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Villa Venere - Elegant, luxurious 17C villa for 12 - 28 guests 5 mins from Lucca - Villa Mori grand villa

Overview

Property

Updated: 24-Nov-2016
Classic 17C villa in private grounds with pool - ideal for weddings in Tuscany

Villa Venere, also known as Villa Mori, is an elegant, beautifully restored 17th Century Tuscan villa standing in 1½ acres of gorgeous private gardens with a hunting lodge and converted stable house. Immersed in the incomparably beautiful green countryside and vineyards of the area around Lucca called Vicopelago, Villa Venere estate is completely enclosed by ancient walls and is gated. Due to its charming landscape, this area of Lucca was favoured by the nobles of the time for building their country houses.

After its fabulous restoration, the main villa now has a beautiful ballroom or dining room, seating up to 40 people with double height glass doors opening on to the garden. Six luxurious bedrooms with hand painted walls and ceilings, a superbly equipped professional chefs kitchen, a grand salon, second sitting room, study, TV room with Sky TV and a study complete this stunning home. A lift to all the floors and spa is discreetly incorporated into the building.

The owners have taken care to preserve the stunning original features including stone fireplaces, pillars and other features. Original beams and terracotta tiled floors have been restored and frescoes, soft furnishings and rugs of the highest quality have been added. The owners have successfully fused history with a contemporary feel, creating a wonderfully elegant home.

Luxurious spa facilities have also been added, including a Turkish bath and sauna (with programmable music, lighting and scent), showers, ice room and a mineral salt wall in the relaxation area.

In addition, within the hunting lodge, a few metres from the villa, there are 4 luxury apartments, and in the former stables near to the pool there is another luxury 2 bedroomed house.

Altogether 28 people can be accommodated in 14 rooms. The main villa is also accessible to wheelchair users, with a lift to the higher level and spa area below.

It is possible to rent either the main Villa Venere on its own, sleeping up to 12 people, without the apartments which would remain empty ensuring that the pool and all facilities are private for the use of the villa residents only. Or the villa and the apartments are all rented together, sleeping up to 28 people.

The apartments in the fabulous hunting lodge at Villa Mori have recently undergone restructuring in the typical Tuscan manner retaining beautiful original floors and chestnut beamed ceilings. The furnishings are of the highest standard with designer fabrics. The colour schemes and attention to detail is tasteful and relaxing. All the apartments have en-suite bathrooms, modern kitchens, dining areas and lovely lounge areas.

In the front, a green lawn contrasts pleasantly with the tradional dark pink of the hunting lodge, and relaxing moments in the open air can be enjoyed under a delightful pergola of wisteria.

The fantastic pool is the only one of its kind (16 x 9 metres, max depth 1.5 metres). The pool has a slipway, with the water being constantly filtered by a technique which avoids the use of chlorine. There is a hydro massage area with seating so that even small children can use it. The surrounding lawn has high quality cushioned sun beds for relaxing in. Wi-fi is available at the poolside.

There is a children’s play area on the lawn to the side of the villa.

There are horse riding stables, tennis courts and a golf driving range nearby and it is a 30 minute walk (10 min drive) to the fabulous medieval centre of Lucca, the home of the great opera writer, Puccinni.

The beauty of the villa, its pool and grounds and the bright rooms of the apartments with their lovely furniture and red terracotta floors, ensure that a holiday spent at Villa Venere will be relaxing, comfortable and pleasing to the eye. Throughout the villa there is air conditioning and wi-fi in every room. The villa has staff available for 6 days per week, and additional maid service and daily or occasional catering and transport services can be arranged. A daily breakfast chef service is available for the cost of buying the food

There is a wine cellar and a professional somelier is available to provide wine tastings.

Massages and treatments can also be provided in the fine spa within the villa, or by the poolside.

Ideal for exclusive weddings in Tuscany, caterers and other wedding services including entertainment are available.

More photographs available on request.

More Details

Details for holiday villa Villa Mori grand villa, 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, 7 Bathrooms

Rented on its own, the fabulously restored Villa Mori offers exclusive accommodation of a very high standard in an unusual and perfect location. There are 6 en-suite bedrooms sleeping up to 12 people in the main villa, which also has a basement chefs kitchen, a superb dining / ballroom, large salon with open fire, TV room, library, and spa.

The pool and gardens are exclusive to the main villa. The apartments available in the adjacent farmhouse sleeping another 16 people can be rented only with the main villa

  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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Speaks English, Italian

1 Reviews

1 holidaymaker review

5

The best of both, Tuscan country and city

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Villa Mori in 2011 for a fantastic summer holiday. The villa was perfect for our large group of friends and family, as being in separate apartments made family routine with the children easier and less intrusive. The accomodation is very comfortable, with high quality and stylish furniture. Usually we had lazy days around the pool, and in the evening we would walk into Lucca.....what a place! Its the most atmospheric city I have ever seen. Normally we would walk back, but taxi's were quick and cheap. The local restaurant near the villa is also good. The owner and agency were very helpful with advice on sightseeing and activities. We're intending to go back next year.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the good review. Villa Mori is quite unique, being in the country but within walking distance to Lucca Old Town, and it's heartening to hear of guests who have enjoyed the villa complex and the city.
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Pisa at 20 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : at 1 Kilometres Nearest Golf : at 30 Kilometres Nearest Train : Lucca at 3 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : at 3 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Vicopelago at 300 Metres Nearest Beach : Viareggio at 13 Kilometres Car: not necessary

The beautiful walled city is only 3 kms away, 10 minutes by car or bus. Lucca is one of Tuscany's famous 'art' cities, its' laberinth medieval streets hosting many museums and art galleries. Lucca was the home of Puccini, and an opera is held every single day of the year. There are a number of other festivals, notably the Lucca Summer Festival, which has hosted Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Neil Young and George Benson, among many others. More country pursuits are possible locally, including horseriding and visiting vineyards.

Learn a little more about Lucca from this video;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vsnv4rkC-LQ&feature=related

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low
1 Nov 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
£5,995
for 5 nights
From
£1,199
£8,395
 
 
High
23 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£7,497
for 3 nights
From
£2,499
£12,495
 
 
Low
4 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
5 night minimum stay
£9,975
for 5 nights
From
£1,995
£8,395
 
 
Mid
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
£7,475
for 5 nights
From
£1,495
£9,995
 
 
High
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
6 night minimum stay
£10,794
for 6 nights
From
£1,799
£12,495
 
 
High
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
6 night minimum stay
£14,994
for 6 nights
From
£2,499
£12,495
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£8,975
for 5 nights
From
£1,795
£12,495
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £3,500
Stay tax £2 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 1 years.

Rental is for main villa sleeping 12 only. The other 5 apartments can be rented together with the main villa or separately
In case of weddings or some other events an events charge of 1500 euro will apply
In High season a 25% supplement will be added for midweek bookings.

Rental includes heating, electricity and water.

A security deposit of 3500 euros or sterling will be asked for on arrival.

Flexible entry days can be negotiated.




Charge for Spa facilities use according to consumption.

A small local tax will be collected by the owner.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Lift ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • town

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 6 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 7 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Jacuzzi, Bidet
  • bathrooms are en-suite

Bedrooms

  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed
  • Double bedrooms are en-suite.

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gated Community
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 24 garden chairs
  • 16 deck chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Chef and transport services can be arranged. Professional wine tasting can be arranged in the villa wine cellar. Outdoor activities for adults can be arranged, including world class canyoning and mountain biking

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