VILLA BOCCA

Villa Bocca is a fabulous historic villa close to Lucca, sleeps 24


  • Country location
  • 11 bedrooms
  • 8 bathrooms + WC's
  • Lovely views
  • Large garden & grounds
  • Private solar heated pool (fenced)
  • Sat TV
  • WI FI internet
  • Air con in bedrooms
  • Children’s play area
  • Original frescoed ballroom
  • Studio and conference facilities for up to 60 persons
  • Walking distance to local village with local shops and bar 1.5km
  • Lucca 10 – 15 mins

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Villa Bocca is a historic villa located just north of Lucca. The fashion for country villas as a place to relax and recharge was started in the 14th century. Villa Bocca is a perfect example of a country retreat for the nobility and was built in 1729. It is set in a huge private country estate of vineyards and olive groves, which still produces wine and olive oil today. Villa Bocca is exceptionally spacious and provides a stunning setting for a special event such as a wedding or family reunion or special occassion. There is also additional accommodation close by  Villa Bocca Dependance, Villa Geranio, Villa Maddalena and others.
Villa Bocca is a perfect base, for exploring Lucca, which is just 10 /15 min drive into the town centre. It is within a 30 min drive of the Tuscan coast and chic beach resorts such as Forte dei Marmi. Florence is a 45 min drive and the local village is walking distance at 1.5km.



2019 Prices (in € euros per week)
Low Mid High
Rest of year (7 Sep onwards) 11 May - 22 June 22 June – 7 Sep
Villa - €12,005
Villa+dep - €14,874
Studio - €413
Villa - €12,610
Villa+dep - €16,310
Studio - €482
Villa - €14,638
Villa+dep - €19,295
Studio - €482


Please Note: Different rates apply for weddings and events, please Contact Us for more details.



Rental: Weekly, Sat - Sat

Prices include: Welcome basket, utilities (gas, water, electricity), linen and towels (changed weekly), maid service mid week (6 hours), firewood for the wood stove and fireplaces, final cleaning, internet connection

Not included: Air con - metered, heating - metered, extra maid service – €18 euros per hour per maid (not available on Sundays), mid week linen/towel/pool towel change - €29 per person, phone

Local Tourist Tax:  €4.50 per adult (over 14 years). Payable in cash on arrival.

Security Deposit: €800 (euros) payable in cash on arrival, which is held and returned on departure.



Villa Bocca is an exceptionally spacious villa, which is perfect for a large family group or a special event. This superb historic villa is located just outside the walled city of Lucca and has pretty views. It has been tastefully restored and has spacious rooms and can easily hold a very large group and still have space for guests to lose themselves in the quiet of the villa or garden. The estate is particularly suited to events, meetings and courses. In addition there is also a conference space in another building on the same estate providing extra facilities if required.




VILLA DESCRIPTION

SLEEPS 24

GROUND FLOOR

There is an entrance hall with traditional black and white tiles. This opens on the right hand to a huge, professionally equipped Tuscan kitchen with a dining table that can seat up to 16 guests. To the left, there is a large utility room and 2 guest bathrooms. There is a large dining room that opens on to the garden to seat up to 30 guests and a double sitting room with frescoed ceiling and log fireplace (working fireplace). There are 2 additional sitting rooms, one is used as a library and has a wood burning stove and the other is a music and TV room with sat TV. As in many historic family villas there is a pretty family chapel on the corner of the villa which is accessed from outdoors.

  • Kitchen - spacious kitchen designed by Barthel of Florence to evoke the original kitchens of Tuscany.
  • A large wooden table seating 16
  • 2 x eye level ovens and a large range cooker along with a wooden chopping table, marble surfaces and quality cookware make this kitchen ideal for the casual cook or professional cooking courses.
  • 3 floor to ceiling fridges and a larder
  • 2 Guest WC’s
  • Laundry and ironing room.
  • Dining room seating up to 30 with French windows opening onto the garden and outdoor dining for 26 guests
  • Comfortable sitting room. Frescoed ceiling and walls with an open log fireplace with French windows opening onto the southwest lawn
  • Piano room with TV, DVD player, library of DVD’s, comfortable chairs and French windows opening out onto the front lawn.
  • Library – Cosy well stocked with mostly English books, travel guides, computer and printer, wood burner
  • Private family Chapel accessed from outdoors



FIRST FLOOR

An original stone staircase from the ground floor living room leads to the first floor. To the right, large double doors lead to what was originally the ballroom. Also on this floor are 2 double bedrooms, each with en-suite bathrooms with tub and shower.

