About this listing
Meriggio barn is a private villa with salted pool and 4 bedrooms of which 2 with ensuite facilities. Internet high speed connection free of charge and air conditioning in bedrooms and living room. You will enjoy of beautiful views on the countryside
An antique straw barn (260 m²) completely restored, situated in a small hamlet of properties located on the hillsides east of Lucca and next to the well known medieval hamlet of Montecarlo. This property is immersed between vineyards and olive trees, with views over the city of Lucca. The furnishings of this property are typically Tuscan, with a touch of modern style which creates the perfect harmony between the “cotto” tiles and wooden ceiling beams. We have maintained the properties original style, with only the addition of the swimming pool in the garden. From the property it is possible to organise excursions to the Ville Lucchesi, or go to the beach, visit many typical cantine/enoteche on the hillsides of Montecarlo. Also at disposal in the local area are day’s out to Collodi, the town of Pinocchio or for the lovers of wellness and beauty the terme di Montecatini. For Golf lovers there is a Golf Club in the local area.
The property is divided onto two floors. From the parking area one accesses the spacious living room with fireplace, which has a characteristic large glass table in the dining room. On this same floor there is also a large kitchen with fireplace which has direct access outdoors via French doors. The kitchen is next to the laundry room and the service bathroom. From the dining room there is a stone staircase which leads to the first floor, the night area, with wooden floors and marble bathrooms. On this floor there is: a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower, a twin bedroom and a twin bedroom witn french beds (140 cm bed) which share a bathroom with bath tub, there is also an additional double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bath tub. The property is furnished with the perfect mix of antique and modern pieces for the maximum in comfort.
The property, partially fenced, extends to over 5000 m² of land with olive trees, flowers and various shrubberies. In front of the house, there is an external terrace, equipped with a stone table for pleasant meals outdoors, whilst admiring the marvellous Lucca hillsides.
Situated about 30 m from the property in a peaceful area, measuring 6 x 12 m with a minimum depth of 1, 5 m to a maximum of 2, 5 m with a fading border. The water is purified with salt. The pool is open from the last saturday in April to the second saturday in October. The pool area is equipped with sun loungers, table, gazebo, chairs and umbrellas.
ELECTRICITY UPON CONSUMPTION.
HEATING UPON CONSUMPTION.
FINAL CLEANING: 150 EURO TO BE PAID ON SITE
You will have the access at the all house and property. So parking, house, terrace, garden and private salted pool at your complete disposal.
Interaction with Guests
We will be in touch how much you want. We will give you the keys and then you can contact us anytime, for suggestions and tips or if you may need any help!
This is absolutely a great location. There is all you can need in few kms. At 800 metres restaurant La Legge, at only 2 km Bar, Take away, Newspaper agent with international newspapers, post office. At 4 km there is the little and romantic village of Montecarlo where you can find everything and more.
At 2 km there is the bust station stop that takes to Lucca and to Pescia. The closest train station - Pescia - distances 7 km and from there you can reach the main cities of Tuscany.
DISTANCES: 2 km food shops, 4 km Montecarlo (all kinds of shops, restaurants) and Vinaria fair in September, 15 km Montecatini Terme (golf club and spas), 15 km Lucca with its tree-lined city walls and antique market every third Sunday of the month (summer festival in July, and Septemberfest for Volto Santo), 35 km Pisa (airport) and the beaches of Versilia, 60 km Florence, the capital of renaissance art, and 120 km Siena.
Other Things to Note
Montecarlo is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Lucca in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 50 km west of Florence and about 12 km east of Lucca.
Montecarlo was founded in 1333 by Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV. A true settlement, however, appeared only after the Florentine destroyed the nearby burgh of Vivinaia, and the authorities of the Republic of Lucca moved the population to the hill where Charles' castle was. Montecarlo was a possession of the Republic of Florence from 1437.
Lucca is a city in Tuscany, northern central Italy, situated on the river Serchio in a fertile plain. It is the capital city of the Province of Lucca. Among other reasons, it is famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls.
Lucca's tradition has been one of sturdy independence rather than flamboyance, which means that the information boards you come across outside its more notable buildings are still usually in Italian only. In fact, the town boasts no famous showpieces, and therefore no crowds of tourists or rows of souvenir shops.
