A family house for over 50 years with six special features
- english, italian
Pool / Spa
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - bambini graditibambini graditi
Pets allowed - animali graditianimali graditi
Max guests: 15 (sleeps up to 14 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 26
- Please do not use the hoses and taps outside the house to water the terrace or to add water to the pool. Luigi the gardener will do that.
- For maximum efficiency ceiling fans should be set no higher than 2. That's what the manufacturers say. Please follow their advice.
- If you do move any furniture either inside the house or on the terrace please put it back where you found it.
A truly special place
A very lovely house and grounds. It is a clearly loved family home, spacious and relaxed and yet incredibly well equipped especially the kitchen which was important for us with 2 chefs in our group. The whole atmosphere of Casa Moorhead is welcoming - lots of comfy chairs everywhere enabling everyone to either join together on the beautiful main terrace with stunning views of the bay, or to just mosey off and do their own thing, reading books from the very interesting library on the other terraces or wandering down to the very private, beautifully clean swimming pool.
The directions were good, given that it is up a fairly narrow lane and it really is 5 minutes away from Porte Ercole with great cafes and restaurants and a lovely wide safe beautifully kept beach.
We were a group of 11 friends and family ranging from 30 to 87 and we all found it a truly special place.
Wonder in the woods
The house was lovely with plenty of space for everyone to have privacy and also with good places to be together. The terrace overlooking the woods and sea was spectacular both during the day and in the evening. The kitchen was very well equipped and we enjoyed using it to cook although we also had Giovanna cook for us on a couple of nights and that was even more wonderful! She is a great cook and a lovely person. The pool lower down in the garden was also delightful and felt quite private away from the house. This property is very much a home and is full of books and has cosy sofas and chairs if the weather is not clement. We were travelling with friends and family and we all loved the house and gardens. we hope to return.
A spacious welcoming home, uniquely and conveniently located for a variety of holiday activities
If you are looking for a spacious house hidden away on a coastal Tuscan hillside, but with access to a variety of places in southern Tuscany, Casa Moorehead offers a wonderful location. The house is spacious, but it is more than a house, it is a home, and we immediately felt at home there. Indoors or outdoors, the house is well appointed for holiday living, and the charming terrace places you in amongst the trees, but with view of the surrounding hills and the sea. Sunrise was a particular delight. We discovered that the house had a unique literary association, which added a special curiosity and dimension to our stay. The location places you within easy car travel distance of waterfront cafes and restaurants at Porto Ercole and Porto Santo Stefano, swimming beaches, islands off the coast, inland hilltop Tuscan villages and historic and modern attractions. And there are nearby shopping facilities for all your needs. Be prepared for a narrow road and driveway up to the house, but it is easily carefully navigated. We were a group of family and friends and thoroughly enjoyed what was an all too short 11 day stay. It was October, so pleasantly warm, not hot. John R
Wonderful family holiday
The property is rustic and has a great history. The highlights would be - spacious living area/views/pool/badminton court/table tennis/kitchen/terrace/outdoor dining area/cooks. In the heat of August it is a bit of a struggle to stay cool (no AC) but we coped nonetheless. Staff and owners are brilliantly responsive. Thanks to all!
the perfect place to enjoy life
We have been to the Villa Moorehead before and we will come back again. It is the perfect place to reunite with friends or family. The house itself is spacious and has lovely views and the terrace is simply magnificent. Nothing better than a late evening drink and long chats on the terrace when the kids are in bed: You here the crickets chirping away and see the moonlight glittering on the sea. During the day everyone can do there preferred stuff – go to the family friendly sandy beach, check out the coves of the Argentario, hire a boat, stay by the pool, explore the Tuscan sights and towns or do absolutely nothing on the terrace. It is a place where life seems easy.
Porto Ercole (our local village) five minutes drive, Orbetello (the nearest station) 15 minutes.
Further afield but all within reach of the Argentario lie the main Tuscan towns: Siena, where the historical Palio race is held (1.5 hours), Florence and Orvieto (2 hours) and Tarquinia, with the Etruscan tombs (45 minutes).
Porto Ercole is dominated by two 16th century Spanish forts and has a wide variety of shops, bars, restaurants and cafes.
On the other side of the mountain is the village of Porto San Stefano, from where ferries sail daily to the local islands of Giglio and Giannutri.
There are several tennis courts in the area and a championship golf course 10 minutes from the house.
Further away, an hour's drive, are the sulphur springs of Saturnia. And nearer at hand the lagoons around Orbetello where you can go boating.
Other Activities: wind-surfing, water and jet skiing,bicycling, island-hopping,fishing,golf,tennis,walking'horse-riding