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Large Tuscan Villa With Private Full-Size Swimming Pool And Panoramic 360º Views



Updated: 15-Sep-2016
Villa near Bagni di Lucca, Tuscany - Tranquil Panoramic Location, Set in 34 Acres

This property is ideal for a large group of friends or family who want to enjoy spacious tasteful living accommodation, large sunbathing terraces, and a full-size private swimming pool, set in a country estate with olive groves, woods and meadows. Here are some reasons for choosing La Dioma:

- Charming unspoilt part of Tuscany in an area of natural beauty and tranquillity - low key tourism with many reasonably-priced restaurants, pizzerias and bars.

- Pretty medieval village only 10 minutes from the vibrant town of Bagni di Lucca situated on banks of river Lima with shops, markets, spa resort with thermal waters, and many local festivals.

- Property situated at the end of a private road, on the edge of the village with no immediate neighbours.

- Truly breathtaking south-facing location with all day sunshine and uninterrupted 360º views of surrounding mountains dotted with medieval villages. La Dioma is the only property in Guzzano with a panoramic view of Bagni di Lucca and the Lima valley, spectacularly lit up at night.

- Traditional Tuscan farmhouse on three levels, at least 200 years old , tastefully restored with many original features including rock walls, cotto and chestnut beamed ceilings, and fireplaces.

- Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, English TV channels, DVD, sound system and other mod cons.

- Large kitchen/diner fully equipped with modern appliances and wood burner.

- Spectacular lounge with wood burner and panoramic patio doors to terrace and outside eating area.

- Six double bedrooms - four extremely spacious with modern en-suite bathrooms, plus a family bathroom and downstairs cloakroom.

- Magnificent outside paved terrace on two fronts of the property with car parking for up to four vehicles, barbecue, large stone dining table under shaded gazebo, smaller dining table, and sunbathing areas.

- Private full sized swimming pool (11.5m x 5m) sunken into extensive paved terrace with shaded gazebo and dining area. Uninterrupted amazing views whilst swimming.

- 34 acres of olive groves, meadows and woods with freshwater streams.

- An Italian cook can be arranged to prepare four course traditional Tuscan meals or pizzas at the villa at very economic prices.

It is hardly surprising that La Dioma is known locally as Paradiso!

More Details
  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Patricia and John come from a Hertfordshire village. John is a retired quantity surveyor. They have two grown-up children who adore spending time at La Dioma , either chilling out in the lovely hot summers or skiing and snowboarding in the winter. They also now have two little grandchildren who adore coming on holiday to La Dioma, especially swimming and jumping in the pool!

One of the first rental owners in the Bagni di Lucca area, John and Patricia have an established history of 12 years of renting their holiday home to very happy guests from all over the world - as their guestbook will testify!

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Speaks English, French, German, Italian

5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews


Stunning location, well equipped luxury house

  • 5 of 5

Amazing views, wonderful location. Very well equipped comfortable accommodation, with the luxury of a bathroom for each bedroom. We hired the house for a girls 50th birthday celebration, the entire 9 days were memorable with relaxing by the pool, enjoying the views from the terrace. A local cook came in to cook a super evening meal & made a home made Birthday cake. Several lovely local towns, with walks and lovely cafe's/bars. A memorable week and we would have NO hesitation about returning or recommending. FABULOUS.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Michelle and Tracy We are so pleased you had a great time at La Dioma and thanks for your wonderful review. Best wishes John and Patricia
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Tuscan Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Great place,had two wonderful holidays with different sets of friends.All enjoyed it. Wonderful setting with views down the valley.Lovely to eat outside or sit witch a G&T in the evening.

Accommodation first class, comfortable room for ten people,just the place for a filmy get together.Lovely pool area with plenty of sun loungers and for those who don't want to cook a lovely local lady provides outstanding food.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Chris Thanks for the great review of your stay at La Dioma. Best wishes John and Patricia
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Tuscan paradise

  • 5 of 5

Wow just about sums the villa up. The location is jaw dropping on the edge of a pretty hamlet with views you only normally see in glossy magazines. The house and pool are lovely, spotless with plenty of space and so well equipped. All the bedrooms have beautiful vistas down into the valley or up into the mountains. The area has loads of lovely ( and cheap ) restaurants and there are a range of shops and supermarkets a few minutes drive to the nearest town. If you want a peaceful break, with great views in a stunning house, stay here!! Can't wait to come back.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Matt for the treat review of our villa. John and Patricia
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Wonderful La Dioma. Bellissimo.

  • 5 of 5

A superb property in an equally superb location. The views are truly breathtaking and we never tired of waking to the panoramic vista. The house has been beautifully refurbished and extended. The pool a delight for adults and children alike. Well worth the ten minute drive up the twisty but easily navigable road from Bagni Di Lucca below. Then a narrow road through the hilltop village to the villa - best not to hire too big a car. The house is very clean and well equipped. Wi fi good. Some nice restaurants in the locality and plenty of supermarkets. We dined and wined at La Dioma far more than we'd intended simply because it was too nice to leave! We were lucky with the weather but if you want a genuinely relaxing Tuscan holiday this is the place. Ciao.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Erholsame Ferien

  • 4 of 5

Sehr schöne Location. Haus ist sehr schön und liegt traumhaft in den Bergen.

Ausstattung sehr gut und alles sauber. Pool liegt traumhaft. Überall viel Sonne.

Wunderschöner Blick.

In 10 min. ist man in Bagni. Anfahrt etwas tricky, aber auch mit großem Auto machbar.

Kontakt zum Vermieter problemlos. Antwort kam immer sehr schnell.

W-Lan vorhanden.

Jederzeit wieder.


