|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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"PODERE BORGACCIANO" 2 Minute Promo
"PODERE BORGACCIANO" The Farmhouse - Villa
"PODERE BORGACCIANO" Pool and Summer Kitchen
"PODERE BORGACCIANO" The Cantina
"PODERE BORGACCIANO" Gardens and Terraces
The videos can be found after the 24 Photos below as numbers 25; 26; 27; 28; 29 Go to the last photo and click on the NEXT arrow.
TO CELEBRATE 20 YEARS OF SUCCESSFUL HOLIDAY RENTALS, this year we have installed a
"HYDRO MASSAGE HOT TUB" enjoying wonderful views across the valley.
We have enlarged our children's play area to include a TRAMPOLINE, FULL SIZED TABLE FOOTBALL to add to the swings, seesaws and table tennis.
To the pool area we have added a FULL SIZED SLIDE into the pool.
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.
Taken from our guestbook: This has truly been a holiday we will always remember and cherish...talked about this being an annual event. Rev PJ.Colorado. What an amazing place you have created here. attention to detail is awe inspiring. The view and terraces quite literally took our breath away. ESR. Manchester. The pull of the pool was too great to travel further afield. Thank you for a well catered and comfortable stay in such beautiful surroundings. CJR.Solihull. Thanks for the memories. Your beautiful villa exceeded our dreams - wonderful way to spend our Ruby Wedding. Mr & Mrs G. New York. When we first arrived, my husband said 'If there is Paradise on earth, it is here at Podere Borgacciano' After a week, he said 'This is one of the best holidays we have ever had' It is without a doubt, by far the most comfortable, pleasing and frankly the best holiday home we have experienced and we would like to express our gratitude to you for making it available to us Ambassador Y. and Mrs J.B
As a family of four we stayed in this villa during the last week of October'16. As described and in the pictures the villa is very beautiful as are the Tuscan surroundings. The only down sides to the property were that the internet was restricted to a small corner of one room (perhaps not unreasonable in a rural setting), the swimming pool was very cold, again perhaps to be expected in October and the ground floor bedroom was a bit damp and musty smelling. That said none of these things ruined our holiday and the autumn Tuscan sun was warm and relaxing. The owners were genuinely caring and made sure we were ok throughout our holiday. All in all a fantastic relaxing place with magnificent scenery that will last in our memories forever.
The descriptions of Podere Borgacciano and the surrounding area in the listing itself and in the reviews accurately identify the many wonderful features: beautiful house, garden and views, great location, friendly proprietor and local people. However, because of some significant issues during the stay by our group of 8, this review must be less than sterling. While the Rosa and Flora bedrooms were just fine, Girasole and Papavera (the lower bedrooms) were extremely damp and musty, and therefore very uncomfortable to be in. Papavera (the apartment) should have been commodious for the two single persons staying there, but the sofa-bed was so uncomfortable that they had to share the double bed. Actual wireless internet coverage was literally only one square meter in one corner of the upstairs living area. The pool was as beautiful as described, but it was a chillier experience than it should have been because the pool cover that is supposed to provide insulation was not working. Finally, while we were able to transfer payment to the owner conveniently through Xoom with modest fees, the owner required an inconvenient and expensive (15% fees) bank transfer for the return of our deposit. We paid 30-50% more for Podere Borgacciano than for two other listings we were considering , so it was disappointing that it proved not to be a 5-star experience.
Our family of 8 spent two weeks in this rustic farmhouse with fab views over unspoilt Tuscany. The gardens were lovely and the pool complex amazing - every detail had been thought of and no expense spared.
The nearby village of Monterchi was charming and there were a number of medieval hill top towns to explore with many of Italy's more popular tourist attractions within easy reach.
Podere Borgacciano gave us a holiday to remember and is highly recommended.
Wonderful location with many medieval hill towns nearby and stunning scenery. The house was clean, spacious and comfortable for the three couples staying there and well equipped. You do need a car to go everywhere, a small price to pay for the peaceful location.
The gardens were a blaze of colour and very fragrant, every part of the garden offered a different view of the Tuscan and Umbrian hills and countryside. A highlight for us was the infinity pool - an early morning swim with those views - a real treat. We were spoilt for choice with interesting places to visit and good restaurants, meaning a return trip is going to be needed!
We were made very welcome by the owners who recommendations proved to be excellent. They were always on hand if needed but did not invade our privacy at all. The local shops and restaurants also made us very welcome.
The house wine was good and it was a very nice touch to have a welcome pack there including homemade bread (delicious)on arrival. The local market was really good for local fruit, bread, cheese, meats etc.
Few negatives - we encountered a couple of small maintenance issues and these were dealt with.
We look forward to returning to Monterchi and Podere Borgacciano soon.
We had seen all the photos of the villa before going, but they could not compare to actually seeing it in person. Wow! We got very used to the view from our bedroom window, seeing for miles across the valley to the hills and towns beyond. Imagine walking out into the garden and picking ripe grapes, plums, and figs to eat - not to mention the fresh chicken eggs we collected every day. The property is filled with gorgeous trees and plants of all kinds, including fresh herbs that we picked and used for out dinner on a daily basis.
The rooms were comfortable and clean and we only needed the air conditioning a couple of nights as most evenings cooled down quite comfortably. We appreciated that the three couples each had their own bathrooms very much.
The pool complex was straight out of a Hollywood movie. The exceptionally large and refreshing pool was just what we needed after a day of sightseeing, and being ballroom dancers, we were thrilled with the outdoor lights and sound system so we could dance by the pool under the starlight - which we did.
Sunday's fresh market in Monterchi served us well, as did the local supermarcato. Local pizzerias provided us with great local food for those nights none of us wanted to cook!
If you're looking for a little piece of paradise and a place to call home while exploring beautiful Tuscany, look no further than Podere Borgacciano.
Magnificent private pool is the right description with breathtaking views. Very well equipped with bbq and outdoor kitchen.
For once the house has more than enough sun loungers and plenty of thoughtfully placed shades areas. The pool area is beautifully landscaped and a very peaceful place to spend the day
Our hosts were on hand and very generous and charming with local information on restaurants and towns to visit
The house was well stocked and the gardens beautifully landscaped with great views in all directions
The House is surrounded by good walks and it is a great opportunity to have a beautiful renaissance master piece on your route to the supermarket!
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Other Activities: clay pidgeon shooting
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Oct 29 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
1. AIRCON INCLUDED: MID/HIGH & PEAK SEASONS
2. CANTINA APARTMENT CAN BE ANNEXED. SLEEPS 4. ADDS 20% TO RATE
3. WE ONLY RENT TO 1 PARTY SO FACILITIES NEVER SHARED
4. WEEKLY MAID SERVICE. LINENS/TOWELS CHANGED. HOUSE CLEANED
5. OUR COOK CAN BE HIRED FOR MEALS/PIZZA FROM OUR FORNO
6. PICK RIPE PRODUCE CHERRIES/APRICOTS/FIGS ETC + OUR FRESH LAID EGGS
7. LPG (GAS) METERED & CHARGED FOR LOW SEASON