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Beautiful Eco-Friendly Farmhouse:Cooking Lessons, Meals, Driver, Car and More !

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Last updated: 05/23/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Our small organic farm sits on a hill along Lucca’s beautiful northern countryside in the hamlet of Aquilea, with stunning views over the Valdottavo valley, the high peaks of the Apennines, and the National park in the distance. We produce our own olive oil, bake our own bread, make jams from our own fruit trees, prepare home-made yoghurt and classic Italian sauce from our own tomatoes, and grow a variety of vegetables.
Our solar powered and beautifully restored farmhouse has 3 comfortable, fully furnished apartments that will feel like home the moment you step inside! Each has its own entry on a lovely terrace where you can relax and enjoy outdoor dining, including pizza from a brick oven. At our above ground swimming pool, guests can enjoy sunbathing with an incredible view.
The 2-story apartment sleeps 4+2. The ground floor includes a kitchen/eating area and a sitting room with a sofa bed. On the second floor, there are two bedrooms (one has 2 twin beds, but can easily be transformed into a double bedroom) and a large bathroom with shower and a bathtub. A door next to the living room leads to an adjoining studio apartment that has a dinette kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom and sleeps 2. The two apartments can be combined into a large 3-bedroom and 2-bathroom apartment sleeping 6+2.
We have also an other nice,cosy Studio on the ground floor that is not adjoinable to the others and sleeps 2.

Since our 3 apartments can be rented separately as well as combined, updating is difficult and the calendar is not always correct. So, please send us your enquiry if you are interested in staying at our farmhouse.

It's only possible to post one rate so we have decided to post Studio rates, as we have 2 Studios that have the same rate and so please, ask for the quote of large apartment that usually is a little less than the double rate of one Studio. Further we offer a special rate, a discount on full property rental.

Our love and respect for the environment can be seen in our organic farm with free-range animals, olive groves, a vegetable garden, and fruit trees. We use solar panels for hot water, to help with the wood boiler heating system, and to heat the swimming pool. We chose an above ground, moveable swimming pool because it has less environmental impact. We have two gazebos near the pool with photovoltaic roofs.

Here a car is really necessary. We have a special agreement with a car rental agency and can help you to rent a car with a cheap rate.

Driver service: If you don't feel like driving, the owner or one of her relatives can be your driver and guide: they can pick you up at the train station in Lucca or at the airport in Pisa or Florence, bring you to the farmhouse to get settled, help you to visit undiscovered surroundings and Tuscan beautiful towns.

Cooking lessons and catering : You can learn how to make classic Italian dishes in our large country kitchen and enjoy your meal in our lovely dining room. The owner speaks excellent English and is a talented cook. You can choose the menu with her, deciding what you would like for your delightful cooking lesson. If you do not feel like cooking, you can enjoy being served authentic Tuscan dinners for €25 per head.

Italian language lessons : We can organize Italian language lessons upon request.
Car or driver, cooking lessons or catering, Italian lessons – the choice is yours. Join us for a true Tuscan vacation.







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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Farmhouse
  • 160 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    we can organise babysitting service...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    we prefer no smoking people inside for next guests, in case they don't like smoke...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    One Studio on the ground floor is equipped with a large bathroom for disabled, and outside whellchair users can move onto the balcony and the terrace. The second Studio is on the ground floor too....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1

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  • Bathroom 2

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  • Bathroom 3

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  • One Studio has a very comfortable bathroom for DISABLE PEOPLE. The large unit (2 bd) on the first floor has a very large bathroom with shower and bathtub. Each Studio is on the ground floor and has a bathroom with shower. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • we are very flexible for our guest needs and we like to be helpful so please just ask if you have any question and we'll make our best to let you have your stay a relaxing and unforgettable holiday...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    we have a nice hot tub...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    we have a very nice hot tub in the pool area...moreless

  • Private Pool
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
from 92 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Studio medium season
May 1 - May 31, 2015
4 night min stay

€500
Studio high/ medium season
Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2015
7 night min stay

€550
Studio high season
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2015
7 night min stay

€600
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
€85

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 1%

Notes:

It's only possible to post one rate so we have decided to post Studio rates, as we have 2 Studios that have the same rate and so please, ask for the quote of large apartment that usually is a little less than the double rate of one Studio. Further we offer a special rate, a discount on full property rental.

On the time of booking we ask for a 30% deposit, the balance can be paid cash on arrival or if through credit card a week in advance your arrival.


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Calendar

Last updated: 05/23/2015
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Location

17 Miles
Nearest Airport
Pisa
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Aquilea
24 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Livorno
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
Pisa
2 Miles
Nearest Train
Ponte a Moriano
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Lucca
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Mastiano
25 Miles
Nearest Ski
Abetone
13 Miles
Nearest Beach
Viareggio

Car: Necessary

You can walk in 30 minutes to the ruins of romanic church that can be seen from our farmhouse. It?s a fantastic spot with a wonderful view of the area and the valley !

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: Mt husband and I in the picture : we are in front of the facade where under the plaster we had found the date in which that part of the farmhouse had been built :1718 !

Why the Owner Chose Lucca:
This had being been our dream, we wanted to move to live in the country, but not too far from Lucca where we were working. In 1988, a few monthes after the birth of our oldest son, we bought this abandoned property and step by step we renovated the building and we started replacing olive trees. We moved here in 1994 and after a lot of works in 2005 we were ready with the rental units. So finally I could devote myself to this full-time job.

The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
When you arrive you immediately fall in love with the view of the mountains and the peaceful feeling that the view gives you. You can think to be really ina remote area, out and far from stressful life, while in 7 minutes you can reach Ponte a Moriano, trhat is the closest little town, where you can find everything you can need.


Contact us

Speaks: english, italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

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                    'Abbacca-la'

    Ecofriendly farmhouse 'Abbacca-la'

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    cooking lesson preparing pizza and focaccia

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  • view of the farmohuse

    view of the farmohuse

  • view of the National Park of Alpi Apuane from the terrace

    view of the National Park of Alpi Apuane from the terrace

  • entrance

    entrance

  • gazebo in front of the kitchen

    gazebo in front of the kitchen

  • livingroom-large apartment

    livingroom-large apartment

  • double bedroom-little apartment

    double bedroom-little apartment

  • hot tub area

    hot tub area

  • outside pool

    outside pool

  • making pasta with my guests

    making pasta with my guests

  • flowers

    flowers

  • kitchen-large apartment

    kitchen-large apartment

  • double bedroom-large apartment

    double bedroom-large apartment

  • kitchenette-little apartment

    kitchenette-little apartment

  • hot tub

    hot tub

  • hot tub and pool

    hot tub and pool

VRBO #108278

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, italian
  • Response time Within 24 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 05/23/2015
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