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ROMANTIC HILLTOP VILLA - FARMHOUSE - STUNNING VIEWS - MAGNIFICENT PRIVATE POOL

Jandy

Speaks French, German, Italian, English
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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ROMANTIC HILLTOP VILLA - FARMHOUSE - STUNNING VIEWS - MAGNIFICENT PRIVATE POOL

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday farmhouse in Monterchi - Podere Borgacciano

Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms + 4 in optional apartment. ALL AIR CON + ALL EN-SUITES

In the heart of Renaissance Italy, on Tuscany/Umbrian border, high on 400mt ridge, stands 'Podere Borgacciano'. 3km. from Monterchi, a medieval walled village (see Thames & Hudson's 'The Most Beautiful Villages in Tuscany'). Our lovingly restored 17C stone villa offers breathtaking magical views & tranquility set in

beautiful mature gardens - wafting scents of roses, lavender, jasmine, rosemary and herbs. 5 acre grounds merge into panoramic countryside - fortified hilltop villages, castles, olive groves, vineyards, chestnut, oak and cypress woods, figs, sunflowers, poppies, corn, tobacco - enjoying total relaxation, peace and privacy without isolation. (village General Store 3kms). Magnificent 14mX6m infinity-edge swimming pool surrounded by lemons, Cypress and Olive groves with stunning views south from beautiful landscaped terraces across valley to the lush green Umbrian hills,

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POOL COMPLEX OPEN 28 April to 27 Oct 2012 : Magnificent 14X6 mt pool surrounded by 350 sq. mtrs of terraces, walkways, flower beds, cypress and olive trees. THE POOLHOUSE has a shower/ WC, summer kitchen and large shaded terrace,

table and chairs, barbeques and pizza forno, from which to enjoy al-fresco meals with stunning views across the valley. Mediaeval Lippiano Castle and the lush green Umbrian Hills form a backdrop.

We installed the finest pool equipment from the USA made by Culligan. The Diatomea Filter(Fullers Earth)filters out all particles over 0.50 microns. (The average Sand filter, filters out particles over 30 microns, making ours 60X more efficient) The Chlorination and Ph levels are computer controlled. Our groundsman cleans the pool and checks water quality weekly. An electrically controlled pool cover for insulation and safety is installed. The 14 mtr infinity edge allows you to feel as if you are swimming in the valley whilst listening to your favourite music from the outdoor speakers.

THE VILLAGE: Monterchi, its name derived from 'MONS HERCULIS' (hill of Hercules) whose cult was celebrated here in ancient Etruscan and Roman periods, is home of the famous Renaissance fresco 'The Madonna del Parto' (The Madonna of Childbirth) The mother of Piero della Francesca, the painter of the fresco, was born in Monterchi and the village became famous when in 1888 the fresco, painted in 1446 and considered one of Piero's finest masterpieces, was uncovered in the chapel of the cemetery. This restored fresco is now well displayed in the old village schoolhouse.

SIGHTSEEING: Podere Borgacciano is a 'Springboard' for sightseeing.

Florence (130 kms); Siena (90 kms);San Gimingnano (110 kms.) Assisi (75 kms) Pisa (150 kms); Perugia (65 kms); Arezzo (30 kms) (all distances approx.) are within easy reach. Rome, Bologna, and the Chianti wine countryside are within one to two hours travel. Both the Mediterranean and Adriatic coasts are no more than 2 hrs easy travel.

