Villa Luana: 17th century tuscan villa with pool & park
Description from the owner
Villa Luana is a hydillic 17th century country villa in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, but within easy reach of the most beautiful Tuscan attractions, just 20 minutes from Lucca, 40 min. from Pisa and Forte dei Marmi, 50 min. from Florence, and close to many other famous places. The villa has a beautiful private swimming pool and a very large garden. The villa can sleep up to 11 people on two floors.
The villa was born from the love and care of Luana and Roberto, two thoughtful and caring Tuscan grandparents who wished to unite their family for the holidays or on special occasions. It took them as long as 10 years to renovate their 17th century home, with (email: hidden)ention to every detail, choosing the best materials and painstakingly seeking the best piece of furniture for every room.
The same enthusiasm and attention to detail was devoted to the grounds which have been turned into a beautiful park, entirely fenced, with a pond and a large fountain, a modern swimming pool, wonderful trees, plants and an orchard, and lots of grass for children to run and play. Luana and Roberto make sure the pool and the park are always cared for and in pristine order.
In the garden closest to the villa there are table and chairs for dining “al fresco” or just relaxing and playing cards. In the park surrounding the villa there is a wonderful private modern swimming pool, always kept in excellent condition. It measures 10 by 5 m. and is 1.40 m. deep. On one side there are large steps that go down into the water, to sit, sunbathe and relax whilst in the water, or for children to feel safe.
To the side of the pool is a sunbathing area with deck chairs and parasols.
With the materials recovered during the refurbishing works the owners built a small stone building with a barbecue area and a typical Tuscan wood burning oven traditionally used to cook pizza and bread of the most delicious kind.
Concerning the villa itself, you enter on the ground floor into a hall area. It is enough to take a look at the original tiles of the flooring, the wooden beamed ceilings and the original staircase to enjoy the charm of this century-old villa.
Turning left from the hall you will find a large living room with a very large sofa, a two-seat smaller sofa and two armchairs, a big fire-place, a table, a flat screen TV, a French window with exit onto the garden, and a door with exit onto a beautiful veranda equipped with basket table and chairs.
Turning right from the hall you will find a large typical Tuscan style kitchen with a big fireplace, table and chairs, a stone basin, a TV, a fridge, a freezer, a stove/oven, a toaster, a dishwasher and a French door with exit onto the garden.
On the ground floor there are also a bathroom and a double bedroom, which can be accessed from the living room, the kitchen, but can also be entered by an independent access on the other side of the building. All the rooms on the ground floor have terracotta tiled floors and beamed ceilings.
If you take the original stone stairs to the 1st floor you will find a gorgeous bathroom with 2 wonderful marble basins, a wc, a bidet and an elegant and wide shower.
At the end of the hall on your left you will find the largest and most beautiful bedroom of the house (8x5 m.). It is furnished with a double bed, a large wardrobe, a chest of drawers, a stone fireplace, a single bed. There is also a large window on one side and a French window looking down onto the veranda on the other side.
On the first floor there is also another double bedroom with a wardrobe, and there are two large carefully furnished twin bedrooms, both with two iron-framed traditional Tuscan single beds, a large wardrobe and a window with view of the garden and the surrounding countryside.
There is also a modern and functional second bathroom with a wc, a bidet and a shower.
All the bedrooms have beautiful parquet tile floors and wooden beamed ceilings.
Luana and Roberto have really made an effort to create a very pleasant and elegant atmosphere....Read more
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