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Converted Farmhouse with Large Private Swimming Pool

Overview

Property

Updated: 15-Nov-2016
Farmhouse near Calavorno, Bagni Di Lucca, Tuscany - Breathtaking Views, In 2 Acres of Grounds, Air Conditioning to Master Bedrooms

'I Cipressi' is situated in the north of Tuscany in the province of Lucca, set in the foothills of the Appenines with their covering of acacia, beech, pine and chestnut forests. The farmhouse nestles on the hill, overlooking the Serchio Valley, behind the village of Calavorno, a mile up a winding wooded road. Calavorno, just 17 miles from Lucca and 60 miles from Florence, is roughly midway between the historic gems of Bagni di Lucca and Barga, and is therefore perfectly situated to allow easy access to every conceivable type of holiday, not only the classical cities and medieval towns but exquisite ancient hilltop villages, mountains, forests, beach and sea as well as breathtaking scenery. Calavorno has a full complement of small shops and includes a bakery, a trattoria and a friendly bar and there are many excellent restaurants within a short distance. Trains and buses run regular services to Lucca and Florence. Buses stop in Calavorno and trains just 2 miles up the valley.

  • Sleeps 9
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

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Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

"This most excellent Tuscan farmhouse - what a joy. Having visited and stayed in Italy many times,especially at our favourite, Bagni di Lucca, this must rate as the loveliest holiday home we have ever stayed at. The views will be imprinted forever. Looking forward to our return here"

The B. Family of Bearstead, Kent.

"I Cipressi was well up to our expectations and was well furnished, well equipped, clean, comfortable and charming. The swing chair on the patio was an ideal spot to doze off on a warm afternoon, and lunch overlooking the spectacular view, was a frequent pleasurable event. Full marks also for the Information Book which should be an industry benchmark and the large number of maps, guides, etc. which were very useful. The pool was excellent and immaculately maintained."

Mr. M. of Sheffield.

"From the exquisite scent of the wisteria by the pool to the yellow rose by the parking space, we loved the beautiful experience of 'I Cipressi'.
Oct 2006
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Location

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

For the energetic there is tennis, cycling, golf and fishing.

Tennis is available in most of the local villages and our representative will be able to advise you on the most enjoyable.

You can hire cycles in most villages and towns and it can be great fun either cycling around the Lucca walls or perhaps along the coastal promenades.

Although golf is only just catching on in Italy, there is a superb 18-hole course at Montecatini, which is set in an old olive grove with cypresses. Golf clubs are available for hire, as are buggies. It really is a wonderful set-up.

There are water sports all along the Versilian Riviera, less than an hours drive away.

When weather permits there is fishing in the River Serchio.

The horse riding and trekking is organised from numerous centres in a 32 km radius which vary in surroundings and facilities, from the ultra friendly local stables.

Coast/Beach:

'I Cipressi' is perfectly situated to allow access to every conceivable type of holiday. As well as the classical cities, there are the mountains, forests, beaches and sea, all set in the breathtaking Tuscan scenery.

Travel:

Nearest airport Pisa, 61km (38 miles). Approx 50 mins by car.

Nearest supermarket is approx 10 minutes by car.

Distances:

Distances: Pisa Airport, 61km (38 miles). Beaches (Viareggio), 56km (35 miles). Abetone (Ski Resort), 45km (28 miles). Lucca Town, 29km (18 miles). Bagni Di Lucca (Spa Town), 8km (5 miles). Barga, 15km (9.5 miles). Florence, 96km (60 miles). Sienna, 136km (85 miles).

Further Details:

Being a working valley, the village is ideally placed to cater for your everyday needs and boasts a bakery, friendly bar, trattoria, chemist, tobacconist, butcher, grocer, greengrocer, video and photo shop and hairdresser. There is a regular bus service from Calavorno to the next village up the valley, Ghivizzano and beyond. Ghivizzano has a station bringing all tourist towns in Tuscany and beyond into easy reach of an excellent and cheap train service. You are advised however, that a car is still essential for this holiday.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low Season
2 Oct 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
Low Season
1 Jan 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
Mid Season
29 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,600
for 7 nights
£1,600
 
 
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,400
for 7 nights
£2,400
 
 
Mid Season
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,600
for 7 nights
£1,600
 
 
Low Season
28 Oct 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
Prices are for house rental only in UK Pounds and are for a maximum of 9 people plus baby. There is an extra charge of £30 per week for the use of the folding bed for the 9th person. There is also a charge of £30.00 per week for the ‘Baby Package’, which includes a cot, cot clothes, steam sterilizer, baby listening alarm, playpen and highchair. There is no charge for the toddler safety gates. Prices are inclusive of gas, electricity, water and all linen except bathing towels.

Changeover Day:
Saturday (alternative days available subject to availability).
Arrival between 4pm and 4.30pm, departure between 10am and 10.30am.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds.
Early booking discounts available on selected weeks.
Long term discounts available.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Video Games
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • forests
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • ski

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • 2 bathrooms: Bathroom 1 - Toilet, bath, shower enclosure, bidet (1st floor) Bathroom 2 - Toilet, bath with shower, bidet (2nd floor)

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8/9 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1, extra large double bed (2nd floor). Bedroom 2, 2 single beds (2nd floor). Bedroom 3, extra large double bed (1st floor). Bedroom 4, 2 single beds (1st floor). 1 x spare Z-Bed (folding bed). 1 x cot.

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Full central heating. Traditional log fire. Air conditioning to master bedrooms. Playstation 2. Plenty of family games/books/videos. The stone barn has been beautifully converted to a games room with Table Tennis Table. The accommodation is suitable for reasonably fit elderly people but not those who are infirm. Outside: Private swimming pool (12m x 6m) with breathtaking views. Barbeque. Sun loungers. Hammock/swing. Full sized table tennis table inc bats and balls. 2 acres of grounds. There is an outside balustraded and covered eating area off the kitchen with granite table and eight chairs. This has fabulous views over and up the valley towards the mountains. We have recently created a beautiful new outside seating area at the barn with stunning panaoramic views. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels provided (except bathing towels). Fresh linen and full clean every Saturday. Further cleans can be arranged at additional cost. Other: There are sufficient sun loungers and deckchairs at the poolside and also a double hammock / swing on the south facing terrace. There is an outside balustraded and covered eating area off the kitchen.

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