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Typical Tuscan Farmhouse With Pool, Garden, Fireplace For 12/13 People

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Space 3,444 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

6 Bedrooms Convertible Bed , 1 Baby-crib, 4 Bathrooms. (sleeps 12/13)

'CASALE DELLE FARFALLE' is situeted in S. Andrea, a little very charming village in the top of a hill at 10 km from the walls of the ancient town of Lucca. It is called 'Il borgo delle camelie' because in every garden, villa or field there are some camelias. In March they are full of coloured flowers and so people celebrate this with a fair during four weekends. People can visit the most important villas and see some camelias aged also 200 years, tasting the first italian tea extracted from these local trees. Saint Andrea is famous for its olive oil and natural spring.

The country house made by stones, has been completely renovated in December 2011. In front of it there is a large fenced terrace with an attractive landscape of the hills around it. Outside there is a long table with chairs and a barbecue for 'al fresco' dining. On one side of the house you find a fenced garden with a pool semi out of the ground (meters 9,15 x 4,60, depth 1,30). The private garden is about 500 mq. and it's lighted, too. In it you'll find: three tables with chairs and beach umbrellas, six beds to bask in the sun. There is a shower with warm and cold water, a refrigerator for your drinks and a wooden changing room. For children a swing and a slide. Close to the house there is a private parking. Few steps and you can eat in a lovely pizzeria trattoria with typical Tuscan specialties. In the house there are two mountain bikes available for your use. At the end of October in Lucca there is the fair of COMICS for the lovers and confectioners of this sector.

On the ground floor: living room with fireplace (very pretty in winter time), dining room, full kitchen, 1 bathroom with shower cubicle, 1 little service room with washer and a safe, 1 large bedroom (for people with restricted mobility)

On 1st floor: 1 double bedroom, 2 twin bedrooms,1 bathroom with shower cubicle, 1 studio room with a sofa-bed and another large bathroom with a bathtub and a separated shower.

On the 2nd floor (attic): 1 twin bedroom, 1 bathroom with Jacuzzi and a double bed room.

All the rooms are provided with mosquito nets on the windows.

INTERNET connection

The 'CASALE DELLE FARFALLE' is located in the center of Tuscany: in 1 hour you can go to visit Florence, with its art and history museums, in 30 minutes go to the beach in the seaside resorts of Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi, in 1:30 hour to visit Maranello country home of the famous Ferrari and its racing circuit.

Also in 1 hour you will be at Carrara to visit and admire the famous quarries of white marble by Michelangelo, or visit the beautiful Ligurian coast characterized by the famous Portofino and 5 Terre.

In just 20 minutes you can go to visit the Lake Massaciuccoli in Torre del Lago Puccini where there are beautiful specimens of aquatic birds. Also in Torre del Lago Puccini, the town where the famous musician and composer Giacomo Puccini lived. In the summer is done the 'Puccini Festival', a famous festival of classical music in honor of the great composer.

For lovers of the mountain, less than an hour away, there are the Apuan Alps, with their spectacular peaks and the valley of Garfagnana famous for its delicious food, including the famous Linchetto, the ham 'Bazzone' and porcini mushrooms.

Price includes water, linen for 1st week. Electricity and heating selon consumption. Final cleaning fee 120 euros

High season recommended arrival/departure Saturday. Ask for different arrival. Other periods arrival/departure flexible.

As a welcome when you arrive, will be offered 2 bottles of a typical wine made in the hills around Lucca and the famous cake 'BUCCELLATO DI LUCCA'

You can relax in the terrace with a good glass of Lucchese wine enjoying the view.

Tuscan home cooking classes available now. For just €50 per person you will learn how to cook in the traditional Tuscan way, with simple recipes that you will be able to recreate for your friends and family at home, with no effort.

More Details

Owner
Silvana Galeassi Serra
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2017

About Silvana Galeassi Serra

My name is Silvana Galeassi Serra. I was born in Milan but forty years ago I fell in love of a Tuscan man and of Tuscany and I moved in Lucca. I am living in a village close to Sant Andrea di Compito. I look forward to meeting you!!!

