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Just remodeled! Charming cottage with lovely garden surrounded by olive groves



Updated: 23-Oct-2016
3 bedroom, 2 bathroom with Hill Views

The cottage - on an ancient estate - is ideally situated in the verdant hills of Torre, between Lucca (4 miles) and the coast (with the sandy beaches of Versilia, Forte dei Marmi's shops and nightlife, and Pietrasanta's art galleries). It has just been restored with integrity: antique terracotta tiled floors, wooden beamed ceilings and is well furnished in a rustic style. On the ground floor, there is a large entrance lounge, a spacious country-style kitchen with all modern conveniences, a pantry, and bathroom with shower. Terracotta stairs lead up to the first floor with 2 double bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom, and an elegant bathroom. Private garden with panoramic views of Lucca and the hills (guests here can simply sit back, relax and enjoy the view), garden chairs and table, umbrella, beach chairs, barbecue, pergola of Isabella grapes, ample parking. Fabulous position for walking and cycling.Trips to Pisa, Florence, San Gimignano, Chianti, Siena, Cinque Terre, Portofino. Lucca – the nearest city – really is one of Tuscany's best-kept secret. Within its majestic walls, its Roman and medieval heart is a medley of piazzas, tiny churches, art galleries and cobbled lanes; a place, in the words of Henry James, 'overflowing with everything that makes for ease, for plenty, for beauty, for interest and good example'.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

I am a literary translator and I live in Torre di Sotto with my husband, an engineer, and my two sons.

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Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian

5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews


A Tuscan delight

  • 5 of 5

I loved this place. I've stayed in Tuscany a number of times, this was the first north of Lucca though. Nice area, plenty of country to explore and not too great a trek to the obvious spots. Loved the house, full of genuine character and well appointed. The owner is very keen for you to have a lovely time and goes to great effort to ensure it. Heartily recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Bezauberndes Bauernhaus bei Lucca

  • 5 of 5

Letztes Jahr haben wir dieses wunderbare, erst kürzlich und äußerst stilvoll renovierte Bauernhaus entdeckt, das ganz in der Nähe von Lucca mitten im Grünen liegt. Von dort aus kann man zahlreiche Ausflüge in die Umgebung unternehmen: nach Lucca, in die Stadt der 100 Kirchen, mit ihrem Mauerring und ihrem Antiquitätenmarkt, in die prächtigen Villen der Lucchesia, nach Pisa und an die Küstenorte sowie die langen Sandstrände der Versilia, nach Florenz und ins Chianti-Gebiet und vieles mehr ...

Die einzelnen Zimmer des weitläufigen Hauses, von dem aus man einen großartigen Blick auf die umliegenden toskanischen Hügel genießt, sind mit viel Geschmack und Liebe zum Detail eingerichtet. Im Garten kann man es sich gemütlich machen, die Ruhe und den landschaftlichen Rahmen genießen, draußen essen und grillen. Die Böden sind mit alten Terrakotta-Fliesen ausgelegt, die Decken mit dunklen Holzbalken verkleidet. Erhaltungszustand, Sauberkeit und Service sind einwandfrei und entsprechen völlig der gegebenen Beschreibung. Ilide Carmignani,die Vermieterin, hat uns sehr freundlich empfangen und hilfreiche Ratschläge für unsere Ausflüge gegeben.

Wir haben wunderbare Tage an diesem besonderen Ort verbracht und können ihn nur wärmstens empfehlen. Susanne (Germany)

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Lovely holiday

  • 5 of 5

We spent two great nights in this beautiful cottage. the hosts are super nice, the garden is enchanted, and coffee with the farmer's milk is the best way to start the morning. the room was cozy and well-furnished, the house was warm, and since the house is on a tiny road uphill, you have the sense you're alone and in peace.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very charming cottage in Italy

  • 5 of 5

Nice place to stay. Beautiful surroundings. A place to enjoy and relax.

Excellent location and beautiful garden. The cottage is wonderfully decorated.

Highly recommendable.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments and great to hear you enjoyed the stay in our cottage. Hope we can help again with your next trip!
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  • 5 of 5

Una casa agradable y bien decorada en la que te sientes a gusto y en la que se puede descansar y disfrutar de la naturaleza. Tiene de todo lo que se necesita para pasar unos días realmente deliciosos. La zona donde está ubicada ofrece lugares hermosos para recorrer, visitar, detenerse y disfrutar de la vida. Los propietarios son encantadores y están ahí para facilitarte una estancia perfecta.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Me alegro que les haya gustado la casa y su localización y se hayan encontrado a gusto. Muchas gracias!
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From the Owner

The location is unique. It looks like a Renaissance painting and it's just as beautiful.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Pisa at 20 Miles Nearest Barpub : Cappella at 1.5 Miles Nearest Ferry : Livorno at 25 Miles Nearest Golf : Tirrenia at 20 Miles Nearest Train : Lucca at 4 Miles Nearest Motorway : Lucca at 4 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Cappella at 1.5 Miles Nearest Beach : Versilia at 15 Miles Car: recommended

Local activities: tennis, walking, swimming, horse riding, golf, cycling, mountain biking, Italian language courses, wine tours. Lucca hosts a huge antiques market on the third weekend of every month, a 'Summer Festival' of international pop music in July, and folklore festivals, including the patron saint's day with a historical parade, in September. In July and August, at Torre del Lago (15 km), there is a Giacomo Puccini opera festival, and in September, in the village of Montecarlo (20 km), a superlative Wine Week. In February, Viareggio (15 km) puts on its famous Carnival, with an amazing parade of massive floats.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2 Oct 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Feb 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 May 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

100 euro final cleaning + 100 euro breaking deposit with the keys at the arrival. Gas for house heating not included. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Maximum 6 people + 1 baby. No pets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 23-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

The location is perfect, with pretty views overlooking a valley, yet so close to Lucca, to which you get to in about 5 minutes of scenic landscapes. The house is authentic and confortable. It suits a family very well, and would also be a romantic place to stay. The owners are close by if need be, whilst the house being private.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village


  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 120 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot, Room Fans
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, Room Fans


  • Balcony
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

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