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Luxurious Tuscan House with stunning pool close to Lucca, Pisa and Florence

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths2
Space 4,585 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Classic 200 year old Tuscan Olive Mill completely renovated in 2015

Stylish and chic, this 200 year old converted olive mill is privately situated on an idyllic 9 acre working olive estate with 540 olive trees and a recently established vineyard with 500 vines planted in 2015. Until the late 1960's the Frantoio pressed the olives from the surrounding estate employing many local villagers. For decades after it closed, the olives groves lay untended and the building became a ruin. The building was initially renovated into 4 luxury apartments and after an extensive renovation in 2015 has now been converted into one luxurious house which can only be rented by one group of up to a maximum of 12 people at any one time. The estate has gradually and carefully been brought back to life, the olive groves which are organic once again produce Compitese olio d'oliva - one of the finest extra virgin olive oils in Italy which you can taste during your stay with us. The Frantoio has been painstakingly renovated to a very high standard and is now a most charming, warm and welcoming home with many original features. The house has been beautifully furnished throughout providing for your every need and has air conditioning in all the bedrooms, Sonos music system, TV (SKY), wi-fi, spacious living room with comfortable seating for relaxation and a large bookcase with a selection of DVDs, CDs, books, board games, maps, local information pack with dining recommentations and general Tuscany guide books. A cozy woodburning stove provides extra warmth in Winter months and there is central heating throughout.

The interiors have been tastefully chosen to complement the building and yet are contemporary, fresh and cool.

The bathrooms have been fitted with Artisan bathroom vanity units, marble surfaces, stone sinks, marble and stone showers and two copper baths.

Bedrooms are all light and spacious with air-conditioning. There are 2 suites each comprising a double bedroom, en-suite bathroom and sitting room for relaxing (one with Sky TV), 2 twin rooms with en-suite bathroom and 2 double rooms with en-suite bathroom. 2 additional cloakrooms, one on each main living floor.

Fine White Egyptian cotton bed linens, fluffy cotton bath and hand towels, selection of soft and firm pillows, brand new 'pocket mind' mattresses using a mixture of springs and tempur ensure a luxuriously comfortable environment for sleep and relaxation.

Computer room/study with wi-fi or can be used as a sitting room for a 3rd suite, Wine room, Dining hall, Utility room with sink, Miele washing machine, Miele tumble dryer, iron and iron board.

Two large kitchens with doors leading onto dining terraces, both equipped with American Style fridge freezers, dishwashers, hobs and top quality kitchen equipment. The main kitchen also has two double steam Miele ovens, a Kitchen Aid Nespresso coffee machine, Bialetti Moka (popular Italian household coffee maker to used on gas hob) , Electric kettles and large toaster. Tea, sugar and coffee and other storecupboard essentials are supplied. The kitchen has been architecturally designed as a chefs 'teaching' kitchen with chestnut beams, handmade chestnut kitchen units and large table, Carrara marble feature sink and stainless steel work surface.

The Tuscan Summer kitchen has an antique stone sink and is an ideal place to enjoy a light lunch or to prepare a light meals for the pool or garden terrace.

There are several dining areas to choose from including the atmospheric dining hall which has been created in the original olive press room complete with 200 year old olive grinding stones.

Outdoor areas for dining and relaxation include a 12 seater table on the large dining patio, shaded by a locally handmade wrought iron pergola with adjacent kitchen herb garden, barbeque area, Summer kitchen dining terrace and there is a decked area set in amongst the olive trees.

The stunning 10mtr x 6 mtr swimming pool with large feature shallow pool surrounding which is suitable for young children has been created from the original mill pond. The landscaped lawns and terracotta paved areas have sunbeds and umbrellas to relax and enjoy the amazing panoramic views over classic Tuscan countryside. A stone waterfall set back into the hillside complements the idyllic setting. Pool towels are provided.

Walks through surrounding olive groves and woodland to local villages (Castelvecchio di Compito 2k and Buti, a hilly 7k) on trails from our doorstep. Many good local restaurants which we can recommend and arrange a booking.

Property Managers live seperately on the estate in an independent property and can assist with your every need.

Walking and mountain bike trails from the property, Bientina our nearest large town (5km) has an Olympic swimming pool, tennis courts, shops of all types, cafes, Coop supermarket, restaurants and pizzerias. Buti (7 km) by woodland trail or 10 mins by car has restaurants, cafes and shops, Castelvecchio di Compito lower village (25 mins by woodland walk or 5 min short drive by car has a bar and restaurant, Lucca (20 mins by car) has every amenity, Pontedera (12k) a large working town is the nearest train station for travel to Pisa (20 mins) or Florence (45mins).

