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

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Ecofriendly farmhouse 'Abbacca-la'

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Last updated: 07/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Lucca farmhouse 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

      • Chauffeur
      • Private Chef
      • Massage
      • Car Available

      Suitability

      • 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

      • Non Smoking Only:

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

      • Children Welcome:

        we can organise babysitting service...moreless

      • Long-Term Renters Welcome

      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

      Kitchen & Dining

      • Catering Available
      • Dishes & Utensils
      • Stove
      • Oven
      • Cooking Utensils
      • Dishwasher
      • Coffee Maker
      • Toaster
      • Seating for 8 people

      Amenities

      • Fitness Room / Equipment:

        we have a nice hot tub...moreless

      • Babysitter
      • Towels Provided
      • Washing Machine
      • Clothes Dryer
      • Fireplace
      • Heating
      • Linens Provided
      • Parking
      • Iron & Board
      • Hair Dryer
      • Living Room seats 6
      • Gas Fireplace
      • Wood Fireplace

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

          Communications

          • Internet
          • Wireless Internet

          Pool & Spa

          • Hot Tub:

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

          • Private Pool

          Outdoor Features

          • Outdoor Grill
          • Deck / Patio

          Theme

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

          Location & View

          • Rural
          • Monument View
          • Mountain View

          Activities

          • Museums
          • Swimming
          • Skiing
          • Cycling
          • Spelunking
          • Parasailing
          • Tennis
          • Medical Services
          • Cross Country Skiing
          • Fishing
          • Kayaking
          • Sailing
          • Hiking
          • Roller Blading
          • Wind-Surfing
          • Mountain Biking
          • Massage Therapist
          • Groceries
          • ATM/Bank
          • Cinemas
          • Botanical Garden
          • Churches
          • Ruins
          • Winery Tours
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Restaurants
          • Antiquing
          • Miniature Golf
          • Shopping
          • Horseback Riding
          • Boating
          • Horseshoes
          • Sight Seeing
          • Fitness Center
          • Rock Climbing
          • Golf
           

          Reviews

          Write a review 4.9
          from 86 traveler reviews
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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          Studio high season
          Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2014
          7 night min stay

          €550
          Studio high/medium season
          Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2014
          4 night min stay

          €500
          Studio medium season
          Oct 1 - Oct 29, 2014
          4 night min stay

          €450
          Studio high/ medium season
          Oct 30 - Nov 5, 2014
          3 night min stay

          €500
          Studio low season
          Nov 6 - Dec 19, 2014
          2 night min stay

          €400
          Studio High/ medium season
          Dec 20 - Jan 6, 2015
          4 night min stay

          €500
          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.


          This owner accepts: Credit cards.
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          Calendar

          Last updated: 07/16/2014
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          21 Unavailable
          22 Today
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          Location

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

          Car: Necessary

          You can walk in 20 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: italian, english

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          Photos

          • Ecofriendly farmhouse
                    'Abbacca-la'

            Ecofriendly farmhouse 'Abbacca-la'

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

            view of the National Park of Alpi Apuane from the terrace

          • making pasta with my guests

            making pasta with my guests

          • 'focaccia'ready for being baked

            'focaccia'ready for being baked

          • hot tub area

            hot tub area

          • outside pool

            outside pool

          • gazebo in front of the kitchen

            gazebo in front of the kitchen

          • livingroom-large apartment

            livingroom-large apartment

          • kitchenette-little apartment

            kitchenette-little apartment

          • view from the window- little apartment

            view from the window- little apartment

          • view of the farmohuse

            view of the farmohuse

          • entrance

            entrance

          • cooking lesson preparing pizza and focaccia

            cooking lesson preparing pizza and focaccia

          • hot tub

            hot tub

          • hot tub and pool

            hot tub and pool

          • flowers

            flowers

          • kitchen-large apartment

            kitchen-large apartment

          • double bedroom-large apartment

            double bedroom-large apartment

          • double bedroom-little apartment

            double bedroom-little apartment

          VRBO #108278

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          This listing was first published here in 2006.

          Date last modified - Wednesday, June 18, 2014

          €57 - €85 per night (EUR)
          86

          4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
          Sleeps 10

          View calendar: Updated 07/16/14
          Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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          Speaks: italian, english

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