Clifton House

Porto Santo Stefano, Grosseto
+32 475774360

An immaculate minimalist house perched on a hillside with a saltwater pool, the sea below and stunning views from every window


8 beds


5 bedrooms


Sleeps 11

The Experience

There are oversized picture windows in every room so that those inside have the sense of always being outside. You’ll wander seamlessly out to the terraced gardens, magnificent with sage, rosemary, prickly pear cactus and vivid bougainvillea among olive and oak trees. The pool is on the lowest terrace and then there are steps down to the frothing sea – a swimmer’s paradise.

A living room lined with books is divided from the roomy kitchen by a walk-around fireplace, all the basics for cooking are at hand and ingredients for your first breakfast will be waiting. Eat outside on the stone-walled top terrace with its dreamy view to Giglio Island on the horizon. Sunsets and moon rises are breath-taking from here.

There’s a little seafood restaurant 1.5 kms down the road, or in season try the one in Cala Piccola in the cove below. There’s so much space in the house you’ll never feel hemmed in and can easily hide in the garden with a book.

Clifton House - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • The hypnotic views from each window, terrace and balcony
  • Bedrooms with doors to the outside so you can nip in and out without disturbing anybody else
  • Swimming in the pool or the sea
Clifton House - Gallery

You should know

  • There are many steps in the garden and even more down to the sea
  • You do have neighbours on either side but you're not at all overlooked
  • It's not a good place for toddlers or young children


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • 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
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


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


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

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4pm-6pm Saturday-Saturday
Check out
8am-10am Saturday-Saturday
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 14 nights.
4 September to 29 July.
Restaurants 1.5km


Nightly price
from €1500
Weekly price
from €10500
Damage deposit
1 House for 11
From €15008 beds5 bedrooms


Michael and Catherine's place is a dream come true with an enviable position above the sea capturing sweeping coastal and island views interrupted by cascading shoreline mountains. The rooms in the modern and super efficient home divided on three levels all have those jaw-dropping views whether in or out in the enchanting Mediterranean garden. Argentario promontory is a prime Tuscan sea resort

Nicole, Sawday's Inspector

Read more reviews


The neighbourhood

It's 6 kms to Porto Santo Stefano for shops and restaurants with excellent seafood. You can watch the fishing boats come in to the market each afternoon. Catch a ferry to Giglio Island for walks, beaches and a medieval village, make a day of it. You can hire your own boat to explore grottos and caves, stopping to swim. Hire bikes and ride through the Feniglia pine forest skirting the beach.

Local points of interest from Michael Huyghe

  • Direct access to the sea.
  • Garden with private area’s allowing for privacy even if the a large group is staying at the house.
  • Beautiful hikers inside the island and along the coast.
  • Entree membership cards Restaurant Cala Piccola and Cala Piatta.
  • Beautiful 18 hole golf course at a 20 min drive.
  • Large terraces for leisuring in the sun.


Michael Huyghe

Michael (a passionate sailor) and Catherine (who is a keen writer, gardener and interior decorator) are Belgian but they fell in love with Italy many years ago. They have completely restored the house which is their own holiday home and they hope you have as dreamy a time here as they do.