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8 bedrooms
7 bathrooms
18 guests
7 nights minimum
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An estate nestled in the hills near the beautiful walled city of Lucca. The houses are both secluded and private, surrounded by gardens, woodland & olive groves. Both villas have been renovated to a high standard of comfort, keeping the terracotta tiles & chestnut beams traditional features of Tuscan buildings. All bath & pool towels are provided & the rooms have lovely bedlinen. Personal touches are the welcome gift basket, hairdryers in each room, and an introductory basket of toiletries. Each bedroom has an electric fan. There is free to view T.V., DVD & ipad/ipod/iphone speaker/docking station. WIFI internet for personal use only. The Estate (530mq) offers you the chance to Live the Tuscan Dream & have a memorable holiday. La Pianella Villa was completely renovated recently, leaving al...An estate nestled in the hills near the beautiful walled city of Lucca. The houses are both secluded and private, surrounded by gardens, woodland & olive groves. Both villas have been renovated to a high standard of comfort, keeping the terracotta tiles & chestnut beams traditional features of Tuscan buildings. All bath & pool towels are provided & the rooms have lovely bedlinen. Personal touches are the welcome gift basket, hairdryers in each room, and an introductory basket of toiletries. Each bedroom has an electric fan. There is free to view T.V., DVD & ipad/ipod/iphone speaker/docking station. WIFI internet for personal use only. The Estate (530mq) offers you the chance to Live the Tuscan Dream & have a memorable holiday. La Pianella Villa was completely renovated recently, leaving all the original architectural features intact, while bringing all the services and comforts up to modern standards. The Tuscan Villa has been thoroughly modernized to guarantee that your holiday in Tuscany will be as comfortable as your home, even in winter with traditional central heating. Ground floor consists of comfortable, large sitting room with stunning open fireplace (wood supplied!); Dining room; extremely well-equipped kitchen with electric double oven, 6 gas burners, extra large dishwasher & 2 fridges; guest W.C.; Small double bedroom with en suite shower room; Large double/twin bedroom with en suite bathroom; Double/twin bedroom with with private bathroom. All bedrooms with French windows opening onto garden; There is also a barn with washing machine, wood supplies and an extra fridge. On the first floor are the other 5 bedrooms, each unique with fabulous views, private balcony or terrace. There is a family suite with large, master double bedroom & smaller twin bedroom with en suite bathroom; Double bedroom with en suite bathroom; Twin bedroom & family dormitory both sharing bathroom. La Pianella Villa is surrounded by a beautiful garden with a lovely terrace for eating 'al fresco' meals & offers privacy and shade for playing or relaxing on the sun loungers. Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , OR 2 singles Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , OR 2 singles Bedroom 3 - small double Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , family room combined with room 5 Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , OR 2 SINGLES Bedroom 6 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , double Bedroom 7 - 2 Single Bed , OR DOUBLE Bedroom 8 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , OR 4 SINGLES All bedrooms have electric fans Bedrooms 4 & 5 perfect for family with young children sharing en suite bathroom. Bedroom 8 possible to have 4 singles, so excellent for children! Bedrooms 7 & 8 sharing bathroom The Villa has a super all weather astro-turf tennis court in possibly the most beautiful situation in the whole of Tuscany. (rackets provided) On the terrace above the Villa is the superb, private 15 m x 7.5 m salt water swimming-pool with its own changing room which conveniently also houses a fridge for those all important refreshments. There is also a pizza oven, BBQ, paella outdoor gas pan, table tennis This ideal location makes Florence, Siena, San Gimignano & Pisa easily reachable for days trips. The beaches of Versilia - Viareggio, Torre del Lago and Forte dei Marmi are near enough, if you would like a day at the sea. This luxury villa will ensure that your time spent in Tuscany will be truly memorable whether for family occasions, special events or wedding celebrations. PLEASE NOTE ALL ELECTRIC, WATER AND END CLEAN IS INCLUDED IN THE RATES QUOTED. Maid service 3 hours mid-week included, and extra by arrangement at 10€ per hour. Additional amenities: Bathtub, Coffe machine, Deckchair, Dining room, Fan, Final cleaning, Full Kitchen, Garden chairs, Living room, Shower, Suitable for children, Suitable for families, Table garden, Tennis court, VerandaMore
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: Ask
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
7 Unknown types
About the Manager
Giacomo Frediani
Languages spoken:English, Italian
Response Rate:50%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2013
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Reviews (10)
t0mangus
t0mangus
Jersey, United Kingdom2 contributions
La Pianella Villa near Lucca is a must for anyone with family and friends who like nice location, ambience and 5*quality holiday accommodation. Perfect for all ages baby (9 months) to oldies (60+). Great facilities nearby if you want them, shopping and sightseeing in Lucca and surrounds. Easy access to coast and culture. If you don't go out the facilities at the villa are also great. Pool, tennis, views and tranquility. Al fresco eating is a must with BBQ and pizza oven ready to fire up. Don't cook yourself ask for Donatella, You will be thrilled with the food, service and Donatella herself.
Visited June 2018
Written August 2, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Stephanie M
Stephanie M
London, United Kingdom15 contributions
We would like to thank everyone at La Pianella for making our wedding week in Tuscany so incredibly wonderful - we can honestly say that our stay here was truly magical and that everything was exceptional from start to finish. We rented both the villa and the farmhouse for a group of 21 adults, and as soon as we confirmed the booking (almost a year in advance), it was as though we were the only clients - we were kept in constant contact and even sent photographs of the on going renovations. We also went out to visit the villa the winter before our stay and were given a fantastic tour of both houses and the grounds. Nothing was too much trouble. On arrival, our expectations were met, and then exceeded. The people who own and run this house do so with love, and not only does it show, but it makes for the most intimate and loving environment - exactly what we wanted! Both properties and the grounds are immaculate - the houses are not modern, but they are perfectly well equipped, full of charm and with breathtaking views. But what's more than the beautiful exterior is the service. As we spent our wedding week here, there were beautiful flowers arrangements made up for our arrival. What's more, later in the week, before we were due to host a party by the pool, the gardener came in to tidy the gardens, just to make sure the grounds were completely immaculate. In everything, there was care and attention to detail. But most impressive of all was Donatella. The wonderful Donatella made our group a delicious seated dinner one evening, and later in the week, catered for a pool party of nearly 100 people. It was outstanding. But Donatella was much more than a host, and actually, by the time we left, she had become like one of the family and I hope we will always stay in touch. We hold this villa very fondly in our hearts - it gave us the most wonderful start to married life we could ask for - thank you! x
Visited June 2018
Written July 23, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

