8 pers, 2 baths, large house with garden & Mt'n Views Close to Beach Centr loc'
- english, french, german, italian, Dutch
About Cate Willemsen
I'm Australian and my husband is Dutch. We moved to Italy from Australia with our 2 children. Our friends thought we were mad but we felt compelled to follow our dream. I don't regret it one bit, I'm not saying it wasn't hard moving countries, it was and still is a struggle at times but we love our life now, we love Southern Tuscany and the natural beauty of the Maremma. This area has so much to offer and is such a great central location. It is right in the countryside but so close to the many beaches available in this area: Marina di Grosseto, Castiglione della Pescaia, Principina, the beaches in the Alberese National Park . I love Saturnia Thermal Hot Springs, it's a little piece of heaven just sitting there in all it's glory. You can relax or you can go out to any of the many 'Sagras' throughout the summer that Italians love to host. Eat, drink, dance and try the local cruisine and entertainment for a very reasonable price. We speak italian and love the warmth of the italian people. A conversation with an italian is a breath of fresh air, it's a free theatrical performance and it's everywhere! Take a short drive through the picturescue hills to visit the village of Scansano, famous for it's wine. Then if you keep driving you will come to the Saturnia hot springs. I'm learning to cook Italian food and I'm getting pretty good at it now. I can make a good Ragu, Lasagna, Eggplant parmigiana, fresh pesto Yum!!! The boys love soccer and they've learnt a lot being in Italy. Hard core! they picked up the language so fast and I was really jealous, it took me a lot longer! Me and my family love sharing this place with others .We meet so many interesting people from so many different countries. Look forward to meeting you!!
Cate Willemsen purchased this Chateau / Country House in 2012
Why Cate Willemsen chose Grosseto
We bought this property because of the location. It is immersed in beauty but it is so close to everything. We looked at so many properties with a common theme: they were beautiful but just too far from everything. When we found this house we felt like we had struck gold. It's just so beautiful, the changing colours of the landscape throughout the day. The variety and richness in the seasons, I never get sick of looking at it. You wake up in the morning to this little piece of Serenity. I love it!
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
What amazed me about this house was the gorgeous views from every room in the house, even the bathroom. (One day I will put a bath in there. Aahh ,Heaven.......) we thought it was paradise. The only reason we saw this house was because we had just enrolled the boys in a school in Istia D'Ombrone and we thought we would take a drive around the area afterwards. We came across a small sign saying in Italian. 'For sale by owner' with a phone number we immediately rang them and the rest is history..... Best decision of our lives.
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Perfect and idyllic location in real Tuscany
We have had one of the best summer holidays in Cate and Peter's house in Grosetto. The house is a perfect family getaway. Specially if you have sporty children and an active puppy. The apartment has every single thing needed to make your stay perfect. Our boys loved to come back home after a full day I the marvellous beaches nearby because they wanted to enjoy the volleyball matches that we had, football and basket and Los enjoy the pool. The barbecues at night surrounded by the stars in the cosy garden with twinkling lights and in such a peaceful location are so romantique that we hardly wanted to leave . The whole area is surrounded by nature, olive tress and so nice and friendly people that we wanted to stay there. Cate was an amazing host as she gave us all the information needed and we basically followed her information booklet to visit the most amazing places around. Thank you Cate. We are definitely going back!
Dear Rosario! You are so sweet. Thank you so much for your beautiful review. I am just so happy that you and your gorgeous family love our house as much as we do. You made a real connection with the area and I love that and get it! t was so great to hear about all your amazing adventures. You guys had a ball. It will be wonderful to see you again!!! Lot's if love Cate
즐거웠던 이태리 여행
체크인을 거의 밤 10시가 되어서야 ( 폭풍우) 했는데, 늦은 시간이라고 뭐라 하기는 커녕. 길을 못 찾을까 비 오는 밤 로터리까지 마중을 나와준 피터, 여행 내내 매일 아침, 여행 할 곳을 찾아 주고, 상담해주는 지역 가이드 역할 까지 해주었던 피터, 케이트 부부. 그리고 하루는 아이들도 맡아준다고 부부끼리만 놀러 갔다 오라고 해주고, ( 하루저녁은 정말 아이들 맡기고 우리 부부끼리 저녁을 먹고 오기도 ^^ ) 빨래줄에 걸어 놓은 빨래도 정리 해주기도 하고, ㅎㅎ 암튼 고마웠어요.
피터는 역사를 전공하신 분이시고, 현직 역사 교사 시기도 한데, 그래서 인지 이태리 역사나 이태리 사람들, 문화에 대한 깊은 통찰을 가지고 있기도 하시고, 때문에 저도 피터와 얘기 하며 많은 것을 배우기도 했습니다.
