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Beautiful stone farmhouse situated in quiet and panoramic location in the countryside surrounding Lucca. This villa has been recently restored preserving its original architectural features and turned into a charming private country villa offering comfortable and tastefully furnished interiors. The house is near the main villa where the owners live but it is completely independent and is provided with a large private garden as well as a private swimming-pool. Small pets are allowed.
Distances: the small town of Orentano with food shops 1,5 km away, Altopascio with all kinds of shops and main services 5 km, the lovely town of Lucca 15 km away, Pisa (airport) approx. 40 km, Florence (airport) approx. 55 km away, the renowned town of Montecatini Terme with spas and golf courses 15 km, the coastline (Versilia) with beautiful equipped beaches about 40 km away.
At guests’ disposal: private garden equipped with tables, chairs and sun-umbrellas, large private swimming-pool with sun-beds (14 x 6 m – maximum depth 1,8 m – open from 25/04 to 15/10), furnished covered veranda, barbecue, table tennis, mountain bikes for rent. Telephone, high-speed wireless Internet connection, washing-machine, ironing facilities and vacuum cleaner available. CD and DVD available. Covered parking within the grounds. Horse-back riding facilities, tennis courts and golf courses are available in the surrounding area.
Pool towels are provided at no extra costs.
Extra services: baby bed available free of charge. Extra bed available on request at € 100,- / per week (payable on the spot). Maid service available by arrangement (payment on site). On request it is possible to arrange breakfast and dinner service with wine tasting (payment on the spot). Painting and cooking lessons are also available by arrangement. Pets are allowed by paying an extra charge of € 50,- / per week
Prima woning in mooie, rustige omgeving. Alleen de twee bedden op de overloop was wat minder.
The Villa Fontine, aka Villa Niccolai, is a tremendous property, with excellent comforts, exquisite grounds, and a pastoral location. It is a very authentic Tuscan villa, looking small from the outside but is open and spacious inside. Multiple outdoor dining locations are available: poolside, under a new poolside curtained gazebo, in the garden, or under the porch awning. The owners, Angela (mother) and Sylvia (daughter), were gracious, warm, and welcoming. We did a special dinner with a chef the first night and it was divine. It is a great space for kids ages 4 and up (for younger tots, there are lots of stone stairs and the pool is not fenced), with plenty of room to run around outside. Only a few slight negatives: wifi isn't very strong so must stay close to host's house (no signal on porch or at pool); neighboring roosters start calling at 4:30 am, an authentic but not ordered wake-up call; the owner's house is very close to the villa, but owners not i!
ntrusive at all; gardening commences at 7 am or earlier each morning. Overall, it was a magnificent place to stay.
Villa comment (5/5): A very comfortable and well furnished villa, with all the needed seating and kitchen tools available.
Cleanliness comment (5/5): Very clean.
Location comment (5/5): Perfectly pastoral, it could be a little remote for some. Major supermarket is 20 to 25 minutes away by car, small village store is 10 minutes away. Lucca and Montecatini-Terme 30 minutes away, Firenze and Pisa within easy 1 hour drives.
What a wonderful home you have here. It was a joy to stay. We loved coming back and making dinner and playing cards or just talking about our day. The kitchen table is THE gathering place! Than you for providing such a beautiful place for all paople to come to.
We took many day trips to Lucca, La Spezia, Pisa, Montecatini, Camaiore, Portofino and others despite the rain! Quite beautiful all over warm paople, welcoming people!
Thank you so much for a wonderful stay here at Villa Fontine.Your beautiful house and stunning property were greadly enjoyed. The little touches such as lovely paintings, fresh flowers in our rooms made us feel very welcome and at home. Our boys had a wonderful time playing soccer with your family , and we really appreciate your kindness towards them. We had many exciting daytrips to the surroundings, Pisa, Lucca and spent one day in Venice. Thank you for a fantastic family holiday. The hogans - Canada
It is much larger in person than the pictures really show on the website. It was terrific and set up great for multiple family situations. The large eat in kitchen was tremendous. We cooked 12 out of 14 nights in the villa. The local vendors really have great food choices to prepare. Angela and her son were fabulous. They made a few calls for us when we had trouble with the rental car and even gave us some homemade pasta sauce.