|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
La Stalla, formerly the old stable dating from 1743, is a two storey cottage. Downstairs, it has a pretty sitting room with a wood burning stove, antique furniture and a TV to view a selection of DVDs. The small kitchen has an oven and a small fridge.
Upstairs you'll find a double bedroom with a hand painted, antique wardrobe and a bed with an oversized, padded headboard, as well a newly refurbished shower room.
The private, outside terrace has extensive views over the valley. The cottage is about fifty metres from the other houses and overlooks – but isn’t overlooked by – the small swimming pool.
La Stalla is truly romantic and, to our knowledge, has witnessed four successful proposals of marriage!
Borgo della Madonnina, a former olive farm dating from 1743, is close to Celle dei Puccini, home to the family of Giacomo Puccini. The feel of each cottage is light and airy, with simple but thoughtful décor, pleasant furniture, pretty bedding and plenty of fresh towels. You’ll also find fresh flowers and a small selection of books and DVDs. A welcome pack offers local treats and a bottle of prosecco to enjoy on arrival .
Our location means that the Medieval and Renaissance glories of the walled city of Lucca are only 18km away, while Pisa and Florence, Volterra, San Gimingnano and Siena are close enough for day trips. The glamorous beach resorts of Viareggio, Marina di Pietrasanta and Forte dei Marmi are a short (40 minutes), but stunning drive away. Around us, the mountainous Garfagnana national park is one of alpine meadows, rivers and lush hills, making it ideal for walkers, hikers and skiers.
Yuk... the business bit!! Booking Deposit: In order to confirm your stay at Borgo della Madonnina, a deposit of 25% of the full payment must be paid at the time of booking. This deposit is not refundable in the event of your cancellation.
more than 8 weeks deposit only
less than 8 weeks deposit + 20%
less than 4 weeks deposit + 50%
less than 2 weeks deposit + 75%
Saturday is absolutely our preferred changeover day, but we will be flexible where possible.
Special interest holidays:
Fluent English, Italian and French spoken.
The smart beach resorts of Forte dei Marmi, Marina di Pietrasanta and Viareggio are just 40 minutes away.
Expect glamorous Bagni (or bathing stations) with their own bars, resaturants, beach paraphenalia and even swimming pools at varying costs! A sophisticated experience. And you'll have your own space to enjoy it!
There is a stunning drive to the beach, across the Apuan Alps, with beautiful views through olive groves. You can drive home quickly from Viareggio via Lucca on the autostrada
A car is essential during your stay with us! Travelling Times to and from Borgo della Madonnina. From Pisa Airport 45 minutes. From Florence Airport 60 minutes.
Lucca 20 minutes. Barga 25 minutes. Pisa 45 minutes. Torre de lago 45 minutes. Forte di Marmi 45 minutes. Florence 75 minutes. Siena 120 minutes.
There is written information on restaurants, supermarkets and shops in each cottage, but Christopher and Adrian are here to offer you any help and advice you may need, while keeping a discreet distance to ensure your peace and privacy.