nelliemaryland
nelliemaryland
12 contributions
About a 20 drive outside of Lucca, the house is nestled in the hills up a windy trail. it is well laid out for privacy and with individual baths. The interior is charmingly rustic but it's the manicured landscaping with gorgeous views that impresses. Add to that a tennis court and huge pool, and it becomes luxurious. Note: the 113 steps to the pool is worth the trip. Donatella oversees the house and is fantastic. She works hard to make your stay enjoyable and she will cater dinners so that you can relax and enjoy restaurant quality food at home. Easy day trips to Pisa or Florence. Arrange a wine tour with Tuscan Drivers. You will not be disappointed.
Visited July 2018
Written July 17, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Guide725441
Guide725441
1 contribution
Prachtige lokatie, heerlijk zwembad, mooiste tennisbaan ooit gespeeld. Donatella is geweldig gastvrij. Zeer de moeite waard om haar te laten koken. Met name pizza's waren super!
Visited August 2017
Written August 8, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

pzaz1
pzaz1
West Des Moines, IA1 contribution
Our car climbed a narrow, winding road through dim forest to a sunny gate - La Pianella. The tidy, pebbled drive was flanked by banks and pots of blossoms and herbs; a most propitious start to our week stay. This gardener is gifted! Roses, jasmine, wisteria twined magnificently, scenting the loggia. I saw grape vines, pomegranate, bamboo, marjoram! French doors and windows remained open to fresh air with little unwanted incursion, though I once saw a charming firefly twinkling in my bedroom. Donatella, a welcoming sprite, poised and gracious, efficient cook who served 14 of us 3 meals/day with ease, generously shared her kitchen and wood-fired pizza oven with any comers. She is a treasure! The salt water swimming pool is sited at the highest point on this property. It is quiet, beautiful, private, offers sun and shade, comfortable loungers, a stellar view of hills and sky with only trees looking down at you. My all-time-favorite pool! My bed was comfortable with ironed sheets, lamps for reading were ample, hot water was always available in the shower, noise did not seem to travel (really, we had a toddler in the party and people kept different hours), the house was clean.
Visited June 2017
Written July 6, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

kayazest
kayazest
Martock, United Kingdom1 contribution
We absolutely loved our time at La pianella and so did all of our guests. The wedding we held there was brilliant , it went really well, the guests had a magical time and the views were great for the pictures. Also we cannot praise Donatella the house manager enough, We enjoyed her cooking every night and nothing was too much hassle, she even made our little girl a birthday cake, over and above what was asked of her.
Visited June 2017
Written June 25, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

