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Luxury Tuscan villa with private pool and glorious mountain views, 5/6 bedrooms

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5 bedrooms
6 bathrooms
12 guests
7 nights minimum
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Casa della Quercia is a beautiful villa situated on the edge of small village, with views of terraced gardens, olive trees, and the mountains beyond. The villa is spacious and comfortable, decorated with antique furniture and original art. The three floors of the villa contain 5 bedrooms/bathrooms, and an adjacent renovated stone barn adds a charming sixth bedroom/bathroom if needed for extra guests. The owners set out to create a home-away-from-home where guests can relax and enjoy a carefree holiday amidst beautiful surroundings, far removed from the stress of the every-day world. The villa is equipped with everything you could need, including bath robes, wireless Internet, cable TV, and a fully-equipped chef's kitchen that includes chef's knives, stainless steel pots and pans, and e...Casa della Quercia is a beautiful villa situated on the edge of small village, with views of terraced gardens, olive trees, and the mountains beyond. The villa is spacious and comfortable, decorated with antique furniture and original art. The three floors of the villa contain 5 bedrooms/bathrooms, and an adjacent renovated stone barn adds a charming sixth bedroom/bathroom if needed for extra guests. The owners set out to create a home-away-from-home where guests can relax and enjoy a carefree holiday amidst beautiful surroundings, far removed from the stress of the every-day world. The villa is equipped with everything you could need, including bath robes, wireless Internet, cable TV, and a fully-equipped chef's kitchen that includes chef's knives, stainless steel pots and pans, and essential appliances such as blender, food processor, and espresso machine. The kitchen still has the original marble-topped pasta making table. The villa is within walking distance of an excellent restaurant and is close to many small villages and walking trails through the woods and hillsides. Casa della Quercia is located in northern Tuscany, a land of ancient castles, chestnut-wooded hillsides and mountain streams that seems far removed from the tour buses and crowds of the southern part of the province. It is a place where timeless country traditions and seasonal farming cycles still govern the pace of life, and the region remains mostly untouched by the modern age; here you will experience the tranquility and peace of the countryside, with only the sounds of owls hooting in the woods and church bells to break the silence. During the hottest days of the summer, it is just that bit cooler than the coast, and the surrounding countryside is always verdant, due to the many streams that tumble down from the mountain tops. The property consists of three acres of olive groves, herb gardens, meadows and woodland, with several terraces and patios for outdoor dining and sunbathing, as well as various seating areas and nooks for quiet contemplation. The pool is accessed by two flights of stone steps which wind through the olive grove, and is surrounded by lavender, oleander, and rosemary. The villa looks out over the chestnut-wooded hillsides to the mountain peaks of the famed 'marble mountains' of Carrara. There are pool toys for the little ones and a sandbox located near the pool, and a ping-pong table in the newly renovated barn, along with work-out machines. Located just 50 miles north of Lucca on the Via del Volto Santo, the ancient Pilgrim's Way to Florence, Casa della Quercia is 30 miles from the coastal villages and famed seafood restaurants of the Italian Riviera and the Cinque Terre.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
2 Full baths, 4 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Gillian Drake R
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:70%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2010
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Reviewed 19 May 2018

Gorgeous, luxury Italian villa in the mountains of Tuscany Italy, two hours from Florence by nearby train, and an hour from the Mediterranean. Sleeps 10 comfortably. Lovingly, artfully restored to preserve the regional history, breathtaking views, friendly villagers so you can practice your Italian, and...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank Jane T
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Our multigenerational family of 6 had a fabulous visit to Casa della Quercia and we returned home refreshed and restored! Ron and Gillian have done an amazing job restoring a historic home while offering all the modern amenities any spoiled American family could want! The...More

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank MachoFoodie
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Casa Della Quercia is a beautifully renovated villa in the mountains of Tuscany north of Lucca. We were a party of 8 adults and 3 children - we all loved it. There are views and panoramas for the adults to enjoy and a great pool...More

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank Lula-Boise
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely week at the House.All the family members loved the site , and the kids loved the swimmingpool

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank charlesrasmussen
Reviewed 26 May 2017

La Bella Vita was our girls’ vacation theme. Gillian and Ron offer an incredible villa. The beauty all around this Tuscan hillside village is breathtaking. Our unit in the villa was well-appointed with everything we needed for our Tuscany vacation. The beds were super comfortable....More

Date of stay: April 2017
1  Thank 332janisa
Management response:Responded 5 June 2017

Thanks Janis -- It was great having you all at Casa della Quercia and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you again some day soon!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Balcony
Grill
Blender
Books
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Hot Tub
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Mountain Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Patio
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Private Garden
Safe
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Stereo System
Cooker
Telephone
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
Places of interest: Casola, Fivizzano, Sarzana, Lucca, Equi Terme, Lerici, Portovenere, Cinque Terre, Aulla (Brunella Fortress). There are many festas and sagras nearby in the summer months, including a colorful medieval archery festival in Fivizzano in July.
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