Lucca is roughly oval, flat and hardly a mile across. Within this span there are no wide roads to cross, but a multitude of old churches, little piazzas, towers and family businesses. Behind many an arching doorway there is a glimpse of vaulted passage or columned yard, usually private. This is a town where you can dispense with a map and simply walk or, like the locals, cycle: pretty soon you are bound to come back to somewhere you recognise or to the city rampart, which offers a high and grassy promenade (generally only resembling a wall when seen from outside).
It's possible to climb one or other of the two highest bell-towers to look out on the mazy rooftops of the town and the surrounding Tuscan hills. A small circular piazza with entrances at the four points of the compass stands on the site of the town is Roman amphitheatre. The beautiful church of San Frediano, founded by an Irish saint, keeps the intact body of a later saint on show for the faithful, as well as a vast 12th-century font with figures carved with such force as to seem more Viking than Romanesque. For contrast, find the statue of Lucca's favourite son, Puccini, relaxing with a cigarette.
Lucca's other tourist attractions include the Duomo of San Martino, along side its own museum, both of which contain fine work by Jacopo della Quercia. Located over the old Roman forum, and named for it, is another grand church: San Michele in Foro. Art-lovers will want to explore the Pinacoteca Nazionale, the town's art gallery and the Museo Guinigi, which contains sculpture as well as paintings.
To be paid on site: electricity on consumption, heating on consumption. Final cleaning: 150 euro to be paid on site
Follow these simple rules for a pleasant vacation:
USE Of ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES AND ELECTRICITY
The use of more than one electrical appliance at the same tie may create a short circuit in the property. Therefore it will be necessary to flip the safety switch. In the case of additional problem please call us.
PLEASE DO NOT SMOKE IN THE BEDROOMS.
Always close the doors and windows;
RULES OF BEHAVIOUR
Clients are kindly requested to adhere to the rules of behavior in force in our country, regarding good manners and respect towards the owner and the structure in which they are staying.
It is absolutely forbidden to move furniture around, to take furniture and ornaments outside the property and to use them in a different way from their intended use.
In the case in which a client does not respect the rules of good behavior and this results in damage to the structure and the contents thereof or to the outdoor equipment, the owner has the unchallengeable right to consider annulled the rental contract by means of verbal communication to the client, and to ask the client to leave the property immediately with the right to resort to the police if necessary. Kitchen has to be left clean and in order if, for any problem, clients have had no time to clean it before their departure owner is free to ask for an extra cleaning charge of 30.00 Euro. The owner can put extra housecleaning, with times and days to be established, at the clients disposal to be paid on site.
Elisa and her father were wonderful hosts. Very pleasant, very helpful. They got some products for us to be able to have breakfast first morning, booked tables at the restaurants, helped to print boarding passes, etc. They organized pizza party at villa terrace for us. Pizzas were so tasty....
The villa is spacious, nicely decorated with the large pool outside. Our kids loved the pool, it can be lighted and used late in the evening after long day of sightseeing. The kitchen has everything you could possibly need. The rooms are bright and cosy with lots of books and antiques.
The villa stands outside the village so you have to have a car to move around.
Highly highly recommended:)
Very, very nice. All we had dreamed about. Warm velcom, realy good service, nice and big house, great view, lovly big pool with a big garden for fotball and voleyball. The area was realy Toscany with a great view to the mountain, specialy in sunset, vinyeards, nice walks. Lovly
We had an absolute flawless experience at Meriggio Barn! Traveling as a family of 8 (all adults) in early May, we were were looking for a cost-efficient, well-located, 4-bedroom house for a short stay (3 nights), and we couldn't have been luckier in stumbling across Meriggio Barn.
The house is a beautifully renovated barn where Elisa grew up (she now has her own family and her delightful parents live nearby). All three were the ultimate hosts - upon arrival, we received a sizable welcome basket with lots of food and preparations to make breakfast. They were available for all of our needs, from showing us how to use the outdoor stone oven to fixing the heat upon request to arranging a private dinner with a local chef at the house. They were even happy to let us check in very late (after midnight!) when we were running very late from our previous destination.
The house itself is much larger than the pictures would make it seem. Plenty of space and seating for 8 people in all common areas. Italian countryside decor that feels homey and cozy, perfect for our family getaway. Several large dining tables, a large patio with gorgeous views over the Tuscan hills and a sizable pool. Unfortunately, it was still too cool in early spring to take full advantage of the pool, but it would be perfect in summer, with loungers and a covered table for poolside snacking. There are four bedrooms, two large with bathrooms ensuite. The other two bedrooms are much smaller but share a large bathroom with a jacuzzi tub. My partner and I slept in the room with two beds and each was large enough to sleep both of us (probably "full size" by American standards). Not a problem in the slightest, would actually be perfect for sleeping kids. There is a washing machine, as well.