Festivals and Events - Puccini Festival (Torre di Lago)- July/August, Andrea Bocceli in concert (Lajatico)- July, Summer Music Festival (Lucca - July), Siena Palio (Jul and Aug) also small local one in Bientina (Jul), Comics festival in Lucca (Oct), Antiques markets monthly in Bientina and Lucca, weekly local markets.

Places of Interest - Beaches/Cities/Wine Regions - 40 mins - Viareggio, Forte dei Marmi, Volterra, San Gimignano - 60 mins - Lerici in Liguria, Castiglioncello, Vada, Chianti region, Garfagnana. 90 mins - Cinque Terre, Elba, Siena, Arezzo. 120 mins - Portofino, Monte Argentario, Val D'Orcia including Montalcino, Pienza, Montepulciano and Cortona, Parma and Bologna.

Thermal spas within 30 to 40 mins drive in Montecatini and Monsummano, Bagni di Lucca, Casciana Terme, San Guiliano Terme or the famous Bagno Vignoni Terme in Val D'Orcia is 120 mins.

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Capannori House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4585 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We expect the house to be left clean, dishes done or put in the dishwasher. A charge will be made for any extra cleaning deemed necessary.
  • Pool - we provide plastic glasses, plates etc., Please do not take glass or crockery to the pool area.
  • Please advise us of any damages and clean up any spills from floors and furniture.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet
    Bathroom 8 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , luxury copper bath
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , luxury copper bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • Modern spacious bespoke bathrooms using Carrara Marble and stone, glass showers, twin sinks, large shower heads, two bathrooms have stunning copper baths. Luxury bath, hand and face towels. Hand soap and shower gel.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • TITIAN - 1 queen , En-suite bathroom with stunning views in all directions
    LOTTO - 2 twin/ single , En-suite bathroom and views over Summer kitchen garden
    CARAVAGGIO - 1 queen , En-suite bathroom and sitting room with amazing sunrise view
    DA VINCI - 1 queen , En-suite bathroom with view of sunrise across the valley
    RAPHAEL - suite - 1 queen , En-suite bathroom with sitting room and views of olive grove
    BOTTICELLI - suite - 2 twin/ single , En-suite bathroom and view of olive groves and cypress trees
  • All bedrooms have top quality mattresses, luxury Egyptian cotton bed linen, air conditioning, ensuite bathrooms and have beautiful views over our olive groves to the valley below. There are two suites which have queen sized beds in the bedrooms and their own dedicated lounge areas allowing you to get away from the other guests with a book now and then! All bedrooms are equipped with hairdryers.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Terrace
  • 18 garden chairs
  • 12 beach chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Enjoy sitting outdoors to eat meals in classical Tuscan scenery. Relax and wind down in peaceful countryside away from stresses and strains of modern life. Wander amongst some of the 300 year old olive trees in our estate or explore the surrounding woodland on trails meandering up through the olive groves from our land to the Monte Pisano range of hills above. We are on hand to help with any local information, recommend and book restaurants and to offer tips on the area.


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Luxurious Tuscan House with stunning pool close to Lucca, Pisa and Florence
average rating of 4.918919 based on 37 reviews

Amazing Tuscan Villa that was even better than we had imagined

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 11 adults had a great stay at The Frantoio. Picturesque grounds. The house is very nicely decorated. Linda & George made us feel very welcome. The olive press room was a great place to have dinner. Lots of great food & wine thanks to our private chef & sommelier, Valentino & Larisa from Tastemotions, who our hosts recommended. Some of our best meals were in the villa. The living room was very comfortable and a great place for the whole group to unwind each night. The location was good for traveling to Lucca (approximately 25 minute drive) or Florence (approximately 45 minute drive). We had a busy schedule of sightseeing all week but would have liked to have spent more time enjoying The Frantoio. I highly recommend this beautiful villa.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review, we are pleased that you all enjoyed your stay in The Frantoio and visiting all the major Tuscan sights close by. We look forward to meeting you again soon.
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A sublime villa in a perfect setting

  • 5 of 5

The standard of finish is exemplary and the location is sublime. Plenty of good places to eat and to buy provisions. The kitchen is spacious and well equipped for any level of chef. The managers are both sociable and helpful and nothing is too much trouble for them. They make the place extra special and can be relied upon to provide local knowledge and expertise. Another fabulous stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review and we look forward to meeting you again soon!
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Experience of a Lifetime

  • 5 of 5

It's hard to know where to start. Our week at the Frantoio was simply remarkable. This home is a converted Olive Mill where no expense was spared in the restoration. Your experience begins spotting this property atop the hillside from miles away. You then navigate the driveway lined with cypress trees to reach the home where George and Linda were there to greet us. This sweet couple from Scotland gave us a personal tour to get us settled and then left us to explore the acres of Olive trees and vines on this 9 acres. The house is fully equipped with anything you would need. Linda also arranged for Chef Valentino and Larissa to cook dinner for our group of 9 adults on two nights. This was a culinary experience we will never forget. (Tastemotions dot com)

From this high vantage point, the sunrise in the Tuscana valley is breathtaking. There are 3 kitchens, 3 dining spaces (one in the old mill), a beautiful pool and much more.

