Fattoria di Pietrabuona

Pistoia
Self-catering


A vast estate of interlocking apartments and mighty views presided over by an elegant and bubbly Signora - an unlikely pig farmer!

Place

15 places

Sleeps

Sleeping from 2 – 8

The
Experience

Drink in gulpfuls of mountain fresh air in the foothills of the Svizzera Pesciatina – Tuscany’s ‘Little Switzerland’. Home to a beguiling brood of ancient breed Cinta Senese pigs, this huge estate immersed in greenery is presided over by elegant, bubbly Signora – an unlikely pig farmer. The farm buildings have been cleverly divided into apartments that fit together like a puzzle; we like the three oldest best, near the main villa, each very private. The rest – near the pool – are quite a drive up winding roads, precipitous in parts: not for the faint-hearted nor heavily-laden hire cars! All have gardens, barbecues and outside seating. The exteriors are full of character, the interiors are simple, and some of the newer ones have steep stairs. Help with the harvests, bring a Tuscan cookbook: the kitchens, with old sinks but with new everything else, beg to be used, and there’s a lovely shop next to the office selling their delicious homemade produce – try the vino santo or Cinta Senese sauce. The views are stunning – particularly from the pool – and the villages are worth a good wander.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay 2 nights.
Closed
Never.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Meals
Restaurants nearby.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €57
Weekly price
from €400
Surcharges
Extra bed/sofabed available at no charge.
4 Apartments for 4
From €792 bedrooms
4 Apartments for 6
From €1053 bedrooms
1 Apartment for 8
From €1574 bedrooms
1 Apartment for 6
From €1103 bedrooms
5 Apartments for 2
From €571 bedroom

Reviews

A beautiful place, a warm welcome and then peace and quiet, nicely converted small stone buildings up a steep one-track well made but unsurfaceded road, up into chestnut woods and spectacular views Simple, comfortable, everything you need and high enough to cool down at night to sleep. The local restaurant is full of locals, the local cities of Pistoia and Prato have spectacular galleries and stripy cathedrals and hardly another tourist in the middle of August. Don't go if you don't like the sound of the road or if you have teenagers; best if there are enough of you to take a whole house.

Susan

We loved our stay and can't speak highly enough of the welcome we received. What a beautiful, peaceful retreat. We really hope to visit again! Thank you.

Ruth

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Maristella Galeotti Flori

  • Being in the center of Tuscany, Fattoria di Pietrabuona is one step away from the beautiful cities of Florence, Lucca, Siena and Pisa.
  • In the immediate vicinity of the Fattoria di Pietrabuona are historic gardens, plant nurseries famous all over the world, the villas of Lucca and plenty of traditional handicrafts.
  • Try Disc Golf and Nordic Walking - both available here at Fattoria di Pietrabuona.
  • Near Pietrabuona is ample opportunity to practice sports: horse riding, tennis, diving, free climbing, hiking, mountain biking and spa. We'll help you to organize your own personalized holiday!
  • Come and browse our wonderful homemade produce in our shop - take home extra virgin olive oil, jams, organic wine and beer, chestnut flour and honey.
  • Come to taste our farm produce. From Monday to Friday you can book your own breakfast or tasting. If you'll be arriving late in the evening, just let us know before your arrival and you can book your basket with dinner or your breakfast basket