Kitchen facilities - minimal
We spent three nights at the Antica Tenuta Le Casacce near Seggiano, where we rented a cottage which is actually the right hand side of the main house with the reception and breakfast room, terrace, etc. The property is well situated down a stony track in the heart of the country and has many attractions. We were very sorry to learn that the chef who had been so promising died a year ago, so our dinner on the night we arrived was not quite as wonderful as the brochure in our room had led us to expect. The breakfasts were copious and it was nice to be able to load our trays and eat on the terrace, with its stunning views. The pool is large and pleasant, a short distance from the main house over a large lawn, but right by the new bungalows. We were happy to be where we were, rather than in one of these, as we like old character and don't mind things being a little the way they may have been in the olden days. The shower-bathroom was modern and perfectly reasonably equipped, and we liked having a little bit of terrace outside our front door where we could sit out. It was also nice to be on the ground floor, as we are getting old. The staff were very friendly and very helpful. My only advice to them would be to equip the kitchenette a bit better for self catering, with an electric kettle, some mugs and a couple more dinner plates. I had brought my own matches, candles, tea towels, etc, but had to ask for coffee and tea bags. A little cafetière would have been nice as the coffee was in a packet. What was extremely kind and much appreciated by us was that our laundry was done for free. It would have been 5 euros, which we thought very reasonable, but no charge was made as it took a little while during a rainy spell. We would go again!