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Villa with exceptional view over the Chianti hills and large garden

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Space 2,421 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa with 4 bedrooms and 8 beds, 5 baths, published in February '11 Ville & Casali

Lucardo villa, recently restored, offers 4 large double bedrooms, each with private bath, living room with fireplace, large kitchen with fireplace, a large landscaped park with organic garden and orchard, and a rustic threshing floor of 200 square meters.

Thanks to the great taste of its interiors, offering an attractive mix of local flavor and works of contemporary art, has been chosen by Lucardo Villa Villas & Country Magazine edition Feb '11.

Thanks to its panoramic position, Lucardo Villa enjoys a great view and a mild micro-climate and breezy that make it particularly pleasant in the summer months.

Offers Extra: By request, we offer the following benefits:

. dinners organized by local cooks;

. cooking classes;

. private tours and tours to various museums in Tuscany, including Palazzo Pitti and the Uffizi Museum in Florence;

. balloon rides;

. Wine Tasting tours in castles and ancient local wineries;

. excursions with local guides collection of truffles;

. in summer, classical music concerts in castles and abbeys.

More Details

Owner
Margherita Barale
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017

Amenities

Montespertoli Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2421 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15.00 / Check-out: 12.00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Dialup Access
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Sunbed
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bagno 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bagno 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bagno 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bagno 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    - toilet
  • New bathrooms and design.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Camera da letto 1 - 1 king , bagno privato
    Camera da letto 2 - 1 king , bagno privato
    Camera da letto 3 - 1 queen , bagno privato
    Camera da letto 4 - 2 twin/ single , bagno privato
  • Each room has unique views.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • tennis
Notes:
Personal service on request.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Villa with exceptional view over the Chianti hills and large garden
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
San Francisco Bay Area, California
5

Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six, including me and my husband, our daughter, son-in-law, and two teenaged grandchildren spent ten wonderful days at Villa Lucardo. Margherita and Giuseppe met us on our first day at the villa and provided a thorough overview of the property, local wineries, villages, grocery shopping, transportation and even made a reservation at Cera' una volta, a local restaurant we thoroughly enjoyed. In addition, Margherita provided us with several other options for dining that included gluten free menus as my grandchildren are celiac. Fortunately, Italy is very progressive and you are never far from gluten free options for dining or grocery shopping. Margherita also arranged for Rossana, a local chef to come to Villa Lucardo to provide a cooking lesson and an extraordinary meal for us that included appetizers, entree and dessert. My grandson, son-in-law and I participated in the cooking lesson which was so informative and fun! Rossana was fabulous. The villa is central to so many of the main areas. We were able to drive to most major sites or take the train, a short drive from the villa. The kitchen was well stocked and the villa overall was immaculate. The beds, were comfortable, the furnishings very lovely and the views and grounds beautiful. Although there was an extreme heatwave in Italy during our visit (temperatures in the 90s most days) after a day of touring we would return to the villa, open the doors and windows and enjoy the breezes that cooled off the home every evening. We want to thank Margherita and Guissepe for sharing their beautiful home and making our Italy vacation memorable and very enjoyable.

Deborah Hill

San Francisco, California

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Deborah, We are very happy to know you enjoyed your vacations at Villa Lucardo and that we were helpful to make your trip pleasant. We hope to have you in the nearest future. All the best, Margherita e Giuseppe
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5

Bucolic Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

Our family had the great pleasure of staying at Lucardo Villa for ten days in May, 2017. We found this to be an exceptional property and the owners were very cordial and hospitable. The villa is located in Lucardo, a small village that is part of Montespertoli. It is located in the Tuscan hills equidistant from Florence, Pisa, Siena and Volterra/San Gimignano. The setting is spectacular, with sunrises out the back yard overlooking the valley below and sunsets out the front yard overlooking another valley below. The pictures in the listing are representative, but the real views are breathtakingly spectacular!

The house is very well appointed and very comfortable. Four bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. All bathrooms are updated and contemporary. All of the beds are very comfortable. The kitchen is very well provisioned and we were lacking for nothing when we cooked numerous dinners during our stay. Although the house is very beautiful and comfortable, we found ourselves outside most of the time enjoying the spectacular views from both the front and back yards.

