Restored recently, this farmhouse offers five bedroom accommodation, including four first floor bedrooms, three of which are ensuite. There is a ground floor bedroom with ensuite, and three barrel-vaulted chambers providing a stunning living area. Beamed ceilings and original floors retain the character and simple charm of this Tuscan farmhouse with plenty of natural light. The house sits on the edge of the "Alpe della Luna" or "mountains of the moon" of Tuscany and is accessed by a quiet tarmac road that leads to a network of tracks for walking into the national park in which the house sits. Excellent South facing views towards Sansepolcro where one can enjoy the special atmosphere of a "little Florence" with its excellent restaurants, shops, bars and of course the museum of "Piero della Francesca". There is a 5m x12m solar heated pool, olive grove, fruit trees and climbing roses. Stunning valley and hillside views all around. A first class restaurant is just a short stroll away and is open all year round.
- Villa2281 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs1
- Min. Stay3 - 7 nights
Five bedrooms, historic charm, modern amenities, mountain views, swimming pool
- english, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- 7 Oct 2018
About Chris Nunn
Born in UK, live in Australia, in love with Tuscany!
Chris Nunn purchased this Villa in 2016
Why Chris Nunn chose Sansepolcro
This property is unique. It has modern convenience alongside traditional beauty, views beyond compare, walks for nature lovers but the convenience of a bustling historic town close by. Quiet and charming but with easy access to the rest of Tuscany it is ideal for a family celebration, a holiday with friends or just a retreat.
What makes this Villa unique
Tuscan beauty at it's best!
Pool / Spa
Beautiful, comfortable villa in lovely hillside setting
I stayed here for 2 weeks - first with friends, then with family. Everything about the villa was perfect for both groups. Plenty of space to be together as well as privacy when desired. Chris, the host and Simon, the caretaker, were both very responsive to questions and needs. The villa is comfortable and thoughtfully put together both inside and out. Chris helped us arrange for a cooking lesson at Il Trebbio - not far from the villa and it was wonderful - we learned a lot, had fun and ate very well! We were also able to arrange for a chef to come in to cook for us in the villa which was wonderful as well! Many small towns to explore within comfortable driving distance. Florence, Siena and Perugia are a bit of a drive but able to be done in a day as well.
A hidden gem - wonderful villa in a beautiful Tuscan countryside setting
We were very pleasantly surprised by the location and the quality of this lovely property - our expectations were exceeded!
A charming home, with a well equipped kitchen, great pool, a real wood burning pizza oven, and even cable TV (critical for World Cup games!). Simon the caretaker was outstanding, handling any requests or issues promptly, with a smile.
We were a group of 8 - two families of 4, and we had lots of room, and thoroughly enjoyed our stay! We highly recommend it!
Hi Jimmy, it's great to hear you had a pleasant stay. Thank you for looking after the place. Safe journey home!
All the best
We stayed in the villa for two weeks in early June 2018. Our first impression of the villa was WOW. A beautiful location set high up above the town of Sansepolcro, tucked up away in the hills. We were a party of 8, 6 adults 2 children and there was plenty of space for all. All the bedrooms were spacious, 2 of the 3 ensuite bathroom areas were huge! All were king size beds and very comfortable. The villa was well equipped, large fridge/freezer, dishwasher, big oven. Fresh cherries were picked from the tree at the bottom of the property - just in time as the birds managed to get the ones from the upper branches as they were ripe. We attempted the pizza oven twice and I'm sure we'd have got it right by the end, best to google it before you get there to ensure your pizza is cooked! If it fails there are a couple of excellent pizza places in town anyway. The pool was lovely, just the right temperature. We had no issues with mozzies or bites which was great. Plenty of lizards and as a bonus fireflies at night. The location meant you can see a full array of stars at night. There is plenty of space around the villa, olive groves above and below the property. It's too far to walk to the town but the restaurant L'Osteria in Aboca is a short walk down a steep hill, about 400m. Further down on the way to Sansepolcro is Al Podere del Nonno Romolo which is a fantastic rural restaurant with spectacular views. The town has several other excellent restaurants - Fiorentino & Enoteca. I would highly recommend a visit to this beautiful villa - you will not be disappointed. The Italian people are so friendly and welcoming.
Wonderful Tuscan villa
This is a wonderful villa up in the Tuscan hills. We were 6 adults and 2 children. It could have slept 10. There were 2 great outside eating areas which we love. Everything was well maintained.
The nearest town is Sansepolcro, where there are good supermarkets, cafes and restaurants. It is about 15 minutes away.
There is an outside pizza oven. We had never used one, but had great fun one night with this one. The pool is lovely.
Such a brilliant, brilliant place.
Thank you for your lovely review Sian, we are really pleased you and the families enjoyed the stay and gave the pizza oven a go. It's great fun but you get better with practice. I hope we may see you again one day. Cheers, Chris
Ideal family villa in a wonderful location
We have stayed in many rental properties throughout Italy over the past twenty years and this was certainly in the top three.
The villa was clean, well-equipped, easy to get around, spacious and very comfortable. It was March so the pool was too cool to use. The grounds were still well-kept even this early in the season with wonderful views towards Sansepolcro.
At the bottom of the hill (a seven minute walk) in one of the best restaurants around. The food and wine list is so good the walk home takes rather a lot longer.
We thoroughly recommend the property
Thank you Paul, I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay. I hope to see you back again soon.
Idyllic Tuscan setting in close proximity to Umbrian historic sites
The early part of autumn was so good here with temperatures in low 20s, ideal for the incredible hikes in the Alpa delle Luna which can be taken direct from here. The villa was great with ample accommodation and open spaces. Truly an Italian experience.
Beautifully restored traditional Tuscan farmhouse with its own private pool, spacious grounds and olive groves. Only a short walk to one of the best restaurants in Tucany and a ten minute drive from the historic town of Sansepolcro with its shopping facilities, extensive selection of restaurants and bars. Our villa is ideally situated for touring the local area with the hilltop towns of Anghiari, Monterchi and Cortona close by. Florence, Siena and Assisi are 1.5 hours away. The area is ideal for anyone interested in art, architecture or history, and the famous Chianti Route takes you through vineyards and beautiful medieval Tuscan villages full of excellent restaurants. Or, if you prefer, you can relax by the pool or on the terrace enjoying the views of the Tiber Valley and the Alpe Della Luna. For nature lovers, in the appropriate seasons guests can also gather mushrooms, chestnuts and fruits of the forest nearby. Guests can enjoy nearby activities including horse riding, rambles on foot, horseback or on mountain bikes. For those who love skiing the slopes at Mt Nerone are not too far away!