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Villa Elena is set in the picturesque village in the area of Cappanori, a short drive from Lucca. It is surrounded by rolling hills and retains a peaceful, rural sense of relax. The vast area around Lucca stands out for its numerous fortresses, castles and medieval towers, elegant villas and other important and refined buildings. Guests will enjoy a relaxing vacation in a landscape rich of history. Just around the corner from the villa, you’ll find a local bar, a shop and an excellent traditional trattoria of the village.
HIGHLIGHTS & VILLA LAYOUT
In addition to long alfresco lunches, lounging by the pool and early morning hikes up the hills into the cool pine forests, there is a huge variety of activities that that you can do on site.
The main villa has 12 double bedrooms. Each room is uniquely decorated with a charming touch of Tuscan design. All bedrooms, but two, in Villa Elena are en suite (the two other bedrooms share a bathroom). There are also several additional living rooms with a grand piano and well as common areas where you can spend time playing table games.
The building has 3 floors and a basement floor The original building dates back to the 15th century, but through the years there have been many changes and the actual aspect of Villa Elena is that of the early 1800’s when it was purchased by a local noble family. The main façade is the one facing north, which has a large door with architrave and stone frames. There is also a similar entrance on the south side of the building where there is the flower garden, a pond, flowerbeds, rose gardens, paths and pergolas. The estate also includes other buildings such as the Lemon House, the building where the lemon trees were traditional stored each winter, now a beautifully decorated full service kitchen often utilized for cooking school demonstrations and a consacred Chapel, for wedding ceremonies, also with a grand piano.
Villa Elena also has a separate building, a very charming farmhouse with 4 double bedrooms and a triple bedroom, all with en suite bathrooms. There is also a exquisitely decorated sitting room, dining room seating six people and a kitchen.
The current owners have greatly restored the villa and all its frescoes, transforming it into a modern and picturesque property without spoiling its original beauty.
- Swimming pool and children’s pool
- Astro Turf Tennis court with lightning
- Landscaping of large pool terrace which now seats 88 people.
- Pizza Oven
Accessible from the garden and pool area lies a sound proofed basement “night club” for after hours partying. Games room ( 8 x 6 meters ). American pool table. Cinema seating for 20 guests accessible by 12 steps.
P. ( Double/Twin bedroom )Bedroom entails two twin beds and en-suite bathroom with bath. This room is prefect for elderly people who do not like stairs. Beautiful view over the front courtyard.
Small family Kitchen with 4 gas coves and oven and family Room ideal for intimate dining with wooden table and four chairs.
Formal dining room ( 6 x 10 meters ), which features three crystal chandeliers and which can seat up to 35 guests with beautiful frescoed ceilings and access onto the garden through 5 steps.
Card Room & Library. Library and bridge table. Television Room. Half bath
The Lemon Kitchen, which is a very large demonstration kitchen, ideal for cooking lessons, in traditional Tuscan style with seating for 18 guests. The kitchen is fully equipped and features a large wooden table in the center and has a balcony accessing the garden.
Reachable by 21 steps. A secondary access leads directly down to the garden.
Living room with sofas and couches on the right hand with Grand Piano and fireplace.
G. ( Deluxe double/Twin room ) bedroom entails two twin beds and an en-suite bathroom with shower only. Views over the lemon garden with the pool beyond.
L. Suite: Suite with Super King double bed and en-suite bathroom with bath and separate shower. View over the back lawn, lemon garden with the pool beyond
N. ( Deluxe double bedrooms ) with wide double bed with en-suite bathroom with bath.
View over the back lawn. The corridor leads to the first floor.
V. ( Deluxe double bedroom ) with double bed and with en-suite shower only. View over the lemon garden with fountain and olive grove beyond.
C. ( Deluxe double room ) wide double bed with en-suite bathroom with bath. View over the camelia garden and down the valley.
D. ( Deluxe Suite ) Wide double bed with en-suite bathroom with separate shower and Jacuzzi bath. Far ranging views over the pool hills and the church.
