Isola Rossa

Description

This old Tuscan farmhouse, which sits in the midst of its own private olive grove and lemon trees, has been beautifully restored by its owners, who have created a comfortable, informal yet stylish home. Despite having the appearance of being in the depth of the Tuscan countryside, Il Podere is just a stone's throw away from the beautiful beach La Feniglia and the picturesque Porto Ercole. The property benefits from having a small private swimming pool.

  1. Full description

    in total seclusion nestled in the midst of its own substantial garden and olive grove yet just a short drive from the heart of Porto Ercole stands Il Podere. This old Tuscan farmhouse has been beautifully restored by its owners, who have created a comfortable, informal and yet stylish home for their extended family and friends.

    As in most of the region's farmhouses, Il Podere's ground floor was once used as a stable, with the living quarters above it accessed via an outside staircase. The owners converted this lower level into a kitchen, an open plan dining room/sitting room with French windows opening onto a paved garden. The ground floor also contains a separate cloakroom and laundry.

    The hallmark of the house is its unpretentiousness. Outside steps lead you up to a large, light and comfortably furnished sitting room on the first floor. A few steps lead you up to a large landing off which run two twin bedrooms and a bathroom. There is a single bed in the landing often used by the children of the family.

    The second floor is also accessed by the same outside staircase. There is a spacious study, which leads to a private dressing room and master bedroom with en suite bathroom. The master bedroom enjoys lovely open views across the olive groves. From the study a few stairs up lead to an identical landing as on the first floor. Off this landing are two twin bedrooms and a bathroom. As with the landing on the first floor, there is also an extra bed for children if needed.

The property comprises

Ground Floor

  • Entrance/dining room
  • Well-equipped kitchen
  • Sitting room with large fireplace
  • Laundry room
  • Gents

First Floor

  • Accessed by external an internal staircase
  • 2 twin bedrooms
  • Landing outside the bedrooms
  • Steps up to a large landing with sofa bed
  • Bathroom

Second Floor

  • Accessed only by external staircase
  • Spacious study
  • Master bedroom with en suite bathroom
  • Steps up to a very large landing (bed for use by children)
  •  2 twin bedrooms
  • Bathroom

Garden

  • Covered pergola furnished with an extendable metal table and benches with comfortable cushions
  • There is also a large divan under the pergola which sits 8 making it an easy place to have a dinner for up to 20 people
  • Outside the living room there is a terrace with a sofa and chairs plus another dining area which seats 8
  • Small swimming pool
  • Large olive grove
Location Near Porto Ercole - Monte Argentario
Type Villa
Sleeps Up to 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 3
Facilities

Dishwasher, fridge freezer, washing machine, dryer, TV, stereo, telephone, Wifi

Amenities

Local shopping/nightlife/restaurants in Porto Ercole (2km) and Porto Santo Stefano (8km)

Airports

Rome 148km (1½ hours by car)

Station

Orbetello 10km (20 min approx)

Distances

Siena 125km; Florence 190km

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