Farm Stay Holidays

Tuscany Italy

Relaxing accommodation that gives you space to breathe and time to dream.

The two houses at Col di Lavacchio are 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.

“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.

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

La Fattoria accommodation

(The Farmhouse)

  • 5 bedrooms: 2 double, 3 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, DVD player/screen, board games and books
  • All linen, 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 is a traditional Garfagnana farmhouse with chestnut beams, exposed stone and terracotta tiles. Perched above a terraced amphitheatre with a small vineyard, it is the perfect place for memorable family holidays. Antique furniture, fabulously comfortable bedrooms and a superbly equipped cook’s kitchen add a touch of luxury to this rural retreat.

The 12m swimming pool is 30 metres from the house, set in a rocky alcove with stunning panoramic views. There is a ping-pong table, lawn bowls and a secret hill top yoga deck. Alternatively, seek some peace and quiet in a hammock overlooking the vines.

La Stalla Accommodation

(The apartment)

  • Comfortable sitting room with wood burning stove, antique furniture and books
  • Small kitchen with 4 ring gas hob, electric oven and fridge
  • Bathroom with enormous walk-in shower
  • 2 large bedrooms: twin or huge king size beds
  • All linen, towels and pool towels included
  • WIFI
  • Loggia with dining table, chairs and day-bed 
  • Cot and high chair

La Stalla, on the ground floor of the main house at Lavacchio, is designed for space and comfort. Available with one or two bedrooms, La Stalla is the perfect addition to La Fattoria for larger gatherings.

There is a rose covered loggia with table and chairs and a huge day-bed for the perfect siesta. 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.

“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

Lavacchio Charms


  • 12m x 6m salt water swimming pool
  • Teak loungers with cushions
  • Full sized table tennis table
  • Hammocks slung under trees
  • Lawn boules
  • Board games/DVDs
  • Yoga deck
  • Woodland walks
  • Shopping service

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

  • Dinners available by arrangement.
  • Pizza evenings make the most of the old wood-fired oven at La Fattoria and are a riot of frantic activity and flavour.
  • Onsite organic produce shop
  • Guided walks
  • Visiting masseuse, reflexology and reiki

“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



Home Truths and other Useful Information:

  • The driveway from Promiana to Lavacchio is narrow (2.4m wide).  With care it is possible to drive in all but the biggest 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.