A 14th century country house with a lake and much more
Set high on the hills outside Lucca, Santa Maria is a generously proportioned and elegant 14th century country house recently restored to its original glory.
This classic home has a very large well-appointed garden with a private lake, a golf drive practice and a tennis court. There is also a gym and a large swimming pool, sun loungers and a pool house with a sauna, showers, changing rooms and a minibar.
Guests are enticed to lounge in the sun, to play tennis, to have a workout and a steam, to go for a swim and to get changed just in time for early evening drinks.
Santa Maria is located amidst the beautiful Tuscan countryside, just 8 km (5 miles) from Lucca, a wonderful Roman town full of ancient history and places to visit.
All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms with bath courtesy set, hairdryer, bathgown and slippers
Santa Maria is perfectly located: it is just a few kilometers from the beautiful town of Lucca, a short thirty minutes from Pisa and the Versilia coast and not more than an hour from Florence, the heart of the Renaissance.
Visitors to Lucca see the massively thick 16th century Medieval city walls, wander the antique markets, stroll through the botanical gardens and attend classical and rock music festivals.
Other fascinating towns to explore include Garfagnana, Borgo a Mozzano, Forte dei Marmi, Via Francigena and Versilia.
Additionally in the immediate area of Santa Maria, there are several villas open to the public. Basking in the verdant countryside of olive groves and vineyards, these properties were the summer residences of nobles. Villa Torrigiani is a spectacular Baroque villa whose gardens & water features still retain their original form. Villa Reale and its vast gardens was Napoleon's sister, the princess Elisa Baciocchi Bonaparte's favourite residence. Villa Mansi was the summer residence of one of the wealthiest families in Lucca. Villa Bernardini is a 17th century villa which still boasts a wonderful theatre in its gardens that seats 400 people and Villa Grabau is an estate recognised for its gardens and orange and lemon houses.
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