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SPACIOUS LUXURY TUSCAN VILLA WITH POOL AND GREAT VIEWS IN LUCCA

Mrs Sonia

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Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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SPACIOUS LUXURY TUSCAN VILLA WITH POOL AND GREAT VIEWS IN LUCCA

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday farmhouse in Lucca - Villa CARCIOFAIA

5 bedrooms, 5 bath villa, hot tub, porch, wi-fi and staff on the hills in Lucca

Immersed amongst the olive groves, only a 3 kilometres from the walled centre of Lucca, and 15 kilometres from the famous beaches of Versilia, Villa La Carciofaia, has been recently carefully restored by the proprietor. The property is built in stone and plaster and is located at the very top of a hill which offers unique views of the town at your feets. The property is surrounded by a big park, typical of the Mediterranean followers and marquis, allowing its guests to enjoy the various kinds of perfumes and colours and there is also a beautiful large swimming pool furnished with deck chairs and sunbeds each one with its own beach towel and head cushion that every night is removed and dryed by the housekeeper. Every morning the housekeeper prepares and cleans the pool area and then will take care of cleaning the house. The beds are made every morning with beautiful super fine quality embroided linens.

COMPOSITION

Ground floor:

Large fully equipped kitchen with wood pizza oven, indoor dining room, outdoor dining room under the jasmine plants and view, living room with piano and fireplace, 1 bathroom, laundry room.

The ground floor is characterized by large windows that permit the entrance of the natural light giving the house a warm and familiar atmosphere.

First floor:

3 double bedrooms (1 with panoramic terrace and living area), 2 bathrooms, (1 with jacuzzi shower)

Second floor:

Living room with piano and fireplace, 2 large double bedrooms, dressroom, 2 large bathrooms (1 with jacuzzi bathtub)

In the price it is included the service of our staff for a daily cleaning and weekly change of towels and linens as well as daily gardening and cleaning of the pool.

The photos shown on the webpage have been taken in deep winter, so no flowers and no greenery, but in spring, summer and fall, this is a paradise! New photos will be available soon...

The owner and the housekeeper lives in the estate in an hayloft with separate independent access and they are available for any need during the stay.

The property is provided with a very reliable WI-FI internet connection provided by the national phone company.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Mrs Sonia

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2006
Speaks Finnish, Dutch, Norwegian, French, Portuguese, Swedish, German, Danish, Italian, Spanish, English
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 15 holidaymaker reviews

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Spacious Luxury Tuscan Villa with pool and great views in Lucca
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
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Spacious Luxury Tuscan Villa with pool and great views in Lucca
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p812049
+39 (0)333 5097001
Lucca Piana di Lucca
5

the Attention to Details

  • 5 out of 5
We have just returned home from a wonderful stay at Villa La Carciofaia, the beautiful home of Signora Claudia. She is a lovely hostess and made our stay very special. Her attention to detail is evident in every beautiful room. Our bedrooms were spacious and the bathrooms modern. We were there with our three grown children and their spouses and there was plenty of room for everyone to gather. The pool is just beautiful and was the gathering place in the late afternoons after full days of sightseeing, wine tasting and exploring Lucca. We had Signora Cristina come to the house and cook dinner one night and it was beyond wonderful, from the first course to the last. She also brought local wines, very fun to know that the wines were from the area. The covered back patio was our favorite spot to eat, drink wine and play cards. We had all meals outside, the view from the porch was just amazing. The beautiful flowers were beyond anything we have in Texas including, the vineyard, hydrangeas, gardenias and herb gardens. We hope to get back to Lucca some day, and this fabulous villa would be our first choice.
  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hallo and thank you for your enthusiastic review! It was a pleasure to meet you! I really hope to have you as guests again in the future, I wish you all the best. Sonia :)
business
Spacious Luxury Tuscan Villa with pool and great views in Lucca
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p812049
+39 (0)333 5097001
Lucca Piana di Lucca
5

A Memorable Experience

  • 5 out of 5
We rented the villa for the month of September to celebrate our 40th anniversary by hosting a number of family and friends to what we hoped would be a memorable time for all. We were not disappointed! The villa was incredible; the view was gorgeous; the location was impeccable; and the owner, Signora Claudia, was the epitome of hospitality.