Even though Lucardo is a very small, rural location, it is very conveniently located. There are numerous excellent restaurants in the local area and several options for grocery shopping among the larger towns of Montespertoli, Tavarnelle and Certaldo.

We couldn't have been more pleased with our stay at Lucardo Villa. It was much more than a home away from home, it was at stay in paradise. We thank Margherita and Guiseppe for opening their house to us and allowing us to enjoy a true Tuscan experience. They are wonderful hosts and we highly recommend staying at Lucardo Villa if you are taking a Tuscan vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you George and your family, for your beautiful review of our property. We are very pleased you and your family had a wonderful stay at Villa Lucardo and enjoyed the amazing beauty of Tuscany. We hope to have you and your family in the near future!.
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5

Amazing...that's all I can say!!!

  • 5 of 5

Myself and six family members spent a week at this charming villa, we could not have found a better place to stay. The location was wonderful and we were able to explore Florence and many of the close surrounding towns in the beautiful Tuscan area. The little village of Lucardo has two very nice restaurants that we enjoyed very much and a lovely church, it is within walking distance, but we drove most of the time. There are also supermarkets in some very close neighboring towns that we went to a couple of times. Margherita the owner greeted us with open arms and was so informative, she answered any and all questions that we had. I must tell you that the views from this villa were spectacular, so if you are looking for a true Tuscan experience this is the place for you. We were there in early September and although the weather was still quite warm it didn't matter that there wasn't any air conditioning because the breezes that blew through the villa were simply wonderful, especially at night. I just can't say enough about our stay at Villa Lucardo, I only wish that we could have stayed longer...thank you so much Margherita for all of your hospitality, it was truly magical!!!

Sincerely,

Susan Odorizzi

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Susan! I was impressed from the beautiful unite family you are, so kind and jovial! Hope to host you again! Best wishes to you all, Margherita
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5

A stylish villa in the Tuscan hills with stunning panoramic vistas

  • 5 of 5

Villa Lucardo is a very stylish 4 bedroom residence in a perfect location on the top of Tuscan hills. It was kept cool by prevailing breezes despite temperatures of 40C by day during our stay in mid July. The completely restored construction kept out the summer heat so there was no need for air conditioning. The Villa had beautiful decoration and quality furniture with a large, well equipped, practical kitchen ideal for families and large parties. It had plenty of outside dining space with shade if required. 3 of the 4 bedrooms had ensuite toilet, hand basin, bath/shower or walk-in shower. Only 1 of the bedrooms lacked an ensuite shower/bath but had a toilet and wash basin. All bathrooms were beautifully decorated, modern and worked perfectly. Even the evening 'flying bugs' were kept at bay by highly efficient exterior door and window protective screens. There was plenty of parking space and a large well maintained garden.

Lucardo is a small hamlet with 2 excellent restaurants within walking distance (15 mins walk). Nearest shops for bread and and milk are 10-15 min drive. Nearest supermarkets are all about 20 mins drive away. We found several very good food markets, Chianti vineyards and restaurants within 15-30 mins drive of Villa Lucardo.

Margherita, our hostess, greeted us on arrival and attended when we left the residence. We had little need to contact her during our stay but she made herself available by mobile if required.

All in all we were very satisfied with the price, facilities, decor and service we received. We would certainly like to return again.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Paul, It was my pleasure to host you and your family at Villa Lucardo, a place rebuilt with tons of love. My delight you appreciated our home, in fact, Villa Lucardo, is situated in a perfect place with amazing views and weather, and beautiful families as yours are more than welcome. I'm so thankful for your prompt and kind review, rich of details and information for our next guests in the future. Naturally, I would be more than happy if you all come back to visit Villa Lucardo. All the best, Margherita.
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5

Fantastic Villa with amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Lucardo is such a wonderful place to stay. It is beautifully decorated and very comfortable. It is a great combination of old world charm with modern conveniences. Margherita was so easy to work with and provided us a lot of information upon check in about the villa and things to do in the area. The windows and doors had screens throughout so we could let the fresh air in without letting in the bugs – a luxury missing from other places we stayed in Italy. It has incredible views to the east and west so we had both the sunrise and sunset. The villa is close to the village of Lucardo, but it might be a treacherous walk after dark due to the narrow roads and steep inclines so a car is recommended. Lucardo has an excellent restaurant (Ristorante C’era Una Volta) – we ate their twice during our stay.

