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Romantic detached country house with private lake & views of the countryside

Bedrooms 1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Heavenly detached location, small lake, idyllic tranquillity, panoramic views

The country house with a small lake (2 units) is situated in the middle of a 1.6 ha natural property in a tranquil, detached location, 900m from the village. Flooded with light but perfectly isolated against the summer heat; there is a live-in kitchen (20 sq.m) with a comfortable sofa, a large bedroom (22 sq.m) and a cosy bathroom (6 sq.m, wc, shower, bidet). The accommodation offers a mix of antique and functional furnishings. You have a view of the gentle, rolling countryside of the Tuscany, a small lake that is part of the property (possible to swim) and the old trees. The large terrace invites you to enjoy delightful meals (BBQ facility); fresh rosemary, sage and basil from the herbs bed provide the necessary condiments. During the day time, you enjoy the view of the small lake and the landscape, while during those warm summer nights you will discover the secretive shining of the fireflies and the 'light nests' that are the small villages nestled in the hills.

Nature and water at any time of the year: The mild winter, the 'bloomy' springtime, the sundrenched summer, the warm, aromatic autumn - each season offers its own charm on this basically unspoilt property. During the entire year, you can discover different animals (roe deer, turtles…) and plants (mimosas, strawberry trees, porcini mushrooms...). Spacious, round boulders on the most pretty panoramic spots provide natural benches to watch animals, take pictures, read or simply enjoy sweet idleness. Depending on the time of the day, different spots in the property (equipped with garden furniture and sun loungers) offer great views. You can enjoy the small lake that is part of the property as a swimming pool, just note that the natural water level might vary. The beaches in this part of Tuscany are the prettiest of the region thanks to the quaint bays, the fine sand and the dense pine forests and they are not yet overly crowded (water sports are possible).

Celebrate like the old Etruscans: Guests interested in culture and history will be happy to find out that our country house is located in the middle of the antique Etruscan country. It is an ideal starting point for discovering the Etruscan sites of Vetulonia, Populonia, Roselle and Saturnia. Even Tarquinia (with its lively mural paintings) can be reached within a day trip. The museum in Grosseto exhibits an impressive collection of Etruscan items. In the immediate and close environs there are numerous cultural offers that provide great day trips: medieval village feasts and crossbow shooting, the traditional donkey and horse race (Palio), numerous music events (classical and contemporary) in old churches and monasteries, as well as wine festivals, culinary village feasts and antiques fairs. Opera lovers can visit the Puccini Festival or the Lirica in Piazza in Massa Marittima .

With pleasure we provide an extensive folder with information that we collected throughout many years.

Enjoying wine in a scenic landscape: You will find it challenging to break away from the marvellous view and the absolute relaxation that you can enjoy on the terrace. If anyhow you want to explore the area, you might be tempted by the possibility to by olive oil or wine directly from the farmers themselves. Especially recommended for wine lovers is the small town of Montalcino with its gorgeous old town. It is the spring of the best wines of Italy, the „Brunello di Montalcino“, maturing in oak barrels, which can be tried and purchased everywhere in the village and its environs. Furthermore, the countryside is ideal for long walks and hikes of several hours, trips by bike or horse (there is a book with hiking routes in the house). Next to Florence, Siena, Volterra and San Gimignano it is also possible to visit numerous smaller, charming sites in the immediate vicinity that only few tourists ever find. Special attractions are the thermal spas in Saturnia and Petriolo.

More Details

Norbert und Barbara Rittmann
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english, german, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018


Sassofortino Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
  • The floor of the house is a simple terracotta floor; large windows provide plenty of daylight. The kitchen is generously equipped with dishes and utilities. If you feel like it, you can prepare refined dishes, you won't miss anything. In the shelf you find some Tuscan cook books that might inspire you to prepare some filled zucchini flowers, for example. All windows are fitted with fly screens, so that you can leave them open all the time without being bothered by insects (mosquitoes etc. are rather rare). During the night, all doors and windows can be closed with solid wooden doors. The location of the house is very secure. There have not yet been any thefts.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Schlafzimmer 1 - 1 queen
    Schlafzimmer 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The large live-in kitchen (20 sq.m) is a high, bright room with a glazed chestnut door that offers a pretty view of the terrace and the property. The comfortable fitted kitchen gives this room a typical Tuscan atmosphere. On cooler days, you enjoy a panoramic view of the rolling countryside from the antique dining table, while savouring a delicious meal and a great wine. Get comfortable on the sofa (bed). The large bedroom (22 sq.m) offers a large wardrobe with lots of storage for your clothes. The modern Tuscan-style bathroom is spacious and offers top-of-the-range equipment. In the summer, the large terrace with the panoramic view of the small lake and the Tuscan rolling countryside turns into the living and dining room. Maybe you feel like grilling some 'salsiccia', a typical Tuscan sausage, or a 'bistecca fiorentina' on the BBQ. Here you can experience the Tuscany in a very individual way.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 3 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Our guests repeatedly confirmed that the holiday in this small house in the heart of nature is a very special experience. The discovery of rare plants (for example strawberry trees), watching shy animals on the property (roe deer, herons) and relaxing by the small lake, our 'natural pool' allows to recharge your batteries for new daily challenges. This idyllic spot has been repeatedly compared to a small paradise. We are especially happy about this kind of feedback since we really do feel the same way. And here is some practical information: Bed linen and hand, swimming and kitchen towels can be rented upon request. An extensive and frequently highly appreciated folder with many tips (tours, culture, restaurants, hiking, shopping...) can be found in the house. During the cooler months, heating is possible. There are parking facilities on the property. We happily send you a small brochure.


