Villa | 7 bedrooms | sleeps 14
Il Serraglio stands in breathtaking position surrounded by terraces of olive trees, lavender, fruit trees and herbs, high on a hillside, with magnificent views on the surrounding countryside and the Appennines in the distance. The tranquillity, the freshness of the air, the colours, the sense of space of this environment will make you feel in a relaxing and peaceful oasis. Despite its totally secluded position it is located only 5 km from the ancient Spa town of Bagni di Lucca, once favoured by Byron, Shelley, Strauss among others. Both from the exterior and interior of the house the views are exceptional. It took a very lengthy and extensive renovation to transform what was once a ruin of an impressive stone-built 18th century building into a beautiful house equipped with every comfort. The restoration, with the antique cotto floors and "cassettone" ceilings reflects the love for the Tuscan tradition.The sense of style, the passion for art and the extensive travels of the owners add a special touch to the interiors, decorated with antiques, works of art and very comfortable furniture. The property is equipped with every comfort, including the large outdoor Jacuzzi located in a private, gated, courtyard, a gym, a multi-room sound system with multiple cd-players, Ping-pong table, bocce lawn, Satellite HD TV&DVD, a PC with high speed internet access, separate fax line, screens in the bedrooms and in the kitchen, etc… The tiled swimming pool has been placed on the most panoramic position and is surrounded by immaculate lawn with two shaded pergolas, one comfortably furnished for relaxing and one with a sitting area and a long table. The property is not suitable for children under 8.
|Size||Sleeps up to 14, 7 bedrooms|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access|
|General||TV, Satellite TV|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 6 Family bathrooms|
|Further details indoors|
L A Y O U T MAIN LEVEL. Huge sitting room with wood stove; study with fireplace; big gourmet kitchen with separate dining area opening both to the garden and on to a courtyard with pizza oven, BBQ and dining table; smaller living room with fireplace; double bedroom with en-suite bathroom (bath and separate shower); bathroom with shower.
UPPER LEVEL. Suite composed by a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom (bath and separate shower), connecting to a small, private living-dining room with panoramic views and a separate kitchen. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom (bath tube and 2 separate showers) and pellet stove.
GARDEN LEVEL. Large sitting area with Tv/dvd opening on to back courtyard; double bedroom, with fireplace, opening on to private terrace; 2 twin bedrooms; bathroom (bath and shower); large double bedroom with private bathroom (bath and shower) opening both to the upper and lower courtyards; guest bathroom (toilet and basin); laundry room
S T A F F
Maid service is included 2 hours a day, 5 days a week.
D I S T A N C E S (approx. kms)
Bagni di Lucca 5; Lucca 30; motorway exit 30; Pisa Airport 65; Florence 100
Refundable Security deposit € 1.500,00Rental prices include linen (changed weekly), final cleaning, electricity and hot water. Heating is charged extra according to usage. Arrival time is on Saturday between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.Swimming-pools are generally open from 25 May to 5 Oct. Different dates have to be arranged with the owners.
A Booking Fee of 30.00€ is to be added to the rental price.