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Le Terrine - Large Tuscan farmhouse with private pool and tranquil views

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 14 - 4 doubles + attic dormitory, 4 bathrooms. 5 minutes to Monterchi

Le Terrine is a traditional stone farmhouse set amongst fields of sunflowers, tobacco and sweet peppers. It looks south and west across a valley to the tiny village of Ripoli. Recently renovated with traditional materials (chestnut beams, terracotta floors etc), Le Terrine provides comfortable, spacious accommodation for 8 adults plus children.Outdoors there is a large tiled 'portico' to provide shade for eating, a large terrace lined with lavender and rosemary, a large garden planted with shrubs and fruit trees and a pool (12m x 6m) on a lower terrace with shaded seating as well as ample full sun.

Despite its tranquil location, Le Terrine is only a 3 minute car journey from the medieval hilltop town of Monterchi. Monterchi, famous for the 'Madonna de Parto' painting by Pierro della Francesca has a good supermarket, bars, restaurants, shops, banks and a local market. The grander cities of Florence, Arezzo, Sienna, Perugia and Rimini are all readily accessible in under 1 1/2 hour

Services: The house is cleaned and maintained by Fausto and Monica who live locally. They can also provide a taxi service to airports or for a night out.

Babysitting (English speaking) and meals catered at the house can also be arranged if booked in advance.

More Details

Harriet James & Adam Berry
Member since: 2003
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 September, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Monterchi in Province of Arezzo

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , large extra shower room on ground floor
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , attic bathroom with bath
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 4 poster
    Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 4 Single Bed , Attic space with 4 singles/camp beds
  • 4 doubles, attic dormitory rooms with camp beds ideal for children. 1 travel cot available.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 2 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Le Terrine - Large Tuscan farmhouse with private pool and tranquil views
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews

A wonderful place for a family holiday

  • 5 of 5

A large, generously furnished house with everything a family could want. Gorgeous hilltop towns nearby to explore, a lovely valley and woodland at one's doorstep, amazing views, and to top it all a huge, spotlessly clean pool plus generous patio area in which to enjoy the perfect Tuscan evenings. Can't fault it.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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Stunning house at calm and private location

  • 5 of 5

Before booking this house, I desperately tried to find a mediocre or negative comment in the earlier reviews. After having spent 9 nights at the place, I now know why I had no success.

Right on our arrival we (7 persons) learned that we had made a perfect choice by booking our holiday in this spacious house. Not only the large area around the house (table tennis, pool and a big garden which is suitable for sportive activities like badminton etc.) did overly satisfy our expectations, we also found the house to be in an excellent condition. Especially the well equipped kitchen (e.g. dishwasher, cooker, oven) and the overall cleanliness did contribute to our comfort. Since the property is so big, each of us could always decide to hang out with the group or find a private spot to relax.

It was very easy and pleasant to get in touch with the owners to clear minor things up, but the service we benefited the most from was their house book. It is a clear description of the functionalities in the house and a helpful guide for activities and food shopping in the region.

We definitely want to come back and can very well recommend this property!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious house, stunning views, great pool

  • 5 of 5

A sympathetically modernised old farm house located in a quiet valley growing sunflowers, maize and tobacco! Very well equipped and spacious. The house has four good sized bedrooms with more on the second floor stairs which we did not use. At the side of the house is a pleasant loggia terrace area with superb views overlooking the valley. The excellent pool is reached by steps down from the same terrace.

Many hill top towns are within easy reach of the farmhouse. Our favourite was Aghiari where there was a music festival in full swing during our stay.

We hired road bikes from BikingTeam in Arrezzo who were very friendly and cycled up to a few of the hill top towns, including Citerna, Monterchi and Aghiari as well as up to and around the reservoir Montedoglio.

All in all a very pleasant week.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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  • 5 of 5

From the moment I first saw the pictures of this truly stunning property to the ease and friendliness of communicating with Harriet, the entire process was totally hassle free!

Upon our arrival to the beautiful 'Le Terrine', a sumptuous Welcome Basket was waiting for us which honestly covered everything had one not wanted to venture out to our very local nearby supermarket. This was very appreciated!

