Podere La Rocca is a wonderful farmhouse run by Marianna and her husband Frederico who is also the chef. Set in the Tuscan countryside, it is a perfect getaway for peace and relaxation. Being close to Montepulchiano and other hill towns means you can visit them quite easily if you wish. You will require a car.
Our satnav did not get us to the farmhouse, for some reason it was not finding the address. I called up and Marianna sent one of her staff to look for us.
Marianna was incredibly helpful even before we arrived by arranging some things for us via email. Before arriving I had a call to ask if we minded changing our room. She put us in a same class apartment called L'Arco without charging the additional cost of an apartment. Clean, spacious and very nicely decorated. The apartment is on the 1st floor of the main accommodation building. On entry there is a good sized diner/front room with a table for 4, a sofa and small TV, a small kitchenette with electric hob, microwave and dishes/cutlery. Past this, through the door is the spacious bedroom. Beyond this is the bathroom with shower stall and separate bath. The bath has a Jacuzzi.
We ate there twice. Once from the à la carte menu - excellent. The second time was after a pasta making course with Frederico. A lot of fun, making four different styles of pasta. Frederico is patient and gave us time to make the pasta properly. After, Frederico cooked the pasta with different sauces.