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Farmhouse Apartment -garden, village location, mountain views, English spoken

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 452 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Farmhouse Apartment in Colle di Compito, Nr. Lucca, Tuscany - Peaceful Location In Tuscan Village With All Amenities

Recently renovated apartment with independent entrance & hall, spacious living area with fully fitted kitchen, double sofa bed and a further sofa, large double bedroom and bathroom with shower. Traditional beamed & terracotta ceilings throughout. Outside there is an ancient pizza oven, private patio and shared gardens of around 1000sqm. In summer we have a 3m pool to cool off in. The main village is 300m walk away through olive groves, where you will find a bar, baker's and some shops. There are many restaurants in the area. You can enjoy a varied holiday: relaxing in the garden & wandering through the village, visiting cultural cities & hill-top towns(being south of Lucca this is an excellent location for touring Tuscany), walking in marshlands & mountains, sunbathing on the beach or by the local pool. English owners always available for advice. The apartment is in a typical Italian courtyard setting where 3 families live full-time, so you can experience real Italian living (which can sometimes be noisy!) The beautiful walled town of Lucca is 20 minutes away, Pontedera is 20 minutes away with fast trains to Pisa, Florence and beyond.


Owner
Clive and Lucy Woollard
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Italian
Calendar last updated:
9 September, 2017

About Clive and Lucy Woollard

Although I work a lot in the UK, I spend as much time as possible with my wife and 4 boys at our beautiful home in Colle di Compito, where we have had a home since 2006. Throughout 2009 we have restored, with the help of local craftsmen, the ground floor apartment to our house. We are all English, but my wife and family speak Italian fluently.

Clive and Lucy Woollard purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Clive and Lucy Woollard chose Piana di Lucca

We bought this house to make a family home in our ideal location, which also makes it ideal as a holiday destination. The house is set in beautiful countryside, yet only walking distance from all amenities. With travelling regularly locality to good airports at Pisa and Florence is important. I sometimes work in Florence and the commute to the city centre is easy from the train station at Pontedera.

The village has a lovely feel and the people are very welcoming, many locals will try and speak English. All summer the locals meet at Il Campo, a playground with Tennis, Volley ball, Football and bocce (a kind of bowls), from 9:00 in the evening until the early hours, every generation is there and you would be made most welcome. There are many festivals to enjoy locally.

What makes this apartment unique

The English owners are resident upstairs, so any difficulties you have can be quickly resolved, ideal for those who are concerned about language problems.

The village is served by a reasonable bus route and the train station is excellent in Pontedera. It is possible to stay in the village without a car (taxi from airport about 70 euros) and still visit Lucca, Pisa and Florence.

There is excellent walking directly from the house, either in the Pisan mountains or to the marshes below including a WWF protected reservation.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Beautiful location surrounded by the Tuscan hills. Peace and tranquility. Lucy and Clive were excellent hosts, ably supported by their innovative and sociable sons." Robin & Jane Goodwin

"Excellent choice of venue enhanced greatly by such hospitable hosts in Clive and Lucy. We now have a real feel of Tuscan life with visits to Pisa, Lucca, Siena, Viareggio, Volterra, San Gimignano and of course Florence. We also enjoyed exploring the village with the quaint little shops and we have been struck by the friendliness of everyone. Thoroughly enjoyable holiday all round." Jim & Moira McGilvray

"Lovely walks around village. Visited Lucca by bus and Florence by train (didn't hire a car). Walked up to Castelvecchio and were rewarded by spectacular views of Tuscany. Lucy and Clive were excellent hosts, always ready to help, making a thoroughly good holiday." Chris & Hilary Harley
Dec 2009
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Colle di Compito in Capannori

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 452 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with shower, wc, washbasin.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/4 + cot (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: The Bedroom is large with a king-size bed. Space for cot. Hair dryer. Double sofa bed in living room
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Gas for heating is charged according to the amount of gas used from a counter outside the apartment. The walls of the apartment are thick which gives a welcome coolness in summer and a cosiness in winter. Smoking is not allowed in the apartment. Outside: Outside there is an ancient pizza oven fully functional (we can provide the wood if you want to have a go, and there's always plenty of advice on hand), a private patio 12sqm (with patio table, chairs and umbrella), outside lighting and shared gardens of around 1000sqm, with beautiful views of Castelvecchio, the Pisan Mountains and the plain below. In the summer we have a 3m pool, which you would be welcome to cool off in. Gas barbecue available. Utility Room: There is a reasonably large entrance hall, which has plenty of storage space. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels changed weekly. Beach towels are available for a small charge. There is an optional final cleaning charge of €30 payable when leaving. Owners' washing machine and dryer available for extra charge. Other: There is a large entrance hall and a covered porch.

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Farmhouse Apartment -garden, village location, mountain views, English spoken
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Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Very helpful and welcoming hosts; beautiful property in a great location. We had a fabulous week there. The private garden is lovely and there is a pool to cool down in. Spacious property for two.

Colle di Compito is a perfect base for exploring Tuscany. We hired a car at Pisa Airport. Lucca is a must see, well worth hiring bikes to make it easy to get around. We also visited Florence, Pisa, Cinque Torre and San Gimignano

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review!
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5

Amazing and beautiful house , wonderful hosts.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, full apartment in the Italian countryside in wonderful farmhouse; with all the amenities one needs. Full kitchen, bathroom, double bed and dining area, inside and out.

