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Giovanna and Francesco

Member since: 2009
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Speaks English, French, Italian

'Encantea' ... lovely country house ... nice apartments at just 2 km from Lucca - Lavanda

15 Reviews
People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday chateau / country house in Monte San Quirico - Holiday house 'encantea'

Characteristic country house immersed in green fields

Characteristic and typical country house amongst green fields only 2 km from the historical walls of Lucca and close to the most important cities of art in Tuscany.The apartments can be rented separately but both family groups and large groups of friends are welcome: 15 people can be comfortably accommodated. A romantic and comfortable environment and ideal to spend an unforgettable holiday.

The salt water pool (14x7 meters) is at our guests’ disposal and set in garden of two hectares.

The great agricultural house, recently restructured, is a part of a typical 'corte lucchese' and offers four apartments, where one would like to stay longer than just a holiday!

Each apartment prides its own style and personality and all spaces offer lots of natural light, with the comfort of a true home. All the units have a kitchen, lounge room and bathroom; they are equipped with all the accessories, satellite TV, internet wi-fi and air conditioning.

'Encantea'...is: Situated only 2km from the historic centre of Lucca, you’ll find yourself in one of the most beautiful areas West of the Serchio River, between green pastures and beautiful stone houses.

You’ll find tranquillity and grace at Encantea.

There are spaces where you’ll day dream. There is much care and attention to detail: which is the essence of hospitality. It’s beautiful just to sit under the veranda, read a book and fill your eyes with green. Here you’ll find two hectares of green fields, interrupted only by a mirror of blue water.

A comforting magic.

' Encantea ' is the place where one would like to stay longer than just a holiday!

Each accommodation prides it’s own style and personality and all spaces offer lots of natural light, vitality with the comfort of a true home.

You’ll find all you need and more. Travel light, and bring with you only your idea of “total relaxation”

Both Family groups and large groups of friends are welcome: 15 people can be comfortably accommodated.

Our ideas....: One can take advantage of the silence or create something different each day:

Pedal along the banks of the Serchio River, in the close vicinity of the Park on the River or across the hills on a mountain bike to the sea.

Reach Lucca’s historic centre in 5 minutes, situated in the tree-lined street of the ancient walls,

Visit Lucca’s Villas: splendid architectural witnesses of the nobility of the 1500”s

Explore the outskirts: the Coast of Versilia and the mountains of the Garfagnana, which are half an hour away by car, The “Cinque Terre” approx 50km.

Reach the important cities of Tuscany: Florence, Pisa and Siena.

Our ideas...

Visit the markets: antique and arts and crafts, the 3rd and 4th weekend of every month, the traveling market every Wednesday and Saturday.“La Strada del Vino” (the “wine tasting” road): the road for food and wine tasting connoisseurship for agricultural businesses of Lucca’s hills, local wine and oil tasting.

Our ideas....: Opera: Giacomo Puccini was born right here! There are many opportunities and occasions during the year to listen to the masterpieces of the famous musician.

Summer Festival: A summer release of live concerts of international artists in the historic Napoleon Square.

The” Lucca” September: a month of cultural events, both religious and folklore. The 13th of September is not be missed: the entire city accompanies the “Saint Volto” in an atmospheric and charming procession along the streets of the historic centre.

Murabilia: a market/exhibition of mostly rare plants and flowers, held annually in the month of September on one of the most beautiful bulwark of the cities walls. Enriched by presentations, closer examinations and competitions regarding interesting themes in this sector.

The Feast Day of Saint Zita: a beautiful floral market in the Amphitheatre Square, in memory of the patron saint of the city. Held during the week of 27th April.

More Details

Details for holiday chateau / country house Lavanda, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

On the second floor: we have only had to open the windows and let the sun in, to paint the walls yellow and orange! You can see some of the most beautiful Towers of Lucca through the trees. The atmosphere is romantic: the original wooden beams and the terra-cotta pavements render the apartment more than welcoming. A large hall/living room with a kitchen and fireplace and two double bedrooms can comfortably accommodate four people.

