About the property
- Farmhouse2690 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 - 7 nights
3 bedrooms to sleep 6 guests, 2 bathrooms, air conditioning, wifi, private pool
VILLA BICOCCHE, which appears like something out of a children's fairytale, is situated in a rather strategic position, that is, within the golden triangle of Lucca, Pisa and the best beaches.
In ancient times the villa and surrounding estate belonged to an antique noble family from Lucca. The villa and estate are testament to centuries of Tuscan history. While witness to the changing politics of the region over hundreds of years, the villa has always maintained the local respect for the land and provided work and shelter to countless generations.
The structure has been recently completely renovated and improved, both inside and out, with the construction of a beautiful new garden and swimming pool. Soft colors have been used to enhance the exterior and blend well with the surrounding grounds and woods; inside, the atmosphere is one of country elegance, decorated using rich and refined colors and antique pieces.
The villa is immersed in the greenery and peace that the Tuscan countryside is famous for. At the same time, it is close to the conveniences found in town. In fact, traveling down a beautiful tree-lined road, one arrives at the first medieval village just a kilometer away, which is very famous for the enchanting roads and squares and for several bespoke restaurants and beautiful view of the valley, while at a distance of 7 km you find the beach, with its sandy beaches, shops, restaurants with seaview and kid-friendly establishments. Lucca city centre is located at only 15/20 mins by car (nearly 17 kms).
Decorative plants with brightly colored flowers have been used for the newly designed garden, where they brighten and liven the atmosphere.
The large pool (12 metres x 6 metres - chlorine free water operating with salted water- set in the olive grove) offer guests the possibility to enjoy swimming or a relaxing bath: at the edge of the pool, terraced landscaping provides for a lovely sundeck where one can take in the warm Tuscan sun and enjoy the lovely panorama. The grounds right outside the kitchen are also host to an area equipped for outdoor dining with a barbeque, table, chairs, sofas and 2 loungers – the perfect spot for a cheerful meal among family and friends.
The interior of the villa is characterized by a warm and welcoming atmosphere: drapes, wooden antique furniture, large comfortable beds and comfortable couches. All the furnishings have been chosen with care and taste, offering up a harmonious mix of traditional comfort and modern practicality.
The ceilings are original: on the ground floor we find beamed ceilings in the area that was once the cellar. The spacious kitchen is well-equipped with a wide range of cooking utensils and appliances. A dishwasher and all the necessary items that a holiday chef might need to feel at home. The bathrooms are spacious and provides both a built-in shower and a bathtub, with carefully selected fixtures that render them particularly pleasant and functional.
My aunt, Giuliana (in her 70s), lives in the detatched attic of the villa. She has a separate entrance and staircase. She is available for any need during the stay of my guests and loves to take care of the garden and pool maintenance.
The house, the garden and the pool are not sharing. We rent the property to only 1 party per time so privacy is never compromised. My aunt does not use the pool or the garden.
A very reliable wifi connection provided by the national phone company is available for free as well. The 3 bedrooms are all air conditioned.
Kitchen, dining room with access to the porch/outside dining area, living room, 1 bathroom
3 bedrooms with air conditioning (2 king size beds and 2 twin beds) and 1 bathroom
Distances (approx. kms):
Lucca 17 km, Camaiore 1 km (nearest shops); Pisa Airport 25 km; Florence 70 km
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- english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, russian, italian, dutch, swedish, greek, czech, danish, norwegian, polish, hungarian, arabic, finnish, turkish
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 12, 2018
About Mrs Sonia
Hallo everyone! My name is SONIA and I am from Lucca. I run my Lucca Holiday Rentals company that offers exceptional apartments in the heart of Lucca. My goal is to help you fall in love with Lucca – to discover, explore, taste and savor new sights and experiences in this incredible city. My company began almost 10 years ago when I started to rent my family villa after my parents moved to the mountains when they got retired. I spent there my entire childhood and I grew up there in deep contact with the nature and the history. My father thaught me everything about the birds and the antique trees and flowers of the villa and the smell of the sizzling pans used to wake me up each Sunday morning after my mum started to cook! I was fascinated by her when she was telling me the history of the villa in the past century. I thought this kind of feelings are too precious to let them go so then I had the idea to share my love of Lucca and “la dolce Vita” by finding beautiful apartments , villas and farmhouses in my favorite Lucca neighborhoods among my family members properties. Lucca Holiday Rentals started out as a boutique family company and now there are over 15 people working together. We are a friendly and enthusiastic team who will assist you every step of the way, from your first enquiry to your arrival in Lucca.
