BORGO BERNARDINI is an enchanting and beautifully restored historic little hamlet set in an aristocratic estate of cypress, magnolia and weeping willow trees, lilied lakes and fountains. Hidden away in the Lucchese hills yet just 10 minutes from the walled city of Lucca, it is a Tuscan retreat of great charm available for exclusive private rental (long or short-term) and also host to a 4 and 6-day Tuscan cooking school. With luxury guest accommodation as well as a brigade of enthusiastic and professional staff at hand, Borgo Bernardini is the perfect place for special gatherings of family and friends as well as accommodating conference, incentive and other individually tailored programmes.
Fully equipped kitchen, formal dining room, Formal drawing room with fireplace. Office with telephone, fax, internet access and computer facilities, central music system (CD, radio, cassette and microphone), surveillance system adjoined by a small room with some workout equipment. Music room with baby grand piano and fireplace. Card and billiard room. Wine library with a fine selection of Tuscan/Italian wines. Lounge with satellite TV and dual capacity video. Sun lounge/reading room. Four ground floor bathrooms. Service area and laundry room. Staff accommodation.
12 guestrooms (4 of which can either be king or twin bedded rooms) each with superb en-suite bath and shower facilities (5 with jaccuzzi baths), individually temperature controlled (heating and air-conditioning), linked to a central music system, and equipped with telephone, hairdryers, bathrobes and pool towels.
The original stone chapel of the Bernardini estate now accommodates three warm, sunny and luxurious en-suite bedrooms overlooking the swimming pool to one side and a courtyard filled with terracotta pots and lemon trees to the other. The rooms are situated above the sun lounges and TV room.
MERCURIO – A warm, zesty and spacious, queen bedded room with two large armchairs and writing desk. Large en-suite bathroom with jacuzzi bath and separate box shower.
MELOGRANO – A citrus lime, small but cosy double bedded room with doors opening out to a view across the Italian gardens. En-suite bathroom. MAGNOLIA – A gentle clementine yellow and raspberry red medium sized king or twin bedded room with double doors leading out onto a small sun terrace. En-suite bathroom.
The oldest part of the property, once a wild-boar hunting lodge, with walls dating back to the year 1,000 and where the original olive press used to be housed. There are five central luxurious bedrooms in a horseshoe arrangement all with original beamed ceilings, terracotta floors and overlooking our little Italian piazza. These guestrooms are situated above the music room, card and billard room and wine library.
VENERE – A spacious and cool wedgewood blue queen bedded room encircled with windows and comprising lounge area with sofa and chair, writing desk and a beautifully frescoed en-suite bathroom with jacuzzi bath. TRIFOGLIO – A gentle gold and red cloverleaf king or twin bedded room with doors opening out and overlooking a courtyard area filled with terracotta pots and lemon trees. En-suite bathroom.
CAMELIA – An intimate olive green queen bedded room with frescoed en-suite bathroom.
CIPRESSO – A characterful, vibrant green and red queen bedded room with frescoed en-suite bathroom. BACCO – A regal peach and gold queen bedded room with sofa, writing desk and views across the 17th century fountains towards LUCCA. En-suite bathroom with jacuzzi bath.
Four delightful and elegant guestrooms integrated around the original 17th century fountains, overlooking the splendid Italian park and above the grand dining room and the formal drawing room.
DIANA – A large, soothing emerald green king or twin bedded room with writing desk and armchairs. Luminous en-suite bathroom with jacuzzi bath and splendid gold features.
GIGLIO – A spirited and lively strawberry red and gold queen bedded room with frescoed en-suite bathroom.
NINFEA – A fresh and reflective deep blue king or twin room with trellised frescos and an en-suite bathroom.
APOLLO – A seductive midnight blue and gold queen bedded room with sofa and writing desk. Bright en-suite bathroom with jacuzzi bath.
Floodlit salt-water pool, Mountain bikes, Ornamental fishpond overlooked by 17th century fountains, Genuine Italian piazza Outdoor tables & chairs for al fresco dining.
Heating/air-conditioning, Gardener, Pool attendant, Internet wireless connection, Welcome grocery shopping, Daily housekeeping.