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AL MENNUCCI

  TUSCANY LUCCA AREA, Pieve di Compito

Highlights

Very comfortable small farmhouse in well-kept grounds. Panoramic views. Very secluded.


6+2 guests ; 3 bedrooms; 3 bathrooms (1 en-suite );
from 1800 € to 3590 € per week


Amenities

swimming pool; internet (with a 3G modem wi-fi); Sat tv; central heating; bbq; stereo

Swimming pool size (meters): 9x4.5

Distances (approx. kms)

Colle di Compito (nearest village with shops and PO) 2,5; S. Leonardo in Treponzio (nearest supermarket) 4,5; Lucca 15; Capannori (nearest motorway exit) 9; Pisa airport 35.





Description

Al Mennucci was originally an old hayloft which has recently been converted into a delightful cottage. It is located in a superb position, high in the hills, 15 kms to the south-east of Lucca, and surrounded by olive groves and pine trees. There are fantastic views over the countryside and the plain of Montecatini in the distance. Both the house and the pretty garden are exceptionally well-maintained by the owners, and the interiors are equipped with all modern facilities. The swimming pool, situated to one side of the house, is in a perfect position to enjoy the beautiful views. Close to the pool area, there is a stone-built barbecue and pizza oven, an outdoor shower and an outdoor dining area. Near the driveway, about 20 metres from the house, there is small guesthouse with a double bedroom and bathroom. The secluded position and the fact that it is accessible by its private road ensure peace and tranquillity for the guests of Al Mennucci. This road lasts for 1 km and it is unsealed, therefore not suitable for low sport cars.


Layout

Ground Floor: Sitting/dining room with fireplace, opening onto the garden, loft with double bed (accessible from the sitting room); kitchen; double bedroom; twin bedroom; 2 shower bathrooms.
GUEST HOUSE
Ground Floor: Double bedroom with french windows opening onto the garden. En-suite shower bathroom.


Staff

Maid service is included 2 hours a day, 3 days a week.


Reviews (12)

We had a wonderful time staying at Al Mennucci. The villa was exactly as shown in the photographs and the views from the backyard are breathtaking. Paola was warm and welcoming, ha...
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From A.C. - USA - in 2014-08-09
We had a wonderful time staying at Al Mennucci. The villa was exactly as shown in the photographs and the views from the backyard are breathtaking. Paola was warm and welcoming, having Chef Graziella come and cook for us was an amazing evening. Everyone left saying that was an highlight of the trip. Wish we could have stayed longer!"

From L.P. - USA - in 2014-07-05
The location in Tuscany was serene and the Villa beautiful. We all enjoyed the Lucca area. We did a lot of touring and found navigation of the area to be manageable. Almost universally we found the people to be friendly and helpful. As stated above, our Villa was lovely and unique, with any number of thoughtful details, in genera meeting or exceeding expectations. Our local contact, Paola, was extremely friendly and helpful. The area around Pieve de Compito is attractive with loads of touring options

From R.L. - France - in 2013-07-20
Nous avons passé une excellente semaine dans cette jolie maison ; très bien située ( près de LUCCA) cela nous a permis de faire quelques très jolies visites !!!! En plus nous avons sollicité les services du chef Stefano qui nous a régalé de très bons petits plats ....nous garderons de très bons souvenirs et espérons y revenir. [Translation by Salogi]We spent an excellent week at Al Mennucci in this lovely house; well located (near Lucca), this has allowed us to do nice trips! We also enjoyed the cooking services of Stefano, who made us tasting good dishes. We will keep beautiful memories and we hope to come back.

From J.W. - USA - in 2013-06-25
We loved Al Mennucci! Perfect location, gorgeous view, wonderful setting...best vacation ever! Just be aware the road is a bit tough to navigate up to the house, but if you can rough it up, it is worth it!

