Magnificent Villa with spectacular views. Lovingly restored 19th century property. Tastefully decorated interior . Wonderful location. Heated swimming pool.
This magnificent large early 19th century villa, which is the owners personal residence, has been lovingly restored to maintain the romantic ambience of a previous age. It has a wealth of original features painted trompe loeil ceiling, terracotta tiled floors and period antique furniture all in keeping with the original Tuscan style whilst incorporating the luxury of every modern convenience. Both the spacious salon, with a period marble fireplace, and the dining room, with trompe loeil ceiling and painted panelled walls, have shuttered french doors which open out onto a large terracotta terrace with central fountain. To the side of the terrace is a large beamed loggia, seating 14 people for al fresco eating, a sitting area, and a barbecue. All bedrooms have their own bathrooms/showers (3 en-suite). The glorious elevated position allows a stunning vista from each of the rooms making this the most sought after property. A beautiful heated swimming pool; salt water, private, secluded and with stunning views.
We accept mid-week bookings all year, with no set change-over days.
Convenient for visiting Lucca: 40 minutes. Florence: 1½ hours. Pisa: 1hour.
Time to shops & restaurants: 10 minutes
Time to town: 10 minutes
Time to beach: 1 hour
Free wireless internet, suitable for iPhones and Blackberries
Cleaning: once a week, included in price
Bedroom 1 Kingsize bed, large bathroom with trompe loeil decoration, antique copper bath and circular shower.
Bedroom 2 Kingsize bed,with en-suite bathroom and shower.
Bedroom 3 2 single beds,with en-suite bathroom and shower.
Bedroom 4 Double bedroom, with en-suite shower room.
Bedroom 5 1 Single bed on ground floor with cloakroom
Kitchen Large kitchen with marbled work area & sink, double oven, dishwasher, fridge-freezer and central dining table & chairs.
Utility room Washing machine, tumble dryer, sink & drainer, and WC.
Dining room Antique dining table & chairs, shuttered doors opening onto terrace. Off the dining room, a small pantry with marble sink and fridge freezer.
Salon 9.5m(37ft) long with magnificent views from all windows. Period marble fireplace, antique furniture, shuttered doors opening onto terrace.
Study Desk, chairs and bookcase, separate toilet/cloakroom, telephone point.
Truly fantastic property! We expected a lot, given the listing description and photos..we were still impressed by the sheer magnificence of this property. World class view from the palatial porch/patio overlooking the surrounding valley and town. Excellent furnishings, well appointed kitchen, very clean top to bottom. This was a special holiday for my family with three generations represented.(ranging in ages from 8 to 80). Everyone fell in love with this property. Thanks for a lovely stay!
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review of Colletto, it is very much appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and your comments will be passed on to all concerned. We do hope you are able to visit us again.
Suzanne from Colchester
Stayed 25 Jul 2009
The property was extremely well equipped and had excellent views across the countryside. The extensive gardens are well managed and offer great protection from the midday sun. If you are up to it the wood burning oven is well worth a try for your own pizzas.
desiree from hungerford
Stayed 27 Apr 2006
It seemed that the renters had thought of everything...
Not only was the villa beautiful, the gardens so outstanding that movie-makers should be competing to film there, and the views spectacular, but everything had been put in place to cater for the needs and comfort of 8 people.
It was also particularly delightful that we were sufficiently off the beaten path that the local villagers seemed genuinely pleased to see us around - we did not seem to be an intrusion into their lives.
It was an easy drive to all the local cities of interest - Lucca, Florence, Viareggio, Siena - once you had mastered the art of driving uphill and round the hairpin bends!
Both Nora (housekeeper) and Gregg (gardener/all-round handyman) made every effort each day to see that all was well.
The only problem was the sometimes intermittent quality of the internet - perhaps we should have left our workaholic at home!
I can think of no more wonderful place to relax and enjoy the finer things in life!
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Just a quick note to say how much we enjoyed staying at Colletto for the last two weeks. The house and location are fabulous. Enrico came with AnnaMaria to make Pizza for us last week which was a real treat, although the quantity was a little overwhelming! They are such nice people.
Mr Hall London
We feel very privileged to have been the first visitors to Colletto and to have been blessed with such wonderful weather. We were a party of 14 which took some managing. We all totally loved the house & garden and the enchanting village of Coreglia.David Litt & friends (English)We feel so fortunate to have found Colletto. It is everything we hoped it would be and more! The purpose of our vacation was to find a villa in the mountains with a serene & relaxing atmosphere. Colletto has surpassed our greatest expectations. The breathtaking scenery, the beautiful accomodation and extreme hospitality have made our trip very rewarding.Jerry, Brenda & family (American)It's like being invited to ones home, not renting a villa.Lord ConstantineThe setting of Colletto is remarkable. The owners commitment and diligence have produced a unique location for a holiday. Everything is just right.Jim Rawlinson (English)One week was not enough, it's been so relaxing and we will be back. The views are fantastic & I'll always remember sitting on the balcony at night enjoying the silence and a glass of wine. The very warm welcome by the entire village made it even more special.Mark Foster, Therese Alehammer, Neil Willey (Olympic Swimmers)The care, attention to detail and personal touches lavished upon Colletto have made a very special holiday.John Bolam (United Kingdom)What an amazing place tucked up high in the mountains. Views that take your breath away. The house has been lovingly & tastefully restored. A wonderful place to relax & unwind.Jerry & Jenny
360 degree views from this mountain top estate. Magnificent. Very cool and fresh air quality due to its position. Terrace and outdoor seating area is very large and comfortable for sun bathing and eating outside. The terrace has a built in loggia with large dining table.
Private heated pool built in summer 2011. 8.5m x 4m. Secluded, salt water, and with stunning views. Underwater lighting for evening swimming. Fully heated with solar cover. Private terrace area with loungers around pool.