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Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Brancoli Hills, Vinchiana, near Lucca, Tuscany, Italy - Peaceful Location High Up In The Brancoli Hills North Of Lucca With Outstanding Views

Casa Cappella is close to the city of Lucca and has been modernised in typical Tuscan style. It has a private pool and is located at the end of a small private road. As it sits amidst two hectares of chestnut woods and olive groves, it is not overlooked and has spectacular views down the Serchio valley across the plain of Lucca. The pool, which is for the sole use of guests at Casa Cappella is 12m x 6m and has a deep end with a diving board for the more adventurous amongst our guests. There is also a trampoline and table tennis for those seeking some physical activities. There is plenty of scope for exploration in the woods and olive groves belonging to the property. For ramblers or those who just enjoy a walk it is ideal as there are many walks either directly from the property or slightly further afield. For example it is only a short driving distance to the Garfagnana, an area of natural beauty in the Appenine mountain range. Casa Cappella is conveniently located for visits to Pisa and Florence as well as the seaside towns of Viaréggio and Livorno.

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Valerie Stevens
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, Italian
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2017

Why Valerie Stevens chose Lucca Area

If I had to sum up Casa Cappella I would say that it is without doubt a gentle relaxing place to stay and that it is well located for visiting Florence, Siena, Lucca and Pisa as well - so hopefully it will be exactly right for your family.

The kitchen is well equipped as I love to cook. There is a large gas BBQ which is always well used and is located with a fantastic view over the plains of Lucca that the chef can enjoy whilst cooking. There is also a

pizza oven which our housekeeper and her husband will fire up to cook for you if you choose to have a pizza evening.

The pool is 12m x 6m with a diving board at the deep end. Plenty big enough for a family to have fun together and we do supply some inflatables to add to your enjoyment. The pool is located off the terrace at the back of the villa so is completely private and your enjoyment is unlikely to be heard by anyone!

You are very welcome to bring Laptops, tablets, Xboxes and the tv is a modern one so would be compatible with these. There is wifi in the house but the walls are very thick and so it is only available a short distance outside.

There are birds of prey around the house - you can see and hear them above the valley and sometimes directly above the house. At night we often hear owls and in the afternoons swallows swoop for insects on the pool. There are many different birds around including the Hoopoe bird which migrates every year from Africa and loves Italian gardens.

Surrounding the villa there are olive groves, chestnut woods, acacia woods and a wild flower meadow and you are free to explore them all - in total about ten acres. There are also three different species of deer

which you may be lucky enough to see as well as foxes and porcupines.

The villa is very private as it is at the end of a drive and is the only property there. The neighbours house is at the beginning of the drive and they are also our friends who look after the villa and yourselves if you need

any help whilst you are staying.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Casa Capella is a magnificant getaway spot, and surpassed all of our expectations. The villa is situated at the very top of the hillside, overlooking the beautiful Tuscan landscape, homes, and towns below.

The description doesn't begin to describe all of its beauty and charm. The views from the property (especially at night when all lit up) were absolutely breathtaking.

The home is very charming, and we very much enjoyed the use of the large pool, trampoline, beautiful grounds, etc. The villa even has it's very own church.

We thoroughly enjoyed eating at the local bar, which is a pituresque 15-20 minute walk from the property. Not only was the food amazing (and very reasonably priced), but getting a first hand look at the local culture and community, is something that we felt very lucky to have experienced - we only wished we had gone sooner!

The villa is situated in a very good spot to explore other surrounding areas like the mountainous region of Garfagnana (Barga, especially was a very beautiful town), Lucca, Cinque Terre, Pisa, etc.

The villa was clean, well cared for, provided all the ammenities needed, and felt very homey.

A highlight of the experience was the authentic Italian dinner that was cooked for us by Casa Capella's housekeeper Christina. It is an absolute must (make sure you come hungry!) Christina must have been preparing for 2 days straight to have made that fantastic meal.

We had an amazing stay at Casa Capella, and hopefully we will be lucky enough to find ourselves there again.

Thank-you so much for the wonderful experience!”
May 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Lucca in Tuscany

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Handbasin
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Handbasin. Wet room with double shower.
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Handbasin
  • Bathroom with bath/shower over, WC, bidet and wash basin. Bathroom/wet room with double shower, WC, bidet and wash basin. Shower room with shower, WC and wash basin.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Plus Cot Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed with double aspect views to Lucca and of the pool. Bedroom 2 with twin beds and a wonderful view down the valley to Lucca. Bedroom 3 with double bed with view over the terrace to the pool. Bedroom 4 with two single beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Casa Cappella is close to the city of Lucca and has been modernised in typical Tuscan style. Outside: The garden and several acres of olive groves and chestnut woods surround the property. A terrace with loungers and deck chairs leads to the private pool that measures 12x6m with diving board. There is a trampoline and a table tennis table. A working pizza oven is found on the terrace and it can be arranged for pizza to be cooked for guests if they wish to book it. Utility Room: Washing machine, fridge/freezer, iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included with maid service twice a week. Other: Cantina/games room with table tennis table.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)


