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Casa Boccina - 19th century Tuscan Farmhouse – Home 35487 Farmhouse

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 10 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Casa Boccina - 19th century Tuscan Farmhouse – Home 35487

  • Farmhouse
  • 5 bedrooms
  • sleeps 10
  •  min stay varies

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Farmhouse / 5 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 10

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 28 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Casa Boccina is an early 19th century Tuscan farmhouse set in fourteen acres of gardens and forest by Monte San Quirico, a village just outside of Lucca. It is only a five minutedrive/ 35 minute walk from the beautiful walled city of Lucca. It is 14 acres of mostly flat land (7 of which is a protected forest) and has a farmhouse which sleeps ten. This is an eco friendly property. We have solar panels which will heat water for the house and pool and generate electricity in the autumn, and the forest provides wood to burn in the fireplace in the colder months. We have air-conditioning for the bedroom floor and kitchen which will be powered by electricity from our solar panels and will come on from late morning to early evening by timer. There are ceiling fans in the rooms during the evenings. A purpose built outbuilding across from the farmhouse houses a gym with two LifeCycle running machines, 2 LifeCycle Cross Trainers, a stepper, a reclining bicycle, a weight pulley system, a swiss ball and yoga mats, some free weights and an ipod docking station. We have 3 television monitors there so you can watch DVDs while you workout. Outside, we have a 12 x 6 metre pool with 1.2 metre shallow end and 3 metre deep end. It has a diving board, stairs for easy access, an outdoor shower and two shaded gazebos, one with a dining table and the other with a lounge area. Poolside, there is a Habitat double daybed, and several individual sun loungers 6. It is heated June-September courtesy of our solar panel array. There is a outdoor sound system to hook your iPOD up to. Surrounding the pool, is a metre-high flowering oleander hedge and dry stone wall with three sets of gates to deter children. Between the pool and the house is another relaxing area which is a small garden with the early 19th century well as the focal point. Beyond the pool is a 10 X 15 ft trampoline with safety net and walk a little further and on the hill you will find a large climbing frame. There is a forest with trails for you to explore across from the farmhouse. In the front garden we have a flower garden with potted lemon and mandarin trees with benches. We also have a five a side football pitch, outdoor chess board, table tennis and indoor pool table.There is plenty of parking within easy walking distance of the farmhouse.

Further details

Directly across from the Farmhouse there is a small converted barn this is where the owner lives.They keep to themselves and try to remain invisible giving you privacy which is helped by the high wooden fencing between the houses, but are also more than happy to help you out if you need a reservation made, pizzas or taxi ordered, or wine tasting organised.

The gardens are mowed and strimmed on a Saturday and there is constant maintenance during parts of the garden on a smaller scale. The pool will be cleaned most days and we do try to mow grass on the Saturday changeover day, but sometimes there may be strimming occurring during the week. If you let us know when you will be out, we can arrange for this during your absence if you would prefer not to disturb your peaceful pool time.

The owner will welcome you to the farmhouse as you arrive and will also be contactable during your stay to assist with any queries. Information pack and directions will be sent to you on receipt of balance. We can provide and organise the following services and they are payable directly to him:- fridge to be stocked with a selection of food of your choice upon arrival for a 10 euro charge- arrange baby sitting (10 euro /hour) INTERNET USE: Wifi is FREE and is accessed by the wifi password when you arrive.

Further details indoors

This early 19th century Tuscan farmhouse has been lovingly restored retaining all its charm with terracotta floors and beamed ceilings throughout. Inside, you will find a large inviting entrance hall leading to the main lounge with a large wood-burning fireplace, a tv/games room equipped with SKY TV, DVD player (UK terrestrial channels unavailable due to limiting SKY footprint over Europe), a large selection of DVDs for adults and children and a games room with a pool table and dart board and selection of games and puzzles for adults and children. There is a large well-equipped kitchen/dining area that seats 10 that has a large Rangemaster stove, coffee filter machine, toaster, microwave, electrical kettle, boiling water on tap, selection of utensils, spices and cooking essentials, recipe books and baking and presentation dishes, shower room and utility room equipped with english Bosch washing machine and dishwasher. We provide dishwashing liquid, dishwasher tablets, and washing powder. There is an ipod docking station in the kitchen and UK electrical outlets for plugging in chargers.

Upstairs, there is a large landing/ sitting area off of which there are three double rooms two of which have four poster beds, a twin room and a single room with a bunk bed with oriental rugs, antique furniture and tasteful original art and tapestries. There is a bathroom and a shower room also with 2 available hairdryers. All three bathrooms are newly refurbished with marble walls and Philippe Starcke bathroom suites. On the upstairs landing, there is a substantial bookcase. Guests are welcome to borrow books to read from this and have also left some behind in exchange for taking a new one. Please feel free to use this. There is a selection of children's books on a bookcase for use at the property. Individually wrapped soaps and toilet roll can be found in the bathrooms to start you off and there are hand towels in the bathrooms and two towels for each guest on the beds for house and pool use. There is also a few items at the property for use by toddlers and babies, which save you packing them when travelling. There are two highchairs, 2 travel cots, an attachment for side of bed, toys, puzzles, and books for young children plus plastic plates and bowls.