The villa is located 2 miles north of Lucca and sits on a hill with a view of a beautiful valley and mountains in the distance. Waking up to those views each morning was worth the price of admission. The villa is spacious (11 people at one time, including a two year old and no one felt crowded); well equipped with a kitchen that we used extensively; exceptionally furnished with interesting and tasteful pieces; and decorated with works of art that reflect the owner's worldly and eclectic tastes. A vine covered veranda stretches the width of the villa with room for lounging, dining, chatting, reading, or just taking in the beautiful view. We spent virtually all of our time here, from early breakfasts to dinners by the light of candles lit each evening by the housekeeper. And then there was Kiko who looked after anything and everything that needed attention. His wonderful smile and warm, friendly personality won all of our hearts - even that of our 2 year old granddaughter who named her doll after him.

Lucca itself is an incredible walled town with lots to see and do and can be reached by car in 5 minutes. It is conveniently located for half or full day driving trips to many Tuscan attractions - 30 minutes to Pisa, 90 minutes to Firenze, 2 hours to Siena and San Gimignano. For longer trips to Cinque Terre, Venice, Rome, Verona, Lucca has a train station that makes it easy to get just about anywhere in Italy.

We have been to Tuscany several times but this experience was second to none. We would love to return again someday. One of the primary reasons is the hospitality and personal attention afforded to us by Signora Claudia, the owner - a beautiful woman with an amazing personality who made us feel most welcome and comfortable from the moment we arrived. She visited us often (but not often enough!); prepared us a memorable evening meal on the veranda; hosted us to champagne and dessert in her personal home; and made us feel that we were friends and guests - not just renters. Quite a lady!

If you are looking at villas in Tuscany, forget any others. This place is paradise. Don't pass it up!
  • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks thanks thanks! Yours, Sonia :)
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Spacious Luxury Tuscan Villa with pool and great views in Lucca
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p812049
+39 (0)333 5097001
Lucca Piana di Lucca
5

Pure Enchantment

  • 5 out of 5
Words cannot fully describe the experience we had staying at this wonderful home. We were a group of ten friends/family using this as our base for visiting Tuscany, but it turned out to be so much more than that. There were days we did not want to leave Villa La Carciofaia! From the relaxing outdoor spaces to the comfortable interior it felt like home as soon as we arrived.
The villa's location was perfect for us, as it is so convenient to Lucca and Pisa, and it's convenience to the highway made a visit to Cinque Terra or Florence an easy day trip.
We made great use of the outdoor space for everything from eating our meals to relaxing with a glass of wine and a good book. The pizza oven was wonderful fun. The ever helpful Kiko got the fire roaring and we created a dozen pizzas one night!
The views from our rooms were magical and ever changing as clouds swept in and out from neighboring mountains. Various flowering plants and fruits added sweet fragrance to each day.
Many laughs were shared and memories made during our stay.
Our hostess was most gracious and her love of this house was felt by us all and reflected in the attention to the details of the decor. It was truly an enchanting experience to have stayed here and I look forward to one day visiting again. A perfect location for a perfect vacation. Thank you, Mrs Claudia.
  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow!! It was lovely to read such a nice review! Thank you very much!!
business
Spacious Luxury Tuscan Villa with pool and great views in Lucca
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p812049
+39 (0)333 5097001
Lucca Piana di Lucca
5

Wonderful Experience!

  • 5 out of 5
Our visit to Villa Carciofaia fulfilled every expectation of a five star resort vacation. Ten minutes outside of Lucca by car and approximately one hour from Firenze, the villa is situated at the top of the mountain in the quaint town of Sant Alessio, affording everyone lovely vistas of the Tuscan countryside. It was the perfect location from which to visit Pisa, Cinque Terre and the Chianti hills. Our group of four couples spent ten days in this lovely home and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. We made good use of the kitchen which is very well-equipped and had some memorable meals on the lovely terrace. Thanks so much to Claudia for being an amazing host. We enjoyed her visits and found her delightful. She anticipated our needs, provided us with a delicious welcome dinner and even treated us to wonderful champagne! She encouraged us to fill her home with laughter and music and warmly thanked us for doing so. We also appreciated the kind attentions of Feliz who cleaned, washed our dishes and lit candles for us each evening. From the welcoming moments to the tearful goodbyes, our hosts were delightfully hospitable, filled each and every request and did so warmly and well. While the photographs on the site present the beauty of the villa, they do not justly reflect the spirit of this authentic and elegantly appointed Tuscan home. We shall return so that once again we can tread the same steps as those from centuries before and imagine what life could be in the Tuscan countryside.
Many thanks for a lovely stay!
Diane, Dan, Carrie, Robert, Brian, Jenny, Steve and Mary.
  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind comments!! Sonia :)
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Spacious Luxury Tuscan Villa with pool and great views in Lucca
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p812049
+39 (0)333 5097001
Lucca Piana di Lucca
Scottsdale, AZ USA
5

