Converted barn for holiday in Tuscany – Villa dei Ricordi is a lovely restored barn set in pine woodlands and farmland in Southern Tuscany, only a 20 minute drive from the scenic Maremma coastline. The interior is spacious with high, beamed ceilings, terracotta floors and brick archways, and the building retains its rural charm and simplicity. A large flat garden surrounds this villa, and the tall pine trees provide many pleasant shady areas for relaxing afternoon siestas.
From the large covered patio you will be able to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the garden while dining al fresco and savouring some of the fresh local produce. Alternatively, why not soak up the sun and then cool down in the long pool by the villa.
The pretty fishing village of Castiglione della Pescaia is one of the highlights of the Maremma coastline and is only a few miles from the villa. The nature reserve of Uccellina with its long sandy beaches, dramatic views over the island of Elba, spectacular coves and huge variety of birdlife, is another of this area's attractions. Perched on a hilltop, Massa Marittima is one of the most charming medieval towns in the area, and well within range for a morning or afternoon out. A range of colourful shops, trattorias and cafes line the narrow cobblestone streets here, attracting visitors as well as locals. And for more active days out you can chose between horse riding, cycling, country walks, and all sorts of water sports available at the coast.
“An area where nature reigns almost undisturbed. This is just one of the characteristics of the Maremma, a land in which the presence of man has developed in harmony with a rich environmental heritage. The sea on this coastline is crystal-clear (it is one of Italy's cleanest seas), with innumerable hues of blue and turquoise. From north to south, from the Gulf of Follonica to the coast of Capalbio, passing by the promontory of Monte Argentario and Castiglione della Pescaia, you can enjoy sailing, bike tours, diving, golf, horse riding and kite surfing.
Large entrance hall/living/dining area with small, equipped summer kitchenette, door to front garden with covered dining terrace.
First Floor (stairgate for children):
Fully equipped kitchen/dining room, (ceiling fan), open fireplace.
Large living room (2 ceiling fans, TV/DVD/Stereo), French door to balcony (please note the external steps from this balcony are not in use - gated and locked but care with children).
Double bedroom (1.80m), (ceiling fan), dressing room, en suite bathroom, shower, WC.
Double bedroom (1.80m), (ceiling fan), views, dressing room, en suite bathroom, shower, WC.
Double/twin bedroom (1.60m or 2 x 0.80m), (ceiling fan), dressing room, views.
Triple bedroom (3 x 0.90m), (ceiling fan), views.
Children's bathroom, WC shared between the two bedrooms above.
Flat partially enclosed garden surrounded by maritime pine woodland. Large covered terrace with outdoor dining facilities, portable charcoal BBQ. Private 14 m x 5 m pool (depth: 1.20m to 1.80m, Roman steps - use of pool between 8.30am and 8.30pm only. 200m from villa, enclosed by hedging), changing hut and outdoor shower. Ample parking for several cars. Stables.
The discreet owner lives in the property to the rear and is available to help if needed. Both villas share the driveway and access to the pool (which is for private use of clients during the day). Clients privacy will be respected at all times.
Included: 3 hours midweek maid service per week. Wi-Fi internet.
Extras: Telephone, maid service at €13 per hour. Winter heating. A local tourist tax applies, payable locally in cash - ask us for details.
About The Location
- Grosseto 6km
- Castiglione della Pescaia 26km
- Massa Marittima 32km
- Orbetello 64km
- Monte Argentario 64km
- Pisa 144km
- Rome Fiumicino 188km
- Florence 195km
- Harbour / Ferry
- Piombino (ferries to Isola d'Elba & Isola del Giglio) 66km
- Montepescali 2.5km
- Castiglione della Pescaia 26km
- Marina di Grosseto 28km
- Pelagone golf club 15km
- Aragonese Castle in Castiglione della Pescaia 26km
- Boat Tours from Castiglione della Pescaia 26km
- Cathedral | Museums | Medieval town of Massa Marittima 37km
- Acqua Villa water park in Follonica 38km
- Uccellina Nature Reserve 40km
- Saturnia natural spa 66km