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Old Stone Hillside Farmhouse With Amazing Views

Bedrooms 2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Farmhouse close to Monterchi, Arezzo, Tuscany - Situated In Quiet, Beautiful Valley

A quiet and tranquil small stone farmhouse, set on a hill with outstanding views along a quiet farming valley. The property has 2 bedrooms, 2 shower rooms, kitchen, sitting room and study. The property sits on the edge of a hill overlooking part of the beautiful Valtiberina - favoured by artists and cyclists alike. The valley is protected by a conservation order, so fantastic wildlife can be seen as well as wild flowers.

The part of the Valtiberina (Tiber Valley) found in Tuscany consists of the portion of land between the regions of Romagna, Umbria and Marche. If you are planning to travel in and around Tuscany, our house gives you the opportunity to visit lovely towns and cities like Anghiari, Sansepolcro, Arezzo and Perugia.

More Details

Property Manager
Gillian Morrison
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
14 June, 2017

About Gillian Morrison

We have owned the house for over 20 years, and love the area, the food, the people, and the stunning hilltop towns and villages nearby. It is a perfect base to explore Arezzo, Florence, Sienna, Perugia, and Lucca. It you just want to chill out, it's perfect too, as there are many beautiful unspoilt towns such as Anghiari , Citta di Castello and Sansepolcro nearby.

Gillian Morrison purchased this farmhouse in 1988

Why Gillian Morrison chose Anghiari - Sansepolcro area

This property is tucked away in a very peaceful valley. All one can hear is the sound of tractors working in the fields in the distance. There are oak woods, and the area is a protected nature reserve. The walks are beautiful, so if you don't feel like getting in the car, there is still plenty to do.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Although the property is tucked away, it is still within easy distance to the local town of Monterchi. So if you have forgotten something at the supermarket it is only a 5 minute drive away.

Guestbook comments from the manager

I booked this house for two weeks over the summer holiday of 2014 largely because of the pictures on the internet of the view from the back garden. When we arrived, we quickly realised that however good the pictures were, in reality they were an understatement of the quite breath-taking surroundings in which this beautiful house stands. The house is lovely and impeccably maintained– lovely large kitchen with all the appliances we could have wanted (and very good wifi also). The garden is still I believe the characteristic of this house that is the most spectacular, and really has to be seen to be properly appreciated. With the weather being so warm, anyone who hires this house in the summer would spend a good part of the day outside. The local amenities are very good in the local town of Monterchi – a general shop that certainly sold everything we wanted/needed (with an first-rate butcher) and all the restaurants in the town that we tried were excellent without being expensive. Monterchi is walkable and is only about 5 minutes away from the property in a car. The biggest local town of Arrezo is also easy to get to by car and has everything that one would expect. This was a very easy holiday to book – the arrangements all being made in a very efficient and timely way. All in all, I would recommend this property to anyone – we had a fabulous time and look forward to going again if possible
Aug 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Monterchi in Province of Arezzo

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • There are 2 shower rooms. One upstairs with bidet, shower, wc and basin. Downstairs a shower room with bidet, wc, basin and walk-in shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a large four poster bed, 2 bedside cabinets and a chest of drawers. Bedroom 2 has twin beds which can be joined to make a double, a large wardrobe, dressing table, 2 bedside cabinets. Both bedrooms have fly screens covering the windows and shutters.
  • Books
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: There is very efficient central heating installed, so it is possible to use the house all the year round. The house is not suitable for small children. No smoking is permitted in the house. Outside: The garden is very pleasant, with wonderful views down part of the Valtiberina. The covered terrace has a wrought iron table and 6 chairs, there are further chairs if necessary, and recliners and barbeque. There is a large public swimming pool 10 minutes from the house in the village of Fighille. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels are provided and an Italian couple Fausto and Monica look after the property, cleaning, maintaining and gardening. Other: There is a covered terrace outside with table and 6 chairs which is accessed by french windows from both the kitchen, and sitting room. The house also has Wi-Fi and an excellent range of books in the study.


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Old Stone Hillside Farmhouse With Amazing Views
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews

Charming Tuscan retreat

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a wonderful vacation. The house is fully equipped with just about anything one could need,; We loved the re designed two new walk in showers which were installed this year.We ate all our meals on the terrace which has views over the fertile Ripoli valley. Ideally situated to visit Arezo,and Sansepulcro, both about a 20minute car ride. If you are looking for a house sleeping 4, that is calm peaceful and away from all bustle-look no further!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect in so many ways....

  • 5 of 5

A really lovely house, in a secluded rural position. The house was very well equipped, spacious and comfortable. It is well positioned and we were able to make day trips to Florence and Sienna easily. so much to see and do.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Absolutely wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a slightly more peaceful location away from the tourist hub-bub of Tuscany that would also give us the chance to explore Umbria (this property is right on the border of Tuscany and Umbria, giving us the best of both worlds).

We were enamoured with the house from the moment we arrived. It's a beautifully restored property with all the amenities we would need (we are a middle aged couple travelling with a set of parents) - most of all, the incredible views across farmland and the valley to Sansepulcro from the terrace. We enjoyed this over every breakfast of fresh bread, cheese and ham from the local supermarket, which is only a few minutes drive away.

