Stunning Position, Space and Comfort Near Lucca, with Air-Con
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:Villa
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Buralla guests come back. Why? The combination of location (central Tuscan setting on a hill with stunning views), facilities (proper kitchen and bathrooms) and modernity (wifi, sat TV -including Sky Sport ) Outside it has soft lawns, beautiful flowerbeds and borders, volleyball and bocce courts, secluded swimming pool, olive groves - all surrounded by unforgettable 360 degree views.
Buralla is unusually spacious for Italy featuring air-conditioned bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms, modern kitchen suitable for causal eating and gathering, extensive lush lawns. Buralla is perfect for groups of friends, families and reunions wishing to visit Pisa, Florence and Lucca.
An option is to have the chef shop and prepare meals from her Tuscan menu. A great time and money saver. Plus you are sure of a view while you eat.
Lucca: The walled city of Lucca, only 15 minutes from Buralla, is one of the most beautiful places in Tuscany. Big enough to have everything, yet small enough to cover easily and safely on foot or by rented bicycle. For a rooftop view of Lucca, stroll around the 4km city walls. Or cut through the middle on the car-free Via Filiunga. On this street alone you will sample the very best of Tuscan life: visit beautiful San Michele and San Frediano Churches; climb the Guinigi Tower and Torre delle Ore; pause for a restorative coffee or meal in the elliptical Amfiteatro; shop at any number of beautiful outlets; drop into the residence of Giacomo Puccini, and listen to a short evening recital at San Giovanni Basilica or the Opera house. Tosca, Madame Butterfly and many other of Puccini's works are performed in the summer festival at Torre del Lago which is nearby on the Mediterranean coast.
Active life around Lucca: Look out of Buralla's windows and ask youself 'what do I want to do today?' You have 360 degree views and the choice is yours. Within easy walking distance you can visit the renaissance palace at the bottom of the estate. You could stroll through the vineyards and olive groves into the Pizzorne hills on one of the marked trails. You could drive to the beaches of Versilia and Forte dei Marmi overlooked by the spectacular Alpi Apuane which provide the world famous marble from nearby Carrara. Visit the little hill top village of Montecarlo, to taste wine at the excellent enotec.
To the north of Lucca the Garfagnana valley presents yet another typology - dense forests, hill top towns like Barga and Castelnuovo.
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+41 79 196 90 38
Up til 10pm CET
Member since: 2010
- 720 m²
- Vacation Rental
- Catering Available
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Housekeeper Included
- Private Chef
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Very child friendly with soft grass from the doors, a separate play room off the kitchen and lots of activities and games. Also English-language kids TV channels and internet. The pool is a little way from the house and surrounded by a hedge - with a fence and gate soon to be added for a bit more security. Please understand however that no system is 100% perfect and parents must not become complacent. Responsibility ultimately rests with guests to supervise their children....moreless
- Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
The whole ground floor is on one level with terracotta floors and no steps. There is a downstairs suite comprising a double bedroom, bathroom and study just off the side entrance, easily accessible from the drive. The study exits onto the south facing lawn and gentle slopes in the garden are easily navigable....moreless
Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 16-20
- The master suite includes, bedroom (with TV), bathroom, dressing room, sitting room (with 42' TV and fireplace.) The 3 high sided children's cots/cribs can go anywhere. Spare bed and fold out bed can easily be placed in the sitting room or study. The downstairs suite is a good choice for less mobile guests and for guests wanting to monitor younger children while relaxing downstairs. It has its own study and TV and can be used for children in cots or on the fold out bed (available on request if necesary). All bedrooms have fans and there are mobile air-conditioners for the south facing bedrooms. There are screens on all bedroom windows, double glazing and shutters. The cottage is fully equipped with kitchen and reception room (Including 42' TV) and shared bathroom, two full sized bedrooms (1 twin, 1 double). The reception area has a double sofa bed....moreless
Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- The playroom adjacent to the kitchen has a games cupboard and 50' TV with DVD player. The playroom, the 400 sq. foot kitchen, the triple reception room, and the study all have double doors directly onto the south facing lawn. The master suite includes a spacious sitting room, sofa bed and walk in dressing area. The cottage has a twin bedroom and double bedroom with shared bathroom - and its own fully equipped kitchen, dining area and TV area. The swimming pool area has a gazebo, volleyball court chairs, parasols and sunbeds. Behind the house there is a large bocce court (Italian bowls) and table tennis table. There are three additional shaded outside areas - including a BBQ area with tables and seating, two awnings and the gazebo by the pool. Extensive watered lawns between the house and pool surrounded by 7 hectares of olive groves, meadow and wilder areas inhabited by deer and other native species....moreless
- Books For Adults
- Books For Kids
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Game Room
- Games For Kids
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Autumn Foliage
- Botanical Garden
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Ski Privileges Optional
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Room
- Seating for 16 people
- Activities Guide
- Air Conditioning:
- Basic Soaps
- Broadband Access
- Ceiling Fans
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Mobile Phone
- Paper Towels
- Parking Off Street:
- Sofa Bed
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided:
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet:
- Wood Stove:
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Beach Chairs
- Beach Towels
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill:
Pool / Spa
- Outdoor Pool
- Private Pool
- Housekeeper Included
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
2016 Rate 6
Dec 17 - Jan 6, 2017
7 night min stay
2017 Rate 1
Mar 4 - May 26, 2017
7 night min stay
2017 Rate 2
May 27 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay
2017 Rate 3
Jul 1 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay
2017 Rate 4
Sep 2 - Oct 20, 2017
7 night min stay
2017 Rate 5
Oct 21 - Dec 15, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Additional information about rental rates
- OfflineRDD $1,066.67
- No additional mandatory fees
Rates include 3 hours maid services twice a week. Additional maid service available upon request.