We have used Homeaway and VRBO for all of our trips in the past 10 years including Costa Rica, Utah, Florida and more..... This home is far superior to them all combined with the full experience from George & Linda made our week in Tuscana an event (not a vacation).

We can only hope to return someday!

---Maryland, USA

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind review. We are pleased that you all enjoyed your stay here and fully appreciated the house, grounds and local area. We look forward to meeting you all again soon!
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  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Frantoio was amazing. The house is equipped with everything you need for a wonderful vacation. The pool is absolutely beautiful offering stunningl views of the valley below.

We were able to eat our dinners outside every night on the gorgeous patio. Linda was able to help us secure several personal chefs who provided us with the most delicious dinners.

Linda and George were always available to help with any of our needs. They are wonderful hosts.

I would highly recommend this property. It serves as a wonderful base from which to take day trips to the surrounding hill towns. It was great to come home in the afternoon and take advantage of the pool.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for reviewing your stay. We are glad that you had a great vacation, enjoying the house, pool and exploring some of our many local hill towns. We hope to see you again soon.
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Fantastic holiday home

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Frantoio for a family holiday - 4 families and 4 boys under 6 years. The villa was gorgeous and had every imaginable thing you could ask for plus the equipment was of the highest standards.

There was plenty of space for everyone and the rooms very extremely comfortable and immaculate. Every one thoroughly enjoyed the stay and would love to visit again! Linda and George are a lovely couple who were only to willing to help out when needed. They had fantastic knowledge of the area and gave us some fabulous recommendations for towns to visit and restaurants too.

The pool area was beautiful with fabulous views across the valley and over the garden and olive groves. It was a good size for a larger group, and was great that it had a shallow rim round it for the young boys.

It was a fantastic villa to stay in and we all hope we will be back one day!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review, we are pleased that you all enjoyed your stay and that you thought the house and surroundings to be perfect for a family holiday. We hope to see you all again soon.
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Its a little hillside oasis.

  • 5 of 5

It's so lovely we returned as a family for a second year. The villa was still maintained to the same high standard and George and Linda once again took excellent care of our visit.

The pool was once again a big hit and rivals most 5* hotels, the views are breathtaking. The house is luxuriously and well furnished and the layout works well for groups as you can be together or enjoy the privacy of your own space with most of the bedrooms having a private lounge area. We also enjoyed the large sitting room which is great for evening relaxation and board games.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, it was great to meet you and your family again, we look forward to the next time!
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Property Manager

Linda and George Rough, Property Managers.
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

About Linda and George Rough, Property Managers.

Current owners live in Scotland and converted the property in 2015 from apartments into one private luxury house with a unique swimming pool.

Linda and George Rough, Property Managers. purchased this house in 2012

Why Linda and George Rough, Property Managers. chose Capannori

Stunning countryside location amidst ancient olive groves yet conveniently situated to easily reach Lucca, Florence, Pisa, Siena, Chianti, Cinque Terre, Forte di Marmi, Garfagnana,Thermal Springs and major shopping outlets. The location gives you a chance to recharge your batteries with beautiful sunrises and is positioned on the side of a Tuscan hill with views over woodland, olive and cypress trees down to the valley below. It has been recently renovated to a very high standard, bedrooms all have air conditioning.

Stunning new pool with amazing panoramic views , outer uniquely designed shallow pool area suitable for young children and a feature waterfall. It is surrounded by landscaped gardens and grassed relaxation area with sunloungers. BBQ - gas and charcoal barbeques.

There is plenty opportunity to relax in privacy or stroll around the 9 acres of olive groves. We have also recently planted a new vineyard with 500 vines which will be ready in 2018.

This small corner of Tuscany is a gem, close to all the major sites to visit yet you will experience real Italian life, shopping, talking to and eating in good local restaurants with the local Italian people.

What makes this house unique

Easy access to Pisa airport, (30 mins), ideal base to go to Lucca (20 mins), Florence (40 mins car or train), Pisa (20 mins car or train), Chianti (1 hr by car), Volterra (40 mins by car), Siena (90 mins car or train), Tuscan Coast (40 mins by car) or the Cinque Terre (90 mins car or train). Some days you may want to just appreciate the peace and quiet by the pool, walk in the surrounding hills or enjoy eating great food in a local Trattoria.

