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Charming, restful Tuscan holiday home,private garden,terrace, great views, Wi-Fi - Albegna



Updated: 18-Nov-2016
One bedroom Tuscan holiday cottages,private garden and terrace,great views,Wi-Fi

Great traditional food, fantastic wines, beautiful countryside, long hot summer days. Hill top villages, churches hiding renaissance frescoes and ceramics ........ sweeping uncrowded beaches with a beautifully clean sea ..... all the cliches about Tuscany are here and they're all true - especially here in Maremma, the unspoilt southern part of the region. South of Siena, Maremma runs down to the border with Lazio. This is a land of Etruscan remains, gently rolling hills, untouched medieval villages with a pace of life that can take you back 50 years if not more.

Podere Sant'Angelo is a great place to unwind, escape the stresses and strains of urban life and soak up the tranquility of the beautiful Tuscan countryside.

Podere Sant'Angelo's holiday homes: Zolferate, Capitorio and Albegna are tastefully furnished and offer comfortable indoor and outdoor living.

Each holiday home comprises:

• large bedroom with double bed and fold down single

• bathroom with walk-in shower, toilet facilities and hairdryer

• large living room with traditional kitchen corner

A baby cot and high chair are also available.

Each self-catering accommodation has access to a private terrace for 'al fresco' dining and star watching.

Sun loungers are available for relaxing in the large tended garden full of aromatic mediterranean plants.

Fast Wi-Fi (6Mbps via satellite) is available throughout all three holiday homes.

Each holiday home has access to its own barbecue facilities.

The holiday cottages can be booked individually or together for larger groups.

The English owner is on hand to help, advise and make your stay as pleasant as possible.

Podere Sant’Angelo is registered with the Tuscan Regional Tourist Board.

More Details

Details for holiday cottage Albegna, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

On the newly converted ground floor of the farmhouse Podere Sant'Angelo, Albegna offers comfortable accommodation with spectacular views across the valley and down to the coast.

Albegna has access to a large covered terrace with ample space for 'al fresco' dining and comfortable seating.

Inside the bedroom has a large double bed and a fold down single bed. There's plenty of storage room in the wardrobe and chest of drawers.

The well sized bathroom has a walk in shower, large washbasin, hair dryer and toilet facilities.

The living room/kitchen corner has a fold down double sofa bed.

Albegna has large windows throughout and is very light and airy.

Fast Wi-Fi is available throughout the apartment.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

I grew up in the north west of England. After university studies in Scotland I left the UK to live and work in many different countries.

I've been enjoying life here at Podere Sant'Angelo now for over ten years and enjoy sharing my experiences of Maremma, where to eat and lovely places to visit, with guests.

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Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Graham Bradford
Podere Sant'Angelo, Triana
58053 Roccalbegna, GR Italy
Regione Toscana
VAT Reg No01355220532

18 Reviews

based on 18 holidaymaker reviews


Aunenthalt Roccalbegna Mai 2016

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren vier Tage in Roccalbegna in Podere Sant'Angelo auf unsere Rundreise durch Italien und haben den Aufenthalt hier genossen. Die letzten paar Kilometer bis zur Villa sind ein wenig gewöhnungsbedürftig, man wird aber sofort entschädigt durch herrliche Lage. Ruhe, Stille, unterbrochene nur durch Vogelgesang , wunderschöne Natur, wir haben auch jede Menge Tiere in der freien Natur hier gesehen, herrliche Abende mit atemberaubenden Sonnenuntergängen - wir haben das geliebt. Und haben von hier aus zahlreiche Ausflüge nach Chianti, Montepulciano und Maremma unternommen. Graham Bradford mit seiner freundlichen, zuvorkommenden und zugleich unaufrindglichen Art war ein perfekter Gastgeber. Seine Tipps und Epfehlungen waren sehr hilfsreich, der Empfang sehr herzlich. Alle unsere Wünsche wurden sofort erfüllt, wir durften alles nutzen, grillen, Kräuter für unsere Küche verwenden. Wir bedanken uns herzlich auf diesem Wege noch mal bei Graham und können das weiter sehr empfehlen

