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Villa Lavanda

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7 bedrooms
7 bathrooms
14 guests
7 nights minimum
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The Villa is a large stone house – in all close to 8,000 square feet - located on 20+ acres of terraced farmland, olive groves, vineyards, landscaped gardens and lavender fields. The villa, and its amenities – pool, hot-tub, pergolas, courtyards & loggias – is completely private, although a farmer/neighbor lives directly adjacent to the villa. The views – of chestnut-forested hills, and ancient hill-towns – from all parts of the house and grounds are extraordinary. The house was restored from a ruin about twenty years ago, but has since been constantly upgraded and maintained to highest standards with new mechanical, electrical, communications and electronic systems. Similarly – as the house is used as a primary residence by the owners – interior decoration (including contemporary and et...The Villa is a large stone house – in all close to 8,000 square feet - located on 20+ acres of terraced farmland, olive groves, vineyards, landscaped gardens and lavender fields. The villa, and its amenities – pool, hot-tub, pergolas, courtyards & loggias – is completely private, although a farmer/neighbor lives directly adjacent to the villa. The views – of chestnut-forested hills, and ancient hill-towns – from all parts of the house and grounds are extraordinary. The house was restored from a ruin about twenty years ago, but has since been constantly upgraded and maintained to highest standards with new mechanical, electrical, communications and electronic systems. Similarly – as the house is used as a primary residence by the owners – interior decoration (including contemporary and ethnic art, oriental carpets, etc.) is of the highest quality…nevertheless the house retains its original character as a large country villa. Although quite large, the villa is divided into a number of discrete areas, providing numerous sitting and private areas, and still making it feel comfortable – and not overwhelming - for smaller groups. Living accommodation is on three floors, while the gym is located on a fourth floor. * The Most Beautiful Villages in Tuscany – James Bentley/Thames & Hudson One section of the house, consisting of a living room with fireplace, bedroom & en suite bathroom, loggia (with spectacular views) and small kitchen is configured as an independent apartment. Sleeping accommodation is for fourteen persons in seven bedrooms – four with en suite bathrooms, and three others sharing two-and-a-half baths. Living areas include a very large, South-facing living room, with wood stove and a large dining area off the living area; the dining table seats fourteen. There are a further two study/living rooms each with a fireplace, and one with an enclosed loggia, for reading or relaxing. A second loggia on the top floor, with a small, adjacent kitchen – is connected to a second master bedroom and has truly magnificent views. There is a further large sitting room on the lower floor of the house. There are multiple entrances; two flagstone paved courtyards –-- one with both gas & charcoal BBQ’s, a pizza oven and outdoor dining table for 14: the second, with its ping-pong table, another pizza oven & lemon trees connects to the gymnasium. There are wisteria and grape-covered pergolas for eating or relaxing on hammocks in various locations, and an outdoor ‘sleeping pavilion’.** Open, dramatic views from every location. Located in the village of Bagni di Lucca, in Lucca Province. Bagni di Lucca is known for being one of the most beautiful villages in all of Tuscany. • Two kitchens, Furnishings, salt-water pool, large Hot Tub, Courtyards, BBQs, Gym, Gardens, olive trees grove, vegetable gardens, herb garden, beehives (our own honey) and fruit trees, A large HD TV and DVD player - with very extensive CD collection of European, US and UK films and TV series is located in the study next to the kitchen - is connected to a satellite TV service with international, multi-channel service. • Internet: Two systems --- Both ADSL & a satellite service with near total wireless coverage of the house. Laptop MAC & PC is available for guests’ use. A copier/scanner/fax machine is available for the use of guests. • Telephone: Landline service includes complimentary long-distance calls to landlines in Europe, UK and the US. • There is a bocce lawn set in the olive groves, while a Ping-Pong table is located in the courtyard adjacent to the gym. The villa has a large selection of board games, for children and adults, including Backgammon, Chess, card tables etc • Library: A very extensive library, that also includes a large collection of travel guides, maps etc. • Laundry: A separate laundry with two washing machines and one dryer, along with outside clothes lines. • Children/Infants: Crib, car seats, stair gates etc. are all available at the villa • Handicapped Access: Ramps allowing for handicapped access can be provided on the main floor of the house. (Accessibility to main living room, cloakroom, study (TV), office and one bedroom with en-suite bathroom). There are grab-bars at various locations and hand-rails on most exterior staircases. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Ask
Bathrooms
1 Half bath, 6 Full baths
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About the Owner
Jonathan C
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2015
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Ask
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Game Room
Gym
Housekeeping Included
Iron
Hot Tub
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Patio
Ping Pong Table
Safe
Staffed Property
Stereo System
Stove
Terrace
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Corporate Bookings
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Rural/Countryside Retreats
House Swap
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