About this listing
Completely restored barn, situated in a small group of houses in the hills of Lucca, near the famous village of Montecarlo. The double bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with jacuzzi. There is the air conditioning, heating and wifi Internet connection.
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. From the dining room there is a stone staircase which leads to the first floor, the night area, with wooden floors and marble bathrooms. Here there is the ILARIA BEDROOM, with ensuite bathroom with Jacuzzi. 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 first Saturdauy of May to the first saturday in October. The pool area is equipped with sun loungers, table, gazebo, chairs and umbrellas.
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.
No animals indoor. The animals can stay outside in the fanced area and sleep in the veranda.
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 the owner.
PLEASE DO NOT SMOKE IN THE BEDROOMS.
Always close the doors and windows.