasonal Price
Sep 3 2016 - Dec 17 2016
7 night minimum stay
$720
 
 
Christmas & New Year Price
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
$851
 
 
Seasonal Price
Jan 7 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
$720
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $327

1. Secure your 2017 dates with ONLY £100 deposit as oppose to the usual 50% for all bookings taken before November 2016.
2. Prices include all heating, lighting, bedlinens, towels & final clean
3. For guests wishing to pay using holiday rentals online payments a 3% charge is applicable

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Amenities

Lucca Area Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Elevator
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , With juliet balcony
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

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