Villa Gherardesca, Maremma, Tuscany

Sleeps 12 + 2

€18,750 - €23,125 per week

Originally a farmhouse dating from the eighteenth century, this lovely villa is set on the 600 hectare della Gherardesca family estate.  The family have been in this part of Tuscany for over 1,200 years.

The house was built on a hill by Count Camillo della Gherardesca overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Island of Elba but was eventually abandoned as a farmhouse.  It was then transformed forty years ago into the beautiful villa it is today.

Located in the heart of Northern Maremma in a lovely position, the property is surrounded by softly rolling hills, ample valleys, and shady forests. The Tyrrhenian sea’s golden dunes and the Estate’s own private beach are just a few minutes’ drive away from the villa. The nearest villages are Donoratico (with railway station, post office, supermarkets, local shops and doctor) and Castagneto Carducci.

The spacious accommodation is beautifully presented with antique furnishings and all modern comforts.  There are wonderful views towards the sea from the reception rooms including a dining room seating 24, a computer room, drawing room/library with TV, second living room and a porch overlooking the sea with a further dining table, sofa and armchairs.  The bedrooms are prettily decorated and there is air conditioning for all those bedrooms on the first floor (master bedroom, childrens’ bunkroom and four further ensuite double bedrooms) .

The pool at the end of the garden has a lovely view of the sea and woods and there is a comfortable cabin used as a changing room with fridge, sunbeds, sun umbrellas and a dining table for 12.  The beach is a 15 minute drive away through the family’s private woods down to the sea where there is a further cabin for changing with sunbeds, warm and cold shower and a fridge.  This is shared with other guests on the Estate.

At Villa Gherardesca, guests find genuine Tuscan character cleverly combined with a natural, innate elegance. The villa has been renovated to include all modern facilities and boasts a harmonious blend of antique features and original architecture with refined contemporary chic.

Price Guide 2021:

July & August €23,125 per week
June €20,000 per week
May & September €18,750 per week

Sleeps:  12 + 2 children

Ground Floor

  • Dining Room with fireplace
  • Living Room/Library with grand historical fireplace (not a working fireplace)
  • Second Living Room
  • Spacious Kitchen with separate breakfast area
  • Service/Laundry Room
  • Double Bedroom with adjacent guest bathroom

First Floor

  • 4 Double Bedrooms with ensuite Bathrooms
  • Double Bedroom with adjacent private Bathroom
  • Childrens Room (bunk beds for 2) with ensuite Bathroom


  • Double Room with ensuite Bathroom

Staff Quarters

  • 2 Bedrooms (one double and one single) and private staff Bathroom
  • Maid
  • Gardener and pool patrol
  • Extra housekeeper and/or Cook on request and at extra charge
  • Utilities are extra to rental charge
  • Swimming Pool
  • Poolside Changing Cabin with dining for 12.
  • Private access to the beach
  • Beach Changing Cabin
  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heating

Computer and WiFi
Satellite TV and DVD
Tombolo Resort with thalassotherapy spa at beach 20 minutes’ drive
Golf 30 to 50 minutes’ drive
Boat hire in nearby San Vincenzo or Baratti harbours

  • Beach 15 minutes
  • Donoratico (doctors, shops, railway station, etc.) 3km
  • Castagneto Carducci (grocers, butcher, bakery, newsagent, beauty parlour and pharmacy 3km
  • Pisa 45 mins
  • Florence 1 hr 30 mins
  • Lucca 1 hr 30 mins
  • Siena 1 hr 30 mins
  • Livorno 40 mins
  • Volterra 1 hour
  • San Gimignano 1 hr 20 minutes
  • Piombino 30 mins.
  • Island of Elba – Hydrofoil or ferry from Piombino

Please note that the map is just a general indicator of location

What Sarah thinks:

“That rare bird – the perfect Tuscan farmhouse with pool and access to a private beach!”

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