Il Cavaliere

Tuscany, Grosseto, Manciano

    • Sleeps 4/5 Guests
    • Bedrooms 2/3 Bedrooms
    • Bathrooms 1/2 Bathrooms
    • Floor area sq m 61/94 m2
    • Pool
    • WiFi
    • Cook
    • Terrace
    • Fireplace
    • Dog welcome
    • Airport distance:
      Rome 130 km

    € 690 - 1600 per week

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    Overview

    A traditional estate on the southern Tuscan coast

    Il Cavaliere lies in an area called Maremma, a lesser known and therefore all the more captivating part of Tuscany, 25 km inland from the coast, close to the peninsula Monte Argentario. Beyond the borders of the estate you will discover an area rich in cultural landmarks, softly rolling landscape, good food and excellent wine, combining the charms of the Tuscan lifestyle with joys of an unspoilt coast.

    Il Cavaliere is a working farm, the 120 acres estate mainly produces grain and extra virgin olive oil, which can be bought on the premises. The center of the estate is marked by the main house dating from the 18th century. The owner spends most of her time here, sharing the simplicity of country life with her children and grand-children during the summer months. The owner and a couple working on the estate live in the same building.

    The large pool measuring 12 x 6 m is located in a beautiful part of the garden of the estate, with a view over a seemingly endless landscape of rolling hills, utterly unspoilt, spotted with cypress trees and farmhouses here and there. Two very charming apartments sleeping 4 and 5, with a terrace for al fresco meals, have been restored in the main house.

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    About the region

    The village
    The closest village is Manciano, at 9 km from the estate. Manciano is a typically Tuscan fortified village where you will enjoy your daily shopping. You will find everything you need: food shops, supermarket, bank, post office, newsagent, pharmacy as well as the local bar for your daily cappuccino. Within close driving distance a number of hilltop villages - closest are Magliano and the trendy Capalbio - offer charming alternatives for the daily shopping and stopovers at the local bar.

    The beaches
    A beach of fine sand stretches along the coast. The water is clean and ususally warm enough to swim in from mid-may to October. You can hire a boat to visit the hidden creeks of the islands Giglio and Giannutri. Italian beach-life is usually organised through beach clubs, where you can rent a cabin, a parasol and sunbeds by the day or the week as well as have drinks and snacks at the bar of the stabilimento. This system turns out to be very convenient if you have small children. Mostly you can just show up at the club with no reservation. You will find a list of the beach clubs in the area we recommend.

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    The islands and hiring a boat
    In Porto Santo Stefano at half an hour's drive from Il Cavaliere, you can hire a motor boat with a 'captain' which will take you to the islands of Giglio and Giannutri off the Tuscan coast. The attraction of such an expedition lies not only in the trip itself. Giglio has a charming main village and castle, and many creeks hidden between the cliffs which can only be reached by boat. Giannutri, its bare coastline dominated by ruins of a Roman villa overlooking the sea recalls some of the Greek islands, while deep-sea divers can look for sunken Roman galeons on the sea bed.

    The peninsula of Monte Argentario
    The peninsula of Monte Argentario deserves a mention, even though it is not quite clear under which heading it should be included. Cliffs above the sea, archeological excavations, mediterranean macchia with a large number of self-propagating wild flowers, and jet-set holiday resorts such as Porto Santo Stefano and Porto Ercole all come toghether here. On the way lies the town of Orbetello, charming and of historical interest.

