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FARMHOUSE PISA,TUSCANY : SPACIOUS WELL EQUIPPED OLIVE GROVE FARMHOUSE & POOL: 2 BEDROOMS, SLEEPS 6

Luisa Riddiford

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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FARMHOUSE PISA,TUSCANY : SPACIOUS WELL EQUIPPED OLIVE GROVE FARMHOUSE & POOL: 2 BEDROOMS, SLEEPS 6

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday farmhouse in Pugnano - La Lucertola

Pisa,Tuscany Italy: Spacious well equipped olive grove farmhouse & pool sleeps 7

Nestled in its own private olive grove, La Lucertola is a setting from heaven. Spectacular views over forest, field, The Leaning Tower of Pisa and The Med in the distance make this a truly enchanting location. Flowers, fireflies and jasmine blossom abound. The peace is punctuated only by birdsong. The ample space around the house is fun in which to lounge, explore, cook and play. The pool enjoys views to infinity. The beaches are close by, less than 30 minutes away. Pisa and Lucca, both 20 minutes away and Florence just an hour - stay and play or go and explore - it's all on your door.

Fabulous accommodation: The accommodation offers two beautiful, spacious and well equipped eco friendly farmhouses, each of which can accommodate up to six or seven people. The houses enjoy the use of a shared and secure swimming pool. The farmhouses are set on the south facing slopes of the Monti Pisani, an environmentally protected area of outstanding natural beauty, in the midst of terraced olive grove, fruit trees, birds and wild flowers. The houses are set on a hill and are reached by a winding private road up above the sweet hamlet of Pugnano and command spectacular views over forest, field, Pisa, The Leaning Tower and The Mediterranean Sea beyond. The ever changing countryside offers the holiday maker a year round choice for travel.

Feel good about this choice of holiday: The farmhouses are a genuine eco conscious choice. They are powered by the sun via photo voltaic solar panels generating the entire electricity supply. They are fed by natural spring water – one washes in it, bathes in it and swims in it – wonderful ! Rainwater is collected for the plants and allotments. With many other green initiatives this is a destination to feel good about.

Great location: The farmhouses are in a superb position: about 20 minutes by road from both Pisa and Lucca, 30 minutes from the coast, an hour from Florence and lesser known gems making exploration fun and worth while. The combination of hills, sea and proximity to places of cultural interest make this a holiday location to suit and inspire all moods and fancies at all times of year.

Activities: There is plenty to do here for all ages and to fit all moods and tastes! Activities such as cookery courses, canoeing, rafting, cycling, walking, paragliding and horse-riding can be arranged either prior to arrival or while you are here

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Details for holiday farmhouse Pisa,Tuscany : Spacious well equipped olive grove farmhouse & pool, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms

Nestled in its own private olive grove, La Lucertola is a setting from heaven. Spectacular views over forest, field, The Leaning Tower of Pisa and The Med in the distance make this a truly enchanting location. Flowers, fireflies and jasmine blossom abound. The peace is punctuated only by birdsong. The ample space around the houses is fun in which to lounge, explore, cook and play. Each of the two houses has its own independent and ample outdoor space with shade pergola, table, chairs and sun loungers. The pool enjoys views to infinity. The beaches are close by, less than 30 minutes away. Pisa and Lucca, both 20 minutes away and Florence just an hour - stay and play or go and explore - it's all on your door.
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
Luisa Riddiford (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
3 December, 2014

About Luisa Riddiford

Colin, Max (age 12) and I live in a separate house and love living here! We try our absolute best to ensure that everything is as it should be for you when you arrive and indeed during your holiday. We are always respectful of your privacy and we want all our guests of all ages to feel free, happy and relaxed. It isn't easy to write about yourself, so here is what previous guests have said about us: 'Luisa and Colin are the perfect hosts and I would like to thank them for allowing us to spend a little time sharing their little piece of Tuscan heaven.' 'The owners live on site and provide a friendly information facility and comprehensive support.' 'Thanks to Luisa and Colin for their hospitality and especially to Max for his special entertainment 'services to children'

