Villa | 9 bedrooms | sleeps 18
Italian luxury villa - Built in the 17th century as a convent, Villa Freddana sits in the hills near Lucca with stunning views over the La Freddana valley below. It is very well situated for easy access Lucca, Florence, Pisa, the Versilia coast and the acclaimed Cinque Terre.
The building, set over three floors, has been sympathetically restored with great care and attention to detail so as to retain the historic feel of this special house. The bedrooms are all equally proportioned and decorated, making this a superb villa for large parties. Most bedrooms offer stunning views. It has been decorated in traditional Tuscan style, with warm colours and antique wooden furniture. Polished wooden and terracotta floors flow throughout the property. The large living room and kitchen have ample space, with superb views from the living room bay windows.
Villa Freddana is conveniently situated to reach Tuscany's most famous destinations within 1 hour or so. The walled town of Lucca is almost on your doorstep and will enchant you with its beauty and charm. Take a stroll along its ancient streets to discover its rich Roman heritage and remarkable Medieval churches, ridden with precious art masterpieces, or browse among the weekly market stalls to find good quality leather goods at affordable prices. Comes the time for a break or a meal, in the famous elliptical Piazza del Mercato you will find an array of open air cafes and restaurants to choose from. If you hire a bike you will be able to appreciate Lucca from a different perspective. In fact, cycling lanes have been created on top of the ramparts alongside lawn areas and pedestrian pathways, from which splendid, 360-degree views can be enjoyed on either sides of the walls. Further afield you have Florence but also Pistoia, Pisa and the beautiful Versilia coast, with its long sandy beaches. As you pass the regional border between Tuscany and Liguria, you will come across the spectacular five hilltop fishing villages of Cinque Terre: a World Heiritage Site not to be missed!
Very large living room with superb views of the valley below, large open fireplace (TV, piano, card table). Spiral staircase to kitchen below.
2 x twin/double bedrooms, ensuite bathrooms, WC.
2 x double bedrooms, ensuite bathroom, WC.
2 x guest WC.
Tuscan country style kitchen/dining room, accessed via a steep spiral staircase (please take care with young children) from the living room or externally, via the garden.
Double bedroom, adjoining shower room, WC
Twin bedroom, ensuite shower room, WC.
Guest shower room, WC.
Double bedroom, ensuite shower room, WC.
Twin bedroom, ensuite shower room, WC.
3 x living areas.
Large mature, terraced grounds, panoramic views over the valley. Outdoor dining area on this level, below and an ample sized lawn area. Lower terrace, private swimming 12m x 6m pool, views of the valley and the local church. Pool house with shower and WC. There are two resident cats and one dog.
Please note the onobtrusive owners live in a separate wing of the property and are available to help, if required. Their terrace abuts the exit from the kitchen, limiting complete privacy. Pool access passes in front of their terrace.
9 bedrooms all ensuite, 4 bathrooms, 5 shower rooms, 12 WCs
PRIVATE 12m x 6m POOL
Reduced rates for smaller parties.
Included:3 hours maid service 2 days per week. WiFi internet, winter heating included only during Christmas and Easter weeks.
Extras: Telephone, winter heating at €500 per week from 26 Oct - 05 May (except for Christmas and Easter week where heating is included), chef service & welcome dinner on request, maid service available at €12 per hour. A local tourist tax may apply.
|Size||Sleeps up to 18, 9 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Rooms||9 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
Lucca 5 miles, Pisa 25 miles, Tuscany coast/Viareggio 30 mins, 'Cinque Terre' 1 hour, Florence just over 1 hour. Golf 30 mins, Tennis 20 mins.