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'Encantea' ... lovely country house at just 2 km from Lucca - Melissa

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,453 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

Description

Melissa

This is the home you’d imagine if you were to close your eyes and think of the perfumes of the countryside; of freshly cut grass. Melissa is large, light and luminous: the beautiful white staircase is like a wing which separates the relaxing areas from the dining room, where one can sit around the large table or spend late-nights chatting in front of the fireplace. There are two double bedrooms, two bathrooms as well as a welcoming attic, which can accommodate another one person.

Two double bedrooms are located upstairs and a third room with single bed and a sofa bed, located in the attic.

Melissa has two bathrooms: on ground floor there is a small bathroom with shower, sink and toilet.

On the first floor a bathroom covered in mosaic with shower, double sink, toilet, bidet and hair dryer.

The kitchen, fully equipped, is located on the ground floor and is adjacent to the dining area.

A large living room is furnished with sofa, armchairs and a table for 8 people.

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About the property

Holiday house 'encantea'

Characteristic and typical country house amongst green fields only 2 km from the historical walls of Lucca and close to the most important cities of art in Tuscany.The apartments can be rented separately but both family groups and large groups of friends are welcome: 15 people can be comfortably accommodated. A romantic and comfortable environment and ideal to spend an unforgettable holiday.

The salt water pool (14x7 meters) is at our guests’ disposal and set in garden of two hectares.

The great agricultural house, recently restructured, is a part of a typical 'corte lucchese' and offers four apartments, where one would like to stay longer than just a holiday!

Each apartment prides its own style and personality and all spaces offer lots of natural light, with the comfort of a true home. All the units have a kitchen, lounge room and bathroom; they are equipped with all the accessories, satellite TV, internet wi-fi and air conditioning.

'Encantea'...is: Situated only 2km from the historic centre of Lucca, you’ll find yourself in one of the most beautiful areas West of the Serchio River, between green pastures and beautiful stone houses.

You’ll find tranquillity and grace at Encantea.

There are spaces where you’ll day dream. There is much care and attention to detail: which is the essence of hospitality. It’s beautiful just to sit under the veranda, read a book and fill your eyes with green. Here you’ll find two hectares of green fields, interrupted only by a mirror of blue water.

A comforting magic.

' Encantea ' is the place where one would like to stay longer than just a holiday!

Each accommodation prides it’s own style and personality and all spaces offer lots of natural light, vitality with the comfort of a true home.

You’ll find all you need and more. Travel light, and bring with you only your idea of “total relaxation”

Both Family groups and large groups of friends are welcome: 15 people can be comfortably accommodated.

Our ideas....: One can take advantage of the silence or create something different each day:

Pedal along the banks of the Serchio River, in the close vicinity of the Park on the River or across the hills on a mountain bike to the sea.

Reach Lucca’s historic centre in 5 minutes, situated in the tree-lined street of the ancient walls,

Visit Lucca’s Villas: splendid architectural witnesses of the nobility of the 1500”s

Explore the outskirts: the Coast of Versilia and the mountains of the Garfagnana, which are half an hour away by car, The “Cinque Terre” approx 50km.

Reach the important cities of Tuscany: Florence, Pisa and Siena.

Our ideas...

Visit the markets: antique and arts and crafts, the 3rd and 4th weekend of every month, the traveling market every Wednesday and Saturday.“La Strada del Vino” (the “wine tasting” road): the road for food and wine tasting connoisseurship for agricultural businesses of Lucca’s hills, local wine and oil tasting.

Our ideas....: Opera: Giacomo Puccini was born right here! There are many opportunities and occasions during the year to listen to the masterpieces of the famous musician.

Summer Festival: A summer release of live concerts of international artists in the historic Napoleon Square.

The” Lucca” September: a month of cultural events, both religious and folklore. The 13th of September is not be missed: the entire city accompanies the “Saint Volto” in an atmospheric and charming procession along the streets of the historic centre.

Murabilia: a market/exhibition of mostly rare plants and flowers, held annually in the month of September on one of the most beautiful bulwark of the cities walls. Enriched by presentations, closer examinations and competitions regarding interesting themes in this sector.

The Feast Day of Saint Zita: a beautiful floral market in the Amphitheatre Square, in memory of the patron saint of the city. Held during the week of 27th April.

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Owner
Giovanna and Francesco
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Ciao Giovanna!



I just wanted to send a little note, from all of us, to say a big THANK

YOU. We are now back in a grey and cloudy London. If you ever visit let us

know!



Encantea is simply stunning and really was the perfect place to stay for

us. The gardens, grounds and house are kept so beautifully and the

accommodation was absolutely perfect. We loved the decoration, comfort,

everything provided (we didn't even need the TV!) and the wonderful gazebo

by the pool was a welcome relief from the hot sunshine. Melissa is

absolutely brilliant. The whole Tuscan countryside is so appealing that

everywhere we looked we just couldn't stop!



Thank you so much for all your help, your recommendations, the towels and

everything that we would love to come back to Melissa next year.