Luisa Riddiford purchased this farmhouse in 2000

Why Luisa Riddiford chose Pugnano

Luisa taught English in a school near Pisa in 1986 and fell in love with the area. We returned, many times. We made lifelong friends and began to feel that this could be a new home and a new life. After 12 years of living and working in London, we decided to take the plunge, change direction and embrace the challenge of creating a new life. We wanted to be closer to nature, direct our own affairs and to live in a beautiful place with a decent climate. We found La Lucertola as a semi ruin, completely overgrown and crying out for some love and attention. We first fell in love with the incredible view and the prospect of living in the country but close to Pisa and the sea. The view is unique, breathtaking and truly inspiring. We can see The Leaning Tower, the coast and the islands of Capraia and Corsica. We overlook olive grove, forest, field and village. Overhead are birds of prey and the night sounds of owls. This place gives us inspiration and the energy to live a good and authentic life. We are happy to share this beauty and joy with our guests who over 14 years of operation wholeheartedly testify to the magic of this very special location. The houses are spacious, comfortable and well proportioned. One would happily live in them all year round - they are much more than a simple rental property - they are proper houses with a true sense of home.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The view - irreplaceable and unique. And the place itself - beautiful and inspiring, relaxing and uplifting. From the first moment we looked out over the olive grove, into the fields and then onto the unmistakeable view of The Leaning Tower of Pisa we knew this was the place for us. Three houses, all with their own front doors. One for us and two for the guests - perfect! With the convenience of a country location and the amenities of Pisa and Lucca close to hand and Florence only an hour away.

Also appealing to us is the easy proximity to beaches, mountains and rivers. We did not wish to be in an isolated position so the quick access to the airport, the motorway system and the national rail network without being able to see them or hear them was also important.

Guestbook comments from the owner

In the words of that great politician " I ll be back! " like all treasures, once found they can be enjoyed again. We've had a lovely time, To our hosts, the cats, the birds, the fireflies......thank you.



Keven and Wendy Taylor
Apr 2011
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Pisa,Tuscany : Spacious well equipped olive grove farmhouse & pool
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Pugnano Pisa
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Flott opphold

  • 4 out of 5
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Fantastisk utsikt over Pisa. Fine muligheter for sykling (sykkelleie i Lucca). Profesjonelt og imøtekommende vertskap som bor i nabohuset.

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Mygg og noe harde senger.
  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
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Pisa,Tuscany : Spacious well equipped olive grove farmhouse & pool
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5

Tuscan vacation

  • 5 out of 5
My family loved our stay in this charming house in tuscany. This is a great location to visit Lucca, Pisa and other small towns. Beach is nearby and it is nice. Surrounding countryside is very peaceful.
House itself is clean and welcoming. Bedrooms are spacious and newly decorated. Furniture is nice and bathrooms are new and clean. One has a shower and other one bath. Patio outside adds to the house. The are two units side by side and it is good for larger families to get both properties. We had a nice family next to us and spend many nights enjoying the outdoors. Our hosts live on the property , next to the rental and are available for help if needed.
The view from the house is amazing. Be sure to have a good car since the road to the house is quite steep and needs a car that can get up the hill. We rented a big car (long) and it was too big to maneuver it around the bends. We changed it to a Nissan pickup which was better.
I would recommend this property for its location and charm and the owners!!!
Luis's was very prompt and responsive when we inquired about the property and the booking was very easy. Directions to the property were very good , I just wish Italians have better signs!!
  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Pisa,Tuscany : Spacious well equipped olive grove farmhouse & pool
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Pugnano Pisa
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Serene and beautiful !