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank für Ihre schöne Bewertung. Ich bin froh, dass die Umgebung hier Ihnen so gut gefallen hat und dass Sie in kurzer Zeit so viel von der heimischen Tierwelt entdeckt haben! Ich freue mich auf Ihre Rückkehr.
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Delightful host, delightful place

  • 5 of 5

The property we stayed in was excellent value for money: clean, comfortable and tastefully furnished. The views from the house were beautiful and the garden well tended. The owner was extremely welcoming and helpful with regards to the house itself and visiting the surrounding areas of interest. Although the location was off the beaten track, the advantages of being immersed in an area of such outstanding beauty more than made up for this.

Recommended restaurants: La Foce, for exquisitely cooked fresh fish; La Grotta, for a delicious plate of locally produced cheeses and meats.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful week with stunning sunsets

  • 5 of 5

Our apartment was very clean and well organised with a beautiful porticato and stunning views across the valley. Graham was there to greet us and gave us some fantastic suggestions of places to eat and interesting days out. We particularly enjoyed Niki de Saint Phalle's Tarot Garden. We also saw some impressive shooting stars. Overall, we had a great stay and would thoroughly recommend to anyone seeking a relaxing holiday in the Tuscan countryside.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great and restful house, with a beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

We have had a wonderful holiday at Albegna. A fine house in a restful surrounding with a great view. And Graham is an excellent host. The accomodation is perfect, with a very good bed. All you need is present, exept maybe a combi microwave.

It's a place to come back again. With beautiful old villages in the neighbourhood.

An absolut must if you like a restful holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay and had a restful holiday here. Thanks for the suggestion regarding the combi microwave - I'll look into that. I hope to welcome you both back here soon. Graham
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Fantastic !

  • 4 of 5

We had an excellent stay in Podere Sant' Angelo.

The view is fantastic, the little house was clean and charming. We had all we need including a very good bed !

Graham is a nice host who is their when you need him.

If you are looking for a nice, quiet environment, don't hesitate !

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sejour original et tres agreable

  • 4 of 5

Pour se ressourcer au contact de la nature en ayant la possibilité de decouvrir et visiter les villages alentours.

La presence bienveillante du loueur est un plus pour ce sejour tres agreable qui laissera un tres bon souvenir.


  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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From the Owner

I holidayed in this relatively undiscovered part of Tuscany while living in Milan. The Maremma has proved to be a great antidote to the stresses and strains of urban life. I still enjoy the opportunities the location offers for gardening, sailing and hiking.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Rome or Pisa at 185 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Roccalbegna at 5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Civitavecchia at 113 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Saturnia at 23 Kilometres Nearest Train : Grosseto at 45 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Chiusi at 77 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Petricci at 5 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Monte Amiata at 20 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Marina di Grosseto at 55 Kilometres Car: necessary

This area boasts numerous nature reserves and is excellent for walking and mountain biking.

The picturesque village of Roccalbegna is a ten minute drive from Podere Sant'Angelo. It was built by the Republic of Siena as its southern outpost over 500 years ago and it's changed very little since then. It offers the following services: an exceptional trattoria/pizzeria, a bar, a butchers, a couple of well-stocked general grocers, a bank, a post office and a chemists. There's a mini-market on Monday mornings.

It's a 75 minute drive down to the coast at Castiglione della Pescaia and Marina di Grosseto where you'll find some of Italy’s cleanest beaches. The Etruscan remains of Sovana and Pitigliano are 30 minutes away.

Monte Amiata's a great place to visit for walks through its enormous beech forests. The Val d'Orcia (as seen in numerous renaissance paintings), the wine towns of Montalcino (famous for its Brunello – some say the world’s best red wine) and Montepulciano are an hour’s drive away. It’s just a bit further to Siena with its amazing cathedral and beautiful main piazza ‘Il Campo’.

Day trips to Florence and Rome are possible.

Food & drink: Maremma’s known in Italy for its delicious traditional home-style cooking. Wild boar and other local game feature largely on the menus of local ‘trattorie’ and restaurants. Most of these are small, family run operations where fresh local ingredients and home made pasta are taken as ‘given’. Podere Sant'Angelo is located in the Montecucco wine region. This is nestled between the Morellino di Scansano and the Brunello di Montalcino regions. Villa Patrizia (Roccalbegna's winery) produces a great range of red, white and rose wines that can be enjoyed in local eateries and bought in local grocers. Il Fiorino, Roccalbegna's cheese factory, produces a range of internationally acclaimed cheeses and is well worth a visit.

Saturnia: The hot sulfurous waters of Saturnia have been famous since Etruscan times. You can enjoy the waters at the 'Terme' spa hotel which offers several pools, refreshment facilities and an extensive range of spa treatments A more popular option is the open air waterfall past the hotel, there’s free 24 hour access here, it’s great to visit in the early evening, even better if there’s a full moon. The springs are a 20 minute drive from Podere Sant’Angelo. An 18 hole course is open to the public at the Terme di Saturnia Hotel.

Nature reserves: The limestone cliffs of the WWF's Rocconi reserve are visible from Podere Sant’Angelo. This is one of the largest WWF reserves in Italy. It’s home to several rare species of birds. A small fee is charged for entry. At certain times of year night visits are possible. Visit the 'Parco faunistico di Monte Labbro' to see the original wildlife of the area including wolves.

The Etruscan villages: The Etruscans had a flourishing civilisation in central Italy well before the Roman Empire became supreme. Etruscan priests observed birds in flight to predict the future. Settlements were built on hill tops to afford a good view of the flight patterns of the local bird life. These Etruscan settlements developed into the picturesque hill top villages that are great fun to visit today. Pitigliano and Sorano both a 30 minute drive from Podere Sant’Angelo are the most spectacular local examples.

The coast: The southern Tuscan coastline offers some of the most pristine bathing in Italy. Castiglione della Pescaia has consistently been awarded the top 'clean beach' award by the EU. If you tire of the 'ombrellone' of Castiglione and Marina di Grosseto head for the beach in the 'Parco Naturale di Maremma' otherwise known as the ‘Parco dell’Ucellina’ for eight kilometres of golden sand without an 'ombrellone' in sight and few people even in August (just over an hour's drive away).


Rental rates

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29 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
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7 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
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1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
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1 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
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29 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
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Late Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
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28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
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Additional pricing information

Final cleaning £25
Pet Fee £25

Inclusive of gas, electricity, Wi-Fi, linen/towels (not beach towels) and final cleaning.
Podere Sant'Angelo is located 3 km off the main road along a 'strada biancha' (unmade road).

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From the Owner

The great views from Podere Sant'Angelo make this a really special place. There's the view down to the coast at Porto Santo Stefano, in the other direction there's the oddly shaped Monte Labbro, in front of the house there are wonderful sunsets. The black night sky with the milky way stretching over the house is still a wonder to see. After enjoying urban life in several of the world's largest cities I now appreciate the close contact with nature offered by life here at Podere Sant'Angelo.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Spa


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 50 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • The spacious bathroom has a walk in shower with a large washbasin and plenty of shelving for toiletries. The toilet and bidet complete the bathroom.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon, Fold down single bed, cot available - ask in advance
  • The large bedroom contains a large double and a fold down single bed. There's ample storage room in the wardrobe and antique chest of drawers.


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Porch Furniture


  • Self-catering


  • Inclusive of gas, electricity, Wi-Fi, linen/towels (not beach towels). Final cleaning ‎€30. A washing machine is available for a small fee. Podere Sant'Angelo is located 3 km off the main road along a well maintained unmade road.

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