The property itself is simply amazing!! The attention to detail & personal touches throughout really make you feel 'at home' the instant you walk through the door and then begin to explore the many other rooms & period charm & love that has been bestowed on this charming farmhouse.

Every consideration has been made to what you as a guest might need, there really was nothing that I could not find or wish I brought!

The main objective of our trip was so that my husband & I could have a total break away from it all & wow did this deliver!!

The sheer bliss of having the huge pool greedily all to ourselves, surrounded by lavender, birdsong & busy bees or sitting on the shaded terrace over looking Tuscan landscapes whist sipping wine & eating local delicacies really was pure bliss!

We both could not recommend this property more highly, location, amenities, cleanliness, decor etc etc. This really does have it all!

Thank you again Harriet & Adam, can't wait to return, we absolutely loved it!!! Michelle & Nick xxx

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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A peaceful and comfortable holiday

  • 5 of 5

Planning this trip was very straightforward, the house owners are prompt and responsive and they seem concerned to ensure that we had a good stay; booking and paying was a straightforward process. We received a welcome booklet for the property before our holiday, this was usseful in planning activities for the holiday. We were sent the key before we left and very clear instructions enabling us to find the property effortlessly, (something that we are usually hopeless at).

We arrived at the property at about 3.30 on a glorious August afternoon. We had seen the pictures but they did not prepare us for what a lovely house this is. It really felt idyllic, sensitivity planted with lavender, figs and peaches. The house has many lovely rooms, well furnished with comfortable and pleasing furniture. And there is loads of room,there were only 4 of us so we never went up to the top floor. The house was well stocked with games and activities, including a full sized table tennis table. Everyone was very pleased with their rooms. The kitchen worked well, but was the only place that we could find a socket to charge our phones and laptops so those sockets were busy. There was good wifi coverage. There are many books, many DVDS, games and 2 bikes. The swimming pool is large and in a beautiful location, a really tranquil place to relax

I strongly recommend this farmhouse and I hope at some point in the future to go back again, with a few more people.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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A beautiful well farmhouse in a wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect venue for a family, extended family or family plus friends holiday! The farmhouse has a grand, yet comfortable feel. There is plenty of room for guests either to come together in the comfortable sitting room, large dining room, or scenic terrace, or to spread out and have quiet time - depending on your preferences!

The gardens a wonderful, planted with fruit trees, with the most beautiful views across the country. The swimming pool is ideal for energetic games, swimming lengths or wallowing in quietly to cool down. There is also a table tennis table - perfect for a tournament between guests. Great fun!

The property is extremely well equipped for all needs. You don't have the frustration of having one knife, fork and plate for each guest - there is plenty for everyone! Just like being at home!

The whole ambiance is tranquil and you can be as relaxed or active as you want to be.

The property is well positioned to have day trips to the main cities and sites in Tuscany and parts of Umbria. We have visited Florence, pizza and Perugia on day trips as well as more local towns and sites.

I would recommend this property to anyone - and we fully intend to revisit! Thank you for a most wonderful holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The house is just 5 mins drive from Monterchi, famous for Piero della Francisco's 'Madonna del Parto' or pregnant Madonna. The medieval town is steep and walled with fantastic views from the top of the surrounding hills, and despite its small size Monterchi also has a modern part with plenty of restaurants, shops and banks.

Monterchi has a tennis court which can be hired in the local bar (that serves superb ice-cream) and a children's play park.

10 minutes drive away is the Villa Caldese a Golf and Country Club that also offers spa treatments and horse-riding. Just over the road from this is a buffalo farm producing fresh mozzarella and ricotta daily.

If you want to venture further afield, Citta di Castell and Sansepolcro are 30 mins away, elegant Perugia is 45 minutes away and Florence, Sienna and the coast are about 90 minutes drive.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Monterchi, Arezzo Area

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring 2018
7 Apr 2018 - 18 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer 2018
19 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Rental includes a weekly change of bed linen, towels, pool towels, a weekly clean of the house and pool cleaning and a welcome pack.
Pool may not be open before mid May or after mid September, depending on weather.
Central heating (metered) and wood for log burner available at extra cost.
Additional cleaning services available on request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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