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Literally meaning “small village”, Il Borghino is a magnificent eleven bedroom estate nestled in the picturesque rolling hills of Tuscany. Just 10 kilometers from the medieval town of Lucca, this meticulously restored group of houses is the perfect place for family holidays, reunions, small weddings, yoga holidays and retreats.
IL BORGHINO consists of four separate buildings: Il Melograno, I Nespoli, Il Gelso and L’Olivo – each one meticulously restored to maintain the original character of the village. Constructed with energy efficiency and a concern for the environment in mind, Il Borghino uses a mix of natural materials such as wood, marble and terracotta. The houses are furnished in local Tuscan style offering elegant living as well as being both comfortable and modern. Each of the houses are all fully self-contained and can be rented separately or all together, in which case the customers will have exclusive use of the property including the swimming pool and L’Olivo – the separate large communal area with a large kitchen, functions room, wood-fired pizza oven, built in barbeque, gymnasium and sauna.
The center of the Il Borghino complex features a communal area called “L’Olivo” – a place where people can gather together. There is a huge patio area that is perfect for alfresco dining overlooking the enormous swimming pool, landscaped gardens and with panoramic views over historic Lucca and towards Pisa and the sea. Facilities included within the communal area are a large functions / conference room with an open fireplace and large kitchen, BBQ, wood fired pizza oven, gymnasium and a Turkish sauna / steam room. There is also plenty of parking inside the property for cars. The outdoor swimming pool does not use chlorine, opting for the more natural saltwater, like seawater. Drinking water comes directly from a spring. The toilets operate on two level capacities to save water, and the majority of lighting is with energy savings in mind. Wherever possible,cleaning products and personal cleansing soaps and shampoos are all natural, locally produced with a fresh fragrance.
MELOGRANO. It is entirely constructed of stone, using handmade bricks, Tuscan terracotta tiled floors and wooden beamed ceilings. The kitchen and bathrooms are finished off in stone and marble. On the ground floor there is a spacious living room with a fireplace adjacent to a kitchen. A large door leads to an outdoor terrace covered by grapevines. There is a single bedroom with an independent entrance and en suite bathroom with shower unit. On the first floor there are three twin bedrooms, one with a bathroom (with shower unit) en suite, while the other two bedrooms share a bathroom with a bath.
NESPOLI. It is laid out on three floors. The entrance leads into a large lounge with fireplace, on the same floor there is a dining room and a kitchen with an independent entrance with a wide recess, a bathroom with a bath. Downstairs there is a double bedroom with an independent entrance and a bathroom with a shower. Upstairs there are two twin bedrooms, both with bathroom with a shower unit.
GELSO. It is laid out on three floors. The two entrances in front of the pool lead to a spacious lounge with a fireplace and a kitchen with an outside dining area. On the same floor there is a double bedroom, a bathroom with a bath, a closet. Downstairs there is a single bedroom (or studio) with an independent entrance and a bathroom with a shower. Upstairs there are two spacious twin rooms both with bathrooms with an en suite shower unit.
OLIVO. Guests staying at “Il Borghino” can make use of the large communal area which includes a large terrace for al-fresco dining, a fabulous salt-water swimming pool (140 sq.m) with built in jacuzzi to relax in, a wood pizza oven with barbecue, a large room (130 sq. m) with a fireplace and large kitchen which can be used on request for parties, dinners, cookery courses, etc. The large reception room leads downstairs to a fitness centre with a gym and underwater view of the swimming pool, a Turkish steam room and jacuzzi showers. The communal area is at the total disposition of guests staying at “Il Borghino”, without any extra cost, apart from specially requested services (see “facilities on request”). This area can also be rented separately for specific activities such as weddings, reunion dinners etc when there are no guests staying in the houses.
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