    Sovana, Sorano and Pitigliano
    These three towns stand close to each other at about 1 hours drive from Il Cavaliere. Sovana is often considered the most interesting spot of southern Tuscany, boasting a magnificent Etruscan necropolis and 2 remarkable Romanic churches. Pitigliano is a medieval town with a dramatic location, interestingly enough with a jewish quarter and also known for the white wine produced there, Bianco di Pitigliano.Nature
    While staying at Cavaliere you should not miss visiting the 'Parco Regionale della Maremma', also known as the 'Parco dell'Uccellina'. It is a regional park of rare beauty with walks through high and lofty pine forests towards hidden creeks, past the romantic ruins of fortified watch-towers and the abbey of San Rabano, built by monks who arrived from Rhodes in the 10th century. A large variety of medittarenean flora and fauna as well as spectacular views of an untouched landscape will make this visit unforgettable. The animals you can see are deer, wild boar, roe-buck as well as porcupines, foxes, stone martens and badgers. Closer to the shore you will come accross birds such as wild ducks, whistling ducks and herons.

    The Tarot-Garden of Niki de Saint-Phalle
    On one of the hills not far from Il Cavaliere the famous French artist built her 'Jardin des Tarots', twenty two giant sculpures in ceramic and coloured glass inspired by the figures of the magic tarot cards.

    The Spas
    Only 20 km from Il Cavaliere is the famous spa of Saturnia. Tuscany is famous for its hot springs, belonging to a geothermical system that more or less encircles the Monte Amiata. Saturnia is the most spectacular, with hot waterfalls in the middle of nature, open to everyone. In summer one might prefer coming here in the evening or, even better, at night.

    The Etruscans
    Little is known of these people who sprang to importance in the 8th century BC. At the height of their power, their influence spread from the Po Valley to Campania, even encompassing ancient Rome, which defeated them in the 3rd century BC. A trip through what was known as Etruria is one of the most interesting archeological excursions in Italy. The Etruscans' demise may be partly attributed to their ephemeral attitude towards life on this earth, which led them to build their homes of wood and clay. Their tombs on the other hand were built to last forever.

    Tarquinia and Tuscania
    Tarquinia and Tuscania, only 25 km away from the estate, boast worldwide famous archeological excavations which should not be missed. Tarquinia is whimsical, sometimes even bacchanal. The tombs are hidden underground, accessed through small holes cut into the earth, and there are thousands of them. It's impossible to say which tombs your guide will take the group to, because they are opened in rotation to save the magnificent and delicate wall paintings adorning the walls, giving a better idea of what life was like in Etruria than any scholar could hope to do. Tuscania is a beautiful Etrurian walled town with more interesting tombs (ask at the National Museum in Piazza Madonna del Riposo). Also worth a visit here are the exquisite 11th-century churches of San Pietro and Santa Maria Maggiore. Both have lovely façades, carved altars and pulpits. Other Etruscan sites of relevance to be visited in the area are Populonia, Vetulonia, Ansedonia and Norcia.

    Wine & Food
    The area has many appealing restaurants and trattorias of which you will find a list in the house. The gastronomical traditions of the Maremma are rich and varied, fresh vegetables, tender salads, ripe tomatoes and artichokes, 'tortelli di ricotta e spinaci' (large home made tortellini), 'zuppa di funghi' (mushroom soup), wild boar and excellent fish dishes as for instance 'spaghetti allo scoglio', Pecorino - the local sheep cheese which can be bought directly from a nearby producer. The local red wine - Morellino di Scansano - has lately been gaining considerable attention from connoisseurs all over the world. Many famous wine producers from northern Tuscany have bought farms in the area as they believe in the enormous potential of the Maremma.

    Golf
    At a 20 minute drive the Golf Club Maremmello has 18 holes, Par 72. The famous Punta Ala Golf course is at an hour's drive away and has 18 holes, Par 72.

    Distances
    Rome and Siena are 1 hours drive from Il Cavaliere, Pisa is 2 hours, for Florence please reck on 2 hours. Closer by the city of Viterbo is at less than an hours drive, whereas Tarquinia and Tuscania are reached in half an hour.

    Public Transport
    The connection Rome - Orbetello (25 minutes drive from Il Cavaliere) takes just over an hour, and trains to and from leave regularly. This is probably the best way to travel if you wish to spend a day in Rome. Otherwise, public transport is rather inefficient in this part of the world, and the car still seems the easiest way of getting around.

