Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
San Andrea di Compito is a village 11km from the historic town of Lucca. The cottage is attached to a large villa, but is completely private. San Andrea and its sister village Pieve di Compito are popular vacation destinations as they are the sites for the annual Camilia Festival.
The villa gardens are open to the cottage visitors.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Viareggio 25 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Pisa 40 km, Nearest railway: Lucca 10 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden|
|Further details indoors|
Kitchenette has a 4-burner hob, microwave and toaster. Full-size fridge.
Living room has satellite HDTV, (SKY TV), wifi access and opens to a private patio with table for al fresco dining.
Upstairs has a loft bedroom with queen-size bed, armoire and bureau.
There's a large bathroom with shower, toilet and bidet, and marble trim.
|Further details outdoors|
Opening from the living area is a patio with seating. Completely private.
Villa gardens are attached, with summer produce available.
The Tuscany region
The cottage is located in the hills south-east of Lucca and north of Pisa, in a
protected valley surrounded by pines and olive groves.
Florence is 1 hour east (1 1/2 hours by train), Pisa 40 mins away, the ocean is less than 40 mins away.
Sant'Andrea di Compito
The village has 2 good restaurants and 2 grocery stores; several larger markets
are a short drive away. "Tre Tigli" pizzeria features a crispy-crust pizza
famous all over the Lucca area, plus wonderful local Tuscan dishes. "Il
Circolino" has local-inspired gourmet food, home-made pastas, and seasonal
specialities, at very good prices.
The Camillia Festival in March attracts people from all over the world, who come to
see thousands of camillias, some "trees" over 200 years old, in full bloom. The
village is closed off to traffic so visitors can stroll the streets, photographing
the colorful show. Il Rifugio is right in the middle of the action, so guests just
walk out the door, into the show.
Nearby are plenty of opportunities for hiking and walking on the local trails.
Ambitious guests might consider a stroll up to the summit of Monte Serra, a 10-km.
round trip, with views to Pisa, the sea, and the hills surrounding Lucca.
Wine tasting at Montecarlo is a must. The Il Rifugio house wine, served to our
guests, comes from this area, part of the Lucca region.
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13 Sep 2014
"Top of our List"
Having just spent a week in the Aldo apartment at Il Rifugio we can only endorse what others have said and are already looking forward to a return visit. The property is typically rustic Italian but w… More
Tuscany and our little village in particular seem to bring out the best
in our visitors. There's so much to see and do, if they want...or just relax and chill out for a few days. We enjoy helping plan activities for
adventurous guests, or simply having a nice chat over a glass of wine in
the afternoon. And this couple was wonderful...a pleasure to be with.
They will be welcomed back anytime.
5 Aug 2014
"Welcoming host and a beautiful garden."
We stayed for one week in the Aldo suite of this B and B which is located in a quiet village about twenty minutes from the historic town of Lucca. The suite has a patio garden to sit out in which is f… More
These folks were a lovely couple who did a great deal of traveling from the
property...our central location makes it very easy to see Lucca and many
of the surrounding Tuscany sights. They are always welcome.
23 Jun 2014
"This was a great find ... What a gem!"
Our stay at Il Rifugio with hosts Bill and John was the perfect start to our Italian sojourn. The cottage was absolutely delightful, with our own private and charming patio, a very generously stocked … More
We love working with guests who appreciate what we've done to the
property, the lovely village surrounding our place, and all the fun
things to do within a short drive of the area. These folks made the
most of their vacation...we enjoyed their company and would welcome them
back anytime...they were perfect guests!
14 Jun 2014
"A hidden treasure in the heart of Tuscany"
We had a wonderful time here, made all the more special by the wonderful owners who made us so welcome, helped to orientate us to the area and other "above and beyond" experiences. The vil… More
We had a wonderful week with this lovely couple...morning breakfast chat
and activity planning, and afternoon wine and cheese before a meal at the
pizzeria. They enjoyed the village sights...olive groves, vineyards, and
the neighborhood folks! We will welcome them back anytime!
27 Apr 2014
"Tuscan to the core. Charming. Cosy. Comfortable"
My husband and I spent our 29th marriage anniversary at The cottage - Il Refugio.I booked it after looking at scores of rentals. Right from the time I booked, the hosts were super helpful, answering a… More
A wonderful couple here for a short visit...very well traveled, we
were very impressed with their knowledge of the area...we would welcome
them back anytime...just fun to be with, and a joy to spend "wine time"
talking about their travels. They helped make our week a perfect one.
3 Nov 2013
"Beautiful cottage, beautiful surroundings."
This lovely cottage is in a perfect spot for a break from a busy life. The views from around the village are spectacular so strolling nearby is a pleasure. The many hill towns are definitely worth a v… More
These great guests took the few days of rainy weather right in stride...
and made the most of the sunny ones. Their explorations took them to many of the local sights, and to some distant places, also. We think they saw more of the village than we have...it was olive harvest time
and they enjoyed seeing the preparations both in the groves and at the
frantoio...the olive mill near the Cottage...we would welcome them back
any time...they were lovely guests.
23 Oct 2013
"The quintessential Italian experience"
This was a return visit for us. We love this beautiful Italian home and garden created and hosted by the warm and caring owners. It is nestled in a tiny Tuscan village surrounded by nature. The home w… More
Our dear friends from across the sea have been coming to Il Rifugio for
several years now. We enjoy their company, and usually spend time with
them touring around the area, finding new places to visit. It's a great
break for us...they have to be careful, however, as before they know it,
Italy will work its magic spell and they won't leave. We certainly hope so!
18 Oct 2013
"A beautiful escape from reality, in the hills of Tuscany!"
Just returned from our vacation, never wanted to leave. If you are looking for an old world escape, this is it. The area is quaint. The cottage is rustic. I will just repeat the rave reviews of previo… More
This lovely couple enjoyed a morning walk to the bakery on the hill
every morning. They really enjoyed the area, and met the guests
staying in our B&B next door...they joined us for wine and cheese
around the fireplace in the evening. We enjoyed meeting them very much, and hope they return soon.
9 Oct 2013
"You may have thought 'heaven' was a myth - think again!!!"
At Il Rifugio, we have just found heaven, but you don't have to die to enjoy it!!!This classy B&B in a little village 15 minutes from Lucca, ticks all the boxes.The accommodation is of the highes… More
The wife of this great couple arrived with a serious cough and fever,
so off to the village doctor we went. She improved during their stay
here, and was able to see many of the sights in the area. They really
appreciated the comfort and convenience of the place, and we were more
than happy to make their stay rewarding. We hope to see them again.
29 Sep 2013
"Perfect Tuscan retreat."
We spent a week in the cottage at "il rifugio" and had a wonderful time. The cottage was clean and comfortable with a secluded courtyard for dining or relaxing. Bill and John were the perfec… More
Actually Alan Titchmarsh is an inspiration for us!...this wonderful couple were real garden lovers and appreciated the amount of work
which goes into the final product..we welcome them back anytime.
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