Photos and Description of this 7 bedroom holiday farmhouse in Anghiari - Il Merendello
5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, amazing pool and hot tub
Il Merendello is a beautiful Tuscan farmhouse only a 7 minutes drive from the medieval, hilltop town of Anghiari. With its private garden, small woods, swimming pool, hot tub, games room & work out area, this home makes the perfect all year round retreat.
As well as the main house which sleeps 11, there is an optional apartment for larger groups which sleeps a further 6. The is only available as an add on to the main house. See the notes on the price section for costs. For even larger groups, extra beds can be supplied if needed, please email for details.
There are plenty of things to do for everyone, from walks in the local countryside, to day trips to famous historical cities in the vicinity or shopping trips both locally or to the designer outlets about an hour’s drive away or more simply, relaxing by the pool and soaking up the Italian summer sun.
A gated, private driveway brings you to a parking bay to the side of the main house where there is ample parking for guests. The farmhouse itself has 4 double bedrooms and 1 triple bedroom and comfortably sleeps 11 people. There are 3 bathrooms in total, one of which is en suite.
As you come in through the main door of the house you will find a door to the right that leads to a large kitchen/diner and living room. An original fireplace makes a welcoming feature for winter breaks and there are 2 large dining tables to choose from. This is a room with great character and charm.
Opposite this room is the beautiful light and airy bedroom with 3 single beds, spacious enough to have its own seating area. Further along the hallway are a further 2 bedrooms, the master bedroom with en suite bathroom and a twin room. The bathroom servicing the triple and twin bedrooms is just along the hallway mid way between the two rooms.
A stone staircase leads up from the hallway to another 2 bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with a bed that can extend to double size if required.
The bathroom on this floor has a bath with shower attachment.
All the beds are made up with beautiful cotton sheets and bedcovers by Busati, a local firm that makes luxury linens that are sold worldwide in boutiques and stores.
The Apartment (sleeps 4 +2)
For larger groups, there is the option of renting the first floor apartment that is opposite the main house. It has 2 twin bedrooms, a bathroom and a living room with a kitchen and dining area. The sofa bed in the living room can allow an additional 2 people to sleep there if required.
The Games Room
In addition to the spacious main house there is a games room with a beautiful wood beamed veranda in front overlooking the lane the fields beyond. Originally a stable with the original, restored feeding troughs still in place, the games room has table tennis, table football, darts and a card table plus a wooden rocking horse for younger guests. There is also a kitchenette with a wine fridge, dining table and seating area. Guests always comment on how well this space works in all weather. In summer, adults have enjoyed sitting on the veranda while the children play inside. It is also a super rainy day option with the veranda providing a sheltered outdoor space to let off steam.
Just round the corner from the games room, the pig sties have been cleverly converted into an additional bathroom and small gym area with basic gym equipment that the owner is happy for guests to use.
The Swimming Pool & Hot Tub
The private swimming pool has its own water slide, a popular feature with both young and older guests! There are poolside sunbeds and umbrellas for relaxing in this great spot and plenty of space for large groups to enjoy the Tuscan sun.
Next to the swimming pool is a shower and a hot tub with Jacuzzi settings to ensure total relaxation!
There is a large, lawned area between the main house and swimming pool that is perfect for outside dining and ball games. For guests who are interested, the owner has an archery set that he is happy for guests to try.
Just behind the hot tub area is a picnic area, shaded by trees. There is a hammock, chair swing and picnic table - a perfect spot for reading or an afternoon nap.
Behind the swimming pool, hidden by the trees is a bowling lane suitable for outdoor Italian bowls or ‘bocce’ as it is known in Italy – great fun for all the family.
Beyond this, the landscaped garden ends and leads into an area of natural beauty has an almost fairy grotto quality to it. There is a pond full of goldfish and lily pads with benches nearby where you can sit and enjoy the peace. Deer has been regularly sighted here and wild boar leave their tracks at night. Trees and plants encase the grove making it a truly magical addition to this already amazing property.
Of course you are in Tuscany, surrounded by stunning places to visit, amazing food to eat, wine to taste but be warned, once you arrive at Il Merendello you will find it hard to tear yourself away.
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
The farmhouse is owned by Franco and Carla. and his wife. Franco grew up in the area but later moved to Rome where they currently live. Franco is a retired geologist and Carla, a retired language teacher.
Il Merendello was originally owned by Franco's father but was later sold, when the property came on the market years later Franco bought it as a holiday home that the whole family enjoyed for many years. Now in their twilight years, the couple have decided to rent their home out for other families to enjoy.
This property is managed by Tracey and Pierluigi Lega who own an estate agency/property management company that is based in Anghiari . We are a bilingual team readily available to help you with any problems you may have during your stay and to ensure that you have a great holiday in our little corner of Tuscany.