4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 8
- english, french, german, italian
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 8
Beautiful farmhouse in Tuscany
Our group of 7 had a wonderful stay at this property. We enjoyed the rustic charm and peaceful surroundings. Sylvia was a wonderful host making sure we had everything we needed but also giving us privacy. We had Cinzia and her husband cook for us the night of our arrival and everything was delicious, we even had leftovers for the next day! We hope to visit someday again when we can enjoy the pool too!
I'm delighted that yet again guests have had a wonderful time at Casa Fontemaggio. It would be my pleasure to welcome Katie and her crew back!
Sylvia was always available for any questions or concerns. The area is very quiet but stunning
We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Fontemaggio. The farmhouse was perfect in such beautiful surroundings. Ideally located for some sightseeing too. Thank you so much- we will miss our time and lazy days by the pool!!
I never ask for reviews so it is a delight when guests feel their stay at Fontemaggio has been sufficiently memorable to inspire a written response. Thank you Jo!
We had a great time even though the weather wasn’t the best. Sylvia was very helpful, we appreciated the welcome basket and fresh flowers and her recommendations. The kitchen could use some new knives. But overall a very unique home with a lot of character. Just an FYI. If you plan on wine tasting it is by appointment only and not always available. Another FYI was that if it is cold you will have to pay extra to turn the heater on, which is covered in the contract. It cost approximately 65 euro for the five days to run the heat for a few hours each of the five nights.
I'm so pleased that Debbie and her friends enjoyed their stay at Casa Fontemaggio in spite of the disappointing weather for the time of year. It's so helpful to get feedback about things that need fixing or replacing - it is the only way to know in a busy and popular property. However, the chefs who cook at Casa Fontemaggio, say they find the knives, particularly the two professional ones, to be good. They recommend that, due to regular usage, guests should make use of the knife sharpener provided. Although exceptionally unusual to require central heating in May, it is a fact of Italian life that heating fuel is very expensive. You will find, that for this reason, all rental properties charge separately for gas. Guests at Fontemaggio pay only for the metered amount of heating gas they use at the rate it costs me to buy it. I offer complimentary logs for the wood burning stove, adding to the character that these guests found so appealing about Casa Fontemaggio.
Magnificent home and location
We are incredibly grateful to Sylvia and her sweet pup Beppo for hosting us at Casa Fontemaggio for a week. What a marvellous home full of history with all the modern conveniences a family needs built in. Our family (2 adults, 3 boys aged 8-12) enjoyed every aspect of this home, from the comfortable and clean living spaces, the well appointed kitchen, the fireplace, the warm and cozy beds, the many outdoor spots to eat or read, and even the pool despite the cooler weather. The views in every direction were spectacular (the photos are wonderful but cannot do the live views justice) and the gardens were colourful and fragrant.
We also found it easy to explore the area, with sights and activities to be found in every direction (and Sylvia providing a helpful binder and lots of guidebooks to help). We drove to Arezzo and caught a train to Florence, a perfect day trip. We walked into Lippiani from the house and enjoyed meals in every village close by. The ancient town of Anghiari is not to be missed. Our boys found the local soccer (football!) pitch in Lippiani and even connected with some local kids for a game.
It was also easy to wile away a day at the house itself, reading, heading out for walks in search of lizards and poppies, lounging by the pool or just sitting and taking in the views. I cannot say enough about this home. I slept like I haven’t in years - thanks to the quiet, the fresh air, the birds. Everything. What a special place. We hope to return soon!
I was delighted that under the scrutiny of a writer Fontemaggio lived up to and beyond expectations.
It was remarkable that, during their short stay, Amy, Ian and the boys managed to enjoy so much of what is available locally. They really appreciated the simple pleasures that Fontemaggio and the surrounding area have to offer.
Fontemaggio is popular with writers. One who returns every year says she thinks the place has an ancient vibration that attracts them. It would be such a pleasure if it invited Amy and her family back.
The local village of Monterchi is in the historic and desirable S.E. corner of Tuscany near the border with Umbria and is therefore an ideal location for visiting the key attractions of both regions: Arezzo 20 min, Cortona 35 min, Perugia and Gubbio 40 min, Assisi: 45 min, Florence, Siena, San Gimignagno: 1 hour. Within easy reach of several international and budget line airports and motorway routes.
Golf: There is a golf course, 15 minutes away by car.