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Spacious, Luxurious, Fully Restored Tuscan House with Vineyard and Large Gardens

People12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms1
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

A large beautiful open plan 350 sqm villa with 6 double bedropms, 5 bathrooms.

Meati is a 400 year old country house on 3 levels with original cotta floors, high wooden beamed ceilings, fire places, stone steps, a marble topped chrome kitchen and power showers. Plus 2 large baths. It has 2 large lounges; the main one is 30 x 15 ft with doors out onto the terrace, the other 15 x 18 ft with a piano and large sofa. The sun room has a sofa and 2 armchairs with glass doors next to this is the dining room with the large table originally from a local monastery here in Lucca, Again it has doors straight onto the terrace where there is a further dining table for outdoor dining. The modern Dada kitchen has a central island table of thick marble and chrome and is fully equipped for proper cooking. The first floor has 4 large double bedrooms, 1 ensuite with double height ceilings and fire place, once the original hayloft and then 2 further lovely bathroooms, one with double sinks and power shower and the other with villeroy and boch bath and separate shower. The second floor has 2 double bedrooms and 1 bathroom made of slate and again beame ceilings. 1 bedroom has lovely views over the vinyard whilst the other has belli art protected stone slatted windows. There is ample parking to the front of the property. A large private swimming pool and tennis courts nearby is available for use to the guests at no extra charge.


Owner
Alexandra
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Italian, Daughters speak Spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2018

About Alexandra

My family and I have lived in Lucca for the past 10 years having transferred from London. An avid art and history lover, I feel enriched and extremely lucky to live in Italy. I teach English and am involved in tourism here. Our 2 daughters have benefited growing up in the welcoming and warm social atmosphere of Lucca, being accostomed to being made the centre of attention as all children are in Italy and eating well at every meal! As young teenagers, the subtle changes to Lucca that have evolved in the past few years mean that they have a great social life, there is an air of modernity in the city, fashion, music and events are an important part of this chic little place. We contiinue to run our restaurant in London and this affords us a foot in both countries. Italy is where our heart is though and I never cease to feel uplifted by the beauty of the area as I run around the walls of Lucca or the hills of Meati.

Alexandra purchased this villa in 2003

Why Alexandra chose Lucca

The villa is in an area of outstanding beauty, it offers tranquility and relaxation yet it is very near the walled city so popping into town for a stroll around or to indulge in a 'gelato' is very easy. The property is stunning and well equipped, it offers great accomodation for a reasonable price. In 5 minutes you can reach the autostrada from the house meaning quick access and no traffic when going to the beaches of Versillia or to the airport in Pisa. It is very well positioned for further trips if you would like to visist Florence or Sienna or otherr nearby areas.

What makes this villa unique

Stunning countryside

Sympathetic restoration has ensured the property has retained lots of original features and original materials have been used such as slate, and marble to stay in keeping with the serene beauty of the house. The modern touches of the Dada kitchen, power showers throughout, villeroy and boch baths and the large wardrobe spaces mean the house has a luxurious yet practical feel.

The gardens are very beautiful and ample. The vinyard produces great San Giovanni wine.

The large swimming pool and tennis courts in Vicopelego are very near.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Grey slate large sink top with 2 sink units. Power shower
  • Ground Floor bathroom with sink and toilet. First Floor: 1 ensuite bathroom with large shower, toilet, sink and bidet and a wall of fitted wardrobes. 1 bathroom with shower and 2 sinks, W.C and bidet. 1 bathroom with bath, separate shower, sink, bidet and toilet. Second Floor: 1 bathroom with bath and shower, 2 sinks, bidet and toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Can be made into a double bed for guests
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Beautiful Master Bedroom with Super King size double wooden bed, Fireplace, air conditioning and very large Ensuite bathroom with closet space. 3 further large double bedrooms with ample wardrobe space, air conditioning and views to garden. 2 further large bedrooms, each with 2 single beds, wardrobes and drawers.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • 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
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
In the immediate vicinity is Vicopelego Tennis Club, Hafliinger Horse Riding Centre, Bike Hire with arranged cyling tours on request. Tuscany is the top training ground in Europe for Cycling Teams, if you wish to do serious road biking or mountain biking you can! Wine tours and guided tours available for the cities of Lucca, Pisa, Florence and Sienna can be arranged. Also hiking in the Garfagnana The Ego Gym offers personal traning sessions again on request. Lucca has many restaurants and bars, again please ask for help with any bookings or information. The Versillian Beach clubs are numerous and I can arrange to book a beach club suitable for guests on request. Versillia is home to the most exclusive riviera in Italy and has numerous night life options as well as music venues and other enterrtainment. If you fancy a spinning class with views of the beach and sea let me know! Watersports are also popular or boat hire.

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Location

Nearest Airport
38 Kilometres
Pisa Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Pontico
Nearest Ferry
48 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Vicopelago Golf Club
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Lucca
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
A12
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Antica Osteria d Meati
Nearest Ski
65 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Beach
28 Kilometres
Lido di Camaiore or Viareggio
Car: necessary

Lucca is one of the most beautiful perfectly formed cities in Italy, It has enchanting cobblestoned winding streets with over 100 elaborate churches and elegant palaces and is encircled by ancient fortification walls dating back to the 11th century. Nowadays the walls are like the city's park; lined by trees planted by th Duchess of Bourbon when she commissioned the walls to be developed into an elegant public walkway. Lucca has a vast number of shops and fantastic restaurants to suit every budget. There are lots of bars and museums. It's great for sight seeing and for strolling or cycling round the pretty streets feeling like a local. The area of Meati and Gattaiola is very near town whilst being emmersed in nature. It is home to many beautiful old Lucchese villas and is a popular spot for the Lucchese to cycle, run and go walking. 5 minutes walk from the house is the local Osteria di Meati which serves fantastic cuisine and has a wide array of wines. In the summer it has a large terrace on which to dine on looking out on the enclosed garden with a swing for children to play after dinner. Lucca is in the heart of Tuscany and a short distance from Pisa with it's famous Leaning Tower and Duomo and a 45 minute drive from Florence, the city of art and culture, home to Boticelli, Micelangelo, V

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Lucca, Lucca Area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Nightly Rate
5 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,423
for 7 nights
From
£198
 
 
Early winter
27 Oct 2018 - 10 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,644
for 5 nights
£2,285
 
 
Christmas holidays
21 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
£1,323
for 5 nights
£1,836
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£633
for 3 nights
From
£198
£1,387
£2,734
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £40.4
Refundable Damage Deposit £448.92

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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