Mrs Sonia purchased this Farmhouse in 2016
Why Mrs Sonia chose Camaiore
Your Lucca experience begins with where you stay, and we offer you a warm home on the rolling hills of Lucca or in the heart of the walled town. Each of our property is carefully hand picked to ensure it meets our standards of authenticity and warmth, including outstanding locations in authentic Lucca neighborhoods. Find fully remodeled kitchens and bathrooms, comfortable beds with quality linens, exceptional locations, breathtaking terraces and panoramic views. When you reserve, we open our address book and share our favorite Lucca resources with you to help you plan and enjoy your stay – from excellent tour guides to cooking classes, private chefs, favorite restaurants and cafés to the best pastry shops in the neighborhood. Relax, explore, and enjoy each day to the fullest, experiencing a vacation in Lucca that you’ll remember for a lifetime!
What makes this Farmhouse unique
My Philosophy My goal is to offer you an extraordinary experience in one of Forbe’s Best Town in the World by enhancing your vacation and helping you to explore and experience the delights of living in Lucca. Me and my helpful and knowledgeable team will guide you through your vacation planning process and help you choose the perfect apartment for your stay. When you’ve booked, the adventure begins. Want to explore the open air markets near your apartment, take a cooking lesson, relax on the Walls at sunset or hire a chef to cook dinner in your apartment? Based on our many years in Lucca, we happily share our resources and favorite suggestions for our guests so you can savor the fun of living like a local during your stay.
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A delightful stay
Villa Bicocche is situated on a Tuscan hillside with gorgeous views. We had one of our best holidays here with two other couples. The villa is spacious and intriguing. The pizza oven was a huge hit. One evening we had a delicious dinner prepared by a local chef. My best memory is drinking wine on the veranda while listening to the music from the village festival. Fantastic - highly recommend!
paradise on earth
We spent a wonderful week in Sonia's Bicocche Farmhouse. It's in a beautiful area of Tuscany only a short way from Lucca and from the Beaches of lido Di Camaiore, Forte dei Marmi, Viareggio and the breathtaking Cinque Terre with other places such as Pisa, Florence, San Gimignano and Volterra as well as the villages of the Chianti region all within an hour or so's drive. Whilst the villa is in a quiet, unspoilt rural area, access to major roads is quick and easy which all adds to the ease with which you can explore this part of Tuscany. The villa is spacious and intimate. It is well equipped and has a real sense of character about it. It lies in lovely grounds with pool garden surrounded by the quietness that everyone needs to recover after a busy year. The outlook is across meadows and olive groves which we loved. We particularly enjoyed watching hoopoes feeding on the grass and redstarts nest building in the trees! It’s lovely to have a car to have daily trips (or at least to drive to the train station in 10-15 mins) while Camaiore and the close by Montemagno, the villages in which the villa lies, are lovely villages with several facilities and the nearest shops/supermarkets and restaurants if you want to eat out are within 5 mins driving. There is a bus at the top of the road for Lucca, but once again a car is far more convenient. In summary, the description you read of the property is accurate. It is clean and has the real sense of an old stone house. Sonia and Cristina were extremely welcoming and helpful and we would certainly recommend the property to friends and family. It would be very hard to find anything negative to say about it. We certainly anticipate returning at some time ourselves to continue our exploration and appreciation of this fascinating part of Tuscany. Thanks Sonia for your impressive customer care. You have been wonderful.
Thank you Elizabeth, it was a pleasure to meet you and host you into our family home! It was a pleasure to deal with you and I hope to be able to meet you again in the future! Sonia
Very friendly welcoming hosts.
Lovely location, garden,pool and house.
A great family home.
Thank you very much Karen, It was lovely to host you!
False and misleading description to lure families to stay at this villa.
This villa was booked through the HomeAway site because in the title it states, categorically, that it is ... air conditioned ... IT IS NOT.
The three bedrooms have air conditioning units but we were told, forcefully, by Mario who lives on the second floor that we would have to pay extra for any use of the units. They had remote controls to operate them but they were nowhere to be seen. I assume that Mario kept them and then monitored their usage. We paid a considerable amount to stay here and that money was taken from us under false pretences.
