Immersed in the green and luscious hills of Lucca, with unspoilt views all around, the house and it's gardens appear magically crafted out of the pages of Burnett's "Secret Garden." A lived in family retreat that marries the best of Tuscany with the charm and taste of a British Art Collector.
It' s conveniently located to allow access to Lucca, Pietrasanta, Pisa, Forte dei Marmi, Carrara, The Apennines, and Florence, so one can mix quite and rest with culture, or outdoor action with shopping.
La Casa della Chiesa
Immersed in the green and luscious hills of Lucca, with unspoilt views all around, the house is conveniently located 20 minutes from the city centre and 30 minutes from the hip seaside town of Forte Dei Marmi. Originally built in medieval times as the parish house next to the church, the house has been sapiently restructured as a charming country family retreat by it's owners who have merged the best of the Italian style with the charm of the english eccentricity.
Carefully planned to reflect with it's plants and flowers the different seasons of the year the garden is full of paths and little walks. Every corner, every turn, presents a new surprise view of the house or of the valley below. A stream, and a fish ponds, a tree house, the rose garden, an olive grove, a cypress archway, a secluded swimming pool, and for those who like to play, a croquet set, a ping pong and hidden away from view even a football ground.
The pool is perfectly integrated in the landscape so not to be en eyesore. It's designed to be in a position to guarantee absolute privacy and quietness from the rest of the house.
Relaxing Al Fresco
Following to the hours of day and the sun, the house features diverse areas where best relax or enjoy the company of friends and family. This allows everyone to find their spot and to have their own privacy. Or to enjoy a meal outdoors in the favourite spot.
The house is at one with the garden. Surrounded by doors that open towards the outside, creating a flux of cool air that flows from room to room.
Every corner of the house reveals the owner’s passion for art. Featuring an Art historian library, pick up your book and put it back in the same place please.
The House features two terraces, one patio, one kitchen, one dining room, one drawing room, two fireplaces, and one library/TV room, and one utility room.
The kitchen opens onto the patio terrace where one can enjoy most meals in the breeze. The kitchen is fully equipped with a dishwasher and 2 ovens. It is informal and familiar, well organised for lovers of cooking. It has a table for 4 frequently used for coffee breaks and snacks during the day. Inside the house there is a main central family dining area that can fit up to 12 people.
The Tv Room has Sky as well as Wi-Fi internet throughout most of the house.
The HOUSE Sleeps 10
3 double bedrooms - 1 single garden bedroom - 3 single beds in the attic - 4 bathrooms (three are ensuite, two with bathtub and two with shower)
Master bedroom with bathroom ensuite, difficult to concentrate on your book and not look outside from the private terrace facing the Tuscan panorama.
Second master bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower. This bathroom has an artistic unique view on the ancient church of San Lorenzo. The bedroom is characterised by ancient fabrics on the wall. Possibility of 2 twin beds.
Third master bedroom with bathroom on the first floor. This bedroom receives the first sun of the day, facing east listening to the gentle flow of water in the stream. Possibility of 2 twin beds.
The attic has 2 beds and air conditioning, with the window on the ancient church and it feels like the island of the house, ideal for meditation, or the noisy kids. This bedroom can comfortably fit 3 people with the addition of an extra bed upon request.
On the ground floor the single room with ensuite shower room is the most cosy room of the house just a step away from the garden. While this room is best for single occupancy there is the possibility of adding an extra bed if necessary.
Disponible para huéspedes
Guests will have full access to the house.
Atención a los huéspedes
Guests will be met at arrival and departure. We are available if there are any questions.
We will be available to share information on our favourite restaurants, or spots to visit.
Special cleaning, meals or daily bed service requirements can be organised upon request.
Otros aspectos destacables
The house has a ping pong and a 5 a side football field.
This is a family home, built over the years by the care and love of it's owners. It features the style of an Art collector so we ask to be respectful of the artefacts, the books, the paintings, and to apply the same level of respect that you would have for your own house.
The pool is out of direct sight from the house (since it is immersed in the garden) and does not have a fence, so you must take responsibility for supervising your children at all times.
There are also stairs and steps across the house so young children and the elderly must take care and be supervised.
If you have any questions please contact us before booking.