Villa ANGIOLA

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Overview

Surrounded by the wide open spaces of a vast estate that’s dotted with terraced olive groves, the villa overlooks a large picturesque pond complete with an island accessible by a single bridge. Steeped in history today’s luxury villa offers a delightful combination of old and new. Traditional features such as flagstone flooring and high arched ceilings have been retained, but all the comforts a discerning guest now requires have been added. You’ll find a small gym alongside the spacious and well-appointed salon, elegant dining room and fully equipped Tuscan kitchen. The six en suite double bedrooms are all air-conditioned and individually decorated to highlight their unique character. Villa Angiola is guaranteed to provide the perfect, relaxing holiday for any family or group of friends wishing to live la dolce vita in a splendid surrounding.

Property Description

Located 5 km from Lucca, the estate is surrounded by a 5-hectare park with vineyards and olive groves. The vast area of the city of Caponnori boasts numerous fortresses, castles and medieval towers alongside Renaissance villas and other elegant and refined buildings.

The Villa is located close a gracious small village at the foot of the Mount Pisano, which separates Lucca from Pisa. A place rich in history and beautiful nature: small streams, breath-taking landscapes and amazing panoramas. This particular area of Lucca countryside offers many kind of outdoor activities: hiking (Pizzorne and Mount Pisano), tours of the historical Villas (Villa Bernardini, Villa Buonvisi etc.), fitness trails (Marlia), nature reserves (Gherardesca lake, WWF Bottaccio oasis), termal baths (San Giuliano Terme).

Horseback riding lovers will be delighted to enjoy a ride in the wild, just a 10 minutes drive away, in a beautiful horse farm. For tennis players, an exclusive Tennis Club is just a 5 minute drive away. A relaxing but also entertaining vacation in a landscape full of history. The historic centre of Lucca is just 8 km away, a town famous for its medieval walls, also known as the town of the 100 Churches. A hidden gem where time seems to stand still: small typical shops with local products and groceries. At the same time the town hosts annual events famous all over Europe: the Music Summer Festival (July), Lucca Comics & Games annual comic book and gaming convention (the 3rd biggest in the world). Pisa airport and its historic centre are only 22 km away, Florence and Siena only 1 hour drive away. The vast, sandy and world-famous Versilia coastline is just a 20 minutes drive away, the area is famous for the top quality restaurants, amusing nightlife and various designer boutiques.

Villa Angiola is a gem of a Tuscan farmhouse set on a stunning estate of hill-terraced olive groves and overlooking a small lake with its own little tree-shaded island reached by a wooden bridge. It is a special home of great comfort and elegance with 6 luxuriously appointed guestrooms each with magnificent en-suite bath/shower rooms for up to 12 guests.The ground floor is spacious and sunny offering salon with comfortable sofas, a guest study, a grand domed dining room and Tuscan kitchen. The jasmine covered gazebo surrounded by lawned gardens sets the perfect backdrop to the flood-lit swimming pool. This charming house is a blissful retreat to discover and enjoy the magical beauty of la dolce vita.

Villa Angiola holds a wealth of history, tradition and culture within its walls as it was once home to Felice Matteucci (1808 – 1887) who, in the summer of 1854, invented the first stroke engine (prototype to the modern day motor car) in his on-site workshop. Whilst his father was nominated counselor to the High Court of Justice of Leopold II, Felice spent much of his time looking after the two country homes that the family owned at the beginning of the 18th century, one of which was Villa Angiola where he continued his scientific researches. No detail is overlooked at this beautiful villa and everything is always perfect to make your holiday spectacular. Villa Angiola is guaranteed to provide the perfect, relaxing but at the same time stimulating holiday for any family or group of friends.

Ground Floor
  • Grand salon with elegant furnishings
  • TV room with satellite TV/DVD
  • Fireplace
  • Spacious, fully equipped eat-in Tuscan kitchen with dishwasher and many modern conveniences
  • Elegant dining room with vaulted ceiling
  • Guest study area with telephone, fax, internet access and computer facilities
  • Laundry room with washing machine
  • Bathroom with tub and separate shower with handrails
  • Half bath
First Floor
  • Six sunny and spacious double bedrooms (one of which can be made up as either queen or twin), each with en-suite bath/shower rooms
BEDROOM & BATHROOM

6 bedrooms (5 queen bed, 1 queen or twin bed) with en-suite bathrooms

  • Bedroom 1: Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom with bathtub and shower, Air conditioning and heating
  • Bedroom 2: Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom with bathtub and shower, Air conditioning and heating
  • Bedroom 3: Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, Air conditioning and heating
  • Bedroom 4: Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, Air conditioning and heating
  • Bedroom 5: Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, Air conditioning and heating
  • Bedroom 6: 2 Twin beds (can be converted into Queen), En-suite bathroom with bathtub and shower, Air conditioning/heating

Access & Parking:  Private covered parking

FEATURES & AMENITIES
  • Fully-equipped kitchen with breakfast bar
  • Dishwasher
  • Espresso Machine
  • Dining area with seating for 12
  • Cable television
  • Smart Television
  • Integrated sound system
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fitness room
  • Safe in each room
  • Fireplace
  • Banquet hall
  • Air conditioned/heated bedrooms
  • Iron/Ironing board
  • Security system
  • Telephone – Fax
SERVICES INCLUDED IN THE RENTAL RATE (STAFF SERVICE)
  • Daily chef service (except Wednesdays) – Breakfast and one meal (lunch or dinner)
  • Daily morning housekeeping (excluding Sunday)
  • Concierge service
  • Linen change on Saturdays and Wednesdays
  • Pool towels
  • Gardener & Pool Attendant
  • Porter service
  • Air conditioning consumption
  • Heating consumption
  • Water & Gas consumption
  • Electricity consumption up to 750 KW per week
  • Wireless broadband internet
  • Final cleaning
  • Use of two tennis courts in the Controni estate (shared with the other houses) that can be also converted into soccer and volleyball field
NOT INCLUDED IN THE RENTAL RATE AND ANY ADDITIONAL CHARGES (TO BE PAID IN EUROS DIRECT ON THE PREMISES)
  • Villa pre-stocking
  • Additonal Housekeeping service
  • Additional chef service
  • Cost of food and beverages
  • Telephone usage
  • Exra beds
  • Electricity consumption above to 750 KW
OUTDOOR FEATURES
  • Floodlit swimming pool
  • Alfresco dining
  • Charcoal barbecue
  • Italian garden
  • Private lake
  • Private parking
  • Gazebo
  • Shared access to tennis court, soccer field and volleyball field (reservation recommended)
  • Olive and woodland walks
LOCATION AND DISTANCE
  • Pisa International Airport: 9 miles
  • Lucca: 4 miles
  • Pisa: 12 miles
  • Firenze: 31 miles
  • Siena: 50 miles
  • Beach (Viareggio, Forte dei Marmi): 12 miles
  • Cinque Terre: 37 miles
  • Bolgheri: 50 miles
  • Roma: 170 miles
  • Venezia: 160 miles
  • Milano: 190 miles
  • Hospital: 2,5 miles
  • Golf court: 18 miles / Putting green: 1,5 miles
  • Tennis club: 1,5 miles

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