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Romantic detached country house with private lake & views of the countryside
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Kleines Urlaubsparadies in wundervoller Umgebung

  • 5 of 5

Wir möchten uns ganz herzlich bei Familie R. und Ihrer Mutter bedanken,dass sie es uns so kurzfristig ermöglicht haben in ihrem traumhaft schönem Landhaus Urlaub machen zu können.Es ist sehr liebevoll ,hochwertig und sehr vollständig ausgestattet.Es war so richtig zum Wohlfühlen und Entspannen.

Von der Terrasse schweift der Blick über den naturbelassenen Park, dem schönen Seerosenteich mit seinen Fischen und kleinen Fröschen, in die toskanische Hügellandschaft .Am Teich konnte man mit einem Buch so richtig die Seele baumeln lassen.Zu erwähnen sind noch die wunderbar ausgearbeiteten Infomappen mit Hinweisen und Tipps.

Wir freuen uns so eine Idylle gefunden zu haben und kommen gerne wieder.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wir freuen uns sehr, dass sich dieses Paar in unserem Ferienhaus so wohl gefühlt hat. Der kleine Seerosensee begeistert alle und ist der Mittelpunkt des weitläufigen Grundstücks.
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Entspannung pur!

  • 5 of 5

Wer auf der Suche nach Ruhe, Erholung und völliger Entspannung in fast unberührter toskanischer Natur ist, der ist hier genau richtig. Wir haben in diesem Landhaus jede Minute genossen. Ausstattung, Landschaft, Umgebung und auch die Betreuung durch unsere Vermieter waren glatte 5 Sterne wert.

Familie I. aus Jena

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Wunderbares Haus in toller Lanschaft mit Weitblick

  • 5 of 5

Unser Aufenthalt in diesem Kleinod war wirklich traumhaft schön!

Das Haus etwa gut einen km vom Dorfkern entfernt mit einem riesiegen, prächtigen, gepflegten Garten, umgeben von Macchia und Gestrüpp ist bestens ausgestattet mit großzügigen Räumen und einem schönen Bad. Man fühlt sich sofort wie zu Hause und die Erholung beginnt bei Ankunft.

Obwohl man das Gefühl hat in vollkommener Einsamkeit zu leben (Wir haben Rehe, Wilschweine, Füchse, Uhus.... gesehen), es gibt gute Einkaufmöglichkeiten in Sassofortino und benachbarten Dörfern.

Gerne immer wieder!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

„Diese Haus ist mit seiner tollen Lage wirklich ein kleines Paradies! Jeden Abend haben wir auf Terrasse die romantische Abendstimmung über der toskanischen Hügellandschaft genossen. Die Natur ist hier großartig – einmal sahen wir ein junges Reh am See Wassertrinken. Die Mappe mit Ausflug- und Restauranttipps ist echt klasse – obwohl man sich schwer entscheiden kann, die Terrasse zu verlassen. Das Haus selbst ist sehr geschmackvoll und hochwertig eingerichtet. Gut hat uns die Mischung aus modernen, praktischen Möbeln und den original toskanischen Antiquitäten gefallen.“

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2012
  • Stayed: March 2012
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wir freuen uns sehr, dass Sie sich bei uns so wohl gefühlt haben, besonders, dass Sie die Natur so eindrucksvoll erlebt haben!
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Traumhaftes Ferienhaus in der Toskana

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben uns Anfang September eine Woche lang in diesem wunderschön gelegenen Ferienhaus erholen können. Der Ausblick von der Terasse auf den Garten und die umliegenden Hügel ist traumhaft schön, der Garten ein kleines Naturparadies und das Haus mit allem Notwendigen ausgestattet. Die Lage ermöglichte uns ebenfalls, Ausflüge ans Meer sowie nach Siena und Montalcino zu unternehmen.Eine im Haus hinterlegte Mappe mit Tipps für gute Restaurants und Badestrände war zuverlässig und hilfreich.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2008
  • Stayed: September 2008
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Sienna (50 km)
Nearest Golf
19 Kilometres
Golfclub Toskana bei Gavorrano
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres
Florence (100 km)
Car: recommended

Casa Lago lies in the middle of the romantic Tuscan rolling countryside and offers stunning views at any time of the day. A small private lake serves as a natural swimming pool. The property is a natural paradise in which you can discover different animals and plants the whole year round. Large natural stones on the most pretty panoramic spots serve as benches to enjoy the view, watch animals, read or simply enjoy sweet idleness. By foot from the house you can reach the village of Sassofortino with its pretty, winding old town in hillside location. Here you can experience the original Tuscan lifestyle with bakeries, grocer's, butchers, small convenience stores...Additionally, there are a small café/bar and two pizzerias/restaurants offering typical cuisine. The accommodation is located in the centre of the 'Strada del Vino', a DOC wine-making region, comparable to the 'Gallo Nero' of the Chianti region. The sea is about 35 km away, Siena about 50 km.

Other Activities: Golf club Tuscany near Gavorrano

Golf: Close to Sassofortino, there are two of the prettiest and most exclusive golf clubs of Italy. The year-round 18-hole courses lie amidst vineyards and olive groves and thanks to small lakes, waterfalls and the Mediterranean flora there are especially attractive. Yachting and tennis clubs are only about 10 to 20 km away, some even have their own. Hence, a special golfing experience can be ideally combined with a beach and cultural vacation.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Endreinigung $49.15
Refundable damage deposit $184.32

Der Preis für die erste Woche beinhaltet jeweils 40 Euro für die durch uns durchgeführte Endreinigung. Mieten sie mehr als 1 Woche, zahlen Sie für die weiteren Wochen 40 € weniger.
Bettwäsche und Handtücher sind im Mietpreis enthalten.
Ihr Auto und evtl. mitgebrachte Fahrräder können Sie auf dem Grundstück abstellen.
Haustiere sind leider nicht erlaubt.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.