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11th CENTURY VILLA, Stunning View & Pool, Unrivaled Private Setting near Lucca

People12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 6 bedroom holiday villa in Lucca - Villa Segale

6 Bedrooms, 6 Full Bathrooms, Sleeps 12, Air Conditioning, Big Pool, WI-FI, TV

VILLA SEGALE is an historical stone country house dating from the 11th century, strategically located on the charming hills above Lucca. Its privileged position allows his guests to discover all the most important areas of Tuscany and Liguria (Portofino and Cinque Terre).

THE VILLA (5.000 ft² - 450 m²) ENJOYS AN UNRIVALED PANORAMA - almost certainly the best of the whole Lucca area - and it is SURROUNDED BY 80 ACRES (32 HECTARES) OF PRIVATE LAND, including VINEYARDS and OLIVE GROVES.

After long deep research on the territory, the villa was beautifully restored according to the HIGHEST STANDARD and COMFORTS:

- 5 spacious, elegant and panoramic bedrooms with stylish ensuite full bathrooms at first floor + 1 elegant and cozy bedroom with full bathroom (not ensuite) at ground floor.

- 80 Acres (32 Hectares) of private land, a good portion of which are vineyards and olive groves that ensure an outstanding and exclusive sense of privacy.

- Independent Air Conditioning for all the 5 bedrooms at first floor.

- 2 Panoramic Terraces (first one with big stone dining table and BBQ; second one equipped as 'relax zone').

- Panoramic Big Swimming Pool (14 x 7 metres) treated with 'Nature2', the best system for water treatment.

- Maid Service 3 times per week included.

- House Manager that welcomes guests at their arrival, explains the villa and helps with organization.

- Wireless Broadband Internet + Stereo/Radio.

- 46' High-Def Satellite Tv (with Blu-Ray/dvd and movie collection).

- Net Screens on all the Windows (removable).

- Complete Sense of Privacy, Tranquillity and Freedom.

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*****THE VILLA*****

The house, with its 450 SQUARE METRES, sleeps up to 12 PEOPLE.

The ground floor is very spacious with a large entrance, a sitting room with fireplace, a formal dining room, a large fully fitted kitchen, a small study with a stunning 46' high definition satellite tv (with blu-ray player and more than 30 movies to choose from), an elegant and cozy bedroom with two joinable single beds, and a full bathroom.

On the first floor there are five air-conditioned bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms: two of them are double-bedded, one is the magnificent master bedroom; two more rooms are twin-bedded, while the last one comes with two joinable single beds. All bedroms are spacious with tasteful furnishing, ample wardrobe space and have large open windows overlooking the valley and enjoying the same spectacular view characteristic of the house.

The furniture dates back to the 19th century and was purchased in antique shops in the area of Tuscany.

The wrought-iron comfortable beds were all handmade by Mr. Caporali, the greatest craftsman in Arezzo. Moreover, the Villa is completely floored with mezzane, while ceilings have been restored with ancient chestnut beams.

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*****LOCATION AND PANORAMA*****

The location of Villa Segale is magnificent.

Perched among green and forested valleys west of Lucca, SEGALE IS SURROUNDED BY 80 ACRES (32 HECTARES) OF OLIVE GROVES AND VINEYARDS. Such a wide area allows plenty of space to wander and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the property's extensive grounds.

Its spectacular view across the valley towards the Renaissance monuments of the cities of Lucca and Pisa is to die for. Thanks to its height of 350 m. above sea level and to its unique position, on a typical clear day guests can admire the valley below and the whole landscape up to 40 km around.

Photos cannot portray the powerful details of such an EXCEPTIONAL VIEW WHICH IS RECOGNIZED AS THE MOST STUNNING IN THE WHOLE AREA OF LUCCA.

