Spacious Villa on a hill with a panoramic 180 degrees seaview over Corsica, Elba, Sardinia and Montecristo islands. On the border of a nature protected area, just 2 km from the beach and from the fishers village of Castiglione della Pescaia.
This spacious Villa in Tuscany - 300 sqm - is located in the pictoresque village of Castiglione della Pescaia, a unique place in the southern part of the Maremma region. The property lies over a hill at height of 120m above the sea level and has a panoramic view over the islands of Elba, Corsica and Montecristo. The Mediterranean macchia (a typical vegetation of the area), the long sandy beach stretching to the bay of the Rocchette Castle make this property unique in the whole region.
While staying in the garden you won´t see anything else than nature as there are no houses or roads that can be seen, just nature. At the same time the property is in a residential area (not isolated) and just 1.5km from the next beach and 2km from the fishing village of Castiglione della Pescaia.
Both can be reached by walking but you will enjoy taking a car to reach also the many beaches and villages of this incredible area called Maremma.
Both can be reached by walking but you will enjoy taking a car to reach also the many beaches and villages of this incredible area called Maremma. Living at 120 m height is a great advantage as you will notice there is less humidity and a refreshing wind blowing from the hills. Actually you are 1,5 km front of the sea and away from the chaos and the crowd, away from the traffic of the cars, from the heat and from the damp of the Summer.
The apartment is on a single floor. There is a large living area, an area where to sleep and a large kitchen and service area.
Inside and outside you will find an authentic tuscan cotto floor. You can enjoy breakfast in the shade just in front of the kitchen or under the veranda that is accessible from the living room.
In the living room there is a third dining table to be used whenever you like. Dining in front of the big fireplace is something special if you decide to spend your time here in spring or autumn.
The garden is around the apartment and with 500 sqm in flat level and 4000 sqm of Mediterranean plants there will be no one disturbing you, even in the highest season. At every time you can relax on a comfortable chaise longue or on a sunbed. You will enjoy reading a novel, getting tanned in the sun or just spending time looking at the ever changing colors of the seaview.
In case you want to access the internet, a very fast wifi is available in the whole property, inside and outside. The film lovers will enjoy a wide flat screen TV with USB connection and DVD player.
The kitchen will surprise you in terms of space available and for the antique table. You will find all the amentities you will need, a dishwasher, an electric owen, a microwave, a fridge, two freezers, a coffee machine and glasses and dishes for hosting a large dinner. Next to the kitchen there is a cleaning area with a washing machine at your disposal and once you have cleaned your clothes, outside there is an apposite area dedicated to dry all your cleaned items.
The sleeping area is made of two sleeping rooms with king size beds, one sleeping room with two single beds, another has space for 1 person. The house can therefore host up to 5 people or kids.
There are 2 bathrooms at your disposal, equipped with a bathtub and shower. Built in cupboards and a clean set of towels, table clothsand bedlinen provided by a professional cleaning firm specialized in managing Villas ensure perfect comfort and cleanliness.
Sleeping rooms and bathrooms - up to 10/11 people can sleep with full comfort:
- 2 sleeping rooms with a double bed
- 1 sleeping room with 1 single bed
- 1 sofabed in the living room
- 2 bathrooms with shower and bathing area
THE AREA & THE BEACHES
The property is located in a residential area over a hill in Castiglione della Pescaia. In this area there are different Villas and therefore you are never isolated. Its a unique place where to spend your vacations, next to all the places of interest and in a silent spot.
Castiglione is a middle age traditional settlement, with a magnificient Castle overlooking the sea and ancient walls surrounding it. The city of Grosseto is very close and it is part of a larger area called Maremma.
The beaches are all sandy and have an extension of next to 20km, they are large, with dunes and with a crystal clear water that is well known to italians and tourists. For those who like isolated bays there are plenty tracking paths leading to offbeat places. The closest beach is just 1.5km from the apartment.
Sport lovers have plenty of options to choose from in the surroundings.
