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Overview

Bedrooms:
6
Bathrooms:
4
Sleeps:
10
Type:
Villa
Pets allowed:
Ask
Wi-Fi available:
Yes

4 Unknown types

Description from manager

Ground floor:

1 entrance hall

1 sitting room with French windows to the terrace

1 smaller sitting room with fireplace

1 TV room

1 dining room

1 kitchen

1 cloakroom

Upper floor:

3 double bedrooms

1 twin bedroom

2 single bedrooms

4 bathrooms

1 laundry

Garden:

Swimming pool 12 x 6 m (secured by a gate)

Pergola with table and chairs next to the pool

Terrace with table and chairs off the main living room

Large lawn in front of the house

Small formal walled in garden at the back of the house

A gentleman's retreat near Lucca

Set high in the idyllic landscape of the hills north west of Lucca, this patrician country house dating back to the 1700's was once the hunting lodge of an aristocratic Lucchesian family. Elegantly spread out over two floors the villa is grouped around an imposing central drawing room on the ground floor and surrounded by an extensive and enchanting well kept garden terraced on three levels. Stone lions guard the tall villa gates and the gardens are shaded by a centuries old lime tree which is sufficiently magnificent to be famous throughout the region.

On the ground floor, French windows lead out from the sitting room to a terrace with table and chairs which overlooks a small walled-in formal garden and the panorama beyond. A few steps lead down to an extensive lawned terrace and the swimming pool rimmed with borders of old roses, irises and hydrangea bushes. Lawns also lead up to the entrance of the villa framed by cypress trees, hibiscus and lemon trees in terracotta vases and the age-old spreading lime tree. The kitchen is fully equipped and there are five spacious bedrooms all of which have a splendid view. They have been decorated in an elegant country house style with pastel washed walls, wooden bedsteads, as well as paintings and other antiques belonging to the family.

The countryside around Lucca is an enduring testimonial to the hedonistic lifestyle of Lucca's noble families who between the fifteenth and nineteenth centuries built over three hundred patrician country residences on the gentle hillsides which surround the city. This villa landscape is famous all over the world. The elegant Villa del Parco built in the 1700's with its surrounding farmhouses is the epitome of this elegant country house era. Set high in the hills twenty minutes north west of Lucca with breath-taking panoramic views on every side, was once a hunting lodge belonging to an aristocratic family. The estate, which produces some of the finest olive oil in the region, consists of the villa, a number of farmhouses and several acres of land.

Life in the small hamlet where the villa is located has a fascination all its own, even attracting an American artist to set up house and his easel here. There is a small trattoria just down the road (2 km), while all around are other country villages, each with a different patron saint who is feted on a different day of the year with pageants and supper and dancing under the stars and fireworks lighting up the sky behind the next hill. This is a very fertile part of Tuscany with a patchwork of fields changing colour with the seasons, while the trees all stay the same, the dark green of the cypresses, the silvery olives and the holm oaks that never lose their leaves, all year round.

Additional amenities: Airport distance:Pisa 25 km Florence 80 km Milan 280 km Rome 370 km, Coffee maker, Food processor, Fridge for drinks, Hand mixer, Iron and ironing board, Pool: 6 x 12m, Private Chef, Professional stove with 6 gas rings

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 10477391

Manager profile

Hidden Italy
Years listed:
9

Languages spoken: English

About the manager

Are you planning to travel to Italy as a couple or with a group of family and friends? Are you looking to rent a house? In search of that special atmosphere? A place that combines the poetry of yesterday and the comfort of today? At Hidden Italy you will find it. Since 1995 Hidden Italy offers some ...

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This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.

Damage deposit: ($1,102.13) €1,000.00
Smoking
Please contact the owner

Amenities

Features

  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Housekeeping Included
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Towels provided
  • Wi-Fi available

Appliances

  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Freezer
  • Iron
  • Stereo system
  • Kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bathrooms

  • 4 Unknown types

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