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Nestled in its own private olive grove, La Lucertola is a setting from heaven. Spectacular views over forest, field, The Leaning Tower of Pisa and The Med in the distance make this a truly enchanting location. Flowers, fireflies and jasmine blossom abound. The peace is punctuated only by birdsong. The ample space around the house is fun in which to lounge, explore, cook and play. The pool enjoys views to infinity. The beaches are close by, less than 30 minutes away. Pisa and Lucca, both 20 minutes away and Florence just an hour - stay and play or go and explore - it's all on your door.
Fabulous accommodation: The accommodation offers two beautiful, spacious and well equipped eco friendly farmhouses, each of which can accommodate up to six or seven people. The houses enjoy the use of a shared and secure swimming pool. The farmhouses are set on the south facing slopes of the Monti Pisani, an environmentally protected area of outstanding natural beauty, in the midst of terraced olive grove, fruit trees, birds and wild flowers. The houses are set on a hill and are reached by a winding private road up above the sweet hamlet of Pugnano and command spectacular views over forest, field, Pisa, The Leaning Tower and The Mediterranean Sea beyond. The ever changing countryside offers the holiday maker a year round choice for travel.
Feel good about this choice of holiday: The farmhouses are a genuine eco conscious choice. They are powered by the sun via photo voltaic solar panels generating the entire electricity supply. They are fed by natural spring water – one washes in it, bathes in it and swims in it – wonderful ! Rainwater is collected for the plants and allotments. With many other green initiatives this is a destination to feel good about.
Great location: The farmhouses are in a superb position: about 20 minutes by road from both Pisa and Lucca, 30 minutes from the coast, an hour from Florence and lesser known gems making exploration fun and worth while. The combination of hills, sea and proximity to places of cultural interest make this a holiday location to suit and inspire all moods and fancies at all times of year.
Activities: There is plenty to do here for all ages and to fit all moods and tastes! Activities such as cookery courses, canoeing, rafting, cycling, walking, paragliding and horse-riding can be arranged either prior to arrival or while you are here
Pisa,Tuscany: Spacious well equipped olive grove farmhouse & pool: Filettole Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 444639ha
Welcome to La Lucertola: you have chosen well. This is a special place and our guests over the last 14 years will and do amply confirm this with their reviews. This is a beautiful and perfectly positioned location for your holiday: immersed in nature yet close to the all the famous Tuscan art cities. La Lucertola is near to the coast, near to the mountains yet sits conveniently for access to the road, rail and air network. Here, one hears birdsong, smells the flowers and marvels at the view both near and far.
We offer the choice of two farmhouses in Tuscany both of which can accommodate up to 6 guests.
These properties can be rented separately or together sharing a secure swimming pool.
The farmhouses are set on the slopes of Monti Pisani – an environmentally protected area of outstanding natural beauty and tranquillity.
Both apartments offer spectacular panoramic views over Pisa, the Leaning Tower and the Mediterranean Sea.
We look forward to welcoming you here.
can be split and made into twin beds as required...moreless
Bedroom 2: 1 queen
can be split and made into twin beds as required...moreless
This is a large, majestic and elegant bedroom with a balcony and en suite bathroom. The bed configuration can be either large double or twin. An extra bed or cot can also be made available for additional accommodation. Additionally there is a wardrobe, writing desk, mirror and seating. The flooring is terracotta tiling with rugs. The colour scheme is a stunning rhapsody of blue, complete with inspiringly beautiful Tuscan murals filling the whole of one wall. The views are breathtaking and the whole feel is one of freshness, cool and calm. All furnishings are of the highest standard.
The second bedroom is also spacious and offers magnificent views over the olive grove, forest, valley below and Pisa, seven miles away. As with the master bedroom, the large double can be split and made into twins. An extra bed or cot can also be accommodated in the room if required. All furnishings are of the highest quality and the decor is relaxing and considered....moreless
The main bathroom is tiled in soft stone grey with light coloured walls. The fittings are of the highest quality with Hans Grohe taps. There is a mirror and good lighting, shaver point and hair dryer. The bath is deep and inviting - ideal for a hot bath after a days hiking. There is a window overlooking the grotto area and the olive tree clad hillside above and behind the house. A lovely bathroom.
The en suite bathroom has it's own balcony with views over the grove and onto Pisa, The Leaning Tower and Med - not many other bathrooms can boast a view over one of the architectural icons of the world. It has toilet and sink with mirror and lighting and shaver point. Again it is decorated with light coloured walls and has stone grey profiled tiles....moreless
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The rental price includes gas, electricity bed, bath and kitchen linen. Please bring your own beach towels.
The rental price also includes the cost of the final clean, saving an average of 80 Euros+ on the rental price.
The rental price includes cut seasoned olive wood logs for the fireplace for use in colder weather and the barbecue and wood fired oven - perfect for trying your hand at making pizzas!
The rental price includes gas central heating depending on season.