Lucy and Clive are very knowledgeable hosts who are experts on the surrounding area, Lucca and Florence. They had many suggestions on things to do near the house and in surrounding towns. Driving distance to Lucca or a short bus ride and just a train ride away from florence.Breathtaking views of Tuscany all around and a lovely place to go on a walk and get lost in the view.Clive and Lucy went out of their way to make us feel welcome and comfortable!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
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5

Charming, quaint, quiet apartment

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is in a nice, quiet neighborhood. It was plenty of room for my family of 5. The apartment was clean and full of country charm. Lucy and Clive made themselves available whenever we needed anything. They are very nice.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Nancy for your review, it was a pleasure to host you and your family.
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Great

  • 4 of 5

Clive and Lucy,

We had a wonderful holiday in your apartment. We enjoyed the peace and quite of the private garden in the apartment. Your welcome basket was great and the charcoal and matches for the barbecue was a lovely touch. We found the takeaway and the local restaurant were convient. The location was spot on near to Lucca, Pisa and other locations. Yet peaceful and quite,you were there to help if needed but not inttrusive. We will recommend your accommodation to our friends.we had a truly lovely holiday. Donal and Maire

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Donal and Maire, we enjoyed having you both to stay!
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5

Beautiful location with amazing Tuscan views and very lovely, friendly owners.

  • 5 of 5

The property is very clean, comfortable and spacious. The owners and their family who live above the apartment are very welcoming and invited us to eat pizza that we made in their pizza oven on our last night. We went on a beautiful walk on our first day, following the directions that Lucy and Clive gave us, and also visited Florence, Marina di Vecchiano and Cinqueterra during our 5 night stay. Having a car (which we hired from Pisa airport) made it very easy to explore Tuscany. There are are local shops and restaurants in the area. The apartment has a private garden and a small outdoor pool which are ideal for a day of sunbathing. Our stay was perfect and we would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect for a couple

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely little apartment - and such a warm welcome from Lucy and her family. Although small in number of rooms they were all spacious and the whole apartment was perfect for a couple. Lucy made us very welcome and was always there to help but never intrusive. The local village restaurant and pizzeria were both excellent, the walks (directions from Lucy) gave stunning views over the countryside and the walk home through the olive groves did provide the promised experience of seeing fireflies for the first time - quite magical. The only note of caution - if you are looking for complete solitude this is not the place for you as it is in a group of 4 houses that have young families and you cannot expect children to be quiet in what is their home environment.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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Location

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Kilometres
Colle di Compito
Nearest Train
13 Kilometres
Pontedera/Lucca
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Kilometres
Colle di Compito
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Marina di Vecchiano
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

There are many special interests available locally. The walking is fantastic from the house, straight onto Monte Sera, down to the marshes with WWF site of World Importance, or through the olive groves and ancient villages of the Compitese. Cooking Courses, Wine Tours, Olive Tours, Horse Riding, language classes and Art tours can all be arranged locally.

Coast/Beach:

The best beaches are 40 minutes away by car at Marina di Vecchiana, here you will find private and public beaches. We can set the best beaches into your Sat Nav. Viareggio resort is 35mins away with lots of private beaches, day and night life. Livorno is 40 minutes away where you can get a ferry to many of the Mediterranean islands. La Spezia and Cinque Terre, to the north, offer spectacular beach views.

Travel:

Airports; Pisa 30Km 35mins by car, Florence 50Km 45mins. Livorno Port for Elba and Sardegna 45Km 45mins

Calais 1000km.

We recommend that you hire a car at the airport, but if you don't want to drive a taxi costs about 70 euros each way. There are buses from the property to Lucca and Pontedera but they are infrequent. Please ask us for a timetable so you can plan your holiday without a car.

Distances:

Walking: Village 5min; shops, bars, butchers, bakers. Nearest Restaurant 5 minute walk. 2nd nearest Restaurant 10 minute walk. Bus stop 3min Lucca 25min/Pontedera 25min.

Driving: Lucca 20mins. Pontedera 20mins. Pisa 30mins. Volterra 45mins, San Gimignano 70mins, Siena 90 mins on the same road. This makes a nice day trip. Florence 45 min. Massa Carrara 35min.

By train from Pontedera: Florence 40mins. Pisa 10mins. Grosseto 40mins. From Florence-Bologna 1h. Milan 2h. Rome 2.5h.

Further Details:

The main village is a 300m walk away through the olive groves, for which this area is world famous, where you will find a bar, greengrocers, general stores and butchers. A bank, further bars and a small supermarket are also within easy walking distance. There are many restaurants in the area and two only a short walk. Pisa airport is 35 minutes. We can send you bus, train and plane times. This is an excellent location to tour Northern Tuscany and beyond and yet the village is beautiful in a fantastic setting between Mountain and Marsh if you just want to relax surrounded by nature. In the village there is a post office, 2 butchers, a fantastic baker and several bars! You can get snacks at all the bars and the nearest restaurant is 5mins walk. There are many restaurants less than 10 minutes by car and we will be glad to offer directions or arrange taxis. Some noise can be heard from the busy family above. 24hour launderette 5km away.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Colle di Compito, Lucca Area

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
mid season
2 Sep 2017 - 5 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£264
for 4 nights
From
£66
£395
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
mid season
24 Mar 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
£264
for 4 nights
From
£66
£395
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
high season
21 Jul 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£296
for 4 nights
From
£74
£445
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£180
for 4 nights
From
£45
£295
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We are interested in offering our clients the convenience of low cost flights, so we are flexible on changeover days and length of stay.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible, and arrival and departure times can be arranged with the owner.

Cancellations: 50% refund (less fees) on cancellations made at least 4 weeks prior to arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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