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Bedrooms 3
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

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


The video can be found click left from 1st photo

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


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,


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 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.


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

Member since: 2002
Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 October, 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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Monterchi in Province of Arezzo

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • 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
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Rosa - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Vanity unit
    Flora - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Vanity unit
    Girasole - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Washbasin
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Rosa - 1 Large Double Bed
    Flora - 2 Single Bed
    Girasole - 2 Single Bed
  • 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.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 10 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
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'.


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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.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 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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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.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 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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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.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house and location.

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you had such a good, relaxing holiday with wonderful memories and that you plan to return with family and friends. Last year, we gave up with the internet via Telecom Italia that used the old telephone lines and only delivered 2.2 Mb download, so we had a dish installed that picks up a signal from a mast at St Giustino, 12 kms away and delivers 7Mb of download. However, this did not entirely solve the problem because it is difficult, even with boosters, to distribute the signal and penetrate the 50 cms thick stone walls. We thought of rewiring the house with ethernet cables to replace the coaxial TV cables but that would have been extremely costly. However, a month ago I discovered that there was a "box of tricks", used by TV companies, that can use coaxial cable to transmit an internet signal !! I have bought some of these boxes and will have them installed next week when we return to "Podere Borgacciano" for the olive harvest and produce our wonderful olive oil. Hopefully, that will make all the difference to connect to the internet anywhere in the house. With regard to any damp in Girasole, it is a pity that you did not mention it on the numerous occasions when we spoke during the week that you were there, because I could have immediately sent our caretaker to find out what the problem was and deal with it. We look forward to welcoming you back to "Podere Borgacciano", hopefully at a time of year when the pool is lovely and warm !!
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Less than expected

  • 3 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: After having had the joy of replying to all our guest, who have written such glowing reviews, how happy we are that they echo our feelings of enchantment and love for our “Angolo di Paradiso”, it is with sadness that we read that 8 university professors from the USA have had a “less than sterling” experience. However, most of southern Europe in 2016, suffered the wettest and coldest May and June since we arrived in Tuscany, some 20 years ago. Our pool, despite the heat from solar panels, was a similar temperature to every pool in Tuscany. Having installed a satellite dish for the internet, offering three times the speed of the local telephone lines, it possibly was unable to support all the professors laptops. Unfortunate, our request to complete our usual Form regarding a USA bank account, for the return of the deposit, was refused. We had such difficulties trying to return the deposit via a stock broker in Belgium. However, after a dozen or more emails, we finally succeeded. We do hope that the professors next visit to our “Angolo di Paradiso” will be a happier experience.
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Unspoilt TUscany

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure meeting you and your lovely family. We are delighted that you enjoyed your special holiday, celebrating your Golden Wedding with your children and grandchildren and look forward to welcoming you all back in the future. Jandy.
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Perugia 60; Pisa 170; Bologna 165; Rome 220
Nearest Barpub
3.5 Kilometres
Monterchi village
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Citta di Castello
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Kilometres
Monterchi village
Nearest Beach
130 Kilometres
Mediterranean / Adriatic
Car: necessary


Other Activities: clay pidgeon shooting


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Monterchi, Arezzo Area

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid Season
7 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
17 Mar 2018 - 27 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
28 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
26 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Season
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
29 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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