La Gattaiola is a particularly pretty 18th century farmhouse set amid the terraced hills that surround the medieval city of Lucca. Large windows facing the valley flood the ground floor rooms with sunshine, highlighting burnished terracotta floors, beamed ceilings and antique furnishings. Air-conditioned bedrooms. The property boasts an immaculately maintained walled garden with large trees, rockeries and extensive lawns that lead down to a swimming pool on a terrace. Outdoor seating areas are scattered about the grounds, including under a very large loggia where sixteen can dine al fresco at a long table or enjoy a game of ping-pong or table football. A small guest house for two is set on the far side of the loggia.
Max Occupancy: 10
Villas near Pisa and Lucca, Tuscany
- Private Pool
- Air Conditioned Bedrooms
- Internet Connection
- Satellite Tv
- Washing Machine
Set in green hills just south-west of Lucca, 4km/2 miles by car, in a hamlet too small to appear on maps but well known as the site of the Renaissance Villa Bernardini - one of several historic homes that can be visited in the area.
The nearest restaurant is 1km/600 yards with a food shop and butcher in Via San Donato, 2km/1 mile.
Lucca is a very pretty town with beautiful churches and piazzas, and some very good restaurants. It is easily explored on foot or by bicycle, and its enclosing walls are topped with a wonderful promenade. The annual Puccini opera Festival takes place just west of here, in Torre del Lago. Pisa and her Leaning Tower are 18km/11 miles to the south; to the north is the Garfagnana region, 40km/20 miles, which is terrific for hiking, and the unique marble quarries of Carrara, 55km/34 miles; to the east is Florence, 80km/50 miles, with the famous thermal spa at Montecatini Terme along the way. Beaches and an 18-hole golf course at Forte dei Marmi, 35km/22 miles.
[all rooms have French windows leading out to a terracotta terrace with a seating area leading to the garden] Large living room. Dining room for 12 people. Modern and well equipped kitchen. Very large loggia at one end of the villa with a long dining table for 16 people, a reading area, a ping-pong table and table football.
Library with a Samsung Smart TV, sitting room with a balcony overlooking the library. Air-conditioned double bedroom, air-conditioned twin bedroom [convertible to double]. Bathroom with bath and shower.
Large air-conditioned double bedroom. Air-conditioned single bedroom. Bathroom with shower. Air-condtioned interior balcony with a double bed and a bathroom with bath.
Air-conditioned twin bedroom. Large bathroom with shower.
Beautiful lawned and terraced garden on several levels with clipped hedges and over 100 varieties of plants and shurbs. Pergola with Weber barbeque for outdoor dining. Several outdoor sitting areas. The private swimming pool, 5 x 10m/16 x 32 feet, is set on the lawn below the house.
Assistance is provided locally by a caretaker who lives in a wing of the house with a separate drive, entrance and garden. Services included in the rental fee, and optional services available, are noted under Price and Availability.
Stone kitchen with a large cooker and five hobs.. Dishwasher. Microwave. Weber barbecue. Coffee machines; Bialetti moka 1 to 6, French Press and Percolator. Washing machine. Samsung Smart 47" HD TV with wifi and Satellite TV [No Sky channels] with DVD/video and Freeview. CD player with a selection of music. Air conditioned bedrooms. Portable fans. Mosquito nets on all the bedroom windows. Central heating. Two working fireplaces. Fixed telephone line. Wireless ADS internet connection [computer not provided].
The history of Lucca and his magnificent residential villas is here such as the very close Villa Bernardini or Villa Oliva, Torrigiani, Reale and others (contact email@example.com Tel / Fax : 0583/920115 website also in English) or ask the Tourist Office at Porta S.Anna for further information. Two 18-hole golf courses within 45 minutes Versilia Golf Club - par72, in Pietrasanta (near Forte dei Marmi) tel 0584 881574; Cosmopolitan Golf Club par 72 or Tirrenia Golf Club - par36 both in Tirrenia (near Pisa) 050 33633 or 050 37518. Thermal spas at Montecatini Terme and Monsumman. Tennis 5 minutes away at S.Donato. Riding stables and Bike rentals for a pleasant ride along Lucca’s circular medioeval walls at Porta S.Anna or Porta S.Maria (Borgo Giannotti). Classical Music and Lyrics in the ‘800 century Teatro del Giglio in Lucca, which is also the native town of Giacomo Puccini (Phone 0583 467521. The most famous antique market of Tuscany is in town on the third sunday of every month (interesting tour from Piazza S. Michele) Fitness & Gym (EGO WELLNESS www.egowellness.it Tel 0583.342570; firstname.lastname@example.org closed from august 11 to 17) Via per S.Alessio 1783/h (8km in S.Alessio) Surroundings are very nice areas such as Garfagnana (where you can easily hike small villages on different hills), Carrara (marble montauins with fantastic sea view) or Cinque Terre (cosy coloured fishers and hill villages easy to reach from LaSpezia get local railway and bus ticket); ask the Turist Office at Porta S.Anna for further information. Few Outlets in the area. - Capannori (Lucca) , Easy Shop Outlet, by highway exit.
Kettle. Toaster. Blender. Juicer. Hair dryer. Iron and ironing board.
The private swimming pool, 5 x 10m/16 x 32 feet, has a depth of 1.20-1.60m/4-5.5 feet with a ladder for entry/exit.
Amenities for children
Two cots/cribs and two high chairs. Safety gates on request.
Prices & live Availability
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