This rustic Tuscan farmhouse is ideal for families with children or group of friends
- Pisa is 20 min, Firenze is 45 min, Lucca is 40 min
- Fully equipped kitchen, dining table for 8
- Private pool, tennis court, BBQ, pond, little forest, olive trees..
- Welcome package: Prosecco, pasta, olive oil, prosciutto, bread, local fruits and veggies.
This historic 130-year-old farmhouse/villa of 250 square meters with high-quality craftsmanship is distinctly Tuscan. Its unique take on comfort and simplicity creates an aura that could make anyone feel at home. The house has stood the test of time and evolved into today's modern farmhouse style, which is welcoming, comfortable and timelessly fresh.
Renovated by architect Paolo Ceccanti, it is perched on a hilltop, with views over the charming village of Lari and its medieval castle. It is in the heart of Tuscany, with a swimming pool, a tennis court, olive trees, and a romantic gazebo seating eight with breathtaking panoramic views where you can watch glorious sunsets with a glass of Prosecco.
The ground floor is an open space with original arches and high ceilings: a large living room with antique pieces mixed with contemporary furnishings, a den with a flat-screen TV and a fireplace, a dining room seating eight around an historic table, a large kitchen with top appliances including dishwasher, a walk-in pantry and a stunning bathroom with a marble sink. Bar-top seating in the kitchen makes it a gathering spot for family and friends.
Original stone stairs lead upstairs to four bedrooms: a large master bedroom with a queen-size bed, a second bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and queen size bed. You have a choice of two single beds or one double in the third bedroom. The fourth bedroom has a queen-size bed and a terrace where you can enjoy morning coffee with views of Lari. The third bathroom has blue hand-made tiles is just outside the bedrooms. The house has satellite TV and WiFi. The small external laundry room has a high-end washer and dryer.
The patio in front is a great place for breakfast or drinks under the large umbrella, and around the corner, the garden has a long Oakwood table with bench-style seating under the shady mulberry tree, seating twelve or more. A barbecue is nearby.
Behind the house beside a pond is space for croquet and badminton (equipment provided) and higher up, and on top, is the gazebo with breathtaking panoramic views. The secluded swimming pool is nearby and a rustic pool-house with kitchen, fridge, coffee maker and a second barbecue all secluded at the edge of a small forest, which is part of the property. Once you are up there, you will just want to stay.
A 400-meter gravel road is the approach to the entrance with an electric gate. A Siena-red road lined with Cyprus trees leads to the house sitting on about 2 hectares of landscaped undulating land full of wildflowers, fruit trees, and herbs, all available to you.
Below the house is the private tennis court. Racquets and balls are available.
Everything is provided, like sheets, towels, hairdryers, shower gel, washing powder, etc.
Centrally located in Tuscany, it is close to all amenities, 20 minutes from Pisa airport, 45 minutes from Florence, 30 minutes from Lucca and 40 minutes from the beaches of Forte dei Marmi and Viareggio.
I used to be in the film business and many of my actor friends from Hollywood visited me – they thought this place was Paradise.
There are lots of concerts nearby: Lucca Music Festival, Pistoia Blues Festival, the Puccini Festival, etc. I would be happy to assist with where and when.
Car hire is recommended.
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