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Beautiful farmhouse with fabulous views and pool, 10 miles from Lucca

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,767 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, sleeps 8 in main house, 2 in barn

Poised in a dramatic hillside position with wonderful panoramic views, 10 miles from the medieval city of Lucca, stands Villa Ceppatelli. The property is set in 10 acres of terraced gardens & olive groves, with magnificent 180 degree views over unspoilt countryside. The origins of the house are lost in history and it has been restored to offer all the comforts & graciousness of modern life. The interior boasts a wealth of chestnut beams & old terracotta tiles, & is stylishly furnished with carved walnut beds, traditional oak & chestnut furniture. There is a comfortable tv room with a library of books and films and a table tennis room. Above the house, the swimming pool is framed in a terrace of terracotta tiles & traditional stonework; here there is a pergola, dining table and benches, kitchen facilities, fridge, shower, changing room & ample sunloungers. The garden includes two further shaded outdoor eating areas for al fresco living. Extensive paths from the garden lead to gentle or demanding walks in the countryside. The main house sleeps 8 in 4 double bedrooms, 4 bathrooms; a small detached stone barn 50 m from the main house sleeps 2 in a double bedroom & bathroom. There is an further attic bedroom with 3 single beds that can be used as a playroom. We don't recommend its use as a bedroom in summer as it gets quite hot.

Les and Alex
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018


Camaiore House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3767 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Barn
  • There are 4 bathrooms in the main house, and one bathroom in the barn.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Attic - 3 twin/ single , Not recommended for use as bedroom in summer
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , Barn
  • In the main house there are 4 double bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, & a further attic bedroom with 3 single beds that can be used as a playroom. (We do not recommend the attic's use a bedroom in summer as it gets quite hot). The barn, 50 m from the main house sleeps 2 in 1 double bedroom and bathroom.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The house facilities include satellite TV and VCR, fax machine, table tennis, washing machine, dishwasher and central heating. Barbecue & pizza oven. Parking.


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Beautiful farmhouse with fabulous views and pool, 10 miles from Lucca
average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews
Italy, France, cities and country side

Great family vacation

  • 4 of 5

We were a group of nine aged 14-67, and we had a great week in this wonderful house with an amazing location and a very cozy feeling to it. Helpful assistance from Gina on arrival, and the few times we needed assistance, it was swift and efficient. Very well equipped kitchen with all you could wish for, except the dish washer probably needs replacement. It was difficult to get things properly clean. We really enjoyed the pool, the terrasse, the pingpong table and the fabulous views of the mountains. Would recommend future visitors to take the new road through the village, arriving from the pool side. In stead of the left down hill road at the last three-way split in the description, take the road to the right and follow it all the way to the end - and you are at the pool. Better road - and better parking facilities.

The stairs around the house are somewhat challenging. Too challenging probably for toddlers and elderly people in poor shape. But hey - who couldn't do with a bit of exercise?

A perfect location for our family vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely house in the hills of Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

The house is big, with five bedrooms in the main house and one in the annex. several bathrooms. Splendid views. Very nice swimming pool with a view. Nice kitchen with all amenities. The area is very quiet. About 5 km to the nearest little village. Nice roads for cycling if your are into that. About 30 minutes by car to excellent beaches. 15-20 minutes to Lucca. The only problem was the heat; it was too hot to use the bedroom in the attic om the hottest days. I would absolutely recommend this house, we had a very nice stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. I'm sorry you had problems with the attic bedroom. As per the listing, we do not recommend that bedroom is used in summer due to the heat in the attic. It's best used as a playroom for children. The other bedrooms are airy and spacious.
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Site et maison remarquables

  • 4 of 5

Très belle maison avec une piscine extraordinairement située, nature somptueuse, intérieurs confortables et bien équipés. L'unique bémol est l'approvisionnement en eau de la maison, irrégulier et imprévisible. Mais il se peut que ce problème ait été passager dans la région et dû aux fortes chaleurs estivales.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Une belle parenthese Toscane

  • 5 of 5

Un emplacement de choix proche de Lucca dans la Toscane nord. Une villa perchée au milieu des Oliviers. Les cigales pour unique compagnie. On s est bien ressourcé pendant 7 jours. La villa est tres bien equipée. Tout est de qualité. Seule la chambre de 3 est un peu chaude l été. Le propirietaire est aux petits soins. Je conseille cette location pour des vacances en famille ou entre amis.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
San Martino
Nearest Ferry
64 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Versilia Golf Resort
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
74 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
17 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Ceppatelli is located 10 miles from the centre of Lucca, within easy reach of Pisa, Florence, Siena & the sea. The town of San Martino in Freddana is a 5 minutes drive offering local food shops, supermarket, post office, chemist, bank, bars & restaurants. Lucca is a beautiful medieval city of great charm and historical interest, with everything you could want from cultural sights to good shops & restaurants. The elegant sandy beaches of the Versilian Coast are easily accessible within 30 mins drive, including Viarreggio, Forte Dei Marmi & Lido di Camaiore. Viareggio also has a port with boat trips to Lerici and the famous Cinque Terre villages. Pisa and Florence are 40 and 90 mins drive respectively.

Puccini was born in Lucca and daily recitals of his music take place in a 12th century basilica; there's also an open air festival of his operas throughout July & August at Torre Del Lago some 13 miles distant. In the hills above Lucca are some important 16th & 17th century villas with beautiful gardens well worth seeing.

Other places of interest are the town of Vinci, Leonardo’s birthplace west of Florence; the ancient towns of the mountainous Garfagnana region including Barga & Castelnuovo; and the spas at Montecatini & Bagni di Lucca. Further afield, day trips to Siena, San Gimignano, Volterra & Arezzo make rewarding excursions.

The house is surrounded by excellent walking country, and you can devise gentle or demanding trails straight from the house. Tennis, cycling, horse-riding and golf are all available in the area.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $692.43

For 4 people or less 10% off all prices.

A 50% deposit is required at the time of booking and the balance at least 8 weeks before departure. If the booking is made in the year preceding your holiday the payment schedule is 10% on booking, 40% on January 1st and 50% at least 8 weeks before your departure.

A Security Deposit of €1000 must be paid on arrival or added to your final payment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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