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3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6, modernised kitchen, dining and seating area
First floor bedroom
1 double, 2 twins, all with views over the Tuscan countryside. The main bedroom leads onto a large terrace, with 180 degree panoramic views. It has a bathroom en suite. The two twin rooms both have views over the Tuscan countryside and are on the same level as the garden.
Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
The village is situated within wonderful walking & trekking country and there are numerous spectacular walks on the doorstep. The local bike shop rents out bikes and arranges a variety of tours, e.g. wine tasting, spa and history tours.
The beautiful Renaissance towns of Siena, Volterra, Montalcino and Massa Marittima are all within driving distance and the abbeys of Sant'Antimo and San Golgano, set in the stunning Tuscan countryside, are well worth a visit. There are also many charming churches, Medieval villages and natural spas in the immediate area.
A lovely swimming pool set in wonderful countryside is about a 15 mins drive. The sea is about a 38 mins drive, the nearest being the popular beach resort of Fallonica. Here you will find miles of golden sands.
The breathtaking Maremma National park is about 50 minutes by car and a variety of activities are provided, such as Natural History treks and Night tours searching for wildlife. There is also a wonderful unspoilt natural beach with a back drop of pine woods.
A lake, fed by a natural spring, is 30 minutes away and is perfect for swimming.
Rome is about 90 minutes away by inter city train. If you fancy a night or two in Venice, Rome, Pisa or Florence you can vary your arrival or departure point to combine a night or 2 in e.g. Rome - either before or after your stay.
Isle of Elba
This is reached by ferry from Piombino (one hours drive on the main autostrada towards Pisa). Follow directions to the ferry terminal, it is all well signposted. Once there it is possible to buy day tickets, either as a foot passenger or with car. Taking the car provides the opportunity to visit more of this beautiful island. The ferry journey is about one hour. Porto Azzuro is particularly attractive with a Mediterranean atmosphere.
Isle of Giglio
Boats run from Port Santo Stefano (about one hours drive) to this beautiful charming island which you can see in the distance from our terrace.
The natural hot springs at Petriola are an experience not to be missed.
The thermal springs at Saturnia, although further afield, are larger and a well known tourist attraction.
Bagno Vignolo (close to Pienza) consist of the original Roman baths.
Other Activities: wine tasting, wildlife, exploring old cities and antiquities or relaxing on the terrace taking in the magnificent panorama.
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About Chris Kennedy
I am a retired solicitor and my wife is a teacher. We have two sons in their thirties and we acquired the property when they were teenagers. After 16 years, we all still love the house and village
Chris Kennedy purchased this House in 2002
Why Chris Kennedy chose Roccatederighi
We came for a holiday to Roccatederighi in 2002 and fell in love with its beauty and uniqueness. We had no intention of buying a place in Tuscany but we were enchanted by the place and the people. We decided to look around to see if we could find a place suitable for our family. Our one criteria when we were looking at properties was that the property should have adequate outside space, good views and also be within easy driving distance of the coast and hill-top towns. We were therefore thrilled to find Casa dell'Artista with so much outside space, two terraces and a garden. We were very fortunate to find this unique house. Although it was perfectly habitable and an artist and his family were living there, we totally renovated it. We have continued to improve the house over the years.
What makes this House unique
One of the unique qualities of Roccatederighi is that it is a genuine Tuscan village, full of charm and life. The people are wonderful, friendly, helpful and genuinely kind. The uniqueness of the house is, without doubt its location and the astounding views, which extend across the Maremma plains to the sea and the islands of Elba, Giglio and Corsica. It offers peace and tranquility and yet in less than 5 minutes you can be in the heart of the village with its bars and restaurants. The Medieval character of the house is also unique. It has a history but is modernised and comfortable.