Villa Rita is a lovely detached cottage on a pretty country estate ideally situated in the hills above the famous town of Lucca. The house is surrounded by immaculately kept gardens where there is a lovely gazebo with tables and chairs for dining al fresco and close by in the grounds is a pretty private swimming pool, for the exclusive use of guests staying at the cottage, enjoying wonderful views over the valley.
Villa Rita, all on ground level, is very tastefully furnished in elegant Tuscan style with many antiques and retaining original features such as beamed ceilings and terracotta floor...s. It consists of an inviting living room with dining area with table and chairs and sitting area with settee, armchair, fireplace, satellite television and patio doors opening out directly onto the villas lovely garden. The cottage also has a fully equipped kitchen, three pretty bedrooms and three bathrooms. Two of the bedrooms have double beds (one converts to a twin on request) and ensuite bathrooms with hydromassage bath tub and hand shower, the third bedroom has a single bed and separate shower room. Modern comforts of satellite television, dishwasher and air conditioning (payable locally) have been added to the cottage and there is also Wifi internet access available.
Villa Rita opens directly onto its own pretty garden furnished with gazebo, table and chairs and barbeque for dining al fresco. A second garden area boasts a lovely private swimming pool (12m x 6m) for the exclusive use of guests staying at the cottage. Surrounded by lawns and furnished with sun loungers and sun umbrellas, the pool is perfect for enjoying cooling dip or just relaxing whilst savouring the lovely panorama of the verdant valley beyond. The grounds surrounding the estate are bordered by oak woods and olive groves, where you can enjoy lovely country walks and there are amazing views overlooking the plain of Lucca from many corners of the property. Close to the main farmhouse there is also a communal pizza oven, laundry room and even a vegetable garden where you can pick your own fresh produce in season.
Although immersed in the countryside the estate is less than half an hours drive from the lovely walled town of Lucca which is a joy to explore in itself and from which there are excellent motorway and rail links to other main towns. The local village, just 2 km away, has a grocers shop and bakery and there is a restaurant within walking distance of the estate. Pisa and Florence are within easy driving distance, as is the pretty coastline of Versilia.
The estate consists of the gorgeous Villa Rita cottage which is completely detached and has its own private swimming pool, enclosed grounds, private entrance and parking and a larger farmhouse which has also been lovingly restored now forming four spacious apartments and sharing another separate swimming pool so larger parties can also be accommodated (see Villa Pascoli).
Ground Level: Large living room dining area with table and chairs, and sitting area with settee, armchair, fireplace, and satellite television > Kitchen with cooker (4 gas rings, electric oven), fridge/freezer and dishwasher > 2 double bedrooms (one of which converts to a twin on request) each with ensuite bathroom with hydro massage bath and hand shower, basin, bidet and w.c > Single bedroom > Shower room with shower, basin, bidet and w.c.
Central heating* > Air conditioning*> Garden with gazebo > Private swimming pool > Barbecue > WiFi internet access > Enclosed grounds > Private entrance and parking > Midweek towel change > Midweek cleaning (bedrooms and bathrooms) > For stays of two weeks full linen change and cleaning at the end of first week > Communal pizza oven > Communal laundry room with washing machine, dryer and iron > Vegetable garden > Walking distance to a restaurant > 2km to local village with grocers shop and bakers > 15km to the town of Lucca > Maid service and cook available on request* (Facilities marked * are payable locally)
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