The Original Tuscan Dream!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Capella was everything and more than we expected from the website pictures. It was simply stunning to say in and brought alive the Tuscan dream we had always wanted to experience. The house is beautifully Italian with cool stone floors and many windows to allow a cooling breeze waft through when the going gets ultra hot! The pool was quite simply fabulous and we felt like we owned the property ourselves as it was all so clean and well maintained. Our whole family of grown up children and partners and our little six year old son had plenty of living space and all agreed that it was the best family holiday we had ever had. Jack (6) learned to swim with confidence in one week but it should be noted that the pool is very deep one end, just so people with children know. No problem if you can trust your kids to behave! Overall an absolute dream of a location and property that we were privileged to experience.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased to hear that Casa Cappella brought alive the Tuscan dream for our guests and how lovely that their six year old learnt to swim with confidence in our pool! The pool does have a deep end which enables us to have a diving board for the more experienced swimmers and there is a shallower end with steps in the corner for the younger or less confident swimmers. I am happy to hear that the family were able to feel at home at Casa Cappella and that they considered the property to be very clean and well maintained. There can be no better compliment than to hear that this was the best family holiday that they had ever had and I am most grateful to them for being excellent guests and for writing such positive comments about Casa Cappella.
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First class villa, first class owner

  • 5 of 5

Review title says it all. A wonderful villa high up in the Brancoli hills near Lucca, made more memorable by the pleasure of getting to know the owner, Valerie.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Large airy villa with good facilities

  • 4 of 5

Well equipped home and fabulous swimming pool. Amazing views of the valley below.

We all enjoyed having the pool as the temperature rose to 41C on a few days. The drive up to the villa is best taken in daylight, so we spent several days relaxing by the pool and several visiting Lucca and Florence and the surrounding area.

The local restaurant Bar Tosca was excellent for an evening meal and we went twice, walking over the mountain.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Rural Tuscany at its best - absolutely fantastic!!

  • 5 of 5

If you want to 'get-away-from-it-all' amongst breathtaking scenery with fantastic far reaching views this is for you!! The pool is stunning - being a good size and depth, complete with diving board. We were a party of two families, with a baby and two four year olds - the pool, trampoline, table tennis room, lovely walks, not to mention the spacious villa was perfect for us. The pizza evening was wonderful and great value! Thank-you to Valerie and Christina for such a wonderful holiday - we would love to return one day!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Second visit even better!

  • 5 of 5

Another lovely holiday with my husband and teenage kids in a fantastic villa in an amazing location. The stunning views, beautiful pool and spacious villa make it hard to leave! The pool is huge and the diving board a big plus for teenagers! We also loved the local restaurant a short walk away especially Paulo the friendly owner who cooks great food!

We managed to drag ourselves away to Viareggio for a super day at the beach and Florence, an hours drive away. My abiding memory however is sunbathing and drinking prosecco by the pool looking at the view towards Lucca-simply wonderful!! Valerie and Cristina are a pleasure to deal with. Will be booking again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Everything about our week in Casa Capella was wonderful. Valerie is such a pleasure to deal with. The house itself is just amazing, the views are stunning. It is a real escape! We definitely recommend having Christina and Alessandro over to cook pizza. It was a feast! We had such a great experience, thank you so much Valerie and Christina! :)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
1 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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27 Aug 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
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Late summer offer
10 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes: Early bookings for example for bookings between 4-6 months before the rental commences the deposit is 33.3% and the balance can be paid in either one or two further instalments.
Please contact me for full details, each request is considered individually.

Terms and Conditions

1. BOOKING A deposit of at least a third of the property rental must be paid. No contract with us will exist until we have received this amount and the booking form duly signed, and have subsequently confirmed your booking. Should you later cancel, cancellation charges will become payable in accordance with paragraph 3
2. PAYMENT OF THE BALANCE The balance of the payment must be paid at least six weeks before departure. If the balance is not received by us by the due date, we shall be entitled to cancel the booking without prejudice to our claim for cancellation charges, and to retain the deposit. For bookings made within eight weeks of departure date, you may be required to pay the full cost of your holiday at the time of booking.
3. CANCELLATION BY YOU It is agreed between us that should you wish to cancel all or any part of your booking, or that the booking is cancelled by us due to non-payment, then we shall be entitled to the following percentage of the holiday cost.8 weeks or more before departure, deposit(33.3% or as agreed) between 8-6 weeks before departure 50% 6 weeks or less before departure date 100% Cancellations must be received in writing by us.
Brancoli Properties
September 2016

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Saturday is the preferred changeover day but in some circumstances we can be flexible. Please contact us to discuss your needs. Arrivals should be between 16:00 and 19:00 whenever possible and departures by 10:30.

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