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Maremma, Italy  (# 16803)
 Cottage in the Tuscan countryside
  VacationsFRBO Maremma Vacation Rentals Property ID 16803 Lo Scopetaccio  

Major City: Grosseto
Distance: >30-50 km

Type:   Cottage
Area: View

Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
Baths: 1
Size: 75 Sq M

Internet: No
Pets OK: Yes
Pool: Yes
Spa: No

Calendar: No
Exchange: No
For Sale: No
Credit Cards: No

 
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Languages: English

Personal Website: http://www.scopetaccio.it/

VacationsFRBO Listing Since: 2006-05-06

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     Description 


Lo Scopetaccio is a lovely cottage in the beautiful countryside of
Upper Maremma. It offers self-catering accommodation to the
independent travellers looking for a quiet and very private holiday
rental in Tuscany.

This vacation house has a large garden and access to a swimming pool.
It is only 2km away from the medieval hilltop village of Sassofortino,
from which it is possible to enjoy a fantastic view over the plains of
the Maremma to the sea.

Lo Scopetaccio is immersed in the countryside and it is surrounded by
high chestnut trees and the wooded hilly countryside of the Maremma.
It is the perfect choice for lovers of nature and sport, as it is
surrounded by hiking and biking trails.

It is also in an excellent position to visit the surrounding area,
which includes beautiful and well-known towns and villages, such as
Massa Marittima and the Colline Metallifere, Montemassi, Scarlino, and
the unspoiled coastline with wide sandy beaches and pine trees forests.



 

     Amenities 


Lo Scopetaccio is a country house on two floors built into the side of
a hill. It is surrounded by a large private garden with high chestnut
trees and a rustic porch.

This countryside house is perfect for a couple or for a family with
children, looking for a quiet holiday and a cottage to use as a home
away from home. An ideal base for daytrips, you can use the house to
explore this unspoilt corner of Tuscany.

The main entrance is on the top floor, and it opens onto the front
garden and the porch with a covered sitting area.

Here, our guests will find chairs and coffee tables where they can sit
outside in the warm spring weather or in the breeze of the summer nights.

They can turn on the stereo in the living room and listen to the music
in the garden.


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The top floor consists of one large room with kitchen area and a
sitting area with an open fireplace.

The kitchen is very well equipped allowing our guests to cook and
enjoy the delicious local food. We provide: plates and glasses,
cutlery, coffee cups and mugs, pots and pans, Italian coffee maker and
kettle, tablecloths and kitchen towels, electric oven, washing machine.

The kitchen has a large picture window, offering a delightful view of
the beautiful colours of the countryside of Tuscany even from within
the villa.

This picture window is ideal for parents who wish to leave their
children to play in the garden on their own, but who want to keep an
eye on them at the same time. From this large window they can see a
large portion of the back garden and part of the front garden.

There are two more windows on the top floor which open onto the front
garden area as well.

The sitting area it is perfect for relaxing in front of the fireplace,
drinking a glass of Monteregio wine, the local D.O.C. wine.

In the sitting area our guests can find: a comfortable sofa, an open
fireplace, stereo HI-FI, Television (no Sat-TV available).

There are several shelves which the guests can use to accomodate their
guidebooks or other reading materials as well as CDs and music tapes.

The lower floor is accessible via the top floor through a spiral
staircase.

The lower floor is open on three sides, so every room has windows.

This floor is surrounded by the large back garden, connected to the
front garden via several paths and a stone staircase.

There are two bedrooms and a bathroom with shower.


The master bedroom is a double bedroom with king size bed and night
tables.

The bedroom window opens onto the back garden and the woods of the
Belagaio Castle Nature Reserve.

The bedroom has a spacious wardrobe with plenty of room to unpack your
luggage.


The second bedroom can only be used as a twin bedroom, as there are
two bunkbeds.

This smaller twin bedroom also has a large wardrobe with plenty of
room for your belongings.

