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The Enchanted Grove

  • 22 guests

  • 11 bedrooms

  • 11 bathrooms

  • sq/ft

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Sitting pretty on a sweeping lawn outside the ancient city of Lucca, this historic villa embraces its roots. Between frescoed walls and antique furniture, the home's traditional style might not be for everyone. Still, it's bright and comfortable, with plenty of space for large groups. The surrounding fruit trees and olive groves will make a beautiful backdrop to birthday dinners or small ceremonies. You can speak to your host to learn more about events hosted here. Throw a swimming pool, fitness room, daily cleaning and a private chef into the mix, and you can see why we added this one to the collection.


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What to expect


Highlights

Spend the day wandering beautiful Lucca, only a short drive away

Spend the day wandering beautiful Lucca, only a short drive away

Slip into the pool to take advantage of the Mediterranean heat

Slip into the pool to take advantage of the Mediterranean heat

Bring out freshly-made pizza and pasta to enjoy alfresco

Bring out freshly-made pizza and pasta to enjoy alfresco

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Home truths

    There’s free parking on the driveway. You'll also find a helicopter pad available.

    The swimming pool isn't fenced. If you're bringing kids, they'll need to be supervised at all times. If you are travelling with little ones, your host can provide a cot and high chair for free. You'll need to request them in advance.

    There are stairs to climb here.

    The twin bedroom can be arranged into a double, with prior notice.

    You'll find concierge and additional cleaning included so you have less to worry about. The cleaning services will take place six days per week.

    The traditional decor here might not be to everyone's taste.

About this stay


Amenities

Gym

Wi-fi

Air conditioning

Parking available

Washing machine

Private pool

Bedrooms & bathrooms

11 bedrooms, 12 beds

11 bathrooms

Extras


VIP services

24/7 concierge

Arrange a chef

Daily cleaning

Tickets and experience booking

Additional fees

  • While a private chef is included in your stay and will prepare breakfast and one other meal every six days of the week, you’ll need to pay for the groceries separately.

  • Your host can help arrange a variety of services and experiences for an additional fee, including wine tastings, cooking classes and spa treatments.

  • Your host can also arrange car hire.

Additional fees subject to a 3.5% handling charge.

Extras are subject to availability. Please enquire with your host.

Local guide


About Lucca

Lucca is one of Italy’s best-kept secrets. Surrounded by fortified walls, its core is a warren of pretty piazzas, traditional Tuscan trattorias, and beautifully preserved churches. Most of the action happens in Piazza dell'Anfiteatro, a vast central square lined with alfresco restaurants and Renaissance-era architecture. There’s a buzzy nightlife scene centred around cool enotecas and craft beer bars. On Via Fillungo, you’ll find some of Lucca’s finest boutiques, with high-end...

Explore the area

Local restaurants, cafes, museums, sites and activities, recommended by our community of hosts and travel experts

Explore the Enchanting Orto Botanico

Explore the Enchanting Orto Botanico

Step into a green oasis at the Orto Botanico Comunale di Lucca. Founded by Napoleon's sister, this park boasts impressive trees including sequoia and ginkgo. Take a refreshing stroll among beautiful plants and spot sunbathing turtles.

22 min
Indulge in Pasticceria Buralli's delightful pastries and coffee

Indulge in Pasticceria Buralli's delightful pastries and coffee

A charming bakery and bar in Lucca, Pasticceria Buralli offers a wide selection of high-quality pastries and delicious coffee. With a pleasant terrace and friendly staff, it's a perfect spot for breakfast or a quick stop on your way to the airport.

13 min
Indulge in pizza and beer at Funiculì

Indulge in pizza and beer at Funiculì

This bustling restaurant in San Concordio, Lucca offers some of the best pizza in town. With a fantastic beer selection and great outdoor seating, it's worth venturing outside the city walls for a delicious meal.

18 min
Explore the Aqueduct of Nottolini

Explore the Aqueduct of Nottolini

Discover the historical and architectural masterpiece by Nottolini. Take a leisurely walk, hike or bike ride along the 3.2km route, passing through charming Tuscan villages.

20 min
Dine on delicious pasta at Casina delle Rose

Dine on delicious pasta at Casina delle Rose

Enjoy delicious wood-fired meat and pizza in a scenic and homey restaurant. The menu offers simple and tasty selections, with generous portions at affordable prices. The friendly staff adds to the overall experience.

10 min
Explore the Lucca's aqueduct and springs

Explore the Lucca's aqueduct and springs

Discover Lucca's aqueduct, offering fresh springs and stunning architecture amidst nature. Perfect for a peaceful and beautiful trek for nature lovers.

14 min
Take in the breathtaking panorama at Osservatorio Astronomico di Capannori

Take in the breathtaking panorama at Osservatorio Astronomico di Capannori

A gorgeous panoramic point, offering stunning views of the Lucca valley. Perfect for starting or finishing beautiful walks in the nearby woods.

21 min
Explore the Saint Paolino Bulwark

Explore the Saint Paolino Bulwark

Discover the hidden passages beneath Lucca's walls, once used by soldiers to stock military resources. Today, they host art exhibits and events.

18 min
Dine at Cucina Dello Scompiglio

Dine at Cucina Dello Scompiglio

Enjoy honest and delicious pasta, locally produced wine, and vegetarian options with a stunning view. Friendly service and an ecological conscience make this restaurant a must-visit in Lucca.

11 min
Feast on steak at Leo's

Feast on steak at Leo's

A bustling restaurant with a friendly wait staff, Leo's offers an extensive menu of delicious pizza, steak, and more. Enjoy great prices, large portions, and a superb selection of beer.

10 min
Indulge in delightful treats at Pasticceria La Perla

Indulge in delightful treats at Pasticceria La Perla

This charming bakery offers a wide variety of cakes, cookies, and sandwiches, along with strong and delicious ice cream. The polite and helpful staff make it a pleasant place to enjoy some tasty treats.

9 min

Get around

Airport

Pisa International

37 min

Amerigo Vespucci

1 hr 5 min

Train station

Lucca

18 min

Bus stop

Via Vorno Civ.94

5 min

Local shops & services

Convenience store

13 min

Cafe

10 min

Pharmacy

30 min

Points of interest

Beach

Spiaggia Libera

46 min

Booking policies


House Rules

Children welcome (1-12 years)

Infants welcome (under 12 months)

Events possible (with prior approval)

No pets

No smoking

Good to know

Arrival from 16:00

Departure before 10:00

Air con

Wifi

Cancellation policy

  • Up until

    60

    days

    Cancel at least 60 days before your check-in date for a 50% refund.

  • Not eligible for a refund once your check-in date is under 60 days away.

Host


This home is managed by Maria

This home is managed directly by a business. A member of their staff will be your point of contact before and during your stay. Maria and her friendly team are experts when it comes to Italian escapes. They're here to make sure that every last thing is in place for your unforgettable stay.

This home is nominated for the Plum Guide Award.

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