Beautiful Villa Near Lucca with Private Pool - Main house and guest apartmentMultiple rentals available (4 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-7 nights
- Property type:Villa
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Main house and guest apartment: Lucca Province 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 guest apartment is just behind the main house. It also has a ultra modern kitchen, a living/dining area and two bedrooms.
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.
About the Property
Luxury rental with local English agent and daily cleaning service
A Parino can be rented as the main house only (sleeps up to 10). The guest apartment can be rented to allow an additional 4 guests if needed. If the main house is rented on its own, the guest apartment is never used, to allow privacy for the main house guests.
A Parino is lovingly serviced by our friends and neighbours, Paolo and Alda Benedetti. Their services include daily cleaning and maintenance of the property. They are also willing to cook dinner for guests at an extra cost. Michael Ringrose is our great friend and manager of the property, who will welcome you to this beautiful part of Italy.
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.
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- 380 m²
- Max. occupancy 14
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Daily Maid Service
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms
- The bathrooms are all modern, well fitted and have strong showers.
- In the main house, the kitchen is well equipped with modern oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and microwave. The guest apartment 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. A local chef 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
- Books For Adults
- Books For Kids
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Games For Kids
- Autumn Foliage
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Ski Privileges Optional
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Room
- Seating for 14 people
- Activities Guide
- Basic Soaps
- Filtered Water
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Restaurant Guide
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Beach Towels
- Lawn / Garden:
Pool / Spa
- Outdoor Pool
- Housekeeper Included
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
Year Purchased: 1999
About: We are Fred and Aideen. Born in Ireland, we have spent most of our life together all over the world. We currently live in Singapore but A Parino is our cherished holiday home which we try get back to at least once a year.
Why Borgo a Mozzano, Lucca, Italy:
We first fell in love with Tuscany on a family holiday 17 years ago. We saw about 10 properties in one week and then immediately fell in love with A Parino, a true diamond in the rough. After 2 years of full renovations the house became completely transformed into a rustic paradise! 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 A Parino - it's part of our soul - and any visitor will tell you the same. It is utterly enchanting.
The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
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
- Primary: +39 0583353125
- Secondary: +39 3483158790
- Fax: +39 0583357008
A Parino. House, guest apartment and gardens
Barbecue on back terrace
Family fun in the pool
Kitchen and dining room
Total privacy in a secluded valley
The A Parino team who will look after you and ensure a wonderful holiday!
Main house, pool and guest apartment
Dining on the verandah
Side of main house
Pool and hills beyond
View from kitchen of guest apartment
Aerial view of A Parino
Hills above A Parino
A Parino lit up at night
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