The rental price includes free access to our allotment where you can enjoy seasonal herbs and veg including broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, courgettes and salad-lovely!...moreless
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External original wood fired oven - perfect for homemade pizzas!...moreless
4 Ring Stove
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Deck / Patio:
Sun terrace with views over forest, field, Pisa and her Leaning Tower as well as the Mediterranean coast...moreless
Kayak / Canoe:
We have a good friend who runs a great canooing and kayak business from the nearby River Serchio - just ask and we'll set it up for you....moreless
Lawn / Garden:
Flowers, trees, allotment, olive grove, herbs and fruit trees - all lovingly tended and beautifully presented....moreless
Mobile BBQ's and also wood fired oven. Wood proved free of charge...moreless
Porch / Veranda:
Gorgeous solidly built wooden structures under which are table and chairs for dining, reading and lounging outside each house and also down by the swimming pool....moreless
Xmas/ New Year Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2015 4 night min stay
Low Jan 3 - Apr 3, 2015 3 night min stay
Low/Mid Apr 4 - May 15, 2015 4 night min stay
Mid May 16 - Jun 19, 2015 7 night min stay
Mid/High Jun 20 - Jul 3, 2015 7 night min stay
High Jul 4 - Aug 28, 2015 7 night min stay
High/Mid Aug 29 - Sep 18, 2015 7 night min stay
Mid Sep 19 - Oct 9, 2015 7 night min stay
Mid/Low Oct 10 - Oct 30, 2015 4 night min stay
Low Oct 31 - Dec 18, 2015 3 night min stay
Xmas/New Year Dec 19 - Jan 8, 2016 4 night min stay
My Standard Rate 3 night min stay
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Refundable Damage Deposit£200
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There is a miniscule local accommodation tax to be added and is calculated as follows: Each adult pays €1.50 ( approx £1.22 ) per day for a maximum of 5 nights. Each adult therefore pays a total of €7.50 ( approx £6.10 ) per stay.
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Nestled in its own private olive grove, accessed by its own private road, La Lucertola is a setting from heaven. Now in our 14th successful year, La Lucertola offers spectacular uninterrupted views over forest, field, The Leaning Tower of Pisa and The Mediterranean Sea in the distance all combining to make this a truly unique and enchanting location. The farmhouses are set on a hill and are reached by private road above the hamlet of Pugnano. Flowers, fireflies and jasmine blossom abound. The peace is punctuated only by birdsong. The ample space around the house is fun in which to lounge, explore, cook and play. The swimming pool enjoys views to infinity. The beaches are close by, less than 30 minutes away. Pisa and Lucca, both 20 minutes away and Florence just an hour - stay and play or go and explore - it's all on your door.
Other Activities: Rafting/Canoeing on the nearby River Serchio
Cookery courses at home
Cycle hire from Lucca - beautiful cycle paths along the River Serchio
Golf - within a 30 minute drive.
Horse Riding - San Rossore Maritime National Park 20 minutes away
Guided Day-Tours around Tuscany with food and wine included
Recording Studio - Sessions available by appointment
Ski: Abetone - good local skiing - 90 minute drive away.
Year Purchased: 2000
About the owner: Colin, Max (age 12) and I live in a separate house and love living here! We try our absolute best to ensure that everything is as it should be for you when you arrive and indeed during your holiday. We are always respectful of your privacy and we want all our guests of all ages to feel free, happy and relaxed. It isn't easy to write about yourself, so here is what previous guests have said about us: 'Luisa and Colin are the perfect hosts and I would like to thank them for allowing us to spend a little time sharing their little piece of Tuscan heaven.' 'The owners live on site and provide a friendly information facility and comprehensive support.' 'Thanks to Luisa and Colin for their hospitality and especially to Max for his special entertainment 'services to children'
Why the Owner Chose Filettole: Luisa taught English in a school near Pisa in 1986 and fell in love with the area. We returned, many times. We made lifelong friends and began to feel that this could be a new home and a new life. After 12 years of living and working in London, we decided to take the plunge, change direction and embrace the challenge of creating a new life. We wanted to be closer to nature, direct our own affairs and to live in a beautiful place with a decent climate. We found La Lucertola as a semi ruin, completely overgrown and crying out for some love and attention. We first fell in love with the incredible view and the prospect of living in the country but close to Pisa and the sea. The view is unique, breathtaking and truly inspiring. We can see The Leaning Tower, the coast and the islands of Capraia and Corsica. We overlook olive grove, forest, field and village. Overhead are birds of prey and the night sounds of owls. This place gives us inspiration and the energy to live a good and authentic life. We are happy to share this beauty and joy with our guests who over 14 years of operation wholeheartedly testify to the magic of this very special location. The houses are spacious, comfortable and well proportioned. One would happily live in them all year round - they are much more than a simple rental property - they are proper houses with a true sense of home.
The Unique Benefits at this House: The view - irreplaceable and unique. And the place itself - beautiful and inspiring, relaxing and uplifting. From the first moment we looked out over the olive grove, into the fields and then onto the unmistakeable view of The Leaning Tower of Pisa we knew this was the place for us. Three houses, all with their own front doors. One for us and two for the guests - perfect! With the convenience of a country location and the amenities of Pisa and Lucca close to hand and Florence only an hour away.
Also appealing to us is the easy proximity to beaches, mountains and rivers. We did not wish to be in an isolated position so the quick access to the airport, the motorway system and the national rail network without being able to see them or hear them was also important.