Porto Santo Stefano, Argentario, Tuscany
Romantic Cottage with a Hot Tub overlooking the Mediterranean
- Sleeps 6
- 2 bedrooms
Casa Moresca is a little house high on a ridge over the mediterranean sea, surrounded by olive trees and with views that go on forever. During the day you can see out to the Island of Giglio, then to Montecristo and even as far as Corsica. At night stars sparkle gloriously right over your outside dining table as well as over the nearby Jacuzzi - the owner told me with tongue in cheek that they had built it purposely exactly beneath the milky way for maximum effect!...
This is a house in which to return to ancient, more relaxing times with daily rhythms punctuated by meals, swims and snoozes. The sage and rosemary that surround the house mix with the sea-air for that wonderful mediterranean aroma of holidays and lazy summers. It sleeps 4 but is also ideal for a couple as a romantic hideaway.
The house is reached by a narrow road that climbs up the side of Argentario to a spot close to the top of the limestone ridge, at around 330 metres or just over 1000 feet. It is a simple cottage, designed to face straight out to sea, with a living room and kitchen stretching across all the front of the house, and with 2 double bedrooms and a bathroom at the back. The master bedroom has a small ensuite washroom, and french windows leading out to the side, towards the Jacuzzi. The Jacuzzi is set on an old olive grove terrace, among newly planted olive trees and looking out at the Mediterranean sea with the island of Giglio in the distance, making it a perfect spot to lie back and relax with a glass in your hand. In front of the house a pergola shades a dining table that is perfectly positioned to enjoy the view. A meal of olives, fresh tomatoes, basil and olive oil, parma ham and sheep's cheese all washed down with red wine is worth hours of therapy!