Borgo Lucchese is a beautiful little hamlet near Lucca, sleeps 24
· Close to Lucca
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· Country location
· Large garden and formal Italian style grounds
· Ornamental pescheria with fountains
· Large private pool
· Views to hills
· Fabulously stylish interiors
· Opulent & very elegant
· Air conditioning
· Central music system
· Phone, fax, internet access & computer
· WI FI internet
· Great location for exploring Lucca
Borgo Lucchese is an enchanting and beautifully restored historic little hamlet set in an aristocratic estate of cypress, magnolia and weeping willow trees, lilied lakes and fountains. Hidden away in the Lucchese hills yet just 10 minutes from the walled city of Lucca, it is a Tuscan retreat of great charm available for exclusive private rental (long or short-term).Check Availability
Borgo Lucchese is the perfect place for special gatherings of family and friends as well as accommodating conference, incentive and other individually tailored programmes.
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Rental: Saturday to Saturday
Prices include: Chef service for breakfast plus lunch OR dinner (groceries + drinks not included Wed - day off), electricity, water, gas, linen & towels (changed Wed + Sat), heating / air conditioning, maid service in mornings 6 days per week (Wed - day off) , 7MG WI FI internet in all rooms, gradener, pool maintenance, concierge on call + on site, grocery shopping, final cleaning
Not included: Telephone, fax, charged per unit at the end of your stay.
Tourist Tax: Not applicable
Security Deposit: €5,000 euros, which is held and returned 14 days after departure.
Fabulous Borgo Lucchese is located just outside the walled town of Lucca. It is made up of a series of buildings including what was originally a chapel, that originally serviced the owner's large traditional style Italian Villa that sits just above it.
The main Villa has beautifully kept formal gardens to the front that are open to guests staying here and form part of the large grounds. There are two courtyards that can be used for "al fresco" dining, one just next to the kitchen and the other next to the beautiful "pescheria" complete with fountains.
The property is set in the countryside and is just off a country lane and accessed through a private entrance gate. Some of the buildings are rendered and are a lovely salmon pink colour and the other buildings are in stone. They have all been recently restored to an extremely high standard with great care and attention to every detail. They have luxurious soft furnishings and every modern comfort.
The garden is through a lovely arched walkway in the centre of the stone building, which was originally the chapel and has a gravel area with covered gazebo for shade and then extends into a large lawn with the pool being located at the top end of the large walled garden.
Borgo Lucchese is an ideal base from which to discover the many delights of Tuscany. The medieval walled town of LUCCA is a 10 minute drive away – the small city is very easy to get around and discover for yourself or guided tours can be arranged
The Leaning Tower of Pisa (30 minutes away) has recently opened to the public – it is stunningly set in an open lawned piazza which also houses the Cathedral, Baptistery and Campo Santo Cemetery. A 40 minute drive will take you to the little port and town of Lerici overlooked by a cliff top castle from where boats leave every hour to Portovenere and the World
Heritage site of the Cinque Terre, five dramatically cliff clinging villages. Renaissance Florence is just an hour away, either by train or car.
Siena is an hour and a half away with possible stops on the way to San Gigmignano and Monteriggioni, as is Chianti where you can arrange a wine-tasting at one of the many vineyards. For those interested in art and sculpture there are the impressive marble quarries of Carrara as well as the sculpture town of Pietrasanta. Forte dei Marmi is a lively beach stop with some great shopping as you join the masses in the early evening stroll through the town.
Fully equipped kitchen
Formal dining room
Drawing room with fireplace and satellite TV with dual capacity video
Office with telephone, fax, internet access and computer facilities, central music system (CD, radio, cassette and microphone) and security/surveillance system.
Music room with piano and log fireplace
Card and billiard room
Wine library with a private collection of Tuscan/Italian wines
Workout room with cardiovascular and weight equipment
Sun lounge/reading room
Four ground floor bathrooms
Service area and laundry room
12 guestrooms (4 of which can either be king or twin bedded rooms) each with superb en-suite bath and shower facilities (5 with hydromassage baths), individually temperature controlled (heating and air-conditioning), linked to a central music system, and equipped with telephone, hairdryers, bathrobes and pool towels. The property is made up of the following sections:
The original stone chapel of the Bernardini estate now accommodates three warm, sunny and luxurious en-suite bedrooms overlooking the swimming pool to one side and a courtyard filled with terracotta pots and lemon trees to the other. The rooms are situated above the sun lounges and TV room.
Mercurio – A warm, zesty and spacious, queen bedded room with two large armchairs and writing desk. Large en-suite bathroom with jacuzzi bath and separate box shower.
Melograno – A citrus lime, small but cosy double bedded room with doors opening out to a view across the Italian gardens. En-suite bathroom.
Magnolia – A gentle clementine yellow and raspberry red medium sized king or twin bedded room with double doors leading out onto a small sun terrace. En-suite bathroom.
Ferro - The oldest part of the property, once a wild-boar hunting lodge, with walls dating back to the year 1,000 and where the original olive press used to be housed. There are five central luxurious bedrooms in a horseshoe arrangement all with original beamed ceilings, terracotta floors and overlooking our little Italian piazza. These guestrooms are situated above the music room, card and billiard room and wine library.
Venere – A spacious and cool wedgewood blue queen bedded room encircled with windows and comprising lounge area with sofa and chair, writing desk and a beautifully frescoed en-suite bathroom with jacuzzi bath.
Trifoglio – A gentle gold and red cloverleaf king or twin bedded room with doors opening out and overlooking a courtyard area filled with terracotta pots and lemon trees. En-suite bathroom.
Camelia – An intimate olive green queen bedded room with frescoed en-suite bathroom.
Cipresso – A characterful, vibrant green and red queen bedded room with frescoed en-suite bathroom.
Bacco – A regal peach and gold queen bedded room with sofa, writing desk and views across the 17th century fountains towards Lucca. En-suite bathroom with jacuzzi bath.
Four delightful and elegant guestrooms integrated around the original 17th century fountains, overlooking the splendid Italian park and above the grand dining room and the formal drawing room.
Diana – A large, soothing emerald green king or twin bedded room with writing desk and armchairs. Luminous en-suite bathroom with jacuzzi bath and splendid gold features.
Giglio – A spirited and lively strawberry red and gold queen bedded room with frescoed en-suite bathroom.
Ninfea – A fresh and reflective deep blue king or twin room with trellised frescos and an en-suite bathroom.
Apollo – A seductive midnight blue and gold queen bedded room with sofa and writing desk. Bright en-suite bathroom with jacuzzi bath.
Mountain bikes (charged)
Ornamental peschieria with 17th century fountains
Outdoor tables & chairs for al fresco dining
Large private garden
Large formal Italian style grounds
Arrival is between 4pm – 7pm
Departure is by 11am
No animals allowed