Villa Le Monache
Lucca, Pisa & Lunigiana, Tuscany, Italy
- Peaceful location
- Hilltop views
- Cosy interiors
About the villa
From the outside, this lovely villa has the grace and symmetry of a Georgian house. Inside, it has all the charm and character of Tuscan country style, adding a nod to Africa in carefully chosen artefacts. And put together, the complete ensemble is a comfortable and effortlessly elegant rural retreat. Villa Le Monache is set on a hillside just 10km from the walled town of Lucca, with wonderful views of olive groves and chestnut woods. The building follows the contours of its sloping grounds with two storeys visible at the front, and a lower ground level open to gardens at the back of the house, where a wisteria shaded dining terrace overlooks long lawns and the private pool. Doors lead in from here to an open-plan living room and kitchen, with modern appliances and a traditional pizza oven; and on the floor above, flooded with light from large windows, the main sitting room has a lovely library area. A twin room with curtained four-posters features among the four bedrooms. Within 25km of a choice of beaches, the villa is about 45km from Pisa and the natural spa at Montecatini Terme.
- Sitting room with library area
- Double bedroom with bathroom en suite
Lower Ground Floor
- Open plan kitchen with pizza oven
- Sitting area with fireplace opening to terrace
- Dining room
- Shower room
- Double bedroom
- Twin bedroom
- Single bedroom
- Portable barbecue
- DVD Player
- CD player
- Portable fans
- Pizza oven
- 12m x 4m
- 1m x 2m deep
- Built-in steps
- Pool towels
- The pool is open from end of May until beginning of October
- Pool opening outside these dates is subject to confirmation, on request and there may be an extra charge
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- Iron & ironing board
Arrival at this villa is between 4 and 8 pm.
After 8 pm a fee of Euro 50 is payable and after 10 pm the fee is Euro 100.
Any late arrival after 8pm is on request and needs to be agreed in advance.
Please kindly note that after midnight – if an arrival is possible - the extra cost is Euro 100 per hour.
Please note that this house is not recommended for young children under 6 years as there are wider than usual openings between the newels (bars) on the staircase.
An English speaking CV Representative will visit during your stay. Contact details will be sent with your travel documents.
Arrival from 16:00 - 19:00. Departure by 10:00.
Please refer to the Health & Safety pages on this website.
- Tennis 4km
- Shop 6km San Martino - Freddana
- Restaurant 2.5km
- Lucca 10km
PLACES OF INTEREST
- Viareggio 20km
- Montecatini Terme 44km
- Florence 90km
- Siena 150km
- Cinque Terre 110km
- Versilia 22km
- Forte dei Marmi 32km
- Pisa 45km
- Florence 85km
- Genoa 160km
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.
Find out more about Lucca, Pisa & Lunigiana
Please note that there is a European tourist tax payable on arrival to the House Manager. This only applies to guests over 12 years and the amount varies from €1 .50 to €5 per person and is set by the local council. Further details will be advised prior to arrival
Having a barbecue in Italy is one of the best ways to cook your food but you may find that due to long drought periods in high season barbecuing may be restricted in some areas. You will be informed if this happens by your house staff or local representative.
CV Villas is delighted to offer our own allocation of scheduled seats on British Airways from London Heathrow to Pisa.
Car hire can be pre-booked through CV Villas with collection at the airport.