  • Piano Nobile. - Beautiful, spacious room with frescoed ceilings and walls, grand piano, 2 balconies, an external staircase, beautiful views across the grounds. Suitable for a small reception of up to 25 (Dancing can take place in the Studio, but not in the Piano Nobile).
  • Master Bedroom 1. With views across the gardens to the mountains, with a four-poster king size bed, en-suite bathroom with marble shower and separate bath and dressing room.
  • Master Bedroom 2. Charming bedroom with frescoed ceilings. Views across the grounds and valley. A four-poster king size bed, en-suite bathroom with marble shower and separate bath. Dressing room. Sitting room with sofa, chairs and divan which can sleep an extra person.
  • Both these rooms have fridge, tea/coffee-making facilities.

SECOND FLOOR

On the second floor there are  a total of 9 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. There are two areas on this floor with fridges and tea/coffee making facilities. Also a sitting area with a large bookcase. Children’s cots and highchairs available. Basket of children’s toys and books can be put in bedrooms. All bedrooms have air conditioning.

  • Bedroom 3 – King sized bed or 2 single beds and folding chair bed, en-suite bathroom with shower and bathtub
  • Bedroom 4 - King sized bed or 2 single beds and folding chair bed, en-suite bathroom with shower and bathtub
  • Bedroom 5 - King sized bed or 2 single beds, en-suite bathroom with shower and bathtub
  • Bedroom 6 – King sized bed or 2 singles beds
  • Bedroom 7 – King sized bed or 2 single beds
  • Bedroom 6 & 7 share a bathroom
  • Bedroom 8 - King sized bed or 2 single beds and a child-sized cot.
  • Bedroom 9 – King sized bed or 3 single beds.
  • Bedrooms 8 & 9 share a bathroom.
  • Bedroom 10 – King sized bed or 3 single beds.
  • Bedroom 11 – King sized bed or 2 single beds.
  • Bedrooms 10 & 11 share a bathroom

OUTDOORS

The villa is set in very large well kept grounds and has lovely views. There is a private solar heated pool (14.5 x 7.5 mts) located to the rear of the villa and set in the extensive grounds. The large swimming pool is fenced in making it child friendly. It also has a children’s area at one end as well as a changing room with shower.

  • Large swimming pool – 14.5 x 7.5 metres. The pool is solar heated, and is securely gated and fenced.
  • Pergola with table, sun chairs, changing room behind the pool area.
  • Many outdoor seating areas, including a large marble table seating 26 under a huge sun umbrella, and sun beds for the lawn.
  • The property is very beautiful with walks through the olive groves and wooded areas. It is walled and gated making it very private.

SPECIAL OCCASIONS

Why not hold your wedding or special event at Villa Bocca. It has extensive grounds, pretty views and multiple spaces and accommodation for additional guests including Villa Bocca DependanceVilla Geranio, Villa Maddalena . Max capacity for weddings & events is 50/60 guests.



FACILITIES


Large garden & grounds
Private solar heated pool – fenced (14.5 x 7.5mts)
Shower and changing room at pool
Children’s area at pool
Children’s games available
TV with English language channels, video and DVD player
WI FI internet
Air con in bedrooms
Professionally equipped kitchen
Stereos/ CD/DVD MP3 holders
Baby cot and high chairs available on request
Laundry room with washing machine and dryer
Dishwasher
BBQ
Traditional wood fired pizza oven.
Cook on request
Dependance to sleep 21 guests - on request
Studio/function room and conference facilities for up to 60 people - on request
Working fireplace in villa sitting room
Intercom access directly through to the Estate Manager.
Wood stove in library
Baby cots & high chairs on request
A good supply of all basic essentials



NOTES


Arrival is from 4pm
Departure by 10am
No animals allowed



LOCATION


Local village with local shops, bar - 1.5kms
Lucca 11km
Pisa 28km
Viareggio & the coast 39km
Florence 83km
Siena 148km



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