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Old stone farmhouse near Lucca, Tuscany. - Loft Flat

Bedrooms 1
Space 484 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights



Loft Flat

Loft apartment with bedroom, bathroom , kitchen and living room

About the property


Beautiful self contained self catering apartment in recently restored old Tuscan farmhouse. The rooms all have traditional beamed and tiled rooves. Garden and Swimming Pool for Guest Use, and car parking on the premises.

Stonehouse is an ideal base for visiting the historic cities of Lucca, Pisa, Florence and Siena. For more relaxing days, the beaches of Viareggio and Marina di Vecchiano are half an hour's drive away - or you can take a bike and explore the Bientina Marsh of the Pisan Hills.

The Apuan Alps, with their fine scenery and historic marble quarries are also close at hand, as are the more gentle Appenines.

The area is ideal for a blend of culture and activity, and the owners who live on site can help you to make the most of your holiday.

More Details

Paola Pardini / David Hayward
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 August, 2018

About Paola Pardini / David Hayward

Me and David during our gardening time.

We moved to the countryside to spend our free time outside enjoying nature.

I'm from Lucca and David is english. It could be work!

Paola Pardini / David Hayward purchased this apartment in 2001

Why Paola Pardini / David Hayward chose Capannori

We love to travel and we'd like to meet at Stonehouse the people that we couldn't meet away.

This house was the property of Agostino, the old farmer who lived here a long time ago, with his animals and his vegetable garden. We renovated this building to preserve the character of a farm house.

Our guests say: 'home away from home'. This is our goal.

What makes this apartment unique

When we were looking for a farm house, we saw this property and we thought: 'this is it!'.

We saw the mountains around, the churches on the hills, and the sunflowers. The colours around helped us to decide.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Many thanks for your hospitality - you are so generous.

The loft is beautiful and your house and garden too. We enjoyed your bakery.

The surroundings are beautiful. Steven made fantastic bike-trips.

It is a pity to have to leave, but hope to visit you again in the future
Sep 2013
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Prices based on occupancy by 2 people. 70 euro more per week for each additional person.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Capannori in Tuscany

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 484 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Pool Use During Daylight Hours
  • Quiet after 10pm
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , child beds or cots as required.
  • 1 double which can be divided into 2 singles. 1 Bed Sofa
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.7619047 based on 45 reviews

A beautiful spot in the Tuscan countryside

  • 5 of 5

The loft apartment in Stonehouse is absolutely charming! After an action-packed bus tour of Italy, it was the perfect place to slow down and enjoy life in Tuscany for a few days. We enjoyed visiting Lucca, the medieval hill town of Volterra, and a wine tour near Montecarlo. Paola and David were friendly and gracious hosts who really helped us make the most of our time in Tuscany. If you are looking for an authentic place in a quiet country village, Stonehouse is the perfect choice! We would love to return some day.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely apartment in peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the top floor apartment for a week at the end of May. The accommodation was really nice and clean. The kitchenette had most of the items needed for a quick meal and the outside gardens included space to sit and enjoy the weather.

We would like to stay there again so I guess that's the best thing you could say about any accommodation.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, quiet, comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 4 nights. It's a very cozy space and was a great place to relax and feel at home. Paola and David were both very helpful and very responsive. We had everything we needed. And the bed was amazingly comfortable!! This location is a bit nestled away but that's what we were going for. Lucca is about a 15-20 min drive and Florence is about an hour away by car/train.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Excellent venue. Such beautiful surroundings. David and Paula very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
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a clean and comfortable apartment and a great holiday

  • 5 of 5

we very much enjoyed our stay - the apartment was clean and comfortable and the hosts David and Paola were friendly and helpful - its location was good, a few miles out of Lucca in a quiet hamlet - there was a restaurant nearby which served good food and was obviously popular with locals - Lucca itself is a gem - very beautiful ancient walled city with narrow streets and beautiful houses - not too full of tourists and very relaxing - we also went to Florence and Pisa and to several hill villages - all wonderful - we would recommend this area to anyone and the property made a very good base from which to explore it

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great base for exploring Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Stonehouse for five days during an extended tour of Italy. David and Paola are wonderful hosts. Paola greeted us with a delicious fruit pie and a bottle of wine. The room was clean and functional, and the gardens and grounds were beautiful. We had a rental car so were able to take day trips to Florence, Siena, Volterra, San Gimignano and, of couse, Lucca, which was our favorite. All in all, a very comfortable stay.

  • Review Submitted: 12-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
San Ginese
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
cantina di alfredo
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Marina di Vecchiano
Car: recommended

Our house is a few miles from Lucca in the green of the Tuscan countryside. The village is S.Ginese di Compito and the adress is Via Centoni, N° 14.

The town of Lucca, with its famous ring of walls, can be reached in a quarter of an hour.

The motorway, which is close at hand, brings you in less than an hour to the artistic treasures of Pisa, Florence and Siena.

The rolling hills of Chianti country and the Etruscan town of Volterra can also easily be reached. For rest days, there are many interesting excursions locally - on foot or by bike - to explore the Bientina marsh with its interesting birdlife, or the Pisan hills.

The Appuan Alps, with their spectacular summits and historic marble quarries are less than an hour away, whilst on the other side of the Garfagnana valley there are the more gentle slopes of the Appenines.

For those who prefer the sea, the riviera is half an hour away at Viareggio, whilst the wilder coastline of the Cinque Terre is only a little further .

Other Activities: birdwatching

Ski: Possible to reach the Abetone Pass in 90 minutes for piste skiing.

Numerous ski mountaneering opportunities