Relaxing accommodation that gives you time to breathe

Accommodation comprises two houses at Col di Lavacchio available for rental on a self-catering basis with room for up to 14 guests. La Fattoria (the old farmhouse) can accommodate 10, whilst La Stalla (the apartment) can take 4. Both are extremely comfortable, superbly equipped and furnished with antiques.

 At a Glance:

  • 5 double bedrooms: 1 double, 4 either twin or kingsize
  • 3 bathrooms with walk-in showers
  • Fully equipped dining kitchen: 5 ring gas hob/oven, dishwasher, 2 fridge-freezers
  • Sitting room with log burner, iPod dock, DVDs, board games and books
  • All linen, bathrobes, towels and pool towels included
  • 2 dining terraces: a roofed breakfast terrace and a wisteria vine covered dining terrace each with  wooden dining furniture
  • BBQ
  • Pizza oven
  • Cot and high chair

La Fattoria

(The Farmhouse)

La Fattoria is a traditional Garfagnana farmhouse with chestnut beams, exposed stone and terracotta tiles. Perched above a terraced amphitheatre with a small vineyard, La Fattoria has a covered breakfast terrace and a vine clad dining terrace with huge rustic table and benches. Antique furniture, fabulously comfortable bedrooms with high ceilings and a superbly equipped cook’s kitchen add a touch of luxury to this rural retreat.

There are four bedrooms and two bathrooms on the first floor and one bedroom and bathroom on the ground floor. All linen, including bath towels and pool towels, is included in the rental. There are hundreds of books, some board games and an iPod dock. Alternatively, seek some peace and quiet in a hammock overlooking the vines.


“My week at Lavacchio was absolutely heavenly. Jamie and Ailsa are wonderful hosts and carefully consider every detail about their beautiful property for their guests. At every turn you can see the way they lovingly tend to the place, from the lush lavender bushes fringing the pool, through to the perfect positioning of the hilltop yoga shala.I loved their friendly hospitality, and the welcome made by their very personable cats and dog too!

Everywhere was fragrant with jasmine and lavender, buzzing with bees – and what could be a better spot for an afternoon of reading than a hammock overlooking grapevines and the mountains of Tuscany?”

Annette Vieusseux, Melbourne, Australia

July 2014

Farmhouse sitting room

Farmhouse twin room

Farmhouse small double

Two houses

Farmhouse view


 At a Glance:

  • Comfortable sitting room with wood burning stove, DVD player, iPod dock, antique furniture and books
  • Small kitchen with 4 ring gas hob, electric oven and fridge
  • Bathroom with enormous walk-in shower
  • Large bedrooms twin or huge king size beds
  • All linen, bathrobes, towels and pool towels included
  • WIFI
  • Loggia with dining table, chairs, day-bed and hot tub
  • BBQ
  • Wooden sun loungers
  • Cot and high chair

La Stalla

(The apartment)

La Stalla,  on the ground floor of the main house at Lavacchio, is designed for space and comfort. This apartment is available with one or two bedrooms: each bedroom has twin beds (or enormous doubles) and antique furniture.  There is a comfortable sitting room with a log burner stove, iPod dock  and many books. The small kitchen is sufficiently equipped for culinary adventures. 

There is a rose covered loggia with table and chairs, a huge day-bed and a hot tub for the cooler months. The lawn is fringed with herbs and the small gravel yard is protected by a bay hedge. The views down the valley are among the most extensive on the farm.

Sitting room


Large double

Large twin


La Stalla


“A wonderfully comfortable guest house with 30 acre organic farm, with views down the length of the Serchio valley towards the ancient walled city of Lucca, birthplace of the composer Giacomo Puccini”


Cameron McNeish

TGO Magazine

At a Glance:

  • 12m x 6m salt water swimming pool

  • Teak loungers, hammocks and benches

  • Hot tub (seasonal)

  • Full sized table tennis table

  • Badminton net and racquets

  • Lawn boules

  • Board games/DVDs

  • Yoga deck

  • Woodland

  • Walks

  • Shopping service

Lavacchio Charms


We love life’s little luxuries and understand that often it is the little things that make all the difference.

  • Visiting therapist: massage, reflexology, reiki

  • Pizza evenings make the  most of the old wood-fired oven at La Fattoria and are a riot of  frantic activity. An initial demonstration often precedes a hands-on  experience when you can concoct the pizza of your dreams.

  • Courtesy car (for the farm track)

  • Onsite organic produce shop

  • Guided walks



Organic produce


Pool loungers

Path to pool



“Two weeks in paradise! You have created the perfect holiday home, set in beautiful surroundings. Many thanks for your warm welcome and hospitality.”

Martin and Vanessa,

Shropshire, England

High-Season 2017

La Fattoria & La Stalla
(maximum 14 guests)
La Fattoria
(maximum 10 guests)
15th July - 26th August€4220€3250

Low-Season 2017

La Fattoria & La Stalla
(maximum 14 guests)
La Fattoria
(maximum 10 guests)
La Stalla
(maximum 4 guests)
1st April - 20th May
7th - 28th October€3220€2350€999



Home Truths and other Useful Information:

  • The driveway from Promiana to Lavacchio is extremely narrow (1.85m wide).  We suggest you leave your car in the village and make use of our courtesy car.

  • There is no street lighting at Lavacchio but paths are illuminated with solar lights.

  • You will hear various rural sounds at night, from boar to barking deer, owls to cicadas.

  • The owners, Jamie and Ailsa, live above La Stalla and are here to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

  • The farm cats love company and may try to invade your privacy.