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Typical Tuscan Farmhouse, Finely Furnished, With Terrace On Enchanting View.

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

About the property

Villa On The Hills Of Lucca, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 1 Sofabed. Sleeps 7 People

This charming farmhouse restored in 2012, was formerly a small cloister dating back to 1700. It is located in the middle of an olive tree grove dominating the valley and the city of Lucca, which lies only 11 km from here. The owner is an interior designer, this is why interiors are refurbished with care and attention to details, using original Tuscan furniture and aiming at the perfect ease of the guests. The days in Lucca will be particularly agreeable thanks to its many attractions and points of interest: the sightseeing of the town, its unique city walls, churches, squares, museums etc. For those who love the sea, in 20 minutes you can reach the sea-side resorts of Versilia, Viareggio, Forte dei Marmi - all renowned for their huge golden shores. For mountain lovers, in only 30 minutes you can be in the Garfagnana area and walk through its ancient villages. Take a chance to visit the cities of art and the most characteristic places of Tuscany (Pisa, Firenze, Siena, Cinque Terre) that are near to Lucca and easy to reach. In case some day you do not want to go anywhere, you can enjoy the impressive terrace, which is definitely the peculiarity of this house, offering the possibility to stay outside in complete relax. A magical place surrounded by nature where everything is like it used to be – only a few ancient houses deep in the stillness of the hills and an enchanting atmosphere due to the magnificent view, outstanding during the day and lovely by night.

Member since: 2006
Speaks English, Italian
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Calendar last updated:
23 February, 2017


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(51 traveller reviews)

Typical Tuscan Farmhouse, Finely Furnished, With Terrace On Enchanting View.
average rating of 4.901961 based on 51 reviews

A beautifully kept Tuscany Villa with a spectacular view. The villa was also very clean.

  • 5 of 5

Massimo (the owner) was a great guy to deal with and was very accommodating. The villa was exactly what we hoped for: Very clean, comfortable, well equipment and with spectacular views. We would definitely stay here again. The villa is remotely located in the hill sides of Tuscany, and is a gem to come home to after a busy day visiting Lucca. A car rental is recommended, as taxi fares quickly add up. We choose the taxi way, so that we could drink lots of Tuscany wine and not have to worry about drinking and driving. Thank you Massimo for making our holiday a memorable one.


  • Review Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming Cottage with Amazing View

  • 5 of 5

The house was charming and beautiful. It had everything we needed for our stay, and the views from the patio and side terrace are simply amazing. It's close to amenities, and its easy to pop into Lucca to enjoy the sites of the city. Massimo was super helpful and friendly, and even had bread, wine, and pasta waiting for us at the house! The drive up to the house may see daunting to those unfamiliar with European rural roads, but after driving in the mountain region nearby, they are not so bad :) We had a full size estate car, and had no issues getting to the house or parking there. Looking forward to coming back for another stay here in the future. It's just so peaceful and pretty!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming house in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

The house and location are as wonderful as the pictures portray.

The house is full of character and charm, it is equally comfortable, and has all the essential facilities for a holiday break. We could never tire of the daily view into the valley from the terrace. The hillside location is easily accessible by car and a trip to Lucca takes 15 minutes.

We chose this property from the photos on this site and positive comments from previous guests. We stayed in Florence for a short break prior to picking up the car and spending a week at Massimo's house. Whilst here we drove to Pisa which is easily accessible from the house. What we could not believe is why Lucca is not as famous as Florence and Pisa. Lucca was an unbelievable and unexpected jewel. Located within the medieval walls which enclose the town it is a truly historic and fascinating place to visit. The wall of the town is 4km in length and fully accessible to walk, or cycle along. Within the historic walls is a thriving town with some wonderful restaurants and shops.

Massimo is an absolute gentleman and is committed to ensuring his guests have the perfect holiday. He is available without being in any way intrusive. One morning there was no water available, a text to Massimo was swiftly replied with information that he had contacted the local water supplier and there was an issue to the area which was being resolved, further texts kept us fully updated with the timescale for restoration, and happily the issue was swiftly resolved.

I have no hesitation in recommending this property as an ideal place to discover the beauty of Tuscany.

