Villa Donati

Lucca, Pisa & Lunigiana, Tuscany, Italy

From £19,803 per week

Our view

Basking in beautiful gardens and boasting its own romantic chapel, this luxury villa in Tuscany is a glorious house for a special celebration, combining innate elegance with easy informality.

In brief

  • Elegant interiors
  • Beautiful gardens
  • Covered terrace

About the villa

Poised between manicured lawns and mature trees, Villa Donati is intriguing, imposing and inimitable. A stone-flagged hall is a stunning introduction to the style and spaciousness of the villa, where vaulted ceilings arch over multiple rooms, on a grand scale, each eclectically furnished with colour and character. A clever trompe l’oeil adorns an ornate staircase; huge bathrooms serve seven bedrooms, featuring four-posters and painted furniture; there’s a cool gym and a warmly traditional study; and social space includes a cheerful family room with beams and bright furnishings, an elegant drawing room with French doors to the long lawns, and a TV room with rustic charm under the roof rafters.

The country kitchen opens to a breakfast terrace, which leads to a great barbecue gazebo among the trees. The graceful loggia has a chequered tile floor and stylish sitting and dining areas. And the grounds encompass a fountain, a sizeable swimming pool, poolside pergola, private chapel, a children’s play area, and a tennis court shared with nearby villa Novedieci (also featured by CV Villas). Offering cook and concierge services, the villa is just 5km from amenities in lovely Lucca.

Villa details


Accommodation

Raised Ground Floor

  • Large sitting room 'Salone' opening to gardens at front and loggia at rear terrace
  • Kitchen/breakfast room
  • Study
  • TV room
  • Twin bedroom with bathroom en suite and separate shower

Lower Ground Floor

  • Entrance hall
  • Cloakroom
  • Utility room
  • Gym with Technogym equipment
  • Wine cellar

First Floor

  • 3 Double bedrooms with bathroom en suite and separate shower
  • Bathroom
  • TV room
  • 2 Twin bedrooms
  • Double bedroom

Facilities

CHILDREN'S FACILITIES

  • Cots and highchairs

COOKING OUTDOORS

  • Built-in barbecue
  • Pizza oven

ENTERTAINMENT

  • Italian Sky satellite TV
  • WiFi
  • TV
  • DVD Player
  • CD player
  • iPod dock

GAMES & SPORTS

  • Gym

COOLING FACILITIES

  • Ceiling fans in all bedrooms

KITCHEN ESSENTIALS

  • Fridge/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Hob
  • Oven

PRIVATE POOL

  • 20m x 10m
  • 1.2m x 4m deep
  • Built-in steps
  • Pool towels
  • The pool is open from mid May until mid September

TENNIS COURT

  • Shared with sister villa, Novedieci

SOMETHING SPECIAL

  • Wine cellar

VILLA ESSENTIALS

  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Hairdryers for all bedrooms
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Mosquito nets

Important Information


CV Representative

An English speaking CV Representative will visit during your stay. Contact details will be sent with your travel documents.


CONCIERGE

An English speaking house manager welcomes guests and is on hand for extra assistance. Her time will be charged for locally if she organises activities and excursions.


TENANCY TIMES

Arrival from 16:00 - 19:00 Departure by 10:00.


LOW WALLS

Please refer to the Health & Safety pages on this website.

Recommended

FLIGHTS

CV Villas is delighted to offer our own allocation of scheduled seats on British Airways from London Heathrow to Pisa. Please see the Flights page or contact us for more details.


CAR HIRE

Car hire can be pre-booked through CV Villas with collection at the airport.


FOOD HAMPERS

A food hamper is available on request. It must be ordered in the UK pre departure and paid for locally. Please ask for details.

Additional services

CV Villas offers a wide variety of additional services, to make your villa holiday even more special.  You should be able to find all the information you need here, otherwise you can check out our frequently asked questions page or simply send us an enquiry.

Service & Staffing


Included

  • Maid service 6 day(s) per week
  • Linen change 1 day(s) per week
  • Towel change 1 day(s) per week
  • Prosecco and canapes on arrival
  • Continental breakfast 6 days a week, based on 14 people, including shopping (food and beverages included for breakfast only), preparation, table setting, serving and clearing away
  • Food hamper

AVAILABLE ON REQUEST AT AN ADDITIONAL COST

  • Cook service

Location


Amenities

  • Shops, restaurants and ATM 1km Sant' Alessio
  • All amenities including hospital 5km Lucca

PLACES OF INTEREST

  • Forte dei Marmi 28km
  • San Gimignano 56km
  • Cinque Terre 68km
  • Siena 81km

Beaches

  • Access to private beach clubs on the Versilia coast

Airports

  • Pisa 17km
  • Florence 62km

Train and Bus Station

  • Lucca 5km
About the area

Lucca, Pisa & Lunigiana

Average weather

Although they are only 17km apart, Pisa and Lucca instantly feel like different worlds. The former is a lively student city on the River Arno, and has one of the world’s most recognizable monuments: the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Understated Lucca is compact and genteel, ideal for a Tuscany villa nearby, with handsome piazzas that frame churches in the Luccan-Romanesque style. Those on a Lunigiana holiday occupy the Apennine foothills in far north-western Tuscany. It is rolling, blissfully empty terrain whose few inhabitants have cultural links with neighbouring Liguria.

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