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A Beautifully Restored Old Stone Tuscan Villa Near Lucca

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Space 300 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa in San Rocco, Pescaglia, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy - The Tranquillity And Closeness To Nature Is Quite Magical, Set In Nationally Protected Forest

Alla Marginetta has been refurbished to the highest standards with spacious comfortable living & dining rooms. We are now into our 11th year of successful renting and every year we strive to get better and add more services. The large kitchen has an island bar for casual eating and relaxing. The lower level has a Tavern bar which leads onto the grounds, washing machine & laundry area. The villa has a beautiful 12x6 large Metre pool with Gazebo & is completely fenced. There is a play area for Children. 3 minutes drive are the lovely villages of San Rocco and Focchia. A further 5 mins on from San Rocco is the picturesque town of Pescaglia. Continuing from Focchia is the quaint town of Fabbriche di Vallico.. There are lovely local restaurants in close proximity of the Villa. The area is great for fishing and mountain/hill walking or just chilling. The garden is landscaped very tastefully and gives you total privacy. We take pride in the personal services we offer. Whatever you wish for please ask and we will do everything we can to help you. We strive to ensure you enjoy this piece of paradise.

Cathal Lyons
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2017

About Cathal Lyons

From the very first moment we have loved Italy and especially Tuscany. We go there 4 or 5 times a year. About 8 years ago an old ruins came up for sale on 6 acres. It was such a private place yet close to so many villages and amenities. It was obvious that it would be a massive project which would take a lot of time, money and careful planning but best of all many trips. We are forever indebted to our friend Gina, without her love & care for Alla Marginetta this dream would not be reality. After we received all necessary permissions it has taken over 2 years to finish Alla Marginetta. We live between my wife’s home of Moscow and my home town of Dublin, Miami and of course Pescaglia. I'm an amputee so the heat of Miami & San Rocco really help me, plus the bonus of such a wonderful oasis.

Cathal Lyons purchased this villa in 2007

Why Cathal Lyons chose Lucca Area

We have come to Italy on so many holidays and in the last 10 years always seem to gravitate to Pescaglia. Alla Marginetta was our first attempt at building a home away from home. While at times it can be frustrating the rewards at the end make it well worth it. Alla Marginetta has been a real project of love and care, we would do it all again in a heartbeat. We picked the area as particularly like Lucca and Pescaglia it is not overrun by tourists as other parts can be and the locals are very friendly. Also, the weather is really good, it is hot but not too hot. When we stay we have so much to see and do while not driving too far, plus when we want silence this is the best place to hideaway.

What makes this villa unique

Alla Marginetta is hidden away and the closeness to nature is magical. You are nestled in the forest and sitting in the garden you can hear the flow of the river below, it is so soothing. For people with young Children you can lwasy see them in the play area while older children can walk the hills and mountains. There is a walking track that passes the Villa which even the locals like to walk. Fishing is just below if you wish. Within a few minutes you have two little villages and then just past them are the towns of Fabbriche di Vallico and Pescaglia plus more. Within about 1 hour is Massa, Viageggio and Pisa for great days out. Florence is also a great day (or 2) out. For those wishing to go to Rome or Milan it is still reachable to both, we go all the time.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"This is a beautiful house with every comfort imaginable in a wonderful location."

Villa Alla Marginetta is a luxurious property in a breath-taking location in Tuscany. It is so well-equipped, - from the kitchen to the outdoor dining areas to the pool area, that we wanted for nothing during the whole week we spent there. It caters for all age groups; there are swings, a slide, a sandpit and plenty of swimming aids for small children, and teenagers have the beautiful swimming pool, and a pool table. There are lots of things to do in the area;The Apuan Alps are easily accessible for climbing and bird-watching (including peregrine falcons and golden eagles). The spa at nearby Bagni di Lucca is well worth a visit, as is the beautiful walled town of Lucca. There are several very good restaurants within a couple of minutes drive. But, even if you feel like doing nothing at all, the Villa has everything that you could possibly need.
May 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Pescaglia in Tuscany

