The SpaceCasa Franciotto is a stone built property which is reached up a small track and there is a beautiful covered terrace where you can eat outside and enjoy the fine views to the surrounding hills. It has been restored retaining original beamed ceilings and "mandolate", the tipical rural windows.
The farmhouse has a light and airy feel with three french window entrances, one of which leads into the breakfast kitchen (fridge, hob and oven, freezer and dishwasher). From here there is an archway leading through to the dining room which also has a door to the terrace. A comfortable sitting room with sofabed and Tuscan fireplace (colour TV) also has a door to the terrace. There are two bathrooms both with shower, basin, bidet and wc. There is a washing machine.
The house is set on 2 floors: the ground floor has a well equipped kitchen, a dining room and a living room; the first floor has two double bedrooms and two twin bedrooms.
As this farmhouse was originally two dwellings there are two sets of stairs each giving access to two bedrooms which would be an ideal arrangement for two families wishing to stay together whilst retaining a good degree of privacy.
One staircase leads to two bedrooms - one comfortable double bedded room and another smaller room which is equipped for two persons with a single bed as well as a further 'captain's bed', the latter being accessed up a short ladder - about four steps up. This room can also be equipped as a twin with two single beds side by side (please request at the time of booking) with room for an extra child to occupy the captain's bed. Two cots can also be made available on request.
The second staircase leads similarly to two bedrooms - a good sized double whilst the smaller room is suitable for two persons with a single bed and the additional 'captain's bed' as previously described. These rooms are linked so that you go through the bunk bedded room to reach the double bedded room – there is a curtain dividing the two rooms so would particularly suit a family with young children.
The property is attractively furnished in rustic style and there are beamed ceilings and terracotta floors throughout.
The annexe is located along the big porch. It includes a room with a double bed. Small corner kitchen with fridge and freezer compartment, four gas rings and small electric oven. Good bathroom with shower, basin, bidet and wc. There are superb views from a large arched window.
It's possible to cater great typical meals and pizza cooked in wooden oven for the guests.
Cleaning (upon request)
Typical dinners (upon request)
baby sitter Guest Accessthe guests have access to the entire house and pool Interaction with GuestsThe owner live near by and they are there to share with you secrets regarding the area, what to do, where to go, where to dine or where to have a walk, a swimm in the sea or in a river The NeighborhoodThe villa is surrounded by olive grove and by vignards.
The view is breath less.
Lucca, the walled city, is 20 minutes by car. Other Things to NoteThe owner will be happy to show you the frantoio the meal where they make olive olive and the cave where they make wine.