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Lucca, Italy  (# 26783)
 La Gattaiola - Farmhouse in Heart of Tuscany
  VacationsFRBO Lucca Vacation Rentals Property ID 26783 La Gattaiola  

Major City: Lucca
Distance: <3 km

Type:   House
Area: View

Bedrooms: 3
Sleeps: 10
Baths: 2
Size: 150 Sq M

Internet: Yes
Pets OK: Call
Pool: Yes
Spa: No

Calendar: No
Exchange: No
For Sale: Yes
Credit Cards: Yes

 
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The farmhouse viewed from the terrace
   
 
 

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Name: Dianne

Phone: 00 39 0583 512610

Languages: English

VacationsFRBO Listing Since: 2008-01-11

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     Description 


La Gattaiola (or ‘catflap’ in English!) is set amongst the Renaissance
villas of south-west Lucca in one of the most beautiful and now the
most protected and exclusive areas of Lucca
La Gattaiola is a nineteenth-century Lucchesi casale or farmhouse in
the heart of Tuscany and its owners are pleased to offer high quality
accommodation in a spacious and newly-renovated section of a farmhouse
with breathtaking views from every window. The large 3-bedroom
accommodation at La Gattaiola may be rented throughout the year for
long holidays or for off-season breaks sleeping a maximum of 7+3 (10)
people - a further ground floor section will be available from Summer
to sleep 4+2 (max 6) - rent both sections for max 16 - email for
prices.

A brand new inground pool is being constructed in the sunny garden 10m
x 5m - photos are for illustrative purposes

The farmhouse provides light and airy accommodation has spectacular
views from every window. It sleeps up to 10 people and has been newly
renovated to a high tasteful standard with central heating. We have
aimed to create well-equipped accommodation providing a
‘home-from-home’ environment consisting of:

¨ 3 spacious bedrooms to sleep 6 (two double bedrooms and one
triple-bedded room)

¨ Large sitting-room with enormous picture window affording panoramic
views (see below). One of the sofas converts to a double bed if needed

¨ Study with writing desk and a sofa which converts to a single bed if
required

¨ Spacious shower room with WC, bidet and walk-in shower

¨ Spacious bathroom with WC, bidet and bathtub with shower attachment

¨ Kitchen and dining area to seat 10 people. Equipped with:

· Candy Dishwasher
· Smeg Washing Machine
· Smeg Fridge/Freezer
· Large 5-ring Professional Cooker/Oven
· Whirlpool Combination Microwave Oven
· Dualit Toaster
· Kenwood Kettle
· Cafetière and Stove-top Coffee Percolator plus Electric Dualit
Filter Coffee-Maker
· Tefal Iron
· Ironing Board
· Plenty of quality crockery, cutlery, cookware, etc
· Coolbox and picnic basket with crockery/cutlery for those essential
Tuscan picnics!
The property is equipped with smoke alarms and fire extinguishers
There is a seating area on the terrace and in the south-facing garden
for guests’ use with a barbeque on the terrace. The garden and
terrace are both south-facing and bask day-long in the Tuscan sun.
The pool will be located in the sunny garden and is due to be
installed for Summer use but there is an above-ground pool for
guests' should the installation be delayed
There is ADSL Broadband internet connection at the farmhouse which may
be used by guests on request although a charge may be made for this
service and only limited access may be available at certain times.
The apartment has SKY satellite TV and there is a wide selection of
DVDs for guests' use plus a collection of games and puzzles
A ‘lending library’ is located in the owners’ entrance hall and which
guests are free to use and to which guests are welcome to make
donations of any of their unwanted holiday reading to make room for
those extra souvenirs in their suitcases! There is also an extensive
collection of literature of suggestions on what to see and do—see also
Reasons to Visit
We occasionally have surpluses fruit, vegetables, herbs and nuts for
purchase along with homemade jams, marmalades and sun-dried produce
from our garden and orchard of almond, apple, cherry, fig, peach,
pear, persimmon, plum, pomegranate, quince and walnut trees.
Unfortunately, we only have 11 olive trees which do not produce enough
oil for any surplus and we can drink the wine produced by our 100
vines without any help…! We do though frequently have organic olive
oil for sale and some local wines for sale
*A baby's cot may also be provided on prior request

The English owners living in another section of the farmhouse and are
on hand to welcome you and assist guests if required



 
 

     Attractions 


La Gattaiola (or ‘catflap’ in English!) is set amongst the Renaissance
villas of south-west Lucca in one of the most beautiful and now the
most protected and exclusive areas of Lucca
La Gattaiola is a nineteenth-century Lucchesi casale or farmhouse in
the heart of Tuscany and its owners are pleased to offer high quality
accommodation in a spacious and newly-renovated section of a farmhouse
with breathtaking views from every window. The large 3-bedroom
accommodation at La Gattaiola may be rented throughout the year for
long holidays or for off-season breaks sleeping a maximum of 7+3 (10)
people
Located in the small village of Gattaiola on the outskirts of the
Tuscan Renaissance walled city of Lucca, the birthplace of Puccini,
Gattaiola is also home to one of Italy's finest Slowfood restaurants
and visitors in search of authentic Tuscan gastronomy will be
delighted by this gem
Although situated amidst the lush green Colline Lucchesi (Lucca
hills), La Gattaiola is only a stone’s throw from the centre of the
city, having every amenity to hand such as small local food and wine
shops, supermarkets, bars and restaurants as Lucca is only 3km or a 5
minute drive away (or 7 minutes to the walls by bike!).
La Gattaiola offers the best of all worlds: proximity to the city and
all its amenities combined with being located within an oasis in the
verdant countryside in which to relax and recharge. La Gattaiola is
set amongst olive groves & vineyards with far reaching views from the
Florentine hills in the east, the many towered city of Lucca, the
Apuane Alps in the north and to the Carrara marble mountains in the east
There's something for everyone here with art and culture on the
doorstep and to delight photographers and artists alike or if you prefer
take the spa waters at the numerous local thermal baths
antique markets
gastronomic & wine tours and routes
designer outlet shopping
summer pop concerts (July George Michael, Elton John, Norah
Jones, Joss Stone, Steely Dan)
Torre del Lago where the annual summer Puccini Opera Festival is held
(30 mins)
camellia and azalea festivals
flower markets
Carnival at Viareggio (30 mins)
or even organised house buying trips
Other activities include
cycling
tennis (5 mins)
horse-riding
golf (3 beautiful and Important golf courses (all within 30 mins
driving distance)
sailing
walking
trekking
beaches (30 min)
Skiing at Abetone - the most important ski centre in central Italy (40
min)
La Gattaiola's accessibility to motorway links also makes it perfect
as a base for touring the rest of Tuscany with other main art towns
and cultural centres such as
Pisa (20 minutes)
Florence (45 minutes)
Chianti, Siena and San Gimignano - easy day excursion distance



 

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from GB£1250 per week in low season to GB£1600 in peak season



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