THE HOLIDAY I HAVE ALWAYS DREAMED

  • 5 out of 5
What more can I say?? This was a real LUXURY home from home, with luxury beach towels and beach pillows supplied - saving on luggage allowance. Washing machine saved the usual return from holiday dread! Mrs Sonia provided lots of hints before we went, which was useful
Mrs Sonia and Mrs Claudia (her sister!), both really helpful whilst we were on holiday. Ahmid our housekeeper taxied my teenage son & his friend to the water park for a small fee.
City centre approx 5 mins by car & bars/restaurants approx 5/10 mins walk. Local supermaket really well stocked & not expensive (not the usual holiday maker rip off!) Used by the locals so very good.
If you are looking for a lively holiday, this is not for you. We wanted 2 weeks of sun, sea & rest & that's exactley what we had. We were so impressed, we are looking at booking again next year & we have never been back to the same place before!!!
Thanks Phil & Cynthia for a really enjoyable holiday
  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is so wonderful that this review should appear, well after Cynthia and family styed with us, as it suggests that the positive memories linger on, and that makes our efforts so worthwhile. Do come again Cynthia!
business
Spacious Luxury Tuscan Villa with pool and great views in Lucca
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p812049
+39 (0)333 5097001
Lucca Piana di Lucca
5

Amazing Villa! Lifetime Memories!

  • 5 out of 5
Finding a lovely villa that works for your situation takes some time....but after much researching, we booked this villa and fell in love with it the moment we drove up the hill and saw it for the first time. It had everything we wanted in a villa and more. The pictures just can not do it justice and it took our breath away when we first arrived. We came to Lucca with our extended family that included a 1 and 86 year old. Everyone had a great time. We had warm weather and loved gathering around the scenic pool to chat and cool down after day tripping. We visited Florence, Cinque Terre, San Gimignano, Viareggio and a lovely little town at the top of a mountain, Pedona. We always loved coming back to our villa/home. We were going to go on more trips but decided to stay around the villa and Lucca our last couple of days. The villa has not only the pool but also grassed hills, a beautiful vineyard with arbor and many, many fruit trees. On one side of the villa is a park while the other looks down into a scenic, rolling valley with a working bell tower. The views are gorgeous. About a mile or so away there is a great butcher, friendly store and a popular “coffee house” with the best cappuccino we had in Italy. The villa comes well supplied with necessities and many home grown food surprises. Every day we sat on the porch eating mini pears from the villa’s bushes that were waiting for us in a basket on the porch table. I could go on and on but will end by saying thank you so much to Claudia who was a charming and helpful hostess and even made us “pizza Claudia” one night, and to Luciano, with his great smile, who led us to the villa through the crowded friday night traffic, and to Ahmid who cleaned the pool, the house and was a wonderful handy man and finally to Sonia for cooking us our delicious “last supper” served on the beautiful porch dining room (our favorite place). Molte grazie! We miss you all, Lucca and OUR villa!
  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2012
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so lovely to host such lovely guests!! Thanks for staying with us!
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
PISA or FLORENCE
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
LUCCA Central Station
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
LUCCA
Nearest Beach
18 Kilometres
VIAREGGIO and FORTE DEI MARMI
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
TAMBELLINI
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
MONTECATINI
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
VIGNA ILARIA
Car: necessary
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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday farmhouse in Lucca, Piana di Lucca

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
High Season
30 Aug 2014 - 30 Sep 2014
7 night minimum stay
€4,000
for 7 nights
€4,000
 
 
Mid Season
1 Oct 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
7 night minimum stay
€2,900
for 7 nights
€2,900
 
 
Low Season
1 Nov 2014 - 31 Mar 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,400
for 7 nights
€2,400
 

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Notes Price include all charges. No extra charges to pay.

Price include:
Daily cleaning and maid, final cleaning, weekly change of towels and linens, wi-fi, private pool, sat tv, electricity, hot water, gas, all taxes.

A fully refundable security deposit of 700 euros is requested against big damages. The deposit is given back at the end of the stay. To guarantee the amount an invoice will be issued.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Lucca in Piana di Lucca

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 450 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Farm Holidays
  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Bottled Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , A baby crib can be added upon request
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • The bedrooms are very large, some they have dress room and all have breathtaking views. Extra bed, baby crib and highchair are available upon request at booking.
Entertainment:
  • Piano
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Veranda
  • veranda
  • Patio
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • 11 garden chairs
  • 11 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • arboretum
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • recreation centre
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • freshwater fishing
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • whitewater rafting
  • ski
  • water skiing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • diving
  • mountain climbing
  • fly fishing
  • hunting small game
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • equestrian events
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