An independent chef is available upon request.
Rates include an electricity allowance which is based on using the air conditioners in the rooms responsibly. An electricity supplement will be charged if the allowance is exceeded.
Security deposit is acceptable as 1000 Stirling, Dollar or Euro
Owner's cancellation policy:
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Lucca is a jewel of a city, strategically placed between Florence and Pisa, but smaller, safer and perfect for walking. Aristocratic renaissance families built majestic palaces in the hills north of Lucca to benefit from the close proximity to the cities and the gentle breezes coming from the coast. Buralla overlooks perhaps the most stunning example of these palaces, Villa Torrigiani, which is well worth a visit. (See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Villa_Torrigiani). On your way back pick up some wild boar sausages for the BBQ. This region is packed with things to enjoy: Florence and its treasures are 55 mins away; Pisa, 45 mins; music, opera, architecture, gastronomy in Lucca (whose most famous son is Puccini); thermal spas and golf in Montecatini; beaches and fashion in Forte dei Marmi; marble and sculpture in Carrara and Pietrasanta; mountains and forests in the Garfagnana; and beautiful walks, biking, food, wine and world famous olive oil right outside the door.
Other Activities: Opera, music, art, wine and olive-oil tasting
Golf: Montecatini - winds through olive groves; very charming, and a good walk. Buggies a good option.
Le Pavoniere - top class Arnold Palmer design near Prato. No bad holes, several over water. Lovely views all around. Really good condition.
Versilia - Luxurious club house and very good course.
Cosmopolitan, near Pisa. Similar to Versilia plus water holes.
Tirrenia, beautiful 9 holes which winds through the pine forest next door to Cosmopolitan.
Ugolino, south of Florence - old style hill side course with great charm, and very welcoming. Take a buggy in high summer, because it gets hot!
Ski: Abetone is a small resort about 90 minutes away. While not a major destination for international ski tourism, it has spawned several italian champions over the years and makes a great day out.
Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: That little photo is me playing olive harvest supervisor during the All Saints school holiday at the beginning of November. My Italian wife and I love escaping bleak northern Europe with two or three families that week. We issue buckets, nets and ladders to the kids - who spend many happy hours up the olive trees - while we concentrate on the important things: taking in the views, lazy lunching, nattering away, poking the coals on the BBQ, strolling to a local vineyard. Very restorative.
Why the Owner Chose Capannori LU, Italy:
We saw a ruin on a hill while looking for a holiday home away from London's bustle. What a piece of luck.
The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Friends and family reunions. The setting is exceptional but what sets Buralla apart is being able to comfortably cater for every generation's needs and for no-one to feel hard done by. For example the downstairs suite, and level floors and accesses are great for the less mobile; on the other hand, there's a playroom next to the huge kitchen so parents can keep an eye on little ones if necessary while entertaining around the bar. I'm beginning to believe Buralla also has a special catalytic effect on people by bringing previously hidden talents to the fore. Two examples from September last year - an unbelievably good Indian meal for 20 cooked with stupendous skill and care by a friend who I thought only did fried eggs. And, days earlier, a not particularly hydro-dynamic chap called Jim (48) did 4 lengths of the pool underwater non stop. Please someone, break this record and let me know. He lived to tell the tale and has become unbearable.
- Primary: +41 79 196 90 38 Up til 10pm CET
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Beautiful gardens. Soft lawns extend down to the pool.
Gardens include pool, olive groves, football, bocce & volleyball areas.
Fully equipped kitchen
Master edroom with walk in dressing room, behind and sitting room
Follow marked walking trails in the hills - map on kitchen wall
Gazebo is a beautiful shaded spot near the pool
Autumn view towards Lucca over village church
Cottage entrance. Open plan ground floor, twin and double bedroom upstairs.
Twin bedroom and bathroom
Master suite sitting room, ample room for child beds or cots if required
Villa, cottage and BBQ enjoy all enjoy uninterrupted views in all directions.
Kittchen has playroom with Sky TV (sports and children's channels) next door
Double height dining room with door onto garden
Bathroom belonging to master suite
Fenced pool area with umbrellas and gazebo behind.
All the bedrooms have beautiful views.
Volleyball or a run into the hills
Downstairs suite has easy access to the drive, gardens and rest of ground floor
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