Colli di Lucca I
Tuscany - Garfagnana - Lucca
Colli di Lucca I – Garfagnana – Lucca – Tuscany
4 Bedrooms - Pool
Colli di Lucca is a much loved property, surrounded by beautifully maintained gardens with topiary shrubs, flowers and hide-away bowers for secluded eating and sunbathing. There is an aura of serenity and peace with breathtaking views and pure air which makes the area a paradise for walkers, artists, nature enthusiasts, gourmets and adventurers. Italy's important historical city of Florence is only one and a half hours away, the famous Leaning Tower and Duomo of Pisa just one hour away. Other beautiful cities are nearby; Lucca is 40 Minutes away, and Siena 2 hours. Only an hour away are the sun-soaked golden sand beaches, stretching for fifteen miles and including the famous resorts of Viareggio, Marina Di Pietra Santa and Forte dei Marmi. The whole of the region produces art and culture to match it's famous cuisine and wines. Within walking distance is the small town of Coreglia Antelminelli, a beautiful medieval hill town, which is free from traffic and has many amenities including food shops, bank, bars, a post office, hairdressers and restaurants. Some of the finest traditional restaurants are located in this area, where you can sample the delights of Italian cuisine with an excellent selection of local wines. This magnificent large early 19th century villa, which is the owner's personal residence, has been lovingly restored to maintain the romantic ambience of a previous age. It has a wealth of original features; painted trompe l'oeil ceiling, terracotta tiled floors and period antique furniture all in keeping with the original Tuscan style whilst incorporating the luxury of every modern convenience. Both the spacious salon, with a period marble fireplace, and the dining room, with trompe l'oeil ceiling and painted panelled walls, have shuttered french doors which open out onto a large terracotta terrace with central fountain. To the side of the terrace is a large beamed loggia, seating 14 people for al fresco eating, a sitting area, a wood burning oven for pizzas, and a barbecue. All bedrooms have their own bathrooms/showers (3 en-suite). The glorious elevated position allows a stunning vista from each of the rooms making this the most sought after property.
Built in Summer 2011, a private, heated salt water swimming pool. You walk from Villa Colli di Lucca I front door down a lavender strewn pathway, turn left through a pair of wrought iron gates to a private area. The secluded swimming pool is straight ahead with stunning views across the wild garden to the hills and villages beyond. The elevated pool has a grass sloping area behind, with a warm natural stone surround and sun-loungers to relax in. There is a solar cover to keep the heat in the water, this is automatic and when switched on opens and disappears leaving the heated pool ready to be enjoyed. Then later in the day the underwater lights allow a romantic evening swim whilst watching the sun setting in the west.
· Bedroom 1: Kingsize bed, large bathroom with trompe l'oeil decoration, antique copper bath and circular shower.
· Bedroom 2: Kingsize bed, with en-suite bathroom and shower.
· Bedroom 3: 2 single beds, with en-suite bathroom and shower.
· Bedroom 4: double bedroom, with en-suite shower room.
· Large kitchen with marbled work area & sink, double oven, dishwasher, fridge-freezer and central dining table & chairs.
· Utility room Washing machine, tumble dryer, sink & drainer, and WC.
· Dining room Antique dining table & chairs, shuttered doors opening onto terrace. Off the dining room, a small pantry with marble sink and fridge freezer.
· Salon 9.5m(37ft) long with magnificent views from all windows. Period marble fireplace, antique furniture, shuttered doors opening onto terrace.
· Study Desk, chairs and bookcase, separate toilet/cloakroom, telephone point.
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- 4 Bedrooms
- 4 bathrooms
Private equipped terrace rented in conjunction with Colli di Lucca II
Heated swimming pool
Equipped kitchen with frdige, freezer, dishwasher
Utility room with washing machine and dryer
A daily maid is available on request
A cooking service is available on request