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Villa Venere - Elegant, luxurious 17C villa for 12 - 28 guests 5 mins from Lucca - Villa Venere and 5 Lodge apartments

Overview

Property

Updated: 27-Nov-2016
Villa Venere - classic 17C villa in private grounds, ideal for Tuscan weddings

Villa Venere ( tradionally known as Villa Mori ) is an elegant, beautifully restored 17th Century Tuscan villa standing in 1½ acres of gorgeous private gardens with a hunting lodge and converted stable house. Immersed in the incomparably beautiful green countryside and vineyards of the area around Lucca called Vicopelago, Villa Venere estate is completely enclosed by ancient walls and is gated. Due to its charming landscape, this area of Lucca was favoured by the nobles of the time for building their country houses.

After its fabulous restoration, the main villa now has a beautiful ballroom or dining room, seating up to 50 people with double height glass doors opening on to the garden. Six luxurious bedrooms with hand painted walls and ceilings, a superbly equipped professional chefs kitchen, a grand salon, library, TV room with Sky TV and a study complete this stunning home. A lift to all the floors and spa is discreetly incorporated into the building.

The owners have taken care to preserve the stunning original features including stone fireplaces, pillars and other features. Original beams and terracotta tiled floors have been restored and frescoes, soft furnishings and rugs of the highest quality have been added. The owners have successfully fused history with a contemporary feel, creating a wonderfully elegant home.

Luxurious spa facilities have also been added, including a Turkish bath and sauna (with programmable music, lighting and scent), showers, ice room and a mineral salt wall in the relaxation area.

In addition, within the hunting lodge, a few metres from the villa, there are 4 luxury apartments, and in the former stables near to the pool there is another luxury 2 bedroomed house.

Altogether 28 people can be accommodated in 14 rooms. The main villa is also accessible to wheelchair users, with a lift to the higher level and spa area below.

It is possible to rent either the main Villa Mori on its own, sleeping up to 12 people, without the apartments which would remain empty ensuring that the pool and all facilities are private for the use of the villa residents only. Or the villa and the apartments are all rented together, sleeping up to 28 people.

The apartments in the fabulous hunting lodge at Villa Venere have recently undergone restructuring in the typical Tuscan manner retaining beautiful original floors and chestnut beamed ceilings. The furnishings are of the highest standard with designer fabrics. The colour schemes and attention to detail is tasteful and relaxing. All the apartments have en-suite bathrooms, modern kitchens, dining areas and lovely lounge areas.

In the front, a green lawn contrasts pleasantly with the tradional dark pink of the hunting lodge, and relaxing moments in the open air can be enjoyed under a delightful pergola of wisteria.

The fantastic pool is the only one of its kind (16 x 9 metres, max depth 1.5 metres). The pool has a slipway, with the water being constantly filtered by a technique which avoids the use of chlorine. There is a hydro massage area with seating so that even small children can use it. The surrounding lawn has high quality cushioned sun beds for relaxing in. Wi-fi is available at the poolside.

There is a children’s play area on the lawn to the side of the villa.

There are horse riding stables, tennis courts and a golf driving range nearby and it is a 30 minute walk (10 min drive) to the fabulous medieval centre of Lucca, the home of the great opera writer, Puccinni.

The beauty of the villa, its pool and grounds and the bright rooms of the apartments with their lovely furniture and red terracotta floors, ensure that a holiday spent at Villa Mori will be relaxing, comfortable and pleasing to the eye. Throughout the villa there is air conditioning, wi-fi in every room. The villa has staff available for 6 days per week, and additional maid service and daily or occasional catering and transport services can be arranged. A breakfast chef is included in the price. Food is not included in the price.

There is a wine cellar and a professional sommelier is available to provide wine tastings.

Massages and treatments can also be provided in the fine spa within the villa, or by the poolside.

Ideal for exclusive weddings in Tuscany, caterers and other wedding services including entertainment are available.

More photographs available on request.

We can help arrange mountain biking, hill walking, horse riding, gorge walking and cooking classes which are all available locally.

More Details

Details for holiday villa Villa Venere and 5 Lodge apartments, 14 Bedrooms, Sleeps 32, 13 Bathrooms

Villa Venere ( tradionally known as Villa Mori )offers holiday accommodation of a very high standard in an unusual and perfect location . The classic villa with its 6 bedrooms is supplemented by the bright rooms of the 5 apartments with their lovely furnishings, red terracotta floors and traditional wood beamed ceilings . There are 8 bedrooms in the apartments, with accommodation for a total of 28 people available in the villa and apartments together.

  • Sleeps 32
  • 14 Bedrooms
  • 13 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

We first visited this beautiful and "undiscovered" region of Tuscany in 1988, buying a house in 1994 and since then we have been heartened by the number of visitors who have returned time and time again to enjoy the stunning beauty of the Garfagnana, the generosity of its people, wonderful food and local culture.

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Speaks English, Italian

Guestbook comments from the manager

“A little piece of Heaven on Earth”



5 out of 5

There are so many wonderful things to say about our trip here I don't know where to start. The location was fabulous - we had the tranquility of Tuscany coupled with a short trip into Lucca - possiblity one of the most picturesque cities I've ever seen.



The set up of the apartments meant that within the villa we each had privacy but were together as a group often for dining or relaxing by the beautiful pool.