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • There are 6 bathrooms. 1 Ensuite shower, toilet & bidet. 2 Bath, shower, toilet. 3 & 4 (bedrooms 3 & 4) shower. toilet. 5 Reception bathroom, toilet bidet. 6 Tavern & pool bathroom shower & toilet.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 11 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom. Bedroom 2 Extra large room with double bed. Bedroom 3 Double bedroom (2 singles) shares bath. Bedroom 4 2 single beds with own bathroom. Bedroom 5 Double bed with own bathroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: We take pride in the personal services we offer. Whatever you wish for please ask and we will do everything we can to help you. Upon arrival you will find information about the surrounding area and things to do during your stay. We really do strive to ensure you enjoy this piece of paradise. Outside: Alla Marginetta is set on 6 acres of land, from the top of the hill all the way down to the fresh water river. The private garden is large and spacious, with a large 12 Meter pool. In compliance with EU Laws the private swimming pool is now totally fenced with locking gates. There is a Gazebo and BBQ inside the fenced area so you can enjoy lazy lunches or dinners by the pool. The Gazebo is large enough to comfortably accommodate all guests. The garden has a play area for children, which is in sight of the rear of the house & from the pool. Around the area is great for Mountain walking and fishing, it is one of the most popular areas for walkers, you will see them trekking all year round. There are a couple of bikes for older children or even adults. Alla Marginetta is secluded and you enjoy total privacy, the nearest neighbour is good distance away. Utility Room: On the tavern ground level there is also a cleaning room with washing machine and indoor area to hang clothes. There is also iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: There is full service with everything clean and ready when you arrive. The linens are changed once a week. If you wish to change more often it shall be charged at 15 euro per person. If you wish the cleaner to come more often we can also arrange. Other: The Tavern Bar has a bar and wine with a seating area, it looks onto the back garden. It also has a TV & DVD. its a nice area to hang about play games and enjoy some wine. Give good access to Swimming Pool, plus shower down after swimming.

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


5/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)


An Absolute delight

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from an extremely enjoyable and relaxing holiday in this villa - without doubt one of the nicest we have ever stayed in. We had a lovely family holiday from 8yrs to 80 yrs. The villa is simply stunning, as is the surrounding countryside. We wanted 'off the beaten track' and that's what we got; and loved it. Great location, delightful local restaurant (Al Coleta) and fabulous weather. Easy day trips to Pisa and Lucca. Very very well recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spacious, authentic Villa with pool

  • 5 of 5

I couldn't compliment this Villa enough. It was everything I had hoped for and more. It's completely well kitted out so there is nothing you will need that isn't there. The service between the Manager was perfect. The place was immaculately clean and well maintained. The Villa is so big it would accommodate 2 Families quite comfortably. The area is great for walking and fishing. Hill walkers and people cycling would love this place. We ate in two local restaurants and neither disappointed us. We went on some drives and the scenery was breathtaking. We didn't go for a swim as the weather is still too cold but we are already looking up Ryan Air flights to come back and bring with us the rest of the Family with their children.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantasit Stay Beautiful Villa

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week in this beautiful villa. The pictures really do not do it justice.

It is situated high up in the hills, very remote and peaceful. Yet within an easy drive to many picturesque hamlets/villages.

The villa has everything you need to make your stay comfortable and relaxing. The pool was superb (sometimes a little cold for the oldies but the kids loved it).

Lovely little restaurants in neighbouring villages, serving excellent quality food at really reasonable prices.

GIna the manager was always available should you need her assistance and was very helpful at arranging someone to cook for us one night. That was very special, so thanks again to Morena.

It took us longer than the stated times to get from Pisa and Lucca, but that may be our cautious driving up winding mountain roads.

Lucca was beautiful, well worth a visit.

Tip, if you have room in the car, it is easier to do the supermarket run on your arrival as it is quite a drive down the mountain. Although there are a number of little stores scattered around that supply the essentials.

Would love to return and would highly recommend to those looking for peace and quiet and who do not mind driving a little distance to explore this beautiful area.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to Villa Alla Marginetta and are grateful for the tips you gave us. We will definitely add them to our welcome pack and also onto ownersdirect website. If you think of anything else please let us know. We happy also you like all the little restaurants around the area and that the children loved the pool. Again if there are supplies or anything we forgot for the pool or Villa just drop us a line. As a gesture to our guests who love Villa Alla Marginetta, we would like to offer you a 25% discount on any vacant time in 2016! All you have to do is book before 31st January 2016 and quote your name in the email to us. Thank you again for all he tips and kind words.
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Autumn & Winter
8 Oct 2016 - 28 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Summer Start
29 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer End
3 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Winter Breaks
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £255.71
Cleaning & Management £213.09

Booking Notes:
Please note; We just received a cancellation, so we reduced 2 weeks in August from 3500 to 1999! A one off as we have never had a cancellation so late int he season before.

To book: Please use the Ownersdirect booking facility. The €220 clean & maintenance charge also includes your meet & greet. In fact Lucca Property Services are there to help you during your stay. If you need any extra help, like for example booking a chef etc, they can assist you. A refundable deposit of €350 is required, paid on arrival and returned on departure, this is managed by owenersdirect.

Changeover Day:
Check in time is 16:00 to 19:00 and check out time is 10:00am so we can prepare for the next guest. If you wish to check in earlier, please just ask us as often we can accommodate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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