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Typical Tuscan Farmhouse, Finely Furnished, With Terrace On Enchanting View.

People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,130 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa On The Hills Of Lucca, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 1 Sofabed. Sleeps 7 People

This charming farmhouse restored in 2012, was formerly a small cloister dating back to 1700. It is located in the middle of an olive tree grove dominating the valley and the city of Lucca, which lies only 11 km from here. The owner is an interior designer, this is why interiors are refurbished with care and attention to details, using original Tuscan furniture and aiming at the perfect ease of the guests. The days in Lucca will be particularly agreeable thanks to its many attractions and points of interest: the sightseeing of the town, its unique city walls, churches, squares, museums etc. For those who love the sea, in 20 minutes you can reach the sea-side resorts of Versilia, Viareggio, Forte dei Marmi - all renowned for their huge golden shores. For mountain lovers, in only 30 minutes you can be in the Garfagnana area and walk through its ancient villages. Take a chance to visit the cities of art and the most characteristic places of Tuscany (Pisa, Firenze, Siena, Cinque Terre) that are near to Lucca and easy to reach. In case some day you do not want to go anywhere, you can enjoy the impressive terrace, which is definitely the peculiarity of this house, offering the possibility to stay outside in complete relax. A magical place surrounded by nature where everything is like it used to be – only a few ancient houses deep in the stillness of the hills and an enchanting atmosphere due to the magnificent view, outstanding during the day and lovely by night.


Owner
Massimo
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
28 April, 2017

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in San Martino In Freddana in Lucca Area

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1130 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pink Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Ivory Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Yellow Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Pretty bedroom with the trerrace - 1 Double Bed , with the terrace
    Romantic bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Poster bed, antique furniture, antique toys.
    Elegant Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Antique furniture. If it's necessay 2 single beds
  • Cot available on request In the Living room there is a sofa bed for 1 people.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Our olive oil production in the property. Versilia Golf Club is 30 km far from this holiday house Montecatini Golf is 18 km far this holiday house Cook on request to prepare dinner at home

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(57 traveller reviews)

5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely week in Tuscany. The house was absolutely perfect, tastefully furnished, very clean and comfortable. We loved the position on a hill slope facing the south, there was a plenty of sun on the terrace all day long so even in March we felt almost like it was summer - but so fresh! And the views were amazing!

Massimo (the owner) was very friendly and helpful, thank you very much Massimo! We hope to be back.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very good people. I hope to meet you again in the future .
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Wonderful week near Lucca

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 1 week stay at Casa Ministro. The house was just what we wanted. It had everything what you need. The property was comfortable and very clean. The look at Lucca and surronding was beautiful. The roud up was wery winding and narrow but it was not problem for us. The owner Massimo was very friendly and extremely helpful host. He arranged for us the local chef and we had excelent home made dinner.

We hope to return someday.

Grazie mille Massimo.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A beautifully kept Tuscany Villa with a spectacular view. The villa was also very clean.

  • 5 of 5

Massimo (the owner) was a great guy to deal with and was very accommodating. The villa was exactly what we hoped for: Very clean, comfortable, well equipment and with spectacular views. We would definitely stay here again. The villa is remotely located in the hill sides of Tuscany, and is a gem to come home to after a busy day visiting Lucca. A car rental is recommended, as taxi fares quickly add up. We choose the taxi way, so that we could drink lots of Tuscany wine and not have to worry about drinking and driving. Thank you Massimo for making our holiday a memorable one.

Ciao.....

  • Review Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Charming Cottage with Amazing View

  • 5 of 5

The house was charming and beautiful. It had everything we needed for our stay, and the views from the patio and side terrace are simply amazing. It's close to amenities, and its easy to pop into Lucca to enjoy the sites of the city. Massimo was super helpful and friendly, and even had bread, wine, and pasta waiting for us at the house! The drive up to the house may see daunting to those unfamiliar with European rural roads, but after driving in the mountain region nearby, they are not so bad :) We had a full size estate car, and had no issues getting to the house or parking there. Looking forward to coming back for another stay here in the future. It's just so peaceful and pretty!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming house in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

The house and location are as wonderful as the pictures portray.

The house is full of character and charm, it is equally comfortable, and has all the essential facilities for a holiday break. We could never tire of the daily view into the valley from the terrace. The hillside location is easily accessible by car and a trip to Lucca takes 15 minutes.