Elisa also set up a private dining experience that again exceeded all expectations - Elisa's parents oversaw the whole thing. We wanted to celebrate my mother's and sister-in-law's birthdays, and it was a very special evening. The several-course meal was reasonably priced and delicious, and the chef gave a pasta-making demonstration. They even decorated the table with rose petals!
Location-wise, the house was an excellent base for exploring Lucca and surrounding areas. Lucca and Pisa are 10-20 minute drive, Cinque Terre is about an hour's drive. You do need a car to get around the area, the house is up in the hills and the nearest supermarket was probably a 5-10 minute drive.
Overall, we had a fabulous stay at Meriggio Barn. It was by far the most reasonably-priced option I saw in my research, and the experience was incredible. I can't stress enough my appreciation to Elisa and her family for providing a house-rental option for less than a week (rare in Tuscany) and for hosting us. Honestly, I would go back again just to visit with them! Highly recommend this place, you won't regret it.
Elisa and her parents were *fantastic* to deal with--they did everything from accomodating our very late arrival to bringing back a sweater to me that I had left behind. They were very nice and helpful.
The house is gorgeous, and the rooms are all spacious and wonderful. The grounds are lovely, and we had a wonderful, Tuscan dinner from grilling on the BBQ and cooking in the kitchen. This place is fantastic, and I'd highly recommend it and the wonderful hosts.
Meriggio Barn was everything we had hoped for. The surrounding countryside, the views, the beautiful garden, the large pool, the barbecue dinners... What more could you ask for? Adolfo and Carolina welcomed us and made us feel like visiting family; they were warm and helpful and so very lovable.
The house was much bigger than we had expected, with sufficient room for at least nine people to stay comfortably. We never used the air-conditioning, but it was good to know it was there. The kitchen and bathrooms were modern and high quality. The supermarket, which was only a couple of minute's drive away, stocked amazing goodies one would want and expect in the Tuscan countryside.
Did I mention the views? The paths around the property were wonderful for walks or running, with breathtaking scenery of rolling hills and vines, trees placed 'just so'. We enjoyed both sunrises and sunsets.
I only wish we could have stayed longer!!
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About the Host, Elisa
We are the Della Santa Family and exactly we are Adolfo, Ilaria and Elisa.
Adolfo is the daddy, me and Ilaria are the 2 daughters. Adolfo is just become a Nonno (Grandpa)...infact the 24 of June 2011 my daughter Greta was born...a wonderful baby..
We are a close family and since few years ago we have decided to rent our property.
Since we were small, our parents taught us the importance of interpersonal relationships .. we love to travel, we have visited a lots of places around the world, all together and by our self and this kind of activity is an opportunity to travel without moving encountering cultures, languages and new stories within our own walls!
Dad is a salesman, Ilaria a psychologist and me a real estate agent.
If you come into our house we'd love to introduce you our family and be at your disposal to know our country with suggestions and curiosity ...
At home you will find many useful books to the knowledge of our area and we will be glad to illustrating!
We are waiting for you!
Siamo la famiglia Della Santa e precisamente siamo Adolfo, Ilaria e Elisa.
Adolfo è il papà, mentre io & Ilaria siamo le 2 figlie. Adolfo è da poco diventato nonno..infatti il (phone number hidden) è nata mia figlia Greta... una bambina meravigliosa!!!
Siamo una famiglia molta unita e da alcuni anni ci siamo dedicati all'affitto della nostra proprietà. Sin da piccole i nostri genitori ci hanno insegnato l'importanza delle relazioni interpersonali.. amiamo viaggiare e questa è un'opportunità per viaggiare senza muoversi incontrando culture, lingue ed esperienze nuove proprio all'interno delle nostre mura!
Papà è un agente di commercio, Ilaria una psicologa e io un agente immobiliare.
Se verrete a trovarci saremo grati di farvi conoscere la nostra famiglia e di aiutarvi a conoscere il nostro paese con seggerimenti e curiosità...
In casa troverete molti libri utili alla conoscenza della nostra area e noi saremo ben lieti di illustarveli!!!