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Graham Bradford

Advertiser since: 2005
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Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Graham Bradford

Advertiser since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
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ZOLFERATE

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

Roccalbegna Cottage Rental Photos and Description

One bedroom Tuscan holiday cottages,private garden and terrace,great views,Wi-Fi

Podere Sant'Angelo is a great place to unwind, escape the stresses and strains of urban life and soak up the tranquility of the beautiful Tuscan countryside.

Podere Sant'Angelo offers three traditional Tuscan holiday homes: Zolferate, Capitorio and Albegna. All three accommodations are tastefully furnished and offer comfortable indoor and outdoor living.

Each holiday home comprises:

• large bedroom with double bed and fold down single

• bathroom with walk-in shower, toilet facilities and hairdryer

• large living room with traditional kitchen corner

A baby cot is also available.

Each self-catering accommodation has access to a private terrace for 'al fresco' dining and star watching.

Sun loungers are available for relaxing in the large tended garden full of aromatic mediterranean plants.

Fast Wi-Fi (6Mbps via satellite) is available throughout all three holiday homes.

Each holiday home has access to its own barbecue facilities.

The holiday cottage can be booked individually or together for larger groups.

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

Podere Sant’Angelo is registered with the Tuscan Regional Tourist Board.

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.

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

It's a 75 minute drive down to the coast at Castiglione della Pescaia and Marina di Grosseto and some of Italy’s cleanest beaches. The Etruscan remains of Sovana and Pitigliano are 30 minutes away.

Monte Amiata’s a great place to visit for walks through its enormous beech forests. The wine towns of Montalcino (famous for its Brunello – some say the world’s best red wine) and Montepulciano are an hour’s drive away. It’s just a bit further to Siena with its amazing cathedral and beautiful main piazza ‘Il Campo’. Longer day trips to Florence and Rome are possible.

Food & drink: Maremma’s known in Italy for its delicious traditional home-style cooking. Wild boar and other local game feature largely on the menus of local ‘trattorie’ and restaurants. Most of these are small, family run operations where fresh local ingredients and home made pasta are taken as ‘given’.

Roccalbegna is located in the Montecucco wine region. This is nestled between the Morellino di Scansano and the Brunello di Montalcino regions. Villa Patrizia produces a great range of red, white and rose wines that can be enjoyed in local eateries and bought in local grocers’.

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

• the open air waterfall – there’s free 24 hour access here, it’s great to visit in the early evening, even better if there’s a full moon

The springs are a 20 minute drive from Podere Sant’Angelo. An 18 hole course is open to the public at the Terme di Saturnia Hotel.

The Etruscan villages: The Etruscans had a flourishing civilisation in central Italy well before the Roman Empire became supreme. Etruscan priests observed birds in flight to predict the future. Settlements were built on hill tops to afford a good view of the flight patterns of the local bird life. These Etruscan settlements developed into the picturesque hill top villages that are great fun to visit today.

Pitigliano and Sorano both a 30 minute drive from Podere Sant’Angelo are the most spectacular local examples.

The coast: 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' otherwise known as the ‘Parco dell’Ucellina’ for kilometre after kilometre of golden sand without an 'ombrellone' in sight and few people even in August (just over an hour's drive away).

Nature reserves: The limestone cliffs of the WWF's Rocconi reserve are visible from Podere Sant’Angelo. This is one of the largest WWF reserves in Italy. It’s 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.

More Details

Details for Zolferate 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

Zolferate's secluded private terrace for 'al fresco' eating offers spectacular views to Monte Labbro and the hills above Roccalbegna. There's a small private garden - this is a great place to snooze away the afternoons. Inside traditional chestnut beams, terracotta tiles and a fireplace give Zolferate 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. Fast Wi-Fi access is available throughout the property. Full central heating is provided.
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Graham Bradford (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2005
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Speaks: english, french, german, italian

About Graham Bradford

I grew up in the north west of England. After university studies in Scotland I left the UK to live and work in many different countries.

