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Stunning Tuscan Villa, private pool, great views, total peace WIFI, a real treat

Bedrooms 9
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

8/9 bedrooms, 4/5 bathrooms, private pool, beautiful mature gardens, 3 terraces

Beautifully and lovingly restored traditional tuscan villa complete with arches situated near Borgo a Mozzano and half hour from Lucca.

This unique property boasts 8 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, private pool stunning views, mature beautiful garden, 3 large terraces and there is also a little barn in the garden where a further 2 guests can be accommodated on request. (closed off when not used by you).

The owners have thought of everything, and provide 2 well equipped kitchens, two enormous living rooms for when you all wish to get together, two dining areas, 3 large terraces all equipped for both dining and relaxing, a beautiful pool area, WIFI; ping pong and badminton.

This very comfortable and well equipped traditional 17th Century villa is situated just 40 minutes from Lucca and boasts traditional style flooring; beamed ceilings; fireplaces; original internal shutters, spacious & comfortable living rooms with plenty of soft seating & well equipped kitchens.

The house has the benefit of 3 of beautiful terraces overlooking the mature well kept gardens which have peaceful views of the mountains & hilltop villages in the distance. The arched terraces in particular really are the Piece di Resistance to this property and one feels truly priveleged to just relax on one of them and enjoy the views and the peace!

This beautiful villa is also an ideal choice for 2 families requiring a level of privacy from each other as one can actually close them off from each other, thus giving plenty of room to relax both separately and together should you so wish.

This place really is a treat, and will provide a fantastic and memorable holiday experience.

In brief terms:

2 enormous living rooms with with open fireplaces and comfortable seating;

2 internal dining areas - one in one of the ample living roms, beside double doors leading out to the terrace, and one leading from one of the kitchens, also with French doors leading to another terrace.

2 spacious traditional style country kitchens, with free-standing furniture & open shelving. The kitchens are equipped with double butler style sinks; double ovens; 5 ring hobs; fridge freezers; dishwashers and marble work tops.

5 double bedrooms;

2 twin rooms, which can also be doubles;

Single bedroom which can be used as a twin/small double.

4 bathrooms

Outside and barn:

3 stunning terraces equipped for both relaxing and dining al fresco

Beautiful mature, gated, private and peaceful garden with lots of nooks and crannies to find peace from your group when you wish.

Plenty of natural shade when required as there are also lots of mature trees.

Private newly refurbished pool of 10M x 5M , with a depth ranging from 1.2M to 2.4M.

There are plenty of fruit trees including olive, pear, apple, plum and fig – guests are welcome to eat!



Cellars with ping pong table and washing machine.


On request there is further accommodation (which will not be let separately) in the converted barn in the garden. This is a tiny and romantic self contained property with kitchen/dining area on the ground floor, and bedroom with small shower room on the first. There is also a private personal terrace covered by a pergola.


More Details

Property Manager
Lorraine Venturelli
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017


Borgo a Mozzano Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Double aspect
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Can also be made up as a double room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , Pull out bed underCan also be made as a twin /small double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 9 in barn - 2 double , Available as an optional extra (not let separately!)
    Bedroom 8 - 2 twin/ single , Often used as a 'walk through' room but can be closed off
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


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Stunning Tuscan Villa, private pool, great views, total peace WIFI, a real treat
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews

Terrific stay for the big family

  • 5 of 5

We were 12 persons, all family, and we very much enjoyed staying at Villa degli Archi. The garden and the pool was wonderful playground for the young ones and the shades of the trees gave us all wonderful shade.

The big house with many bedrooms gave each small family a bit of privacy for sleep and rest.

We enjoyed cooking together in the kitchens and had lovely chats and games on the wonderful porches and balconies.

All together a lovely place that we highly recommend for a peacful stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Fantastic to hear that you loved this place and all the amazing space on offer - I have to say whenever I visit I imagine family holidays there! We hope to hear from you another time. Lorraine at tuscan-retreats
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Remote Villa with charme

  • 4 of 5

The Villa is located very remote in the hills north of Lucca. The view is breathtaking, the landscape wonderful. The garden is very well kept and the pool a delight especially for the kids. The house is well equipped with all you need for the kitchen, the pool, the table-tennis etc. The next big super-market is a 20 minute road down a windy road.

We enjoyed our stay a lot. The only but significant downside is that the Villa is badly soundproofed (it is a nice but very old house) so that you can hear every step and talk from the floor above. Up-stairs it is not so bad but if you are a light sleeper this could be problem for you. If you dont't mind this is a fantastic place for groups and families.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review We are glad you enjoyed your stay and found the views and landscape and the house such a delight. Nobody has mentioned the soundproofing before, but we will definitely forward this issue to the owner. As you say alot of noise will be due to the fact that this is an authentic house with traditional wooden floors etc, but maybe more rugs will help. Thanks again, and we are so pleased you had a great time. Lorraine at tuscan-retreats
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Nearest Airport
68 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Local community bar
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Two good restaurants at 5km and plenty thereafter
Nearest Beach
60 Metres
Car: necessary

Situated on the far edge of the peaceful pretty hillside village of San Romano, this house is ideally located for exploring, being just a 40 minute drive north of Lucca.

The village itself does not have any facilities, and has only 60 inhabitants although fresh bread, cheese and vegetables are sold here.

The villa is adjacent to the village on one side and has open uninterrupted countryside on the other…

The town of Borgo a Mozzano with its bars, restaurants, shops, small Friday morning market and train station are a 15 minute drive away.

Mediaeval walled city of Lucca - 40 minutes

Pisa – 1 hr

Florence – 90 minutes

Mediaeval town of Barga – 20 minutes

Spa town of Bagni di Lucca – 20 minutes

Beach – 1 hour


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Payment will be taken in sterling or Euro via bank transfer. Payment can also be made direct with us using Paypal. Payment also taken via Homeaway.
Optional extra to hire small barn for additional 2 guests - only available with main house. E250 per week in July and August and E195 per week for May, June and September .
If you wish to just hire 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, one living room, one dining room, with full privacy (rest of house closed off) , you may do this in May, June and September. The price for May will be E1400 per week and in June and September E1500 per week.
Bedding and towels included in the cost of any stay as well as all utilities with the exception of heating which is payable locally. Initial and final clean is included.
Cot and highchair provided free of charge on request

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund