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CHARMING COUNTRY HOME IN THE TUSCAN HILLS, GREAT PANORAMA

Lucia Cuzzolin

Speaks French, Italian, English
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Sleeps18
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms5
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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CHARMING COUNTRY HOME IN THE TUSCAN HILLS, GREAT PANORAMA

Photos and Description of this 8 bedroom holiday farmhouse in Monterchi - Casa Rughino

2 spacious connectable apartments 1 studio apt, sleep 15/18, panoramic garden

In the charming hamlet of Montemiliano Casa Rughino is a stone country house surrounded by scented lavenders, roses, brooms and rosemary. From its terraces overlooking Monterchi, home of Piero della Francesca fresco “Madonna del Parto”, you can enjoy incomparable landscapes on the quiet Tuscan countryside where wheat and sunflower fields alternate vineyards and olive groves. The recent restoration has added comfort and neatness to the original Tuscan flavour, completely meeting with ecological building criteria. We can offer accommodation for up to 15/18 people in 2 spacious apartments and 1 double room, all with their own terrace and independent access but connectible inside (in the Manor), while on the other side of the garden the old haybarn has been transformed in a charming studio apartment. For a perfect stay at Casa Rughino we have realized a swimming pool with a stunning view on surrounding hills, large solarium and shaded terrace. And for dinner BBQ under the pergola.

Sightseeing: The tiny ancient village of Monterchi, is situated on the road to Città di Castello in the Tiber Valley, 30 kilometres from Arezzo in unique countryside with splendid vistas, looking across to small hilltop towns and villages with the Apennine mountain range forming the backdrop in the far distance. The major sights of Central Italy are a short drive away along the A1 motorway or E45 freeway: Arezzo, Cortona Siena, Gubbio, Perugia, Assisi and Lake Trasimeno are only 1 hour drive. No more than 2 hours drive to reach Florence, the Chianti wine Region, Montepulciano, Montalcino, San Marino and the Adriatic or Tirrenic seaside resorts. Just another hour drive to reach Rome.

Not Only Relaxing: For the more athletic, there are many sports you can do nearby: tennis courts and a golf course are only a 5-minutes drive away and for those who love water sports, in 15 minutes you can reach a beautiful lake where you can go fishing, canoeing and even surf. Discover the local restaurants and trattorie to taste Tuscan and Umbrian gastronomy (wine, oil, truffles, mushrooms and Fiorentina beefsteak): we can recommend you our favourites! Don’t miss the interesting opportunities for shopping (antiques, delicatessen specialities, clothes and accessories); Italy's fashion houses outlets are not far away. Attend the numerous events that take place in the area: lot of festivals, shows, historical parades, folklore celebration and free concerts all year.

Things to do: Enjoy a cooling panoramic swimming pool at your private disposal, in a wonderful secluded spot, enveloped by scent of lavender, broom and herbs, caressed by the afternoon breeze while in the distance a red-headed woodpecker builds his nest: an intense emotion for all senses! In the meantime when you’ve seen the sights you can leave the “madding crowds” behind and return to the peace of Montemiliano for relaxing walks strolling along the numerous pathways which start from our olive grove. And If you still need more relaxation, thermal baths and a beauty farm are within just a 1/2 hour drive.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Lucia Cuzzolin

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2009
Speaks French, Italian, English
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Sleeps18
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms5
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Trust & Security
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Reviews

Reviews

Charming country home in the Tuscan Hills, great panorama
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
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Charming country home in the Tuscan Hills, great panorama
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Monterchi Anghiari - Sansepolcro area
5

Sheia, David, Clare, Leah & Amber.