Secondly, it states "The villa is immersed in the greenery and peace that the Tuscan countryside is famous for". You would not believe the amount of background noise for a considerable part of the time we were there. The villa is surrounded by hills and they have the effect of magnifying any noises as they occur. When I was resting by the pool I was able to note the following: dogs, constant barking from all directions. When one stopped another started, I never want to hear another dog bark again! The nearby main road to Lucca climbs a steep hill which can be seen from the villa and we had great views of the villa when we went up the same road. Motorbikes and cars with loud exhausts loved going up the hill making as much noise as possible. Then there are the lorries and buses grinding up the hill or coming down, blasting their horns at every corner. Add to that the locals with their strimmers and other farm and garden equipment and you have a recipe for a constant headache. My son had his window open all night because it was so hot and he said that he was woken up by dogs barking in the middle of the night.
Thirdly, the advertisement for the villa states that Sonia's aunt lives in the "detached" attic with an outside staircase. In fact, the stairs inside the house also go straight up to the second floor where the aunt and her husband Mario live. At any point they have complete and total access to the whole hose and there are no locks on the bedroom doors. This is a serious security issue as you are sharing the house with two strangers who could, if they wished, wander around the house at any time of day or night. It also meant that we could hear their television blasting out whenever it was on and their footsteps when they walked around upstairs. Both Wednesdays they were up early and I was woken by them walking around over my head.
THIS DESCRIPTION IS DECEITFUL AND SHOULD BE REMOVED IMMEDIATELY.
Stunning rural villa with everything you need for a tranquil quality break
The villa is about a 45 minute drive from Pisa airport and is on a rural single track road at the start of the hills in Tuscany. The turn into the driveway is tight but it is worth the effort. Everything you need is here for a peaceful, beautiful stay. The villa is traditional Tuscan in style set in beautiful gardens with several great outdoor spaces to relax, entertain, dine and read. The pool area is a 50 metre walk on gravel paths and is completely private. The seating comes with comfortable cushions and parasols. Also outside was a lovely brick BBQ and in the morning it was magically cleaned by the time we woke up to tackle the task!
The accommodation is very well decorated and every room is furnished with dark wood statement pieces that were of great quality. It felt like a proper family home.
Outside there is comfortable garden furniture for relaxing and listening to birds, frogs, cicadas and watching the fireflies come alive every night.
Mario and his lovely wife were perfect hosts and we hardly saw them at all but we knew if we needed any help we could contact them
On the top floor of this large house. They were very welcoming and as we didn't speak italian and they didn't speak english, our online translator worked really well on our phones!
The wifi is really good all over the house and grounds.
Loved staying here and finding the local restaurants up the hill and travelling on the train to Florence (€8 each way and 79 minutes) , driving into Lucca and discovering the beach that was only ten minutes away Lido de Camaiore.
It is quiet and tranquil and you do need a car but we wouldn't have changed a thing.
Thank you for a lovely break and we hope to see you again.
The Cross Family of five adults.
My goal is to provide the best experience to my guests and your words of appreciation are so much appreciated! Thanks for choosing one of my properties! Sonia
RELAXING NATURE & HISTORY
Thank you to Sonia, Mario and Juliana for making us feel so welcome and making our stay absolutely incredible! The Villa was even more amazing than the pictures show, it totally took our breath away! We spent the first 10mins whilst being showed around just saying WOW! It was like a high end boutique hotel, with stunning views, and hosts ready to answer any questions and help in every way. The villa is a short dive into the centre of Lucca and from the beach, which is full of wonderful restaurants. We spent a day walking the city walls, exploring the cathedral and its cript and taking the views of the city from the top of the bell tower. We also took a train to Florence for the day, trains were easy to catch and very very cheap in comparison to the UK! And the city was beautiful an absolute must see! The icing on the cake was the special breakfast Juliana prepared for us on our final morning. It really finished our stay perfectly and was so thoughtful. I could not have wished for a better weekend away celebrating my Boyfriends birthday! An area really worth visiting, especially if you book this flat! I can't wait to arrange coming back in the summer months! Thanks again!
My goal is to provide the best experience to my guests and your words of appreciation are so much appreciated! Thanks for choosing one of my properties! Sonia
Our property is situated only 10 km away from the beaches of Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi famous spot for shopping lovers, where you can find the best designer brand name. Not far from the house you can reach the trails to Alpi Apuane where, famous sculptor such as Michelangelo, quarried white marble in order to create the ' David'
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Gas and electricity are charged extra according to comsuption Legal Notes: Self Catering property: no hotel staff, no maid, no breakfast or meals provided by the owner, no hotel services during the stay. A fully refundable security deposit of 500 euros is requested against big damages. The deposit is given back at the end of the stay. To guarantee the amount an invoice will be issued.