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Charming, peaceful, country cottages in lush countryside near Lucca, Tuscany - La Stalla (Sleeps 2. 1 Bedroom)

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking



La Stalla (Sleeps 2. 1 Bedroom)

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!

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About the property


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.

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Adrian Setright
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, Italian
Calendar last updated:
8 May, 2017

About Adrian Setright

We, Adrian and Christopher, have made Borgo della Madonnina our permanent home since 2003. Previously living and working in London, we recognise the stresses that life can throw at you and aim to make your time in Tuscany as carefree as possible. We have extensive local knowledge, so you will get to see the real Tuscany. However, we can also leave you to discover the area and its beautiful features all on your own

Adrian Setright purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Adrian Setright chose Lucca Area

We know how important your holidays are. Our priority is to make sure you have a wonderful time here.

This is our home, and so we cherish it and take care of it every day. We're not absent hosts. From the moment you walk through our doors, we're here to help... if you like. If you prefer solitude, we'll keep a low profile. However, if you'd like help with your itinerary or a restaurant booking, it's our pleasure to assist.

There are no hidden costs. Bedlinen, towels, pool towels, iron & board, gas, electricity and water are all included in the single price you pay.

What makes this cottage unique

Borgo della Madonnina offers three gorgeous, historic cottages dating from 1743. Each one is perfect for a self-catering, thoroughly indulgent holiday in the lush hills of Tuscany.

The cottages are next to our home, Casa della Madonnina. They share the extensive grounds and a small, but stunningly located swimming pool.

You'll find pretty bedlinen and plenty of fresh towels. There will also be a basket of treats, including regional wine, as well as fresh flowers and candles for a romantic atmosphere.

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Booking Notes:
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.

Cancellation charges:

more than 8 weeks deposit only
less than 8 weeks deposit + 20%
less than 4 weeks deposit + 50%
less than 2 weeks deposit + 75%

Changeover Day:
Saturday is absolutely our preferred changeover day, but we will be flexible where possible.


Accommodation and facilities for La Stalla (Sleeps 2. 1 Bedroom)in Lucca in Province of Lucca

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • ski
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.



Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Molin della Volpe
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
45 Kilometres
Forte dei Marmi
Car: necessary

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.

Further Details:

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.