This is a seven bedroom Anghiari villa rental, which can comfortably sleep up to 20 guests. It comprises a four bedroom villa as well as a further three bedroom suites within the estate grounds. It's a great place to stay for those looking for an authentic stay in this beautiful part of Italy. Originally a monastery and over 1000 years old, it's also within walking distance of the village of Anghiari.
The main villa is set over three floors and can accommodate up to 12 guests. In this part of the Anghiari villa, there is an office with a desk and guests are welcome to make the most of the area guides which are kept here.
This leads through to a spacious living room with original fireplace, piano, sofas, tables and chairs. The owner will lay out the dining table here in accordance with the group size. This room leads to a smaller sitting room furnished with 2 leather armchairs which in turn leads to the kitchen.
The professional kitchen in this Anghiari villa is well equipped with 6 ring gas hob, a large oven, 2 large fridges, double sink, an extremely fast-acting dishwasher (which washes dishes in just 60 seconds!) and plenty of space in which to prepare meals. There is a large table where you can eat together as well as a working fireplace. Also on this floor is a WC. Outside this room is a terrace where guests can enjoy an evening meal.
Upstairs at this Anghiari villa, there are three bedrooms on the first floor of the villa along with a living room. The first is a lovely double bedroom with valley views, boasting an ensuite bathroom with corner tub. If required, there is space to add an extra bed. The second bedroom is another double bedroom, this time with ensuite shower room. It enjoys direct access to the terrace. There is also a third bedroom which can sleep between two and four guests. This room again enjoys direct access to the terrace and has a separate living area with sofa bed as well as a bedroom area with double bed. It has its own bathroom.
There is a terrace area on this level. The sunsets are spectacular from here. In the Spring, it's also extremely common to see fireflies in the sky and this makes for quite a spectacle.
A second staircase leads to the top of this Anghiari villa rental where there is a library and fourth bedroom. Please note that this staircase is steep and may be unsuitable for the elderly or very young. The library is stunning, reminiscent of a scene from a Harry Potter book. The last bedroom has a double bed as well as a good sized living area with double sofa bed so it can again sleep up to four guests. It also has its own bathroom with shower.
Each bedroom is equipped with a telephone, minibar and WIFI. nnThe owners of this Anghiari villa rental have renovated the property but have respected its age and history retaining the exposed beams and handmade terracotta tiles. Furnishings are in keeping with the period in which the property was built. Antique furniture adorns every room along with Persian rugs and beautiful handicrafts. The owners have also ensured that the property has been brought up to date though installing air conditioning or fans throughout.
There are additional smaller properties within the grounds of this Anghiari villa. All have their own fully equipped kitchens, a bedroom and bathroom.
La Capriata is situated 30 metres from the main house and can sleep up to three guests. It is charming, boasting a double bedroom and two bathrooms, one of which is adapted for wheelchair users and has a hydro-massage shower. There is also a single sofa bed in the room if required.
Pieve and Fonte are both situated within an old church. On the ground floor is the 'Fonte' suite consisting of a double bedroom with ensuite shower room that can sleep between two and three people. Stairs lead up from the ground floor of the building to the second suite - Pieve - which again consists of a bedroom and ensuite shower room. This is also spacious enough to accommodate an extra bed if required. These rooms ooze character.
This Anghiari villa is set in extensive gardens measuring one hectare however there are also five acres of woodland to explore. A number of seating areas are dotted around the grounds. Included amongst these is the geranium terrace on the first floor of the main villa as well as a covered verandah and outdoor terrace by the kitchen.
A pool (12m x 6m) is available for guest's private use. Set to the rear of this Anghiari villa in an elevated position, it has wonderful views. Sun beds, parasols, tables and chairs are provided poolside. There is also a table tennis table.
Please note that the owner lives in a small house situated within the grounds of the estate. During the Summer months she gets up early to water the flowers daily and throughout the rest of the day ensures that she does not intrude so that guests can enjoy absolute privacy. However, should guests need any assistance, she is more than happy to be called on to help.
This Anghiari villa is ideally situated in Tuscany but close enough to the border with Umbria should guests which to explore that region too. It's also only an hour to Florence and Siena. Arezzo is just a 20 minute drive and trains leave regularly from here to destinations all over Italy. It's also within a 30 minute walk of the beautiful hilltop village of Anghiari. Guests can choose to either walk through the woods to the village or along the street.
Please note that there are some additional fees when staying at this Anghiari villa. A compulsory fee of 600 euros is payable locally in cash to cover final cleaning fees. A charge of 600 euros is also payable locally on arrival to cover utility costs (including air conditioning). When required, heating is charged at 850 euros per week, also payable locally on arrival. For stays of two weeks or more, the linen will be changed and a full cleaning service provided midway through your stay. A security deposit of 1500 euros is also payable on arrival in cash. This will be returned on departure.
A note from Jo
We love this Anghiari villa. It just has a special feel about it. Don't be put off by the owner living on site. She respects the privacy of guests, getting up ridiculously early to make sure that the estate is perfect for the day ahead before disappearing out of sight! It's worth trying out her amazing breakfasts which will set you up for the day. And if you do want to put your feet up completely, we can organise a full catering service or a shopping service allowing you to stay by the pool and relax whilst someone else gets the groceries! A complimentary welcome basket is provided.