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VILLA SEGALE is an historical stone country house dating from the 11th century. After long deep research on the territory, it was beautifully restored down to the finest detail and according to the HIGHEST STANDARD:
- 5 spacious, elegant and panoramic bedrooms with stylish ensuite full bathrooms at first floor. - 1 elegant and cozy bedroom + full bathroom (not ensuite) at ground floor. - 80 Acres (32 Hectares) of land, a good portion of which are vineyards and olive groves. - Independent Air Conditioning for all the 5 bedrooms at first floor. - 2 Panoramic Terraces (first one with big stone dining table and BBQ; second one equipped as 'relax zone'). - Panoramic Big Swimming Pool (14 x 7 metres) treated with 'Nature2', the best system for water treatment. - Maid Service 3 times per week included. - House Manager that welcomes guests at their arrival, explains the villa and helps with organization. - Wireless Broadband Internet + Stereo/Radio. - 46' High-Def Satellite Tv (with Blu-Ray/dvd). - Net Screens on all the Windows (removable). - Total Privacy.
- *****THE VILLA*****
The house, with its 450 SQUARE METRES, sleeps up to 12 PEOPLE. The ground floor is very spacious with a large entrance, a sitting room with fireplace, a formal dining room, a large fully fitted kitchen, a small study with a stunning 46' high definition satellite tv (with blu-ray player and more than 30 movies to choose from), an elegant and cozy bedroom with two joinable single beds, and a full bathroom.
On the first floor there are five air-conditioned bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms: two of them are double-bedded, one is the magnificent master bedroom; two more rooms are twin-bedded, while the last one comes with two joinable single beds. All bedroms are spacious with tasteful furnishing, ample wardrobe space and have large open windows overlooking the valley and enjoying the same spectacular view characteristic of the house.
The furniture dates back to the 19th century and was purchased in antique shops in the area of Tuscany. The wrought-iron comfortable beds were all handmade by Mr. Caporali, the greatest craftsman in Arezzo. Moreover, the Villa is completely floored with mezzane, while ceilings have been restored with ancient chestnut beams.
- *****LOCATION AND PANORAMA*****
The location of Villa Segale is magnificent. Perched among green and forested valleys west of Lucca, SEGALE IS SURROUNDED BY 80 ACRES (32 HECTARES) OF OLIVE GROVES AND VINEYARDS. Such a wide area allows plenty of space to wander and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the property's extensive grounds.
Its spectacular view across the valley towards the Renaissance monuments of the cities of Lucca and Pisa is to die for. Thanks to its height of 350 m. above sea level and to its unique position, on a typical clear day guests can admire the valley below and the whole landscape up to 40 km around. Photos cannot portray the powerful details of such a EXCEPTIONAL VIEW WHICH IS RECOGNIZED AS THE MOST STUNNING IN THE AREA.
In the 80 Acres (32 hectares) territory with a 360° panoramic view, hunting is strictly forbidden the whole year round. Hence guests can join the natural unspoilt surroundings and admire the local fauna such as owls, poults, hawks, hedgehogs and fireflies.
-Sheets, Bathroom Towels and Pool Towels included.
-Maid service: 3 days per week (3 hours per day) included.
-Final Cleaning included.
-For staying longer than 1 week: linen/towels change every week.
-Net Screens (removable) on all the windows of the house.
-Private chef/cook: available on request (to be paid).
-Outcall telephone / Heating to be paid upon consumption (based on real cost).
- Smoking is not allowed inside the house....moreless
High Season Jun 13 - Aug 28, 2015 5 night min stay
Mid Season Aug 29 - Oct 2, 2015 5 night min stay
Low Season Oct 3 - Apr 29, 2016 5 night min stay
Mid Season Apr 30 - Jun 10, 2016 5 night min stay
High Season Jun 11 - Aug 26, 2016 5 night min stay
Mid Season Aug 27 - Sep 30, 2016 5 night min stay
Low Season Oct 1 - Apr 28, 2017 5 night min stay
My Standard Rate 5 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- A house manager to welcome you, answer questions & help you during your stay.
- Cleaning before and after your stay.
- Maid service 3 days (3 hours each day) per week.
- High speed WiFi broadband
- Pool usage
- Ample bed linen, pool towels & bath towels are provided (and changed each week, if staying more than one week)
- Cot & high chair, on request.
- Changeover day: Saturday
Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Lucca is an marvelous historycal medieval city that offers sightseeing, restaurants and shops.
Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi (with their famous beaches), Pietrasanta (centre for sculptors from all over the world), and Pisa (with her famous pending tower), are all 20-30 minutes away by car.
Florence, Chianti, San Gimignano, Sienna, Maremma, Cinque Terre and Portofino are all 1-2 hours away.
VILLA SEGALE offers an amazing strategic position that allows his guests to discover all the most important areas of Tuscany and Liguria (Portofino and Cinque Terre).
About the owner: I am a doctor, who inherited this beautiful place almost 10 years ago. After generations this wonderful place 'arrived' to me and to my family, and we've immediately felt in love with it!
Why the Owner Chose Lucca: This is a truly unique place and that's the reason why I love it so much. Considering today's standards, it's almost impossible to still find places with similar attributes: a fascinating hystorical stonehouse surrounded by 32 hectares of land - including olivegroves and wineyards - immersed in a complete sense of privacy and tranquility. But at the same time being really near to Lucca city (9km) as well as to other many fascinating places. This place is a truly special hidden pearl !
The Unique Benefits at this Villa: Enjoying the most beautiful panorama of the Lucca area and living inside a traditional 11th century stonehouse that has carefully been renewed with the highest standards, but at the same time keeping completely intact the beautiful Tuscan tradition.
The position is also unique: it grants a strong sense of privacy and allows guests to enjoy a real nature-intensive regenerating experience. At the same time the strategic position, just 9 km from Lucca city, allows guest to visit all the other beautiful cities and places of Tuscany (and outside Tuscany) with day trips.