Photos and Description of this 6 bedroom holiday villa in Lucca - Villa Segale
6 Bedrooms, 6 Full Bathrooms, Sleeps 12, Air Conditioning, WI-FI, TV, Big Pool
VILLA SEGALE is an historical stone country house dating from the 11th century. After long deep research on the territory, it was beautifully restored down to the finest detail and according to the HIGHEST STANDARD:
- 5 spacious, elegant and panoramic bedrooms with stylish ensuite full bathrooms at first floor.
- 1 elegant and cozy bedroom + full bathroom (not ensuite) at ground floor.
- 80 Acres (32 Hectares) of land, a good portion of which are vineyards and olive groves.
- Independent Air Conditioning for all the 5 bedrooms at first floor.
- 2 Panoramic Terraces (first one with big stone dining table and BBQ; second one equipped as 'relax zone').
- Panoramic Big Swimming Pool (14 x 7 metres) treated with 'Nature2', the best system for water treatment.
- Maid Service 3 times per week included.
- House Manager that welcomes guests at their arrival, explains the villa and helps with organization.
- Wireless Broadband Internet + Stereo/Radio.
- 46' High-Def Satellite Tv (with Blu-Ray/dvd).
- Net Screens on all the Windows (removable).
- Total Privacy.
The house, with its 450 SQUARE METRES, sleeps up to 12 PEOPLE.
The ground floor is very spacious with a large entrance, a sitting room with fireplace, a formal dining room, a large fully fitted kitchen, a small study with a stunning 46' high definition satellite tv (with blu-ray player and more than 30 movies to choose from), an elegant and cozy bedroom with two joinable single beds, and a full bathroom.
On the first floor there are five air-conditioned bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms: two of them are double-bedded, one is the magnificent master bedroom; two more rooms are twin-bedded, while the last one comes with two joinable single beds. All bedroms are spacious with tasteful furnishing, ample wardrobe space and have large open windows overlooking the valley and enjoying the same spectacular view characteristic of the house.
The furniture dates back to the 19th century and was purchased in antique shops in the area of Tuscany.
The wrought-iron comfortable beds were all handmade by Mr. Caporali, the greatest craftsman in Arezzo. Moreover, the Villa is completely floored with mezzane, while ceilings have been restored with ancient chestnut beams.
*****LOCATION AND PANORAMA*****
The location of Villa Segale is magnificent.
Perched among green and forested valleys west of Lucca, SEGALE IS SURROUNDED BY 80 ACRES (32 HECTARES) OF OLIVE GROVES AND VINEYARDS. Such a wide area allows plenty of space to wander and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the property's extensive grounds.
Its spectacular view across the valley towards the Renaissance monuments of the cities of Lucca and Pisa is to die for. Thanks to its height of 350 m. above sea level and to its unique position, on a typical clear day guests can admire the valley below and the whole landscape up to 40 km around.
Photos cannot portray the powerful details of such a EXCEPTIONAL VIEW WHICH IS RECOGNIZED AS THE MOST STUNNING IN THE AREA.
In the 80 Acres (32 hectares) territory with a 360° panoramic view, hunting is strictly forbidden the whole year round. Hence guests can join the natural unspoilt surroundings and admire the local fauna such as owls, poults, hawks, hedgehogs and fireflies.
- non smoking only
- limited accessibility
- children welcome
- pets not allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome
About The Owner
I am a doctor, who inherited this beautiful place almost 10 years ago. After generations this wonderful place 'arrived' to me and to my family, and we've immediately felt in love with it!
Why The Owner chose Lucca
This is a truly unique place and that's the reason why I love it so much. Considering today's standards, it's almost impossible to still find places with similar attributes: a fascinating hystorical stonehouse surrounded by 32 hectares of land - including olivegroves and wineyards - immersed in a complete sense of privacy and tranquility. But at the same time being really near to Lucca city (9km) as well as to other many fascinating places. This place is a truly special hidden pearl !
What makes this villa unique
Enjoying the most beautiful panorama of the Lucca area and living inside a traditional 11th century stonehouse that has carefully been renewed with the highest standards, but at the same time keeping completely intact the beautiful Tuscan tradition.
The position is also unique: it grants a strong sense of privacy and allows guests to enjoy a real nature-intensive regenerating experience. At the same time the strategic position, just 9 km from Lucca city, allows guest to visit all the other beautiful cities and places of Tuscany (and outside Tuscany) with day trips.
Guestbook comments from the owner
Our last day at Villa Segale was yesterday and today we leave shortly to fly back to the U.S. I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay at Villa Segale
Villa Segale is truly a beautiful place and I must commend you on how exquisite the furnishings and other interior decorations are. Everything is done perfectly and you can see that a lot of thought and love went into the restoration of this grand home. Every window, light fixture, or painting offers another photo opportunity. And then there are the grounds and the pool which is perfect.
Segale was also a wonderful return to nature for us. The fruit trees and vineyards; the birds and insects; the sunrises, breezes and of course the views make Segale a truly exceptional location. We live in the city in Boston so this was a special retreat for us.
So thank you again for sharing your beautiful home with us. It was a highlight of our month here in Italy.
Thank you again, Julia C.