Ideally placed between the coast and the countryside La Lepraia is a wide estate (13 hectares) located in the Tuscan Maremma, on the hills facing the Etruscan coast, near the village of Castellina Marittima. The magnificent position boasts spectacular extensive views on the countryside and the Mediterranean sea, up to the main Tuscan Islands Elba and Capraia, and in clear days up to Corsica. The estate is part of a natural Reserve called "Il Terriccio", offering a generous natural habitat to plants and wild vegetation. The owners, a prominent Italian family, fell in love with the beauty of this place and started an extensive and ambitious restoration project. The landscape work was carried on by the internationally renowned landscape architect Paolo Pejone who designed the five hectares garden using mainly autochthonous plants, thus perfectly blending it in the surrounding environment.
La Lepraia is a property ideal for large groups or families who wish to holiday together yet retaining some privacy, as it can accommodate up to a maximum of 22 people. The estate includes a compound of four stone buildings dating back to XVIII° century that have been carefully restored to an high-standard in full respect of the Tuscan tradition . Each of the three houses available for rent, named Alloro(4 people), Bosso (10 people) and Cerro ( 8 people), benefits of a private garden and a private covered terrace, equipped for 'al fresco' meals. They are equipped with all modern comforts and are tastefully furnished to a high standard with a pleasant combination of local antiques and some ethnic pieces. All bedrooms have their own bathroom. A special feature is the beautiful solarium and pool area, which includes a large infinity swimming pool (16x8 m) with shallow end, a built-in barbecue and a cabin with a fully equipped kitchen, a bathroom and a changing room. La Lepraia is definitely a unique estate that we are proud to include in our selection.
Despite being located in an secluded location, it is only 15 km away from the nearest motorway exit and it is therefore an ideal base for exploring the main historical Tuscan cities for those who will feel to leave this oasis. For those looking for seaside beaches are only 20 Km away. The caretakers live in a completely independent apartment on the estate and in no way interferes with client's privacy.
BOSSO (10 PEOPLE)
Ground Floor: Entrance hall; guest bathroom; large reception room with fireplace and French doors opening onto the garden and overlooking the sea; billiard room with French door opening on to the garden; dining room opening onto a patio with table and chairs; large fully equipped kitchen; pantry. In the basement a laundry room is available. First floor: Large entrance hall paving the way to 5 large bedrooms as follows: master queen bedroom with en-suite bathroom (bath and shower); twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom (shower only); master queen bedroom with en-suite bathroom (shower only); twin bedroom; bathroom (bath and shower) twin bedroom; bathroom (shower only).
CERRO (8 PEOPLE)
Ground Floor: Entrance hall; guest bathroom; large reception room with fireplace and French doors opening onto the garden and over-looking the sea; TV/reading room; dining room opening onto a patio with a table and chairs; large fully equipped kitchen. In the basement a laundry is available. First floor: 4 large bedrooms as follows: twin bedroom with en suite bathroom (shower only); master queen bedroom with en-suite bathroom (bath and shower); master queen-size bedroom with en-suite bathroom (shower only); twin bedroom: bathroom (bath and shower).
ALLORO (4 PEOPLE)
Ground Floor: Entrance into a living/dining room with fireplace opening on to outdoor covered patio fully equipped with table and chair for al fresco dining; fully equipped kitchen. In the basement a laundry room is available. First floor: Master queen-size bedroom and en-suite bathroom (bath and shower); twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom (shower only).
Nearest villages with shops and restaurants in Castellina Marittima and Riparbella: 4 km, Beaches 20 km, Pisa Airport 60 km, San Gimignano 60 km, Lucca 85 km, Siena 95 km
Included: final cleaning and maid service (20 hours per week)