Why Graham Bradford chose Roccalbegna

I holidayed in this relatively undiscovered part of Tuscany while living in Milan. Maremma proved to be a great antidote to the stresses and strains of urban life. I now live on the property and enjoy the opportunities the location offers for gardening, sailing and hiking.

What makes this cottage unique

The great views from Podere Sant'Angelo make this a really special place. There's the view down to the coast at Porto Santo Stefano, in the other direction there's the oddly shaped Monte Labbro, in front of the house there are wonderful sunsets.

After enjoying urban life in several of the world's largest cities I now appreciate the close contact with nature offered by life at Podere Sant'Angelo.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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
Nov 2007
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Book with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

4.9
based on 24 traveler reviews

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Zolferate
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Roccalbegna Monte Amiata
Budd Lake, New Jersey
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Tuscan Cottage

  • 4 of 5
Beautiful cottage near a sheep farm with a wonderful view of the valley. The cottage was neat and clean. Graham was the perfect host; always available and pleasant. Yes, I would recommend this property.
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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A rural gem of southern Tuscany

  • 5 of 5
Located in a beautiful, quiet location Zolferate is a wonderful holiday home. Tastefully decorated with a sheltered terrace and a fragrant garden full of indigenous plants. Graham is a great host who keeps a lot of helpful tips on the area available. We have already recommended the house. The perfect base for exploring southern Tuscany.
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5
Very nice vacation cottage! Well equipped, good bed/mattress, beautiful view, nicely located, within short distances to day trip destinations (Siena, Rome, beach, etc). Authentic Tuscany environment, many good and affordable restaurants, especially in summer months quite a variety of concerts (classical) in Arcidosso and area. Friendly and knowledgable owner. Highly recommended!
  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
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Super country retreat

  • 5 of 5
We have just had a fantastic stay here, perfect if you are looking for peace and quiet, graham is a considerate host with excellent local knowledge of where to go and what to see. The house is lovely, the views are outstanding. We would love to return again.
  • Submitted: May 8, 2014
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Roccalbegna Monte Amiata
St Albert Alberta
5

Relaxed country living on a Tuscan hillside.

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2013
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Belgique
5

a perfect place to relax

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
185 Kilometres
Rome or Pisa
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Roccalbegna
Nearest Ferry
113 Kilometres
Civitavecchia
Nearest Golf
23 Kilometres
Saturnia
Nearest Train
45 Kilometres
Grosseto
Nearest Motorway
77 Kilometres
Chiusi
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Petricci
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Monte Amiata
Nearest Beach
55 Kilometres
Marina di Grosseto
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. For cheese lovers a visit the Il Fiorino factory to taste their award winning cheeses is a must.

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

Other Activities: taking the waters at the hot springs of Saturnia - 25 minutes away, swimming - 20 minutes to an open air pool, it's a 75 minute (55 km) drive to the coast and some of Italy's best beaches.

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Rates & Availability

From €61 Per night

Roccalbegna Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Rate 6
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 9 2015
5 night minimum stay
€560
 
 
Low Season
Jan 10 2015 - Mar 27 2015
4 night minimum stay
€430
 
 
Mid Season
Mar 28 2015 - Jun 26 2015
4 night minimum stay
€490
 
 
High Season
Jun 27 2015 - Aug 28 2015
5 night minimum stay
€550
 
 
Mid Season
Aug 29 2015 - Oct 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
€490
 
 
Low Season
Oct 31 2015 - Dec 18 2015
4 night minimum stay
€430
 
 
High Season
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 8 2016
5 night minimum stay
€550
 

Additional information about rental rates

Final cleaning €30
Pet Fee €0
Notes Inclusive of gas, electricity, Wi-Fi, linen/towels (not beach towels) and final cleaning.
These payments can be made via homeaway or bank transfer.
Podere Sant'Angelo is located 3 km off the main road along a 'strada biancha' (unmade road).

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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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:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Spa
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • 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:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
Notes:
Inclusive of gas, electricity, Wi-Fi, linen/towels (not beach towels) and final cleaning. A washing machine is available for a small fee. Podere Sant'Angelo is located 3 km off the main road along a well maintained unmade road.

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