We chose this property from the photos on this site and positive comments from previous guests. We stayed in Florence for a short break prior to picking up the car and spending a week at Massimo's house. Whilst here we drove to Pisa which is easily accessible from the house. What we could not believe is why Lucca is not as famous as Florence and Pisa. Lucca was an unbelievable and unexpected jewel. Located within the medieval walls which enclose the town it is a truly historic and fascinating place to visit. The wall of the town is 4km in length and fully accessible to walk, or cycle along. Within the historic walls is a thriving town with some wonderful restaurants and shops.

Massimo is an absolute gentleman and is committed to ensuring his guests have the perfect holiday. He is available without being in any way intrusive. One morning there was no water available, a text to Massimo was swiftly replied with information that he had contacted the local water supplier and there was an issue to the area which was being resolved, further texts kept us fully updated with the timescale for restoration, and happily the issue was swiftly resolved.

I have no hesitation in recommending this property as an ideal place to discover the beauty of Tuscany.

Una and Malcolm - family of 5 from London

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Massimo's Awesome Property

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Home Away, Lucca, Piana di Lucca, #1100961, from 5/21 to 6/4/2016 in Torre near Lucca in Tuscany. It’s a charming old stone farmhouse nestled in groves of olives trees with a beautiful view of Lucca’s valley and the surrounding rolling hills. The house has been beautifully restored and updated. Each of the three bedrooms has a comfortable queen-size bed and the two upstairs have en suite bathrooms. On the first floor, the bedroom is a number of steps away from the bathroom, through the kitchen and laundry room, but it was ideal for our friend who has difficulty negotiating stairs. The kitchen was well-equipped and all the appliances were in good working order. Massimo was a responsive, considerate host and provided plenty of information about the local area. He helped us make reservations at a local restaurant which turned out to be a very memorable meal. Also he arranged for Carla, a local cook, to prepare an outstanding dinner for the six of us. Not only was the meal fantastic, but we had enough leftovers for the next day’s meals. One drawback for the friends we shared the house with was that one of the four had to do all the driving since automatic transmissions are difficult to find at Italy’s car rental agencies. She found the narrow, winding road up to the farmhouse nerve-wracking, especially in our first few days at the house. There are shops and restaurants fairly close by but none are in easy walking distance. The drive into Lucca took only fifteen to twenty minutes, depending on traffic and the whole area has dozens of small vineyards that produce outstanding wines. Our only regret about the house itself is that we forgot to take pictures of all the lovely tile and wood work and the many delightful decorative touches.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
April 2017
22 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£674
for 7 nights
£674
 
 
May 2017
29 Apr 2017 - 13 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
£303
for 4 nights
From
£76
£421
 
 
June 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£842
for 7 nights
£842
 
 
July -August 2017
8 Jul 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,011
for 7 nights
£1,011
 
 
July - August 2017
19 Aug 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,154
for 7 nights
£1,154
 
 
September 2017
16 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,011
for 7 nights
£1,011
 
 
October 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£665
for 7 nights
£665
 
 
November 2017
29 Oct 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£547
for 7 nights
£547
 
 
November- Dec2017
5 Nov 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£371
for 4 nights
From
£93
£463
£1,053
 
 
Christmas 2017
17 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£421
for 7 nights
£421
 
 
Jan -Febr 2018
4 Jan 2018 - 2 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
£337
for 4 nights
From
£84
£421
£1,011
 
 
March 2018
3 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£488
for 7 nights
£488
 
 
April 2018
31 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£632
for 7 nights
£632
 
 
April 2018
14 Apr 2018 - 20 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£657
for 7 nights
£657
 
 
April 2018
21 Apr 2018 - 27 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£674
for 7 nights
£674
 
 
May 2018
28 Apr 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£766
for 7 nights
£766
 
 
June 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£842
for 7 nights
£842
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Weekly prices include: the rent of the property, private parking, all bedlinen and towels.
Wireless internet is available free.
Weekly prices DO NOT INCLUDE: electricity, gas (for hot water and kitchen), final cleaning..Gas for heating to pay on consumption.
Wood to pay on consuptions.
Security deposit Euro 200,00 .( It will be back the day of your leaving )

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