Villa OrtensiaItaly, Tuscany

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  • Daily maid service
  • Air conditioning
  • Served Continental Breakfast

The Tuscan villa has been beautifully furnished - wooden and stone floors meet vibrantly painted walls – portraying the spirit of Tuscany. Whilst maintaining its rustic origins, there are numerous contemporary art pieces sprinkled throughout the villa, adding to its appeal. Pretty landscaped gardens surround the villa, with plenty of shaded spots and spaces to completely relax and immerse yourself in a good book.

Fortuitously, this area is less touristy than other parts of Tuscany, and still offers as much as the more well-known areas. Lucca is a gem, very accessible and only 15 minutes away and Versilia, with its long sandy beaches is only 30 minutes away. The famous port of Viareggio and the renowned Forte dei Marmi are all located in Versilia. And Bolgheri - one of Italy's most prestigious vineyard areas, with its super Tuscan wines - is approximately 98kms away

The property is set over three floors, with one bedroom on ground floor and four further bedrooms spread over the first and second floors.  The ground floor is largely open plan with a farmhouse-style kitchen, dining room and sitting room and large wooden doors leading to the front gardens and outdoor dining areas, equipped with a beautiful wooden table with marble top seating 10 people - all covered with pergolas. The owner’s studio/atelier, at the heart of the house, is a quiet space to sink into a comfortable sofa.  

The gardens - extensive lush-green lawns and well-manicured borders of lavender, and herbs are beautifully maintained, with masses of al fresco dining options – perfect for a long and lazy lunch or firing up the pizza oven. Wander down the garden through the olive and cypress trees and you’ll find the swimming pool, which is heated during the spring and early autumn months, surrounded by beautiful indigenous trees and shrubs. The villa is gated and has enough space to park a few cars.

The living space of the villa develops on ground floor, consisting of open spaces with comfortable sofas for the guests, a fully functional kitchen, an indoor dining area and a bathroom. There's direct access to garden and outdoor dining area with beautiful views, equipped with a beautiful wooden table with marble top seating 10 people. From the sofas area you access the ground floor bedroom.

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Features

  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Housekeeping
  • Wi-Fi

In-Depth Villa Details

ACCOMMODATION

Bedroom configuration:

The bedrooms are spacious and well-proportioned and all come with air-conditioning, their own bathrooms and wonderful views. The bedrooms are all elegantly decorated with carefully chosen fabrics and all configured as double rooms, but most can be converted into twin rooms on request. Windows are screened throughout the house so that they can be thrown open in the evenings to let the cool air flow through the house.

GROUND FLOOR:

Bedroom 5: queen size bed, fireplace, en-suite bathroom with shower; air conditioned

FIRST FLOOR:

Master Bedroom 1: king size bed, fireplace, stereo, very large en-suite bathroom with tub, double shower and air conditioning

Master Bedroom 2: king size bed, stereo, desk, fax and WiFi access, en-suite bathroom with shower and air conditioning

SECOND FLOOR:

Master Bedroom 3: twin or king size bed, desk/reading area, en-suite bathroom with tub, shower and air conditioning. Can add extra beds or crib

Master Bedroom 4: king size bed, desk/reading area, en-suite bathroom with shower and air conditioning

Summary: Sleeps 10 - 4 kings, 1 queen, with additional space for infants and children on request (in bedrooms). There are 6 bathrooms in total at the property.

The views: Open views towards Pisa (you can see the leaning tower in the distance) and the hills all around the villa

The gardens: Extensive lawns and well-manicured borders with lavender, herbs and flowers, cypress trees and surrounded by olive trees

Villa Ortensia embraces everything that is wonderful about a villa in Tuscany. Inside its a perfect balance of Italian country chic and stylish modern artwork and the similarly – the exterior will not fail to impress. Located in the most spectacular of settings, there are exceptional views over the surrounding countryside and towards the iconic city of Pisa. On a sunny, clear day you can see the leaning tower in the distance – a magnificent vista for your evening sundowner.

Location: 

Located just north of the city of Lucca, you can reach the coast or Pisa in 30 minutes, Florence in one hour (76kms away) and of course Lucca in just a few minutes.

VILLA FEATURES

Spacious bedrooms with en suite bathrooms 

Air-conditioning in bedrooms

Wi-Fi, Sat TV, DVD, Music systems

Fully equipped kitchen

OUTDOOR FEATURES

Large, private heatable pool

Al fresco dining area under Pergola

Shaded seating areas

Secure electric gates and driveway

STAFF

Daily housekeeping 

Continental breakfast served

Garden and pool maintenance 

INCLUSIONS:

Daily maid service

Air conditioning

Served Continental Breakfast

Wi-Fi

Utilities

Final cleaning

EXTRAS:

Pool heating

Cook available on request

Lunch and dinner on request

Food cost