Sheia, David, Clare, Leah & Amber.
  • 5 out of 5
We have made several visits to Monterchi, staying at Montemiliano twice. On this, our latest visit, we were recommended to stay in the Sun Apartment of Rughino. As before, we were NOT disappointed. The area is so tranquil and calm and the views across the valley to Monterchi and beyond are breathtaking - especially in the evening. We found the apartment clean and well maintained, although we would have been happier with more hanging space in the bedrooms, especially with 2 young grand daughters. We were delighted with the pool and pool area, so welcoming on the many hot days and our grand daughters were particularly glad of it. There is also a small play area on the road into Monterchi.
The owners, Lucia and Gaziano, have the ability to treat visitors more like old friends than customers and we would have no hesitation in recommending the property to friends or relatives. Monterchi is an easy 2 hour drive from Pisa.
With 2 young grand daughters, we tried to keep our travelling to a minimum, especially in the hot part of the day, but we managed to visit plenty of places in the area including, Sienna, Lucignano, Cortona, Sansepolcro, Citta di Castello and Anghiari.
We tried to balance our dining with visits to several local restaurants and some dining at the apartment including a barbecue one evening. We have promised ourselves that when we next visit, hopefully in 2013, we will make more use of the barbeue.
In our view, La Pieve Vecchia, a restaurant less than 10 minutes drive away, gave excellent value for money and the service was very friendly and efficient. There is also a Pizzeria on the road out toward Arezzo which is basic but again good value for money.
There are several markets in nearby towns which are always good to visit if only for the friendly atmosphere.
In conclusion, Italy is the country we would visit again and again, but Toscana and Umbria really have our vote.
Our daughter and 2 grand daughters have fallen in love with Monterchi and we can not wait to take tham back next year.
We very much hope to renew our acquaintance with Monterchi and Lucia and Graziano as often as possible.

With best regards,

Sheila, David, Clare, Leah and Amber.
  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sheila, David, Clare, Leah and Amber,

your family and the two "mermaids" are always in our hearts. The emotional goodbye to your departure moved us. We hope to see you soon and be able to follow the progress of the two young ladies.
A hug for the whole family

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Perugia
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Arezzo
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Arezzo
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Rimini/Fano
Nearest Barpub
15 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
15 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Monterchi is brilliantly placed for exploring both Tuscany and Umbria. Nearby Arezzo offers easy connections to Florence, Rome, Siena, Pisa, Cortona. Other nearby places of interest include Assisi, Perugia, Gubbio, San Gimignano, Sansepolcro, Citta di Castello, Urbino. There is always somewhere new to visit. Monterchi has a great feel of the real Italy, and the local villagers go out of their way to make you welcome. For art lovers, Monterchi is home to the famous 'Madonna del Parto' by Piero della Francesca. Monterchi has a great choice of reasonably priced restaurants. Montemiliano is just 1.5 km from Monterchi: with an easy walk you can reach many facilities e.g. restaurants, bars, grocery stores, pharmacy, bank with ATM and VISA service, post-office and tennis court. Please contact us for more information. Local activities cycling, fishing, golf, horse riding, mountain biking, roller blading, sailing, swimming, tennis, walking, water skiing, wind-surfing.

Other Activities: Clay pigeon shooting, guided tours

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday farmhouse in Monterchi, Anghiari - Sansepolcro area

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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Peak Season
28 Jun 2014 - 29 Aug 2014
7 night minimum stay
€2,550
 
 
High Season
30 Aug 2014 - 26 Sep 2014
7 night minimum stay
€2,100
 
 
Middle Season
27 Sep 2014 - 17 Oct 2014
7 night minimum stay
€1,550
 
 
Low Season Special Offer!!
18 Oct 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
7 night minimum stay
From
€150
€1,050
 
 
Xmas & New Year
20 Dec 2014 - 9 Jan 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,100
 

