Three elegant cottages near Celle dei Puccini, Lucca, Tuscany, Italy
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.
Details for holiday cottage La Roccia (Sleeps 4. 2 Bedrooms), 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms
La Roccia is named after the massive boulder in the kitchen.
Ceilings are original with chestnut beams and terracotta tiles.
Downstairs, this traditional two-storey farmhouse has a large eat-in kitchen, with chestnut cupboards, marble worktops and a dishwasher, as well as an oven and fridge/freezer. There is an original, working fireplace in the kitchen.
On the ground floor there is also a double bedroom, with an antique pine wardrobe, and a shower room.
Up the wrought iron staircase, you’ll find a pretty, two zone sitting room, a double bedroom and a bathroom with a tub.
There is a sofabed in the first half of the sitting room and an open fireplace in the second part, which is dreamlike in the autumn and winter.
There are free satellite channels, DVDs and Wi-Fi access to the internet from your own laptop.
The house has use of the beautiful marble courtyard, with deckchairs, a table and chairs for dining, as well as an outside terrace with deckchairs and a small BBQ.
About the Owner
Guestbook comments from the owner
Il nostro host è stato fantastico! Il posto è meravigliosamente immerso nella natura, ed abbiamo passato uno dei nostri migliori weekend. Il cottage è veramente bello, tipico e ben attrezzato. La natura la fa da padrone, la notte la casa si circonda perfino di lucciole. L'ambiente nei dintorni è intimo e tranquillo, e Adrian non ci ha fatto mancare niente, ha perfino prenotato il ristorante per noi. Lo consigliamo vivamente a chiunque abbia voglia di una vacanza tipica toscana immersa nella natura. La piscina per rinfrescarsi è il massimo! Grazie Adrian!
Activity and Interests
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.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
17 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
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 6 weeks prior to arrival the 25% deposit will be forfeited
Once the full amount has been paid 6 weeks prior to arrival, there will no longer be any refunds made
Saturday is absolutely our preferred changeover day, but we will be flexible where possible.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
- Away From It All
- Fireplace ...
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine ...
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Video Library
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool
- Outdoor Pool
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
Sports & Adventure Activities
- 140 m²
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
- Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
- Ski & Snowboard ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: Our cottages have an antique, other-wordly, romantic feel. For your comfort, there are electric fans for use in the summer and wood burning fireplaces and stoves, as well as central heating, for use during the cooler months. Each cottage has access to a communal laundry room, as well as its own iron, ironing board, drying rack and hairdryer, free of charge. We welcome babies and have a travel cot, high chairs, a baby bath and a basic buggy / stroller. Please let us know if you would like to use these, also free of charge. Our property is safe and secluded, set in three and a half hectares (eight and a half acres) of olive terraces and woodland. Children are absolutely welcome, but due to the terraced terrain must be supervised at all times. Outside: Borgo della Madonnina is set in three and a half hectares (eight and a half acres) of olive terraces and woodland, with stunning views over a lush, green valley. Outside, each cottage has a private terrace, table and chairs for dining, covered by a large umbrella, deckchairs, and a small bbq. The small swimming pool measures 10x4m. The pool and its sun terrace, set in a natural amphitheatre with stunning views, seem to hover over the trees - ideal for lounging in the Tuscan sunshine.