Villa Madonna is situated in one of the premier positions within the Lucchese countryside in an area of outstanding natural beauty yet only 10 Km from the ancient walled city of Lucca and 3 Km from the village of Ponte a Moriano. This wonderful villa is part of a Tuscan country estate which originally dates back to the 17th century. The property is completely independent and sits upon a hilltop offering incredible views of the surrounding mountains, vineyards and olive groves across to the Serchio river. The beautiful, bright interiors are comfortably furnished to a high standard. The owner has 13 young grandchildren and has gone to great lengths to ensure the property is safe for young children. Villa Madonna is well-equipped with an i-pod docking station, air-con in the bedrooms, wi-fi and a private, fenced pool which can be heated. Ping pong table for your enjoyment. Cook service available.
The house is south facing with a large landscaped sun terrace looking over the Estate’s olive groves - the perfect spot to sit enjoying a delicious Italian meal and local wine whilst watching the sun set. The landscaped garden is delightfully planted with herbs and roses a very quiet and peaceful area for relaxation.
Guests can cycle to Lucca along the river bank and even the golden beaches of Versilia are only 30 minutes by car. Amenities such as shops and restaurants are located in the nearest village of 'Ponte a Moriano' which is an easy 3-4 kilometre drive or lovely walk through the olive grove. There are some excellent local trattorias within easy reach and there is a cook service available at a reasonable rates.
Villa Madonna has been lovingly restored to a very high standard, using the best traditional materials and outstanding furnishings and equipment, terra cotta floors and exposed Chestnut beam ceilings.
Large dining room/sitting room, with fireplace, and french doors opening onto terrace (and a small 'gazebo' for children)
Fully equipped kitchen - designed by Barthel of Florence - with island, top quality fixtures and equipment, doors open onto a breakfast area where you can enjoy your morning cappuccino.
Living room with library, fireplace and satellite TV, opening onto terrace
All rooms open onto large front/side terrace and beautiful views
Gorgeous master suite, with queen-sized bed, french doors opening on to a balcony with stunning views of the olive groves, small office, and master bath, with two sinks, a beautiful Carrara marble bathtub, and separate shower
Bedroom 2, with two single beds, which can be joined
Bedroom 3, with two single beds, which can be joined
Bathroom 2, with shower, shared by Bedrooms 2 and 3
Swimming Pool and Outdoor Spaces:
Private fenced swimming pool (12 x 6 meters) with shallow section for children, which can be heated (at cost)
Lounge chairs and shade umbrellas on front terrace and at pool
Full sized ping pong table at pool
Outdoor table for al fresco dining
Intercom connected to the English speaking estate manager
Wi-Fi broadband internet access
Air conditioned bedrooms
Stereo/DVD and iPod docking station
TV with English language satellite channels
Underfloor heating with solar panels