Notes

  • Rental rates are based on 10-14 people sharing The Mannor (children under 2 years on date of arrival free of charge) and include the exclusive use of the complex and facilities. For up to 14 people if you need to use Apt Sky a further €400,00 rental rate is applied. Additional price per person up to a maximum of 20 people: €150/100 depending on season. Whole property rate less 10 people: 10% off (except 'Special Offer!!').
    Rental rates for 'Special Offer!!' are based on 10 people sharing. Additional price per person €100.
    Special discounts for long terms rentals.
    Heating excluded.
    Security Deposit: €500 to be paid in cash on arrival at the property.
  • Rental rates include: weekly maid service, weekly towel and bedding change, hot water, electricity (not for heating), daily pool service, full use of facilities.
    Additional charges for: bike hire, cot hire, phone charges, central heating, wood for fireplace/barbecue (available upon payment), use of laundry room (available upon payment: € 5 per washing), extra maid service, babysitting, guided rides/walks.
    On request we can arrange for professional cook, Italian cooking lessons, yoga lessons and massages, transfers from and to airports and railway stations, wine-pasta-truffle-olive oil tours, tasting tours in Tuscany and Umbria, booking for Florence museums, walk and bike tours in all Central Italy, horse riding.
  • If you need a room where you can stay all together we can convert one bedroom (it means for groups up to 15 people) in living/dining room. Casa Rughino can also be divided into 4 accommodations if your group is smaller: if you are open to share the property with other very selected guests special prices are quoted; please contact us for further details.

    If you need more rooms we can also rent Montemiliano (see advert n. 405388 on Holiday Rentals) in the same hamlet. Please contact us for further details.

    The rental rate is from Saturday to Saturday, but we can be flexible. Special discounts for long terms rentals. Guests are kindly requested to arrive from 5 pm onwards and to depart by 09.30 am, to allow the house and pool to be thoroughly cleaned and prepared.
    Breakfasts are available on request. Daily B&B rates per person from €40.

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Monterchi in Anghiari - Sansepolcro area

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
General:
  • Heating
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking Off Street
  • Fireplace
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Firewood
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Activities Guide
  • Laundry Soap
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Fax
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Hob
  • Grill
  • Toaster
  • Oven
  • Kitchenette
  • Pantry Items
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , all beds can be double or single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot , this room can be converted in living/dining room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , all beds can be double or single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , all beds can be double or single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , all beds can be double or single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed , all beds can be double or single
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Large Double Bed , all beds can be double or single
    Bedroom 8 - 1 Double Bed , all beds can be double or single
  • In the whole complex there are 8 rooms with 2 or 3 beds (all rooms may be made up as twin or double on request), 5 bathrooms and 3 fully equipped kitchens. For big party one bedroom can be converted in living/dining room. In the Manor Apt Sun, Apt Moon and Aurora can be connected. Every accommodation has magnificent views, table and chairs for outside relax, 2 rooms have French windows to terraces. Each apartment is equipped with single heating. Floors and ceilings have been realized with classic Tuscan terracotta, while the original chestnut beams, the large fireplaces and the stone walls testify the ancient charm. The sunny interior paint enhance glamour and warm atmosphere to every room. The furnishings have been carefully selected with original pieces from the 1900s and new ones skilfully handmade by local craftsmen. Every accommodation is high standard. If you need more rooms you can rent Montemiliano Farmhouse in the same hamlet (at 150 m.). Suitable for children and pets.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Television
Outside:
  • veranda
  • Bicycles
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • 18 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
Attractions:
  • museums
  • ruins
  • churches
  • playground
  • autumn foliage
  • live theatre
  • winery tours
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundrette - serviced
  • fitness centre
  • medical services
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • hunting big game
  • tennis
  • hiking
  • golf pass optional
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • mountain biking
  • hunting small game
Notes:
Casa Rughino consists of 2 buildings: in the manor there are 2 spacious apartments and 1 double room, all with their own terrace and independent access but attached to each other with lockable interconnecting doors. Apt Sun has living room with fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, a twin bedroom, a large 3 beds room (in case of big party convertible in living/dining room). Upstairs, an internal staircase leads to a further twin bedroom, with a nice bower and bathroom (this area of the house can be annexed both to apartment Sun or apartment Moon). Another terrace leads to apartment Moon with large kitchen, interconnecting bower, a bedroom with twin beds and a bathroom at the 1st floor. Upstairs there are 2 twin bedrooms (one can lodge and extra bed) and a bathroom. Downstairs, separated by a lockable door, there is room Aurora with en-suite bathroom. The old hay barn has become a studio apartment Sky with living room, corn kitchen and bathroom downstairs, in the loft a nice double bedroom.