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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 - 5 nights


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
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2017

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 Area

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 Tuscany

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • 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
  • 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 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , Room Fans
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Room Fans
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • 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


5/5 -
(5 traveller 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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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 May 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Prices include: the rent of the property, private parking, wi-fi, water, electricity, all bedlinen and towels.
Prices DO NOT INCLUDE: 100 euro final cleaning mandatory fee and gas for house heating (to pay on consumption).
100 euro final cleaning + 200 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. 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

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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