  • 5 out of 5
Stunning views and unique private feel ! Was as described, clean and well-maintained, great fireplace and well cured wood supplied. Owners were lovely, helpful and proud of their property and it showed ! Switchback up to the terrace daunting at first but once there became routine. Daytrips to Lucca, Florence, Siena and Volterra were short drives. Supermarkets within 15 km, wonderful wood fired Pizzeria just down the hill adjacent a 12th cent. church!. Would highly recommend-country house and fine hosts!
  • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
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Pisa,Tuscany : Spacious well equipped olive grove farmhouse & pool
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Pugnano Pisa
5

Tolle Aussicht und gemütliche Atmosphäre

  • 5 out of 5
Das Ferienhaus ist ideal gelegen um Ausflüge nach Lucca, Pisa und Florenz und die Garfagagna zu unternehmen aber auch zu den nahegelegenen Stränden sind es nur etwa 25 Minuten fahrt. Nachdem man die steile Schotter-auffahrt zum Haus bewältigt hat wird man mit einem unvergleichlichen Blick über Pisa und die Küstenlinie belohnt. Insgesamt ist das Haus sehr sauber und gut ausgestattet. Der Pool eignet sich wunderbar für eine Abkühlung zwischendurch, ist aber etwas zu stark gechlort. Ein echtes Highlight für uns war der gemauerte Pizzaofen direkt am Haus, den wir nach belieben nutzen konnten. Zudem wachsen im Garten und rund um das Haus alle möglichen Obst und Gemüsesorten, wie Feigen, Orangen, Oliven und Aubergine, welche die Gäste nach gern ernten dürfen. Die Vermieter, Luisa und Colin, sind sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit; sie geben auch gern Tipps rund um die Region aber immer ohne aufdringlich zu werden. Wir konnten hier eine wunderschöne Woche verbringen und kommen gern wieder.
  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
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Pisa,Tuscany : Spacious well equipped olive grove farmhouse & pool
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Pugnano Pisa
5

Amazing View

  • 5 out of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Lucertola. Colin and Luisa were great, very helpful. We grilled and used the pizza oven all the time looking out over the beautiful Tuscan countryside watching the sunset. My favorite time was in the pool gazing out over the mountainside. It took us a few days to master the hairpin turns leading up to the property, but well worth it when we arrived. The property was very clean and well equipped. We took day trips to Portofino, Montalcino and of course Pisa and Lucca. Very good home base for what we wanted to see.
  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2012
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
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Pisa,Tuscany : Spacious well equipped olive grove farmhouse & pool
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Gorgeous

  • 5 out of 5
We had the most wonderful fortnight at La Lucertola. The house was lovely, well-equipped and very comfortable and the view over the Pisan plain to the sea beyond stunning. The pool was a much-needed respite at a time when temperatures hit 40 degrees. Once up the rather challenging road (hairpin bends all the way and a somewhat bumpy surface - it's doable but some of us, prone to vertigo, elected to walk part or all of the way on most return journeys), it's a blissfully peaceful place to sit and admire the view, the birds, the scent of wild herbs and the hot pink of the bouganvillea, while sipping local wine. It's also perfectly placed for trips to some of Italy's loveliest cities, Florence, San Gimignano, Siena or, even closer, Lucca and, of course, Pisa itself.

Colin, Luisa and Max were great hosts, friendly and helpful when you needed them and not remotely in your face the rest of the time, while their cats Reg and Bessie are star turns. And for our son there was also the glory of Colin's recording studio, which was guitar-playing teenage boy heaven. If they'll have us, we'll be back.
  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
pisa
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
molina di quosa
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
livorno
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
tirrenia
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
ripafratta
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
lucca ovest
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
villa poschi
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
abetone
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
marina di vecchiano
Car: recommended

Nestled in its own private olive grove, accessed by its own private road, La Lucertola is a setting from heaven. Now in our 14th successful year, La Lucertola offers spectacular uninterrupted views over forest, field, The Leaning Tower of Pisa and The Mediterranean Sea in the distance all combining to make this a truly unique and enchanting location. The farmhouses are set on a hill and are reached by private road above the hamlet of Pugnano. Flowers, fireflies and jasmine blossom abound. The peace is punctuated only by birdsong. The ample space around the house is fun in which to lounge, explore, cook and play. The swimming pool enjoys views to infinity. The beaches are close by, less than 30 minutes away. Pisa and Lucca, both 20 minutes away and Florence just an hour - stay and play or go and explore - it's all on your door.

Other Activities: Rafting/Canoeing on the nearby River Serchio

Cookery courses at home

Cycle hire from Lucca - beautiful cycle paths along the River Serchio

Golf - within a 30 minute drive.

