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Cinque Querce & Mezzo (Five and a half Oaks) is an elegant country house, ideal for families and friends who want to share an authentic Italian holiday experience with all the essentials of modern living. Tucked into an Umbrian hillside with spectacular views of the Upper Tiber Valley, Anghiari, Citerna and Citta' di Castello, and just 2 minutes away from the Tuscan border. The house and gardens are surrounded by a protected nature reserve and the path taken by St Francis on his famous walk from La Verna to Assisi. Under the house are the original Roman wine cellars now converted into a wine store and tasting room 1km of tarmac & gravelled road leads to a main road and a 10 minutes drive to numerous shops and restaurants in Sansepolcro. Perugia airport 30 mins, Arezzo 35 mins, Florence 70 mins, Rome & Pisa 120 minutes.
Keywords: HISTORIC, STONE BUILT, UMBRIA, TUSCANY, PRIVATE,AIR CONDITIONED,SECURE PARKING, ROMAN CELLARS
3 LARDER FRIDGES PLUS LARGE DRINKS FRIDGE/FREEZER, 2 WOOD BURNING STOVES IN STONE FIREPLACES PLUS SEPARATE STONE FIREPLACE, IPOD DOCKING STATIONS,12m x 6m PRIVATE POOL WITH SUN DECK/SHADED LAWNS,LANDSCAPED GDNS/TERRACES WITH 4 TABLES FOR ALFRESCO DINING,FULLY FENCED IN PROPERTY WITH ELECTRIC GATE, TERRACOTTA FLOORS & STONE STAIRCASES, ORIGINAL PIZZA OVEN, CYPRESS TREES AND OLIVE FIELDS,SECOND CENTURY ROMAN CELLARS FOR DINING/WINE TASTING...moreless
Satellite / Cable
Away From It All
Local Services & Businesses
San Giustino (Umbria) is 1 km away and Sansepolcro, the birthplace of Piero della Francesco (Tuscany) is 2 km away...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
Seating for 8 people
Iron & Board
Parking Off Street
A cellular telephone is provided for guest use for making local calls...moreless
LATE SPRING Apr 25 - May 29, 2015 7 night min stay
HIGH SEASON May 30 - Sep 18, 2015 7 night min stay
EARLY AUTUMN Sep 19 - Oct 23, 2015 7 night min stay
LATE AUTUMN 2015 Oct 24 - Dec 12, 2015 7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit€350
Cancellations are accepted up to 8 weeks prior to your arrival date and full refunds are given in such an event
A 40% deposit is required to secure the booking and the balance becomes payable 8 weeks prior to your arrival date
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Cinque Querce é Mezzo is situated just a 2 minute drive (2 km) from the Tuscan border. Our nearest large town is Sansepolcro in Tuscany, the birthplace of Piero Della Francesca, the renaissance painter, and Anghiari, Monterchi and Arezzo are all within a 15 - 30 minutes drive.
In the opposite direction is Città di Castello in Umbria which is a 25 minutes drive away.
Our position gives the visitor a wonderful opportunity to compare the diverse style of architecture, food and culture of the Papal controlled Umbria and the Medici controlled Tuscany.
Year Purchased: 2002
About the owner: Gilly is a garden designer and has many published books on gardens and interiors, and Dennis is a semi retired advertising man.
We have 2 small and very friendly dogs and we both speak Italian as well as having a wealth of knowledge of this beautiful and unique part of Italy. Hence we can offer advice and information easily.
We can arrange for a private chef to come and cook for you at the house, and this is charged at cost.
All linens are provided including pool towels and are professionally cleaned. All bathrooms include a hairdryer and robe for each guest.
Central heating is charged at cost during the colder winter months, but wood for the two wood burning stoves and additional fireplace is provided free of charge.
Why the Owner Chose Citta di Castello: We chose the house as a home rather than a rental, but after being here for 10 years, we purchased another property 10 km away which we have lived in since June 2012
The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse: The position of the house has been the most stunning and unique benefit. The hills above us are perfect for walking and enjoying the wildlife of birds, deer and many other parts of animal life.
The gardens and views from the house are magnificent yet we are only 2 minutes away from great restaurants, shops and commercial activity. In other words the best of both worlds.
The privacy of the pool area is stunning and the 'al fresco' dining areas conducive to great lunches and dinners.