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New Luxury Apartment in Tuscany, Near Lucca with 5 x 12 metre swimming pool

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,087 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Casa Lucchese - 2BR/2BA ground level apartment with 5 x 12 metre swimming pool

Check out our stunning aerial video tour of il Borghetto in San Gennaro, as well as video of each apartment. CLICK ON THE VIDEO BUTTON ON THE PHOTO ABOVE, OR COPY AND PASTE THIS LINK INTO YOUR BROWSER: https://youtu.be/LzCA-rdETEg

A lovely 1.5 km drive through olive groves brings you to the private, gated entrance. Our apartment is part of a six apartment 'Borghetto' (formerly a rural, rustic farmhouse from the 14th century) in the hills below the village of San Gennaro near Lucca. The apartment is a tasteful blend of rustic, contemporary and antique furnishings. A 5 x 12 metre swimming pool with beautifully manicured lawns is shared by the apartments and is located on the terrace above the apartment with lovely views down the valley toward Lucca.

We are proud to offer a lifestyle in the heart of Tuscany that is truly unique. Picture yourself on the grounds of an historic 14th century building, rebuilt to the highest standards using only traditional Tuscan materials and methods, from handmade terra cotta tiled floors, to chestnut beams and tiled ceilings. The property also makes extensive use of hand built stone walls in keeping with the character and traditions of Tuscany.

The entrance is a double-wide glass door, in keeping with the original architecture of the building. You have a private table and chairs just outside your door under the olive trees for outdoor dining.

The inviting open floor plan, which includes the living, dining and kitchen areas, is perfect for sharing meals and conversation. The fully equipped kitchen featuring granite counter-tops has everything you need: a five-burner gas stove, oven and broiler, and dishwasher.

There are two large ensuite bedrooms/bathrooms. One of the bedrooms has double doors leading out to your private sitting area. Lots of light with windows in all bedrooms and bathrooms.

More Details

Owner
Jim Kachenmeister
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
17 May, 2018

About Jim Kachenmeister

Jim and his wife, Debbie, bought property near Lucca in 2003 and have permanently relocated to this beautiful area. We have lived in Europe for the past 20 years (London and Stockholm before moving to Italy). Jim has a passion for cooking and is happy to share his secrets to making a perfect pizza in a wood burning oven. We are also happy to help you plan your itinerary while in this area, including pre-booking your museum tickets in Florence to avoid the lines, booking our favourite restaurants for you, telling you the best local wineries for tastings and tours and more.

Jim Kachenmeister purchased this farmhouse in 2009

Why Jim Kachenmeister chose Capannori

The location of il Borghetto in San Gennaro is superb. In the medium hills above the Lucca plain and below the historic village of San Gennaro, we offer a piece of solitude in the Tuscan hills. Views of vineyards and olive groves are offered from every vantage point on the property. The newly built property features the stones of the 14th century building that stood on this very spot. Modern inside, the apartment retains the Tuscan charm of handmade terra cotta floors and chestnut beam ceilings throughout.

It is an easy 20 minute hike up the hill to San Gennaro, where you can dine at the local trattoria, Il Corno Rosso. Hiking paths (all well marked by Club Alpina d'Italia) are all around the area.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The 5 x 12 metre swimming pool is on the highest point of the property, giving lovely views back toward Lucca. Gated entrance for security.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Capannori in Province of Lucca

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1087 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Casa Lucchese 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , En-suite bathroom
    Casa Lucchese 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , En-suite bathroom. Large double door leading outside.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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New Luxury Apartment in Tuscany, Near Lucca with 5 x 12 metre swimming pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
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Very high quality Tuscan country apartment

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully renovated apartment. A great deal of thought and attention had gone into making sure everything visitors need was available - from the welcome pack of food basics - but also things like supermarket bags, bin bags, loo roll, washing up liquid, charcoal - often absent in holiday homes. Everything was new. Lovely bathrooms. Jim was easily available and very helpful and friendly. Friendly visitors in neighbouring apartments. We had a great time. Very well situated for Lucca, Florence, Pisa, the coast and the mountains

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A beautiful new addition to a great property!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at one of the other units in this property this past summer and thoroughly enjoyed our experience - pool/privacy/amenities/etc. This new unit is equally charming. Everything feels so classically Tuscan, while still being totally new and comfortable. Good beds, linens, towels, etc. Kitchen supplied with all the necessities to cook your favorite pasta in the evening when you don't feel like going out. We were even able to entertain some friends staying nearby because the table seats eight. Jim was not only a great host, but also a knowledgable concierge. He responded quickly to our requests and was able to direct us to restaurants and sights that aren't in the tourist guides. I would highly recommend this property for a large group of friends or family because there are a number of units that can be rented together - providing together AND alone time.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent holiday

  • 5 of 5

Our appartment was superb with modern conviences without losing the authentic details of the house. Until the smallest details, everything was taken care of. When we arrived we had a welcome package with pasta and prosecco. We felt more than welcome and have had a very nice holiday here. Compliments of all of us Jim

Fam.Hoevenaars

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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5

Helemaal top!

  • 5 of 5

Vanaf het moment van ontvangst door eigenaar Jim, voelde we ons thuis.

Alles tot in de puntjes verzorgd.

Bij aankomst lag een heerlijke fles prosecco klaar in de ijskast en een mandje met pasta en andere heerlijkheden voor de eerste avond.

Woning is compleet en top ingericht. Luxe keuken van alle gemakken voorzien.

Zwembad was super met uitzicht op olijfgaarden.

Heerlijke vakantie waar we echt tot rust zijn gekomen en nog lang van nagenoten hebben.

We gaan hier zeker terugkomen.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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Location

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Pisa and Florence
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Collodi
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Montecatini
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Pescia
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Kilometres
Via Pesciatina
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Al Covo
Nearest Ski
40 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Viareggio and Forte di Marmi
Car: necessary

You will find that il Borghetto is located in one of the most popular areas in Tuscany. Situated between Pisa and Florence in Northern Tuscany, il Borghetto is only eight miles from the historic city of Lucca,

famous for its flat, pedestrian-friendly, cobblestone streets and its magnificent thirty meter wide Renaissance wall surrounding the entire city. Taking part in the evening walk, la passagiata, on the tree-lined wall with dozens of other walkers and bikers is one of life’s little pleasures in Lucca.

Lucca is big enough to offer opera and world famous artists at its Summer Music Festival, first-rate shopping, and fine restaurants – and small enough that you can traverse by foot in twenty minutes.

You are perfectly situated for easy access from either Pisa International Airport or Florence International Airport – each just 45 minutes from your door. Less than one hour away you will find the

Ligurian Sea and the famous walks in the Cinque Terre and the beaches of Forte dei Marmi, Viareggio and Torre del Lago, the home and final resting place of Lucca’s most famous citizen, Giacomo Puccini.

The world famous Puccini Festival takes place every summer on the shores of Torre del Lago at their beautiful outdoor amphitheatre. In less than two hours, you can visit beautiful Siena, San Gimignano,

the vineyards of Chianti, and the famous Garfagnana region, home of the beautiful forested National Parks of the Apuane and Appennine mountain ranges.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Capannori, 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
 
Spring
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£551
for 3 nights
From
£184
£1,049
 
 
Summer
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
£769
for 4 nights
From
£192
£1,202
 
 
Autumn
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£551
for 3 nights
From
£184
£1,049
 

Additional pricing information

I encourage all our guests to have some form of Travel Insurance as your payments are non-refundable once they are made.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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