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SEGALE: 11TH CENTURY VILLA, 450M², A/C, POOL, GREAT PANORAMA,80 ACRES OF LAND

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Speaks english, italian, french, german
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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SEGALE: 11TH CENTURY VILLA, 450M², A/C, POOL, GREAT PANORAMA,80 ACRES OF LAND

Special Offer: 15% OFF from May to August 3 May - 30 August

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.

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*****THE VILLA*****

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.

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*****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.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • limited accessibility
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2011
Speaks english, italian, french, german

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!

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 !

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.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Prior to paying a reservation deposit, always verify payment instructions by calling the number on this listing.
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Reviews

Reviews for this holiday villa rental in Lucca, Italy

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SEGALE: 11th Century Villa, 450m², A/C, Pool, Great Panorama,80 Acres of Land
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 13 reviews
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SEGALE: 11th Century Villa, 450m², A/C, Pool, Great Panorama,80 Acres of Land
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p900444
Lucca Piana di Lucca
5

a real Tuscan pearl - by a Tuscan resident

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 29-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
I live in Florence and I have been in this fantastic place three times already. Knowing very well the local reality, I can say that this is ,without any doubt, one of the most beautiful, relaxing and interesting places where I've spent my holidays recently. The care with which the house was renovated, the attention to every detail, the big panoramic swimming pool, the two splendid terraces and breathtaking views are just some of the elements that characterize this amazing and lovely place. Everything in the house is perfect and the owner and the house team are extremely kind and helpful. A real pearl of Tuscany!!!
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great appreciation! We are really happy that you enjoyed our place so much! We look forward to welcome you back.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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SEGALE: 11th Century Villa, 450m², A/C, Pool, Great Panorama,80 Acres of Land
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p900444
Lucca Piana di Lucca
5

Amazing Villa!

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 09-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
I set up small group culinary tours to Tuscany and I really do a lot of research before deciding on a villa that fits my group. Villa Segale matched almost every piece of criteria that I use in choosing a villa, but I also was very impressed with the owner and property manager during my communication and all the help they shared regarding the area. The villa is quite simply amazing! A historic property with views that I can't believe are possible to match. Beautifully decorated with period furniture and all the modern conveniences you will need. The drive up to the villa is quite an adventure the first time up, however, after you are used to it, well, it almost becomes fun. You are 15 minutes from Lucca and there are some amazing restaurants within 15 minutes (take Marco's advice on some of his favorites), and I would highly recommend having Alessandra, a local chef, come in to do a dinner or cooking class for you, she's fabulous. Villa Segale is amazing, a destination in itself, yes they are surrounded by nature, they even have bugs flying around outside, but they are also surrounded by pure beauty, olive and fig trees, grape vines, wild herbs for use in your cooking and a patio and view that makes you realize just why Tuscany is a dream vacation. This will definitely not be my last stay at Villa Segale. Thanks Marco!

Tom K.
Minnesota, USA
Owner's Response: Thanks for your appreciation Tom, we are really happy that you enjoyed so much the villa, the place and all our services. Since you are a professional cook, I'm also extremely pleased that you enjoyed so much the restaurants that I suggested you. We love these restaurans so much! We look forward to welcome you back!
Helpful votes: 2/2
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SEGALE: 11th Century Villa, 450m², A/C, Pool, Great Panorama,80 Acres of Land
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p900444
Lucca Piana di Lucca
3

Beautiful views great house but too many wasps

  • 3 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
Beautiful house but my husband allergic to wasp and we discover that they have huge wasp which were in the vine in front porch and on the side outdoor kitchen. The kitchen was missing some good sharp knives and the oven was not working properly. The city of Lucca is beautiful next time will not stay in the mountain since the drive in to the villa was not pleasant experience.
Owner's Response: Thanks for your appreciation about the beautiful view and the great house, but I cannot agree with the other points you mentioned: the oven (a professional high quality model) is perfectly working: we've welcomed other groups of guests later and no one ever complained about the oven. I've checked it by myself just to be sure, and it's working perfectly.... so it was just not used in the correct way. About knives: we have high quality knives with rounded tip (so that children won't be hurted) but they are of great quality and cut very well...again, no one ever complained about this. We have a house manager that helps in solving local issues that may arise, so I'm surprised to read about these things only now in the review. Why not telling us about these things while you were at the villa? We would have solved these little "problems" in just 5 minutes :) About wasps: we are in the countryside, immersed in the beautiful nature, so it's completely normal that a wasp could be in the air sometimes...."huge wasps" it's really an exageration since we do pest control (and we are one of the few villas that do it, like having removable and discrete net screens installed on all the windows) every year for our guests. Finally the road is really normal for italian standard: we are in Italy and these are the roads that you will find everywhere in the countryside (smaller than standard american roards), but everyone always got used to them really quickly. Anyway since we always like to improve the comfort of our villa, we've already planned new works for this winter in order to make the road more comfortable to people coming from abroad. I'm really surprised about this review, but fortunately all of our other reviews are "5 star" reviews of guests that absolutely loved our villa and can confirm the quality and the beauty of this magical place.
Helpful votes: 1/2
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SEGALE: 11th Century Villa, 450m², A/C, Pool, Great Panorama,80 Acres of Land
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p900444
Lucca Piana di Lucca
5

This was the experience of a lifetime.