부인인 케이트 역시 수년간의 이민 역사를 가진 분이라 마인드가 오픈, 확고한 개성을 가진 분이고, 따뜻한 마음씨, 그래서 같이 대화하면 기분 좋아지는 분.
집은 깨끗한 편이고, 투스카니 언덕의 외딴 집이므로, 시내 호텔에 비하면 불편할 수도 있음. 하지만, 가격이 싼 편이고, 이 집에서는 제대로 투스카니 자연이 하루에도 몇 번씩, 햇볕을 받아 어떻게색이 오묘히변하는지, 그 아름다움을 제대로 볼 수 있음 . ( 저 같은 경우엔 5월이라 그런지, 저녁에 반딧불이 쫙~ 환상 )
주변 지역에 잘 안 알려지지 않은 멋있는 관광지, 유적지도 많고, 집주인에게 물어 볼 수 있음.
저 같은 경우에는, 일주일 이 집에 머물며, 로마 이틀, 시에나, 플로렌스까지 들렸다 왔는데, 피사도 아주 가까우나, 아이들 때문에 너무 일정이 빡빡해지는 것 같아, 근처 관광지에 다녀왔는데, 매우 아름다운 곳들. 사람들도 따뜻하고, 친절.
집주인들이랑 하루 바베큐를 해 먹었는데, 이웃에게 받아 왔다는 이태리 야채에 환상적인 솜씨로 고기 구워주신 것도 좋은 기억. 그리고 기타도 잘 치시고, 노래도 잘 하심. ( k pop 씨디 까지 하루는 틀어주셔셔 기억에 남음 )
어쨋꺼나, 좋은 추억들을 많이 남기게 된 여행. 집 떠나면 고생인 것이, 여행인지라, 모든 것이 퍼펙트 했다 말 하긴 그렇지만, 특별히 나쁜 것도, 불편한 것도 없었다. 아이들과 더불어 좋은 추억을 남길 수 있었던 여행이라 , 집을 빌려주신 이 부부꼐 감사합니다.
Thank you Sookhee for your wonderful review. I translated it and I'm sure it sounds even better in Korean!
Please come back anytime. It was lovely having you and your georgeous family stay with us.
Relaxing between the olive trees
We stayed with our 2 kids (aged 2 and 5) for a week in this lovely tuscan countrysite house.
Our hosts Kate and Peter and their sons are a laidback family and did everything they could to make us feel at home.
They were also very helpful with suggestions for daytrips in the area.
The house is situated in a quiet mountainous area with a beautiful view all around. Our children had a lot of fun playing in the garden and swimming pool.
It's a perfect place if you like hiking or biking in nature.
You can find supermarkets, shops and restaurants in Roselle or Grosseto which is just a short drive away.
We would recommend this property to anyone who likes to take a break away the busy daily city life.
Thank you so much for your positive, warm review Peter. Please come and see us again soon.
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We hebben een week mogen verblijven in dit appartement.
Leuk appartement met een schitterende omgeving !
Het is er lekker rustig en je kunt s'ochtends op de fiets om je broodjes.
Alle mooie Toscaanse steden zitten op niet al te grote afstand, ideaal (geen last van druk verkeer en dergelijke in de omgeving van je appartement).
Erg leuk voor als je van rust houd en hardlopen.
Thank you, it was a pleasure!
Experienced Tuscany in it's purest form!!
With my 2 children we were guest in this lovely Tuscany House. The appartment was cool and very comfortable and clean.The swimming pool was heaven! Shops and Beach closeby. The family organised BBQ's in the typical Italian style together with live music. We could bring our Pet, this was great for my children. We felt welcome in every way! The house is located on a beautiful spot with a stunning view! I go back there with the children and would recommend it to everybody that appreciates Tuscany in it's purest form!
Thank you so much for your positive feedback. I'm so glad you had a great time and i hope you will be back soon,.
Posto meraviglioso immerso nella natura adato per chi a animali come me 2 pastori tedeschi
Appartamento vivibile ma si dovrebbe sistemare un pochino , non aspettarsi chi sa che, ma ci si può addattare giardino grande ma trasandato da migliorare molto,vicini di casa stupendi accoglienti ho passato 10giorni di relax di sicuro ci tornerò grazie Cate
Roselle Archaeological Park, The Astronomical Observatory, Saturnia thermal Pools, Alberese National Park, Istia D'Omborone, Maremmabona, restaurant, beaches,horseriding,swimming, bike riding, walking tracks,local museums