From MK - Austria - in 2012-08-01
We had a fantastic time at Al Mennucci! Right from the start - the instructions to get to this Villa were fantastic - very detailed. As Al Mennucci is a bit hard to find (quite isolated and quiet - a good thing) having these instructions where extremely valuable. The road up to Al Mennucci is very rough - you definitely need a good vehicle. Once there - the villa is everything you see in the photos. The pool is wonderful. We used the Outdoor Wood or Coal Burning BBQ every night. All beds and all rooms are nice. The Kitchen is extremely well equipped. The villa is incredibly clean and neat - and someone comes every Mon,Wed and Fri to clean up. After you drive down the hill to the main road - there are good and inexpensive restaurants within a 5min drive as well as a well stocked grocery store (a EuroSpar). We had a fantastic time - and we are already planning our trip for next year. Thank you Al Mennucci!

From ZR - Germany - in 2011-10-01
Tolle Lage mit einem wunderschönen Blick in die Weite. Das Haus liegt sehr romantisch auf einer Anhöhe, die Naturstrasse ist für geübte Fahrer kein Problem, Geländewagen bevorzugt. Sehr ruhig und mit allem Komfort ausgestattet. Anfang Oktober konnte man den Pool noch benutzen. Wir haben die Ruhe und die Freiheit mit unseren Hunden sehr genossen. Die Inhaberin ist überaus freundlich und hat sogar für uns eingekauft und gekocht, Italienisch Kentnisse sind von Vorteil. Insgesamt sehr empfehlenswert.

From MC - Usa - in 2011-08-01
Very quiet and comfortable for the four of us who stayed. Paola is very helpful and it is a very good location for Lucca Pisa Florence excursions

From MA - UK - in 2011-07-01
all in all it was a great holiday. we have come back relaxed and tanned (but not tanned for long given the weather here!). feedback as requested: 1. al mennucci: we would rent it again, certainly, and recommend to friends. a few notes/comments: the road up is definitely rough but the view is worth it. nearest neighbour has a dog which sounded/looked aggressive (not sure if this is reality or just appearances) which limited us from doing many walks up/down the hill. mosquitoes are definitely an issue - comes with remote/wooded location - but can be managed with citronella/etc. may be worth noting this so people can come prepared. chlorine in pool was very strong and all my three kids did not want to swim by the end of the week due to skin rashes, etc. - may be a note to paola to see if she can use something not quite as a strong. and utilities - we lost power and water for 4 hours one day due to city works, and lost water two other times for about 1 hour each - i think this is just the way it is in italy but worth noting. but, on the whole, this is a quality property and we preferred it to the one we rented in provence last year - even though it was much smaller. this is certainly a family home, and feels like it - paola was there every day checking on us and making sure we were okay, she was lovely to the kids and it really felt like we were in italy and not just another hotel room. and she was able to tell us what was going on with the utilities within 30 minutes of ringing the Salogi office, which was very prompt. her english is about as good as my italian (i.e. not so good), but somehow we managed and even had a few laughs! one last note: the location is perfect - everything within reach. florence 40 mins, lucca 20 mins, pisa 40 mins, cinque terre 2 hours. we did all this and still managed to relax! and the eurospar was only a few minutes down the road which was great for filling the fridge.

From HR - USA - in 2010-07-01
Perfect location, silence and privacy. Very suitable for 6 persons.

From JA - NL - in 2010-05-01
What a view. Yes, do not take a low rider to this location however we did have a front wheel drive Fiat wagon and did not have a problem. The villa was immaculate and we would recommend it to anyone wanting an out of the way spot to vacation. We used this villa to stage many day trips. Paula our hostess was only seen on the first and last day but came and cleaned several times. We were very satisfied.

From NN - Usa - in 2008-01-01
“I very much appreciated and enjoyed my stay at Al Mennucci. I was impressed with the various upgrades that have been made since my last visit. In addition, I would like to complement both Paola and Roberto for being so attentive as well as hospitable.”

From MM - USA - in 2007-08-01
High quality villa, lovely surroundings, very enjoyable holiday.



Weekly prices 2014 (in Euro)

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04/01-11/04
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12/04-25/04
31/05-27/06
30/08-03/10
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28/06-11/07

12/07-29/08

Extra costs: heating

Tourist tax to be paid locally


1800 €

1990 €

3430 €

3590 €

Security deposit: 500 €

Availability

Arrive / Departure date : Saturday