Please note that bedroom linen and blankets are provided to guests of
Lo Scopetaccio.


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The bathroom is opposite this bedroom and it has a shower cabinet.

Bathroom towels and a hairdrier are provided.



The house has a front porch with chairs to sit outside in the cool
shade: a perfect way to enjoy the Tuscan countryside in the hot summer
afternoons.

The house is in the middle of a big garden, with many chestnut trees.
From the garden, the guests of the vacation rental Lo Scopetaccio can
access the swimming pool located just few stemps outside the covered
front sitting area



 

     Attractions 


Lo Scopetaccio is in the countryside, 2km (not much more than a mile)
away from Sassofortino, a medieval hilltop village characterised by
narrow winding streets and stone houses. From the village, you can
enjoy a spectacular view over the plains of the Maremma.

The area where Sassofortino is located is called Alta Maremma, since
the villages and castles of the area were built on the tops of hills
from which it was easier to protect the inhabitants during the dark
centuries of the Middle Ages. On a clear day it is possible to see the
sea: the view is breathtaking.

Sassofortino is a small village but it has all the services that you
might need: bars and restaurants, banks with ATM, a supermarket and
post office.

The nearby villages of Roccatederighi and Montemassi house other shops
and restaurants, and are both very beautiful in their own right.
Montemassi is home to the castle depicted in the Buon Governo painting
by Simone Martini located in the Palazzo Pubblico of Siena. The nearby
town of Roccastrada has a cinema, a theatre, several shops and
restaurants, two banks, a supermarket and much more.

The ruins of the castle called Sassoforte are one of the major
attractions in Sassofortino. The castle was built in the 12th century
and its ruins are still preserved in the woods near the village and
can be reached via beautiful hiking trails.

The area is particularly suited for people who love nature and the
outdoors, as there are a number of trails ideal for hiking, biking and
horseback riding. You can rent bikes in Roccatederighi, where there is
an excellent agency organising biking tours or creating itineraries
designed especially for you. There are also several farms in the area
which organise horseback riding tours. Trekking Roccastrada is an
association which provides information and suggestions for hikers.

Sassofortino is not only a perfect location for nature lovers, but
also for art lovers, and for those travellers who want to see the most
well-known sights in Tuscany as well as the less touristy areas of the
region. It is very close to the beautiful town of Massa Marittima and
to the Maremma with its wild nature and unspoilt coastline. The old
roads leading to Siena pass through woods, medieval villages and old
abbeys such as San Galgano Abbey, where you can admire the famous
sword in the stone.

Siena is easily reachable too, and so are the Val d'Orcia, Petriolo
Hot Springs and the beautiful villages and castles of the area, such
as Pari, Civitella Marittima, Monte Antico, Monte Amiata, Montalcino
and Poggio alle Mura (also known as Villa Banfi, the major producer of
Brunello di Montalcino D.O.C.G. wine).

If you love wine and good Italian food, then Sassofortino is perfect
for you. It is located in the Monteregio di Massa Marittima D.O.C.
wine region and it houses two interesting festivals every year: Sagra
del Maccherone, a type of home made pasta with different meat or
vegetarian sauces, and Festa della Castagna, a festival dedicated to
chestnuts, one of the most popular seasonal foods in the area.

From Sassofortino you can easily reach other areas where popular wines
are produced, such as Montecucco wine, Brunello and Rosso di
Montalcino, Morellino di Scansano and several other excellent wines.

In the area, you can also find several excellent restaurants which
deserve a visit and which will make your holiday unforgettable.

Lo Scopetaccio is the ideal vacation rental for people who want to
divide their time in Tuscany between daytrips to popular sights,
relaxing days on the beach or on the golf course in Gavorrano, and the
peace of a countryside cottage with its own private garden and
swimming pool.



 

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Rates for 1 or 2 people: from 350 to 550 euros. Rates for 3 or 4 people: from 400 to 600 euros.



 

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