|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Col Di Forche is a beautiful independent Tuscan villa with 4 bedrooms and 4 baths offering a spectacular view, private swimming pool, large garden, parking, immersed in a forest of elm, oak and chestnut trees. Perched on a stunning hillside location overlooking medieval villages and the Tiber Valley but close the Village of Monterchi, in Eastern Tuscany.
In the surrounding unspoiled countryside owls and woodpeckers can be heard. The property benefits of 20 acres of surrounding hillside with easy walks.
The villa was formerly occupied by the owners until the 1950s.
Chestnuts and fruits were cultivated and livestock reared. An account book kept by previous residents records births and sales & other notable events in the years of the Second World War.
We purchased the land and the sadly ruined house in 2001 and carefully rebuilt it, using original stone and salvageable beams, over the following 18 months.
Col di Forche is located at 5,5 km from the village of Monterchi. Monterchi has supermarkets, restaurants, butchers, barbers, florist, bars. In the summer there are free outdoor concerts at the Madonna del Parto Museum.
Nearby are the famous Tuscan towns of Anghiari (16 km), Sansepolcro (20 km), and Arezzo (25 km).
At Guests' Disposal
Private swimming pool, 6 x 12 m, open from 01 May to 30 September.
Surface 250 sqm.
-- ACCOMMODATION DESCRIPTION
Surface 250 sqm.
Downstairs the villa has a fabulous modern stainless steel kitchen with two fridges and dishwasher, dining room, adjoining shady terrace with table to eat al fresco, 2 bedrooms: 1 twin with bathroom (shower) ensuite and 1 double with bathroom (bath) ensuite.
Upstairs there is a loggia, lounge, library, and 2 large double bedrooms, of which one has an air conditioner; each bedroom has an ensuite bathroom (one with shower and one with tub).
The villa is furnished to a very high standard with minimalist furnishings to reflect the simplicity of the location. There is a large garden, with private swimming pool (6mx12m) and a fully equipped laundry room.
The fireplaces in the house cannot be used.
Tolles Haus in toller abgeschiedener Lage! Das Haus ist super ausgestattet und befindet sich in einem tadellosem Zustand. Der Pool ist riesig und hat den Kindern gut gefallen. Die Küche ist ebenso gut ausgestattet. Es hat an nichts gemangelt. Ab und zu fällt mal der Strom aus, aber es ist halt ein Haus mitten in den Bergen. Der Weg zum Haus ist holprig und lang. Man muss einige hundert Höhenmeter überwinden. Für tiefer gelegte Autos nicht geeignet, aber wenn man mal da ist, dann ist die Ruhe da und man ist alleine! Rundherum ist nahezu niemand!
It is a wonderful propperty, but you have to know it has a 3 mile drive in a very steep and small road inside The woods. So be prepared, because The first rife up is a surprise not listed in The web site.
We enjoyed our time at Col di Forche. it is a lovely property, but the place is definitely quirky. The lights frequently dim for no reason, you must turn off one set of lights in the kitchen if you use the oven or a fuse will blow, the TV is in the kitchen, where there is no comfortable seating. Not sure why it isn't in the living room. Although a Fireplace was listed in the dining room, we were not allowed to use it or any of the other fireplaces and it was very cold in the house. The heat, which we used sparingly because it was so expensive, did not really warm the place up. A fire would have been great. I think it's probably a good place to go in the summer but not in the spring. Don't recommend the place if you have a bad back as the road to it, while very picturesque, is very bumpy. And its about a 10 minute ride up that road. The villa itself is beautiful and, as I said, probably fine in the warmer months.
We had a wonderful time at Col Di Forche. We loved how isolated we felt on the hilltop, but it was only a 10 minutes to the little town to have dinner at a great restaurant that the property manager suggested. The house was great and the pool was lots of fun and relaxing after a morning of exploring. We had fun cooking dinner and eating on the patio. We were glad that there was air- conditioning in the bedroom because it was pretty warm in August when we were there. We can't say enough good things about our experience there.