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Luxurious Tuscan House with stunning pool close to Lucca, Pisa and Florence

People12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Separate WC's2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Details
Property
house
People
12
Bedrooms
6
Bathrooms
6
Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

About the property

Classic 200 year old Tuscan Olive Mill completely renovated in 2015

Stylish and chic, this 200 year old converted olive mill is privately situated on an idyllic 9 acre working olive estate with 540 olive trees and a recently established vineyard with 500 newly planted vines. Until the late 1960's the Frantoio pressed the olives from the surrounding estate employing many local villagers. For decades after it closed, the olives groves lay untended and the building became a ruin. The building was initially renovated into 4 luxury apartments and after an extensive renovation in 2015 has now been converted into one luxurious house which can only be rented by one group of up to a maximum of 12 people at any one time. The estate has gradually and carefully been brought back to life, the olive groves which are organic once again produce the renowned Lucchese Olio D'Oliva - one of the finest extra virgin olive oils in Italy and a new vineyard was planted in the Spring which will start to produce wine ready to bottle in 2018. The Frantoio has been painstakingly renovated to a very high standard and is now a most charming, warm and welcoming home with many original features. The house has been beautifully furnished throughout providing for your every need and has air conditioning in all the bedrooms, Sonos music system, TV (SKY), wi-fi, spacious living room with comfortable seating for relaxation and a large bookcase with a selection of DVDs, CDs, books, board games, maps, local information pack with dining recommentations and general Tuscany guide books. A cozy woodburning stove provides extra warmth in Winter months and there is central heating throughout.

The interiors have been tastefully chosen to complement the building and yet are contemporary, fresh and cool.

The bathrooms have been fitted with Artisan bathroom vanity units, marble surfaces, stone sinks, marble and stone showers and two copper baths.

Bedrooms are all light and spacious with air-conditioning. There are 2 suites each comprising a double bedroom, en-suite bathroom and sitting room for relaxing (one with Sky TV), 2 twin rooms with en-suite bathroom and 2 double rooms with en-suite bathroom. 2 additional cloakrooms, one on each main living floor.

Fine White Egyptian cotton bed linens, fluffy cotton bath and hand towels, selection of soft and firm pillows, brand new 'pocket mind' mattresses using a mixture of springs and tempur ensure a luxuriously comfortable environment for sleep and relaxation.

Computer room/study with wi-fi or can be used as a sitting room for a 3rd suite, Wine room, Dining hall, Utility room with sink, Miele washing machine, Miele tumble dryer, iron and iron board.

Two large kitchens with doors leading onto dining terraces, both equipped with American Style fridge freezers, dishwashers, hobs and top quality kitchen equipment. The main kitchen also has two double steam Miele ovens, a Kitchen Aid Nespresso coffee machine, Bialetti Moka (popular Italian household coffee maker to used on gas hob) , Electric kettles and large toaster. Tea, sugar and coffee and other storecupboard essentials are supplied. The kitchen has been architecturally designed as a chefs 'teaching' kitchen with chestnut beams, handmade chestnut kitchen units and large table, Carrara marble feature sink and stainless steel work surface.

The Tuscan Summer kitchen has an antique stone sink and is an ideal place to enjoy a light lunch or to prepare a light meals for the pool or garden terrace.

There are several dining areas to choose from including the atmospheric dining hall which has been created in the original olive press room complete with 200 year old olive grinding stones.

Outdoor areas for dining and relaxation include a 12 seater table on the large dining patio, shaded by a locally handmade wrought iron pergola with adjacent kitchen herb garden, barbeque area, Summer kitchen dining terrace and there is a decked area set in amongst the olive trees.

The stunning 10mtr x 6 mtr swimming pool with large feature shallow pool surrounding which is suitable for young children has been created from the original mill pond. The landscaped lawns and terracotta paved areas have sunbeds and umbrellas to relax and enjoy the amazing panoramic views over classic Tuscan countryside. A stone waterfall set back into the hillside complements the idyllic setting. Pool towels are provided.

Walks through surrounding olive groves and woodland to local villages (Castelvecchio di Compito 2k and Buti, a hilly 7k) on trails from our doorstep. Many good local restaurants which we can recommend and arrange a booking.

Property Managers live seperately on the estate in an independent property and can assist with your every need.

Walking and mountain bike trails from the property, Bientina our nearest large town (5km) has an Olympic swimming pool, tennis courts, shops of all types, cafes, Coop supermarket, restaurants and pizzerias. Buti (7 km) by woodland trail or 10 mins by car has restaurants, cafes and shops, Castelvecchio di Compito lower village (25 mins by woodland walk or 5 min short drive by car has a bar and restaurant, Lucca (20 mins by car) has every amenity, Pontedera (12k) a large working town is the nearest train station for travel to Pisa (20 mins) or Florence (45mins).

