Rooms and beds
Bedrooms: 3(People: 8)
Sofa bed/futon (2)
Toilet · Shower
Toilet · Shower
Family bathroom with bath and shower
Toilet · Bath with shower · Shower
Toilet · Shower
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 7 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 7 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Events allowed - If event includes non staying guests contact ownerIf event includes non staying guests contact owner
Max guests: 8
- Brexit-proof promise. Book your 2019 holiday and enjoy... Free cancellation up to 7 days before you travel A 100% refund if you need to cancel
Minimum two-day vacancy between guests’ stays
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC
Cleaned with disinfectant
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (e.g. countertops, light switches, handles and taps)
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
Follows industry health association: European Holiday Home Association (EHHA – Europe)
Follows regional health guidelines: Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy)
Hosted by Lynn and Bill TaylorAsk a question
About Lynn and Bill Taylor
We are both English working in the UK, in 1989 we visited Tuscany many times searching for a holiday home and eventually discovered a small house in the village of Irola. Villa Ariola is our second house here in the village. We had a building company in the UK for many years, and have renovated many properties, Villa Ariola took 14 months to complete, with carefully chosen Italian materials to compliment the style of the house. Every time we open the front door it never fails to wow us and even though we only get to enjoy the house in the winter Villa Ariola is part of us. It hurts to leave and we are always longing to be back. When we retire we will live in Italy permanently, until then we are able to share our villa with you!
Lynn and Bill Taylor purchased this Villa in 2007
Why Lynn and Bill Taylor chose Villafranca in Lunigiana
Lunigiana is known as undiscovered Tuscany we love waking up to the sunshine and beauty of nature. It is lovely to walk in the forest collecting wild herbs, fruits, nuts and mushrooms. We also enjoy the wildlife, the swallows, eagles, wild boar, deer, badgers and the fireflies at night. We never tire of the landscape it is so beautiful dramatic and completely unspoilt. We like to sit outside a bar and watch the world go by or go into town for lunch and shopping. Often we go for dinner to one of the excellent restaurants close by or down to the sea for the best fish restaurants anywhere on the Mediterranean. Florence Pisa and Lucca are close, all the major attractions of Tuscany within easy reach. But these days we tend not to travel far enjoying the Villa, pool, hot tub and outdoor kitchen where we entertain friends with great BBQ's in the afternoon sun.
What makes this Villa unique
Villa Ariola is away from the hustle and bustle yet it is close to the beaches, the mountains, the main cities of Lucca, Florence and Pisa, and to all the essential facilities (supermarket, restaurants). It is your oasis. During the summer the Italians that are able leave the sea side and cities to the annual mixture of heat mosquitoes and tourists, they head for the hills where the air is cleaner cooler and calmer. We have written a comprehensive 'Guide for Guests' we describe the beaches recommend lots of restaurants, places of interest boat trips and scenic drives to help you get the very best from your holiday. “When in Rome do as the Romans do”
- English, Italian
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