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



Updated: 06-May-2016
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 Il Forno (Sleeps 2. 1 Bedroom), 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

Il Forno, originally the old bakehouse, is a two storey stone cottage dating from 1743. It still has the original, terracotta pizza oven in the sitting room. The house is shaded by a large, productive fig tree.

Upstairs, the pretty sitting room has 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.

Downstairs you'll find a double bedroom with a metal, four poster bed from Designer's Guild, as well as a shower room. The bedroom has double doors onto the private, outside terrace, which will allow you to enjoy extensive views over the valley from your bed!

The terrace has wi-fi internet access, deckchairs, a table and chairs for dining and a small BBQ.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

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Speaks English, French, Italian

1 Reviews

1 holidaymaker review


wonderful relaxed holiday

  • 4 of 5

Just returned from a lovely chilled week in Il Forno. Location is very relaxed & Adrian & Christopher are perfect hosts - fonts of information, good company& wonderfully helpful.

Accommodation was great - just as pictures show. Delightfully small but perfectly formed!

Good location to visit larger centres of Pisa, Florence & the understated Lucca, but also a welcome escape of peace & quiet to balance things out.

Would definitely recommend a visit.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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.

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.


Rental rates

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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
High Season
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

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 06-May-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • 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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool


  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • ski


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1


  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering

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.

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