andlt;bandgt;Villa Mariettaandlt;/bandgt; is located in Tuscan countryside near Lucca with views of olive groves, verdant hills and natural woods. A manor house, belonging to an old and reputable family from Lucca, this property is part of an estate to which the town palace, maintaining its original character, now converted to a museum, also belongs. This Tuscan manor house is dated to the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. A double flight of stairways on either side leads to the main floor of the house. With careful and proper restoration, the villa retains its original charms without foregoing any modern convenience necessary for a luxuri...ous holiday. In fact even the furnishing and accessories are an impressive blend of both the ancient and the modern, each complementing the charm of the other. The barn, the annex has also been modernised without minimising its ancient character. This property owner has spent considerable time on her property to make it a great place for a holiday amidst peace, quiet, beauty, tranquillity and comfort.andnbsp; The main villa has andlt;bandgt;three floorsandlt;/bandgt;. At the ground floor there is an entrance that leads to a large salon with a huge staircase. There is one sitting room on the left side. It has a fireplace. The sitting room on the right has satellite TV. There is also a dining room and a kitchen on this floor. The kitchen is properly equipped with oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and other essential items. There is also one bathroom and a laundry room. The bathroom comes with a shower and there is a washing machine in the laundry room.andnbsp; The main house contains 5 double bedrooms and 2 single bedrooms comfortably sleeping 12. The first floor of the villa has a big living room and several bedrooms. There is one double bedroom that has an ensuite bathroom with shower. There is another double bedroom and its bathroom has a hydro massage tub. The third double bedroom may be converted into a twin bedroom. There are two single bedrooms containing Frenchs beds. There is also a bathroom with a tub and a closet on this floor. andnbsp; andnbsp; The second floor also has a large living room. It has one double bedroom that can be made into a twin bedroom if desired and an ensuite bathroom with shower. There is another double bedroom and another bathroom with shower on the second floor.andnbsp; The barn- the annex is huge, roomy and comfortable. At the ground floor there is a living room and a kitchen with fridge and dish washer. There is one twin bedroom that may be converted into a double bedroom and a small bathroom. There is one double bedroom on the first floor together with a living room that has a sofa bed. There is one bathroom with bath tub on the first floor.andnbsp; Being part of an estate guests have access to a lovely pool, a beautiful garden, deck chairs and parking. Pets are not allowed.andnbsp; Villa Marietta is just about 7 km away from the city of Lucca. Many other Tuscan attractions including Florence, Chianti, and Siena etc are accessible through day trips. Marble quarries including the famous Carrara and Michelangelo marble are in the vicinity. The coast and beaches, golf courses etc are also close by. Hence the villa is an ideal spot to settle in for your vacation for peace and quiet as well as proximity to the myriad attractions in Tuscany.andnbsp; andlt;bandgt;Other facilities include welcome drink and final cleaning. Some facilities are also available like cook, laundry service, maid service etc. There is a restaurant, grocery shops, pizzeria, supermarket and other facilities, bar gas station, close to the villa.andlt;/bandgt;andnbsp;
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