Sleeps 14 - 4 doubles + attic dormitory, 4 bathrooms. 5 minutes to Monterchi
Harriet James & Adam Berry
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Wonderful spacious property and amazing pool
Comfortably accommodating 4 adults and 6 children we spent a relaxing two weeks in summer 18. The pool was large enough and clean and welcoming and the grounds and views beautiful. The lavender around the grounds gave off the most amazing smells.
Inside comfortably housed us 10 . The rooms all have fans but no air con but we coped
Monterchi isn’t a huge town and only a few restaurants so if you want more from the nearest town you might look elsewhere but there was enough for us and the restaurant at the top of the walled town was very atmospheric with great food.
We arrived to find a welcome pack of food and essentials in her fridge which was lovely - and lots of inflatables for the pool
A wonderful holiday .
Truly sublime villa in the most amazing spot
We had two weeks in this fabulous villa and what an amazing place this was. Not sure how we managed to drag ourselves away from the vista down the valley or from the pool (which is where I spent most of my day). There was nothing missing from our time in the house - everything we could have needed or even thought of was provided. There was shade for my husband who behaves as if sunlight will melt him and a TV for the foot ball for my cousin as this was absolutely the most important thing.
The family joined us for the second week along with our 15month old grandson who spent most of his time 'walking' up and down the steps as was his wont. There was ample space for us all to enjoy whatever area of the house and grounds suited us best and all the rooms were cool enough that we were able to sleep very well indeed.
For me it was the unforeseen pleasure of watching the wildlife from the grand position of the upstairs loo window - hares, deer and many many birds including golden oriels which I have never seen before. At night we were serenaded by nightingales, also something I'd never heard till then. The walks around the house are not to be missed either as we also saw wild boar!
So basically this was the perfect holiday in the perfect location - thank you.
We are glad you had a great holiday. Thank you for the lovely review. We hope to host you again sometime.
Character property in quiet Tuscany
Situated on the border of Umbria and Tuscany. Although we experienced some minor issues the caretakers tried to assist as best as possible. The house is well equiped and easily caters for larger groups. We particularly enjoyed:
Cita di Castello
La Verna (spectacular in quiet time) and little restaurant at the top was great
Monterchi, restaurants (trattoria) and deli at top of village.
Monterchi, just outside, restaurant la pieve vecchia was sensational (book in advance). Excellent waiter who replaced a slightly corked bottle of Chianti Reserva Classico on his own initiative. Top class.
Thanks Harriet and James for sharing your place with us.
Firenze is a 90min drive.
A wonderful place for a family holiday
A large, generously furnished house with everything a family could want. Gorgeous hilltop towns nearby to explore, a lovely valley and woodland at one's doorstep, amazing views, and to top it all a huge, spotlessly clean pool plus generous patio area in which to enjoy the perfect Tuscan evenings. Can't fault it.
Stunning house at calm and private location
Before booking this house, I desperately tried to find a mediocre or negative comment in the earlier reviews. After having spent 9 nights at the place, I now know why I had no success.
Right on our arrival we (7 persons) learned that we had made a perfect choice by booking our holiday in this spacious house. Not only the large area around the house (table tennis, pool and a big garden which is suitable for sportive activities like badminton etc.) did overly satisfy our expectations, we also found the house to be in an excellent condition. Especially the well equipped kitchen (e.g. dishwasher, cooker, oven) and the overall cleanliness did contribute to our comfort. Since the property is so big, each of us could always decide to hang out with the group or find a private spot to relax.
It was very easy and pleasant to get in touch with the owners to clear minor things up, but the service we benefited the most from was their house book. It is a clear description of the functionalities in the house and a helpful guide for activities and food shopping in the region.
We definitely want to come back and can very well recommend this property!
Spacious house, stunning views, great pool
A sympathetically modernised old farm house located in a quiet valley growing sunflowers, maize and tobacco! Very well equipped and spacious. The house has four good sized bedrooms with more on the second floor stairs which we did not use. At the side of the house is a pleasant loggia terrace area with superb views overlooking the valley. The excellent pool is reached by steps down from the same terrace.
Many hill top towns are within easy reach of the farmhouse. Our favourite was Aghiari where there was a music festival in full swing during our stay.
We hired road bikes from BikingTeam in Arrezzo who were very friendly and cycled up to a few of the hill top towns, including Citerna, Monterchi and Aghiari as well as up to and around the reservoir Montedoglio.
All in all a very pleasant week.
The house is just 5 mins drive from Monterchi, famous for Piero della Francisco's 'Madonna del Parto' or pregnant Madonna. The medieval town is steep and walled with fantastic views from the top of the surrounding hills, and despite its small size Monterchi also has a modern part with plenty of restaurants, shops and banks.
Monterchi has a tennis court which can be hired in the local bar (that serves superb ice-cream) and a children's play park.
10 minutes drive away is the Villa Caldese a Golf and Country Club that also offers spa treatments and horse-riding. Just over the road from this is a buffalo farm producing fresh mozzarella and ricotta daily.
If you want to venture further afield, Citta di Castell and Sansepolcro are 30 mins away, elegant Perugia is 45 minutes away and Florence, Sienna and the coast are about 90 minutes drive.