fiveofninewales
fiveofninewales
Rhyl, United Kingdom50 contributions
A short break in the hills of Lucca in a Tuscan farmhouse where everything was taken care of by our marvellous hosts, Mary Ann and Colin. Nothing was to much for this attentive couple and we were treated like family in the short time we stayed there. The farmhouse has all you need to make your holiday comfortable and relaxing. Local supermarket not to far and plenty restaurants to eat out. It's a steep accent up the helter-skelter road to the farmhouse but once your there you'll be delighted with the fabulous vista's from all direction.
Visited April 2017
Written May 2, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Andrew C
Andrew C
Liverpool, United Kingdom19 contributions
La Pianella oozes rustic charm without compromising on luxury. Situated on a terrace in the lush forested hills above San Martino in Freddana, the large villa offers peaceful seclusion yet is superbly located only 20 minutes drive from the historic city of Lucca. It is reached by a hairpin lane dubbed the helter skelter in a published short story (available in the villa) by former UK Foreign Minister Douglas Hurd who was one of a number of high-profile political and Royal guests of the previous owner and fellow cabinet minister Sir Ian Gilmour. The villa has eight bedrooms, plenty of bathrooms and an outdoor terrace for dining which comfortably fitted our large group plus a few passing visitors. The gardens were well maintained and splashed with vibrant colour and if Carlsberg made tennis courts, La Pianella's would be it. Flanked on three sides by a fence cloaked in flowers and scented bay bushes, the all-weather Astro-turf surface is perched at the base of a gentle hillside that forms the final perimeter. The large pool sits above the tennis court and is a short but steep walk on a stepped path through an olive grove. There's a bench half way up to rest and to admire the stunning views across the valley and towards the peaks of the Apuan Alps which can act as a magnet for the rain clouds that help keep this area so fertile. Don't be surprised if you encounter the occasional afternoon shower amid the sunshine - we certainly did. The pool is surrounded by a lawn and equipped with ample loungers and parasols as is the garden in front of the villa. La Pianella has plenty of indoor space to dine or relax, table tennis, an outdoor pizza oven and good kitchen facilities - although we took owner Mary Ann's advice and hired local cook Donatella one night who conjured up a great meal at a very reasonable price. In a nutshell, the villa is brilliantly located offering peace, seclusion, beauty and luxury while only a short drive from supermarkets, bars, restaurants, the coast and Lucca!
Visited August 2016
Written May 2, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Russell G
Russell G
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom1 contribution
The Villa at La Pianella Estate provided the perfect retreat for our family holiday with plenty of space for all seventeen of us! It is a beautiful secluded villa perched on the hillside with fantastic views down the valley. There is plenty to keep everyone entertained with the swimming pool, tennis court and table tennis table but also makes a great base for exploring the historic cities and idilic countryside of Tuscany. The villa is well equipped with everything you could need in the kitchen to cater for a large group but for a break from cooking I highly recommend taking advantage of the catering services of Donatella and her daughter Sonia for fabulous authentic Italian cuisine. Clare and Mary-Ann were both so helpful making arrangements and generous with their time to discuss plans and advise on what to do and where to go. This is a great place to stay in a beautiful part of the world and I would definitely recommend it.
Visited May 2015 Travelled with family
Written July 13, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

lottiedots2015
lottiedots2015
Guildford, United Kingdom3 contributions
La Pianella ticked all the boxes when we were looking for a large Villa in Tuscany as a place for our four families of 16 people to spend some precious time together. Claire and Mary Ann were very helpful and efficient with all the booking arrangements and when we arrived at the Villa it was even more lovely than we expected! It is a perfect place to spend time relaxing with a large group. The Villa is very well equipped with everything you might need for your stay. The pool is large and clean, although rather a lot of steps to get up there! We had a great deal of fun with some remote control radios we had with us messaging up from those down by the villa to those up at the pool! At night the fireflies were all over the grassy banks and were magical. The younger members made full use of the tennis court which was fabulous. Plenty of rackets and balls available too. Donatella and Sonia were lovely and cooked for us a couple of nights,including by special request a 'celebration cake' . We also used the barbecue and had a great deal of fun having a pizza night using the pizza oven. When we reported a leak in one of the bathrooms the owners were very quick to send someone out to sort it out. In all we would highly recommend La Pianella, We all left with some wonderful memories of our time together. We would also highly recommend Andrea from Tuscan Drivers who arranged a winery tour for us and his lovely father who insisted on carrying my suitcase right up to the check in desk at the airport as I was flying back on my own!. Hope to come back one day.
Visited June 2015 Travelled with family
Written July 12, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: Ask
Kid Friendly: Yes
Balcony
Grill
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Fireplace
Highchair
Internet Access
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Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
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La Pianella is able to accommodate up to 18 guests. See all property details.

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