Directly in front of the farmhouse is a covered porch which has a formal dining table that seats 10 with a ceiling fan and outdoor iPod/iphone connection for listening to music al fresco. In front of the porch is a pergola with a lounge seating area and a barbeque. Across from the farmhouse is a small gym, situated at the end of the Barn house (where the owners live) and contains the following professional life fitness equipment: Cross-trainer, tread mill/running machine, reclining bicycle, stepper and free weights. There is an ipod docking station and television with dvd player.

Further details outdoors

Upon approaching the house you see a large overhanging roof creating a shaded porch area and outdoor cooking area perfect for al fresco dining, a bbq is provided.Within the five acre fenced garden, there is a fenced-in, 6 x 12 metre pool, with a deep end and diving board, stairs in shallow end and a sheltered sitting area for al fresco dining. There is a Well Garden between the house and pool featuring a well dated 1840 which is a tranquil place for late afternoon and evening drinks, and a herb garden. As the majority of the garden is a flat, grassed area there is plenty of space for ball games and croquet. Two football goal posts are in the rear lawn and there is a shaded area next to the house with table tennis. A large children's climbing frame (with scramble net, swings, slides etc.) is through the olive grove at the end of the garden. There are also seven acres of forest with newly made nature trail to explore. Children should, of course, be supervised when using play equipment and pool. The garden is some of the most fertile around Lucca thanks to the springs that permeate the land.The property has an olive grove and a selection of fruit and nut trees (apple, pear, plum, sharon fruit, apricot, peach, grape vines), which guests are welcome to help themselves to.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
    Bedroom 3: Double Bed
    Bedroom 4: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 5: 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom, 2 Shower rooms

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Private outdoor pool (heated)
  • Private garden
  • Climbing frame
  • Swing set
  • Trampoline
  • BBQ
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Safe
  • Table tennis
  • Pool or snooker table
  • Games room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking

Getting around

Car is the preferred method of travel in the area, but there are regular trains to Florence and Pisa as well as express coaches to Florence (arriving at Santa Maria Novella Station) and Pisa which are cheap and you can take from the bus station on the west side of Lucca.

Interaction with guest

Hi. I'm the owner and my name is Britta. I live in a small house on the property and am happy to either answer any of your questions, reserve tables at restaurants, or if there is an issue at the house, have it resolved quickly. I clean the pool early each morning so you might see me there if you're an early bird. Some guests use me a lot, others don't and either is fine. I keep to myself and have a pool and garden behind my house that I enjoy. There is a fence and hedges between my house and the farmhouse for your privacy.

Policies

Check in time: 03:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: (£274.17) €300.00
Smoking
No smoking at this property

Cancellations

Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

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About the owner

Britta B.
Average reply time:
2 hours 28 minutes
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
06 Aug 2019
Years listed:
12
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Farmhouse has 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 10. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 23 Aug 2007. Located in Lucca, it has 29 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £2345 to £3847.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 06 Aug 2019.

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Guest reviews

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“Amazing villa in a fantastic location”

Reviewed 15 Jun 2017

A group of eight friends spent a week in this amazing property. The villa was very clean and well equipped with everything you could possibly need. The pool was fantastic, very warm and was used to full advantage due to the beautiful weather. Lovely open spaces for relaxing, eating and drinking in the shade. Nearby Lucca is a beautiful old walled city with lovely restaurants, cafes, wine bars and shops. The owner Brittany was lovely, very friendly and so helpful. We hope to be back very soon.

Owner's reply: I'm so glad you enjoyed your time at our property and look forward to welcoming you back! Best wishes, Britta :)

“A magnificent holiday retreat”

Reviewed 11 Sep 2016

The description of this villa was absolutely spot-on and lived up to our expectations entirely. The property is magnificent and there is everything you need for a fabulous holiday in a beautiful part of Italy. We visited with our extended family which included two very young grandchildren, they loved the pool particularly which was warm throughout our stay. The house caters for the young with lots of toys, books etc to keep them amused. Britta is a great host, whilst she lives next door you would not know she was around but was on call whenever help was needed and also babysat for us to allow the grown-ups to enjoy a great meal in Lucca at a restaurant recommended by Britta. Her husband Stuart also drove us into Lucca so that we did not have to worry about drink-driving. I would highly recommend this villa and we certainly plan to return.

“Great villa for the whole family”

Reviewed 26 Jun 2012

We visited Casa Boccina for the second time in June. It is such a great villa to take all the family on holiday. There are plenty of recreational facilities provided to keep eveyone occupied. Our Grandchildren enjoyed all the facilites, particularly the large swimming pool, and running around in the large grounds. Lucca is nearby and ideal for meals out and sightseeing. There is a good range of restaurants in Lucca and nearby villages. We enjoyed eating out at Pizzeria da Pinzo. Hiring bikes and cycling along the wall surrounding Lucca is great fun.

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FAQs

How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Britta (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Britta (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Britta (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Britta the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Britta (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Britta (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Book your stay form, a booking request is sent to Britta (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

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How do I know my booking is safe?

To book this holiday home you need to pay through the Holiday Lettings website. Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection. This means that in the unlikely event that you’re prevented or denied access to your holiday home when you check in, we’ll offer a full refund for the stay.

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How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your holiday dates in the Book your stay form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Britta (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Britta (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Britta (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my holiday?

You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Britta (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Britta (the owner) a message.

If Britta (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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