In the 80 Acres (32 hectares) territory with a 360° panoramic view, hunting is strictly forbidden the whole year round. Hence guests can join the natural unspoilt surroundings and admire the local fauna such as owls, poults, hawks, hedgehogs and fireflies.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks English, French, German, Italian

About Owner

I am a doctor, who inherited this beautiful place almost 10 years ago. After generations this wonderful place 'arrived' to me and to my family, and we've immediately felt in love with it!

Why Owner chose Lucca Area

This is a truly unique place and that's the reason why I love it so much. Considering today's standards, it's almost impossible to still find places with similar attributes: a fascinating hystorical stonehouse surrounded by 32 hectares of private land - including olive groves and wineyards - immersed in a complete sense of privacy and tranquility. At the same time being so close to Lucca city (9km) as well as to other many fascinating places. This place is a truly hidden pearl !

What makes this villa unique

Enjoying the most beautiful panorama of the Lucca area and living inside a traditional 11th century stonehouse that has been carefully renewed at the highest standards, while keeping completely intact the fascinating Tuscan tradition.

The location of the villa is also unique: it grants a strong sense of privacy and allows its guests to enjoy a real natural and regenerating experience. At the same time the strategic position - just 9 km from Lucca city - allows guests to visit all the beautiful cities and places of Tuscany (and also outside Tuscany) with day trips.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Buongiorno,



Our last day at Villa Segale was yesterday and today we leave shortly to fly back to the U.S. I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay at Villa Segale



Villa Segale is truly a beautiful place and I must commend you on how exquisite the furnishings and other interior decorations are. Everything is done perfectly and you can see that a lot of thought and love went into the restoration of this grand home. Every window, light fixture, or painting offers another photo opportunity. And then there are the grounds and the pool which is perfect.

Segale was also a wonderful return to nature for us. The fruit trees and vineyards; the birds and insects; the sunrises, breezes and of course the views make Segale a truly exceptional location. We live in the city in Boston so this was a special retreat for us.



So thank you again for sharing your beautiful home with us. It was a highlight of our month here in Italy.



Thank you again, Julia C.
Jun 2011
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(23 traveller reviews)
11th CENTURY VILLA, Stunning View & Pool, Unrivaled Private Setting near Lucca
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 24 reviews
5

Stunning villa and amazing staff

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved everything about staying here. The pictures don't do the view justice, they're simply jaw dropping. The drive up is challenging the first time but by the end of the week it was almost fun ;-)

The villa itself is stunning inside the decor is so tastefully Tuscan you really feel you're staying in the best Tuscan house you can imagine. The bedrooms are extremely well equipped with a/c which is such a luxury in the Tuscan summer. The pool has amazing views over Lucca, pisa and even the Mediterranean on a clear day.

The real gem of this villa is the people though.We were greeted by Michela who was an amazing resource throughout the week answering all types of questions we had. Elisabetta is so much more than a great housekeeper. You must get her to cook for you. The food was great but the care and attention she provided to our kids teaching them about what she was cooking was truly the highlight of the trip.

You have to try the local butcher for lunch it's outstanding.

Overall couldn't have enjoyed this villa more other than staying longer.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Old World Charm and Service; New World Convenience

  • 5 of 5

This is our third Villa rental in Tuscany and clearly the best. I have climbed many, many mountains in search of the quality of the view that you get routinely from the front patio, each bedroom window and the oversize outdoor dining table under the grapevines. The view is spectacular. The feeling is that of a large land owner without all the headaches that go with having a large estate! There are so many things to say that should help guide others:

1. The price is a great value. The property takes a bit of work to get to but you are handsomely rewarded.

2. The roads to the Villa are a bit challenging. They are very doable. After a couple of times up and down and you feel at ease. But you probably will experience a bit of anxiety on your first drive in. Just know that this is a very, very, very, very small added "price" to pay for the rewards ahead.

3. The owner provides exceptional customer service. Before your stay and during your stay, there is exceptional communication and responsiveness.

4. There are five bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and a sixth that has a bathroom a bit of ways away. There are gorgeous common areas laid out so that if you want to get away from others in the party for a bit of private time, it's so very easy.

