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Romantic Hilltop Villa - Farmhouse - Stunning Views - Magnificent Private Pool

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View across the valley from upper terrace

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Last updated: 10/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
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  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Monterchi farmhouse description

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.

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 150 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Staff

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Low Allergen Environment
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

          • Rosa: 1 queen

            ...moreless

          • Flora: 2 twin/ single

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          • Girasole: 2 twin/ single

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          • Papavere: 1 queen, 2 child bed, 2 baby crib, 1 sleep sofa /futon

            apartment annexed to main house...moreless

          • 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...moreless

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Rosa: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower, bidet

            Vanity unit...moreless

          • Flora: toilet, shower, bidet

            Vanity unit...moreless

          • Girasole: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower, bidet

            Washbasin...moreless

          • Papavere: toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet

            Vanity Unit...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • 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'....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Audio Tape Player
              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Music Library
              • Ping Pong Table
              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television
              • Toys
              • VCR
              • Video Library

              Theme

              • Luxury
              • Romantic

              Attractions

              • Arboretum
              • Autumn Foliage
              • Churches
              • Forests
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Water Parks
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Bird Watching
              • Horseback Riding
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking

              Location Type

              • Mountain
              • Rural
              • Village

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Equestrian Events
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Swimming
              • Tennis

              Arrival Day

                  • Saturday

                  Dining

                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 10 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Fireplace
                  • Firewood
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Parking
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Safe
                  • Telephone
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Kitchen

                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Blender
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Freezer
                  • Grill
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Barbecue
                  • Beach Chairs
                  • Beach Towels
                  • Child's Swing
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Patio
                  • Porch / Veranda
                  • Terrace
                  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Heated Pool
                  • Outdoor Pool
                  • Private Pool

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Optional

                      Property Descriptor

                          • Detached
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Rental rates quoted in: £
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          low season
                          Oct 18 - Apr 24, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          £1,000

                          Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (£) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.


                          Additional information about rental rates:

                          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.

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                          Last updated: 10/24/2014
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                          Location

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

                          Car: Necessary

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                          Other Activities: clay pidgeon shooting

                           

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                          Speaks: english, french, german, italian

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                          Photos

                          • View across the valley from upper terrace

                            View across the valley from upper terrace

                          • 'Pergola Terrace' with old stone well in courtyard

                            'Pergola Terrace' with old stone well in courtyard

                          • Pool and terraces with olive grove in background

                            Pool and terraces with olive grove in background

                          • 'Infinity edge' to Lippiano Castle, Umbrian hills

                            'Infinity edge' to Lippiano Castle, Umbrian hills

                          • 'Girasole' twin beds, en-suite bathroom  & terrace

                            'Girasole' twin beds, en-suite bathroom & terrace

                          • Lounge with French windows overlooking valley

                            Lounge with French windows overlooking valley

                          • Ancient Wine Press by Pool Kitchen

                            Ancient Wine Press by Pool Kitchen

                          • Rose Arch Entrance to Wedding Garden

                            Rose Arch Entrance to Wedding Garden

                          • Rose Arches by the Pool Shower

                            Rose Arches by the Pool Shower

                          • Lounging by Poolside

                            Lounging by Poolside

                          • Views to Lippiano and Umbrian Hills

                            Views to Lippiano and Umbrian Hills

                          • Gazebo with views of Monterchi

                            Gazebo with views of Monterchi

                          • View across valley towards Monterchi and Appenines

                            View across valley towards Monterchi and Appenines

                          • Monterchi at harvest time from below the house

                            Monterchi at harvest time from below the house

                          • Steps down to pool from poolhouse terrace

                            Steps down to pool from poolhouse terrace

                          • Dining 'al fresco' on the shady poolhouse terrace

                            Dining 'al fresco' on the shady poolhouse terrace

                          • 'Rosa'  5' double bed, en-suite bathroom & terrace

                            'Rosa' 5' double bed, en-suite bathroom & terrace

                          • Dining area (up to 12)  and fully equipped kitchen

                            Dining area (up to 12) and fully equipped kitchen

                          • Sculptures along Floral Walkway

                            Sculptures along Floral Walkway

                          • Pool View from Shady Pergola Terrace

                            Pool View from Shady Pergola Terrace

                          • Entrance Gate to Podere Borgacciano

                            Entrance Gate to Podere Borgacciano

                          • Tuscan Appenines from Wedding Garden

                            Tuscan Appenines from Wedding Garden

                          • Ancient Well Dressing

                            Ancient Well Dressing

                          • Roses in May / June

                            Roses in May / June

                          £1,000 per week (GBP)
                          12

                          3 Bedroom / 4.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 6

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                          Speaks: english, french, german, italian
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