The apartment consists of two rooms: a double bedroom and the other with two single beds that can be converted to double bed.The wooden beams and terracotta floors remained as they were based.

The bathroom, covered with mosaic, complete with shower, sink, toilet, bidet and hair dryer.

The kitchen is fully equipped and communicate with the living.

The living room is a spacious and bright overlooking the surrounding countryside.

Sofas, armchairs and a fireplace create a cozy and romantic atmosphere.

Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Giovanna and Francesco (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks English, French, Italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was one of those bookings where the reality was even better than the photos on the web. What a beautiful property and how lovely to be met by Giovanna with cold drinks on arrival. We stayed for 5 nights in Lavanda (2 adults and 2 children) which was huge! The apartment was equipped with everything we could need. Giovanna was so helpful drawing a little map to show us where to eat, park etc and an added bonus was that we were there during the Procession of Lucca. What an incredible experience. It turned out that the fireworks were best seen from the beautiful garden of Encantea and so after watching the procession we were able to come back to apartment and watch the fireworks away from the crowds. The pool was fabulous at the end of each day. The girls loved the large lawns to practice their cartweels and generally run around! Thanks also Francesco for the glass of wine whilst watching the fireworks...a truely memorable night!
Sep 2011
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Reviews

5
based on 15 holidaymaker reviews

Lavanda
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
5

'Encantea' - A lovely apartment in a pleasant setting on outskirts of Lucca

  • 5 of 5

Overall our experience was very pleasant, the host Giovanna was very kind and provided helpful information. The accommodation was clean, tidy and had all the essential appliances including a TV and washing machine, which came in handy. The salt water swimming pool was clean, enjoyable to swim in and the reclining chairs around the pool provided a relaxing environment.

Lucca is about a 20 minute walk away and is best undertaken in daylight. It is a advisable to return by taxi at night as the roads to the property have no lighting.

Lucca itself has a many shops, cafes and restaurants to chose from.

The location of the property provides an excellent base for days out in the surrounding area.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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5

Fabulous apartment set in beautiful grounds with an amazing pool

  • 5 of 5

The apartment, location and surroundings were amazing. The apartment was located a 5 minute drive from Lucca walls. We didn't try a walk in the August heat but the walk would have been a 20/25 minutes pleasant walk. Lucca and the local area was a great base for our first visit to Tuscany, with the Alps, Pisa, Florence and the beaches easy drives to visit. Lucca is a lovely place to visit with its many bell towers to climb and the city walls to hire bikes and cycle around.The property was as described, very well maintained and had every thing a family with two teenagers could ask for. The gardens and pool area were wonderful especially breaking up our sight seeing days. Having an allocated area around the pool and portico area to sit during the evening was lovely.

The owners were very welcoming and Giovanna gave us plenty of local information and maps to start our holiday. After booking tickets to visit Duomo in Florence on line Giovanna very kindly and extremely promptly printed them off for us which meant we had allocated time-slots to visit the bell tower and dome without waiting in the lengthy lines.

I would definitely highly recommend this property, in fact if we visited the area again I wouldn't hesitate in stopping there again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Great place - beautiful surroundings!

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the best places we have ever been in Italy, and the apartment, pool, surroundings are just perfect for a stay in the authentic Italy/Lucca area.

Do not miss the chance to have a relaxing vacation, and enjoy both the city life of Lucca, and the country side of Tuscany area.

Giovanna and Francesco are both dedicated hosts, and provides perfect customer service.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Lovely property in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Loverly apartment very clean with everything you need. The owners were excellent they maintain the grounds to a high standard. They were very helpful when we needed advice on places to visit. Thankyou

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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nice and quietly

  • 5 of 5

Encantea is a quiet place near Lucca, lovingly rented by Giovanna & Francesco.

