Torre di Sotto, Close to Lucca
An idyllic ancient barn and pool for 4
- Sleeps 4
- 2 bedrooms
- Swimming Pool
Ten minutes drive from Lucca, on the road that leads towards the marble mountains of the Apuane and Camaiore, a small drive leads to an idyllic hidden valley, where La Casina nestles snugly beneath its parent house. The views are wonderfully Tuscan: ancient farmhouses perch on hilltops and forested hillsides wrap around the valley. The Casina, together with the owners main house, was built in 1600 and is set in ten acres of lush Tuscan countryside, originally part of an estate including a large villa, a chapel and a "grotto" with mosaics, of which some remains are still visible....
A swimming pool sits to the right of La Casina, taking the place of the original threshing floor. The owners are away during part of the year - so this house then has a private pool and is priced higher and you have this little house, pool and beautiful gardens entirely to yourselves. This period in 2018 is from the 19th of May until the end of June; for the rest of the year you will share the pool and gardens with the charming owners.
A large covered pergola (35 sq.m.), with a roof of traditional chestnut beams, has now been fitted with enormous windows and provides a spacious living/dining room, with views of the valley below. On entering the Casina proper, there is a small kitchen on the right and there a bathroom to the left. The kitchen is small but well equipped; though it does not have a full size oven it does have a dishwasher and a coffee-maker. From the entrance wooden stairs lead up to a double bedroom with a walk in wardrobe, a shower room and a twin bedroom. Outside there is a further covered dining space, to the right of the entrance. The main house is just above La Casina but unoccupied during your stay, and all the main spaces of La Casina look towards the valley.