Farmhouse | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Mulerna has 4 bedrooms sleeping 8. It is furnished in typical Tuscan rustic style and has tile or brick floors and open beamed ceilings. Lots of character but with all modern amenities. Wi-fi included in the rental. Close to local amenities and lots of outdoor space for children.
The terraced land and lovely rural surroundings can be viewed from all aspects of the property. Plenty of outdoor seating, a private pool, a barbecue and an old 'forno' (perfect for making authentic pizza!)
The farmhouse is an excellent location for families or a group of friends. Only a 4 min drive to local shops and restaurants and 30 mins to the nearest beach. Pisa, Florence and Siena are just 35 minutes, 1 and 1.5 hrs drive.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Viarreggio 28 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Pisa 32 km, Nearest railway: Lucca/Ponte a Moriano 1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 11|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Mulerna is built over several small levels.
The entrance floor consists of a spacious family sitting room with lovely views over the countryside, a smaller sitting room with an open fireplace and door to terrace and access to the kitchen with large chestnut table for inside dining.
On the upper floors there are 3 bedrooms: A double, a twin and a room with bunk beds and a large family shower room. The lower floors consist of the old cantina with washing machine and laundry facilities and at the lowest level a double bedroom with shower room en suite and a door leading to the grounds.
Internet wi-fi access provided.
|Further details outdoors|
The grounds are extensive and mainly terraced land with olives, vines and fruit trees. Also some wooded areas.
A private 'fenced in' swimming pool with lawn and terrace surround, tables, chairs, sun loungers and magnificent views!
An old 'forno' for pizza making, a barbecue and a stone table with benches for outside dining under the mimosa trees.
Plenty of space around the house.
Several parking areas.
You can drive right to the front door up a winding drive.
The property is managed locally by English speaking representatives. The property is cleaned and beds made up prior to your arrival. Light cleaning and a linen change is carried out on a weekly basis during your stay. The pool and grounds are also maintained during your stay.
Cleaning Services during your stay can be arranged at extra charge but must be ordered in advance.
Wi-fi internet access is included in the rental.
High chair and cot can be pre ordered and is included in the rental.
Heating fuel and firewood can also be pre-ordered but is paid for seperately.
The pool is 'open' from 1 June to1 October and included in the price. Outside this time there is a £150 weekly surcharge.
Change over day is Saturday - although during some mid and most low season periods it may be possible to vary this.
The Tuscany region
Tuscany is renowned for it's warm Mediterranean climate, it's beauty, culture and gastronomic delights. All of these qualities can be found in abundance in the Province of Lucca.
The hills surrounding Lucca were considered extremely desirable by the noble classes during the hot summer months and there are numerous fascinating villas to visit .The hill top villages once the stronghold of warring families, hold many still untouched treasures.
The long sandy beaches of the Versilia coast are famous. Tuscany boasts many cities full of beauty and culture - Florence, Siena, Lucca, San Gimignano and many more plus numerous small hill top villages just waiting to be explored.
Ponte a Moriano
Ponte a Moriano is a vibrant village with a large variety of bars and restaurants - from Michelin rated to family run Trattoria. There is a weekly market, an ice cream parlour, a good variety of local shops, banking facilities and a large supermarket on the edge of town.
The ancient walled town of Lucca just 6 milesaway has excellent shopping, a Cathederal with magnificent frescoes and marble sculptures. It is also Puccini's birthplace and opera lovers will be surrounded by reminders of this famous composer.
Art plays a large part in local life and there are still small artisan workshops hidden away all over town. An antiques market and art exhibition are held once a month.
Lucca hosts a now famous 'Summer Festival' with almost nightly pop concerts throughout July. Elton John, George Michael, Anastacia, James Morrison, The Eagles, James Taylor and many more have featured over the past few years.
Puccini Operas are held in the magical setting of Lago Puccini during July and August.
A visit to the huge underground caves of Grotto del Vento (30 mins drive) is highly recommended.
Florence is just 55 mins. drive with good links from Lucca via train or air-conditioned buses (which are the preferable form of travel as parking in the city is difficult)
The beaches on the Versillia coast - nearest is Viarregio but our favourite is Forte dei Marmi - are within easy reach.
Throughout the summer months there are numerous local festivals or 'Sagra' usually named after local food specialities but this is not the only option - all tastes are covered!. You should visit at least one to get a feel of village life. Everyone is very welcoming and with music and dancing it is a fun evening. The children can run around freely and probably make new italian friends!
The Versillia coast is 35/40 mins drive. Florence within an hour. Siena 1.5. The farmhouse is in an excellent location!
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