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Restored Tuscan Farmhouse with Private Pool and terrace

Pieve Santo Stefano, Arezzo, Italy
  • Farmhouse
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay7 nights

Restored 4 bedroom farmhouse with 3 bathrooms and magnificent mountain views

The property is a beautifully restored farmhouse with all modern amenities. It has magnificent views down the valley, which can be fully appreciated from the private pool and terrace. Perfect for total relaxation, whilst still within easy reach of many historic towns, only 1 hr 30 mins drive from the Adriatic coast. Whilst the villa can accommodate up to 8 guests it is equally cosy for smaller groups or a single family. You can watch gorgeous sunsets and see the stars appear from the dining terrace or floating in the pool. With no ambient light you will be able to see why its called the Milky Way. There are sun loungers and pool towels for everyone and the sun is on the pool all day. There are many beautiful and historic places to see including Assisi, Perugia, Gubbio, Anghiari and Florence is easily reached by train from Arezzo. For those ladies who like to shop then Sansepulcro has some lovely clothes shops, at least so my wife tells me! Don't forget Italian shopping hours, either go in the morning or after 4pm. Our local restaurant is the Pergola and it's very good and reasonably priced. Its a 10 to 15 minute drive and is on the old road to Pieve.There are plenty of guide books and tourist information in the house left by previous guests to help you get the best out of your holiday. We have a house manager, Jane, who can be contacted by phone if you have any questions but she does like her Sundays off!

Owner

Jacqui Morey

  • Member Since 2008
  • Response time: within a few days
  • Speaks: english

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 baby crib
      • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4-8 (3 Bedrooms + bunk bed room) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed. Bedroom 2 with 2 single beds. Bedroom 3 with twin beds. Bedroom 4 bunk beds Cot

      Bathrooms

      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, tub, shower, bidet
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, tub, shower, bidet
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, tub, shower, bidet
      • Top floor shower room with shower, wc and bidet. Middle floor bathroom with bath, separate shower, wc and bidet. Lower floor wet room with shower, wc and bidet.

      Location Type

        • Mountain
        • Rural
        • Village

          Theme

            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic

              Meals

                • Guests provide their own meals

                  General

                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                      Wifi
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      All bedding provided
                    • Living Room
                      Dining room (off kitchen) large farmhouse table, sofa, CD player. Sitting room, 3 sofas, including double sofa-bed, TV for DVD use.
                    • Parking
                    • Towels Provided
                      House and pool towels provided
                    • Tumble Dryer
                    • Washing Machine

                      Kitchen

                        • Coffee Maker
                          Italian coffee pots
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Fully equipped
                        • Freezer
                        • Kitchen
                          Fully equipped modern kitchen with electric oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster. Access to private terrace and pool.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster

                          Dining

                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Dining room fully equipped
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people

                              Entertainment

                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                • Music Library
                                  A small selection available
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                • Video Library
                                  Selection of DVD's available

                                  Outside

                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Private
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Tennis
                                      Locally available

                                      Pool / Spa

                                        • Private Pool

                                          Attractions

                                            • autumn foliage
                                            • churches
                                            • forests
                                            • museums
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants
                                            • ruins

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • horseback riding
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • cycling
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • tennis

                                                          Notes

                                                            • Notes on accommodation: The house has been enjoyed by varying groups of people, children and adults alike, and has the added advantage of mosquito nets at every window. Outside: The private pool is 10 x 5 m. There are pool loungers, barbecue, outside shaded dining table, lawned area, all within a fenced area. There are further grounds to explore. Utility Room: Washing machine, iron and ironing board, clothes airer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, pool towels and linen are included and will be changed weekly. The house and pool are cleaned weekly.

                                                              4 Reviews

                                                              4.5/5

                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Away from it all!

                                                              We spent almost two weeks at this wonderful place. The house is great, very clean and beautifully decorated. We spent most of our days outside, there's a lovely pool and lots of chairs/loungers. The view, overlooking the Tuscan hills, is magnificent. The house is away from it all, which is what we really liked about it (you need a car!!). There are some lovely restaurants (very, very reasonable priced) in the area and great supermarkets about 20 minutes drive away. This is not a very touristic area, which can only be a positive thing in my opinion. The local people are incredibly nice and welcoming. We wish we could have stayed for another few weeks.
                                                              Submitted:
                                                              Oct 15, 2013
                                                              Stayed:
                                                              Jul 2013
                                                              Owner's Response:How wonderful to know you had such a memorable holiday! Thank you for taking the time to submit a review and share your views with others. It was a pleasure to have you and your family staying at Casa Dei Noce.