Local pearls such as Sansepolcro, Citta di Castello, Gubbio, Urbino, Anghiari, Caprese Michaelangelo (the artist's birthplace) and many more, abound with culture, art treasures, music and folk festivals.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Jandy

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2002
Speaks French, German, Italian, English
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

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Romantic Hilltop Villa - Farmhouse - Stunning Views - Magnificent Private Pool
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Monterchi Anghiari - Sansepolcro area
Owner Submitted Review
5

Comments from Owner Guestbook

Taken from our guestbook: This has truly been a holiday we will always remember and cherish...talked about this being an annual event. Rev PJ.Colorado. What an amazing place you have created here. attention to detail is awe inspiring. The view and terraces quite literally took our breath away. ESR. Manchester. The pull of the pool was too great to travel further afield. Thank you for a well catered and comfortable stay in such beautiful surroundings. CJR.Solihull. Thanks for the memories. Your beautiful villa exceeded our dreams - wonderful way to spend our Ruby Wedding. Mr & Mrs G. New York. When we first arrived, my husband said 'If there is Paradise on earth, it is here at Podere Borgacciano' After a week, he said 'This is one of the best holidays we have ever had' It is without a doubt, by far the most comfortable, pleasing and frankly the best holiday home we have experienced and we would like to express our gratitude to you for making it available to us Ambassador Y. and Mrs J.B
  • Review Submitted: 06-Dec-2007
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful and peaceful

  • 5 out of 5
Podere Borgacciano is in a beautiful setting. Whichever way you look there is another fantastic view. The pool and the pool house are excellent - complete with a wood burning oven for authentic pizzas. If you can tear yourself away from the villa's gardens and terraces the surrounding towns and villages are really lovely. We thoroughly enjoyed a very relaxing holiday and can recommend it highly.
  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review and for recommending Podere Borgacciano to your friends, whom we look forward to welcoming next year.
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5

Fabulous!

  • 5 out of 5
We were 4 girls staying at Podere Borgacciano and we had a fabulous time. The home is lovely -with everything we could want - it is the amazing views, beautifully kept gardens and location that really made it for us. Every window had a gorgeous view and we alternated where we ate breakfast and dinner as there were sitting areas spread around the garden for us to choose from. We loved the being able to pick raspberries, rosemary and collect fresh eggs from the chickens each day and the complimentary olive oil was a treat.
We chose to be at the villa late June so we could enjoy warm weather and avoid lots of tourists and our plans worked. Although we didn't swim daily, we certainly enjoyed sitting by the pool reading books and taking in the gorgeous view.
As expected after reading previous reviews, Imperia was a highlight! The meal she cooked for us by the pool and the stories told were fabulous. We spent a day looking around her town of Cisterna a 10 minute drive from the villa and had a delicious lunch at a restaurant her family once ran.
We loved being close to little villages - enjoying day trips to Sansepolcro and others. The town closest to the villa- Monterchi has a supermarket that we enjoyed - the people running it are friendly and clearly like tourists! We were delighted to be offered local truffles at such a reasonable price and had a gorgeous meal at the villa using them.
The help of the owners needs to be mentioned as well. Emails answered promptly and with lots of helpful suggestions - one being the Joust in Arezzo. We stayed in Arezzo and fell in love with the city, such great character and easy to walk around. The Joust happens twice a year and we loved being there for it - it was the suggestion of Danny that we organise tickets and he suggested where to stay and eat in Arezzo - all of which we did and loved!
We 4 girls left a total of 9 kids at home (in Australia, Canada and Scotland!) aged from 4-15 and all said we'd love to return with our children and husbands next time!
  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so delighted that we had the opportunity to help make your reunion as delightful and memorable as you say in your lovely review.

We look forward to welcoming you all, together with your families at some time in the future.

A Presto !!
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Monterchi Anghiari - Sansepolcro area
5

Wonderful piece of paradise!

  • 5 out of 5
Nothing but good things to report about our stay at this amazing villa. We were lucky to have the owners here for half our stay, giving us fantastic restaurant recommendations and history lessons about the area. Not to mention the fresh eggs, herbs and wine we enjoyed. Just a wonderful week, we hate to leave!
  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic Week!