Some helpful information if you rent this villa: Laundry soap, sugar, salt, and tea were provided along with a starter amount of coffee and toiletries. A supermarket is located about 20 minutes away. There is also a garden available to pick vegetables – we were lucky enough to get some tomatoes from it so depending on the dates of your holiday, you may get some fresh vegetables. All the bathrooms have a stand up shower (there are bathtubs as well) and the beds are very comfortable. The twin bedroom is on the main floor and the other 3 bedrooms are upstairs. Don’t worry about the lack of A/C as there is no need for it in this location – the breeze kept everything very comfortable. There are mosquitoes so bring some repellent for sitting outside. The villa has a Wi-Fi hotspot so you can move it around if needed to get better coverage throughout the house.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Janell, thank you very much for this beautifull review you wrote, rich inn details and flattering compliments. I'm very happy that your stay at Villa Lucardo has been pleasant and that you enjoyed it after such a long jorney to spend holidays in Italy. To me it has been joyfull to have met you and I apreciated your sympathy and education ! Hope you are gonna come in the future, Warm regards, Margherita
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5

Tuscany at its best

  • 5 of 5

Two weeks in heaven can only describe our holidays in this wonderful house.

The house is located on the perfect spot, with astonishing views of the Tuscan hills, and within easy reach of major touristic places that you will want to explore.

The way Margherita and her husband have decorated the house makes you feel at home. It is very charming and designed to create a family and cosy atmosphere, while at the same time being open and give you a sense of space.

My wife and I having been to Italy (and Tuscany more specificaly) various time before, we can honnestly say that we could not have found a better place to stay. All these years we were arguing about finding the perfect place to settle for holidays instead of always roaming the country from hotel to hotel, from city/village to city/village. Well....we have finally found it and hope to return there again in the years to come.

Adding to the holiday charm is of course the marvellous couple owning the house and welcoming you. They made us feel at home right from the start, instructing us of the best things to do, the best places to go. You can tell that they both love the place, and want you to fall in love with it too. Well, it didn't fail.

Great place, great people. If ever someone wishes to discover Tuscany, trust me, this is "the" location, and "the" house, you'll want to go to.

Arnaud & Brenda

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Arnaud and Brenda, We are so glad that your stay at Villa Lucardo was so satisfactory! Your words filled us with joy and we are very happy to have met your beautiful family and to have had you as guests. Thank you for appreciating this place that we love so much. Hoping to see you again in the near future! All the best, Margherita and Giuseppe
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Aeroporto di Firenze
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Bar del Fiano
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Montelupo Golf Club
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Certaldo
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Scandicci
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
C'era una volta
Nearest Ski
150 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Beach
65 Kilometres
Castiglioncello (Livorno)
Car: necessary

Located 440m high, the spectacular medieval village of Lucardo is one of the three most important sights of Tuscany, from where you can enjoy a 360 degree view on relaxing landscape of the Chianti hills.

Its strategic location allows to easily reach Florence, Pisa, Siena and San Gimignano, as well as the opportunity to visit many castles and wineries with their ancient cellars, offering visitors wine tasting and traditional menus in the area.

His feudal past is witnessed by the famous Lucardo Castle, dating from the year 1000 built on an old Etruscan settlement.

Photos

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Caparra del 30% da saldare al momento della prenotazione.

Importo totale da saldare entro 60 giorni dalla data prescelta.

Cauzione di 500 € all'arrivo.

Pulizia della casa infrasettimanale e finale inclusa nel prezzo.

Check in: ore 15.
Check out: ore 11.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.