Organic family olive farm in beautiful Tuscany

Le CatreOur farm, "Le Catre", is a wonderful place to relax, eat well and share our family life, and is a great base for exploring beautiful Tuscany and our nearby beaches.

Le Catre is our family small-holding situated in a beautiful valley one hour south of Pisa and 8 kms from the sea.

Over the last 27 years, we have worked hard to bring this traditional farm back to life. The house is surrounded by an olive grove, orchard and woodland on the southern slope of a valley.

Our aim is to provide as much of our own organic produce (i.e. oil, eggs, fruit, nuts and vegetables) as possible, and sell the excess (which is generally only oil and eggs). We do not make money out of the farm but use it to supplement our income.

Meals are eaten with the family, and whoever else is staying (it is usually fairly lively here with visitors/helpers from all over the world passing through). Bridget loves to cook using home produced or locally grown fruit and vegetables (and our wonderful olive oil!) and we have good local wines with the evening meal.

Breakfast is provided using our own produce as much as possible i.e. homemade bread and jams and free range eggs. We can cater for vegetarians although we are not vegetarian ourselves.

We provide free WiFi in the house (if you have your own laptop or smartphone). We also have quite an extensive library. We do not have a television.

Castagneto Carducci

The house seen from Segalari

The view from the house