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Tuscany:Ancient Cottage With Panoramic Views,A garden And A Shared Pool- Sleep 5

Bedrooms 2
Space 592 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights


About the property

Poderone Is A Hamlet With Wonderful Views Of The Countryside And A Shared Pool

The property with two bedrooms is on the first floor of an ancient cottage recently restored. It is nestled in the hillside with spectacular views across the valley and down to the coast. In clear days you can see the Giglio island. It has its own private garden where you can sunbathe, have a barbecue, or just enjoy the lovely views of the surrounding Tuscan countryside. The cottage is part of a small hamlet, called Poderone, made of 9 independent cottages each restored to an excellent standard. The private pool is about 100 meters from the house. At the entrance of the hamlet there is a free parking for the tenants of Poderone. Inside the hamlet there are no paved roads. The cottage, furnished with antique furniture, has a traditional wooden ceiling and terracotta floors. The living room/kitchen corner has a double sofa bed, an armchair, a large dining table, an old cupboard and on one corner a fireplace. The kitchen includes fridge/freezer, stove, dishwasher a microwave and a washing machine. The living area is equipped with a flat TV and a DVD. From the living room a corridor leads to a bathroom and the two bedrooms. One bedroom has an ancient double bed, a wardrobe and a typical women toelette of the past. The other bedroom has two single beds, a wardrobe and a desk. All the windows have nets against mosquitoes, so you can leave the window open. Both bedrooms have ceiling fans. Towels and bed sheets are provided as well as fast and free Wi-Fi internet through an antenna.

The swimming pool with changing rooms equipped with bathrooms and showers is 14x4 meters long and is open from May to September. Sun beds are available in the surrounding terrace.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish, russian, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018

About Alessandro

Easy going 55 years old man.

Alessandro purchased this house in 2013

Why Alessandro chose Roccalbegna

A beautifully restored ancient cottage with a stunning view of the valley and plenty of medieval villages in the surrounding. A perfect place to relax in the nature and enjoy the true Tuscany. The locals are very friendly and enjoy a slow way of life.

What makes this house unique

I have tried to recreate the atmosphere of the past with antique furniture made in Tuscany and old items. Ideal place to relax and enjoy stunning views of the Tuscan countryside.


Roccalbegna House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 592 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 6:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • ski lift privileges
  • swimming


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Tuscany:Ancient Cottage With Panoramic Views,A garden And A Shared Pool- Sleep 5
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Very nice location in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

I had a pleasant stay in this beautiful corner of Tuscany.

The hamlet is very quiet. I would especially recommend it if you want to relax and enjoy the surrounding nature.

The cottage is tastefully renovated and has everything you need. The pool is very short walk away.

From the windows you can admire an unspoilt countryside.

It is quite a distance from the sea (70 kilometers), but there are plenty of picturesque villages to visit in the area as well as several historic bath towns, and last but not least many good restaurants where you can taste the local cuisine.

The only minor drawback was that the internet connection was not always good, but I understand this is due to the fact that the place is quite isolated.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am really pleased you had a nice stay. You are right. The internet connection is not always perfect in the hamlet. It might be good in one room and not so good in another. You are welcome to come again. Kind regards, Alessandro
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We loved these two weeks.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was fine : the cottage, the sun, the view, the tranquility, roccalbegna and most of all The food. A special thanks To Enrico .

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am really glad you enjoyed your holidays. It has been a pleasure to have you and your family as guests. Alessandro
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Moselle France

Excellent séjour dans un cadre idyllique au calme et au soleil de Toscane

  • 5 of 5

Très beau séjour dans une jolie maison tout équipée. Beaux paysages et un calme certains des plus appréciable pour se reposer. La proximité de bons restaurants et le plus l'accueil d'Enrico et Angelica dans leur restaurant dans un village non loin. Attention toutefois aux routes, la montagne et la pleinitude se gagnent

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It has been a pleasure to host such a friendly family. I am very happy they enjoyed their stay and I hope they will come back sooner or later.
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Séjour agréable dans l'ensemble!

  • 4 of 5

Nous avons passé un agréable séjour dans le gîte d’Alessandro.

Gîte complet, une cuisine bien équipée, petite terrasse privative,  jardin, parking gratuit à l’entrée et piscine commune.

Le gîte est bien situé. Plusieurs charmants villages toscans sont à distance raisonnable.

