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VILLA ORTENSIA

Villa Ortensia typifies simplistic Tuscan elegance. Owned by an artist, painter and sculptress - as you'd expect, the Tuscan villa has been beautifully furnished - wooden and stone floors meet vibrantly painted walls - portraying the spirit of Tuscany. Whilst maintaining its rustic origins, there are numerous contemporary art pieces sprinkled throughout the villa, adding to its appeal. Pretty landscaped gardens surround the villa, with plenty of shaded spots and spaces to completely relax and immerse yourself in a good book. Fortuitously, this area is less touristy than other parts of Tuscany, and still offers as much as the more well-known areas. Lucca is a gem, very accessible and only 15 minutes away and Versilia, with its long sandy beaches is only 30 minutes away. The famous port of Viareggio and the renowned Forte dei Marmi are all located in Versilia. And Bolgheri - one of Italy's most prestigious vineyard areas, with its super Tuscan wines - is approximately 98kms away.

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The property is set over three floors, with one bedroom on ground floor and four further bedrooms spread over the first and second floors. The ground floor is largely open plan with a farmhouse-style kitchen, dining room and sitting room and large wooden doors leading to the front gardens and outdoor dining areas, equipped with a beautiful wooden table with marble top seating 10 people - all covered with pergolas. The owner's studio/atelier, at the heart of the house, is a quiet space to sink into a comfortable sofa.

The gardens - extensive lush-green lawns and well-manicured borders of lavender, and herbs are beautifully maintained, with masses of al fresco dining options - perfect for a long and lazy lunch or firing up the pizza oven. Wander down the garden through the olive and cypress trees and you'll find the swimming pool, which is heated during the spring and early autumn months, surrounded by beautiful indigenous trees and shrubs. The villa is gated and has enough space to park a few cars.

The living space of the villa develops on ground floor, consisting of open spaces with comfortable sofas for the guests, a fully functional kitchen, an indoor dining area and a bathroom. There's direct access to garden and outdoor dining area with beautiful views, equipped with a beautiful wooden table with marble top seating 10 people. From the sofas area you access the ground floor bedroom.

ACCOMMODATION

Bedroom configuration:

The bedrooms are spacious and well-proportioned and all come with air-conditioning, their own bathrooms and wonderful views. The bedrooms are all elegantly decorated with carefully chosen fabrics and all configured as double rooms, but most can be converted into twin rooms on request. Windows are screened throughout the house so that they can be thrown open in the evenings to let the cool air flow through the house.

GROUND FLOOR:

  • Bedroom 5: queen size bed, fireplace, en-suite bathroom with shower; air conditioned

FIRST FLOOR:

  • Master Bedroom 1: king size bed, fireplace, stereo, very large en-suite bathroom with tub, double shower and air conditioning
  • Master Bedroom 2: king size bed, stereo, desk, fax and WiFi access, en-suite bathroom with shower and air conditioning

SECOND FLOOR:

  • Master Bedroom 3: twin or king size bed, desk/reading area, en-suite bathroom with tub, shower and air conditioning. Can add extra beds or crib
  • Master Bedroom 4: king size bed, desk/reading area, en-suite bathroom with shower and air conditioning

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FEATURES

  • Private Pool
  • WiFi
  • Mosquito Nets
  • Safe
  • A/C in Bedrooms
  • Satellite TV
  • Sound System
  • Housekeeping Incl.
Villa Specialist Chiara Guidi

CHIARA GUIDI

Villa Specialist

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LOCATION

Approximate location.

NEARBY

  • Restaurants icon
    Restaurants

    23 minute drive to Lucca with 20+ restaurants

  • Beach icon
    Beach

    30 minute drive

RATES - Per Week

Currency
Low 06 Jan 2018
- 04 May 2018
06/01/18
- 04/05/18
£ 11,224 $ 14,806 € 11,897
High 05 May 2018
- 19 Oct 2018
05/05/18
- 19/10/18
£ 13,897 $ 18,333 € 14,731
Mid 20 Oct 2018
- 23 Nov 2018
20/10/18
- 23/11/18
£ 13,256 $ 17,486 € 14,051
Low 24 Nov 2018
- 04 Jan 2019
24/11/18
- 04/01/19
£ 11,224 $ 14,806 € 11,897

TRANSPORT

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    Florence Airport

    One hour 8 minute drive

  • Pisa Airport icon
    Pisa Airport

    42 minute drive

BOOKING NOTES

  • Check in on day of arrival is 15:00
  • Check-out on departure day is 9:30

INCLUSIONS

  • Daily maid service
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating up to €350 per week
  • Served Continental Breakfast
  • Wi-Fi
  • Utilities
  • Final cleaning

EXTRAS

  • Pool heating €125/day
  • Cook available on request
  • Lunch and dinner on request
  • Cost for food and beverages
  • Additional maid service, laundry or ironing service €15/hour
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