5. One of my brother-in-laws is a political geographer specializing in Italian politics. His favorite city in all of Italy is Lucca. On visiting the walled city you'll agree that it is a much less crowded spectacular place to experience the joys that come with walking the cobblestones of an historic Italian town/city state.

6. We had three evening meals in the house so we could enjoy the views with wine. The Lucca valley is absolutely stunning in the evening sun into the night lights.

7. We used an agency for the day we went to Cinque Terre. A car took us to La Spezia where we boarded a boat to Porto Venere and then on to Cinque Terre. Lunch was at Belforte at Vernazza (must book in advance). We continued with a boat to Monterosso where we boarded a train to the car. The car returned us to the Villa. You can arrange some wonderful days that are highly creative!

This Villa and this owner get my highest ratings. Lucca is way under appreciated as a Tuscan location and Marco cares deeply about his clients.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words, we are pleased to hear that you spent such a marvelous time in our place! We always do our best in order to assure our guests the best possible experience. Take care & see you soon!
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5

Absolutely magnifico!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment our group of 12 arrived at Villa Segale we knew our time in Italy was going to be a dream come true.

As Elisabetta and her daughter Andrea shown us around, the excitement was obvious in all our expressions. As beautiful as the pictures are - they are nothing compared to the real thing!

Everything about our stay was perfect, from my emails with Marco, to the delicious meal Elisabetta prepared for us on our first night.

The vistas are breathtaking, the home is well appointed and very comfortable. We did much of our own cooking enjoying the outside living area around the beautiful stone table and cooking on the open fire. We would gathered on the terrace before dinner and enjoy the freshly picked figs from nearby trees along with the excellent cheeses we bought at the local market.

The villa is an ideal location to many day trips. Florence, Cinque Terre, and Lucca were all easily reached by car or train.

On our last night, the town of Lucca put on a wonderful firework display that we watched from the terrace. What a wonderful ending to a very special time.

We have already recommend Villa Segale to our friends and would love to to return someday soon!

Thank you Marco, Elisabetta, Andrea and Michela! You all have our highest praise.

Patti

  • Review Submitted: Nov 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for sharing your experience Patti, we are glad to hear that you spent such a great time in our place! Take care, we hope to welcome you back again one day!
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5

Fantastic house, great quiet location !

  • 5 of 5

Dear Marco

I wanted to tell you how much we all have enjoyed our stay at villa Segale. The house is very nicely done and with very good taste.

Our kids have all use and abused the swimming pool which is very large and allowed us all to be in at the same time.

Last but not least we wanted to tell you that our stay at villa Segale without the support of Elisabetta would never have been so pleasant. She has been much more than just kind and helpful. She has helped us with all things we needed, was very proactive and devoted. A very special mention to her.

We all hope to return once to the villa, as our memories will keep an extremely sweet memories of our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, we are glad that you enjoyed so much your staying. We hope to welcome you back someday! Best Regards
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Villa Segale is beyond expectation!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough possitive about Segale. From the moment you discover this wonderful villa, pearched on a hill at the end of a beautiful country drive, you immediately sink into the peaceful italian countryside. Our group consisted of 4 couples during our 2 week stay. Segale offered more than enough space and comfort to meet all of our needs. The villa is impectably maintained and fitted with all of the comforts you would expect from a fine vacation hideaway. The owners and staff at Segale were so very welcoming and made every effort to ensure our group was well cared for during our stay. I can truly say that the pictures online dont do enough to describe this beautiful villa and the panoramic views! I cant imagine a more perfect setting for our vacation and would offer Segale our highest recommendation.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for sharing your experience! We are glad that you enjoyed your staying so much! We look forward to welcome you back for your next vacation.
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5

Momentos para eternizar

  • 5 of 5

Fomos para Villa Segale em 6 de setembro de 2014 toda a família, filhos, genros, nora, netos, para comemorar os 70 anos do meu marido. Não dá para descrever o apoio que tivemos tanto do Marco quanto da Michela, principalmente, para organizarmos um grande e inesquecível jantar com música de excelente qualidade.Tanto o chef e seu auxiliar não mediram esforços para preparar o melhor jantar que podíamos desejar.