Festivals and Events - Puccini Festival (Torre di Lago)- July/August, Andrea Bocceli in concert (Lajatico)- July, Summer Music Festival (Lucca - July), Siena Palio (Jul and Aug) also small local one in Bientina (Jul), Comics festival in Lucca (Oct), Antiques markets monthly in Bientina and Lucca, weekly local markets.

Places of Interest - Beaches/Cities/Wine Regions - 40 mins - Viareggio, Forte dei Marmi, Volterra, San Gimignano - 60 mins - Lerici in Liguria, Castiglioncello, Vada, Chianti region, Garfagnana. 90 mins - Cinque Terre, Elba, Siena, Arezzo. 120 mins - Portofino, Monte Argentario, Val D'Orcia including Montalcino, Pienza, Montepulciano and Cortona, Parma and Bologna.

Thermal spas within 30 to 40 mins drive in Montecatini and Monsummano, Bagni di Lucca, Casciana Terme, San Guiliano Terme or the famous Bagno Vignoni Terme in Val D'Orcia is 120 mins.

www.thefrantoio.com

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Property Manager
Linda and George Rough, Property Managers.
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, some Italian also spoken and Scottish!
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 February, 2017

About Linda and George Rough, Property Managers.

Scottish owners living in Edinburgh with a passion for Italy.

The estate is managed by George and Linda. They are on hand to meet you and can help with advice on the local area. They have a genuine love of Tuscany and have enjoyed living here for 9 years immersing in Italian Life and caring for the land and olive trees.

Linda and George Rough, Property Managers. purchased this house in 2001

Why Linda and George Rough, Property Managers. chose Piana di Lucca

Stunning countryside location amidst ancient olive groves yet conveniently situated to easily reach Lucca, Florence, Pisa, Siena, Chianti, Cinque Terre, Forte di Marmi, Garfagnana,Thermal Springs and major shopping outlets. The location gives you a chance to recharge your batteries with beautiful sunrises and is positioned on the side of a Tuscan hill with views over woodland, olive and cypress trees down to the valley below. It has been recently renovated to a very high standard, bedrooms all have air conditioning.

Stunning new pool with amazing panoramic views , outer uniquely designed shallow pool area suitable for young children and a feature waterfall. It is surrounded by landscaped gardens and grassed relaxation area with sunloungers. BBQ - gas and charcoal barbeques.

There is plenty opportunity to relax in privacy or stroll around the 9 acres of olive groves. We have also recently planted a new vineyard with 500 vines which will be ready in 2018.

This small corner of Tuscany is a gem, close to all the major sites to visit yet you will experience real Italian life, shopping, talking to and eating in good local restaurants with the local Italian people.

What makes this house unique

Easy access to Pisa airport, (30 mins), ideal base to go to Lucca (20 mins), Florence (40 mins car or train), Pisa (20 mins car or train), Chianti (1 hr by car), Volterra (40 mins by car), Siena (90 mins car or train), Tuscan Coast (40 mins by car) or the Cinque Terre (90 mins car or train). Some days you may want to just appreciate the peace and quiet by the pool, walk in the surrounding hills or enjoy eating great food in a local Trattoria.

The estate produces its own olive oil and vegetables, depending on the season these will be available for guests.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(25 traveller reviews)

5

A truly fantastic stay

  • 5 of 5

The Frantoio is an amazing place, even better than the photos suggest. From the beautiful views from the terrace and the swimming pool to the extremely well appointed and luxurious rooms, everything makes you feel like you have found a gem.

Linda and George are incredibly lovely hosts who really make sure that the guests feel welcome.

There were 11 of us in the house and we all agreed that this was one of the best holidays we ever had. In fact the only down side was that we were so comfortable and happy in the house that we were reluctant to leave even to visit the surrounding towns, although I know from previous visits that they are worth tearing yourself away from the pool for a few hours.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

George and Linda were fabulous hosts! They bent over backwards to meet your needs.

They were a wealth of knowledge about the region's towns, restaurants, nearby grocery shopping and

a fabulous pizza place.

The house was incredible. It was even better than the pictures. I would highly recommend this property.

Linda arranged for a cooking lesson and dinner by local housewives. They were incredible. The best meal that we have

ever eaten.

We will definitely return. It would be hard to duplicate this experience.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A house with true five star detail in a beautiful location perfect for groups.

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful villa in the most gorgeous of settings making the most of the beautiful Italian landscape. The house is renovated to an extremely high standard with an eye for detail from the well tended gardens to the house furnishings straight from a high end magazine. The photos on owners direct truly do not do this property justice.

Linda and George provide perfect unobtrusive care and there local knowledge made our stay absolutely perfect. We ate were Italian foodies eat and would never have found these restaurants without their local knowledge and guidance.

We stayed as an extended family group of 9 with a teenager and a younger boy. The pool was a big hit and there was enough space to eat and sit together or to have space on your own.

