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20% DISCOUNT ON REMAINING WEEKS 2017. Farmhouse sleep 11 -17. Pool & Games Room

Bedrooms 7
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, amazing pool & hot tub, option of renting 2 bed barn

Il Merendello is a beautiful Tuscan farmhouse only a 7 minutes drive from the medieval, hilltop town of Anghiari. With its private garden, small woods, swimming pool, hot tub, games room & work out area, this home makes the perfect all year round retreat.

As well as the main house which sleeps 11, there is an optional apartment for larger groups which sleeps a further 6. This is only available as an add on to the main house so that guests at the main house always have exclusive use of the facilities. The apartment costs an additional €700 per week in mid season and €800 per week in high season.

A gated, private driveway brings you to a parking bay to the side of the main house where there is ample parking for guests. The farmhouse itself has 4 double bedrooms and 1 triple bedroom and comfortably sleeps 11 people. There are 3 bathrooms in total, one of which is en suite.

As you come in through the main door of the house you will find a door to the right that leads to a large kitchen/diner and living room. An original fireplace makes a welcoming feature for winter breaks and there are 2 large dining tables to choose from. This is a room with great character and charm.

Opposite this room is the beautiful light and airy bedroom with 3 single beds, spacious enough to have its own seating area. Further along the hallway are a further 2 bedrooms, the master bedroom with en suite bathroom and a twin room. The bathroom servicing the triple and twin bedrooms is just along the hallway mid way between the two rooms.

A stone staircase leads up from the hallway to another 2 bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with a bed that can extend to double size if required.

The bathroom on this floor has a bath with shower attachment.

All the beds are made up with beautiful cotton sheets and bedcovers by Busati, a local firm that makes luxury linens that are sold worldwide in boutiques and stores.

The Apartment (sleeps 4 +2)

For larger groups, there is the option of renting the first floor apartment that is opposite the main house. It has 2 twin bedrooms, a bathroom and a living room with a kitchen and dining area. The sofa bed in the living room can allow an additional 2 people to sleep there if required.

The Games Room

In addition to the spacious main house there is a games room with a beautiful wood beamed veranda in front overlooking the lane the fields beyond. Originally a stable with the original, restored feeding troughs still in place, the games room has table tennis, table football, darts and a card table plus a wooden rocking horse for younger guests. There is also a kitchenette with a wine fridge, dining table and seating area. Guests always comment on how well this space works in all weather. In summer, adults have enjoyed sitting on the veranda while the children play inside. It is also a super rainy day option with the veranda providing a sheltered outdoor space to let off steam.

The Gym

Just round the corner from the games room, the pig sties have been cleverly converted into an additional bathroom and small gym area with basic gym equipment that the owner is happy for guests to use.

The Swimming Pool & Hot Tub

The private swimming pool has its own water slide, a popular feature with both young and older guests! There are poolside sunbeds and umbrellas for relaxing in this great spot and plenty of space for large groups to enjoy the Tuscan sun.

Next to the swimming pool is a shower and a hot tub with Jacuzzi settings to ensure total relaxation!

The Grounds

There is a large, lawned area between the main house and swimming pool that is perfect for outside dining and ball games. For guests who are interested, the owner has an archery set that he is happy for guests to try.

Just behind the hot tub area is a picnic area, shaded by trees. There is a hammock, chair swing and picnic table - a perfect spot for reading or an afternoon nap.

Behind the swimming pool, hidden by the trees is a bowling lane suitable for outdoor Italian bowls or ‘bocce’ as it is known in Italy – great fun for all the family.

Beyond this, the landscaped garden ends and leads into an area of natural beauty has an almost fairy grotto quality to it. There is a pond full of goldfish and lily pads with benches nearby where you can sit and enjoy the peace. Deer has been regularly sighted here and wild boar leave their tracks at night. Trees and plants encase the grove making it a truly magical addition to this already amazing property.

There are plenty of things to do for everyone, from walks in the local countryside, to day trips to famous historical cities in the vicinity or shopping trips both locally or to the designer outlets about an hour’s drive away or more simply, relaxing by the pool and soaking up the Italian summer sun.

Of course you are in Tuscany, surrounded by stunning places to visit, amazing food to eat, wine to taste but be warned, once you arrive at Il Merendello you will find it hard to tear yourself away.

More Details

Property Manager
Tracey Lega
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
29 June, 2017

About Tracey Lega

The farmhouse is owned by Franco and Carla. and his wife. Franco grew up in the area but later moved to Rome where they currently live. Franco is a retired geologist and Carla, a retired language teacher.

Tracey Lega purchased this farmhouse in 1980

Why Tracey Lega chose Anghiari - Sansepolcro area

Il Merendello was originally owned by Franco's father but was later sold, when the property came on the market years later Franco bought it as a holiday home that the whole family enjoyed for many years. Now in their twilight years, the couple have decided to rent their home out for other families to enjoy.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Il Merendello is managed by itcasa an estate agency/property management company, based in Anghiari . We are a bilingual team readily available to help you with any problems you may have during your stay and to ensure that you have a great holiday in our little corner of Tuscany. Each year we greet our guests and try hard to ensure they have the best possible holiday experience, hopefully that's a part of the reason that so many come back.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We booked our stay at Il Merendello, Anghiari,Tuscany for a very special holiday and it more than lived up to our expectations despite the weather.