Horse Riding - San Rossore Maritime National Park 20 minutes away

Guided Day-Tours around Tuscany with food and wine included

Recording Studio - Sessions available by appointment

Ski: Abetone - good local skiing - 90 minute drive away.

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Rates & Availability

From £110 Nightly

Rental rates for this holiday farmhouse in Pugnano, Pisa

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LOW
1 Nov 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
4 night minimum stay
£340
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£600
 
 
XMAS/ NEW YEAR
20 Dec 2014 - 2 Jan 2015
4 night minimum stay
£460
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£800
 
 
Low
3 Jan 2015 - 3 Apr 2015
3 night minimum stay
£330
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4 Apr 2015 - 15 May 2015
4 night minimum stay
£480
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£780
 
 
Mid
16 May 2015 - 19 Jun 2015
7 night minimum stay
£910
for 7 nights
£910
 
 
Mid/High
20 Jun 2015 - 3 Jul 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,040
for 7 nights
£1,040
 
 
High
4 Jul 2015 - 28 Aug 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,210
for 7 nights
£1,210
 
 
High/Mid
29 Aug 2015 - 18 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,040
for 7 nights
£1,040
 
 
Mid
19 Sep 2015 - 9 Oct 2015
7 night minimum stay
£910
for 7 nights
£910
 
 
Mid/Low
10 Oct 2015 - 30 Oct 2015
4 night minimum stay
£480
for 4 nights
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£120
£780
 
 
Low
31 Oct 2015 - 18 Dec 2015
3 night minimum stay
£330
for 3 nights
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£640
 
 
Xmas/ New Year
19 Dec 2015 - 8 Jan 2016
4 night minimum stay
£480
for 4 nights
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£120
£780
 
 
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3 night minimum stay
£330
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Stay tax £1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for Pisa,Tuscany : Spacious well equipped olive grove farmhouse & poolin Pugnano in Pisa

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet, Hand Basin Bathroom 2 - Ensuite - Toilet , Shower Box, Bidet, Hand Basin The master bathroom is a warm Tuscan earth red colour. The fittings are of the highest quality with Hans Grohe taps. There is a mirror and good lighting, shaver point and hair dryer. The tiles are stone grey and profiled, they produce a lovely effect. The bath is deep and inviting - ideal for a hot bath after a days hiking. The en suite bathroom has toilet, bidet, shower box and sink with mirror and lighting and shaver point . Again it is decorated the lovely Tuscan earth red with stone grey profiled tiles.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , with ensuite bathroom - shower, WC, sink & bidet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , The beds can be made up as either doubles or singles
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , can be split and made into twin beds as required Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , can be split and made into twin beds as required This is an elegant and relaxing bedroom with a balcony and en suite bathroom. The bed configuration can be either large double or twin. Additionally there is a wardrobe, bedside table, lighting and seating. The flooring is terracotta tiling with rugs. The colour scheme is studied and relaxing. The views are breathtaking and the whole feel is one of understated quality and calm. All furnishings are of the highest standard. The second bedroom is also spacious and offers magnificent views over the olive grove, forest, valley below and Pisa, seven miles away. As with the master bedroom, the large double can be split and made into twins. An extra bed or cot can also be accommodated in the room if required.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The rental price includes gas, electricity bed, bath and kitchen linen. Please bring your own beach towels. The rental price also includes the cost of the final clean, saving an average of 80 Euros+ on the rental price. The rental price includes cut seasoned olive wood logs for the fireplace for use in colder weather and the barbecue and wood fired oven - perfect for trying your hand at making pizzas! The rental price includes gas central heating depending on season. The rental price includes free access to our allotment where you can enjoy seasonal herbs and veg including broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, courgettes and salad - lovely! We accept 4 different methods of payment: 1: Bank to bank transfer. 2: Over the counter cheque or cash payment at any high street bank. 3: Paypal - please add 4 % to the rental charge to cover Paypal fees. 4: HomeAway Reservation Manager - please add 2.5% to cover Reservation Manager fees.
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