|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This property is located in the southern region of Tuscany known as "Maremma". It is a beautiful part of Tuscany, famous for the undiscovered wildernesses, its national parks and for the spectacular Mediterranean coastline with blue-flag beaches stretching for as long as the eye can see. Further to its natural attractions, the area offers great options for those fond of culture and relaxation. The town of Saturnia, famous for its thermal springs and one of the most beautiful golf courses in Tuscany, is 15 kms away from the property while the Etruscan villages of Pitigliano, Manciano and Montemerano are all within 20 kms. The owners of Monte Cavallo restored the original stone-built farmhouse when they moved to Maremma to start an organic farm - located just 15 minutes away from the property - for the production of natural cosmetics, food supplements and herbal tea cultivating only the Mediterranean flora and autochthon Maremman plants. The property, reachable via a 3 km white road, is located in a very secluded position, reflecting the owners' love for nature and offering breathtaking views over the surrounding countryside. The beauty of the house has previously been captured and published on Ville e Giardini, a renowned Italian Magazine specialized in country houses and villas. It is furnished in an elegant country style and equipped with all modern comforts, including a high-speed internet connection not easy to find in that area. Standout features of the house include the very bright covered veranda, the patio furnished for 'al fresco' dining, and the swimming pool built with the aim of reproducing an old water reservoir. Wine tastings are available in the surroundings. Resident cat on the estate.
-- ACCOMMODATION DESCRIPTION
L A Y O U T
Ground Floor: Sitting/dining room opening onto a pergola furnished for 'al fresco' dining; closed veranda also opening onto the garden; kitchen; laundry room. On this floor there is also a staff bedroom with two bunk beds and a bathroom (shower only). First Floor: double bedroom with en-suite bathroom (bath and shower); twin bedroom and single bedroom sharing a bathroom (bath and shower)
D I S T A N C E S (approx. kms)
Nearest food shop 8; Manciano (nearest village with supermarket and bank) 11; Saturnia (village, Spa and Golf course) 13; Montemerano 15; Pitigliano 20; Capalbio 40; Orbetello 50; Rome Airport 145; Pisa Airport 220
S T A F F
Maid service is included in the price 10 hours per week.
Michaela was fabulous, the property itself -- a bit run down.
Nice house, but nearly impossible to reach by a sports of expensive car. At the end, for two km's the road is in a central african shape.
Very positive overall :
What we liked : Charming house in the middle of the nature. Very nice decoration. Super nice villages in the countryside. Open access old thermal station of Saturnia 10 minutes away. Very nice cleaning lady coming 3 times a week. Fantastic scenery 360 degree. Very responsive rental agency to prepare the trip.2 hours from Pisa, 2 hours from Rome. 1 hour to Ovietto. 15 min from Montemerano.
What we liked less : no air conditioning which is an issue in the bedrooms at night. Very isolated (10 minutes of gravelled path to get to the closest road / 17 minutes to the village),it can be an issue in case of emergency. No bare foot walking passage from terrass to swimming pool. Swimming pool a bit narrow.
We had great days at Monte Cavallo in a wonderfull house which is extraordinarilly furnished and makes the stay very comfortable in each regard.
The kitchen is exellent equipped.
The last part of the road to the house is a little bit difficult and we recommend not to use a lowlying car.
The owner and the manager are very kind an unkomplicated.
We very much can recommend this house.