We would all stay again at this lovely property and would happily recommend to others.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful house, ideal for large family holiday

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful house with plenty of room for 10-12 adults living together. Six good bedrooms and plenty of room for eating together. We had a list of places we planned to visit, but we enjoyed relaxing, cooking and eating together on the terrace outside the house even more than going out. The pool is very good, with sun and shade around it. Panoramic views. Beautifully renovated house, very well equipped, everything in great working order including quiet and effective a/c in bedrooms. Food shops a short drive away. George and Linda had everything looking stunning when we arrived and very helpful whenever needed. All in all a 5 star place for a holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Wonderful Tuscan Villa

  • 5 of 5

Frantoio is a wonderful conversion of an old Olive Mill into a large and extremely comfortable 6 bedroom villa. It is luxuriously appointed and fitted with every amenity, top class machines and kitchen equipment. We could not have asked for better. It is situated on a hillside with the most spectacular views from both the house and the pool. Our grown-up family and their friends thoroughly enjoyed their stay and the ability to have their own space within the villa. Lucca, Pisa and Florence were all within easy travelling distance enabling us to both relax at the villa and see the local sights. Linda and George look after the property superbly well, were hugely welcoming and looked after us as well, sharing their extensive local knowledge. We could not have had a better week. I would recommend Frantoio very highly to all family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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The perfect hideaway for a family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Words cannot really justify how pleased we were to have found this wonderful villa in Tuscany and to spend a week enjoying with the whole family, everything it had to offer. Linda and George were the perfect hosts and made our stay so enjoyable. Their knowledge of the area and their kindness in making sure we were happy just cemented are feeling that we had definitely made the right choice.

The decor in the villa was beautiful and there wasn,t one thing we would have wanted to change.

This was a holiday that holds many special memories from the fantastic views to the special meal cooked for us by local chefs , Valentino and Larissa which linda and George helped us organise. The pool was amazing and perfect for children and adults alike. We didn,t travel far from our holiday home but those that could pull themselves away from the villa enjoyed trips to Pisa , Lucca and up into the mountains. But there,s no need to go anywhere!

Thank you Linda and George, we,ll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review, it was nice to meet you and your family. Yes, it is a perfect place to wind down, relax and to just enjoy each others company or .....find a quiet spot to read a good book!
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low Season Winter 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 17 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
£3,000
for 4 nights
From
£750
£4,500
 
 
Mid Season Spring/Summer 2017
18 Mar 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
£4,000
for 5 nights
From
£800
£5,300
 
 
Mid Season 2
10 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£5,300
for 7 nights
£5,300
 
 
High Season
24 Jun 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£6,000
for 7 nights
£6,000
 
 
Mid Season Summer/Autumn 2017
9 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
£4,000
for 5 nights
From
£800
£5,300
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£5,300
for 7 nights
£5,300
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Cancellation - please contact the property manager to discuss cancellation terms or refer to our website www.thefrantoio.com. Sorry no pets accepted. The property is strictly non smoking inside. There will be a charge for additional central heating used in the winter months. The house sleeps a maximum of 12 guests plus one infant (cot and highchair provided). We do not charge extra for cleaning, however in doing so we presume that guests will leave the property clean and in good condition, if not we reserve the right to charge extra for cleaning from the security deposit in addition to any damages incurred. We ask that guests please do not arrive before 1600hrs on the day of arrival and leave before 1000hrs on the day of departure, we kindly ask that guests adhere to these times to allow enough time for cleaning/turnaround.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Capannori in Lucca Area

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 426 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet
    Bathroom 8 - Toilet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , luxury copper bath
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , luxury copper bath
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • Modern spacious bespoke bathrooms using Carrara Marble and stone, glass showers, twin sinks, large shower heads, two bathrooms have stunning copper baths. Luxury bath, hand and face towels. Hand soap and shower gel.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • TITIAN - 1 Large Double Bed , En-suite bathroom with stunning views in all directions
    LOTTO - 2 Single Bed , En-suite bathroom and views over Summer kitchen garden
    CARAVAGGIO - 1 Large Double Bed , En-suite bathroom and sitting room with amazing sunrise view
    DA VINCI - 1 Large Double Bed , En-suite bathroom with view of sunrise across the valley
    RAPHAEL - suite - 1 Large Double Bed , En-suite bathroom with sitting room and views of olive grove
    BOTTICELLI - suite - 2 Single Bed , En-suite bathroom and view of olive groves and cypress trees
  • All bedrooms have top quality matteresses, luxury Egyptian cotton bed linen, air conditioning, ensuite bathrooms and have beautiful views over our olive groves to the valley below. There are two suites which have queen sized beds in the bedrooms and their own dedicated lounge areas allowing you to get away from the other guests with a book now and then! All bedrooms are equipped with hairdryers.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Terrace
  • 18 garden chairs
  • 12 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Enjoy sitting outdoors to eat meals in classical Tuscan scenery. Relax and wind down in peaceful countryside away from stresses and strains of modern life. Wander amongst some of the 300 year old olive trees in our estate or explore the surrounding woodland on trails meandering up through the olive groves from our land to the Monte Pisano range of hills above. We are on hand to help with any local information, recommend and book restaurants and to offer tips on the area.

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