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ROMANTIC FARMHOUSE -STUNNING VIEWS - MAGNIFICENT POOL

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Sleeps 10 - 6 in Villa-Farmhouse + 4 in adjoining s/c apartment as extra option

VIEW "PODERE BORGACCIANO" 2 Minute Video

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View 5 more 2 Minute "PODERE BORGACCIANO" videos on Youtube -- PODERE BORGACCIANO - Farmhouse/Villa -- Pool and Summer Kitchen - The Cantina - Gardens and Terraces

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In the heart of Renaissance Italy, on the 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,

THE POOL COMPLEX

Opens late in APRIL and closes late in OCTOBER.

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, Barbecues 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 CANTINA.

The Cantina can be rented as an additional facility which sleeps another 4 people. The flat is fully equipped with a kitchenette and bathroom. The sleeping area has a king size double bed and there is a double sofa bed in the lounge area. (Please view video)

The cantina is NEVER rented independently.

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.

More Details

Owner
Jandy
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 24, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

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
Nov 2007
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Amenities

Monterchi Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Rosa - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet , Vanity unit
    Flora - toilet , shower , bidet , Vanity unit
    Girasole - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet , Washbasin
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Rosa - 1 queen
    Flora - 2 twin/ single
    Girasole - 2 twin/ single
  • 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. ALL BEDROOMS can, in addition, accommodate Cots and Child Beds.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
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'.

Reviews

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5

Beautiful family retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous trip to Borgacciano. The bedrooms are very comfy, all with ensuite bathrooms, the kitchen is well equipped, the pool is absolutely great and the views are to die for. Add in the verandas, outside kitchen (by the pool), football and table-tennis tables, jacuzzi, a pizza oven and fresh eggs (no, you can't hear the chickens) and it makes for a great stay. Local shops are just a short drive and serve typically great Italian produce and the owners were incredibly helpful and available to give us advise on our day trip to Sienna (including where to park and which restaurants to go to) as well as other local sights and attractions. All in all, it was a great family holiday. We will go back next summer.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you had a great family holiday and look forward to welcoming you all back to "Podere Borgacciano" next summer !! Who will win the "PB" football cup 2018 ?? !!
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5

Stunning find in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

Podere Borgacciano is a beautiful property set in large and stunning gardens, filled with beautiful roses, lavender and many varieties of fruit trees. The house is spacious, comfortable and well appointed with everything you need for the most comfortable stay. The living room and kitchen are open plan with a lovely fireplace and a bookcase full of books that you can borrow. There is also a beautiful chess table and plenty of board games.

The Infinity swimming pool is beautifully designed and whilst you are swimming you have stunning views across the valley. There are comfortable loungers and lots of pool toys that you can bring out and use if you have children , as well as a slide, swings and a playhouse. There is also an amazing hot tub - which we loved to relax in at nighttime with a glass of wine. We ate our meals under the beautiful pergola where there is a large table as well as a covered kitchenette , a fridge for your cold drinks and even a pizza oven!

The owners, Danny and Janette were so hospitable and were very helpful in telling us all about the local area and advising us on the best places to visit or shop as well as their favourite restaurants.

Our stay in Podere Borgacciano was one our most relaxing holidays ever - a complete and magical escape from the real world and we will definitely be booking a return date for next summer!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to meet you and your lovely family and look forward to welcoming you all back again to "Podere Borgacciano". Thank you for your enthusiasm and appreciation of all that our Tuscan "Angolo di Paradiso" has to offer.
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5

Unbelievable Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Podere Borgacciano is the most tranquil, relaxing and beautiful villa offering spacious and comfortable accommodation. The property is surrounded by beautiful gardens, which encloses a stunning infinity pool and hot tub. Two beautiful pergolas allow one to escape from the blazing sunshine.

The owners of the property, Danny and Janette, are incredibly hospitable and go out of their way to inform you of interesting places to visit and point out the most delicious restaurants nearby in Tuscany.