Silvana Galeassi Serra purchased this farmhouse in 2009

Why Silvana Galeassi Serra chose Lucca Province

My son, Edoardo and my daughter Valeria bought this Farmhouse in 2009 and renovated it with particular care in every little details

What makes this farmhouse unique

The farmhouse is the ideal setting for family holidays, and is also suitable for groups, couples, nature lovers and all those who enjoy a healthy lifestyle. In front of the house there is a large fenced terrace with a long table, chairs and a barbecue and an attractive landscape of the hills around it.

Amenities

Capannori Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3444 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • King size beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (6), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Typical Tuscan Farmhouse With Pool, Garden, Fireplace For 12/13 People
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Stara Zagora
5

Taste of Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

We stayed one week in Casa Della Farfalle during mid-November. The house was big enough for all us (6 adults). The views are remarkable, the local Bar, Pub and Pizzeria (all in one) offering good food and wine. The location of the village is excellent for car travel across Tuscany. We visited most of the famous cities – Lucca, Pisa, Florence, Siena, Volterra and San Gimignano. If you like wines visit Fattoria Poggio Alloro near San Gimignano. This was perfect vacation, thank you Silvana.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Ideal.Owner cares.Lovely people & place.

  • 5 of 5

This was a stunning house. Spacious enough for three families. The location and views were fabulous. Silvana was so thoughtful - she made a delicious bowl of pasta and two traditional Tuscany cakes for our arrival. Adults and children alike all thoroughly enjoyed the holiday.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

True Tuscan home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this wonderful Tuscan home for 1 week in June. As a family group of 9 adults and 1 child, there were plenty of bedrooms for all. Decorated in true farm house style, we loved how comfortable everyone felt there. The home is located in a tiny village and you really feel part of Italian life: church bells ringing, narrow streets, beautiful views, walking to the restaurant/bar. We didn't cook much in the kitchen, preferred to enjoy the wonderful Italian restaurants, but the kitchen is large and well stocked. Loved sitting out on the outdoor patio area after a long day of sightseeing with a glass of wine. The home is a great location for touring: we visited Lucca, Cinque Terre, Siena, San Gimignano, Florence, wine/olive oil tasting. At the end of the day however, relaxing at the home, sipping some wine, talking with family, laughing and playing games and walking to the local restaurant is what everyone loved. Silvana is a wonderful host, from welcoming us at the house, to having wine, pasta and cake waiting for us our first day, explaining the area, even picking up a birthday cake ordered from the local bakery (we were going to be gone all day). I would recommend this home to anyone who wants to have a true Tuscan experience.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Wonderful Home in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

For two weeks, Casa Delle Farfalle was our Italian home. During that time, our children and grandchildren joined us, some for only two nights and others for 10 nights. On the one night that all 13 of us were there, Silvana gave us a lesson in Italian cooking and prepared a wonderful meal, which we shared al fresco on the large patio.

The 16th Century farmhouse was wonderful and was very comfortable for our family. It is beautifully appointed with antique furniture, but essential areas like the bathrooms are very modern and comfortable. The kitchen and dining room are well stocked with dishes and cooking utensils. The large patio across the driveway with the BBQ easily accommodated our whole family and the pool was a must for us with children ranging in age from four to 15.

Silvana was an incredible host. The smallest problem was solved immediately. We arrived late on a Saturday afternoon and she had prepared a wonderful meal for us. She very graciously offered to do some grocery shopping for us, since most businesses are closed on Sunday. We sent her a list and arrived to a well stocked refrigerator. She also gave us a brief tour of the surrounding villages, so we knew where to find a supermarket and the butcher shop.

We loved the village of Sant Andrea di Compito. We made our way to the bakery on many mornings and really enjoyed the one beautiful restaurant that overlooks the valley to the east. We attended the lovely local Catholic Church on two Sundays. Our grandsons joined the local kids for after dinner soccer games at the Community Center. The best thing about the village was its location. We made easy day trips to Lucca, Pisa, Florence, San Gimignano, Cinque Terre and the beach.

