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Detatched Villa With Pool In Walking Distance to Fornoli, Bagni Di Lucca

People5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Sleeps 5. 3 Bedrooms. 3 Baths.

A recently built 3 bedroom (2 doubles and a single) Villa sleeps 5 with covered outside dining area with Summer Kitchen, BBQ and wood burning Forno oven and private pool with views over the River Lima and mountains. There is a large Sun terrace with seating and sunloungers and a children's play area with swings. This quiet location is ideally situated for families to relax by the 8 x 4 metre pool or use as a base to explore the nearby Lima Valley or the Garfagnana, within a few minutes walk of Fornoli or Bagni Di Lucca with all their facilities. The Villa has it's own private drive with parking in secured gated area.


Owner
Paul Gerrard
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Italian
Calendar last updated:
26 June, 2017

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Bagni di Lucca in Lucca Area

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Downstairs bathroom
  • Downstairs Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , ensuite bathroom
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Check in Times between 15.00 & 20.00 Check Out before 10.30

Reviews

4.3/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)

4

spacious inside and out, refreshing pool, helpful manager

  • 4 of 5

Paul is the English manager for the Italian/Albanian owners. He was very friendly and helpful and contactable by text/phone/email if needed. The villa has plenty of space inside, and a choice of tables for eating outside. As we had hot sunny weather we mainly used the largest table which is shaded. We enjoyed cooling down in the pool. With the aid of thick walls and the shutters, the inside stayed cool even after a whole week of sun and 28-30 Celsius temperatures and was comfortable for sleeping.

Having supermarkets nearby was useful, but for our main shop we drove 20 minutes to Ponte a Moriano for the Esselunga which is huge with masses of choice.

Please don't read the below as criticisms, they are just pieces of information:

1) the driveway is steep, narrow with a sharp bend part way up, so it needs a confident driver

2) this is a family home and some of the furnishings are a bit "lived in", but all the important stuff works just fine.

3) the TV is big and good quality, but all channels are in Italian. There are some English language DVDs and we took some downloaded programs on a tablet and connected up with HDMI cable

4) the road below and in front of the villa has more traffic than we were expecting, so there is some road noise but we soon got used to it and did not bother us much.

5) we had an adult in the single room and is was adequate whereas the other bedrooms were large.

Overall we liked the area, had a good holiday and were happy with the villa.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Beautiful location. Close to all sights and amenities

  • 4 of 5

The villa is in a beautiful location with terraces front back and side to give you sun all day and early evening. The pool is smalll and ideal for a cool down and kids but not for serious training. Security is very good Food and drink nearby is very reasonable in price and very good in quality. The house has three bathrooms with two good showers -no baths.

The driveway is very steep -so if you are less than confident in a car you'd struggle to park within the confines of the grounds. However there is an off road area just below the drive where you could park.

We've just had 10 days there and thoroughly enjoyed it. It's a great base for touring around and plenty of good food and drink locally. I would go again.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Lovely villa with amazing views. Plenty of space for a family

  • 4 of 5

The villa is well equipped with everything you need for your holiday. Lovely pool for when the weather gets hot, and it certainly did while we were there. Lovely views from all around the villa and there's the river opposite which my husband went fishing in several times while we were there. You just need a licence from the post office. It's about a five minute walk to several lovely restaurants in Fornoli and a superb patisserie/ cafe where you can grab a coffee, wine , beer and wonderful cakes. We also found the lovely bakery at the far end of Fornoli where you can buy your bread and pastries fresh every day. Lots of beautiful towns to see and visit while there. Bagni de Luca is just up the road and is lovely. We got the train to Luca which was wonderful and a really easy way to travel. We also visited Barga which is about 20 minutes by car and the old town particularly , is stunning . We had a wonderful holiday and really enjoyed the Tuscan way of life

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The house is lovely and is surrounded by a beautiful terraced garden. The outside space is great for a family as you have a shaded eating area, a long terrace with sun loungers and another table and chairs (for sipping wine and admiring the amazing view), and a small table and chairs with a covered swing at the pool. We spent a lot of time at the pool or chilling out on the terrace (trying the local wines) in the glorious sunshine and beautiful surroundings. The pool gets the sun all morning so it's a great temperature all afternoon and evening. There is a gate around the pool which stops small children from getting to it. This was brilliant as all 3 of our children could not get to the the pool unless we opened the gate (which you can leave open when everyone is at the pool).

The house has everything you need for a family and plenty of space inside. The shutters on the windows are great at night, as you open the windows and close the shutters which lets the cool breeze in (and no mosquitoes). The house itself is gated, so the children were very safe and could not leave the garden. They enjoyed the swings too!

Being able to walk into the village of Fornoli was great. It's less than a 10 minutes walk. There is a great cafe, a few bars and some nice restaurants to eat in. Our favourite was Bar La Ruota. It does the most amazing pizzas. Our kids loved it and the staff was so welcoming. The pizzas are fantastic and well worth trying. There is also a good sized Supermarket (Coop) which is open every day. There is a market twice a week in the village too.

You can take the train from Fornoli (at the other side of the village) into Lucca which is about 30 mins away. You can park for free at the station and buy tickets at the machine on the platform. Lucca is a beautiful town and well worth the trip. It has a wall all of the way round, which you can hire bikes and cycle around! There is plenty to see and great shops and restaurants. We visited 3 times. It's also a 30 min drive away, and you can park in side streets outside of the walls. I don't think you are allowed to take the car in to the walled town if you are not a resident - but it's easy enough to park outside.

Barga, another walled town, is about a 20 minute drive from the house, and is well worth a visit too. For me, I loved the fact that the house was so close to places we could walk to without having to go everywhere by car. We had a great time here and will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your terrific review, we're glad that we were able to make your Holiday memorable, next year we hope to have even more features in the garden, so would love to welcome you and your family back. Paul
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£952
for 7 nights
£952
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£867
for 7 nights
£867
 

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Cleaning £25.27

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