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Modern/rustic farm house, with the best views in Maremma, a piece of heaven!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Renovated by a London based architect, this is a piece of peace on earth.

Done up last year by the owners, one of them a Danish architect based in London, this is a 200 year old farmhouse set on a hill top with incredible peace, incredible views, and if we may say so, a special have named it "Rustico Moderno". We have restored the old beams and old stone house, but rather than a fussy country style, we have given it a modern loft-like feel : occasional steel beams, metal windows, danish furniture. Al the materials are the traditional ones, and the rustic feel in a loft like situation is really special, if we may say so...

There are two terraces for eating and sunset time, which is where you will spend most of your time. Views are 100% free of any road, car, lamppost or vestige of our normal busy world! There is a castle top on Momtemassi which light up at night, and we have lights on some of the trees so that at night time, you FEEL the valley.

The bottom floor we have opened up so it is 100m2 of interconnecting space, that is three living rooms areas + kitchen. If we had wanted to make the space more fantastic, we could not - we were so lucky to find the original flag stones and even the original olive mill stones as the farm was the local olive mill at the time. These mill stones we have used as the base of the fireplace, which isoprene to two of the living spaces.

On the top floor there are three big bedrooms, all traditional cotton floors ( with underfloor heating for winter days), but the main feature is the bathroom. It is HUGE, and it is such a luxury to spend time there. In fact we sacrificed a bedroom so that we could get a really special bathroom!

The grounds are roughly 1kmx1km, so it takes an hour to walk through our land. We have 164 olive trees, all in production. And there are figs, pears, apples, plums, cherries and fantastic apricots. The part below the house is what you will enjoy most, that we keep well maintained.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, german, italian, danish, norwegian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018

About Sasha

We are Daniel and Sasha, based in London, one of us an architect, the other an internet entrepreneur. This is our peace of heaven in Italy, our second home and where are hearts are.

Our children have grown up here. This is where we all come to re-energize and feel the land.

We mind the trees and make some of the best olive oil (but also some of the worst we have now stopped doing!).

And we would like people to share our home and help towards the maintenance of the land, 1kmx1km approx, which is a never ending job!

Sasha purchased this chateau / country house in 2006

Why Sasha chose Roccastrada

Well, the style is unique, if we may say so ourselves. We have preserved the original tuscan features but made it feel lifelike and modern, with steel beams and windows, and with danish 60's furniture. The people who have stayed have all loved the mix, and also, not "faux" Tuscan.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Not sure we can say it is unique, but it is rather special and are no wires, roads or any traces of civilisation to be seen, yet we have two local neighbours so you do not feel stranded.

And the sunsets... are amazing! We spend 90% of our time outside, we even have some of the trees in the distance on dimmer lights so you can enjoy nature well into the night...


Roccastrada Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM / Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Internet
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • The main bathroom is super luxurious, in fact we sacrificed a bedroom to make a super large bathroom! The small bathroom is downstairs, so accessible from the terraces. And we will be installing n outside shower very soon! That is then best way
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Two with double beds, one with two single beds that can be pushed together to make a double, or one more bed can be added to the room. All are great size.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountaineering
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming


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Modern/rustic farm house, with the best views in Maremma, a piece of heaven!
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

gross, hell, sehr ruhig und trotzdem nicht abgelegen

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren als Familie mit zwei Jungs (7 & 11) im Juli 2017 für knapp drei Wochen hier und haben eine wunderbar entspannte Zeit hier verbracht, ohne Entertainment durch Fernsehen, WiFi oder ähnliches. Das Haus ist für vier Personen sehr grosszügig. Das Bad ist top, die Betten sehr gut und die Küche erfüllt ihren Zweck ebenfalls.

Überwältigend ist der Ausblick in die Maremma (vor allem bei Dunkelheit). Autos und sonstigen Lärm hört man nur von Ferne und meist übertönt von Zikaden oder dem Brausen des Windes.

Wir waren überrascht, dass es keine Mückengitter am Haus gibt, aber tatsächlich verirrten sich nur wenige Insekten ins Haus.

Zum Einkauf (Ribolla) sind es 10min, zum Strand eine halbe Stunde, Montalcino in einer Stunde erreichbar.

Wir hoffen sehr, dass wir bald wieder hier Urlaub machen können!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. Ralf, a real pleasure having you stay, and hope you and your kids come again. All the best. Sasha
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Wonderful house in beautiful surrounding

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week in late October. Even though we decided last minute and gave the owner only two days notice, the house was ready for us. It is a beautiful place, overlooking the valley, like from a tuscan dream. The house is of very good quality, fully equipped with everything we needed for our short stay. We were even able to help friends of the owner harvesting olives and got a tour of the oil mill the next day. The week felt like staying at a good friends place.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Traumhaftes Domizil abseits von Touristenpfaden in den Hügeln der Maremma

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben 2 Wochen Ende Juli/Anfang August mit 2 Familien (3 Kinder im Alter von 6-12) in dem neu restaurierten Haus verbracht. Das Haus ist wunderschön und mit viel authentischem Charme hergerichtet. Innerhalb der Steinmauern findet man immer ein kühles Plätzchen und der Garten lädt ein, unter dem Sonnenschirm in völliger Ruhe zu entspannen. Unsere Kinder haben mit Begeisterung das Gelände erkundet - nur ein kleiner unbefestigter Weg führt zu dem Haus, so dass sie sich völlig frei und vom Verkehr ungestört bewegen konnten. Die hügelige Landschaft ist optimal für Mountainbiker und besticht durch ihre satte Flora und Fauna. Auch zum Meer ist es nicht weit, wir fanden traumhafte Naturstrände, die in etwa 30 Minuten Autofahrt zu erreichen sind. In der nahen Umgebung sind neben den bekannten touristischen Zielen der Toskana zahlreiche kleine Ortschaften, in denen man alles für das tägliche Leben bekommt.

Obwohl wir den Vermieter nicht persönlich angetroffen haben, konnten wir uns immer und mit allen Fragen an ihn wenden und fühlten uns bestens betreut.

Das Ferienhaus ist ideal für Familien, die Erholung abseits des Trubel suchen und Wert auf ein geschmackvolles Ambiente legen.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review, I speak some German so I appreciate your response very much. Hope to see you again, you are most welcome! Sasha
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Not sure of the name
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
18 Kilometres
Autostrade del Sole
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
34 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Massa Maritimma is the local favourite for most of our guests, 24 km away.

Otherwise, Castiglione della Pescaia offers both beaches and a very special old part of town, beneath the medieval towers.

For film lovers, this is the area where tarkovski shot some of his best films : Sacrifice/Bagno Vignoli.

And Roccatederighi, 8km away, is a small and "forgotten" village with two great restaurants : Nada and Keram.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $110.79
Pet Fee $69.24
Damage Deposit $415.46

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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