Gazing out from Casa Camilla across the gently sloping Tuscan hills, the church domes and bell towers of the walled Renaissance city of Lucca can be seen. In a very quiet hillside location tucked away at the end of a lane, this lovingly restored 18th century farmhouse has all the benefits of a well appointed and comfortable country house and a remarkable location just to the north of this stunning Tuscan town.
A rose and herb garden hugs the house and the Italian owner’s olive grove and expansive land pepper the hillside, with the swimming pool looking out across this vista towards Lucca. All of the living spaces are bound by a high quality restoration, thick beams, warm cotto floors and charming Tuscan soft furnishings.
Tantalising glimpses of Lucca and the surrounding hills can be enjoyed from some of the bedrooms and a huge Diocletian-style viewing window in the lounge frames the beautiful scenery below. The lower ground floor with its own small private garden offers a self-contained accommodation option for a couple within the group wishing to enjoy an added degree of privacy.
The small village of Ponte a Moriano is just 2km away for supplies and the nearest restaurant is also within easy reach, just 1km from the house. Lucca (7km) is the natural attraction for sightseeing – stroll along its iconic walls and dine al fresco in one of its atmospheric little squares. Lovely sandy beaches to the north and south of Pisa are 30 minutes away and there are many further options for days out from the house’s fascinating location.