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Adorable Tuscan cottage with beautiful garden just outside Lucca, sleeps 2 – Home 168497 Cottage

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

Adorable Tuscan cottage with beautiful garden just outside Lucca, sleeps 2 – Home 168497

  • Cottage
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay

Excellent Excellent – based on 26 reviews

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Cottage / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed
  • 1 En suite


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Mountain Views
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Staffed property
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Housekeeping Included

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

A car is essential for exploring this very special part of Tuscany. From Pisa to the Italian Riviera coast; from Florence to Lucca; and everything in between, your days will be filled with wonderful adventure.

Interaction with guest

The owners, John and Bill, live very closeby, and are always available to help with daily activity planning.


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No smoking at this property
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About the owner

William E. D.
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02 Mar 2018
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Languages spoken: English, Italian

This Cottage has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 13 Jun 2011. Located in Province of Lucca, it has 26 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £634.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 02 Mar 2018.


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Guest reviews

Excellent – based on 26 reviews Excellent
26 reviews

Very Good

“Perfect Tuscan Vacation!”

Reviewed 1 Apr 2013

Amazing! My husband and I visited Il Rifugio over Easter. The cottage is a little hideaway tucked into the Tuscan Countryside. The character and decor of the cottage makes it a perfect place to relax. The Lucca region is a beautiful area with so much to see and do. Il Rifugio makes it easy to relax in the garden, get lost in a book, and enjoy a glass (or two) of Tuscan wine. The village, Sant'Andrea di Compito, sends you back into a medieval world, with olive groves, historic Tuscan villas, and an old church with charming bells reminding you to take in the beauty of the surrounding countryside. The town residents make you feel at home with friendly Buongiornos! Bill and John are the most accomodating hosts! They pay attention to every little detail in preparing the cottage, and provide a warm welcome throughout your stay, with entertaining stories of their Tuscan adventure, and information on the surrounding areas. After just a 5 night stay, we feel very blessed to call them friends. Again, we can not say enough good things about Il Rifugio, our hosts, and the Lucca region! We are already planning our next visit!

“Lovely little apartment in beautiful surrounds with wonderful hosts!”

Reviewed 9 Jan 2013

My wife and I spent a week here on our honeymoon in October 2012 and we couldn't have chosen a better place to stay. Ill Rifugio is located in idyllic Tuscan surrounds tucked in the hills outside Lucca but remains within easy driving distance to civilization. The apartment itself had everything we needed including a lovely patio are to the rear, a great shower, big fridge and not to mention a beautiful garden, lovingly tended to by our hosts Bill and John - the whole apartment had great rustic appeal! Bill was really helpful from guiding us to the apartment initially to arranging evening meals at the local restaurants while offering good advice on what to do each day of our stay. We would love to one day return and definitely recommend this lovely place to stay.

“everything we could have hoped for and more”

Reviewed 18 Sep 2012

We wanted something located off the beaten track but close enough to ancient cities of Tuscany. We landed in a gem of a place, beautifully furnished , and very comfortable. The owners were there to welcome us, with a well stocked fridge and the added addition of a special birthday cake, made by a neighbour. We realised immediately that we were in the midst of a welcoming community, and although we had expected to cater almost entirely for ourselves, it was foolish to do so as the two restaurants in the community itself were superb. Bill was always there to advise, not only on routes but also how to get the best out of the planned trip in the time we had available. We always loved to return from our trips, as the gardens were a joy to come home to - as beautiful as the pictures describing "Il Rifugio" on the holiday lettings site. We hope to return one day, and for longer than the week we enjoyed this time. .

“An excellent holiday with excellent hosts”

Reviewed 5 Sep 2012

We had a marvellous week in this beautiful village. Not having been to this part of Italy before, we were more than impressed. Bill and John were fantastic hosts, helping us to find our way around, giving us directions and lots of great local advice. This really made the holiday for us. The cottage was delightful with a lovely shaded courtyard out the back which was perfect for eating breakfast. Thoroughly recommended.

“Just the place to unwind and enjoy some peace and quiet. Lovely!”

Reviewed 6 Sep 2011

Bill, the english speaking owner of the villa next proved to be an excellent host, friendly and very helpful, full of local knowledge and suggestions for day trips out and about. The gardens are lovely and the scenery is amazing. The cottage itself is lovely, watch out for the wooden beams when going upstairs! The local Grocery store ( Alimentri ) is about 5 mins down the road and has everything! Supermarkets are a short drive away. A car is essential and take a satnav ,aim south Volterra etc and you will see some true Tuscan countryside. Lucca and Florence are both not too far away. Would we go again? Most definitley! My Tip: The cottage is in the small lane behind No 13 and No 15. Enjoy!

“A gem”

Reviewed 23 Aug 2011

This property is a gem. It’s in a beautiful village, tucked away in a valley. It’s comfortable (fantastic bed), spacious for two people, equipped with everything you need and oozes character and charm. The private terrace is a lovely place to start the day over breakfast and return to after a day out. The property has all the mod-cons – aircon, satellite TV, WiFi – and feels homely and cared for. The owners could not have been more welcoming and full of excellent advice about how best to visit different parts of Tuscany and recommendations for great things to do near by. They were so generous, showering us with their homegrown tomatoes, pears and more. We could not have felt more at home. Lucca is the perfect town to be close to. It’s less than 15 minutes away and from there it’s an easy train ride to Florence, the coast etc. The village has a few restaurants in it but being able to spend evenings enjoying Lucca (and then be able to get home easily) was a highlight for us. Our Tuscan holiday was even better than we could have hoped - certainly added to by where we stayed. I can’t recommend this property enough.

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