This was one of the most wonderful and relaxing vacations we have ever had.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Summer Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

To celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary, my wife and I chose to take our children and their spouses to Europe. One requirement was to find a home where we could all stay together and take day trips to various sites; this proved to be a challenge since we were a group of 11. We selected several home choices and began to communicate with the home owner. We soon discovered Silvana was very responsive and willing to help us with reservations and accommodations. The personal interface helped us feel secure with choosing to stay at her home.

We arrived to the home and she welcomed us with a warm greeting and a local touch of pasta, wine and sweet bread. The home was perfect for us. Silvana has done a great job of decorations, appointments and amenities. She thought of everything and had it available in the home. We used the pool, the patio, the Jacuzzi tub and the grill. The kids were happy to have WIFI. We had plenty of room and were not "on top" of one another. The little village was lovely and the view was spectacular. The location proved to be adequate for our day trips with close access to the AutoStrada.

We highly recommend this home to other visitors and are talking about our return trip. Make sure you ask about the natural mountain spring where you can fill up your own water jugs with cool refreshing water.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi thank you for your kind review, I hope to see you and your family again. A little kiss to your baby. Sincerely Silvana
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5

Great house for a large group in a quiet village

  • 5 of 5

We had three families with 11 people total stay here in late-June/early-July, 2013. There is plenty of room in the clean, 6 bedroom / 4 bathroom, recently renovated house which was built in about 1600. It also has a well stocked, large kitchen and extra large dinning room for the groups meals. Outside the home there is a large patio with another large table for group activities along with a private garden area with a pool just below the house. The house and outdoor areas have wonderful views of olive orchards and grape vineyards. Our host, Silvana was simply wonderful and communicated with us regularly before our stay. We appreciated the extra effort she made to make our stay an amazing experience. We even had a great Italian meal ready for us when we arrived and had a cooking class taught by Silvana on another evening. The house is situated in the middle of the village of Sant'andrea di Compito. Where the church bells announce every hour and half hour. There is an excellent restaurant a mere 100 m from the house. Although there are a few small food shops within walking distance, we chose to drive to the larger grocery stores about 5 km from the house. There are bus stops in town, but we never saw any buses and so are not sure if they a currently running. It is recommended that you rent a car if staying here since Lucca (the largest nearby city) is about 25 km away. The roads through town are very narrow but lightly traveled and we managed just fine even with a 9 passenger van. Driving time to Pisa was about one hour and Florence was about one and a half hours. We would definitely recommend this for larger families or groups who want to relax in the Tuscan countryside and are OK driving at least a bit. When we return, we will definitely plan to rent this house again.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: how do you do? thank you for your review, I 'm very happy you spent a fine time in my holiday home and I hope to see you again . Best regards a kiss to your beautiful children
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Map

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
International Airport Galileo Galilei - Pisa - Ita
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
I Tre Tigli Bar
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Tourist Port Viareggio
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Vicopelago Golf Lucca - vicopelagogolflucca.org
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Train station Lucca
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Firenze Mare A11
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
I Tre Tigli Typical Trattoria and Pizzeria
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Appennino ToscoEmiliano - Abetone
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Viareggio - Forte dei Marmi - Versilia -
Car: necessary

Fair Comics Lucca - for lovers and confectioners of comic-strips, at the end of October.

Fair of Camellias - for flowers lovers, on the month of March.

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Rates & Availability

Capannori Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
high season
Jun 11 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,100
$7,000
 
 
medium season
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,750
$5,250
 
 
low season
Sep 17 2017 - Dec 20 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,167
$3,500
 
 
medium season
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 7 2018
5 night minimum stay
$1,750
$4,666
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$2,100
$7,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Final Cleaning $174.99
Pet Fee $29.16
Refundable damage deposit $349.98

Pets € 25,00 for a week
Final Cleaning € 150,00
Electricity and methane on consumption.
Price includes water, linen for 1st week.
Linen change after the first week € 10.00/week per person

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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