  • 5 out of 5
We (two couples, no kids) had a fantastic week in this lovely home. The views are truly breathtaking, and there are so many terraces to enjoy them from. The grounds and pool area are really exceptional. We loved the outdoor kitchen. One night we made rosemary potatoes with rosemary that was growing by the pool, and we enjoyed many omelets with fresh eggs from the chicken coop. Also enjoyed a delightful "pizza lunch" cooked for us by Imperia - DO NOT MISS this wonderful treat if you stay here!

We had a nice balance of relaxing at the house and taking day-trips. The Chianti region and Gubbio in Umbria were close enough by car, and we took the train into Florence from Arezzo. Nearby, the hilltown of Anghiari is lovely.

Podere Borgacciano definitely lived up to our fantasy of a perfect Italian villa vacation! We are happy to recommend it!
  • Review Submitted: 15-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jan and Family. Pennsylvania USA

It always gives us enormous satisfaction and pleasure to receive such a glowing

report of our guests’ experience of “Podere Borgacciano”

During the past 18 years we have created, what we believe to be the perfect holiday in this

beautiful area of Tuscany.

The best compliment we can ever receive, is to learn that our guests feel as we do about

our “Angolo di Paradiso” near Monterchi.

Many guests from all over the world return year upon year and recommend their

families and friends.

Thank you Jan. We look forward to welcoming you and your friends for your

return visit !
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5

A slice of paradise!!! We will be back!

  • 5 out of 5
What a truly magical stay. The owners couldn't have been more helpful with sorting out details of the property (how to get there, etc) and the property itself was everything and more then we could have hoped for. We were 6 adults and 2 babies and Danny & Janette helped provide their personal items (gate, highchair, and bath) for our babies which was such a help. As well, they provided unlimited information on restaurants and towns to visit in the area.

The property itself is truly magical. You feel like you have your own vacation home in Tuscany/Umbria. This property is unlike any other rental where there is a lush garden with unlimited figs and any fruits that are in season. As well, there is a chicken coup where you can grab fresh laid eggs in the morning. As well, drinking the house wine with the property name every night for dinner...what a treat!

The rest of the property would be enough on it's own with the incredible views but when you consider the pool, it just takes this property to a whole new level. It is truly wonderful and the beauty of the country side is second to none. We spent many an afternoon lying by the pool just soaking in the view. But what makes it even more special is the outdoor kitchen and wood burning oven. We had the privilege to have the caretaker (Imperia & her assistant) make 3 meals for us. Her pizza's, pasta's and dessert are spectacular and her company even better. On a visit to neighbouring Citerna, Imperia meet us and showed us around and took us to her home. She took such great care of us and our babies that she made us feel like we were her family.

The town of Monterchi is small but very quaint and everyone is so friendly. The store keeper at the local grocery store heard we were staying at Lesser's villa and invited us for a glass of his local wine. Such great hospitality! The sounding towns are quaint and not over touristed which makes them a pleasure to walk through on any afternoon you can drag yourself away from the beauty of the property.

We did two tours in the surrounding area which were excellent and if you are into fly fishing (Luca Castellini) or truffles (Tartufi Bianconi - spectacular seven course meal) they were just fabulous and we highly recommend them.

If you are looking looking for a property to rent in Tuscany/Umbria that is off the typical tourist path, look no further. You will never find a better property to rent... it is truly magical. We can't wait to come back!
  • Review Submitted: 10-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nicole L, Family & Friends - Canada - Sept. 2013

We are so thrilled that "Podere Borgacciano" was able to provide your Family and Friends the perfect holiday, which exceeded your expectations and we look forward to welcoming you back again.

For us, as fortunate owners of this "Angolo di Paradiso", we are always delighted that so many guests from all over the world share our view of "Podere Borgacciano".

As grandparents, recognising that travelling from abroad with baggage limitations, only the minimum baby equipment can be brought, we continually strive to ensure that all our guests' needs are catered for, to make their holiday as relaxing and comfortable as possible.

Nicole and friends -- here's to the next time !!!

