Villa dei Gelsi is a 18th century manor house located in a cosy medieval “Borgo” (hamlet), besides the local church. Set in a panoramic location, on the top of a hill, the guests will be delighted by the view over the local mountains in the vicinity historic city of Lucca. The villa offers a lot of indoor and outdoor space; it keeps much of the typical rustic Tuscan style combined to many modern features. The main entrance opens to a large living room with original windows that overlook the Tuscan landscape.
Comfortable new sofas and armchairs offer space where to relax and chat together with a glass of wine. For those who like to play piano, there is a grand piano in the main living room. From the main living room, you reach a hall with a staircase that leads to the lower ground floor and the garden, behind the villa offering equipped spaces with barbecue, tables, chairs and a covered pergola. On the lower ground floor there is a cosy sitting room with an antique French door that opens to the garden. There is a full bathroom equipped with WC, sink and bathtub in this floor that serves the garden and pool area.
The kitchen and large the dining room are located on the ground floor of the villa. The kitchen is very spacious and equipped with 4-burner stove, large oven, stainless steel sink, dishwasher, refrigerator with freezer and a complete set of pans, plates and all cookery and table ware. The massive wooden table in the dining room offers plenty of space for the whole group dinning together.
On the regular ground floor, passing by the main living room with the piano, there is one double bedroom, large and illuminated with two windows, a queen size double bed, two armchairs an antique dresser and a wardrobe. One large bathroom with a bathtub, sink, WC, wardrobe can be accessed by this bedroom and has a second door to the corridor. On the ground floor there is a guest bathroom with WC, sink and shower.
In addition, you have a TV-room and a library, with one comfortable sofa bed and armchairs, SAT-TV with English programs, CD player and private telephone line. From the TV-room a staircase leads to the first floor where you find the other 5 bedrooms, two of them with en-suite bathrooms.
The master bedroom is furnished with a queen size double bed, wardrobe, dresser and has an en-suite bathroom equipped with WC, sink, bidet and shower box. Two large windows offer great views of surrounding unspoiled Tuscany and much natural light.
Beside it on the right side there is a twin bedroom with an en-suite bathroom equipped with WC, sink and bathtub with hand held shower. Between the master bedroom and the twin bedroom you have a bathroom equipped with shower, WC, bidet and sink which will be used from the other bedrooms.
On the opposite side of the corridor you find the other three bedrooms. The first one is a large modern double bedroom, furnished with two comfortable armchairs and a large antique wardrobe. The second and the third bedrooms are both twin bedrooms, each one with a large window, a large wardrobe and armchair.
All beds, mattresses, sofas and armchairs are new. The furniture consist of restored antique pieces like wardrobes and dressers, modern lamps, paintings and coloured curtains, which adds a modern touch to the classic style of this villa.
The 400 square meters outdoor area offers much space where to seat, relax, eat and have fun by the swimming pool. The private pool measures 10 x 4 meters and can be heated allowing a splendid pool time from April to October. A large fixed barbecue structure is available with table and chairs for a great “bistecca” party.
Behind the main villa, separated by a pathway between the villa and the church, there is a freestanding cottage, the old lemon-house, that has been renovated into s a private villetta, and can be rented separately as the Dependence of Villa dei Gelsi.
The Dependence has on the ground floor a fully equipped kitchen and a spacious dining and living room, all in the same environment. The living room is equipped with SAT-TV, CD player and telephone. A full bathroom with sink, bathtub, WC, bidet and washing machine is located on the ground floor.
The first floor is a large gallery made of massive wood, reached by a charming wooden staircase. On the first floor there is a lovely double bedroom with antique, wardrobe and chairs. The second bedroom is furnished with twin beds, wardrobe, armchair and a baby cot upon request. The twin beds can be joined to make a double bed upon request.
The strategic position of Villa Geslomini offers many possibilities to explore hidden villages and locations in Tuscany as well as the famous cities of art. The surrounding hills hide 7 hamlets located in a short distance one from the other, in a range of 2 km from the villa, where you will find charming coffee shops and restaurants. The closest mini-market and bus stop stays only 2km from the villa.
The closest restaurant is reached within walking distance, approximately 800 meters from the Villa. Historic Lucca stays only 10 km away and from there you can explore cosy towns and many thermal baths at Montecatini or Monsummano Terme.