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Tuscan eco-farmhouse:stunning views,cooking class

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4 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 8
Lucca, Province of Lucca, Tuscany
Our small organic farm sits on a hill along Lucca's beautiful northern countryside in the hamlet of Aquilea, with stunning views over the Valdottavo valley, the high peaks of the Apennines, and the National park in the distance. We produce our own olive oil, bake our own bread, make jams from our own fruit trees, prepare home-made yoghurt and classic Italian sauce from our own tomatoes, and grow a variety of vegetables.
Our solar powered and beautifully restored farmhouse has 3 comfortable, fully furnished apartments that will feel like home the moment you step inside! Each has its own entry on a lovely terrace where you can relax and enjoy outdoor dining, including pizza from a brick oven. At our above ground swimming pool, guests can enjoy sunbathing with an incredible view.
The 2-story apartment sleeps 4+2. The ground floor include...
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Listing #HL1201298
About the Owner
Donatella S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:90%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2013
Interaction with guests
I live with my family in a different part of the farmhouse. I will respect your privacy, you apartment has the entrance on a facade and our entrance on an other facade, but I will be always available in case of your needs or for suggestions. If you join my cooking class we'll have the chance to chat and have fun together for a few hours !
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

We had a lovely week at the farmhouse. The views truly are stunning and being up in the hills was a relaxing treat. At the same time, we could easily get to Lucca and Pisa, and the nearest gelateria (and supermarket) were a 15 mins...More

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Aquilea, VR Owner at Tuscan eco-farmhouse:stunning views,cooking class, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

Dear Emily, thank yopu for your nice words, we really appreciated your company and we'll be happy to see you coming back !

Reviewed 6 October 2016

Comfortable accommodation in a great location with extensive views of the surrounding mountains and over Lucca. Lella a charming warm hearted helpful owner, if you like Italian cooking you must do the cooking class which was great fun with great end results eaten with great...More

Thank Bernard John B
Aquilea, VR Owner at Tuscan eco-farmhouse:stunning views,cooking class, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2016

Thank you very much Bernie, I look forward for to seeing you again at the farmhouse for an other cooking class !

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Reviewed 1 October 2014

If you want to stay in the hills outside of Lucca this is a great place to stay. We had the 2-bd apartment. It was very comfortable. Great views of the valley. Fabulous hostess (thanks Lella). The cooking lesson is a MUST DO. Great for...More

Thank Michael S
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(2)
  • Dining Seats (1)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (3)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (1)
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Garden
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Single Beds:(4)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
ARRIVAL TIME : 2.30-4.30 pm We would hope than the house and the garden would receive the care and the consideration given to a home rather than a rental unit. No smoking...
    3 Full baths
    4 Twins
    2 Cribs
    2 Fulls
    1 Sofa
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About the neighbourhood
We are 11 km from Lucca, in the beautiful countryside in the north of the city and it has a stunning view of the mountains: it faces the vale of Valdottavo and the peaks of Appennini.
It's the ideal place to relax and to go for lovely walks both on foot and by bike. It's therefore ideal for families and or small groups of friends in love with nature with the mountain bike or for motorbikers looking for peace and quiet.
Lucca with its monuments and its famous walls, is only 20 minute away.
The famous Ville Lucchesi with their extraordinary parks are only a few km away, and can be reached in about 15 minutes.
Getting around
Here the car is really necessary, but if you don't feel to drive we can be your driver guide. We can drive you around the area showing you the most beautiful and unknown little towns and places out from the tourist path or we can just drive you to Lucca train station where you can get a train or a bus for travelling and we can come back to pick you up at the end of the day.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Pisa: 30.0 km
Railway: Lucca: 11.0 km
Ferry: Livorno: 45.0 km
We have detailed directions for getting to the farmhouse.
Public transportation is not very convenient here, we are in a rural area, but we can organise to be your driver or to give you a lift to the nearest little toown ( Ponte a Moriano) where you canbget train to Lucca or Pisa or a bus. Or if you prefr we can drive you to Lucca.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby.
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Tuscany Villas (25 835)
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