  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Franziska Thanks very much for your review and we are so pleased you had a great time at La Dioma. Best wishes John and Patricia
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From the Owner

We spent three weeks in Italy looking for a small holiday home with no land. We found La Dioma, a three storey detached house with 34 acres of land! We fell in love with the spectacular peaceful location and the magnificent views of the mountains and the pretty town of Bagni di Lucca in the valley below. The original features of the house were covered with plaster, but initial prodding revealed huge period chestnut beams, cotto tiles, fireplaces and rock walls. We set about lovingly restoring La Dioma to its former beauty. After two years, the house was renovated, furniture purchased and the magnificent swimming pool and sun-bathing terrace finished. Patricia learnt Italian, and John - let's say it's work in progress! We feel very privileged to own our own corner of Tuscany with our property known locally as "paradiso"!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Pisa at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Bagni di Lucca at 4 Kilometres Nearest Train : Bagni di Lucca at 5 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Lucca at 25 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Bagni di Lucca at 4 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Abetone at 35 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Viareggio at 45 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Bagni di Lucca is a vibrant spa town on the edge of the Garfagnana, an area of outstanding natural beauty with mountain ranges, mountain passes to the Mediterranean coast, lush valleys, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, canyons, and caves with wonderful rock formations. It is a popular area for walking, climbing, cycling, touring, birdwatching, and exploring the numerous hilltop medieval villages. The area is also popular for painting holidays and cookery classes - available locally.


The chic seaside resort of Viareggio on the Mediterranean coast is 45 minutes drive away. A day trip the beautiful Cinque Terre coastal area is a wonderful experience.


The village of Guzzano is situated four kilometres from Bagni di Lucca. The walled medieval city of Lucca is half an hour’s drive away, Pisa (with its international airport) an hour’s drive and beautiful Florence an hour and a half away. Car hire is recommended for this area.


Bagni di Lucca is 4 kms from the property. Lucca is about 30 minutes drive. Pisa one hour drive. Florence 1½ hours drive. Beautiful Barga, one of the principal towns in the Garfagnana, is about 30 minutes drive.

Further Details:

Bagni di Lucca is situated on the banks of the beautiful Lima river. The town has a great selection of reasonably-priced restaurants, pizzerias, ice cream parlour, patisserie, cafes and bars. There are several supermarkets, butcher, baker, and other shops, banks, a twice-weekly market selling local produce, a large public swimming pool and a lovely town park with a children's playground. There are several pretty bridges, including an historic chain foot-bridge, which provide lovely views of the natural river and wildlife. There is a recently renovated lovely casino with a tourist information point. The town has a special historical connection with the UK from the Victorian age, with an 'English Church' and an English Cemetery. The renowned spa is open to the public to take advantage of the thermal waters and minerals with a range of health and beauty treatments. There are a number of recommended walks incorporating the main features of the town and the spa, as well churchs, chapels, monuments and other points of historic interest in the surrounding hills.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Autumn 2016
1 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2016 - 2017
29 Oct 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Early Spring 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Spring 2017
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
40% deposit requested and balance payable two months before arrival date.

Alternatively if a booking is made more than 12 months in advance of arrival date, 25% initial deposit increasing to 40% at the 12 months stage.

Changeover Day:
Changeover normally on Saturday.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are for the property per week in UK Pounds.
Prices are inclusive of gas, electricity, cleaning of house and change of bedlinen.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Updated: 15-Sep-2016
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From the Owner

Apart from the stunning natural beauty and tranquility of the area, staying at La Dioma is a real Italian experience. This is not an area of mass tourism. Our neighbours are busy going to work, tending vegetable gardens, making wine and olive oil, picking mushrooms, hunting wild boar and stacking wood for the winter. They may not speak much English but they are incredibly kind, hardworking, fun-loving and friendly. Everything revolves around the family and often food! There are so many great local restaurants and cafes with authentic and reasonably-priced food, it is difficult to decide which one to go to! On the other hand, barbecuing lazily on the terrace with a few beers or a bottle of wine, and popping into the swimming pool and soaking up the lovely views, isn't a bad option either!

Property Type

  • villa


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


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


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • 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
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 220 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, Outdoor Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, Outdoor Shower
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, Outdoor Shower
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, Outdoor Shower
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Cloakroom - Toilet
  • Four beautiful en-suite bathrooms with shower, bidet, wash basin vanity unit and wc, family bathroom (with bath, shower, bidet, wash basin vanity unit and wc), and separate WC cloakroom on the ground floor.


  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master room with kingsize bed, vaulted ceiling and en-suite Bedroom 2 with kingsize bed and en-suite Bedroom 3 with kingsize bed and en-suite Bedroom 4 with twin beds and en-suite Bedroom 5 with twin beds Bedroom 6 with double sofabed on ground floor


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering


  • Outside: The villa is surrounded by an extensive paved terrace with outside lighting, ideal for alfresco eating, barbecuing, or sunbathing and relaxing. A pretty gazebo attached to the house provides shade for the large granite dining table and chairs. There is another smaller wrought-iron table and chairs situated in the shade of a Cyprus tree. On one side of the terrace there is a beautiful ancient oak tree which is lit up at night. The house is situated in a sunny position facing south with magnificent views down the valley to Bagni di Lucca and the surrounding medieval villages. The beautiful swimming pool benefits from all day sun is set on a promontory adjacent to the house and is surrounded by a sunbathing terrace for soaking up the amazing panoramic views. Next to the pool is a shaded pagoda with stone table and chairs, spotlights for the evening and electric point for music entertainment. The property’s land comprises terraced olive groves, fruit trees, meadows, woodlands and streams. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property is cleaned weekly. Clean linen and ample number of towels included. Other: Full central heating throughout. Wi-Fi. English TV. A four course Italian meal or pizzas prepared at the villa can be arranged with a local cook.

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