The setting was simply stunning and the villa itself was tastefully decorated, met all our requirements (including internet access) and I would definitely recommend the local restaurants within walking distance.
Oct 2010
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Pisa at 30 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : local at 0.3 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Driving range at 1 Kilometres Nearest Train : Lucca at 3 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : local at 0.3 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Viareggio at 17 Kilometres Car: not necessary

The villa is in the area of Vicopelago, one of the lovely rural areas of quiet country lanes, olive groves and vineyards which lie within the boundaries of the famous "Art" city of Lucca. The beautiful walled city is only 3 kms away, 10 minutes by car and is therefore perfect for sampling much of what Tuscany has to offer.

The walled city centre is only 25 minutes walk. Lucca is perfectly placed for visits to the other Art cities of Tuscany, such as Pisa, Florence, and Siena. The dramatic mountain scenery of the Garfagnana is nearby, as are the fashionable resorts of the Versillia.

Special interest holidays:

We have close links with an Outdoor Activities company, Apians, providing first class adventure experiences. Enquire for further info.

We are also able to arrange Tuscan cooking classes for experienced cooks, beginners and families.

Walking and sketching in the nearby Apuan and Appenine Alps can be arranged through the agency.

Coast/Beach:

The famous resort of Viareggio is some 17kms by train or car.

Travel:

Fly to Pisa from several UK airports including Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds/Bradford, Newcastle, Bournemouth, Edinburgh and Prestwick, with Ryanair, Jet2.com, Thompsons, BA and others. Other airports to fly to are Genoa 3 hrs drive, Milan Bergamo 4hrs, Bologna 2hrs.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low
1 Nov 2016 - 19 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
£14,975
for 5 nights
From
£2,995
£14,995
 
 
High
20 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£9,597
for 3 nights
From
£3,199
£20,995
 
 
Low
4 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
£11,980
for 4 nights
From
£2,995
£14,995
 
 
Mid
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
£13,196
for 4 nights
From
£3,299
£17,995
 
 
High
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
£23,970
for 6 nights
From
£3,995
£21,995
 
 
Mid
2 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£13,180
for 4 nights
From
£3,295
£17,995
 
 
High
1 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
6 night minimum stay
£23,970
for 6 nights
From
£3,995
£21,995
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£11,425
for 5 nights
From
£2,285
£20,195
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0

Weekly prices are based on a Saturday entry. Prices for midweek bookings are multiples of the daily rate, which includes 25% midweek supplement. Flexible entry days can be negotiated.

Rental is for the main villa sleeping 12 only. The other 5 apartments can be rented together with the main villa.
Rental includes heating, electricity and water, wi-fi, towels, linen, twice per week cleaning and bed linen change.

An events charge of 1500 euro is applicable.

The owner requests a £3,500 pounds or 3,500 euro returnable security deposit (payable by bank transfer) which will be returned at the end of your stay.

Bookings are accepted on payment of 30%of the total rental.

The owner will collect a small tourist tax from you during your stay.

Charge for Spa facilities use according to consumption.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

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

General

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

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool
  • Sauna ...

Onsite Services

  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • town

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • swimming
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, Double shower - two sinks
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 6 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 13 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 7 - Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 8 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 9 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 10 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 11 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 12 - Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • 14 bathrooms plus; Full spa area including Turkish steam room, Sauna, Ice room, Showers, Relaxation room with mineral salt wall.

Bedrooms

  • 14 Bedrooms, Sleeps 32
  • Large double bedroom - ensuite Main Villa - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Large double bedroom - ensuite Main Villa. - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Large double bedroom - ensuite Main Villa - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Picture window with views to Lucca
  • Master bedroom - ensuite Main Villa - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Baby cot on request. Double aspect windows.
  • Twin bedroom - private bathroom Main Villa - 2 Single Bed, Double aspect windows
  • Twin bedroom - ensuite Main Villa - 2 Single Bed
  • Converted stable house double - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Converted stable house twin bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • Hunting Lodge double ensuite - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Hunting Lodge double ensuite - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Hunting Lodge double ensuite - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Hunting Lodge twin - 2 Single Bed
  • Hunting Lodge twin - 2 Single Bed
  • Hunting Lodge twin - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 6 bedrooms in Main Villa Mori - sleeps 12 6 bedrooms in Hunting Lodge in grounds - sleeps 12 2 bedrooms in Stable house in grounds - sleeps 4 Main Villa Mori can be rented without the Hunting Lodge and stable exclusively. Enquire about price.

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...

Meals

  • Included in Price
  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available

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

Notes:

  • Villa Venere offers its guests a fantastic pool that is the only one of its kind (16 x 9 metres, max depth 1.5 metres). The pool has a slipway, with the water being constantly filtered by a technique which avoids the use of chlorine. There is a hydro massage area with seating and pool fountains. The surrounding lawn has padded sun beds, comfortable table and chair sets and is surrounded by a rose covered pergola walkway. The garden is walled and has an electric gate. Immersed in beautiful green countryside and vineyards, the area is known for its 15th and 16th century villas. Due to its charming landscape, Vicopelago was an area of Lucca favoured by the nobles of the time. The villa, and its hunting lodge stand in private grounds of 1.5 acres.

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