Os músicos foram bárbaros, simpáticos, sem pressa, extremamente agradáveis. Podemos dizer que junto à música tivemos um show.

Garantimos que quem for a Villa Segale não se arrependerá e voltará, assim como pretendemos faze-lo.Há, sem contar a localização, a piscina, o espaço todo é belíssimo. E a vista à noite, nem se fala.

Maria Helena Tissot

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review! We are glad to hear that our villa met your high expectations and helped in making your 70th birthday unforgettable! We hope to welcome you back one day. Take care!
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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Pianura
Nearest Ferry
55 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Lucca Vicopelago
Nearest Train
9 Kilometres
Lucca
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
Lucca
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Pianura
Nearest Ski
65 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Versilia - Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi
Car: necessary

The villa is located in a very strategic position that allows his guests to discover all the most important areas of Tuscany and Liguria (Portofino and Cinque Terre).

Lucca is an marvelous historycal medieval city that offers fascinating sightseeinsg, restaurants and shops.

Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi (with their famous beaches), Pietrasanta (centre for sculptors from all over the world), and Pisa (with her famous pending tower), are all 20-30 minutes away by car.

Florence, Chianti, San Gimignano, Sienna, Maremma, Cinque Terre and Portofino are all 1-2 hours away.

Be ready to discover the fascinating gems of Tuscany!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Lucca, Piana di Lucca

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Mid Season
27 Aug 2016 - 7 Oct 2016
5 night minimum stay
£2,929
for 5 nights
£4,101
 
 
Low Season
8 Oct 2016 - 28 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
£2,685
for 5 nights
£3,759
 
 
Mid Season
29 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
£2,990
for 5 nights
£4,186
 
 
Mid High Season
20 May 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
£3,356
for 5 nights
£4,699
 
 
High Season
10 Jun 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
£3,844
for 5 nights
£5,382
 
 
Mid High Season
26 Aug 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£3,356
for 5 nights
£4,699
 
 
Mid Season
16 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
£2,990
for 5 nights
£4,186
 
 
Low Season
7 Oct 2017 - 27 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
£2,685
for 5 nights
£3,759
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£2,990
for 5 nights
£4,186
 

Additional pricing information

Rates include:

- A house manager that welcomes you & help you prior and during your staying
- Maid service 3 days (3 hours each day) per week
- Cleaning before and after your staying
- Air Conditioning
- High speed WiFi broadband
- Pool usage
- Ample bed linen, pool towels & bath towels are provided (and changed each week, if staying more than one week)
- Water & Electricity
- Heating (20 °C degree temperature)
- Cot & high chair, on request (for free)

Rates do not include:

- Refundable Security Deposit (cash) (mandatory): 900 €
- Private chef / cook service

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Lucca in Tuscany

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 450 m²
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • mountain ...
  • Mountain View
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Split-System Heating
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Master Matrimonial Bed Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Matrimonial Bed Bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Twin / Matrimonial Bed Bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Twin Bed Bathroom
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Twin Bed Bathroom
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Ground Floor Twin / Matrimonial Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , Master Matrimonial Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Matrimonial Bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Twin/Joinable Matrimonial Bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Twin/Joinable Matrimonial Bedroom
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , Twin Bedroom
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed , Twin Bedroom
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Enjoy your staying with: - A house manager that welcomes you & help you prior and during your staying. - Maid service 3 days (3 hours each day) per week. - Cleaning before and after your staying - Air Conditioning - High speed WiFi broadband - Big Panoramic Pool - Ample bed linen, pool towels & bath towels provided (and changed each week, if staying more than one week) - Water & Electricity included - Heating included (20 °C degree temperature) - Cot & high chair, on request (for free) - Net Screens (removable) on all the windows of the house. -Private chef/cook: available on request (to be paid - not included in price).

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