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Graham Bradford

Speaks english, french, german, italian
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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Roccalbegna Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Three traditional holiday homes, each 1 bedrooom, stunning location and garden

Podere Sant'Angelo offers three traditional Tuscan holiday homes. All three are tastefully furnished and offer comfortable indoor and outdoor living.

Each holiday home has one bedroom with double bed and fold down single. The living room/kitchen corner of each residence has a fold down double sofa bed.

Each kitchen comes with traditional Tuscan fittings and is fully equipped with utensils and crockery.

Each residence has its own bathroom with walk in shower and toilet facilities.

The property is located in a large tended garden full of aromatic mediterranean plants.

There are spectacular views down the Albegna valley to the coast and up the valley to Monte Labbro.

The picturesque village of Roccalbegna is a ten minute drive away, the hot springs of Saturnia with its spa hotel and 18 hole golf course are 20 minutes away.

It's an hours drive down to the beaches of Castiglione della Pescaia and Marina di Grosseto. The Etruscan remains of Sovana and Pitigliano are 30 minutes away.

The area boasts numerous nature reserves and is excellent for walking.

Within easy reach of Monte Amiata, also Siena, Montalcino, Montepulciano, Florence, Rome.

The English owner is on hand to help, advise and make your stay as pleasant as possible.

Saturnia: The hot sulfurous waters of Saturnia have been famous since Etruscan times. There are two ways of taking the waters: the 'Terme' spa hotel which offers several pools, refreshment facilities and an extensive range of spa treatments or the open air, free entry waterfall down from the village. The springs are a 20 minute drive from the apartments. An 18 hole course is open to the public at the Terme di Saturnia Hotel.

The coast & nature reserves: The southern Tuscan coastline offers some of the most pristine bathing in Italy. Castiglione della Pescaia has consistently been awarded the top 'clean beach' award by the EU. If you tire of the 'ombrellone' of Castiglione and Marina di Grosseto head for the beach in the 'Parco Naturale di Maremma' for kilometre after kilometre of golden sand without an 'ombrellone' in sight and few people even in August (under an hour's drive away).

The limestone cliffs of the WWF's Rocconi reserve are visible from the apartments. This is one of the WWF's largest reserves in Italy. It is home to several rare species of birds. A small fee is charged for entry. At certain times of year night visits are possible. Visit the 'Parco faunistico di Monte Labbro' to see the original wildlife of the area including wolves.

Classical Tuscany: San Gimingnano, Siena and Florence are within easy reach, as are the hill top villages of Montalcino, Montepulciano and Pienza. Day trips to Rome are possible too.

Registered with the Tuscan Regional Tourist Board.

More Details

Details for Zolferate 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, 1 Bathroom

Traditional chestnut beams, terracotta tiles and fireplace give the cottage a relaxing old world feel. The bedroom comprises a double bed and a fold down single. There's a small safe for valuables. The bathroom is equipped with a hair dryer. The living room has a small 'cucina in muratura' with a traditional stone sink. A double sofa bed provides sleeping accommodation for two. There's also an open fireplace for winter evenings and full central heating. The secluded private terrace for 'al fresco' eating offers spectacular views to Monte Labbro and the hills above Roccalbegna.
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered

Graham Bradford

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2005
Speaks english, french, german, italian
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Reviews

Property Reviews

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Zolferate
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews
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Zolferate
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Roccalbegna Monte Amiata
HR GuestBook
5

Comments from Owner Guestbook

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2007
  • Stayed: Dec 2007
28.07.06
We've had a lovely two weeks putzing about the countryside and reading in the garden. Highly recommend the Etruscan remains around Sovana as well as a visit to the bookbinder in town.
Thank you so much for your hospitality, great advice - and for the lemons! We shall be recommending Zolferate to our friends and relations.
Tiffany & Eileen, Minneapolis / Oslo
09.09.06
Un accueil tres sympa et un endroit superbe qui font vite oublier le chemin rempli de poussiere (!) et nous plongent dans le charme de la Toscane.
Merci pour cet agreable sejour,
Etienne et Alain, Lyon, France
27.05.06
Kath and I have just had a really great week. Accommodation is very good, views superb and your advice and guidance great! The sausages from the local butcher are great - but try the 'porchetta' - it's really very good. Food has been excellent from the local restaurants as has the wine! Would recommend a trip to Siena - well worth the visit.
A really great time, Ian and Kathleen, UK
Helpful votes: 19/19
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Roccalbegna Monte Amiata
St Albert Alberta
5

Relaxed country living on a Tuscan hillside.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
This cottage surpassed it's descriptions. It is a well equipped and appointed gem nestled in the Tuscan hills beside sheep farms with spectacular views. This is obviously a property run with care and the owner who lives in another house on the property is gracious and helpful with advise about the area. For the couple or small family looking to get away from the noise and clutter of urban life, this is the place!
It is an easy drive ( by Tuscan standards-remember hills and curves ) to Siena and other towns in the region. Tuscan cuisine is as close as the Grotto in Roccalbegna, the closest town.
We would go back yearly if we could afford the travel. I would recommend this to anyone. Top marks on our Italian tour.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Roccalbegna Monte Amiata
Belgique
5

a perfect place to relax

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We needed some relaxation time and we've found it in this perfect peaceful place, in this cosy house, in the beautiful region. Graham, the owner, is a very interesting and warm person, giving you the feeling to come home.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Zolferate
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Roccalbegna Monte Amiata
5