Our hosts Tracey and PierreLuigi were brilliant and always on hand to assist. Nothing was too much trouble.

The house had everything we needed and provided a peaceful retreat after our trips to Rome, Florence and Assisi.

Highly recommended
Aug 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Anghiari in Anghiari

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Ground floor bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Ensuite bathroom for master bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Upstairs bathroom
    Optional apartment - Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Next to hot tub and Swimming Pool - Outdoor Shower
    Gym Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , This bathroom services small, gym area and games room.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , En suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed , large room with 2 windows and seating area
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Upstairs bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Single bed that pulls out into a double-2 proper mattresses
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , Beautiful antique furniture
    Optional Apartment - Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed
    Optional apartment - Bedroom 7 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 - Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom, beautiful antique bed and furniture. Bedroom 2 - Large triple bedroom with 2 windows and a seating area. Bedroom 3 - Upstairs, double bedroom with beautiful antique furniture Bedroom 4 - A single bed that opens out into twin/double with 2 proper single mattresses. Bedroom 5 - Twin bedroom with antique furniture. Optional Apartment - Bedroom 6 - Double room with views of the front of the property and countryside Optional Apartment - Bedroom 7 - Twin room with views to the side of the property.
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
If you would like any extras during your stay we can arrange a private chef to come in and cook you a traditional Tuscan feast or if you prefer a more hands on approach, the chef will take you shopping for local produce and give you a cooking lesson in the house after which you can sit down and enjoy the food you have made. Cooking lessons are also available in local restaurants. Wine tasting tours and day trips can also be arranged or a wine expert can come to the house with a selection of local wines to taste. There are tennis courts nearby that we are happy to book for you and kayaking and hiking for sport enthusiasts.


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average rating of 4.25 based on 5 reviews

beautiful setting very private lovely pool but dated facilities

  • 3 of 5

Although we loved the rustic feel of the house and its setting. It was very dark with poor lighting and dated. We were a group of 8 adults and three children. The cooking facilities were poor redeemed in some way by the bbq. Not enough comfy seats in the living room when we came in from the extreme heat between 12 and 4pm. The fridges were poor and one of the shower rooms smelt dreadful no matter what we did. The swimming pool was great and made the holiday. Angihari was the jewel in the Crown only 5 minutes away wonderful restaurants lovely lovely people. We did enjoy ourselves despite the short comings of the house.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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super séjour à 3 familles amies

  • 4 of 5

Maison pleine de charme, suffisamment d'espace et d'indépendance pour chaque famille, le groupe des ados dans l'appartement d'en face. Tout ce petit monde a joyeusement profité de la piscine et de son toboggan, du ping pong, du jacuzzi, de parties de foot dans le jardin...pendant que les grands prenaient l'apéritif sous le préau ou préparaient le barbecue. Un bon point de départ pour randonner en Toscane, mais dans un coin heureusement à l'abri des touristes

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely rustic house

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay - 14 of us. The weather was very hot so the pool was much appreciated. The house was very well equipped and I would thoroughly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you all had such a great time and look forward to seeing you again next year!
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Maison agréable et spacieuse

  • 5 of 5

Maison agréable et spacieuse pour les grands groupes. Piscine bien entretenue et le toboggan est génial pour les enfants. Equipement de la piscine complet. Chambres spacieuses et agréable. Merci à Mme Tracey Lega pour sa grande disponibilité et sa bonne humeur .

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
73 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
Nearest Train
26 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
8 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
142 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Anghiari is considered one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. The town has preserved its medieval roots beautifully and hosts many local festivals throughout the year celebrating its heritage and the local culture and cuisine. There are several pizza restaurants here including an outdoor one with a children's play area as well as some superb traditional Tuscan restaurants.

Sansepolcro is a few kilometers away and is famed for being home to the painting of the Resurrection by Peiro della Francesca which can be seen at the Museo Civico along with several other important pieces of art.

Arezzo is a 30 minute drive from the house. It has a main train station with lines to Florence and Rome. It is a beautiful town that hosts a jousting contest every year that draws crowds from all over Tuscany and beyond. On the first weekend of every month there is an antiques fair that fills every street of the old part of the town.

Other beautiful places to visit that are easily reached for a day trip include; Siena, Assisi, Cortona, Florence.

The nearest beach is Rimini, which takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes by car. Slightly closer by is Lake Trasimeno which takes around 50 minutes by car, here you can swim, sunbathe and hire boats or take a trip on a ferry across to the different islands on the lake.

Though our office in the centre of Anghiari, we can organise day trips, wine tasting, cooking experiences and seasonal activities such as visits to the local oil mill and vineyards. Please feel free to ask for more information.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Anghiari, Arezzo Area

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season - main house
1 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid season - main house
3 Sep 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £273.79

There is a fuel charge (usually relevant to winter bookings) of €100 per week. This is for a fixed period of central heating per day.
Wood for the fire will be provided for your arrival, after which you can purchase more locally.

Christmas is considered high season.

The rates listed are for the main house that sleeps up to 11 people. If a larger group require the property, there is the option to rent the apartment (sleeps 4 + 2 more on a sofa bed) at an additional cost.
Low season + €600
Mid season + €700
High season + €800

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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