Wonderful historic villa for sale in Lucca’s lower hills, with a panoramic view, a large olive grove, a guesthouse, and a swimming pool.
This fabulous historic property for sale in Lucca dates back to 1600. It used to be a convent centuries ago, and has maintained unaltered its aristocratic villa look.
The location is ideal for those who are looking for an easily accessible exclusive location in a quiet, yet not isolated, residential area from which to reach all the main services and the main Tuscan arts and culture cities such as Lucca, Pisa, and Florence. The renowned beaches of Versilia are only a half hour away.
This historic property for sale in Tuscany is set on grounds of about 3.5 hectares with a large olive grove. It consists of different buildings: the main villa, a lemon house used as guesthouse, the caretaker’s house, a private chapel to be renovated, and several annexes.
The main villa is arranged over three floors for a total of 500 sq. m. The ground floor has a dining room, an equipped kitchen, a living room with couches and a TV, a study, a guest bathroom, and a functional laundry room.
Each room has ceilings with beams, rafters, or mezzane brick work, gray Bardiglio marble and white Carrara marble flooring.
A staircase leads to the first floor, into a wide hall with an independent outdoor access - the gray stone double flight staircase at the front of the villa.
This floor has a main double bedroom with a walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom and an additional smaller living room with a fireplace. The living room leads to the second double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and a terrace overlooking the garden.
The second floor may be used as an independent apartment thanks to the separate external access, though it is also connected indoors through a staircase. It consists of a living room with a fireplace, a kitchen, a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, and three additional bedrooms with access to two bathrooms.
Outside, near the villa, there is a garage of about 25 sq. m. and a small private chapel of about 35 sq. m. to be interiorly renovated.
The well-kept garden, with classic walkways shaded by vines, is a hint to the villa’s past. It can be hortus conclusus of this ecclesiastical complex from 1600.
The lemon house is on a side of the villa. It is used as a guesthouse and is arranged on two floors for a total of 135 sq. m., with an independent outdoor access. The ground floor has a large living room and a livable kitchen, and the first floor has two double bedrooms and a bathroom.
Behind the guesthouse, a large and functional room of about 35 sq. m. is convenient for agricultural tools storage, for storage of olives picked from the 700 trees in the large olive grove on the villa’s lower ground. The swimming pool was built on the higher ground near the garden. It measures about 3 x 10 m and has an annexed changing room with a bathroom.
Lastly, this splendid property for sale in Tuscany has an additional dwelling unit, namely the caretaker’s house, of abut 85 sq. m. It is arranged on two floors plus a loft, and consists of a living room, a kitchen, two bedrooms, and a bathroom.
And that is not all: across the 3.5-hectare land there is an additional agricultural building of about 60 sq. m., which can be added on to and its use can be officially changed in order to make it an independent villa surrounded with the verdant olive grove. Show more Show less
Elegant villa in Lucca’s lower hills, located in a very quiet wonderful setting with a wide view, only 7.5 km from the historic city walls. The main services are 3 km from the villa, and Viareggio’s sea, in Versilia, is 32 km away.
The city of Lucca is traditionally nicknamed “the city of one hundred churches” because of the several places of worships from different eras within the massive tree-lined renaissance walls which completely encircle the city. They are one of Tuscany’s feather in the cap. Lucca is a small and ancient city-State of timeless charm, an initial or mid-way stop-over whose artistic beauty and evocative atmosphere can’t be missed. After stopping over in Lucca, many foreign visitors have chosen to reside in this city. Visiting Lucca entails weaving through the narrow lanes of one of the best-preserved historic centers, walking along the renowned walls, tasting typical local dishes in the many taverns and taking part in the several organized artistic and cultural events. Anyone visiting the city of Lucca is impressed by the possibility of quietly experiencing the many aspects of the historic center, its surrounding hills, and how easy it is to reach the sea of the renowned Versilian riviera only 30 km away.