Southern Tuscan gem

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
If you are going to book a place in Tuscany then southern Tuscany is a must and Graham’s place near Roccalbegne is a lovely place to stay. Graham tells us that, at four weeks, we stayed the longest of any of his visitors, so we are perhaps the best able to give an evaluation of the area and the accommodations. If you are looking for genuine Italian experience in a rural setting this is it.

First, southern Tuscany is a terrific place to visit. It has many great hill towns to experience, numberous Etruscan archeology sites to explore, terrific landscapes, great food, friendly people, and a quiet secluded locale from which to experience this part of Italy.

Graham's cottages are excellently appointed with all the conveniences and in a style reminiscent of an older Tuscany. He has excellent taste.

Graham is a huge resource for giving advice on places to go and see. He has been a resident for many years. He is the friend of the local butcher in Roccalbegne, Danielle, who makes the best sausages and salami we have had in Italy and we have been here for three months and eaten a lot of sausages!

The location is south of the normal tourist haunts of Firenze, Siena, San Gimignano, etc. However, they are all within a relatively short drive, during which you will experience some of the most beautiful landscapes in Italy, if not the world. But truthfully you do not need to leave southern Tuscany to experience the wonders of this country. When you're done with the big city touring, book yourself a couple of weeks at one of these cottages.

You won't regret it. We certainly didn't and plan to return as soon as the travel kitty allows!

Thanks so much, Graham, for your hospitality. We had such fun and you made our trip a truly memorable experience.

Janet and Bill
Helpful votes: 4/4
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Roccalbegna Monte Amiata
4

Hübsches Doppelhäuschen ruhiger Landschaft

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: May 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
Alle wichtigen Installationen im Hause funktionierten tadellos (sogar die Heizung!). Die Einrichtung ist zweckmässig, die Küche eher einfach.
Der liebevoll gepflegte Garten und die Aussicht ins Albegna-Tal haben uns sehr gefallen. Graham ist einfreundlicher, hilfsbereiter Gastgeber.
Direkt vom Haus aus lassen sich viele Wanderungen und MTB-Touren unterschiedlichen Schwierigkeitsgrades unternehmen.
Helpful votes: 3/3

Map

Nearest Airport
185 Kilometres
Rome or Pisa
Nearest Ferry
113 Kilometres
Civitavecchia
Nearest Train
45 Kilometres
Grosseto
Nearest Motorway
77 Kilometres
Chiusi
Nearest Beach
55 Kilometres
Marina di Grosseto
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Roccalbegna
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Monte Amiata
Nearest Golf
23 Kilometres
Saturnia
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Petricci
Car: necessary

Maremma is the name given to the southernmost area of Tuscany. The rolling hills of this area are famous for their unspoilt natural beauty. Typical local products are Pecorino cheese, olive oil and the local wines Morellino di Scansano and Montecucco. This is a great place to experience a rural way of life that has changed little for hundreds of years. Roccalbegna was built by the Republic of Siena as its southern outpost over 500 years ago and it's changed very little since then. It offers the following services: an exceptional trattoria / pizzeria, a bar, a butchers, a couple of well-stocked general grocers, a bank, a post office and a chemists. There's a mini-market on Monday mornings.

'Roccalbegna is one of the finest villages in southern Tuscany', The Rough Guide to Tuscany and Umbria, April 2003.

Other Activities: swimming - 20 minutes to a pool, an hour's drive to the coast

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Availability & Rates

Roccalbegna Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Mar 29 2014 - Jun 27 2014
€500
3 nights
 
 
Jun 28 2014 - Aug 29 2014
€560
5 nights
 
 
Aug 30 2014 - Oct 31 2014
€500
3 nights
 
 
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
€440
3 nights
 
 
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 7 2015
€560
5 nights
 

Notes

  • Inclusive of gas, electricity, wifi and linen/towels (not beach towels).
    Final cleaning is €30 extra.
    Security deposit €150 payable on arrival.
    For advance bookings we ask for half of the rental as a non-returnable deposit at the time of booking and for the balance to be paid one month in advance of the scheduled arrival date. These payments can be made via PayPal (credit card) or bank transfer. Last minute bookings can be paid in euros on arrival.

Amenities

Roccalbegna Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Firewood
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Safe
  • Towels Provided
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 child bed , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The armchair in the bedroom folds down into a single bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 5 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ski lift privileges
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • skiing
  • hunting small game
  • snorkeling
Notes:
A washing machine is available. Towels are provided but please bring your beach towels. Remember to pack your swimwear for the hot springs at Saturnia.