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Luxury accommodation in a beautifully restored olive mill, situated on a hillside and surrounded by 9 acres of olive groves and woodland. This stunning villa has a mixture of terracotta and wooden floors, with traditional Tuscan beamed ceilings. The interior combines original features with tasteful contemporary furnishings. There are 3 double suites comprising bedroom , bathroom and living room. 2 doubles en-suite and a twin en-suite. Overflow/staff suite available.
Facilities include a wine tasting cellar/cinema room, 'teaching' kitchen., feature dining hall.
There are several terraces for dining and relaxation, taking full advantage of the views. .Woodland walks to local villages (2 k and 6k) on trails from our door.
Walking and mountain bike trails from our doorstep, Bientina (5km) has an Olympic swimming pool, tennis courts, shops, cafes, supermarket and restaurants. Buti (6 km) by woodland trail or by car has restaurants,cafes and shops, Castelvecchio (10 mins) woodland walk or by car has a bar, grocery shop and restaurant, Lucca (15km) has all amenities.
Festivals and Events - Lucca (15km), Puccini Festival, International Jazz and Music Festival, comic festival (Oct), local palios in Bientina(Jul) and Buti (Jan), antiques market monthly in Bientina and Lucca, weekly local markets
Places of Interest - Beaches - 30km i.e. Viareggio, Forte dei Marmi, Pisa (30km), Florence (50km), Thermal Spas - Bagni di Lucca and Montecatini (20-30km), Siena (125km), Cinque Terre (140km)
All bedrooms have beautiful views over the valley to the mountains, are air conditioned and have beautiful en suite facilities. Check out the two suites with their own copper baths, where one can rest away after a day in the hot Tuscan sun.
There are three bedrooms that have their own dedicated lounge area as well as the ensuite bathrooms, allowing you to get away from the other guests now and then !
Modern spacious bathrooms, two with large copper baths.
Free sample of olive oil, produced from the Frantoio's own olive trees, harvested every October/November.
Enjoy sitting outdoors for meals and relax reading amongst the olive trees and olive estate...moreless
High Season Jun 29 - Aug 30, 2015 7 night min stay
Mid season Aug 31 - Oct 11, 2015 7 night min stay
Low Season Oct 12 - Dec 18, 2015 3 night min stay
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Sorry no pets accepted.
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Lucca - Music festivals, varied shopping, excellent cafes and restaurants, hire a bicycle and cycle round the traffic-free old city walls.
Bientina - local town with supermarket, shops, cafes and it holds a summer Palio in July (horseriding event round town square).
Ideally situated for sightseeing in Pisa, Florence, Cinque Terre, Garfagnana, Lucca, Tuscan coast and Chianti.
Various trails for hill walking/biking directly from the Frantoio.
Nearby outdoor olympic swimming pools, tennis courts and freshwater lake with sandy beach.
Many good local restaurants including Alfredo's, traditional trattoria popular with families for Sunday lunch.
Olive harvesting in October/November, we produce our own olive oil every year which is available for guests to purchase.
Year Purchased: 2001
About: Scottish owners living in Edinburgh who travel regularly to sample the simple relaxation, food and great wine in Italy.
We particularly enjoy the Lucca Summer Music Festival.
The estate is managed by live on residents George and Linda who live in a separate area of the estate but are on hand to help you understand all that is on offer locally.
Why Buti: The location gives you a chance to recharge your batteries with beautiful sunrises and sunsets, positioned on the side of a Tuscan hill with views looking down on the valley below. Recently renovated to a high standard - with terracotta floors and air conditioning throughout.
Beautiful new pool, children's pool and waterfall surrounded by relaxation area with ten sun loungers, barbecue area and landscaped garden.
The pool area is serviced by its own dedicated traditional Tuscan kitchen, which is in addition to the main 'teaching' kitchen and dining area.
Beautiful olive groves and maturing vineyard compliment the pool and dining areas offering plenty opportunity for relaxed strolling or shelter within the estate.
Perfectly situated for exploring Tuscany, the local restaurants are good value and you can mix with the locals.
The Unique Benefits at this Villa: Easy access to Pisa airport, ideal base to go to Lucca, Florence, Pisa, Chianti, Volterra, Siena, Tuscan Coast or the Cinque Terre. On relaxing days you can enjoy the peace and quiet by the pool or walk in the hills and eat great local food.
The estate produces its own olive oil and vegetables for use by the guest in cooking, and the new vineyard is taking shape.