We felt any time welcome there. The hosts take on request dinner reservations, provide tips for exploring the area or have a kind word for all their guests. Encantea is a wonderful base for day trips in the beautiful area. We would definitely come back!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review and greetings to all of you. Giovanna and Francesco
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Wonderful apartment

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful apartment. We stayed in the Lavanda apartment but the other guests were also enthusiastically positive about their apartments. We are a family with two young boys (8 and 6). The Lavanda had two bed rooms - a double room and a room with 2 single beds that the boys slept in.

The whole apartment was delightfully furnished and faultlessly maintained. The apartment was also well equipped with all manner of cooking equipment, a washing machine and a TV.

The pool is set within an enormous lawn and shared with the other 3 apartments alone so was never remotely overcrowded. The pool is a salt water pool and the pool and garden are regularly maintained by the owners Geovanna and Francesco. There are great views of the stunning Tuscan landscape from the apartments and gardens.

There's a small but well stocked Conad supermarket a few minutes walk away and a few other local shops and eateries but the area is relatively rural. However you're only about a 25 minute walk from Lucca. Lucca is a beautiful city with a few points of interest of it's own and tons of restaurant - many of which are very good. Lucca is also close to Pisa, Florence and the seaside resort of Viareggio.

Geovanna visited the property daily to water the plants and tidy and she was always friendly and helpful.

I would unreservedly recommend this property for anyone who is looking for a quite break away from it all or who wants a base camp from which they can visit the many interesting and beautiful sites across Tuscany.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
S. Alessio
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Forte dei Marmi Golf Club
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Lucca
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Lucca
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
S. Alessio
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Beach
22 Kilometres
Viareggio-Marina di Pietrasanta-Forte dei Marmi
Car: recommended

One can take advantage of the silence or create something different each day: Pedal along the banks of the Serchio River, in the close vicinity of the Park on the River or across the hills on a mountain bike to the sea. Reach Lucca’s historic centre in 5 minutes, situated in the tree-lined street of the ancient walls, Visit Lucca’s Villas: splendid architectural witnesses of the nobility of the 1500s Explore the outskirts: the Coast of Versilia and the mountains of the Garfagnana, which are half an hour away by car, The “Cinque Terre” approx 50km. Reach the important cities of Tuscany: Florence, Pisa and Siena.Visit the markets: antique and arts and crafts. “La Strada del Vino” (the “wine tasting” road): the road for food and wine tasting connoisseurship for agricultural businesses of Lucca’s hills, local wine and olive oil tasting. Opera: Giacomo Puccini was born right here! There are many opportunities and occasions during the year to listen his masterpieces.

Other Activities: Visit Historyc Centre of Lucca and Cultural Sites

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Monte San Quirico, Piana di Lucca

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Mid Season
10 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
£401
for 3 nights
From
£134
£888
 
 
Low Season
1 Oct 2016 - 27 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
£375
for 3 nights
From
£125
£810
 
 
High Season
28 Oct 2016 - 3 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
£466
for 3 nights
From
£155
 
 
Low Season
4 Nov 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£375
for 3 nights
From
£125
£810
 
 
Mid Season
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£401
for 3 nights
From
£134
£888
 
 
Low Season
7 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£375
for 3 nights
From
£125
£810
 
 
Mid Season
1 Apr 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
£534
for 4 nights
From
£134
£888
 
 
High Season
17 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,069
for 7 nights
£1,069
 
 
High Season
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£621
for 4 nights
From
£155
£1,069
 
 
Mid Season
16 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£534
for 4 nights
From
£134
£888
 
 
Low Season
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£375
for 3 nights
From
£125
£810
 
 
High season
28 Oct 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£466
for 3 nights
From
£155
 
 
Low Season
3 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£375
for 3 nights
From
£125
£810
 
 
High Season
23 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£621
for 4 nights
From
£155
£1,069
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £345

*** Cancellation policy: 100% refund for cancellations more than 40 days before check in date.
The price does not include: heating, air conditioning, daily cleaning and daily change of linen, towels for swimming pool.
A security deposit against damages of 400 Euro is to be paid in cash upon arrival. It will be given back upon departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for Lavandain Monte San Quirico in Lucca Area

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 75 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Child Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Mosquito net.

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