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Three charming Tuscan holiday homes,private garden,terraces,great views,Wi-Fi - Capitorio

Graham Bradford

Member 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

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2015
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Three charming Tuscan holiday homes,private garden,terraces,great views,Wi-Fi - Capitorio

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 Capitorio 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

Capitorio faces west and offers wonderful views across the Albegna valley and down to the Rocconi WWF nature reserve, the coast and the Argentario peninsular beyond. Terracota tiles, chestnut beams, a traditional 'cucina in muratura' with a traditional 'graniglia' sink and an open fireplace give Capitorio a cosy, old world atmosphere. A double sofa bed in the living room provides sleeping accommodation for two. There's a double bed and fold down single in the bedroom. A hairdryer is provided in the bathroom and in the bedroom there's a small safe for valuables. The private terrace allows for peaceful 'al fresco' dining with breathtaking views across the valley and multicoloured sunsets. Fast Wi-Fi is available throughout the property.Full central heating.is available.
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Graham Bradford (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2015

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.

Why HomeAway

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

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Capitorio
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 13 reviews
5

Paradiso in campagna

  • 5 of 5

La locheshion , la cura del giardino , della struttura , la privacy , la gestione il proprietario un vero gentleman e la bontà dei prodotti locali hanno reso il soggiorno magico , consiglioto a tutti quelli che vogliono staccare veramente la spina dal quotidiano .

Daniele

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Sehr empfehlenswert!!!

  • 5 of 5

Wer Urlaub in einer tollen Landschaft mit super Aussicht, ruhiger Lage und fern ab der nächsten Straßen verbingen möchte ist hier richtig! Wir verbrachten zwei Wochen im Capitorio, das uns durch seine rustikale Atmosphäre, die stil- und liebevolle Einrichtung, die Terrasse mit grandiosem Weitblick (Sonnenuntergang, je nach Sichtverhältnissen Blick bis aufs Meer bzw. in die Berge) und das lavendelduftende blüteneiche Umfeld mit verschiedenen Sitzplätzen sehr gut gefallen hat. Alles war sehr sauber und mit Graham, dem Besitzer, stand uns jederzeit ein supernetter multilingualer Ansprechpartner zur Verfügung, der uns jede Menge Tipps für lohnende Ausflüge geben konnte. Sehr empfehlenswert!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Sehr empfehlenswert

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben ca. 2 Wochen in der Ferienwohnung Capitorio verbracht. Unsere Ansprüche/Erwartungen nach Ruhe, Natur, aber auch an die (liebevoll eingerichtete und urgemütliche) Ferienwohnung sowie d. Anwesen selbst wurden in jeder Hinsicht erfüllt und entsprachen exakt den Beschreibungen des Vermieters Graham. Dieser stand uns jederzeit mit Rat und Tat zur Seite. Ein nettes Gespräch war immer drin, und wir haben nicht zuletzt durch Graham viel über Land und Leute erfahren können. Die Natur mit vielfältigen Sehenswürdigkeiten, ob Berge, Tierwelt oder die Landschaft generell, hier haben wir uns wohlgefühlt. Es gab viele schöne Ortschaften und Städte zu bestaunen. Wenn auch teils längere Anfahrten dafür in Kauf zu nehmen sind, war dies für uns stets lohnenswert, ebenso wie die Mitnahme eines Reiseführers. Der kostenlose WLAN-Zugang hat uns gut gefallen. Sollte unser Urlaubsziel wieder einmal die südliche Toskana werden, kommen wir sehr gerne wieder.

Mathias und Jutta

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Wonderful stay at Capitorio Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our week's time at the Capitorio Cottage. The cottage exceeded our expectations; light filled, immaculate, great kitchen to cook in and stunning grounds. We were even able to build a fire in the evenings when it would get a little chilly. Graham, the host, was so helpful and very personable. It was such a pleasure to be surrounded by all the nature and quiet. This is an ideal place for people looking to stay in a beautiful quiet setting that is a little off the beaten path. The village of Roccalbegna had a wonderful little pizzeria and trattoria that we frequented. Wonderful trails to hike. And all within an hours + drive to Sienna and more touristy areas. This was a real oasis and we feel very fortunate to have been able to stay here. We highly recommend staying here to future travelers.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
5

... nur die Grillen sind zu hören!

  • 5 of 5

Als wir nach einer Unterkunft für unseren Toskana-Urlaub gesucht und Graham's "Capitorio" entdeckt haben, waren wir uns einig: das ist das Richtige!

Und wir haben unsere Entscheidung nicht bereut:

Podere Sant' Angelo ist ein gepflegtes Anwesen inmitten eines liebevoll gestalteten Gartens mit vielen Blumen und aromatischen Kräutern (die ab und an auch den Weg in unsere Kochtöpfe fanden). Die Ferienwohnung selbst, ursprünglich Teil einer Scheune, wurde überlegt und mit Sorgfalt umgebaut (Landhausstil) und bietet alles Notwendige für einen angenehmen Aufenthalt. Besonders schön ist die Terrasse mit einem großartigen Blick auf den Monte Labbro und die umliegenden Berge, auf der man die herrliche Ruhe genießen und die Annäherungsversuche der Eidechsen beobachten kann. Graham war uns ein wundervoller Gastgeber – höflich, zurückhaltend und immer hilfsbereits bei Fragen zu interessanten Sehenswürdigkeiten oder empfehlenswerten Restaurants (unser Favorit ist "La Grotta" im nahe gelegenen Roccalbegna).

Kurzum: Wer einen ruhigen und entspannten Urlaub mit abwechslungsreichen Ausflugsmöglichkeiten verbringen möchte, vielleicht auch noch gerne wandert oder radfährt, dem können wir das Podere Sant' Angelo als Unterkunft uneingeschränkt empfehlen.

Mit den besten Wünschen aus Karlsruhe / Germany

Sonja & Thorsten

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Un'oasi tra i profumi di erbe aromatiche.

  • 5 of 5

Capitorio, che ci ha ospitato per due settimane, è stata un'oasi di bellezza e quiete nella natura con i suoi suoni e profumi. I colori dei tramonti e la bellezza dello sguardo aperto sulla valle e le colline ci hanno regalato benessere e serenità. Graham ci ha accolti con familiarità e un grande sorriso, sempre disponibile e rispettoso della privacy e affabile in piacevoli conversazioni. I suoi modi gentili e cortesi ben si rispecchiano nel bellissimo giardino di piante, fiori ed erbe aromatiche, curato con amore e dedizione. Capitorio è stato esattamente quello che desideravamo, accogliente, silenzioso, luminoso, spazioso, fresco, confortevole e intimo. Il contesto ideale per chi ama la natura e desidera riposo per il corpo e la mente.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

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 €57 Per night

Roccalbegna Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid Season
Mar 28 2015 - Jun 26 2015
4 night minimum stay
€460
 
 
High Season
Jun 27 2015 - Aug 28 2015
5 night minimum stay
€525
 
 
Mid Season
Aug 29 2015 - Oct 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
€460
 
 
Low Season
Oct 31 2015 - Dec 18 2015
4 night minimum stay
€400
 
 
High Season
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 8 2016
5 night minimum stay
€525
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee €0.00
Final cleaning €30.00
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)
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 Activities Guide
  • 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
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Hairdryer provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Fold down single too, cot available - request in advance
  • 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 Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • 5 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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