Villa Laura is a historic 4 bedroom Anghiari villa rental. It is within walking distance of the beautiful hilltop village of Anghiari. It is set within spacious grounds and boasts a private swimming pool. Once a former monastery and over 1000 years old, this Anghiari villa rental is a great option if you are looking for an authentic stay in this beautiful part of Italy.
This Anghiari villa rental is set over 3 floors and can accommodate up to 12 guests. As you enter, you come into an office area. This has a desk and guests are welcome to make the most of the area guides which are kept here.
This room leads to a large living space with original fireplace, piano, sofas, dining tables and chairs. The formal tables in this room will be arranged in accordance with the group size to make the most of the space available. There is a TV. This room leads to a smaller sitting area furnished with 2 leather armchairs.
From here there is a step to the professional kitchen which is well equipped with large 6 ring gas hob, an oven, 2 large fridges, a double sink, an extremely fast-acting dishwasher (which astonishingly cleans the dishes in just 60 seconds!) and sufficient worktop space in which to prepare home-cooked meals. There is a table where you can enjoy meals together inside however outside the kitchen is a terrace equipped with table and chairs.
Also on this floor is a WC. There is a separate laundry room leading off the terrace with washing machine and dryer as well as a WC and sink.
On the first floor of this Anghiari villa rental, there are 3 bedrooms along with another living room. The first bedroom is the 'Suite Loggia', a lovely double bedroom with views of the valley and an ensuite bathroom with bath tub. There is space in this room to add an extra bed. The second bedroom - 'Suite Voliera' - is another double room, this time with an ensuite shower room. It enjoys direct access to the terrace. The third bedroom - 'Vocabolo' - can sleep between 2 and 4 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. Again, it has its own bathroom.
This floor is also connected directly to the gardens via an external staircase. There is a wonderful terrace area running along this level. Adorned with pots full of geraniums, the terrace enjoys stunning views and is the ideal place to enjoy breakfast or an aperitif. The sunsets are spectacular from here and guests can gaze out over sunflower fields as the sun goes down. In May and June, 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. This is the oldest part of the house and is said to have originally been a watchtower. The library is stunning, almost reminiscent of a scene from a Harry Potter book. Bookcases line the walls and it is a beautiful space to sit and relax curled up with a good book.
The last bedroom - the 'Torre suite' 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.
The owner has completed renovated this Anghiari villa rental but has always respected its age and history. Original features have been retained such as exposed beams and handmade terracotta tiles whilst 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.
Please note that for larger groups, there are additional properties within the grounds of this Anghiari villa rental that can also be rented. However, if these are not needed, then these will be closed off, ensuring that you have exclusive use of the grounds. The properties are set in extensive gardens filled with brightly coloured flowers.
In total the immediate gardens measure one hectare however there are also five acres of woodland to explore. A number of seating areas provide a variety of places in which to relax. Included amongst these is the geranium terrace on the first floor of the main villa as well as a covered verandah and outdoor terrace outside the kitchen. Guests will be able to spot numerous species of birds and animals.
A swimming pool (12m x 6m and 1.5 metres deep) is available for guest's private use. Set to the rear of this Anghiari villa rental in an elevated position, it enjoys wonderful views across the countryside. It's a great pool for those that enjoy swimming. There are poolside sun beds, parasols, tables and chairs. For more active guests, there is also a table tennis table.
A complimentary welcome basket is provided on arrival. Air conditioning is available at the property. Please note that a compulsory fee of 850 euros is payable locally in cash to cover final cleaning fees and utility costs (including air conditioning). When required, heating is charged at 650 euros per week, also payable locally on arrival.
This Anghiari villa rental 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.
A note from Jo
Some houses just have a special something to them that you can't quite put quite your finger on and Villa Laura has exactly this. This Anghiari villa rental has a warmth and charm to it that I love.
The owner is incredibly welcoming and helpful and can arrange a whole host of things for guests to enjoy during their stay including cookery classes, catering and excursions. Her breakfasts are also renowned and I highly recommend booking these in! nnBeing within walking distance of Anghiari is, of course, the icing on the cake. And, if you don't want to venture too far but do fancy doing the cooking, we can also provide a full shopping service for you.
Please note that two cots can be provided if required. It may also be possible to add a couple of extra beds to the villa. Please ask for more details.