Poggio ai Grilli
Poggio ai Grilli is a beautifully restored farmhouse with an experienced local cook included in the rental with a private swimming pool set on its own in the fascinating and renowned Camugliano Estate, founded by the De Medici family as a hunting retreat and which traces its origins back to the 16th century. Located at the heart of a vast 1000 acre private estate just south of Pisa & Lucca, the setting is one of absolute privacy and charming natural beauty.
The villa and separate guest house have been tastefully appointed with high quality materials and furnishings, and the warming décor provides a homely and peaceful setting. A large open-plan living area with delightful vaulted ceilings and fireplace is the focal point of the ground floor, which flows seamlessly into the dining area and on into the large, well-equipped and typically Tuscan kitchen. The spacious air-conditioned bedrooms on the first floor gravitate around the air-conditioned living area with fireplace.
The vast outdoor areas include a lovely fenced private swimming pool, furnished with loungers and umbrellas, which you can reach with a few paces from the house across the impeccable lawns. A short uphill stroll in the woodland brings to the private tennis court. A few paces from the Kitchen is the spacious shaded outdoor dining terrace with a huge table , offering splendid views of the cypress trees that adorn the woodland which encompasses the villa. A Second outdoor living area with stylish and very comfortable settees is set on the terrace of the guest house which sits directly opposite the villa across the lush lawns surrounding either building.
The cook prepares your breakfast and wonderful evening meals at the villa. Note that the food and wine is not included and that menus need to be arranged in advance for your arrival through our concierge service. Don’t forget to advise us of any allergies. Lunch can also be arranged, again through the concierge service but the service is not included in the rental and is an extra and is to be paid locally.
In addition to the option of strolling through the estate’s stunning woodland you can walk to Camugliano’s Locanda, a small restaurant which specialises in typical Tuscan cuisine about a 10 minute walk. An ideal choice if you’re searching for a truly unique country retreat in a beautiful and exclusive setting.
Max Occupancy: 14
Villas near Pisa and Lucca, Tuscany
- Private Pool
- Air Conditioned Bedrooms
- Maid included
- Internet Connection
- Tennis Court
The villa is set within the private, fenced estate of more than 1000 acres called "Tenuta di Camugliano", which at its centre has a stunning Medici villa, which has been restored by the Niccolini family who still lives in its premises. Within the private estate which ideal for long walks, there is also a farming buiseness and a very good restaurant. The closest villages are Capannoli and Ponsacco, both about 3km/1.9 miles, where you have wide selection of shops, bars, restaurants and a big Coop supermarket. Pisa is about 30 minutes' drive while Florence, Lucca and San Gimignano are all reachable within an hour drive.
Main entrance with staircase to reach first floor. Corridor leading to the kitchen and living area. Large fully equipped kitchen with direct access to the al fresco dining area shaded by a wide pergola. Dining room with table for 16 people. Huge living room with fireplace, sofas and various sitting areas. WC. Secondary entrance with WC and laundry room.
Large living room with sofas, satellite TV [With Sky channels] and antique Tuscan fireplace. Air conditioned twin bedroom [convertible to double] with en suite bathroom with shower. Air conditioned double bedroom with four poster double bed and en suite bathroom with Jacuzzi. Two air conditioned twin bedrooms. Air conditioned double bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower. Air conditioned double bedroom with en suite bathroom with bath.
Set about 30 meters far from the main house. On the first floor big living room with sofas, TV and fireplace. Spacious double bedroom with fireplace, walk-in wardrobe and en suite bathroom.
Sitting proudly in the private 100 hectares estate, the villa is surrounded by well kept woods and lawns. Two comfortable sitting areas in the garden around the property: one between the main house and the guest house, one in the loggia in the main house where the old wood oven is. Large shaded al fresco eating area with table for 14 people in front of the kitchen in main house. Tennis table, barbecue and wood oven. The private, fenced swimming pool 14 x 7 meters / 46 x 23 feet, is set on a slightly higher terrace, about 10 meters from the house. The private artificial grass tennis court is set about 50 meters from the villa. All around the villa you can enjoy great walks in the private estate which hosts several historical buildings, nested within woods and fields.
Assistance is provided by the onsite caretakers/house managers who lives in the nearby village of Ponsacco and speaks English as well as Italian. Services included in the rental fee, and optional services available, are noted under Price and Availability.
Dishwasher. Microwave. Washing machine. Spin dryer. Satellite TV [No Sky channels]. DVD. iPod dock in station. Central heating. Air conditioning in all the first floor of the main house. Portable fans. Mosquito nets. Four working fireplace. Wireless internet connection [computer not provided]. Telephone. Barbecue and wood oven. Table tennis. Private tennis court.
Private tennis court, 50 meters from the main house. Private guided tour of the Medici villa and its estate, where Poggio ai Grilli lies in as well. Bicycle hire at the villa (to be requested in advance). 18-hole golf, at Tirrenia about 30 minutes' drive. Horse riding, 3km/1.5 miles. Beaches at Tirrenia, 40 minutes’ drive.
Kettle. Toaster. Mixer. Blender. Iron and ironing board. Fridge with ice maker. Hair dryer in each bathroom. Moka and American filter coffee makers.
The private, gated swimming pool, 15 x 7 meters / 46 x 23 feet has a variable depth from 1.30 m to 2.30 m/4-7.5 feet with ladder for entry/exit.
Amenities for children
Two travel cots/cribs and two high chair. Table tennis.
Staffing and Service
Cook service included for 8 hours a day (Sunday excluded):
Breakfast for 6 days a week (Sunday excluded).
Lunch or dinner for 6 days a week (Sunday excluded).
Breakfast prepared at the villa by a member of staff, lunch or dinner prepared by the chef of the villa.
The cook service includes: Shopping, preparing, laying of the table, serving, clearing of the table and cleaning of the kitchen.
Cost of drinks and ingredients not included.
Euro 500 be left on arrival for food expenditure.
Please note the kitchen can be used by the staff only during the cook service.
The flexible staff can cater to your meals and dietary requirements.
Sample menus can be obtained by contacting email@example.com. They do request that you pre arrange your meals for Saturday prior to your arrival by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org and advise us accordingly.
Remember that if any members have any allergies or food intolerances, you must advise us and of course if you have any personal preferences.
During the check-in you will have the opportunity to indicate at what time you would like to have breakfast, lunch or dinner during your stay.
Daily for 6 hours. Sunday excluded.
The maid will arrived at the villa to prepare breakfast at the time agreed with the guests. She will then clean the common areas, kitchen included, bedrooms and bathrooms.
Prices & live Availability
No pricing and availability information for product for year 2017, but in the meantime we are more than happy to discuss any information you require regarding our villas. We can also save your details to our Pre-Booking database and contact you once we launch sales, ensuring you get priority on the villa and the period you want. Enquire here.