Le premier contact a été fait par mail, Alessandro a été très aimable et réactif, même lors de notre séjour, toujours de bonne disposition et à l’écoute.

Gracias Alessandro.


  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Il est une grande satisfaction que vous avez eu un bon séjour. Ce fut vraiment un plaisir de vous avoir comme des hôtes. Alessandro
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Ristorante 900
Nearest Airport
160 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Nearest Train
51 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
51 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
23 Kilometres
Monte Amiata
Nearest Beach
66 Kilometres
Marina di Grosseto

This is an ideal place for a relaxing holiday in a countryside which has changed very little in the last few centuries. The ancient castle of Triana. can be seen 1 kilometer away. In the nearby villages you can find excellent restaurants where you can taste the local cuisine. Street fairs are a regular occurence in the summer.

The charming village of Roccalbegna, 7 kilometers from Poderone, has several notable fortifications, a Romanesque-Gothic church from the 13th-14th centuries with antique paintings and a large tower which dominates the village. Roccalbegna has a couple of restaurants, a butcher, two general stores, a pharmacy, a bar, a post office bank with an ATM and a well known cheese maker (Caseificio il Fiorino). In the surrounding of Roccalbegna there are numerous paths for walking and exploring the area, which will take you along the river through forests. The hamlet of Cana near Roccalbegna has also an Aldobrandeschi-built line of walls from the 13th century. The Bosco dei Rocconi Nature Reserve a few kilometers away is one of the most beautiful and diverse parks in Tuscany. Its territory is wild and ruggard, punctuated by deep gorges and several caves just waiting to be discovered by an intrepid traveller. It is a paradise for bird watcher.

A 15 minutes drive on the other direction you will find the town of Arcidosso, one of the most striking in the area. The historic centre is dominated by the Aldobrandeschi castle. The Tibetan Centre at Merigar close to Arcidosso is a major Buddhist centre.

A few kilometers away there is Santa Fiora with its medieval centre, the Fishpond and botanical garden and the Museum of Mines. Santa Fiora is listed among the most beautiful villages in Italy by the Italian Tourism Association "Touring club": You can see their website called bestsmalltownsitaly.

Not far away there are many more stunning villages such as the 'Tufo towns Pitigliano, Sovana and Sorano, built on the top of a hill, all within a fifty-minute drive.

You can reach the top of Mount Amiata sky resort in about 20 minutes by car. In Mount Amiata you can find paths for hiking, those for the mountain bike, parks and naturalistic areas.

Beaches (Marina di Grosseto and Principina a Mare) are 60 kilometers away. In the heart of Tuscan Maremma these two seaside locations are surrounded by pine-wood of the Maremma natural Park. Thanks to the qualities of waters and beaches the area has received the European Blue Flag since the year 2005. Here the tourist can choose between relaxing and sunbathing in one of the numerous equipped bathing establishments, or practicising water sports such as sail, kitesurf, water scooter... Otherwise you can go trekking on foot or riding in Maremma.

Several thermal baths are within easy reach of the cottage. The hot springs at Saturnia are about half an hour by car. Bagno Vignoni with its stunning pool with hot springs in the main square is 42 kilometers away. Bagni San Filippo ia also around 40 kilometers away.

One and half hour drive will take you to Monte Argentario, a peninsula, connected to the coast of the Maremma by three strips of land, which form two lagoons, The area has a nature reserve and some relatively unspoilt beaches, such as La Feniglia, a big, wide sandy beach of dunes of about 7 kilometres. It is one of the most famous beaches in the area because of its beauty and because it is suitable for families. The water is crystal clear and the presence of Mediterranean pinewoods is a plus. The two main villages of Monte Argentario are the picturesque Porto Santo Stefano and Porto Ercole. From there you have easy access to Giglio, Giannutri and Montecristo, all islands of the Tuscan Archipelago.

Montalcino famous for its Brunello red wine is one hour away by car, while you need one and half hour to reach Siena. A two and half hour drive will lead you to Rome and Florence. Otherwise you can get a fast train to Rome from Grosseto.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $61.09
Pet Fee $61.09
Damage Deposit $122.19

The cottage can be rented out for a minimum stay of 7 days. Check in is on Saturday between 16:00 and 18:00. Check out is also on Saturday at 10:00. For check in or check out on another day there is a surcharge of 50 Euros. Bed sheets and towels are included in the price.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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