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Beautiful Villa Near Lucca with Private Pool - Main house

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Last updated: 08/01/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Tramonte farmhouse description

A Parino is a beautifully restored old olive mill in a peaceful setting close to the historic city of Lucca. The property offers not only a lovely private rural setting but also the convenience of being five minutes from the nearest village and 15 minutes from Lucca. The house is newly restored to a very high standard with great taste and charm using authentic Tuscan materials including antique cotto floors and beamed ceilings. The interiors are elegantly furnished with antiques and classic wrought iron furniture, creating a very attractive rustic yet elegant style. Particularly attractive is the large veranda stretching across one side of the property offering views of the surrounding hills, ideal for al fresco dining and relaxation. The pool is overlooked by the veranda in a large garden with mountain stream and woodlands. Perfect for walks and hill climbing. Behind the house is a renovated guest apartment, which accommodates 4 guests. Perfect for those who want a little more privacy


History: 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.

Beauty: 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: All 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 available when they prefer the coolness of being inside.

Main house: Tramonte Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 13289ha

The house is large and very comfortable with a kitchen, dining room, living area and utility room downstairs and 5 bedrooms upstairs. The white walls and ceiling are very high and traversed by traditional wooden beams. The kitchen has very modern appliances. Most people prefer to dine out on the terrace or in the rear patio, close to the BBQ, rather than in the dining room. The living room is all soft seating around a large fireplace, with a TV and a games/book cupboard. 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.

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 300 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Included
          • Daily Maid Service

          Suitability

          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Children Welcome
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

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          • Bedroom 4: 1 twin/ single

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          • Bedroom 5: 3 twin/ single

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          • All the double bedrooms are four poster beds. The single beds are all antique iron beds. All come with mosquito nets. All bedrooms have fans....moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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          • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • All the bathrooms are bright and modern with rain showers.

          Other Amenities

              • In the main house, the kitchen is well equipped with modern oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and microwave. The barn has its own separate kitchen, again well equipped with modern oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and microwave. Daily cleaning service is provided (inclusive in the price). Michael Ringrose, the local manager, lives nearby and gives great local advice on everything. There is free WiFi and English channels on satellite TV. There is also an IPod/IPhone docking station and speakers. A local cook can be reserved at extra cost for private dinners. We provide 1 beach towel, 1 bath towel and 1 hand towel per person per week....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Music Library
              • DVD Player
              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable
              • CD Player
              • Audio Tape Player
              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • Games
              • Games For Kids

              Theme

              • Luxury
              • Family

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Caves
              • Churches
              • Forests
              • Playground
              • Winery Tours
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins

              Leisure Activities

              • Walking
              • Scenic Drives
              • Bird Watching
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Sight Seeing

              local services and businesses

              • Medical Services
              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries

              Location Type

              • Mountain
              • Rural

              sports and adventure activities

              • Spelunking
              • Ski Privileges Optional
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Swimming
              • Cycling
              • Skiing
              • Golf
              • Fishing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Tennis

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Room
                  • Seating for 10 people

                  General

                  • Activities Guide
                  • Filtered Water
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Sunbed
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Heating
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Fireplace
                  • Parking
                  • Garage
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Internet
                  • Wireless Internet

                  house cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Included

                      Kitchen

                      • Blender
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Toaster
                      • Grill
                      • 4 Ring Stove
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Freezer
                      • Stove
                      • Oven
                      • Microwave

                      Outside

                      • Beach Towels
                      • Patio
                      • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                      • Barbecue
                      • Child's Swing
                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Terrace
                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Pool / Spa

                      • Outdoor Pool
                      • Private Pool

                      property descriptor

                          • Detached
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          High
                          Jun 28 - Aug 29, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          €4,700 €14,000
                          Mid
                          Aug 30 - Sep 26, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          €3,500 €11,000
                          Low
                          Sep 27 - Dec 31, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          €2,900 €9,000
                          Low
                          Jan 1 - May 29, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          €2,900
                          Mid
                          May 30 - Jun 26, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          €3,500
                          High
                          Jun 27 - Aug 28, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          €4,700
                          Mid
                          Aug 29 - Sep 25, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          €3,500
                          Low
                          Sep 26 - Dec 31, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          €2,900
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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                          Last updated: 08/01/2014
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                          Location

                          30 Kilometres
                          Nearest Airport
                          Pisa
                          50 Kilometres
                          Nearest Ferry
                          Livorno
                          10 Kilometres
                          Nearest Train
                          Lucca
                          10 Kilometres
                          Nearest Motorway
                          Lucca
                          25 Kilometres
                          Nearest Beach
                          Forti dei Marmi
                          2 Kilometres
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Ponte a Moriano
                          35 Kilometres
                          Nearest Ski
                          Abetone
                          3 Kilometres
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Antica Locanda di Sesto

                          Car: Necessary

                          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.

                          Other Activities: The Ski resort of Abetone is 1 hour away by car

                           

                          Manager info

                          Year Purchased: 1999

                          About: We are originally Irish but have been living overseas, mostly in Asia, for the last 20 years. We are currently based in Singapore and we try to get back to Lucca at least once a year.

                          Why Tramonte:
                          We came to this area of Tuscany for a family get-together with old friends and fell in love with the location immediately. The hills, the woodland, the tranquility, yet so close to Lucca and its fantastic walls. We saw about 10 properties in one week and A Parino was the cheapest, in the worst condition but with huge potential and a view to die for! By the end of the week, we had paid a deposit and then began 2 years of renovations being managed from afar ( never again! ) However, the house was completely transformed! 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 it - it's part of our soul - and any visitor will tell you the same. It is utterly enchanting.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
                          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


                          Contact us

                          Speaks: english

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                          Photos

                          • View of A Parino and the pool

                            View of A Parino and the pool

                          • View towards the swimming pool and hills beyond

                            View towards the swimming pool and hills beyond

                          • View of barbecue and rear patio

                            View of barbecue and rear patio

                          • View of twin bedroom with beautiful iron beds

                            View of twin bedroom with beautiful iron beds

                          • Side of main house

                            Side of main house

                          • Double bedroom

                            Double bedroom

                          • Triple room

                            Triple room

                          • Sun beds in garden

                            Sun beds in garden

                          • Main house with guest apartment behind

                            Main house with guest apartment behind

                          • Guest apartment with main house in background

                            Guest apartment with main house in background

                          • Pool surrounded by hills

                            Pool surrounded by hills

                          • Terrace of guest apartment

                            Terrace of guest apartment

                          • View of dining and soft seating on the terrace

                            View of dining and soft seating on the terrace

                          • View of dining room and kitchen

                            View of dining room and kitchen

                          • Swimming pool perfect for children!

                            Swimming pool perfect for children!

                          • View of double bedroom with four poster bed

                            View of double bedroom with four poster bed

                          • Garden and pool

                            Garden and pool

                          • Main bathroom

                            Main bathroom

                          • Master bathroom

                            Master bathroom

                          • Side gate to A Parino

                            Side gate to A Parino

                          • Aerial view of A Parino and guest apartment

                            Aerial view of A Parino and guest apartment

                          • View of twin bedroom in guest apartment

                            View of twin bedroom in guest apartment

                          • View from apartment kitchen

                            View from apartment kitchen

                          • Hallway of guest apartment

                            Hallway of guest apartment

                          €2,900 - €4,700 per week (EUR)
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                          5 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 10

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                          Minimum stay: 7 nights
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