Tuscan Farmhouse with Pool & Breathtaking Views

The Farmhouse viewed from Sundrenched Vineyards
The Farmhouse viewed from Sundrenched VineyardsOne of the Bedrooms with Antique Italian BedThe Perfect Place for Alfresco DiningThe Superbly Equipped Tuscan KitchenThe Pool Perfect for Cooling OffThe Italian Mosaic Tiled BathroomThe Farmhouse and Flower Filled Courtyard and WellThe Triple Bedded RoomThe Corner Double Aspect BedroomViews of Villas and VineyardsLooking East from La GattaiolaMountains and VinesOlive Groves

From $160 / night

Lucca, Tuscany, Italy
Tuscan Farmhouse with Pool & Breathtaking Views
Villa
3 bedrooms
10 guests
7 night min

Overview Description

Overview

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 10
Type: Villa
Per week: €1,000 - €1,950
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: No
Description of the Lucca vacation villa rental
Built around a courtyard in the mid-nineteenth century (although it was almost certainly built around a much older house as some of the internal walls are around 2 feet thick!), the farmhouse, La Gattaiola, was formerly the hub of Gattaiola village. Owned and run by one family, it served as the village bar, wine co-operative, post-office, grocers, butchers, haberdashers and even as a fruit and vegetable exporter. It would also seem to have done a roaring trade serving the locals with olive oil and wine judging by the size and number of the (alas empty and disintegrating!) barrels and bottles found in the farmhouses cantina (cellar)! After years of abandon, the current owners are slowly restoring the farmhouse and its garden into a delightful Tuscan home and holiday retreat for their guests. The English owners live in another section of the farmhouse and are on hand to welcome you and assist guests if required

The farmhouse provides light and airy accommodation has spectacular views from every window. It sleeps up to 10 people and has been newly renovated to a high tasteful standard with central heating. We have aimed to create well-equipped accommodation providing a home-from-home environment

Dianne Bowles

Area Information
La Gattaiola is set amongst the Renaissance villas of south-west Lucca in one of the most beautiful and now the most protected and exclusive areas of Lucca

La Gattaiola (or catflap in English!) is a nineteenth-century Lucchesi casale or farmhouse in the heart of Tuscany and its owners are pleased to offer affordable yet luxurious accommodation for rent in a spacious and newly-renovated section of a farmhouse with breathtaking views from every window

The large 3-bedroom accommodation at La Gattaiola may be rented throughout the year for long holidays or for off-season breaks sleeping a maximum of 7+3 (10) people


Although situated amidst the lush green Colline Lucchesi (Lucca hills), La Gattaiola is only a stones throw from the centre of the city, having every amenity to hand such as small local food and wine shops, supermarkets, bars and restaurants as Lucca is only 3km or a 5 minute drive away. Accessibility to motorway links also makes it perfect as a base for touring the rest of Tuscany e.g. Pisa (20 min), Florence (45 min), Chianti or for the beaches (30 min), golf (30 min) and skiing at Abetone (40 min)

Located just a five minute easy drive from the historic walled city of Lucca (or 7 minutes to the walls by bike!), La Gattaiola offers the best of all worlds: proximity to the city and all its amenities combined with being located within an oasis in the verdant countryside in which to relax and recharge. La Gattaiola is set amongst olive groves & vineyards with far reaching views from the Florentine hills in the east, the many towered city of Lucca, the Apuane Alps in the north and to the Carrara marble mountains in the east

There's something for everyone here with art and culture on the doorstep or if you prefer taking the spa waters, antique markets, gastronomic & wine tours and routes, designer outlet shopping, summer pop concerts, camellia and azalea festivals, flower markets or even organised house buying trips

Other activities include cycling, tennis, skiing, horse-riding on the beach, golf, sailing, walking & trekking

La Gattaiola's accessibility to motorway links also makes it perfect as a base for touring the rest of Tuscany with other main art towns and cultural centres such as Pisa (20 minutes), Florence (45 minutes) and with Siena and San Gimignano being within easy day excursion distance. As an added bonus, the beaches and the famous authentic carnival at Viareggio on the Versilian coast are only 30 minutes drive away and Torre del Lago where the Puccini Opera Festival is held every summer. There are also 3 beautiful and important golf courses within a 30 minute drive and Abetone the most important ski centre in central Italy which is just 40 minutes away

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Rates

Rates

Begins Ends Week
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Weekly Monthly Min
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Sep 29 2016 Dec 21 2016 - - €1,000 - 1 Week
Jun 02 2017 Aug 31 2017 - - €1,950 - 1 Week
Sep 01 2017 Sep 28 2017 - - €1,450 - 1 Week
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Deposits: 50% non-refundable deposit required at time of booking. Balance due 8 weeks before arrival date. 500 Euro security deposit payable
Payment Options: PayPal
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