ancient cottage with panoramic views - sleep 5
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Villa | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
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 old wooden beds, a wardrobe and a desk. All the windows have nets against mosquitos, so you can leave the window open. Both bedrooms have ceiling fans. Towels and bed sheets are provided as well as a usb key drive for free internet acess.
The swimming pool with changing rooms equpped with bathrooms and showers is 14x4 meters long and is open from May to September. Sun beds are available in the surrounding terrace.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Marina di Grosseto 67 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||7 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Florence 160 km, Nearest railway: Grosseto 51 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Private garden, BBQ|
The Tuscany region
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.
The charming village of Roccalbegna, 7 kilometers from Poderone, can boast several notable fortifications and has a restaurant, 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).
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 castle. 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 Monte Amiata sky resort in about 20 minutes by car.
Beaches are 60 kilometers away and the hot springs at Saturnia about half an hour by car.
Siena is a one and half hour away by car. A two and half hour drive will lead you to Rome and Florence. Otherwise you can get a fast train to Rome from Grosseto.
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