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Restored barn with large pool and mountain stream

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,776 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Private house with pool and garden shared with one other property

Villa Allegra was built in 1676 by the Giovanetti family of Lucca, to process the olives of its olive groves in the foothills of the Monte Pisano. The Villa consists of the 5-bedroomed main house and 3-bedroomed barn. The two properties are completely separate, but share grounds of 3,500 metres and the large, circular pool. Both properties have their own designated alfresco dining area. Another option for outside dining is at a long trestle table next to the swimming pool, which becomes shaded in time for dinner.

Villa Allegra's barn has three double bedrooms (one with twin beds), all with ensuite bathrooms. There is an additional bathroom downstairs, a well-equipped kitchen, cosy living room, private alfresco dining area and use of the gardens (3,500m) and large, circular pool (64m surface area). The property is west-facing and enjoys an abundance of sunlight and breathtaking views of the Pisan Mountains. The property is located on the edge of the medieval village of Sant Andrea di Compito, famous for its mountain walks, fresh spring water and extensive collection of camelia trees.

Just a few metres away from the property, along an olive tree-lined lane, you will find the public tennis courts, with two courts, bookable by the hour at the cultural centre. A 7-minute walk will take you to the nearest pizzeria/restaurant - Tre Tigli. Closer still, at the end of the garden (250m) lies the bar Il Ponte, where you can get an authentic Italian coffee or cappuccino. Lucca is 11km, Florence 55km and Pisa airport is a 38-minute car trip, either via the motorways or through the provincial villages of Pisa.

The twinned village of Pieve di Compito and Sant'Andrea di Compito have a special microclimate that make it cooler in Summer. It is well fed by streams from the Monte Pisano, and on the main road just before you arrive at the house you can fill up cans with fresh spring water at the public fountain. After a scorching day touring the cultural towns of Florence, Sienna or San Gimignano, when you come home you will find lots of leafy, shady spots to retire to. If you still need cooling down, you can take a short trip (5 minutes by car) to the local ice cream cafe, PappaGrappa, which makes its own all-natural ice creams and sorbets.

From Villa Allegra there are various walks you can make, into the Monte Pisano. The area is very popular with hikers as it is still offers a wealth of flora and fauna to explore and enjoy. Alternatively, you can visit the Camillietum Compitese - the Camellia botanical garden of Pieve di Compito, which boasts 1,000 cultivars.

More Details

Member since: 2018
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch
Calendar last updated:
18 September, 2018

About The Owner

I am a British former journalist, enjoying life in Italy while continuing my professional work. I have owned a house in the village since 2004 but only switched to Villa Allegra in April and have been working hard to make it as pleasant as possible for guests.

The Owner purchased this barn in 2018

Why The Owner chose Pieve di Compito

Villa Allegra is in a very advantageous situation, nestling at the feet of olive slopes and with a cooling stream running at the bottom of the garden. The house is wide but narrow and entirely south and west facing, which means it gets lots of sun, yet its thick stone walls keep it cool.

What makes this barn unique

Pieve di Compito is in an ideal position for visiting Tuscany's cultural wonders and wineries. It's only 15 minutes from Lucca , an hour from Florence, 40 minutes from Pisa and 1-1/2 hours from Sienna. The beaches are 40 minutes away and the surrounding area offers many country walks and a wide variety of restaurants (most of which require a car to get there). The area is very popular with cyclists and mountain bikes can be rented nearby in Guamo (Via di Sottomonte).


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn around the Pieve di Compito around the Province of Lucca

Property Type:
  • barn
Floor Area:
  • 1776 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf pass optional
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Restored barn with large pool and mountain stream
average rating of 4.0 based on 2 reviews

The perfect holiday escape

  • 5 of 5

Very spacious barn with modern facilities. The interior stays nice and cool despite the heat outside. Excellent location with large garden, which makes it perfect for families with children or large groups. There are countless excellent restaurants in the neighbourhood, and it is only a short drive from the city of Lucca, and not much further to Pisa.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you and your friends enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure to have such tidy guests!
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A lovely place to escape the heat and crowds.

  • 3 of 5

A lovely barn, with spacious accommodation in a quiet and relaxing location. A short walk away, the local restaurant Tre Trigli, provided excellent Pizzas for a bite at the end of a day's sight seeing. Emma the lovely English owner was on hand with advice and help throughout our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
33 Kilometres
Pisa International Airport
Nearest Barpub
450 Metres
Bar ristorante Pizzeria Tre Tigli
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Golf Club Vicopelago putting range
Nearest Train
11 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4.7 Kilometres
La Cicala e la Formica
Nearest Ski
73 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Marina di Torre del Lago
Car: necessary

The nearest mini-market is 200m away and sells basic necessities and local produce.

One km down the road is another mini-market with a wide range of local fruit and vegetables, cheeses, sausages and honey.

About 2 km away on the A 439 north is the local olive oil press, (Frantoio Sociale Compitese) which sells organic vegetables, cheeses and our delicious local olive oil.

The closest supermarket and bank is in San Leonardo in Treponzio (4 km). There is a local produce market there on a Tuesday, in front of the playground and shooting range and next to the Carabinieri (police station).

The closest hairdresser is 1.5 km down the road in the village. The tennis courts are just a five-minute walk out of the garden gate, at the Centro Culturale Compitese.

During your stay be sure to make several visits to PAPPAGRAPPA, the ice-cream salon on the Via di Sottomonte, where the ice creams and deserts are made fresh on the premises. About 5 minutes down the hill by car. Open until late!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £71.01
Pet Fee £22.19

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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