The house is immaculate in a homely way - furnished with beautiful antiques and local crafts and was soooo comfortable. We had the four poster bedroom whilst the inlaws had the twin room. No complaints except perhaps for the rowdy cockerel that awoke us early every morning! There are also two spotless bathrooms - the one upstairs had a fantastic power shower newly fitted. Every night we cooked food on the outside barbeque or on the substantial Smeg oven in the wonderfully rustic kitchen.

By day we explored extensively, particularly the fascinating medieval towns of Gubbio and Anghiari and we also took a trip to Assisi - amazing to see the Giotto Frescos. We were also revisited the typical Tuscan towns of Montepulciano and Cortona - which as expected, were teeming with tourists.

Monterchi itself is a delightful hilltop town and probably the prettiest in this region. We had a delicious birthday lunch for my husband at Senza Tempo - the most upmarket restaurant in the village. On our last night, were were lucky enough to catch the 'Polenta Fiesta' where we sampled polenta in its various guises. Interesting!

We would definitely recommend this property to anyone wanting a peaceful vacation yet with excellent connections to all the sights of Umbria and Tuscany (a hire car is a must!). The house has every comfort and the owners are a real delight to deal with and very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Superb Property

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the best properties we have ever stayed at and we've been doing this for a long time! Spotless, very well kitted out and extremely well maintained, everything including the WiFi worked faultlessly. The descriptions in the advert simply don't do it justice, it really is a home from home, very comfortable yet without too much clutter. All the cooking implements, crockery etc were first class, literally it had everything we could have wanted including a superb SMEG gas/electric cooker, dishwasher, washing machine, huge fridge/freezer and lovely outside area to enjoy breakfast and dinner, whilst staring for miles down the valley towards distant Tuscan hills. The surrounding villages are lovely, quiet and not too touristy, with all the facilities that you could wish for and some super, inexpensive cafes and Trattorias. A lovely secluded area, easy to get to and well located for visits to all parts of Tuscany. Simply delightful and unreservedly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Delightful and well-equipped hillside farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

We arrived in the evening to find this wonderfully restored and immaculate old house awaiting us, beds made up, fridge on, everything you could possibly need easily found and the delightful terrace resounding with birdsong from the nearby wooded hills - even cuckoos! The week we spent was utterly restorative. It was easy to reach cities like Arezzo, San Sepulcro, Assisi, Perugia, Cortona and Gubbio and it was a pleasant walk to nearby Monterchi as well as the surrounding countryside. The ranges of hills and indeed mountains afford quite spectacular views in all directions. Everywhere beckons with superb restaurants, well-stocked and enticing shops, galleries, churches and monasteries and markets. The house itself was just beautiful, with well-chosen furniture and decor, plenty of books, tourist literature and maps to borrow, ample good quality cutlery and crockery,two super bathrooms, and easy to look after. It was lovely to eat breakfast on the terrace each morning with the rising sun gradually dispersing the morning mists from the valley and each evening we could bask in western sunlight too. A particular bonus was the birdsong, especially the nightingales in the trees and woods nearby,day and night, and we were lucky enough to be there in firefly season, with the woods at the bottom of the chalk land on the right full of their mesmerising, scintillating and pulsating lights - and the night sky is seriously dark, so perfect for star-gazing; no light pollution here. Both house and garden are well-tended, spacious and well-equipped - and there is even a swing! We would certainly recommend this holiday house to two couples or a small family, and you would be as bowled over by its magic as we were.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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beautiful farmhouse in quiet location

  • 4 of 5

I stayed here for four nights in late August with three of my adult children. We had emailed the owner and spoken on the phone before we arrived and there was a welcome note and a bottle of Prosseco on the kitchen table to greet us!

The house s very comfortable , spotless and felt like home.

It was a joy to get up early each morning and write. The garden overlooks a rural valley with trees , sunflowers and tobacco plants. I could hear ducks geese hens and tractors as the countryside came to life. We visited many medieval hilltop villages and towns within a twenty mile radius. The old buildings , ciurches, cathedrals and Renaissance art make a huge impact. (The owner had left a folder with tips on where to go) Mostly we enjoyed catching up and having lunch outside. This was a lovely holiday in a beautiful place. I hope to come back again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Nearest Train
29 Kilometres
Car: necessary


By Riccione, 120km by car (60mins) approx.


Nearest airports are:

Perugia - 40 min. Ryanair

Florence - 1.5 hours. Meridiana

Bologna - 2 hours. BA and Alitalia

Forli - 2 hours. Ryanair

Ancona - 1.75 hours Ryanair

Rome - 3 hours. BA, Ryanair, Alitalia, Easyjet

Pisa - 2 hours 20 mins. Ryanair, Easyjet


Sansepolcro 10km (25 mins)

Anghiari 6km (20 mins)

Arezzo 32km (40 mins)

Perugia 70km (1 hour)

Monterchi 1.5km (10 mins)

Florence 110km (1hr 30mins)

Pisa 190km (2 hrs 20mins)

Rome 245km (3 hours)

Further Details:

The local village of Monterchi has a supermarket, banks, fruit shop, hairdresser, flower shop, jewellers etc. There are restaurants and a general market on Sunday mornings. Monterchi is a 5 minute drive or 25 minute walk.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Monterchi, Arezzo Area

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Sep 2017 - 9 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
30% deposit on booking. Balance due 30 days before arrival.

Changeover Day:
We are quite flexible over arrival and departure times. Mid-week changeovers are acceptable.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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