4 Bedroom (Sleeps 8) Villa in Lucca

Beautiful villa in private, peaceful location. Ideal place for a family or couples to relax and enjoy the pool and extensive private land surrounding the villa.
At a glance: Child Friendly, Wifi, Parking, Private Pool, Garden.
Reference: P75368 - Book via Simply Owners and pay no booking fees or extra charges

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Owner: Valerie Stevens
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Overview

  • Property Type: Villa
  • Location: Lucca
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4 Bedroom
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Minimum nights stay: 7
  • Low season price per week: £1750
  • High season price per week: £1950
  • Average price per week:£1688
  • Property Rating: 5/5 Average Rating (18 Reviews)
  • Please contact the owner directly to confirm the price and availability

Description

Casa Cappella is close to the city of Lucca and has been modernised in typical Tuscan style. It has a private pool and is located at the end of a small private road. As it sits amidst two hectares of chestnut woods and olive groves, it is not overlooked and has spectacular views down the Serchio valley across the plain of Lucca. The pool, which is for the sole use of guests at Casa Cappella is 12m x 6m and has a deep end with a diving board for the more adventurous amongst our guests. There is also a trampoline and table tennis for those seeking some physical activities. There is plenty of scope for exploration in the woods and olive groves belonging to the property. For ramblers or those who just enjoy a walk it is ideal as there are many walks either directly from the property or slightly further afield. For example it is only a short driving distance to the Garfagnana, an area of natural beauty in the Appenine mountain range. Casa Cappella is conveniently located for visits to Pisa and Florence
If I had to sum up Casa Cappella I would say that it is without doubt a gentle relaxing place to stay and that it is well located for visiting Florence, Siena, Lucca and Pisa as well as the seaside towns of Viaréggio and Livorno - so hopefully it will be exactly right for your family.
The kitchen is well equipped as I love to cook. There is a large gas BBQ which is always well used and is located with a fantastic view over the plains of Lucca that the chef can enjoy whilst cooking. There is also a pizza oven which our housekeeper and her husband will fire up to cook for you if you choose to have a pizza evening.
The pool is 12m x 6m with a diving board at the deep end. Plenty big enough for a family to have fun together and we do supply some inflatables to add to your enjoyment. The pool is located off the terrace at the back of the villa so is completely private and your enjoyment is unlikely to be heard by anyone!
You are very welcome to bring Laptops, tablets, Xboxes and the tv is a modern one so would be compatible with these. There is wifi in the house but the walls are very thick and so it is only available a short distance outside.
Casa Cappella is a very special place and all who come there for whatever reason remark upon the fact that the location is amazing. The villa is located at the end of a drive with no other properties beyond it so there is complete privacy for anyone when staying at the villa. There are excellent 360 degree views from the property and the pool itself is in an elevated position beyond the villa with terraces before it and another beyond the pool looking out over the gardens and acacia woods below it. Yet another terrace is located on the edge of the acacia woods which is a great place to cool off with an evening glass of prosecco or wine. The night time views are stunning and this was a feature that I was particularly keen to find when I was looking for a villa to buy. If you choose Casa Cappella for your holiday I do not think you will be disappointed.
There are birds of prey around the house - you can see and hear them above the valley and sometimes directly above the house. At night we often hear owls and in the afternoons swallows swoop for insects on the pool. There are many different birds around including the Hoopoe bird which migrates every year from Africa and loves Italian gardens.
Surrounding the villa there are olive groves, chestnut woods, acacia woods and a wild flower meadow and you are free to explore them all - in total about ten acres. There are also three different species of deer which you may be lucky enough to see as well as foxes and porcupines.
The villa is very private as it is at the end of a drive and is the only property there. The neighbours house is at the beginning of the drive and they are also our friends who look after the villa and yourselves if you need any help whilst you are staying.

18 Reviews - 5/5 Average Rating

Tuscan Bliss

By Dave & Carrie on 25-Jul-2020

Thanks so much to Valerie for a fantastic stay. The property is a welcoming balance of character and comfort, being built in c1300, the home has a terrific kitchen, comfortable lounge areas and cool, airy bedrooms, with fabulous views over the Serchio Valley down to Lucca. The swimming pool is best pool we have experienced in two decades of renting villas - it is warm, clean, large and 8ft deep at one end with a diving board. Perched atop a prominent hill overlooking the valley, you have complete privacy, neither overlooked nor overlooking anyone else. That said, Cristina is only 200 yards away at the end of the drive should you need any help. Reaching the villa is fine IF you follow the right directions! We didn't on arrival, and ended up on the very narrow road... a quick check with Valerie put us on the correct road for rest of the trip - it's 20 minutes down to the town, but the road is absolutely fine. There is a large modern Essalunga hypermarket abut 10 mins drive from the bottom of the hill in Marlia, and Lucca is only another 15 minutes. Valerie is an attentive owner, responding to questions before and during the stay with helpful and good humoured assistance. We explored the Gothic Line dugouts that run through the property, visited the Gothic Line museum at the train station in Borgo, and got up the Croce Di Brancola overlooking the valley, discovering more bunkers and learning about the history of the area. Pisa is about 40 minutes away by car, we had a great day at the beach at Viareggio too. The local bar/restaurant Bar Tosca serves very good, authentic Tuscan food, charming and accessible, with amazing views especially at night. All in all a wonderful stay - thanks for looking after us, we hope to return!

5 of of 5

Rustic villa with amazing views

By Joanne Pearson on 02-Sep-2019

Family of five stayed here for 11 days in September 2019. Valerie was exceptionally helpful prior to our departure; she always responded very quickly to any queries. I recommend arriving in daylight as the property is not easy to find and the drive up the hill takes some getting used to. The villa is rustic and spacious. It is clean and well equipped. The garden and pool area are beautiful; very quiet and private. We enjoyed day trips to Pisa, Lucca, Florence and Cinque Terre as well as two meals at Bar Tosca. We also enjoyed walking up to Croci di Brancoli from the villa for wonderful views and some games of table tennis.

5 of of 5

Exceptional Property 5/5 Stayed ‎Jun‎ ‎2018 Sarah D.

By Sarah D, on 18-Aug-2018

Casa Capella exceeded all our expectations, providing us with a lovely villa and amazing outdoor space in a secluded location. The drive up the hillside to get to the property was very worthwhile and rewarded one with the most spectacular views. The property was clean and very well presented and the housekeeper was very helpful and welcoming. On our stay, on a couple of occasions we visited a small restaurant just over the hill called Bar Tosca, which served delicious food with wonderful service. We would highly recommend this property, and of the many villas we've stayed in, it has suited us the best.

5 of of 5

Prices

29th May - 3rd July 2021 Pre summer £1750
28th August - 11th September Late summert £1750

Location

Suitability

Children Welcome

Facilities

Refrigerator
Hob
Oven
Microwave
Dishwasher
Coffee Maker
Toaster
Dining Seats
Dining Room
Internet
Fireplace
Heating
Linens Provided
Washing Machine
Parking
Living Room
Hairdryer
Ironing Board
Television
Satellite/Cable
DVDs
Music Library
Games
Books
Table Tennis
Private Pool
Balcony
Garden

Theme

Adventure
Away from it all
Family
Historic
Romantic
Sports activities
Tourist attractions