Massarosa, near Lucca, Tuscany: The Olive Mill is situated half way between the historic walled town of Lucca and the golden beaches of Versilia approximately 12km/8 miles in either direction. The origins of the olive mill date back to the 14th Century from which time it has played an important role in the agricultural history of the Lucca region. The estate is set in a picturesque olive grove with its own swiftly flowing stream that has for centuries provided the power to operate the mill. Sounds of the water rushing through the grounds are very soothing, however for reasons of safety, the banks are now covered by a metal grill, so there is no danger of falling into the stream. The main historical building plus barn and stables have been expensively renovated to a very high standard and now offer six elegant apartments, two on each floor (there is a lift/elevator) plus an independent house. Not only is comfort paramount, all of the apartments are huge with the most impressive roof beams we have ever seen!
Each apartment is furnished individually and attention has been paid to every detail. The 12m x 6m pool is situated next to the olive grove where guests can sit under the shade of trees and make use of the barbecues and table and chairs provided for dining ?al fresco?. There is a view of the motorway on the distant hillside. The small country town of Massarosa is just 1km/2/3 mile away and has some excellent family run trattorie and the usual shops and bars.
The Olive Mill offers spacious, high standard accommodation in a location convenient for the beaches of Versilia and exploring Lucca, Pisa and Florence. The road linking Lucca with the sea actually runs next to the property which is why the accommodation offers excellent value for money. All of the bedrooms are located at the rear of the building away from the road plus the windows are double glazed. The grounds of the estate are completely enclosed, however, the proximity to the road means that care should be taken with children.
Accommodation: 3 bedroom, one bathroom apartment, II Nocellara for 5 guests. Ground Floor: Large apartment approx 150 sqm., 1500 sq. ft. Full kitchen with oven and fridge freezer, washing machine, living/dining room. Double bedroom, twin bedroom, single bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower room.
Amenities: Linens. Towels, except face cloths and pool towels. Shared pool open May 1- October 31 from 9:00 a.m. to 20:00/8 p.m. subject to weather conditions. Shared grounds with barbecues and garden furniture. Satellite/cable TV. Individual heating, making an ideal property for winter rents. House phone shared by all the guests. Safe. Parking for two cars. Tennis courts 55 metres. Other similar apartments available on request.
Weekly rentals, Saturday arrivals, $1,025 October through mid May except for Easter, Christmas and New Year holiday and school vacation weeks, $1,300 mid May through June & September, $1,475 July, August and holiday/school vacation weeks. Final cleaning Euros 60 payable locally. Security deposit Euros 150 payable locally. - Reserve this property now!