Vacation rentals in Italy (villas, farms, estates, agriturismo, apartments)
Review 3994: Podere Sant' Angelo, Zolfertate
cottages near Roccalbegna, Tuscany West
May 2008, 3 nights
Podere S.Angelo is in a very rural, unspoiled and beautiful area of Tuscany. There is the owners house and two cottages and nothing else in sight. Very peaceful. There is lots of information on the area on the owner's web site.
You need a car. The village of Roccalbegna is a short drive away and from there you can buy food. There is a butcher, baker and a small shop that sold limited groceries. We didn't eat out, but there are restaurants both in Roccalbegna and nearby villages. We really liked Roccalbegna. It was very pretty and unspoiled.
Our cottage, Zolfertate was very attractive There is a kitchen and a dining area with table and four chairs and a sofa, all in the same room. The bathroom was very modern and the bedroom large with a comfortable bed. There were lovely views from the window.
The cottage had a patio outside with a pergola for shade and seating for four at a table, plus another two sling type lounging chairs. It was very private and overlooked a meadow and hills in the distance. There is no swimming pool.
The cottage was recently converted from an old barn. All the furnishings and fittings were new but a lot of care had been taken in making it look authentic. It was very clean.
We ate in each night and I found that the kitchen was very workable. Enough pots and pans. It was small but adequately equipped.
Problems or Bonuses
We were surprised by the look of the countryside. It was so different from the other areas we had visited in Tuscany and it was refreshing to see that there are still areas that are not overrun by tourists. Otherwise the description on the web site was pretty accurate.
Agency and Representatives (and price)
We booked with the owner, Graham, who is English. A charming man and he was very helpful.
Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?
Yes, we would recommend Podere S. Angelo.
Things to do in this area
Because we were only there for three nights we didn't have chance to do much, other than visit Roccalbegna and a couple of other local villages. We did drive to the hot springs at Saturnia, but didn't partake! It was a very interesting place though and well worth the visit!
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