We have 3 apartments that we can rent out : this is a Studio with a fully equipped kitchenette with dishwasher and washing machine, a double bed (or 2 single beds)and a large bathroom with shower.
This Studio cannot be adjoined to the other units.
Our small organic farm sits on a hill along Lucca’s beautiful northern countryside in the hamlet of Aquilea, with stunning views over the Valdottavo valley, the high peaks of the Apennines, and the National park in the distance. We produce our own olive oil, bake our own bread, make jams from our own fruit trees, prepare home-made yoghurt and classic Italian sauce from our own tomatoes, and grow a variety of vegetables.
Our solar powered and beautifully restored farmhouse has 3 comfortable, fully furnished apartments that will feel like home the moment you step inside! Each has its own entry on a lovely terrace where you can relax and enjoy outdoor dining, including pizza from a brick oven. At our above ground swimming pool and at our hot tub our guests can enjoy sunbathing with an incredible view.
The 2-story apartment sleeps 4+2. The ground floor includes a kitchen/eating area and a sitting room with a sofa bed. On the second floor, there are two bedrooms (one has 2 twin beds, but can easily be transformed into a double bedroom) and a large bathroom with shower and a bathtub. A door next to the living room leads to an adjoining studio apartment that has a dinette kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom and sleeps 2. The two apartments can be combined into a large 3-bedroom and 2-bathroom apartment sleeping 6+2.
We have also an other nice,cosy Studio on the ground floor that is not adjoinable to the others and sleeps 2.
So in total we can accomodate 8+2 people.
Since our 3 apartments can be rented separately as well as combined, updating is difficult and the calendar is not always correct. So, please send us your enquiry if you are interested in staying at our farmhouse.
It's only possible to post one rate so we have decided to post Studio rates, as we have 2 Studios that have the same rate and so please, ask for the quote of large apartment that usually is a little less than the double rate of one Studio. Further we offer a special rate, a discount on full property rental.
Each unit has its own space in the shadow with table and chiars for eating and resting "al fresco".
Our love and respect for the environment can be seen in our organic farm with free-range animals, olive groves, a vegetable garden, and fruit trees. We use solar panels for hot water, to help with the wood boiler heating system, and to heat the swimming pool. We chose an above ground, moveable swimming pool because it has less environmental impact. We have two gazebos near the pool with photovoltaic roofs.
Here a car is really necessary. We have a special agreement with a car rental agency and can help you to rent a car with a cheap rate.
We also have a special agreement with a thermal Spa so you can enjoy the thermal pool or the "natural grotta" or have a massages taking advantage of a discount.
Driver service: If you don't feel like driving, the owner or one of her relatives can be your driver and guide: they can pick you up at the train station in Lucca or at the airport in Pisa or Florence, bring you to the farmhouse to get settled, help you to visit undiscovered surroundings and Tuscan beautiful towns.
Cooking lessons and catering : You can learn how to make classic Italian dishes in our large country kitchen and enjoy your meal in our lovely dining room. The owner speaks excellent English and is a talented cook. You can choose the menu with her, deciding what you would like for your delightful cooking lesson. If you do not feel like cooking, you can enjoy authentic Tuscan dinners for €25 per head ( only catered) or EUR 30 if served too.
Italian language lessons : We can organize Italian language lessons upon request.
Car or driver, cooking lessons or catering, Italian lessons – the choice is yours. Join us for a true Tuscan vacation.
Our guests will have their own space outside in front of each apartment and they will have their own privacy as even if we live in the same building the access of our family house is on the other facade, but thay are welcome everywhere in the garden and around the property.
DRIVER SERVICE : If you don't feel like driving, the owner or one of her relatives can be your driver and guide: they can pick you up at the train station in Lucca or at the airport in Pisa or Florence, bring you to the farmhouse to get settled, help you to visit undiscovered surroundings and Tuscan beautiful towns.
Our area is very safe and quiet, you can just relax enjoying the farmhouse, good food, cooking lessons and the sorroundings or you can use our place as a base for daily trips and come back at home in the evening.
We love to share our farmhouse and garden with our guests and we do our best to prepare a scrupulously clean, fully equipped apartment for you. For your first arrival needs you’ll find toilet paper, soap, dish soap but please, remember this is only to help you on your arrival as these items are not normally supplied for weekly rentals.
Here are a few simple requests and we hope you will accept them in the friendly spirit in which they are intended: it may appear that we are listing obvious norms for civil behaviour but not all folks understand these things :
ARRIVAL TIME is normally intended between 2.30 pm and 4.30 pm and we can assure to be at the farmhouse welcoming you only during this period time if there is no different arrangement , but we are flexible to arrange a different time depending on your travel details. Anyway we ask you, please, to be anyway precise and respect the arrival time we have arranged together . Please advise as soon as possible in case of train or plane delay.
We prefer to work in an atmosphere of mutual trust so we don't ask for any security deposit. That's why we ask you to tell us immediately if something (objects or furniture) gets broken.
As you have chosen our eco-friendly farmhouse and therefore we hope you share our respect and love for the environment, we kindly ask you NOT TO WASTE WATER and ENERGY
Rubbish can not be left in the apartment on departure day. We are happy to help you in recycling paper (but only paper), so you can leave paper in the apartment or put it outside in our paper bin. We don't have a proper bin for other rubbish at the house but up on the road you'll find grey big bins for that and little bins for recycling (glass, aluminium, plastic, tetrapack).
Unlike most holiday rentals, we don't routinely charge a cleaning fee. Final cleaning is included, which means that we'll clean bathrooms, floors, windows and furniture and we will wash sheets and towels.
However, we will have to ask you for an extra cleaning charge of EUR 80 for the large apartment or EUR 35 for the small one if you don't have the time to at least follow these minimal reasonable requests:
We ask that the kitchen be left cleaned: dishes, cups, pots and pans washed up, stove microwave and oven cleaned, benches wiped and fridge EMPTY and cleaned.
We would appreciate it if you could leave sheets and towels in a basket.
If you have moved any furniture, we ask you to move it back again.
We would hope than the house and the garden would receive the care and the consideration given to a home rather than a rental unit.
No smoking, please.
Thank you for your help
I live in the farmhouse with my family so I'll be available for my guests for any needs and suggestions , anyhow is during the cooking lessons when we spend a few hours together that we have more time to be in contact.
On request we can prepare your breakfst and/ or your dinner.
Living so close I'm always available in case of any needs, but if you don't need anything you can be sure I'll respect your privacy.
Sono nata a Lucca e vivo in campagna con la mia famiglia e 2 cani,dove ho un Agriturismo. Questo lavoro mi piace molto perchè mi permette di godermi la mia casa e di incontrare tante persone interessanti, amo cucinare e fare corsi di cucina per i miei ospiti.