                                                              Disappointed

                                                              We, 6 adults and one baby stayed at this Casa for two weeks We had the worst weather we have ever had in 30 years of travelling to Italy The house is very nice but very dark, even in sunshine and the outside area has a lovely pool and lots of outside seating The kitchen is fairly well equipped but much too small for 6 people trying to make tea and coffee,etc As the one supermarket in the area is 30 mins there and 30 mins back a much bigger freezer would be better I would just like to say two things The advert for this house should make clear that as well as a drive up a mountain road there is also another "white road" which almost removed the bottom of our respective cars Secondly, I would not recommend having a meal provided as euros 15 per person, for a cold buffet is more expensive than the local restaurant All in all it was not the right area of Tuscany for us but we made the most of it Sorry
                                                              Submitted:
                                                              Sep 21, 2014
                                                              Stayed:
                                                              Sep 2014
                                                              Owner's Response:Thank you for your review. The summer of 2014 was, unfortunately, one of the wettest on record in Italy. As you can see from previous reviews it is usually hot and sunny. Our beautiful farmhouse, in a conservation area, was restored to traditional Tuscan standards which means very thick walls and smaller windows to keep the house cool in the summer and warm in the winter. The kitchen has been happily used by all our guests over the last 7 years, most of which have consisted of groups of 8. We decided on a large fridge and smaller freezer because guests enjoy cooking fresh, local produce rather than frozen. As stated in a previous review Pieve Santo Stefano is 20 mins away, having driven this hundreds of times we can verify this is the max. The road to the house is a good quality 'white' road and has been driven up and down hundreds of times by guests with nobody else having the slightest problem. I personally have driven it hundreds of times in all weathers and in a sports car. The option to have a meal is a private treaty between yourself and the girls in the hamlet, with our house manager acting as translator. This is not to do with us and must be agreed between you and the team.

                                                              Relaxing, comfortable house

                                                              Stayed here with my young family and my parents. We had a fabulous time from my 2 year old daughter to my 70 year old father. The house was lovely and clean. The pool was excellent; providing us with a much needed place to cool down. The views from the terrace were fantastic; Each evening's sunset surpassing the previous! We used the house as a base to discover lots of beautiful old towns. Would recommend a visit to Anghiari and a trip to the shops in Sansepolcro. A fabulous holiday had by all. I would thoroughly recommend!
                                                              Submitted:
                                                              Aug 19, 2013
                                                              Stayed:
                                                              Aug 2013
                                                              Owner's Response:It is fantastic to know you loved both the house and the beautiful area. Anghiari is our favourite, an undiscovered jewel! We have an album full of amazing sunsets and countless shots of the fabulous Tuscan views. The house is a great base for visiting many wonderful places of interest, along with providing peaceful, relaxing days around the private pool and terrace. Thank you for recommending Casa Dei Noce, we are delighted you had a holiday to remember!

                                                              What an amazing place

                                                              We were 2 families of 4 with smallish children. The house was perfect for us - one family took the rooms in the top floor, and one took the rooms in the ground floor. We loved the fact that the kitchen opened straight out on to the outdoor seating/dining area, and that we could keep an eye on the kids from the that area when they were swimming in the pool. It was average 35 degrees, and the kids lived in the pool. The view and surroundings are amazing with daily sunsets over the Tuscan hills. We also loved the calmness as there are very few houses around. The house is really nicely decorated and kitted out which gave it a lovely relaxed feel. We would have loved to have stayed longer.
                                                              Submitted:
                                                              Aug 16, 2013
                                                              Stayed:
                                                              Aug 2013
                                                              Owner's Response:Thank you for taking the time and trouble to post a review. We are thrilled and delighted that you had a wonderful holiday and enjoyed the area as much as we do. It is lovely to know that all that Casa Dei Noce has to offer is appreciated.

                                                              Location

                                                              Pieve Santo Stefano, Arezzo, Italy

                                                              Coast/Beach: The Adriatic coast (Rimini) is 1 hr 30 mins drive away. Travel: Nearest airports are Perugia 1hr, Forli (Bologna) 1hr 15 mins, Bologna 1hr 30 mins, Ancona 1hr 30 mins, Florence 2hrs, Pisa 2hrs 30 mins.Rome 3hrs 30 mins. Arezzo is the nearest train station 40 mins, with frequent trains to Florence and Rome. Distances: Anghiari 20km. Sansepolcro 20km. Pieve Santo Stefano 5km. La Verna 10km Gubbio 35km Assisi, Perugia within easy reach.( 1 hour ) Sansepolcro 13km Citta Di Castello 25km Further Details: The local restaurant, The Pergola, is superb. There are 2 supermarkets, 2 banks with ATM'S, doctors surgery, cafes, restaurants, DVD hire, tennis, horse-riding, cycle-hire, in Pieve. From Pieve why not go horse riding or mountain biking across the Higher Tiber Valley. Detailed maps for motorists, horse riders and bikers available from the house information box or the Tourist Information. La Verna, a peaceful sanctuary founded by St.Francis, is 20kms away, reached by travelling along the Passo Dello Spino from Pieve. The Spino Pass has been part of the motor-racing history of Arezzo for over 30 yrs. It is a great road for biking, one of the best-known roads in central Italy. There are many routes available. Caprese Michelangelo, the birthplace of Michelangelo is a short drive away. Anghiari, a medieval jewel, is not to be missed, 20kms away. Gubbio, clinging to the slopes of Mount Ingino, 35 kms. Arezzo, known for the church of San Francesa, 35kms. Other places within easy reach are Assissi, Perugia, Sansepolcro, the birthplace of the great Renaissance artist, Piero della Francesa, and a little further afield, reached by train or road, Florence, Rome, Pisa.

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