TUSCANY COTTAGE. FANTASTIC VIEWS, UNSPOILT COUNTRYSIDE.

Peri and David

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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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The Casetta - Charming honeymoon cottage, off the beaten track in south Tuscany

OLIVE FARM IN TUSCANY. The beautifully restored traditional stone farmbuildings are set within ten acres of our certified organic olive grove, a five minute walk away from the small village of Seggiano and a great restaurant. With stunning views of rolling countryside and small hilltop villages, The CASETTA is a beautiful and comfortable independent one bedroom honeymoon cottage which can sleep three. The STUDIO is the ultimate studio apartment in the farmhouse building with independent entrance and a gorgeous terrace.

Situated on the shoulder of Monte Amiata, sacred mountain of the Etruscans, famous for its hot mineral water springs, our farm is a wonderful place to relax in between seeing the famous sights and discovering the secrets of this lesser known area of Tuscany. The area is unspoilt and still a habitat for wild flowers, birds and animals such as boar, porcupine, hare and deer. For more pictures see the holidays page on our site www.seggiano.co.uk.

What to expect from the area: In a really wonderful undiscovered corner of southern Tuscany, the medieval hilltop village of Seggiano lies at a height of 550m on the slopes of Monte Amiata, an extinct volcano and sacred mountain of the Etruscans. The summit is good for walks through the cool beech forests and mushroom hunting in the appropriate season. In April and early May wildflowers abound; the countryside and views are breathtaking.

There's a strong local culture of traditional food and wine production and we make sure that our guests know where to find the best places to eat and interesting places to visit. Stefania's restaurant offers an excellent meal, an aperitivo or a capuccino just a short walk from the farm.

Despite being 'off the beaten track' the famous centres of Italian Renaissance culture are within easy reach by car; Siena is sixty km and Florence, Arezzo and Assisi are about one and a half hours away. To the south of the mountain, towards the coast (75km) one can find Roman and Etruscan sights

In terms of the immediate vicinity the surrounding villages have shops for all non-specialist supplies, good fresh (often locally grown) food, a cinema, gym and a choice of restaurants. Grosseto is the nearest large commercial centre with national and international rail connections. The only period in which the area gets crowded is August when mostly Italian tourists escape the heat in the cities for the refreshing mountain walks and air of Amiata.

In general the countryside in southern Tuscany is wilder and far less manicured than in the north of the region. There are really brilliant walking itineraries (not for mid summer) and the natural surroundings, birdsong, wildflowers and wild herbs are truly sublime in springtime.

There are many decent restaurants in the area and some really excellent ones. We can supply you with details and suggested itineraries for day trips.

For more info see the 'holidays in Tuscany' link on our website, please contact us for web site address.

Swimming: The thermal hot pools, which can be found around the mountain due its volcanic history, are fantastic in cooler weather. The nearest, Bagno Vignone (20 minutes) is a calcium spa swimming pool, whilst Bagno San Felippo, Saturnia and Petriolo have more sulphurous water. A good way to de-stress is to have a soak under the cascade at one of the 'terme', letting the water massage back and shoulders. There is a choice of 'funky' natural pools to visit, or entrance fee-paying swimming pools.

For summer bathing there is a nice privately run pool in the next village, Castel del Piano, (about 10 minutes by car), dips in local streams or a trips to the seaside or Lake Bolsena.

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Details for The Casetta, Agriturismo Vignone 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, 1 Bathroom

The Casetta is an independent building about 15m distant from the main farm house, with its entrance and own private covered patio area overlooking the olive grove and facing towards the mountain. It's an ideal honeymoon cottage. The construction is a simple ground floor living space including kitchen area, wood burning stove, dining and sitting area with doors opening onto the olive grove beyond the covered porch. A spiral staircase leads up to the first floor bedroom (one double and one single bed) plus en suite shower room (shower, WC, bidet & washbasin). There are lovely views in all directions. The casetta is provided with washing machine, hairdryer, iron+ ironing board, juicer, stainless steel cookware and all the linens are pure cotton. We provide plenty of towels and bed linens for your use, though we would ask you to bring your own beach / pool towels for swimming, and to wash dirty linens when you take clean ones. Wifi network is available in the garden.
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered

Peri and David

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Yes, we make olive oil!

