Agriturismo Le Case della Buca

Seggiano, Grosseto
Self-catering


Breathe clean mountain air at this eco-friendly place surrounded by olive groves and woodland; drive to hot springs and good food

Bed

6 beds

Bedroom

3 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 8

The
Experience

On the slopes of an extinct volcano, three houses dating from the 17th century have been sensitively and eco-consciously restored by Massimo. Although you’re only 500m from the main road it feels remote here, with only the sound of cicadas and rushing water from the stream.Find simple and serene rooms, plenty of spaces to sit quietly with a book both inside and out, and a compact kitchen with all the essentials plus an excellent coffee machine. Light up the barbecue for dinner under the stars or drive less than ten minutes for Michelin-starred dining.You can swim in the river or tramp through lovely beech and chestnut woods, and there are at least five thermal springs from 15 minutes to one hour away. Massimo lives on site and is on hand if you need anything.

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We think you'll love

  • Swimming in the mountain stream
  • The sense of calm and detachment from the world
  • The outdoor barbecue space
Agriturismo Le Case della Buca - Gallery

You should know

  • The 500m long track to get here is uneven
  • You have to drive for dinner
  • There are numerous wiggly mountain roads to drive to get anywhere

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4pm
Check out
By 11am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 5 nights in high season. Pets by arrangement.
Closed
Rarely.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Meals
Restaurants 5-minute drive. Breakfast €10 per person.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €60
Weekly price
from €350
Damage deposit
€100
Surcharges
Singles €315-€450. 2 Extra beds & 1 sofabed, available €100 per person per week.
1 House for 8
From €606 beds3 bedrooms

Reviews

A marvellous place. The best I've visited in Italy. Right in the middle of nature, with a very simple style and very tasteful. It's a cosy and magical place, where I could see myself resting a lot. The house is beautiful and spotless. There is a river nearby, vineyards and fireflies at night. I am very grateful to have found this place. Thanks Massimo.

Francisca, Santiago del chile

A lot of peace and nature! Accommodation great - kitchen and bathroom beautiful.

Dorothee, Switzerland

The nature around this house is beautiful, for walking and relaxing along the river.

Sara, Sarteano

Casa della Buca is a wonderful bolt-hole where you feel far from the outside world and can re-connect with nature. Rooms are soothing and quiet, while outside you can plunge into the cool mountain stream at the bottom of the garden, or bbq in the woods. A tonic for the body and mind where you can fill your lungs with clean mountain air and soak in one of the many thermal baths nearby.

Lois, Sawday's inspector

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Location

The neighbourhood

Find shops and a pizzeria at the nearest town, Seggiano, a five-minute drive, and a Michelin-starred restaurant, Silene, near Pescina, an eight-minute drive. The famous sculpture/modern art gardens of Swiss artist Daniel Spoerri is just up the road, and the beautiful Sant Antimo Abbey is thirty minutes in the car. You’re also in easy reach of the Val d'Orcia region - Tuscan landscapes, towns and hamlets.

Local points of interest from Massimo Catalfo

  • Enjoy a hike on Mount Amiata (15 minute-drive) and breathe in the clean air of the marvellous beech woods, a natural cathedral, green in summer, red in autumn, with well-equipped skiing resorts for the winter.
  • Explore Val D’Orcia (UNESCO site) with its beautiful views and typical Tuscan landscapes; Pienza, Montepulciano and Castiglion d’Orcia are less than an hour drive.
  • Relax in the numerous thermal waters, from just 35 minutes away: San Filippo, San Casciano, Petriolo, Saturnia and Bagno Vignoni (where the filmmaker Tarkovsky filmed Nostalghia). Some are natural spas others are equipped centers.
  • Enjoy a day out on the beach: Castiglione della Peschaia and Rocchette beaches are only 1 hour away; if you prefer being in unspoilt nature then hire a bike and cycle around the 90km2 of the Uccellina Natural Park.
  • Art lovers may find Daniel Spoerri’s Garden, an evocative itinerary amongst modern art sculptures just 3km away.The beautiful Sant’Antimo Abbey is 15 minutes away, the Etruscan sites are one hour away, as Pitigliano and Sorano’s Etruscan cave roads.
  • Missing the city? Dine in a restaurant in Siena or Grosseto (around 1 hour away) or visit Florence or Perugia (2 hours away). Visit Montalcino and the wine cellars of the famous ‘Brunello’ and enjoy a glass of wine with a vie (half an hour away)..

Introducing

Massimo Catalfo

Massimo the owner is warm and welcoming in a quiet rather than effusive way. Originally from Treviso, he worked in multimedia in France and studied in London for a while, then decided to turn a new page in his life by buying this ruin in the middle of the woods when it was almost swallowed completely by greenery, and with only a footpath to reach it.