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

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

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'.

Ilide Carmignani
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 February, 2018

About Ilide Carmignani

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

Ilide Carmignani purchased this villa in 1992

Why Ilide Carmignani chose Lucca

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

What makes this villa unique

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Lucca in Province of Lucca

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • 1° payment: at the booking by credit card or bank transfer. 2° payment: cash at the arrival. 250 euro break. deposit 90 euro final cleaning fee
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , Room Fans
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Room Fans
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

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Just remodeled! Charming cottage with lovely garden surrounded by olive groves
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

A wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Lovely old property which has been kept authentic in style. Sizeable rooms with all amenities required to enjoy this lovely location. Torre is so peaceful and Lucca is a very special city. The owner of the property is lovely and very kind. We hope to return again.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review! I am really happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and glad you want to return soon. Greetings from Torre
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Sussex, New Jersey USA

Charming renovations and felt like we stayed in property dating back 400 years.

  • 4 of 5

We settled in to a throwback in history home for 3 weeks. The charm of the original beams, floors, and stonework was certainly appreciated. We used the farmhouse as a home base to visit Lucca-just 10 minutes away, the beach area 35 minutes away, Pisa, Cinque Terre, Venice, and a number of small towns within the surrounding area. Ilide was a wonderful host helping us with questions and suggestions of places to visit. We left falling in love with the rental and the area.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Weston, Florida

Wonderful Tuscan experience

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a week in this wonderful property. It consists of an original medieval house, with a 'new' section remodeled 400 years ago. Staying here is as close as you can get to a time once forgotten, by the countryside, where the wine grows, nature abounds and locals become friends. Illide, the property owner, is very nice and attentive. Highly recommended for the romantic couple or family looking for a true Tuscan experience.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely to have you as our guests and we are glad you had a good time!
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Rustic charm

  • 5 of 5

Quiet peaceful location.

No frills,basic requirements there.

Stairs difficult and steep not suitable for children or elderly.

One bathroom downstairs off kitchen.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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: 29-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 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: 21-Feb-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
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.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

First payment: credit card by Home Away or bank transfer. Second payment: cash at the arrival with the keys.
Prices include: the rent of the property, private parking, wi-fi, water, gas, electricity.
Prices DO NOT INCLUDE: 90 euro final cleaning mandatory fee and gas for house heating (to pay on consumption). House linen: 60 euro.
There is a breaking deposit of 250 euro. 90 euro final cleaning + 250 euro breaking deposit are due cash with the keys at the arrival. The breaking deposit is returned cash at the end of the stay minus any damages or extra cleaning.
Maximum 6 people + 1 baby (cot).
No smoking. No pets.
Guests under the age of 21 must be accompanied by an adult. Third parties are not welcome. No other guests allowed on the property, withouth prior agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.