We, Peri and David (who is the one pictured), met by chance in Ciampino airport. We had independently decided to miss the free meal offered to passengers when the flight was delayed and, after spending a few hours with our respective friends in Rome, returned to a deserted airport. We were the only two civilians at Ciampino, as the flight had been transferred to the other airport. So, call it destiny or chance, but we shared a taxi and discovered that we went to North London primary schools in the same road and that we shared a mutual love for southern Tuscany.

We have been farming olives there, just outside the village of Seggiano, since the 80's, where I had bought a smallholding after visiting the area for teachings from a very unusual Tibetan teacher.

Still learning as we go along, we have the help of farming friends and neighbours. Our hobby turned into a serious business venture when David was suddenly made redundant. You can check out www.seggiano.com to see where we have got to so far with our efforts.

By now we are well known by, and integrated with the local community by now, largely because we work with a lot of producers. Our house was never a holiday villa, but always a working farm.

The property has been slowly improved and renovated over the years, and it's been our aim to incorporate green technology wherever possible. Our land is certified organic and we are also dedicated mulchers and composters!

We still travel too much and hop between Seggiano and London, where our distribution base is. And we are still in love with Southern Tuscany.

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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4.8
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TUSCANY COTTAGE. Fantastic views, unspoilt countryside.
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews
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TUSCANY COTTAGE. Fantastic views, unspoilt countryside.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p16700
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Seggiano Monte Amiata
Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
5

Rest and Relaxation

  • 5 of 5
What a fantastic place. We spent a week at the Casetta at the end of June in glorious 30plus degree sunshine. It’s just the right size for a comfortable stay for a couple or family with a small child. Not that you want to do too much of it on holiday but there’s all the ‘mod cons’ for cooking, washing etc. The Casetta is set in a beautiful, well maintained garden within the grove and the views are just as spectacular as the website photos look. Although there are other properties in the vicinity they’re far enough away and hidden by the groves that you have complete privacy.
The local supermarket and bakery should provide most if not all your basic needs for food etc. but we did enjoy popping over to Castel Del Piano to do shopping there too. Find the general store which sells white and red wine from the vat for 1 Euro 30 a litre! It’s got a really good deli counter too.
A straightforward 2 ½ hour drive from Pisa airport with no problem finding our way thanks to Peri’s directions. We also managed day trips taking in Sienna, the top of Monte Amiata, Montalcino, and San Gimignano during the week without feeling we were doing too much although some of the nearer hilltop villages are just as interesting & beautiful to see. If you intend to visit during the summer months make sure you get a car with air con. We found it a godsend. We also set off on our day trips fairly early so that we could still spend time relaxing in & around the Casetta watching the wildlife going about its business before going out in the evening.
The local restaurants as well as others in the nearby villages were all very good. We particularly enjoyed Sergio’s in Castel Del Piano. Of course, we barbequed as well!
Every night was finished off with a bottle of wine or two sitting outside the Casetta enjoying the peace and tranquillity gazing at night sky totally unpolluted by any street lighting etc. This is just a great place to relax. Our only regret now was booking for just one week. A return visit is a must!!
On a personal note, many thanks to Katja for making us feel so welcome and helping us with information and tips.
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2008
  • Stayed: Jun 2008
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Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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TUSCANY COTTAGE. Fantastic views, unspoilt countryside.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p16700
+44 07812558549
Seggiano Monte Amiata
5

Returning for more!

  • 5 of 5
Returning after 10 years, this time with a young family and we loved it just as much. The casetta is 'small but perfectly formed' and the setting is simply beautiful. Wandering in the olive groves, eating on the terrace, dipping in the stream - all in a tranquil and stunning setting. Interesting and beautiful local towns, experiences and sights. Perfect.
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are lucky that you and all the others, who manage to find our little casetta online, are people who truly appreciate the natural beauty and simplicity which it offers. Thank you for coming to stay here.
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TUSCANY COTTAGE. Fantastic views, unspoilt countryside.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p16700
+44 07812558549
Seggiano Monte Amiata
5

A successful and memorable vacation.

  • 5 of 5
We had a lovely holiday in Seggiano in july 2012. it was everything we had hoped for, and more.
There is a good atmosphere, it's cozy, relaxing and clean. we got lots of good advice from Peri and David about the sights we could see in the area and which restaurants we should visit.
It has also been interesting to stay close to the olive grove and learn about olive harvest and the ancient olive trees.
We have recommended the place to our families and friends and we want to spend our holiday there again at some point.
All in all it was a successful and memorable vacation we had in Seggiano.