During my stay I really enjoyed the annual classical concerts, which are held in Anghiari, a little Renaissance town a short distance drive away.

I can highly recommend this villa to all those seeking a fantastic get away with the most magnificent views.

Thank you for this wonderful holiday. I will definitely be returning.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review of our "Angolo di Paradiso" and are very happy that you share our views of "Podere Borgacciano". Looking forward to welcoming you back and we will let you know the July dates of next year's Anghiari Music Festival
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5

Paradise on earth

  • 5 of 5

Podere Borgacciano is located in what can only be described as the most breathtakingly beautiful spot in Tuscany. The accommodation was extraordinarily comfortable as well as aesthetically pleasing, clean and well maintained. The owners of the property were discreetly on hand to advise about the best places to eat, local attractions and how best to visit nearby cities, though the on-the-spot facilities, especially the amazing pool and the opportunity to hire local chefs to prepare meals for us, encouraged us not to wander far from base. We would certainly recommend the property to anybody looking for a luxurious holiday.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jane, thank you so much for your words of praise for our beautiful Tuscan home, "Podere Borgacciano". We were delighted to welcome you and your charming husband and it made us extremely happy to know that you had such an enjoyable and memorable holiday. We always strive to ensure that we can provide everything possible to make our guests feel 'at home', relax and make the most of their time here, experiencing the peace and tranquility in such beautiful surroundings with many places of beauty and interest to visit in the area. For over 20 years, so many of our guests have expressed these same feelings, returned again and again and have become our Friends. What more could we wish for than to know that you are already making plans to return to "Podere Borgacciano" ! Enjoy the rest of the summer. We look forward to your next visit with great happiness. Warmest wishes from "Jandy".
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5

Wonderful Location and Suroundings ; The Best place for your Tuscan Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Podere Borgancciano with our entire family and friends. Thank you Danny and Janette for making our vacation such a wonderful experience. We want to thank you for opening your beautiful home to us again for our family vacation. The house, the pool and the overall area is beyond words as a special place for us to visit. Thank you for your wonderful suggestions on where to go while we were there; the music festival and concerts in Anghiari were fabulous as were the dinners in Monterchi. The dinner cooked by Graziella and Raffaella was fantastic. We want to thank you for a wonderful time from our entire family and thank you again for opening your home for us to spend our Italian Holiday. The new furniture in the living room and the new hot tub are absolutely fantastic and great new adds to the house which added great comfort to our stay. Most of all we want to thank you for your hospitality and friendship as we cherish every time we can visit with you. We love visiting Italy and especially coming to Podere Borgacciano. As you know this is our second time staying at your place and each time it gets better. We hope to be back as soon as we can in the future. Again Thank You for such a wonderful week - we loved it and miss it already. Such a wonderful place and most of all; fantastic hosts to spend time with. Thank You Again -

Dan, Bev & Family.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your great review and we must tell you that it was a huge pleasure for us and a privilege, that you chose to return to "Podere Borgacciano" with your lovely family. Alla Prossima !!
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5

Beautiful, tranquil house with stunning views!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, tranquil and practically perfect house and location. We were privileged enough to stay at Podere in August with two other families. The rooms were the perfect temperature for sleeping despite the blistering sunshine outside. There are wonderful nooks and crannies to hide away and just soak up the amazing views. I would question anyone who is not completely absorbed by the views over the valleys.

As for the swimming pool and surrounding area - it is breathtaking. A separate eating area at the poolside means that no one has to be out of the pool for too long - a blessing with six small children.

Inside, the property is cool and calm. The bedrooms are spacious and pitch black once the outside shutters are closed - great for those of us not wanting to be woken by the sunshine!

I cannot recommend this place enough - we loved it and hope to come back soon.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

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

FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION AND MORE PHOTOS PLEASE CONTACT US.

Other Activities: clay pidgeon shooting

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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