Period Tuscan property comprising large 9 bed villa, 6 bed guest accommodation, outbuildings, 5.8 ha (14.3 acres) land inc hobby vineyard, small olive grove, pool and gardens.

Lucca Villa, Guest Accommodation, Outbuildings, Land, Pool, Vineyards, Olive Grove

Situated just outside a medieval town in the province of Lucca, this distinguished period villa is available for sale. The villa, dating back to the 16th century, is accompanied by a park, a manorial chapel, and a swimming pool and encompasses several buildings, including a guesthouse, an old barn, and an old hayloft, with a building surface area totalling over 1,800 square metres. While the villa itself requires some restoration work, the guesthouse is in impeccable condition and enjoys regular rental to tourists and holidaymakers. Complementing the estate is an expanse of 5.8 hectares of land, featuring a park, a small vineyard, and 100 olive trees.

The location of the property is notably convenient, positioned less than a kilometre away from essential amenities and within a twenty-minute drive from the historical centre of Lucca. Moreover, the strategic positioning facilitates swift access to Florence (1 hour and 15 minutes drive) and, in turn, to various destinations throughout Italy, facilitated by a comprehensive network of rail and road connections.

The period villa has a surface area of 1,178 square metres – 12,675 square feet, characterized by its stately architecture and traces its origins to the late 16th century, with later extensions that evolved its appearance into what it is today, particularly in the late 17th century. The basement of the building consists entirely of historic cellars, once designated for wine and oil storage and now adaptable for events and gatherings. The ground floor introduces a spacious reception hall at the heart of the villa. This leads to the kitchen with a dining area, a living room featuring a tea room, a library, and two bedrooms sharing a bathroom.

Ascending to the first floor, a staircase opens onto a small hallway, granting access to a substantial living room adjoining a formal dining area and an adjacent reading room. These spaces further lead to a total of seven bedrooms, which share two communal bathrooms. The uppermost floor is accessible via another staircase, revealing several partially usable rooms that could potentially be transformed into recreational spaces or additional bedrooms for the property.

While the building remains structurally sound and aesthetically preserved, it necessitates routine maintenance and finishing touches due to its limited use over recent years. This includes updating outdated systems to contemporary standards.

Facing the villa, the former barn (235 square metres – 2,529 square feet) spans two floors and offers capacious rooms, many with direct external access, that could easily be reconfigured to accommodate caretakers and/or guests.

A charming paved courtyard (69 square metres – 742 square feet) graces one side of the building, featuring a fountain, a barbecue area, and a shaded dining space.
From this point, entry to the guesthouse (333 square metres – 3,583 square feet) is obtained.
The guesthouse, entirely refurbished, spans two levels connected internally. The lower level encompasses the living quarters, including a kitchen, dining area, living room with a service bathroom, a hallway with the central staircase (also serving as the primary entrance), and a bedroom with an en-suite bathroom. External access leads to an expansive cellar (suitable for ironing and linen storage) and a laundry room. The internal staircase ascends to the upper level, housing a sizable living area and a master bedroom featuring an en-suite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe. Additionally, four bedrooms share two bathrooms.

The guesthouse is complemented by a well-maintained garden, hosting a 12 × 6 metre swimming pool encircled by a terracotta-paved sunbathing space. Adjacent gazebos facilitate poolside meals and socializing.

At the far end of the estate, attached to the guesthouse, the aristocratic chapel (50 square metres – 538 square feet) comprises three rooms. The central nave boasts intricate frescoes and trompe-l’œil architecture framing the altar, while secondary chapels are situated on either side. While the chapel is in a satisfactory state, it requires some conservation and maintenance efforts.

The lemon house (30 square metres – 323 square feet), located at a distance from the villa, serves as an auxiliary structure, featuring a glazed single room suitable for storage or winter plant protection.

Two minor storerooms (12 square metres – 129 square feet combined) in proximity to the swimming pool offer storage for green maintenance equipment and tools.

Typical of estate residences, the property encompasses an expansive park divided into sections pertaining to the villa (5,000 square metres) and the guesthouse (4,900 square metres). Both sections adhere to the English park style, characterized by open spaces. Notably, the park’s road-facing side is bordered by a tall hedge, ensuring privacy and shielding the villa from noise.

Behind the villa lies a modest vineyard (1,800 square metres, comprising six rows) suitable for producing a limited quantity of wine for personal enjoyment. Scattered across the estate are 100 olive trees already in production, yielding a small amount of exceptional extra-virgin olive oil for private use.

Conversely, the southern portion of the estate is enveloped by woodland (2.7 hectares), providing a serene setting for nature walks and moments of repose, particularly during the summer months. Lastly, the unused field adjacent to the vineyard (1.6 hectares) offers the possibility of cultivating new vines or olive trees.

  • TYPE: Period Tuscan property plus guest accommodation
  • CONDITION: Part restored
  • LOCATION: Open and sunny
  • ACCESS: Unpaved road (150 m)
  • PROVINCE: Lucca
  • REGION: Tuscany
  • INTERIORS: 1,838 square metres (19,777 square feet)
  • BEDROOMS: 15+
  • ANNEXES: Guesthouse, lemon house, chapel
  • MAIN FEATURES: Stone and brick walls, original terracotta floors, wooden beams, ample windows, trompe-l’œil frescoes, manorial chapel, paved courtyard with fountain, small vineyard, olive trees, English park, tree-lined avenue
  • TOTAL LAND: 5.8 hectares (14.3 acres)
  • VINEYARDS: 1,800 square metres (0.4 acres)
  • OLIVE GROVE: 100 trees
  • GARDEN: Yes, mature and well maintained
  • SWIMMING POOL: 12 × 5 m
  • ELECTRICITY: Already connected
  • WATER SUPPLY: Mains water
  • TELEPHONE: To be connected
  • ADSL: Yes
  • GAS: Natural gas
  • HEATING SYSTEM: Radiators + air conditioning
  • CLOSEST CITIES AND TOWNS Closest services (1km; 2’), Capannori (9km; 15’), Lucca (12km; 20’), Altopascio (13km; 15’), Pisa (26km; 30’), Viareggio (36km; 40’), Forte dei Marmi (47km; 45’), Volterra (60km, 1h 10’), Florence (89km; 1h 15’), San Casciano in Val di Pesa (92km; 1h 10’), Bagno a Ripoli (93km; 1h 10’), Castellina in Chianti (112km; 1h 30’), Piombino (118km; 1h 30’), Siena (142km; 1h 45’), Arezzo (151km; 1h 45’), Montalcino (180km; 2h 25’), Montepulciano (183km; 2h 10’), Cortona (191km; 2h 30’), Pienza (191km; 2h 20’)
  • CLOSEST AIRPORTS Pisa G. Galilei (32km; 35’), Firenze A. Vespucci (69km; 50’), Bologna G. Marconi (152km; 1h 40’), Grosseto C. Baccarini (165km; 2h), Genova C. Colombo (176km; 2h 5’), Forlì L. Ridolfi (231km; 2h 30’), Rimini F. Fellini (275km; 2h 50’), Verona V. Catullo (Roma Fiumicino (336km; 3h 45’), Roma Ciampino (361km; 3h 40’)


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