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19 reviews
salt water pool in landscaped gardens by terrace
salt water pool 12 x 6 m
Farmhouse villa La Pianella
well-equipped kitchen
view of pool from garden room
Garden room
Farmhouse villa set amongst woodlands & olive groves
comfortable sitting room with open fireplace
Bedroom
Bathroom en suite to bedroom 4
Garden room perfect for relaxing
bedroom 4 with en suite bathroom
dining room for mid & low season
Pizza oven
Farmhouse villa in secluded area
grassy lawn with plenty of sun loungers available
Autumn get away, perfect with under-floor heating
Bedroom 1 either double or twin
Bedroom 4 with bathroom en suite
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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
San Martino in Freddana, Province of Lucca, Tuscany

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mamaronec...
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
“Quintessential Stone Tuscan Farmhouse in the Hills with Idyllic Pool”
Reviewed 1 week ago for a stay in May 2018

Friends and I enjoyed a terrific 'girls getaway" in Clare & Maryann's wonderful farmhouse at La Pianella. The interior is tastefully furnished and thoughtfully designed for your comfort and convenience. The upstairs sitting area is a particular delight with large windows with 2 Juliet balcolnies showcasing the magnificent view of the beautiful Tuscan hills. The grounds and swimming pool are beautifully landscaped and cared for by Enzo while Donatella, the property manager, put together a lovely Prosecco and appetizer party for our group and other guests. Highly recommended!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 12, 2018
Thank you for taking the time to write such a glowing review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the farmhouse & surrounds. We look forward to welcome you again in the future.
Best wishes Clare
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manswa
Stockport, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
1,204 reviews
125 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 471 helpful votes
“Exceptional holiday”
Reviewed September 28, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Great accommodation surrounded by olive trees with amazing views down the valley. Very comfortably furnished and well equipped with all that you'd need for a perfect self-catering holiday. There are many areas within the property where one can sit and relax, including a lovely lounge and superb mezzanine. The bedrooms are all comfortably furnished with plenty of space; the bathrooms all included a good selection of toiletries.
Outside the property provides a fantastic pool with a large lawned area to sit or play. There are plenty of sun loungers and relaxing pool-side chairs to make the most of the sunshine and views - there are also parasols to provide shade around the pool and the outside dining area.
On arrival we found an exceptional welcome basket containing a wide variety of fruit a couple of bottles of wine and, best of all, olive oil from the La Pianella Estate.
The local team that look after the property were extremely attentive and helpful. Whilst we were there we had a problem with the fridge-freezer but this was quickly resolved within a couple of hours - exceptional service with a high focus on the needs and comfort of guests.
Access to the property from the village is via a narrow, winding road and whilst this was a little daunting at first we soon got used to it even with a 8-seater van.
The village of San Martino in Freddana includes a well stocked supermarket, an ice cream parlour and bakery - all just a short drive from the villa.
During our week long holiday we visited Lucca, a lovely historic city, with plenty of places of interest and restaurants/cafes. In addition, we caught a train from Lucca to Pisa to enjoy visiting the famous Leaning Tower and other beautiful buildings on this historic sight.
We would highly recommend this farmhouse villa.

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Management Response
Sep 28, 2017
THANK YOU so much for such a positive, comprehensive & helpful review. I am sure it will be useful to future guests! We look forward to hopefully welcoming you in the future!
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Richard F
Alameda, California, United States
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Absolute Heaven!!”
Reviewed August 31, 2017 for a stay in July 2016

We had the absolutely delightful experience of being able to book the entire Villa for a joint 70th birthday party for one of our friends (they had booked the entire Farmhouse as well).

The Villa is absolutely gorgeous. It is newly renovated and has enough bathrooms and bedrooms to comfortably accommodate all 8 of us. The kitchen has all the latest amenities and brings the modern comforts of the 21st century to the rural, historic Tuscan countryside. The view is spectacular of the gorgeous Tuscan hills, and the swimming pool is heaven!

We had breakfast every morning in the beautiful sitting room (which has great views) and lunch on the terrace. Afternoons were spent lounging by the pool to prepare for amazing meals either at the Villa or in one of the nearby restaurants.

We went into Lucca on several occasions- it is nearby- and also spent time walking in the surrounding hillside. The hospitality was so warm, and whole experience was truly magical. We will be back!

Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 3, 2017
Thank you for you glowing review for the farmhouse. Pleased that your group of friends enjoyed the pool, amenities & the area. Also good to know for larger groups that the indepenant properties are possible to combine. We look forward to eelcoming you back in the future!
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richardmb...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Perfect!”
Reviewed August 16, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

We had an amazing week here and would highly recommend. The villa and pool are amazing and in the perfect location to explore the local area. We had 4 adults and 2 kids on our trip and we had loads of space. 2 of the guests were from New Zealand and we wanted to make sure they for the full Italian experience and that's exactly what they got in this amazing spot.

When we could drag ourselves away from the pool we visited Florence on the train from Lucca (about an hour) and also the local beaches. We went to Lucca several times (20 min away) and cycled around the wall and had some lovely meals in there. We loved the Galatea at the bottom of the hill as well. Could have easily done 2 weeks here and explored Sienna and Pisa. We used the pizza oven and had great fun making pizzas one night which were just amazing. The local supermarket had all the bits we needed.

But best of all we loved having Donatella cook for us around the pool. We had 2 amazing meals prepared by her and she was so much fun and helpful with arranging things to do. Donatella even helped get a bag returned to us from the airport which was amazing. Nothing was too much trouble and the fruit and wine on arrival was lovely!

We will be back and thanks to a great holiday.

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 18, 2017
THANK YOU for your very detailed review & description of your wonderful holiday experience. I hope this will be helpful for future guests. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
saskiadeh...
Boechout, Belgium
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Great place to spend a peaceful holiday yet beautiful cities to visit close by.”
Reviewed August 6, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Well equipped and very beautifully located farmhouse villa with splendid views on the surrounding hills. Very quiet and peaceful with everything you need in close proximity. Cities Lucca an Pisa easily reachable for a day trip.
The last 1,5 km drive up to the house is a steep and narrow road, not ideal to drive on. This is the only downside however, everything else is just great.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Aug 8, 2017
Hello, thank you so much for sharing your experience with others, pleased you had a good holiday. We hopefully look forward to welcome you back in the future.
Greetings Clare
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Annette C
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
“Incredibly beautiful and peaceful vacation home”
Reviewed July 16, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at La Pianella farmhouse. It had all the comforts of home and the most beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. The pool was the perfect temperature and had plenty of seating. The roads were hilly and very curvy though so we opted to not drive on our own. Andrea runs an excellent car service that took us on trips to the hilltop villages of San Gimignano and Volterra along with a day trip to Cinque Terre. Donatella cooked a very filling meal featuring typical Tuscan cuisine. The only slight inconvenience was the lack of air conditioning, however the fans provided helped to keep the house cool enough. And if you really get too hot you can always jump in the pool!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jul 17, 2017
I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay & explored the area, thank you very much for taking the time to write a lovely review! We hope to welcome you again in the future.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
megwalker...
Ipswich, United Kingdom
1 review
“Tuscany ...we will be back!”
Reviewed June 26, 2017 for a stay in May 2017

wonderful villa, VERY helpful staff. A perfect family holiday...a much needed relaxing holiday ....even with 2 under 2!
Lucca is a gem.....cycling is a must .....you appreciate the ice cream even more!

Pizza oven was a great bonus...sea water pool was heaven!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Jun 27, 2017
Thank you so much for the wonderful review, so pleased you had a wonderful stay and we would welcome you back!!!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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