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
Fabulous....Who could ask for more!!!!!!!
Owner's Response: Thanks for your quick but fabulous feedback. We hope to welcome you back one day!
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SEGALE: 11th Century Villa, 450m², A/C, Pool, Great Panorama,80 Acres of Land
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p900444
Lucca Piana di Lucca
5

Magical villa high above Lucca

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
We met old friends at Villa Segale for a week; none of us knew what a treat we were in for or how special it would be! 10 of us, three couples and 4 teenagers, enjoyed every minute of our stay.
The property, while a bit challenging to access (unless you don't mind sharp climbs and hairpin turns on gravel roads), has spellbinding views of Lucca, Pisa, and the Mediterranean on clear days. We could even see the island of Gorgona certain days!
Every detail has been seen to; from the well-equipped kitchen and great outdoor dining terrace to the front porch draped with grapevines, to the pool and its lovely mountain breezes (a blessing during our 100 degree F heatwave!) and the decor of the rooms, air conditioning in each room, vineyards and olive groves, wine and olive oil samples from the property - all fabulous!
Once you get used to the access road, the trip into and back from Lucca or wherever your travels take you is quite do-able. A suggestion: Don't rent or bring big cars, you need small ones to make the turns on the road.
The owners and house manager are very kind and communicative, a class act all around.
To sum up, if you like to just sit and relax and soak up the positive energy of a beautiful setting or to make sightseeing day trips using Segale as your base, the location is perfect and it is a joy to come home to. We hope to return someday!
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. We're happy that you enjoyed so much your staying in our loved place! Yes, italian roads are smaller than U.S roads, but this how roads are made in Italy, especially in the countryside. As it happened to you, all of our guests get used to italian roads very quickly and have no problems at all in reaching Lucca and all the other beautiful cities that deserve a visit :) We're glad that you really loved so much everything and that you've decided to share your wonderful experience with others. We hope to welcome you back soon!
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Ferry
55 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Train
9 Kilometres
Lucca
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
Lucca
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Versilia - Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Pianura
Nearest Ski
65 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Lucca Vicopelago
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Pianura
Car: necessary

Lucca is an marvelous historycal medieval city that offers sightseeing, restaurants and shops.

Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi (with their famous beaches), Pietrasanta (centre for sculptors from all over the world), and Pisa (with her famous pending tower), are all 20-30 minutes away by car.

Florence, Chianti, San Gimignano, Sienna, Maremma, Cinque Terre and Portofino are all 1-2 hours away.

VILLA SEGALE offers an amazing strategic position that allows his guests to discover all the most important areas of Tuscany and Liguria (Portofino and Cinque Terre).

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Availability & Rates

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

Special Offer: 15% OFF from May to August

Special Offer From:
Dates 03-May-2014 to 30-Aug-2014

15% discount to all available weeks starting from May until the end of August.

May: 4.080€ instead of 4.800€

June, July and August: 4.930€ instead of 5.800€

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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate Minimum Stay
 
Low Season
30 Sep 2013 - 2 May 2014
€3,800
7 nights
 
 
Mid Season
3 May 2014 - 13 Jun 2014
€4,080
7 nights
 
 
High Season
14 Jun 2014 - 29 Aug 2014
€4,930
7 nights
 
 
Mid Season
30 Aug 2014 - 3 Oct 2014
€4,800
7 nights
 
 
Low Season
4 Oct 2014 - 1 May 2015
€3,800
7 nights
 
 
Mid Season
2 May 2015 - 12 Jun 2015
€4,800
7 nights
 
 
High Season
13 Jun 2015 - 28 Aug 2015
€5,800
7 nights
 
 
Mid Season
29 Aug 2015 - 2 Oct 2015
€4,800
7 nights
 
 
Low Season
3 Oct 2015 - 29 Apr 2016
€3,800
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

You are asked to pay 40% of the rent on confirmation of booking, and the balance at least 60 days before arrival.
There is a security deposit of €900 to be paid in cash on arrival, which is refunded minus breakages at the end of the stay.
Notes Rates include:
- A house manager to welcome you, answer questions & help you during your stay.
- Cleaning before and after your stay.
- Maid service 3 days (3 hours each day) per week.
- High speed WiFi broadband
- Pool usage
- Ample bed linen, pool towels & bath towels are provided (and changed each week, if staying more than one week)
- Cot & high chair, on request.
- Changeover day: Saturday
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 450 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Monument View ...
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Covered Parking
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Iron & Board
  • Bottled Water
  • Firewood
  • Laundry Soap
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking Off Street
  • Living Area
  • Wireless Internet
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Gas Heating
  • Split-System Heating
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Alarm System
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Master Matrimonial Bed Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Matrimonial Bed Bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Twin / Matrimonial Bed Bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Twin Bed Bathroom
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Twin Bed Bathroom
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Ground Floor Twin / Matrimonial Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , Master Matrimonial Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Matrimonial Bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Twin/Joinable Matrimonial Bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Twin/Joinable Matrimonial Bedroom
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , Twin Bedroom
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed , Twin Bedroom
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Patio
  • veranda
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Barbecue
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Terrace
  • Gazebo ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • water parks
  • marina
  • live theatre
  • autumn foliage
Leisure Activities:
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • eco tourism
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • hospital
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • golf
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • bay fishing
Notes:
-Sheets, Bathroom Towels and Pool Towels included. -Maid service: 3 days per week (3 hours per day) included. -Final Cleaning included. -For staying longer than 1 week: linen/towels change every week. -Net Screens (removable) on all the windows of the house. -Private chef/cook: available on request (to be paid). -Outcall telephone / Air conditioning / Heating to be paid upon consumption (based on real cost). - Smoking is allowed only outside the villa.
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