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ROMANTIC FARMHOUSE VILLA WITH PRIVATE INFINITY POOL AND GREAT VIEWS IN LUCCA

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths2
Space 500 m²
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Large 5 Bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, WI-FI, swimming pool and country farm scene

The villa is located on the surrounding hills of Lucca at less than 15 mins driving from the town centre.

It is conveniently located, with easy access to Pisa and Florence, to the beaches at Forte dei Marmi, and to the undiscovered northern tip of Tuscany, Garfagnana and Lunigiana. This pretty house is in a very peaceful position surrounded by lawns and olive groves and with a lovely top view of the countryside. The Hayloft, a few metres from the house, has been converted to provide additional accommodation and the property has been provided with Wi-fi internet connection. The structure of the property and the spacious living area make it suitable for two families. There is a 10 metres infinity pool overlooking the rolling hills and the lush greenery all around. The villa itself is 300 sq metres and the hayloft is 100 sq metres. 15,000sq metres of land surrounds the villa 'Melograno'.

a MIDWEEK CLEANING SERVICE is happily provided for all our guests as well as extra cleanings and change of towels and linens at the end of each week for those who book multiple weeks.

COMPOSITION:

MAIN VILLA:

Ground Floor:

Spacious double living room and dining room with 2 fireplaces and with french windows overlooking the hills and opening onto the porch/veranda, a spacious fully equipped kitchen, a laundry room, a bathroom

First Floor:

3 spacious bedrooms (2 with 2 twin beds each and one with a king size bed) and 2 bathrooms (both with bathtub and shower)

HAYLOFT:

Ground floor:

A lovely sitting room with fireplace and french windows, a kitchen, 1 bathroom

First Floor:

1 more bathroom, 2 bedrooms (1 with a king size bed and 1 with a single bed) An extra bed can be added upon request to any of the bedrooms.

THE PROPERTY IS RENTED TO ONLY 1 PARTY PER TIME SO PRIVACY IS NEVER COMPROMISED AND THE PROPERTY IS NOT SHARING WITH ANY OTHER RENTALS.

A RELIABLE WI-FI INTERNET CONNECTION PROVIDED BY THE NATIONAL PHONE COMPANY IS AVAILABLE FOR FREE FOR THE GUESTS.

More Details

Property Manager
Mrs Sonia
Member since: 2005
Speaks english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, russian, italian, dutch, swedish, greek, czech, danish, norwegian, polish, hungarian, arabic, finnish, turkish
Response time
Within 2 days
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 October, 2017

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 2010

Why Mrs Sonia chose Piana di Lucca

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 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.

Map

Nearest Airport
22 Kilometres
PISA or FLORENCE
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
BARBAGIANNI
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
MONTECATINI
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
TASSIGNANO
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
CAPANNORI
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
VALGIANO
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
VIAREGGIO and FORTE DEI MARMI
Car: necessary

Lucca, beautiful city, famous for its monumental 15th century fortified wall. But dig a little deeper and you find that its winding medieval streets actually follow the plan laid out by the Romans in 180BC. And before the Romans, Lucca was one of the major centres of Etruria, the ancient country of central Italy that more or less corresponds to modern Tuscany. Unsurprisingly then, Lucca is steeped in history. Your twelfth century building is just a small part of that. There are museums and churches, and the magnificent cathedral, the Duomo di San Martino, is the town’s finest Romanesque building, its impressive façade a triumph of sculpture, carving and inlay work – at just five minutes’ walk from the apartment. Modern delights include terrific restaurants, bars and shops, all within a few minutes’ walk. In Lucca’s winding streets, the pedestrian comes before the car, so you can move at your own pace. In fact wandering the streets is one of the great pleasures of the city.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Capannori, Italy

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 500 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:30 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , bidet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 single bed
    Extra single bed - 1 cot , available on request
    Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 12 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Infinity panoramic pool

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ROMANTIC FARMHOUSE VILLA WITH PRIVATE INFINITY POOL AND GREAT VIEWS IN LUCCA
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 15 reviews
Lindenhurst NY US
5

thanks once again!

