Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday farmhouse in Pieve Santo Stefano - Casa Dei Noce
Beautifully restored farmhouse
The property is a beautifully restored farmhouse with all modern amenities. It has magnificent views down the valley, which can be fully appreciated from the private pool and terrace. Perfect for total relaxation, whilst still within easy reach of many historic towns, only 1 hr 30 mins drive from the Adriatic coast. Sleeps 2-8. 3 bedroom (+ bunk bed room), beautifully restored Tuscan farmhouse with private pool and stunning views. The advantage of the house being arranged over 3 floors is its adaptability. Whilst comfortably sleeping 8 it is also ideal for couples and smaller groups to enjoy. Peaceful location in hamlet of Ville Di Roti, 5km from Pieve Santo Stefano. 3km from the E45 and close to local amenities and historic towns. 90 minute drive from the coast.
The local restaurant, The Pergola, is superb. There are 2 supermarkets, 2 banks with ATM'S, doctors surgery, cafes, restaurants, DVD hire, tennis, horse-riding, cycle-hire, in Pieve. From Pieve why not go horse riding or mountain biking across the Higher Tiber Valley. Detailed maps for motorists, horse riders and bikers available from the house information box or the Tourist Information.
La Verna, a peaceful sanctuary founded by St.Francis, is 20kms away, reached by traveling along the Passo Dello Spino from Pieve. The Spino Pass has been part of the motor-racing history of Arezzo for over 30 yrs. It is a great road for biking, one of the best-known roads in central Italy. There are many routes available. Caprese Michelangelo, the birthplace of Michelangelo is a short drive away.
Anghiari, a medieval jewel, is not to be missed, 20kms away.
Other places within easy reach are Assissi, Perugia, Sansepolcro and a little further afield, reached by train or road, Florence, Rome, Pisa
The house is on 3 levels.
The private pool is 10 x 5 m. There are pool loungers, barbecue, outside shaded dining table, lawned area, all within a fenced area. There are further grounds to explore.
The Adriatic coast (Rimini) is 1 hr 30 mins drive away.
- children welcome
- smoking allowed
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
We were 2 families of 4 with smallish children. The house was perfect for us - one family took the rooms in the top floor, and one took the rooms in the ground floor. We loved the fact that the kitchen opened straight out on to the outdoor seating/dining area, and that we could keep an eye on the kids from the that area when they were swimming in the pool. It was average 35 degrees, and the kids lived in the pool. The view and surroundings are amazing with daily sunsets over the Tuscan hills. We also loved the calmness as there are very few houses around. The house is really nicely decorated and kitted out which gave it a lovely relaxed feel. We would have loved to have stayed longer.
I live in England with my husband. I work in education and my husband is self employed. We fell in love with Italy from our very first visit and adore the whole Italian lifestyle. We bought and restored our farmhouse in 2004/ 2005, one look down the valley with views of Tuscan roofs and mountain scenery, we were captivated!
We were particularly impressed with the location, peaceful, relaxing days around the private pool with easy access to the E.45 and the surrounding places of historic interest. The area is dotted with fabulous trattorias serving exquisite cuisine and undiscovered jewels, alongside the more renowned attractions of Florence and Rome. This is the real Italy, come and experience it for yourself!
The best of both worlds is available at Casa Dei Noce. You can relax and get away from it all whilst being close to the E.45 giving you access to the wonderful Tuscan and Umbrian delights. Meals can be prepared by our local Italian cooks, either cooked on the premises or delivered to the house. We bought the farmhouse for its easy access from the airports, its peaceful location, amazing views and the fact that, although in a less well-known part of Tuscany, is in our opinion, and those of our guests, an undiscovered jewel. Less crowded, less expensive, less is MORE!!! You will not be disappointed. It is our home which we rent out from April to October, and is looked after by a wonderful team led by Jane who will ensure you have a fabulous holiday. It is on the edge of one of the largest National Parks in Italy for those who enjoy walking and cycling, and for the shopping enthusiast check out the designer shops in Sansepolcro.