Go ahead and embrace that feeling. In fact, indulge it completely. The enchanting allure of lovely. The substance of charm. At this cottage-style villa, you have the best of two worlds: the quiet seclusion of a mountain getaway and the convenience of a vibrant village - Ponte a Serraglio - full of cafe’s, restaurants, galleries and spas, at just a 10 minute stroll. Whether it's meditative tranquility you need or a laugh at the local bar over an aperitif before dinner, you can have it all at Villa Colle.
Completely fenced in and secured with a gated entrance, Villa Colle is a warm and luxurious antique structure that has been renovated from floor to ceiling, without sacrificing character. You'll want for nothing during your stay as the villa is equipped with all modern day amenities, including wifi across the entire property. Villa Colle more than comfortably sleeps up to 8, offering an ideal country escape for 6 adults and 2 children.
Afternoons beside her 15 meter hillside saltwater pool, enveloped in the fragrance of fresh rosemary, lavender and jasmine, may bring on a spontaneous sigh or two of “Yes” or “Thank you” as you lie on an ergonomically shaped lounger. Set in a perfectly manicured garden with such dazzling green mountain views and crystal clear water, your prayers have been answered. Take advantage of the pool’s length by swimming a few revitalizing laps. And rinse off under the poolside shower, which runs both hot and cold.
You can continue to nurture your love for the lush garden space at Villa Colle by dining on the ample front terrace, just off the kitchen and equipped with a stainless steel grill. Or maybe you prefer taking your meals poolside to savor under a wisteria-filled pergola.
Step inside to feel the warmth of genuine old-world detail. As you settle in, you'll realize this property has been set up as a home to be lived in, not a rental. Start in the kitchen, with its high wood-beamed ceiling, skylight, natural stone countertops and custom-built chestnut wood cabinets. Stocked with all the plates, cups, pots and pans you could ever need - plus an impressive 6 burner freestanding stove top and oven - you're set up to work culinary magic. The sitting room is cozy chic from the terra-cotta tiles and tuck-pointed stone wall to the cast-iron wood stove and spiral staircase leading up to a loft studio.
Each of the 4 bedrooms resonates with classic charm and boasts a mattress of the highest quality with fine, 500 thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets. Three of the 4 bedrooms are suitable for couples as they are all furnished with king-size beds. The fourth is a children's room with two bunkbeds. There are three bathrooms, 2 full and 1 half. The clawfoot bathtub in the ensuite master bathroom will surely whisper your name after a day of art and glorious architecture in Florence (1 and 1/2 hours by car) or Pisa (1 hour by car).
Adjacent to Villa Colle is a lush forest, ideal for invigorating hikes and mountain biking. The ancient thermal baths of Bagni di Lucca, now housed in an extensive spa center, are only a 2 minute walk from the property. A day by the sea in fashionable Forte dei Marmi is a must during your stay. Only an hour's drive from the villa, the shopping and beach facilities at Forte are second to none. Venture all the way to the Cinque Terre, or stay close by and visit the medieval walled city of Lucca, only 25 minutes away by car. Try bike riding along the path atop the city walls, or just explore the numerous cafes, restaurants, gourmet shops, and artisan boutiques. And if you would prefer using public transportation to visit any of these sites, the Fornoli train station is only a 3 minute drive from the Villa.
Villa Colle is managed by Lucca Property Services (LPS). This means that, in addition to staying at one of the finest properties in Tuscany, you will be cared for to the highest standard. If ever you find yourself in an emergency situation, like losing your passport or needing a dentist, you’ll have 24/7 access to one of LPS’s local team members to help guide you towards the services you’ll need. Maid services can be arranged upon request, along with a gourmet in-home dining experience.
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