Dimora Santa Margherita
What We Love
- A luxury suite at an old-fashioned villa in the Tuscan countryside, with breakfast and extrasThe luxe individuality and rustic charm of each of the spacious suites
- Immersing yourself in the beauty and calm of the renowned Italian countryside
- Exploring the historic and charming city of Grosseto
What To Know
- The Italian villa has six suites all decorated in typical Tuscan-style
- If you're driving in, beware that the hotel is on a super bumpy road
- Hosts Elisabetta and William are great resources for where to eat, shop and play
No other region showcases the beauty of the Italian countryside quite like Tuscany. It’s a fragrant land of graceful, sloping hills, with vineyards, olive groves and fields of sunflowers, all resting against the glorious blue Mediterranean sky. Surely there’s no better way to experience all this than from an old-fashioned country home, reminiscent of the seventh-century, and set amidst the area’s rural calm.
Dimora Santa Margherita perfectly balances luxurious comfort and style with authentic charm, best shown in the wonderful suites, which each have unique character and boast plenty of space. The hotel’s gorgeous salt-water pool is the perfect place to cool off and gaze across the valley (you’ll swear you’re looking at a postcard), before sneaking off to the living room with a good book. There’s even a lounge bar – ideal for a pre-dinner drink. The hotel can also organize any number of activities, such as golf, horseback riding, cooking classes and wine tours, to make sure you get the most out of your time in Tuscany.
Each of the luxury suites is designed in a unique and distinct style. Suite Serra, measuring in at 450 square feet, offers views of the surrounding hills, and even the Tyrrenian sea in the distance. Inside, the décor incorporates olive green tones with terra-cotta floors, exposed beams and stonework. Suite Ramerino, also 450 square feet, pairs fresh white hues with natural woodwork, and looks out over the olive grove and Maremma Valley. The largest of the suites, Suite Scuderia, also offer Maremma views. With a luxurious 700 square feet, the spacious suite features a freestanding roll-top bath and a multisensory shower.
Breakfast is served daily, and a light lunch is available upon request. There’s also a lounge bar, which is open daily from 8am-10pm.
Dimora Santa Margherita is about a two-hour drive south of Florence, in Italy’s region of Tuscany. With an undulating landscape that’s blanketed in olive groves, vineyards and forests, the area invites you to experience rural Italy at its best. The city of Grosseto, a charming town with a history that stretches back to the High Middle Ages, is just an hour’s drive away and well worth a visit.
How to Get There
Og slow on the bumby road for 10 minutes and find a Pearl of a small hotel With excellent food and service. We arrived a bit late for lunch, but no problem. They set up a Nice table on out porch and we could choose whatever we wanted from the menù. Very nice pool, and the view - panoramic! Only like 6 suites, and we got offered an Upgrade as Our room suite was given away. However, a bit disappoining as we had booked the blue Family suite especially for the view. We therefore opted for the second best instead of the Upgrade to a nicer suite. We a complemetary wine to make up for it.
Very nice dinner as well, but as it was only the two of us there, it dragged on more than needed. Breakfast also really good, and served private on our terrace We would make sure to come back to this luxury if we can. A true gem of tranquility.
Elisabetta and her husband William (the owners) made our holidays in this wonderful location in the heart of Tuscany to one of the best we ever had.
Wonderful decorated room with private sauna and bathtub in the middle of the room.
Everything is superclean. Shower is great matress is super, what I personally love.
Great food and wine. From our side 11 from 10 possible points. :))
We arrived late and it was dark, unable to see the countryside we were surprised when the road turned to an unmade track but the satnav said keep going so we did. After bumping our way down we came upon some gates with lights beyond. We received a warm welcome and a lovely dinner. The next morning we were able to appreciate just how remote it was and the amazing view in every direction.
Staying for the weekend we soaked up the calm and enjoyed breakfast together with another meal to end our stay. And after going up and down the track a few times we became used to the bumps.
We stayed at Dimora Santa Margherita for five days. We were welcomed by Elisabetta and William very cordially and immediately felt at home in their beautifully renovated 18th century farm. The place radiates rest and peace and from each of the six lodgings you have marvellous views.
Dimora is isolated, though; it takes a 45 minutes' drive to reach the world outside. What is more, the last 2,5 km to the hotel consist of an unpaved road, the owners had told us before, but still it was not a pleasant drive, to say the least, a drive which took us 15 minutes. Certainly not inviting to make daily trips...
Fortunately we could have dinner at Dimora. The first two days William proved to be a very good cook. His homemade ravioli was exquisite and certainly so his Chianina (Tuscany's speciality), the best meat we've ever tasted. We' never forget it. Unfortunately on the third day the restaurant was closed and the last two days William had gone and with him the high quality of the dinners.
Lunch was not offered, but a simple question whether we could have a snack was enough for Elisabetta to prepare something very nice from what happened to be available in the kitchen that day (ham, cheese, pasta).
Dimora Santa Margherita is the ideal place to take a few days of rest and enjoy nature after your beautiful Tuscany tour.
Views of the rolling hills are just sublime. It feels like a world away as it's so quiet there. be careful with the road down though. It's very bumpy, and thankfully we didn't have a low driving car with us.
We stayed in a lovely suite as part of our honeymoon. Bed was huge and very comfy. Room was decorated very well, every details has been thought out.
The way the hotel is set out, you always feel you have the place to yourself. I loved that we could eat breakfast and dinner in a position that allowed privacy. They happily provided options for vegetarians and allowed us to have input in this which was a touch we have never experienced before at any high end hotel. Food was delicious and reasonable for it's quality.
There was tea/coffee in the room along with a mini bar fridge but the drinks were quite expensive. I was surprised that you need to pay for coffee or tea in the room when you take into account of the price per night so we didn't bother.
Overall, we would stay again. It's a luxurious place, the owners are very accommodating and made an effort to make our stay as comfortable as possible.