Una and Malcolm - family of 5 from London

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Massimo's Awesome Property

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Home Away, Lucca, Piana di Lucca, #1100961, from 5/21 to 6/4/2016 in Torre near Lucca in Tuscany. It’s a charming old stone farmhouse nestled in groves of olives trees with a beautiful view of Lucca’s valley and the surrounding rolling hills. The house has been beautifully restored and updated. Each of the three bedrooms has a comfortable queen-size bed and the two upstairs have en suite bathrooms. On the first floor, the bedroom is a number of steps away from the bathroom, through the kitchen and laundry room, but it was ideal for our friend who has difficulty negotiating stairs. The kitchen was well-equipped and all the appliances were in good working order. Massimo was a responsive, considerate host and provided plenty of information about the local area. He helped us make reservations at a local restaurant which turned out to be a very memorable meal. Also he arranged for Carla, a local cook, to prepare an outstanding dinner for the six of us. Not only was the meal fantastic, but we had enough leftovers for the next day’s meals. One drawback for the friends we shared the house with was that one of the four had to do all the driving since automatic transmissions are difficult to find at Italy’s car rental agencies. She found the narrow, winding road up to the farmhouse nerve-wracking, especially in our first few days at the house. There are shops and restaurants fairly close by but none are in easy walking distance. The drive into Lucca took only fifteen to twenty minutes, depending on traffic and the whole area has dozens of small vineyards that produce outstanding wines. Our only regret about the house itself is that we forgot to take pictures of all the lovely tile and wood work and the many delightful decorative touches.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely Perfect

  • 5 of 5

This house is amazing, the scenery breathtaking and Massimo is a perfect host. I was one of four women who had the opportunity to spend a week in May at this beautiful house set in a perfect Tuscan location. The home has so much character and the bedrooms and bathrooms were most convenient for four adults.

The house is located about 15-20 minutes from Lucca, a very scenic drive, with a local pub, supermarket and café in a nearby village. Massimo’s hospitality extended from the rental to arranging our pickup, coordinating our car rental pickup and drop off and facilitating our first grocery visit.

Highlights of the stay were meeting residents of the area, exploring the countryside, a home cooked Italian meal by Carla and Laura and a cooking class with Chef Paolo Monti. Definitely book the home cooked meal early in your stay to enjoy the many left overs you will receive.

The house is a perfect place to stay if going to Lucca and we would not hesitate a recommendation to anyone. We were sad to leave and we hope to return someday. Thank you Massimo!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house in lovely location

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely weeks holiday in this beautiful Tuscan house in a lovely rural location. The antique decor meant the house was full of character and ensuite bathrooms in 2 of the bedrooms was very convenient. Unfortunately the weather in May was not that warm in the evenings but we enjoyed sitting on the terrace for breakfast with stunning views over the countryside to Lucca.

The house is about 15-20 minutes drive from Lucca with a supermarket in a nearby village. Massimo kindly met us in Lucca on arrival so we could follow him to the house. The property was well equipped and a cot was provided for our 22 month old son. Our son enjoyed playing on the terrace and had a great time exploring ! The highlight of our trip though was a home cooked Italian meal by Carla and Laura. They provided the most beautiful meal and worked so hard. I would advise booking them earlier in the week as the food kept us going for days !

We did day trips to Lucca and to Barga in the mountains. I would recommend visiting Marina di vecchiano near Pisa which is a beautiful beach about 50 minutes drive away. Massimo recommended a fantastic and cheap pizza restaurant zio joes and also ristorante le meriviglie which was great value.

All the family had a great holiday and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend The house as a place to stay if going to Lucca.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Tirrenia Golf
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Viareggio, Forte dei Marmi
Car: necessary

The city of Lucca boasts some wonderfully charming urban spaces: the most famous of these is surely the Piazza dell'Anfiteatro, built on the ruins of the ancient Roman amphitheatre by the architect Lorenzo Nottolini, a unique architectural marvel. The main artery running through the historic centre is the narrow Via Fillungo, a medieval street lined with the city’s most prestigious shops. Some of Lucca’s other picturesque squares include Piazza San Michele, the city’s historic fulcrum, and Piazza San Martino, the centre of religious life and the site of the renowned Duomo di San Martino. Its immense historic-monumental opulence has prompted a recent proposal to include Lucca’s historic centre – which also comprises a historic playhouse, the Teatro del Giglio - in UNESCO’s world heritage list.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in San Martino In Freddana, Piana di Lucca

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Jan -Febr 2017
8 Jan 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
March 2017
19 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
April 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
April 2017
15 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
April 2017
22 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
May 2017
29 Apr 2017 - 13 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
June 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July -August 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July - August 2017
22 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2017
27 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
November- Dec2017
29 Oct 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £169

Weekly prices include: the rent of the property, private parking, all bedlinen and towels.
Wireless internet is available free.
Weekly prices DO NOT INCLUDE: electricity, gas (for hot water and kitchen), final cleaning..Gas for heating to pay on consumption.
Wood to pay on consuptions.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in San Martino In Freddana in Lucca Area

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 105 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pink Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Ivory Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Yellow Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Pretty bedroom with the trerrace - 1 Double Bed , with the terrace
    Romantic bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Poster bed, antique furniture, antique toys.
    Elegant Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Antique furniture. If it's necessay 2 single beds
  • Cot available on request In the Living room there is a sofa bed for 1 people.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Our olive oil production in the property. Versilia Golf Club is 30 km far from this holiday house Montecatini Golf is 18 km far this holiday house Cook on request to prepare dinner at home

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