Reachable by 44 steps, also known as “piano nobile” lies four of the bedroomsall with frescoed ceilings
A. Suite wide double bed with an en-suite bathroom, living area and en-suite bath and separate shower. Stunning view of the valley.
N. ( Double/Twin bedroom ) Two twin beds ( Napoleon and Fiore Suite shares a bath with shower)An external bathroom with shower is also of use for Napoleone. View over the lemon garden and palm trees for olive grove beyond.
F. ( Double/twin bedroom ) with double bed and shared landing shower room with Napoleone Suite.
G. ( Double deluxe room ) with wide double bed and with en-suite bathroom with bath. Breathtaking views over the pool and the hills.
Z. ( Deluxe double bedroom ) wide double bed with en-suite bathroom with bath. Large view over the valley
At the entrance lies the spacious kitchen with a rustic wooden table, 5 coves, fridge and freezer, dishwasher, micro-oven. The kitchen also has a secondary exit to a private “alfresco” dining terrace and garden with pizza oven and wonderful views of the Tuscan hills and the Alpi Apuane.
Dining Room, also with access onto the garden ideal for intimate dining for six guests, beautiful dark wood table and chairs to sit down and enjoy a magnificent meal prepared by a private chef.
L. ( Deluxe/Twin bedroom ) large room with small en-suite bathroom with shower.
H. ( Deluxe double bedroom ) large room with en-suite bathroom with bath and shower.
Reachable by 14 steps gives access to a living room with sofas, TV and fireplace with two windows, perfect room to curl up with a book and relax after a long day of exploring Tuscany.
P. ( Deluxe double bedroom ) with double bed with an en-suite bathroom with bath and shower. In addition to the en suite bathroom there is a large walk-in closet.
A small corridor gives access onto the two other bedrooms:
W. ( Deluxe double Room) with double bed with en-suite bathroom with shower. Views of the beautiful landscape are seen through the windows of this spacious room.
H. ( Deluxe Triple Room) Three single beds with small en-suite bathroom with shower. ( No window )
In the middle of the garden lies the swimming pool (10 x 16 x 3 meters ) with a separate children’s pool. The area is comfortable furnished with sun loungers and umbrellas and enjoys an enchanting night lightning with different color shades. Furnished lounge area with garden furniture. Recently renovated pool side dining area with seating for up to 88 guests
The chapel dates back to the 18th century and in 1870 it was rebuilt to a public chapel The chapel has a fine neo-classic façade, with an arch on the upper part of the building portraying floral motives. This historical chapel (6 mts x 13 mts), seating 125 guests and has a Grand piano.
Access & Parking
Private car parking on site in a separate area, on the opposite side of the street for up to 40 cars. Suitable for minivans. Not suitable for larger busses.
FEATURES & AMENITIES
- Satellite TV
- Main kitchen with seating for up to 18 guests
- Two family kitchens
- Pizza Oven
- American pool table
- Games Room
- Cinema seating 20 guests
- Night Club
- Private Chapel
SERVICES INCLUDED IN THE RENTAL RATE (STAFF SERVICE)
- All utilities
- Housekeeping in common/outside areas
- Bed linen and bathlinen
NOT INCLUDED IN THE RENTAL RATE AND ANY ADDITIONAL CHARGES (TO BE PAID IN EUROS DIRECT ON THE PREMISES)
- Any food wine or beverages
- Room service
- Telephone or printer
- Personal laundry
- Services of chef or waiters
- Events in Chapel
- Cleaning fee
EXTRA SERVICES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST (ADVANCE NOTICE MAY BE REQUIRED)
Note: The following services can also be arranged, on request, if not already included in the cost of the rental. Additional services such as airport transfers, excursions, cooking classes, guided tours, and the like can be arranged. Please enquire about the vast tour options we can suggest for your villa stay. Costs for additional services can be quoted based on the service requested.
- Pets Welcome
- Check In from 12.00 ( Noon )
- Check out before 10.00 AM
LOCATION AND DISTANCE
- 30 min to Pisa airport
- 10 min to Lucca airport
- 30 min to Florence airport
- 20 min to Lucca town
- 30 minutes to the nearest beaches