Auguri e grazie per la festa!
Jul 2015
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Notes

*** Cancellation policy: 100% refund for cancellations more than 40 days before check in date.
The price does not include: heating, air conditioning, daily cleaning and daily change of linen, towels for swimming pool.
A security deposit against damages of 400 Euro is to be paid in cash upon arrival. It will be given back upon departure.

During your stay is not allowed to invite friends or relatives for reasons of insurance coverage and for the respect and peace of other guests.


Amenities

Monte San Quirico Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1453 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Every window has got mosquito nets.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.8421054 based on 25 reviews
Shipley
5

beautiful,peaceful country apartment and grounds

  • 5 of 5

The listing and the photos are completely accurate; in fact the grounds and scenery are more stunning than depicted. The whole place is immaculate,clean and well maintained. The pool and surrounds were spotless and very tranquil as they are shared by only 4 apartments. Lovely greeting from Giovanna who couldn't do enough for us. We walked into Lucca ,and back, on 2 occasions at a healthy pace and it takes 30 minutes minimum. On other occasions we walked in and took a taxi back. Cost varied between 14 and 17 euros. This property is highly recommended and we would definitely stay here should we return to the area

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your fantastic review. You have been very welcome guests and we hope to see you soon. Thanks again and greetings to all of you, Francesco and Giovanna
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5

Clean, very well maintained, friendly staff

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic place! This is our second stay her and still impressed. The place is very well maintained and the owners are so friendly. Everything is very thought through both with regards to the property and how they treat

their guests.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Poulton-Le-Fylde
5

A perfect location , close to Lucca but with a rural feel and an idyllic pool garden area .

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned home from such a memorable week at Encantea at Melissa. We had read all the previous reviews and now totally agree with all the wonderful comments we read about Giovana and Francesco and their lovely property. It is such a perfect location and we enjoyed the fact we could visit Lucca , Pisa and Firenze and Borga ( a great recommendation from Giovanna) and still also have relaxation time by the lovely pool. We hope to return again soon .

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You have been very welcome guests. Thank you so much for choosing our house. See you soon!!
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5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

A Tuscan treat! Melissa is beautifully decorated (think exposed brick walls and beams), with a sweeping lawn and clean pool, perfect for swimming laps. You'll wake to the birds singing - there's a serene atmosphere yet it's only a five-minute drive from bustling Lucca and you can jog along the river to work up an appetite for breakfast. Joanna the host recommended some excellent local restaurants and attractions (and even made reservations for us). Don't miss the nearby ice cream shop (incredible flavours and far better than those in town). The two master double bedrooms are excellent but the top bedroom can get very hot (you pay extra for air conditioning) and has less comfy beds (single and a futon type bed). The kitchen is well stocked and there's a lovely patio area for breakfast. Tips? You'll need a car and food supplies (supermarket 5 mins away). And a few extra holes in your belt... the pasta is so good! Nearby attractions include the beach (30 mins away) and Montecarlo wine region (30 mins drive).

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fabulous, immaculate and highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a luxury stay in beautiful grounds then this is an ideal property. Within walking distance to Lucca. We will be staying here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Montreal, Canada
5

Enchanting Villa just outside Lucca

  • 5 of 5

We arrived on Oct 2nd. 2015 for a 5 night stay at the Melissa property and were warmly greeted by Giovanna. She stayed with us for over an hour answering all our questions and giving suggestions on where to go and where to eat. The place was as advertised , well maintained and spotless. Giovanna was always available to help and I would definitly return to Melissa in the future.....................Thank You GIovanna for your wonderfull place and great hospitality.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a lot for the wonderfull words and I appreciate a lot your time to write it. I am happy that you enjoyed during your holiday and i really hope to see you again. Giovanna
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
S. Alessio
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Forte dei Marmi Golf Club
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Lucca
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Lucca
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
S. Alessio
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Beach
22 Kilometres
Viareggio-Marina di Pietrasanta-Forte dei Marmi
Car: recommended

One can take advantage of the silence or create something different each day: Pedal along the banks of the Serchio River, in the close vicinity of the Park on the River or across the hills on a mountain bike to the sea. Reach Lucca’s historic centre in 5 minutes, situated in the tree-lined street of the ancient walls, Visit Lucca’s Villas: splendid architectural witnesses of the nobility of the 1500s Explore the outskirts: the Coast of Versilia and the mountains of the Garfagnana, which are half an hour away by car, The “Cinque Terre” approx 50km. Reach the important cities of Tuscany: Florence, Pisa and Siena.Visit the markets: antique and arts and crafts. “La Strada del Vino” (the “wine tasting” road): the road for food and wine tasting connoisseurship for agricultural businesses of Lucca’s hills, local wine and olive oil tasting. Opera: Giacomo Puccini was born right here! There are many opportunities and occasions during the year to listen his masterpieces.

Other Activities: Visit Historyc Centre of Lucca and Cultural Sites

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