17th Century Villa with Luxury Finish. Big House, Bigger Views
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Property type:Villa
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
15 minutes from Lucca 'Casa Berti' is a handsome 17th century villa that is, first and foremost, an unusually well-appointed private family house, reached by a track that winds up from the village church. The views are exceptional, even by Italian standards.
Set in 6 hectares of olive terraces, gardens and a freshwater spring, it is a villa of rare charm and peacefulness with its own farmhouse, artist’s studio , swimming pool and private chapel.
The villa itself sleeps 10 guests. The farmhouse is near the main house, and available for a further 6 guests. Families are welcome and children well provided for. Villa: 4 beautiful king size doubles, 1 gorgeous twin bedroom. Brand new Air conditioning, 3D TV, Falcon range cooker and Miele and Gaggenau appliances, etc.
The villa has been restored with integrity and authenticity. Its lofty interior spaces - high ceilings, large and numerous windows and double doors - mark Casa Berti as a true villa. The thick walls ensure a cool interior even in the height of summer, and throughout there is relaxed refinement. A terracotta-tiled terrace, lined with lemon trees, leads onto a shaded pergola with a large travertine table and iron chairs. In summer this is, in effect, an outdoor living and dining room. A gas grill makes outdoor cooking simple and there is a wood-burning, traditional pizza oven by the farmhouse. An evening of pizza-making is great fun for all ages.
Above the villa the three-bedroom farmhouse, simpler yet charming, provides sleeping for a further five people. It is self-contained, with a small kitchen and seating area.
The swimming pool (10 x 6m, with shallow end and Roman steps), is set just below the villa on a separate, deep terrace. Sheltered and with all-day sun, it has sweeping views of the valley. A second simpler pergola provides shade. There are luxury Gaze Burvill pool loungers.
Casa Berti is a great place from which to explore northern Tuscany, but once here you may not want to leave...
Keywords: Family Villa luxury
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Member since: 2009
- 550 m²
- Elevator : Stairlift from ground to first floors
- Vacation Rental
- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Booking Possible
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Housekeeper Included
- Private Chef
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome:
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 16
Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms
- CD Player
- DVD Player:
- Game Room:
- Music Library:
- Ping Pong Table
- Pool Table:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 16 people
- Air Conditioning
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- Wood Fireplace
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
- Deck / Patio:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill:
Pool / Spa
- Housekeeper Included
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 2 - Jan 13, 2017
7 night min stay
Jan 14 - Apr 27, 2017
3 night min stay
May 5 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay
Jul 1 - Sep 1, 2018
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Historic towns of Lucca, Pisa and Florence are within an hour, spa towns of Bagni di Lucca and San Giuliano Terme are also nearby. Direct access to excellent woodland walks, superb hiking along well-marked walking routes in the national parks of the Alpi Apuane and Garfagnana. Stunning gorge (Orrido di Botri), river swimming, marble quarries, medieval hilltop towns, rock climbing, wine routes and great cycling (road and off-road). On the coast, there are boat-trips to Elba and the Cinque Terre, the artistic centre of Pietrasanta, and Forte dei Marmi, the heart of the Italian Riviera. Excellent skiing at Abetone in winter (75 mins) and there are several golf courses nearby.
Festivals: Lucca Rock Festival (July), Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago (July to August), various local celebrations of chestnuts and fungi porcini in the Autumn.
Year Purchased: 1997
About the owner: The villa has bee recently renovated to a very high standard and is my much loved family home.
Why the Owner Chose Lucca, Lucca, Italy:
We wanted somewhere secluded, with reliably-lovely weather during the summer months that could be a home away from home for all of us. Casa Berti, with its warmth and tranquility, answered all our needs. We have invested much time, love and money in making the house comfortable, practical and beautiful.
The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Our house is one of the most tranquil places I know. It is set above the small village and church. There are wooded hills all around the property with endless walks and stunning views. It is lovely to be there at any time of year and the property is within easy reach of the cultural centres of Tuscany. The house itself offers plenty of diversions for rainy days (Wifi, Snooker, table tennis, games and, TV) as well as for sunshine. The kitchen is very well equipped because we all like cooking. It is decorated and furnished as a family home, not just as a rental property. We hope that you would love it as much as we do.
- Primary: +44 7973 +447973393682
- Secondary: +44 +44 (0)1223 34066
- Tertiary: +44 1223354066 Mrs Gooder, Cambridge, UK
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Garden and pool
Terrace and wisteria pergola with outside dining
The blue bedroom
The twin room (family suite)
Master Bedroom (ground floor) with big ensuite shower
The picture gallery and drawing room with baby grand piano
The villa main terrace with lemon trees
The swimming pool
The farmhouse sitting room
The dining room
Cover of Conde Nast Traveller magazine
Villa kitchen detail
South facade of the villa
Double bedroom with ensuite shower
The Lucca room with ensuite bathroom/shower
The family suite bathroom /shower
The villa kitchen with Falcon range cooker
The swimming pool and gazebo above.
Casa Berti villa
The billiard room
The villa rear terrace
Morning view from the villa
This listing was first published here in 2009.
Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016
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