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Adorable Tuscan cottage with beautiful garden just outside Lucca, sleeps 2

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1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2
Sant'Andrea di Compito, Province of Lucca, Tuscany
San Andrea di Compito is a village 11km from the historic town of Lucca. The cottage is attached to a large villa, but is completely private. San Andrea and its sister village Pieve di Compito are popular vacation destinations as they are the sites for the annual Camilia Festival.

The villa gardens are open to the cottage visitors and offer a wonderful photo opportunity. From the first daffodils in January to the season'r last mums, Il Rifugio gardens are almost always colorful and inviting..
Listing #HL168497
About the Owner
William E. D
Languages spoken:English, Italian
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2011
Interaction with guests
The owners, John and Bill, live very closeby, and are always available to help with daily activity planning.
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

We spent two lovely weeks in “Il rifugio” which belongs to Bill and John , living next door. We were very well welcomed, with moreover the fridge filled with food and drinks for a couple of meals and washing the towels and linens quite often....More

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billandjohn14, VR Owner at Adorable Tuscan cottage with beautiful garden just outside Lucca, sleeps 2, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

Patricia and her husband were a complete joy. They wanted to see all the "sights" and were every excited to be with us. We will welcome them back any time they have some spare time...they are wonderful new friends.

Reviewed 18 May 2017

This residence is located in the Tuscan hills just a few miles outside of Lucca. There were seven of us staying here. Husband & Wife, Sister and Son & Wife and two friends. The friends stayed in the little apartment which was very quaint with...More

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billandjohn14, VR Owner at Adorable Tuscan cottage with beautiful garden just outside Lucca, sleeps 2, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2017

This group of guests were having a family reunion of sorts, as the son and daughter-in-law are living and working in England....they took this vacation to visit and relax in Tuscany. It was a complete pleasure with them...hardly any work for us at all, as...More

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Reviewed 4 August 2015

There are not enough words to describe how wonderful our stay at Il Rifugio was!!! The grounds were amazing and our apartment was so charming. My daughter and I stayed in the Aldo Cottage which was equipped with a living room, small kitchen area, a...More

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (2)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Freezer
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (2)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Garden
  • Staffed Property
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Full
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
Same price for 1 or 2 guests. Check-in is 3pm, check out midday. Cottage is stocked with coffee, tea, milk and juice. A bottle of our house wine is included, and provisions for a light breakfast...bread for toast, jelly...and packaged pasta for that first night's dinner....we know you will be tired from travelling! We offer special prices for extended stay guests, and from Nov. to March special weekly rates available...please inquire...
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About the neighbourhood
The village has 2 excellent restaurants...'Tre Tigli', a pizzeria with an attitude, featuring Tuscan specialties and the best pizzas around, and 'Jimmy's Pub',
with draft beers,great wines, and sandwiches, cheese plates, and a great Happy Hour. Stefano's hamburgers are legend in these parts.
This area of northern Tuscany is a good place to begin an Italian adventure.
Easy access to the major sights is a big plus...we're an hour from Florence, 15 minutes from Lucca, and a half hour ride from the Italian Riviera, with great swimming.
There are hill-top towns such as Vinci, where Leonardo was born, the must-see Leanining Tower in Pisa...well, the list goes on. Bill and John take delight in helping you plan your activities..
Getting around
A car is essential for exploring this very special part of Tuscany. From Pisa to the Italian Riviera coast; from Florence to Lucca; and everything in between, your days will be filled with wonderful adventure.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Pisa: 40.0 km
Railway: Lucca: 10.0 km
The property is approximately 1 hour from either Florence or Pisa airports. Both have all the major car hire companies and there are several budget airlines serving each airport. While GPS navigation in the rental car is convenient, we will supply detailed driving directions on receiving the reservation. It is an easy drive to the home.
Activities nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Nearest Beach: 25.0 km.
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Tuscany Villas (27,177)
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