Villa Novedieci is a 15th century restored farmhouse originally belonging to the nearby magnificient estate of Villa Donati, located in the Tuscan foothills 10 minutes above Lucca.
Novedieci retains the ambience of a 600-year-old farmhouse, with its grand staircase, yet has all the amenities expected by 21st century guests: central heating, internet access, flat screen tvs and sky cable. A pool sits on the lawn below the house with views over the valley. Beautiful walks may be taken through the woods, olive groves and vineyards. Guests have access to a private tennis court.
The old barn has been transformed into an airy loggia with a BBQ for al fresco dining.
The stunning and peaceful landscape, the warm people and the absorbing courses at times make it difficult for people to leave Villa Novedieci. The calm, the views and the many personal “nooks” cause some people to say, “I’m staying right here.”
Much thought was given to retaining the feel of a 500-year-old rustic Tuscan farmhouse. The house is furnished with elegant and comfortable furniture, and the high ceilings are of terra cotta and wood. The overall impression is one of comfort and light enhanced by a skylight illuminating both the top and ground floors through the stairwells.
The villa consist of two floors, the ground floor containing the kitchen, dining area, gymnasium, living and TV rooms, study and an accessible bedroom. The top floor has seven bedrooms as well as another TV room. The bedrooms accommodate both doubles and twin share – all have ensuites overlooking the lawns and valley and the upper garden area.
Every room is large and spacious. Bathrooms are simple but elegant and all have a full bath and separate walk in shower. All bedrooms are fitted with ceiling fans, hairdryers, mosquito nets and screens.
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