  • 5 of 5

Dear Sonia, it was our pleasure to come back to Lucca and rent another charming villa from your selection. Seeing how much you love looking after your houses inspires us to keep looking at the marvellous pictures of your Lucca homes and planning another visit next year. It was the best stay all over Italy and we will be lucky to replicate it when we come back next summer.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you for your kind email! it was lovely to meet you and host you! Sonia
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4

Beatiful setting. Rustic charm.

  • 4 of 5

We received a warm and friendly welcome to this characterful late 18th century former farm house. Set slightly above the valley, the south facing garden offers superb views and is equipped with a south and a west facing patio area, hammock, table tennis table and a good sized pool. The garden is a delight. Plenty of grass area and a variety of small trees and scented roses.

With your own transport it is a good base for visiting Pisa, Florence, Luca, Barga.

Just one serious negative. It think it would fail a fire safety inspection. I did not see any fire or CO alarms. I do not recall seeing fire extinguishers. The 'Hay loft'[ smaller building on the right] was of particular concern. The upstairs windows do not provide an escape route as they are blocked by a lattice of brickwork. The nearest exit is a small window on the half landing.

Couple of minor points. Some of the kitchen equipment could do with updating, such as the provision of casserole dishes and dish towels.

Please get some fire safety advice. If this is carried out I would then strongly recommend this property as an ideal base for experiencing northern Tuscany.

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guests, thank you very much for your kind review. We are happy to have a nice stay. The house complies with the emergency requirements provided by law. The brick wall you are referring to is an architectural element typical of ancient local buildings and dates back to the 1700s, so it is not possible to remove it as it is protected by the Cultural Property Act. Regarding the supply of the kitchen, we greatly appreciated your suggestion and then we will buy some more tools to better meet the needs of our future guests. Guest tips are very important to us and are very valuable because they allow us to improve the experience and stay of our guests in our home. A greeting and hope to meet you soon!
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5

A wonderful holiday in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week here at the end of October. The bedrooms are really comfortable and each one has large beds and upscale bathroom The outside of our room was covered in wisteria and jasmine which must smell amazing in the summer. The villa also has a large, well-equipped kitchen-diner and a comfortable sitting / dining room. It really is just 2 minutes drive from shops and groceries and in 10-15 mins drive from Lucca town. Our host Mrs Sonia was superb and so sweet and she was available whenever we needed to ask for suggestions. The pool is set among the olive groves and it is equipped with sunbeds and a lovely wood gazebo right outside the living room. We will never forget our trip to Lucca and our stay in this amazing farmhouse! The owner has left notes around the apartment to help you deal with plumbing, electricity etc. We followed the instructions and had no problems.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write the review. It was very nice to meet you and I am glad you all enjoyed your time at one of my homes and had great time in Lucca! Best regards, Sonia :)
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5

Lovely Tuscan holiday

  • 5 of 5

A wonderfully equipped and positioned farmhouse. We were a family of 9 of 3 generations on a big family holiday and stayed for 2 weeks, the farmhouse is really secluded but central for all the key places you could wish to visit in Tuscany with Lucca being a real gem . Can highly recommend riding bikes arround the battlements. The farmhouse is well equipped with everything you need ,the pool is lovely and a real asset in the hot weather. The interior of the farmhouse is cool and comfortable with lots of comfy seating and the hammock outside was a real favourite with our family . The maid service was provided twice a week although only changed the sheets once during our stay and although pool towels were provided these weren't washed by maids during our stay so we washed them ourselves also loo rolls were only provided at the beginning of rental ! It also needs mentioning that in this part of Italy recycling is prolific and you need to remember each night to put out next day's collection ! We ate out mostly on our days out but locally AndreasPizza takeaway was fabulous and El matteo nearby has the best steak we have all had in a long time along with Butterfly a nearby Michelin starred restaurant. We had a wonderful stay and thanks to Christina for meeting us so late on our arrival ,just one footnote don't hire large cars as the route from village to farmhouse has a very narrow lane .

