HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44-800-085-3815
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44-800-085-3815

La Sorgente- groomed garden offers superb views, saltwater pool & bocci court

Bedrooms 6
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

6 Bedrooms, 6.0 Bathrooms, 12 Sleeps

Once an olive mill and barn, La Sorgente is now a charming, comfortable retreat in the hills between Lucca and the Versilia coast. Whether you want to stroll the walls and gardens of Lucca or the sands of the Versilia beaches, both are just 15 miles away. The fully restored stone building has airy interiors, plenty of space for up to twelve guests and beautiful views of the countryside.

The villa was once two separate buildings that are now connected by an entrance hall and terrace. Other outdoor spaces include both shaded and sunny dining areas, a barbecue and a brick patio around the saltwater pool. Challenge family and friends to a game on the bocce court, or simply stroll in the garden. Inside, there’s a telescope so you can stargaze far from city lights.

Many of La Sorgente’s original features have been preserved, but given a modern update. Beamed ceilings have been whitewashed for a bright, clean look, and wood trim has been refreshed with mint green paint. The cheery living room has both a fireplace and garden access through a pair of wide French doors. The roomy kitchen is open to the dining area and has modern flair thanks to silver pendant lights and a graphic tile backsplash.

Each of the villa’s six bedrooms has an en-suite bathroom and ceiling fan. On the ground floor, there’s a bedroom with two twin beds. Upstairs, the master suite has a queen bed and walk-in closet. The second floor also has two bedrooms with two twin beds each, and two bedrooms with a double bed each.

Should you need to come down from the hills, shopping and banking in the village of San Martino in Freddana are just 3 miles away. The city of Lucca and its highway access are about 15 miles to the southeast, while the beaches of Versilia are about 15 miles to the west. If you’re coming from or going elsewhere in Italy, the Pisa airport is about 22 miles away.

Copyright (c) Luxury Retreats. All rights reserved.



Bedroom 1 – Ground Floor: 2 Twin beds, En-suite bathroom with shower, Standing fan

Bedroom 2 - Master: Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower and bathtub, Walk-in closet, Ceiling fan, Telescope

Bedroom 3: 2 Twin beds, En-suite bathroom with shower, Ceiling fan

Bedroom 4: Double bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, Standing fan

Bedroom 5: Double, En-suite bathroom with bathtub, Ceiling fan

Bedroom 6: 2 Twin beds, En-suite bathroom with bathtub, Ceiling fan






Immersion blender

Coffee maker



Satellite TV

DVD player

Stereo/CD player




Baby cot with linen

High chair




Saltwater pool – not heated

Boccie court


Alfresco dining

BBQ grill


Pool towels



Maid service - 9 hours a week

At Extra Cost – advance notice may be required:

Villa pre-stocking

Activities and excursions

Cooking lessons

Cook service

Laundry service

Child care service

Additional maid service



Points of Interest:

5 km to San Martino Freddana village with shops, bank and post office

25 km to Lucca town and motorway exit

Beach Access:

25 km to Versilia beaches


35 km to Pisa Galileo Galilei (PSA)


Maximum 12 guests

Children welcome

Non-smoking villa

Pets not permitted

Required security deposit is payable onsite in cash or traveler’s check. Guests may pay in euros, or the equivalent amount in another currency

Check-in between 4pm and 7pm

Check-out before 10 a.m. on the day of departure


SWIMMING POOLS - Swimming pools are not open all year. If your rental period is outside the period May 30th to October 3rd, please check with us that the pool can be opened. Swimming pools are not enclosed with fences and there are no lifeguards. Clients’ use of the swimming pool is at their own risk.

HEATING - Heating is available at an additional charge of 50 Euro per day and must be paid directly on the spot to the owner or his/her representative before departing. Please note that heating in Italy, when not subject to restrictions by the local Government, is more expensive compared to other countries. If you look for a property in low season, make sure to ask for an estimate of the heating cost. You may be asked a supplementary deposit for heating expenses.