Trekking, Mountain Bike and cycling directly from the property you can get access to trekking paths leading to the surrounding hills. For those who like cycling, there are many bicycle roads in the surroundings.
Golf and Riding
Golf lovers will find an 18 hole golf track in the well known Punta Ala area (15km away). In Punta Ala there are facilities in which you take riding lesson or even host your horse or participate at horse riding competitions.
Lovers of Kite, Windsurf, Sails, Diving will l find a watersport centers within 2km from the property. In case you want to chart a sailing or motorboat for one or more days it is possible in the seaports of Castiglione or Punta Ala. Tennis, swimming, a gym are close to the property.
A vacation in Tuscany does not necessarily mean you have to spend all the week at the beach. Lovers of excursions or gourmets will have plenty of options in Castiglione.
The city of Siena is just 1 hour away, while the etruscan cities of Volterra and Tarquinia are just 1.5h away.
In case you want to reach Rome or Florence the trip is approximately 2 hours by car. Ferries connect the area with the islands of Elba, Giglio and Corsica or Sardinia
SHOPPING & WELLNESS
Shopping lovers will enjoy the multitude of boutiques and shops in the village of Castiglione.
It is also possible to relax at the wellness center of Riva del Sole (2km) for massages, wellness programs, fitness and other.
The Villa was in its origin 600 square meters in size and has been recently divided into 2 Villas of 300 square meters. These two floors of the Villa are completely independent and each area is located on the opposide side of each other. Privacy is fully ensured inside and outside the apartment.
You will have to find a place for your car in the small road outside the property. There it will be safe as there is very limited traffic of local inhabitants of other Villas. The area has always been very secure, you can actually decide to sleep with open windows if you like.
In case you have allergies, be aware that you are in the mid of nature, and depending upon the season you or other people may suffer from may fever. During the summer period there may be mosquitos around (less than to the beach). Wild animals such as wild pigs, foxes, cats, turtles etc. will never get inside the garden as there is a fence, but there may be some hairs of this animals may reach you or other people with an allergy.
A REVIEW we received last year
House in fantastic location !
The location of the house is fantastic. It's quiet, the view is simply amazing and the atmosphere in the house is cozy. We were three families and there was more than enough space for all. Four bedrooms and two bathrooms ... just perfect for everyone. The kitchen and the living room were big enough for 9 people. In short: a very nice, spacious, spontaneous house. The atmosphere feels very quiet and relaxed, but also close to the vibrant everyday life of Tuscany. Even the location of the beach is perfect: just 2 km far away. There are lots of beaches to choose from, so-called "spiaggie libere" (public beaches) and "Bagni" (beach resorts). For those who like going on day-trips there are many destinations to choose from. Picturesque villages are not distant and the cities Follonica and Grosseto as well. We would really love to spend our next holidays in this house.
PRICES & HOUSE RULES
- Changeover day for check-in and check-out: Saturday
- Children under 2 years free of charge using standard features.
- The price includes initial, final tiding and weekly for stays longer than a week, towels, bedlinen, table cloths (a kit for each guest every 7 days).
- The price do not include additional linen, little beds and equipments for children or babies, utilities (electricity, water, gas, heating), internet: charged at cost price and payed checking-out.
- It is not possible to organize parties or dinners with people invited from outside.
- The neighbourhood is very silent and calm, therefore we ask you to reduce your noise level during the day and absolutely after 11pm.
- This is a property for non-smokers. Smoking in the house counts as a damage. You will be charged for the damages caused and for the missing rent.
- Outside, during summer the risk of fire is extremely high and therefore it is forbidden to smoke or have a fire (excluding supervised barbecues).
- Check in after 8.00 pm is additionally charged with a fee of 50 EUR / each hour and hour fraction and will be paid at check in.
- The prices of the weeks that are still available may change at any time and without further notice.
From Jun 1 - Oct 31, 2017 the minimum stay is 7 nights.
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