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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5

you can't find a better place in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in Villa for 2 weeks between August and September. Villa is huge with great views from high on top on mountain. Only 10 mins drive to Lucca, 40 minutes to Pisa and 45 mins to Florence. Made arrangements for tours, cooking class with Villa owners which were great. Also BBQ night using Villa's own wood bbq outside was a memory for lifetime. Infinity pool was great way to cool off after a long day of touring. Host provided maps, navigation and phones which made finding places to see/eat easy. If you are staying in Tuscany you can't find a better place

  • Review Submitted: Dec 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was an honour we could host such lovely guests! Thank you so much! You are always welcome back
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5

Melograno farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

Melograno farmhouse run by Mrs Sonia and her aunt Maurizia is one of the most beautiful places we have ever stayed at. The villa overlooks the Tuscan countryside which is some of the most beautiful land I've ever seen! But the Villa itself? Wow! So gorgeous! Truth be told, we spent a lot of time in the kitchen cooking, drinking grappa and laughing. Our hosts told us of all of the places where we could visit, places to eat, and places to tour. One of those places in the town is called Da Pasqualino. They had the most incredible braised beef we have ever eaten! And, although the owners didn't speak English and we didn't speak Italian, we got our point across to each other. They were amazing and gracious. The town of Lucca is old and very interesting and we highly recommend visiting. There's a place there that makes handmade shoes according to your design. I can't remember the name but I'm sure that if you ask, you'll find it. We could have spent a lot more time in Lucca but ended up going to Florence and Pisa and spending lots of time at the Villa. The pool is beautiful and overlooks the countryside. We spent a lot of time outside at the pool having wine and cheese and chatting. I should mention the pizza party...wow! I think my pizza won...well, as far as I'm concerned. Sonia showed us how to use the pizza oven and how to prepare the crusts and put together ingredients. But we were certainly free to do our own, which we did! I made a provolone, mozzarella, parmesan pizza with a garlic and olive oil sauce and capers dotting the top. It was fabulous if I do say so myself. Overall, it was a great time and a beautiful place to stay. I highly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was very nice to meet all of you, your family s great! Hope to see you again in the future!
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse in Capannori, Italy

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid Season
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$2,246
 
 
Low Season
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
A$1,944
 
 
Mid Season
1 May 2018 - 15 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
A$467
A$2,336
 
 
Mid Season
16 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
A$513
A$2,563
 
 
High Season
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
A$2,789
 
 
HIgh Season
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
A$3,618
 
 
High Season
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
A$528
A$2,638
 
 
Mid Season
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
A$452
A$2,261
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
A$3,603
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

THE 2 STEPS to MAKE A RESERVATION:

1. ONLINE BOOKING: book and pay in full online through Homeaway using your credit card (renter has to pay 2.7% credit card fee at arrival). Cancelled booking will not receive a refund.
2. DIRECT BOOKING: Receive a written rental agreement and then decide if to pay a deposit of approx 30% of the rental amount to secure the booking by wire bank transfer or alternatively phone me and just pay a deposit by credit card of approx 30% of the rental amount to secure the booking. No fees are applied. The balance can be paied at a later stage by wire bank transfer or upon arrival.

CANCELLATION POLICIES:
For DIRECT BOOKINGS in the event of cancellation, for any reason including health, the deposit is forfeited. In case the cancellation is within 90 days of the start of the rental dates, the full rental balance is payable as well. If the cancellation is over 90 days from the start of the rental dates, the balance will not be requested. Cancelled ONLINE BOOKINGS will not receive a refund. I recommend CSA travel insurance in the event your plans change or emergencies arise.



Prices include: final cleanings after departure of the guests, laundry (towels and linens), wi-fi, air conditioning, sat tv, electricity, hot water, gas, the booking service and the whole assistance of Mrs Sonia and her staff before and during the whole stay. There are no extra charges to pay.

Minimum stay is 4 nights.

Winter heating is charged for 6 euros daily
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Legal Notes: Self Catering property: no hotel staff, no maid, no breakfast or meals provided by the owner, no hotel services during the stay.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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