WATER AND ELECTRICITY - Please note that most of the properties that we offer are not the typical purpose-built Mediterranean holiday villas. Most are converted farmhouses or former manor houses, full of character and history. Water shortages do occur; please use it sparingly during the summer months. At the same time, Italy is probably one of the few countries in the world where the government has introduced a system of electricity limitators to contain the national consumption. This means you must be careful when using more than one appliance at once because the limitator will shut the electricity off.

INTERNET CONNECTION - Many of our properties have an internet connection. From our experience, when a connection is interrupted due to technical reasons beyond our control, it is unfortunately very difficult, despite our efforts, to receive immediate assistance from some of the internet providers operating in Italy. We therefore strongly suggest that those who need to access their emails should bring their own BlackBerry, or a similar portable device. Please note that in any case we cannot accept responsibility for lack of these services.

LOW SLUNG CARS - VANS – MINIBUSES - Most of our houses are located in the countryside. Some of them can be accessed only by unsealed roads and driveways. We therefore advise people intending to take a sports or low-slung car on holiday, to check with us first whether the access to the property allows for such a car. We advise against the use of vans and minibuses. Please always check with us, at the time of booking, if you are planning to use this type of vehicle when staying at one of our properties.

Advertised rates may vary according to the season and duration of stay

More Details

Property Manager
Luxury Retreats International
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Arabic
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Lucca in Province of Lucca

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - This is an en-suite bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - This is an en-suite bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - This is an en-suite bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - This is an en-suite bathroom
    Bathroom 5 - This is an en-suite bathroom
    Bathroom 6 - This is an en-suite bathroom
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling


4.5/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)

50% Complete
50% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
La Sorgente- groomed garden offers superb views, saltwater pool & bocci court
average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews

La Sorgente - The source of a great holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at La Sorgente with our family and enjoyed all aspects of the villa. The location is in the Lucca hills with an amazing view to Lucca and surrounding area, within close proximity to the seaside towns in and around Fore Dei Marmi. We had days at the beach, the hills visiting local towns, Lucca, and at the house by the pool. Our only regret was that we spent one day at home relaxing which was not long enough. Marinella cooked for us twice and it was exceptional she is so warm and friendly and she made us fell right at home. Her cooking is bounissimo! Also Vassilli kept the gardens immaculate and kept a good eye on the security of the villa. The house itself is exceptional, very high quality amenity and fixtures and fittings. You can tell that the owners have gone to a lot of trouble to keep this villa at high standards. The outdoor areas are amazing and we used these areas a lot. The photo's do not do the outdoor spaces justice it is truly breathtaking.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Luxury Retreats International
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 4 of 5

The house was very special. And we loved the details of flowers and furniture and the divine architectural garden. The house keeper was very profssional and the Concierge dealt with several varied requests and fulfilled them all brilliantly. The catering was great.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: September 2013
  • Source: Luxury Retreats International
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Beautiful villa, lovely setting catching up with good friends!

  • 5 of 5

Authentic well maintained villa. Tasteful furnishings, lovely pool & view.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: Luxury Retreats International
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Early summer mountain retreat family vacation

  • 4 of 5

The first thing that I noticed was the terrific views from the patio of the valley and the surrounding hills. Then the architectural beauty and landscaping care that make up the villa. There are lots of places outside to sit, read, have conversations, enjoy dinner,a glass of wine or just relax and enjoy the surroundings.

The interior is spacious and well layed out so that a family can enjoy time together, but still find places to spend quiet time alone. We never felt crowded.

We enjoyed the dinners organized by Murana and would recommend her services to all who stay here.

We noticed a hummingbird like bee that flew among the plants at the edge of the patio, but could never get a clear picture of it and would love to know its name.

The only negatives were the ocasional millipeds in the house due probably to the open doors during the day and the mold smell in the lower bedroon that was quite distracting.

All in all a most enjoyable time together..

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2011
  • Date of Stay: June 2011
  • Source: Luxury Retreats International
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0



Prices & Availability

Ask Manager a Question


  • Damage deposit: €1,000.00