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Perugia 60; Pisa 170; Bologna 165; Rome 220
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Arezzo
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Citta di Castello
Nearest Beach
130 Kilometres
Mediterranean / Adriatic
Nearest Barpub
3.5 Kilometres
Monterchi village
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Kilometres
Monterchi village
Car: necessary

FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION AND MORE PHOTOS PLEASE CONTACT US.

Other Activities: clay pidgeon shooting

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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
5 Jul 2014 - 29 Aug 2014
7 night minimum stay
£2,300
 
 
high season
30 Aug 2014 - 19 Sep 2014
7 night minimum stay
£2,000
 
 
mid season
20 Sep 2014 - 17 Oct 2014
7 night minimum stay
£1,700
 
 
low season
18 Oct 2014 - 24 Apr 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
 

Notes

  • Please note: we never rent out our farmhouse to more than one party, so that facilities are never shared during the season April to October inclusive. Included in the rental price is: Air conditioning to every bedroom during high and peak season, maid service once weekly, all towels and linen (except for sheets/covers for babies in cot), pool towels, toddlers paddling pool, cot & high chair. All gas and electricity is INCLUDED from 26th April 2013 to 18th October 2013.

    During the LOW SEASONS (20/10/12 to 26/04/13 & 19/10/13 to 25/04/14) GAS (LPG) FOR HEATING is metered & charged separately.*

    Our Italian housekeeper also speaks French, is a professional cook & can be hired to cater delicious meals, Our permanent gardener/groundsman will light the pizza forno upon request. According to our guests, from that forno, our housekeeper bakes the best pizzas ever eaten! Ripe seasonal produce may be freely picked. Cherries; apricots; mulberries; figs; grapes etc, Also freshly laid eg
  • We are able to add 'Papavere' a self contained apartment sleeps 4 and which intercommunicates with the 3 bedroom house at an additional cost of 20% of the weekly rate for the main house.

Facilities

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • mountain
Theme:
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Iron & Board
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Rosa - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Vanity unit
    Flora - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Vanity unit
    Girasole - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Washbasin
    Papavere - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Vanity Unit
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Rosa - 1 Large Double Bed
    Flora - 2 Single Bed
    Girasole - 2 Single Bed
    Papavere - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Child Bed , 2 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , apartment annexed to main house
  • ROSA has a queen-size double bed and French windows leading out on to a terrace with table and chairs. FLORA has large twin beds and French windows with a magnificent view down the valley towards the Appenines. GIRASOLE is a large bedroom with twin beds and French windows leading out on the an extensive terrace with seating and the same view as Flora. PAPAVERE is an apartment that can be annexed to the main house. It has a sleeping area with a queen-size double bed; a living room area that has a double sofa-bed and open fireplace and a corner kitchen. The bathroom in Papavere also has a full size bath. French windows lead out to the same extensive terrace as Girasole. ALL BEDROOMS can, in addition, accommodate Cots and Child Beds. MAXIMUM
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • veranda
  • Child's Swing
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 10 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horse riding
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Podere Borgacciano is not a 'holiday home,' but our home in Italy. A magnificent 50 sq.mt kitchen/eating/living area with breathtaking views down the valley to Monterchi, the Tuscan hills and range upon range of the Appenines. There are three bedrooms, one with a large double bed and the other two with twin beds. Every bedroom has air conditioning and an en-suite bathroom with shower cubicle/bidet/WC/vanity unit and hair-dryer. 2 en-suites also have a bath. 2 of the bedrooms have French Windows to terraces. We have many terraces at different levels some shaded with pergolas and others in full sun. There is a full library of books & videos. We offer you, our guests, our Estate bottled Chianti and help yourself to the ripe home grown produce that our gardener Pino lovingly tends. There are tomatoes, onions, garlic, basil, parsley,mulberries,plums,apricots, figs,walnuts and almonds which ripen through the Summer and Autumn. We look forward to welcoming you to our 'angolo di paradiso'.