    Guests Reviews

    Our Guests Reviews

    Vacation in urban and quite landscape
    Left on Jun 27, 2013 for a stay in May 2013
    Very silent, brilliant view and not to forget: very friendly hosts with a well maintained appartement and pool. We will return as we had a really relaxing vacation. Another advantage - the location is not too far from the sea (25 km) and there is less tourism and no hectic. If you look for nightife, city and high life - then you should think about going somewhere else.

    Sehr geehrte Frau Röhrig,
    vielen Dank für Ihre rasche Antwort. Wie sieht es denn sonst vom 3.8.06-17.8.06 aus, wären die beiden Appartements zu dieser Zeit noch frei? Wir waren dieses Jahr mit Familie Rhyner dort und es hat uns sehr gut gefallen.
    D. Klöti, August 2005

    Amenities

    HOLIDAY HOME AMENITIES
    • Pool: 6 x 12m/ shared pool
    • Internet WIFI connection
    • TV (regional channels)
    • CD-stereo
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge with freezer
    • Stove with oven
    • Toaster
    • Electric kettle
    • Electric filter coffee machine
    • Iron and ironing board
    • Fireplace only in Geranio
    • Shared laundry room with washing machine
    • Outdoor areas under a pergola/on a terrace
    • Parking 
    Touring ideas
    Sandy beach 25 km
    Manciano 15 min. drive
    Saturnia 30 min. drive
    Tarquinia 30 min. drive
    Tuscania 30 min. drive
    Viterbo 50 min. drive
    Siena 2 hours drive
    Rom 2 hours drive
    Pisa 2,5 hours drive
    Florenz 2,5 hours drive

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    PERGOLATO

    • Sleeps 5 Guests
    • Floor area sq m 94 m2 m2
    • WiFi
    • Cook
    • Terrace
    • Dog welcome

    The spacious Pergolato apartment lies on the ground floor of the main house. A large living room leads onto a vine covered pergola with a stunning view onto the endless Maremman landscape. The bedrooms are equally spacious and friendly. Please note that the single room has to be crossed to reach the twin bedroom. A small family chapel stands opposite the main villa of the property. Il Cavaliere is a working farm. The owner and a couple working on the estate live in the same building.

    Ground floor:
    1 living and dining room with French windows into the garden
    1 kitchen
    1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom (tub+handshower)
    1 twin bedroom
    1 single bedroom (passage room to twin bedroom)
    1 bathroom (shower)
    Pergola in front of the living room

    Garden:
    The swimming pool (12 x 6 m) lies in a beautiful spot of the garden, with a view onto the soft rolling hills of the surrounding landscape. The access to the pool is secured for the safety of small children.

    Request BookingPERGOLATO Check Availability
    01 Jan 2019 - 04 May 2019
    02 Nov 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
    950 EUR
    04 May 2019 - 01 Jun 2019
    28 Sep 2019 - 02 Nov 2019
    1220 EUR
    01 Jun 2019 - 29 Jun 2019
    31 Aug 2019 - 28 Sep 2019
    1400 EUR
    29 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
    1600 EUR

    GERANIO

    • Sleeps 4 Guests
    • Floor area sq m 61 m2 m2
    • WiFi
    • Cook
    • Terrace
    • Fireplace
    • Dog welcome

    Il Geranio is an apartment for four lying on the ground floor of the Il Cavaliere. The living room is the main rooom. It has a large fireplace and French windows leading out onto the terrace. The view from all windows goes onto the soft rolling hills of the surrounding landscape. Il Cavaliere is a working farm. The owner and a couple working on the estate live in the same building.

    Ground floor:
    1 living and dining room with open fireplace
    1 kitchen
    1 double bedroom
    1 twin bedroom
    1 bathroom (shower)
    Terrace in front of the living room

    Garden:
    The swimming pool (12 x 6 m) lies in a beautiful spot of the garden, with a view onto the soft rolling hills of the surrounding landscape. The access to the pool is secured for the safety of small children.

