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TL15 - Fonte delle Fate

Lucca Area, Lucca

Sleeps: 6
1650 square feet

Reference Number: TL15
Type of Home: Cottage
Location: Country

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Charming, cozy, darling, magical, mystical... these are just a few of the adjectives that describe Fonte della Fate when you first approach her. This charming house sits on one of a small collections of hills dotted with ancient villages, small castles and historic places that separates Lucca from Pisa. Totally secluded in a fairy tale atmosphere, yet civilization is just 10 minutes to Lucca, 3 minutes to a supermarket and 30 minutes to the beaches of Viargeggio.

This charming farmhouse was built on the side of a small hill, back in the early 1700's and remains in the original owner's family to this day. In the 1980's the family did a complete renovation bringing this charming little house into the 20th century with electricity, heating and plumbing. Then in the 21st century they upgraded again, creating a storybook dwelling. As you drive up the hill on a paved hill, climbing a little over a mile from the main road, the forrest opens up to a two acre setting. The stone walls, terracotta roof, and lovely grounds is a storybook setting and will have you looking for Geppetto and Pinnochio, or Biancaneve , Snow White ( yes! she was Italian !) The setting is just magical; there is not another human or building in site. The forests are home to foxes, porcupines, badgers and you may even see a wild boar in the distance.

From the windows and gardens, your views go down to the pool area then sweeps up to the hills filled with many different species of evergreens, the dark wooded chestnut trees, the acacias and the small olive grove's silvery green leaves is sensory overload.

The recently restored interiors have been furnished with antique pieces from the Tuscan tradition; and the bedrooms are beautifully furnished in calm subtle colors.

The ground floor ceilings are the typical antique chestnut beans from the forest and the floor is covered with the typical antique terracotta bricks popular througjhout Italy. The original exterior stone walls are over 3 feet thick at the base, keeping the house cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

From the loggia, it's a short walk to the edge of the upper garden where another table with chairs overlooks the swimming pool below. A path leads down to the swiming pool area where there is another loggioa covered in grapevines and an original 18th century wood burning oven. Your caretaker will be happy to start the fire so that when you come home you can make pizza or fresh made bread for dinner. The outdoor kitchen is equipped with oven, stove top and small fridge, dishes and cutlery for having lunches and dinners poolside. From the pool area, there is a short path that leads into the woods and a soothing little cascading brook set among ferns and chestnut trees, creating a cool oasis on even the hottest days.

Even though you are surrounded by nature that seems a thousand miles from anywhere, you are just 15 minutes to Lucca and Piza, and major roads leading to Florence, Montecatini Terme, Vloterra, San GImignano and the entire Versilia coastline. A day trip to Livorno is a must , and for wine lovers, further down a few miles is Bolgheri, producing super Tuscan wines


Spacious living room with two separate seating areas opens out to the covered and glass enclosed loggia
Steps up leads to the cozy kitchen, with breakfast table comfortably seating four but can accommodate 6
Covered glass enclosed Loggia dining room comfortably accommodates 6, with adjacent seating area
Split staircase ( two landings ) leads upstairs to the bedrooms

King Bedroom en suite with tub and hand held shower ( telefonini)
Queen Bedroom en suite with tub and hand held shower
Twin Bedroom en suite with double sink and walk in shower

oudoor table in garden above swimming pool
Swimming pool is located on the lower level beneath the house
Covered loggia with tables and chairs, hanging lights for evenings poolside
Pool kitchen with stovetop, oven, fridge
Changing room with bath room
sunbeds, umbrellas
Paths in woods, small creek with small waterfall and ferns, always cool

Sleeps 6

3 Bedrooms

3 Full Baths

1 Half Baths


Living / Dining Room,

Queen bedroom en suite with tub and telofonini ( handheld shower )
Queen bedroom en suite with tub and telefonini
Twin bedroom en suite with double sink and walk in shower

1 Bathroom with Shower
2 Bathroom with Tub (includes either handheld or wall mount shower)
1 Half Bath


Stove, Oven, Dishwasher, Washer Only, Wi-Fi, Hairdryer, wood burning oven, coffee machine, tea kettle, toaster NOTE refrigerator is small


Private Inground Pool, Air Conditioning, Fireplace, Views, WindowScreens, Air Conditioning in bedrooms


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NEAREST AIRPORT: Pisa airport , 9 miles
NEAREST BUS STOP: bus station , 2 kms
CITIES AND TOWNS: Lucca 5 miles / 12 minutes drive
Pisa 10 miles / 11 minutes drive Vorno 10 minutes drive Barga and the Garfagnana 45 minutes Florence , Volterra, super tuscan vineyards of Bolgheri, all 1 hour Chianti 1 hour 15 minutes Siena 90 minutes Le Crete and Val d'Orcia 2 hours 30 minutes
SERVICES: Restaurant 1.5 kms / 0.9 miles
Supermarket 3 miles
Lucca 5 miles
Sandy beaches Viareggio, Lido di Camaiore, Forte dei Marmi all within 10 miles
Rocky beach in Livorno, 15 miles
Ski Resort Abetone 30 miles

The villa is reached by a private 1.2 mile paved road that climbs up the hill and goes through the wooded forrest from the main road. Also note that the husband and wife caretakers live in the cottage behind the villa. While unobtrusive, they are avialble for anything you need during your stay. From preparing the wood burning oven to suggestions on where to find the best hiking paths in the adjacent forest.