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Recently Restored Villa In The Hills Above Lucca

Bedrooms 10
Space 10,763 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Benabbio, Nr. Bagni Di Lucca, Tuscany, Italy - A Unique and Characterful Space For Family, Courses, Retreats And Seminars

Villa San Rocco is an impressive country residence which has recently undergone an exhaustive and sympathetic 5-year restoration. The villa is an important historic monument, with the present main building, chapel and garden dating from 1688 in the Baroque style. The foundations and south aspect are medieval, recorded as having been constructed in 1323. San Rocco has a commanding view over Benabbio and the Lima valley, with a number of reception rooms, a flexible layout and a stunning altana (covered terrace), making it ideal for groups and activities. The property has a swimming pool in the private olive grove at the back overlooking the Villa and with stunning mountain views. There is a wonderful family-run Pizzeria 3 minutes walk away, local shops and a further Restaurant in the main piazza just below. A short trip down the hill puts you in Bagni Di Lucca, with further shops, restaurants and famous spa.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Bagni di Lucca in Province of Lucca

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 10763 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 8 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 9 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 10 bathrooms - 8 en-suite, 2 across hall from bedroom.
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Ideal for 8 to 20 people: accommodation flexible Notes on bedrooms: 8 doubles/2 twins - further accommodation and flexible arrangements possible on request.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Outside: Formal 17th Century garden behind villa with views of olive groves and valley. Our pool is in a tranquil spot in the olive grove overlooking the Villa and mountains. We call it a 'splash' pool because it is 6m x 3.5m (20x12ft). We would advise that if your holiday is based solely on the swimming pool it may not be ideal. However, the pool will keep you cool, is the perfect setting in which to drink an evening cocktail, and is perfect for younger children. For Olympic/wild swimmers, the nearby Serchio river (10 mins drive) is beautiful and we know some secret spots which we are happy to share with you - just keep it to yourselves! In the garden is a sturdy and large rustic table which will seat 18 or more; a gas barbecue; loungers/sun chairs; a fountain; outside lighting; steps up to the olive grove & pool area (with gate for small kids). Front of house is a large, gated gravel courtyard with room for up to 7 vehicles, opposite a Baroque chapel. Land: almost an acre in total. Utility Room: Dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer, ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Further services available on request such as weekly cleaning, changing of towels and linen at additional cost. Other: Further space currently undergoing decoration includes open attic 'artists' studio with skylights, and cantina/underground storage.


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Property Manager

Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, Russian, Italian
Calendar last updated:
17 February, 2016

About Jason

Villa San Rocco is a family project which began 10 years ago when my father saw the building on the point of ruin after a quarter of a century of neglect. Being a surgeon, he had to save it - despite being a surgeon, he needed some help with the operation. Together with the rest of the family, we decided the villa, with its expansive and unique layout and history, should be enjoyed by as many as possible, as a place of learning, relaxation, work and simple pleasure. As a UK based writer and editor, I've many arty friends and associates, many of whom are helping to give San Rocco its current flavour - a real Renaissance.

Jason purchased this villa in 2004

Why Jason chose Bagni di Lucca

Everything Italian!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Blown away with the villa, your hospitality and surrounds. I feel like I'm leaving home. ( Lindsay ,Melbourne Australia)

I'm not sure how to describe the feeling of relaxation and renewal that we experienced during our stay at Villa San Rocco. The sunsets from the veranda with the bubbly, the elegant, ancient beauty of the Villa itself made for a fabulous stay. ( Lee and Jill USA)

Grazie mille! This has been a truly restful stay and joyful holiday. Incredible views and a very special villa. (Katherine Cambridge)#
Jan 2010
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Aquolina in Bocca
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Bagni di Lucca
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Aquolina in Bocca
Nearest Ski
35 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Presently running: Tuscan Cooking courses; Figurative Drawing classes; Yoga retreats; guitar-making courses; film-making courses; business retreats/seminars. Own courses invited/arranged on request.


45 minutes to Viareggio on the coast; idyllic Cinque Terre about an hour.


Pisa just over 1 hour; car hire recommended.


Bagni di Lucca 10 minutes car/bus; Lucca 30 minutes; Florence an hour and a half; Siena 2 hours.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Bagni di Lucca, Lucca Area

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Contact Jason for all booking enquiries. A non-refundable 20% deposit is required on confirmation.

Changeover Day:
Saturday - flexible depending on adjacent bookings.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.