Lisbeth Christensen and Soren Olsen
from Denmark
  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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TUSCANY COTTAGE. Fantastic views, unspoilt countryside.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p16700
+44 07812558549
Seggiano Monte Amiata
5

A perfect holiday

  • 5 of 5
This was our second stay at Seggiano and once again it was a perfect break. The accommodation offers excellent value for money and Peri and David made us feel immediately at home. Seggiano itself is very well located for trips to Siena, Firenze, Arrezzo, the Maremma coast etc and is a beautiful setting for a holiday. There is very high quality eating in the area whether out at restaurants or eating in and buying from the village mini market. Local people are friendly and welcoming. It is almost impossible to find something to criticise and we have no doubt that we will be going back for a third time and probably many more times after that.
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It gives us great pleasure too, when our visitors enjoy it so much! We look forward to seeing you again.
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TUSCANY COTTAGE. Fantastic views, unspoilt countryside.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p16700
+44 07812558549
Seggiano Monte Amiata
San Francisco
5

A little bit of heaven!

  • 5 of 5
My partner and I spent 8 nights in the Cassetta, and we had an idyllic vacation. First off, the cottage is so beautiful, very well appointed, and extraordinarily picturesque with views of the village of Seggiano, an elegant garden, and iconic olive groves.

Our kind and knowledgable host gave us great recommendations for restaurants (Sergio's place is a must!) and hot springs. We explored 4 different springs, went wine tasting, spent a night in Florence, and also spent time at our lovely cottage, walking the property through the olive trees, and exploring Seggiano on foot.

We highly recommend this sweet spot, especially for those who wish to explore off the beaten path, and make new discoveries not written about in tourist guides. It's a great location for visiting the many gorgeous hill towns of Tuscany, and the hot springs -- the highlights of our stay!

Kate and Robert, San Francisco, CA
  • Submitted: May 29, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I think the varied choice of things to do in southern Tuscany do make our casetta a great base for exploring. As long as you are up for driving a bit, there's a lot to see and discover. Your host, being a thoroughly discerning eater, will always give you top tips for the best places to eat!
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TUSCANY COTTAGE. Fantastic views, unspoilt countryside.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p16700
+44 07812558549
Seggiano Monte Amiata
The Hague
5

like in heaven

  • 5 of 5
Last summer we've been for a week in this lovely house in Seggiano.
If you're looking for some romantic, quiet and beautifull place, i would absolutely recommend this. It was more than great to be there.
By car you can reach many villages with wine tasting, greaagut views and cultural expierences.

For us, it's a pity that the house is not available this summer because we would really love to go back! Thanks for all the hospitality!

Peter & Elise, The Hague, Holland
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
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Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
166 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Ferry
136 Kilometres
Piombino
Nearest Train
69 Kilometres
Grosseto
Nearest Motorway
69 Kilometres
Grosseto
Nearest Beach
70 Kilometres
Castiglione della Pescaia
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Kilometres
Seggiano
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Kilometres
Seggiano
Car: necessary

Our farm is a beautiful country base to relax, in between excursions to both the famous centres of renaissance culture and exploring the lesser known gems of southern Tuscany. Thermal pools, the seaside or Bolsena Lake can be reached by car, whilst very near at hand you can enjoy the sculpture garden of Daniel Spoerri, country walks and some excellent restaurants. A shop, ATM and the local bar, including a recommended restaurant, is within walking distance through our olive grove.

Other Activities: Wildlife. Hot thermal pools. Walking. Exploring small villages off-the-beaten-track. Great local food and wine. Unspoilt area off the tourist trail!

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Availability & Rates

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7 night minimum stay
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Notes Minimum rental period is five nights in April and seven nights May to October.
Booking periods are flexible and can commence on any day of the week except Sundays. Cost is inclusive of all utilities, linens and amenities mentioned in the description. Beach swimming towels are not provided. There is no cleaning charge for bookings of 10 nights but a €40 cleaning charge applies for longer stays.
We ask for 50% in advance as deposit and then the remainder can be paid a few weeks before rental period begins or on arrival in cash.
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Amenities

Amenities

Seggiano Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
  • Wireless Internet
  • Tiled Stove
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Upstairs Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib
  • A cot is available on request.
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • hiking
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