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Luxury private villa with pool/daily housekeeping – Home 4975817 Villa

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 10 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Luxury private villa with pool/daily housekeeping – Home 4975817

  • Villa
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 10 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Villa / 5 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 10

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Tucked away in a charming valley nestled in the heart of Tuscany, this luxurious country home will exceed your expectations and give your family memories to last a lifetime. A Parino is a beautifully restored historical chestnut mill just minutes away from the famed medieval city of Lucca. A Parino is conveniently located near Pisa, Siena, Florence, Cinque Terre, Barga and Forti dei Marmi, giving you access to a different piece of Italy every day and night. The villa’s antique cotto floors and high beamed ceilings are authentically Tuscan and beautifully accent the elegant furnishings, antiques, and classic wrought iron furniture. The enticing rustic elegance is only furthered by the expansive veranda that stretches across the front of the property, offering views of the surrounding hillside and the luxurious modern pool, ideal for al fresco dining and sun bathing. There are also a mountain stream and woodlands on the property for hiking and discovering local wildlife. No

Tucked away in a charming valley nestled in the heart of Tuscany, this luxurious country home will exceed your expectations and give your family memories to last a lifetime. A Parino is a beautifully restored historical chestnut mill just minutes away from the famed medieval city of Lucca. A Parino is conveniently located near Pisa, Siena, Florence, Cinque Terre, Barga and Forti dei Marmi, giving you access to a different piece of Italy every day and night. The villa’s antique cotto floors and high beamed ceilings are authentically Tuscan and beautifully accent the elegant furnishings, antiques, and classic wrought iron furniture. The enticing rustic elegance is only furthered by the expansive veranda that stretches across the front of the property, offering views of the surrounding hillside and the luxurious modern pool, ideal for al fresco dining and sun bathing. There are also a mountain stream and woodlands on the property for hiking and discovering local wildlife. No matter what kind of get away your looking for, A Parino is the perfect place to call your temporary home.

The main garden has seating in a pergola and also many sunbeds by the pool. There is a covered car port to shade the cars from the sun. The property is protected by electric gates and surrounded by a large hedge and fence.

A Parino is lovingly serviced by our friends and neighbours, Paolo and Alda Benedetti. Their services include daily cleaning and maintenance of the property. They are also willing to cook dinner for guests at an extra cost. Michael Ringrose is our great friend and manager of the property, who will welcome you to this beautiful part of Italy.

It is the tranquility and serenity of A Parino that most guests love the most. Deep in a hidden valley, it is the beauty of the location that attracts regular visitors. The house is surrounded by hillsides, which are full of local wildlife - deer, foxes, porcupines, badgers and wild boar. Above fly a pair of nesting eagles while swallows dip down to catch a fleeting dip in the pool. At night, the fireflies come out.

Children of all ages love A Parino. While the TV and Internet are available, few actually use it. Most, especially the younger ones are playing down by the stream, where they build dams and catch tadpoles or frogs. The older ones go wandering in the hills or swim in the pool. There are also board games available: chess, scrabble, playing cards etc when they prefer the coolness of being inside.

The property is located on the Via Clodia, the ancient Roman road, so is surrounded by history. It is also at the centre of the Gothic or Green Line, which was the German defensive line against the Allies in WW2. Above the property in the hills are the old fortifications.

We are Fred and Aideen. Born in Ireland, we have spent most of our life together all over the world. We currently live in Singapore but A Parino is our cherished holiday home which we try get back to at least once a year.

We first fell in love with Tuscany on a family holiday 17 years ago. We saw about 10 properties in one week and then immediately fell in love with A Parino, a true diamond in the rough. After 2 years of full renovations the house became completely transformed into a rustic paradise! The previous owners are the Benedetti family, whose own home overlooks the property on the road to Domazzano and they feel so proud of what has been done to their old home. This house is also much more than a holiday home to us. We all feel very close to A Parino - it's part of our soul - and any visitor will tell you the same. It is utterly enchanting.

Our favourite things about A Parino

Breakfast on the verandah with the sun appearing over the hills

The birdsong every day

The views

The peace and calmness - you never want to leave

The pool to cool down in on hot days

Alda and Paolo - just super people in handling everyone's needs

The close proximity of Lucca and other restaurants

Location description from owner

The Tuscany region

The Tuscany Region

Tuscany is the ideal holiday destination with a balance of rich history, wonderful countryside, excellent food and wine and friendly people. Lucca is an ideal centre to explore the region as it is close to the beaches and luxury seaside resorts, the beautiful mountains of the Garfagnana as well as the historical cities of Florence and Pisa. The weather is warm from May until the end of September.

In the summer, there are many festivals - the Summer Festival in Lucca, where the world's best rock and pop musicians play in the Piazza Napoleone, and the Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago, where his best operas are played. In the surrounding villages there are also local dinners and dances, called "sagras", where excellent food is served.

The local cuisine is excellent - try the wild boar and the delicious mushrooms and truffles. Lucca olive wine is considered to be the best in the world and there are excellent wineries nearby such as Tenuta di Valgiano.

The hillside around the house is full of wildlife - foxes, wild boar, deer and eagles.

Piana di Lucca

Lucca

Lucca is a beautiful walled medieval city, which is the birthplace of Puccini. The city is mostly pedestrianised, which is fantastic for cycling and walking. Most guests enjoy cycling round the ramparts of the city wall. The countryside north of Lucca is breathtaking with many medieval villages perched on wooded hillsides. There are many beautiful palazzos and vineyards to visit in the area. Florence, Pisa and the beaches are all within a short distance. There are excellent restaurants within 10 minutes of the house. The Tuscan ski resort of Abetone is only 1 hour away and has generally excellent snow from January to March.

The immediate surroundings of the house are beautiful and most guests enjoy this most, whether for relaxation or exercise. There are lovely walks and circuits ( between 2 to 6 kms ) in the wooded hills around the property. Visit the ruined church on top of the hill. See the snow-capped Apuan Alps from the hillside opposite the house.

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Families

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

Bed & bathroom

  • 2 Double Beds, 6 Single Beds
  • 2 Family bathrooms, 1 En suite

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private garden
  • Swing set
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Safe
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Telephone
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

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).
Smoking
Yes, smoking allowed
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Michael R
Response rate:
90%
Calendar updated::
20 Dec 2015

Languages spoken: English


This Villa has 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 10. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 29 Aug 2014. Located in Lucca, the average weekly rate varies from £1983 to £4052.

The Owner has a response rate of 90% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 20 Dec 2015.

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