    Request BookingGERANIO Check Availability
    01 Jan 2019 - 04 May 2019
    02 Nov 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
    690 EUR
    04 May 2019 - 01 Jun 2019
    28 Sep 2019 - 02 Nov 2019
    910 EUR
    01 Jun 2019 - 29 Jun 2019
    31 Aug 2019 - 28 Sep 2019
    1010 EUR
    29 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
    1200 EUR

    Weekly rates in

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    Special price for Pergolato if occupied by only 3 people.
    Il Cavaliere 01 Jan 2019 - 04 May 2019
    02 Nov 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
    04 May 2019 - 01 Jun 2019
    28 Sep 2019 - 02 Nov 2019
    01 Jun 2019 - 29 Jun 2019
    31 Aug 2019 - 28 Sep 2019
    29 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
    Availability
    PERGOLATO
    5 PAX 5
    950 EUR 1220 EUR 1400 EUR 1600 EUR Calendar Request BookingPERGOLATO
    GERANIO
    4 PAX 4
    690 EUR 910 EUR 1010 EUR 1200 EUR Calendar Request BookingGERANIO

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    Special price for Pergolato if occupied by only 3 people (except during high season): same price as Geranio. If Pergolato is rented for the reduced price one bedroom and one bathroom will be closed.

    RENT INCLUDES

    • Bed, bath and kitchen linens
    • One pool towel per person
    • Electricity
    • Internet WIFI connection
    • Final cleaning
    • Should you have rented the accommodation for more than 1 week, the house will be cleaned on Saturdays and the linen will be changed.

    EXTRAS

    • Heating (if required): metered. Please be aware that central heating is very expensive in Italy. The average cost for one week in winter varies from EUR 120 to 150 according to the outdoor temperature and the amount of time the heating is turned on.
    • Wood for fireplace in Geranio: the wood is free of charge - please tip the man who brings the wood.
    • Baby bed with linen and high chair available. Baby bed: EUR 25 per week. Baby bed can be booked for children up to their 4th birthday.    
    • Pets: not allowed during the month of June, July and August / accepted during the rest of the year, but only upon request: EUR 30 domestic pet supplement per week.

    SECURITY DEPOSIT

    EUR 250 cash deposit are due on arrival.

    SERVICE ON REQUEST (please enquire with us when booking)

    • Domestic help (house cleaning, washing and ironing): EUR 12 per hour
    • Typical Tuscan meal on your first evening, after a long trip: EUR 23 per per adult and EUR 13 for children up to the age of 12. The dinner consists of an antipasto, a pasta dish, salad and local cheese, bread, fruit with local almond biscuits to finish. Included in the price is 1 bottle of wine and 1 bottle of water.
    • Dinner during the week: EUR 15 - 25 per adult, EUR 8 - 15 per child (up to 12 years) depending on the menu. A dinner prepared by the cook (who lays the table) with antipasto, first course (pasta dish) and a dessert. The fee is not inclusive of wine and water.
    • First shopping: EUR 60 (expenses for a few basics and shopping time included). The shopping list includes: bread, butter, jam, eggs, 1 litre milk, 1 packet Earl Grey tea, 1 packet coffee, natural yoghurt, orange juice, 1 kg fruit of the season, 1 kg pasta (noodles), 1 jar tomato sauce, 1 piece fresh parmesan cheese, salad and tomatoes, extra vergin olive oil, 2 litres mineral water, 2 bottles of beer, dishwasher detergent.
    • Babysitter available in the evenings: EUR 12 per hour
    • Extra set of towels: EUR 15 / 3 towels

    NOTES

    • Reservations from Saturday to Saturday
    • PLEASE NOTE: For this property the check-in is possible between 5 and 8 pm.
    • Pool opening dates: mid of May - end of September

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