The estate produces its own olive oil and vegetables, depending on the season these will be available for guests.


Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Castelvechio di Compito - local village
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Montecatini Terme
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Pontedera - main line between Florence and Pisa
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
Altopascio A11 Florence/Genoa to A1 Rome/Bologna
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Orentano or Buti - trattorias and pizzerias
Nearest Ski
65 Kilometres
Abetone in Apennine Mountains
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The surrounding countryside and villages are very traditional, life around here is lead at a slower pace with time to stop and chat at a local bar or do some daily shopping at one of the many local markets. Stay here and you will experience the real Tuscany, a bit off the tourist track but yet close enough to Lucca, Florence and Pisa.

One of the most popular modes of transport in our area is the three wheeler Ape or Piaggio, normally laden with vegetables or olives. The restaurants all within 15 minutes drive offer good food and value, frequented by local people they range from more simple Pizzerias and Trattorias to very good gourmet Restaurants.

Montecarlo our nearest wine town (8k) is a medieval hill village surrounded by vineyards, many of which offer wine tastings. There are a number of good restaurants in town where you can enjoy a lunch and glass or two of local wine or an evening meal after afternoon of wine tasting.

Lucca is only 15 to 20 minutes by car. One of the most beautiful Tuscan towns with fine architecture, the 4km of well preserved walls surround a medieval centre with a labyrinth of interesting streets to explore, Romanesque churches, museums and piazzas lined with cafes to watch the world go by. There is only limited residential car access within the walls which helps to create a nice relaxed atmosphere for walking or cycling. Music festivals, great variety of shops, excellent cafes and restaurants, hire a bicycle for a few hours and cycle round the wide tree road round the boundary walls joining the people of Lucca in their daily exercise.

Castelvecchio di Compito - our local village with a bar and pizzeria/trattoria. There is a little farm with a small shop where they make fresh ricotta and pecorino.

Bientina - local town (5-10 mins) with supermarket, olympic outdoor pool, tennis courts, cycle hire, range of shops, cafes, trattorias, hairdressers, banks, weekly market (Tue) and a Palio is held each July.

Buti - local village (5-10 mins)with restaurants, bars and local shops. Palio in January.

Orentano - little hamlet (5 mins) with 2 good trattoria/pizzerias and a few shops. Pizza festival in summer months.

San Leonardo in Treponzio - town (10-15 mins) with supermarket, restaurant, bank, pizzeria, pharmacy and hairdressers.

The Frantoio is ideally situated for all the major sightseeing areas in Tuscany. Within 1 hour you can reach Lucca, Pisa, Florence, Garfagnana, Volterra, San Gimignano, Montetcatini and Montesumano Terme, Forte di Marmi, Viareggio, Livorno and the Tuscan Coast. Within 2 hours you can reach Siena, Arezzo, The Cinque Terre, the Val D'Orcia whose landscape has been chosen for many films including Gladiator and the English Patient with the famous Brunello wine town of Montalcino and Pienza voted one of the most beautiful towns in Italy and famous for Pecorino cheese. The Mountain region of the Garfagnana covered in chestnut forests and renowned for local produce, Chianti and the rolling hills with vineyards and quaint medieval towns of Greve, Radda and Castellina in Chianti.

Various local trails for hill walking and mountain biking. Buti has a grade 4 via Ferrata and for more climbing or challenging mountain walks, canyoning, horse riding and climbing in the outdoor adventure sports area of the Garfagnana and the Apennine Mountains.

Nearby there are two outdoor olympic swimming pools with lanes, communal gymnasium, tennis courts and freshwater lake with sandy beach, WWF nature reserve for birdwatching.

Many good local restaurants in the area from simple trattorias and pizzerias to fine dining and michelin starred. We can help with recommendations and reservations.

Olive harvesting in October/November, we produce our own olive oil.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $701.85

Cancellation - please contact the property manager to discuss cancellation terms or refer to our website Sorry no pets accepted. The property is strictly non smoking inside. There will be a charge for additional central heating used in the winter months and for pool heating if requested. The house sleeps a maximum of 12 guests plus two infants (cots and highchairs provided). We do not charge extra for cleaning, however in doing so we presume that guests will leave the property clean and in good condition, if not we reserve the right to charge extra for cleaning from the security deposit in addition to any damages incurred. Extra midweek cleaning can be arranged i.e. Wed at a charge of €150. We ask that guests please do not arrive before 1600hrs on the day of arrival and leave before 1000hrs on the day of departure, we kindly ask that guests adhere to these times to allow enough time for cleaning/turnaround.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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